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'DWTS' Week 7 Recap: A Frightful Week In The Ballroom, Antonio Says Goodbye

October 28th, 2014 8:45am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Week 7 Recap: A Frightful Week In The B
During week 7 of season 19 of "Dancing with the Stars," the celebs performed not only their individual routines, but a team dance as well. Singer Ella Henderson sang her hit single, "Ghost," and Nikki Yanofsky performed "Necessary Evil."

Len Goodman returned to join Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli at the judge's desk. The first team dances of the season were a monster mash-up of dances from TeamCreepDuSoleil and TeamItsyBitsy! Sadly fans said goodbye to Antonio and Cheryl this week, who tried valiantly to keep the pace with the other dancers but didn't get enough viewer...
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'DWTS' Week 6 Recap: Pitbull And Leah Remini Enter The Ballroom, Jonathan Bennett Exits

October 21st, 2014 8:32am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Week 6 Recap: Pitbull And Leah Remini E
It was week 6 of the competition on "Dancing with the Stars" and time for some serious footwork. Sitting in for judge Len Goodman was Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull. Season 17 star Leah Remini returned to the ballroom, replacing regular co-host Erin Andrews who is on assignment for FOX Sports. Scores from the past two weeks coupled with viewer votes determined who went home this evening. Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Jonathan Bennett and partner Emma, who were eliminated from the competition.

New Dance Round

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson (partnered last week with Cheryl Bur...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Week 5 'Switch Up' Swap Creates Fun Friction In The Ballroom

October 14th, 2014 7:44am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Week 5 'Switch Up' Swap Creates
"Dancing with the Stars" brought back their most controversial theme yet for the second year in a row, the "switch up" where for one week stars were paired with different professional partners. While last year's switch brought drama to the dance floor, this time around the pairs seemed invigorated by their new partners. Singer Jessie J sat in for Len Goodman, who is still in the U.K. working as a judge on "Strictly Come Dancing" with Bruno Tognoni. Joining Jessie for her debut as a judge was Tognoni, Julianne Hough and Carrie Ann Inaba. No eliminations this week, but scores from last week w...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: 'The Carlton' Returns For A Perfect Score, Betsey And Tony Eliminated

October 7th, 2014 8:53am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: 'The Carlton' Returns For A Perf
It was a night of amazing stories and heartfelt dances as the celebrities grooved to songs from their most memorable year. Each had an important story to tell as they expressed their true feelings through dance. Judge Len Goodman was still absent, but regulars Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tognoli were still present and ready to score. Viewers had the chance for the first time, to cast their own paddles online. Therefore there were four scores, three for the judges and one for America throughout this episode. With heavy hearts, the dancers and celebrities said goodbye to Betsey...
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'DWTS' Recap: Randy Couture Eliminated As 'Movie Night' Pulled Out All The Stops

September 30th, 2014 8:29am EDT
'DWTS' Recap: Randy Couture Eliminated As 'Movie Night' Pulled O
Note to the Academy Awards, "Dancing with the Stars" movie night is the biggest dance evening of the year as they honor iconic films. The celebrities and pros danced to movies that were influential to them and their routines were sharp, concise and entertaining. Randy and Karina, Antonio and Cheryl and Jonathan and Allison were all in jeopardy. One-night eliminations began and with Randy Couture and pro Karina Smirnoff being sent home. Comedian Kevin Hart sat in for judge Len Goodman for this special night of "dancing."

New Dance Round

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson

Dance: Quick Ste...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Results: Tavis Smiley No More As He Exits The Ballroom

September 24th, 2014 6:57am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Results:  Tavis Smiley No More As He Ex
Despite a dance that was full of life, it was goodbye for activist and PBS journalist Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess. Although Smiley tried to stay on track, his promotional schedule for his latest book, "Death of a King" detailing Martin Luther King's last year was just too much for him to handle alongside his dance duties for the show.

