Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy were on The View today!! They talk about taking a shower together for Dove (what? lol), Val’s new clothing line, Dancing With The Stars (Maks will say “yes” if he’s ever asked to judge full time) and much more. To watch a clip and the full episode, see this link at the official site of The View.
In case you missed Karina Smirnoff on The View today, she talked about “relationships” with Whoopi, Sherri, and Barbara. They ask her about her two engagements. Karina explains how they didn’t work out and why she gave the ring back. Karina also adds that this is one of the subjects she writes of in her new book and everything she learned from those experiences. Most importantly, she learned to be a “better person”.
Karina does great job at co-hosting. She’s full of heart, sincere, and fun….and she’s radiating in yellow too. You can watch more of Karina in this episode in full at The View.
Speaking of Karina, Charlesg315 You Tube recorded her dancing with Maks Chmerkovskiy in Forever Tango. This is fun too. Thanks to @DWTSMaksimFans for this find…
ADDING: Thanks to Jimmbboe, here is the first segment for International viewers….
Hey, just a little heads up for Karina Smirnoff fans! Monday, August 12th, she will be helping to co-host The View. Jim, get your DVR and You Tube ready. Here is more from ABC Medianet.
MONDAY, AUGUST 12 – Karina Smirnoff (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”) guest co-hosts; Rob Lowe; “Barbara learns to make an omelet” with Chef Rocco DiSpirito.
I love Rob Lowe too. I wish he would dance on Dancing With The Stars.
Hey All! For those interested, be sure to watch Friday’s episode of The View at their official site. Ralph Macchio helped to co-host. In the introduction, they talk of his movie “Across Grace Alley” which stars his former Dancing With The Stars partner Karina Smirnoff. They also show of clip from the movie which shows Karina dancing with the little boy from the movie. It’s truly beautiful and mesmerizing. Be sure to watch it HERE. Sorry, still no word yet on it’s release.
For all of our previous updates on Across Grace Alley, see this link.
On a side note: Doesn’t Ralph look fantastic? I also couldn’t believe he has a 21 year old daughter now. She’s also an actress and has a role in the movie “Girl Most Likely”. You can see them together at it’s premiere at Zimbio Pictures.
Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd flew to New York City right after they had a day to rest from their elimination on Dancing With The Stars. Above is Peta while waiting for a cab. You can see more pictures of her at Zimbio. Tall boots, black leather leggings! I love this look!!!
Also, if you missed Peta and Gilles on The View yesterday, you can see the full episode at the The View’s official site here.
Today Sherri Shepherd and company of The View interviewed Karina Smirnoff And Apolo Ohno. Apolo jokes that he is still trying to figure out why he said “yes” to doing Dancing With The Stars again. They talk of the competition….especially for how Joey and Kym are talking smack. Lots more below including some dancing with the two. They look SO GOOD! What do you think? Wow, Monday can’t come soon enough, Guys!
According to a new ABC press release, Dancing With The Stars pro Karina Smirnoff will be a guest on The View Monday, July 30th. She’s always been so good about explaining new things about Dancing With The Stars. Now let’s just hope this isn’t a repeat which they sometimes do in the summer time? Picture above is of Karina at the Lisa Blue Mercedes Benz Fashion Show courtesy of Zimbio Pictures. Also, our Miss Heidi will be LIVE blogging the Dancing With The Stars Cast Announcement today which will take place at 10:30a.m. Pacific time. So, STAY TUNED!
Joan Rivers, Karina Smirnoff (ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars”), Woody Harrelson (“Bullet for Adolf”), Cybill Shepherd (“The Best Man”), Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”) and Edward Norton (“The Bourne Legacy”) will all be featured JULY 23 — AUGUST 3 on ABC’s “The View” (live weekdays; 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET; broadcast live in stereo; CC; TV-14). Plus, don’t miss Mario Cantone’s hilarious recap of Season 15, and a special musical montage featuring some of the most hilarious, outrageous and most talked about moments.
Scheduled guests for the week of JULY 30 — AUGUST 3 are as follows (subject to change):
MONDAY, JULY 30 – Joan Rivers; Danielle Steel (author, Friends Forever); Karina Smirnoff (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”).
UPDATE: This is a “NEW” broadcast according to Zap2It. Thanks to Jimmbboe for doing some more digging on this. He’s my Karina Smirnoff helper.
Today they showed rehearsal footage of Val and Sherri rehearsing for their Tango tonight on The View. “Pull, push, pull, push”! Val explains Sherri’s obstacles and maintaining her frame and “Bye bye Val”. lol More below…
Alright kids – so on Tuesday, I counted down my picks for the bottom half of this season, and heard some great feedback from you guys. Now onto the top half…and my prediction for the winner!
