‘Dancing’ cast announced: Valerie Harper, Snooki, Bill Nye, Jack Osbourne

09.04.13 4 years ago

“Dancing” cast announced: Valerie Harper, Snooki, Bill Nye, Jack Osbourne
They’ll be joined by Bill Engvall, Keyshawn Johnson, Brant Daugherty, Amber Riley, Leah Remini, Christina Milian, Corbin Bleu and Elizabeth Berkley. PLUS: See pics of “Dancing” stars and their partners.

Watch Jon Stewart’s return to “The Daily Show”
Stewart’s nearly smooth return was made possible by John Oliver and Stephen Colbert.

Bill Maher to Jay Leno: “What the f*ck is wrong with you?”
Maher teased Leno about NBC booting him for the 2nd time. PLUS: Leno visits Craig Ferguson and talks about his post-“Tonight Show” future of touring.

Jodie Foster directing one, possibly two, “House of Cards” episodes

The actress is currently in Baltimore scouting locations.

Arsenio Hall’s 1st week guests include Chris Tucker and Magic Johnson
Next week, Arsenio will also have on Angela Bassett, Lisa Kudrow, Ice Cube and Mark Harmon. PLUS: Arsenio calls Paul Scheer’s “ArScheerio” a “flawless reenactment.”

Alicia Silverstone lost “My So-Called Life” role to Claire Danes because she was “too pretty”

As detailed in a New Yorker profile of Danes, “My So-Called Life” creator Willie Holzman says Danes was “sexy and not sexy, free and bound up, open and closed, funny and frighteningly serious,” while producer Marshall Herskovitz said Silverstone was “so beautiful that that would have affected her experience of the world.”

Check out Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” studio construction
His old “Late Night” studio is being expanded for the new show.

“Idol” releases pic of the new judges panel
J.Lo will sit in the middle of Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban.

NBA star Andre Drummond is dating the “iCarly” star he had a crush on, thanks to Twitter

Knicks star Drummond used Twitter to admit to his crush on Jennette McCurdy.

Shaquille O’Neal serenades LeVar Burton
With the “Reading Rainbow” theme song.

University of California, Irvine offering a “Walking Dead” online course
The free college class will be taught by actual professors, including professors of physics and from the social sciences.

Julie Chen tells Letterman: “Big Brother’s” Aaryn was supposed to be “America’s sweetheart”
Chen also talked about the awkwardness of last week’s eviction interview.

Fired “Storage Wars” star scores a court victory
Dave Hester can proceed with the wrongful termination portion of his lawsuit.

Funny or Die takes on “Boardwalk Empire”

Watch Paul F. Thompkins as Richard Harrow.

Watch the “Eastbound and Down” Season 4 trailer
HBO has released the final season trailer.

“The Wire’s” David Simon always knew Idris Elba would become a breakout star
From his first scene as Stringer Bell, Simon says, “The presence, the fluidity of the performance – the authority of the character. It was all there in those first lines.” PLUS: Elba elevates the mess that is “Luther.”

Gina Gershon transforms into Donatella Versace
Gershon says of her Lifetime role in the movie “House of Versace”: “Surprisingly enough we”ve never met, though we have a lot of mutual friends.”

A boy for Simon Cowell?

“The X Factor” star is reportedly having a son.

See pics from the Seth Meyers wedding

Here are some photos, including some of Meyers’ “SNL” colleagues.

“Downton Abbey” book is due next month
“Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey” is billed as “The Official Backstage Pass to the Set, the Actors and the Drama.”

“The Newsroom’s” Alison Pill recalls sending out a topless photo of herself
She tells Conan that it was partly her new Blackberry’s fault.

See Alec Baldwin’s new daughter

Baldwin calls Carmen Gabriela a “second chance for me.”

Omarosa dating a WWE star
Nearly a year after fiance Michael Clarke Duncan died of heart attack, the former “Apprentice” star has found a new love in WWE’s Titus O’Neil.

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