J.R. Martinez Wins Dancing with the Stars

I think this is the first time a soap opera star has won the famed mirror ball trophy on “Dancing with the Stars,” but J.R. Martinez is far from a typical soap opera actor. I will admit that when I first heard Martinez’s name, I didn’t know who he was. I doubt many people outside the “All My Children” viewing audience knew who he was either, but now it seems the whole world not only knows him, but also loves him. Martinez had an abrupt change of careers do to nothing he did. Martinez was a good-looking kid who joined … Continue reading

“Dancing with the Stars” Adds a New Twist

It’s superstar husband versus celebrity wife during this season’s Dancing with the Stars. And here’s another first: Instead of celeb hoofers hooking up with their pro partners during the season (ala Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth, Mark Ballas and Sabrina Bryan, etc.), this season producers allowed a real life couple to heat up the ballroom. DWTS champ-turned-country-singer Julianne Hough will compete with her boyfriend, country singer Chuck Wicks. Producers say they are interested in seeing if the lovebirds will stay together after being forced to be around each other nearly 24/7. Another potential deal breaker: Julianne will be bossing around … Continue reading

ABC Reality TV Stars Hook Up… Maybe

Now here’s a romance that should make execs at ABC very, very happy. According to Us Weekly, “Dancing with the Stars” pro mover and shaker Karina Smirnoff (a.k.a. Mario Lopez’s ex-girlfriend) and “The Bachelor” Andy Baldwin (a.k.a. Marla Maples’ ex-boyfriend and Tessa Horst’s ex-fiance) having been getting their groove on… together… in public. Word of the romance leaked yesterday, but today Smirnoff issued a statement saying that the rumored hook up is just that—“rumors, rumors, rumors.” The 30-year-old smoking hot dancing queen told Us, “I’m sure Andy is a cool guy; however, there is absolutely no truth to any of … Continue reading

Dancing with the Stars

I’ll freely admit it—I’m a “Dancing with the Stars” fanatic, too. It’s allowable to have more than one television love, isn’t it? “Dancing with the Stars” has a fun premise. It takes world class ballroom dancers and teams them up with celebrities, who may or may not have any dancing in their backgrounds at all. The professionals choreograph the numbers and teach them to the celebrities, who then perform them for three judges—Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli, professionals in the business. The judges’ scores only count for half of the contestants’ total score—the viewers at home can … Continue reading

“Dancing with the Stars” News

Okay, maybe I’m a bit out of the loop, but when I heard that current “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Marissa Jaret Winokur (she’s the one who can’t stop smiling) was expecting her first baby in a few months I wondered why in the world she was shaking and shimming on the hit TV show. Then I found out that a surrogate mother is carrying the baby. AHA! So, to set the record straight the 35-year-old Broadway star and her husband, “King of the Hill” writer Judah Miller, are indeed expecting their first child and say they were lucky enough … Continue reading

“Dancing with the Stars” Update: Julianne the Virgin and Mario Hits Broadway

Despite her having not one, but two, disco ball trophies and making the rounds on just about every talk show known to man “Dancing with the Stars’” resident hottie Julianne Hough adamantly denies that she has “gone Hollywood.” In fact, in a recent interview with CosmoGIRL! the 19-year-old dancer says she is committed to remaining a virgin until she is married (though, she does admit to being tempted by the excess of Tinseltown—see: actor Kevin Connolly). “I think [the choice] to have sex before marriage is an individual one, but if you’re just with one person, it’s only for one … Continue reading

Eddie Murphy Gets Hitched and Marie Osmond Embraces the Single Life

After several months of delays and threats of cancellation Eddie Murphy and fiancée Tracey Edmonds decided to just do it. The couple reportedly wed on New Year’s Day on a private island in French Polynesia. According to PEOPLE Magazine, the lavish affair was attended by a very small group (less than 30) of family and friends. However, what the wedding lacked in numbers it made up for in elegance. Oprah’s pal, renowned event coordinator Colin Cowie, reportedly created a gazebo on the beach made out of 6,000 shells for the couple’s sunset oceanside ceremony. Cowie also flew in a four-layered … Continue reading

“Dancing with the Stars” News—Maks and Cheryl Making Headlines

Looks like there’s good news for you Cheryl Burke fans who paid to see the two-time “Dancing with the Stars” champ bust a move in person. Doctors have cleared the flexible 23-year-old to rejoin her pals on the current “Dancing with the Stars” national tour. Earlier this week Burke contracted a mystery illness and was forced to sit out two shows—-including opening night in Seattle, and another performance in Sacramento. According to a tour spokesperson, Burke “is not suffering from appendicitis,” despite being rushed to a Seattle hospital with severe abdominal pain. Yesterday Matthew Lawrence’s girlfriend was examined by her … Continue reading

“Dancing’s” Maks Back Pedals After Dissing Show That Made Him Famous

He needed some fancy footwork to get out of this one… “Dancing with the Stars” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy took his foot off the dance floor and planted it firmly into his mouth when he spoke about leaving the mega-popular televised ballroom competition. A few weeks ago Mel B.’s pro partner hinted that he wanted to move on from the show at the end of this season. Now, the Russian with attitude says his remarks were made in haste. “I am not quitting the show,” Chmerkovskiy told PEOPLE magazine Wednesday. He added that his comments were made “at a time when … Continue reading

Helio says Hello to Single Life

Carefully calculated plan by a bitter blonde or just the way the cookie crumbles? That’s the question many are asking today following the weird way newly-crowned “Dancing with the Stars” champ Helio Castroneves announced his split from his fiancée, Aliette Vazquez. Okay, it’s the question I’m asking today. Just hours after Castroneves and his pro partner (and now two-time champ) Julianne Hough raised the disco-ball trophy in triumph on Tuesday’s “Dancing” finale (and I finished dancing around my house in delight) the couple hit the talk show circuit. First stop ABC’s “Good Morning America.” That’s where the 32-year-old race car … Continue reading