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JR Martinez to Attend Chattanooga's Dancing With the Stars
Chattanooga is hosting its own celebrity dance-off at Partnership’s 5th annual Dancing with the Stars Chattanooga, presented by First Tennessee and NewsChannel 9, on Saturday, June 23rd. Tickets are on sale now at www.dancingwiththestarschattanooga.com. Prices range from $21 - $150. The VIP reception is 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Mountain City Club and the show begins at 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Theater with an afterparty to follow.
Not only does this year’s event have another great lineup of celebrity dancers, but Dancing with the Stars Chattanooga is proud to feature hometown hero and season 13 champion of ABC’s hit TV show Dancing with the Stars – JR Martinez! JR Martinez is not only a mirror ball holder but is also an Iraqi War Veteran and former star of the daytime Emmy winning show All My Children. JR calls Dalton, GA home and will be speaking at the event about his time on the hit TV show as well his incredible journey.
“We are very excited to welcome a hometown hero to this year’s event” says Sandra Hollett, Partnership CEO.
“JR’s story of perseverance is exactly what the Partnership is all about. The Partnership strives to help people by empowering them to overcome obstacles.”
The DWTSC 2012 local celebrity lineup includes:
Amanda Buchanan – Chief Executive Officer of Dale Buchanan and Associates, dancing for Elder Services
John DeMoss – President and CEO of DeMoss Capital, dancing for the Sexual Assault Center
Anita Oaks Headrick – Representative at Steris Healthcare, dancing for Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Paula Henderson – Community Volunteer, dancing for Family Financial Counseling
Donna Knowles Killian – Vice President at First Tennessee Bank, dancing for the Family Violence Center
Jay Robinson – Real Estate Broker and owner of Robinson Real Estate Inc., dancing for Family and Individual Counseling Services
Stratton Tingle – Account Executive at the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, dancing for Building Stable Lives
Scott Wilson – Headmaster of Baylor School, dancing for Youth Services.
Each local celebrity is paired with a professional dancer from the local Fred Astaire Dance Studio where they rehearse their routine in 15 dance lessons over three months. In addition to trying to win the Dancing Champion
mirror ball trophy for their event night performance and fundraising efforts, dancers also collect votes along the way in a quest to become the event’s Fan Favorite by asking people to make online donations in their name at
www.dancingwiththestarschattanooga.com. The dancer raising the most money will win the Fan Favorite trophy and all proceeds will be designated to the dancer’s chosen program area. Voting will continue until Friday, June 22nd at
Special thanks to event sponsors First Tennessee, presenting media sponsor NewsChannel 9, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Hamico, Inc., BlueCross BlueShield of TN, Brewer Media Group, Derryberry PR, and Families Inc.
Questions about the event and sponsorship opportunities can be directed to Partnership at (423) 697-3827.
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Last Update on April 15, 2014 07:11 GMT
`DANCING WITH THE STARS'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was a perfect night for James Maslow on "Dancing With the Stars." The actor-singer gets the first round of perfect scores from the judges this season. Maslow and pro partner Peta Murgatroyd did a flawless contemporary dance to "Let It Go" from "Frozen" on Disney night. Danica McKellar was just a point shy of getting a perfect score as well. Drew Carey was the low-scorer on the judges' leaderboard. Australian pop star Cody Simpson is the celeb voted off this week. There were loud boos from the audience as the results were announced. Simpson says it's been an amazing experience but adds it's tough getting the boot. His pro partner Witney Carson says people really didn't get a chance to see what they can do.
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Bruno Tonioli (toh-nee-OH'-lee)
Judge Bruno Tonioli says James Maslow was outstanding. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Len Goodman and Tom Bergeron
Len Goodman tells James Maslow and his partner he can be hard to please. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Announcer and judges
The judges give James Maslow the first round of perfect scores of the season. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Host Tom Bergeron announces this week's results. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Cody Simpson, celebrity voted off
Cody Simpson says he's a little disappointed. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit))
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Team Usher is up next on "The Voice." Usher will be finalizing his selections for the live rounds on tonight's show. Last night, it was Team Shakira and Team Adam's turn. Shakira's selections include Tess Boyer. She calls Boyer "an amazing find." Adam Levine used his last pick on Kat Perkins. The other three judges say she's flawless. Team Blake is already in place for the live shows beginning next week.
