April 27, 2011
Arguably reality television's most talented (rumored) couple, Pia Toscano and Mark Ballas, gave an emotional performance on the same stage on Tuesday night.
The former "American Idol" hopeful visited the "Dancing with the Stars" set to provide the background music for Mark as he danced with fellow pro Karina Smirnoff.
"It's not often that a cast-off from 'American Idol' goes directly from the elimination in the studio across the hall into our ballroom," host Tom Bergeron said of the two shows that both tape at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. "But thankfully this time it happened."
Click the video to watch Pia serenade her beau, singing "I'll Stand by You." Tune in for an all-new "Dancing with the Stars" Monday on ABC.
At 18, superstar Miley Cyrus has been strutting her stuff on red carpets for most of her life. Even all the way back when she better known as her alter-ego "Hannah Montana," this country girl displayed a distinctive eye for style that keeps the cameras coming back for more.
Let's rewind the clock on Miley, and check out a few of the best and worst red carpet moments!
The Queen's guards! The drums! We have the royal rehearsal details!
Then, Prince William and Kate Middleton's secret ceremony inside Westminster Abbey -- and are there royal look-alikes booked for the royal wedding reception?
Plus, the latest celebrity booted from "Dancing With The Stars."
All this and more on the next "Insider"!
Let's take a look back, 16 years ago to be exact, where we met up with Brandy on the set of her new show, "Moesha."
At the height of her newfound fame with her multi-platinum, self-titled debut album, the then young singer did a small arch on the UPN show "Thea." Shortly after, UPN offered Brandy her own show, "Moesha," which soon became UPN's most watched show. "Moesha" lasted for six seasons, spawned the spin-off "The Parkers" and helped turn Brandy into a singing/acting double threat.
Hear what the young star had to say during her first on set interview!
Chris Jericho tackled the tango this week on "Dancing With the Stars," but was wrestled to the ground on Tuesday night. Eliminated with pro partner Cheryl Burke, the gentle giant is happy to return home to daddy duty.
He made the ultimate "sacrifice" by making it so far in the competition. "I haven't seen my kids in four weeks, so it's time for Chris Jericho the dancer to step aside and Chris Jericho the daddy to come back," said the WWE superstar.
His homecoming may be put on hold slightly longer because Chris has this Friday's hottest ticket. "Well it's actually good timing that I got eliminated because I have to fly over to England for the royal wedding, so it was going to affect rehearsal," he joked.
Humor aside, Chris and Cheryl formed a tight bond during their long hours in the ballroom and studio. Chris called his partner "a friend for life." Exchanging compliments, Cheryl said, "You've really exceeded my expectations every single week."
Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff were left in jeopardy until the tail end of the show, but 'The Karate Kid' wasn't put on the chopping block quite yet. "Dancing With the Stars" waltzes back to ABC next Monday with all new dances.
Royal Wedding fever is sweeping across the globe and "Dancing with the Stars" was not immune.
Tuesday's episode featured a dance number that was partly inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton's nuptials during the Macy's Stars of Dance segment of the show.
Click the video to see the love story performed to the tune of "Stand by Me," and don't miss an all-new "Dancing with the Stars" Monday on ABC.
We caught up with the actors playing "Glee" characters Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) and Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) at the Time 100 gala in New York City on Tuesday, getting the stars to dish on the future of their TV relationship and shooting in the Big Apple.
"We're in the honeymoon phase now," Darren responded when asked if Kurt and Blaine's relationship will survive them attending different schools. "They're together and I think it's going to be rainbows and sunshine for quite a while then we'll see what happens in season three. Ryan [Murphy] said if and when they got together that he wanted it to be as flawed and as delicate as anybody's relationship, so I think we'll run into that, but we won't know until next season."
The show is currently filming in New York and Chris seemed to appreciate the change in scenery, saying, "It's so thrilling. I wish we had this excitement every day in L.A. but, people in L.A., they're so used to it. We don't have fans that come and meet us at a location."
Chris went on to explain how he felt being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world at just 20-years-old.
"I definitely was surprised when I got the call, saying that I was included on the list, especially since I'm still kind of mastering my motor skills," Chris admitted. "I'm just completely humbled and honored that I'm even in the same room as these people."
Chris joins the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Amy Poehler, Joe Biden, Tom Ford, Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton, among others.
Click the video to see how Blake Lively and Bruno Mars reacted to making the list. You can view the complete list by picking up a copy of Time, on stands now.
TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau takes a look at where the media frenzy will take place in London during this week's Royal Wedding.
Watch the video to see Nicole survey the position that TheInsider.com has secured for witnessing Britain's fairytale event that is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of tourists.
