Doesn’t Cheryl Burke look gorgeous? Last night, Cheryl attended the Audi Golden Globe week celebration at Cecconi’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, California. Click on the pics to see more amazing photos. Also, don’t forget Cheryl is doing Ballroom With A Twist. For ticket information, see this link.
Peta Murgatroyd, Witney Carson, And Karina Smirnoff Interviewed About Dancing With The Stars Season 20
These RumorFix interviews with Peta Murgatroyd, Witney Carson, and Karina Smirnoff are a couple of week’s old, but, they are fun to listen to none the less. Peta is hoping to be back for Dancing With The Stars Season 20. Witney and Karina are not sure what’s going to happen next season. Karina also has a message for Cheryl Burke. Too cute!
Val Chmerkovskiy was interviewed by the Buffalo News before the premiere of the Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. He talks on the dynamics of the show (on tv), his partners, the reality of the rehearsal packages, off camera friendships, and more. But, interesting note in the interview….Val mentions how he will also be playing the violin in a trio performance with Mark Ballas and another guitarist on the tour. Oh, this is too cool. More below and at the link.
On whether any of his partners on the show ever disappointed him.
“Every partner has challenged me a bit. … For me dancing is about men and women coming together.”
On whether or not there are off-camera friendships between the show’s professional dancers and its judges.
“I feel there’s a certain natural distance that must be kept away from them.” He exempted from that Julianne Hough, a judge last season but before that a “peer” as one of the show’s professional dancers.
On whether his lifelong violin-playing will be part of “Dancing with the Stars Live.” (He and professional dancer Ballas have a trio with Ballas on guitar and another guitarist.)
It will. “I will never turn down a challenge.”
Are any of you going to any of the upcoming dancing shows: The Dancing With The Stars Live Tour, Ballroom With A Twist, or Dancing Pros LIVE? If so, and you would like to blog about your experience and share pictures(if you took some), we’d love to report on it. Just write to our Contact Us link in the above bar. We’d love to hear from you and feature your comments, review, or story. Thanks so much and here’s to all of these fabulous shows coming up. Be sure to get your tickets if you haven’t yet. It’s one thing to see the Pros on TV and quite another to see them in person.
Did you all have a Merry Christmas? It looks like the cast of Dancing With The Stars had a good one. Below are some instagrams from them all or their families. Each and everyone of them gave me an awww moment. See if they give you one too…
If you’d like to see what Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke cooked up for Christmas for her first holiday meal, see People. They are featuring a new picture and the recipes as well. Below is a take for what she said about it….
“I can see why this would be therapeutic,” said Burke, as she prepared a small feast of gourmet macaroni and cheese, lemon parmesan smashed potatoes and holiday brussels sprouts, while her boyfriend JT Torregiani stood by and watched with a smile. “Though I would end up eating less because I would taste everything!”
Granted, she was taken aback by some of the ingredients. “One stick of butter, whoa! Cellulite!” But, still, she was giddy with the results.
“This is my favorite food,” Burke said of the three-cheese macaroni concoction. “If I was in jail and they asked me what my final meal was, it would be mac and cheese.”
A quick update on “Ballroom With A Twist“!! Cheryl Burke has been added to more shows. Producer Scott Stander tells Pure Dancing With The Stars that he is “thrilled to have Cheryl Burke back”. She “is a delight and a fan favorite.”
Scott is also excited to announce a new additional 4 show run in the Broadway market of Little Rock, Arkansas. Exciting and he tells us more dates are coming! For ticket information, dates, and times, see this post.
We’re back with more Flashback Friday!! YAY! I really enjoy looking back at the show, and would love to hear some of the things you remember from each season! Also, I am only posting one video per couple, and I’m trying to get as much variety of dances as I can.
All three of our judges were back for Season 2. Also back was Tom Bergeron. It’s not DWTS without Tom. Harold Wheeler and his Orchestra also returned, along with Pro dancers Louis Van Amstel, Ashly DelGrosso, Edyta Sliwinska and Jonathan Roberts.
Lisa Canning, Tom’s co-host for season 1 was replaced by Samantha Harris. Pro dancers Charlotte Jorgensen and Alec Mazo did not return for season 2. New pro dancers for season 2 were Andrea Hale, Nick Kosovich, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Cheryl Burke, and Anna Trebunskaya. Other changes was increasing the number of couples from 6 to 10, lengthening the show from 60 minutes to 90 minutes, and adding the Results Show.
KENNY MAYNE AND ANDREA HALE were the first couple eliminated, on January 6, 2006. They danced a cha cha, and here it is!
TATUM O’NEIL AND NICK KOSOVICH were the second couple eliminated, on January 13, 2006. They danced a waltz and a rumba. Here’s their waltz. Read more..
Many congrats to Cheryl. Sounds like it could be interesting! According to People.com (thanks to DWTSGossip for the heads up):
Hold onto your sequins, Dancing with the Stars fans: two-time mirror ball trophy winner Cheryl Burke is quick-stepping over to a new network!
PEOPLE has learned exclusively that Burke, whose contract just expired on the ABC show, will star in a new project for NBC in 2015.
Burke, 30, will be one of several stars on a new variety show. The network isn’t ready to reveal the title now, but insiders promise the show will have a competitive element and that Burke will perform.
There has been much speculation about Cheryl Burke and whether she will be back on the next season of Dancing With The Stars. According to Executive Producer Rob Wade, she’s decided to exit the show. Tuesday night was her last night. Below is more from The Wrap. Note that he also says Len Goodman and Julianne Hough will be returning to judge full time next season.
ETA: You can read more with Rob Wade at this link. He talks about ratings, his vision for the 10th anniversary, and more.
Wade feels that the popular pro’s exit gives the series a chance to highlight other dancers.
“We’ll only survive as a show if we keep innovating and changing. It’s very sad to see cast members leave, but again that gives you the opportunity to grow. So, I’m quite positive about having the opportunity to bring new people in or bring back some of the old faces.”
Additionally, head judge Len Goodman, who took a several weeks off this past season due to conflicts with shooting the show’s U.K. version, will be back full-time on Season 20. And although there’s some scheduling conflicts still to be resolved, Julianne Hough is also contracted to return in the spring to the judges’ table.
“A judging panel isn’t about individuals. It’s about chemistry. That has happened remarkably quickly for Julianne in that role,” Wade said. “I couldn’t be happier.”
“I think the ballroom experience and the dance experience and the star quality and vibrancy that Julianne has brought to the panel has been exceptional,” he continued. “I also think that the way that Carrie Ann [Inaba], Bruno [Tonioli] and Len have embraced her and have individually been so great this season, as well, has been wonderful. I think it shows their character that they can do that. The three of them have been absolutely wonderful in welcoming Julianne in and I think it has been lovely to watch.”
Sad, I’m going to miss Cheryl. I hope she changes her mind…especially for my Dad’s sake. For the full article, see The Wrap. Thanks to Lisa for the heads up on this news. Below are some interviews with The Wrap from last night as well….