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Dancing Preview: Sizing Up the Final Three

Melissa Rycroft, Gilles Marini, Shawn Johnson

Sixty-eight percent of TVGuide.com voters believe that Shawn Johnson will take the Season 8 Dancing with the Stars crown. But to hear the Dancing cast tell it, it's really anybody's game at this point.

"I think this season it's more of a toss-up than any other one," pro Chelsie Hightower, who was eliminated in fourth place with partner Ty Murray, tells TVGuide.com. "I honestly don't know who will win. Shawn and Melissa [Rycroft] have really big fan bases and for whatever they lack, I'm sure Gilles [Marini] gets a lot of women's votes."

The final three will face off on Monday with three dances — literally, in one case. In a Dancing first, the pairs will dance back-to-back-to-back in a Paso Doble Punch-Out featuring the same song. "It will really show everybody's uniqueness and their strengths because it'll use the same music," Johnson tells TVGuide.com.

So what are their strengths? Let's size them up.
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Paula Abdul's "Music" Is Back on the Charts

Paula Adbul

Twenty years after scoring her second No. 1 single with "Forever Your Girl," Paula Abdul has found herself back on the Billboard chart with "I'm Just Here for the Music." The dance track entered at No. 87 this week.

The debut marks the ...
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Ellen, All My Children Top Daytime Emmy Nods

Ellen DeGeneres

Can Ellen DeGeneres pull off a five-peat?

The dance-happy comedienne picked up a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host, a category she has owned since 2005.

DeGeneres will face off against ...
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Brooke Shields "Can't Quite Justify" Attention to Sutherland Case

Brook Shields

An "amazed" Brooke Shields says she has trouble understanding all the attention surrounding claims that Kiefer Sutherland head-butted a fashion designer.

"I'm always amazed when events, in any kind, become the most important news event when there are so many other things, really, to talk about," Shields tells Entertainment Tonight. "The fact that ... read more

Host to Host: Leno Books O'Brien as Final Tonight Show Guest

Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien

Jay Leno will trade laughs and perhaps share words of wisdom with his final Tonight Show guest — Conan O'Brien.

The outgoing Tonight Show host announced during a conference call Thursday that he will wrap up his 17-year run on May 29 with his successor, O'Brien, in the guest seat. O'Brien will take over Tonight on June 1.

"I'm glad that it's going to be Conan," Leno said. "It couldn't ...
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Dancing's Ty and Chelsie Don't Feel Guilty About Outstaying Lil' Kim

Chelsie Hightower, Ty Murray

Ty Murray's Cinderella story came to an end on Dancing with the Stars this week after getting booted one week shy of the finale. The bright side? He stayed 10 weeks longer than most expected him to, out-charming, outwitting, but not necessarily out-dancing, his competition. "I think [partner Chelsie Hightower and I] probably brought a bigger fan base than what people expected to start with," he tells TVGuide.com. That fan base unexpectedly propelled them past Lil' Kim — but that didn't surprise them at all. See what else the twosome has to say about their long run, what their finale dance will be and if that rumba solo for Jewel paid dividends.
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Lindsay Lohan Travels to The Other Side

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has found a job.

The actress, who last month blamed the paparazzi for her lack of work, has joined the independent film The Other Side, according to Variety.

She will play a grad student working at a scientific institute on a remote island when she befriends a group of eccentric locals harboring a dark secret. Described as a fantasy-comedy, The Other Side also stars ...
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Jennifer Hudson: I Was a "Mama's Baby"

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson says her tight bond with her late mother has made it especially painful to say goodbye.

"I was always a mama's baby," Hudson tells Essence in its June issue. "I'd go and ...
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Farrah Fawcett: It's Time for a Miracle

Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal

Farrah Fawcett is praying for a miracle in her battle with terminal cancer, saying, "I do not want to die of this disease."

"I want to stay alive. So I say to God, because it is, after all, in his hands: It is seriously time for a miracle," Fawcett says in her new documentary, Farrah's Story, parts of which aired on Today Thursday.

The self-made, two-hour documentary will air Friday on NBC. The special will feature footage of Fawcett, her longtime partner Ryan O'Neal, friends and family as the actress sought alternative treatments in Germany.

O'Neal appeared on Thursday's Today in a sit-down with Meredith Vieira and said he's been preparing himself for Fawcett's passing.

"I let ...
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Oprah Apologizes to Author James Frey

Oprah Winfrey, James Frey

Oprah Winfrey has apologized to James Frey for slamming him on her talk show after news broke that the author fabricated parts of his memoir.

"It was a nice surprise to hear from her, and I really appreciated the call and the sentiment," Frey told Vanity Fair. "When I heard her say ...
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