April 06, 2011
Wendy Williams was eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday but backstage she revealed the positive side of her leaving the program.
"It's very difficult to stand on the firing line and hear [the judges' criticism] week after week especially when your son is wondering when you can help with math," Wendy said, revealing the strain that the show put on her personal life.
The talk-show host went on to explain that she actually felt relieved when she was announced as this week's ousted contestant, saying, "The sense of relief was I don't feel as though we deserved any of the scores that we got these past three weeks, and there's really nothing we could do about those scores. No matter how good we thought we danced, the judges would have their opinion."
While Wendy was relieved to leave the rest of the cast seemed hurt to watch her go.
"Wendy's an awesome person and I got the chance to really get to know her and talk with her a lot," said Kendra Wilkinson. "I'm definitely going to miss her making me laugh."
"She had a big heart," said Kirstie Alley.
"I didn't get to spend a lot of time with her," said Ralph Macchio. "But I remember when they first saw our first run through of our fox trot, [Wendy and Tony Dovolani] were so complimentary and supportive of me and I embraced that and took that to heart."
Watch "Dancing with the Stars" Monday on ABC.
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Plus, Simon Cowell's backstory -- next "Insider"!
The cast of 'Arthur' stepped out for the film's New York City premiere, and the cast had nothing but love for Russell Brand.
Russell, who plays the title role, said that the best thing about playing the billionaire Arthur was that, "He has a childlike sense of fun and wonder and sees the beauty in all people and learns that love is more important than money. What finer message can there be?"
When asked about working with Brand, Helen Mirren said, "He's got a good heart. The Brand heart is a very good heart. He's kind and he's generous and he's fantastic to work with."
Jennifer Garner also gushed about her co-star saying, "Well he's so lovely, and he was so lovely with both of my girls. He's just warm and such a vulnerable and such an amazing actor."
Brand's love interest in the film, Greta Gerwig, said that Brand is "so funny" but added, "Underneath it, he's just a good person, and I think that's what is really amazing about him."
'Arthur' opens nationwide on Friday, April 8.
The music pounded and hearts thumped as "Dancing With the Stars" host Tom Bergeron narrowed the elimination field down to two couples on Tuesday night.
The viewers concurred with the judges after Monday's performance show, sending low scorer Wendy Williams and her partner Tony Dovolani home. Even without rehearsals in her schedule, Wendy has plenty to keep her busy, juggling a family and her talk show.
Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke were left lingering until the very end, but made it through to next week. Maksim Chmerkovskiy's slip in his and Kirstie Alley's rumba didn’t jeopardize their chances at the title. They too sailed through to the next round of competition.
"Dancing With the Stars" returns Monday night on ABC with a whole new slew of booty shaking routines and twinkly costumes.
The recipe for a new reality show is calling for an interesting mix of ingredients—Jake Pavelka, Danielle Staub and Heidi Montag, according to People.
The three controversial stars will be joined by others of reality fame for a VH1 series. A source told the mag, "They are revamping a restaurant from the ground up. They started shooting this past weekend." The cast will be faced with the challenge of opening an eatery in just 28 days.
The cast hasn't officially commented on the show yet, but were spotted dining together in Los Angeles while cameras rolled. "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star tweeted on Sunday, "I'm super busy. Keep checking in here and will be able to fill you in soon." Earlier today she even tweeted a message directly to Heidi.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are trying to have a baby, and that means having Khloe's assistant draft an intercourse schedule according to Khloe's ovulation calendar.
On the series premiere of their new E! reality show "Khloe and Lamar," Khloe's assistant Malika lets them know when Khloe will be ovulating. Later, the couple has a heart to heart at their hotel room with whipped cream and strawberries.
Watch to see the pair plan their conception strategy, and tune in to E! this Sunday night for the premiere of "Khloe and Lamar."
From '80s soap star to "Law & Order," Mr. Big on "Sex and the City" and "The Good Wife" hunk, Chris Noth continues to impress as a television mainstay.
Born in Madison, WI, Noth holds a special place in his heart for New York City, and he even opened a music venue/restaurant there, The Cutting Room.
"New York's my home," he told ET when he was a "Law & Order" regular in 1991. "I feel fortunate to be here ... I live 20 blocks down from here. I appreciate the New Yorkers who see the show and talk to you on the subways; it's a thrill, it really is."
Kate Gosselin came by ET to dish about her thoughts on the new season of "Dancing with the Stars," the royal wedding and her recent experimenting in social media.
