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Kristoffer Polaha

Jimmy Fallon

Evander Holyfield

Daryl Sabara

Shailene Woodley

Johnny Galecki

Gina Gershon

Josh Radnor

William Forsythe

Mark Harmon

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Danica McKellar Has A New Gig

9/1/2015 8:26am EDT
Danica McKellar
Former "Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar is the latest celeb to join the judging panel for the upcoming 2016 Miss America beauty pageant.

The actress, 40, said in a statement, "The Miss America Organization shares my passion for the advancement of women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields and celebrates smart, strong women...

"I am proud to be part of the show and an organization that is such a huge advocate for education."

McKellar graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a degree in mathematics and co-wrote a groundbreaking mathematical physics theo...

Billboard Music Awards Fashion: Check Out The Sexiest Red Carpet Looks

5/18/2015 9:39am EDT
The Hottest Looks At The 2015 Billboard Music Awards: JLo, Taylo
Las Vegas was the place to be on Sunday night as stars turned out for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Taylor Swift showed up on the red carpet with a posse of gal pals, including (from left) actresses Zendaya Coleman and Hailee Steinfeld and models Lily Aldridge and Martha Hunt.

These ladies all appear in the pop star's "Bad Blood" music video, which premiered last night during the broadcast.

Swift rocked a white jump suit with side cut outs and took home a staggering eight awards: Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top ...

Wonder Years Star Danica McKellar Is How Old?

1/5/2015 11:38am EST
Wonder Years Star Danica McKellar Turns 40 - Happy Birthday!
"Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar is 40 years old. We'll wait until you can grasp that information.

The television star, who portrayed Winnie Cooper on the beloved television show, celebrated the big day this past Saturday.

McKellar had a busy year. In November of 2014, she married longtime boyfriend Scott Sveslosky in a Hawaiian-themed wedding ceremony.

Danica also appeared on "Dancing With The Stars" early in 2014, partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy. She was voted off in the eighth week of competition.

Since appearing on "The Wonder Years," Danica earned a degree in mathematics from U...

Celebrities That Turn 40 In 2015

1/1/2015 10:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 40 In 2015
Welcome to 2015 – Big milestones start at around forty so we thought we'd take a look back to the year of 1975 to see who was born that year and what major events transpired.

In 1975 the Vietnam War officially ended as communist forces took Saigon. The average price of gasoline that year was .72 cents while work on the Alaska Pipe Line began. Other historic notes included BIC's launch of the first disposable razor; Microsoft became a registered trademark; Motorola obtained the first portable mobile phone patent; the Altair 8800 microcomputer was released and Ex-teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa va...

Winnie Cooper Weds!

11/20/2014 10:38pm EST
Former 'Wonder Years' Star Danica McKellar Weds In Kauai
Four months after announcing their engagement, Danica McKellar and fiance Scott Sveslosky are officially husband and wife.

The former star of beloved TV series "The Wonder Years" married attorney Sveslosky on Saturday in a beachfront ceremony on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, according to People magazine.

"It was absolutely magical. We were married at 6:30am in a sunrise ceremony...," McKellar told the magazine in a statement. "Scott and I exchanged our vows and then we exchanged family vows with our sons Hunter and Draco - we wrote everything ourselves.

"We also performed a sand ceremony...

Stars Of 'The Wonder Years' Reveal: 'Our Characters Are Part Our DNA'

9/17/2014 11:40am EDT
Stars Of 'The Wonder Years' Reveal: 'Our Characters Are Part Our
In an interview with Starpulse, "The Wonder Years" stars Danica McKellar, Olivia d'Abo and Alley Mills reveal they don't mind when fans confuse them with their iconic television characters. The trio have lived vicariously through their alter-egos for so long they laugh, "They're part of our DNA!"

Said d'Abo, "We visit with these characters every day." Concurred McKellar, "Everyday, somebody recognizes one of us on the street from the show. We get to be that character in some form. We get to see people with happy looks on their faces and they say, 'Oh my gosh, I miss that show so much! My f...

Danica McKellar Is Engaged To Wed For The Second Time

7/17/2014 12:01am EDT
Danica McKellar and Scott Sveslosky
Danica McKellar, the actress best known for playing Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, is engaged.

The star, who will wed lawyer Scott Sveslosky, made the announcement via Instagram on Wednesday, sharing a selfie and pointing to a large ring on her wedding finger.

She wrote, "So...can you guess what my big news is??"

The mother-of-one also shared the big news with People magazine, saying, "Scott and I are thrilled. We are looking forward to merging our families."

Sveslosky also has a young son from a previous relationship. The marriage will be the second for both of them.

