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2009-07-26 11:21:28

Ukrainian professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he and fellow Dancing with the Stars performer Karina Smirnoff have delayed their wedding plans. Chmerkovskiy, 29, said between the dancing couple's involvement in the ABC dance competition and a limited run in the Broadway production Burn the Floor, he and Smirnoff are simply too busy to get married now, People.com reported Saturday. We don't plan (the wedding), Chmerkovskiy said. We're (working) 14 hours a day. This is our life right...

2009-07-25 15:48:09

The Broadway dance show Burn the Floor is set to begin a 12-week engagement in New York, Playbill reported. Playbill said the stage production's limited run at the Longacre Theatre will begin Saturday with its first preview before several dance and music celebrities take to the stage in the show's Aug. 2 opening night. Among those in the production are Henry Byalikov of Superstars of Dance, International IDSF Open Champion Kevin Clifton, vocalist Ricky Rojas, musician David Mann and Sharna...

2009-07-16 08:30:00

CINCINNATI, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Luvs baby diapers, a trusted name in baby care, today announced that they've selected Tony-Award winning actress, "Dancing With the Stars" contestant, and host of Oxygen Network's current hit, "Dance Your Ass Off," Marissa Jaret Winokur, to serve as spokesperson for their "Take A Stand" initiative, a fully-integrated marketing campaign for the brand that kicks off in September 2009 that rallies moms to take a stand against paying too much on everyday...

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2009-06-19 10:41:51

Dancing with the Stars veterans Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff have signed up to appear in the Broadway engagement of Burn the Floor. Producers of the show described it as the Latin and ballroom dance spectacular that's been setting stages ablaze around the globe. Chmerkovskiy and Smirnoff are billed as special guest stars for the New York run of Burn. 'Burn the Floor' offers the rare opportunity to see Maks & Karina dance together live for the first three weeks of the 12-week...

2009-06-06 12:05:00

Professional dancer Cheryl Burke, known for her performances on the U.S. TV series Dancing with the Stars, says she enjoys her new figure. The 25-year-old dancer, who recently showed off her new thinner frame while frolicking on a beach in St. Lucia, said after being criticized for her added weight, she made a strong effort to shed those excess pounds, People.com reported Friday. I gained a few pounds and everybody was talking about it last year, Burke told People magazine. But taking it off...

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2009-06-03 10:23:46

French actor and Dancing with the Stars runner-up Gilles Marini has undergone surgery to fix a shoulder he injured on the TV dance program. I am out now, Marini said in an e-mail updating E! News about his operation Tuesday. Shoot, it hurts. LOL. It's the post-Cheryl Burke treatment. LOL. Marini, 33, is married with two children. He is best known for his roles in Sex and the City: The Movie, Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money, Criminal Minds, Windfall, The Bold and the Beautiful and Passions.

2009-05-21 07:05:00

Top Athletes Use Energy Muse Jewelry As Their Lucky Charm LOS ANGELES, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- It was more than just the skip in their step and the twinkle in their toes that synched the win for Olympic medalist Shawn Johnson and partner Mark Ballas on Season 8 finale of "Dancing With the Stars." Both Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas have faithfully worn Energy Muse Luck Bracelets -- designed to boost luck and clarity -- during the last two weeks of the competition including the season finale...

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2009-05-20 09:32:11

The U.S. cable television network Oxygen has announced plans to air a new dance/weight loss competition series called Dance Your Ass Off. The casting special Dance Your Ass Off: The Weight is Over is set to premiere June 16, with Tony Award-winning actress and former Dancing with the Stars competitor Marissa Jaret Winokur serving as host. The half-hour special gives viewers a glimpse into the lives of the contestants who have had issues with their weight and hope to dance to unleash their...

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2009-05-19 22:21:18

Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson was declared the Season 8 winner of Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Johnson, 17, beat out fellow finalists Melissa Rycroft and Gilles Marini and their professional dance partners to take home the coveted mirrorball trophy. This has been the most amazing experience ever. ... Thank you so much, Johnson said upon learning she and her partner Mark Ballas had won. Host Tom Bergeron said this season's competition was the closest ever with less than...

2009-05-14 06:16:00

LOS ANGELES, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Choreographing several television series and films--including American Idol, In Living Color, Hannah Montana, Austin Powers and The Miss America Pageant--Carrie Ann Inaba has established herself as an icon in the world of entertainment. Not only is this former "Fly Girl" famed for her choreography, she is also making headlines for her style. Stunning in floor length figure flattering silk gowns with a Grecian vibe, Aidan Mattox is Inaba's favored brand of...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.