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Ginger Zee, Wanya Morris and Nyle DiMarco Stand Out in New Season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’



Ginger Zee, Wanya Morris and Nyle DiMarco Stand Out in New Season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

The search for the newest Mirror Ball champion kicked off Monday night.

Season 22 of “Dancing with the Stars” premiered with clear potential finalists already making the mark.

Taking the highest marks of the night were a trio of stars including Wayne Morris of Boys II Men fame, meteorologist Ginger Zee and deaf model Nyle DiMarco.

Meanwhile, landing at the bottom of the score board was journalist Geraldo Rivera.

The long-running reality show returned without the beloved Hough siblings as Julianne Hough is skipping the judging panel this season and Derek Hough announced he isn’t competing.

However, curmudgeon judge Len Goodman came back to deliver his usual dose of nasty comments.

Here’s how the couples fared on their first try:

Kim Fields and Sasha Farber

The “The Facts of Life” child star is all grown up and shaking in on the dance floor.

“It was a great start to the show,” Goodman praised.

The actress danced away with 20 points out of a possible 30.

Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas

Paige VanZant said she wants to show off her "girly" side.ABC

Paige VanZant said she wants to show off her “girly” side.

The UFC fighter didn’t need to pull punches to make her mark on the ballroom.

The 21-year-old has “great great potential” to take home a win, according to judge Bruno Tonioli.

She earned 21 points.

Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff

Flutie failed to impress the judges with his foxtrot.ABC

Flutie failed to impress the judges with his foxtrot.

The former quarterback did not dominate the dance floor.

Instead, judges did what they do best for low-scorers and praised his “commitment.”

Flutie, whose favor with the judges will likely make him the underdog of the season,” took home 15 points.

Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe

Judges said Sweetin's tango was solid but could have been better.ABC

Judges said Sweetin’s tango was solid but could have been better.

Pin a rose on her nose because Sweetin can still move just like Stephanie Tanner could.

“Very impressive,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba remarked.

However, Goodman wasn’t a fan calling the number “hectic.”

The “Fuller House” star continued her TV comeback with 20 points, falling to the middle of the pack.

Geraldo Rivera and Edyta Sliwinska

The Fox News correspondent didn't flow the cover on this dance.ABC

The Fox News correspondent didn’t flow the cover on this dance.

No investigation needed on why this performance fell flat.

“Maybe, you’re gonna dance next week,” Tonioli said.

The 72-year-old’s cha-cha was all kinds of awkward and fetched the lowest score of the night at 13 points.

But, at least it marked the return of pro Edyta Sliwinska — though for how long is up to viewers.

Marla Maples and Tony Dovolani

Maples proved age is just a number.ABC

Maples proved age is just a number.

The 52-year-old seems to have aged better than her famous ex.

Donald Trump’s ex-wife wowed on the dance floor, even delivering a cartwheel.

Her routine earned 21 points, as well obvious joy from Dovaloni who is usually paired with the low scorers.

Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold

The Boyz II Men singer scored at the top of the pack.ABC

The Boyz II Men singer scored at the top of the pack.

The boy band member remarked if “if this fat white boy can do it, I can,” referencing Joey Fatone coming in second place years ago.

And, he wasn’t wrong.

“You can make it to the end of the road,” Goodman said.

The R&B singer fetched 23 points, typing him at the top for the night.

Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy

The “Good Morning America” star earned perhaps the highest praise of the night, with Inaba comparing her “infectious” energy to reigning champion Bindi Irwin.

Goodman, meanwhile, called her dance floor’s “ray of sunshine.”

Her jive earned 23 points.

Mischa Barton and Artem Chigvintsev

Fans waiting for the “O.C.” star to make her comeback should keep waiting.

Barton, who has kept a low profile since being killed of the hit show, seemed to be dancing with two left feet, according to the trio of judges.

“That wasn’t a dance, that was walking” Goodman said.

Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd

It’s very possible he’ll be America’s next top dancer.

The deaf model stunned judges with his routine, which earned 23 points.

“Shut up are you for real?” asked an amazed Tonioli.

