HLN's Nancy Grace was hoping to be the belle of the ball on last night's episode of "Dancing with the Stars," especially after surviving the "bottom three" last week. But her strong quickstep Monday may have been overshadowed by an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction.
Grace appeared to inadvertently expose herself at the end of her dance with partner Tristan MacManus, leading ABC to abruptly go to a bizarre still shot of audience members not clapping (even though you could clearly hear the live crowd cheering in the background). Host Tom Bergeron commented that what just happened "would be perfectly fine" on a European version of the show. Update, 2:21 p.m.: Nancy Grace tells People that what happened on Monday's show didn't "equate to a wardrobe malfunction," but was rather "a little tiny movement."
Nevertheless, the legal eagle was rewarded for her performance with 21 out of a possible 30 points. Judge Len Goodman praised Grace for staying in proper hold throughout the dance, giving her an "8" - his highest score of the night.
HLN's Nancy Grace had the closest of close calls during last night's "Dancing With the Stars" results show.
When Grace was told by co-host Brooke Burke Charvet that she was one of the three celebrities in jeopardy of being eliminated, she appeared a bit sullen. Things only got worse during the elimination announcement when Rob Kardashian was told he'd be back to dance next week.
However, Grace finally breathed a sigh of relief when it was revealed that basketball star Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) would be going home. The hoopster had the lowest score in the first round of competition, garnering 14 of a possible 30 points.
[Editor's Note: Spoilers - and scores - from last night's "Dancing With the Stars" are included in the post below.]
It's a new season on "Dancing with the Stars"! Or, as a friend of mine calls it, "Dancing with People Who Happen to Know Stars."
Much has changed since the last season came to a close in May. The ballroom is bigger and brighter. Co-host Brooke Burke is now Brooke Burke Charvet. And host Tom Bergeron has surrendered his customary introduction of musical director Harold Wheeler to the mysterious announcer voice.
This season, 12 celebrities and their dance partners are competing to win the prestigious Mirrorball trophy. For the first week, the teams will perform either a cha-cha or a Viennese waltz.
When Anna Kournikova was announced as the newest trainer for NBC's "The Biggest Loser" back in May, some scoffed at the choice.
Although critics may have viewed the move as NBC's attempt to boost ratings by hiring a woman not known for helping people get healthy, Kournikova dismisses those who question her selection.
"I've always been criticized for being too beautiful, but I must have done something right," Kournikova said. "People have these preconceived notions about me, but I don't mind."
Long before becoming news anchor on NBC's "Today," Natalie Morales was a self-described "Air Force brat" growing up around the world. Part of that childhood, it turns out, was spent in Brazil.
"I was there for about four years until I was 10 years old. I can remember spending a lot of time at the beaches and walking on the black-and-white sidewalks," she recalled during an interview.
Since the Miss Universe pageant will be in Sao Paulo, Morales is heading back in a homecoming of sorts. The "Today" anchor is set to co-host the pageant, airing Monday on NBC.
Todd Newton likes to play games with people.
Newton hosts The Hub's "Family Game Night," which begins its second season on Friday. The show pits two families of four against one another in a series of competitions based on popular Hasbro games.
"When you have 60 minutes packed with families playing Twister, Connect Four and Operation, it's an immediate smile for families everywhere."
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