'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Guest Judge And Dance Duels Fire Up Week 8, As Danica McKellar Says Goodbye

5/6/2014 10:30am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Guest Judge And Dance Duels Fire
Reality TV personality Abby Lee Miller joined "Dancing with the Stars" as a guest judge this week as the celebrity dance duels set apart the dancers from the contenders. No stranger to competition, Miller was not shy about judging the stars and pros. In the duels, two teams began a dance together and halfway through the performance, the pros stepped off of the dance floor and the celebrities completed the dance together. Unfortunately, it was the end of the road for Danica and Val, who were cut just one week short of the semi-finals.

New Dance Round:

Danica McKellar and Valentin Chmerkov...

Sex Sold During Latin Night On Week 7 Of 'Dancing With The Stars'

4/29/2014 8:42am EDT
Sex Sold During Latin Night On Week 7 Of 'Dancing With The Stars
It was Latin Night for Week 7 of "DWTS" and as usual, several of your favorites shined as they shimmed, while others slowly slumped in their scores. Guest judge and performer Ricky Martin brought out the best in the performers, for who better to judge them on their moving and shaking then the king of the hips himself! Also on board, were team dances for the first time this season. Amy injured her back during her rumba and was unable to perform in the team dance, making the filmed rehearsal the group dance to be judged on. Sadly, crowd favorite NeNe had to go home this evening but she wante...

Danica McKellar Breaks A Rib Rehearsing For 'Dancing With The Stars'

4/26/2014 6:00pm EDT
Danica McKellar
Dancing can be hazardous to your health. Former “The Wonder Years” star Danica McKellar broke a rib while rehearsing for "Dancing With The Stars" earlier this week.

McKellar, 39, announced the news on Twitter, writing: "So...I broke a rib in yesterday's #DWTS rehearsal. Trying my best to pull thru and could use your prayers!! #wanttokeepdancing."

It's unclear whether she will be able to compete next week or whether she will be forced to take a break from the dancing competition.

She's not the only one to battle an injury this season. Actor Billy Dee Williams was forced to leave the show...

'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Party Anthem Night Brought Out The Fighter In Everyone

4/22/2014 8:49am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Party Anthem Night Brought Out T
"Dancing with the Stars" is past the halfway point in competition and the bar was set higher than usual for this week's theme, party anthems. It was a fun night of lively tunes and even livelier performances from the remaining eight contestants. Celebrity judge Redfoo from LMFAO brought the laughs to the ballroom, with comments that had head judge Len cringing in his seat and led host Tom Bergeron to quip, "You are Carrie Ann and Bruno's love child!" Sadly, Drew danced his last dance this week but was so happy to "have fulfilled my fantasy of dancing on the show, especially with Cheryl."


'Dancing With The Stars' Disney Night Sees First Perfect Score And Shocking Elimination

4/15/2014 10:30am EDT
cody simpson
"Dancing with the Stars" heralded a new concept this evening, a first for the series. Each dance was to be based on a famous Disney movie during Disney Week. This week had guest judge Donny Osmond behind the table critiquing the contestants. Osmond won Season 9 of the series and has an inside track on what the judges want. He said, "I feel like I'm home" and went on to discuss his long history with Disney, as his brothers were discovered by Walt Disney himself. Unfortunately this would be Cody's last week in the ballroom, as he was voted out of the competition.

New Dance Round:

Cody Simps...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Four Recap: Super Switch-Up!

4/8/2014 8:53am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Week Four Recap: Super Switch-Up!
"Dancing with the Stars" broke new ground tonight, as the stars and their usual partners switched up and the stars tried their hand at dancing with new professionals. It was a challenge at times as comfortable patterns were broken and the stars had to find the zone in the arms of their new partners. Former "DWTS" professional Julianne Hough joined the judges table and had mostly glowing comments about the pros and the stars, but this week the claws of the rest of the judges finally came out as they made their likes and dislikes well known to the stars.

New Dance Round:

Cody Simpson and Sh...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Three: Sweet And Sentimental Memories!

4/1/2014 10:27am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Week Three: Sweet And Sentimental Memor
Week three of "Dancing with the Stars" was a sentimental view at important moments in the lives of the celebs. The stars recalled the things that made them who they are today with sentimental dances and inspirational looks back. Robin Roberts signed as the season's first guest judge and she couldn't wait to get her paddle ready and score as high as she could. Therefore, the scores reflect four judges this week instead of two. Unfortunately, due to a lingering back issue, Billy Dee Williams had to leave the competition, but not without a sentimental review at how much he had accomplished in...

New Photos: Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, 'Dancing With The Stars' & Lots More!

