Dancing With The Stars: Disney Night Recap

April 15th
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Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke

Drew and Cheryl breathed a sigh of relief before their routine, as Tom Bergeron announced that they were safe from elimination. Unfortunately, their quickstep this week — to “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin — wasn’t quite up to par, though it did feature a fun animated guest appearance in the form of the Genie.

“This routine was, I tell you, zip a dee doo dah,” judge Len Goodman said. “The performance had plenty of zip, the technique was very doo dah.” Added Bruno Tonioli: “You always deliver great performances, but the quickstep requires very, very precise delivery.”

Score: 28 out of 40 (7 from each judge)

Charlie White and Sharna Burgess

Like Drew and Cheryl before them, Charlie and Sharna went into their dance knowing that they would not be eliminated at the end of the night. That knowledge seemed to put a little extra spring in their step; with the exception of one dropped prop, their jazz number to the fast-paced “Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious” from Mary Poppins was, in Bruno’s words, “almost perfect.”

“That was one of the best performances we’ve ever seen,” Bruno gushed. Added Len: “Don’t worry about Mary Poppins, that was eye-poppin’!” Of the dropped umbrella, he said, “I’m not worried, because I thought you just came out and wowed this place.”

Score: 37 out of 40 (10 from Len, 9 from everyone else)

Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy

Danica and Val — also safe from elimination this week — wowed the judges with their quickstep to the Beauty and the Beast classic “Be Our Guest.” Carrie Ann Inaba was so impressed, in fact, that she got up to give Danica a hug after the routine. “You matched perfectly! It was like my own version of Beauty and the Beast come to life just for me!” she raved. Added guest judge Donny Osmond: “Both of you guys knocked it out of the park.”

Score: 39 out of 40 (9 from Len, 10 from everyone else)

Amy Purdy and Derek Hough

Amy and Derek have consistently been near the top of the leaderboard, but they struggled a bit to prepare for this week’s dance, a waltz to the Cinderella song “So This Is Love.” Amy broke down at multiple points during rehearsal, visibly discouraged by her disability. “This is the first time I feel like my legs aren’t working the way they’re supposed to,” she said through her tears. “This is the hardest dance yet.”

Ultimately, she and Derek pulled through, once again exceeding everyone’s expectations. “I don’t know how you’re doing it, but you are doing it. You are a serious contender,” Donny gushed. Carrie Ann, meanwhile, noted that she would normally take points off for lifts but felt they were warranted given the circumstances. “I thought you were so elegant,” she told Amy.

Score: 37 out of 40 (10 from Donny, 9 from everyone else)

Cody Simpson and Witney Carson

Cody and Witney went into their dance a little uncertainly, after Tom Bergeron broke the bad news that they were one of the couples in jeopardy this week. They definitely had something to prove — and they did so with an energetic samba to “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from The Lion King. “You really came out and sold that,” Len said. Donny disagreed, telling Cody it didn’t seem like he was enjoying himself.

Score: 34 out of 40 (9 from Carrie Ann and Bruno, 8 from Len and Donny)

NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani

Things were definitely tense between NeNe and Tony after last week’s switch-up — even before they found out they were in jeopardy. At one point during rehearsals, NeNe got so fed up with what she perceived as a bad attitude from Tony that she walked out on him. “You’ve got an attitude,” she told him. “If you want to go back to Candace, you call production so you can go back to Candace…I don’t deserve an attitude. So goodbye.”

In the end, though, they patched things up and came back stronger than ever, with a high-scoring foxtrot to “Cruella de Vil” from 101 Dalmatians. “The switch-up was the best thing that ever happened to you!” Carrie Ann exclaimed. Added Len: “I’m telling you, you two are a match made in dance heaven.”

Score: 36 out of 40 (9 from each judge)

James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd

James’ intro package featured a special-needs high school student named Hannah, who invited him to prom via a viral YouTube video. Because of DWTS rehearsals, however, James was unable to accept — so to make it up to Hannah, he invited her, her mom, and her sister to watch his performance this week, a contemporary routine to the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” from Frozen.

The dance ended up being James and Peta’s best yet — and the first of any couple’s routine this season to earn a perfect score. “That would melt even the coldest heart, even mine,” Len raved. Donny, too, praised the “amazing choreography” and “mesmerizing” athleticism, while Carrie Ann confessed that she cried through the whole thing. “Every move you did was pure emotion,” she gushed.

