Ryan Seacrest and girlfriend Julianne Hough’s romantic weekend in Miami Beach was put on hold for a bit, when the two had to make an emergency trip to a veterinarian’s office.
Shortly after the “American Idol” host flew to Miami to spend some quality time with Hough, who has been in town shooting “Rock of Ages,” the two found themselves part of Saturday at the vet with her Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Lexi.
“First time I legitimately balled my eyes out in years,” Hough tweeted on Saturday, apparently referring to the unexpected vet visit. “Being a helpless parent is the worst thing in the world!”
While they didn’t reveal much details of the emergency, there was definitely a lot of waiting around. Seacrest posted a picture of himself on Twitter asleep on what looks like a receptionist desk.
“Made a trip to the animal emergency room over the weekend,” he tweeted.
It turned out that Lexi just had an upset stomach, and Seacrest and Hough were sure to inform their followers.
“All is ok. Thx. Upset stomach! Have a good monday,” Seacrest posted.
“All is well in Lexi land! Thanks for all of your sweet messages! It means the world! Xoxo,” Hough wrote.
The couple then met up with singer Katy Perry to help celebrate her husband Russell Brand’s 36th birthday at Casa Tua on South Beach.
The British comedian, who also stars in “Rock of Ages,” was then seen heading upstairs to a VIP section with his wife and friends.
A source told People magazine: “They were super cool and had a blast.
Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift Top Nominees at 2009 CMT Music Awards. Sugarland, Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift have emerged as the top finalists for the 2009 CMT Music Awards. Sugarland heads the list with five nominations, and Paisley and Swift have four each. The final nominees were announced Tuesday morning (May 19) during a CMT special hosted by Kellie Pickler and CMT’s Lance Smith. Fans cast more than 2.5 million votes to determine the four finalists nominees in all categories except video of the year. The final nominees for video of the year will be announced at the beginning of the live awards show telecast on June 16. The eight titles currently up for video of the year are considered in the tally for the final nominees. Those include Sugarland’s “All I Want to Do,” Paisley’s “Waitin’ on a Woman” and Swift’s “Love Story” along with Trace Adkins’ “You’re Gonna Miss This,” Kenny Chesney’s “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven,” Toby Keith’s “God Love Her,” Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long,” Lady Antebellum’s “Lookin’ for a Good Time,” Rascal Flatts’ “Every Day” and Carrie Underwood’s “Just a Dream.”
The dancer-turned-actress Jennifer Morrison made her film debut in the movie “Intersection.” She has also starred in “Urban legends Final Cut” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” but she currently has a role on the Fox drama “House.” The actress was born August 19, 1979, in Chicago and has dated co-star Jesses Spencer. An actress who first earned her critical laurels (and reeled in a substantial television fanbase) as Dr. Alison Cameron on the blockbuster medical drama House (2004), Jennifer Morrison grew up well outside the realm of Hollywood, in a middle-class family in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. As a preteen and teenager, Morrison entered showbusiness via modeling, appearing in innumerable print campaigns and gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids at one point; after wrapping up high school, she attended Loyola University as a theater major (reportedly graduating in only three years) and subsequently trained with the legendary Steppenwolf theatrical ensemble, onetime home to such stars as John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, and Glenne Headly. From there, Hollywood fame was merely a short leap away; by the time of her Loyola graduation, Morrison had already officially debuted onscreen, with a small part as the daughter of Richard Gere and Sharon Stone in the psychological drama Intersection (1994) and a more significant role as a missing girl who psychically haunts Kevin Bacon in the supernatural thriller Stir of Echoes (1999). Morrison signed for her first lead with a role that many felt unworthy of her talents and intelligence: that of Amy Mayfield, a young film student who gets in way over her head amid a thesis project on urban legends, in John Ottman’s slasher outing Urban Legends: The Final Cut (2000). Subsequent projects included Michael Davis’s teen-oriented romantic comedy 100 Women (2002), Casey La Scala’s teen comedy Grind (2003), and — as something of a nadir — the critically despised holiday gross-out fest Surviving Christmas (2004), in which she played Ben Affleck’s snotty girlfriend. As indicated, House represented Morrison’s breakthrough and the role that finally brought her public attention. The long-running Fox drama told of Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a diagnostician with an astounding degree of medical knowledge and an absolute dearth of social skills. As Dr. Cameron (an immunologist with a not-so-secret crush on the physician), Morrison brought a much-needed dose of warmth and vulnerability to the series. Morrison subsequently made headlines in 2007, when she was tapped to appear as Winona Kirk, James T. Kirk’s mother, in J.J. Abrams’s much-anticipated 11th installment of the Star Trek series.
