Ellen Degeneres chatted with Val and Elisabetta today on her show. They start the interview talking about Elisabetta’s shoulder injury and how nervous she is for Monday night since their scores weren’t that good the first week. Ellen asks if she’s pressured more to dance because of the George Clooney break up. Val lighten’s the moment by saying HE is feeling pressured instead. LOL Here’s a clip. Stay tuned as we hope to have more footage of this interview soon.
Tuesday night, Karina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd, and Damian Whitewood attended the Samsung and Verizon Launch of The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in West Hollywood, California. The three looked hotter than ever and represented Dancing With The Stars in their stylish best as you can see. While there, E-Online was able to catch up with Karina to ask her why the show is trying to get more A-listers in “upping their game”. Below is how Karina commented.
But why the sudden snooty ‘tude from DWTS? When we caught up with Karina Smirnoff at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launch at The Beverly, the dancing vet gave us her input on why the mystery A-listers need to up the show’s game:
“I think it’s great that we’re getting more A-list,” said Karina. “I think we can outdo America’s Got Talent and The Voice.”
I’m sorry, but, in my opinion, Dancing With The Stars shouldn’t try and copy anyone else. I like show just as it is. Plus, they are already at the top of their “A” game, aren’t they? Be sure to read the link in full because E-Online questions the show and their attidude a little and some of the people rumored to dance so far. They also dish who they think would make good “barely” A-Lister potentials. They list Lindsay Lohan, Ellen Degeneres, Demi Moore, Kellen Lutz, and Mariah Carey (no way will Mariah do Dancing With The Stars in my opinion. I think she’s going to be involved with the new US X Factor anyway?).
DWTS Mark Ballas Performs A Special Live Acoustic Performance At The Grove And Will Also Be Performing At 26th Annual Imagen Awards
Yesterday, Mark paid The Grove in Hollywood a little visit. He gave them an interview and sang. He talks of his three favorite dream partners for Dancing With The Stars again….Jennifer Aniston, Ellen Degeneres, and Pippa Middleton (this one always gets a lot of ewws and ahhs). He gives hints for his next single. He also promotes Pia Toscano and a possible collaboration (this is where it gets a little hard to stomach?). Anyway, Mark’s performance isn’t bad. I’ll give him that. Check it out!
Thanks to Vin for sending this link to us!!!
Also, for those who are fans to Mark musically, he will be performing at the 26th Annual Imagen Awards on August 12th at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. He will also be presenting an award.
Mark Ballas sat down for a fun new interview with Buzzworthy MTV. He talks about his album “HurtLovebox”, and what it’s all about in overcoming life’s obstacles. He mentions all of his favorite artists and how some of them have inspired him. He also mentions his love for making music, but, said he won’t ever let go of his love for dancing. Though if he had to pick one or the other, it would be MUSIC! All this and more below. But, what’s cool and different about this interview, are Mark’s suggestions about dancing the “House Basic” dance in clubs. Very fun. Check him out.
Adding one more from MTV where Mark talks about his love and inspiration from Harry Potter;
Below is Mark performing at Francis Church in Dracut, MA on July 8th. He answers a few questions before singing where he mentions dancing and his dream partners….Jennifer Aniston, Ellen Degeneres, and Pippa Middleton.
If you want to see more performances from him from this event, be sure to see the “upload” section of Ameeliu15’s You Tube channel .
Pure DWTS Season 12 – Maksim Chmerkovskiy And Kirstie Alley Having Fun And That’s All The Matters (Videos of Interviews)
OMGGGG! LOOK AT KIRSTIE ON THE ELLEN SHOW! *raves* Is she not slimming down more and more by the DAY??!!! Seriously!!! Like Ellen said, Kirstie looks happy and she is having “fun” too. They also get serious about when Kirstie’s heart was broken. They get funny about having sex 2 hours a day (LOL) and more. See Maks too. They are so addictive as always and Ellen gives them a present too that you have to see. Great interview!!
Also, see Maks interviewed on KTLA as well. He talks about his experience on 9-11 (everytime I hear him talk on this, I am silenced. I just can’t imagine it. He clearly loves this Country.). He also talks of Kirstie and Dancing With The Stars. He critiques their dance from this week. It’s so cute because he loves that Kirstie is having so much even if she missed the steps.