Score: 40 out of 40 (10 from each judge)

Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy

Maks was told last week by guest judge Julianne Hough that it seemed like he was just “phoning it in” during his dance with Danica McKellar. The other judges didn’t necessarily agree, but there’s no denying that he’s better when he’s with Meryl. “You actually dance like you’re part of one body,” Carrie Ann marveled after the couple’s samba to “I Wanna Be Like You” from The Jungle Book. “You guys, from the get-go,” Donny piped in, “have set the bar so high.”

Score: 36 out of 40 (9 from each judge)

Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas

After ending up on the bottom of the leaderboard last week, Candace was ready to take some risks with both her dancing and her costumes. She even loosened up her “no sexy outfits” rule and rocked a seashell bra, sequined skirt, and red wig as Ariel from The Little Mermaid. The judges praised her samba to “Under the Sea,” though Carrie Ann said she thought Candace could be even better. “You’re one of my favorite movers on this season,” she said. “It was very well-rehearsed and well-executed, but you have another notch.”

Score: 35 out of 40 (8 from Carrie Ann, 9 from everyone else)

in the end, Candace and Mark joined Cody and Witney and NeNe and Tony on the chopping block. Candace and NeNe were saved by viewer votes, leaving Cody — whose hordes of teenage fans brought hand-painted signs to the ballroom every week — out in the cold.

“I’m sad,” Witney said after their elimination. “I feel like people didn’t really get a chance to see Cody yet.”

Cody, too, was disappointed, but grateful for the short time he’d had on the show. “Dancing With the Stars has affected my life in an overwhelmingly positive way,” he said in his farewell package. “It’s definitely an experience I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”?

Maria Menounos Reality Show

April 1st
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The beautiful co-host of ‘Extra’ Maria Menounos is starring in her own half-hour reality show “Chasing Maria Menounos” which premiered on Tuesday, March 18 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on the Oxygen network.  Maria will be sharing her personal life for the first time as she challenges expectations and makes untraditional choices while surrounded by tradition.

As the Oxygen network described the show: ‘Chasing Maria Menounos’ is an emotional, comedic journey that will introduce Oxygen viewers to a modern young woman who is at a crossroad in her life and trying to decide what’s next,” said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “Maria is ambitious, unconventional and incredibly funny, you just can’t help but fall in love with her.”

On the season premiere, no one celebrates their birthday as hard as Maria when she goes all out with a luau-themed party that includes a star-studded roster of friends such as “Dancing With the Stars” dancer Derek Hough, blogger and television personality Perez Hilton, and Khloe Kardashian from “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

Make sure to tune in to the next episode of ‘Chasing Maria Menounos‘ on Oxygen!

Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover

March 24th
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Reality queen Kim Kardashian and hip hop superstar fiance Kanye West grace the cover of the April 2014 issue of Vogue Magazine together under the caption “Their Fashionable Life And Surreal Times #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple”.

Khloe Kardashian Australian Radio Interview

March 19th
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Her marriage with Lamar may be over, but the pain from it isn’t.  The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Khloe Kardashian opened up about her divorce from former NBA star Lamar Odom during a radio interview with Australia’s 2Day FM “Breakfast With the Stars” on Tuesday.  The former reality star couple filed for divorce back in December 2013.

“It’s definitely not anything I’m through,” the 29-year-old said. “I’m going through it, but I’m not through it.”

“It’s really hard to watch yourself on TV. It’s definitely different in that the world has to watch, too,” Kardashian explained on the radio show. “It’s definitely not the easiest thing to do, but it’s what my life is.”

Luckily for her, however, she’s had a supportive team behind her for years. “I have the same friends that I’ve had for 15 years. I think also, just by having each other, as soon as one of us gets a big head, we shoot the other one down,” she said of living in the public eye. “That’s the beauty about having brothers and sisters. I just don’t believe the hype.”

“It’s easy to get lost in this. It’s easy to get lost in all the hype and to have all these ‘yes men’ around you,” she continued. “But because we’re all doing it together, it’s a really rare scenario. Most families aren’t all in the public eye as we are. It works as a blessing. It works in our favor.”

Gosselin Family Special on TLC

March 19th
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TLC announced Tuesday, March 18th that it will be bringing back the reality TV family Kate Gosselin and her eight children minus dad Jon Gosselin on its network for a one-hour special slated to air this summer.  There was no mention of Jon Gosselin’s name, nor did it say if he will be featured on the special.  Since the show ended in 2011, Jon has firmly held his ground and spoken out against his children being on reality TV.

The TLC special will get Jon & Kate fans “up to speed” on what has changed for the family since the show ended. The network also promises to reveal how much the kids have grown, and will also feature Kate’s evolving life and career. Finally, TLC will take a “look back” at the most memorable and “poignant family moments” experienced by the Gosselin since 2011.

