August 13, 2012 |
"Dancing With the Stars"announcedmost of the celebrity and professional pairings for the new All-Star season Monday morning on "Good Morning America. " The only name not announced is the 13th spot reserved for the winner of a viewer vote. The star-pro pairings are: Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus, Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower, Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson, Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough, Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya, Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd, Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff, Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas, Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani, and Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke.
April 17, 2013 |
The ballroom was a little less jokey at the end of “Dancing With the Stars” on Tuesday night, as D.L. Hughley and his pro partner Cheryl Burke were eliminated in the fifth week of competition. And while his stint on this show may have been a bit marred with low scores and harsh comments (would he have done better on “Splash”?), in the end, “I had a ball,” the Original King of Comedy said. “I've already gone further than I imagined I would.” There were also no hard feelings between D.L. and the judges: D.L. left with a little bit of good-natured criticism for Len Goodman to “work on your hip action” after his PSA video, and graciously willed the head judge “the hip replacement Bruno said I should have.” PHOTOS: 'Dancing With the Stars' season 16 Well, Andy Dick said it was unusual for a comedian to make it this far in a “DWTS” competition.
September 25, 2012 |
Could “Dancing With the Stars” finally be losing its luster? Monday's premiere of the long-running ABC competition series was down 32% from last year - and all this despite months of heavy promotion and an “all star” cast including Bristol Palin and Pamela Anderson. It also finished well behind NBC's younger-skewing “The Voice” in key demographics, but the news for “Dancing” wasn't all bad: The show drew 14.6 million total viewers, versus 11.9 million for “The Voice,” easily making it Monday's top entertainment draw.
October 3, 2012 |
In motor-racing terms, IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves found himself dropping to the rear of the pack on "Dancing with the Stars," and now he'll need to charge back up through the field. But at least Castroneves survived to dance another week. The Brazilian driver, who won the fifth season of "Dancing," returned as part of this season's show featuring past winners and fan favorites. His partner is professional dancer Chelsie Hightower. Other contestants include former NFL running back Emmitt Smith and Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno.
March 19, 2012 |
The Times is pleased to have tennis legend Martina Navaratilova guest-blogging while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars. " Each week, Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Navratilova's thoughts. which she offered via email, heading into the first night of competition. Q: Why did you decide to compete? It really comes down to two things: First, I've always been set on facing my fears and ever since I was 14 and my parents put me in a ballroom dancing class, I've had this terrible fear of dancing in public -- I don't even like dancing by myself!
June 28, 2013 |
Paula Deen has had a rough week, but maybe she can cha-cha her way out of scandal on "Dancing With the Stars. " The celebrity chef has been approached to join the cast of ABC's dance contest this fall, according to a report on VH1. Whether Deen will actually break out her boogie shoes remains unknown. ABC declined to comment, while a Deen spokeswoman did not immediately return an email. In 2010, Deen said she'd been asked to do the show but declined, adding: "Fat girls don't look good sweating.
October 1, 2012 |
Placido Domingo is taking time out of his operatic schedule this week to appear on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars. " But fans hoping to see the tenor demonstrate some fancy footwork will be disappointed. Domingo is only expected to sing on the live telecast Tuesday. The Spanish tenor will perform "Come What May" -- from the 2001 movie "Moulin Rouge" -- in a duet with Katherine Jenkins. The number is part of his new album, "Songs," in which Domingo performs a series of popular tunes.
September 1, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday: "Dancing With the Stars" addresses the backlash against Chaz Bono's casting. ( Hollywood Reporter ) But at least Chaz Bono gets Mama Cher's support. ( Los Angeles Times ) Oksana Grigorieva gets $750,000, not $15 million, in her custody settlement with Mel Gibson. ( Los Angeles Times ) Alyssa Milano and husband David Bugliari welcome baby boy Milo. ( Los Angeles Times ) Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan are expecting their first baby together.
November 26, 2012 |
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver , who blogged for The Times while winning "Dancing With the Stars" last season, spent some time discussing this season's competition with Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell. Driver, a Super Bowl champion and four-time Pro Bowl player, offered his thoughts via email. Q: Are you surprised that Emmitt Smith was eliminated just before the finals? Most people had him favored to win. I was a bit surprised, but that's the nature of the competition.
March 12, 2013 |
Sean Lowe may have walked away with a fiancee on the season finale of "The Bachelor" on Monday night, but he's not stopping there. The beefy Texan wants his shot at the mirror ball trophy too. Mere hours after Sean placed a shiny diamond ring on Catherine Giudici's finger on national television, ABC announced that their golden boy would be a last-minute addition to the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars. " Sean, a former Kansas State University linebacker, will join the already-announced cast that includes "American Idol" veteran and country singer Kellie Pickler, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump, professional boxer Victor Ortiz and uh, Andy Dick. PHOTOS: Meet the cast of Season 16 'Dancing with the Stars' Sean won't have much time to prepare: The new season begins Monday, and he'll be paired with professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd. "Bachelor" alumni have a mixed record on the highly rated program.