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Here’s how voting will work on ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’

Here’s how voting will work on ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’
Lots of things are different about “Dancing with the Stars” this season — it will feature just athletes, will only last four weeks, will have double eliminations every week, and will have a new voting system. While ABC has not formally announced voting details yet, in a recent Instagram video, Sharna Burgess, who’s partnered with Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, revealed how the voting will work.

So here’s how it goes:

– Voting will open at the beginning of the show and will close a few minutes after the last couple dances. Puerto Rico can also vote now.

– You can change your vote on the official “Dancing” website during the show. So if, say, you had already voted for Adam Rippon’s amazing tango, but Tonya Harding later throws down a killer cha-cha and you’re like, “Damn! I didn’t know she had that in her,” just log on and switch your vote.
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Amy Robach Snares Co-Anchor Duties on ABC’s ’20/20′

Amy Robach Snares Co-Anchor Duties on ABC’s ’20/20′
Amy Robach will take over as co-anchor of ABC News’ “20/20,” replacing the departing Elizabeth Vargas on the longrunning ABC News newsmagazine. She will work with David Muir.

“Amy’s already well-known to our ’20/20′ audience for her reporting on some of the program’s most compelling work,” said James Goldston, president of ABC News, in a memo to staff Monday. “She’s proved uniquely capable of connecting with a diverse and fascinating group of people to tell their stories, including Tonya Harding, Gretchen Carlson, Hulk Hogan, former Uva dean Nicole Eramo, and Monica Lewinsky for her first network interview in over a decade.
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Amy Robach Named David Muir’s ’20/20’ Co-Anchor

Amy Robach Named David Muir’s ’20/20’ Co-Anchor
Amy Robach has been named David Muir’s co-anchor on “20/20.” In December, TheWrap exclusively reported that Robach was the frontrunner to replace Elizabeth Vargas in the job.

Robach will still “report frequently” for “Good Morning America,” per ABC News President James Goldston.

“Amy joins David, Deborah Roberts and the 20/20 team at an exciting time,” Goldston said Monday in a note to staff announcing Robach’s appointment. “The newsmagazine continues to innovate 40 years after its launch, but great journalism and distinctive storytelling are always at the heart of what we do, and Amy will help make an outstanding team even better.”

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Here is Goldston’s email in its entirety:

Team,

I’m delighted to announce that Amy Robach will join David Muir as co-anchor of 20/20 starting at the end of May. In addition to her new duties she’ll continue to report frequently for Good Morning America and across ABC News when major news breaks.

Amy, as we know so well, is a brilliant journalist and a skilled interviewer. She has covered the biggest news events around the world, from the deadly terrorist attacks in Belgium and Manchester and the Pulse nightclub shooting to the poaching epidemic in Tanzania and the Olympic games in PyeongChang, Rio and Sochi.

Amy’s already well-known to our 20/20 audience for her reporting on some of the program’s most compelling work. She’s proved uniquely capable of connecting with a diverse and fascinating group of people to tell their stories, including Tonya Harding, Gretchen Carlson, Hulk Hogan, former Uva dean Nicole Eramo, and Monica Lewinsky for her first network interview in over a decade.

Her tenacity as a reporter has been matched by her passion to help others after her breast cancer diagnosis. Three years ago she wrote about her unexpected battle with cancer after an on-air mammogram on Gma. Her book, “Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held on to Hope and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour,” became a New York Times bestseller. By sharing her diagnosis and its aftermath publicly and candidly, she offers hope to millions across this country.

Amy joins David, Deborah Roberts and the 20/20 team at an exciting time. The newsmagazine continues to innovate 40 years after its launch, but great journalism and distinctive storytelling are always at the heart of what we do, and Amy will help make an outstanding team even better.

Please join me in congratulating Amy on her new role.

James

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Chicago Critics Film Festival 2018 Capsule Review – American Animals

The turning point where American Animals finally won me over and will for anyone else not entirely sold, boils down to a third act reveal that makes clear why writer and director Bart Layton has chosen to include documentary-style cutaway interviews to the real-life subjects of the Transylvania University art heist incident drip feeding different versions of the truth. Is it a little late to completely redeem the movie into something truly special? Yes, but by the end, there is no denying that Bart Layton (most known for the documentary The Imposter) has once again found a creative way to play with the structure of biopics and reality versus dramatization.

