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Len Goodman will soon hang up his dancing shoes.
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The longtime Dancing with the Stars judge expects to step down from his post on the ABC series.
"Next year, I'm not going to do the flying backwards and forwards--i'm not going to do the American show...I've got to have a bit of time off," Goodman said while doing press in the U.K. for Strictly Come Dancing via E! News.
"Dancing with the Stars -- next year is their 10th year, it's the 20th series of the show. So I think that's a nice place to stop," he added.
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Say it ain't so, Len Goodman! The senior-most member of the Dancing with the Stars judging panel said he plans to leave the ABC series after the upcoming season. Goodman told reporters that traveling back and forth to England has become too overwhelming. Goodman is also the head judge on Strictly Come Dancing, the original, U.K. version of DWTS. "I've got my wife, I've got my son, my mother is still alive and she's in hospital - I've had virtually no time to go and visit her," Goodman said Monday. "So, I just need a bit of time off »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
Len Goodman, the tough but likable “Dancing With the Stars” judge, has announced he’s leaving the ABC dance competition show at the end of the upcoming season. Goodman, who lives in the U.K., said, “Next year, I'm not going to do the flying backwards and forward,” adding, “I'm not going to do the American show... I've got to have a bit of time off." »
- Michael Lewittes
"Next year, I'm not going to do the flying backwards and forwards—I'm not going to do the American show...I've got to have a bit of time off," Goodman told Digital Spy while promoting his U.K series Strictly Come Dancing. "Next year is their 10th year; it's the 20th series of the show. So, I think that's a nice place to stop."
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- Robyn Ross
Dancing With the Stars will step forward without a key player, should the ABC reality series make it to Season 21.
Len Goodman told reporters over the weekend that his days at the judges’ dais will end after Dancing‘s upcoming springtime run — and E News! has since confirmed the exit (though ABC and producers have yet to officially comment).
“Next year, I’m not going to do the flying backwards and forwards [from England to the United States] – I’m not going to do the American show,” the Brit told reporters. With a wife and son, as well as a hospitalized mother, across the pond, “I »
Dancing With the Stars is losing an original member of its team. Judge Len Goodman will plans to leave the ABC reality competition series after this upcoming spring season, E! News has confirmed. "Next year, I'm not going to do the flying backwards and forwards—I'm not going to do the American show...I've got to have a bit of time off," Goodman told press for the UK series Strictly Come Dancing. Goodman has sat alongside Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli as a judge on the dancing series since it began in 2005. He's also been a judge on the UK version, Strictly Come Dancing, since it began in 2004. "Dancing with the Stars —next year is their 10th year, it's »
Speaking to Digital Spy and others, the head judge explained that he had actually said "phwoar" during the November 15 show but was misunderstood.
Goodman said: "Well, let me tell you what happened there. I actually said 'phwoar'. So they thought I'd sworn, and I do understand that they've got to [say]... 'Oh, I think Len might have sworn there. You better apologise'."
The judge then said that the sound-man eventually confirmed that Goodman did not swear live on air.
"Zoë [Ball] apologised, which I do understand," he said. "But the following week when we got back into the studio and I went and saw the man that did the sound and he said 100% I didn't swear."
Goodman continued: "They didn't actually apologise on the show, but they did via Twitter and via their website say, »
In an interview with Digital Spy and others, the dancing judge said the spring season will be his last.
"Next year, I'm not going to do the flying backwards and forwards – I'm not going to do the American show... I've got to have a bit of time off," Goodman explained.
"I've got my wife, I've got my son, my mother is still alive and she's in hospital – I've had virtually no time to go and visit her.
"So, I just need a bit of time off to get on with a normal life. And it was either Strictly went or the American one went or the tour went... I'm doing the spring one when I go out there... and that's going to be my last one."
The first night of Dancing With the Stars' season 19 finals began Monday night, and the competition was the toughest it has ever been. With four couples who all know their way around a dance floor like nobody's business, it was clear from the first moment that no matter who went home, it was going to be disappointing.
