Kelly, Mya and Donny compete in the Dancing With The Stars Finale

Kelly, Mya and Donny Compete in The Dancing with The Stars Finale

  • (L-R)Kelly Osbourne, Mya, Donny Osmond

    Singers, Mya, Kelly Osbourne and Donny Osmond are competing against each other in a very challenging awards show. It’s not the Grammys, The American Music Awards or The People’s Choice Awards. The songsters are fighting to see which of them take home the mirror balled trophy of “Dancing With The Stars”.

    On last nights show, each couple danced three numbers including a side by side same choreographed dance that had a combination of three dance styles.

    Osmond is partnered with Kym Johnson. Total Score-85 out of 90
    Mya is partnered with Dmitry Chaplin. Total Score- 87 out of 90
    Osbourne is partnered with Louie Van Amsel. Total Score-76 out of 90

    At the end of the evening Mya led with 87 and had Kelly Osbourne had the lowest score with 76. Donny received a 30 for his Free style dance. Mya received a 30 for her Paso Doable dance.

    Other highlights of the finale are past contestants and champions, and a musical number by Whitney Houston.

    “Dancing With The Shows” 2-hour series finale airs at 9/8c on ABC

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    The GLEE Cast Sings National Anthem at the World Series Game

    The talented cast of Glee performs the USA National Anthem live at the World Series 2009 Game 3 in the Citizens Bank Park on October 31, 2009.
    Amber Riley (Mercedes) singing  lead is accompanied by the  rest of the cast who make up the high school Glee Club students. Joining Riley (front and center in the clip) are (L-R): Jenna Ushowitz (Tina), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Lea Michelle (Rachel), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Cory Monteith, (Finn), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Kevin McHale (Arty).
    Glee airs Wednesday nights on Fox. View full episodes of the show at Fox.com/Glee

    ‘White Collar’s Matthew Bomer Talks with “My Take On TV”

    Matthew Bomer as Neal Caffrey in "White Collar" (Photo: Variety)

    Matthew Bomer as Neal Caffrey in "White Collar" (Photo: Variety)

    Reviews have been favorable for the USA Network’s new show White Collar. White Collar tells the “Catch Me If You Can”-like story of a white-collar criminal who partners with the FBI to help them solve crimes. The series stars Matthew Bomer, Tiffani Thiessen, Willie Garson, Tim DeKay and Diahann Carrol. The website “My Take On TV” visited the New York set for an exclusive interview with the some of the cast and crew from the show.

    When “My Take On TV” asked what were some elements that set the show apart from other crime dramas on currently on TV, Bomer said, “Well, I think—I always say I think before I say—please cut that out. [laughs]  Because it’s just—I should just say it.  The signature of USA Network is, characters welcome.  So, first and foremost, you’re gong to get all the great procedural stuff.  It’s really intelligently written.  We’re—I’m no fool, I know this is a writer’s medium.  You can put the biggest stars on the TV screen, but if the writing’s not there, the shows aren’t going to last and we’re so blessed to have Jeff Easton at the helm.  Because these scripts are really smart and fun and unique.  The White Collar world is unique, hasn’t really been completely explored yet and so you’re going to get all the fun procedural stuff, but at the same time, there’s going to be a lot of character elements that come into play as well.  That keep it light and fun and sometimes serious.  So, you do get more back story elements and a lot of interplay, fun interplay between characters that you might not get on a show that’s straight procedural.”

    Read the full article here: White Collar

    Tina Fey, Usher, Whoopi Goldberg, Kristen Chenoweth Chosen as Peanuts Characters Look-A-Like As Peanuts Announces 60th Anniversary Look-A-Like Contest

    Peanuts Gang (Copyright: Charles Schulz)

    Peanuts Gang (Copyright: Charles Schulz)

    Peanuts, who introduced pop culture icons, Charlie Brown and Snoopy, announced the launch of its first-ever PEANUTS 60th Anniversary Photo Look-A-Like Contest, which will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org).

    Peanuts fans of all ages are invited to submit photos of themselves or their children looking like one of these Peanuts characters: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Marcie or Pigpen, or one of Snoopy’s classic alter-egos, Joe Cool or the World War I Flying Ace. Submissions will be accepted through November 3.

    Finalists, selected by a panel of celebrity judges, will be posted on November 11. The public will then be able to vote for their favorite finalist through November 30. The winners will be announced in December.

    The celebrity judges include Jill Schulz, daughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz; country music legends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood; “Supernanny” Jo Frost; “America’s Next Top Model” judge and fashion photographer Nigel Barker; and Victoria Recaño, co-anchor of KTLA 5 News at 6 and KTLA 5 News at 10.

    “Throughout the years, the Peanuts gang has given people a sense of belonging—we can all identify with one or more of the characters and their life lessons,” says Jill Schulz. “This contest gives participants a chance to express their ‘inner Snoopy,’ so to speak, and I’m really looking forward to reviewing all the pictures and stories from our Peanuts fans around the country.”

    The grand-prize winner will receive an all-expenses-paid family adventure for four to Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio (home to Planet Snoopy). Other prizes include a collection of Warner Home Video PEANUTS DVDs and a Peanuts holiday tree and ornament collection from Hallmark Gold Crown.

