It’s complicated, but Jennifer Grey swears that her upcoming stint on “Dancing with the Stars” already saved her life! The “Dirty Dancing “ star says she has been invited to do the show many times but only last year did she really consider it. Her neck had bothered her since she had that awful car accident with Matthew Broderick years ago, so she visited Karina Smirnoff’s neurologist and was shocked by what he told her. Her spinal cord was compressed and if she fell or something she’d likely be paralyzed. He also pointed out a nodule she’d been “watching for years” and insisted she have it removed as well as having her compressed nerves dealt with. The nodule turned out to be cancerous, but she is now cancer free and her neck is ready to dance. THAT’S why Jennifer says the show saved her life! (Jennifer is front row, second from the left.)
Mr MoneybagsRyan Seacrest has obviously grown extremely fond of “Dancing With The Stars” ingenue Julianne Hough. He’s been cruising on a yacht around Italy with his buddies and a gaggle of model types, but he didn’t look REALLY happy until today when Julianne flew in from the USA and boarded his yacht in Portofino. She ran up the gangplank and leaped into his joyfully open arms and they kissed and hugged for the longest time. Later they strolled hand in hand around the port and size-wise, they ARE a great match.
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“Dancing with the Stars” winners Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough arrived in New York this morning looking remarkably fresh after the nerve wracking contest finale last night and red-eye flight (albeit on a private plane) immediately after. The pair is booked on TV shows all day. On their way to the Regis and Kelly show, Derek stopped to play with a cute puppy. We would have been miserable if Nicole hadn’t won – she is an amazing talent – and a classic beauty.
Football star Chad Ochocinco is taking his run on “Dancing With The Stars” VERY seriously. He showed up at the Lakers game yesterday and did some serious socializing. He went back to the private Family Room and the Chairman’s Lounge and introduced himself to as many people as possible, and asked them all to vote for him on DWTS! He begged Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham for votes, and when George Lopez looked surprised to see the football star so excited about dancing, Chad explained “I’m trying to get the votes man!” Ochocinco’s career on reality TV is just beginning. This summer he has a dating series on VH-1 in which 85 women will try to date him.
Pamela Anderson appeared at Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood on behalf of PETA and they created an all vegan shake for the occasion. Pam is very grateful to PETA for drumming up all those votes that kept her competing on Dancing With the Stars.
Pamela Anderson was shaken to the core when she fared SO poorly last week with voters on “Dancing With The Stars.” Although the judges liked her performance (and we did too!) she barely won over awkward Shannen Doherty. Her friends at PETA stepped in and promised to encourage their millions of followers to vote for her. They arranged a massive campaign on the internet and Facebook in particular, promising voters pictures with Pam. This might be the only thing PETA ever did that we approve of!
No, We’re happy to say that “Dancing With The Stars” judge Bruno Tonioli did NOT take his clothes off for PETA. – it was to raise money for cancer research in the UK. He also judges the British dance show “Strictly Come Dancing” and he’s a bigger celebrity in Europe than he is here. Did you know Bruno speaks five languages and did choreography for Freddie Mercury?
Pamela Anderson is a force to be reckoned with. Appearing on “Dancing With The Stars” is a very smart career move, indeed. She’s not as young as she used to be and Pam has been the subject of many negative online comments, but her dance routines remind us of why she became so famous. She is a delight to watch – she retains her sexy image but she’s charming, coy, smooth, and a powerful dancer. And she LOOKS fabulous. We’re happy for her.
Derek Hough and his “Dancing With The Stars” partner Nicole Scherzinger have been madly rehearsing and they took a break to get some fresh air. The pair couldn’t resist bursting into their own rendition of the “when you’re a Jet” song from “West Side Story” outside. Nicole’s boyfriend, British race car driver Lewis Hamilton is in Australia for a race. If Nicole and Derek’s first dance together is any indication, his couple is bound to make it to the finals.
We couldn’t quite figure out why Shannen Doherty made such an emotional situation over the fact that her father was in the audience at “Dancing with the Stars” watching her compete. Or why they both had tears in their eyes. We didn’t realize that her father had had a stroke and couldn’t talk or walk without help. No WONDER she was so happy to appear on his “favorite show.” Hopefully her dancing will improve the second time around.