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Monday
Apr252011

Dancing with the Stars: Chelsea Kane and Romeo Share the Lead

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Disney star Chelsea Kane and actor/singer Romeo each grabbed a share of the lead on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday night, with both celebrities and their respective partners earning this season's first perfect scores of ten, from judge Carrie Ann Inaba, on “Guilty Pleasures” night.  The celebrities danced to "guilty pleasure" songs they like but are ashamed to admit they do.  Speaking of which, host Tom Bergeron embarrassed judge Bruno Tonioli by claiming that his favorite guilty pleasure was Elton John's I'm Still Standing video, in which a much younger, and scantily-clad, Tonioli appeared as a dancer.

Romeo and partner Chelsie Hightower earned a total score of 28 out of 30 for a waltz that Inaba described as magical.  Chelsea Kane and pro partner Mark Ballas also earned a total score of 28 out of 30 for a quickstep that judge Bruno Tonioli said was so bright and luminous, he was getting a sun tan.

WWE star Chris Jericho and partner Cheryl Burke are at the bottom of the pack with a total score of 22 out of 30 after a waltz that Bruno said was a bit clumsy.

The band Hanson kicked off Guilty Pleasures night with a performance of their 1997 hit MmmBop.  During and coming out of commercial breaks, Hanson performed several more so-called guilty pleasures, including Lionel Richie's Hello, Billy Ray Cyrus’ Achy Breaky Heart, Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby and Quiet Riot's Cum on Feel the Noize.

Another couple will be voted off Tuesday night on the Dancing with the Stars results show, which begins at 9 p.m. Eastern.  The show will also feature musical performances by NKOTBSB and ousted American Idol singer Pia Toscano.  New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys will perform Don’t Turn Out the Lights and a two-song medley of their hits Step by Step and I Want It That Way.  Pia Toscano will sing I’ll Stand by You while her rumored “close friend,” Mark Ballas, dances with Karina Smirnoff.

Preceding the results show at 8 p.m. ET will be a one-hour live special entitled, Dancing with the Stars: The Road to the Finals.  Hanson will appear for a second consecutive night when they perform their new song Give a Little during the special.  Former American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis and his cast mates from the Broadway musical Rock of Ages will also perform on the special.

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Monday
Apr252011

Kara DioGuardi Sued over Accident in Which She Wasn't Involved

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi has been hit with a lawsuit for a car crash that didn't even involve her, reports E! Online.  A man named Joel Postorino claims a woman identified as Christina Kline was driving the BMW that hit his Porsche last May in Los Angeles, causing him to suffer a slipped disc.  Postorino is suing DioGuardi for $250,000 because she's registered as co-owner of the BMW Kline was driving.

A spokesman for DioGuardi tells TMZ.com Kline used to work for DioGuardi and she co-signed to help her buy the vehicle.  The rep also says Kline failed to follow through on a promise to take DioGuardi off the registration.

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Monday
Apr252011

Maroon 5 and Train Announce Joint Tour Dates

Dan Gorder/FilmMagic)(LOS ANGELES) -- As promised, Maroon 5 and Train have now announced details of their joint summer tour, which kick off July 22 in Chula Vista, Calif.  Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29, and special fan packages will be available.  Gavin DeGraw will open the first leg of the tour, and the second leg, which starts Aug. 28, will feature Matt Nathanson as the opener.

The joint tour will feature a stop at the Hollywood Bowl, which is, surprisingly, the first time either of these two California-based bands have played a headlining show at that venue.

Here are the tour dates:

7/22 -- Chula Vista, CA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
7/23 -- Paso Robles, CA, California Mid-State Fair
7/25 -- Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl
7/27 -- Albuquerque, NM, Sandia Casino
7/28 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/31 -- Mount Pleasant, MI, Soaring Eagle Casino Resort
8/2 --  Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/3 --  Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live @ Virginia Beach
8/5 --  Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
8/7 --  Mashantucket, CT, MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
8/9 --  Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/12 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/13 -- Mansfield, MA, Comcast Center
8/15 -- Hershey, PA, Hershey Park Pavilion/Stadium
8/17 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
8/18 -- Indianapolis, IN, Indiana State Fair
8/19 -- Des Moines, IA, Iowa State Fair Grandstands
8/21 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/22 -- Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheater
8/25 -- Syracuse, NY, New York State Fair
8/26 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
8/28 -- Louisville, KY, Freedom Hall/ Kentucky State Fair
8/30 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheater
8/31 -- Tampa, FL, 1-800-Ask Gary Amphitheater
9/1 --  Alpharetta, GA, Verizon Wireess Amphitheatre
9/4 --  Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theater
9/5 --  Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota State Fair
9/7 --  Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre
9/9 --  Saskatoon, SK, Credit Union Centre
9/10 -- Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
9/12 -- Abbotsford, BC, Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre
9/13 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
9/15 -- Concord, CA, Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
9/16 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl at The Palms
9/17 -- Phoenix, AZ, Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
9/19 -- Tucson, AZ, Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
9/22 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Zoo Amphitheater
9/23 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
9/24 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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Monday
Apr252011

Report: Katie Couric to Announce Departure from CBS

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Katie Couric will announce this week that she is leaving CBS Evening News, according to The New York Times. CBS will announce her successor during the first week of May, according to the report. Couric has been anchoring the show since 2006.

