The fun in Las Vegas continues! Over the weekend, not only did they have a birthday celebration, Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke attended the Simon G Soiree at the Four Seasons Hotel. For more pictures of this event, see Getty Images. Note how former Dancing With The Stars contestant Gilles Marini was also in attendance.
I was hoping Getty Images would post some pro shots of Cheryl Burke’s 30th Birthday Party at the Tao Beach in Las Vegas yesterday and they did!! Below are Dancing With The Stars pros Cheryl, Sharna Burgess, and Mark Ballas posing (and dancing!) on the red carpet. Be sure to see any of the Getty links for more fun photos.
Cheryl Burke has made a statement at her facebook page about the recent People article about conquering her weight issues. She thanks everyone for all the positive comments. She also comments on the criticism along the way saying, “I’ve had a very public struggle with the press and their comments about my weight for a number of years now, but I want to make it clear that this isn’t about them. Yes, I have been hurt by their criticism, but I’m only human. This wasn’t some drastic change I made overnight. I’m not caving in to the pressures of Hollywood, as some of you have expressed your concern that I might be, and I’m certainly not starving myself.” She continued saying, “It’s not about chasing a number on the scale, and it’s not about Hollywood. We will all face criticism throughout our lives, no matter where we live and what we weigh. So if you’re struggling with that, you’re not alone.” To read more from Cheryl, see this link.
Also, Cheryl is currently in Las Vegas. She’s holding a 30th birthday party tonight at the Tao Beach. Sharna Burgess posted this instagram below of she, Cheryl, and Cheryl’s sister Nicole who are already celebrating. Note that Sharna has a birthday coming up soon as well on June 21st. Beautiful! These dresses are gorgeous too! I just wish I could see their SHOES!
Wow, there’s been such great coverage of the POMs Juice Blends Party In Las Vegas with our pros of Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff and Cheryl Burke. Now Zimbio Pictures has uploaded some pictures of them having fun at the event. You also don’t want to miss seeing Vegas News as well for some coverage and high quality pics. They write that this is their last appearance before the Dancing With The Stars Cast Announcement.
Also, if you didn’t see our previous postings on this event, be sure you do so here and here. Too fun and here’s to Wednesday when we see them and the rest of our pros in their fine form again! WOO HOO!
Dancing With The Stars pros Cheryl Burke and Karina Smirnoff helped to celebrate and launch ‘POM Juice Blends’ at the Encore Beach Club at The Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday. According to Herald Online, “The dancers led the record-breaking stunt as revelers kept a beach ball in the air for 125 consecutive passes without letting the ball touch the ground.” Awesome awesome! And they both looked incredible too!! Check out a slew of pictures at Getty Images.
What do you think about Cheryl’s new haircut. I like it! But wow, Karina!!
ADDING: Here’s some video coverage. Cheryl and Karina both talk of Dancing With The Stars a little and tease us about it at the end. Cheryl says it’s the best cast. Karina says she got her “dream partner” this season, hmmm?? Thanks to @isabelladelrinh and @dwtsgossip for the find!
Doesn’t Brooke Burke Charvet look fanstastic? The Dancing With The Stars co-host was seen at the 2013 MAGIC Convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas over the weekend. I always love her taste in heels. To see more, visit Zimbio Pictures. Stay tuned! Brooke will be on The Better Show today which we’ll try and post footage later.
UPDATE: And below is Brooke on The Better Show today (I think this is a repeat)! She catches us up with her summer and talks of saving cats. She also talks of Dancing With The Stars a little mentioning who she’d like to see on the show. Again, she wears the BEST HEELS! Read more..
Do you like Hip-Hop dancing? I love it, but, I tend to love every style of dance…even Square Dancing. Yes.
Speaking of….our Miss Sharna is currently in Las Vegas, Nevada judging the USA Hip-Hop Dance Championships. The Las Vegas Sun interviewed her to get her thoughts about it and why she thinks this style of dance is so popular and how it and the dancers are inspiring to her. Being open to new things is an important part of growing and you can tell in her dancing on Dancing With The Stars. Do you agree?? Here is more….
