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

April 15th, 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!

April 8th, 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!

April 1st, 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!

March 26th, 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'

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...

Dancing with the Stars line-up revealed

March 4th, 2014 10:20am EST
NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes will compete on 'Dancing With The Stars'.
The outspoken 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star is set to join the likes of 'Price Is Right' host Drew Carey, former ice hockey player Sean Avery and 'Full House' alumni Candace Cameron Bure on the 18th season of the popular ballroom dancing show.
The full line-up was officially unveiled on 'Good Morning America' this morning (03.04.14) and features a heavy dose of athletes.
Double-amputee snowboarding champion Amy Purdy, who will be partnered with professional dancer Derek Hough, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, and Olympic figure skat...

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

December 27th, 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'

December 23rd, 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...

Avril Lavigne unveils Billy Zane as secret music video star

August 16th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Avril Lavigne
Pop star Avril Lavigne has enlisted the help of another celebrity friend for her new music video after unveiling actor Billy Zane as her mystery guest star.

The singer previously recruited The Wonder Years actress Danica McKellar for the promo to Rock N Roll and teased fans with an announcement about another surprise guest appearance on her Twitter.com page on Thursday (15Aug13).

She encouraged fans to get the video's name trending on Twitter in order for her to release a new teaser writing, "I've got a surprise to share from the #RockNRoll video!! Wanna see it? Tweet #SaveRockNRoll (sic...

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

July 26th, 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

February 25th, 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 TMZ.com.

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

December 13th, 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

July 28th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Alexa Vega
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.,  ...

Newly Single Danica McKellar Shows Off Her Sexy Curves

June 13th, 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

June 10th, 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

June 7th, 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...

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

February 26th, 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

January 2nd, 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

September 11th, 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 People.com, 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

July 14th, 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....

'Wonder Years' Star Danica McKellar Is Pregnant

March 17th, 2010 11:20am EDT
Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on TV's "The Wonder Years," is expecting her first baby. She's due in the fall, according to People magazine.

She told People, "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."

Danica and her husband Mike Verta were married ...

Who's Your Fantasy Celebrity Teacher?

September 12th, 2009 8:43am EDT
Fantasy Celebrity Teachers
Robert Pattinson fans would all be studious if he was at the head of the class - the actor has topped a new list of dream teachers. Devotees insisted they'd pay attention and aim for great grades if the Twilight hunk was their English literature teacher.

Pattinson beat Hollywood supercouple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie also made the fantasy school wish list, with fans voting them the perfect drama and chemistry teachers, and music mogul Simon Cowell was hailed the ideal media studies man in the GetPark.co.uk Top Teachers survey.

James Bond star Daniel Craig also made the list - as the...

'Wonder Years' Star Danica McKellar Weds

March 23rd, 2009 8:44am EDT
Danica McKellar
Former The Wonder Years star Danica McKellar has married her longtime boyfriend in a romantic California ceremony.

The ex-child star, who played Fred Savage's sweetheart Winnie Cooper on the hit 1980s TV show, wed film and TV composer/visual effects artist Mike Verta on Sunday at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

The pair tied the knot in front of 150 guests, including the bride's sister Crystal McKellar - who starred as Becky Slater on The Wonder Years.

The couple first started dating in 2001.

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'Wonder Years' Actress Danica McKellar To Wed

February 19th, 2009 11:57am EST
Danica McKellar
Former The Wonder Years star Danica McKellar is to marry her longtime boyfriend next month.

The former child star, who played Fred Savage's sweetheart Winnie Cooper on the hit 1980s/early '90s TV show, will wed film and TV composer/visual effects artist Mike Verta on March 22nd at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in California. And according to the National Enquirer, the couple is eager to have babies as soon as possible.

A source says, "Danica and Mike want to start a family immediately. They've been living together long enough and feel they're ready to take their relationship to t...

20 Years Later: Where Are The Stars Of 'Full House' & 'The Wonder Years?'

January 15th, 2008 2:23pm EST
John Stamos
It's hard to imagine that it's been 20 years since we were first introduced to the Tanner family, Winnie Cooper and Kevin Arnold. What happened to some of our favorite prime time stars two decades after they charmed us on the small screen?

Full House (1987-1995)

"Full House" was a show about talk show host Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) who was raising his three girls with his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and his best friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) after his wife Pam is killed by a drunk driver. You laughed, you cried and you learned a lesson all in one episode.


Celebrity Birthdays, January 3

January 3rd, 2008 3:00am EST
Mel Gibson
Happy Birthday to "Home Alone 3" star Alex D. Linz (1989), New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (1981), Winnie Cooper from "The Wonder Years" Danica McKellar (1975), German Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher (1969), Chinese actress Joan Chen (1960), actor/director Mel Gibson (1956), "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (1946), Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones (1946), Buffalo Springfield singer/songwriter Stephen Stills (1945), hockey legend Bobby Hull (1939), comedic actor Dabney Coleman (1932), American actor Robert Loggia (1932), Italian film director Sergio Leone (1929), director ...

80's TV Stars: Where Are They Now?

October 16th, 2007 10:35am EDT
Danica McKellar
Nothing makes you feel older than when you realize that 1987 was 20 years ago. Those of us born and/or raised in the 1980s remember a time of outrageous fashion, outrageous music, and most of all, outrageous television.

But most of us have also made the transition from the 1980s to the present day with relative ease - we've put away our scrunchies, retired our parachute pants, cut out our shoulder pads, and we've moved onwards and upwards (into the stylized 00s).

But what about the television stars we love and hate? Did they ever manage to leave it all behind? Starpulse is sick ...

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

August 20th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Hilary Duff
"I'm just one little person with so much money. I've got so much it's scary. It's amazing to think that I can take care of myself financially, as well as everyone around me. That's a really nice feeling." Hilary Duff is overwhelmed by her wealth.

"I'd rather be shot myself than be in a shoot-out and be the one not shot." T.I. analyzes what it's like to emerge from a firefight uninjured. The rapper's personal assistant Philant Johnson was killed in a shoot-out in 2006.

"Once I was in the bathroom at a Fall Out Boy concert and some guy comes in, sees the syringe and goes, 'Cool.' H...

Danica McKellar Is A Teacher

August 15th, 2007 12:21pm EDT
Danica McKellar
Former Wonder Years star Danica McKellar has turned teacher, after writing a book encouraging teenage girls to take up math. McKellar is best known for playing adolescent Winnie Cooper in the hit TV show in the late '80s and early '90s, but went on to pick up a degree in math in 1998.

Now the 32-year-old has written new book Math Doesn't Suck: How To Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind Or Breaking A Nail, which aims to teach American girls it's OK to be clever.

McKellar says, "One of the messages I want to give to girls is that math is for them. My approach is no...

McKellar's 'Inspector Mom Kidnapped In Ten Easy Steps' Premieres March 8

February 15th, 2007 8:00am EST
Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar stars in the second installment of LMN’s original multi-media series Inspector Mom “Kidnapped In Ten Easy Steps” premiering Thursday, March 8 at 8 PM ET. A series of kidnappings of wealthy locals has left the population of Maddie Monroe’s (Danica McKellar) hometown panicked. But when Maddie’s neighbor Sandra is the latest person kidnapped for ransom, Maddie must go undercover at a dance studio to discover who the nefarious kidnapper really is—and save her best friend.

McKellar got to test out her dancing chops in this movie and subsequently developed a passion for bal...

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