Aww, it’s so good to see Peta Murgatroyd again as we haven’t seen much of her during the off season! If you go to the Daily Mail, you can see her walking in New York City with Maks Chmerkovskiy. I love her coat and shoes!! I love Maks’ coat too. Beautiful photos!
Tom Bergeron was a guest on the first “LIVE” Meredith Vieira Show today. He talks of his craziest Dancing With The Stars moment, the Super Bowl, Derek Hough, and more. He’s a kick as always! To see the full interview and episode, see MeredithVieiraShow.com. Note: Maksim Chmerkovksiy will be one of her guests tomorrow.
Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovksiy are to perform at a New York City Charity Skating With The Stars Gala! Below is more information on the event. For tickets, see Figure Skating Harlem or call (646) 679-3765. Thanks to Jennifer for the heads up!
FIGURE SKATING IN HARLEM CELEBRATES 18 YEARS OF
EMPOWERING NYC GIRLS BY HONORING GLORIA STEINEM AT
10TH ANNUAL SKATING WITH THE STARS GALA
ON MONDAY APRIL 13, 2015
Event to feature performances by Dancing with the Stars’ Mirror Ball Champions
Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
(New York, NY) December, 2014 — Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH) will honor women’s rights champion Gloria Steinem, Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek, and Feld Entertainment’s Nicole, Alana, and Juliette Feld at its 10th Annual Skating with the Stars Gala. The benefit event will move from the ice to the dance floor this year and be held at 583 Park Avenue on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 6:00pm. The evening will celebrate Figure Skating in Harlem’s one-of-a-kind education, health, and fitness programs for underserved girls while offering guests the rare opportunity to dance and mingle with some of the country’s great Olympic figure skaters including Sasha Cohen, Gracie Gold, Scott Hamilton, Michelle Kwan, and Kristi Yamaguchi. As a special treat, guests will enjoy performances by Dancing with the Stars’ Mirror Ball Champions Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Andy Cohen, Jessye Norman, Alicia Quarles, and Tamara Tunie (FSH Chair Emerita) will serve as this year’s Honorary Chairs; Celia Chou, Tracie and Scott Hamilton, Ellen Lowey, Tina and Terry Lundgren, Diana Taylor, and Vera Wang are among the Event Chairs.
“This unique evening brings together New Yorkers who believe in the importance of empowering girls to become strong leaders through a combination of sports, arts, and education. Honoring a trailblazer like Gloria Steinem is a perfect fit. She is known for her work with prominent African-American women who together knocked down barriers and opened doors for generations of girls like ours to reach their full potential,” said Sharon Cohen, Founder of Figure Skating in Harlem and a 2014 CNN Hero.
Now in its 18th year, Figure Skating in Harlem remains the first and only organization in the country that combines the power of education with the grace and discipline of figure skating to transform the lives of underserved girls. Through its unique programming, FSH provides NYC girls with innovative skating and education programs that promote academic success, physical health, and emotional well-being. Recent graduates of the program have gone on to Brown University, Howard University, Boston College, and others. The proceeds from this year’s gala will help launch a new STEM program and implement a plan for expansion beyond New York. FSH envisions taking its model program national by its 20th anniversary.
Sponsors of the Skating with the Stars Gala include Amway, Estee Lauder, Macy’s and Bloomingdales, and Consolidated Edison, among others. Tickets to the gala, which include cocktails, dinner, and dancing, start at $1,250. Sponsorship packages start at $5,000. All tickets are available online at www.figureskatinginharlem.org or by calling (646) 679-3765.
I’ll believe it when I see it. I don’t think Bruno is going anywhere and I hope he won’t! Here is more from Celeb Dirty Laundry via The Globe….
According to the December 29th edition of GLOBE Magazine, judge Bruno Tonioli is threatening to quit Dancing With The Stars if he isn’t given Len’s position when he leaves. But, the DWTS executives are uninterested in giving Bruno the raise (whether he deserves it or not). They have their sights set on controversial dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and are planning to give him the head judge’s position.
GLOBE reports, “Top brass have made it clear that they want someone with the same feisty attitude as Len – and Maks fits the bill perfectly. Now, after the snub Bruno is thinking it’s time he called it quits too.” One of GLOBE’s inside sources revealed, “Maks is a real hot head and craves being the center of attention. He’s convinced he is going to be the star of the show – and he doesn’t care who he hurts!”
More at Celeb Dirty Laundry.
Shall We Dance On Ice Coverage – DWTS Photos Of Sharna Burgess, Maks Chmerkovksiy, Dmitry Chaplin, & More
Tonight Sharna Burgess and Maks Chmerkovksiy will be reunited with their Dancing With The Stars Season 18 partners Charlie White and Meryl Davis to dance in “Shall We Dance On ice”. If you’d like to see some photos of them in rehearsals, see US Cellular Coliseum Facebook. You can also see Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, and Louis Van Amstel.
