Cute video. And check out how Karina says she’s shooting a movie in August. WHA? Does anyone know more on this? Or is this video old? Not sure??
Such a cute interview with Karina Smirnoff and Pets WebMD. The Dancing With The Stars pro talks all about her “real partner” in life….her Staffordshire terrier, Randy. I love this dog.
Tell me about your guy Randy.
“He’s an American Staffordshire terrier, almost 7 years old, 95 pounds, and he’s the biggest teddy bear. He’ll look mean, but he thinks he’s a Chihuahua and likes to sit on your lap. When he walks by a mirror, he’ll startle himself, because he doesn’t realize he’s so big. He sleeps with me (taking up 90% of the bed) and only eats with a spoon.”
How did Randy get his name?
“I had another Staffie mix named Tyson after Mike Tyson, when we lived in New Jersey. I love these big, muscular dogs. He was the center of the family. But he got out of the house, ran toward the highway, and got hit by a car. He was only 1 and a half, and after that, I’d catch my parents crying when they were looking at pictures of Tyson. I thought, we got to get another dog. Then I found Randy, who is named after Randy Couture, another fighter. But I’m an only child, so he’s really Randy Smirnoff — the sibling I never had.”
More at Pets WebMD. Thanks to @DWTSGossip for the find.
We haven’t heard too much on Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff lately since she’s been in Russia doing a show and teaching, but, she’s very much out there. Check out these new photos below of her vacationing in El Dorado this past week. Beautiful. You can see more photos at Karina’s Instagram. Stay tuned. Karina will be dancing in Ballroom With The Twist soon. For scheduling, dates, and ticket information for the show, see this post. And Jim, this post is for you!
Hey All! Kristyn Burtt revealed some Dancing With The Stars Season 18 scoop today at her Red Carpet Closet site. She posted an instagram talking of how the show almost paired Peta Muragtroyd and Charlie White up last year. Karina was suppose to be with James Maslow. Also, Sharna Burgess was suppose to be paired with Bruce Jenner originally (which makes me wonder about him possibly dancing in season 19?). Be sure you check out fun fun tidbits here. She cracks me up with the way she did the video too. lol Go Kristyn!!
Karina Smiroff looked so pretty as she was spotted at LAX returning home from dancing in Russia…and happy too! Though too bad they couldn’t ask her some cool questions about dancing, her upcoming gigs with Ballroom With A Twist, etc., or her trip instead of bugging her about rumors on Maks and Jennifer Lopez.
We’re not sure on all of the pros from Dancing With The Stars who will be featured in this show officially, but, pictures at the link show Peta Murgatroyd, Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy, Tristan MacManus, Tony Dovolani, Karina Smirnoff and more as dancing in “Dancing With Desire” in Niceville, Florida on June 19, 2014. All the proceeds from this show will benefit children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc.). If interested in tickets, go HERE. Thanks to Tracey for the heads up!
Thanks to Jimmboe via Anna Meshina and Jessica via Boris Sorokin, below is more dance footage of Karina Smirnoff And Slavik Kryklyvyy dancing in Russia. You can view more videos at this link. Beautiful and so passionate!! Thanks Guys!!!
ETA: If you visit this link, you an view their other dance. Thanks to Jessica for sending!
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!