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2009-03-23 10:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion and Mercury Nashville recording artist Julianne Hough has partnered up with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit, to map and rate playspaces everywhere online. Once it has this comprehensive user-generated playground audit, KaBOOM! will know which areas of the country have a great place for kids to play every day and which areas fall short. Toward this end, Julianne will donate $1 to select charities every...

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2009-03-17 23:20:30

U.S. pop star Belinda Carlisle and her professional partner, Jonathan Roberts, were the first pair eliminated from this season of Dancing with the Stars. I had a great time, E! Online quoted Carlisle as saying after her elimination was announced Tuesday night. I learned how to dance and I wish I could have done better for Jonathan, because he's a great teacher. Still in the competition, along with their professional dance partners, are Steve Wozniak, Holly Madison, Ty Murray, Steve-O, Gilles...

2009-03-16 21:29:57

U.S. reality TV personality Steve-O Monday became the latest contestant to be injured on the ABC-TV dance competition program Dancing with the Stars. The Jackass star landed on his microphone pack as he did a front flip while rehearsing a salsa routine, aggravating a pre-existing back problem. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance and was unable to dance on Monday night's live show. Usmagazine.com quoted host Tom Bergeron as saying Steve-O hopes to be back next week. The judges based their...

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2009-03-12 20:38:01

Jewel, who injured her knees while training for this season's Dancing with the Stars, has agreed to sing on the U.S. dance show, ABC said Thursday. The recording artist, who was forced to drop out before the show started, is slated to sing Somewhere Over the Rainbow on Tuesday's Season 8 premiere of Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show, during which the first couple of the season will be eliminated from the competition, the network said. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is also set to perform on the...

2009-03-09 09:13:57

Melissa Rycroft -- who last week was proposed to, then dumped on the U.S. show The Bachelor -- will compete on Dancing with the Stars, a source said. An insider told People magazine the 25-year-old reality television personality will fill one of the vacancies left when would-be competitors Jewel and Nancy O'Dell had to drop out of Dancing because they were injured while preparing for Monday night's season premiere. Playboy pinup and former The Girls Next Door cast member Holly Madison is...

2009-03-07 16:52:00

Dancing with the Stars Executive Producer Conrad Green says the sudden loss of two celebrity competitors will not torpedo the U.S. TV series. Green downplayed the last-minute loss of singer Jewel and Access Hollywood star Nancy O'Dell to injuries, saying the ABC series has dealt with the unexpected before, People.com reported Friday. We're quite used to dealing with emergencies at our show, Green said. Meanwhile, an unidentified source close to the series said the identities of the two...

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2009-03-05 20:32:07

U.S. recording artist Jewel and TV personality Nancy O'Dell have suffered injuries and won't be competing on Dancing with the Stars, ABC said Thursday. People magazine said both the singer and the Access Hollywood host suffered knee injuries as they prepared for their planned Dancing debuts next Monday. Their replacements are expected to be announced during the first episode of the new season. Though we share in their disappointment that they can no longer continue, their physical well-being...

2009-02-28 14:38:13

Actor Gilles Marini ended up at the hospital after hurting himself while rehearsing for the U.S. TV series Dancing with the Stars, his representative says. Spokeswoman Jana Davidoff said the Sex and the City: The Movie actor sought medical attention Friday after feeling sharp groin pains, People.com reported. Davidoff said Marini, who is paired with professional dancer Cheryl Burke on the ABC series, was diagnosed with tendonitis in his groin and shoulder. Despite that diagnosis, Davidoff...

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2009-02-26 12:35:55

Singer Jewel says she won't let her injured knees prevent her from competing on the next edition of the U.S. television show Dancing with the Stars. The season premiere is slated for March 9. Yes, it is true I have had a minor setback in my training for 'Dancing with the Stars' but I am dedicated to getting better and showing the judges and America that I can cha cha with the best of them, the recording artist said in a statement issued to Usmagazine.com Thursday. Don't count me out, as I am...

2009-02-08 22:58:18

Pop stars, country stars, a rodeo star and a U.S. Olympic gold medalist are in the lineup for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, ABC said Sunday. When the show begins its eighth season March 9, the cast will feature singer Lil' Kim, stuntman Steve-O, TV personality Nancy O'Dell, former NFL great Lawrence Taylor and Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson. The lineup will include, as well, country singer Chuck Wicks, actor Gilles Marini, actress Denise Richards, Apple Inc....


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