‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 19 Cast Revealed


Dancing with the Stars will once again be returning this year with a new season of hopeful dancers wanting to win the mirror trophy. The long running ABC show revealed early this morning on Good Morning America (as always) the list of “stars” and their professional dancers for the 19th season of the reality television program.

This year brings together a hodge-podge of people from several actors, a comedian, an Olympian and even an extremely flexible fashion designer.

Check out the full list of contestants below.


Anthony Sabato Jr (actor, General Hospital) and Cheryl Burke

Alfonso Ribeiro (actor, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) and Witney Carson

Bethany Mota (YouTube “sensation”) and Derek Hough

Betsey Johnson (Fashion Designer) and Tony Dovolani

Janel Parrish (actress, Pretty Little Liars) and Val Chmerkoskiy

Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker

Lea Thompson (actress, Back to the Future) and Artem Chigvintsev

Lolo Jones (Olympian) and Keo Motsepe

Michael Waltrip (NASCAR Champion) and Emma Slater

Randy Couture (MMA Champion) and Karina Smirnoff

Sadie Robertson (Reality TV Star, Duck Dynasty) and Mark Ballas

Tavis Smiley (Talk Show Host) and Sharna Burgess

Tommy Chong (Comedian) and Peta Murgatroyd

Dancing with the Stars will return on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. with judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and former dancer Julianne Hough making her debut as judge. Tom Bergeron and (we guess) Erin Andrews will return as hosts of the show.

Freddie Mercury Bio-Pic Casts Their Freddie, Again


After all this time, it looks like that Freddie Mercury bio-pic has finally gotten someone to play the iconic frontman and it might not be someone who we expected.

Ben Whishaw.

That is correct, the guy who played Q in Skyfall and Freddie Lyon (see it was already in the cards, we think) on BBC’s The Hour has been chosen to take the place of Sacha Baron Cohen after he bowed out of the role.

About six weeks ago, there was story written by the BBC blog, Anglophenia, that Queen’s Roger Taylor had his heart set on Whishawn taking on the role of the late-singer. At the time, even the blog had to admit that it was a stretch that the actor would take on the role that was previously occupied by someone with much more credentials. But alas, it looks like the rumor wasn’t a stretch at all because today it was confirmed.

At the time, Cohen has decided to leave the film, it was rumored that it was due to creative issues between the actor and the band. After his departure, guitarist Brain May said, “you have to really suspend that disbelief – the man who plays Freddie, you have to really believe is Freddie. And we didn’t think that could really happen with Sacha. That’s not any criticism of his talent whatsoever, it’s just a feeling that it was not going to work – that the pieces didn’t fit together anymore.”

It’s also been reported that Dexter Fletcher has already closed the deal on the bio-pic and is currently working on how to represent the events that lead to the formation of Queen. Deadline reported that the film would be more of a celebration of Mercury’s glory days rather than concentrating on his last days.

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Cast Revealed

The Mouse House might have been upset when TMZ somehow managed to get their hands on a copy of the list of contestants for this season’s Dancing with the Stars, but it doesn’t mean that the full news did not make headlines this morning.

On today’s Good Morning America, the official list of contestants were announced and some were no surprise such as Valerie Harper, Elizabeth Berkley and Leah Remini. But then there were some that were not expected like Jack Osbourne, following the footsteps of his sister, Bill Nye (yes the Science guy) and comedian Bill Engvall.

Meet the complete line-up of stars and their professional dancing partners below.

• Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi/Sasha Farber

• Christina Milian/Mark Ballas

• Valerie Harper/Tristan MacManus

• Elizabeth Berkley Lauren/Val Chmerkovskiy

• Leah Remini/Tony Dovolani

• Amber Riley/Derek Hough

• Bil Nye/Tyne Stecklein

• Brant Daugherty/Peta Murgatroyd

• Jack Osbourne/Cheryl Burke

• Bill Engvall/Emma Slater

• Keyshawn Johnson/Sharna Burgess

• Corbin Bleu/Karina Smirnoff

Now, who do you think is going to be the frontrunner of the season. We’re going for Corbin Blue.

‘Hobbit’ Actors Giggle at Fans’ Reaction


Yesterday, we posted up the trailer for the highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Today, we have had the pleasure of showing you a reaction video featuring some of the cast responding to the reactions that some fans had during the first viewing of the new film’s trailer.

The original clip features two girls viewing the two minute clip for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug which hit the internet yesterday afternoon. One of the two girls says, “I’m breaking into a sweat” before clicking the ‘play’ button on her internet browser leading her into the world Peter Jackson has created.

Upon finding the video of the duo getting beyond excited for the clip, Jackson posted it on his Facebook with the caption, “This is pretty cute.”

But just when you though the “cuteness” stopped there, Jackson posted a sequel to the girls’ video which feature three of the film’s stars, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly and Lee Pace, dressed in their characters’ attire from the set of the third film, reacting to the fans’ reactions.

“That is an elfin stare if ever I’ve seen one,” says Bloom, while Lilly observes the original clip, “This might be more intense than the trailer.”

The video of the casts’ reaction and the original video can be seen below:

Casts’ Reaction:

Original Video:

‘Harlem Shake’ Strikes Supernatural


Looks like angels, devils and other other-worldly things aren’t the only thing that the cast of Supernatural have encountered. Ever since the “Harlem Shake” videos have become a viral hit (kind of like the “Call Me Maybes” of 2013) everyone from The Miami Heat players to probably your next door neighbors have done the ‘dance,’ recorded it and posted it online.

Now the cast and crew of The CW’s hit show have gotten in on the hype, so watch it all go down here in the “SupernaturalShake”:

Lenny Kravtiz Leaves Marvin Gaye Bio-Pic

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz was scheduled to play famed musician, Marvin Gaye, in a new bio-pic about the musician’s life titled, Sexual Healing. It has been reported that Kravitz has dropped out of the project and will be replaced by Law & Order alum, Jesse L. Martin.

So far no word has been issued over why Kravitz had dropped out, but last year Gaye’s son, Marvin Gaye III had objected to Kravitz playing his father and asked him to step down. Gaye then followed it with legal threats if he didn’t leave the project.

The movie is set to focus on Gaye’s time in Europe during 1980 when he was trying to curb his addiction and re-launch his career with the help of British promoter Freddy Cousaert.

The movie is set to start filming in later this month in Europe and a little tid bit, Martin was actually set to star in a previous version of this film that was being produced by James Gandolfini in 2008.