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March 28, 2012 | By Karen Chaderjian
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?
March 24, 2010
No Jon, but Kate is enough for ABC win Is there anything Kate Gosselin can't do? The reality star made her debut on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and helped power the talent show to its best season-premiere numbers ever. Almost 24 million people tuned in to the two-hour episode and helped drive ABC to a Monday-night win in both viewers and key demographics. Of course, many may have been tuning in to see if Gosselin would stumble and still others might have checked out the show to see what Pam Anderson would wear or whether football star Chad Ochocinco would score big off the field.
September 7, 1997 | Dave Jennings, from London
Irvine Welsh is best known for a rather dark world-view in his novels. "Trainspotting," the basis for the international film success, got deep inside the horror of heroin. And his next novel, "Filth," is said to take that theme even further. But with music, Welsh has turned into Mr. Sunshine. Looking for a way to escape the dank depression of his writing, Welsh has formed a disco group with Kris Needs of the dance duo Secret Knowledge, singer Sarah Jane Harrison and drummer Henry Cullen.
October 4, 2007 | Jessica Gelt
Restaurants that host DJs allow you to binge with guilt-free abandon. The knowledge that you can dance away the calories minutes later will make ordering dessert a no-brainer. Joseph's Café This Hollywood taverna cum rockin' nightclub gets booties shaking with Greek and Mediterranean fare including tender lamb loin Dijon. Nothing says "Let's dance" like a hearty serving of salmon roe caviar and warm pita bread. -- * Lamb loin Dijon, $16 1775 N. Ivar Ave.
August 20, 2009 | Gina Piccalo
When documentary filmmaker Dori Berinstein arrived to shoot the auditions for the New Jersey Nets' first over-60 dance team, she could hardly believe her luck. Not only would these amateur dancers -- some of them in their 80s -- perform for tens of thousands of rowdy NBA fans, but the NETSationals were to be a hip-hop dance team. This geriatric squad would be rump-shaking to the music of Jay-Z, Fat Joe and Ludacris. "I couldn't have been more thrilled about that," Berinstein said, chuckling.
May 21, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver is in this week's finale of "Dancing with the Stars", and has an excellent chance of joining the list of athletes who have won the ballroom dance competition. He may have a better chance after a group of Wisconsin athletes, politicians and one Milwaukee Bucks mascot banded together for a video urging people to vote for Driver. If the video inspires the entire Packer Nation to vote his way, Driver could win pretty handily, because the winner is based on a combination of judges' scores and fan votes.
April 12, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Times is pleased to have Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones guest-blogging for us while he competes on "Dancing With the Stars. " Each week while he competes on the show, Jones will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Jones' thoughts about Week 4, which he offered via email.   Q. Your son obviously means a great deal to you. How has having a child changed your life? It's really a blessing.
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