Christina Aguilera of "The Voice" talked dating and her infamous Super Bowl flub while making an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday, April 26th.
When the talk show host asked the songstress about the new man in her life, boyfriend Matthew Rutler, Christina coyly confirmed, "There is someone very lovely in my life. Yes."
The blonde bombshell also opened up about her recent blunder while singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl and how the experience has made her stronger. "I have had a really good laugh about it and you get over things," said the singer. "You get back up again and you just prove to yourself and to everyone you're that much stronger."
Check out Christina battle celeb coach/judges Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton to find music's next big thing on "The Voice," premiering tonight on NBC.
Check out these clips from some of Monday's late night musical performances!
· Lupe Fiasco performed his song "The Show Goes On" from his hit album Lasers on the "Late Show with David Letterman."
· Rock band Alter Bridge rocked the stage on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" with their song "Isolation" from their album AB III.
· Darius Rucker gets help from Jimmy Fallon as he performed his song "I Don't Care" from his album Charleston, SC 1966 on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
You see them dance their butts off on "Dancing with the Stars," but Chelsea Kane, Mark Ballas, and Romeo and show they can spice up any song with their "remix" of Rebecca Black's "Friday!"
In their impromptu rendition, Chelsea took on the lead vocals while Mark beatboxed and Romeo lending his own raps to the mix. Also, if you look closely, you can spot Romeo's partner Chelsie Hightower and Mark's alleged girlfriend Pia Toscano dancing in the background. Chelsea and Mark even gave an encore to Christina McLarty of "The Insider" during an interview backstage at "Dancing with the Stars."
Check out the hilarious yet talented video here!
Get a rare glimpse of bridal gowns from past royal weddings! Take a look at six historic royal wedding dresses that belonged to Princess Charlotte (1816), Queen Victoria (1840), Alexandra of Denmark (1863), Princess Mary of Teck (1893), Princess Margaret (1960) and Princess Alexandra of Kent (1963).
Usually locked away, the sumptuous gowns, worn by the six royals for their weddings, are usually kept in storage at Kensington Palace and rarely seen by the public. However, Prince William and Kate Middleton's upcoming royal wedding has provided a timely opportunity to share this historic collection with the media. The dresses are not allowed to be put on public display, but TheInsider.com has gotten a chance to sneak a peek at the dresses of past royalty.
What will Kate Middleton wear to her royal nuptials? Keep clicking back with TheInsider.com to find out!
The folks Down Under are in for some Bieber fever, now that Justin Bieber has arrived! The pop star was spotted landing in Brisbane to kick off his Australian tour.
Meanwhile, back in New York City, the cast of "Glee" rocked Times Square as they filmed a scene for the popular FOX show.
And in Los Angeles was "Dancing With The Stars" contestant Kendra Wilkinson, who revealed to the paps what body part was suffering the most!
Sharon Osbourne and "The Insider"'s Kevin Frazier hop into a horse-drawn carriage to trace the official Royal Wedding route of Prince William and Kate Middleton!
Sharon is no stranger to London and her celebrity status is abundantly clear as she greets fans and encounters paparazzi while giving Kevin a grand tour of all the wedding hotspots the world will be watching during Friday's big event.
Sharon shares her vast knowledge of Royal Wedding protocols, gives her thoughts on the royal couple and recalls her own personal encounters with Prince William's mother, Princess Diana.
Watch the video to see Sharon's advice to Kevin when she thinks they might have spotted the queen herself!
After covering the royal wedding preps all day, it's only fitting to party like a royal all night. TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau and ET's Chris Jacobs enlist celebrity aficionado and publicist Michael Evans to show them a proper London night out.
From sparklers shooting out of a giant drinkable treasure chest at hotspot Mahiki to skull-faced champagne hosts at the very trendy Whiskey Mist, click the video for an inside look at what happens when two reporters get a free bar tab and the royal treatment after dark. Rut Roh.
From a fresh faced country girl just rising to fame as the winner of "American Idol", to a certified multi-platinum red carpet fixture, Carrie Underwood has admirably cultivated a enviable style all her own.
Let's rewind the clock on Carrie, and check out a few of the best and worst red carpet moments!
Our "Insider" correspondent Christina McLarty caught up with Romeo just moments after scoring the highest numbers of the night, and this dancing Casanova was in such high spirits, he couldn't help but share aspirations to a certain, popular reality show.
After living up to his name in a romantic waltz choreographed to Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," which culminated in a passionate kiss to partner Chelsie Hightower, Romeo jokes that his twitter page is so overloaded with lustful ladies, he'd be perfectly suited for the reality series, "The Bachelor." He invites those who agree to leave a message to @RomeoMiller, that is- if his twitter fans haven't crashed the site already.
