Pictured above is another new campaign ad released for the women’s 2012 NFL “It’s My Team” Campaign!! Dancing With The Stars pros Peta Murgatroyd and Kym Johnson are adorable as always. You can read all about why the NFL decided to get more “stylish” with their women’s apparel line at the New York Times. For more fun images of Peta and Kym, be sure you see our previous posting here. Courtney found and scanned us an amazing large high quality take. Be sure to check it out. ;)
As we posted earlier in the summer, Peta Murgatroyd and Kym Johnson are part of the new 2012 “It’s My Team” NFL Campaign for the National Football League. The new campaign was shot by Daniel Jackson. You can read more on the debut and Kym showing off her Pittsburg Steeler spirit at In Touch Weekly. Doesn’t she look fabulous? You can buy the new NFL “It’s my Team” Fan Gear at Kohl’s here.
UPDATE: Check out the completed ad for the “It’s My Team” campaign, featuring both Kym & Peta. Seriously, ladies, can you please stop being so damn gorgeous??? :-) -Court-
Aren’t these some fantastic shots of Peta Murgatroyd, Derek Hough, Chelsie Hightower, Tristan MacManus, Sasha Farber, Corky Ballas, Oksana Dmytrenko, and yes, one lucky fan? On June 3rd, as reported to you earlier with photos and video coverage, the dancing pros of Dancing With The Stars did a show in Green Bay, Wisconsin to help benefit Donald Driver’s charities. Photographer D.King of dkingofimagez.com raved about how blessed he was to shoot the event. You can see more photos and read his take on the night at his facebook page. If you need this photographer to shoot any of your events and to see more samplings of his work, be sure to visit dkingofimagez.com as he does some amazing work as you can see.
Also, thanks to Tristan MacManus Fans Facebook for the heads up on these photos and D.King. To see them in a bigger size, click the photos.
Pictured above is the gorgeous Peta Murgatroyd. The Dancing With The Stars pro along with Kym Johnson and other notable women like DJ Kiss, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders recently shot a new spread called “It’s My Team” for the National Football League. You can read all about it and see another picture of Peta at WWD.com. The new campaign was shot by Daniel Jackson at Pier 59 Studios. It will be available in fashion and lifestyle magazines in August.
ADDING: Abd below is a take of Kym behind the scenes thanks to @DWTSGossip for the find. Gorgeous!
Dancing With The Stars Lights Up Green Bay, Wisconsin For Donald Driver Softball Charity And Dancing Event
This past weekend Peta Murgatroyd, Derek Hough, Tristan MacManus, Chelsie Hightower, Sasha Farber, and Oksana Dmytrenko flew to Green Bay, Wisconsin to partake in Donald Driver’s 5th Annual Charity Softball Game festivities one of which included a show Sunday night. Sasha tweeted the pictures above. Also, thanks to Sasha Farber’s You Tube, you can see he and Oksana in dress rehearsals for the show below. You can see Chelsie and some of the other dancers from Dancing With The Stars in the background. What a fun dance…
Also, the Sheboygan Press has a slew of pictures of Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Champs, Donald and Peta, answering questions for the press and Peta throws the first pitch in the softball game. Below are just a couple of them. You can see many more in a fun gallery at the link.
Donald and Peta thanked their fans for voting for them. Peta also admitted that she’s been swept up in the “green and gold spirit”. Here is more in a take from the WAOW ABC Channel 9. Note how Donald’s team won the game.
“They had everything to do with it and I couldn’t have done it without them. I tip my hat off to the fans. Me and Peta did our part. At the end of the day, it was up to the fans to win it all,” Driver said.
His dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd says she can’t help but get swept up in the green and gold spirit.
“It’s out of this world. I haven’t seen anything like this before. It’s crazy. It feels so good to have the support of Packer Nation and Wisconsin,” Murgatroyd said.
“I knew Packer Nation would come through,” Bartz said.
