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Charlie White Engaged to Tanith Belbin

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Charlie White Engaged to Tanith Belbin
Charlie White is gettin' hitched! The gold medal-winning ice dancer and Dancing with the Stars alum proposed to girlfriend Tanith Belbin and posted the news of the engagement to his Instagram account Tuesday. "Couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting for the best time in our life! Hashtag she said yes!!!" he captioned the photo. Belbin, who was also an ice dancer, has said she doesn't mind when people assume White and his dance partner Meryl Davis are a couple - indeed, many of the commenters on White's Instagram account lamented the fact that he and Davis aren't the ones who got engaged.
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Charlie White Engaged to Tanith Belbin

  • PEOPLE.com
Charlie White Engaged to Tanith Belbin
Charlie White is getting hitched! The gold medal-winning ice dancer and Dancing with the Stars" alum proposed to girlfriend Tanith Belbin and posted the news of the engagement to his Instagram account Tuesday. "Couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting for the best time in our life! Hashtag she said yes!!!" he captioned the photo. Belbin, who was also an ice dancer, has said she doesn't mind when people assume White and his dance partner Meryl Davis are a couple - indeed, many of the commenters on White's Instagram account lamented the fact that he and Davis aren't the ones who got engaged.
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'Skating With the Stars' pros, host, and color commentator announced

'Skating With the Stars' pros, host, and color commentator announced
Okay, it’s easy to look at the roster of “pros” on ABC’s Skating With the Stars and dismiss them. But ask yourself this: How many of the pros’ names did you recognize on Dancing With the Stars that first season? It’s just because you — especially those who enjoy PopWatch on Ice coverage — can actually rattle off some famous figure skaters that you’re questioning these pros’ abilities before even seeing them in action. (That was a tougher spin than a Biellmann!) Here are the pairings. The show premieres Nov. 22.

Bethenny Frankel & Ethan Burgess: Pairs skater Burgess
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Love Heats Up Off the Ice for Rival Olympic Skaters Charlie White and Tanith Belbin

For almost a year, Charlie White and Tanith Belbin put their love on ice in the name of competition. But with the arrival of spring, love is blooming for the Olympic skating rivals. "We were apart all year. Now, the best thing is being able to see Charlie every day and wake up next to him in the morning," Belbin tells People. White, 22, and Belbin, 25, competed on rival ice-dancing teams - he with Meryl Davis, she with Ben Agosto - all season long, including at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. They kept their union on "the lowdown" to minimize distractions,
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PopWatch on Ice: Gold medalists Virtue and Moir renew our faith in ice dancing

If you don't get ice dancing, please watch the gold medal-winning performance from Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. It will erase all memories of Sunday's occasionally ridiculous original dances. Theirs was by far the best free dance of the night. ("Free dance" means the skaters can use any music, as long as it has a beat.) It had emotion, speed, stunning lifts, perfect unison on the twizzles (I've accepted that I'm now someone who applauds "twizzles"), and above all, the feel that they were actually dancing on ice. So many of the pairs, including Russia's Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin (3rd,
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Poll: Preview tonight's free dances, vote on who takes gold!

Poll: Preview tonight's free dances, vote on who takes gold!
One more ice dancing post today, can you take it? Here's a look at the free skates the top four couples will be performing tonight (NBC, coverage starts at 8 p.m. Et). Who takes gold? Poll after the jump! Come back tomorrow for our recap and to say I told you so. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir at Canadian Nationals (currently leading): Meryl Davis and Charlie White at U.S. Nationals (2.6 points behind): Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin at the European Championships (4.55 points behind): Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto at U.S. Nationals (7.82 points behind): More
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PopWatch on Ice: Culture clash on Original Dance night

The "folk/country dance" theme for ice dancing's second night of competition was just asking for trouble. Teams not wanting to play it safe by doing a style representative of their own country — or mainstream, like Spanish Flamenco or Indian — were going to get "creative." The best they could hope for was viewers tuning in and thinking they were watching that scene in The Cutting Edge when the pairs team got tripped up in the lederhosen; the worst would be if viewers stumbled upon the "aboriginal" original dance from Russia's reigning world champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin (pictured, left
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2010 Winter Olympics: TV schedule for Monday

How many more ice dancing costumes can you stand? The Olympics are counting on more, lots more.

Monday (Feb. 22) will bring the conclusion of ice dancing in primetime, in addition to less frou-frou activities like ski jumping.

Also, if you thought that U.S. vs. Canada hockey game was intense, Team USA will go up against Canada yet again, but this time in curling during the daytime.

Hockey fans needing a little more aggression in their sports can also check out the women's hockey matches that head to the semifinal rounds.

Monday's highlights:

NBC

Daytime: Men's and women's cross country team sprints enter the semifinals in Whistler from 3-5 p.m. Et/Pt.

Primetime: From 8 p.m.-midnight Et/Pt, ice dancing comes to a close with Meryl Davis & Charlie White and Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto hoping to medal for the United States. Also, freestyle skiing and ski jumping will get coverage during this block.
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2010 Winter Olympics: TV schedule for Sunday

On Sunday (Feb. 21), the Olympics debuts a new sport to the games: Ski cross. Similar to snowboard cross, ski cross challenges athletes to traverse a rugged course with varying terrain for time. Also, ice dancing will return as well as the men's 15k biathlon, men's super-g and women's speed skating.