Monday evening's show gave those that fell flat last round a chance to redeem themselves with a theme night, "My Jam Monday." Topping the leaderboard were Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev and following a close second were Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovs...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: 'My Jam Monday' Brought Fun To The Dance Floor

September 23rd, 2014 8:47am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: 'My Jam Monday' Brought Fun To T
This week, the stars went toe to toe for their first theme dances, titled, "My Jam Monday." performing to the songs they love as their favorite jam. While all the dancers tried to spread their wings on the dance floor, some of last week's winners fell flat while those at the bottom of the ladder last episode got a breath of new life with winning routines.

New Dance Round

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson

Dance: Samba

Scores: 8, 8, 8, 8 = 32

After taking the top scores last week, the pressure was on for Alfonso Ribiero and Witney Carson to perform better than the week before. Their sa...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week One Recap: Fails, Flops And One Amazing Performance

September 16th, 2014 8:33am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Week One Recap: Fails, Flops And One Am
It was a tense first outing for many of the new couples on the first episode of "Dancing with the Stars." The judges were expecting big show-stopping numbers, but instead were disappointed with many of the celebs' routines. While there were a few bright lights, it looks to be a season of criticism where the celebs will be working double time to score with both the judges and fans. The total points a couple can get per dance routine is 40.

New Dance Round

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson

Dance: Jive

Scores: 9, 9, 9, 9 = 36

While Alfnoso Ribeiro may have the edge as a semi-professiona...
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Meet The Cast Of Season 19 'Dancing With The Stars'

September 4th, 2014 12:04pm EDT
Meet The Cast Of Season 19 'Dancing With The Stars'
It's the moment "Dancing With the Stars" fans wait for every season, the big real on "Good Morning America" when we find out just who will be competing this season! In the mix are a talk show host, an Olympian and a famous fashion designer to name a few. While fans are already buzzing about who may have the edge one thing is for sure, this season of "DWTS" is sure to be the most competitive one yet!

The stars for this season and their respective partners are...

Olympian Lolo Jones; partnered with new pro Keo Motsepe

Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong; partnered with Peta Murgatroyd
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20 Celebrities With Dimples

May 10th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
20 Celebrities With Dimples
A few stars in the entertainment industry have been blessed with dimples, making them appear forever young. Some celebs' indented cheeks are more prominent than others, but we find both kinds equally appealing.

Australian model Miranda Kerr has very visible dimples on her cheeks. Whenever she smiles, her dimples appear. She is most known for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel and her (now ended) marriage to actor Orlando Bloom.

Kerr has her own skincare line, Kora Organics. She once told Cosmpolitan magazine that she uses coconut oil for her beautiful skin, shiny hair and slim body.

I...
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The Failies: Awarding The Worst Fashion Fails In 2013 - Part One

January 1st, 2014 12:07pm EST
Kim Kardashian
Can you believe 2013 is coming to a close already? At least 2013 will leave a lasting legacy when it comes to Fashion Fails. We present The Failies, the worst in fashion this year - along with some surprise special categories you have to see to believe. In Part one we will be looking at the first half of the year's fashion fails, as well as revealing one of the Worst Trends of the Year and the Worst Dressed Male of the Year.

Let's start with what kicked off the year. We wrote at the time, "Kim Kardashian got a little Goth-y in this see-through and skintight gown. We can't wait to see the...
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Fashion Fails: Perez Hilton, Anna Sophia Robb, Alyson Hannigan, And More

May 18th, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Perez Hilton
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

Above we have Perez Hilton once again gracing us with his fashion failure, this time putting on his worst OshKosh B'Gosh look. The "classy" hat puts it over the top.

AnnaSophia Robb looks like she's wearing wrapping paper, and not in the sexy "it's your birthday, unwrap me" way. We'd be afraid of walking in this thing; it looks like it'd just rip in half.

Cat Deely's snake/gator dress has an odd assortment of colors and lo...
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Mikhail Baryshnikov Destroyed Lea Thompson's Ballet Dreams

March 3rd, 2012 9:01am EST
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Back To The Future star Lea Thompson has ballet superstar Mikhail Baryshnikov to thank for her acting career because he told her she would never make it professionally as a dancer.

