Awww, isn’t this some fun news?!! Below is Cheryl Burke on Extra today with Mario Lopez. She talks of how Dancing With The Stars may go back to two nights for Season 19…but, only for a few weeks. There is also a possibility of having a 4th judge. Cheryl also address the recent headlines saying she’s lost too much weight and how she’s had plastic surgery (Cheryl don’t listen to the rumor mongers. You look fantastic!). More below…..
If you go to Red Carpet Crash, you can listen to Karina Smirnoff chatting about Dancing With The Stars and her past partners. She also mentions how none of the dancers know who is coming back for the new season of Dancing With The Stars as first producers have to get the celebrities and then pair them up with the best partner, but, she and everyone is hoping to come back. Lots more at the link including her plans next to dance in Ballroom With A Twist. Great interview! For tickets to see Ballroom With A Twist in Dallas and other cities this summer, see this link.
The White Rock Lake Weekly has a fun article up on Ballroom With A Twist which is set to premiere in Dallas on July 19th. Producers told them “it will feature colorful, sparkly costumes with yards of fringe like those seen on “Dancing with the Stars.” They also said the show will feature “magnificent music and breathtaking performances, pushing the boundaries of ballroom dance while infusing it with the energy and intensity of the latest contemporary and ‘hip-hop’ styles.”
White Rock Lake Weekly also talked with Tony Dovolani on the show. He’s looking very forward to visiting and dancing in Dallas especially being how he’s golfed at the Dallas Cowboys Golf Course. He also talked with them about Dancing With The Stars. Here is what he said about his partners, the competition, his career, how long he plans to do the show and more…
He admits that, although he’s had a great time with all of his partners, he especially enjoyed Melissa Rycroft, with whom he won Season 15, Susan Lucci and Leah Remini. He said he respected partners Kathy Ireland and Kate Goslyn, neither of whom ever had a dance lesson. “They were ready to learn and great partners,” he said.
During the three months of the season, the pros don’t get any breaks or days off. Training is intense throughout.
Of course, the longer the stars stay in the competition, the more they practice. “It takes about three week to unwind after a season ends to wind down,” Dovolani explained.
When asked about injuries, Dovolani said he’s hurt his back, toes and knee, for starters. “I do not know one dancer who dances without injuries.” During the season, the dancers endure six to 12 hours of rehearsal every day.
The dancer has become a health and wellness expert who demonstrates how dance leads to fitness, confidence and overcoming health issues.
He has guest-hosted segments of television shows including “Ellen,” the Golf Channel’s “The Morning Drive” and ABC’s syndicated “On the Red Carpet” and “Good Morning America.” He and fellow dancers Maksim and Val Chmerkovskiy are partners in Dance With Me USA Dance Studios in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
The 40-year-old lives in Connecticut with his wife of almost 15 years, Lina, and three children, Luana and twins Adrian and Ariana. During the season, his family generally comes to town to see the show, but last season he was able to make it home a number of times. “My wife is the best person I know. Marrying her was the best thing I ever did in my life,” he said.
When asked how long he plans to do the show, he said, “As long as they’ll have me. I love the difference it makes in a person’s life and how it inspires others.”
First, Landon Donovan and now another soccer player named Tim Howard is rumored to dance in the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Hollywood Life reports that producers have an eye on him. What’s more, Cheryl Burke says she wants to dance him.
“Everyone saw Tim get his hands on almost everything during the World Cup game against Belgium and now Dancing wants to get his hands on one of the dancers,” a source connected to the show tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
One dancer in particular is already eager to parter with Tim!
“Cheryl Burke is the frontrunner if Tim joins the show,” our source reveals. “She wants to dance with him and once the holiday passes, he will 100 percent be asked to join the show.” So exciting!
More at Hollywood Life.
What do you think if true? I don’t know who he is, but, I’m ok with it. I think he would look good dancing with Cheryl as well.
Just a few Dancing With The Stars Tidbits. First of all, check out Sharna Burgess below. Yesterday, she shot a new photo shoot for Health Beauty Life Magazine. Beautiful! Be watching her instagram as she promises more photos are coming.
And aren’t these some mysterious photos? Apparently, Gleb Savchenko is working with Paris Hilton on her new “High Off My Love” music video. If you go to this link, you can view some shots from the set to get more of a feeling for what this new video might look like. This is going to be fun. That makes two big projects now for Gleb this summer …a music video with Paris and a new Loreal commercial J Lo. Congrats Gleb!
And speaking of Gleb, his wife Elena Samodanova is Read more..
This is funny. Last night, Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke helped to judge Jimmy Kimmel’s annual Belly Flop contest. Olympian Greg Louganis, Cheryl Burke and “Wipeout” host John Henson also join in the fun. What’s more, after Cheryl’s appearance, she tweeted(joked) that Guillermo was her partner for next season’s Dancing With The Stars. LOL!
Also, check out Getty Images when you get a moment for some new pictures of Cheryl sighted in Los Angeles. I’m loving her leather pants.
ETA: You can also listen to a new interview with Cheryl and CBSLocal in Dallas here. She talks about doing Ballroom With A Twist, Dancing With The Stars, Emmitt Smith, and more!
Thanks for all of your votes in our first round in Battle Of The 2nd Place Finishers On Dancing With The Stars!! Mel B and Maks Chmerkovksiy, Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke, and Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough came in first place in the three polls! Now let’s take a final Poll to see who wins between these three couples. VOTE away and be sure to let us know in comments how you voted! You can also RANK them as well.
What do you think of these dresses? Last night, Dancing With The Stars pros Cheryl Burke and Peta Murgatroyd graced the red carpet at the MAXIM Hot 100 Celebration at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California. Also, guess what? Kym Johnson also attended. Henry of PopTVDotCom caught up with her and asked her about who she’d like to dance with if she came back to Dancing With The Stars next season (video below). She said Bill Clinton (I’d love that too!). It’s great to see her again. For more fun photos of them all, see Getty Images. Gorgeous!
Cheryl Burke Hosts 70′s Style Philippines Fundraiser To Help Homeless Children, Mark Ballas Special Guest
Aren’t these some fun pics? This past Friday night, Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke hosted a special 70′s Style fundraiser benefiting a scholarship program for children in the Philippines left homeless by the recent tsunami. Mark Ballas was a surprise guest. As you can see, he dressed up for the event as well. lol More on this event at Cheryl’s facebook. If you’d like to help donate to this charity as well, see PhilDev.