Even though Maksim Chmerkovskiy has taken breaks from Dancing With the Stars before, it’s hard to imagine the show without him on a permanent basis, but apparently Maks is so done with the show. Who knows if this is true forever, but he does seem pretty serious this time.
And you know what? It makes sense. He is engaged to Peta Murgatroyd and they are expecting their first child together soon, so it is perfectly valid and actually refreshing that he would want to focus on his family life even though he has a red hot career on such a popular reality TV show.
Last night on Little Women: LA, Terra Jole faced some frightening complications during the C-section birth of her second child (thank goodness we know all is okay, real time!). It didn’t help matters that charming hubby Joe Gnoffo suspiciously scheduled himself to be “out of the country” just days before the blessed event – something Terra was none too happy about.
Also, Jasmine Sorge has apparently gone through deep counseling to get over her very serious issue of not being a dog-person, because she’s back on the scene this week looking smug as ever as Christy McGinity all but BEGS her to be allowed back into the friend group. I’m sorry, but Jasmine being the gatekeeper of who’s “in” and who’s “out” among these ladies is just laughable. Not to mention, it’s totally the position Jasmine has been vying for since she first appeared on the scene. I half expected her to rise up from the cafe chair after her conversation with Christy, shouting maniacally, “THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!!!!” – Highlander style. This chick is slithery.
It’s so crazy that Terra Jolethrew herself into Dancing With the Stars just a couple weeks after giving birth to her second child. I’m a (relatively) healthy person and I feel like I would die from the rigor of competing on Dancing with the Stars, so I have no idea how a new mom is able to do that so soon. So it’s really not at all surprising that Terra opened up about how strenuous the show is on her body.
Not only is Terra a mother to a newborn, but she is also a little person, so she really has a lot to manage when it comes to competing in such a physical competition. And even with all that, she is still doing very well on show.
I have no idea why people hate on Amber Rose. It’s cool that she’s made a career solely of being herself. I know that’s common these days, but Amber is definitely one of the best at it and I cannot knock her hustle. Plus, she actually has some articulate things to say when it comes to social issues. I know Amber is not an entertainer in the traditional sense, but she is making some major moves and going on a world tour.
No, Amber is not taking her new moves from Dancing With the Stars to do some sort of performing. In fact, Amber is going to do what she does best and just be Amber – which is apparently worth a lot since she is reportedly getting paid $8 million to do this.
Some of our favorite reality TV stars were spotted out and about (all over the country!) and on the red carpet this week. Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandovallooked dapper as he attended The Buzzies, BuzzFeed’s Pre-Emmy party.
Kim Zolciak and Brielle Biermann have been doing press in NYC for the return of their show, Don’t Be Tardy. They stopped by the AOL headquarters, with Kim literally busting out of her top. Also out and about in NYC: Yolanda Hadid (minus a bra) and daughter Bella.
Terra Jole and Amber Rose were spotted behind the scenes prepping for Dancing With the Stars. Meanwhile, over in Atlanta, Kandi Burruss attended ESSENCE And Johnson & Johnson’s Path To Power event. Also below: Kim Kardashian in Florida (and missing a shirt), Snooki and JWoww in NYC, and more!
Terra Jole is the littlest contestant to ever compete on Dancing With The Stars, but she’s not letting her height or the recent birth of her son stand in her way!
Terra and her pro partner, Sasha Farber, performed a Jive in the season 23 premiere. The Little Women: LA star decided participating in DWTS was important both as a challenge to herself and to “hopefully to show other people with disabilities that anything is possible.”
To put it mildly, it is tough to be Ryan Lochte these days. Sure, he is a wealthy, Olympic medalist so life can be worse, but he has been through the ringer in the media. Everyone is disappointed in Ryan for lying about getting robbed at gunpoint, so wasn’t surprising that he joined Dancing With the Stars to rehab his tarnished image. Unfortunately for the swimmer, that’s not going well so far, since protesters rushed the stage during the premiere episode.
If anyone needs to be on this show, it’s Ryan Lochte. Undoing his poor reputation, is going to take a lot of effort and I’m not just talking about nailing his routines on the dance floor. This is going to be a rough road ahead if he survives elimination. No matter how you feel about the Olympian, you have to admit that it was probably scary to encounter those protesters.
Maksim revealed to Us Weekly about why he decided to return to DWTS after sitting out two seasons. “I was on tour with my brother Val this summer. I finished, dillydallied for a while, and I was like, “I want to move a little! So, short of taking f–king salsa lessons, I might as well go do Dancing With the Stars!” My tenure on DWTS was constantly tumultuous. There was always negativity. But this tour was a very cathartic experience. It focused on life through dance, how we got here. Things that bothered me before no longer did.”