Latest Karina Smirnoff Stories

2011-03-07 05:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kerrie Hopkins of Namezook is again using her unique discipline of Onomalogy, the study of names and their characteristics, to analyze the outcome of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars." Hopkins' comprehensive name dissection is based on unique spelling, segmental phonemes, syllable structure, word fragments, and distinct characteristics or "name markers." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110131/DA39126LOGO) Because of her meticulous and...

2009-09-21 08:55:59

Former couple Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff argued before and after their dance performance at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday, a witness said. The Dancing with the Stars professional dancers, who also recently appeared together in the stage show Burn the Floor, announced this month they had ended their engagement. They were going at it, screaming at each other, an eyewitness told E! News. He said she was taking too long in hair and makeup. It got kind of loud. However,...

2009-09-16 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In recognition of national ADHD Awareness Day, "Dancing with the Stars" performer and professional dancer, Karina Smirnoff, is adding her voice to the growing attention about adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by sharing her personal experiences for the first time and advocating for others to seek evaluation and appropriate treatment. Karina is partnering with Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty...

2009-09-10 18:30:29

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff, who recently broke off their engagement, are to dance at the Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said. The Dancing with the Stars and Burn the Floor professional dancers dated for about a year. Smirnoff's publicist confirmed this week the couple had called off their wedding plans. However, CBS announced Thursday they are scheduled to dance together in a segment honoring dance in reality television on the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards show at the Nokia...

2009-09-08 14:51:02

Karina Smirnoff's publicist says the Ukrainian-born dancer has broken off her engagement to fellow dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. I can confirm that this is true, Smirnoff's representative told People magazine, without offering any further details about the split. The Dancing with the Stars and Burn the Floor co-stars dated for about a year and announced their engagement last December. Smirnoff previously dated actor and DWTS contestant Mario Lopez.

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...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'