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DWTS Karina Smirnoff Graces Red Carpet At 2013 MTV Movie Awards, Attends Laker’s Game

Isn’t this a gorgeous shot of dance pro Karina Smirnoff? Last night, she was seen gracing the Red Carpet at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. If you’d like to see more, visit Zimbio Pictures. What do you think? I’m loving her shoes! :D

ADDING: You can also see Karina at a Laker’s Game with Lebron James at Getty Images.

April 15, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

If DWTS Season 14 Were a Beauty Contest…

…this pair might win in a walk. :-)  I do think it’s not fair of Maria to withhold beer in order to get her way on something. ;-) Of course, he probably is only wearing the Laker’s hat in order to taunt the Boston Fan Maria. The first two pics are from today’s Lakers/Celtics Game.

March 11, 2012 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS 13 Ron Artest Talks Dancing For A Cause And Has Cha Cha Cha For His First Dance

The LA Times has a great article up talking about why Ron Artest decided to dance on Dancing With The Stars this season. For one thing he couldn’t say “no” to his daughter Diamond who was diagnosed with cancer when she was four. In honor of how she fought the illness, he plans to donate the money he earns on Dancing With The Stars to the Cancer Research Foundation. The take below also mentions how Ron didn’t want to dance at first and how he even wanted to be eliminated the first round. But, he has since changed his mind and is seeking advise from boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. More below and at the link. Note too how he mentions having the “Cha-Cha-Cha” as his first dance.

It wasn’t just a case of Artest being unable to say no to his daughter. At age 4 in 2007, Diamond was diagnosed with wilms tumor, Artest said, a kidney cancer that affects children. So in honor of his daughter successfully fighting the illness, Artest said he plans to donate the money he earns on “Dancing with the Stars” to the Cancer Research Foundation.

That will include the $125,000 Artest said he’s making for appearing on the show beginning Sept. 19 and any additional money he earns should he advance in each round.

“That’s the only reason I’m doing it,” Artest said. “I’m doing it for a cause.”

Artest’s decision to join the show deviates from comments he made last season and this off-season. In March, Artest said he’d want to lose in the first round because “I don’t want to put my hips in a situation where I’m looking like Rick Fox.” Only a month ago after a stand-up comedy appearance, Artest said, “I play defense. I don’t know if I dance.” And late Sunday evening his publicist, Courtney Barnes, appeared amused in a series of text messages when asked whether Artest would join the show. Said Barnes: “He can’t dance.”

That’s why Artest said he and his unnamed partner have begun taking lessons and he plans to consult boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., who lasted four rounds in 2007 during the show’s fifth season.

“I’m doing the Cha-cha-cha my first week,” Artest said. “We’re going to get past [the first round]. I want to work hard and see where it takes me. I don’t know how far I’m going to go, but I’m going to try.”

August 31, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS 13 Cast Rumors – L.A. Laker Ron Artest To Trade His High Tops For Dancing Shoes?

Another on-off-on again rumor! A source told Charged FM this weekend that L.A. Laker Ron Artest is confirmed to dance on Dancing With The Stars this season. Note below how their source didn’t mention Dwyane Wade among the participants. I had a hard time believing the Dwayne Wade rumors anyway. So, if it’s true Ron is dancing (and I wouldn’t be surprised if it is being there is a NBA lockout and for how much his name as come up over the summer. He has also expressed loving the show), I bet he gets Cheryl or Anna as his partner. What do you think?

A source close to the highly-rated reality show confirmed to CHARGED that Artest or as he will soon be known, Metta World Peace, is one of the participants on the 13th season of DWTS.

The full cast will be announced on Monday, August 29th during ABC’s “The Bachelor Pad” and the new season will kick-off Monday, September 19th. Artest, known for his defensive footwork will see if those skills translate to the dance floor.

It will be interesting to see who else Artest will be competing against. One rumor has the Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade as one of the other cast members. However, the source we spoke to did not mention Wade amongst the list of participants.

Stay tuned for the Cast Announcement tomorrow night to see which rumors are true and which are not! ;)

August 28, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.