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This just in from ABC:"All My Children stars Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) and Cameron Mathison (Ryan), Farah Fath (Gigi) and John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex) of One Life to Live, Marcy Rylan (Lizzie) from Guiding Light and Van Hansis (Luke) of As the World Turns will join Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) and Alison Sweeney (Sami) from Days of our Lives as The View hosts the live nomination ceremony for the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Wednesday, April 30."ABC will broadcast this year's Daytime Emmys live on Friday, June 20, from 8 to 11 pm/ET sharp, from Hollywoods Kodak Theater.
Cameron Mathison by Rick Diamond/WireImage.com
Dancing with the Stars semifinalist Cameron Mathison (of All My Children) is offering some lucky lady private dance lessons, and then the opportunity to tango with his six-foot-something self at a soap star-studded Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraiser to be held March 2 in NYC. The winner of the auction, opening Jan. 10 at (and benefitting) BroadwayCares.org, will be flown to New York "for a few days' rehearsals," Mathison tells the AP, "and I will teach them how to do a dance with myself" or something along those lines. As Cam adds with a wink, "My [Dancing] partner, Edyta Sliwinska, is going to be coming in and really be the one to teach us." A-ha! A clever variation on the evil twin switcheroo. Matt Webb Mitovich
Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough by Carol Kaelson/ABC
I dont know about you, but I got my wish Tuesday night. Boiled down to three words: Anyone. But. Marie. Seriously folks, if Dancing with the Stars trophy had gone to Marie Osmond the underdog or rather, underdoll, as I like to think of her after Mondays bizarre freestyle nondance that would have been better suited for the Island of Misfit Toys I might even have joined the legions of disgruntled fans who tend to declare "Im never watching again" after each cycle when their favorite doesnt win.And then, of course, they return the following season, because once hooked on this deliriously entertaining reality contest, few can resist the spectacle of watching B-list celebs put on their dancing shoes with varying degrees of nerve, style and success. New stars tend to emerge from this process, and few have blazed with such effortless charm than the eventual winner, Helio Castroneves, whom Id bet very few outside of my Indy-500-obsessed fami...
Edyta Sliwinska and Cameron Mathison, Dancing with the Stars
Joey Fatone was hanging out in the backstage parking lot after last night's Dancing with the Stars. It's the place where all the dressing-room trailers are lined up. "It's going to be Mel B. or Helio [Castroneves]," he says, making his prediction about which two of the remaining four dancers would be in the finals. "At least that's what I'm hearing."
Fatone, last season's runner-up, was visiting old friends, including his former pro partner, Kym Johnson. Pros and celebs were milling about, changing into street clothes and getting ready to call it a night. "It's a great show this year," says Fatone.
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Kiss me, you fool! Helio Castroneves, Julianne Hough by Carol Kaelson/ABC
Ok, I'll cut my usual critique and go right to begging! Well, maybe a little critique...but mostly pure, unapologetic begging.We're down to five and, as I see it, there are only two clear cut choices for the winner: my Helio and Mel B. If you don't agree I defy you to prove why your choice deserves to win. They are by far the best and most exciting. So this is my plea let's keep these two safe! Get out there and vote.Don't get me wrong, I am a big Jennie Garth fan, but her performances tonight were a bit shaky and it makes me wonder whether she'd be able to handle the pressure of the finale. I definitely think she deserves a spot next week in the semi and if she gets better I think she should be the third spot for the finals.Cameron will be the one to go tomorrow night and I say that because I don't believe that Marie Osmond will actually lose. Side note who put him in tan? That outfit looked like he should have been doing the Hustle and I thought his pants left very l...
Bond Girl says Bye-Bye. Jane Seymour, Tony Dovolani by Carol Kaelson/ABC
What is it with this season? Good dancers are going home, people are fainting and, sadly, parents keep passing away! Marie I'm sorry about your father. I'm sure you'll find comfort in your family during this time and we hope to see you back and sassy next week on the dance floor!Well, it could have been worse than Jane Seymour going home. For a second, I got a huge knot in my stomach thinking my Helio was on his way out! Or Jennie! Poor, sweet, most-improved Jennie. Luckily, we'll see her again next week.I was a bit surprised that Cameron found his way out of the bottom two. I guess the soap fans came through for him. I wouldn't have been sad to see him go though. His schedule is insane! He needs to sit down and take a nap. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. I'd be the biggest cranky pants if I were in his shoes they'd probably run me off the show. My one burning question of the night: Who did Kenny Mayne's make-up for the "Dance Center" bit? Was that turquoise eyeshadow ...
