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Who Will Be A 'Dancing With The Stars' All-Star?

May 16th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
Mario Lopez
We knew back in April, thanks to a loose-lipped Mario Lopez, that ABC would be airing an all-star version of their dancing competition Dancing with the Stars. Finally, the network has officially announced the alternate version of the show, which lets us wonder - who will be on it?

Lopez, obviously, is in unless ABC is sour that he let loose he was asked to be on it before the network announced the show. TV Guide reported Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown, Sabrina Bryan, Gilles Marini and Kyle Massey are in.

The other night, Tom Bergeron said past winners would compete as well. That means Kelly ...
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J.R. Martinez Welcomes Baby Girl

May 3rd, 2012 8:59am EDT
J.R. Martinez
Dancing With The Stars champion J.R. Martinez has become a first-time father.

The war hero-turned-actor and his soap star girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones welcomed a daughter called Lauryn Anabelle on Wednesday night.

The little girl, already nicknamed Belle, weighed in at seven pounds, 13 ounces.

Martinez tells People.com, "She has a couple of cute little freckles on her cheeks, a full head of hair and the cutest little lips. It's just amazing to see her, finally. She's beautiful."

The couple has been dating since 2009 after meeting on the set of All My Children.
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'Dancing With The Stars' Champ J.R. Martinez To Be A First Time Dad!

December 18th, 2011 11:00am EST
J.R. Martinez
Dancing With The Stars champion J.R. Martinez is to become a first-time father - his girlfriend is pregnant.

The war hero-turned-actor, who triumphed ahead of Rob Kardashian and Ricki Lake to become winner of the dancing show last month, is set to welcome a baby girl with partner Diana Gonzalez-Jones.

He tells People.com, "We found out just last week it's a girl and we are over the moon. Diana has a little baby bump now and it's the cutest thing ever. With the holidays coming up, this is the biggest and best gift we could get."

The couple, who met on the set of All My Children, are expec...
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Nicole Richie Shops Small Business Saturday

November 28th, 2011 12:47pm EST
Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie is definitely doing her part to help stimulate the economy! Nicole shopped at Santine Boutique in Los Angeles on November 26th for Small Business Saturday where she purchased a Wren sweater and a pair of jeans. Satine also carries Nicoleʼs line House of Harlow.

Meanwhile, in NYC, other celebrities like Katie Couric, Christy Turlington, Chloe Sevigny, and J.R. Martinez also went out shopping at their favorite local stores for this ceremonial kick-off to the holiday season.
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Planned 'All My Children' & 'One Life To Live' Web Series Canceled

November 24th, 2011 8:00am EST
Susan Lucci of All My Children
It's going to be a miserable Thanksgiving holiday for fans of beloved soaps All My Children and One Life To Live - plans to resurrect the long-running TV shows online have been scrapped.

All My Children wrapped up its 41-year run in September and One Life to Live will shut down in January - but fans were hoping both soaps would live on as web series.

However, bosses at Hollywood production company Prospect Park have abandoned plans for an online-only resurrection of the shows, despite signing deals with many leading cast members.

Prospect Park boss Jeff Kwatinetz says, "In the end, the c...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Finale Crowns J.R. Martinez The Hero Of The Ballroom

November 23rd, 2011 9:14am EST
JR Martinez Wins 'Dancing With The Stars'
So last night ‘Dancing With The Stars’ crowned a new champion for it’s thirteenth season, and it was an outcome that I wouldn’t have predicted. Then again, I feel like I’ve been swinging back and forth all season, so it’s nothing new.

After Monday night’s show, Rob held onto the top spot, and I really hoped he would hang onto it. Here’s where the leader board stood on Monday:

1. Rob and Cheryl - 57
2. Ricki and Derek - 54
2. J.R. and Karina - 54

As usual, all the fallen stars took the stage in the first number, and it never fails to be kind of nostalgic. Which is weird, consid...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Ten Finals Sends Rob To The Top

November 22nd, 2011 11:00am EST
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke perform
Monday night was the last night for the stars to perform for our votes, and time for the much anticipated freestyle dances, which can make or break someone’s chances of winning. We have Ricki, who started strong and just got better. She’s with Derek, who has gotten the trophy every time he’s made it to the finals (three times). Then we have Rob, who has skyrocketed to the top from humble beginnings. His amazing partner, Cheryl, won the first two seasons she was on, but hasn’t won since season three, and hasn’t been to the finals since season eight. Lastly, we have J.R., who stole every...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Soccer Star Hope Solo Falls Short Of The Goal

November 16th, 2011 9:25am EST
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovsky were eliminated on DWTS
Next week is the much anticipated finals of this season of ‘DWTS,' so of course last night was the much anticipated elimination to decide who was going to be in the final three. I was concerned for J.R. before I looked at the scores last night, but seeing that he actually fell eleven points behind the leader and nine points behind second place worried me more. Sure, Hope was still seven points behind him, but it surprised me. I knew he had a bad night, but didn’t realize quite how bad.