Take your pick and let us know below. Who is your favorite and why.
Alyssa Milano, Amanda Bynes, Angelina Jolie, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Hathaway, April Bowlby, Ashley Tisdale, Britney Spears, Brooke Burke , Carmen Electra, Carrie Underwood, Catherine Bell, Charlize Theron, Christina Aguilera, Eva Larue,
Eva Longoria, Fergie, Gina Gershon, Hayden Panettiere, Heather Locklear, Heidi Montag, Helen Flanagan, Hilary Duff, Jane Krakowski,
Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Tilly, Jessica Alba, Jessica Beil, Jessica Simpson, Joanna Levesque, Julianne Hough,
Kaley Cuoco, Kate Beckinsale, Katharine McPhee, Katherine Heigl, Kelly Brook, Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Bell, Kristin Cavallari, Kristin Chenoweth, Lindsay Lohan, Lisa Rinna, Lucy Pinder, Mariah Carey, Marisa Tomei, Megan Fox, Miley Cyrus, Minka Kelly,
Miranda Kerr, Monica Bellucci, Nadine Coyle, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, Paula Abdul, Raquel Welch, Rose McGowan, Salma Hayek,
Sarah Palin, Scarlett Johansson, Shauna Sands, Shawn Johnson, Summer Glau, Tara Reid, Tina Fey, Tricia Helfer, Aishwarya Rai,
Ali Larter, Angelina Jolie, Cheryl Ladd, Christina Applegate, Courtney Thorne Smith, Danica Patrick, Farrah Fawcett, Gina Gershon,
Jaclyn Smith, Jaime Pressly, Jami Gertz, Jane Seymour, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Morrison, Jennifer Tilly, Jessica Alba,
Joanna Garcia, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Kari Byron, Katie Couric, Lisa Rinna, Marin Hinkle, Michelle Ryan, Minka Kelly, Penelope Cruz ,
Salma Hayek, Valerie Bertinelli.
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Dancing with the Stars is all set to eliminate yet another celebrity and professional dancer from the competition tonight. Last night, the eight remaining couples jumped in the jive or sizzled in the rumba. It was a night of upsets, sort of, with Lil’ Kim and Derek taking control of the top spot of the judges’ leaderboard. All the dancers’ fates are now in the hands of America. Stay with me to find out which celebrities will find themselves in the bottom two, and which one will be leaving the competition tonight.
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Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris announce that the dance that the judges want to see again from last night is Lil’ Kim and Derek’s jive. Woohoo, this is the second time these two were asked to do the encore. I’m so impressed with how well they are doing this competition. Also, I love Lil’ Kim’s sense of humor in doing a jailbird-themed dance, since she herself was once a jailbird (and also, apparently, Marc Jacobs’ pen pal). Now we get a quick recap of last night’s performances but you can just read my recap here. But tonight, each couple’s ballroom life is on the line, and one couple will soon have to say good-bye. After the commercial break, the 2009 Broadway revival cast of West Side Story perform “America.” I’m going to out myself as a big geek, but I love musical theater! I find this kind of performance so much more interesting and fun to watch than some of the random Macy’s Stars of Dance performances that we get. Not that the Stars of Dance people aren’t talented, but I just don’t have a whole lot of context to appreciate them as much as I appreciate West Side Story. Backstage, Samantha Harris is with Lil’ Kim, Melissa Rycroft, Ty Murry and Steve-O. Lil’ Kim says that she’s going to work as hard as she can to stay at the top spot of the leaderboard, but she won’t take anything for granted. Ty isn’t too surprised that he has slipped in scores because he hasn’t been doing well, and Steve-O is very gracious to his fans.