Also fresh from their high scores, Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel still couldn't believe judge Bruno Tonioli gave the pair a "9, " confessing that the difficult dance left Kendra "broken."
Kirstie Alley credits the highest score she's ever gotten - multiple "9's" - to Britney Spears. She and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy a Samba to the princess of pop's classic, "Hit Me Baby One More Time."
Click to watch more interviews with the stars and their partner, plus an update on injured pros Karina Smirnoff and Mark Ballas.
Don't miss an all new "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night on ABC.
Before she was the judge on "American Idol," 10 years ago on this day, Jennifer Lopez announced her decision to team up with retail veterans Andy Hilfiger and Larry Stemmerman to start her clothing line, "J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez."
That year, Lopez was at the top of her game, becoming the first woman to top the U.S. music and movie charts with her second studio album, J. Lo, and film 'The Wedding Planner.' The singer/actress disclosed her love for redesigning clothes in her younger days before she was into singing and dancing and how the move into fashion was her "coming full circle creatively."
Hear what else the media mogul had to say on her big day!
Kirstie Alley after her "Dancing with the Stars" shocker! What happened backstage that didn't make the show!
How safe are Prince William and Kate Middleton? Kevin Frazier breaks down the security concerns.
Then, Princess Diana's psychic and never-before-seen photos of the royal family.
All this and more on the next edition of "The Insider."
"I just want to say that I am so grateful because when I fell and then I kind of saw your face I was in so much panic I did not know where I was," Karina told her celebrity dance partner Ralph Macchio after her spill during their paso doble. "And you kind of brought me back to the dance and he totally made it happen."
While Karina's blunder took place during her live performance, Mark's happened behind the scenes at dress rehearsal, twisting his ankle before the show.
"It felt okay and [I] put some ice on it," Mark responded when asked about the decision he made to carry on with the performance. "And I felt like it'd be fair for Chelsea [Kane] to have her turn. She had a great routine and I wanted to do it for her."
In spite of their accidents, both "Dancing" couples won favorable scores. Ralph and Karina were awarded a 24 while Chelsea and Mark snagged a 28. Tune in for an all-new "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday on ABC.
How did your faves rank on the "Dancing with the Stars" scoreboard tonight?
Here's the "Dancing with the Stars" scoreboard for season 12 so far! Take a look at the two dances that earned the first two 10's of the season.
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"American Idol" contestant Stefano Langone reflects on the experience that changed his life and says he looks forward to going on tour and soon thereafter getting into the studio to make an album.
Stefano tells The Insider.com that he's now had a chance to think about his performances after being eliminated from the hit FOX show last week and would only change one thing: he would have chosen a different song the week he sang Lionel Richie's "Hello," which he said he just didn't know well enough to perform to his best potential.
"In this type of contest, you have to be so good with the song, you have to know the song so completely well that you can tell the story to everybody else. And the whole connecting thing started with 'Hello.' And that's when I was singing to myself."
Watch the video to also hear Stefano explain the reaction of the judges when he was voted off and to hear him talk about his close friendship with fellow contestant James Durbin.
Hollywood's biggest stars are stepping out and we have all of the fun footage in this edition of Paparazzi GPS!
Doing a little dinner at the popular Los Angeles eatery Mozza was singer Rihanna, while also in L.A. was "Dancing With The Stars" hopeful Ralph Macchio, who revealed to the photogs what he thought was more difficult -- dancing or acting.
Meanwhile, Macchio's fellow DWTS contestant Kirstie Alley was spotted in New York signing autographs for fans outside of "Live! With Regis & Kelly," as was "House" star Olivia Wilde.
Check out the video to see more of your favorite stars!
Michael Douglas sits down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss the status of his cancer treatment and speaks for the first time about his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones' battle with bipolar II disorder.
Winfrey asks the actor whether he thinks his wife's health issues might have been exacerbated by his cancer battle and other stresses. "My oldest son is in federal prison, my ex-wife is suing me, and I got cancer. It's kind of hard for the wife to say, 'I'm depressed,'" says Douglas in the interview, set to air Tuesday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Douglas also gives an update on his health, explaining that he still has to get monthly checkups to make sure there is no recurrence of his throat cancer, but so far the cancer has not returned.
What better way to celebrate the royal wedding than with the reigning queens of London at Madame Jojo's, a landmark burlesque club in the heart of Soho. Lucky for me, this week's theme was all about celebrating Kate Middleton's hen night, which translated for American readers is a bachelorette party.
