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Chronic Back Problem Forces Billy Dee Williams Out Of 'Dancing With The Stars'

April 1st, 2014 2:30pm EDT
Chronic Back Problem Forces Billy Dee Williams Out Of 'Dancing W
Billy Dee Williams disappointed fans on Monday night's episode of "Dancing With The Stars" by pulling out of the competition due to back pain.

The actor, who turns 77 on Sunday, explained: "I've got this chronic back problem. But I've had a wonderful, brilliant, fantastic blast of a time... Pure joy. And I want to thank every one of you folks for your support."

Williams has had two hip replacements and was able to get through the first round of eliminations even though he earned the lowest scores among the contestants for two weeks straight.

The former "Star Wars" star doesn't regret sig...
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Billy Dee Williams And Emma Slater Talk 'Dancing With The Stars'

March 24th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Billy Dee Williams And Emma Slater Talk 'Dancing With The Stars'
A new season of Dancing With The Stars is underway, which means new partnerships are formed. BFTV recently talked with Star Wars legend Billy Dee Williams and his professional partner Emma Slater about teaming up and how they plan to rebound from last Monday's rough debut.

"I watch the show all the time. I kind of got talked into it by everybody in my household, my friends," said Billy Dee, who is also reprising his role as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming animated series Star Wars: Rebels. "It's good, healthy activity. I wanted to see if I still had anything left, and here I am."

"I wasn...
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Olympic Ice Dancers, Danica McKellar Join 18th Season Of 'Dancing With The Stars'

March 4th, 2014 4:00pm EST
Olympic Ice Dancers, Danica McKellar Join 18th Season Of 'Dancin
ABC has revealed the highly anticipated cast of the 18th season of "Dancing With The Stars."

Olympic ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who took home a gold for the United States last month, will square off against each other when the new season premieres on Monday, March 17. Will their experence give them a slight edge on the competition?

Former "The Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar has also joined the cast, along with fellow 90s actress Candace Cameron Bure from "Full House."

The new season also features reality star NeNe Leakes and teen singing heartthrobs James Maslow and C...
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Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

August 9th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.

Ra...
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Diana Ross Reunited With Billy Dee Williams on Oprah's Show

February 27th, 2011 1:12pm EST
Diana Ross
Superstar Diana Ross was left in awe during a recently taped episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show after she was reunited with her Mahogany co-star Billy Dee Williams, 35 years after the movie was released.

The iconic singer/actress, 66, sat down for the first time with her five children and her grandson for a TV special with Winfrey, and the media mogul took Ross back in time when she surprised her by introducing Williams to the stage.

Appearing on the show, which aired on Friday, Ross gasped, "Are you kidding me?" before warmly embracing the actor, saying, "Where have you been?"

The old pa...
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'White Collar' 2.13 'Countermeasures' Recap And Review

February 8th, 2011 11:07pm EST
White Collar
It's a busy day for Neal Caffrey. First, he meets with Mozzie to check on the progress of their fractal antenna. Mozzie says using the phrase "good work" implies he has a job. I start laughing, and I'm still snickering by the time Neal returns back home, looking for June, and walks into Ford (Billy Dee Williams), an "old friend" of hers who's just moved back to Manhattan. He is naturally suspicious (oh, Matt Bomer, how I love you and your facial expressions) and starts asking questions, having no idea that when he uses the phrase "partners in crime," he's totally right. Worried, he ...
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Han & Chewie Reunited At 'Empire Strikes Back' Screening; Spike TV To Air 'Star Wars' Marathon (Video)

May 20th, 2010 1:44pm EDT
Empire Strikes Back
Last night Lucasfilm held a special one-night-only charity screening of "The Empire Strikes Back" to celebrate the film's 30th Anniversary. The charity showing benefited the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and a handful of the film's stars, including Harrison Ford, Billy Dee Williams and Peter Mayhew were in attendance. Also at the event was Ewan McGregor, star of the three "Star Wars" prequel films.

Collider.com's Steve Weintraub reported that the film wasn't the original version, but a digitalized copy of the 1997 Special Edition "without the Luke scream."

"If you're a Star Wars f...
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The Best Inspirational Sports Films

November 19th, 2009 8:54pm EST
Blind Side
Sports movies generally come in one of two flavors: comedic efforts featuring a ragtag group of players coming together to achieve success or dramatic situations revolving around a semi-tragic or extremely difficult obstacle that stands in the way of achieving success.