Here’s the judges’ leaderboard after last night’s performances:
1. Lil’ Kim and Derek Hough – 28
2. Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani – 27
3. Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke – 26
3. Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas – 26
5. Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough – 23
6. Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska – 22
7. Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower – 18
8. Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer – 16 (see photo above)
Oh, I’m mistaken. There is apparently no dance-off tonight. It’ll be the usual business of combining the judges’ scores with the audience votes. Tom Bergeron calls Lil’ Kim and Derek, and Lawrence and Edyta down to the stage to call out the first results of the evening. I guess this is kind of a new way of announcing the results. Lil’ Kim and Derek are safe. And, so are Lawrence and Edyta! Another musical guest act. Performing the current number one country song in the nation, “Here Comes Goodbye,” that famous country trio Rascal Flatts takes the stage, accompanied by Julianne Hough and Tony Dovolani. See, this is the kind of dancing that I love to watch, with tons of huge lifts and throws. Tony is basically just throwing her around, but it looks so beautiful. Good thing she ways like 80 pounds. I also like barefoot dancing, I think. It’s not traditional, I know, but it’s so much more intimate when they are not wearing like four-inch heels. Julianne and Tony are so great! Samantha and Tom make an intro to a reel about the costume design process. Normally, the professional dancer in the partnership takes the lead in coming up with a costume idea and collaborates with the head designer, Randall Christenson. But next week, the celebrity will take the lead. I’m so excited. They are all going to look AWFUL. Ha! Lawrence tells Randall that he thinks Edyta is allergic to clothing. His mama watches the show, so he’s going to make her cover up some more. Also, Steve-O gives the green light for a cheetah-print banana hammock. That would be interesting to see, but I hope to God that we wont’ have to! Shawn wants to put Mark in a onesie, hee. She should be careful, though, because we don’t want him to get another boner.
There are six more couples who are awaiting their fates. Tom calls Shawn and Mark, and Melissa and Tony down to the stage. Shawn and Mark will definitely be back next week. Melissa and Tony will also be back too. Samantha is backstage with Lil’ Kim, Derek, Edyta and Lawrence. She asks the stars about what kind of costumes they’ll be designing. Lil’ Kim says that she can put Derek in a paper bag and he’ll still be hot. Samantha asks Lawrence why on earth he would want to cover Edyta up, and he mumbles something about wanting his mama to be proud of him.The Macy’s Stars of Dance performance is a cabaret routine featuring Carmen Electra, and choreographed by original Pussycat Doll member Lindsley Allen. I’m so glad that Robin Antin isn’t anywhere near here because I’m afraid of her. She looks like a drag queen version of Skeletor. But Carmen Electra is cute in her little blue sparkly outfit. She runs up to playfully tug on Len’s tie and then table dance on the judges’ table. Rascal Flatts is back again. This time, they are singing a cover of the Beatles song, “Revolution.” They are joined by two pairs of professional dancers, Mark Ballas and Chelsie Hightower, and two more who I couldn’t identify. In the segment that wins the award for Most Useless Filler of the evening, a so-called “body language expert” gives us the rundown of how the celebrities are doing based on their facial and body tics. I’m trying not to tune out, but it’s hard, people. This whole segment is kind of like, “Let’s say some really obvious statements and pass them off as insightful fact.” OK, in no particular order, the next couple who will be coming back next week is Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke. Oops, haha. Someone is falling asleep at the controls. Samantha leads us out into the commercial, but the cameras are still rolling, making everyone look around awkwardly. Whoops! There are three couples left who still don’t know whether they will come back next week: Ty and Chelsie, Steve-O and Lacey, and Chuck and Julianne. The next couple who is safe is Chuck and Julianne. (Doh! They were my pick to be eliminated. Oh well.) The two couples remaining are not necessarily in the bottom two. And now, the final results: the couple with the lowest combined total and therefore leaving right now is Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer. Oh, sad! I really got to like Steve-O these past six weeks. Tom graciously assures Steve-O that he charmed everyone on the show. Haha! Steve-O wants to thank Lacey for her patience because he tends to “manstruate” occasionally, his word.
Carrie Underwood captured the entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first female act to win the honor since the Dixie Chicks did it back in 2000 and only the seventh to do so in the show’s nearly four-decade existence. “I’ve had a lot of good moments in the past four years. This one takes the cake,” the tearful former “American Idol” champ said. “Thank you God, thank you fans, thank you to ACM for nominating me in the first place. I never thought I’d be nominated and never thought I’d win. I’m shaking. I don’t know what to say.” With the win, Underwood, who also won top female vocalist, broke Kenny Chesney’s four-year win streak and denied him the chance to tie Alabama’s five years of dominance in the category. Besides Underwood, the other female acts to win included Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks. Chesney kissed Underwood as she walked up to accept the honor.
