March 16, 2009 |
Louisville ended up as the top team in the field, Kentucky won't sniff the bluegrass for the first time since 1991 and Arizona got up off the desert floor to extend its tournament streak to 25 consecutive years. Northern Iowa, you're in, but Florida, go take a seat next to Kentucky. Deep breath . . . UCLA, which has won 11 more national titles in basketball than USC, earned a higher seeding than the crosstown Trojans, No. 6 versus No.
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.
March 28, 2012 |
The Times is pleased to have tennis legend Martina Navratilova guest-blogging for us while she competes on " Dancing With the Stars . " Today, Navratilova answers a few questions from Karen Chaderjian and gives some insight into the competition. Here are Navratilova's thoughts, which she offered via email. Q: You had a very indefatigable response immediately after the disappointment Monday night, saying, "You just pick yourself up and dust yourself off. " What would you compare this experience to?
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.
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.
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 19, 2013 |
Live from Hollywood: It's the 16 th season of “Dancing With the Stars!” In the grand ballroom tradition we've got our old favorites, some new pros and stars of varying wattages (as Tom said, “We get most of our cast when their judgment's impaired”) lighting up the glitterverse in all their fringed glory. The first performance program had each of the twelve couples dancing either the fox trot, the cha cha, or a newly introduced contemporary routine. It was also a non-elimination round, so each couple will have another chance to impress the judges and the viewers before the first elimination occurs next week.
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.