Their weekly Trannyshack UK party, hosted by Miss Dusty 'O', is a major must-see event when in town. But no matter what side of the pond you are on, a bachelorette party will always run you the risk of getting ambushed by a male stripper, which totally happened. Ew?
Check out the video to watch the naughty antics unfold!
Back on April 25, 2003 fans of Madonna lined up outside of a New York City record store hours ahead of time in order to try to meet the singer for autographs of her new album 'American Life.'
Madonna surprised the gathered masses by performing a few songs on the streets of New York including "Like A Virgin" and "American Life."
Check out the video to see the hysteria on the streets of New York City.
From Woody Allen muse to voluptuous trendsetter, Scarlett Johansson is one of the few Hollywood beauties that can meld brains and fashion in a seemingly effortless way.
Let's rewind the clock on Scarlett, and check out a few of her most defining red-carpet moments!
Susan Lucci has kept her head high following the announcement of the cancellation of "All My Children," and she dished on the show's last months at her Florida book signing over the weekend.
"It's horrible and it's sad and disappointing, but we're on for five more months," said Susan. "And the best thing the fans can do is watch, because Lorraine Broderick and Agnes Nixon (both longtime writers on the program) are at the helm and we are in the best of hands."
The end of "All My Children" may have been just as surprising to the actress as her memoirs, as Susan revealed, "It's something I never thought I would do, because I have always been very private."
Susan explained that in spite of receiving many requests from book publishers wanting to sell her life story, it was her son who finally convinced her to take the plunge.
The Emmy winner called the book an "amazing opportunity to speak to so many generations of fans."
All My Life: A Memoir is available now. You can catch Susan on new episodes of the ABC soap opera "All My Children" until the show's final episode in September.
In the animated feature 'Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil,' Hayden Panettiere reprises her role as Red Riding Hood in the irreverent take on fairytales.
"There's all of these characters that you're so familiar with and it puts this modern spin on it," said Hayden, who dubbed her character as a "kick-butt version of Little Red Riding Hood."
David Alan Grier plays a bridge troll in the movie and he embellished on his character's involvement.
"My character is pretty much the most pivotal part of this film," David joked at the Tribeca movie screening on Saturday. "I know actors always say that 'It's about me,' but this time it really is."
The movie actually revolves around secret agent Red Riding Hood who gets called to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.
Amy Poehler stars in the movie as Gretel and she dished on what makes Little Red Riding Hood's story so interesting, saying, "There's inherent drama and a female protaganist and woods and wolves. I think that describes like 80-percent of the movies that most teenagers are into these days."
'Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil' opens April 29.
Day 8 - Sugar rush! I got my fix at the Tate & Lyle Sugars' "Let Them Eat Cake" first ever edible royal wedding cake exhibition where world-class chefs replicated the historic towers of sweetness dating back to the Henry VII, which had black birds flying out of it.
Check out the video to see the unconventional traditions of the past and it does involve a bit of cake throwing.
As for the royal couple, Professor Roland Rotherham told me that Prince William and Kate Middleton will have several cakes, including a traditional fruit cake and a dark chocolate cake filled with rich tea biscuits, known as digestives in the UK. There will also be a private wedding cake for the royal couple.
Season 12 of "Dancing with the Stars" has been one of the closest competitions the show has ever seen, and Romeo might be feeling the pressure.
"I'm thinking about sabotaging the cast," Romeo joked with "The Insider" correspondent Christina McLarty. "I can't take the chance of me getting a top score and getting voted off regardless."
Romeo kidded that Hines Ward would be his primary target. "I think I'm going to wear a Green Bay [Packers] jersey or something, come in there and bust his ego."
Romeo also revealed his sincere thoughts of inviting some celebrity friends to his performances including Justin Bieber, Will Smith and Michael Jordan. "I got a few tricks up my sleeve," said Romeo.
On Monday, Romeo and pro partner Chelsie Hightower will dance a romantic waltz, causing Romeo to unveil his softer side.
Click the video to find out Romeo's guilty pleasure and tune in to "Dancing with the Stars" Monday on ABC.
TheInsider.com's Nicole Dabeau visited London's premiere pub, The Punch Bowl, sitting down for a drink with the pub's owner, nightclub entrepreneur Piers Adams.
At 300 years old, The Punch Bowl is the oldest remaining pub in the oldest part of London, Mayfair.
"It's a traditional pub," said Adams, who owns several nightclubs and bars in England, but favors The Punch Bowl over all. "It's every Englishman's dream to own his own pub." Adams acquired this dream along with his business partner Guy Ritchie.
The Punch Bowl takes pride in more than just their beer, offering "the best food you will find in a pub in London."
Click the video to watch Nicole Dabeau cook fish 'n' chips in the pub's kitchen.