Dancing With The Stars pro Karina Smirnoff and her former dance partner, Slavik Kryklyvyy, are currently doing Dance Legends in Russia at the prestigious and historic State Kremlin Palace. Below is some video coverage and a picture that came out after the show. Thanks to Jim and DWTSgossip for the heads up! Beautiful…
Doesn’t Karina look beautiful again? Last night, the dancing pro of Dancing With The Stars spoke and presenting an award at the 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. You can view more pictures of her and this event at Getty Images. A nice wake up for Jim!
Last night, Derek and Julianne Hough premiered their “Move Live On Tour” in Park City, Kansas. Twitter is alive with excitement and full of raving reviews. Below are just a couple of videos from the show. You can watch Derek and Julianne dance in the opening number. Also, Derek and the cast dance to “Holy Grail”. Thanks to NIckJonasluver443 You Tube for these videos. For lots more coverage on the tour including a new interview with Derek and Julianne, a “Move” single download by Derek, more videos, and photos see Pure Derek Hough. If you haven’t got your tickets yet, see Live Nation.
Awww, how about this dress?? Last night, Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff worked the red carpet at the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘Maleficent’ at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. For more fabulous shots, see Getty Images. So pretty! Below is a video too….
OK! Magazine interviewed Karina Smirnoff after the finals of Dancing With The Stars. She talked to them about a judging idea. Read below and let us know what you think of it? I’m kind of liking the idea.
“I would love to see the eliminated pros judge the week after they get eliminated,” she told OK! after last week’s finale. “Here’s the thing—we get people like Abby Lee Miller, Donny Osmond…some people have experienced it as celebrities and some people have never experienced it but we’ve never had a dancer. We’re in it. We know what it takes. Our criticism is going to be very constructive because this is our job. This is what we do best. I would love to see that. I love all of the celebrities who come in and do the guest judging because it’s always fun. I got to walk with Ricky Martin, I got to walk with Red Foo. But I would love to see one of our dancers behind that desk and actually do some constructive criticism. I think it’s a great idea. I would’ve loved to do it this season they just didn’t let me.”
More at OK! Magazine. Karina also said she wouldn’t mind taking Len Goodman’s place if he retires. I think she might make a good judge too. I would trust her more with the job than Maks!
The summer dance tours are heating up! Derek and Julianne Hough’s MOVE Live On Tour is about to begin. Also, “Ballroom With A Twist” is gearing up for it’s summer run as well. Scott Stander, the producer of “Ballroom With A Twist“, tells us the show “is going great guns!” He also tells us they have a “very exciting schedule this year and some shows are already SOLD OUT”! He also informs us of all the pro dancers from Dancing With The Stars for who will be performing. They include Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Karina Smirnoff, Anna Trebunskaya, Sharna Burgess, and Cheryl Burke! He also tells us Maks and Val will be hosting some shows as well as performing. Here is more from Scott…
BALLROOM WITH A TWIST is going great guns!… We have a Very Exciting Schedule this year and some shows are already SOLD OUT!
Summer 2014 will be our Starriest Tour- and we think the fans will be psyched to see their favorite Celebrity dancers up close and personal. Maks & Val will perform together! Hosting and performing on stage in one show! This dream has been a year in the making so I’m really looking forward to seeing that chemistry hit the stage. And the icing on the cake is bringing this show and the Big Stars to Hawaii for the first time. I don’t think Waikiki will ever be the same.
Below is a list of the shows and the pros who will be dancing….
BALLROOM WITH A TWIST – SUMMER 2014 SCHEDULE:
Brooks, CA Cache Creek Casino Resort June 21, 2014 (Anna Trebunskaya and Val Chmerkovskiy)
Dallas, TX Music Hall at Fair Park July 19th (Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Karina Smirnoff, and Cheryl Burke) 2 shows
Beverly, MA North Shore Music Theatre in July 31 and Aug 1st (Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff, and Sharna Burgess) Sold -Out
Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury Aug 2nd (Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff, and Sharna Burgess)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania Fulton Theatre Aug 5-10 (Val Chmerkovskiy & Sharna Burgess)
Seattle, WA 5th Avenue Theatre Aug 15-17th (Sharna Burgess, Val Chmerkovskiy, Maks Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff)
Honolulu, HI Blaisdell Concert Hall August 19 & 20th (Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff, Sharna Burgess,Tony Dovolani & Cheryl Burke)
Then we start back up in the fall thru Spring and into next summer. Stay tuned for more amazing news!
For ticket information for how you can attend, see our Ballroom With A Twist schedule which is featured in our “Pure DWTS Features” in the top bar. As most of you know, I saw the show in February and it was a gas!! What a lively night of fun and entertainment!! If you think the pros are fun and awesome to see on TV, wait until you see them up close and personal. It’s a whole different ballgame.
Red Carpet Roxy talked Tom Bergeron, Sharna Burgess, Karina Smirnoff, Danica McKellar and Kym Johnson about this season of Dancing With The Stars at the Wrap Party!! This is fun…especially the end. Check it out!
Season 13 – JR and Karina. I remember not being overly impressed by this one at the time, possibly because I saw so many moves that I had seen in Derek’s previous dances, not that they belonged to him or anything. But in retrospect, it’s quite good and it’s certainly the best of the season. Loved the ending bit the most. Read more..
We have discussed “shippers” many times on this site and Courtney had talked about doing a post about them. I responded that I would take the “anti-shipper” view. Considering the two people who are at the top of the leaderboard this season, I figured it was a good time to post it.
What is a shipper? Well, a shipper is someone who is invested in the romantic relationship of two people who are on TV. More carefully defined, it is a person who wants two characters to get together and/or shows support for two characters already together. This started in the X-Files fandom and was originally limited to fictional programs. Of course, back then there wasn’t “reality” TV like there is now. I was heavily involved in the X-Files fandom and that, I must say, was back when shippers were fun. At first. But I digress.
I have no real problem with the casual observation that two people look hot together. Or the observation that it seems OBVIOUS that they’re knocking boots outside the dance studio. Or even the observation that the babies would be so pretty. Especially when there seems to be some evidence that it is true. I think this is relatively normal behavior. But I also don’t think this is really “shipping” as it is defined nowadays. I think it’s speculation, and usually harmless. I would even go so far as saying, when limited to FICTIONAL characters, it can be fun, in its light hearted, romance novel, fan fiction form. We’ll talk about slash another time. I don’t want to make John’s delicate sensibilities catch on fire or anything. But as long as it stays just for fun and an OCCASIONAL past time, no harm no foul. Read more..
How about some new photos of Karina Smirnoff (Jim? )? This past week, she attended the 3rd annual Hank Baskett Classic (seen above) that took place at the Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The event raised funds for Griffin Gives, Hank’s charity, which supports the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Other stars that were attendance included Bruce and Brody Jenner, Hank Baskett, Jr, Sr and the III, Ryan Merriman, Scheana Marie, Mike Shay and professional athletes like Jermaine, Dye and David Justice. More photos of this event can be found at Wire Images, Getty Images, and Drop Box.
Also, be sure to check out Karina’s instagram as yesterday she also helped with a dance movement therapy for www.dreasdream.org. The funds provided were divided between CHLA and Mattel children’s hospital. Sasha Farber and Val Chmerkovskiy also helped with the movement.