3/26/2014 9:56am EDT
New Photos: Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, 'Dancing With
Candace Cameron Bure shows off her sexy, toned legs while arriving for "Dancing With The Stars." Check out lots of pics from the show, along with a sampling of the latest photos added to Starpulse today.

Want more? Head over to our PHOTOS page to see all the latest event galleries, slideshows and features, including The 15 Sexiest Sci-Fi Women On Television, Nick Cannon's 'whiteface' stunt and Tara Reid showing it all off in a tiny bikini!

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

3/4/2014 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...

Danica McKellar Talks Playing Lifetime's 'The Wrong Woman'

12/27/2013 12:03pm EST
The Wrong Woman
It's hard to believe someone would want to frame Danica McKellar for a crime. The actress is talented, smart, beautiful and generally one of Hollywood's great people. But in Lifetime's The Wrong Woman, which premieres Saturday, she plays a housewife who's accused of murder and must fight to prove her innocence. BFTV recently checked in with Danica to get the scoop on the movie - as well as some of her other recent work.

"I thought when I read the script that it was a really, cool amazing opportunity for an actress to go through like every emotion in the book," she said of the movie, which ...

Richard Gabai Is Right Director For 'The Wrong Woman'

12/23/2013 12:06pm EST
The Wrong Woman
If you've been enjoying Lifetime movies recently, chances are you've seen the work of Richard Gabai, who's the director behind several of the network's flicks. His latest is The Wrong Woman, a reimagining of Hitchcock's The Wrong Man that premieres Saturday with Danica McKellar in the title role. BFTV caught up with Richard last week to discuss the newest great films he's brought us.

"It all started with InSight," he told us, referring to the theatrically released thriller he helmed two years ago starring Justified's Natalie Zea, Sean Patrick Flanery, Chuck's Adam Baldwin and Christopher L...

Danica McKellar Rocks A Sexy, Post-Apocalyptic Look For Avril Lavigne Video

7/26/2013 8:16am EDT
Danica McKellar
We spotted Danica McKellar parading around in a racy outfit on the set of Avril Lavigne's new video in Los Angeles on Thursday. The former "Wonder Years" star wore fishnet stockings, a tiny skirt and skimpy top.

The usually conservative actress also donned heavy eye make-up, a headpiece and chunky jewelry.

After a hard day of work, Lavigne posted on Twitter:  "Thank you Danica McKellar for acting in my video. You are beautiful and so sweet. We kicked butt today! Rock N Roll."

McKellar replied, "Just had the best time shooting Avril Lavigne's new video. And she is so sweet and fun! Made m...

Danica McKellar's Divorce Is Finalized

2/25/2013 2:01pm EST
Danica McKellar
Former "The Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar is officially a single woman. The actress, who played Winnie Cooper on the beloved late 80s TV series, and Mike Verta are officially divorced.

McKellar filed for divorce in July 2012, citing irreconcilable differences. A judge officially signed off on the split this week and dissolved their union, according to

The couple have a two-year-old son, Draco, and McKellar asked for joint physical and legal custody. Their custody and child support agreement has been detailed in their sealed pre-nuptial agreement.
McKellar and Merta wed on ...

Megan Fox, Danica McKellar & More Stars Heat Up The 'This Is 40' Premiere

12/13/2012 12:00pm EST
Megan Fox
The "Knocked Up" sequel "This Is 40" hits theaters on Dec. 21, and the cast stepped out in Hollywood on Wednesday to attend the premiere.

New mom Megan Fox stunned in a dark red wrap dress with black stilettos. The actress, 26, gave birth to son Noah on Sept. 27. Just 10 weeks later she looks amazing (no surprise there!)

Newly single Danica McKellar, who filed for divorce over the summer, looked cute in a purple and silver off-the-shoulder frock.

Heather Locklear was accompanied by her beautiful 15-year-old daughter Ava Sambora, while Leslie Mann looked slim and trim in a white gown with...

12 Former Child Stars All Grown Up

7/28/2012 3:00pm EDT
12 Former Child Stars All Grown Up
We've watched many child stars grow up on TV or in the movies and blossom before our eyes. Now that they are all grown up we thought we'd point out some sexy former child stars.

The latest and first on this list is Alexa Vega, the former star of the "Spy Kids" franchise. Vega recently posted a picture of herself on Twitter in a bikini top while on set filming "Machete Kills," which she stars in and is directed by Robert Rodriquez. Vega is now 23 and apparently is also freshly divorced.

Check out our full list of our 12 hot and sexy child stars all grown up.

Drew Barrymore

E.T., I...

Newly Single Danica McKellar Shows Off Her Sexy Curves

6/13/2012 1:00pm EDT
Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar attended the Women In Film's Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., yesterday, and she looked pretty darn good for a single mom. She wore a white beaded dress that showed off her curvy figure.

