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Len Goodman blasts 'copycat' twerkers

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Len Goodman has called out twerking celebrities describing them as ''copycats''. The 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge has blasted singers and performers for plagiarising old dance routines. Referring to Miley Cyrus' twerking, the 70-year-old television personality explained that the booty-shaking move has been stolen from the 1920s dance, the Charleston and that even Michael Jackson's famous moonwalk was borrowed from Afro American dancing. Talking to the Daily Star newspaper, Len said: ''It's nothing new. ''All these kids twerking and jerking - why are they doing that?'' The former professional dancer - who joined the 'Strictly' judging panel in 2004 - then revealed that he »

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Fox reimagining 'Frankenstein'

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Fox reimagining “Frankenstein” Fox’s version of the Mary Shelley mythology revolves around a corrupt FBI agent who is brought back from the dead as a younger and stronger man by an antisocial billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister. It’s from “Homeland’s” Howard Gordon” and “Crisis” and “Life” creator Rand Ravich. Fox and Will Smith are remaking “Hitch” as a sitcom Smith will serve as a producer on a comedy based on the 2005 rom-com he made with Kevin James. HBO bringing back Michael Kenneth Williams with “Crime” The “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Wire” vet will play a NYC gangster in the eight-hour miniseries that James Gandolfini was originally set to star in. Click Read Full Post For More Carlton from “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” is named after “Lost’s” Carlton CuseThe Strain” and “Bates Motel" exec producer mentioned that tidbit in an on-stage conversation with “Fresh Prince” creator Andy Borowitz, »

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Will Erin Andrews and an Injured Karina Smirnoff Return to Dancing With the Stars This Season?

15 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Halloween will also be a homecoming on Dancing With the Stars! The ABC reality hit is set to welcome back three familiar faces in its spooky Halloween-themed outing on Oct. 27. E! News has exclusively learned that co-host Erin Andrews will be returning to her duties after taking a break to cover the World Series for Fox, and fan favorite professional dancer Karina Smirnoff will also be back in the ballroom after an injury sidelined her for two weeks. Also back in action? Head judge Len Goodman, who took a break from the judges' table for a few weeks, with special guests Pitbull, Jessie J and Kevin Hart filling in for him.  While Andrews took a break to fulfill her duties as an Mlb »

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Dancing with the Stars: Season 19 Ratings

21 October 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ABC is trying to shake things up on Dancing with the Stars by adding a permanent fourth judge. Will this move help the sagging ratings or will they continue to fall? Could this series possibly be cancelled -- or perhaps cut down to air just one cycle per year? Stay tuned!

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return as hosts of the dancing competition. Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli are joined at the judges table by champion Julianne Hough. Ray Chew is back as bandleader.

Season 19's contestants are Jonathan Bennett, Tommy Chong, Randy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Lolo Jones, Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish, Alfonso Ribeiro, Sadie Robertson, Antonio Sabàto Jr., Tavis Smiley, Lea Thompson, and Michael Waltrip.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Top Nine Compete On Pitbull Night

20 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Dancing with the Stars returned Monday night with the final nine couples dancing to songs sung by – and/or liked by – recording artist Pitbull. Also, filling in for Erin Andrews, who is working the World Series, was DWTS alum Leah Remini.

Dancing with the Stars Recap

Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker were the first pair to hit the dance floor, taking on a jazz number. Allison choreographed a Men in Black-themed routine complete with some hip-hop moves that Jonathan picked up with ease. Overall, it was the best choreography from Holker and Jonathan’s best dancing. Scores: 8+8+8+8=32

The reunited Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy danced a traditional samba. The routine was both fun and passionate, with Val showing off his abs. Once again, Janel proved she’s a natural on the dance floor. Among the judges, it was Pitbull that was left the most disappointed, while Carrie Ann Inaba »

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Alfonso Ribeiro Dominates The Dance Floor On 'DWTS'

20 October 2014 8:48 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson set the stage on fire with their hot moves.

In a night of top notch performances, with Jonathan Bennett and Michael Waltrip delivering their best dances yet, it was the always-entertaining Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson who really won the evening.

