Dancing with the Stars

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Mary Lou Retton's DWTS Partner Has an Update on Gymnast
There's a Good Update
on Mary Lou Retton

There's a Good Update on Mary Lou Retton

Gymnast is home, recovering, after intense battle with pneumonia

(Newser) - After nearly two weeks in the ICU battling a rare and life-threatening form of pneumonia, Mary Lou Retton has been discharged, the BBC reports. In an Instagram update, Retton's daughter, McKenna Kelley, said Monday, "Mom is HOME & in recovery mode." She thanked the doctors and nurses...

He Helped Revitalize Ballroom Dancing in US, Abroad

Len Goodman, judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing,' 'Dancing With the Stars,' dies at age 78

(Newser) - Len Goodman, a long-serving judge on ABC's Dancing With the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing who helped revive interest in ballroom dancing on both sides of the Atlantic, has died, his agent said Monday. He was 78. Agent Jackie Gill said Goodman "passed away peacefully," per the...

DWTS Pro to 'Join Efforts' for Ukraine

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who fled Ukraine last week, to provide assistance from Poland

(Newser) - A week ago, former Dancing With the Stars professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy fled Eastern Europe. Next week, he plans to head back. The 42-year-old Ukrainian-American, who serves as a judge on Ukraine's World of Dance series, tells CNN that he's been dealing with survivor's guilt since escaping...

DWTS Star Out for 10 Days With COVID

Cheryl Burke tearful about leaving partner Cody Rigsby in the lurch

(Newser) - Cheryl Burke, one of the pros on Dancing With The Stars, has tested positive for COVID. Burke is fully vaccinated. She announced the news in an emotional Instagram video occasionally punctuated with tears, USA Today reports. In the beginning she can be seen driving to take a test at 7am...

DWTS Loses a Contestant to Surgery

Jeannie Mai told her throat 'would have closed up'

(Newser) - Jeannie Mai will have to dance another day. The Real host withdrew from season 29 of Dancing With the Stars on Monday following emergency surgery to correct a potentially life-threatening condition. Mai was diagnosed with epiglottitis, the swelling of the cartilage that covers the windpipe, which can block air flow...

We're About to See a Whole Lot More of This Tiger King Star

Carole Baskin to appear on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars,' along with Nelly, Anne Heche

(Newser) - Will she perform a rockabilly-inspired number to the "Stray Cat Strut"? Or perhaps a more contemporary interpretative dance to "Eye of the Tiger"? All eyes will be on Carole Baskin and her song choices starting Sept. 14, when the new season of Dancing With the Stars...

Dancing With the Stars Reveals New Host

Tyra Banks will be taking the reins

(Newser) - Taking over for Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews on Dancing With the Stars: Tyra Banks. ABC announced the supermodel will be the new, solo, host of the reality competition for its 29th season, though it's still not clear when that season will premiere, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the...

Dancing With the Stars Ousts Host After 15 Years

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews exit the show ahead of season 29

(Newser) - Dancing With the Stars has bid adieu to its hosts ahead of the reality competition's 29th season. Tom Bergeron, who has hosted the show since its first season in 2005, announced the news with a bit of levity, tweeting , "Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It'...

Sean Spicer Gets the DWTS Boot
Sean Spicer
Loses His
Latest Gig

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, "...

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...

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...

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...

On New DWTS: a Bachelorette, an Office Alum, an Ex-Press Sec
At DWTS, It's Now
Spicer Time

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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'...

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...

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