Wow, don’t these two look gorgeous?!! Last night, Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff and Derek Hough attended an Audi Celebrates Golden Globes Weekend Party at Cecconi’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, California. You can view loads of new photos of them at Pure Derek Hough, Zimbio Pictures, and Getty Images. The Daily Mail also has pictures and a fun write-up.
Side note: The 2014 Golden Globes air on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 8 pm ET on NBC. If interested, you’ll be able to follow Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba as she tweets live from @ParadeMagazine during the ceremony. According to Parade Magazine, she’ll be watching from her couch, weighing in on the celebrity fashions, snubs, and surprises.
The preliminary events surrounding tonight’s Golden Globes might look like they are all “glitz and glamour”, but they showcased a “charitable side as well”. Such is the case this past week when Dancing With The Stars’ Karina Smirnoff attended a GBK event held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The products and lines she helped to promote this week are helping GBK to stomp out bullying, help homeless people, and more. Hollywood TV was there and caught up with Karina to talk about her thoughts leading up to tonight’s Golden Globes show which you can view below. You can read more on how this event and others helped to raise awareness to social issues at NeonTommy.com.
Then last night, Karina celebrated her birthday at the Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Below is a picture from Cozycot. Doesn’t she look gorgeous? You can view more pictures of her here.
Who plans to tune in to the Miss America Pageant tonight at 9:00pm ET (ABC) to watch Dancing With The Stars pro Mark Ballas judge? I think I just might!! Here is a little sneak preview for what happened in preliminaries this week….
The Las Vegas Sun also has a cool summary on the Pageant preliminaries which mentions Mark in it. Be sure to read it here if interested as he won “Judge of the Year” and it explains why he is singing above.
Also, below is the Diet Pepsi commercial that Mark choreographed starring Sofia Vergara and his Dad Corky!! I’d say they’ve got themselves a winner here! What do you think?
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can view some behind the scenes footage in an earlier posting here. Way to go, Mark!!
This is a big week for Mark Ballas. He’s currently in Las Vegas helping to judge the 2012 Miss America Pageant which will air Saturday night, Jan. 14th on ABC at 9:00pm ET. He posted the picture above at his twitter account of he and some of the other Miss America judges Kris Jenner, Raul De Molina, Chris Powell and Teri Polo.
Also, stay tuned for Sunday as the new Diet Pepsi commercial Mark helped to choreograph will premiere during the Golden Globe Awards. The commercial stars Sofia Vergara (love her! She’s on my Dancing With The Stars wish list to dance). Below is a few more details from USA Today.
In last year’s Beckham ad, the Modern Family star (Sofia Vergara) sported a bikini and sent women chasing after the soccer star so she could easily get a Diet Pepsi. In the new ad, Vergara navigates a crowded Miami nightclub to reach a waiter carrying her coveted Diet Pepsi in the shoot choreographed by Dancing With the Stars pro and USA TODAY blogger Mark Ballas.
“All that matters is that I get my Diet Pepsi. I go after my food and my drink, that’s for sure,” Vergara says, laughing. But “I did miss David.”
Her relationship with Pepsi goes way back. “My first work in the entertainment business was 22 years ago when I did a Pepsi commercial when I was 17. My career started.”
Let’s hope this second Pepsi commercial is as iconic as the first which I loved and much luck to Mark this week!!
ADDING: Thanks to Maddy and DWTSGossip, below is some footage “behind the scenes” of the new commercial…