The actress recently filed for divorce from her composer husband of three years, Mike Verta. McKellar, who played girl-next-door Winnie Cooper on hit TV series "The Wonder Years," cited "irreconcilable differences" for the split. They have a 1-year-old son, Draco.

She is having a difficult time dealing with the divorce. She recently wrote on her blog, ""The end of a marriage...

Danica McKellar Likens Divorce To A Death In The Family

6/10/2012 6:03pm EDT
Danica McKellar
Former child star Danica McKellar, who filed for divorce from her composer husband of three years, Mike Verta, earlier this week has likened the sadness of the couple's split to that of a "death in the family."

The star, who played girl-next-door Winnie Cooper on hit TV series The Wonder Years, cited "irreconcilable differences" as the cause of her broken marriage.

"I am just overwhelmed by the love and support in the messages I've been receiving from all of you via Twitter and Facebook during this incredibly tough time," she says via her blog. "The end of a marriage has got to be one of ...

'Wonder Years' Star Danica McKellar Files For Divorce

6/7/2012 9:21am EDT
Danica McKellar
After three years of marriage, actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has filed for divorce. The former "Wonder Years" star wed composer Mike Verta in San Diego, Calif., in 2009, and they have a 1-year-old son, Draco Verta.

According to TMZ, McKellar cited "irreconcilable differences" for the split. The actress wants joint physical and legal custody of their son.

In addition to her 80s hit "Wonder Years," McKellar had reoccurring roles in How I Met Your Mother and The West Wing, and authored the book: "Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Break...

Celebrity Birthdays - January 3, 2012

1/3/2012 3:00am EST
Mel Gibson
Happy Birthday to:

Actor/director Mel Gibson (1956)

Home Alone 3 star Alex D. Linz (1989)

Singer Kimberley Locke (1978)

The Wonder Years star Danica McKellar (1975)

Chinese actress Joan Chen (1960)

Dallas actress Victoria Principal (1946)

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones (1946)

Buffalo Springfield singer/songwriter Stephen Stills (1945)

Comedic actor Dabney Coleman (1932)

American actor Robert Loggia (1932)

Italian film director Sergio Leone (1929)

Director John Sturges (1911; d. 1982)

Comedic pianist Victor Borge (1909; d. 2000)

'Like' Starpulse and get Celebrity Birthd...

Spotted: Danica McKellar (Looking Fantastic) With Her Baby Boy

2/26/2011 3:00pm EST
Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar, who is best known for playing Winnie in the "Wonder Years," took her son Draco to Jayneoni Moore's Celebrity Baby & Big Kid Pre-Oscar gifting suite in Los Angeles yesterday.

The new mom looks slim and trim only months after giving birth.

The former child star and her husband, film and TV composer Mike Verta, welcomed their son in early September. McKellar, 35, wed Verta in March, 2009.

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: September

1/2/2011 1:00pm EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga was the big winner and talking point at the MTV Video Music Awards this month - she picked up eight accolades and stunned everyone by taking to the stage in a meat dress. Meanwhile, Penelope Cruz confirmed the news she was pregnant with Javier Bardem's baby, and Angelina Jolie - who visited flood-ravaged Pakistan - was named Best Celebrity Role Model in an online poll.

George Michael began his eight-week prison sentence in London after being found guilty of cannabis possession and driving under the influence of drugs, and Guns N' Roses were booed and bottled offstage in Ireland a...

Danica McKellar Welcomes Baby Boy Draco

9/11/2010 1:17pm EDT
Danica McKellar
Former "The Wonder Years" star Danica Mckellar is a new mom - the actress has given birth to a bouncing baby boy.

The former child star and her husband, film and TV composer Mike Verta, welcomed baby Draco Verta into the world on Tuesday night.

The couple confirmed the news to, stating, "We are humbled, overjoyed and so grateful for this miraculous gift. It's like we've only now just learned the true meaning of love."

McKellar, 35, wed Verta in March, 2009.

See more photos of Danica here!

Danica McKellar Makes Pregnancy Look Hot

7/14/2010 8:49am EDT
Danica McKellar
Former "Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar was glowing at the "Inception" Los Angeles premiere yesterday. Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on the iconic TV series, is due in the fall.

She told People magazine, "I was in the middle of a really intense deadline for my book. I wanted to put off the [pregnancy] test because I didn't want any distractions. That only lasted a day - I couldn't stop thinking about it and I caved! You can't try to put that off."

Her third book, "Hot X: Algebra Exposed" hits the shelves in August. She has also written "Math Doesn't Suck" and "Kiss My Math....