Bill Nye on joining ‘Dancing with the Stars’: ‘It will be a personal exploration’

09.04.13 4 years ago

Bill Nye on joining “Dancing with the Stars”: “It will be a personal exploration”
“I”ll be fighting decades of bad posture, which may prove my undoing,” The Science Guy writes in a blog post. “But of course, I’m a competitive guy; I am in this to win. It will be a personal exploration; whenever we explore we make discoveries (like how to stand up straight at last), and we have an adventure. As unusual as this may seem, I believe we can broaden awareness of the Society and thereby humankind’s exploration of the Cosmos one ballroom dance at a time. Here’s hoping you’ll tune in.” PLUS: Jack Osbourne wants to bring attention to MS, there’s a “Saved by the Bell” reunion on this season’s “Dancing,” and Anna Trebunskaya is pregnant and sitting out this season.

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FXX debuts in an odd way
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The League” are on a new night, up against FX’s “The Bridge.” That’s so both comedies won’t face tomorrow’s NFL game, yet it’ll likely confuse viewers who have no idea where FXX is located on their dial.

“The Good Wife” books Jason O’Mara
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Chicago TV station accidentally hangs up on Oprah

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Kerry Washington: I’m going to continue not talking about my secret wedding

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More than 20 minutes of hilarity.

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“Oooh de oh oh….”

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