American Animals also has a terrific small ensemble of bright young actors, but it is Keoghan and Peters who stand out thanks to receiving the most material along with juxtaposed opposite lives despite their close friendship, and it’s great
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Will Adam Rippon become the first male figure skater to win the Mirror Ball Trophy on ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’?

Will Adam Rippon become the first male figure skater to win the Mirror Ball Trophy on ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’?
According to our early “Dancing with the Stars” racetrack odds for its special athletes-only 26th season, Adam Rippon is the man to beat. The 28-year-old figure skater is coming off of an Olympic Games where he won a bronze medal in the figure skating team event with his American teammates (including his “DWTS” rival Mirai Nagasu). His career has also included a 2010 Four Continents championship and a 2016 Us nationals championship. Will he add a Mirror Ball Trophy to his list of accomplishments?

Pros:

Figure skaters are an especially good fit for “DWTS” as they come to the dance floor with plenty of advanced physical training and experience with choreography, music and performing for a live audience. And of course they know what it takes to please a panel of judges. That undoubtedly helped two past figure skaters win the show: Kristi Yamaguchi (season 6) and Meryl Davis (season 18).

Rippon has already
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‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ cast reveals team names

‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ cast reveals team names
After pairings are announced for “Dancing with the Stars,” the next order of business is not to get to rehearsal — nay, it’s to come up with a team name. That’s not as easy as it sounds. You want to be fun, cheeky, succinct and hashtag-able. If you’re lucky, it can come easily to you; if you’re not, you could stress about it every waking minute.

This was true for some of the couples on “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,” but they persevered. See their team names below — and check back as the rest get announced.

See Will Chris Mazdzer do as well on ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ as he did 80 mph down the luge track?

Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson: Team Just Friends

Get it? Because they’re just friends. Rippon has a boyfriend, Jussi-Pekka Kajaala, and Johnson is dating two-time “Dancing” champ Val Chmerkovskiy.
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Will Mirai Nagasu easily skate to a ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ victory?

Will Mirai Nagasu easily skate to a ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ victory?
Mirai Nagasu had been angling for a “Dancing with the Stars” spot since before she was done competing in the Pyeongchang Olympics, so it’s nice for ABC to make her wish come true. The Olympic bronze medalist, who became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics, became an instant favorite to win the Mirrorball with her partner Alan Bersten and is currently sitting in second place in our odds. But will she have what it takes to be the third figure skater to win after Kristi Yamaguchi and Meryl Davis? Let’s weigh the pros and cons.

See ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’: Which sports have the best track records?

Pros:

There is a very common misconception that skating is just dancing with skates. That’s not true at all; they’re very different sports that require different muscles, skills and muscle memory — e.
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Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber want Margot Robbie and Allison Janney in their ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ routines

Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber want Margot Robbie and Allison Janney in their ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ routines
If Margot Robbie and Allison Janney stop by “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” to cheer on Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber, they might not just be in the audience. Asked by “Access Hollywood” if the “I, Tonya” stars will visit, the pair had some big plans for their VIP guests.

“They’re gonna be in the number,” Farber says. “We want them in the number, right?”

“Yes, yes!” Harding replies.

See Tonya Harding is ‘perfectly fine’ with Nancy Kerrigan comparisons on ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’

We can see it now: Harding and Farber will do a dance trio with Robbie, and then Janney will interrupt with Little Man perched on her shoulder and her shiny new Oscar in tow to declare, “Well, my storyline is disappearing right now. What the f—.”

In all seriousness, Harding has no idea if Robbie and Janney will stop by yet. “I hope so,
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Tonya Harding is ‘perfectly fine’ with Nancy Kerrigan comparisons on ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’

Tonya Harding is ‘perfectly fine’ with Nancy Kerrigan comparisons on ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’
Everyone and their mother will be pitting Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan against each other once again when the former starts her “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” run, a year after the latter competed. But that’s not going to faze the controversial figure skater.

“You know, I know that there are going to be comparisons and that’s perfectly fine,” Harding told E! News.

See ‘Dancing With the Stars: Athletes’ – Everything you need to know about season 26 of ‘DWTS’

Kerrigan was booted along with “The Bachelor” star Nick Viall in sixth place in a double elimination on Season 24. The skaters are, of course, inextricably linked thanks to the 1994 attack on Kerrigan orchestrated by Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly. Harding pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution of the attackers and was banned for life by the U.S. Figure Skating Association.