While they might have had the dance to beat, it wasn't the highlight of the evening! Check out the best, worst and weirdest moments from this week's Dancing With The Stars.

The Best

Jonathan and Allison Holker's Men In Black Dance

Jonathan Bennett was told he was in jeopardy, and then immediately had to get up and dance to Pitbull's Men In Black 3 song "Back In Time." So, in the vein of Men in Black, they donned government issue suits and Jonathan delivered his best performance ever. Sure, the set designers might have confused Men In Black with The Matrix, but it was pretty spectacular.

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DWTS Week 6 Results: Did the Right Couple Go Home?

20 October 2014 8:08 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s Week 6 of Dancing With the Stars, which historically means it’s high time for a shocking, teeth-gnashing, out-of-nowhere elimination. But with Mirrorball also-rans like Michael Waltrip, Tommy Chong and even Jonathan Bennett still kickin’ it on the ballroom floor, what’s a drama-hungry viewer to do?

How about giving venerable host Tom Bergeron a sassy, sexy — and potentially unstable – new sidekick? That’s right, Monday’s live show showcased another “switch up” of sorts – last week’s partner swapping debacle wasn’t enough? — as the ballroom welcomed a glittering new guest co-host, Leah Remini!

Would the King of »

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'Dancing' Recap: Injuries & An Elimination!

20 October 2014 7:58 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

There were injuries, some smooth moves and an elimination on Monday's "Dancing With the Stars."

(Spoiler Alert! This story contains the results of Monday's "DWTS.")

Unfortunately for Team Jonathan Bennett & Allison Holker, on the night they got great scores, they were eliminated.

Photos: ‘Dancing With The Stars’: More Scenes From Season 19

The "Mean Girls" actor had to say goodbye after his big routine – a jazz number with professional partner Allison – earned him 32 points (8 points from each judge, including musician Pitbull, who filled in for Len Goodman).

"Here's the thing: ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Tim Wonnacott voted off Strictly Come Dancing

19 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Tim Wonnacott has been eliminated from 'Strictly Come Dancing' tonight (19.10.14). The antiques expert, 64, has become the latest celebrity to be given the boot from the Ballroom and Latin competition after he and his professional partner Natalie Lowe lost the dance-off against Mark Wright. The 'Bargain Hunt' host and his stunning partner performed their Paso Doble to 'Simply the Best' by Tina Turner but failed to wow the judges with the aggressive routine as Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood unanimously chose to save the reality TV star and his partner Karen Hauer. Speaking after the »

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Jake Wood and Caroline Flack tie at top of Strictly's Week 4 scorecard

18 October 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jake Wood and Caroline Flack have tied in first place in week four of Strictly Come Dancing.

The EastEnders actor's Elvis-themed Jive with Janette Manrara scored 33 from the judges, as did Flack's Quickstep with Pasha Kovalev.

Judge Darcey Bussell told Wood that he "definitely shook [her] up", while head judge Len Goodman added that it was a "full-on, dynamic performance".

Bruno Tonioli told Flack that he couldn't wait to see her perform another Quickstep, and Craig Revel Horwood said he thought the dance was "gorgeous".

At the bottom of this week's scorecard is Scott Mills, whose American Smooth to 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' earned a low 15 points.

Revel Horwood, who awarded Mills a two, quipped: "You are an exception to the rule that everyone can learn to dance."

Tonioli said: "It looked like an American tragedy."

The Strictly Come Dancing results show airs on Sunday (October 19) at 7.20pm on BBC One. »

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Heston Blumenthal 'not fighting' with soon-to-be ex-wife

16 October 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Tim Wonnacott has been eliminated from 'Strictly Come Dancing' tonight (19.10.14). The antiques expert, 64, has become the latest celebrity to be given the boot from the Ballroom and Latin competition after he and his professional partner Natalie Lowe lost the dance-off against Mark Wright. The 'Bargain Hunt' host and his stunning partner performed their Paso Doble to 'Simply the Best' by Tina Turner but failed to wow the judges with the aggressive routine as Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood unanimously chose to save the reality TV star and his partner Karen Hauer. Speaking after the »

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Simon Webbe: 'I wasn't expecting Strictly Come Dancing to be hard'

14 October 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Simon Webbe didn't think mastering the dances on Strictly Come Dancing would be difficult.

