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

‘Dancing With the Stars: Athletes’ – Everything you need to know about ‘DWTS’ season 26
The line-up for the next season of “Dancing With the Stars” was revealed on “Good Morning America” on April 13. While that’s a Friday, it is bound to be a lucky day for one of the nine sports stars cast in this special edition of the Emmy-winning reality competition series. Here is everything you need to know about this upcoming season 26 of “DWTS.”

Who is competing?

Kareem Abdul-Jabaar – basketball legend

Jamie Anderson – Olympic gold medallist snowboarder

Johnny Damon – Mlb outfielder

Jennie Finch – Olympic gold medallist softball player

Tonya Harding – champion figure skater

Chris Mazdzer – Olympic silver medallist luger

Josh Norman – NFL cornerback

Mirai Nagasu – Olympic bronze medallist figure skater

Arike Ogunbowale – college basketball player

Adam Rippon – Olympic bronze medallist figure skater

See ‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’: Who is the early frontrunner to win season 26 of ‘DWTS’? [Poll]

When does season 26 start?

“Dancing With the Stars: Athletes” is set to premiere on ABC on Monday,
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Will.i.am and Britney Spears Just Lost a 5-Year Legal Battle Over "Scream & Shout"

Will.i.am and Britney Spears officially have something to "Scream & Shout" about. For the past five years, the two stars have been embroiled in a legal battle over royalties for their hit 2013 song, and it all came to a head this week. As it turns out, Will.i.am wasn't the only writer of the popular track, and despite it being Spears's first number one hit in the UK in eight years when it topped the charts in 2013, she wasn't the original person tapped to sing it.

The first singer approached to sing on "Scream & Shout" was Tulisa Contostavlos, once a member of the group N-Dubz, who had 12 hit songs in the UK before splitting in 2011. She went on to be a judge on the UK version of The X Factor, where she was most famous for mentoring superstar girl group Little Mix.

Contostavlos went on to collaborate with Will.
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‘Dancing With the Stars: Athletes’ – Everything you need to know about season 26 of ‘DWTS’

‘Dancing With the Stars: Athletes’ – Everything you need to know about season 26 of ‘DWTS’
The line-up for the next season of “Dancing With the Stars” will be revealed on “Good Morning America” on April 13. While that’s a Friday, it is bound to be a lucky day for one of those taking part in this special edition of the Emmy-winning reality competition series, which will focus solely on athletes. We have been doing a lot of digging and have found out the following details for this upcoming season 26 of “DWTS.”

Who is competing?

So far, four Olympians are slated to be part of the cast. Two of these won medals at the recent Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea: figure skater Adam Rippon and snowboarder Jamie Anderson. A third, Jennie Finch, led the Us women’s softball team to victory in the 2004 Summer Olympics and a second-place silver medal finish four years later. The last may not have won a medal but is the
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We Had No Idea That 'American Idol' Is a Remake of a Similar British Show

American TV is notorious for remaking British shows. While it might seem like American Idol kicked off the trend of reality singing-competition shows — it was actually the UK version, Pop Idol. The show was created in 2001 by Simon Fuller and ran for two seasons before being replaced with Simon Cowell's The X Factor. The prolific TV producer explained that the inspiration behind the Idol franchise was to bring televised talent shows to the next level. "My show brought together many different elements to one show: Mass auditions, the search for a new star, judges, audience voting," Simon Cowell explained in Variety. "We created this huge live TV event drawing more from a sporting concept of true competition than a conventional talent show. I then added the drama of backstories and the real-life soap opera of the unfolding real-time events. It was a reality music competition and soap opera brought
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Demi Lovato and Lauren Jauregui Reunite in Miami for a Fun Night Out

Demi Lovato and Lauren Jauregui Reunite in Miami for a Fun Night Out
Meet them on the dance floor! Demi Lovato is currently in Miami for her Tell Me You Love Me World Tour and of course made sure to catch up with friend Lauren Jauregui.  The two enjoyed dinner with friends and then headed over to Ball & Chain for some dancing in Miami's historic Calle Ocho.  The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer shared a video on her Instagram Story of herself and the Fifth Harmony member dancing as Maluma's "Felices Los 4" played in the background.  Aside from their The X Factor days, Jauregui toured with Fifth Harmony as the opening act for Lovato's Neon Lights Tour in 2014. The two singers have remained friends ever...
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Bww TV: The Goldbergs' Catch a Performance of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in this Sneak Peek

'The Goldbergs' stars Wendi McLendon-Covey 'Bridesmaids' as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt 'Ratatouille' as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile 'Good Luck Chuck' as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia 'The X Factor' as Erica Goldberg, Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz, with George Segal 'Just Shoot Me' as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' as Murray Goldberg.
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Bww TV: Watch Ana Gasteyer Sing Any Dream Will Do on this Week's Episode of The Goldbergs

'The Goldbergs' stars Wendi McLendon-Covey 'Bridesmaids' as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt 'Ratatouille' as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile 'Good Luck Chuck' as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia 'The X Factor' as Erica Goldberg, Sam Lerner as Geoff Schwartz, with George Segal 'Just Shoot Me' as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' as Murray Goldberg.
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BBC, Simon Cowell Team Up on ‘The Greatest Dancer’

“The Greatest Dancer” will sashay onto British primetime TV after the BBC ordered the talent competition series from Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Thames.