Another female dominating not only country music but the entire music industry, Taylor Swift, won album of the year for her sophomore disc “Fearless.” Both of Swift’s albums have topped the 3 million mark — a rare feat in today’s music industry. She’s connected with fans both young and old for her intensely personal songs, which she writes usually on her own or with another writer. “A lot of people who know me know if you talk to me more than 5 minutes I’m probably going to write a song about you,” Swift said, as she proceeded to thank characters in her songs such as Tim McGraw and Romeo. Other winners included Jamey Johnson, Sugarland and Julianne Hough, but the evening’s most memorable moments came via the performances. Trace Adkins performed “‘Til the Last Shot’s Fired,” a somber salute to U.S. troops, with the West Point Glee Club in honor of the servicemen and women. The performance was introduced by Lt. Andrew Kinard, who had been wounded. He told the crowd, “As you listen to this song, please consider that it’s not about the war, it’s about the warrior.” John Rich’s angry anthem “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” also stirred the crowd. “I’d like to dedicate this song tonight to all the hard-working, taxpaying Americans from coast to coast who love this country as much as I do,” Rich said to the audience while holding a guitar tagged with the sticker “Made in the U.S.A.” “We wrote this song specifically for you,” he said before launching into his searing song that feeds into taxpayer resentment about the bailouts on Wall Street. Other performances included teen sensation Miley Cyrus, dancing atop a high staircase on stage; Heidi Newfield singing “Johnny and June,” inspired by the late Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, around an appropriate ring of fire; and Underwood in a burgundy dress so overwhelming that it took up most of the stage. “Can I borrow that?” host Reba McEntire quipped afterward. Newcomer Johnson beat out veterans like George Strait and Brad Paisley in nabbing the night’s first honor, song of the year for his poignant hit about an old man looking back on his life, “In Color.” “Thanks to my band for going in on an off day and producing an off record,” Johnson quipped in a brief acceptance speech. Adkins also won single of the year for his heartfelt hit “You’re Gonna Miss This.” The deep-voiced singer said the song, about how people want to grow up and move on with life when they should slow down and enjoy the moment more, was very personal to him, but he didn’t think others would relate to it. When his label said they were going to release it as a single, he said, “Go ahead. Nobody’s going play it.” “I’m glad I’m an idiot,” Adkins cracked. “Thank you very much.” Swift had four nominations going into Sunday’s show, but got a special honor as McEntire presented her with a special ACM Crystal Milestone Award for bringing so many young people to country music. Sugarland broke Brooks & Dunn’s lock on the vocal duo award, while “Dancing with the Stars” champ Hough took the top new artist trophy during Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards. Strait and Brad Paisley led all nominees with six. Paisley was linked up by video from Nashville, where his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley is expecting their second child, and accepted the trophy for male vocalist of the year from there. “I wish I could be there but I didn’t want to take the chance of missing the birth of our next child. I hope you understand,” he said. Jamie Foxx introduced Strait’s performance of “Troubadour,” and joked that the country scene was getting more diverse. “Things are changing,” Foxx said, mentioning his repeat appearance at the ACMs and Darius Rucker’s success on the country charts. “(An) African-American singing country. Things are changing. Got a black man running the country. Things are changing. … I mean what’s next, white people going to Tyler Perry movies?”
The show aired live from the MGM Grand on CBS.
It’s the first elimination of the season on Dancing with the Stars. For the first time in the show’s history, the bottom two will have to dance off against one another to determine who will stay and who will have to hang up their dancing shoes.
Who’s it gonna be? Will Steve and Karina somehow miraculously stay on? Will fan favorites Melissa and Tony be in danger of going home? We’ll find out soon enough, and we’ll also be entertained by musical performances by Jewel and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Whatever happens, you’ll find it all right here in my live blog. Stay with me!
The live results show opens with a great performance by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, with six of our professional dancers swing dancing along. I love swing! How fun!
Now, it’s time for an update about Steve-O’s condition. He is backstage with Samantha Harris, and he explains that at the last minute, he decided to put in an ill-advised front flip, against Lacey’s advice. He had a different, safer move, but he wanted to do the flip. Well, he’s back, and nothing is broken, and if he survives tonight’s elimination, then he’ll be dancing next week.
The judges’ scores and audience votes have all been tallied from the first two weeks of performances. So far, here are the standings in the judges’ leaderboard:
1. Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke – 51
2. Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani – 49
3. Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas – 47
4. Lil’ Kim and Derek Hough – 44
5. Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough – 40
6. Denise Richards and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – 39
7. David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson – 36
7. Holly Madison and Dmitry Chaplin – 36
7. Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska – 36
10. Belinda Carlisle and Jonathan Roberts – 35
11. Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower – 34
12. Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer – 31
13. Steve Wozniak and Karina Smirnoff – 30
So far, Gilles, Melissa, Shawn and Lil’ Kim seem safe, way at the top of the leaderboard, but because of the unpredictable voting nature of Dancing with the Stars, you really never know who’s going to go. Steve-O and Steve Wozniak occupy the two lowest rungs of the leaderboard, but they’ve both got some intense fans out there.
Each of the couples is prepared to perform one of their first two dances in case any of them land in the bottom two for the dance off.