The Blue singer said he thought he would find the dancing easier because he was already a performer.

In an interview with Zoe Ball on It Takes Two, he said: "To be honest I didn't know what I was signing up for until I started training.

"You know with Blue and being a performer, it's like I could do it with my eyes closed. I didn't realise just how technical and hard it was going to be."

He also said he agreed with Len Goodman's comments that he was thinking too hard about what move was coming next in his routine last weekend.

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"Why does Len have to be right all the time?" he joked.

He continued: "I'm normally really good at hiding my emotions but in the rumba I was just thinking, 'Yeah, what's next? »

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'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Judges Give Low Scores For 'Switch-Up' Week

13 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Dancing With the Stars returned Monday night with the highly anticipated and much dreaded Switch-Up week in which the celebrities had to dance with a new pro partner. Also throwing things off balance this week was the continued absence of Len Goodman, who was replaced at the judges’ table with British singer Jessie J.

Dancing With the Stars Recap

After Jessie J performed her hit “Bang Bang," Antonio Sabato Jr. danced a Bollywood routine with Allison Holker. The dance naturally had a lot of energy, and allowed Antonio to show the judges some personality. Unfortunately, despite the dance’s fun factor, Antonio and Allison didn’t have much chemistry together and were often not in sync throughout the routine. Score: 8+6+7+7=28.

Bethany Mota and Mark Ballas paired up this week to take on hip-hop. Mark tried to get Bethany, a YouTube celebrity, to bring the swag and attitude necessary for the dance style. »

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National Television Awards 2015 voting opens: The full longlist

13 October 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The National Television Awards 2015 longlist nominations have been announced and voting is now (October 14) open.

Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the NTAs celebrate the best and most popular TV and are exclusively voted for by viewers. The 2015 awards take place at London's O2 on January 21.

The Nta shortlist will be announced in January when the final round of voting begins. Viewers can vote for free online at nationaltvawards.com or by calling the Nta vote form request line 0844 646 2060.

Full list of 2015 nominations:

Chat Show Host

Adam Hills

Alan Carr

Graham Norton

Jonathan Ross

Michael McIntyre

Paul O'Grady

Piers Morgan

Sarah Millican

Comedy

Benidorm

Big School

Birds of a Feather

Blandings

Boomers

Citizen Khan

Derek

Mrs Brown's Boys

Not Going Out

Outnumbered

The Big Bang Theory

The Wrong Mans

W1A

Daytime

Animal Saints and Sinners

Antiques Road Trip

Bargain Hunt

BBC Breakfast

Coach Trip

Escape to the Country

Father Brown

Fifteen to One

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6 things we saw on set at Strictly Come Dancing's Movie Week

13 October 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A staggering 1.6 million people have applied for tickets to see Strictly Come Dancing live at Elstree Studios this year - which means that Digital Spy was ridiculously excited to be asked along to watch Movie Week unfold right before our eyes on Saturday (October 11).

And while we all saw Frankie Bridge's incredible paso, Donny Osmond's phobia of scores under 5 and Jennifer Gibney hanging up her dancing shoes, here's some things you didn't see on BBC One...

1. Wardrobe issues

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman looked absolutely spiffing in their garb on both shows. However, comfortable they were not. Before Strictly went live on Saturday, they both walked out to say hello and wish everyone luck. Well, we say walked. Clauds hobbled erratically all over the dancefloor, tugging at her behind at least 10 times and declaring to the whole of the studio that her (several pairs of) Spanx were chaffing up a storm. »

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Who was second to leave?

12 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jennifer Gibney and Tristan MacManus are the second couple to leave this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

The Mrs Brown's Boys actress and MacManus faced the dance-off alongside Simon Webbe and his professional partner Kristina Rihanoff.

