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DWTS: Alfonso Ribeiro Has Strong Start on the 19th Season Premiere | Alfonso Ribeiro

Dancing With the Stars

DWTS: Alfonso Ribeiro Has Strong Start on the 19th Season Premiere

Originally posted 09/15/2014 10:50PM

A missed cue and a battle with a boa kept a few stars from putting their best foot forward, but the 19th season premiere of Dancing with the Stars brought plenty of good scores and great moments – at least those that involve Cheech.

"The ballroom is bursting with enthusiasm," exclaimed host Tom Bergeron – a hilarious quip that was actually directed at Julianne Hough's bust line, but could also describe some of the night's best highlights.

Here were the scores:

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Jonathan Bennett's Reason for Doing DWTS Will Melt Your Heart

Dancing With the Stars

Mean Girls's Jonathan Bennett: I'm Doing Dancing with the Stars in Memory of My Parents

Originally posted 09/15/2014 07:40PM

When Jonathan Bennett hits the Dancing with the Stars stage Monday night, there will be two important supporters missing in the audience – his parents.

"I’m doing every performance for both my parents because I know how much they would love to see me on this," the Mean Girls heartthrob told his hometown newspaper The Blade of being inspired to join the season 19 cast of the ABC reality competition after losing his mother in 2012 and his father in April.

"I just lost my father to brain cancer not but three months ago and this was his favorite show on television," said Bennett. "And when he was sick in hospice, the only show he wanted to watch was Dancing with the Stars because he said this show made him feel good."

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Jonathan Bennett (a.k.a. Aaron Samuels): Mean Girls Wouldn't Work Today

Jonathan Bennett: Why Mean Girls Wouldn't Work Today

Originally posted 06/02/2014 06:35PM

Ten years later, Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett is still having the best – make that most fetch – hair day ever.

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David Lee Roth, EMT: 9 Stars with Surprising Post-Fame Careers

Originally posted 03/07/2014 08:00AM

Navigating the spotlight can be tricky. Navigating the end of the spotlight can be even trickier.

Some stars move into logically-connected careers (Mark Hamill's largest post-Luke Skywalker role was voicing The Joker for Batman: The Animated Series).

Then again, some stars ... don't. These are nine stars with the post-fame careers that we (and maybe they) never saw coming.

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