05:56 AM EDT 12/13/2013
Originally posted 11/25/2013 11:20AM
Corbin Bleu is a former High School Musical star, now competing on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars with season 13 champion Karina Smirnoff. This season, the Disney alum has been blogging for PEOPLE about his experience on ABC's hit show.
At the beginning of rehearsing for this week, I was about to pull my hair out. I had no idea how we were going to get through it. We have five dances to do. So there's so much press and everything, and the amount of interviews that I'm doing is cutting into rehearsal time. It's craziness. It's like finals in school. It's hell week.
I expected the season to be a lot of hard work. Everyone warned me that it's one of the most time consuming and physically and mentally draining processes to go through. But what you don't realize is how much goes into it with production. You're constantly debating back and forth with what song you're going to dance to. Sometimes you'll submit a song and they won't necessarily let you choose that song. Then you have to rework the entire dance concept. Then you have to figure out lighting and costumes.
Originally posted 11/25/2013 08:50AM
Kim Zolciak has two more reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving. She's announced she has given birth to healthy twins .
"Guess what?!!! The TWINS have arrived!" the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star said in a colorful birth announcement she posted on Instagram Monday. "We welcomed first a baby girl and second a handsome little boy. They are both healthy, and Kroy and I are so thankful!!"
Zolciak, 35, and husband Kroy Biermann, a defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons, are now the parents of six children, which prompted the new mother to joke, "We are officially the 'Biermann Bunch' now!"
Originally posted 11/22/2013 03:30PM
The Girls are back in town. Well, actually, they seem to be out of town quite a bit.
The season 3 trailer of the HBO hit show is out (watch below) and it opens with Hannah – played by writer, producer and star Lena Dunham – complaining to her on-again boyfriend Adam about a roadside hike through the country.
"It's really liberating," she says as she sits down on the ground, "to say no to s––– you hate."
Set to "Ways to Go" by Grouplove, the preview of the new season, which returns Jan. 12 with back-to-back episodes, shows Hannah, her best friends and the men in their lives doing what they do best: struggling to grow up and live the good life in New York City. But they seem to be having some fun along the way – including a lot of awkward dancing and a trip to the beach in Greenport, N.Y.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 03:45PM
Calling all Sons of Anarchy super fans! You already know season 7 will mark the end of the FX hit (sigh), but good news: a SAMCRO prequel might be on the horizon.
"I've had discussions with the network about it, and I think they are open to it," Sutter told fans at the Sons for Sandy Relief event in Asbury Park, N.J., on Sunday. "I think there is something really interesting about the origins of the club. And to do a period piece set in the '60s, post-Vietnam could be kind of cool. I don't think we would dovetail and start right after the series ended, but it's something I'm potentially excited about it."
Sutter was joined by wife Katey Sagal (whose portrayal as matriarch Gemma Teller Morrow on the show earned her a Golden Globe Award in 2011) and cast members Kim Coates (Tig Trager) and Theo Rossi (Juice) at the benefit, which raised over $66,000 for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and Staten Strong.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 07:50AM
Ryan Reynolds has nothing but love for Michael J. Fox – especially since they're Canadian, too.
"I've gotten to know his family over the years and they're just amazing," the actor, 37, told PEOPLE Saturday at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Benefit in New York. "They're just an incredible lot of people."
"We have that connection – we're all from the same part of the world," he added, referring to their mutual upbringing in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Another attribute he and Fox have in common? A shared mission.
Originally posted 11/08/2013 10:30AM
Our Dearest Lord Grantham,
How strange, that on this happiest of milestones – the golden celebration of your 50th birthday – we are overcome with Grief! Sadness! Heartache! as we recall your tumultuous 49th year. Even the Dowager agrees with us: you've had a rough go of it. Please, by all means, have one of those newfangled cocktails before you continue reading this entreaty of well-being and support. There, there, our good Lord. There, there.
Originally posted 11/07/2013 12:25PM
Who needs months of planning? All Kaley Cuoco needs is a veil, a tennis-ball necklace and about 30 seconds – and she's married!
That's how it goes down in a segment Thursday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in which DeGeneres surprises The Big Bang Theory actress by bringing in her fiancé, Ryan Sweeting, and orchestrating a quickie wedding for them on stage.
Cuoco, 27, laughs hysterically as her tennis-player beau sheepishly asks at one point: "This isn't legal, right?"
Originally posted 11/07/2013 11:50AM
A private moment played out quite publicly for Matt Lauer and Al Roker on Wednesday, as they got prostate exams live on NBC's Today show to help spread the word about the importance of regular checkups.
"It doesn't hurt at all," said Lauer, 55, of the rectal procedure, which took place behind a closed door at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York as cameras waited outside.
"Is it the best 34 seconds of your life? Probably not. But if in 34 seconds a [doctor] can detect something that might save your life, what are we talking about?"
Originally posted 11/05/2013 02:00PM
Marilyn Manson: roller skating nerd?
Manson, 44, goes without makeup and looks a lot more like his real name – Brian Warner – than his alter-ego while playing a waiter at a roller rink on Eastbound and Down Sunday night. (Warning: Profanity in clip below).
The 20 seconds of screen time were apparently a dream-come-true for Manson, who is a self-professed super fan of the hit HBO comedy series, which follows the downfall and semi-redemption of foul-mouthed former major league baseball pitcher Kenny Powers, played to cringe-worthy perfection by Danny McBride.
Originally posted 11/04/2013 01:00PM
One of the hallmarks of The Simpsons has been the show's chalkboard gag: The audience is introduced to Bart Simpson as he scrawls some message repeatedly on a chalkboard during detention.
Through the show's history, the tone of the chalkboard gag has veered from pop culture commentary ("I can't see dead people") to sheer absurdity ("The First Amendment does not cover burping").
But this week's episode was different.
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