The stars got the chance to show off their skills with two different dances. The first was a routine that they performed earlier in the season, but didn't necessarily get perfect. Each star also had one of the four judges to advise them on how to improve their routine. It was really a night of dancing redemption.
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The second dance would be a freestyle, which allowed the couples to choreograph any type of dance they wanted, and each of the stars brought their very best to »
"Better Call Saul" will make its series premiere on Sunday, February 8 at 10 p.m., with its second episode airing the following night, Monday, February 9, at 10 p.m. The show will then move into its permanent timeslot, Mondays at 10 p.m., the following week.
"This February, during AMC's first ever two-night series premiere event, we're going to introduce Jimmy McGill to the world. Known to 'Breaking Bad' fans as Saul Goodman, viewers will soon discover Saul wasn't always Albuquerque's top criminal (criminal) lawyer," said AMC President Charlie Collier in a press release. "Huge thanks to Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Bob Odenkirk, our partners at Sony, and the entire team. We're thrilled to be cooking together again. »
- Katie Roberts
Note: Documentary filmmaker Carol Bash is in the final day of fundraising with roughly 40% of the goal raised and just 8 hours left in the campaign at the time of this writing. From filmmaker Carol Bash comes a feature length documentary on Mary Lou Williams, noted jazz pianist, composer and arranger, whose story has been largely unknown until now. From the film's site: "In a time when women were expected to stay at home and raise children, Mary Lou Williams forged her own path and created some of the most sophisticated big band hits for Andy Kirk, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and many other popular orchestras in the 1930s." The documentary is years in »
- Jai Tiggett
Witherspoon became involved with the Lee project in 2010 when it was set up at Fox 2000 with Nora Ephron writing and attached to direct. The project was put on hold after Ephron’s death in 2012.
Lee passed away in 2002 after a long career as a singer, songwriter, composer and actress. She’s best known for recording “Why Don’t You Do Right?” with Benny Goodman, “Fever” and “Is That All There Is?”
Haynes, whose credits include “Far From Heaven »
- Dave McNary
For several years now – at least since 2010, in fact – Reese Witherspoon has harboured a desire to portray iconic singer Peggy Lee. Nora Ephron was attached at one point to write and direct the biopic, but her death stymied the project. Now the film has a new director aboard, with Far From Heaven’s Todd Haynes set to call the shots.Peggy Lee might not be quite as well known as, say, June Carter, who Witherspoon played to Oscar-winning effect in Walk The Line, but she had quite a career, and had her most enduring hit with the classic Fever.She got her start working with Benny Goodman’s band before recording albums and film soundtracks. She then stepped in front of the camera for movies including 1953’s The Jazz Singer and 1955’s Pete Kelly’s Blues. She also provided songs and her vocal talents to Disney's Lady & The Tramp, though »
Until about 10 minutes ago, there has been so much conflicting information, if not outright misinformation, about what exactly "Better Call Saul" will be: A straight "Breaking Bad" prequel? A time-bending journey that includes adventures during the reign of Heisenberg? A comedy? A drama with occasional laughs? Huell's story? AMC's press release about the full cast and basic premise and setting fill in some of the details — including that it begins six years before Saul (then known as Jimmy McGill) meets Walter White — and now co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will hopefully bring more of the show (not due to premiere until early 2015) into sharper clarity, without actually giving too much of the fun away. I'll be live-blogging all of Gilligan's charming Virginian self-deprecation, all of Gould's jokes, and whatever nuggets we actually get about the new show. (Note: all times will be Pacific.) 5:10 p.m.: Gould and »
- Alan Sepinwall
Eileen Ford, who co-founded Ford Models with her husband Jerry in 1946 - essentially inventing the modern modeling business, and exerting enormous influence on the world's views of human beauty - has died at 92. She had been hospitalized last week after suffering a fall at her New York apartment. In a statement to People about her mother, Katie Ford said: "Eileen loved Jerry and her family and her friends, as well as Le Cirque, football, ballet, bellini's, Benny Goodman, “21”, books on history, the New York Post and The New York Times, Seinfeld, The Stork Club, her flower garden, The Ritz in Paris, »
- Tim Nudd
Marvel began life as a small-time comic book publisher called Timely Publications and released their first comic book in October of 1939 featuring the Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner. For over sixty years, they dealt with a rollercoaster of popularity and public interest, at times reveling in great success with properties such as Spider-Man and at other times barely making it by. In 1996, Marvel filed for bankruptcy when the industry slumped, but now, in 2014, Marvel is an absolute powerhouse and is leading not only the comics industry, but the film industry as well. Today we’ll look at the history of Marvel and the events that led them to a point where they could become a movie-making behemoth.
