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    Leeza Gibbons & Tony Dovolani - Season 4



    NAME:
    Leeza Gibbons

    PROFESSION:
    Talk Show Host

    PARTNER:
    Tony Dovolani

    BACKGROUND:
    Former host of Entertainment Tonight, Extra and her self-titled daytime talk-show, Leeza, the TV/radio personality currently hosts the nationally syndicated radio program, Hollywood Confidential. Leeza is also the founder of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering empowerment and education to caregivers and their loved ones diagnosed with any memory disorder.


    NAME:
    Tony Dovolani

    ACHIEVEMENTS:

    * 2005 and 2006 World Rhythm Champion
    * 2006 PBS American Ballroom Challenge Rhythm Champion
    * 2006 Emerald Ball Open Professional American Rhythm Champion
    * 2005 Ohio Star Ball American Rhythm Champion
    * Current world and undefeated United States Open champion

    CELEBRITY PARTNER:

    Leeza Gibbons

    STATS:
    Style: Latin
    Nationality: Albanian
    Based in: New York
    Status: Competing with Elena Grinenko

    BACKGROUND:
    Tony partnered the WWE wrestler Stacey Keibler in Season 2. The couple came in third place. In Season 3, Tony's partner was country singer Sara Evans. The couple had to withdraw in the middle of the competition for personal reasons.

    Born in Kosovo, Tony began folk dancing at age three. When he was 15, his entire family moved to the United States and Tony got the opportunity to attend a Fred Astaire Dance Academy. From that moment on, he knew he had found his passion.

    Since that time, Tony has traveled the world and won many championships. Tony also had a featured role in the hit film Shall We Dance and spent time coaching Jennifer Lopez.
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    I will find myself humming/singing the "Entertainment Tonight" theme while watching her.

    She's my "doesn't have a chance to win, but I will root for her" pick.

    And E.T. has gone WAY downhill in the years since she left. It's steaming refuse now. They don't even PRETEND to be even slightly journalistic now.

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    I always have liked Leeza. I'm going to be cheering her on just for that.
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    This should be a good team. Leeza has a terrific personality and is in good shape for her age. And, Tony is both a wonderful dancer and seems to be a good teacher. He was so good natured and supportive with Sara Evans last season, he won points with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aname;2256986;
    This should be a good team. Leeza has a terrific personality and is in good shape for her age. And, Tony is both a wonderful dancer and seems to be a good teacher. He was so good natured and supportive with Sara Evans last season, he won points with me.
    I agree completely with what you said. Leeza has always seemed to be a very upbeat positive person and she exudes such a warmth that you can't help but like her. I think her and Tony are a great match!
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    Unexpected, but very interesting choice. Leeza's got a great personality and seems to put her all into everything I've seen her get involved in, so I think I'll enjoy watching her this season.

    Her partner is Tony Dovolani. Well, I have no special opinion about him, one way or the other. But he was cheated out of a possible full season last year, and since I like Leeza, hopefully he'll have a better season this time. He deserves a chance to go as far as he and his partner can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aname;2256986;
    This should be a good team. Leeza has a terrific personality and is in good shape for her age. And, Tony is both a wonderful dancer and seems to be a good teacher. He was so good natured and supportive with Sara Evans last season, he won points with me.
    I've always like Leeza too. And I agree with you about Tony. He was so kind hearted towards Sara last season. I'll be rooting for her as well
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    My sentimental pick for all the reasons others have posted. They probably won't win, but I hope they do well. I like Tony's choreography and his way with his partners.

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    You know, I actually think it would be great if they replaced Samantha with Leeza, now that I think about it. Leeza would be great in that role, though I also think it would be a waste of her talents.
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    I just love this couple. Leeza has such a delightful personality and Tony is adorable and a real sweetie. They getting better every week. I hope they stay and don't get eliminated too early.

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