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Originally posted 09/27/2011 09:00AM
Rachel Lee, the alleged second-in-command of the burglary cohort known as "The Bling Ring", struck a deal with prosecutors Friday and is expected to be sentenced to four years in prison, according to reports.
But a little free publicity can never hurt – Lee's court appearance coincides nicely with a Lifetime movie about the gang. The Bling Ring which stars rumored Vanessa Hudgens beau Austin Butler as one of the teens, and Jennifer Grey as mother of one of the criminals, premiered Monday night. None of the real-life burglars, who stole millions of dollars' worth of goods in 2008 and 2009 from the homes of several celebrities, including Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, are cooperating with the production.
Lee, 21, pleaded no contest to a single burglary charge related to a break-in at the home of Audrina Patridge in February 2009. Other charges against her will be dropped in exchange for the plea.
Originally posted 08/10/2011 01:15PM
No one puts Baby in a corner ... but having another actress play her iconic role is A-O.K.
Jennifer Grey, who starred as Baby in the 1987 hit film, assured fans that she was fine with the upcoming remake of the film.
She told the Wall Street Journal through her publicist: "I'm so excited about this news and I think there's nobody better than my beloved Kenny Ortega who is as responsible as anyone for the success of the first one. I can't wait to see what he's going to do with it."
Originally posted 12/13/2010 08:00AM
No wonder she almost had to withdraw from Dancing with the Stars.
Actress Jennifer Grey, who won the ABC dancing competition last month, underwent surgery last week to repair a ruptured disc in her back, suffered on the first night of Dancing's two-night finale.
Dr. Robert S. Bray Jr. removed "a huge fragment" from Grey's back during the operation. The procedure was a success, and Grey, 50, is recuperating but feeling great.
Originally posted 12/01/2010 12:55PM
When Jennifer Grey clinched a first-place win on Dancing with the Stars last week, she left the ballroom with the mirror-ball trophy – and a ruptured disk in her lower back.
Now that she's done with her weekly dance duties, the Dirty Dancing star, 50, is due to undergo surgery either this week or next, reports Access Hollywood.
"It's just going be like a little surgery where they take out the ruptured disc thing, and you know, it won't be a big deal," she says. "Compared to the other surgeries I had on my neck, my doctor says it won't be a big deal. I'll be home that night."
Originally posted 11/24/2010 06:00PM
Dancing is done and now it's time to celebrate for winner Jennifer Grey, her partner Derek Hough and runners-up Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer.
Barely able to contain themselves, Grey and Hough spoke to PEOPLE after their victory was announced.
"This has been the craziest season ever on so many different levels and for so many different reasons and to be able to walk away with the trophy – it's unbelievable," Hough said.
Originally posted 11/24/2010 10:35AM
With less than 10 minutes remaining in Tuesday's live finale of Dancing with the Stars, millions of fans must have breathed a collective sigh upon learning that season 11's controversial finalist Bristol Palin had come in third place.
After weeks of tumult about Palin's staying power thanks to an active voting fan base, in the end it was not enough and actress Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough were crowned the champs.
"I didn't even think about winning when I first started. This is so unbelievable," said Grey, 50, who has had four neck surgeries and battled cancer. "I feel so grateful, so blessed, that I had this opportunity to spend three months learning to dance and getting paid for it. I don't know that there's any experience that will ever be anything like this again."
Originally posted 11/23/2010 10:55PM
With a season full of surprises and shocking eliminations, it's no mystery that Tuesday's finale of Dancing with the Stars was a nail-biter, right down to the last remaining minutes of the telecast.
As consistently low-scoring Bristol Palin advanced ahead of stronger dancers like Audrina Patridge and Brandy, fans and the media argued about whether Dancing had lost its credibility.
Palin held her own on Monday night's performance show against the season's most dynamic performer, actress Jennifer Grey, and charismatic actor Kyle Massey. Still, Palin received the lowest scores.
Did Palin's fans vote in droves to ensure she takes the Season 11 mirror-ball trophy home to Alaska? Or did America truly vote for the best dancer – which, depending on whom you ask, is either Grey or Massey?
Originally posted 11/23/2010 02:00PM
On every season of Dancing with the Stars, the world discovers another unheralded star (or sometimes several). But what makes the show special is that the performers themselves are engaged in an exhausting yet illuminating process of self-discovery – of finding hidden reserves of strength and talent they never knew they had.
So it is this season with finalists Bristol Palin, Kyle Massey and Jennifer Grey, each of whom spoke to PEOPLE after Monday's performances about the joys and pain of the grueling 10-week journey, which culminates Tuesday night when one of them will go home a winner.
"It has been a long journey," says Palin, 20, who was almost considered a novelty contestant at the outset. "I think I've come a long way in the last 10 weeks, and have learned how to dance, learned how to perform. And this has just been the time of my life."
Originally posted 11/23/2010 12:00PM
The mirror ball trophy is within reach!
Following Monday's outstanding performances, any of the season 11 finalists on Dancing with the Stars – Jennifer Grey, Bristol Palin and Kyle Massey – could take home the championship title, according to Carrie Ann Inaba.
"If ever there was a season that's hard to predict I think it's this one," the judge tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 11/23/2010 07:00AM
In the weeks, days and hours leading up to the season 11 finale, the big debate among Dancing with the Stars fans was how did Bristol Palin outlast contestants like Brandy and Audrina Patridge, whose ballroom skills were superior? But in the minutes that followed Monday night's performance show, it was clear inside the ballroom that Palin was just as deserving as Jennifer Grey and Kyle Massey of a shot at the mirror ball trophy.
So who will win? It's anybody's guess, judge Carrie Ann Inaba told PEOPLE backstage after the broadcast.
"If ever there was a season that's hard to predict I think it's this one," Inaba said, acknowledging that it isn't the first one in which fan votes are influencing who advances in the competition. "I wish the judges' scores carried more weight. But America always gets it right."
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