Who cares what size she is, she looks awesome!!Â Kirstie Alley lost 60 pounds last season on DWTS and has not only kept it off, but lost another 40 pounds!Â SheÂ has said the Â she is a size 2 which is questionable, but has finally admitted to being a US size 6!!Â Who cares, you look fabulous Kirstie!!
She may not have won an Emmy last night but in my opinion Sophia Vergara from Modern Family was a winner on the Red Carpet!!Â Va Va-Voom!Â She looks amazing!Â She also has new line of clothes she designed for K-mart.Â You can view the collection here!!
I have been so excited for the X-Factor !! I know this show is going to be amazing!! Take a look at the extended promo video for the show, it brought me to tears!! I can't wait for September 21st to get here!!
There were lots of rumors and now , finally we have the cast of Season 13 of DWTS!! Â I am finally starting to think the dancers are bigger stars than the stars , but there are Â a few fun celebrities here! Â I love Carson Kressley and Nancy Grace should be fun to watch too!! Â The show starts Monday September 19th at 7pm on ABC. Â Meet the new ca
Yes, it was a tax free weekend, but it was also the weekend for the wedding of the year!! I'm talking about Kim Kardashian's 20 million dollar wedding extravaganza!! It will air as a two part TV experience on the "E" network on October 9th and 10th, but "E" was kind enough to give us a sneak peek!! Despite the hype it looks like it was a beautiful wedding!
For the first time in franchise history, Bravo Media is bringing Housewives from various cities together on one stage for an exclusive experience as the network presents âThe Real Housewives Live Tour.â Fans will have the chance to get up-close and personal with their favorite cast members as the ladies discuss the most talked about moments, reveal cast secrets and answer questions straight from the audience. The multi-city tour begins in Atlantic City, NJ on October 1 with additional stops in Chicago, IL on October 8 and Atlanta, GA on October 15.!!Â Maybe they will have a Dallas or maybe even Austin stop in the future.Â Let's keep our fingers crossed!Â Â For more information on the tour click here!Â Â Â My lovely daughter Katie had the chance to meet Taylor Armstrong from my favorite Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!!Â Â Taylor was in at local designer Kendra Scott's Bevery Hills grand opening last week!!Â Â I can't wait for the new season starting September 5th on Bravo!!Â
The X-Factor is gearing up for it's September 21st debut on Fox and they have just released their new publicity pictures.Â I have only one thing to say...Paula Abdul looks amazing!!Â I seriously can't wait for this show to start!!
In the age of YouTube and photoshop we are always doubting the obvious!! Check out this video of a supposed marriage proposal caught by a local Kansas City TV station! Do you think it's real? I'm on the fence with this one.
I know Lauren Ambrose best from her role on the HBO series "Six Feet Under" and was surprised when it was announced yesterday that she will reprise Barbra Streisand's role of Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" when it comes to Broadway next year for a revival.Â Everyone thought "Glee's" Lea Michelle was a lock, but the good news is Lauren can really sing!Â Check out a video she made with her cabaret band below!
AUSTIN, Texas â July 14, 2011 â NBCâs popular reality series âThe Biggest Loserâ is
launching a 13-city cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hitshow. They will be stopping in Austin, Texas along the way. Individuals and teams of two whohave at least 85 lbs. to lose are encouraged to apply for the new season, which will begin airingin January, 2012.Casting producers are looking for outgoing and charismatic teams of two and individuals whohave the personality, desire and competitive edge to vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity tolose weight, change their lives forever and compete for a grand prize of $250,000. Candidatesmust be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States.People are asked to not line up prior to three hours before the start of the casting call. Candidatesare encouraged to bring a non-returnable photo of themselves (and their partners if applying as ateam). Casting call applications will be provided on-site."We are thrilled that The Biggest Loser has decided to hold a casting call in Austin," said MayorLee Leffingwell. "Although we are sometimes hailed as a fit city, obesity is a problem in ourcommunity just like in so many others across the country. This is an excellent opportunity forAustinites to step up and challenge themselves to lose weight and get healthy. I encouragefolks who'd like some extra inspiration to try out for the show."
SATURDAY, JULY 30
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Long Center for the Performing Arts701 West Riverside DriveAustin, TX 78704
Here is the complete list of this years nominee for the Primetime Emmy Awards!Here is a summary of the top nominees this year!21 NominationsMildred Pierce19 NominationsMad Men18 NominationsBoardwalk Empire17 NominationsModern Family16 NominationsSaturday Night Live13 NominationsGame Of Thrones30 Rock12 NominationsGlee11 NominationsDownton Abbey (Masterpiece)Too Big To Fail10 NominationsAmerican IdolThe KennedysÂ Â
The iconic TV show Dallas is getting a re-boot next summer on TNT!! I was a big fan back in the 70's and the best part is the original JR (Larry Hagman), Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) and Bobby (Patrick Duffy) are back too!! I can't wait!! Check out the trailer for the new show below!! Southfork here I come!!
Jennifer Aniston recieved her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday and had her knew boyfriend Justin Theroux with her.Â It looks like he cleaned up a bit by getting rid of his beard and looked handsome and clean shaven.Â He's sitting to her left in the white shirt and slim black tie. Â I vote for this look, what do you think?Â Congrats Jen!
Sunday night begins the 4th Season of HBO's "True Blood" one of my favorite shows on TV!Â I can't wait!Â Who will Miss Sookie end up with this season?Â Will it be Vampire Bill, Eric or werewolf Alcide?Â EW magazine gave us three fun covers in anticipation.Â Check them out below!Â Find out more about Season 4 of True Blood here!