    The Stars Come Out for Peanuts

    Offering inspiration to contest entrants (including caption and costume ideas)—and amusement to everyone who visits the contest website—a Celebrity Look-A-Like Gallery features film, television, music and sports stars who have an uncanny similarity to a Peanuts character…whether in looks, talent or attitude! The famous Look-a-Likes were chosen by the Peanuts team for their “resemblance” to a particular character, and all the stars were delighted to participate.

    “I wasn’t entirely by surprised when I learned that the Peanuts team had selected me as their Charlie Brown look-alike, since the comparison had been made several times before,” says Simon Pegg, (“Star Trek,” “Shaun of the Dead”). “I even have a Charlie Brown yellow t-shirt with black zig zags, bought for me by a friend who was of the same opinion. Now I guess it’s official. Word had come from the very top and who am I to argue. I look like Charlie Brown. Good Grief.”

    The Celebrity Look-a-Likes are:

    Charlie Brown, the underdog in the zig-zag shirt who never gives up:

    "Charlie Brown" Look-A-Like, Simon Pegg

    "Charlie Brown" Look-A-Like, Simon Pegg

    • Simon Pegg (“Star Trek,” “Shaun of the Dead”)—chosen for his delightful comic befuddlement.

    Snoopy, the imaginative beagle who ponders life from the top of his doghouse:

    • Will Ferrell (“Land of the Lost,” “Blades of Glory”)—chosen for his Snoopy-like mastery of disguise…and his ability to make millions laugh.

    Lucy, who dispenses advice from her 5-cent psychiatrist’s booth:

    • Debi Mazar (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Entourage”)—chosen for her outspoken, opinionated charm.

    Linus, the blanketclutching philosopher who believes firmly in the Great Pumpkin:

    • Michael Cera (“Paper Hearts,” “Juno”)—chosen for his sweetly innocent philosophical humor.

    Sally, Charlie Brown’s little sister, who’s (nearly) right about everything:

    • Kristin Chenoweth (Tony winner for playing Sally in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on Broadway; Emmy winner for “Pushing Daisies”)—chosen for her Sally-like perkability and adorable self-confidence.

    Peppermint Patty, who never met a school day she didn’t hate:

    • Shawn Johnson (gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast; winner of last season’s “Dancing with the Stars”)—chosen for her fun and funny attitude, and her fearlessness on the field of play.

    Marcie, Peppermint Patty’s loyal sidekick, who’s smarter than Patty realizes:

    • Tina Fey (Emmy-winning star and creator of “30 Rock”)—chosen for her smarts, her humor, and her great look in glasses.

    Pigpen, who travels with his own cloud of dust:

    • Mike Rowe (“Dirty Jobs”)—chosen for being completely at ease while surrounded by dirt.

    Schroeder, the mini musical genius who is rarely separated from his piano:

    • Harry Connick Jr. (Grammy-winning artist, Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actor)—chosen for being a heartthrob at the keyboard.

    Franklin, perhaps the only one who never has an unkind word about Charlie Brown:

    • Usher (Grammy-nominated artist)—chosen for his gentlemanly ways.

    World War I Flying Ace, Snoopy’s dashing aviator persona:

    • Chesley Sullenberger III (heroic captain of US Airways flight 1549, which landed safely in New York’s Hudson River)—chosen for his high-flying style.

    Joe Cool, Snoopy’s sunglasses-wearing ultra suave alter ego:

    • Seth Green (actor and creator of the super-cool “Robot Chicken” series)—chosen for representing a new form of 21st-century cool.

    Woodstock, Snoopy’s trusty yellow-feathered friend.

    • Whoopi Goldberg (Oscar winner for “Ghost,” co-host of “The View”)—chosen for her distinctive hairstyle, flashing dark eyes…and chirpy personality?

    Peanuts60Submissions will be accepted through November 3.

    Finalists, selected by a panel of celebrity judges, will be posted on November 11. The public will then be able to vote for their favorite finalist through November 30. The winners will be announced in December. To enter the contest and for more information, visit: (www.peanutsphotocontest.com)

    The Peanuts cartoon classic, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” airs on Wednesday, October 28th at 8pm/7pm central on ABC.

    The Dancing and Music of Michael Jackson Celebrated On “Dancing With The Stars”

    Season 9 dancers pay tribute to Michael Jackson on "Dancing With The Stars". (Photo:ABC)

    Season 9 dancers pay tribute to Michael Jackson on "Dancing With The Stars". (Photo:ABC)

    Dancing With The Stars was a “Thriller” night on Tuesday as all of the professional dancers performed a special tribute to Michael Jackson. Performing in the tribute were Season 9 dancers Kym Johnson, Karina Smirnoff, Cheryl Burke, Dmitry Chaplin, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Edyta Sliwinska, Anna Trebunskaya, Alec Mazo, Lacey Schwimmer , Jonathan Roberts, Mark Ballas, Tony Dovolani, Anna Demidova, Louis van Amstel, Chelsie Hightower  and Derek Hough. The show has danced to 17 performances over the years to songs of Michael Jackson. Clips and interviews were shown throughout the show with the professional dancers talking about Michael Jackson. ” He is an inspiration to anyone who wants to dance ” stated dancer Mark Ballas. Michael’s siblings, Jermaine Jackson and LaToya Jackson also spoke on the taped tribute talking about Michael’s love of dance and his love for the show Dancing With The Stars.