Why do you think hip-hop dance is so popular worldwide?
I think it’s relative to two things. The evolution of hip-hop dance styles and their popularity runs parallel with the evolution of hip-hop music and its growing culture. It’s been around since the late ’70s, early ’80s, but it wasn’t until the 2000s when hip-hop culture began spreading worldwide.
And, as a result, the music and dance styles were no longer an underground thing. The world knew about them and the world fell in love with them.
The other thing that’s had a huge impact on hip-hop styles spreading internationally is social media. Hip-hop is American born, but the likes of YouTube has made it possible for kids in Asia, Europe and Australia to watch any style, to watch and learn from the greatest dance innovators of today.
It’s become accessible for anyone to watch and be inspired.
Why do you take time out of your busy schedule to judge the championship?
My first year with Hip-Hop International was last year, and I fell in love with everything I witnessed. I was truly inspired by these dancers, and not just because of their skill level and creative innovation.
All the crews had a camaraderie with the utmost respect for one another. They were united by an incredible love and dedication to their craft.
They lived and breathed hip-hop, and many had overcome life struggles and difficulties to be the dancer they are. It is a room full of true artists. That is something very special — and something not to be missed.
Lots more at the Las Vegas Sun including some pictures and videos! ADDING: You can also view some video and pictures of Sharna with Hip Op-erational – the world’s oldest hip hop dance crew, from New Zealand at this link.
Also, if you haven’t read our recent interview with Sharna, you can so at this link. Go Sharna!!
For fans of Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy, be sure to check Getty Images today!! They have pictures of the two brothers and dance pros of Dancing With The Stars arriving at the Liquid Pool Lounge at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on June 27, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada to help promote Olay Body Wash. The Daily Mail has a write up on the event as well with even more pictures, but, don’t forget how they can sensationalize things as you read.
Stay tuned. We may have more with these two later.
On June 19th Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess and Cirque Du Soleil’s Paul Kirkland attended the Industry Voice Awards which recognizes dancers and choreographers in the entertainment industry! Below they answer questions about why they attended. Sharna answers questions about this past season on Dancing With The Stars. Sharna wanted Zendaya to win, but, thought Kelly was brilliant and deserving for the win. Paul answers questions about how he created 4 numbers for the Michael Jackson One show in Vegas (I so want to see this show!!).
PureDWTS Exclusive: Sharna Burgess Reflects & Talks On DWTS 17, Gives “Michael Jackson One” Show Review
Hi All!!! Sharna Burgess talked with us recently about the new changes for Dancing With The Stars Season 17. She also reflected on the past season of Dancing With The Stars and what her first year was like as a pro. Sharna was also gracious enough to give us a sneak peek into what the new “Michael Jackson One” Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas is like one of which I’m dying to see and maybe you are too? Lots more below with our beautiful Sharna and we thank her once again for taking time to answer a few questions. Without further ado….
1. Hey Sharna!! How are you and how are you feeling after your first season as a Pro on Dancing With The Stars? Is it everything you hoped it would be?
It was amazing!! It certainly lived up to what I had hoped and Andy surpassed any expectations people had of him. Truly I enjoyed every moment, creatively and emotionally it was challenging rewarding and beautiful.
I don’t think I could ever have prepared myself for the weekly roller coaster of not knowing if my decisions were the right ones, if my choreography was enough or did my concept make sense. Wondering when it would come together or did I have to re think everything. It always came together because Andy is such a superstar, he truly helped me make my ideas come to life. I also couldn’t have guessed that I would make the emotional connection I did with Andy. He was such an amazing person to get to know and become a part of his life.
2. How are you feeling about the new changes coming to Dancing With The Stars next season? Whatever happens, many fans like myself just hope you’ll be returning. Read more..