The criticism destroyed her ballet dreams when she was 20, but he was right and she immediately found success as an actress.

Thompson tells WENN, "I was in American Ballet II when I was 20 and Baryshnikov was the head of that and it came the moment when he had to say whether we would advance to the company or not. He said, 'You're a lovely dancer but you're too stocky.'

"I was 98 pounds and I was like, 'I c...
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84th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Fashion (See Pictures!)

February 27th, 2012 2:39am EST
Oscars 2012
The Academy Awards aren't just about the movies - they're about the fashion and what the stars wore on the red carpet at the year's biggest event.

This year, much like the ceremony itself, there were few surprises and all the stars looked fabulous on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Well, okay - Kristen Wiig's brown J. Mendel dress and Meryl Streep's gold Lanvin gown? Not so much.

This year's highlights include Angelina Jolie looking stunning - although also a bit thin - in a black Atelier Versace dress that's almost an exact match of the one Jennifer Aniston wore ...
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Lea Thompson: 'I Have A Cat Called Stinky Pete & He Is A Slut'

February 17th, 2012 10:41am EST
Lea Thompson
Lea Thompson has her crafty cat to thank for her new movie as scheming Greg Kinnear's wife in comedy thriller "Thin Ice" because she would never have met the film's writer/director if her pet hadn't been scouring the neighborhood for food scraps.

The actress was on the hunt for a really challenging movie role when Jill Sprecher called to say she had the actress' cat.

Thompson explains, "I have a cat called Stinky Pete and he is a slut. He goes to everybody's house and pretends he's got no house and he's hungry.

"My neighbour, Jill Sprecher, called me up and said, 'We have your cat'. We w...
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Lea Thompson Interested In 'Back To The Future' Broadway Role

February 16th, 2012 8:30pm EST
Lea Thompson
Back to the Future star Lea Thompson is hoping for a role in the Broadway musical version of the hit film franchise, insisting she'd love to be a part of the stage show.

The actress played Marty McFly's mom - and smitten school pal - in the time travel movies, and she's hoping there might be a role for her when the musical hits Broadway.

She says, "I played Sally Bowles on Broadway and that was fun playing a drug addict. They're talking about putting Back To The Future on Broadway which would be interesting.

"(Co-star) Christopher Lloyd and I could still be in it. I could sing, 'My son, ...
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Gilles Marini Joins The Cast Of 'Switched At Birth'

June 15th, 2011 2:37pm EDT
Gilles Marini
Actor Gilles Marini has bounced back from the cancellation of his family drama Brothers & Sisters by landing a role as a dad on hit new series Switched At Birth.

The Sex and the City: The Movie star was left without a job last month when ABC network bosses chose not to renew the show, which also starred Calista Flockhart and Sally Field, for a sixth season.

However, Marini has already landed a new TV gig, scoring the role of Angelo on another drama.

TV Guide magazine first revealed the news and Marini confirmed it in a post on his Twitter.com page on Wednesday, writing, "As you may kn...
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ABC Family Announces Summer Programming

March 7th, 2011 3:01pm EST
Pretty Little Liars | Photo Credits: Andrew Eccles/ABC Family
ABC Family announced an ambitious summer slate Monday that includes a series about being switched at birth, Raven-Symoné's headlining comedy and the return of Pretty Little Liars.

Leading off on Monday, June 6 at 9/8c is Switched at Birth. The one-hour drama follows two teens, Daphne and Bay, from different backgrounds who learn they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. The families eventually meet and must learn how to live together. Newcomer Katie Leclerc plays Daphne and Vanessa Marano (Gilmore Girls) is Bay. Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Constance Marie (George ...
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ABC Family Orders New Raven-Symoné Series

January 31st, 2011 10:11pm EST
Raven-Symone | Photo Credits: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com
ABC Family picked up three new series Monday, including a comedy starring longtime Disney star Raven-Symoné.

