Carrie Ann Inaba
Heading into the season finale of Dancing with the Stars, the winner is typically at least somewhat a foregone conclusion. So it's unusual that, in Season 19, the Mirrorball trophy is truly anyone's to lose on the two-part season finale, which kicks off Monday at 8/7c and concludes on Tuesday at 9/8c on ABC.
"This to me is by far the closest competition we have had in a long time," veteran judge Carrie Ann Inaba tells TVGuide.com. "I'm really interested to see how it's all going to play out. ... At this stage, it could be any of them. It's going to be great."
Alfonso Ribeiro has occasionally mentioned his groin injury on Dancing with the Stars, often in a joking context with co-host Erin Andrews, but one doesn't get the sense of just how serious the condition is until speaking with Ribeiro one-on-one.
"It's been really grueling for me, because it's constantly doing treatment on my body," Ribeiro tells TVGuide.com. "There's never enough hours in the day, because I've got to literally dance all day and then try to do treatment in between. So, I'll either do treatment in the morning or I do it in the evening. I had someone at my house last night show up at 9 p.m., working on me 'til10:30 p.m., working on my body, trying to help make it last. It's really been very frustrating."
Dancing with the Stars
What do an old-school stoner, a '90s sitcom star, a YouTube celebrity and an Olympic athlete have in common? They're all competing on Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars.
Officially announced on Good Morning America Thursday, the new cast of ABC's long-running dancing competition will include Cheech & Chong's Tommy Chong, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum Alfonso Ribeiro, teen fashion expert Bethany Mota and track and field star Lolo Jones.
James Avery, Will Smith
Will Smith has opened up about the loss of his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star James Avery.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor James Avery has died, TMZ reports. He was 65.
Avery passed away at a Glendale, Calif., hospital while recovering from open heart surgery.
"The world has lost a truly special man. I am very saddened to say that James Avery has passed," Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Avery's son on the sitcom, posted on his Facebook. "Even though he played my father on TV, he was a wonderful father figure to me in life. He will be deeply missed."
Jeff Pollack, John M. Eckert, John Morrissey, Jamie Foxx
Jeffrey Pollack, who directed Booty Call and was a producer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, died on Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 54, and police believe he died of natural causes while exercising in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Alfonso Ribeiro, Angela Unkrich
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum Alfonso Ribeiro and his wife Angela now have a little prince of their own. The couple welcomed a baby boy, Alfonso Ribeiro Jr., on Sundayin Los Angeles, In Touch reports.
It's not unusual to love anyone who invented the Carlton Dance on The Fresh Prince. Nor is it unusual to love ...
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