Tomorrow, March 30th, Tony and Martina are going to guest on the Anderson Cooper Show. Below are some teasers where they discuss their elimination, who they think will be voted off next, and who they think who win Dancing With The Stars this season. Tony also discusses his former partners…including a dicey part on Kate Gosselin. Ouch!! Lots more below. Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see the full interview.
Wow, how cool is this? Last week, several of us at Pure Dancing With The Stars sent Stuart Brazell and Elena Grinenko of Dance Junkies TV some questions for a new Tony Dovolani interview. They ask and he answers them below. This is so cool!! Check it out!!
Stay tuned. Dance Junkies TV will be releasing a new video on Sunday!!
Thanks Stuart, Tony, and Elena!!!! xxxx
Sometimes it’s so hard to let some couples go and such is the case for many of us with Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani!! What I loved is that Martina showed the world she is still very much out there, but, she is a legendary figure of a different kind now. We were all blessed to see a vulnerable and humanitarian side of Martina taking on the challenge of learning how to dance all in the name of helping the elderly and showing them they/we can still do anything they/we want despite age, challenges, illness, and hardships. Because of this fact, Martina will always be a winner and a legend to me and her light and message for people will always shine bright. Thank you TPTB (in more ways than one!) for giving us Martina!!!
So, below is Martina and Tony on the Jimmy Kimmel show last night….
Here they are on Access Hollywood. Tony remarked he was hoping to show America a different side of Martina. Don’t worry, Tony! You DID just that!!
Below is an On The Red Carpet interview….
From ET, her cast mates have nothing but wonderful things to say on Martina….
Stay tuned, we will have some Good Morning America coverage shortly!
UPDATE: And below is their Good Morning America interview. Tony made Martina feel like she was Princess every day. So sweet!!! Tony has some thoughts on the couples….
Friday, Tony Dovolani and Dancing With The Stars partner Martina Navratilova made an appearance at The Grove to shop and do a new interview for Extra. According the Daily Mail, the tennis legend “looked delighted to be promoting her dancing stint”. You can view more pictures of Tony and Martina at the link and at Zimbio Pictures.
In another cool news bite on Martina, this past week The Tennis Channel named her as the 4th greatest tennis player of all time. Below are more details…
Roger Federer has been named the greatest player of all time by America’s Tennis Channel.
The television network’s “100 Greatest of All Time,” a five-night series, aired this week and culminated Friday.
Federer edged Rod Laver for the top spot. Rounding out the top 10 were Steffi Graf in third, followed by Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras, Rafael Nadal, Bjorn Borg, Margaret Court, Chris Evert and Billie Jean King.
Stay tuned for another new interview coming soon with Tony. Dance Junkies TV will be interviewing him about Martina and more. Several of us submitted questions from Pure Dancing With The Stars which Stuart reports back that they asked. We’ll report on that new fun interview as soon as it’s posted. For now, here is a little promo….
ADDING: Below is a new interview with AARP!!! “Age is not a limit”!!
Steve Czabon of Yahoo Sports Radio interviewed Martina Navratilova. She and Tony will be rehearsing where she lives in Aspen, Colorado this week. They talk of her tennis accomplishments. She recalls her 74 wins in a row, etc. and her commitment and will to “prepare”. She says “winning” hasn’t been as important as “always doing and giving her best” which she plans to give to the dance floor. She would rather ‘play well and lose’ versus ‘playing lousy and win’.
Martina mentions Chris Evert and says she wouldn’t have been as good of tennis player without her and vice versa for how they “pushed” each other at the time. Chris was also one of the first of her friends to tweet and text her to tell her she was ‘a brave woman’ for doing Dancing With The Stars and wished her luck.
On why she decided to do Dancing With The Stars, Martina says the show has been asking her to dance for a number of years and Martina always said “no”. She’s always loved to dance, but, in heels and in front of people was one of her greatest fears. As an Ambassador to AARP, she’s always encouraging people to get out of their comfort zone and facing your fears, so she decided to do the same (“walk the talk”) and be an example by finally saying “yes” to Dancing With The Stars.
Martina also raves about Tony Dovolani in the interview and how fantastic he is. She’s “embracing” everything about dancing on the show …even the heels.
As for the other cast members, she thinks they are all terrified and the playing field is pretty even.
So far, Martina and Tony have been rehearsing 3-4 hours a day for 6 days a week. She discusses the differences between dancing and playing tennis so far.
Lots more of this super interview with Martina here.
Personal note: It’s interesting she and Tony are rehearsing in Aspen, Colorado this week. Let’s just say, living and training in “higher elevations” can have it’s advantages when it comes to sports, etc.
ADDING: By the way, Howard Stern made a recent crack about Martina wearing a suit instead of dress on Dancing With The Stars. Below is how she replied. From USA Today. I’m loving this…
The tennis legend has responded with a tweet that may further pique Stern’s curiosity.
“I hear my favorite radio guy Howard is wondering whether I will wear pants or a dress,” wrote Navratilova. “Howard — expect the unexpected!!”
Navratilova also addressed the general expectation that she won’t perform all that well: “So I hear I am the underdog for winning dwts. Been a while since I’ve been an underdog, but that’s cool. We will be ready come the 18th!”