20 items from 2014
Patina Miller (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) has been cast in CBS drama pilot Madam Secretary. Written by Barbara Hall and directed by Dave Semel, the series explores the personal and professional life of maverick female Secretary of State Elizabeth McGill (Tea Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life. Miller, repped by UTA and The Katz Co, will play Daisy, McGill’s press coordinator. Hall is exec producing with Semel and Revelations’ Lori McCreary, Morgan Freeman and Tracey Mercer. Related: 2014 CBS Pilots Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush) and Nolan Sotillo (Prom) have booked lead roles on Fox’s pilot Red Band Society, from Amblin TV and ABC Studios. It is a coming-of-age drama that explores with dark humor the daily lives of a group of teenagers living in a hospital who become unlikely friends. Bravo, repped by The Savage Agency, Management 101 and attorney Bob Myman, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
New Dancing With The Stars season 18 celebrity cast & pro partners revealed today. Earlier today, on Good Morning America, ABC revealed the all new, celebrity cast for its upcoming "Dancing With The Stars" season 18. One interesting fact is that pro dancer, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, will be returning after quitting the show back in 2012 to pursue other opportunities. I guess that didn't work out too well for him,lol!! Anyways, without any further ado, your new Dancing with the Stars season 18 cast is: The former "Full House" actress ,Candace Cameron Bure, will be paired with pro dancer Mark Ballas. "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star, NeNe Leakes, will be paired with Tony Dovolani. Former "The Wonder Years" star, Danica McKellar, will be partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy. World record breaking swimer, Diana Nyad, will be partnered with Henry Byalikov. Superstar comedian and current "The Price Is Right" host, Drew Carey, will be partnered with Cheryl Burke. »
They haven't danced yet -- except during the cast reveal -- but it's never too early to start ranking the "Dancing with the Stars" Season 18 celebrities. All of them have something that could lead to victory. But only one will win.
Interestingly, the professional partners aren't going to be as much of a factor as usual -- the pros will all switch their celebs partway through the season. Thus, all rankings are based solely on the stars.
Heartwarming hero types
Diana Nyad -- She swam from Cuba to Florida. Nyad is ridiculously charming and cheerful. If her dancing skills match, beating her would just be sad.
Amy Purdy -- Let's just say this: If a double amputee can keep up on the dance floor, there is literally no way she can't win.
Possibly canceling-each-other-out ringers
Can Lando Calrissian dance? That is one of the many questions that will be answered on the upcoming season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." The long-running competition show has released the lineup of celebrity hoofers. In addition to Lando himself Billy Dee Williams, "DWTS" will feature Drew Carey, two Olympic gold medalists, a swimming legend and a "Full House" cast member. The new season will feature a new twist called "The Switch Up," in which viewers can vote to swap celebrities and professional dance pairings. Each coupe will be required to swap partners at sometime during the season. "Dancing with the Stars" hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced the lineup today on "Good Morning America." The two-hour season premiere airs Monday, March 17 at 8:00 p.m. Et on ABC. Here's the full list of celebrity contestants: - Ex-pro hockey player Sean Avery, who will be paired with Karina Smirnoff »
- Dave Lewis
The ballroom is welcoming another boy bander. Members of iconic boy bands such 'N Sync, New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees have all competed on Dancing With the Stars in the past and now Big Time Rush has joined the trend! James Maslow is Season 18's resident boy bander, joining celebs such as Drew Carey, Candace Cameron Bure, Nene Leakes and Cody Simpson in the ballroom when the ABC hit's new season premieres on Monday, March 17. Of course, not everyone is a fan of pop music, so to help DWTS viewers who aren't too familiar with James, we're giving you a quick rundown of need-to-know facts about the 23-year-old singer and actor... 1. He's, Like, Really Hot: Shallow, but »
If you’ve ever wondered who would win a dance contest between Winnie Cooper and Lando Calrissian, you’re about to find out: Danica McKellar and Billy Dee Williams are among the new contestants on “Dancing With the Stars,” along with Olympic ice dance duo Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Drew Carey, and swimmer Diana Nyad. Former “Full House” actress Candace Cameron Bure, “Real Housewives” reality star NeNe Leakes, Australian pop singer Cody Simpson, and “Big Time Rush” actor-singer James Maslow are also competing. Double-amputee snowboarding champ Amy Purdy, who lost both of her legs as a teenager but still became a. »
- Tim Molloy
var brightcovevideoid = '3291597619001'; From former child stars to young musicians, the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars is filled with an eclectic mix of competitors. But the most interesting may be the casting of Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Davis, 27, and White, 26, ruled the rink at last month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, winning the gold medal in ice dancing. Now they'll battle in the ballroom - but against each other for the mirror ball trophy. White will dance with Sharna Burgess, while Davis will shimmy with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin's brother, who is back after taking last season off. »
- Dahvi Shira
Dancing With the Stars has announced its star-studded cast for its 18th season, which will include former child stars, Olympic gold medalists, reality TV personalities and a few singers.
