Tag: maksim chmerkovskiy

Maks & Val & Peta, Oh My! Their Tour Starts Tomorrow

And as if this terrific trio weren’t enough, “SYTYCD” finalists Koine “Koko” Iwasaki and Chris “Kiki” Nyemchek will be there, too! Starting tomorrow night in Springfield, MO, and reaching 47 more cities before a grand finale in Las Vegas, NV, this quintet of dance-on-TV royalty (plus seven more of L.A.’s best dancers, nbd) promise a […]

"DWTS" Week 7 Recap: This Is Halloween

“Dancing with the Stars” was basically designed for Halloween episodes, what with its emphasis on stage fog and amazing-bordering-on-insane costumes. But while we were expecting lots of delectable treats from last night’s Halloween spooktacular—including the first round of team dances, always a good time—we weren’t expecting the ep’s final trick: a double elimination that actually […]

"DWTS" Week 4 Recap: Thanks for the Memories (and Please Pass the Tissues)

Not to pull a Captain Obvious or anything, but the “Most Memorable Year” episode of “Dancing with the Stars” is always, um, super-memorable. Each celeb performs in a number that recalls (often painful or extremely difficult) personal memories, and the result is an emotional doozy. Celebs are crying, pro partners are crying, I’m not crying, […]

"DWTS" Week 2 Recap: The First Cut Is the Deepest

“Dancing With the Stars” doesn’t mess around—we’re only two weeks in and the eliminations have already begun. Not to mention, it seems like everyone is injured. But the show must go on, as it did last night. After all, there’s a Mirrorball at stake! From the rhinestones, to the spray tans, to the first elimination […]

"DWTS" Week 1 Recap: Dancing in [an ABC Studio Version of] the Street

It’s fall! The leaves are changing, everything everywhere is pumpkin-spice flavored—and “Dancing with the Stars” is back on the air. For the 25th time. Season TWENTY-FIVE, y’all: Here we go. To get us excited about the latest crop of freshly spray-tanned celebrities, “DWTS” opened its premiere episode last night with a jam-packed number that felt […]

And the "DWTS" Season 25 Pros Are…

Drumroll, please! It’s crazy to think that it’s “Dancing with the Stars” time again. Wasn’t it just a few days ago that Rashad Jennings was crowned the Season 24 winner? (Tbh, we’re still mourning Normani Kordei’s loss—not to mention Heather Morris’ very, very premature exit.) Ah, how time flies when TV’s crowded with fabulous dance […]

A Special Day With Tony, Maks and Val

Today’s guest post comes from Francesca Harvey, a student who came to NYC recently with Live! Starring…You!—a pop-culture media organization that trains teen reporters to cover people in the spotlight—for National Entrepreneurship Week. Tony Dovolani and brothers Maksim and Val Chmerkovskiy have been famous in the ballroom world for a long time. It’s only in […]

Guess Who's Back?!

With the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” Season 18 less than a month away (March 17!), fans are buzzing about all the changes taking place. For one thing, longtime music director Harold Wheeler and his orchestra won’t be returning. And neither will co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet—she’ll be replaced by Fox Sports reporter and Season 11 […]