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Maks Chmerkovskiy Talks On Relationships, Tony Dovolani Talks About Being A Judge On Dancing With The Stars

Maks Chmerkovskiy talked with People about his relationship with Peta Murgatroyd. It take some effort to keep seeing her being she’s on tour, but, they are happier than ever. He also says he and Val never disagree on anything with an exception to politics. More below and at the link.

Chmerkovskiy, 35, says he and his on-again/off-again girlfriend, who have been romantically linked since 2012, could not be happier. “Everything’s amazing,” he gushed. “She’s awesome.”

As for another of relationship that scores a perfect 10, the bad boy of ballroom told PEOPLE that he and brother Val – DWTS’s reigning champ – have never squabbled, not even as children: “You grow up with constant reminders [from your parents] that, ‘When we … die, it’s just the two of you.’ You can’t be fighting. … We never fought. We never argued.”

There is one exception to their harmony. Chmerkovskiy notes, “We’ve disagreed on some political issues. I am [a] very right[-wing] kind of type; he’s very liberal.”

Tony Dovolani also talked with People about wanting to be a judge on Dancing With The Stars and he thinks he’d make a great one (hmmmm, I’m not liking the sounds of that idea at all).

“I would love to judge, and I think I would be a great judge,” Dovolani told PEOPLE at the 10th anniversary party for Dance With Me, a chain of dance studios co-founded by Dovolani’s fellow DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

“Considering I’ve had so many different partners, I know the road that every single one of those partners has taken. It’s not like I’ve always had the ringers,” Dovolani said, making a convincing argument for why he could follow in the footsteps of Julianne Hough, who moved from the ballroom floor to the judges’ table in 2014.

“I’ve had the challenges. I’ve had the ringers. I’ve had the ones that needed to be worked on. [I’ve had] the ones that were going through tough times in their lives. So I feel like I would be a great judge,” continued Dovolani – who has previously partnered with NeNe Leakes and Leah Remini, and who took home the All-Stars season’s Mirrorball Trophy with Melissa Rycroft.

Even if he doesn’t become a judge in the immediate future, Dovolani still plans to remain part of the ballroom competition: “I think my dancing shoes are still not done,” he said. “I can do whatever they want me to do because I love the show. I love what it represents. I love what it does for people. So in any capacity that I’m involved with Dancing with the Stars, I’m very happy to do it.”

More at People.

August 3, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd And Maks Chmerkovskiy Pictured In New York City

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!

January 21, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars 2014 Cast Christmas Photos

Did you all have a Merry Christmas? It looks like the cast of Dancing With The Stars had a good one. Below are some instagrams from them all or their families. Each and everyone of them gave me an awww moment. See if they give you one too…

December 26, 2014 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS19 Week 4 Peta Murgatroyd And Tommy Chong Rehearsal Interview

This is a fascinating Access Hollywood rehearsal interview with Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd. We not only get to see them in action practicing for their new “Jail House Rock” dance, you can listen to Tommy tell on his connection to “Wolf Of Wallstreet”. Go Tommy and Peta!! Here’s to Monday night!

ETA: You can read a new Tommy Chong at TV Guide. He talks of what it’s like working with Peta so far, their tango, their new dance, and more. Be sure to read the full interview at the link. He’s a “hidden gem” for sure like Sandy commented.

What are you and Peta working on for this week?
Chong: The jive! [The theme is] “Most Memorable Year.” My most memorable year was the year I spent in jail, so we’re doing “Jailhouse Rock” — er, Jive. As soon as I finish this interview I’m on my way to rehearsal.

Are you nervous about doing the jive for the first time?
Chong: No, I’m not nervous at all. I don’t get nervous. I wish I did. Even the last dance we did, I never got it right until the time I had to get it right, and I think everybody else but me was nervous. I wasn’t nervous because I knew, I’ll pull it off eventually. … I’ve been onstage all my life, so it’s really hard to even fake nervousness.

You seem to be one of the audience favorites this season. Are you surprised by all the support you’ve gotten?
Chong: Not so much surprised as grateful. I’m not taking anything for granted. I’m not taking the fan support for granted. I think the minute you do that, then you lose. The minute you go in there thinking that, oh, you’ve got it in the bag, that’s when it’s not in the bag. So, every time I hear people tell me, you know, I’m supporting, I thank them. … Because I know the only way I can win is with the fan support. I can’t win just based on my good looks and talent.

October 4, 2014 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Peta Murgatroyd Attends Knott’s Scary Farm Celebrity VIP Opening

First Julianne Hough and now more fun pictures with Peta Murgatroyd. Last night, she attended the Knott’s Scary Farm celebrity VIP opening at Knott’s Berry Farm on October 2 in Buena Park, California. For more photos, click on the pictures.

October 3, 2014 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Promo Shoot “Behind The Scenes” (Photos)

If only we could be a fly on a wall at the new promo shoot for Dancing With The Stars Season 19!! So far, below are some pictures for what’s coming out on social media to maybe get a glimpse for what’s maybe happening “behind the scenes”. Let’s hope the pros, judges, etc. will tweet out more pics soon!! If they do, we’ll update this post. So, keep checking back.

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And these additions… Read more..

August 28, 2014 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Pros Talk With Access Hollywood, Watch Them In Rehearsals For Cast Reveal

This is so fun. Check it out!

August 27, 2014 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Extra Interviews DWTS Pros After The Pro Announcement

Great interview!! Karina Smirnoff, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, and Cheryl Burke talk on the new season, new pros, and more!

August 13, 2014 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars – Winning Freestyles Through the Years, Part Three

On to part 3!! Where everything became “supersized”. :-) Be sure to watch part 1 and Part 2 so you can get the full history.

Season 13 – JR and Karina. I remember not being overly impressed by this one at the time, possibly because I saw so many moves that I had seen in Derek’s previous dances, not that they belonged to him or anything. But in retrospect, it’s quite good and it’s certainly the best of the season. Loved the ending bit the most. :-) Read more..

May 18, 2014 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. :-)

James Maslow Writes On The Switch Up Dance And His New Goals For Dancing With The Stars

At Parade.com, James Maslow writes about this past week’s Jive with Peta and rehearsals leading up to it. He pulled some muscles in his hamstring, so, it made rehearsing that much more difficult. He also talks of the Switch Up dance this week and what he thinks he needs to do next to get a “10” from the judges. More below and at Parade.com.

We’ve got a couple more tricks left, but if I want to stay in this competition. I think I’ll need to do something new and exciting in order to get a 10 from the judges. I think it’s going to take a combination of really perfecting technique, performance, and difficult choreography. I think we had most of those factors last night, but obviously technique wasn’t perfect and I think that as the weeks go on I’m going to continue to get better and hopefully have something that moves the judges. And that might take a more emotional piece over a high-energy piece, they seem to really enjoy those.

Going into the switch this week, for the most part I’m just going to try and do my best and hopefully have a conversation with whoever my dance partner is today and say, “look, I know this score doesn’t help you out, but please do your best to make it a killer dance.” And I think they will, because I don’t think they want to look bad ever, so that works to my advantage. Strategy is just to work as hard as I can and hopefully get what I need from them, and if not, work extra time on my own. I have no clue who I’m dancing with yet, or what the dance is, but I’ll tweet about it unless they tell us otherwise.

April 2, 2014 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.