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Dancing with the Stars was set to lose one of its cast members on Tuesday night by elimination. Instead, former Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill withdrew from the competition due to injury. After the show, she explained her emotional decision.
Now in the second week, Dancing was prepared to eliminate the first cast member of its sixteenth season on Tuesday, with Hamill, Lisa Vanderpump, and Victor Ortiz tied for 36 at the bottom of the leader board.
Alternatively, Hamill resigned from the show after her doctor informed her that it was no longer safe to participate in the competition given a back injury she sustained in rehearsal.
"[I'm] sad, but I know I made the right decision," an emotional but poised Hamill said after the show. "I just couldn't put [my partner] through it any more. I just feel badly for Tristan. I feel like a loser. I feel like a loser partner."
Although it was an unfortunate decision for the former Olympic gold medalist figure skater to make, she is confident that it was the right judgment for her and her future.
"I just knew in my heart that I couldn't make the commitment and that I have some pretty serious...problems that will get worse and could potentially be permanent," she said. "I just am not willing to take that risk."
Hamill's fellow cast members were taken aback by her early withdrawal from the competition. Fellow Olympic athlete Aly Raisman expressed her empathy for her. "It's heartbreaking. I was really emotional," the 18-year-old gymnast said. "I think all the cast members were really upset, and it's just really a bummer because I really enjoyed getting to know her and I have so much respect for her."
Despite her short run on the show, the cast revealed that she was one of their favorites. In the short time she had, she formed strong bonds with a few of the other cast members. "She has a saint heart," said country singer Wynonna Judd. "Every time I passed her in the hallway, she touched my arm or hugged me. She's just everybody's favorite. She's so adorable, and just tried so hard."
Congratulations to Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard on the birth of their daughter!
"Lincoln Bell Shepard is here," Dax Tweeted on Thursday. "She has mom's beauty and dad's obsession with breasts. Hooray!!!"
Bell then wrote, "My new roommate poops her pants and doesn't pay rent ... basically @daxshepard1 pre-sobriety :) welcome baby Lincoln xo."
This is the first child for both, Dax and Kristen began dating in 2007.
James Franco was commenting (and calling out) his females peers left and right during his chat on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show. From he and Anne Hathaway's highly criticized 2011 Oscars hosting stint to Lindsay Lohan making sexual advances toward the actor, nothing seemed off limits for the Spring Breakers star.
Obviously, Stern, 59, led the conversation about Hathaway, 30, by stating that "everyone sort of hates" her and he isn't too fond of her either but "doesn't know why." Franco, 34, confessed that the actress didn't want him talking about the Oscars but agreed with Stern that perhaps all the dislike for her comes from her "goody two-shoes" disposition-- Stern's words, not Franco's.
When asked if he stills speaks to his former hosting partner, the actor admitted on the radio show "We haven't talked in a while. ...Anne and I made up, by the way. Let's just get that on the record."
Adding of the awards show, "It was a really hard time after the Oscars. She wasn't mad at me, I don't think. ...She didn't say she was mad at me for what happened. ...The critics were so nasty."
His honesty didn't stop there. Stern also asked Franco to address the reports that Lohan, 26, tried to have sex with him. "I don't want to brag about it. I don't know how that got out," he said. "She was having issues even then, so you feel weird. Honestly, she was a friend. I've met a lot of people that are troubled and sometimes you don't want to do that."
As for his relationship status at the moment, the actor does admit that he's "dating" and looking for a "long-term relationship" as he's getting older.
Like her Nashville character Juliette Barnes, who secretly got married this season, Hayden Panettiere may be engaged, one report is claiming.
A source for Us Weekly says the actress is secretly betrothed to her on-again, off-again boxer beau Wladimir Klitschko. This news comes as a bit of a shock as the two just reconciled in January after splitting in May 2011 following two years of dating. "Very few people know, and she isn't wearing her ring publicly yet," an insider tells Us.
The source adds that the 5'2" actress, 23, and the 6'6" boxer, 37, are looking to have a "summer wedding."
As you can tell from looking at him, especially in his upcoming film G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. "The Rock") works hard to maintain his brawny physique. However, sometimes he needs a break from his intense fitness and dietary regime to enjoy a slice of pizza—or four boxes.
Having been immersed in sports prior to acting, Johnson has maintained a muscular figure since his days as a defensive tackle for the University of Miami's football team in the early '90s.
In order to uphold such a well-built physique, the wrestler-turned-movie-star has to stick to a strict diet. However, every once in a while, he likes to unwind from his normal routine and have a "cheat day," which calls for some hefty indulgence.
"It includes at least a dozen pancakes...four pizzas...two dozen brownies and [I] dominate everything," he said of his colossal indulgence on his cheat days.
In the upcoming film, Johnson plays "Roadblock," a G.I. Joe character that will be introduced to the film series for the first time alongside Bruce Willis' "General Joseph Colton." Although he continually keeps himself in tiptop shape, the 40-year-old actor revealed that he had to do plenty of preparation for the role.
"The prep for this was...anywhere between 11 to 14 weeks, [consisting of] diet, conditioning, [and] training," Johnson said. "We already had an established brand of Roadblock in the cartoon...so the look of Roadblock—no one looked like that guy—so it was important to work my ass off and work the part."
Although he may be a strong, manly man, Johnson's co-stars revealed that he was at times slightly intimidated and star-struck by Bruce Willis, whom he idolized as a child. "I think there were moments where even Dwayne was a little intimidated [to work with Bruce Willis] 'cause he's such an icon," divulged Adrianne Palicki ("Lady Jane"). "I think there were moments where he was like, 'I want to impress him.'"
Johnson revealed that he is a big fan of Willis not just because of his films but also because he gave him guidance as he was trying to break into acting.
"To work with him on this movie, I'm so grateful," he said. "I'm just so grateful of that advice...because unbeknownst to him what the advice meant to me, to get that type of support from, at that time, one of the world's biggest movie stars...just says a lot about his character, and I appreciate that."
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