Candace Cameron Bure, who played DJ Danner on Full House and Wonder Years actress Danica McKellar have joined the lineup. Cameron Bure will dance with Mark Ballas, while McKellar has been matched with Val Chmerkovskiy.
The Price is Right host Drew Carey will tear up the dance floor with Cheryl Burke. NeNe Leakes, who parlayed her Real Housewives of Atlanta gig into a few TV roles, has been partnered with Tony Dovolani.
Singers Cody Simpson and James Maslow of Big Time Rush will be compeiting for the Mirror Ball trophy this year. Simpson will be dancing with Witney Carson, while Maslow will dance with Peta Murgatroyd. Singer and actor Billy Dee Williams will compete alongside Emma Slater. »
ABC announced the new cast of "Dancing With the Stars" Tuesday morning on "Gma" -- but we got a sneak peek at the list!And with some classic TV and film stars, a couple familiar faces from reality TV, two pop stars and at least one pair of Olympians, it's definitely an interesting bunch.There's also a new twist: everybody will switch partners with America voting on the new pairings!Here are the competitors and their pro partners:- Danica McKellar, Winnie Cooper from "The Wonder Years" & Valentin Chmerkovskiy- Candace Cameron-Bure, DJ Tanner from "Full House," & Mark Ballas- Billy Dee Williams, Lando Calrissian from "Star Wars," & Emma Slater - Sean Avery, Former NHL player and Vogue intern, & Karina Smirnoff- James Maslow, Big Time Rush hunk, & Peta Murgatroyd- Cody Simpson, Pop singer, & Witney Cason- Diana Nyad, Long-distance swimmer, & Henry Byalikov- Charlie White, Olympic gold medalist for ice dancing, »
- tooFab Staff
Big Time Rush singer Kendall Schmidt is a generous man -- paying off a $243 ticket some random female fan got while speeding to his concert -- but there's no such thing as a free lunch ... and Kendall wants some big things in return.Sources close to Kendall tell TMZ, a girl emailed the singer this week, claiming she got the speeding ticket in Rochester, NY, while hauling ass to a show for Kendall's side band Heffron Drive. »
- TMZ Staff
Cue the screaming girls! Teen singer Austin Mahone is set to guest star on CBS' new hit sitcom The Millers, E! News has exclusively learned. The 17-year-old will make his network TV acting debut in an episode set to air later this season in a pretty juicy role: he's a blast from the past! Mahone will play a young Adam (Nelson Franklin) in a sure-to-be hilarious flashback on Will Arnett's freshman hit. Adam is Debbie's (Jayma Mays) husband and Arnett's brother-in-law on the series. Funnily enough, Mahone, who appeared as himself on an episode of Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, is often compared to Justin Bieber, the ultimate teen heartthrob who also made his acting debut »
Carlos Pena and Alexa Vega tied the knot at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Jan. 4, according to People. A lot has been made of their short engagement, but the pair has been dating since late 2012. Not the longest courtship, to be sure, but the young couple seems to have gone into this with their heads on straight and we wish them all the best!
However, this is not the first time that the young Alexa has walked down the aisle; it’s not often that you see a 25-year-old with a divorce under their belt!
