And this article mentions Maks/Karina guest dancing on Burn the Floor on Broadway:
Recently engaged "Dancing With the Stars" pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff are sashaying their way onto yet another reality TV show. The series, which will focus on the couple, is set to bounce between L.A. and NYC, where they'll star in Broadway's "Burn the Floor" this summer. Says Smirnoff: "The show's just us trying to have a normal relationship being in the entertainment industry and opening a studio together."
And what one of our other dancers is up to:
DWTS couple Chmerkovskiy and Smirnoff join Broadway's Burn the Floor
Dancing With the Stars couple Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff have signed on to perform for 3 weeks of Broadway's limited 12 week engagement, the international hit Burn the Floor. The romantically linked couple will be part of a cast that collectively holds over 100 Latin and Ballroom dancing titles in a musical/dance event that creater Harley Medcalf calls "a showcase that is a fusion of the wonderful traditions of ballroom dancing, a combination of the sensuality, discipline and commitment of the dancers, with the technology, creativity and energy of a rock and roll production."
From the telecharge website, "Burn the Floor, the electrifying Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular that has thrilled audiences in over 30 countries takes it's audience from Harlem's hot nights at The Savoy, where dances such as the Lindy, Foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter where the Cha-Cha, Rumba and Salsa steamed up the stage..It's Ballroom dance with a sexy 21st century edge.
The show runs July 25th through October 18th with an official opening date of August 2nd. But be forewarned. Maksim and Katrina are only scheduled to appear for the first three weeks, July 25th through August 16th so if you want to see this charismatic couple you'll have to book your tickets early and for those specific dates.
Maksim and Karina join a cast of noted dancers including: Henry Bayalikov ("Superstars of Dance"), Sharna Burgess ("So You Think You Can Dance"), Kevin Clifton (International IDSF Open Champion), Sasha Farber (three-time Junior & Youth Latin Australian Champion), Jeremy Garner (six-time Australian Amateur Latin finalist), Anya Garnis ("So You Think You Can Dance"), Gordana Grandosek (Italian Open Champion), Patrick Helm (Welsh Open Champion), Sarah Hives ("Dancing with the Stars"), Melanie Hooper (two-time Australian Professional Latin Champion), Peta Murgatroyd ("Dancing with the Stars"), Giselle Peacock (four-time U.S Champion), Sarah Soriano (British Open Championship – Youth Latin American), Damon & Rebecca Sugden (three-time Asian Pacific Ballroom Champions), Damian Whitewood (Australasian Champion), Trent Widdon (Australia's "Dancing with the Stars") and Robin Windsor (Ballroom & Latin International finalist).
I had heard that they weren't going to make Footloose the dancing flick it was, which probably means (as many remakes) it will be a disaster. Wasn't that the whole point of the movie in the first place?
Julianne Hough Joins Footloose Remake
Let's hear it for the girl: Dancing with the Stars pro/America's sweetheart Julianne Hough has signed on to the Footloose remake, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Hough will make her film debut opposite Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) in the project, which is tentatively scheduled for a 2010 release. Crawford replaced Zac Efron, who dropped out of the movie in March.
It's unclear at this point if Hough and Crawford will play Ren and Ariel, the roles made legendary by Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer in the 1984 original. Maybe not. Variety is reporting that the studio is planning "a more mature approach to the material than in the original Footloose."
What does that mean exactly? Top hats and opera gloves? A retirement community?
Our best guess: Footloose 2010: The Year We Make Eye Contact moves the action from Kansas to Orlando, where Ren works at Sea World instead of a grain mill and Ariel's dad is a ballroom-dancing coach (Louis van Amstel, call your agent!) instead of a minister. It's not dancing that's banned, it's unchoreographed dancing. The kids sneak off to the Okefenokee Swamp to participate in some unison-free moves under the moonlight. Sounds... terrible, right?
Please make me a liar, Kenny Ortega; we're holding out for a hero!
Julianne Hough: Not Quite Ready to Get Footloose
Not so fast, Julianne Hough; your spot in the upcoming remake of Footloose isn't quite a done deal yet.
Despite reports that Hough had pretty much secured a starring role alongside Chace Crawford in the movie, the New York Post reports that the Dancing With the Stars cast member may be in danger of losing the part—because she can't act.
A source tells the paper that Hough's audition "was so bad, the producers sent her off to take acting classes. She's scheduled for another screen test August 1."
Not that she's totally out of the running. "They definitely like her, but the producers know they need a real actress for the movie to work," the insider continues. "She's a pretty girl who can sing and dance, but so was Mariah Carey, and we all know how Glitter turned out."
With unintentionally hilarious consequences? Is that such a bad thing?