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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.
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.
March 27, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The Times is pleased to have Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver guest-blogging for us while he competes on " Dancing With the Stars . " Every Tuesday, Driver, a Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl player, will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Driver's thoughts about Week 2, which he offered via email. Q: It has to be pretty nerve-wracking dancing in front of millions of people.
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.
May 26, 2010
The Pussycat Doll is now the "Dancing With the Stars" champ. Nicole Scherzinger and partner Derek Hough dominated throughout the 10th season of the hit ABC show and bested Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek to win the "Dancing" crown Tuesday night. Scherzinger performed a high-energy jive as her final dance that earned a perfect score of 30. Lysacek's quickstep also earned the judges' praise but just 28 points. ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews, the third finalist, and her professional partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, were eliminated from the dance-off halfway through the two-hour season closer.
May 22, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Emmitt Smith was the first athlete to win "Dancing With the Stars. " That was in Season 3, after Jerry Rice finished second in Season 2 to Drew Lachey, the less famous but maybe more talented younger brother of singer Nick Lachey (who used to hang out with USC quarterback Matt Leinart, but that's a whole other reality show). Since then, four other athletes have won the mirror-ball trophy given to the winning couple and, counting Pittsburgh Steelers great Hines Ward on Monday night, 12 have made it to the final three.
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