While the incident was a centerpiece of “I, Tonya,” Harding
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‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’: Which sports have the best track records?

‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’: Which sports have the best track records?
Seven sports are represented by the 10 athletes on “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,” including some of the show’s staples. But which sport’s athletes have done the best on the show? You can probably guess. Let’s look at these seven sports’ “Dancing” histories.

Football (Josh Norman)

As everyone knows, football is by far “Dancing”’s favorite sport. They don’t even try to hide it. Nineteen football players have hoofed it before this season, and while they haven’t all made it to the business end of their respective seasons, football has produced four winners, three runner-ups and two third-place finishers. So, no pressure, Josh, to follow in these pigskin players’ footsteps.

See ‘Dancing With the Stars: Athletes’ – Everything you need to know about season 26 of ‘DWTS’

Figure skating

Figure skating is “Dancing”’s second favorite sport, though it’s still well behind football. Before this season, six
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Dancing with the Stars: Athletes: Competitors Announced for Special Season

Who's coming to Dancing with the Stars: Athletes? Today, ABC announced the competitors for their upcoming spinoff special.The special edition "welcomes 10 athletes to sparkle up their uniforms and lace up their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor." Sports stars include figure skaters Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Tonya Harding, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Arike Ogunbowale, Chris Mazdzer, Jamie Anderson, Jennie Finch Daigle, Johnny Damon, and Josh Norman.Read More…
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The All-Athlete 'DWTS' Cast Has Finally Been Revealed — See the Full List Here!

Season 26 of Dancing with the Stars is already shaping up to be the most drama-filled yet! ABC revealed the full cast during Good Morning America on Friday, April 13, and let's just say there's one controversial member of the first-ever all-athlete lineup. Before today's big reveal, it was reported that Tonya Harding would be on the show — and sure enough, today she danced away on Gma with her pro partner Sasha Farber. Many critics were angry to see Tonya as a sympathetic character in the Oscar-nominated film I, Tonya, so we're sure there will be some pushback against Tonya now that she's back in the spotlight. The anger goes back to when her competitor Nancy Kerrigan (who was a past DWTS contestant herself) was attacked before the Olympics, and it was traced back to Tonya and her husband. The controversy certainly has our interests piqued... Prior to the official announcement this morning,
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Adam Rippon & Mirai Nagasu ‘are the two to beat’ on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ but Tonya Harding is a ‘wild card’ [Watch]

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Adam Rippon & Mirai Nagasu ‘are the two to beat’ on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ but Tonya Harding is a ‘wild card’ [Watch]
“I think Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu are the front-runners,” says Gold Derby editor Joyce Eng about the competitors who were just announced for “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes.” “If you’ve ever seen either of them skate they’re both very lyrical on the ice, and I think that will translate very well onto the floor as we’ve seen in the past with other figure skaters like Kristi Yamaguchi and ice dancer Meryl Davis.” Eng broke down the entire lineup of contestants along with fellow editor Daniel Montgomery. Watch their slugfest above.

Montgomery agrees that Rippon and Nagasu are “the two to beat” thanks to their athletic prowess, musicality, and personalities. “They’re going to be fan-favorites too, so they’re not going to struggle [for votes].” But they’re not the only figure skaters in the competition. The show also made a potentially controversial choice by picking 1991 Us national champion Tonya Harding,
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The True Life Story Behind I, Tonya: Inside the Figure Skating Scandal That Shocked the World

The True Life Story Behind I, Tonya: Inside the Figure Skating Scandal That Shocked the World
It was the sports scandal that rocked the world.

Seven weeks before the 1994 Olympic Winter Games, Tonya Harding’s skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan, was clubbed on the knee by an assailant.

Authorities soon determined that Harding was involved and that her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, had allegedly hired the attacker. For the media, the narrative was perfect: Kerrigan was the pretty, poised, innocent victim. Harding was the rough-around-the-edges assailant from the wrong side of the tracks.