Movies are changing, and Marvel is at the helm. Join us for part 1 of a four part special event as we explore where Marvel came from, how they rose to silver screen prominence, »
- email@example.com (Nick Vollmer)
Channel 4's fantastically funny farce Friday Night Dinner returns for a third series tonight at 10pm - and rest assured, the latest exploits of the Goodman clan are every bit as outrageous as we've come to expect.
But compared to some of TV's more dysfunctional families, Jackie, Martin, Adam and Jonny actually seem rather well-adjusted. Here are five television households you wouldn't want to spent Friday night (or any night!) with...
1. The Lannisters - from Game of Thrones
Murder, incest, shared sexual partners - when it comes to messy family set-ups, there's no beating the Lannisters. With the Starks all but eradicated, this lot are not only the Seven Kingdoms' most powerful clan, but also its most maladjusted.
Most Dysfunctional Moment - Tyrion murdering his father after finding him in bed with his treacherous ex-lover scores pretty high, but it's nowhere near as horrific as Jaime raping sister Cersei »
Nigel Lythgoe and Tom Bergeron have never worked together before, but they joke they keep bumping into each other in the hallways at work — both dance shows record at the same studio. We caught up with the British judge of “So You Think You Can Dance” and charming host of “Dancing With the Stars” at the “DWTS” rehearsal studio — and their rapport was instantaneous. Before long, plans were hatched for a spinoff “So You Think You Can Dance With the Stars.” “It’s like Batman and Superman in the same movie!,” joked Bergeron.
Variety: What makes for a good reality show?
Bergeron: I agree. In the case of “Dancing” being a live show, the camera is very unforgiving. If there’s a dishonest emotion attempting to pass itself as sincerity, you’ll be found out. Honesty is what will endear you to and connect you to the viewer. »
- Debra Birnbaum
On June 3, there will be a new, less expensive Breaking Bad Box Set available. It will feature hours of bonus content, including the two-hour documentary “No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad.” Now is your chance to watch, and rewatch one of the greatest TV series ever made.
Here is the news release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment:
The chemistry continues on June 3 when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases one of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning shows of all time, Breaking Bad: The Complete Series, available on Blu-ray™ with newly created packaging, and, for the first time ever, as a complete series set on DVD. Just in time for Father’s Day and graduation gift giving, the explosive saga of high school chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White is available in its entirety, including all 62 uncut, uncensored episodes. The 16-disc Blu-ray set features more than 55 hours of bonus content, »
- Jeff Bayer
American icons night on Monday's Dancing with the Stars brought Kenny Ortega to the judges' table, Jackson family music to the ballroom - and heavy drama for two competitors. The semi-finals came down to a pair of couples who easily could have vied for the mirror ball against each other, only to result in a bitter departure. Read on for more. After a beautiful night of dancing by the five remaining couples it was between ice skating partners Charlie White and Meryl Davis. White, who had a very high scoring night last week, was the one who bid adieu to the ballroom. »
- Dahvi Shira
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