Poll: Donny Osmond Favored to Win Dancing with the Stars

Donny Osmond

Can Donny Osmond do what Marie couldn't and win Dancing with the Stars? Twenty-six percent of voters think so.

In a poll that asked users to pick their early Season 9 frontrunner, Osmond emerged victorious, nabbing more than a quarter of the nearly 4,000 votes cast. Osmond's sister, Marie, finished in third place on the ABC hit's fifth season.

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Dancing with the Stars 2009 Season 9 Cast Revealed!

Dancing with the Stars

Donny Osmond, Melissa Joan Hart and Tom DeLay are among the 16 new celebrities who will hit the parquet on Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars in the show's largest cast ever.

Making the announcement on Good Morning America, host Tom Bergeron revealed the 16 stars and a twist: In the middle of the season, there will be three double eliminations back to back.

In addition, four new dances will be introduced: the Bolero, the Charleston, the Two Step and the Lambada.

Here are the 16 stars of Season 9:
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St. Elmo's Fire TV Series Heats Up at ABC

St. Elmo's Fire

Iconic Brat Pack flick St. Elmo's Fire may be reignited as a television series.

ABC won a bidding war among networks to adapt the Joel Schumacher film into a dramedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Schumacher is already onboard as a producer, alongside That '70s Show grad Topher Grace, Dan Bucatinsky and Jamie Tarses. Bucatinsky is writing the script.

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Like the film — starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham — the show will follow ...
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Poll: Users Want Paula Abdul on Dancing with the Stars

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul should join Dancing with the Stars, according to 55 percent of respondents to a poll.

The poll asked if Abdul should join Dancing with the Stars, create an American Idol competitor, star in a sitcom or participate in some other reality show. Fifty-five percent saw Dancing as the best fit for the former choreographer. Seventeen percent thought a new reality show was the best option. Fourteen percent each wanted her to create an Idol competitor or a sitcom.

Abdul announced her departure from American Idol via Twitter on Aug. 5. ABC Entertainment president Steve McPherson has since said that he'd like to work with Abdul, either via a spot on Dancing or otherwise.

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Bachelorette Contestant Says Ed Admitted Having Girlfriend

Jillian Harris, Ed Swideriski

A contestant on The Bachelorette says winner Ed Swiderski openly talked about having a girlfriend during the competition to win Jillian Harris' heart.

"Dave [Good] and I both remember Ed saying he had a girlfriend," Wes Hayden told Us Weekly. "But we are not the kind who are going to run our mouths."

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Hayden, who was also accused on the show of having a girlfriend back home, wasn't alone in his criticism. Finalist Reid Rosenthal said ... read more

Paula Abdul: Straight Up, What's Next?

Paula Abdul

After storming out of American Idol in what equated to a very public huff, Paula Abdul is now unemployed. During last week's TV previews in Los Angeles, Fox execs said they were sad to see her go after a protracted contract dispute. Abdul also expressed her sadness in her initial tweet about her departure, but soon enough was talking about the "many wonderful offers" that have come her way since her announcement. (She's already filmed two guest spots for Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva and will reportedly drop in on Ugly Betty this fall.)

So dry off your hankies, America! Paula is going to be just fine. Just a few days after Fox's initial confirmation of her departure, journalists zeroed in on ABC Entertainment president Steve Macpherson, asking him if he'd bring Abdul into the Alphabet fold. "I think she's a huge talent," he said. "We'd love to get a piece of that." He even surprised the crowd when he announced that he had already called her to see if they could work together in the future.

But where could Abdul fit into ABC's strong lineup of doctors and housewives and snarky sitcoms? Let's weigh the options:

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Dancing Sets Rehearsal Limit to Curb Injuries

Dancing With The Stars

Dancing with the Stars producers have set a rehearsal limit for the Season 9 couples in an attempt to reduce the number of injuries that have afflicted celebrities and pros alike in seasons past.

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Mega Buzz on Housewives, Criminal Minds, Grey's and More!

Marcia Cross, Thomas Gibson, Sandra Oh

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to

I am so over Orson and his lame blackmail scheme. How long before the writers put that story to rest and let Bree and Karl tie the knot on Desperate Housewives? — David
MICKEY: Poor Kyle MacLachlan — the writers really screwed him with all that kleptomania nonsense. The good news (for us, at least) is that Bree's emotional affair with Karl will take on a new dimension when they start sending dirty text messages to each other. As Emily Post might write longhand on personalized stationery: OMG!

Any Fringe scoop? — Lizbeth
MICKEY: Right off the bat in the first episode, one character's alliances will be questioned, and the answer will be heartbreaking... read more

La Toya Jackson in "Serious Discussions" to Join Dancing

Latoya Jackson

Is La Toya Jackson about to hit the dance floor?

Jackson is "in serious discussions" to join Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars and already ...
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ABC Sets Date for V's Prime-Time Invasion

Elizabeth Mitchell, V

ABC's re-imagining of the 1980s sci-fi miniseries and series V will invade the airwaves beginning Tuesday, Nov. 3, the network announced Sunday.

See the full schedule and scoop on new shows in our fall preview

The series, which focuses on the world's first encounter with a presumed friendly alien race, stars Lost's Elizabeth Mitchell as FBI counter terrorism agent Erica Evans. She is the first to discover that, beneath the skin of the strange Visitors (or Vs), there lies something more sinister than anyone imagined.

Evans' son, Tyler (Logan Huffman), sees the Vs as an opportunity to make mankind unite with a common goal while news anchor Chad Decker (Scott Wolf) wants to advance his career by... read more

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