Strictly Come Dancing: All the photos from Saturday's main show

Strictly Come Dancing: Week 3 as it happened

The bottom two couples were decided through a combination of the judges' scores and the results of the viewer vote.

Gibney and MacManus performed their foxtrot to 'Mamma Mia', while Webbe and Rihanoff aimed to impress the judges with their Rhumba to 'Take My Breath Away'.

Gibney's foxtrot scored 23 during Saturday's (October 11) show, while Webbe's Rhumba scored a 30 from the judges.

After both performances, the judges had to decide who to save for another week and who to send home.

Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Webbe and Rihanoff, as did Darcey Bussell.

She said: »

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Jennifer Gibney eliminated

12 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jennifer Gibney and Tristan MacManus are the second couple to leave this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

The Mrs Brown's Boys actress and MacManus faced the dance-off alongside Simon Webbe and his professional partner Kristina Rihanoff.

Strictly Come Dancing: All the photos from Saturday's main show

Strictly Come Dancing: Week 3 as it happened

The bottom two couples were decided through a combination of the judges' scores and the results of the viewer vote.

Gibney and MacManus performed their foxtrot to 'Mamma Mia', while Webbe and Rihanoff aimed to impress the judges with their Rhumba to 'Take My Breath Away'.

Gibney's foxtrot scored 23 during Saturday's (October 11) show, while Webbe's Rhumba scored a 30 from the judges.

After both performances, the judges had to decide who to save for another week and who to send home.

Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Webbe and Rihanoff, as did Darcey Bussell.

She said: »

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Strictly: Scott Mills's 'lobster on acid' routine wins him fans

11 October 2014 4:09 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Scott Mills delivered one of Strictly Come Dancing's barmiest-ever routines tonight, performing as a lobster for a samba to 'Under The Sea'.

Dancing to the Little Mermaid track as part of Movies Week, he was compared to a "lobster on acid" by Craig Revel Horwood.

"I can't really think of any other words to describe it to be honest," added Horwood.

Len Goodman joked: "There was something fishy about the technique, but I've seen more life in a kipper."

Digital Spy's Entertainment Editor Catriona Wightman suggested in her live blog that Mills's chest shimmys made him look like he needed "medical attention".

However, thanks to some generous marking from guest fifth judge Donny Osmond, Mills avoided being at the bottom of the leaderboard and improved on his previous scores with a total of 25.

He also won over a selection of new fans with a largely enthusiastic response to the routine on Twitter. »

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Frankie Bridge storms Strictly Movie Week with first '10' of the series

11 October 2014 3:28 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Saturdays popstar Frankie Bridge dominated Strictly Come Dancing's Movie Week, racking up a total of 45 from the judges for her Paso Doble.

Bridge and pro partner Kevin Clifton topped the judges' leaderboard with their West Side Story routine, which earned the singer the first '10' mark of the series from guest judge Donny Osmond.

"If they ever do a remake of West Side Story, you're perfect," said Osmond.

Head judge Len Goodman told the popstar: "Frankie goes to Hollywood and gives us a blockbuster. Best dance you've done."

Darcey Bussell added: "You're on fire! I loved seeing that side of you. I promise you, I didn't think you had it in you to be that feisty woman. You didn't lose character at all. You created some beautiful shapes."

Craig Revel Horwood called the routine "absolutely dynamic".

It is the second week that Bridge and Clifton have topped the leaderboard already this series. »

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Frank Skinner 'fretting' over Doctor Who appearance

9 October 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Jennifer Gibney has been eliminated from 'Strictly Come Dancing.' The 'Mrs. Brown's Boys' star and her professional partner Tristan McManus became the second couple to be given the boot from the BBC One show after they found themselves in the dance-off against Simon Webbe. The blonde beauty, 50, and her hunky partner performed the Foxtrot to Abba's 'Mama Mia' but failed to wow the judges with their upbeat routine. The judges - including Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Donny Osmond - all agreed that Simon and his partner Kristina Rihanoff's romantic Rumba to Berlin's 'Take My »

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