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2013-04-08 12:20:59

Paul McDonald to Sing National Anthem to Kick Off 37th Annual Charitable Event LONG BEACH, Calif., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Dancing with the Stars" professional dancer and popular cast member Maksim Chmerkovskiy will bring his ballroom flair to the 37th Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race as grand marshal of the long-running, prestigious charitable event. Chmerkovskiy will be joined by singer and former "American Idol" contestant Paul McDonald, who will open the race by performing the...

2012-04-24 02:25:39

PURCHASE, N.Y., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 29, Dancing With the Stars performer Maksim Chmerkovskiy will host the Propel Zero Just Dance Off, a live tournament using the popular Ubisoft game Just Dance 3. The tournament, held at the historic El Capitan Theater in the heart of Hollywood, and home of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, is open to the public. Fans of Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Propel Zero are invited to attend this complimentary, family-friendly event from 2 to 5 p.m....

2012-04-10 02:23:49

PURCHASE, N.Y., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Propel Zero announced today a Facebook contest inviting fans to upload a photo of their best dance moves for the chance to dance on-stage with Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy at a live event on April 29. The Propel Zero Just Dance Off, a live tournament using the popular Ubisoft game Just Dance 3, will be held at the historic El Capitan Theater, the home of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, located in the heart of Hollywood, Calif. The Facebook...

2011-06-16 07:15:00

Prestigious Yankee Classic DanceSport Features Championships To Benefit AdMeTech Foundation's Dance for a Cure CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the AdMeTech Foundation: WHAT: Prestigious national ballroom competition Yankee Classic stages professional celebrities of the ABC TV megahit show Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) in support of the AdMeTech Foundation's quest to create Manogram(TM): Life-saving imaging for men. Yankee...

2009-09-27 21:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Champion dancers Mark Ballas and Maksim Chmerkovskiy hopped from the ballroom to the barnyard today to compete in the first annual Choco Milk Milking Challenge and send an udderly important message: children should drink milk. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090927/CG82599-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090927/CG82599-b) The dancers found themselves in an unfamiliar venue paired with unlikely partners. The...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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...