Len Goodman is leaving 'Dancing With the Stars' after 20 seasons as a judge.
Len Goodman has quit 'Dancing With the Stars'.
The 71-year-old dance expert is stepping down as head judge on the show after 20 seasons on the panel as he wants to spend more time with his family and focus on UK show 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
'DWTS' executive producer Rob Wade confirmed: ''Len will not be returning as a judge this season on 'Dancing With the Stars' due to his schedule as a judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the U.K. and the birth of his new grandson.''
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Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Melissa Rycroft and Karina Smirnoff - A variety of stars from all the series of "Dancing With The Stars" were snapped as they attended 10th Anniversary Party for the show, which was held at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015
Julianne Hough has landed a judging role on 'Dancing with the Stars' after winning the competition as a professional dancer on two occasions.
Julianne Hough is set to return to 'Dancing with the Stars' as a judge.
The two-time dancing champion of the ABC show quit the programme after 2009's eighth series to pursue a music and film career, but she is reportedly in line to take up a new role as a permanent panellist on the upcoming 19th season.
Sources have told TMZ that the 26-year-old star - who returned to 'DWTS' as a guest on series 13 and 14 - has been offered the chance to take up the fourth judging position alongside current panellists Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.
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Season 17 of 'Dancing with the Stars' premièred last night and featured impressive performances from such celebrities as Corbin Bleu, Amber Riley and Jack Osborne. Sadly, Keyshawn Johnson and Bill Nye were less successful.
Dancing with the Stars premiered last night (Monday 16 September) and featured such celebrities as Corbin Bleu, Amber Riley, Elizabeth Berkley, Leah Remini and Jack Osborne. Judged by former professionals and celebrities, the show features inexperienced famous faces paired with professional partners. The judges for season 17 of the dancing competition are Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Amber Riley dazzled the judges with partner Derek Hough.
If you missed the season 17 premiere of Dancing with the Stars, here are a few highlights:
Jack Osbourme, Christina Milian, Snooki, Leah Remini and Amber Riley are among the 12 celebrities competing on the new season of 'Dancing with the Stars'.
Jack - who suffers from the nerve disorder multiple sclerosis and is the son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne - has been partnered with Cheryl Burke, 'Jersey Shore' star Snooki, who has a 12-month-old son, Lorenzo, with her fiancé Jionni LaValle, will dance with Sasha Farber, while 'Glee' actress Amber will foxtrot with Derek Hough.
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The Dancing With The Stars contestants didn’t show any signs of slacking as the show entered its second week, reports CBS News.
The first episode of DWTS usually features an impressive bow: the stars having had three weeks to prepare their routines, but as the show continues, they only have one, which in the past, has caused standards to drop. But not this time; Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, Comic actress Kirstie Alley and Girl band singer Sabrina Bryan all delivered confident, sparkling performances to increase the pressure on their rivals. "I have something no one else can do, it's like my secret weapon," said Johnson, a gold medal-winning gymnast, using her considerable and bendy talents to her advantage. The quality now is astounding, and any weak dance will be punished quickly, as there’s no room for mistakes. Fellow Olympian Apolo Ohno put the pressure on sports stars competing to succeed: "As an Olympian, if you're not in the top 3, you're not on the podium," he said, before delivering a composed performance. "Speed with control," said judge Len Goodman. Determination, focus and hard work!" lauded Bruno Tonioli. “Someone put on his competitive pants today!” Joked Carrie Ann Inaba. It was a popular dance indeed.
Elsewhere, French actor Gilles Marini showed incredible synchronization, staking his claim for a continued presence on the show, and shaking off the effects of a strained hamstring, which was the cause of some backstage rehearsal drama. Next week the stars "will take creative control," explained chief judge Goodman. "We want eye-popping stuff".
Carrie Ann Inaba has called off her engagement to fiance Jesse Sloan after just 18 months. Her representative confirmed the news to E! News, saying that the two remain friends.
Sloan memorably proposed to Inaba during an episode of ‘Live! With Regis and Kelly’ – a surprise almost ruined by Hollywood actor and ‘Source Code’ star Jake Gyllenhaal who came on-stage with a fake engagement ring that was meant to confuse the Dancing with the Stars judge. “I've struggled to find the words to express what you mean to me,” Sloan told Inaba when he joined her the on-set, adding, “You're an inspiration, you're beautiful, you're wonderful, you're everything to me. Will you marry me?” At least Inaba has plenty to keep her busy in the coming months, with ‘Dancing with the Stars’ all-star edition set to premiere on September 24, 2012. The show welcomes back several of the more memorable contestants from past seasons, with reality star Bristol Palin and model Pamela Anderson vying for the title of ‘champion of champions’.
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Remember when, back in 2011, Jesse Sloan came out on the television show Live! With Regis and Kelly and popped the big question to Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba? It was a tremendous moment of television, with Sloan saying "I've struggled to find the words to express what you mean to me. You're an inspiration, you're beautiful, you're wonderful, you're everything to me. Will you marry me?" As we watched we hugged, we cried, we wondered if one day we might also propose to Carrie Ann Inaba.
Well, those chances have just widened considerably, because it turns out that the DWITS star has called off the engagement and gone solo. So much for that fairy-tale then. It's not all doom and gloom, the pair are still friends according to a rep who spoke to E! Online, but as for the wedding we were all looking forward to? Gone, not happening, dead in the water etc. our hearts can blacken again.
TV star Carrie Ann Inaba has called off her engagement.
The Dancing With The Stars judge agreed to marry accountant Jesse Sloan in March last year (11) after he proposed on live TV while Inaba was working as a guest co-host on U.S. show Live With Regis and Kelly.
However, a representative for Inaba has now confirmed the couple has parted ways, telling showbiz website People.com, "They decided early in the summer to break off their engagement and have remained friends."
'The Vampire Diaries' has been nominated for six Teen Choice Awards, while Justin Bieber and 'American Idol' are in the running for five.
The 'Never Say Never' hitmaker has received the highest individual number of nominations for the annual ceremony - Choice Male Artist, Choice Fashion Icon: Male, Choice Male Hottie, Choice Twit, and Choice Single by a Male Artist for 'Boyfriend' - with hit TV show 'The Vampire Diaries' leading the way overall with six nods.
The drama series is in the running for Choice Fantasy/Sci-fi series, Choice fantasy/sci-fi series actress for both Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham, Choice fantasy/sci-fi TV series actor for Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, with the latter also up for Choice Male Hottie.
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An ambitious belly dance routine left Katherine Jenkins in tears during Monday's Dancing With The Stars (May 14, 2012). The beguiling and sultry routine ended badly when the Welsh mezzo-soprano appeared to strain her back, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.
A teary Jenkins - who has high hopes of winning this year's competition - received medical attention after the show. She had attempted a deep bend backwards before writhing in pain, marring another otherwise faultless performance. Despite the injury, judge Carrie Ann Inaba praised the routine, saying, "It was like you hung out with Beyonce over the weekend. so bummed about the end". The mistake cruelly landed Jenkins at the bottom of the leaderboard, but only three points separated her from the top scoring Maria Menounos, who has seemingly come from nowhere to emerge as the new frontrunner for the Mirror Ball trophy. William Levy and DONALD DRIVER also received solid scores in the semi-final, with fans struggling to pick a winner for next week's final. Last year's contestant Kirstie Alley acknowledged the high standard, telling Twitter followers, "Thank God these people weren't in DWTS in MY season!!!! I think I would have come in a Close 9th...LMFAO ...amazing!!". Co-host Brooke Burke echoed the comments while on-air, saying, "This is probably the strongest group of semi-finalists we've ever seen on the show".
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