Tony Dovolani

Can ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pick Up Steam in Season 15?

Posted on 09/30/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThere’s no getting around it — Dancing With the Stars’ all-star season tripped on its way out onto the floor in its premiere week last week, with ratings for Monday night down 32 percent from last year, and a Tuesday night results show that was clobbered by NCIS (11.79 million total viewers compared with 20.48 million), despite the presence of heartthrob Justin Bieber. Add to this former contestant Hope Solo’s accusation that the competition is rigged and it was a …

The Takeaway: Martina Navratilova Booted from Dancing With the Stars

Posted on 03/28/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayTennis legend and AARP fitness ambassador Martina Navratilova was eliminated last night from Dancing With the Stars, the popular ABC show that pairs celebrities and athletes with professional dance partners and has the couples compete in different styles of dance each week.

Vote for Martina!

Posted on 03/19/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAARP’s Fitness Ambassador Martina Navratilova is on Dancing with the Stars tonight! Martina and her partner, Tony Dovolani are Team Sweet Spot.  Let’s get out the vote for her and Tony! Voting is easy – via phone, text or online – and you can vote 12 TIMES for Martina and Tony! •       Call to vote at 800-VOTE-409 (800-868-3409) from 8pmET on Monday 3/19 through 10:30pmET on Monday 3/19 •       Text the word VOTE to 800-868-3409 from 8pmET on Monday 3/19 through 10:30pmET …

Good TV This Week: The Man Behind Martina on ‘DWTS’

Posted on 03/18/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentWhen Martina Navratilova steps onto the dance floor to compete on Season 14 of “Dancing With the Stars” tomorrow night (3/19), she’ll have one of her biggest admirers backing her up – her professional dance partner, Tony Dovolani.  The Kosovo-born dance champ can go on at length about her achievements on and off the tennis court, her grit, the fact he considers Martina “one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.” He hasn’t always been as lucky.   Tony, 38, has …