11:49 AM EDT 10/23/2014
Originally posted 03/24/2014 10:20AM
Peta Murgatroyd is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 14 – only her second season on the series – with Donald Driver. The Australia native will blog for PEOPLE about competing with Big Time Rush band member James Maslow during the show's 18th season.
There have been so many changes on the show this season, but I'm happy with them.
I think Erin [Andrews] did an amazing job at the premiere. I think she adds like this girl-next-door vibe to the show. I think Dancing with the Stars wanted to create a new audience this season and really liven it up a little more. I think she's helping to do that. Her interviews are great and she's really down to earth. She's really conversational.
Originally posted 03/04/2014 08:25AM
From former child stars to young musicians, the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars is filled with an eclectic mix of competitors. But the most interesting may be the casting of Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Davis, 27, and White, 26, ruled the rink at last month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, winning the gold medal in ice dancing. Now they'll battle in the ballroom – but against each other for the mirror ball trophy. White will dance with Sharna Burgess, while Davis will shimmy with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin's brother, who is back after taking last season off.
The 12 new contestants on ABC's hit show were announced Tuesday morning on Good Morning America.
See the rest of the competitors below:
Originally posted 07/26/2013 03:30PM
Winnie Cooper, is that you?
Wonder Years star Danica McKellar got a sexy makeover for her role in Avril Lavigne's video for her new song, "Rock N Roll."
Photos taken on the set Thursday show the 38-year-old flaunting her killer abs in a skimpy outfit paired with fishnet tights that showcased her legs.
"Just had the best time shooting @AvrilLavigne's new video. And she is so sweet and fun! Made me feel like a rock star. ;)" the New York Times best-selling author and math expert Tweeted.
Originally posted 06/08/2012 03:55PM
Danica McKellar is mourning the end of her marriage – but the beloved star of The Wonder Years is thankful for her fans.
"I am just overwhelmed by the love and support in the messages I've been receiving from all of you via Twitter and Facebook during this incredibly tough time," she wrote on her website Thursday.
"The end of a marriage has got to be one of the saddest events one can experience."
McKellar, who separated from composer Mike Verta on June 1 after three years of marriage, puts the end of their relationship on par with losing a loved one.
Originally posted 06/06/2012 07:25PM
Danica McKellar is ending her marriage.
The former Wonder Years star, 37, has filed for divorce from composer Mike Verta, whom she married in 2009.
The couple, who have a prenuptial agreement, separated on June 1, according to court papers filed Monday in L.A. Superior Court. McKellar cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on the popular '90s TV show, has a 1½-year-old son, Draco Verta, with Verta. McKellar is seeking joint custody.
Originally posted 09/10/2010 02:30PM
Here's some new math for Danica McKellar's next book: one plus one equals three.
The former Wonder Years star and bestselling author gave birth to her first child Tuesday night, a boy named Draco Verta. He weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz. and takes his moniker – which means dragon – from the constellation of the same name.
"We are humbled, overjoyed and so grateful for this miraculous gift," McKellar and husband Mike Verta tell PEOPLE in a statement. "It's like we've only now just learned the true meaning of love."
Originally posted 05/13/2010 04:50PM
Here's a side of Winnie Cooper you've probably never seen before.
Danica McKellar, the object of Fred Savage's boyhood love in The Wonder Years, is showing off her grown-up side, stripping down and baring plenty of skin for Maxim's June Hot 100 issue on newsstands now.
What's does the former child star, 35, think is hot?
"Confidence is one of the sexiest things in guys and girls," says McKellar, now married with a baby on the way.
Originally posted 03/17/2010 09:00AM
Danica McKellar and her husband of one year, Mike Verta, are expecting their first child this fall.
"I'm nearing the end of my first trimester and I'm so excited – I've been bursting to tell people," says McKellar, 35, who played Winnie on The Wonder Years, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
However, she originally put off confirming her suspicions. "I was in the middle of a really intense deadline for my book," explains McKellar, whose third tome, Hot X: Algebra Exposed, comes out in August.
"I wanted to put off the [pregnancy] test because I didn't want any distractions. That only lasted a day – I couldn't stop thinking about it and I caved! You can't try to put that off."
Originally posted 03/25/2009 04:30PM
Danica McKellar's sister starred on The Wonder Years with her sibling, but Crystal McKellar's latest role – as her sis's maid of honor – made her feel like a true star.
"I am so thrilled that my sister Danica has met and married the love of her life, composer Mike Verta," Crystal, 32, tells PEOPLE. "I spoke to Danica today – they are on their honeymoon and having the time of their lives."
Danica, 34, and Verta, 36, got married in a sunset ceremony over the weekend in La Jolla, Calif.
Originally posted 03/24/2009 05:00PM
When The Wonder Years's Danica McKellar first started planning her wedding to composer Mike Verta, she had one wish: "I didn't want a huge event," she tells PEOPLE. "I wanted to be able to talk to everyone and I wanted it to be intimate."
At her recent wedding in La Jolla, Calif., McKellar's wish came true. The couple, who have dated for 7 ½ years, tied the knot in an ocean side church in front of 150 family members and friends, including her maid of honor, the bride's sister, Crystal McKellar, who played Becky Slater on The Wonder Years.
At the black tie reception, the newlyweds danced their first dance to a love song composed by Verta, before cutting the wedding cake: a triple-tiered creation with layers of devil's food and hot milk sponge cake with fresh fruit.
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