Some fans say they’ve never watched Dancing with the Stars before. But because of Driver, they not only tuned in, but voted.
“When a hometown favorite wins it and brings it home, that’s huge,” Josh Marnocha from Seymour said.
Peta even threw out the first pitch, right down the middle. And as for the game? Driver can add a softball title to his trophy case. The offense took down the defense 22-10.
And below is a Fox 11 news TV report….
If any of you were at these events and have a story to share, more pictures, or video coverage, be sure to let us know in the comments section. What a great weekend for them all!!
On Friday there will be a special with Donald Driver and his family broadcasted all over the State of Wisconsin. The Sheboygan Press reports Donald will thank everyone for supporting him on Dancing With The Stars. Below is a take on some of the taping. Be sure to read the link for a two page article about it. You can view a gallery of pictures too. What a class act!! Note how Peta will be a part of the interview as well.
The special is “a real unique way for Donald to be able to thank all the fans and all the supporters statewide,” Lammi said.
During one of the tapings Driver said, “I felt the love from the beginning all the way to the end. The Packer Nation has been behind me for years. They wouldn’t let me down. So I’m glad I was able to bring this back to Wisconsin.”
Driver talked about receiving messages on Twitter from as far away as the United Kingdom and China.
“And I thank Americans,” Driver said. “This wouldn’t have happened without them.”
Hosted by WBAY anchor Cami Rapson and sports director Chris Roth, the special will include show footage, Driver answering questions from Facebook, an interview with Murgatroyd and a segment with Driver’s wife, Betina, and their children, Christian, Christina and Charity.
“We had a lot of fun,” Driver said. “It was a great experience for my wife and kids. We got to meet a lot of people that we probably would have never met in many a year.”
Driver said he’s switching his muscles to football.
“Now I’ve got to get to the physical side,” said the 13-year Packers veteran.
In Los Angeles, Driver said, he put in 12-hour days of exercise, doing workouts in dance and football “kind of hand in hand.”
He’d like to bring home “a couple more Lombardi trophies,” for his home display.
Donald Driver opens up about once being homeless and selling drugs in People Magazine. If it weren’t for his Mom and his wife, he wouldn’t be the man he is today. Below is a take about his wife. She has some advice for his dancing as well. Be sure to read and see some pics at the link. Great interview. His wife is so beautiful!
“At that time in college, I was still selling drugs and I asked my wife to put a package away for me in her room and hide it while they did a search in the dormitories,” he says. “And she simply said, ‘No. God is testing you and if you want to be with me, then you have to stop this now.’ ”
“That time in college I knew I had a great athletic ability,” he adds, “but that was easy money. But she completely changed my life.”
They’ve now been together for 14 years – married for 12 – with three kids of their own, and Tina remains a strong guiding force.
Even as he performs sexy dances with his beautiful pro partner Peta Murgatroyd, Driver expects to get advice – not jealousy – from Tina.
“She’s my biggest critic,” he says. “She’ll tell me in a heartbeat, ‘Baby, that doesn’t look sexy enough. You need to hold Peta this way, with this expression on your face.’ ”
And if Driver has learned anything, it’s to be a good listener.
“As a man, you never want to embarrass your wife,” he says. “You don’t want to have an expression on her face on national TV like she’s ticked-off at her husband. For me at the end of the day I like to see her happy because I danced so well for her.”
Donald has also penned a new blog today at JS Online. He and Peta have been putting more time into their rehearsals than they ever have. More at the link.
I thought Peta and I were working overtime before, but that was nothing compared to what we’re doing this week. We’re putting in 12-hour days — even when we thought we had a move perfected we went over it a few more times. Hopefully all this work pays off and I can get my first 10 from Len!
WISN in Milwaukee, Wisconsin interviewed Peta and Donald in the rehearsal studio getting ready for the semi-finals. They’ve been taking a different approach this week. Peta tells them they aren’t concentrating so much on getting perfect scores this week as they have been. They just want to go out there and have fun and enjoy their chemistry. You can listen to the full interview at WISN. Donald is really excited because his Green Bay Packer team mates and head coach will be in the audience this week for support.
