Name: Karina Smirnoff
Birth Name: 
Karina Smirnoff (Russian: Карина Смирнова)
Birth Date: 
March 13, 1978
Birth Place: 
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Professional Dancer
Relationship Status: 
Engaged to Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Celebrity Ranking # 481

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.