The Great State of Georgia is a half-hour comedy centered on an aspiring actress with a big personality named Georgia (Symoné), trying to make headway in New York with her science geek best friend. Roswell's Majandra Delfino will also star. The show is executive-produced by Kirk J. Rudell (Will & Grace) and best-selling author Jennifer Weiner (Good in Bed, In Her Shoes).

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'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew': One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

March 3rd, 2008 10:49am EST
Chyna
Without The Office or 30 Rock to get me through these cold Thursday nights, I’ve had to turn to VHI to fill my TV watching needs (because God forbid I actually, you know, pick up a book or something). Thankfully they have put the kibosh on "I Love the 80's" reruns. I like that show just as much as the next person, but how many times can I see Lea Thompson wax nostalgic about Hyper Color t-shirts? (Answer: 11).

Now, instead of filling the air waves with the comedic stylings of Rick Springfield, comically riffing on Ms. Pac Man, we get celebrities in rehab! Except they aren’t exactly ce...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 31

May 31st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Happy Birthday to Irish actor Colin Farrell (1976), "Resident Evil Apocalypse" actress Sienna Guillory (1975), actress Brooke Shields (1965), 80s pop singer Corey Hart (1962), actress Lea Thompson (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor/comedian Chris Elliott (1960), disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson (1954; d. 2000), actor Gregory Harrison (1950), "Platoon" star Tom Berenger (1949), Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham (1948; d. 1980), actress Sharon Gless (1943), Peter, Paul and Mary singer Peter Yarrow (1938), country music singer Johnny Paycheck (1938; d. 2003), prolific actor/director Clint ...
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Celebrities Help Put New Face On Alzheimer's

April 16th, 2007 12:23pm EDT
Lea Thompson
Dozens of celebrities are lending their time, talents and faces to educate the public on the facts of Alzheimer's disease and challenge more than five million people -- one for every person currently living with the disease -- to get involved.

A photo collection of 23 famous faces wearing purple T-shirts featuring motivational words from the Alzheimer's Association's new consumer campaign will be unveiled today in New York. The photo exhibit of well-known Alzheimer's Champions are slated to travel to more than 12 markets later this year as part of the first comprehensive public educat...
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Fox Reveals the Stars of 'Celebrity Duets'

August 15th, 2006 3:11pm EDT
Hal Sparks
WWE World Champion Chris Jericho, actress Lucy Lawless, actor Cheech Marin, 2004 Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Carly Patterson, actor/director Alfonso Ribeiro, pop culture guru Jai Rodriguez, actor/comedian Hal Sparks and actress Lea Thompson are the eight celebrities who will compete weekly on "Celebrity Duets" premiering Tuesday, Aug. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Wayne Brady will host the show.

Each week, the celebrity competitors as long as they remain in the competition will be paired with a different recording superstar among Grammy Award-winning and No. 1 artists Clint ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 31

May 31st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Happy Birthday to Irish actor Colin Farrell (1976), "Resident Evil Apocalypse" actress Sienna Guillory (1975), actress Brooke Shields (1965), 80s pop singer Corey Hart (1962), actress Lea Thompson (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor/comedian Chris Elliott (1960), disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson (1954; d. 2000), actor Gregory Harrison (1950), "Platoon" star Tom Berenger (1949), Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham (1948; d. 1980), actress Sharon Gless (1943), Peter, Paul and Mary singer Peter Yarrow (1938), country music singer Johnny Paycheck (1938; d. 2003), prolific actor/director Clint ...
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Sara Paxton Heads For Career Crossover

November 2nd, 2005 2:30pm EST
Sara Paxton in Sleepover
With an impressive list of film, television and commercial appearances, this rising young star was most recently seen in MGM's feature film, Sleepover. She currently stars in Discovery Kids' Darcy's Wild Life and recently guest-starred on Fox's Malcolm In The Middle and NBC's Will & Grace. With an acting career that began at the age of six, Sara Paxton has worked with some of Hollywood's leading actors including Debbie Reynolds, Jim Carrey, Lea Thompson, Cindy Williams, Sherilyn Fenn and Sherman Helmsley to name a few. This teen phenomenon has appeared in eleven feature films including Liar...
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