Bethenny Frankel Talk Show Cancelled

February 25th
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The former reality star and talk show host took to her official website to announce the news of her show “Bethenny” being cancelled.

“Well this is an open letter, so maybe you have heard the news. “Bethenny” won’t be coming back for another season.  People ask me how I feel about this, so I wanted to share it with you straight up. What I love about doing my talk show is connecting to women. I love the opportunity to inspire, to be inspired and to be able to help women to be their best, succeed and feel better about themselves.  I also love working with such an incredibly talented and hard working staff and crew. Unlike working with my assistant, daughter and Cookie in my apartment, I interact with hundreds of people every day. I see a unique cast of characters and those days are filled with laughter.”

Bethenny is grateful for having to had the opportunity to host her own talk show, but she’s also relieved that it’s over.  “I am so grateful for the experience and to those of you who went on this journey with me. It was fun, exciting, scary and a great challenge. As easy as people like Ellen, Oprah, Wendy, Rachael and Steve make it look, it is one of the hardest jobs I have ever done, and I have so much more respect for them having been through this experience. They are warriors and champions who make a very difficult job look effortless.  So to answer how I feel, I am relieved. What I really want right now is to be with my daughter, to do yoga, to focus on Skinnygirl and my writing, and to give myself a break. I have been striving and climbing and white-knuckling for so long that I need a rest from the grind. I’m a little over myself and wouldn’t blame anyone else for being over me as well.”

Kendall Jenner Marc Jacobs Runway Outfit

February 16th
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The 18 year old reality star Kendall Jenner wore a shocking outfit while walking the runway at the Marc Jacobs fashion show during the Fall 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Thursday, February 13th in New York City.

Khloe Kardashian, Kendall‘s older sister defended her younger Kardashian sis against critics on social media who said she shouldn’t have worn the outfit.

“My baby sister killed it today walking in the Marc Jacobs fashion show!!! Kenny you are so dope to me!!! Congrats my baby!!! #NYFW #MarcJacobs #ProudSis,” Khloe wrote on her Instagram account.

The Bachelor’s Clare Crawley Interview

February 7th
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After the Monday episode of The Bachelor, reality tv fans were left wondering if Juan Pablo Galavis had sex with Clare Crawley.  As you remember, Clare snuck out of her hotel room to pay Juan Pablo a special visit at 4 a.m. The two then got a little hot and heavy in the ocean.  The next evening at the cocktail ceremony Juan Pablo “blindsided” Clare by saying he regretted what they did, calling it “a mistake.” Clare, of course, was upset and defended herself.

Clare recently broke her silence in an exclusive interview with E! Online and set the record straight about what went down between her and Juan Pablo in that hotel room.

“I love getting my side of it out and to have a voice to stuff that happened and be able to elaborate on things,” she told E! News before detailing what happened (or didn’t happen!) in Vietnam. Plus, she talked about her family’s reaction to the episode, what’s ahead for her relationship with Juan Pablo on the ABC reality hit, saying, “I don’t like feeling uncomfortable or shamed or talked down to.”

E! News: What exactly happened in the ocean? Because there’s been a lot of speculation.
Clare: Nothing happened in the ocean! [Laughs.] I know there’s definitely a lot of speculation about it, and I guess I do appreciate this opportunity to make it very clear, because it’s a little strange to me that nobody’s made it very clear. Nothing happened and what had happened was simply that two people were living in their heart and being in the moment and falling in love. I was falling in love and I was checking off an item on my bucket list, which was to swim in the ocean and enjoying the moment.

So were you surprised by Juan Pablo’s convo? Because you definitely seemed blindsided.
To say the least. I was definitely blindsided. I knew, he knew, everybody involved knew nothing happened, and so in my eyes, we’re adults and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I found nothing wrong with it. I was doing something that I wanted to be doing and we’re allowed to swim in the ocean. There’s nothing shameful about it.

What did you think of the editing for the ocean scene?
I think it left a lot for people to interpret it any way they wanted to. I don’t think a lot of things were made very clear, which in the moment of it all, everything was very clear. It was definitely surprising that things were taken out of context.

Watching the episode, was it weird for you that he was hesitant to even kiss Renee, a single mom, and yet made out with a lot of the other girls? A lot of viewers have found that odd and hypocritical.
I feel it weird that there’s so much gray area. I think that when you’re the lead and you’re in a situation like this, you need to be very clear what your intentions are, and you need to be very clear on what you want. Watching it play back, I can see how people were confused. I can see how people, me included, didn’t know what direction they were going in.

