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.
Since May, this season's crop of MasterChef hopefuls have been thrown a lot of curveballs.
Making a dozen immaculate donuts, elevating canned food, baking three pies in two hours and sculpting a croquembouche – basically a tower of cream puffs bound by caramel – in ninety minutes were just a handful of the heart-racing challenges.
On Monday night, a new winner of the hit Fox reality competition rose up from the sweat and tears in the kitchen: Courtney Lapresi, 25.
Rosie O'Donnell made her debut on the new season of The View on Monday on ABC – and also debuted a new, thinner body.
O'Donnell, who once weighed 237 lbs., estimates she's lost about 53 lbs. since having vertical gastric sleeve surgery in July 2013, following a heart attack that threatened her life a year earlier.
"I'm not used to it yet," she said of the weight loss. "I still buy the wrong-sized clothes."
When Jonathan Bennett hits the Dancing W=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."
Ever since Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tied the knot on May 24, Wendy Williams has been telling the world that the union wouldn't last more than 72 days (the length of Kardashian's previous marriage to Kris Humphries).
Cut to 114 days later, and not only is Kimye still going strong, but Williams is eating crow – literally!
Proving she's a woman of her word, Williams went on her talk show Monday and cooked up some crow gumbo with the help of a gourmet chef. Williams then donned a crow bib and dug into the bird food, which she described as "not so bad."