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Is 'Knock Knock Live' Coming To Your Neighborhood?

7/16/2015 10:19pm EDT
Ryan Seacrest's 'Knock Knock Live': Celebs Go Knocking, Will You
There's a new game show in town and it could be coming to your front door. Ryan Seacrest's Knock Knock Live premieres July 21 on Fox and viewers may end up meeting their celebrity crush, playing a random game in their front yard with a sports star, or find a new car parked in their driveway.

Here's a bit of advice if you think you the Knock Knock Live crew might be coming to your home: keep your shirt on. Seacrest tells ABC that more often than not, most men answer their door "without a shirt on." Perhaps the casting department will start giving folks a little heads up that their coming — ...

CMT Picks Up To New Show From Two Country Stars

4/4/2015 3:52pm EDT
Kellie PIckler
Singers Kellie Pickler and Billy Ray Cyrus are starring in two new television shows on CMT.

The former "American Idol" star is teaming up with Ryan Seacrest to produce a reality show, which has been picked up for 10 episodes. Pickler made the announcement during the network's annual upfront media presentation earlier this week.

She told Rolling Stone Country: "We're in the creative process right now. We did a little sizzle reel, and when we went to pitch the sizzle reel, we were just so lucky to go forward. We didn't think we would go straight to series without a pilot."

Pickler starre...

The Best & Worst Dressed At The CMT Music Awards

6/5/2014 9:01am EDT
The Best & Worst Dressed At The CMT Music Awards
Country singers and other stars flocked to Nashville, Tennesse, on Wednesday to celebrate the 2014 CMT Music Awards.

LeAnn Rimes was one of the stand out celebrities on the red carpet. She wore a flowing white dress with a thigh-high split and a plunging neckline.

Carrie Underwood, who won "Video of the Year," looked lovely in a floral patterned gown with a keyhole cutout. Miranda Lambert ("Female Video of the Year") also dazzled in a sequined mini dress that was cinched at the waist with a silver belt.

We were less impressed with "Breakthrough Video of the Year" winner Cassadee Pope, wh...

15 Female Celebrities Who Have Shaved Their Heads

5/31/2014 8:00pm EDT
15 Female Celebrities Who Have Shaved Their Heads
It's not uncommon for male stars to shave their heads once their hair stops growing, but when a female celebrity gets a buzz cut, it makes headlines.

Actress Natalie Portman famously shaved her head to play Evey in 2006 film "V for Vendetta." In fact, she shaved it herself on screen in one shot.

Director James McTeigue told USA Today at the time: "She knew the day was coming. I put three cameras on her, made sure the clippers weren't stuck, and then we shaved her head. She loved it and kept rubbing her head."

Portman, who was 24 when she went bald, proved that even women can rock a shave...

The Best & Worst Dressed At The Academy Of Country Music Awards

4/7/2014 8:54am EDT
The Best & Worst Dressed At The Academy Of Country Music Awards
Dozens of country stars (as well as a celebrity chef and Latina singing sensation) attended the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday night.

One of our best-dressed picks, Miranda Lambert, won "Female Vocalist of the Year" for a record-breaking fifth consecutive time. She also took home trophies for "Mama's Broken Heart" and "Vocal Event of the Year" for her duet with Keith Urban.

Pretty brunette Kacey Musgraves won "Album of the Year" for "Same Trailer Different Park." She told the audience she was "really proud to be a ...

CMAs Fashion: A Red Hot Taylor Swift, Sheer & Sexy Carrie Underwood & More

11/7/2013 8:44am EST
Taylor Swift
Nashville, Tennessee, was hopping last night as performers overtook the town for the Country Music Awards (CMAs).

Taylor Swift, who received the Pinnacle Award, popped on the red carpet in a flowing crimson gown with matching ruby red lips. She knotted her hair back at the nape of her neck.

Carrie Underwood looked incredible in a sheer pink sequined dress that showed off her legs. She swept her long blonde hair to the side.

Miranda Lambert wore an electric blue gown embellished with some sparkles, while her husband Blake Shelton opted for jeans, cowboy boots and a black jacket, vest and ...

Kellie Pickler Honored For Her Morale Boosting USO Trips

10/27/2013 2:08pm EDT
Kellie Pickler
Country star Kellie Pickler has been honored with the Heart for the Warrior Award from the United Service Organizations of North Carolina.

The effervescent singer has headlined countless USO tours to U.S. troops overseas ever since she burst onto the scene as an American Idol contestant in 2007 and she was saluted for her efforts in building morale at the recent ninth annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh.

The Heart of the Warrior Award is presented to those who help to "lift the spirits of the troops and their families".

Speaking at the gala, Pickler said, "I am so blessed to have su...