Cool! Bring them on!
ADDING: Below is Peta in a new interview with Parade for what they have in store, the competition, etc. More at the link.
What sets Donald apart.
“The chemistry we have together is like no other. We have this special bond. I don’t think anyone else has our friendship. And everyone can see how much fun we have on the dance floor. It’s not just about the competition for us. We’re having so much fun together.”
On the competition.
“It is so hard since everyone is so good at different things. Katherine [Jenkins] is the technician. She’s an amazing dancer. Maria [Menounos] has all that character and she’s so beautiful when she dances. William [Levy] is a heartthrob and he has this huge fan base. He’s an incredibly hulky guy. Everyone has something to offer.”
Suprises they have in store.
“There are a few cool moves we’ve got this week. The waltz is going to be extremely emotional. It’s going to be quite touching. When Donald and I first heard the song we both started crying. It was really emotional and people will be surprised by that.”
Favorite part of the season.
“Getting to know Donald. He’s an amazing family man, father, husband, everything. He’s so sweet and warm.”
Donald Driver has penned a new blog at JS Online. He says this week has been all about he and Peta “doing the very best that they can” for their Waltz and Samba. He also gives some teasers for what’s to take place in a piece for Monday. Take a read below to see…
Our practices this week probably have been the toughest ones of the year . . . but you all know I love a good challenge.
Through the ups and downs of this week’s practices, we’ve always kept our eyes on our goal. We know all of our hard work will pay off and lead to a great result on Monday.
In addition to all of the rehearsals, this week ABC has been doing interviews with a few of my friends, family members and teammates for a piece that’s going to air during Monday’s show.
I can’t tell you which one of my teammates they interviewed, but I know you won’t want to miss it!
Sounds cool. One more day and counting the minutes. :)
Picture above courtesy of ABC and Zimbio Pictures.
The LA Times has a new interview up with Donald Driver today. He takes us through his busy daily schedule currently with his family and Dancing With The Stars. He also talks of costuming and who’s tougher, Dancing With The Stars judge, Len Goodman or Green Bay Packer coach, Mike McCarthy?
Q: Take us through a typical dance practice day. What time do you get up, get started with Peta, get back home, etc.?
I usually will get up around 7 to spend some time with my family, eat a little breakfast and get a football workout in before heading to the studio for practice at 10. Most days we’re scheduled to practice for 6 hours, but we usually go longer than that to make sure we have the dances down perfect. We’ll have some lunch delivered to the studio so we don’t miss out on too much practice time. Some days after practice I’ll have a costume fitting or an interview for Monday’s show. It can definitely get crazy, but I always make sure I’m home for dinner with my beautiful family!
Q: Nice jacket you wore Monday night. How much input do you get into what you will wear on the show?
I have lots of input. I told Peta at the beginning of the season that I wasn’t going to wear any of those see-through lace shirts or anything like that…and there’s only a few weeks left in the show and I haven’t worn one yet. Ultimately we have to be comfortable, otherwise we won’t perform well.
Q: Who’s tougher to please, Len Goodman or Mike McCarthy?
That’s a tough one! I’m going to have to plead the Fifth! I have a lot of respect for both of them, they’re at the top of their professions for good reason.
Believe it or not, there are only three performance shows left in the entire competition. We’re definitely coming down to the wire.
We have two more dances next week. The first one will be like normal, just Peta and me. For our second dance, we’re teaming up with another one of the talented dance pros to bring you all something really special. If you haven’t watched the show yet, make sure you tune in next week because it’s going to be a lot of fun.
Lastly, don’t miss a whole slew of new “behind the scenes” photos at Dancing With The Stars Make-up of these two and the cast from Week 7. Below is a picture of our beautiful Miss Peta. They get my best vote for “Best Costuming” this season. What do you think?