Dancing With The Stars pros Karina Smirnoff and Cheryl Burke will each be throwing New Year’s Eve parties in Tampa, Florida and Hollywood, CA. If you’d like to attend Karina’s party, see this link (and there is a pretty picture of her there too). Below is the information for Cheryl’s party. Let’s go…to both! 🙂
PureDWTS 2013 Kelly Monaco, Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, And Derek Hough Celebrate New Years At The Act Nightclub
Pictured above is Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, and Kelly Monaco!! The three dancing stars along with Mark Ballas were in Las Vegas last night to attend the New Years Eve festivities at The Act Nightclub. You can see more fun photos of them at Pure Derek Hough as Heidi has a full round up and other fun things!!! Thanks to Dona for the image above.
As previously reported Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff is holding a New Years Eve Studio 54 themed party at the Catalina Hotel in Miami, Florida tonight. Above she takes a pre New Years Eve toast. You can see more fabulous photos of her at the Daily Mail (courtesy of Splash News) in a bikini and lounging around at the hotel here. Gorgeous (cute shoes too!)! Jimmbboe will love this post! John might as well. Happy New Years! 😀
Picture above courtesy of Karina at twitter.
UPDATE: You can go to World Red Eye to see some stunning new photos of Karina at her party last night. Check out her “Happy New Year” tiara!!!! Beautiful!!!
Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff is holding a New Years Eve Studio 54 themed party at the Catalina Hotel in Miami, Florida. She’ll also be turning 35 the next day. Karina plans to go all out. Here is more from Miami.com.
“When I was younger my friends and I would celebrate the night of Dec. 31 and then finish by the morning of the 3rd,” she says from Los Angeles. “But now sometimes people are too overpartied. They’re like, ‘Oh, it’s too close to New Year’s Eve. We need to do something chill. We’re still recovering!’ ” The Dancing with the Stars pro also gets occasionally cheated out of good gifts.
“What’s this combined-present thing?” she says, laughing. “You can’t go that route with me. I can understand the thought process, but you need to go all out. Don’t double it. Triple it!” As fantastic as Smirnoff looks, she also isn’t crazy about aging: “A lot of people say, ‘Oh this is so exciting.’ No! It was exciting turning 25. Counting how many years you’ve been alive? I don’t like that at all.”
South Florida also has an article up with Karina about her New Year’s festivities which includes times and ticket information. She also gives a few more details on her new movie directed by Ralph Macchio. Here is a take…
The movie tells the story “about two people who have a chance encounter which gives them a new perspective on life.”
Although she admits the flick, also starring veteran actress Marsha Mason, may be a bit of a tear-jerker, Smirnoff says it’s about finding peace within yourself and helping others in life. “It leaves you thinking and hopeful.”
Macchio and Smirnoff, who were partners on Season 12 of “Dancing with the Stars,” have a family-like bond and will often hang out for family dinners and on holidays. However, watching him as a director was a new experience.
“Seeing him behind the cameras was definitely memorable and very cool…honestly, the whole filming process was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.”
I’m really looking forward to this movie, are you? More at South Florida where Karina also gives her New Year’s resolutions.
Pictured above today as the Grand Marshal of the 123rd Tournament Of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California is our Dancing With The Stars champ J. R. Martinez. The Pasadena Sun reports J.R. sat in an open car as fans cheered and waved. On the last four days visiting the city, J.R. said, “The people are so nice and so accommodating. I can see why this tradition continues.”
If you didn’t get to see J.R. in the parade, you can do so at KTLA. You can also view a recent parade preview with J.R. where he talks some on Dancing With The Stars here. Below is a clip of J.R talking about the honor of being Grand Marshal from CBS Los Angeles.
Thanks to Jazortega for the picture above!!