It is the first deal between the pubcaster and Cowell’s Sony-backed company, which makes the “Got Talent” and “The X Factor” shows that go out on ITV in the U.K. Both feature Cowell as a judge. The presenters and talent on “The Greatest Dancer” have not been announced.

Syco is making the eight-part series with Thames, part of FremantleMedia, which distributes “The X Factor,” “Got Talent,” and “Idol.” The format will see
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FremantleMedia Reports 32 Percent Gender Pay Gap in U.K.

FremantleMedia in the U.K. pays its male employees on average 32 percent more than its female employees, a gender pay gap that rises to 84 percent if bonuses are included.

The company, producer of such television shows as American Idol, The X Factor and The Young Pope, published the figures Friday as part of new regulations requiring British companies to report disparities in pay according to gender. The BBC in January published similar figures, showing an average 10.7 percent gap between male and female employees.

The numbers at Fremantle only include employees working at FremantleMedia U.K., FremantleMedia Kids & Family,...
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Fifth Harmony announces hiatus to pursue solo careers: Which member do you think will have the biggest success? [Poll]

Fifth Harmony announces hiatus to pursue solo careers: Which member do you think will have the biggest success? [Poll]
Fifth Harmony are calling it quits — for now, at least. On March 19 the quartet announced that they’re going on hiatus in order to pursue solo careers. So which of the girl group’s members will have the most success on her own? Scroll down to read their complete announcement and to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.

“In order to stay authentic to ourselves and to you, we do need to take some time for now to go on a hiatus from Fifth Harmony in order to pursue solo endeavors,” said their statement. “In doing this we are allowing ourselves to gain new experiences, strengths and perspectives that we can bring back to our Fifth Harmony family.”

With this announcement Fifth Harmony follow a path eerily similar to that of British boy band One Direction, which split up for their own solo ventures in 2016. One
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What You May Have Forgotten About Camila Cabello's Fifth Harmony Exit

Fifth Harmony have decided to take a break in order to pursue solo ventures, but their original fifth member, Camila Cabello, did it first, and her solo career is on fire! Even though Fifth Harmony just decided to go on hiatus in March 2018, Camila - who was an original member of the girl group that got its start thanks to being paired together on The X Factor in 2012 - left the group a few years ago, and she's always been pretty honest about why she did so. In case you'd like a little bit of a refresher, the "Havana" singer called her time with Fifth Harmony quits back in December 2016. At the time, Fifth Harmony announced Cabello's departure, claiming her representatives told them she wanted out, and Cabello responded with a lengthy Twitter post to her fans. She said that she was "shocked" to read their statement and was planning to pursue solo ventures,
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Every Fifth Harmony Album You Need to Remember (Until They Reunite)

In light of the devastating news that the remaining members of Fifth Harmony are putting the girl group on indefinite hiatus in order to pursue solo projects, we wanted to take a look back at their time together, both with Camila Cabello, who left the group in December 2016, and in the post-Cabello era. The group may have gotten their start on reality TV, finishing third on the second season of the Us edition of talent competition series The X Factor, but they went on to have a solid career as a musical group in its own right. To date, the Fifth Harmony women have had three studio albums, seven EPs, and over a dozen singles. Here's a look back at their impressive discography. Related:Camila Cabello Is Sick of People Thinking Taylor Swift Pressured Her to Go Solo
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Fifth Harmony Announces Indefinite Hiatus

Fifth Harmony Announces Indefinite Hiatus
Fifth Harmony is taking an indefinite hiatus. The group members, Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke and Lauren Jauregui announced the news via Twitter Monday. The group members attributed the hiatus to their desires to pursue "solo endeavors."  "Reflecting on the past six years since we started on X-Factor, we've realized just how far we've come and we appreciate everything so much, more now than ever," a note from the group said, citing their start on the British show. "We've really had one hell of a memorable journey together and can't begin to express our gratitude to y'all for coming along with us on this wild ride!" The note continued, "After...
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Too big for her boots? Alexandra Burke’s confidence should be feted | Rebecca Nicholson

Her Strictly performances were exceptional but the British public’s love of an underdog did her no favours. More’s the pity

Alexandra Burke has been speaking up for confidence, telling BBC News that the UK has “a massive problem” with mistaking self-belief for arrogance. Burke managed not to win Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 despite consistently dancing better than all of the other contestants. There was a feeling that the audience had not warmed to her, based on the fact that viewers regularly tweeted things such as “fake” and “false” and said she had too much experience as a dancer to win a best dancer competition.