Alexa married producer Sean Covel when she was just 22 and he was 34 after a year-long engagement. While some outlets have reported that »
- HL Intern
Apparently a lot of stars wanted to start the new year with a new marriage.Over the weekend, 4 different celeb couples tied the knot, with three ceremonies held in Hawaii and another in Australia.So, who got hitched? Keep reading.First up is "Hangover" star Justin Bartha, who said "I do" during a ceremony on Saturday afternoon in Oahu, according to People.The 35-year-old actor married fitness trainer Lia Smith, a Hawaii native. Reese Witherspoon, Jesse Eisenberg and "Hangover" costar Ken Jeung were all at the wedding.Next up ... "Spartacus"!Liam McIntyre, who starred on the Starz series "Spartacus," married Erin Hasan in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday. Erin wore a Monique Lhuillier gown, according to People, while Liam sported a green Giorgio Armani tux.It sounds like a fairytale wedding for these two, who got engaged at Disney World in 2012.The third couple to get hitched was "Spy Kids" star »
- tooFab Staff
No surprise, Alexa Vega made one beautiful blushing bride. The 25-year-old Spy Kids star said "I do" to her 24-year-old Big Time Rush singer beau on Saturday, Jan. 4 in an intimate ceremony in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and now we finally have photos of the actress' gorgeous wedding dress, courtesy of her pals' Instagram pics. Big Time Rush's Challen Cates shared a number of photos from the couple's nuptials, including a sweet shot of herself posing with the newlyweds in addition to pal Aaron McPherson, captioning the cute photo "Most fun wedding ever! Congratulations @TheCarlosPena & »
The first weekend of the New Year began with a bang - weddings, new couples, adorable babies and more. Here's what you missed: 5. Alexa Vega Experiences Her Very Own Big Time RushOn Saturday, the Machete Kills actress tied the knot with Big Time Rush singer Carlos Pena, Jr. at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The bride-to-be took to Twitter to share her excitement in the form of hashtags: "Wow ... I'm getting excited nervous!!!! Ahhhh!!! #CountDownToAisle," she wrote. More about their destination wedding. 4. No Hangover Here: Justin Bartha Says "I Do"Aloha newlyweds! The New Normal actor »
- Maggie Coughlan
Vega And Pena Married In Mexico
Vega, known for her breakout as a child star in the Spy Kids series, and Pena, of Big Time Rush, began dating late in 2012, shortly after Vega’s divorce from her ex, Sean Covel, was finalized. Covel, 37, a film producer, was married to Vega for two years and offered his congratulations to his ex when her engagement was announced in September.
“Deepest congratulations to @alexavega and @TheCarlosPena! May your days be happy, lives be long, and your children, somehow, be tall,” Covel tweeted Sept. 12.
Vega, 25, and Pena, 24, have not been shy about sharing their relationship with the public. Their respective Instagram pages feature many photos of themselves, and the couple even announced their engagement on the social networking site by sharing pictures of the ring Pena designed for his new bride. »
The first hint of something exciting happening came from Pena's Instagram. The Big Time Rush singer posted a photo of himself and Vega on Friday (Jan. 3).
Vega followed up on Saturday with some Twitter-expressed pre-wedding jitters.
Wow... I'm getting excited nervous!!!! Ahhhh!!! #CountDownToAisle
-- Alexa Vega (@alexavega) January 4, 2014
After the wedding, Vega returned to her Twitter account to make a rather informal announcement of her changed marital status.
-- Alexa Vega (@alexavega) January 5, 2014
This is the second marriage for Vega. The 24-year-old was previously wed to producer Sean Covel, but they divorced in 2012. Vega will next be seen in a recurring guest role on The CW's "The Tomorrow People."
Alexa Vega experienced quite the rush over the weekend. The Machete Kills star, 25, married her Big Time Rush singer fiancé, Carlos Pena, Jr. on Saturday, her rep confirms to People. She took to Twitter to share her pre-nuptial excitement on the evening of her wedding day. "Wow ... I'm getting excited nervous!!!! Ahhhh!!! #CountDownToAisle," she wrote. Vega and Pena Jr., 24, exchanged vows at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The actress also shared a snapshot of the couple in matching hoodies on Instagram with the hashtags, "#DestinationWedding #Mexico." In September, Vega (whose two-year marriage to producer Sean Covel »
- Maggie Coughlan
Alexa Vega and Carlos Pena have tied the knot! The 25-year-old Spy Kids star married her 24-year-old Big Time Rush singer beau Saturday in an intimate ceremony in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, E! News has confirmed. "Mrs. Penavega," the blushing bride shared on Twitter, a combination of both of their last names. Before saying I do, Vega tweeted, "Wow... I'm getting excited nervous!!!! Ahhhh!!! #CountDownToAisle." And the couple kicked off their wedding festivities rocking sweatshirts that read "Lex Los" on the back to commemorate their big day. "Loving our #LexLos @Hoodiebuddie hoodies! #DestinationWedding #Mexico," Vega wrote on her WhoSay page Friday, »
Alexa Vega is hitched! The 25-year-old actress tied the knot with her boyfriend Carlos Pena, Jr. in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Saturday, Jan. 4, a rep confirms to Us Weekly. The Spy Kids actress and the 24-year-old Big Time Rush singer began dating last year and announced their engagement in September. At the time, Vega showed off her stunning engagement ring in an Instagram picture and confirmed the news when she captioned a snapshot of Pena as her "fiance." On Jan. 4, Vega tweeted, "Mrs. Penavega." This is the [...] »
20 items from 2014
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