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The Word 'GIF' Just Got Sexier! Find Out Why

UpdatePosted 11/14/2012 07:00AM

GIF Named Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year

Originally posted 11/13/2012 07:10PM

Being a computer geek just got a little sexier.

Oxford Dictionaries announced Monday the Oxford Dictionaries USA Word of the Year for 2012 is GIF.

If you're not familiar with the noun, it is defined as "a compressed file format for images that can be used to create simple, looping animations," according to Katherine Martin, Head of the U.S. Dictionaries Program at Oxford University Press USA.

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Alex Pettyfer Is Ready to Strip on Broadway | Alex Pettyfer

Alex Pettyfer Is Ready to Strip on Broadway

Originally posted 06/27/2012 07:00PM

It sure worked for The Full Monty – taking the story of male strippers from the screen to the Broadway musical stage. So why not the new kid on the runaway, Magic Mike?

Apparently, that's the plan already in the works by Channing Tatum, whose own story loosely forms the basis for the new movie, and his screenwriter and producing partner Reid Carolin.

Furthermore, the movie's Alex Pettyfer, 22, says he would "absolutely" do the Broadway version. "I think we should all do the opening night," he tells USA Today about his fellow manscaped costars costars Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer.

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Cheryl Burke Wants to Be The Bachelorette – Would You Watch? | Cheryl Burke

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Cheryl Burke Wants to Be The Bachelorette

Originally posted 06/22/2012 07:45AM

From the ballroom to The Bachelorette?

Dancing with the Stars pro (and two-time champ) Cheryl Burke says she'd like to be in charge of handing out roses on ABC's hit dating show.

"My dating record hasn't been great the past couple of years so if I have a chance to go on [The Bachelorette] I will," Burke, 28, told PEOPLE ay Wednesday's 2012 NHL Awards at Wynn Las Vegas. "I'm getting old, you know, so it's something of interest to me."

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Dancing Crowns Donald Driver As Its Winner! | Donald Driver

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Donald Driver Crowned Dancing with the Stars Winner

Originally posted 05/22/2012 11:10PM

This season of Dancing with the Stars – deemed the most competitive yet – has come to an end.

After seemingly endless weeks of grueling rehearsals and memorable performances three couples – Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas; Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd; and William Levy and Cheryl Burke – were left vying for the coveted mirror-ball trophy during two nights of competition.

The couples had 24 hours to put together a final routine for the judges. Those scores, combined with the ones from the night before as well as America's votes (which count for half of the combined score), would determine the winners of Dancing with the Stars. Read on to find out who was crowned the king and queen of the ballroom this season ...

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Dancing with the Stars: Donald Driver Says His Freestyle Was the Best

Originally posted 05/22/2012 05:30PM



After landing his first perfect score on Monday night for a high-flying, boot-scooting freestyle, Dancing with the Stars finalist Donald Driver is feeling highly confident going into Tuesday's results show.

"I felt great. I feel like I've reached the goal that we tried to reach for nine weeks. It took week 10 to get a 10, and I'm okay with that," he told PEOPLE after the show. "They say freestyle normally wins this competition. We nailed our freestyle. And we felt like we had the best freestyle out of anybody that was up in this competition."

Driver's partner Peta Murgatroyd says they worked hard to earn that perfection.

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William Levy Can Take Len's Criticism During DWTS Finals | Cheryl Burke, William Levy

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Dancing Finals: William Levy Can Take Len's Criticism

Originally posted 05/22/2012 07:50AM

When it came to William Levy and Cheryl Burke's cha cha on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars finals, head judge Len Goodman told the couple that the number was "as good as I've seen in 14 seasons." But when they performed their freestyle, he was less impressed.

Calling the booty-shaking routine, "predictable," Goodman kept the duo from getting a perfect 60 points out of 60 for the night.

But Levy and Burke wouldn't change a thing if they had to do the dance all over again.

"It [was] the freestyle," the Cuban star told PEOPLE backstage after the show. "It's free. We can do whatever we want. It wasn't supposed to be something that Len was looking for. You don't have to do whatever he says. We picked samba, who cares?"

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Sizzling Performances Mark Dancing's Breathless Finals

Dancing with the Stars Sizzles in Spectacular Finals

Originally posted 05/21/2012 09:40PM

Wow!

William Levy, Donald Driver and Katherine Jenkins brought their best stuff for the fierce final week of Dancing with the Stars, with the judges lavishing one big score after another.

Only one will win the mirror-ball trophy after Tuesday night's results show. See how they fared Monday night.

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Did Katherine Jenkins Survive Her Ballroom Blunder?

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Dancing with the Stars Reveals Finalists

Originally posted 05/15/2012 10:10PM

Unstoppable all season on Dancing with the Stars, British opera singer Katherine Jenkins and her partner Mark Ballas hadn't flubbed a single dance – until the very end of their salsa on Monday night's semi-finals.

With a total of 56 points out of 60 for the night after their two performances, Jenkins was left with a mild back injury and in last place on the leaderboard. But did the ballroom blunder keep her from making it to the show's finale? Or did voters save the singer and send another frontrunner home? Read on to find out ...

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William Levy Surprised by His Dancing Success | Cheryl Burke, William Levy

Dancing With the Stars

UpdatePosted 05/15/2012 05:30PM

William Levy Surprised by Success on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 05/15/2012 02:00PM

He's so close to the Dancing with the Stars finale, and looking back on the season, William Levy had no idea he'd come so far in the competition.

"I'm surprised I can dance so well," he told PEOPLE backstage after he and partner Cheryl Burke scored a 59 out of 60 for two combined performances on Monday night.

But Levy's unassuming ways aren't applied strictly to the ballroom.

"Being born in Cuba and being raised in that kind of country and that kind of life, you never expect anything from life," he says. "You just go out there and give your best shot, and whatever happens, happens. I never thought about any of this."


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Katherine Jenkins's Injury a Disappointment, Says DWTS Partner Mark Ballas

Originally posted 05/15/2012 02:45PM



After an emotional night in the ballroom, Katherine Jenkins, who injured her back during a salsa routine, is getting support from her Dancing with the Stars partner Mark Ballas as well as her competitors.

"She just put her back out," Ballas told PEOPLE after the show. "She can walk so I know there's no bone damage."

In fact, Jenkins, who still managed to score 27 points for the routine, Tweeted later about the injury: "I'm with the Doctor, he says it was a reflectorical spasm in my lower back," she wrote.

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