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DWTS Sneak Peek: Patti & Artem Plan a Sexy Cha Cha for Latin Night (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/30/2015 10:45AM

After an incredibly strong finish in last week's "My Jam Monday" on Dancing with the Stars, partners Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev have a lot of expectations to meet.

In an exclusive preview of Monday's Latin-night routine, Chigvintsev tells LaBelle that they'll be dancing a cha cha, which he describes as "a very flirtatious dance."

Asks LaBelle, "It's sexy?"

"Yeah, it's going to be very sexy," says Chigvintsev. "Some clothes might come off."

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: A 'Jam'-Packed Night

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars Recap: A 'Jam'-Packed Night

Originally posted 03/23/2015 11:55PM

Here's a little behind-the-scenes Dancing with the Stars scoop to start off the recap: I understand our stars learned as early as Friday when they would be dancing during "My Jam Monday."

So, for example, Prince Farming Chris Soules knew before the weekend that he'd get to kick off tonight's show while Lady Marmalade herself (a.k.a. Patti LaBelle ) was rewarded the last dance of the evening well in advance of tonight's performance.

Now put the shoe on the other foot: What could be more disheartening than knowing that you aren't strong enough to open or close the night – and realizing how your middle-of-the-show positioning brings you closer to the ol' heave-ho?

So, which dancers proved they might be worthy of prime placement next week? And what about the contestants whose so-so performance last week put them at risk of elimination? Read on for the night's highlights and to see who came close to leaving DWTS first.

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The Insane Empire Finale as Told by 9 GIFs (and 3 Tweets)

Empire

The Insane Empire Finale as Told by 9 GIFs (and 3 Tweets)

Originally posted 03/19/2015 12:00AM

Was there ever any doubt that the Empire finale would be absolutely bonkers?

In just two hours, Empire crammed in approximately six seasons' worth of material – and we wouldn't have it any other way.

The finale was a bit of a convoluted ... not mess, per se, but certainly something that requires a brief recap. Here's what happened in the season 1 finale of Empire, as told in 9 GIFs (and 3 Tweets!).

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: Which Celebrity Brought Down the House – and Attracted Big Stars? | Julianne Hough

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars Recap: Which Celebrity Brought Down the House – and Attracted Big Stars?

Originally posted 03/16/2015 11:00PM

It was a big night in the ballroom – and not just because John McClane and GI Jane were in the house! Monday's installment of Dancing with the Stars kicked off the first of what the network promised would include lots of action-packed tributes to the show's 10th anniversary.

The premiere episode didn't disappoint. There were lots of contemporary tunes ("Uptown Funk," "Take Me to Church"), plenty of showstopping choreography (Derek Hough, so glad you stuck around this season!) and even quadruple hanky moments (welcome to the ballroom, Army vet and amputee Noah Galloway!).

No 9s or 10s were awarded just yet, but a couple of celebrities sure came close to earning some high scores. Here's how the new contenders fared on night one:

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Season 20 Dancing with the Stars Cast: Did You Know ...?

Dancing With the Stars

20 Fun Facts About the Cast, Judges and Hosts of Dancing with the Stars Season 20

Originally posted 03/16/2015 08:00AM

The 10th anniversary cast of Dancing with the Stars boasts plenty of recognizable names, but how well do you really know the 12 stars who will be facing off for this year's mirror ball trophy?

Here are 13 surprising facts about the cast – plus some bonus trivia about the returning judges and hosts.

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Dancing with the Stars: And the New Celebrities Are ...

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars: And the New Celebrities Are ...

Originally posted 02/24/2015 09:00AM

A rapper, an openly gay pro football player, an amputee veteran and, um, Lady Marmalade will help Dancing with the Stars celebrate its 10th anniversary.

And great news for fans of Derek Hough – the five-time mirror ball winner will participate after all! Hough was cast to play the male lead in New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall this spring, but he will split his time between New York and Los Angeles. (It's nice to be so young and nimble!)

Eleven celebrities and their pro partners were revealed Tuesday on Good Morning America. The show still needs to find one more male star to pair with Witney Carson, the reigning champion.

Here are the stars:

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PHOTOS: Freaky! See a Makeup Artist Transform Himself Into American Horror Story Characters

American Horror Story

American Horror Story: Makeup Artist Transforms Himself Into Your Freakish Faves

Originally posted 12/08/2014 03:15PM

And you thought your daily routine was involved.

Jan Bonito, a Denver-based makeup artist, has been steadily transforming himself into American Horror Story characters.

From Jessica Lange's Fiona Goode in Coven to Jyoti Amage's Ma Petite in Freak Show, Bonito's makeup imitations are fairly mind-blowing.

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American Horror Story Adds a Few More 'Freaks' to the Show (Recap)

American Horror Story: Freak Show

American Horror Story Adds a Few More 'Freaks' to the Show (Recap)

Originally posted 10/15/2014 11:05PM

If anyone can take on a powerhouse like Jessica Lange, it would have to be someone with the physical prowess of Michael Chiklis.

As a "strongman," Chiklis made his American Horror Story: Freak Show debut Wednesday night and lived up to his title in more ways than one.

Wendell "Dell" Toledo (Chiklis) arrives at the camp of the titular Freak Show along with his wife, Desiree Dupree (Angela Bassett), a hermaphrodite with three boobs. With credentials like that, Dell thinks they should be shoo-ins as the new headliners, but Elsa Mars (Lange) is strapped for cash and hesitant to hire "The World's Strongest Man." However, she is eventually persuaded by his manly strength and his promise to help lead her band of merry misfits.

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Music Legends Mourn Soul Train's Don Cornelius | Aretha Franklin, Don Cornelius

UpdatePosted 02/01/2012 02:00PM

Don Cornelius Remembered by Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle & More

Originally posted 02/01/2012 12:55PM

Soul Train fans and music legends alike mourned the loss of the show's creator, Don Cornelius, on Wednesday.

"It's just so sad, stunning and downright shocking ... a huge and momentous loss to the African-American community and the world at large," the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, said in a statement.

"Don Cornelius single handedly brought about a melding and unity of brother and sisterhood among young adults worldwide and globally with the unforgettable creation of Soul Train."

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Padma & Tom Dish on Star-Studded Top Chef: Texas Season

Top Chef

UpdatePosted 11/03/2011 02:30PM

Top Chef: Texas: Padma Lakshmi & Tom Colicchio Dish on Celebrity Guest Judges

Originally posted 11/03/2011 08:35AM

With 29 contestants and three cities around the state, Top Chef: Texas is shaping up to be the biggest season yet.

Wednesday's premiere found the chefs split into groups and facing off against each other in two rounds – the final qualifying rounds will air next Wednesday – just to determine which 16 chefs will actually make the final cut.

They will also be facing some major celebrities on the other side of the judges' table this season.

"I think everybody who comes on the show – especially if they're not in the food business – has a certain level of interest in food," host Padma Lakshmi told PEOPLE of the season's array of guest judges on a conference call. "These are cities you have to fly to, and you have to take a day or two out of your schedule."

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