Set your DVRs Dancing With The Stars fans! Maks and Kirstie are to be Ellen Degeneres’ guests on her show next Thursday, May 5th. Can you imagine these two funny ladies together in one room with Maks? Should be something to remember. From Ellen’s official site;
Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Thursday, May 5, 2011
This season of “Dancing with the Stars” has been full of ups and down for KIRSTIE ALLEY! She’s gone from impressing the judges with her outstanding moves, to literally falling down! Today she and her partner, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, are here to tell Ellen how they feel about the rest of the competition — before they hit the dance floor!
Source: The Ellen Show
Ellen interviewed Ralph and Karina on her show. They kid with Ellen about Maks and Kirstie falling this past week and how it might help their chances if they fall in the future too. They joke about Karina having a different “situation” this year as well (Ellen, as always, creative and funny with her wording and questions). Ralph is humble as always about everything. All this and more below. Ellen gives them gifts too that you’ll want to be sure to see.
Alright, I’ve debated on whether or not to put my choices for next season out there since this season is still going on, but I’m just going to do it since I’ve been working on my pairing for quite sometime! Who knew it was going to be SO difficult to put a decent cast together to represent multiple cultures (i.e. athletes, singers, actors, etc.)
I read Heidi’s post on things she’s heard/seen around the internet and I would bet that someone from the Jackson family might be on, but I didn’t put them in my pairings because I don’t care to see them next season! So here is what I’d like to see go down
Miley Cyrus (17, Pop Singer/Actress), she has been getting a lot of heat lately and I don’t think she deserves it! I think she is a genuine teen at heart who is trying to grow up and America won’t let her!
Partner: Mark Ballas…I think he’d have the patience with her and he’d be a great role model for her to have! And he’s dating someone in her industry which would be a nice balance for her!
Mary-Kate Olsen (23, Actress), It is time for Mary-Kate to put those hideous outfits away and put on a sparkling ballroom gown
Partner: Benji Schwimmer…season 2 SYTYCD contestant and brother of Lacey…I think he’s just what MK needs, spunk! AND I think it’s time we get some new pro dancers
Nicole Richie (28, Reality TV Star), she was the bad girl and notoriously funny girl from the ‘Simple Life’! She’s now mellowed down and has two children with Joel Madden.
Partner: Derek Hough…I think these two would be hilarious together! Both goofballs!
Malia Jones (33, Surfer), I don’t know much about her except that she is a kick ass surfer from Hawaii!
Partner Dmitry Chaplin: This would be the hottest couple, hands down, on the girls end
Tyra Banks (36, Model/Talk Show Host), she’s done everything else so why not put her on DWTS I think she’d take the experience to heart and find someway to put it on her show!
Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy…he needs someone to keep him in check and Tyra would do just that!
Nadia Comaneci (48, Olympic Gymnast) To have the first gymnast to ever recieve a perfect 10 on DWTS would be such an honor for ABC! She’d be AMAZING to watch!
Partner: Louis Van Amstel…I think she’ll need someone to make her laugh and not get stressed over taking the competition to seriously and we’ve seen what he’s done with Kelly this season!
Ellen DeGeneres (52, Talk Show Host) We all know that Ellen loves to dance and she does not qualify for her favorite show So You Think You Can Dance, so why not give her a spot on an equally amazing dancing show I think she’d be hilarious and jump right into the experience!
Partner: Tony Dovolani…I think these two have very similar personalities and Tony would be able to bring out Ellen’s passion for dance in brilliant choreography!
Anna Wintour (60, Vogue Editor-in-Chief), she is widely famous for being chic and always in style and I would love to get her out of her comfort zone and be equally chic in some ballroom gear
Partner: Jonathan Roberts….he always seems to bring out the best in his partners and I think he’d be the only person to keep up with her busy schedule!
Let me know your opinions and look for the male contenders next week
UPDATE 2: You can watch the video announcing the Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Winner.
ABC has announced that Dancing with the Stars will premiere Monday March 9th 2009 at 8pm. Of course, this begs the question “who will be the next stars to show their dance moves?”
The cast probably won’t be announced for a couple months. Dancing with the Stars hasn’t even decided which professional dancers will be on the show. At least, Julianne Hough is still negotiating whether she should appear in the Spring or wait until next Fall. However, it’s fun to create our own list of stars dancing on season 8 of Dancing with the Stars.
Here’s my list of stars:
Candace Cameron Burre
Let’s see who your list of stars would be. The crazy thing was that as I started this list I thought of literally hundreds of people that would be interesting on the show. Doesn’t seem like the show will have a hard time finding stars for a while.