Another perfect score for Scary! Melanie Brown, Maksim Chmerkovskiy by Carol Kaelson/ABC
Ok so I go away for one week and I return to chaos. Sabrina Bryan gone? Really?? I'm never leaving the country again if this is what's going to happen. Stupid honeymoon!I can't imagine what must be going through the celeb's minds at this point. If the best dancer can be sent packing, anyone can go. I love how they all had cheetah paws on them. Thanks for the nipple shot, Maksim! Usually I laugh at how the show always uses the line "the most shocking results show yet" but I don't think they exaggerated at all last week. We may be in for another shock tomorrow night as well.So who's going? Well, I'll tell you who I think isn't. Or, at the very least, shouldn't: My Helio, Jennie Garth and Mel B. Maybe I'm speaking too soon, but I think in three weeks we'll be seeing them battle it out for the "shiny silver mirror ball". Glad to see the writer's strike isn't affecting Tom Bergeron's jokes. They are still lame.I was a bit worried about Helio after his first dance because his scores have ...
So long Sabrina. Sabrina Bryan, Mark Ballas by Carol Kaelson/ABC
by guest blogger Katie BottnerEpisode Recap: "Elimination Number Six"I am speechless! I think I can still hear the boos resonating from the TV as we just learned Sabrina Bryan is going home. She was pegged to be one of the final two in this competition. What happened? I didn't think her latest dance was enough reason for her to go home this week. The rest of the dancers better stay on their game. Sidenote: after reading your comments about a possible romance between her and dance partner Mark, I have to say I agree. Did you catch the "baby" and "I love you"? Hmm...I was also shocked shocked that Jane Seymour was announced safe second. Now, we did not get to see Jane tonight as she was absent due to a bout with food poisoning. I'll bet she is feeling better now!Did everyone catch Marie mouth, "I am going to faint" when the judges made her wait through a commercial break to find out her fate? It was a surprise that she was not in the bottom two, but that Cameron fo...
"Oh Crap!" Jonathan Roberts, Marie Osmond by Carol Kaelson/ABC
Well, I think it's safe to say tonight got off to a rocky start. After delivering a decent samba, Marie Osmond passed out right on the ballroom floor! Longest. Commerical Break. Ever. I could be mistaken, but I thought I heard a few laughs from the audience at first, who must have thought she was joking around. But they quickly fell silent when Tom Bergeron went to break. During the commercial, I got so worried. I started to wonder what would happen if something went seriously wrong with her. Visions of heart attacks, strokes and aneurysms went through my head. Would the show really go on? Thankfully, she just became winded, and despite some embarrassment she's going to be fine. What a trooper! But Samantha Harris had it right; fainting was not going to get her a 10. This dance garnered Marie her lowest score yet.How great was Jane Seymour? When her dance started, I got a good view of the back of her dress, or lack thereof. What a body on her! I was amazed a woman 29 years my senior...
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Cameron! Cameron Mathison, Edyta Sliwinska by Carol Kaelson/ABC
Episode Recap: "Week Four"Did the foot touch the floor? Who cares! I love the lift. Carrie Ann was digging her grave with the audience by calling out Jane Seymour, Jennie Garth and company. I consider a lift to be something over the shoulder... like Dirty Dancing! Let the people lift, I say.Here is my main problem with the show: of the two dances each performance night, one is always more exciting than the other. How can you expect me to be wowed by a waltz when the Paso Doble is setting the floor on fire? Is it just me? What do my loyal readers think? I think it would probably get boring if everyone did the same dance, though, so I really have no solution to my problem.Tonight's BestOur first perfect score went to Sabrina Bryan. I must say it was well-deserved. She set the bar very high for the night and though some came close, Sabrina has shown she is the front-runner in this competition. At this point, I have no idea if anyone can beat her!Where did Cameron Mathison come from? Th...