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TV on Tap: "The X-Factor" Loses a Judge, the Cast of "Archer" Goes on the Road and "Amazing Race" Competitors Show Their Support for One Gay Fan

14 December 2012 5:12 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

I'm guessing we're about to learn which traditonal Christmas decoration is too agressive

on Portlandia's Christmas special.


In case you needed a reason to cry this morning, check out this story from the Beekman website about a gay 12-year-old boy, Colin, whose mom wrote to Josh and Brent to tell them how inspiring it was for Colin to watch them compete on The Amazing Race every week. In response, Josh and Brent organized their fellow Racers to take pictures with a sign declaring their support for Colin.

Deadline reports on some programming moves at TV Land. The Soul Man and The Exes have been renewed for a second and third season, respectively, while Retired at 35 has been mercifully cancelled.

Pretty Little Liars' Ashley Benson's set to appear on >How I Met Your Mother. Somehow her character is tied to Barney.

When I heard that South Carolina »

- LyleMasaki

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"Dirty Dancing" Star -- Why She Never Danced Again!

5 November 2012 10:30 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

In 1987, Cynthia Rhodes had a promising career after roles in "Dirty Dancing" and "Staying Alive" ... but then vanished from the entertainment industry.So, what happened to her?Rhodes is most well known for playing Penny, Patrick Swayze's dance partner who got an abortion in the classic flick.And while her moves were amazing at the time, her husband, singer Richard Marx, reveals she hasn't danced since 1990.In a new interview with Splash Chicago, Marx says Rhodes took a break from acting and dancing when she got pregnant with the couple's first child in 1990 ... but then never returned to it."I thought, ‘This won’t last, she’s definitely going to want to come back to work and do films,’" Marx says. "But she found a fulfillment in being a mom that completely dominated any feelings she ever had making a movie."He adds that dancing also gives Cynthia, now 55, "intense physical pain. »

- tooFab Staff

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AfterElton Briefs: "Glee" Ratings, 28 Gay-Supportive NFL Players, and Michael Urie Talks "Partners"

14 September 2012 1:53 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"I am always prepared if a cute guy wants to give me his number."

Thanks to chronomaxx for this week's winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Ben Cohen (above) is 34, Andrew Lincoln is 39, Tommy Lee Jones is 66, Tom Hardy is 35, Dave Annable is 33, Jennifer Tilly is 54, Richard Marx is 49, Molly Shannon is 48, and Amy Winehouse would have been 29. Jesse L. Martin is joining the cast of Smash, as a theater company artistic director who may become involved with Debra Messing's character. In ratings news, Glee's move to Thursday was down 13% from last season’s opener, but was up 14% from last season's finale. Plus it »

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Richard Marx Talks Marriage To Dirty Dancing's Cynthia Rhodes: 'I Totally Married Up'

14 June 2012 12:20 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Richard Marx boasts nearly three decades of success in the music business, but the "Right Here Waiting" singer has another (some would say, even more impressive) success under his belt - his over-20-year marriage to "Flashdance" and "Dirty Dancing" star Cynthia Rhodes.

"I totally married up. I totally married out of my league," Richard told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday's Access Hollywood Live of his successful relationship with Cynthia.

As the sizzling Penny Johnson in 1987's "Dirty Dancing," Cynthia's career was on the fast track when she married Richard in 1989. Fresh off the success of ...

Copyright 2012 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

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American Idol Recap: We Gonna Party Like It's Your Birth Year

15 March 2012 11:14 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Wednesday’s installment of American Idol was supposed to focus on Songs From the Year the Contestants Were Born, but in some cases, it felt more like Opposites Day: Steven Tyler woke up from a very long nap and started doling out crotchety critiques. Jennifer Lopez tried to give songwriting lessons (¡ay dios mio!) to Bonnie Raitt. And more than half of this week’s contestants picked songs that were not intially released in the years of their birth. Why the face?

In other news, Ryan Seacrest tried to make a pun about dreadlocks, while failing to recognize that’s »

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