Team sports will be well represented with more curling and hockey.

Sunday's highlights:

NBC

Daytime: The ski cross begins at noon Et/Pt, leading into the men's biathlon at 1:30 p.m. Et/Pt. At 3 p.m. Et/Pt, men's hockey begins when the Czech Republic takes on Russia.

Primetime: Live coverage (Et/Ct) of ice dancing as Tanith Belbin and partner Ben Agosto continue to nab a place on the podium. Also, a nice mixture of men's super-g, men's ski cross, women's speed skating and bobsled, all from 7-10 p.m. Et/Pt.

Late night: From 11:30 p.m-12:30 a.
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PopWatch on Ice: Ice dancing competition to have more tension than a night of Tango Romantica

Ice dancing got underway Friday night in Vancouver with the U.S. hoping one of its two top teams will end the Russian domination of the sport and bring America its first gold medal in the discipline. If you tuned in for the compulsory dance — in which each couple skated the same Tango Romantica so they could be judged on technique head-to-head — you may have thought you were watching a costume contest (the quality of skating seemed so similar) until you caught a glimpse of Russia's reigning world champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin (pictured, left). They had the fire
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2010 Winter Olympics: TV schedule for Friday

The Winter Olympics eases into its second weekend with the start of the ice dancing competition -- featuring defending silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto of the United States -- Bode Miller back on the slopes and lots more hockey and curling.

Friday's highlights:

NBC

Daytime: Live coverage (Eastern and Central) of the women's 15k pursuit in cross-country skiing, plus a look back at Evan Lysacek's figure-skating win on Thursday night, from 3-5 p.m. Et/Pt.

Primetime: Belbin and Agosto and current world champions Oksana Domnina and Maksim Shabalin of Russia are among the favorites in ice dancing, which begins with the compulsory round. That will air live back east during the 8-11:30 p.m. block. You'll also see taped coverage of Miller, Switzerland's Didier Cuche and Canada's Manuel Osborne-Paradis on the hill in the men's super-g, along with ski jumping and women's skeleton.

Late night:
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Olympic Twitter streams from Team USA

Most of us here at Pwhq have Olympic fever, and however you feel about the rest of the coverage, there's one cool way to follow these games that we've never had before: Athletes themselves are tweeting the experience! Indeed our debut stud of the day Chris Plys is one of Vancouver's most prolific tweeters, but a lot of members of Team USA are active Twitterfolk. Behold: Alpine Skiing Hailey Duke Erik Fisher Ted Ligety Julia Mancuso Steven Nyman Marco Sullivan Lindsey Vonn Andrew Weibrecht Jake Zamansky Biathlon Jeremy Teela Bobsled Steven Holcomb Steve Mesler Elana Meyers Justin Olsen Cross-country skiing
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PopWatch on Ice: Dick Button compares Davis & White's 'Phantom' to Torvill & Dean's 'Bolero'. Really, Dick?

The U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team is now complete. Over the weekend, Rachael Flatt earned the women's title at the U.S. Championships and will head to Vancouver along with Mirai Nagasu. Meryl Davis and Charlie White took the ice dancing crown, defeating rivals Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, the 2006 Olympic silver medalists, for the first time. They'll be joined by a third team, Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates. Let's break this down. I know we're excited that the U.S. has two couples who could conceivably win the U.S.'s first gold medal in ice dancing — Scott Hamilton all but said,
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Vancouver 2010 Olympics Watch: Ice Dancers Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto

Ice dancers Ben Agosto and Tanith Belbin, who are two of the faces of Polo Ralph Lauren's Olympic 2010 collection. Courtesy of Polo Ralph Lauren. They met through what Tanith Belbin, 25, refers to as her coach’s “eHarmony setup.” She recalls, “It seemed right on paper. Then we finally saw each other. You couldn’t predict the chemistry. We just knew.” Although they’ve never been romantically involved—sorry, Cutting Edge fans—the athletes’ compatibility has been the key to their success. Ben Agosto, 27, says, “We’ve been skating together competitively for 11 years, and we’ve never had a fight. People don’t believe us. They think we’re lying.” Having met the pair, near the rink at Rockefeller Center, I buy it. It’s easy to see how this partnership works. Belbin, crowned by Men’s Health as “America’s Hottest Olympic Athlete,” is beautiful, charismatic, and extremely intense.
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Sexy Stars of Figure Skating Heat Up the Ice

"The Insider" is at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles to showcase some of figure skating's sexiest stars on the ice. One of the sport's biggest hunks is 23-year-old Evan Lysacek, who fills us in on how he divides his time between his crazy competing schedule and his private life and he speaks about trying to be a good role model for kids. Olympic medalists Tanith Belbin, 24 and Ben Agosto, 27, talk about the fun they've had competing as partners this year. "The Insider" also catches up with 21-year-old national champion beauty Alissa Czisny, who explains on what it was like working with longtime skating icon Brian Boitano, as well as how she deals with life in the spotlight. We also spoke with Canada's lovely Joannie Rochette, who is also one of the world's top-rated figure skaters. Olympic gold medal winner Scott Hamilton, 50, talks about his planned comeback to
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