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2008-09-24 09:00:29

Comedian Jeffrey Ross and his partner were the first couple eliminated from the seventh season of the U.S. competition show "Dancing with the Stars." E! Online said Ross was booted from the show a day after a poke in the eye from professional dance partner Edyta Sliwinska sent him to the emergency room. "What a nightmare! They said Edyta was going to be easy on the eyes!" Ross joked. Still in the running for the coveted mirrorball are singer Lance Bass, singer Toni Braxton, actress Brooke...

2008-09-05 09:00:00

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- A lot of people go on "American Idol" hoping to launch a music career. Julianne Hough launched a music career by going on "Dancing With the Stars." The Utahn, a two-time winner on the hit ABC show, had a hit song on the country charts, she toured with Brad Paisley and she's one of the hosts of "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," which airs Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC/Ch. 4. Hough will co-host the event, taped earlier this...

2008-08-25 15:00:42

This year's contestants on "Dancing With the Stars" include daytime star Susan Lucci and 82-year-old actress Cloris Leachman, the Fox show's U.S. producers say. The lineup of 13 contestants is certainly eclectic, ranging from veteran actress Leachman -- who won an Oscar for 1971's "The Last Picture Show" and an Emmy as the nosy landlady Phyllis on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" -- to 18-year-old "Hannah Montana" star Cody Linley, USA Today reported Monday. The lineup will also include Lucci,...

2008-08-17 18:00:29

By Nicola Irwin Teenage singer Kimberly-Ann Walker is into the regional final of a nationwide talent competition. The shop worker impressed celebrity panelists Cheryl Baker, Lee Latchford-Evans from the pop group Steps, and three others judges when she belted out Cher's If I Could Turn Back Time. The judges unanimously voted her through to the next round. But the 19-year-old, known as Kim-Ann, only found out about the competition when she stumbled across its website when searching the...

2008-08-10 15:00:10

By CAROLINE DOHACK Latin music pulses through the Woodcrest Chapel gym. Dancers dot the floor, hands clapping, hips swiveling, shoulders rolling. The beat changes to a staccato breakdown. "Bang on drums!" shouts instructor Patti Leddy, 52. The dancers move their hands as if striking bongos, open palms pumping the air from side to side. This is Zumba (say it ZOOM-ba). It originated in the early 1990s in a Colombian aerobics studio, where fitness instructor and choreographer Albeto "Beto"...

2008-07-30 18:00:37

Just months before he died, George Carlin was looking into the face of death - and making it the butt of his jokes. "You know what I've been doing? Going through my address book and crossing out the dead people. It gives you a feeling of power, of superiority, to have outlasted another old friend," Carlin says on what turned out to be his final comedy album. The recording, It's Bad For Ya , was released Tuesday on Eardrum Records. Carlin died June 22 of a heart attack at 71. In an...

2008-07-30 00:00:31

After the popularity of Strictly Come Dancing on television, two of its stars - Anton du Beke and Erin Boag - have taken to the stage in a glamorous celebration of ballroom and Latin song and dance that quicksteps to the Plymouth Pavilions next year. Accompanied by world salsa champions Chris Marques and Jaclyn Spencer, Anton and Erin will combine sophistication and seduction in an exhilarating mix of dance styles from the tango, rumba and cha- cha-cha to the ballroom elegance of the waltz...

2008-07-25 12:00:55

Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur confirmed she and her husband, comedy writer Judah Miller, have become parents via a surrogate mother. Winokur won a Tony Award for her performance in the musical Hairspray and competed on the reality TV series Dancing with the Stars. Miller earned an Emmy nomination last week for his work on the animated series King of the Hill. Winokur told People magazine she and her husband helped deliver their son Tuesday. Zev Isaac Miller is the couple's first...

2008-07-20 12:00:16

By Tammy Stables Battaglia, Detroit Free Press Jul. 20--When Ron Sherman's not traveling on cruise ships -- twirling women on dance floors as a gentleman host -- he doesn't miss a Moon Dusters ballroom dance in Livonia. Each Saturday night since 1973, the ballroom enthusiasts have been hosting dances at the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center. While the setting may not compare with Buenos Aires, Istanbul or Venice, the dancing's just as much fun, said Sherman, 72, of Westland. "I love...

2008-07-18 03:00:00

By Melissa Ruggieri, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 18--It's not as if Trace Adkins needed "The Celebrity Apprentice." For more than a decade he's towered -- literally, he's 6 feet 6 inches -- over the country charts with a run of hits including a pair of No. 1's: "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" and rv(L);what is now apparently a permanent hiatus in 2002, Fatone was left to revel in the fact that the teen dreamboats had sold more than 50 million albums and then . . . not do much else....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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