MontrealTV in Canada has posted a little news article and video of Maks when he was in Canada this past week to take part in the Salsa Rengue 3 Anniversary. Be sure to see him being interviewed and shimmying it up with fans at the link at the Thursday Club!! They ask him about Canada and why he likes it there. He said he loves the European vibe. He said he use to come to Montreal every Valentines Day when he use to compete. The rest of the video is in French, but, still fun to watch none the less. :)
If you haven’t seen our earlier posting of Maks and this event, be sure to do so here. You can see a picture, link to a video, and read how PureDWTS reader Evaine described the event as she attended it and saw Maks in person. I’m betting she hasn’t come down from Cloud 9 after seeing him yet. Huh Evaine? ;)
Tony Dovolani has had a busy summer like the other dancers. As most of you know, he’s been helping Maks to open their new Dance With Me L.A studio as well as helping with the others. This past week, Tony travelled to Albania and Kosova to help film a new documentary on on his homeland’s culture and to promote tourism with Eliza Dushku who recently became an honorary citizen. According to former Dancing With The Stars contestant and Eliza’s boyfriend Rick Fox they all met up in Prishtine for a Dancing With The Stars meet up and Eliza got a dancing lesson from Tony. Here is a picture from Tony’s facebook of he and some of his friends at a Pub in Prishtine. Tony is all smiles.
Stay tuned. This Sunday Tony and Maks will be hosting a new “Dance With Me Soho” production at the Manhattan Center called “Ballroom on Broadway.” Their students will be performing as well as Val Chmerkovskiy (Maks’ brother) and Daria Chesnokova. For more information, go here.
A special thanks for @Marleneb4 and @Lannatexasgal at twitter for their news tips on Tony in Albania!! And thanks to Heidi too for her help with this post!xx
Below is more of Tony and Maks on the Red Carpet for the ESPY Awards. Hollyscoop TV caught up with the two to ask them about Dancing With The Stars. They ask them if Dina Lohan is going to be on the show next Season and they say “Who”? Then Maks says they don’t participate in gossip, but, he doesn’t care if she is on the show. Tony says he wants anyone who “WANTS” to be on the show and they have to be “committed”. Maks agrees and comments that if you don’t want to do the show and you agree to do it, you will just make 20+ million people mad at you (SO TRUE!!!). They also ask Maks if he is returning to the show and with a lot of heart, he said, “YES” and that there was a “special arrangement” (hmmm, I so want to know what this is all about?). The two are super excited about their new dance studio opening in Los Angeles in two weeks as well. Lastly, they ask about about Karina’s wedding and if they are going to attend and Tony completely changes the subject (stupid question and that interviewer knew better as she’s been around the dance circuit for a long time.) Until the Karina part putting Maks on the spot, great interview!!
Kirstie Alley continues to get slimmer and slimmer by the day as you can see from a new Daily Mail picture above. Yesterday, Kirstie was a co-host on The View where she was asked about her weight loss. Kirstie remarked that she has lost 90 pounds with 30 of them being after she started dancing on Dancing With The Stars. She also promoted her diet company “Organic Liasons” saying that “the products helped to give her energy to get her through the strenuous competition”. Here is more from The Examiner of Kirstie’s appearance on The View. She is asked on Maks too which I’ll address afterwards.
Actress Kirstie Alley was the guest host on ABC’s talk show , “The View,” on June 21, 2011. Alley sat in along with regular hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
The first topic was Kirstie Alley herself. Alley has had a public battle with her weight over the past several years. She announced that she has lost a total of 90 pounds. She lost 60 pounds prior to her recent stint on “Dancing with the Stars,” and an additional 30 pounds during the celebrity dance competition. Alley said that beyond the weight loss, the hours of daily dancing changed the shape of her body. The strenuous exercise helped with the weight loss and toned her body, so she looks fabulous.
Kirstie Alley took a few minutes to hawk her company, “Organic Liasons,” saying that the products helped to give her energy to get her through the strenuous competition. The company also focuses on organic living and getting harmful chemicals out of the diet.
Alley was asked whether her relationship with pro-dancer Maks went beyond the professional relationship seen on “Dancing with the Stars.” The dancing couple did seem to have sizzling chemistry, but Kirstie refused to confirm or deny. Make of that what you will.
I can’t believe they asked her if there was something more going on with her and Maks? What if there was? And why is it that people can’t go out with each other without it being said there is something more than a friendship? Anyway, here is Kirstie looking spectacular with Maks as well while attending the “Bad Teacher” premiere in New York Monday night.
Maks released a new Blog Video at his You Tube Channel today! He announces he’s back at “Soho” currently. He’s excited about how “exciting” life is at the moment. It’s “fast” and it’s “interesting”. Maks is also excited about his dance studios….especially the new studio opening up in Los Angeles. They are looking at other cities for studio locations too (please scope out DENVER too, Maks and Tony!). Maks also talks of how glad he is that The Bachelor is over and he boldy states he never plans to be a Bachelor on TV ever again. He then thanks all the fans for following and supporting him. He also thanks those who are “not” supporting him because you push and motivate him. Finally, Maks mentions his jewelry line will finally be released to Amazon.com, Endless.com, and a “big retail giant” (which he doesn’t mention which one it is yet) by the end of this week. Great video! Check it out! I’ve never seen him more happy, and excited about life!