“It just got better and better,” added Goodman.

Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess

The NFL superstar’s moves scored a touchdown –and made a possible super fan out of Inaba.

“You’re magic!” she said. “You’re fantastic.”

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ player ended the night with 21 points.

Von Miller and Witney Carson

The Super Bowl MVP didn’t lag behind Brown.

His foxtrot was a solid first dance for judges, who praised him for his charisma.

The Denver Broncos linebacker was awarded 21 points.

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Emmy Nominations 2019: See The Full List



Emmy Nominations 2019: See The Full List

The 2019 Emmys have arrived. The 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on Fox this Sunday, September 22, at 8 pm Eastern / 5 pm Pacific, and honor some of the biggest television achievements of the past year.

As usual, the major awards will be split into separate categories for comedy and drama. On the drama side, the 2019 nominations are both dominated by Game of Thrones — which is expected to set a new record for most Emmy wins by a single season — and unusually wide open. Many shows that would otherwise be contenders — including The Crown, Stranger Things, and The Handmaid’s Tale — did not air during the eligibility window (June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019), either because they wanted to avoid competing against Game of Thrones or because they simply couldn’t produce a new season in time.

The thought held by many was that Game of Thrones would turn in an unbeatable swan song and the race would open up again in 2020. In hindsight, that final season was widely criticized and not nearly as unrivaled in its Emmy worthiness as many expected it to be. Nevertheless, Game of Thrones is still the frontrunner in multiple drama categories.

Game of Thrones is also the only show to be nominated in all seven drama categories. In addition to nods for Outstanding Drama Series, Directing for a Drama Series, and Writing for a Drama Series, stars Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke are nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama and Lead Actress in a Drama, respectively.

And the show has pretty much overwhelmed the final two drama categories, with Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams all nominated for Supporting Actress in a Drama, and Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Peter Dinklage all nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama. In total, between the Primetime Emmys and the Creative Arts Emmys, Game of Thrones’ final season earned 32 nominations, the most received in a single year by any show in the history of the awards.

Having already won 10 awards at the Creative Arts Emmys — which were held last weekend and mainly honor the technical elements of TV production like cinematography, editing, and visual effects — Game of Thrones needs just two more to tie its own record for most Emmys won by a single season of any show. It needs only three to break that record.

The few contenders looking to upset Game of Thrones include This Is Us, Better Call Saul (returning to the race after being nominated in 2017 and sitting out last year), Killing Eve, Pose, Succession, Ozark, and Bodyguard.

Perhaps the biggest player on the comedy side is the final season of HBO’s Veep. After star Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s cancer diagnosis and treatment, Veep, the reigning comedy champ, sat out the Emmys in 2018. And in its absence, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took home the major awards.

With Veep back in contention this year — and for its final season, no less — the series easily snagged a nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series. Its fellow contenders in the category include last year’s winner, Mrs. Maisel; returning nominee Barry; and newcomers to the race Russian Doll, The Good Place, Fleabag, and Schitt’s Creek.

Louis-Dreyfus is also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, an honor she has as already won six times for her role as Selina Meyer (on top of a Lead Actress in a Comedy win for The New Adventures of Old Christine and a Supporting Actress in a Comedy win for Seinfeld). She’ll go head to head with Russian Doll’s Natasha Lyonne, Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan (who won last year), and Schitt’s Creek’s Catherine O’Hara, among others.

Here’s the list of 2019 Emmy nominees in all the major categories:

Outstanding Comedy Series



The Good Place

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Russian Doll

Schitt’s Creek


Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul


Game of Thrones

Killing Eve




This Is Us

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Mahershala Ali, True Detective

Benicio Del Toro, Escape at Dannemora

Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

Jared Harris, Chernobyl

Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

Aunjanue Ellis, When They See us

Joey King, The Act

Niecy Nash, When They See Us

Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl

Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora

John Leguizamo, When They See Us

Michael K. Williams, When They See Us

Asante Blackk, When They See Us

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Emily Watson, Chernobyl

Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon

Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

Patricia Arquette, The Act

Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us

Vera Farmiga, When They See Us

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Bill Hader, Barry

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead To Me

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Stephen Root, Barry

Henry Winkler, Barry

Anthony Carrigan, Barry

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Sarah Goldberg, Barry

Sian Clifford, Fleabag

Olivia Colman, Fleabag

Betty Gilpin, GLOW

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Kit Harington, Game of Thrones

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Billy Porter, Pose

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Laura Linney, Ozark

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul

Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve

Julia Garner, Ozark

Outstanding Reality Competition Series

Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Nailed It

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show

Full Frontal

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Late Show With James Corden

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home With Amy Sedaris

Documentary Now!

