Five favorite things with Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto

Pulp Fiction, cooking and rock and roll

Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto are adjusting to living 2,000 miles apart.
Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto are adjusting to living 2,000 miles apart. (Getty Images)


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(10/18/2010) - After five U.S. ice dance titles, four world medals and the 2006 Olympic silver medal, Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto retired from eligible competition. Now living more than 2,000 miles apart, with Belbin in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Agosto in Olympia, Wash., their calendar is packed with shows and tours, including the upcoming Stars on Ice.

Do you have a favorite film?
Tanith: Definitely Pulp Fiction.

Ben: Mine was Pulp Fiction for a long time, too, but I think I really love Death Proof, Quentin Tarantino's newer one.

How about music?
Tanith: I'd say blues and rock, more classic rock.

Ben: Probably like an indy rock.

Favorite spare time activity?
Tanith: I just started school [Eastern Michigan University], so that's a new experience for me, and most of my spare time is studying.

Ben: I'm back in school as well [online]; I'm only a freshman, so I would have to say studying, too.

What are you studying?
Ben: Eventually, I want to get into sports medicine.

Now, how about a fun spare time activity?
Tanith: I'm boring! I just love staying outdoors with my dog. Also, I've just taken up cooking, now that I'm home while [boyfriend] Charlie [White] is out training, so that's kind of a new hobby for me.

Ben: I like to go mountain biking, do rock climbing and hiking. Being in Washington there are so many opportunities to be outdoors. We [Ben and girlfriend Merrie Parr] have three dogs so we like to take them out and up in the mountains.