Mark Ballas and BC Jean attended and performed at BritWeek’s 10th Anniversary VIP Reception & Gala. You can see some photos below. Note how Mark was pictured with Paul Oakenfold (remixer for Madonna and many other artists). Karina Smirnoff was also in attendance. Click on the photos to see more.
Paige VanZant is hoping to rebound Monday night on Dancing With The Stars. Below is more from TV Guide.
“It felt really scary being at the bottom,” she tells TVGuide.com. “I need to continue to remind the fans to vote even when I do get a good score because everything counts. It challenged to me work harder this week.”
Believe it or not, she doesn’t attribute her childhood dance training to her strong performances so far. “A little bit of my dancing is helping, but I’ve never done any ballroom dancing with a partner. Dancing with a partner is different. In fighting you have to work against your opponent and counter what they are doing. With dancing you have to pretty much copy what your partner is doing.”
Since it’s a new experience, she doesn’t get too bummed about when it’s not going her way. She’s used critiques to improve, but what she sees as her biggest challenge isn’t the same one as what judges see. “My biggest challenge is missing my teammates,” she said, adding that she hasn’t been with them since Dancing began.
More than anything, she’s trying to simply enjoy it. Unlike, say, Wanyá Morris — who has been unabashed in his desire to win from the beginning — VanZant is just grateful to be on the ride. “I’m in the competition to have the best experience. It’s not about [competition] for me, just making the most of each week.” That said, she’s not going out without a fight. “I’m not ready to go home yet. I still feel like I have a statement to make.”
To read the full article, see TV Guide. And isn’t this a beautiful move?
The cast of Dancing With The Stars is having fun today! Below you can watch Mark Ballas and Paige VanZant in a killer photo shoot. You can also watch Team Beyoncé rehearsing. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.
In this new E Online interview with Candace Cameron Bure, she talks about Fuller House Season 2, but, she also dishes on Jodie Sweetin and how she’s currently handing her injury and the pressure of doing Dancing With The Stars. She’s so proud of Jodie. See why below. Read more..
Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess and Antonio Brown attended a Los Angeles Dodgers Game last night. You can see some photos and a video below. They look so cute. In other things, see People as they have a cool article about how Sharna stays fit on and during the off season of Dancing With The Stars.
Dancing With The Stars Artem Chigvintsev and Brittany Cherry will be starring in a new “Gilmore Girls Revival” episode. You can see them pictured in the instagram below. Note how Paul Barris (who was on the Dancing With The Stars Live tour last season) will be featured too. Thanks to @Moozanna for the heads up.
Mark Ballas and Paige VanZant talked to Fox Sports about dancing on Dancing With The Stars. Mark has been wanting to get Paige to dance for several seasons. Right now, Paige is putting dancing first above fighting and everything else. She and Mark are hoping to make it to the finals (I hope they do too!).
With only a few weeks to go in the competition, VanZant and Ballas are coming into the home stretch where each dance could mean the difference between a championship and going home empty-handed.
Ballas has won the show twice previously, with Kristi Yamaguchi and Shawn Johnson, and he believes VanZant could be the key ingredient to championship No. 3.
“I think Paige definitely has what it takes,” Ballas said. “I’m going to give it 100,000 percent. I’ve been a champion twice, I’ve been in eight finals, and there’s been a couple of times where I felt like I was going to get it and I failed at the last hurdle. I feel like Paige and I definitely have what it takes.”
As for VanZant, just like in her fighting career, she’s never been cocky or overconfident when making predictions, but she would love to go back to the UFC after winning a “Dancing with the Stars” trophy.
“I would love to be in the finals. I would love to get there,” VanZant said. “I definitely want to make an impact on the UFC and on MMA. Now that I’ve been on the show, I’ve created some really great relationships with the other celebrities so when someone is eliminated, I don’t want anyone to go home because I love everybody. It’s unfortunate when anyone goes home but I don’t want my name called. Of course, I want to win.”
Over the course of the show, VanZant and Ballas have bridged the gap from teammates to become great friends and even the UFC strawweight’s manager feels like he’s become part of the family over the last six weeks they’ve been training together for the show.
“I think they have a great partnership,” VanZant’s manager Mike Roberts said. “Mark has been a great teacher, and Paige has been a great student as well. Paige is full of great ideas, and Mark has been very receptive to them. He has been a true pleasure to work with from the start. I think going forward they will continue to get better and better, and Mark is now part of the MMA Inc family for life.”
The show has also become a litmus test for VanZant’s future because she’s always enjoyed the idea of exploring a world outside of fighting with possible gigs in acting or modeling after “Dancing with the Stars” is finished.
A non-profit organization Communication Service for the Deaf has released ‘Beyond Inclusion’ starring Nyle DiMarco. It’s aimed at inspiring a national conversation about the perceptions of people with disabilities. This makes you think about why we have to label being deaf (or anything else) a “disability”? Loving this message….