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Originally posted 12/21/2012 12:40PM
She's doing what she does best: standing – pretty in pink – in skin-tight dress in the first few seconds of the new trailer for Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.
Playing a character named Ava, Kim Kardashian, 32, is taking a stab at a dramatic role in the upcoming movie, alongside stars like Vanessa Williams and one-time frenemy – and sister of ex-boyfriend Ray J – Brandy Norwood.
According to IMDB, the film, due March 29, is about a marriage counselor (played by Jurnee Smollett) whose life changes once she begins a romance with one of her clients. (And smoldering glances aside, no specific word yet what Kim's role in the film entails.)
Still, judging by the brief clip, the movie is full of steamy, melodramatic scenes with a hot cast that also includes Lance Gross and up-and-comer Eric West.
This won't be Kardashian's first time on the silver screen. She made her film debut in 2008's Disaster Movie, and returned to the big screen in 2009's Deep in the Valley.
Originally posted 02/13/2012 09:00AM
Ray J was supposed to be celebrating his sister Brandy's birthday Saturday night. Then he heard the news about Whitney Houston.
An extremely close friend of the singer's, Ray J (real name: William Ray Norwood Jr.), 31, broke down and cried at Ne-Yo and Compound Entertainment's annual Midnight Brunch in Los Angeles. The pre-Grammy Awards party, presented by Malibu Red, had become an impromptu tribute to Houston.
Ray J and Brandy, 33, arrived around 1:50 a.m. and immediately went to their table. Then, Ray J, with his sunglasses on and his hood up, "couldn't hold it together," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "He was sobbing."
Originally posted 11/17/2010 02:00PM
Dancing with the Stars took another surprising turn Tuesday night, when former frontrunners Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were sent packing, leaving Jennifer Grey, Kyle Massey and Bristol Palin to compete in next week's finale.
"It's going to hit me tomorrow," Brandy told PEOPLE after the show. "But I gave it everything I had and I don't have any regrets at all."
As Chmerkovskiy comforted his teary-eyed partner backstage, the pro dancer admitted to facing some hurdles during the season.
Originally posted 11/16/2010 10:10PM
Kyle Massey wooed the Dancing With the Stars judges during the semifinals, but was it enough? Or did Bristol Palin's amazing run finally end?
And did Brandy's fall to the bottom two send her packing? Or is Jennifer Grey going to be the latest surprise elimination on Tuesday night?
Originally posted 11/16/2010 03:45PM
Although she earned her first perfect score on Dancing With the Stars Monday night, the semi-finals episode wasn't an all-happy occasion for Brandy.
During the broadcast, the singer opened up about her involvement in a fatal car accident as part of a video presentation about the contestants' most difficult times.
"I was trying to hold back tears, of course, because I was onstage while they were playing [the footage]," Brandy told PEOPLE after Monday's show. "But I thought that it was put together well, and I got my story across."
The video showed Brandy, her family and friends like singers Monica, Whitney Houston and Kelly Rowland discussing the difficulty the singer faced after a four-car accident on a Los Angeles freeway in 2006 left another female driver dead.
Originally posted 11/16/2010 12:00PM
They're getting closer!
The final four contestants on Dancing with the Stars – Bristol Palin, Brandy, Jennifer Grey and Kyle Massey – are a week away from season 11's big announcement. And although they still have to face an elimination Tuesday night, when one of them will go home, and another week of intense rehearsals, all they can think about is winning.
PEOPLE caught up with each of the contestants and their pro partners following Monday's performance show, where they all shined on the parquet and had visions of mirror ball trophies dancing in their heads.
Originally posted 11/16/2010 08:30AM
The final four contestants shimmied – and shined! – Monday night at the Dancing With the Stars semi-finals, where each couple danced two routines. The stars were in the spotlight during their first number, in which each performed a brief solo. And Jennifer Grey took a giant step closer to the mirror ball trophy when she picked up perfect scores for both routines and earned a combined total of 60 points.
The judges dished out straight tens for the Dirty Dancing star's cha cha to Duffy's "Mercy" with partner Derek Hough. Bruno Tonioli gushed that their "execution was flawless," while Len Goodman praised the duo for their mastery of both technique and performance.
During the second half of the show, the judges once again awarded all tens for Jennifer and Derek's waltz, which Bruno called "a gem of a performance."
Originally posted 11/09/2010 08:05AM
There was double the trouble in the ballroom on Dancing with the Stars, when the contestants faced off in two challenges, including an instant-dance. After trading top spots on the leader board over the course of the season, Brandy and Jennifer Grey tied for first place Monday with almost perfect scores.
And, once again, Bristol Palin found herself at the bottom of the leader board. Could this be the young mom's last dance? Her Argentine tango with Mark Ballas earned all eights but lacked intensity, according to Len Goodman. But the studio audience disagreed, erupting in boos following the judge's critique.
During their instant-dance challenge, which allowed each couple mere minutes to finalize a routine to a song randomly selected earlier in the show, Carrie Ann Inaba said Bristol wasn't "musically connected" to her samba. Mark claimed responsibility for the mistakes, and the duo earned the two eights and a seven, bringing them to a total of 47 points out of a possible 60.
Originally posted 11/02/2010 08:15AM
Dancing With the Stars celebrated its 200th episode Monday and as promised, the ballroom was crammed with more sequins and former celebrity contestants than ever to mark the momentous occasion. The excitement of the milestone anniversary only enhanced the performances of season 11's remaining six couples.
Each pair performed one solo dance and one cha cha as a team (the two teams were led by former champs Kristi Yamaguchi and Apolo Anton Ohno). Team Apolo's hip-hop inspired cha cha with Kurt Warner, Brandy and Jennifer Grey earned 27 out of 30 points, outdoing Bristol Palin, Rick Fox and Kyle Massey, who received 24 points as Team Kristi.
For the past two weeks, Brandy has found herself all alone at the top of the leader board. But former frontrunner Jennifer Grey bounced back Monday, tying the singer by earning 64 out of a possible 70 points for her tango and cha cha.
Originally posted 10/26/2010 03:30PM
She's in a sweet spot at the top of the leader board for the second week in a row, but Brandy, who rocked the tango on Dancing with the Stars Monday with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, isn't getting too comfortable in the premier position.
"I don't want to think about being the frontrunner," the singer said in an interview with PEOPLE after Monday's show. "It's so much pressure."
Instead, the singer wants to "focus on doing a good job" and put in "that extra hard work."
That means more than just learning the steps and choregraphy. "It's really about connecting to the actual feeling of the dance," she said.
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