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Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu Join Dancing with the Stars: Athletes
The Cost of Dancing With the Stars' Mirrorball Trophy Celebrities show off their moves for the Mirrorball trophy, but how much is it worth? Get ready to see some of your favorite athletes like never before. The cast of Dancing with the Stars: Athletes was announced Friday on Good Morning America, and the competition is about to heat up on the dance floor. During this shortened four-week cycle, 10 teams of athletes and pro dancers will go head–to-head for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Here is the full list of pairings:Tonya Harding with Sasha Farber#DancingOnGMA: @SashaFarber & Figure Skating Legend Tonya Harding! @DancingABC#DWTSpic.twitter.
"Dancing with the Stars" producers have shaken up the show by making it a shortened season this spring focusing on athletes only.
When Fox News asked dance pro Gleb Savchenko (who was eliminated with basketball star partner Arike Ogunbowale on Monday night) what other themes he might like to see in the future, he said a same sex season in which the male pros would dance with famous men and the female pros with women celebrities.
And it's an idea enthusiastically endorsed by openly-gay ice skater Adam Rippon.
Rippon, who is a frontrunner with pro Jenna Johnson on "DWTS: Athletes," told reporters after Monday night's second week of competition about same sex dancing, "I think that would be awesome. Yeah, so cool."
'Ash vs. Evil Dead' Canceled at Starz
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The rink star who thrilled fans with his spellbinding performances at the Winter Olympics in February, also revealed he's already done same-sex ballroom dancing—with Johnson's boyfriend and fellow "DWTS" pro, Val Chmerkovskiy!
"I've actually gotten to dance with Val a little bit. Now that I have the skills, I'm going to literally dance with anybody and everything!" Rippon said.
He added about rehearsals, "When I dance with Val, he's definitely showing me which direction to go, and when I dance with Jenna, I'm pretending I am 'cause she's really leading me throughout the whole thing!"
The ice skater and his partner looked like hot mirror ball trophy contenders again on Monday evening's live show. Johnson's beau and past "DWTS" winner Chmerkovskiy is taking this season off but cheering on his girlfriend and Rippon.
Netflix reveals Sense8 series finale premiere date, first poster
Sensates have something to look forward to this summer. TheNetflix drama’s two-hour series finale special will premiere June 8, the streaming giant announced Tuesday. The series had been canceled after two seasons, but was revived after fans petitioned to save the show — a move that surprised co-creator Lana Wachowski. “In this world it is easy to believe that you cannot make a difference; that when a government or an institution or corporation makes a decision, there is something irrevocable about the decision; that love is always less important than the bottom line,” she wrote in a letter to fans after the cancellation reversal was announced. “While it is often true those decisions are irreversible, it is not always true.” The drama, which follows a “cluster” of eight sensates — people who are mentally and emotionally linked from around the globe — wrapped up its second season with a cliffhanger that found Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) captured by the mysterious corporation BPO. Fingers crossed he’ll make it out alive — for now, at least he appears in the official poster for the series finale Netflix released with the date announcement: Sense8‘s series finale special hits Netflix on June 8.
Meanwhile, Rippon's close friend and fellow ice skater Mirai Nagasu, who is also succeeding on "DWTS" this season, told reporters she would welcome a same-sex version, noting, "I would watch that season with a vengeance. I would be super into it."
Dancer Sharna Burgess, who competes with football player Josh Norman on the "Athletes," also is on board, saying, "I think that [idea's] incredible. Same sex ballroom dancing is a very real competition and it's fantastic, what is out there and the talent and I think we're missing out on that and hopefully we're one of the first 'DWTS' of the world to do it 'cause 'DWTS' is in over a hundred countries."
Burgess said her dream partner would be an Australian model and former MTV VJ: "If I had to dance with a girl, Ruby Rose! She's an amazing talented Aussie," as Burgess is, too.
Clarence Fountain, a founder of Blind Boys of Alabama, dies .
A founding member of the Grammy-winning gospel group the Blind Boys of Alabama has died.Manager Charles Driebe says in an email that Clarence Fountain died Sunday in a hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Fountain was 88.Fountain and friends started their first group as students at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Deaf and Blind in Talladega.They left school in 1944 while in their teens. © Hiroyuki Ito From left, Bobby Butler, George Scott, Clarence Fountain, Jimmy Carter and Joey Williams of Blind Boys of Alabama performing at Bottom Line on Tuesday night, May 8, 2001.
Adam Rippon hopes a 'same sex' season for 'DWTS'
Adam Rippon hopes a 'same sex' season for 'DWTS'
Gay ice skater Adam Rippon hopes for a 'same sex' dance theme season of 'DWTS'
Figure Skating ?? Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics ?? Men Single Skating short program competition ?? Gangneung Ice Arena - Gangneung, South Korea ?