Edyta Sliwinska; Alec Mazo
Former Dancing with the Stars professionals Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo welcomed their first child, Michael Alexander Mazo, on Saturday,People reports.
"We are extremely happy and in love with him. So far it's been the most amazing experience of my life," Sliwinska said. "Even though I've been told how incredible it is to be a mom, I never imagined I would enjoy so much every minute spent with my little munchkin."
Former Dancing with the Stars pros Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo are expecting their first child.
"There it is, my little secret. Less than 2lbs little," Sliwinska tweeted Thursday, along with a photo showing off her baby bump.
Dancing with the Stars
What's a dancing star without a pro partner? ABC has officially unveiled the 16 pairings for Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars. What do you think of these matchups?
Now that Dancing with the Stars has crowned a new queen and king, the question becomes: How do Kristi and Mark rank among previous winners? Does their landslide victory earn them greater regard, or does it speak to a lack of formidable competition?As a refresher, all those who have laid claim to the mirrored-ball trophy:Season 1: Kelly Monaco and Alec MazoSeason 2: Drew Lachey and Cheryl BurkeSeason 3: Emmitt Smith and Cheryl BurkeSeason 4: Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne HoughSeason 5: Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough Season 6: Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark BallasWho is your all-time favorite? Who truly showed growth and a never-tapped-into aptitude for ballroom dancing, then groomed it to flourish? Cast your vote here! And elaborate on your vote in comments.
Monique Coleman and Alec Mazo, Dancing with the Stars
As the Dancing with the Stars tour continues, TVGuide.com caught up with Monique Coleman and Alec Mazo to hear details about what's happening on the road. Coleman, who's also known for her High School Musical role, says she can't wait to start ballroom dancing again. Ask her if those teeny costumes still fit, and she panics a little: "I sure as heck hope so!"
For Mazo, this will be his third national Dancing tour. This time out will be different in two big ways: First, he'll be partnering with actress Monique Coleman, and he's thrilled about it, he says, "because I've never had a celebrity partner on the road." Second, he'll be traveling as a newlywed. Mazo and fellow Dancing pro Edyta Sliwinska got married last fall, just before the beginning of the s
Dancing With The Stars by Craig Sjodin/ABC
See your favorites, if not up close, certainly in person: Dancing with the Stars celebs and their professional partners will twirl their way through 37 North American cities on a winter tour starting Nov. 18. Wayne Newton, Marie Osmond, Sabrina Bryan, Karina Smirnoff, Drew Lachey, Joey Lawrence, Monique Coleman, Cheryl Burke, Edyta Sliwinska, Kym Johnson, Mark Ballas, Jonathan Roberts, Derek Hough, Alec Mazo, Brian Fortuna and others will kick off the traveling event, SoftScrub® Presents Dancing with the Stars, at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The third Dancing with the Stars tour features a rotating cast of popular competitors, in new combinations: Dancers from previous seasons will trip the light fantastic with those from the current season. New pairs include Wayne Newton with Cheryl Burke, Marie Osmond with Jonathan Roberts, and Sabrina Bryan with Mark Ballas; Season 3's Joey Lawrence with Edyta Sliwinska and Monique Coleman; professional dancers Derek Hough, Alec Mazo ...
Will Sabrina clobber the competition again? Sabrina Bryan, Mark Ballas by Carol Kaelson/ABC
Josie Maran's dismissal marks the second season in a row that the first star to be eliminated is a supermodel. Paulina Porizkova went last time, and, coincidentally, she was also paired with Alec Mazo. (What did he do to deserve such a fate?) Are they too accustomed to the straight line of the runway? Or are these swimsuit mannequins simply not used to wearing so many clothes? In any case, with Sabrina Bryan taking the early lead going into the second round, it just goes to show you that sometimes Cheetahs do prosper. Joe Friedrich
Cover girl Josie Maran has never been a fan of Dancing with the Stars. "I didn't watch the show," says Maran, 29, a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model who has also been the face of Maybelline cosmetics. "And when I did see a little bit, I would say, 'I can't watch this show.' I didn't really see the appeal. To me, it looked kind of cheesy."
When the producers asked the 5-foot, 6-inch beauty to dance this season, she told them, "No way." So how did she end up on the show? It took an intimate 29th birthday party in May and the advice of some media-savvy friends to knock some sense into her. Not quite a supermodel nor a household name, Maran's friends convinced her that she could use a little more media exposure if she was going to successfully launch her own business, Josie Maran Cosmetics. "My friends said, 'You know what? You're