Celebrity Birthdays - June 28, 2013

6/28/2013 3:00am EDT
Kellie Pickler
Happy Birthday to:

Singer Kellie Pickler (1986)

Dancing With The Stars pro Lacey Schwimmer (1988)

English socialite Tamara Ecclestone (1984)

Actress/singer Felicia Day (1979)

Actor Omar Doom (1976)

Skateboarder Rob Dyrdek (1974)

Actor Alessandro Nivola (1972)

Actor Steve Burton (1970)

Actor Mike White (1970)

Actor Gil Bellows (1967)

Actor John Cusack (1966)

Actress Mary Stuart Masterson (1966)

Actress Alice Krige (1954)

Actress Lalla Ward (1951)

Actress Kathy Bates (1948)

Actor Bruce Davison (1946)

SNL star Gilda Radner (1946; d. 1989)

British actor John Inman (1935; d. 20...

Kellie Pickler's Dad A Fugitive After Violating Probation

5/29/2013 4:30pm EDT
Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler's father has found himself on the wrong side of the law once again after violating the terms of his probation.

Clyde Raymond Pickler, Jr. has been in jail for much of Kellie's life for multiple crimes, including a three-year sentence for aggravated battery and assault following a stabbing in 2003.

Pickler has tried to mend her relationship with her father despite his criminal past. However, the 48 year-old now faces jail time after he failed to notify his Florida parole officer when he moved to North Carolina.

A representative for the Florida Department of Corrections tell...

The Morning Roundup: Kellie Pickler Wins 'Dancing With The Stars,' Jennifer Lawrence Naked In 'X-Men'

5/22/2013 10:26am EDT
Kellie Pickler wins Dancing with the Stars
Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough have won the season 16 Mirror Ball Trophy in "Dancing With The Stars"! The dance partners got rave reviews from the judges and edged out frontrunner Zendaya Coleman for their big win. Tuesday night's finale was star-studded, with all of this season's stars returning to the dance floor and performances from PSY and Pitbull. Hough was also inspired by Pickler and changed his mind about coming back next season, saying he'll be back instead of taking time off like he had originally planned. Get all the details on the epic finale right here.

"X-Men: Days of Future...

Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough Take Home Mirrorball Trophy On 'Dancing With The Stars'

5/22/2013 9:12am EDT
Dancing With The stars
After 13 weeks and 17 rounds of dancing, "Dancing with the Stars" crowned two new winners. It's been a long and arduous road for the contestants, and last night's finale truly showed who had the superior legwork. Without too much deliberation, the recap of the events of the night starts here...

The show opened with the cast members of season 16 performing to Pitbull's "Don't Stop the Party" in a dance choreographed by Lacey Schwimmer.

DWTS fans voted via Twitter on which of the Freestyle dances they wanted to see again. The winning encore dance was from Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough.


Stars Bring Their 'A' Game To 'Dancing With The Stars' Finals

5/21/2013 11:46am EDT
Dancing with the Stars Finale
And then there were four... For the first time in the competition, "Dancing with the "Stars" has four couples in the finals.

Last week, teenage Disney sensation Zendaya Coleman and partner Val Chmerkovskiy slipped to 4th place but bounced back in spectacular fashion last night. Kelly Pickler shined brightly in her final dances and brought tears to one judge's eyes – while others defied expectations in the battle for the mirrorball trophy.

This week the couples must perform a total of four dances - three on performance night and a final dance during the grand finale.

The show began with a...

Who Made It To The Finals On 'Dancing With The Stars'

5/15/2013 9:03am EDT
Who Made it to the Finals on DWTS
It's the last results show on "Dancing with the Stars" before a winner is crowned. As the show celebrated its 300th show, one couple would be eliminated from the competition just one week shy of the finals.

The show kicked off with a performance from the DWTS Troupe and the professional dancers - from this season and the past.

On performance night four of the five couples earned a perfect score of 30 points; one of those couples was the first to be advanced into the finals - after saying that mama will be happy, host Tom Bergeron announced that Jacoby and Karina were safe.

Head judge Len...

'Dancing With The Stars': Lots Of Perfect Scores In Heated Semifinals

5/14/2013 10:18am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars" has reached the semifinals and the remaining five couples held nothing back, as everyone gave it their all and then some. The judges responded as well with lots of 10s for some really great performances.

Once again this week the remaining couples had to perform two dances.

Here's a recap of how Monday's competition went down:

Kellie and Derek got the night started with an Argentine Tango that began in silhouette. The judges called the dance fantastic, perfection, incredible, and superb. The performance had Bruno comparing Kellie to Chita Rivera. Kell...

'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Who Will Be Going To The Semi-Finals?

5/8/2013 10:20am EDT
Dancing with the Stars
Only two weeks remaining in season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars" and each of the six remaining couples are hoping they will be the ones to move on to the semi-finals and get one step closer to the mirror ball trophy.

