Mark Ballas was a guest on the Bethenny show yesterday. He talks about his online dance battle with Derek Hough, Maria Menounos, and Amber Riley which happened on twitter on Thanksgiving day. Note how it’s not over. They plan to battle it out even more on Christmas. We plan to post the dance battles here and at Pure Derek Hough. So, stay tuned.
Hey All! How was your Thannksgiving? I hope you had a fun day!! So, are you ready to shop now on Black Friday? Yikes…I won’t be shopping, but, I’ll be working it this morning instead. Wish me luck!
So, just a few media starters today!! First, yesterday some “kitchen dance wars” were started at twitter between the Derek Hough and Maria Menounos families. While this was all going down, Mark Ballas and his family joined in on the action. After that, Amber Riley and her family dared them too. It’s hilarious and they are all so good…even dancing in their kitchens and living rooms. lol Be sure to see THIS POST at Pure Derek Hough to see them all!!
And speaking of Mark Ballas, he will be talking on the Dancing With The Stars Season 17 finale in a LIVE chat at Extra on Tuesday, December 3rd. If you’d like to ask him questions and listen in, bookmark this link.
Also, I’m not sure when this little Pop Candies interview with Tom Bergeron and Mark Ballas happened, but, they were asked about this past season of Dancing With The Stars and who they’d like to see dance in the future. Tom mentions William Shatner again, but, says he knows he’ll never do it. Poor Tom….he’s also asked some silly questions too. I don’t know how they keep their patience with the paparazzi sometimes.
Ok, more later!!xx
As previously reported, Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough won an Emmy last night for “Best Choreography”. Right before the Choreography Award was given out, he helped to choreograph and danced in a big “Luck Be A Lady/Get Lucky” production number right before it. Above you can see him pictured with Allison Holker. If you missed it, Pure Derek Hough has a video posted of it. It was spectacular to say the least and made the other performances of the night look mild in comparison.
Also, some of the other cast members of Dancing With The Stars were seen walking the Red Carpet and in the audience supporting Derek. Below you can see photos of Brooke Burke-Charvet and Carrie Ann Inaba. What do you think of these dresses?
Bruno Tonioli was also seen. He even had tears in his eyes when they announced Derek had won. So cute!
Derek’s friend and former Dancing With The Stars partner Maria Menounos graced the red carpet. Before the show began she was tweeting her support for Derek. I just had to post this picture being I think Maria was the best Dressed Woman of the night!!
Lastly, and wrapping up this post, below are some tweets from the cast (and fellow cast members from the past) congratulating Derek after he won his Emmy!! So cute! To you Derek Hough!!!xx
Gleb_Savchenko: “Amazing job and huge congratulations to @derekhough @DancingABC”
AnnaDemidova: “@derekhough Congratulations on winning the Emmy! So amazing! You deserved it !!!”
Edyta_Sliwinska: “Congrats @derekhough for winning the Emmy! Awesome to see great talent being rewarded.”
Karina_Smirnoff: “Congratulations @derekhough on your Emmy win! Amazing!!!! Yayayayay! Looking forward to toasting with you tomorrow! Xoxo”
CorkyBallas: “So proud of my BOY DEREK HOUGH Congrats winning the EMMY, Love U Derek @derekhough pic.twitter.com/0822B7XVWn”
PetaMurgatroyd: “Woohoo! Huge congrats to @derekhough tonight! Well done babe”
SharnaBurgess: “Big Congratulations and love @derekhough !!! A well deserved win at the #EMMYS always love your creative brilliance. #dwts xx”
LouisVanAmstel: “@derekhough congrats on your #emmy win for outstanding choreography! So happy for you…@DancingABC #DWTS17 #DWTS”
@HenryByalikov: “Congrats @DerekHough on your Emmy win for Outstanding Choreography @DancingABC !! #Emmys #DWTS wooo!!”
Sasha Farber: “@derekhough Unreal man, so happy for u, congratulations you deserve it.”
IamValC: “Congrats to @derekhough !!! Well done my friend
MarkBallas: “CONGRAAAAATS! @derekhough well deserved on your big win… Thx for the shout out too, love ya brother..”
PureDWTS Media Round-up: A Birthday Bash, Across Grace Alley Stills, A Floor Show In Australia, And A Benefit Gala
Just a little Dancing With The Stars media round-up!!! This weekend, Dancing With The Stars pros Derek Hough and Karina Smirnoff attended a big birthday bash for dancing alumni Maria Menounos. Julianne Hough and Shirley Ballas also attended the fun event as well as a total of 800 guests. Derek’s sister Katherine and baby were also there. It started at noon with a pool party and ended with a Hawaiian party. Below is Derek and Karina dancing together during the festivities.
You can see more coverage at Pure Derek Hough!!
Speaking of Karina, have you seen this instagram photo yet? The photo features some beautiful stills of Karina from her first movie role “Across Grace Alley“. With an exception to some sound adjustments from Ralph Macchio, it sounds like the movie is almost finished and ready to go. Well, we hope?