"The Blind Side," which opens Friday, definitely falls into the latter category.

Based on Michael Lewis' novel, the movie adaptation focuses in on one particular story in the book - the rise of Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who went from living on the streets to becoming a first-round draft pick in this year's NFL...
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Funny Video: Vote For Lando Calrissian!

November 3rd, 2008 2:16pm EST
Lando Calrissian Billy Dee Williams video
While the race between Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin draws to a close, the race for leader of the Star Wars galaxy is heating up. Watch Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian in this brand new spoof video.

Watch Vote for Lando Calrissian!

Funny or lame? Leave a comment below!

More political spoof videos:

- Free John McCain

- Thomas Haden Church vs. Joe The Plumber

- 'Paris Hilton For President' Music Video

- Obama vs. McCain Dance Off

- Ron Howard Brings Back Opie & Richie Cunningham For Obama

- Gina Gershon Does Sarah Palin

- Best And Worst Music ...
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Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

September 16th, 2008 10:10am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most stimulating and humorous comments were made on the latest stories on Katy Perry’s Boyfriend?, Paris protecting the Jonas Brothers, and Television’s sexiest sleuths, as well as a Story about Howard Stern the Virginity Merchant.

Topic Highlights = There were some congenial and pleasant remarks made about Niecy Nash and Colt 45 salesman Billy Dee Williams however, there was no love or affection for Beyon...
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The Five Most Underrated & Overrated Sports Movies

April 25th, 2008 8:36am EDT
Rocky III
Sports movies are often beloved but rarely good. It's hard to say why it is so difficult to make a great sports movie. It could be that there is far more drama in actually following sports than there is in watching a dramatized version on film. It could also be that it is so hard to make a sports movie that doesn't seem entirely unrealistic yet is filled with the appropriate amount of drama. Whatever the case, it's about as hard to make a great sports movie as it is to hit a Jake Peavy fastball.

Despite this, it seems more and more sports films are made each year, and even as the qu...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 6

April 6th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Zach Braff
Happy Birthday to "Full House" actress Candace Cameron Bure (1976), "Scrubs" star Zach Braff (1975), actress Ari Meyers (1969), "Slither" actor Michael Rooker (1955), "Taxi" actress Marilu Henner (1952), "Cheers" actor John Ratzenberger (1947), producer/director Barry Levinson (1942), master of the pan flute Zamfir (1941), "The Empire Strikes Back" actor Billy Dee Williams (1937), country legend Merle Haggard (1937), German composer Andre Previn (1929), and legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy (1866; d. 1909).
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Hollywood Talent Lines Up For 'Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars'

October 18th, 2006 10:31am EDT
Command and Conquer 3
Electronic Arts today announced that the highly-anticipated Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars (C&C 3) game will feature an all-star celebrity line-up for its high-definition, live action video sequences from critically-acclaimed television series such as LOST and Battlestar Galactica, blockbuster films such as Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi (1980, 1983), Top Gun (1986), Starship Troopers (1997), and The Wedding Crashers (2005), and a former Miss USA pageant winner. The unparalleled, diverse cast includes Tricia Helfer, Josh Holloway, Michael Ironside, Billy Dee...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 6

April 6th, 2006 3:05am EDT
Zach Braff
Happy Birthday to "Full House" actress Candace Cameron Bure (1976), "Scrubs" star Zach Braff (1975), actress Ari Meyers (1969), "Slither" actor Michael Rooker (1955), "Taxi" actress Marilu Henner (1952), "Cheers" actor John Ratzenberger (1947), producer/director Barry Levinson (1942), master of the pan flute Zamfir (1941), "The Empire Strikes Back" actor Billy Dee Williams (1937), country legend Merle Haggard (1937), German composer Andre Previn (1929), and legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy (1866; d. 1909).
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Denis Leary Christmas Special On Comedy Central

November 21st, 2005 11:44am EST
Denis Leary
Being on Santa's bad list has never been so cool. Spike the eggnog, sit back and relax, Comedy Central and Denis Leary are about to reveal the true spirit of Christmas, family fights, boozing and some of the most awkward holiday moments. "Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas" premieres on Sunday November; 27 at 10:00 p.m.

"Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas," an hour-long Christmas extravaganza, celebrates the darker side of everyone's favorite holiday. Leary, along with some help from his celebrity elves Carmen Electra, William Shatner, Chris Elliot, Charlie Murphy, Nick Di Paolo,...
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