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Monday
Apr252011

Edward Reid: The New Susan Boyle?

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- World, meet the new Susan Boyle.

Edward Reid brought down the house on Britain's Got Talent over the weekend, wowing the judges of the reality singing competition and scoring a standing ovation from the audience with his dramatic medley of nursery rhymes.

The crowd laughed and jeered when Reid opened with "Old MacDonald." But his undulating voice won them over as he moved into "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." By the time he concluded with "If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands," every pair of hands in the room was, indeed, applauding wildly.

Reid set his medley to the tune of Snow Patrol's hit rock ballad "Run." The judges relished his take on the age-old songs.

"Wow, really creative and very funny, thank God for you," David Hasselhoff crowed. "'Jack and Jill' will never be the same."

"I can definitely see you getting booked for Elton John's child's first birthday party," Michael McIntyre said.

The show's three judges voted "yes" to Reid, ensuring he'd soon croon for the cameras again.

Reid, a 35-year-old drama teacher from Glasgow, Scotland, follows on the heels of Boyle, the never-been-kissed 48-year-old churchgoer who turned into an international sensation after singing "I Dreamed a Dream" during her Britain's Got Talent audition in 2009.

A YouTube video of Boyle's audition has been viewed more than 64 million times. Her 2009 debut album, also called "I Dreamed a Dream," hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and sold 701,000 copies in its first week.

A YouTube video of Reid's audition has been viewed more than 370,000 times since it was uploaded Saturday.

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Monday
Apr252011

Charlie Sheen Dumped by His Porn Star 'Goddess'

Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- Charlie Sheen was suffering from a broken heart when he took the stage in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday night as part of his live tour.

According to RadarOnline.com, the former Two and a Half Men star revealed to the crowd that one of his two "goddesses," adult film star Bree Olson, had dumped him via text message.

Olson had been making appearances at his live shows along with his other goddess, Natalie Kenly.

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Monday
Apr252011

'Bachelor' Brad, Emily Trying to Make Things Work

ABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) -- Bachelor star Brad Womack and Emily Maynard, whom Brad chose on the most recent edition of the ABC series, are still giving their relationship their all.

Even though there have been tabloid rumors the couple had split, Emily's mother tells People they're still trying to make things work.

"They have not officially broken up,” Susan Maynard said.  “It's still kind of on and off."

Susan also says there's no plan for her daughter to relocate to Austin, Texas, where Brad calls home, noting, "I don't think there is any rush to move."

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Monday
Apr252011

Jerry Springer: Donald Trump the 'Flavor of the Month'

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While Donald Trump mulls over running for president, another TV star with experience in politics is throwing in his two cents.  Jerry Springer, who once served as mayor of Cincinnati, tells PopEater.com he knows why the country is riveted by the Celebrity Apprentice star potentially running for the world's most powerful office.  Springer said, "Remember when you were a little kid and a wise guy at the back of the class would shout things out?  That's Trump.  He makes you laugh and giggle."

Springer also says Trump has filled a void created by a certain polarizing political figure, adding, "Sarah Palin is no longer the flavor of the month, so Trump is."

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Monday
Apr252011

Emma Watson Leaving Brown University

Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros.(LONDON) -- Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who announced last month she was taking time off from Brown University to concentrate on her acting career, now says she will not return to the Ivy League university.

According to Britain's Sky News, Watson's rep says the 21-year-old actress will transfer to another university in the fall to pursue a course not offered at Brown.

The spokesperson denied reports that Watson, a.k.a. Harry Potter's Hermione, is leaving the Rhode Island school because she was being bullied by other students. The rep said Watson "has absolutely loved her time at Brown" and made good friends there.

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Monday
Apr252011

Ralph Macchio Prepares Passionate Paso Doble on Monday's 'DWTS'

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Ralph Macchio will bring passion to Monday's Dancing with the Stars. The celebrities will dance to "guilty pleasure" songs that they like but are ashamed to admit they do. Coming off a samba that landed him in a three-way tie at the bottom of the leader board last week, Macchio will be performing the paso doble, and he says he'll bring some of the heat his performances have been criticized for lacking. He says, "There's a masculine, passionate, dominate kind of element to this dance. And there's a sexiness to it in that it's such a strong male character."

Prior to Dancing with the Stars, Macchio was best known for his role in three Karate Kid films. When asked if he would ever work in the first film's iconic "crane kick" into one of his routines, Macchio said maybe, but only if he manages to stick around for a while: "I feel that if Daniel Larusso ever did that move at the beginning of the movie, it would have not resonated because he hadn't earned the journey of why it pays off," says Macchio.  "So I feel if I get to earn the journey of going the distance, then it might make sense to satisfy all the people's requests."

Regarding the Karate Kid remake that starred Will Smith's son, Jaden, Macchio says Will Smith called him as a courtesy before the film was made and the two even discussed a cameo for Macchio.  However, he declined, saying "I don't necessarily want to see Daniel Larusso as a man unless it was a well-written story that made sense." 

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