Here’s where the leader board stood Monday night:

1. Ricki and Derek - 67
2. Rob and Cheryl -...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Semi-Finals Push Stars To The Limits

November 15th, 2011 11:00am EST
Rob Kardashian  & Cheryl Burke
It’s the semi-finals, and the show is not going easy on our stars now. Last night they all had three dances to perform, with two individual rounds (the second with all of them doing the always fun Argentine tango, with it’s legal lifts), and then a relay dance. Unexpectedly, an injury hindered one of the front runners, giving one of the underdogs a chance to really shine.

Round One: Paso Dobles and Sambas

Hope Solo (goalie for U.S. women’s national soccer team) & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Paso Doble
Scores: 7, 7, 7
Len said he liked the attack, but because there was so much of it, she...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Eight Elimination Sends Nancy Packin'

November 9th, 2011 8:15am EST
Nancy Grace Eliminated from DWTS
Everyone always talks about how much it’s gotta hurt to be kicked off a show like ‘Dancing’ first, but I always think getting kicked off just before the end has got to hurt just as much. After eight weeks, last night’s results episode gave someone the boot right before the semi-finals.

Here’s how the leader board looked Monday night:

1. J.R. and Karina - 60
2. Hope and Maks - 52
2. Ricki and Derek - 52
3. Rob and Cheryl - 51
4. Nancy and Tristan - 44

There was no encore dance this week, so we went right into backstage clips and the first set of results. J.R. and Hope were both ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Eight Sees An Unexpected Comeback And The Season's First Perfect Scores

November 8th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Dancing With The Stars Week Eight
This season of ‘Dancing’ seems like it’s just flying by. It’s already week eight, and last night was the last competition show before the semi-finals. It was also the week to bring back the instant dances, and to award the first perfect scores of the season. If there was ever a time to get a second wind, it’s now, and Hope jumped at the chance to revitalize her game this week when Maks decided to (gasp!) act like an adult for the first time in weeks.

As a result of that, I may have thought last week that I knew who I wanted to win, but now I’m back to only knowing who I want to go home ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Seven's Surprising Elimination: David Arquette

November 2nd, 2011 10:00am EDT
DWTS David Arquette Eliminated
I feel sorry for parents with teenage daughters who watch this show, because last night the Biebs was in the house. And they hyped it up like crazy, as he was really the only “star power” they had last night. The stars who are dancing are old news by now, especially on a night that they’re, you know, not actually dancing..

The team dances on Monday night shook up the leader board, most notably putting Hope in third place, two points above J.R.. Here’s where they stood after the team scores were added in:

1. Ricki and Derek - 53
2. Rob and Cheryl - 51
3. Hope and Maks - 50
4. J.R. and ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Seven Takes Halloween To New Levels

November 1st, 2011 11:00am EDT
DWTS Halloween
This week ‘Dancing’ was “dead from Hollywood,” which was just the first in a string of goofy Halloween jokes sprinkled throughout the episode. It was also plagued by some truly retro-looking “spooky” CGI, because Halloween just isn’t campy enough for this show. And of course all the dances were Halloween-themed, some more successfully than others. Being a Halloween lover, and a lover of cloak-and-dagger theatrics, I loved the extra ridiculousness. Most of the time.

And Harold Wheeler’s zombie conducting was pretty impressive.

This week, in addition to the solo dances, the stars also h...
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TV's Real Hero: 'Dancing With The Stars' Favorite J.R. Martinez

October 30th, 2011 9:00am EDT
J.R. Martinez People Magazine
Eight years after surviving an explosion as a teenage soldier in Iraq, Army corporal turned actor J.R. Martinez can't stop smiling as he captures the hearts of millions on Dancing With The Stars. Although his extensive facial scars are a reminder of the near-death bombing Martinez and three fellow soldiers experienced in 2003 when the Humvee he was driving hit a land mine, he long ago learned how to handle those who are taken aback by his appearance.

"People don't know what to say because they are worried it will be offensive," the Shreveport, La. native says in this week's issue of PEOPLE...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Six Performances Go To Broadway

October 25th, 2011 9:50am EDT
DWTS go to Broadway
It’s Broadway Week at ‘Dancing With The Stars’, so of course the show was packed with drama. Not that it isn’t always, but this week we got more, including an extra group dance with all the stars together, a hysterical John Travolta impression from David, Monty Python music, a comeback for Ricki, and Maks opening his big fat mouth to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Eh, such is Maks.

Here’s how it went:

Rob Kardashian (reality star) & Cheryl Burke
Dance: Cha-cha-cha
Scores: 8, 7, 7
Len said it was clean and precise, but it was stiff and lacked rhythm. Bruno said it was adequate, ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Wicked Harsh Week Five Elimination: Carson Kressley

October 19th, 2011 9:15am EDT
DWTS Week Five Elimination: Carson Kressley
80s week came to an end last night, and fortunately for you dudes and dudettes, that means I’m going to have to stop with the 80s slang. Well, I don’t have to, but you’d all probably quit reading my totally tubular reviews.