Almost 24 years later, Margot Robbie is immortalizing the infamous skater in the highly anticipated I, Tonya — a biopic that offers a surprisingly sympathetic view at Harding’s life before,
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Tonya Harding Fully Expects Nancy Kerrigan Comparisons on Dancing With the Stars

Tonya Harding Fully Expects Nancy Kerrigan Comparisons on Dancing With the Stars
Tonya Harding is so ready to finally be on Dancing with the Stars.  The former Olympic figure skater is a longtime fan of the ABC reality show and has "always wanted to be on it," she told E! News after the all-athletes cast announcement in New York this morning, but she knows there's one name she won't be able to escape during her time on the show.  Harding is well known for an incident in 1994 when her ex-husband hired someone to hit figure skating rival Nancy Kerrigan in the knee. The story, as well as Harding's difficult childhood and rise to skating stardom, was chronicled in the 2017 movie I, Tonya, with Margot Robbie playing Tonya.  Nancy...
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‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ predictions now open: Who will win season 26 of ‘DWTS’?

‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ predictions now open: Who will win season 26 of ‘DWTS’?
The season 26 cast of “Dancing with the Stars” was officially announced on “Good Morning America” on Friday, April 13. So who will win this special all-athletes season of the dance competition series? You can now make your predictions right here for who will claim the Mirror Ball Trophy, who will be eliminated and more.

Athletes often do well on “DWTS” due to their physical conditioning, so this season may be especially difficult to predict since all of the contestants fit that bill. But not all sports are created equal. History tells us that we should especially watch out for figure skaters and football players.

See ‘Dancing With the Stars: Athletes’ – Everything you need to know about season 26 of ‘DWTS’

Two figure skaters have won “Dancing with the Stars”: Kristi Yamaguchi (season 6) and Meryl Davis (season 18). And it’s not hard to see why. Not only are skaters flexible and agile,
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‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’: Meet the 10 sports stars from ‘DWTS’ season 26 in their official cast portraits [Photos]

‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’: Meet the 10 sports stars from ‘DWTS’ season 26 in their official cast portraits [Photos]
The cast of “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” was announced on Friday morning, April 13, on “Good Morning America.” This special 26th season of the long-running dance competition series will feature only celebrities from the world of sports, and it will run for four weeks starting on April 30. Find out more about the 10 competitors by clicking through their official cast portraits above.

See ‘Dancing With the Stars: Athletes’ – Everything you need to know about season 26 of ‘DWTS’

There are three figure skaters competing on “DWTS” this season. Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu both competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang this past February. Together they won bronze medals in the team event, and Nagasu made history by becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics. The third skater in the “DWTS” lineup is Tonya Harding, who was the first American woman to land a triple axel at any competition,
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Inside Tonya Harding’s Return to the Spotlight Over 20 Years After Nancy Kerrigan Was Attacked

Inside Tonya Harding’s Return to the Spotlight Over 20 Years After Nancy Kerrigan Was Attacked
Following the release of the critically acclaimed film I, Tonya, Tonya Harding’s time in the spotlight has changed drastically since 1994, when her rival Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the leg at a practice before the 1994 national skating championships.

On Friday, ABC announced that (after much speculation) the controversial figure skater, 47, would be joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars: Athletes.

Allison Janney, who won an Academy Award for playing Harding’s mother, Lavona, previously opened up about how working on the film, which portrayed Harding’s story in a sympathetic light, completely changed her view on what
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‘Dancing With The Stars’: Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, More Set For Athletes Edition

Dancing With the Stars revealed the full cast of its athletes’ edition today on Good Morning America. They include Olympians Adam Rippon, Jamie Anderson, Jennie Finch, Tonya Harding, Mirai Nagasu and Chris Mazdzer. Rounding out the cast are Josh Norman, Arike Ogunbowale, Johnny Damon, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Lindsay Arnold, who took last year’s Mirrorball trophy with musician Jordan Fisher, returns to defend her title. She’ll be joined by fellow professional dancers…
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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 26 Cast Revealed

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 26 Cast Revealed
Dancing With the Stars” revealed the contestants for its special 26th season, which features a cast full of athletes competing to take home the mirror-ball trophy.

The dancers-in-training were revealed on “Good Morning America” Friday morning. Previously announced cast members were Olympians Adam Rippon, Jamie Anderson, Jennie Finch, and Tonya Harding.

Rounding out the list of 10 athletes are Josh Norman, Arike Ogunbowale, Chris Mazdzer, Johnny Damon, Mirai Nagasu, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Lindsay Arnold is returning to defend her title after winning last season with musician Jordan Fisher. The professional dancers joining her are Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Emma Slater, Jenna Johnson,
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