Can’t Stop Watching: ‘DWTS’ Champs: Amber Riley & Derek Hough, A Quick Thanksgiving Dish, Kelly Rowland Engaged & More

I am two for two this week! I predicted that Chalky White and Daughter Maitland’s relationship would lead to heartache for him on “Boardwalk Empire.” Sunday’s season finale for the HBO series backed my early suspicions. And Tuesday night, “Glee” star Amber Riley and her pro partner Derek Hough were crowned “Dancing with the Stars” […]

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Amber Riley wins "Dancing with the Stars" (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS’: Amber Riley on Win: ‘I Endured ‘Til The End’

Amber Riley seemed to be walking on air instead of feeling her aching knees after winning the “Dancing with the Stars” mirror ball trophy on Tuesday night. The “Glee” star who battled injury during Season 17 told reporters backstage after the show, “I feel amazing! I’m so excited. I’m very proud of myself. I can’t […]

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‘DWTS’ Finale: Four Compete for the Mirror Ball

Looking at the “Dancing with the Stars” finale, I thought I’d paraphrase a line from baseball announcer Vin Scully and wonder whether in an improbable season 17, the impossible would happen. That is, would fan favorite and massive underdog Bill Engvall, who has improbably made it to the finals, actually achieve the impossible and win? […]

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Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani (ABC)

‘DWTS’: Maks Returns as Celebs Drop to Four

“Dancing with the Stars‘” semifinal episode was going to be a huge hoot, with bad boy Maksim Chmerkovskiy returning to the ballroom as a guest judge and the remaining five couples performing a plugged/unplugged theme. Monday night, the celebrities would dance to the same song – but one version would be acoustic. I was particularly […]

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Can’t Stop Watching: ‘DWTS’ Amber Riley Survives Another Week, What’s Hot/Not & More

I was unsure if my girl (yes, we have yet to meet but she’s my girl) Amber Riley was going to go home during Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars.” As judge Carrie Ann Inaba noted, Riley “set the standard for this competition so, so very high” but her quickstep with partner Derek Hough was her […]

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"DWTS": Elizabeth and Val (Photo: ABC)

Shocker on ‘DWTS’: Who Got Nixed After the Final Six?

After last week’s star turn featuring Cher as guest judge and performer, “Dancing with the Stars” would be going back to basics for week nine. The final six were set to hit the ballroom floor and yes, good old boy/underdog Bill Engvall was hanging in there. Monday night, our couples would be doing an individual […]

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Can’t Stop Watching: Amber Riley on ‘DWTS,’ Spike Lee To Be on ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter,’ ‘Roots’ Remake & More

It may not have been their best performance, but Amber Riley and her pro partner Derek Hough still rocked “Dancing With the Stars” Monday night. Riley, looking very sexy in a black leather skirt and black sequined blouse, danced the Rumba to Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time” with the bare-chest (yes, you read […]

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