Name: Karina Smirnoff
Birth Name: 
Karina Smirnoff (Russian: Карина Смирнова)
Birth Date: 
March 13, 1978
Birth Place: 
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Occupation: 
Professional Dancer
Relationship Status: 
Engaged to Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Celebrity Ranking # 967
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Kim, Karina and Kourtney: Charity Chicks

Posted Tuesday December 9, 2008 3:26 PM GMT

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).

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Lauren Conrad: Coco Chick

Posted Wednesday July 9, 2008 3:44 PM GMT

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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Mario Lopez Named Hottest Bachelor, Talks Dating

Posted Wednesday June 18, 2008 3:44 PM GMT

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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Mario Lopez and Kelly Ripa: Grilling with the Stars

Posted Tuesday June 10, 2008 2:24 PM GMT

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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Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff's Beach Lovin'

Posted Monday May 26, 2008 6:55 PM GMT

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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Mario Lopez Splits with Dancing Girlfriend

Posted Tuesday April 29, 2008 8:29 PM GMT

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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Jessica and Eva Highlight ABC's Alma Awards

Posted Saturday June 2, 2007 5:48 PM GMT

"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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Porizkova Bounced From Dancing with the Stars

Posted Wednesday March 28, 2007 5:23 PM GMT

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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