As the results show begins for the quarter finals the DWTS Troupe, Lindsay, and Gleb perform on the dance floor.

With only six couples left the results are given two couples at a time; first up were Ingo and Kym and Kellie and Derek with Ingo and Kym moving on to next week, but Kellie and Derek would have to wait a little longer.
The encore dance for this week was the perfec...

'Dancing With The Stars': Zendaya Gets First Perfect Score In Quarterfinals

5/7/2013 11:22am EDT
Zendaya DWTS
"Dancing with the Stars" has reached the quarter finals this week. With only six couples left, the competition is winding down and beginning to heat up. This week the couples had to perform two full dances - one of them the trio dance.

First on the dance floor was Zendaya and Valentin with a Foxtrot. The dance took Carrie Ann's breath away and the judges called it fun, artistic, breezy, and graceful. Zendaya and Valentin scored a 28 for the dance.

Sean and Peta dance a Tango that the judges said was sharp and had attack but was inconsistent and a bit ugly. Sean and Peta earned 21 points.

Kellie Pickler Wows The Judges On 'Dancing With The Stars' Prom Night

4/2/2013 12:07pm EDT
Kellie Pickler Crowned Prom Queen
This week on “Dancing with the Stars” travels back in time to the days of high school and Prom Night.

After a group performance on the dance floor the competition began with Ali and Mak performing a Viennese Waltz that the judges said had expression and quality of movement. Ali and Mark scored 23 points for their Viennese Waltz.

Andy Dick and Sharna performed a Cha Cha that the judges agreed was full of entertainment but had little to do with a Cha Cha. Andy and Sharna scored 18 points for their dance.

With Ingo entering the dance floor on a motorcycle, Ingo and Kym performed a Paso Dobl...

Kellie Pickler And Wynonna Judd Give 'Dancing With The Stars' A Country Feel

2/26/2013 7:22pm EST
Kellie Pickler And Wynonna Judd
'Dancing with the Stars' has a country look to it this season, as it was officially announced this morning that singers Kellie Pickler and Wynonna Judd will be joining the cast of ABC's dancing completion. Fans of the country genre will be enticed to tune in as well as maybe some 'Idol' fans; as Pickler is also the first former 'American Idol' star to compete on the show.

Other new 'DWTS' cast members include comedians Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley, 16-year-old Disney star Zendaya Coleman, General Hospital's Ingo Rademacher and boxer Victor Ortiz.

U.S. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, figure-ska...

Season 16 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Revealed: Andy Dick, Kellie Pickler & More!

2/26/2013 12:00pm EST
Kellie Pickler
This morning the new cast of "Dancing With The Stars" was revealed on "Good Morning America" by hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet. The 16th season's roster includes musicians, athletes, and television stars.

Former "American Idol" star Kellie Pickler (above) is one of the season's new contestants. Her partner will be Derek Hough. The 26-year-old country pop star made headlines last year after shaving her head to support a friend who has cancer.

The new season of the dancing competition kicks off on Monday, March 18 with a two-hour premiere.

Check out the rest of the cast...


Short-Haired Celebs Invade Hollywood: Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway & More!

12/22/2012 1:00pm EST
Miley Cyrus

Hollywood has a new hair trend - chopping it all off!

Anne Hathaway and Charlize Theron recently cut their long locks because of film roles (and possible Oscar nominations?) You can check out Hathaway in her new film "Les Miserables" when it hits theaters on Dec. 25.

Theron recently chopped her beautiful hair off for the upcoming film "Mad Max: Fury Road" in which she plays the character Furiosa.

Miley Cyrus (pictured above) debuted her shorn look a couple of months ago just for the heck of it. Many think she cut her hair and dyed it platinum blonde to escape her "Hannah Montana" ro...

Kellie Pickler Entertains The Troops During Christmas Tour

12/19/2012 10:03am EST
Kellie Pickler
Country star Kellie Pickler spread a little festive cheer to the troops last week by visiting soldiers overseas.

The I Wonder hit-maker marked her sixth collaboration with the United Service Organizations (USO) by entertaining service members as part of the non-profit organization's annual holiday tour, which aims to boost the morale of American troops around the globe.

Pickler says, "I love it. It's by far the most life-changing thing I've ever been a part of. We look forward to doing shows."

The star, who comes from a military family, adds, "I always take a little something from eac...

Ink-fatuation: 16 Celebrities Who Are Obsessed With Tattoos

11/13/2012 4:07pm EST
Celebrity Tattoos
Thanks to celebs like Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox it seems like every celebrity under the age of 30 has an infatuation with getting tattoos; and many stars are beginning to stray from the typical images of flowers, butterflies, skulls, hearts and barbed wire (perhaps the lamest tattoo ever) to having words, phrases and book or poem exerpts permanently injected under their skin.