6.) Sherri & Val – Let me remind you guys that these rankings are certainly NOT a ranking of who is and isn’t my favorite, and really just who I think has staying power and who doesn’t. That said, Sherri gets on my last nerve – and I know I’m not alone. That right there could be her biggest obstacle this season: just completely turning people off with her loud, in-you-face personality. I noticed many of you commented that you either put Sherri’s media clips on mute or didn’t watch them at all because Sherri was so annoying – can you imagine if that’s what she’s going to be like every week on DWTS? If she manages to not turn off the viewing audience, she has a big advantage in that she gets more media exposure on a daily basis than any of the other cast members this season – she’s on a popular morning show on a major network. And what demographic do you think that morning show really caters to? The same middle-aged female demographic that does the bulk of the viewing of DWTS. Even if she can’t blatantly promote herself on The View for votes on DWTS, just the fact that she’s got daily exposure will keep her fresh in people’s minds. She also seems to have had some…ahem…”preparation” prior to the start of this season. She’s definitely moving better than the average celeb with 3 weeks of training already. Will it really give her an edge in the long run? Probably not a huge one, as I’ve always been of the opinion that a naturally-talented dancer (like Jaleel or Roshon) will always have an easier time picking up dance moves & choreography than a better-prepared celeb that’s not so much of a natural mover. As for her pro – I think the jury’s still out on Val. I don’t think we really got a good idea of what he’s capable of last season, so I think this time around will be the real test. There’s also the potential vote splitting in play – that’s another factor that I’m not sure we got to see play out last season. If both Val & Maks’ partners stick around for awhile, will vote splitting come into play? Could be an interesting variable in the competition.
5.) Donald & Peta – Seeing what I have of Donald in interviews & rehearsals so far, I daresay he might be the most determined celeb this season – he’s talking about reviewing rehearsal tapes, special diets, marathon practice sessions, the works! But the very thing that gives him an edge could also be his downfall: being overly determined. As paradoxical as it sounds, being too determined can almost be as detrimental as not caring at all – I’ve found that couples who are desperate to win often reach a point where they put too much pressure on themselves and flame out…a good example is Aaron Carter. Remember the post-rumba meltdown in the confessional? Too much pressure on yourself, dude. I think they can also turn viewers off, too – the stench of desperation is not a pleasant one, and viewers can totally tell when a celeb has stopped having fun and just entered the “wayyyyy too competitive” territory. However, if he can strike a nice balance between being determined and also just enjoying himself, I think he could be a big force to be reckoned with – of the 3 other NFL players who did the show while they were currently playing for a team, the lowest any of them have placed is 4th. Perhaps because they’re still in peak physical form? Athleticism has obviously proven to be a huge asset. Then there’s the famous NFL fanbase – and in this case, he’s got a very unique one backing him: the “cheeseheads”, or Green Bay Packers fans. A lot of people don’t know this, but the Packers are the only team in the NFL that is non-profit and publicly-owned – meaning that there isn’t some wealthy individual or corporate entity that claims ownership of the team. As a result, the Packers have remained a very “small town”-type team, with a surprisingly large legion of fiercly loyal fans. I’ve witnessed it firsthand, as many of the people in my office are originally from Wisconsin and the big talk of Donald waltzing away with the trophy began mere hours after the cast announcement (I actually have an official wager going with our GM…maybe I’ll go into further detail in another post ). In short – these are some WICKEDLY DEVOTED fans. I would even say they could give the Steeler Nation a run for their money. I’m definitely fascinated to see how it plays out As for Peta…she, like Val, isn’t truly battle-tested, so we may finally get to see what she’s made of this season. If Donald could strike the right balance of competitiveness & fun, if the cheeseheads can put together an efficient voting effort, and if Peta can create some great routines…these two could be a bit of a dark horse to win. Read more..
The View has released some backstage video of Sherri Shepherd dishing on her first rehearsals. She says she’s been rehearsing for “weeks”…”every day for five hours”…and even on Saturdays and Sundays (one eye raises up. I’m not saying a word). Val is diplomatic and says she’s absolutely wonderful even though she keeps stepping on his feet and hitting him in the face. She wants her dancing to speak for itself and her work put into it. More below on the dancing shoes she’s collected, the costuming (Courtney, you will love this part being she mentions the Niecy Nash promo dress), and lots more.
Adding: And below is a new dress rehearsal interview with her and Val. Let’s hope we get more of these soon with the other couples….