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Sean Spicer Loses His Latest Gig

Ex-WH press secretary has gotten the boot from 'Dancing With the Stars'

(Newser) - After what the Washington Post calls "weeks of controversy with low scores," former press secretary Sean Spicer finally got axed Monday on Dancing With the Stars, in the show's ninth week. Spicer hasn't exactly been a judges' favorite—at one point, Carrie Ann Inaba said, "... More »

Spicer Makes Memorable Dancing With the Stars Debut

But his salsa did not impress the judges

(Newser) - He appeared behind bongos, not a podium, but it was still unmistakably Sean Spicer on Dancing With the Stars on Monday night. The former White House press secretary made what Matt Wilstein at the Daily Beast calls the "most embarrassing debut ever" in the premiere of the show's... More »

Star Will Definitely Be Cheering for Her DWTS Replacement

After Christie Brinkley breaks arm in rehearsals, daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook steps in

(Newser) - The new season of Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday night, but one of the heavily promoted stars has already had to drop out. Per Entertainment Weekly , Christie Brinkley was injured during a rehearsal session for the 28th season of the hit ABC dance competition and won't be able... More »

DWTS Host on ABC's Spicer Inclusion: 'Agree to Disagree'

Tom Bergeron makes his feelings known

(Newser) - Perhaps the biggest buzz following the announcement of the new Dancing With the Stars cast was the inclusion of Sean Spicer, with many upset the ex-White House press secretary was invited on the show. Writing for the New York Times , TV critic James Poniewozik makes the case for why including... More »

At DWTS, It's Now Spicer Time

Former press sec joins Christie Brinkley, Lamar Odom and more on very long-running show

(Newser) - The latest chapter in Sean Spicer's varied personal-gig economy requires literal dancing rather than the metaphorical dancing of his most notable post . As USA Today reports, the former White House press secretary will appear on Season 28 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars—yes, that's 28 seasons... More »

Latest Dominican Republic Sickness: a Bachelor Star

Melissa Rycroft is recovering at home after falling ill at Nickelodeon resort in Punta Cana

(Newser) - As troubling stories of mysterious illnesses and deaths in the Dominican Republic continue to mount , a familiar name to many has been caught up in the fray. Melissa Rycroft vacationed with her husband and three young children at Punta Cana's Nickelodeon resort earlier this month, and her rep tells... More »

Ivana Trump on Marla Maples' DWTS Stint: 'No Class!'

And more on the feud from Ivana's new book

(Newser) - The drama between the president's wives continues: The latest excerpt to trickle out of first wife Ivana Trump's new book has to do with her feelings toward second wife Marla Maples. Let's just say those feelings aren't great: Ivana calls Marla "the showgirl" throughout Raising ... More »

Here's How Simone Biles Responds When Told to Smile

'Smiling doesn't win you gold medals'

(Newser) - Many women don't like being told to smile , and might appreciate Simone Biles' response in the face of such an expectation. When the judges started offering their critiques of the gymnast's performance Monday night on Dancing With the Stars, host Tom Bergeron interjected to note, "I was... More »

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 »

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 »

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