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.
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.
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.
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.
April 3, 2013 |
Prom night at "Dancing With the Stars" was fun and all, but at the end of the day, someone had to leave this dance. And in this third week of competition, the lowest number of judges' scores and viewer votes befell country star Wynonna and her rock star of a pro partner, Tony Dovolani, and both were ejected from the competition. Wynonna met this news matter-of-factly. “This is the hardest job I've ever loved. I'm a singer, not a dancer,” she said. “I've faced some of my biggest fears, and I've made a lifetime friend out of Tony.” And the defending pro champ and Albanian stallion continued to maintain his unwavering optimism and kindness toward his latest partner.