Drunk History

I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman

Saturday Night Live

Who Is America?

Outstanding Television Movie




King Lear

My Dinner with Hervé

Outstanding Limited Series


Escape at Dannemora


Sharp Objects

When They See Us

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Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Has Died Aged 75



Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Has Died Aged 75

Hollywood star Rutger Hauer has died aged 75.

The actor was best known for playing Roy Batty in the 1982 movie Blade Runner and also Sin City, Batman Begins and TV show True Blood.

His agent Steve Kenis confirmed Hauer died on Friday following a short illness. His funeral was held on Wednesday.

Rutger Hauer has died aged 75. Credit: PA

Tributes have begun pouring in for the star, with Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro tweeting to say: “RIP the great Rutger Hauer: an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films.”

KISS musician Gene Simmons wrote: “Sad to hear Rutger Hauer has passed away. He was always a gentleman, kind and compassionate. Sending our condolences and prayers to his family, friends and fans.”

Hauer was born in Breukelen in the Netherlands and did stints in both the merchant navy and army before he became an actor.

He got his big break in 1969, when he became the lead in TV series Floris.

Away from acting, Hauer launched The Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation, which aimed to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS, especially within children and pregnant women.

Issuing a statement following his death, the foundation said: “The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association announces with infinite sadness that after a very short illness, on Friday, July 19, 2019, Rutger passed away peacefully at his Dutch home.

“He leaves his beloved wife Ineke, after they have been together for fifty years.

“We at Starfish will always cherish the many unforgettable memories we have of Rutger and his dedication to the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.

“One of Rutger’s last wishes was that Starfish should continue its charity activity and its fight against the AIDS disease, and with Ineke’s precious help, involvement and direction we will follow Rutger’s wish and will do our best to carry on Rutger’s inestimable legacy.”

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Freeform defends Halle Bailey’s casting as Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”!



Freeform defends Halle Bailey's casting as Ariel in "The Little Mermaid"!

Just in case you haven’t heard, Halle Bailey is the new Ariel, in an upcoming “The Little Mermaid” movie! She has been receiving messages from fans and other celebrities, congratulating her for landing the role!

Amongst those who congratulated her is Halle Berry, in a tweet she posted, “In case you needed a reminder… Halles get it DONE. Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you!” She also added that she was “thrilled” for the 19 year old. However, not everyone was happy about Disney’s decision to cast a black woman for this role.

Some critics went as far as petitioning Disney to recast for this role, and titled their petition #NotMyAriel!  They suggested that Halle should be replaced by a white woman with red hair,  who would resemble the Ariel that they know from the 1989 animated version of The Little Mermaid. Now Freeform, Disney’s cable network, has decided to issue an open letter in response to this.

The letter read, “Yes. The original author of The Little Mermaid was Danish. Ariel…is a mermaid. She lives in an underwater kingdom in international waters and can legit swim wherever she wants (even though that often upsets King Triton, absolute zaddy). But for the sake of argument, let’s say that Ariel, too, is Danish”.

Related: Original Little Mermaid’s Ariel defends Halle Bailey’s casting

Freeform also added that, “Danish mermaids can be black because Danish *people* can be black. Ariel can sneak up to the surface at any time with her pals Scuttle and the *ahem* Jamaican crab Sebastian (sorry, Flounder!) and keep that bronze base tight. Black Danish people, and this mer-folk, can also *genetically* (!!!) have red hair”! Freeform then went on to remind the critics that Ariel and the story, is only fictional!


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