Awww, I love waking up to news on Gleb Savchenko!! Last night, he attended a NYLON x Aloft Hotels party to celebrate “The Music Issue” with cover star HAIM in Los Angeles, California. You can view more images of this event at Getty Images.
Gleb Savchenko, Elena Samodanova, Sharna Burgess, Paul Kirkland Attend OK Magazine Event, American Idol Talk
Aren’t these some fun new photos below? Last night, Gleb Savchenko, Elena Samodanova, Sharna Burgess, and Paul Kirkland attended OK Magazine’s So Sexy L.A. Event at the LURE in Los Angeles, California. So cute….and what I’d give to see all four of these pros do Dancing With The Stars next season. Be sure to see more pics of them at the Getty Links in the pictures. There could be other pros who attended too. If so, let us know in comments.
And hey, what’s up with Gleb and Jennifer Lopez? I don’t know, but, this tweet sure is a fun teaser of them working together. Speaking of Jennifer, did you see her dance on American Idol last night? Wow is all I will say. Girl had some strong and powerful moves. Plus, the ending song with Keith Urban, Harry Connick. Jr, and Randy Jackson was the ultimate.
What an amazing dancing weekend Maria and I had in Millburn, NJ! We stayed at the Hilton in Short Hills, New Jersey. It was the closest hotel to the theatre and the “official” hotel of the theatre as well according to their website. I figured the dancers would be staying there. Our room was on the sixth floor which was part of the “Executive” level. Again I assumed the dancers were staying either on the same floor as us or on the seventh floor. We happened to be at the right place at the right time. I was looking out the window and saw a tall guy with dark hair, black track pants, and a blue shirt and a blonde haired girl sitting on the curb. I’ll never forget saying to Maria “Um, can you come over here please. I see Dmitry and Chelsie.” She came over and when he turned we could not believe our eyes. It was him and he was looking at his phone in his left hand and dancing.
We were able to see Dmitry before the show to give him a few gifts and get pictures and went to the meet and greet after. We were able to get autographs and photos with the celebrity dancers.
The Sunday matinee was just as incredible as the Saturday night show. For both performances Dmitry had us up on stage dancing with him during the audience participation. There was another meet and greet after that we went to and got a few more pictures. Love this photo! I’m laughing because Maria asked Dmitry if she could grab his ass and he said “only for you Maria” with a laugh. The looks on our faces are priceless!
It was definitely a weekend we will remember! For all of the photos please check out my shared public album BALLROOM WITH A TWIST – MILLBURN, NJ MAY 10-11, 2014.
Congratulations to dance pro Gleb Savchenko! He’s signed to be a regular in the web award winning series “Broken At Love”. Thanks to Maria for this news.
Indie Series Awards nominated actor Rob Healy plays tennis star Holden Gregory, Vivie’s main love interest, who officially broke her heart by the end of season two. He tries to re-enter her life in season three but receives competition for her affections in the form of “Dancing with the Stars” professional dancer Gleb Savchenko, who has signed on as a season 3 series regular.
You can read more on this news at Paula’s Soapbox. Note how the series will begin filming this summer.
Chelsie Hightower, Anna Trebunskaya, Dmitry Chaplin, And Gleb Savchenko Ballroom With A Twist Footage
Thanks to Gleb Savchenko, below is some footage of the Ballroom With A Twist show in Milburn, New Jersey this weekend. You can view more photos at his instagram. Ballroom With A Twist Facebook has been posting some coverage as well. Isn’t it fun to see them all dancing again?!!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our beautiful Mothers out there. Below are just a few Dancing With The Stars things floating around for the holiday. First, check out the flowers Shirley Ballas received from Derek Hough. Beautiful…
And isn’t this another beauty? Gleb Savchenko posted this photo of his wife Elena and his daughter Olivia. He called Elena the “best Mom in the world”. *awww*
Also, Team USA talked with the Moms of Charlie White and Meryl Davis about Dancing With The Stars. Check out the part about the reunions that have taken below. More at the link on their skating and their tour.
“I really believe they’re in this together,” Cheryl said. “They both want each other to do well and are happy for each other. You don’t spend 17 years together and not support each other.”
A TV show likely isn’t going to change that for The Moms, either. Recently The Moms were together when the Stars on Ice tour stopped in Joe Louis Arena in their hometown of Detroit, and they enjoyed the fact that they were able to see each other for a bit there.
“Everything has been so chaotic and so crazy that we kind of gravitate to each other for our own comfort zone,” Jacqui said. “I guess there is a still a feeling of competition now (with “Dancing with the Stars) but it’s in a different way. Technically, we’re competitors, but honestly, I feel like having Meryl and Charlie on the show just doubles my chances of winning.”
