JR Martinez on Dancing With The Stars

JR Martinez, Iraq war veteran, was crowned the winner of Dancing with the Stars alongside his partner, professional dancer Karina Smirnoff, last night (22.11.11). He wowed the judges with his dancing, throughout the 10-week competition and overcame an injured ankle in the final weeks of the popular dance contest.

JR Martinez also former All My Children actor, beat reality star Rob Kardashian to scoop the mirror ball trophy with his dance partner.

“First and foremost, I want to thank everybody who voted for us for 10 weeks. Thank you America for believing in us.”-Dancing With The Stars winner said upon hearing the news.

Earlier in the evening, there was a shock when Ricki Lake and Derek Hough were eliminated after the first round, despite winning 30 additional points and topping the leader board with the judges’ scores. Dancing With The Stars two-hour finale show also included appearances by this season’s former contestants including actor David Arquette, singer Chynna Phillips and activist Chaz Bono, son of singer Cher.

JR Martinez was serving in Iraq in 2003 when the US Army vehicle he was driving hit a landmine. He suffered severe burns over 40% of his body and had dozens of operations during his three-year recovery.

“There are a lot of challenges we go through in life. Unwillingly, we are put into situations, like what happened to me in Iraq. And like this, I willingly joined the show (Dancing With The Stars).But with those challenges, you have to continue to maintain a positive attitude. You’ve got to believe in yourself. I proved to myself that I really can accomplish a lot of things when I’m willing to put my mind to it.”-JR Martinez said.

Congrats to the winners!

Kylie and Kendall Jenner in their own Reality Show on E!

Kylie and Kendall Jenner in their own Reality Show on E!

The teenage sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner will have their own reality show on E!

Kylie and Kendall Jenner will feature in three spin-off programmes on the E! Network, which also airs the shows of their half-sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian.The cable channel is considering creating the spin-off episodes from the already popular reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which features the whole family.

Kylie and Kendall Jenner have previously made brief appearances in the reality show but have not taken centre stage in their own program before. Discussing the future of the Kardashian franchise, Bonnie Hammer, Chairman of NBCU Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios, said it would continue as long as it is relevant.

“I think it will have its own life expectancy and we’ll just go along with it and help hone what’s right for E! and what’s not right for E! as we develop a whole other world.”-she said.

It is thought that Kylie and Kendall’s brother Rob Kardashian, who made it to the final of Dancing with the Stars earlier this year, is also in talks to star in his own reality show.

Kylie and Kendall Jenner in their own Reality Show on E!

A reality show stars: Kylie and Kendall Jenner with the rest of the Kardashians.

Kirstie Alley Loses 100 Pounds And Walks The Runway

Kirstie Alley Loses 100 Pounds And Walks The Runway for the Zang Toi Spring 2012 fashion show that is part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 13th. Alley looked absolutely beautiful in blue as she wore an elaborate, rhinestone-adorned gown to close the designer’s stunning show. During an interview with “Entertainment Tonight” Alley talks about her mind blowing weight loss, telling, “I’ve lost 100 pounds. I feel like I’m back in my element and not wearing a suit, a bad suit. And I honestly didn’t even realize what I looked like too much.”

This “Dancing with the Stars” alumni began transforming her body during the show. Right in front of America’s eyes she was revealing a smaller shape each and every time she performed. During the taping of the show she expressed her new found love of eating right and working out every day. She finally noticed that her body was completely changing and she couldn‘t be any happier.

Before starting “Dancing with the Stars” Alley reveals that she had bought the same dress in different sizes and knew that she wanted to fit in the smaller size dress. “Right before I did ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ I bought these dresses in size 14 to 4, the same dress, and I said, ‘You know what I really want? I really want to be in this dress in a 4!”

When Alley was asked what are her thoughts about plastic surgery and would she ever consider it, she simply responded, “I haven’t had plastic surgery but here’s the reason: People do plastic surgery to make you look younger. I don’t think it makes you look younger. I think it can make you look weirder.”

Now with her new body shape, will the male lovers come knocking on her door? Alley has made it crystal clear that she is not looking for anything serious nor long term. She states, “This is what I think about sex. I think it’s fun to hookup every night for six months. Then it’s time to move on!”

Alley has struggled with her weight publically for many years. She would lose the weight and become the spokeswoman for Jenny Craig for many years. But it seemed as if she would always gain the weight back plus more. Now the 60 year old actress has proven herself that at any age you can transform your body to the way you want it to look like. Let’s hope that now she will remain to keep a healthy lifestyle.

Note: The photo above shows Kirstie Alley looking fabulous before the fashion show and during the fashion show.

Rob Kardashian Signs With Dancing With The Stars

There has been tons of rumors going around regarding who will be the new stars on DWTS: Season 13. WE’ve heard it all from Mike Tyson to Snooki to Rob Kardashian to Christina Milian and the list goes on.

While the rumors of Jersey Shore “Snooki” joining the DWTS family have recently been denied; it was CONFIRMED that Rob Kardashian will be joining DWTS Season 13.

Rob will be the second Kardashian to join the DWTS cast. Big sister Kim Kardashian was the first to premiered on DWTS in 2008. However, she didn’t do as well as we all would have hoped for and was one of the first stars to be eliminated. With Kim’s big wedding day right around the corner, there had to be some negotiations made so that the wedding and DWTS filming would’t clash. With all that sorted out Rob signed on the dotted line confirming his spot on DWTS Season 13. Rob previously made some comments regarding the rumors of him joining DWTS team. Check out what he had to say…

Rob Kardashian:

“I saw something today on my Twitter which said that me and some other people were maybe going to do it but I can’t dance at all.”

“I go to the club and I can’t dance. I know my place and I know I don’t dance, but I’m very competitive and everything like that. I’m very quiet, laid back, don’t like to say much or dance much, but it would be interesting… “

“My sister lasted like a week. I was like, ‘I’ll catch you on the next one’ because I was out of town but then she was gone! I would have to do better than her!”

Karina Smirnoff Sexy Playboy Cover

Karina Smirnoff, pro of Dancing with the Stars appears in May’s Playboy Issue. In the cover she appears in a sexy, black, see through body suit that accentuates her curves. While in the magazine there are 10 pages of Karina Smirnoff as she bares it all.

Karina Smirnoff stated: “As a dancer I’ve always embraced my body, I’m thrilled to show off my strong, toned physique in the pages of Playboy and celebrate my sexiness.”