As we reported to you in an earlier posting, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Kirstie Alley (along with her dance partner Serge Onik), Daria Chesnokova, and Elena Grinenko all took part in Dance With Me USA’s Fall Fantasy Showcase last night in Brooklyn. According to the Daily Mail this morning, Kirstie “shimmied, shook, and waltzed her way through two energetic performances”. One follower of Kirstie’s that attended the event said Kirstie danced like a champion and Maks would have been proud of her. From the looks of these pictures, I would say go. You can view more photos like these at the Daily Mail link and also at Wire Image.
Kirstie was also given flowers after her dances. Doesn’t she look incredible?
Also at the event was The View’s Sherri Shepherd (who has also been rumored to dance on Dancing With The Stars for several season’s now). Below is a take of her and Val after he “disrobed” for one of his dances. *sigh*
You can see more pictures of the event as well as reading some fun LIVE commentary from Sherri HERE.
What a night! If anyone has any video footage, be sure to let us know.
ADDING: HERE is a video of one of Kirstie’s performances thanks to @DawnMarchioni at twitter. Below is some coverage with Tony for Extra. He interviews Kirstie on the show, her thoughts on Dancing With The Stars Season 13, and more.;
Last Saturday, Anna Trebunskaya & Tony Dovoloni danced for the Brian Anselmo Memorial Foundation’s “Dancing With The Stars” fundraiser. The two danced beautifully and rocked the event. See what I mean below. Aren’t you glad we have dances like this to tie us over until the new Season begins? Go Anna and Tony!
Hi!!! How are all of you Pure Dancettes today?? Just a few media updates. First of all, would you like to guess which pro-dancer this is? Answer will be revealed in the comment section tomorrow sometime.
Next, and special thanks to PureDWTS fan Evaine, here is Maks with a new “Dance with me Soho” update. He tells us what he’s been up to and introduces Tony as his new partner in his dance studio ventures. They both are shooting a really HOT photo shoot that I can’t get enough of. I want too see more. Maks has disabled the embedding, but, you can SEE IT >>>HERE at his You Tube Channel.
Special thanks to PureDWTS fan Figmentation for more news on the “Same Sex Couple” idea. It sounds like ABC is canning the idea for now. Here is a take from Celebuzz.
After toying with the idea of including a same-sex couple on the next season of Dancing With the Stars, ABC has abandoned the notion, PopEater’s Rob Shuter reports.
A source within the network tells Shuter that the plan fell through after Ellen DeGeneres’ wife Portia de Rossi turned down an offer to appear on the show and ABC was unable to come up with a non-controversial replacement:
“If Portia had agreed then this would have been a done deal. She was the only star that could have pulled this off without completely offending the program’s conservative viewers.”
Now, the source adds, producers have decided to hold off on the idea for a few years, hoping that cultural attitudes change, and don’t plan to “rush into creating a same-sex dancing couple just to get attention and publicity.”
In other DWTS ideas and possible contenders, what do you think about the idea of Lindsay Lohan as a contestant next Season? I’m kind of negative on the idea. It depends if she’s kicked her drug habits and done her time. Though that is controversial in and of itself being she’s never had to fully serve it. Why, I don’t know? Don’t the courts realize how much they are hurting her by letting her have her way? But, here is Kyle Massey’s thoughts. He’d also like to see Oprah and Kayne West do the show. Oh boy, not sure on the Kayne West idea either.
Speaking of Kyle, he and Lacey helped with “Skating With The Stars” this past week. Unfortunately, the couple they helped had to back out since one of them was sick. From The Examiner. I love Lacey’s advice on how every “move” should mean something and be performed with intent. So true.
‘Dancing with the Stars’: Kyle, Lacey coach ‘Skating’s’ Brandon, Keauna — One of the most popular pairs from Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars appeared again on television Monday night. Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer were brought in to coach Skating with the Stars’ competitors Brandon Mychal Smith and his professional partner, Keauna McLaughlin.
Mr. Smith and Ms. McLaughlin visited the dancing couple in the dance studio. There, they learned about choreography. Lacey Schwimmer told Brandon Smith that every move had to mean something. Each move must be performed with intent and tell part of the story the routine was trying to convey to the audience.
Although the skating pair seemed to gain ground from the Dancing with the Stars duo, unfortunately illness prevented Brandon Smith from competing live Monday evening. His partner, Keauna McLaughlin was in costume and ready to perform in case he appeared at the last minute, but he did not. Instead, ABC ran a video of the pair’s last rehearsal, shot on Sunday.
If you are in Las Vegas on Dec. 10th, be sure to check out Karina Smirnoff as she is planning to join the Chippendales and host “Ultimate Girl’s Night Out”. Here is take from Vegas News. Check the link for ticket information and more if interested.
On Friday, December 10, the Men of Chippendales – the global icon in women’s entertainment – will be joined by Karina Smirnoff of Dancing with the Stars, as she celebrates her new engagement with girlfriends and also hosts The Ultimate Girls Night Out!.
Karina will join the Chippendales onstage as part of the show’s ongoing celebrity guest host series which has recently featured The Bachelor winner Vienna Girardi and model/actress Estella Warren. In addition, Karina will be escorted on the red carpet by the iconic men who have recently been voted the Best of Las Vegas 2010 – Best Male Revue by both editors and readers of the Las Vegas Review Journal. A fan and media favorite of the hit ABC television show, Karina will be joined by a group of girlfriends, all coming to Las Vegas to celebrate her recent engagement to Major League baseball pitcher, Brad Penny, at Chippendales.
Movieline has rated their Top 10 Reality Shows for 2010. They’ve put “Dancing With The Stas” at #10. Here’s why…
10. Dancing with the StarsTV’s schmaltziest hour of dance and pseudo-fame is usually worth a couple episodes of actual entertainment, but this year, Bristol Palin’s relentless survival turned the show into a musical remake of Network. Fans rioted, ratings boomed, dignity died, and viewer outrage felt as flammable as one of Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s leisure suits. Though Jennifer Grey won the season, it was Bristol Palin’s weak hoofing and dictatorial reign that made for violently good TV.
I promised….I am not going to say a word. lol
Lastly, here is Chelsey and Kym on Access Hollywood doing a promo for their “Dancing” workout DVDs. Margaret Cho joins them as well.
Ok Kids, that is all for now. Though if you haven’t done so yet, don’t forget to VOTE in our “End of The Season Awards” >>>>>HERE!! Also, a reminder to VOTE in the “People’s Choice Awards” as well if you want to see the show and your favorite dancers win an award(s) this year >>>>HERE!!