ETA: Diss On Skating Facebook has some rehearsal photos as well.
Stay tuned. We’ll try and have more coverage tomorrow!!
ETA2: If you visit the links above again, you can view some coverage of the show last night. This Tumbler page also has some photos. Diss On Skating Twitter also has some pictures such as the pic below. Note that “Shall We Dance On Ice” will air in February. Read more..
We’re back with more Flashback Friday!! YAY! I really enjoy looking back at the show, and would love to hear some of the things you remember from each season! Also, I am only posting one video per couple, and I’m trying to get as much variety of dances as I can.
All three of our judges were back for Season 2. Also back was Tom Bergeron. It’s not DWTS without Tom. Harold Wheeler and his Orchestra also returned, along with Pro dancers Louis Van Amstel, Ashly DelGrosso, Edyta Sliwinska and Jonathan Roberts.
Lisa Canning, Tom’s co-host for season 1 was replaced by Samantha Harris. Pro dancers Charlotte Jorgensen and Alec Mazo did not return for season 2. New pro dancers for season 2 were Andrea Hale, Nick Kosovich, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Cheryl Burke, and Anna Trebunskaya. Other changes was increasing the number of couples from 6 to 10, lengthening the show from 60 minutes to 90 minutes, and adding the Results Show.
KENNY MAYNE AND ANDREA HALE were the first couple eliminated, on January 6, 2006. They danced a cha cha, and here it is!
TATUM O’NEIL AND NICK KOSOVICH were the second couple eliminated, on January 13, 2006. They danced a waltz and a rumba. Here’s their waltz. Read more..
DWTS Gleb Savchenko, Cheryl Burke, Kym Johnson, Karina Smirnoff, Maks Chmerkovksiy Attends ‘Summer Spectacular Under The Stars’
Awww, check out Gleb Savchenko, Cheryl Burke, Kym Johnson, Karina Smirnoff, and Maks Chmerkovksiy! Last night, they attended the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness’ annual ‘Summer Spectacular Under The Stars’ at a private residence in Beverly Hills, California! To see more fun photos, see Getty Images in the links below. Beautiful pics!!
Who knows if this news is true or not? Though note how TMZ has been a good source for Dancing With The Stars pre-season rumors for several years. Read on for more….
Sources connected with the show tell us … they’ve made an offer to Julianne to become the 4th judge … the other 3 are coming back. We’re told the 2 sides are in negotiations and are expected to make the deal.
Julianne left the show years ago to pursue an acting and singing career, but it’s been rough going … particularly “Rock of Ages” and “Footloose.” We’re told her commitment to DWTS is only a couple of hours a week, so she’ll still pursue acting.
And there’s this … our sources say Maksim Chmerkovskiy wanted the judging gig and wanted it BADLY … and he’s really pissed he didn’t get it and has made it known to producers.
I hope this is true. I love Julianne and I’m an even BIGGER fan after the Move Live on Tour! I’m also glad the three regular judges will be back.
ETA: Heidi here…TMZ has updated the story and removed the bit about Maks. I think someone made a phone call – perhaps Maks will still get his shot at a guest judging moment. But maybe not. Who knows?
ETA2: “Sources” talk to E News on Julianne and if she’s coming on as a 4th judge. Apparently, she hasn’t signed on…yet. A rep for ABC won’t comment. More below and at this link.
HQ Photos Of DWTS Karina Smirnoff, Sharna Burgess, Val and Maksim Chmerkovksiy In Ballroom With A Twist
Playbill has some awesome high quality photos of Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff, Sharna Burgess, Val and Maksim Chmerkovksiy from the Westbury, New York Ballroom With A Twist show. 55 shots in all. You can see some backstage pics as well. Be sure to check them out if interested.
If interested in seeing a show in your area, see this link.
DWTS Karina Smirnoff, Sharna Burgess, Val and Maksim Chmerkovksiy Light Up The North Shore Music Theatre In Ballroom With A Twist
What a great night it must have been for the lucky fans at the North Shore Music Theatre in Massachusetts last night. They got to see Karina Smirnoff, Sharna Burgess, Val and Maksim Chmerkovksiy in Ballroom With A Twist. Special thanks to Karina and fans at twitter Ann Dwan, Stephanie Davis, Monica Vogelsang, Mary Grimmer, and Lisa Davis, below is some fun coverage on the night. If you’d like to see the show in Boston or any future shows coming up, see our Ballroom With A Twist schedule for tickets and information. Too fun!!
And…. Read more..