Okay, I’m done. Here’s how the stars stood on the leader board after Monday night:

1. J.R. and Karina - 28
2. Rob and Cheryl - 25
2. David and Kym - 25
3. Hope and Maks - 24
3. Ricki and Derek - 24
4. Nancy and Tristan - 22
5. Chaz and Lacey - 21
6. Carson and Anna - 19

We jumped right in with our 3rd place finishers, Ricki moving on to next week while Hope was in j...
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Karina Smirnoff Postpones Her Wedding

October 18th, 2011 2:46pm EDT
Karina Smirnoff
Celebrity dancer Karina Smirnoff has confirmed reports she and baseball star Brad Penny have postponed their wedding - so they can spend more time together without the stress of planning a big day.

The Dancing With The Stars regular has been too busy on the hit TV show, where she's among the favorites to win, to start planning a wedding, and Penny has been caught up in post-season, play-off baseball.

Smirnoff tells Life & Style magazine, "I never expected to have such an amazing partner (on the show) this season (war hero J.R. Martinez)... and Brad's been gone for, like, over two months...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Five Performances Are Totally Bodacious

October 18th, 2011 11:42am EDT
DWTS 80's Week
Last night ‘Dancing With The Stars’ brought back side ponytails, leg warmers, and music that either inspired nostalgia or mild embarrassment. Or both. Yep, it was 80s night, and while I was young in the 80s, it’s a decade that was hard to forget for anyone who lived through it. Honestly, I’m pretty sure everyone in the fashion and entertainment industries went insane for about ten years. Pants with stirrups? Check. Movies where mannequins came to life? Check. And I’m pretty sure I had an enormous sweater covered in graffiti of every color that was totally radical, dude.

Here’...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Four: Say Goodbye To Chynna Phillips

October 12th, 2011 9:08am EDT
DWTS Says Goodbye To Chynna Phillips
Last Tuesday I was so sure that Chaz was going to go home... and then he didn’t. A much better dancer did. It made me worried for Carson going into last night’s elimination. Then again, Chynna fell from a second place standing to being tied for second to last place with Nancy and Chaz. That is not a good place to be at all.

Here’s where the leader board stood Monday night:

1. Ricki and Derek - 29
2. J.R. and Karina - 26
3. Hope and Maks - 24
3. Rob and Cheryl - 24
4. David and Kym - 23
5. Chynna and Tony - 21
5. Nancy and Tristan - 21
5. Chaz and Lacey - 21
6. Carson and Anna - 20...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Four Goes To The Movies

October 11th, 2011 9:36am EDT
DWTS Movie Night
In a week, we lost another dancer, Brooke got a new last name (congrats, Mrs. Charvet!), and all the stars started freaking out. Yep, week four is about that time for the pressure to kick in, especially after the last elimination. The voters at home decided last week that sometimes dancing ability won’t save you.

Two weeks ago, I predicted that Kristin would make the top five. Well, I guess not. Meanwhile Chaz is still dancing. I swear, I’ll tear my hair out if we have another Bristol Palin phenomenon. I have a hard time seeing that happening, but it has before.

Anyway, this week wa...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Three Sends Home Reality Star Kristin Cavallari

October 5th, 2011 9:39am EDT
Kristin Cavallari Sent Home


Monday night had me sniffling off and on throughout the show, so I was crossing my fingers that Tuesday night’s elimination show wouldn’t also make me sad. Going into it, I was pretty sure it would be fine, and not just because Len was reported to be dancing on the show. It also just seemed obvious to me that Chaz would got home. Maybe Nancy. No big loss either way. But was I right?

Here’s where the leader board stood after Monday night’s show:

1. Ricki and Derek - 27
2. Chynna and Tony - 26
2. J.R. and Karina - 26
3. Rob and Cheryl - 24
3. Kristin and Mark - 24
3. Hope and...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Three Pulls Our Heartstrings

October 4th, 2011 9:10am EDT
DWTS Ricki Lake
Every season we get a week with the personal stories, and this season is no different. This week’s theme was the “most memorable year” in our star’s lives. Based on the show’s intro, I went searching for some tissues when the opening credits started.

Here’s how the night went:

Rob Kardashian (reality star) & Cheryl Burke
Dance: Foxtrot
Scores: 8, 8, 8
Len said Rod put the “dash” into Kardashian. I thought he was going to say “dashing”, but ok. He also thought Rob’s footwork and posture were good. Bruno said he liked the way Rob was starting to “play” with Cheryl, and that the...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 2 Elimination: Elisabetta Canalis Dances Her Last Dance

September 28th, 2011 8:15am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
It was a mostly lackluster Monday night on "Dancing With The Stars," but that’s bound to happen when you throw a bunch of almost-celebrities together in a position totally out of their comfort zones. Some weeks it just works a lot like herding cats.

Well, that’s probably a little harsh, but the day I start taking this show too seriously, it’s time to stop watching. That time hasn’t come yet, obviously, so last night it was time to sit down and watch all the flashy filler, waiting for the only thing I wanted to hear, who was going home.

Here’s where the leader board stood as of Monday ni...
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