Some celebs have even gotten a bit obsessed with getting new ink on a regular basis -- most of them small tattoos -- but enough to become a makeup artist's nightmare for those in the acting business.

Others, like ...

Kellie Pickler Flaunts Her Shaved Head, Sexy Figure At CMAs

11/2/2012 7:00pm EDT
Kellie Pickler
In September Kellie Pickler shaved her head in support of her good friend, Summer Holt Miller, who has cancer. The former "American Idol" star looked beautiful and proud of her shorn locks on the red carpet at Thursday night's Country Music Association Awards.

She showed off her pixie cut in a curve-hugging sleeveless light blue gown. When she first shaved her head she tweeted the experience was "one of the most incredible days of my life."

Pickler's act of selfishness makes her even more beautiful!

See more photos of Kellie...

Shining & Falling Stars: Kellie Pickler and Amanda Bynes

9/7/2012 10:30am EDT
Shining Star: Kellie Pickler - No, the Country cutie is not having a Britney Spears moment. The singer recently buzzed off all her blonde locks in support of her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and started chemo treatments. In a moment of solidarity, the two long-time friends, who describe each other as "sisters," got together in Nashville and went under the razor.

The 26-year-old debuted her new look in a video clip on "Good Morning America" this past week. Pickler took to Twitter on Tuesday and called the experience “one of the most incredible days ...

Kellie Pickler Salutes The Military With Star Tattoos And A Sexy Pictorial For Maxim

8/1/2012 12:17am EDT
Kellie Pickler
With a strong military background it's no surprise that former American Idol cast-off Kellie Pickler is one of the most patriotic stars around.

The singer spent a good part of her life raised to her grandparents after her mother disappeared and her father spent most of her childhood in prison. But her grandfather, a retired marine, instilled a set of values in Kellie that are close to her heart, and they inspired the singer to get involved with the USO tour and perform for America's troops on numerous occasions.

"I come from a military family," she says. "My grandfather is a retired Marin...

Kellie Pickler Parts Ways With Record Label

6/29/2012 9:12am EDT
Kellie Pickler
Country star Kellie Pickler was dealt a blow on her 26th birthday on Thursday when record label bosses dropped her.

The former American Idol competitor's celebrations were tainted by her departure from Sony Nashville following disappointing sales of her last album, 100 Proof.

Her manager Larry Fitzgerald insists the move was a mutual decision, telling ABC News Radio, "Kellie's contract with Sony came to an end, and they mutually decided not to renew."

Pickler refused to acknowledge the bad news on her big day as she took to to announce, "I'M 26! Birthday girl Thanks for al...

Kellie Pickler Volunteers At Nashville Food Bank

6/28/2012 8:51am EDT
Kellie Pickler
Country star Kellie Pickler took time out from her hectic schedule on Tuesday to volunteer at a food bank in Tennessee.

The Don't You Know You're Beautiful singer has signed up to be the spokesperson for the ConAgra Foods Foundation's Hunger-Free Summer drive, in association with the Feeding America organization.

Pickler was joined by local teenagers at the Nashville event, where she helped pack bags full of food for the needy before embarking on a tour of the center.

She says, "At some point, all of us have encountered hungry children in our own community, but I was shocked to learn t...

CMT Awards Winners & Fashion: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & More!

6/7/2012 8:38am EDT
Carrie Underwood
On Wednesday night, Carrie Underwood dominated the CMT Music Awards by taking home two trophies - her duet with Brad Paisley "Remind Me" won Collaborative Video Of The Year, and "Good Girl" was named Video Of The Year.

The "American Idol" starlet looked sexy in a short sequined dress with black heels and a matching clutch.

Another "Idol" star, Scotty McCreery, won Breakthrough Video Of The Year for "The Trouble With Girls," while Lady Antebellum took home Group Video Of The Year for "We Owned The Night." Sugarland won Duo Video Of The Year for "I Got You."

Miranda Lambert scooped up Fema...

Kellie Pickler Is Keen To Adopt

2/10/2012 8:47am EST
Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler is keen to start a family with her husband of a year after growing close to his adopted sister.

The "Red High Heels" singer wed Kyle Jacobs at the beginning of 2011 and the couple is now considering adopting a child.

Pickler tells In Touch magazine, "Kyle's parents have taken in over 50 foster kids, and they adopted his sister. There are so many kids out there who need a good home, and who need to be loved."

And she has no concerns about her man becoming a father: "Kyle is going to be an amazing dad. That's another reason why I married him."

Kellie Pickler Cuddles A Kitty, Designs A Sweater For Charity

1/25/2012 9:00am EST
Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler unveiled the Fresh Step limited edition cat sweater benefiting the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in New York City yesterday.

The sweater will be available online for $35 at, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting the animal organization.

The Kitty Crooner limited-edition Sweater was designed by the season 5 "American Idol" star and Geren Ford. Check out photos of the sweater: