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Janel Parrish's DWTS Blog: You Pour Your Heart Out on the Dance Floor Every Week

Dancing With the Stars

Janel Parrish's DWTS Blog: You Pour Your Heart Out on the Dance Floor Every Week

Originally posted 11/17/2014 07:15AM

Janel Parrish is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the TV drama Pretty Little Liars. She's been paired with pro Val Chmerkovskiy for season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, and she'll be blogging for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.

The quickstep we performed last week was honestly one of my favorite dances we've done. I thought it was amazing. It was America's choice dance, so they chose everything down to our costumes and the song and the style, and at the end they wanted us to kiss, so we threw that in for America!

Even though Val had a little bit of a stumble during the dance, it didn’t throw us off at all. The poor thing, his patent leather shoes got stuck together, but we both just kept going and we were able to get back on track. I know Val felt really bad because of the slip, but I was like, "You're human! Sometimes humans slip. It's all good!"

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3 Reasons Playing Aaliyah Was 'Very Scary' for Biopic Star Alexandra Shipp

Originally posted 11/14/2014 07:00PM

For Alexandra Shipp, tackling the role of the late R&B star Aaliyah was "very scary," the actress tells PEOPLE.

Shipp, 23, signed on to star in the new Lifetime biopic after Zendaya Coleman publicly pulled out of the production.

"I just wanted to portray this woman in the best way possible," says Shipp, who was just 10 years old when Aaliyah died in a plane crash at age 22 in 2001.

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Will a Nagging Injury Force Alfonso Ribeiro to Quit Dancing with the Stars?

Dancing With the Stars

Alfonso Ribeiro Might Have to Quit Dancing with the Stars Due to Injury

Originally posted 11/14/2014 03:15PM

The injury-plagued Alfonso Ribeiro may have danced his last paso doble.

PEOPLE has confirmed that the 43-year-old actor is now battling another injury after having pulled a groin muscle earlier this season. As a result, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air star remains under medical supervision and may not be able to perform on Monday – or the rest of the season.

According to TMZ, Ribeiro hurt his back Wednesday after over-compensating for the groin injury he endured earlier this year while performing his iconic dance, The Carlton. He reportedly skipped another rehearsal Thursday so he could take further tests.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Reveals She Had a Tumor Removed, Returns to Work

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Reveals She Had a Tumor Removed, Returns to Fox News

Originally posted 11/14/2014 09:35AM

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is back on the air, and breathing a huge sigh of relief.

The Fox and Friends cohost returned to the morning show Friday and explained, in an emotional segment, that she had taken a month off due to a cancer scare.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jim Carrey Surprises Jimmy Kimmel with a Pony for His Birthday (VIDEO)

Originally posted 11/14/2014 09:30AM

Prepare to be envious, young girls of the world, because Jimmy Kimmel just got the birthday gift of your dreams.

On Thursday, Jim Carrey stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about his new movie Dumb and Dumber To and to help the host celebrate his 47th birthday. Instead of opting for the usual tie clip or Target gift card, Carrey, 52, trotted an adorable white pony onto the stage for the birthday boy.

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UpdatePosted 11/14/2014 07:05AM

Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern Is in a Band

Originally posted 11/13/2014 09:10PM

Turns out, Cora Crawley can rock!

Though she plays the upper-crust aristocrat on Downton Abbey, in real life, Elizabeth McGovern spends her free time jamming with her folk/country band, Sadie and the Hotheads, and can be heard singing on the upcoming – wait for it – Christmas at Downton Abbey album, out Nov. 17. So what exactly does a Downton Abbey Christmas album sound like?

"It's just a really nice collection of Christmas songs done in a classical way, with the Budapest City orchestra and a beautiful choir," McGovern tells PEOPLE. And cast members singing! McGovern does a solo version of "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," as well as a duet of "The First Noel" with fellow Downton cast mate Julian Ovenden who plays Charles Blake, one of Lady Mary's two new suitors. (Ovenden, a professional singer, has several other solo songs on the album.) Jim Carter, who plays Carson, does a spoken-word version of " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

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The French Kim Kardashian Has Been Arrested for the Attempted Murder of Her Boyfriend

French Reality TV Star Nabilla Benattia Arrested for the Attempted Murder of Her Boyfriend

Originally posted 11/13/2014 06:45PM

A French reality TV star with a striking resemblance to Kim Kardashian has been charged with the attempted murder of her boyfriend.

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Filed Under: Couples, Murder, TV News
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Survivor Recap: Things Get Vulgar, and an Alliance Falls Apart


Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Things Get Vulgar, and an Alliance Falls Apart

Originally posted 11/13/2014 09:55AM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach. Erik Reichenbach is a Survivor fan-turned-favorite, a comic book author and artist. He placed fifth on both Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan. Follow him on Twitter @BloodyAmer1can.

"My biggest strategy going in will just be kill them with kindness. I'll be so nice to them that they're not gonna want to kick me off."
– Taj George, Survivor: Tocantins

The golden rule of Survivor is the same as the golden rule for life.

Just freaking be polite to people.

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Jennifer Lawrence Is Terrified of Singing in Public – So Watch Her Belt It Out with David Letterman!

Originally posted 11/13/2014 08:50AM

Jennifer Lawrence plays superheroes onscreen, but her real-life kryptonite is pretty standard, as far as secret weaknesses go.

Lawrence visited The Late Show Wednesday night and confessed to David Letterman that while she sings in the newest Hunger Games installment, Mockingjay, Part 1, she's not comfortable with singing in public. In fact, she's mortified by the idea.

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The Voice: 8 Singers Say Goodbye as the Top 12 Is Revealed

The Voice

The Voice: 8 Singers Say Goodbye as the Top 12 Is Revealed

Originally posted 11/13/2014 08:15AM

It was a night of triumph and heartbreak on The Voice Wednesday, as 12 artists moved ahead and eight artists said goodbye during the first live elimination show of the seventh season.

America's votes saved the two top vote-getters on each team of five singers, which forced each of the four coaches to save just one of their three remaining artists.

The hour-long show moved along briskly and put Team Blake Shelton in the hot seat first.

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