Laila Ali has a new lightweight boxer on her hands
or is that tiny dancer?The boxing champion and her husband, former NFL star Curtis Conway, are the proud new parents of a baby boy. Curtis Muhammad was born Aug. 26, weighing in at 6.8 pounds and measuring 19 inches long, Ali announced on her official Web site."He's a healthy baby boy," the statement read. "Mama and baby are resting!"Baby Curtis, who draws his first name from his father and middle name from his grandfather, Muhammad Ali, is the first child for Conway and the one-time Dancing with the Stars contestant. Conway has three children, 12-year-old twins Cameron and Kelton, and 8-year-old Leilani, from a previous marriage.The couple tied the knot in July 2007. Joyce EngVisit our Online Video Guide to see interviews with Ali.
The premiere of the most excellent Mad Men (I've watched the "It's Toasted" scene at least four times) improved upon AMC's typical Thursday ratings by 75 percent, and was the cabler's most-watched series telecast ever.... Dancing with the Stars finalist Laila Ali wed retired NFL star Curtis Conway on Sunday. Also per People, Jodie Sweetin tied the knot with Cody Herpin on Saturday in Vegas. It's the Full House alum's second marriage.... DVD releases have been set for The Hills: Season 2 (Aug. 7) and The Fugitive: Season 1, Volume 1 and Dynasty: Season 2 (both on Aug. 14).
There's something delicious about a show where nerves are on end and no one is a sure thing. "I have no idea who's going to win this," says dance pro Jonathan Roberts, who stopped by to chat just moments before this Monday night's competition began. He was seated in the audience with his former celebrity partner, Heather Mills. All 11 competing couples will return tomorrow night to dance in the grand finale. But for now, they were just there to watch the toughest, most important dances of the season alongside a number of famous former contestants: Harry Hamlin, Jerry Springer, and Mario Lopez, seated with his girlfriend and f
We started with 11 couples. Now there are three. And the head judge is jazzed about the finals. "It's going to be magic," Len Goodman said immediately after Tuesday night's results show, which sent Ian Ziering packing. Ziering gave the competition everything he had and wanted to stay in the worst way. But, says Ziering, "It really wasn't so unexpected. There are better dancers out there."
Goodman agrees. It may have been a tight, four-way race to the finish, but Goodman thinks the right three couples made it into the finals. "As much as I loved Ian's performances last night, I think it was justified that he was the one sent home as the weakest dancer. If he had been in Season 1, 2 or 3, he would've been in the finals. But he's come up against three incredible couples."
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It was a jaw-dropping semifinal, the best in the four-season history of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Apolo Anton Ohno, Laila Ali, Joey Fatone and Ian Ziering on Monday night each pulled off grand finale-quality dances — and earned multiple "10s" from the judges — like it was no big deal to polish two entirely different routines. Plus, the routines themselves were longer: a minute and 15 seconds last week, one minute and 30 seconds this week.
The dances' length is not a question of keeping head judge