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5 Things to Know about Georgina Haig (a.k.a. Once Upon a Time's Queen Elsa)

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Georgina Haig (a.k.a. Once Upon a Time's Queen Elsa): 5 Things You Need to Know

Originally posted 09/28/2014 01:00PM

If the only person you can ever imagine playing Elsa from Disney's animated smash Frozen is Idina Menzel, let it go.

When the fourth season of Once Upon a Time premieres Sunday on ABC, audiences will be introduced to a live-action Elsa played by Australian actress Georgina Haig.

"It's sort of overwhelming," Haig tells PEOPLE of tackling the now iconic role. "I have a lot of responsibility portraying this universally loved character, but I think everyone will be very excited. The series is staying very true to the essence of the characters."

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Fall TV Review: black-ish Deserves a Laughing Chance

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UpdatePosted 09/24/2014 07:50PM

Fall TV Review: black-ish Deserves a Laughing Chance

Originally posted 09/24/2014 02:30PM

"Keeping it real," as the premiere episode of ABC's new sitcom black-ish, suggests, isn't always easy.

The show stars Anthony Anderson as Dre Johnson, a husband, father of four and successful ad executive trying desperately to help his upper-middle-class family maintain its black culture – despite their overwhelmingly white surroundings.

It's a possibly limiting premise, but thanks to humorous truths embedded in the concept – it's largely based on Anderson's own experience as an African-American father raising kids in a predominantly white environment – this show just might work.

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Which Pro Is Preparing to Leave Dancing with the Stars?

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Which Pro Is Preparing to Leave Dancing with the Stars?

Originally posted 09/16/2014 11:05PM

The Dancing with the Stars ballroom may lose some serious sparkle at the end of Season 19.

The contract for Cheryl Burke, the first female pro to win two consecutive mirror ball trophies in seasons 2 and 3, is up at the end of this season, and it's not looking likely that she'll return to the dance floor next spring.

"It's so so hard for me to talk about because I have been part of this family for the last decade," Burke told PEOPLE.

"You've seen me grow up on TV, doing what I love in front of millions of people. But I also feel the need to expand and challenge myself and do other things – not that this isn't a challenge. It completely is!"

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See Who Got Booted from Dancing with the Stars

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See Who Got Booted from Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 09/16/2014 10:25PM

Lolo Jones can't stop beating herself up.

The track-and-field star says a missed cue on premiere night not only got her booted first from Dancing with the Stars, but gave her naysayers more reason to criticize her behavior under pressure.

"There have been three times where I have come so close to an Olympic medal and every time those things happen, people tease me, saying, 'You are a failure in the spotlight,' " Jones told PEOPLE after Tuesday's elimination episode. "When that dance happened and I had that moment, I was like, 'Here it goes again. Now everybody is going to say I'm a bad dancer.' "

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Jonathan Bennett's Reason for Doing DWTS Will Melt Your Heart

Dancing With the Stars

Mean Girls's Jonathan Bennett: I'm Doing Dancing with the Stars in Memory of My Parents

Originally posted 09/15/2014 07:40PM

When Jonathan Bennett hits the Dancing with the Stars stage Monday night, there will be two important supporters missing in the audience – his parents.

"I’m doing every performance for both my parents because I know how much they would love to see me on this," the Mean Girls heartthrob told his hometown newspaper The Blade of being inspired to join the season 19 cast of the ABC reality competition after losing his mother in 2012 and his father in April.

"I just lost my father to brain cancer not but three months ago and this was his favorite show on television," said Bennett. "And when he was sick in hospice, the only show he wanted to watch was Dancing with the Stars because he said this show made him feel good."

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Sherri Shepherd Opens Up About Custody Battles

Sherri Shepherd on Ongoing Custody Battles: 'I'm a Survivor'

Originally posted 06/11/2014 02:45PM

Facing two custody cases while maintaining a nonstop career, Sherri Shepherd has endured a rough couple of months. But The View co-host says she's holding up just fine.

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Baby One More Time! Watch Lisa Rinna Impersonate Britney Spears

Lisa Rinna: 'Really Challenging' to Get into Headspace of Schoolgirl Britney

Originally posted 06/06/2014 07:30AM

It's Britney, b––––.

Well, not quite – but Lisa Rinna did a pretty good impression for ABC's new reality competition show Sing Your Face Off.

The 50-year-old actress channeled her inner school girl on Saturday's episode, impersonating Britney Spears and singing her 1999 smash "… Baby One More Time."

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Amy Robach on Cancer Fight: 'I'm in the Thick of It'

Amy Robach on Cancer Fight: 'I'm in the Thick of It'

Originally posted 03/07/2014 08:55PM

After being diagnosed with breast cancer last fall – a devastating surprise, which came as the result of an on-air mammogram – ABC news correspondent Amy Robach has been juggling work, family, appearances and her grueling treatments.

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The Bachelor's Renee: Juan Pablo Is a Great Guy | The Bachelor

Renee Oteri: Juan Pablo Is a Great Guy

Originally posted 02/17/2014 08:30AM

Renee Oteri, 32, is the last single mom standing on The Bachelor. Although the existence of her son Ben, 8, initially kept Juan Pablo from smooching the Sarasota, Fla., native, the real estate agent now feels that their mutual parenting experience helps them "relate on a whole different level" than the babes without babies.

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Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Set a Wedding Date

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Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Set a Wedding Date

Originally posted 10/14/2013 08:20AM

Break out the Champagne!

Nearly one year after Sean Lowe got down on one knee to propose to Catherine Giudici, the couple have finally picked a day for their much-anticipated union, PEOPLE confirms.

The Bachelor alums will say their vows on Jan. 26, 2014 – and the ceremony will air live on ABC.

"It's really exciting," Lowe, 29, tells PEOPLE. "Time has just flown by – I think January is going to sneak up on us pretty quickly!"

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