Do you think it was fair to you that he brought his daughter Camila into the conversation as a reason why the kiss in the ocean was a mistake?
I think him bringing Camila into this, I don’t know if “fair” is really the word I would use, I think it was coming from an honest spot from him and it was a concern from him, but I feel my side of it is that I knew going into this that he had a daughter and coming into this I have nieces and nephews, and I am also a woman of integrity, and I would never disrespect him or his daughter. If that was the case, I wouldn’t have come on the show or I would’ve eliminated myself…I would never do something to monopolize that or jeopardize that. It’s not in my nature. I wouldn’t do that on-camera or off-camera.

We found it refreshing that you defended yourself by saying you weren’t thinking of the cameras and were just doing what you would’ve done in real life. But after that had happened, were you nervous to see how this was going to go down on the show? What was your reaction when you watched the episode?
I was a little bit more nervous, because I think when you’re in the moment of it, a lot of times you don’t remember what you say or you don’t remember how you handled it. It’s such an extended period of time of filming that’s so emotional and so a lot of thing you don’t really remember. I forgot how I handled it, but prior to watching it back, I wanted to make sure that I stood up for myself and that it came across that I won’t let someone demean me or make me feel bad or make me feel shame for something that isn’t wrong. I didn’t want to look like I did something wrong or like a pushover. I didn’t want it to look like that.

What was your family’s reaction to what happened between you and Juan Pablo?
Obviously, I think being the youngest out of six women, they’re going to be defensive. They don’t want to see their baby sister cry and they don’t want to see their baby sister hurt. Even though I’m 32, I’m still their baby sister and it’s hard to watch. It’s hard to see somebody that you love hurt. So it was very hard for them to watch.

And can you preview what we’ll see in the next episode? Because the preview shows you were still pretty upset over what Juan Pablo had said to you.
I wasn’t trying to drag anything out, it was more that I needed clarification, because I wasn’t OK with how he made me feel. It wasn’t so much his reasoning behind it; it was how he made me feel. I don’t like anything that’s wishy-washy. I don’t like feeling uncomfortable or shamed or talked down to about something that I still believed wasn’t wrong. I didn’t understand really why he didn’t understand my intentions. I just needed clarification.

We know you said you would do it all over again, but do you think going to his suite that night impacted your relationship with him and how you’ll look back at your experience on the show?
I feel like any sort of bumps in the road can either create cracks or it can make things stronger. That’s real life. There’s always going to be disagreements, there’s always going to be hardships. Life isn’t always perfect and fantasy. It’s those things that determine how the end works out and if you stay together because that can show true strength in a relationship, how you handled stuff like that. It’s not always easy.

Finally, are you happy with how everything turned out?
100 percent. I don’t regret a thing. I did my best. He’s not perfect, I’m not perfect, none of us are perfect. We’re all human. It’s whether or not you hold yourself with integrity and I know everybody sees just a miniscule amount of what truly happened and they see editing, and I know what happened. I know I gave everything my best and put 100 percent into that. I was as real as I could be and as honest as I could be, whether or not it was right or wrong or cool or not cool. So I don’t regret that.

The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.  (Featured Photo:  ABC/Rick Rowell)

Kourtney Kardashian’s New Calabasas Home

January 25th
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According to real estate spies at TMZ.com reality star Kourtney Kardashian paid just over $8.4 million for Keyshawn Johnson’s 6-bedroom 9-bathroom 11,746 sq. ft. home in “The Oaks” community which is located just blocks away from Justin Bieber’s Calabasas compound.

Justin purchased his pad in April of 2012 at the age of 18 for $6.5 million, which includes 1.28 acre spread with a 9,214 square foot mansion that includes 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms  The original listing price for Keyshawn’s place was $10.5 million, so it sounds like Kourtney is getting a killer price, maybe because Bieber is going to be her next door neighbor!  The big real estate deal is expected to close in less than 2 weeks!

JWoww Having A Baby Girl

January 23rd
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The former Jersey Shore reality star Jenni “JWoww” Farley revealed she is having a baby girl with fiance Roger Mathews in July of 2014.

JWoww told Us Weekly. “I pictured a boy this whole time, so when I saw ‘girl’ on the paperwork, I was like, ‘No way!’ But deep down I think I knew,” she says. “(Snooki’s son) Lorenzo is gonna have a BFF, and I couldn’t be happier.

“She will be my best friend and daddy’s little girl,” the first-time mom-to-be adds. “I can’t wait for everything from her first steps to her first dance class.”

Farley, who initially publicized her pregnancy on a Christmas card in December of last year said the new addition would be her “best friend and daddy’s little girl.”