A former Olympian, a television icon and a disco legend are also among the names for the series’ 20th season.
On March 16th ‘Dancing With The Stars’ kicks off its 20th season with a new crop of celebs competing for that all important mirrorball trophy. Last season, former ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ star Alfonso Ribeiro ‘Carlton-ed’ his way to the coveted prize with his pro partner Whitney Carson, but who can we expect to follow in his Foxtrot this time around?
Rumer Willis is headed to 'Dancing With The Stars'
The line up was announced Tuesday on 'Good Morning America' by hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews and this season looking like an interesting mix of stars from across the world of sport and entertainment.
Ribeiro beat ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Sadie Robertson, who finished in second place.
Alfonso Ribeiro has been crowned this season’s very deserving winner of ‘Dancing With the Stars’, taking home the mirrorball trophy along with pro partner Witney Carson. The former ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ star had been the favourite to win the competition, thanks to his high scoring performances throughout the series.
And the winner is...Alfonso Ribeiro has been crowned the 'DWTS' season 19 champion
An emotional Ribeiro told the audience on Tuesday night (November 25th), “I cannot believe this. I've wanted it forever. My god, I don't even know what to say.” While his pro partner Whitney Carson added, “He's one of the most hard working people I've ever met,” before telling the 43 year old, “'you deserve it.”
Alfonso Ribeiro has updated fans with news about his back injury. The 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' hopes to be able to compete on 'Dancing With the Stars' on Monday (17th November).
Alfonso Ribeiro has sustained a back injury.
This week on ‘DWTS’ the costumes got even stranger and Len Goodman returned to give us all a Halloween fright.
It was Week 7 of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on Monday (October 27th) and Halloween was in the air, as the remaining 10 couples delivered some spookily themed routines.
Dancing with the Stars' Alfonso Ribeiro
But the first talking point was the return of Len Goodman, who was as razor tongued as ever after a three week absence. The judge, who actually knows a thing or do about dancing (unlike some of his stand ins) didn't hold back at all with his sometimes harsh, technical criticism.
Continue reading: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Delivers Tricks And Treats On Halloween Special
The 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' alum announced the baby news after performing a rumba on ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars.'
Alfonso Ribeiro's stint on this season's 'Dancing With the Stars' will certainly be remembered as a family affair as the audience can't seem to get enough of the 43 year-old actor's 1 year-old son, who is always sat with his wife Angela Unkrich cheering on daddy.
Alfonso and his wife Angela are expecting baby No.2
But it is Ribeiro's most recent revelation on the dancing competition show that will melt the viewers' hearts. Alfonso Jr. is going to become a big brother in the near future!
Continue reading: Alfonso Ribeiro And Wife Angela Announce They Are Expecting Baby No.2
But fashion designer Betsey Johnson fails to impress and is sent packing.
On ‘Dancing with the Stars’ last night (October 6th), our famous contestants let us in on their ‘most memorable year’, as each gave a routine based on an important time in their lives. While emotions were running high, former ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ star Alfonso Ribeiro gave us all the trip down memory lane we'd all been waiting for as he performed his famous ‘Carlton’ dance.
Former ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ star Alfonso Ribeiro
The actor mixed in his character’s famous party piece with a jazz routine set to Tom Jones classic, ‘It’s Not Unusual’. The judges were suitably impressed with Ribeiro’s skills and rewarded him and partner Witney Carson with 40 points, the only perfect score of the night.
The Tonight Show's new host did a hilarious 'Hip Hop Dance Evolution' during his debut.
Jimmy Fallon has exploded into his new hosting role on The Tonight Show, replacing the former host of two decades, Jay Leno. If Fallon was feeling nervous, he wasn't showing any signs as he leapt headfirst into his new job, performing a skit alongside Will Smith called "The Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing."
Jimmy Fallon Has Thrown Himself Into 'The Tonight Show' With Gusto.
Fallon appeared onstage wearing a decidedly nineties shirt, denim dungarees and swinging silver chain and heavy timberland-style boots. A funky beat began playing and Will Smith strutted out in practically identical garb. The pair high-fived and kicked off with their first move, the cabbage patch, to excited hollering from the crowd.
The beloved actor passed a way a week ago, followed by a wave of touching messages from friends and family.
A week after the fact, Will Smith has spoken out about the death of former “Fresh Prince” co-star James Avery. Avery passed away on December 31, following complications from open heart surgery. He was 68. The actor played Uncle Phil on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”.
Avery died at just 68 from heart surgery complications.
Smith just posted a tribute to his co-star on Facebook, writing, "Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery." Smith posted the message alongside a recent photo of the Fresh Prince cast, featuring himself, Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Karyn Parsons (Hillary) and Tatyana Ali (Ashley). It was taken about two years ago at a charity event, which reunited the cast. According to Smith’s message, the photo marks “the last time [he and Avery] were together.”
Continue reading: Will Smith Speaks Out In Mouring Of James Avery's Death
James Avery will be sadly missed in the TV world.
The stars of the classic sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air have spoken of the loss of James Avery, the American actor who played on-screen father ‘Uncle Phil’ and who died in California yesterday (January 2, 2013).
James Avery Will Be Sadly Missed In The TV World
Continue reading: Prince Of Bel Air Stars Mourn Loss Of “Special Man” James Avery
'The Fresh Prince of Bell Air' star passed away due to complications with surgery on New Years Eve, aged 68
Actor James Avery, the man who starred as the beloved Uncle Phillip Banks on the 90's sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bell Air, has passed away. A classically trained actor with over 170 screen credits to his name, Avery was more than just the man behind Uncle Phil, as the outpouring of grief that has followed the announcement of his death goes some way towards explaining.
Avery leaves behind a lasting legacy
His role as family patriarch and determined attorney (and later judge) on Fresh Prince won him many fans and admirers, but Avery's talents stretched well beyond that one popular character. His distinguished voiced lent him a career as a successful voice artist, supplying the voice of War Machine in the 90's animated series of Iron Man, a variety of voices for the movie The Prince of Egypt and most notably for his role as Shredder in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. His further acting roles saw him appear on both film and television, with noted appearances in That 70's Show, My Wife and Kids, Dr Dolittle 2, Jake and the Fatman and The Brady Bunch Movie. His final role was in the upcoming Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this year.
Continue reading: Uncle Phil Remembered By Those He Knew Best: Actor James Avery Dead