11:21 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 08/22/2013 02:05PM
Helping a son prepare for his high school sports team is a proud moment for any father. But when Gilles Marini's teenage son decided to join the football team, there was just one problem: His father had "no clue" how the game was played.
"I have no idea about [American] football, no clue!" Marini, 37, told PEOPLE with a laugh while attending Wednesday's Los Angeles premiere of The World's End with son Georges.
"For me, I'm like, 'I want to play 45 minutes straight like soccer,' but it doesn't work that way, and I'm learning a little bit more, but he would beat me, big time."
Originally posted 06/17/2013 02:30PM
Something fishy's going on in Gilles Marini's house.
Frisky kitty Penelope, who joined Marini's family last month, was spotted sharing some one-on-one time with the actor's goldfish in a Twitter pic posted Saturday – but, thankfully, "no fish was hurt during this photoshoot," Marini, 37, Tweeted.
Originally posted 11/19/2012 07:45AM
Peta Murgatroyd is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 14 – only her second season on the series – with Donald Driver. The Australia native blogged for PEOPLE.com about competing with Gilles Marini in the current all-star season. The pair was eliminated during Week 8. Murgatroyd has written her final post.
Elimination is always a little disappointing. Gilles [Marini] really wanted to win badly and he was a bit devastated that he got cut. But he's cool with it now. He's okay.
I don't think he expected it. He worked really hard and he's the type of person who believes if you work hard, you get results. But it's not always the case with this TV show. Everyone works hard and everyone was amazing. It was such a tough competition, and I believe we were very lucky to have gotten that far.
Originally posted 11/14/2012 02:10PM
Peta Murgatroyd is looking at the glass half full.
Although the ballroom pro was wiping away tears backstage after she and partner Gilles Marini were eliminated on Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars, Murgatroyd, 26, is excited to spend time with boyfriend Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who was also eliminated alongside his partner, Kirstie Alley.
"We get to sleep in tomorrow morning probably, and go have breakfast, which we have not done for months," Murgatroyd told PEOPLE. "So, there's a plus side."
Originally posted 11/13/2012 09:05PM
It was another week of double trouble on Dancing with the Stars.
Two all-star couples got the boot on Tuesday night, following Monday's Veteran's Day tribute.
Combining their scores from Monday and the previous elimination-free week, Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were again in the bottom spot, just below Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff.
Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd were uncharacteristically in the bottom three.
Originally posted 11/12/2012 07:25AM
Peta Murgatroyd is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 14 – only her second season on the series – with Donald Driver. The Australia native is blogging for PEOPLE.com about competing with Gilles Marini in the current all-star season.
It's week eight and we've got one more week until the semi-finals. This is when everyone really starts to get aches and pains and just gets lethargic.
Occasionally I'll have a glass of wine when I get home at night, but usually to unwind, I hop straight into bed. I'm exhausted. There's no time for going out and partying. All my energy lies in getting Gilles [Marini] to the finals.
Originally posted 11/05/2012 07:00PM
Peta Murgatroyd is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 14 – only her second season on the series – with Donald Driver. The Australia native will be blogging for PEOPLE.com about competing with Gilles Marini in the current all-star season.
I said before that I didn't think perfect 30s would come until closer to the end of the season, but I definitely wasn't surprised this week. Those dances were absolutely incredible, and the couples deserved those points.
Originally posted 10/30/2012 09:00PM
Country week on Dancing with the Stars has featured more emotions than, well, a country song.
But neither the first perfect 30s for Apolo Ohno and Sabrina Bryan, nor the injury-rebound performances by Shawn Johnson and Melissa Rycroft on Monday night could compare to Tuesday's surprises, including a shocking elimination. Read on for more.
Originally posted 10/30/2012 10:00AM
More than 7 million people were left without power as Superstorm Sandy drenched the East Coast overnight Monday.
Instead of waking up to updates via TV and radio, Twitter became the go-to for getting news as well as putting out personal statuses of storm survival.
Here are some of the reactions (as well as photo and video) as people survey the damage of the storm on Tuesday morning.
Originally posted 10/29/2012 10:10PM
With performances by Little Big Town and Big & Rich, not to mention yards of denim and scores of cowboy hats, everybody was keeping it country on Dancing with the Stars on Monday night.
There was even a large fake cow on stage with a mirror ball hanging from its neck.
And for two couples, the range really did feel like home, with the judges handing out perfect scores twice during an emotional evening that left many competitors – and one judge – in tears.
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