Heidi’s Note: It appears Maks deleted the video – someone let me know when he puts it back up and I’ll re-insert it. Maybe his “haters” were attacking him. LOL
Vogue back and here ya go. I hope it’s not deleted again;
Adding; Maks also talked to Access Hollywwod about his dance studios today including the new studio planned for Los Angeles. He also reveals why he loves dancing so much and why he loves promoting it.
“I love dancing. I love what it does and I love promoting it,” states Maks.
What dancing does is shape shift many a body into a toned body of work. Need proof? Just check out Kirstie Alley or other “DWTS” slim-down alum Kelly Osbourne.
“Dancing is a great workout because it requires you to use every inch of your body. Its high intensity and the dynamic rhythmical changes elevate your heart and burns calories faster than regular cardio,” states “DWTS” troupe member, Ted Volynets, who also trains at Dance With Me studio. “The fact that dancing is a FULL body workout results in it sculpting your entire body. You are losing weight and toning up simultaneously. Your core muscles are engaged the entire time, holding your posture strengthens your back, and your legs are always active.”
Yet, for those who feel darn right silly getting on the dance floor, Ted has this advice – “It’s cliche but it’s true: ‘Dance like no one is watching.’ As with anything else in life, if you are caught up with what other people are thinking, you are missing the moment and opportunity to better yourself!”
What a night it was for Dance With Me Studios in New York City for the “All The Right Moves Summer Invitational”. According to Maks and Kirstie’s twitter accounts, great fun was had by all and it was a huge success. So successful, Maks is now hinting of a dancing tour in the future. Wouldn’t that be cool? I’d pay whatever they want for front row seats.
On a plane…..AGAIN! Miss my DanceWithMe family already! Ridiculously proud of everyone for last night! Next stop — ‘Dance With Me TOUR’!
ET On-line was also there to cover lastnight’s event. Below Maks explains his dance studios and how there are plans to open them up all across the country. It’s important to get everyone ‘shaking and moving’ and dancing is good for the “health and the soul and everything in between”. Kirstie speaks about dancing as well. They performed an encore (without rehearsing) of their high-scoring Cha-Cha from Dancing With The Stars to Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You.”
Thanks to Pure DWTS reader mzetting, here is Maks and Kirstie’s performance in full. The two are so cute as always! Their chemistry is out of this world. Look at Maks’ smile!;
Adding: Thanks to another PureDWTS reader Kristin, you can see all the other dances HERE. She has fun pics of the night at her facebook page as well.
Below is an interview with Tony from Extra. Not only do they talk about the show last night, Kirstie speaks of her upcoming TV Show and a new movie “Syrup” with Robert Dinero. Maks comments he will never do The Bachelor again.
The opening picture is from the Daily Mail (Yes, this news even hit the UK! And WOW to Kirstie! Doesn’t she look fantastic?!). More Red Carpet pictures of Maks, Kirstie, Tony Dovolani (Maks’ partner in the Dance with Me Studios chain), Val Chmerkovskiy, Daria Chesnokova, Nicole and Teddy Volynets >>>>HERE.
What I love about Kirstie Alley so much since being a fan and her doing Dancing With The Stars is how she personally relates to all walks of life where ever she goes whether she’s working, whether it’s out and about, or whether she’s at twitter, etc.. You don’t have to be rich and famous for her to reach out and such was the case when she created quite the “stir” at a train stop in Boston this week. She lit up the Ritz Carlton as well. Below is a take from the Boston Herald for what happened. You can see a new picture of Kirstie at the link as well with a lucky fan.
Kirstie, who appears to be hooked on ballroom dancing, created quite the stir amongst the star-struck in South Station, where she hopped off the Acela and was greeted by rounds of applause by “DWTS” fans.
“She looked great,” South Station concierge Kevin Greene told the Track. “She lost so much weight for the show. She was talking to people and posing for photos. She was really very nice.”
Alley spent most of her time in Boston holed up at the Ritz where, after dining with professional dancer Serge Onikan in Jer-Ne, she asked the staff set up a private dance studio for them in one of the ballrooms. Oh, really now???
“Hotel setting up dance floor just for me and my private dancer in the ballroom . . . it’s raining men hallelujah!” she tweeted the other day.
An accompanying Twitpic shows a rather fit — and younger — man with Alley, who is obviously wearing her dancing shoes. Hotel spokesman Steve Pellegrino said he had no idea why the TV star came to town. But we do know Alley and Serge will appear tomorrow night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC for Dance With Me Studios’ “All the Right Moves Summer Invitational.”
Stay tuned! We hope to have some coverage of Maks and Kirstie dancing from his studio today in New York City!