09:10 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 08/21/2012 06:00AM
A handful of Dancing with the Stars alums and pros acted like one big, happy family on Sunday night.
Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Chelsie Hightower and Ricki Lake joined Karina Smirnoff to support her former partner Gavin DeGraw at his concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
"At @GavinDeGraw concert with the gang!" Smirnoff Tweeted, along with a photo of the group. "Woo hoo!"
Following the show, the gang made their way to the Living Room Lounge at the W Hollywood for the hotel's popular Sunday Jazz Series, where Kenny G, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Lucy Hale and fellow former DWTS contestant Michael Bolton were all on hand as well.
"Julianne gave Gavin a lap dance," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "It was in front of her brother and their whole DWTS crowd!"
– Michele Stueven
Originally posted 07/26/2012 10:50AM
She's got a new job, a new man (husband of three months Christian Evans) and, yes, an active sex life, but ask talk show host Ricki Lake what she's wishing for these days and she admits: "I'd like to lose 10 pounds – just like everyone."
"I'm not fat, and I'm not a size 4," says Lake, 43, who's between a size 6 and 8. "I'm constantly working every day not to beat myself up for it."
Assessing herself, Lake, who returns to daytime on her weekday, nationally syndicated The Ricki Lake Show, set to premiere Sept. 10, says: "I'm definitely not in as good as shape as I was on Dancing with the Stars. Part of me gets mad at myself that I didn't keep it up – but it's impossible. I'm not dancing for seven hours a day anymore. I can't maintain that."
Originally posted 07/18/2012 09:40AM
Nearly eight years since her last talk show went off the air – and about a year since her third-place finish on Dancing with the Stars – Ricki Lake is making her way back to TV.
In a sneak peek at the The Ricki Lake Show (watch below), her second stint on daytime television since her previous self-titled show ended in 2004, the recently married actress, 43, tells viewers she's ready to chat about anything and everything – from kids to sex.
Originally posted 04/12/2012 01:00PM
Ricki Lake kept her wedding a secret from most everyone – except her two dogs.
The newlywed talk show host, 43, who eloped with Christian Evans, 40, in a beachside California ceremony Sunday, included her furry kids – goldendoodle Jeffie and English bulldog Pacha – in her wedding party.
"It was a beautiful moment I will never forget," Lake tells PEOPLE. "I wasn't anxious or nervous. I was really relaxed and excited." Plus, she adds, "We have our dogs here and we have this beautiful setting."
Originally posted 04/10/2012 12:00PM
Talk show host Ricki Lake, 43, and her fiancé Christian Evans, 40, eloped on Sunday, tying the knot in a secret ceremony in southern California, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
"It was a beautiful moment I will never forget," Lake tells PEOPLE of her big day. "I wasn't anxious or nervous. I was really relaxed and excited."
Originally posted 02/15/2012 03:30PM
Think Ricki Lake only has her two sons at home? You're in for a surprise.
"This is my daughter Jeffie," Lake, 43, says in a video introducing her 8-year-old goldendoodle. "She's shy."
"My son Owen named her Jeffie after Jeff from The Wiggles," she says. "He was 2 years old and he was obsessed."
Originally posted 11/22/2011 11:10PM
After a topsy-turvy season of sore ankles and even sorer losers, Dancing with the Stars ended Tuesday night by pitting an unlikely frontrunner against a heroic survivor.
After Ricki Lake, 43, was eliminated earlier in the show, Rob Kardashian, 24, the reality TV brother often overshadowed by his famous – and infamous – older sisters, went against J.R. Martinez, 28, the soldier-turned-actor whose triumph over severe burns received in Iraq brought raw emotion to the ballroom.
For their final dance, a samba which both couples had to choreograph on the fly, each earned perfect scores, leaving Kardashian with a one point lead after two nights of competition. But the judges' scores make up only half the final results. Once the viewers' votes were tabulated, the winner was determined. Keep reading to find out who won:
Originally posted 11/22/2011 10:10PM
After a competitive finale on Dancing with the Stars, ultimately only two couples were left to battle it out for the mirror-ball trophy on Tuesday night.
First, though, the three finalists – Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez and Rob Kardashian – performed their favorite dances from season 13 one more time for the judges. Once the new scores were combined with the previous night's point totals, Lake emerged as the leader, followed closely by Kardashian and Martinez.
In the end, though, the audience's votes were also a factor in determining which two couples would compete for the trophy. Continue reading to find out who was eliminated in the first hour of Tuesday's show:
Originally posted 11/22/2011 11:20AM
Aside from a mutual longing for the coveted mirror ball trophy, Dancing with the Stars finalists Rob Kardashian, J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake can agree on one other thing: the competition has changed them for the better.
"It's inspiring, I think, for women out there to see I'm a regular person. I am the every woman who's struggled with my weight," Lake, partnered with pro Derek Hough, told PEOPLE after Monday night's show, which was filled with rock star performances from the final three. "I've dealt with hardships my whole life, but look what I've been able to do. Hard work can pay off."
It's a sentiment mirrored by Cheryl Burke's partner, Kardashian. "I have a very, very tough time getting up there in front of so many people," he says. "I got so much more confident as the season kept going and going and going."
Originally posted 11/21/2011 09:30PM
He's the Kardashian the competition is having trouble keeping up with.
Rob Kardashian saved his best moves for last on Dancing with the Stars, getting a perfect 30-point score at Monday night's finals and emerging as the unlikely frontrunner going into an anything-goes decision show Tuesday.
With sister Kim Kardashian cheering him on in the ballroom, Rob first delivered a classy waltz for 27 points, then electrified the audience with a daring freestyle that had him lifting and twirling partner Cheryl Burke above his head.
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