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Originally posted 12/16/2014 03:15PM
Bill Nye is a national treasure. Part of why he's been so successful is the way he manages to stay abreast of technology and culture to keep delivering educational messages about science.
Originally posted 09/30/2013 10:00PM
But three couples were in jeopardy: injured Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein, Christina Milian and Mark Ballas, and Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd.
But it was Nye and Stecklein who went home, following a fun, but low-scoring 16-point futuristic jazz number to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky."
Originally posted 09/30/2013 03:45PM
It's another crafty costume for Bill Nye.
Provided the injured Science Guy gets to perform on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, he'll be clad in a robot suit with lights and a bow tie.
Nye, 57, was said to be "in good spirits" after a partially tearing a ligament last week when he tripped on the cuff of his pants mid-dance with partner Tyne Stecklein, claiming the first big injury of the season.
Originally posted 09/25/2013 04:40PM
Call him Bill Nye, the healing guy.
Following a torn ligament from falling mid-routine on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, the Science Guy, 57, is "in good spirits and is really hoping he can continue to compete," a source tells PEOPLE.
Nye, a fan favorite on the ABC show, "stepped on the cuff of these fancy slacks and I went down," he told PEOPLE after the tumble earlier this week. "We'll do R.I.C.E. – we'll do rest, ice, compression, elevation [and] see where we get."
Originally posted 09/23/2013 10:15PM
Bill Nye the Science Guy is definitely a fan favorite on Dancing with the Stars, but did people's votes save the low-scoring star from being the first eliminated contestant of season 17?
Following last week's 14 out of 30-point cha cha, Nye, 57, and partner Tyne Stecklein showed a little improvement on Monday night with a 17-point Paso Doble, but it wasn't enough to keep them from the bottom of the leader board, with judge Carrie Ann Inaba critiquing his footwork.
Trailing close to the scientist was Keyshawn Johnson with an 18-point samba that Inaba said was "rough around the edges" – and Valerie Harper, who seemed like she "forgot a third of" her 19-point Paso Doble, according to Inaba.
So who ended up going home?
Originally posted 09/17/2013 07:00PM
If there's a science to becoming a good dancer, it would be helpful to Bill Nye.
The former Bill Nye the Science Guy host, 57, is feeling blue after earning the lowest score – 14 points out of 30 for his science-themed cha cha with partner Tyne Stecklein – on Dancing With the Stars's season 17 debut.
"I'm disappointed and I think that's normal [to feel that way]," Nye told PEOPLE backstage after Monday night's show. "I'm disappointed in myself and just, things. But what are you going to do?"
Originally posted 09/16/2013 10:00PM
Dancing with the Stars brought out some unexpected stunners – and a standing ovation that drew tears – on Monday night's season 17 premiere.
Although early favorite Corbin Bleu wowed the crowd as predicted with a 24-point contemporary dance with partner Karina Smirnoff, it was Amber Riley, 27, who landed the near-perfect score.
Earning three nines, Riley's dance with Derek Hough had Bruno Tolioni calling the Glee actress the "tigress of season 17." Fellow judge Len Goodman said excitedly, "I'm palpitating, perspirating and flatulating."
Originally posted 11/17/2010 07:55PM
Bill Nye's collapsed on stage at the University of Southern California Tuesday night – and his rep says the fainting spell was brought on by too much work.
"Bill Nye is feeling much better after a good night's rest," his rep, Glenn Schwartz, tells USA Today. "He says he pushed himself too hard after a long day of an early satellite media tour combined with a late night speech."
The TV personality, 54, best known for his Emmy winning Bill Nye the Science Guy, fainted multiple times during his presentation, according to various reports, but was determined to finish his speech on science education.
At one point, however, he was slurring his speech and stumbled against his laptop, an audience member told the Los Angeles Times.
While he initially refused to sit down, Nye was eventually removed from the stage and attended to by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.
Originally posted 11/20/2007 04:15PM
The ex-lover of TV's Bill Nye, the Science Guy, apologized in legal documents for poisoning his rose garden with weed killer.
Blair Tindall, a musician and author, also seeks to have a restraining order against her lifted, according to the documents filed Nov. 14 and posted by The Smoking Gun.
"I am terribly sorry for what I did," Tindall said, adding she had recovered from what she called the heartbreak caused by Nye and sought counseling. "I have never done anything like it, and never will again."
Originally posted 11/19/2007 08:45PM
Bill Nye, television's Science Guy, requested a restraining order against his former fiancée, claiming she may have tried to poison him, legal papers show.
Nye sought the order Sept. 4 in a Los Angeles court seeking to keep Blair Tindal, 47, away from his Studio City home and forbid her from contacting him.
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