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Protesters Rush Stage During Lochte's DWTS Debut

Swimmer says he is 'a little hurt'

(Newser) - Ryan Lochte says he feels "a little hurt" after two men were arrested for allegedly rushing the stage following his performance on Dancing With the Stars. The two men, wearing anti-Lochte T-shirts, were arrested on suspicion of criminal trespassing, Los Angeles police spokesman Officer Mike Lopez says. They reportedly... More »

Presidential Candidate to DWTS: Rick Perry

Former Texas governor to join Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice, Ryan Lochte on 'DWTS'

(Newser) - Rick Perry will join the next season of Dancing With the Stars, joining Ryan Lochte (probably not doing the Brazilian bossa nova), Amber Rose (doing dance moves that epitomize whatever she's famous for doing), and other celebrities for the ABC show's 23rd season, ABC News reports. Perry, who... More »

Train Hero Was Almost at Scene of Oregon Shooting

He says he 'would have tried' to stop shooter

(Newser) - Alek Skarlatos, one of three Americans hailed as heroes for stopping a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in August, would have been attending class at Oregon's Umpqua Community College when a gunman killed nine people Thursday if he hadn't been in Los Angeles to rehearse for ABC'... More »

Hero in Paris Train Attack Will Compete on DWTS

Alek Skarlatos, American who helped foil terror attack, will compete on ABC

(Newser) - Paula Deen and Gary Busey (who made his announcement on a horse last night) were the latest celebs to be revealed for this season's Dancing With the Stars roster, but there's an even newer entry who only recently became a star: Alek Skarlatos, one of the three... More »

Guess Who's Coming to Dancing With the Stars?

Paula Deen, according to sources

(Newser) - If you thought that Paula Deen's various race-related controversies were enough to get her off your television screen forever, think again. Sources tell both E! and Us that Deen will compete on the next season of Dancing With the Stars, which debuts Sept. 14. She was reportedly offered a... More »

Danica McKellar Breaks Rib Practicing for DWTS

Not clear what this means for 'Dancing With the Stars' role

(Newser) - We're officially past the midway point on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, and another celebrity has fallen victim to the curse that has haunted other contestants. Danica McKellar tweeted out yesterday that she'd broken a rib during ballroom practice with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy. And this injury... More »

We Have Good News, Bad News About New DWTS Cast

New 'Dancing With the Stars' competitors revealed

(Newser) - The bad news: Snooki will appear on the next season of Dancing With the Stars. The good news: Bill Nye the Science Guy will also appear. The cast for season 17 was announced on Good Morning America today; it also includes:
  • Valerie Harper, who played Rhoda on The Mary Tyler
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Wynonna Judd, Andy Dick Join New DWTS

New 'Dancing With the Stars' cast revealed

(Newser) - Gymnast Aly Raisman's parents became semi-celebrities with their intense version of audience participation at the Olympics—so imagine how much fun they'll be to watch in the stands as Aly competes on Dancing With the Stars. Raisman is a member of the new cast, revealed today on Good ... More »

Once Again, Bristol Will Not Win Dancing With the Stars

Palin booted from reality competition

(Newser) - Bristol Palin got the boot from Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars last night—even though she and partner Mark Ballas actually did not get the lowest score of the week, for the first time in the entire competition. That slot went to Kirstie Alley and partner Maks Chmerkovskiy, the Hufington... More »

'Diva' Pam Anderson Booted From DWTS

But Kirstie Alley is also a diva, so at least there's one left

(Newser) - If you were hoping Bristol Palin would get knocked out of the running ASAP during Dancing With the Stars' All Stars … well, sorry. Pamela Anderson was the first to get the boot, leaving last night after the show premiered Monday, Celebuzz reports. The crew is probably quite happy to... More »

Guess Who's Dancing With the Stars?

Jaleel White, aka Steve Urkel, and a lot of other TV stars, singers, athletes

(Newser) - "Whoa, Mama!" That's right: Urkel, aka Jaleel White, will be Dancing With the Stars this season. The new line-up was announced on Good Morning America today, and it also includes TV star Melissa Gilbert, Heather Locklear ex Jack Wagner, Green Bay Packer Donald Driver, tennis star Martina... More »

DWTS Crowns 2011 Winner

JR Martinez takes home mirrorball trophy

(Newser) - JR Martinez took home the mirrorball trophy last night on the Dancing With the Stars finale—and if you aren’t exactly sure who he is, you’re not the only one. The AP reports that Martinez, who was severely burned in Iraq while serving in the US Army, was... More »

Nancy Grace Booted From DWTS

But not before doing a cartwheel!

(Newser) - Devastating news for those of you who enjoyed Nancy Grace more as a dancer than as a news show host: She got the boot from Dancing With the Stars last night, People reports. The infinitely less interesting competitors who remain: JR Martinez, Hope Solo, Rob Kardashian, and Ricki Lake. But,... More »

Chaz Bono Booted From DWTS

And, because you know you want it, an update on Nancy Grace

(Newser) - After a six-week stint on Dancing With the Stars that was hailed by GLAAD as the beginning of “transgender-inclusive programming,” Chaz Bono was eliminated last night. Bono had been “quite angry” after Monday night’s competition show, when he and partner Lacey Schwimmer accused the judges of... More »

Biggest Boob: It's Nancy Grace Vs. Fox

Grace wins title for 'one shining moment'

(Newser) - Chaz Bono’s casting on Dancing With the Stars caused an uproar , but in the first episode, Jon Stewart says it was Nancy Grace who accidentally assaulted American family values . “Why is the angry lady from CourtTV trying to breastfeed my children?!” demanded Stewart on last night’s... More »

Nancy Grace: There Was No Wardrobe Malfunction

There was jiggling but no malfunction on DWTS, she claims

(Newser) - That nipple slip on Dancing With the Stars Monday night didn't actually happen and people who think they saw otherwise must have been seeing, uh, things, Nancy Grace tells E! Online . "They have taken all sorts of major league industrial-type precautions for nothing to happen, and you know... More »

Nancy Grace Has Wardrobe Malfunction

But nipple slip doesn't appear to affect her 'DWTS' score

(Newser) - Nancy Grace’s breasts have already gotten her quite a bit of attention since Dancing With the Stars premiered ( Gawker ’s headline last week: “Nancy Grace’s Giant Boobs Make Dancing with the Stars Debut”), but last night they stole the show … when one popped... More »

Grace: Down 10 Pounds Prepping for DWTS

Says 'nerves are much, much worse'

(Newser) - Count Nancy Grace among the Dancing With the Stars contestants who have lost weight, People reports. But she's nervous too: "My nerves are much, much worse," the CNN host said at a Power of Women Event in Beverly Hills on Friday. "I'm a fish out... More »

Chaz Bono: Don't Worry, I'm Not Catching

'You can't get gender dysphoria watching DTWS,' he assures complainers

(Newser) - Relax. Chaz Bono is not contagious. That's his message in the wake of a flurry of complaints that his appearance on Dancing With the Stars has now made the program inappropriate for children and God-fearing families. "People who don't have gender dysphoria aren't going to catch... More »

Chaz Bono DWTS Pick Sparks Dialogue on Transgenders

ABC message board lights up with critics, defenders

(Newser) - If ABC wanted to generate buzz with the announcement of the new Dancing With the Stars cast , then it looks the selection of Chaz Bono was a wise choice. Tim Molloy of the Wrap notes that the show's message board has been besieged with comments about the transgender Bono,... More »

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