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Karina Smirnoff

Karina Smirnoff
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Karina Smirnoff (Russian: Карина Смирнова)
Birth Date: 
March 13, 1978
Birth Place: 
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Professional Dancer
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Engaged to Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkoyskiy spend almost every second together. They work every day on Dancing With the Stars, perform eight shows a week together during their summer stint in Broadway’s Burn the Floor, and even spend time together on their down time.

"We do everything together," says Smirnoff, 31, who got engaged to Chmerkovskiy, 29, on New Year's Eve.

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These two happily announced their engagement just five months ago, but “Dancing with the Stars” pros Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are in no rush for their nuptials.

The couple has decided that, "Next June is when we want to have the wedding," says Chmerkovskiy. "We are currently interviewing a few wedding planners because we figure we could use professional help."

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Continuing on the link between celebrities and charity, Kim Kardashian and her sister Kourtney were spotted hobnobbing with Karina Smirnoff at a benefit at Hotel Palomar last night (December 8).

The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” babes and their “Dancing With the Stars” gal pal were partying at Palomar’s BLVD 16 to help launch the new Karina Smirnoff Dance Intervention Division of Alternative Intervention Methods (AIM).

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She’s no stranger to night life in Los Angeles, but last night Lauren Conrad looked a bit overwhelmed by the throng of people surrounding her as she made her way to the club.

The “Hills” cutie was showing off a little more of what her mama gave her than usual in a chest-baring white halter party dress as she shoved her way into CocoDeVille night club.

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Just voted as People magazine's Hottest Bachelor, fitness buff Mario Lopez has a shocking confession to make. “I was a chubby baby. I looked like a sumo wrestler. My mom had to pull the folds apart when she bathed me!”

The exercise guru, who's recently single following his split with Karina Smirnoff, says that a full slate of projects has kept him off the dating market - but that hasn't completely stopped him from thinking about dating.

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One of the reasons Kelly Ripa loves her gig on “Live With Regis and Kelly” is that she gets paid to hang out with studs like Mario Lopez!

On yesterday’s show, Ripa was joined by the former Saved By The Bell hunk and his mother Elvia Lopez for a cooking segment entitled Grilling With the Stars.

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Cute couple Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff enjoyed some time at the beach in Miami, Florida on Sunday (May 25).

Taking a break from promoting his new book Knockout Fitness, Mario tossed around a football with his Dancing with the Stars girlfriend on his shoulders - trying to do the "Dirty Dancing" lift to no avail.

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Back to bachelorhood, former Saved By the Bell star Mario Lopez is no longer dating pro dancer Karina Smirnoff, reports People magazine.

The couple first met during the third season of Dancing With the Stars, with Karina moving into Mario's Los Angeles home shortly thereafter. But a source has recently revealed that Smirnoff is packing her bags at this very moment.

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"Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria and Fantastic four star Jessica Alba were two of the more prominent attendees at ABC's 2007 Alma Awards. Held on Friday night (June 1), the show will be aired this Tuesday, June 5, at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Organized by The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S, the awards show recognizes Latino artistic achievement in American music, film, and television.

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Model Paulina Porizkova was eliminated from ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars, which recently started its fourth season.

Porizkova and Alec Mazo were booted after Tuesday’s results show. Despite having the first season’s champion at her side (Mazo), the pair was unable to make it to the next stage.

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