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Kat Perkins, performing "Open Arms"
Kat Perkins performing "Open Arms." COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
<<CUT ..007 (04/15/14)>> 00:13 "much, thank you"
Usher and Kat Perkins
The other coaches have nothing but praise for Team Adam's Kat Perkins. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
<<CUT ..008 (04/15/14)>> 00:12 "huge, thank you (laughs)"
Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Kat Perkins
Blake Shelton says Kat Perkins is too good for Team Adam. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
PEDRO PASCAL FEELS SEXY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Actor Pedro Pascal says his character on the HBO show "Game of Thrones" has a very interesting look. He says the character sort of dresses like a pimp. The character Oberyn Martell wears a low V-cut kind of robe. Pascal says Martell has a jewel and "some cool facial hair." He says when he first saw himself in costume he thought he looked great -- even sexy, and tough. Pascal says he understands that the character is a fan favorite and there are high expectations. "Game of Thrones" has already been renewed for a fourth and fifth season.
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Actor Pedro Pascal says his "Game of Thrones" character, Oberyn Martell, has a very interesting look.
<<CUT ..014 (04/15/14)>> 00:08 "I felt sexy"
Actor Pedro Pascal says playing his "Game of Thrones" character, Oberyn Martell, hasn't been bad for his self esteem.
"DRAFT DAY" -- JENNIFER GARNER
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jennifer Garner's character in "Draft Day" is modeled after the real-life cap specialist for the Cleveland Browns, who happens to be a woman. Garner says she had the privilege of shadowing Megan Rogers and pretty much stole Rogers' ways of carrying herself for the character in "Draft Day." Garner says Rogers is the type of person who never has to show that she knows everything, but brings down the hammer if necessary. Garner says women are a natural for sports management positions because they inherently know how to focus their brains on multiple things.
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Jennifer Garner, actress
Jennifer Garner says she got to shadow Megan Rogers, the cap specialist for the Cleveland Browns, for her character in "Draft Day."
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Jennifer Garner, actress
Jennifer Garner says she modeled her "Draft Day" character after Megan Rogers, the cap specialist for the Cleveland Browns.
<<CUT ..011 (04/15/14)>> 00:12 "for the team"
Jennifer Garner, actress
Jennifer Garner says she grew up in West Virginia, where high school football was a way of life.
<<CUT ..012 (04/15/14)>> 00:11 "heart and soul"
Jennifer Garner, actress
Jennifer Garner says she became the water girl for her high school football team.
JAMIE FOXX LIKES SPIDERMAN
ROME (AP) -- Jamie Foxx is proud of his new movie "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." At the movie's premiere in Rome the actor said Spiderman is a great superhero who likes to have a lot of fun. He says Spiderman's alter-ego Peter Parker is a character that kids can relate to. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" opens in the U.S. on May 2.
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Actor Jamie Foxx says his new movie "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will be a great one for kids to see.
CHRIS PRATT -- "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A beautiful, action movie. That's how Chris Pratt describes his upcoming sci-fi epic, "Guardians of the Galaxy." Pratt says trailers for the movie haven't given anything away and that's good because people don't know what to expect. He says it's a beautiful movie that will have amazing action and will be "something totally different." He says there'll be corners of the galaxy "you didn't know existed in the Marvel universe."
<<CUT ..018 (04/15/14)>> 00:06 "the Marvel universe"
Actor Chris Pratt says his his upcoming sci-fi epic, "Guardians of the Galaxy," will be a beautiful action movie.
<<CUT ..017 (04/15/14)>> 00:08 "action it's beautiful"
Actor Chris Pratt says his his upcoming sci-fi epic, "Guardians of the Galaxy," will introduce people to a corner of the galaxy they didn't know existed in the Marvel universe.
KEVIN DILLON TEASES "ENTOURAGE" MOVIE
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kevin Dillon says he can't tell what any of the plotlines will be in the 2015 movie adaptation of his hit TV show "Entourage." But he says it will be better than the TV series. He says it's going to be like a whole season wrapped into one movie. Dillon say fans can look forward to good times and a lot of laughs.
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Actor Kevin Dillon says the 2015 movie adaptation of his hit TV show "Entourage" will be worth waiting for.
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