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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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SPORTS
April 4, 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 . " Each week, 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 3, which he offered via email. Q: It was an incredibly emotional night for everyone.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Priscilla Presley, Kristi Yamaguchi and Marlee Matlin are catching dance fever. They are among the dozen celebrities who will compete on the next season of "Dancing With the Stars," ABC said. The other contestants are Adam Carolla, Shannon Elizabeth, Steve Guttenberg, Monica Seles, Penn Jillette, Mario, Jason Taylor, Cristian De La Fuente and Marissa Jaret Winokur. "Dancing" returns to the ABC lineup March 17.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
If there was any doubt that this year's Oscars will have a dance-y quality with Ellen DeGeneres on the stage, it was quelled Thursday afternoon. The Motion Picture Academy has released a trailer for the March 2 ceremony on ABC, and it gets its “Singin' In the Rain On.” The spot features the Oscar host walking down city streets/studio backlot lipsynching to the Fitz and the Tantrum song “The Walker,” particularly its maverick-ish lyrics “(I walk to the sound of my own drum”)
SPORTS
January 25, 1992
I see where the NFL's Paul Tagliabue wants to bring back end zone dancing after a touchdown. Other sports could conceivably continue in the spirit with their own versions. After a win, a basketball team could no doubt put on a good show although the seven-footers might bow out. I don't know about baseball. For home games, perhaps the entire squad could circle the bases in a snake dance to the tune of organ music. Boxing might enter the picture if the bout is only a few rounds, but after dancing around for 10 rounds, I can't imagine the victor tripping the light fantastic.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1999
Lewis Segal must have been totally distracted during the San Francisco Ballet performance of "Giselle" ("Showy 'Giselle' Hides Its Feelings," Oct. 8). Most of his review consisted of complaining about the expensive-looking sets and costumes. Yes, it is disgraceful that Los Angeles does not support a ballet company, and San Francisco seems to have plenty of money for incidentals. Ballet, however, is first and foremost about dancing, and the dancing at this performance was well executed, moving and very entertaining.
SPORTS
May 1, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Let's party. Let's make like Kool & the Gang. Let's throw confetti, imbibe a wee too much, dance until the feet blister, sing lyrics we can't quite remember. You are allowed to be gleeful today. Allowed to overreact, overindulge, over whatever you want. The McCourt era is officially dead. I was going to put on my little sailor cap and run down the street and kiss a nurse, but the wife is funny about things like that. Maybe we could invite Hank Williams Jr. over, and just ask that he skip the political commentary.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
Charlotte d'Amboise and Norbert Leo Butz were named recipients Friday of the 2005 TDF/Astaire Awards, given for the best dancing on Broadway. D'Amboise, who filled in for the injured Christina Applegate during the Boston tryout of "Sweet Charity" and during a week of the revival's preview performances in New York, will receive a special award for her "invaluable contribution to Broadway dance during the 2004-05 season." She currently is starring in the long-running revival of "Chicago."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2003
"Chicago's" strong lineup of Oscar nominations has led some to predict that the movie musical will tap-dance back to center stage. That would mark the most recent uptick in the form's decidedly cyclical popularity, which author Emanuel Levy tracks in his new book "All About Oscar" (Continuum). Some musical history, drawn from Levy's compilation: First musical to win the best picture Oscar: MGM's "The Broadway Melody" (1928-29), advertised as "all talking, all singing, all dancing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1995 | TOM RAGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After hearing the owners of a restaurant promise to hire three guards to provide 24-hour security, the Planning Commission has granted Nancy and Larry Nguyen a conditional-use permit for their business. The manager of a nearby apartment complex, however, objected to the restaurant, which will feature ballroom dancing, saying she had a sinking feeling that the establishment would ultimately turn into a noise-filled bar.
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