Kate is much happier watching rather than participating on 'Dancing' this time around. "Unless you've been through it you just can't understand how it is all so encompassing physically, emotionally, mentally." She told her girls, " I am just so glad to be sitting on this leather sofa next to you this season." And who is she rooting for? "I like the little Disney girl, Chelsea (Kane)," though she has come away very impressed with Kirstie Alley saying, " She is amazing. That she is doing this at 60 and she looks so great."
And it seems that Kate's eyes will be across the pond later this month for the royal wedding. "I am very excited for them," she tells us. "I remember when Princess Diana got married and I got up and we watched it on a little TV," though she continues, "my heart breaks a little for Kate (Middleton) cause she is suddenly thrown into this world of everyone picking her apart and it hurts me for her cause I kinda really know how that feels."
There is also one more Twitter account we'll be following closely. "I've just started doing that tweetery thing today." Kate adds, "I don't know how to do it, but I'm there. Can I have credit please?" Though it seems Kate did have some reservations. "I've always resisted all this modern technology stuff and I thought, you know what? What the heck. I'll give it a shot."
Finally, does Kate have anything to report in the relationship department? She tells ET, "Zero. Zero to report." Here's looking up Kate.
Check out clips from Monday's late night performances from some pretty rad bands!
· Augustana performed "Steal Your Heart" from their upcoming, self-titled album on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
· L.A.'s own Bad Religion tore it up with their single "Wrong Way Kids" from their CD, The Dissent of Man, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
· Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones jammed with house band The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing "Down in Memphis" from his upcoming album The Road From Memphis.
From Hollywood to Paris, the celebs are stepping out and we have all of the fabulous footage in today's Paparazzi Roundup!
Katie Holmes was spotted sans Suri and Tom in Hollywood while Gwen Stefani, her rocker hubby Gavin Rossdale, and their two adorable sons, Kingston and Zuma were snapped doing dinner in West Hollywood.
Meanwhile, all the way over in Paris, Leonardo DiCaprio was photographed on set.
Check out the video to see all of your favorite stars in action!
Let's take a trip back in time 22 years ago - April 5, 1989 - when we sat down with Jim Henson as his iconic character Kermit the Frog to talk about Sesame Street's 20th anniversary.
In one of his final interviews before his untimely demise, Jim was one of America's most famous and skilled puppeteers and he proved as much during his spirited sit-down. During a trip to Europe, he took in a show at a puppet theater which ultimately led him to create arguably the most popular kids shows in TV history, Sesame Street, as well as one of the most famous puppet characters and fan favorite (including mine), Kermit the Frog.
Here, Jim as Kermit reflects on the show's impact on kids, growing up on the show and its longevity, jokingly adding, "We never expected it to last this long because you don't really think about what you're going to be doing 20 years from now."
Find out what more interesting tidbits our favorite frog shared with us on this day back in time!
After Meatloaf had a widely-publicized blowup at Gary Busey on the last episode of "The Celebrity Apprentice," Donald Trump revealed that that was only the beginning.
"Well you had a Meatloaf meltdown and now you have something between Star Jones and NeNe [Leakes] that I've never seen anything like it," said Donald. "And that'll be coming up over the next coming weeks. I mean, they truly hate each other."
"The Insider" met up with the Donald and his wife Melania as they hosted the 2011 Skating with the Stars event at Wollman Rink in New York City on Monday. Ice skating greats such as Scott Hamilton, Sasha Cohen, Evan Lysacek, Sarah Hughes and Johnny Weir showed up to skate and sign autographs with the students of the Figure Skating in Harlem program.
"We may hit the ice," said Donald when asked if he and his wife would lace up their skates for the event. The billionaire businessman went on to joke, "We may hit the ice pretty hard."
"The Celebrity Apprentice" airs Sundays on NBC.
Ever since their whirlwind romance captured headlines, Khloe Kardashian and hubby Lamar Odom have been dodging baby questions. The case was no different at Lakers' Casino Night on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Lakers hoopster said, "We're working on it [having a baby], but that's the best part." Khloe concurred with a smirk, "Practicing is fun."
The newlyweds' E! reality series, titled "Khloe & Lamar," premieres on April 10. The Mrs. teased about what insight the show offers into the lives of the lovebirds: "Lamar and I got married in 30 days, so it's a lot of me finding out new things even on camera about [him], him finding out new things about me."
The Lakers Youth Foundation benefit was presented by Pechanga Casino and One West Bank with Express and Lagasse Stadium.