“It’s a shame that some people mistook that determination and that will to want to do well, which everyone should have in life by the way, for arrogance or anything other than what it was,” she told the BBC last week. Burke became
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson fired by Donald Trump: Should he join ‘Dancing with the Stars’? [Poll]

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson fired by Donald Trump: Should he join ‘Dancing with the Stars’? [Poll]
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has just been fired by President Donald Trump, so what should his next career move be? He should appear on “Dancing with the Stars,” of course! Tillerson joins a long line of White House staff members to leave the Trump administration over the past year, including Omarosa, who notably entered the “Celebrity Big Brother” house. (She made it all the way to the finale, coming in fifth place.) Do You think Tillerson should follow in Omarosa’s footsteps and join a reality TV show? Vote now in our poll below.

Tillerson’s Secretary of State position will reportedly be filled by CIA Director Mike Pompeo ahead of important talks between the United States and North Korea. “Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday while making the shocking announcement. Tensions between Tillerson and Trump began growing last year when the media
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‘Dancing with the Stars’ gets a new showrunner: ‘The X Factor’ producer will bring ‘entirely new dynamic’ to season 26

‘Dancing with the Stars’ gets a new showrunner: ‘The X Factor’ producer will bring ‘entirely new dynamic’ to season 26
Expect an “entirely new dynamic” on “Dancing with the Stars” for its upcoming 26th season starting on April 30. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the series is getting a new showrunner: Andrew Llinares, who produced both the UK and Us versions of “The X Factor,” in addition to “Britain’s Got Talent” and “Pop Idol,” so he knows a thing or two about reality competition shows.

Llinares told THR, “‘Dancing With the Stars’ is one of the largest scale shows on television, and I love that it provides a place for me, as a producer, to have big, ambitious ideas that I can then bring to life. It can be quite the undertaking to come in to a show that has been on the air for 25 seasons, but I’m excited about taking on the challenge and finding new ways to take the show forward.”

But he’ll have to fit those big,
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TVLine Items: Anna Paquin Is Pop's Flack, Bet Casts Whitney and More

TVLine Items: Anna Paquin Is Pop's Flack, Bet Casts Whitney and More
Anna Paquin is sinking her teeth into the world of (gasp!) public relations.

The True Blood alum is set to star as Robyn, a London-based public relations executive who lacks clarity in her private life, in the upcoming Pop dramedy Flack.

Oliver Lansley has written six of the best scripts I’ve ever read,” Paquin said in a statement. “I am incredibly excited about tackling the creative complexities of Flack as an actress.”

Paquin’s previous TV credits also include Bellevue and Alias Grace.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Gabrielle Dennis (Rosewood‘s Pippy) will play
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Fox’s O.J. Simpson Stunt Against ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Premiere Throwback To Classic Scheduling Gamesmanship

It was fall 2012, about 10 days before the heavily promoted premiere of Simon Cowell’s new singing competition The X Factor on Fox. NBC suddenly announced that Season 3 of The Voice, which had been gaining ground on Fox’s incumbent American Idol as the top singing reality show, will expand its regular two-night Monday-Tuesday premiere to three nights. The newly scheduled Wednesday Voice episode was going directly against the series debut of The X Factor which featured pop…
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The Greatest Showman was derided by critics. So why has its soundtrack shot straight to No 1?

The film was panned, but the soundtrack is designed to take you from ennui to euphoria as quickly and easily as possible – no wonder it’s a hit

When the reviews for The Greatest Showman started coming in, it seemed certain here was a film to be consigned to history. “Empty, moronic, pandering and utterly forgettable,” reckoned the Toronto Globe and Mail; the New York Post suggested the songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were tacked on “like some drunk’s game of pin the tail on the donkey”. And The Greatest Showman was indeed consigned to history, but not in the way anyone expected: the film became a breakout hit and the soundtrack is currently No 1 in the UK album charts and No 2 in the Us, having previously been No 1. Clearly, those songs are touching a nerve with a great many people.

But why should that surprise? A decade ago,
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Odds on the 2017 Christmas Number One

The race is on! Sales are being tallied, listens are being counted, it’s time to decide who’s going to have the Christmas Number One for 2017! But who’s going to be the winner?

Could this year see another number one for Simon Cowell and his X-factor machine, or could we see a surprise upset just like 2009? We’ve jumped on the bandwagon and have brought you the low-down on all this year’s hotly tipped contenders.

Last year’s Christmas Number one crown was claimed by none other than Clean Bandit. Their dance track “Rockabye” clung on at the top of the chart for six weeks before cruising into its seventh week and taking Crimbo No.1.

It had some tough competition too, going on to beat Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s “Human” and Louis Tomlinson’s Just Hold On, both heavily played and widely loved tracks.

But 2017 is
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