The “Dancing with the Stars” shows have served as skating reunions as well. Each week it seems there has been a who’s who of skating stars in the stands. Charlie has had his longtime girlfriend, Tanith Belbin, (a 2006 Olympic silver medalist herself) there for support. Others who have popped in include Kristi Yamaguchi, an Olympic skating gold medalist and a “Dancing with the Stars” champion and Olympic champion and show runner-up Evan Lysacek.
Ok, more in a bit!
What a cool new “Ballroom With A Twist” interview with Anna Trebunskaya And Gleb Savchenko with NJ.com.. The two dancers along with Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin, Oksana Dymetrenko, etc will be performing this weekend at Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, NJ. Be sure to see the show if you can. Read more below to see why….
“I think dancing is an artistic form of the Olympics,” Trebunskaya says. “It’s probably one of the most athletic sports. It’s graceful.”
Even the audience will be a part of the show.
Glen Savchenko competed on season 16 of “Dancing With the Stars,” alongside “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump.
“This is a live show,” Trebunskaya says. “Audience participation is a big factor. Be prepared to get up and shake your booty.”
“Dancing is a piece of art and by doing it, we dancers do a piece of work,” Savchenko adds. “When it all connects, it tells a story.”
Guests of the show can expect to be taken on a journey, he says.
“That’s the amazing part of dancing — you make people feel.”
Just some media tidbits to start a Sunday. First up, the 2014 25th Anniversary Emerald Ball took place in Los Angeles last night. Corky and Shirley Ballas were two of the judges. On the night, Shirley commented that it she called it “one of her favorites”. It was “full of fun. Young dancers. Fun dancers. Champions etc. Well put together I really enjoyed it.”. Karina Smirnoff, Gleb Savchenko, and Elena Samodanova were also in attendance. Below are a couple of fun pics from the event.
And speaking of Shirley Ballas….last night she also commented on at her facebook that she had seen Mark’s new video “Get My Name”. I love the “wow wow wow’s”….
Just seen the music video of mark produced and directed by Derek. Wow wow wow x
Don’t forget, you’ll be able to download this new single tomorrow. Also, Mark will be performing it on Dancing With The Stars tomorrow night as previously reported. ETA Correction: the video will be out next week!
Also, don’t miss seeing Bruno Tonioli at the Daily Mail. He made an appearance at the Jaguar North America And BritWeek Presents A Villainous Affair at the London West Hollywood car event this past week. He had to give the cars a “10” of course!
Lastly (and something I missed this past week), the Ice network interviewed Lindsay Arnold on Meryl and Charlie’s dances this past week. Note how she called Charlie and Sharna’s Paso Doble “one of the best she’s seen on the show”. Below is more for what she commented. I thought I’d throw this news in this post since we haven’t seen much promo from this team this week. You can read more on Meryl at the link.
“The paso doble is one of the most intense dances you can do. You need strong lines from the male and beautiful, also-strong lines from the woman,” said DWTS troupe member Lindsay Arnold, also a top-eight finisher on So You Think You Can Dance in 2012.
Arnold said she thought White and Burgess’ paso doble was one of the best she’s seen on the show and she disagreed with the judges’ assessment, which was two 9s, an 8 and a 10.
“He was able to get strong lines, but then he was able to show fluidity through his motion,” Arnold said.
“Charlie never disappoints,” she said. “I feel every single week he goes out there and does his absolute best. He’s able to work through any problem he has. … He already has a smart dancer mentality.”
And that is all…for now. One more day until dance time!!! Good luck to All! ~Vogue over and out!xx
DWTS Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Julz Tocker Judge And Perform In Dancing With The Foster Kids Charity Gala
Awwww, isn’t this a sweet picture? Last night, Dancing With The Stars pros Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, and Julz Tocker judged and danced in a the second annual Dancing with the Foster Care Stars Fund Raising Gala!! If interested, you can read about this event and help donate at Go Fund Me. To see more pictures, see Julz Tocker’s twitter.
Kristyn Burtt and the gang are back with another fun episode of Afterbuzz TV!! This time Chelsie Hightower joins them to break down the dances. Let us know if you or disagree with them. I especially loved what they said about judges and all of their inconsistencies. For example, Suri brings up how Len gave James and Charlie both 8’s and how something is wrong with that. SO TRUE!! And what about the “supersized” dances for what we are seeing now? They don’t like them either. Also, be sure to listen to what they say about Abby Miller judging next week at the end. They are outraged on her being picked as a guest judge like so many of us. Another super show!!