And moving down under! Pros Gleb Savchenko and his wife Elena Samodanova are currently in Australia. This weekend they gave a floor show and lecture. Below they Cha Cha and do a Paso Doble for the audience. Nice!! I need to add Elena to my Pro Wish List.
Lastly, remember dancer and ballroom instructor Adrianne Haslet-Davis who was tragically hurt and lost her leg in the Boston bombings? Dancing With The Stars plans to help and follow her on her journey of recovery. Well, on June 15th, you can help too. There will be a Fundraising Gala for her and her husband Adam Davis in Boston. If interesting in attending and helping them, visit Aurthur Murray Facebook and Authur Murray Event Bright for details and ticket information. Thanks to Tumbles for the heads up on this news.
And that makes this post a wrap for now! More later! xxx
Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff And Extra’s Maria Menounos Attend ‘Makeover for Mutts’ Benefit
Isn’t this picture sweet? Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff and former celeb contestant and Extra’s Maria Menounos attended Dr. Davis B. Nguyen and Much Love Animal Rescue’s ‘Makeover for Mutts’ benefit at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California this past week. If you’d like to see more adorable takes like the one above, see Getty Images.
Last night, Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd and Derek Hough graced the Red Carpet at the Safe Haven Premiere in Los Angeles, California. Not sure about Peta, but, Derek also attended the “Safe Haven” after party at The Terrace At Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, California as well. Peta is stunning in a pink chiffon dress while Derek is so handsome as always in a black and white suit. You can view more fabulous takes of them and other Dancing With The Stars related celebs like Chelsea Kane, Maria Menounos, and Samantha Harris also who attended these events at Pure Derek Hough, Zimbio Pictures, and Getty Images. And, of course, you can see JULIANNE HOUGH who plays one of the leads in “Safe Haven”!
Also, Access Hollywood interviewed Derek Hough on the Red Carpet. He talks of his new projects which he can’t reveal any information about yet, but, he’s excited. Derek also reveals he’s not sure he’s returning for the Spring season of Dancing With The Stars, but, he might return for the Fall season (For selfish reasons, I hope so. I want to see him dance as much as possible and I just can’t imagine the show without him.). You’ll be to catch that interview and others at Pure Derek Hough. Miss Heidi has the goods! Don’t miss it!! Keep checking back again because she keeps finding more coverage.
ADDING: Below Peta takes some pictures with fans. Also, Peta tweeted that her dress was designed by Dalia MacPhee!!
As always, Karina Smirnoff looks stunning….and even for bowling. This past weekend, she celebrated her 35th birthday with friend Maria Menounos at the Bowlmor Lanes in Tustin, California. You can view loads of beautiful photos of Karina and Maria in fine form at Getty Images. The Daily Mail also has a write up on this party. You can see the two of them bowling, playing basketball, blowing out birthday candles, and more.
Lots of Dancing With The Stars news on tap for today and what better way to start the day than seeing Karina Smirnoff? Last night, the dancing pro graced the Blue Carpet at the 2012 Do Something Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. What a gorgeous dress. I love the back. What do you think? Other celebs to attend were Maria Menounos, Lea Michele, Kristen Bell, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, and Bella Thorne to name a few. You can view loads of new photos at Zimbio Pictures. You can read on the night at Ace Showbiz.
As you might have read in a previous posting, Dancing With The Stars troupe member, Henry Byalikov has a dancing role in one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2012, “The Great Gatsby“. Henry also taught the leads Leonardo Di Caprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan how to dance for the movie. Below is a new interview he did for it on The Morning Show. They also go through his whole career so far full of major accomplishments. Check out how he’s been working on the new lead for “Strictly Ballroom: The Musical” as well. FASCINATING! A MUST SEE! And let’s hope he gets the new lead!! He’d be perfect!!
“The Great Gatsby” has a December 25th release date. I plan to see this, do you? I was a big fan of the first movie with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Below you can view the trailer. Thanks to @Elara38 for the help with this post!!
Another season, another cast…oh wait. Another season, with an old cast, of sorts. I am actually excited – didn’t think it was going to happen. I imagine the screaming will start shortly, however.
Anyway, tune in here at 10:30 pacific (1:30 eastern time) we’ll be updating as fast as we can and, of course, snarking as hard as we can. We will get snark out of Vogue if it’s the last thing we do. Come on, Vogue, you can do it!! If you want to see the announcement as it happens, I think you need to watch ABC.com
@ABCPublicity says on Twitter (will update if official page is different):
ETA 1: The general media is reporting this cast – let me know if I made any errors. They announced early and I was caught off guard.
ETA 2: After a moment to catch my breath…I’m digging this cast, with the huge exception of Bristol. And many people are going to have new partners, so they better ALL have new partners. If they stack it in Cheryl or Mark’s favor by giving them Gilles and Shawn, respectively?? I’ll be kinda pissed. Give Cheryl Drew since he’s been away for a while and put Mark back with Bristol. That said…can Shawn or Gilles win against the likes of Helio or Apolo?? I doubt it. Even without Julianne, those are two very likable dudes.
ETA 3: UPDATE From ABC Read more..