Dancing With the Stars unveiled its cast for its upcoming 17th season on Good Morning America this morning and though the ABC reality hit is downsizing to just one night a week, the star power is anything but small.
Along with Glee fan favorite Amber Riley and former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, former Jersey Shore star turned proud mama Snooki, Jack Osbourne and Leah Remini are all set to put on their dancing shoes and compete for the coveted mirrorball trophy come Monday, Sept. 23. Valerie Harper, Bill Nye (the Science Guy), Elizabeth Berkley, a High School Musical star and a Pretty Little Liars hottie will also be getting their rhumba on.
Here are the official pairings for Dancing With the Stars‘ 17th season:
Amber Riley and Derek Hough
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Sasha Farber
Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd
Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani
Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff
Christina Milian and Mark Ballas
Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus
Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein
Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess
Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy
Bill Engval and Emma Slater
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke
Ed Sheeran has cleared up the rumors that Taylor Swift launched an F-bomb at her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles — of One Direction at the VMAs last month. In an interview, Ed explained that Taylor cursed because Selena Gomez told her that Miley Cyrus was going to win the award for Best Pop Video — which was presented by 1D.
As previously reported, Taylor apparently mouthed “Shut the fu*k up” to Selena during the award show. Some of her fans claimed that she said, “Sorry for my arm.” However, Ed confirmed that Taylor actually said, “Shut the f*ck up.”
Ed also shared that Taylor approached him after the show and said, “I think I messed up” because she knew that what she said was caught on camera.
Reality star Kim Kardashian sported a new look this weekend when she attended a friend’s holiday barbecue in Beverly Hills. She’s abandoned her brunette locks for a new blond look. Kardashian attended the cookout with her daughter, North West, sister Kourtney Kardashian, nephew, Mason and niece, Penelope.
The new look may help the star achieve one of her new goals. During a teaser for an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim said, “As soon as I pop this thing out, I want to do Playboy or some nude shoot.”
Kardashian posed for Playboy magazine in December of 2007.
Although the star seems up for a new Playboy shoot, she was singing a different tune during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar in 2010. Kardashian said, “I’m sorry I did Playboy. I was uncomfortable. She said her mother convinced her to do it by saying, “Go for it . . . They might never ask you again. Our show isn’t on the air yet. No one knows who you are. Do it and you’ll have these beautiful pictures to look at when you’re my age.”
Actress Amanda Bynes is currently on a psychiatric hold at the UCLA Medical Center so her Twitter account had been quiet until Saturday, August 31st, when it was hacked. The hackers tweeted, “I love Drake.” The actress’ lawyer issued a statement explaining that Bynes has no access to Twitter. Tamar Arminak statement read in part, “Amanda’s Twitter account has been hacked . . . She is at the UCLA Medical Center with no access to phones or computers.”
On Friday, August 30th, Bynes hold was extended by her doctors and she may be held at the facility for up to a year. According to sources, she is expected to be released to her mother’s care in the next sixty days.
As for Drake, he’s been receiving tweets from Bynes professing her love for months but he isn’t sure they’re really coming from the actress. He told XXL magazine, “I don’t even know who is doing that or what that’s about. If that is her, I guess it’s a little weird and disturbing . . . It’s obviously a behavioral pattern that is way bigger than me . . . Whoever is behind it, whether it’s her or somebody else, they know people are paying attention so they keep it going.”
According to TMZ, Khloe Kardashian hasn’t heard from her husband Lamar Odom since Sunday. After his DUI arrest, Khloe told Lamar to get help of there are over, and he hasn’t contacted her since. This past weekend, Khloe attended a barbecue at Katy Perry’s house. Meanwhile, reports say that Lamar has hired former OJ Simpson attorney Robert Shapiro to represent him in his DUI case.
American Idol has finally completed it’s judging panel.
FOX announced yesterday that Keith Urban will be joined at the judges’ table by former judge Jennifer Lopez, who left after Season 11, and Harry Connick, Jr.
Also returning is Randy Jackson but not as a judge. The Idol vet will now be the in-house mentor for the contestants.
And of course, Ryan Seacrest will also return as the host of American Idol.
Season 13 of American Idol returns in January.
Miley Cyrus has admitted that she was aware that her VMA performance with Robin Thicke was going to “make history.” In a MTV documentary, Miley said, “Me and Robin [Thicke] the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now.'”
She continued, “What’s amazing is I think now . . . people are still talking about it. They’re over-thinking it. You’re thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didn’t even think about it ’cause that’s just me.”
Miley also revealed that she isn’t concerned about the negative reactions to the performance. She said, “I don’t pay attention to the negative because I’ve seen this play out so many times. How many times have we seen this play out in pop music?”
She added, “Madonna’s done it. Britney’s done it. Every VMAs performance, that’s what you’re looking for — you’re wanting to make history.”