Dancing With The Stars Val and Maks Chmerkovksiy talked to Hollywood Today Live today. They talked about Maks’ engagement to Peta Murgatroyd (I loved what he said on how love changes you) and Dancing With The Stars. More below including talk on their new tour.
US Weekly has a cool feature on Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovksiy’s Masquerade-Themed engagement party last night held in New York City. Guests included Rumer Willis, Sharna Burgess, Tony Dovolani, Nicole Volynets, and Maks’ brother Val Chmerkovskiy. To read all about it and see some fun photos, see US Weekly.
Below you can watch Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd talk on her engagement to Maksim Chmerkovksiy with US Weekly. Sharna Burgess also chimes in with her thoughts.
Also, and speaking of Maks, he and Val are going on tour this summer. If you’d like tickets, see this link.
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.
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!
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…
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.
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.
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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This is so fun. Check it out!