    The dancers performed to “I Want You Back”, Man In The Mirror” and “Thriller”. Latoya Jackson introduced the musical tribute.

    Along in the audience with LaToya Jackson were Michael’s mother Katharine Jackson and brother Jermaine Jackson.

    Dancing With The Stars airs Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC.

    Mary J Blige, ‘Glee’s’ Lea Michelle and Sara Evans to appear at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference

    Lea Michelle (center on stairs) will appear at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference. Glee cast pictured (L-R): Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale (seated), Amber Riley, Lea Michele (center), Jenna Ushkowitz, Cory Monteith.(Photo: FOX/Matthias Clamer)

    Lea Michelle (center on stairs) will appear at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference. Glee cast pictured (L-R): Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale (seated), Amber Riley, Lea Michele (center), Jenna Ushkowitz, Cory Monteith.(Photo: FOX/Matthias Clamer)

    The 8th annual Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film and TV Music Conference will be held on October 29-30 in Beverly Hills.  The most highly anticipated panels at the event this year will be for the TV show “Glee”, the movie “Twilight:New Moon”, the Sara Evans and SOAPnet panel and Mary J. Blige’s keynote panel.

    The Glee panel will be called BACKBEAT: THE ANATOMY OF A TV SHOW- Fox’s “Glee”
    A look behind-the-scenes at how “Glee” uses music — from on screen in synchs to the soundtrack for stores. Adam Anders (Glee music producer) and Grammy winner Lea Michelle who plays Rachel on the show will be just a few who will be on the panel.

    The “New Moon” panel will feature a discussion called SOUNDTRACK CASE STUDY:”THE TWILIGHT SAGA:NEW MOON”. The masterminds behind the 2.1 million-selling soundtrack to “Twilight” discuss how they selected the bands and songs to appear on the soundtrack to film’s sequel, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Paul Katz, music consultant of Summit Entertainment will be one of the speakers on the panel.

    Day 1 Keynote Speaker will be country singer Sara Evans — Multiple-platinum selling and award-winning country artist Sara Evans talks about her deal with ABC Daytime and SOAPnet for promotion, placement and tour sponsorship.

    Day 2 Keynote Speaker will be R&B legend, Mary J. Blige.  –R&B legend Mary J. Blige discusses her career and  contributions to film and TV music, including a preview of the song she wrote  for Lionsgate’s “PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY  SAPPHIRE.” The film, directed by “Monster’s Ball” producer Lee Daniels  and adapted for the screen by Geoffrey Fletcher, stars Mo’Nique, Paula Patton,  Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz and introduces Gabourey Sidibe.  PRECIOUS will be in theaters  beginning on November 6, 2009. Blige’s next album will be released this fall.

    For more information and tickets: Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference

    Gerard Butler Takes Hilarious Turn As Host of SNL

    gerard_butler_to_host_snl_and_present_at_the_vmasGerard Butler channeled his inner Hugh Jackson to host Saturday Night Live last night. The versatile actor, who has starred in every genre in movies from romantic comedy, to action films and musicals, was right at home in front of the live New York audience.

    The first time host added funny man to his resume. In his opening monologue, he reminded us of his starring role in “The Phantom Of The Opera” with a sketch of him singing the signature “Music of The Night”. As he sang, a group of assassins tried to kill him, including the Phantom’s Christine played by Kristen Wiig.

    Butler held an impressive American accent for some of his sketches but spoke in his native Scottish tongue during a segment from Weekend Update in which Seth Meyers translated for the US audience–“I slept with a hooker last night”, Butler told his mother watching at home through Meyers.

    Other memorable sketches of the night were a spoof of “300” in which Butler  The General

    Gerard Butler

    Gerard Butler

    addressed his troops about his army’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. In it, he was surprised to find out that all of his soldiers were gay and Butler was as the hilarious “White Pete” in a sketch in which, Kenan Thompson hosts a talk show called called “What’s Up, What’s That” where he sings the opening theme song that never seems to end as guests (including surprise guest James Franco) look on, wondering if they will ever be interviewed. “White Pete” comes out and sings an addition to the theme song. Butler did his best soul crooner impersonation as “Pete” wondered “What’s Up, What’s That” in song.

    International superstar Shakira was the musical act, singing two electrifying songs, including her hit song “She Wolf” and “Did It Again”.

    Trying out a new concept, the show had only one sponsor Bud Light Golden Wheat which allowed them to show limited commercials in favor of showing clips throughout the show of some of SNL’s funniest moments and outtakes from the dress rehearsals with alums, Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, and Chris Parnell.

    The audience stayed energized throughout the 90 minute show which proved to be one of the funniest shows of Season 35 thus far.

    The show will show repeats for the next two weeks before returning with a new show on November 7 with Taylor Swift pulling double duty as  host and musical guest.