Last night on America's Got Talent there was another a "star is born" moment as Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. took the stage. He looks like Bob Marley but who knew this guy could sing like Sinatra? Check out his story and performace below.
The lovely Keri Bellacosa host of Good Day Austin on Fox 7 stopped by the Majic studios this morning for our "Fabulous Friday's" segment. We had a lot of fun and shared some great Father's Day gift ideas too! Check it out below!
She's the new Queen of the media and Katie Couric has quite a lovely palace to relax in!Â It's her 6.3 million dollar Hampton's home and it's gorgeous.Â It looks like Diane Keaton's home in "Something's Got To Give" and I would not be surprised if she and her sister who helped her decorate used that movie as an inspiration.Â Â Hey Katie are you up for a weekend guest from Austin?
This is what great ratings will buy you!!Â An awesome, futuristic set has been built for NBC singing competition "The Voice"!Â Â Last night were the first live performances on the show and the highlight was team Christiana Aguilera singing her hit "Lady Marmalade"!Â Check it out below!!
It's no secret that celebrities use Boxtox like toothpaste!Â If fact that's what Simon Cowell said back in 2008 when he was asked if he used it.Â His latest round of Botox seems to have not been the best experience.Â While filming " Britains Got Talent" his left eye and his face appeared a bit off. It also looks like he has some bruising on his left cheek. Â Â It seems that with HD it made it even worse!Â Simon was not happy that's for sure! What do you think?
He may not be a handsome movie or rock star , but Jennifer Aniston is having a great time dating screenwriter,Â Â Justin Theroux.Â Â They met on the set of a movie they were doing in Georgia last fall called "Wanderlust".Â Â Maybe Jen has finally realized looks aren't everything!Â
Â Looks like "Dancing with the Stars" professionals Cheryl Burke and Maksim Chmerkovskiy did more than just dance together this weekend in Las Vegas!!Â Â He had great chemistry on the dance floor with Kirstie Alley but a whole lot more it appears with Cheryl.Â Â Now that's the kind of trophy I would like to have!Â Go Cheryl!
I shed a lot of tears yesterday during Oprah's last show, did you?Â I will really miss her , but she left all of us some of the best advice ever on how to live our "Best Lives"!Â Â I've listed some of my favorites below.Â Thank you Miss O!!âBe more of yourself.â âWe are all called. Everyone has a calling. And your real job in life is to figure out what that is and get about the business of doing it.ââThat is what a calling is. It lights you up and lets you know that you are exactly where you are supposed to be, doing exactly what youâre supposed to be doing. And that is what I want for all of you.ââLive from the heart of yourself.ââYou have to make a living, I understand that, but you also have to know what sparks the light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.ââStart embracing the life that is calling you and use your life to serve the world.ââNobody but you is responsible for your life.ââDonât wait for somebody else to fix you, to save you or to complete you.ââWe often block our own blessings because we donât believe we are inherently good enough or smart enough or pretty enough or worthy enough.â
âYou are worthy because you are born and because you are here. Your being here, your being alive makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough.ââEverybody wants to be validated.ââBe still and know it.ââWait and listen for the guidance that is greater than my meager mind.Â The only time I have ever made mistakes was when I didnât listen.ââWhat are the whispers in your life? Your life is speaking to you. What is it saying?ââYour life is always speaking to you.â
It was an amazing country music night on the American Idol finale last night at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood.Â Â Lauren and Scotty each performed 3 songs, one of their favorites, one chosen for them by their idols Carrie Underwood and George Strait and their new single if they should win the competition , picked by season 10 mentor Jimmy Iovine.Â Â Overall I think it was Lauren's night despite her straining her vocal chords early in the day!Â Scotty is already such a pro , so it would not surprise me if he took the title , but I really want to see a girl win this year!Â It's been 4 years since Jordan Sparks won back in 2007!Check out their performances of their new singles below!Â Who do you think will win?Â
His smile got us from the beginning and in the end his dancing won him the coveted DWTS "Disco Ball Trophy"!Â Hines Ward of the Pittsburg Steelers has been a fan favorite from the start and not even the incredible drive and weight loss of Kirstie Alley could take him down in the end!!Â This was a fun season to watch!!Â The new lucky 13 season of DWTS starts in September!Â Check out Hines hoisting his new prize below!
Chelsea , Hines and Kirstie all brought their "A" game last night on DWTS!!Â Â I know Hines is the fan favorite and I think he will win DWTS, I really have to hand it to Kirstie!Â For 60 years old she has been amazing all season and last night was not exception!Â Â The difficult ariel dance moves the younger dancers have been perfoming and while she did not perform it perfectly she gave it her all and I love her for that!! I think the biggest prize for Kirstie has been dropping 4Â dress sizes in just 10 weeks!!Â You go girl!Â Check out her performane with Maks below.LeaderboardHinesÂ and Kym - 59Chelsea and Mark -59Kirstie and Maks - 54
This weekend was the finale of Saturday Night Live and while the season started out great, the writing and the performances of the last few months were not the best. This weekends SNL was a pleasant surprise! Justin Timberlake was hilarious and Lady Gaga was great too! It all boils down to great writing and from the opening to the close this one was one of the best SNL's I have ever seen! Check out JT's opening monologue below!! So funny!Beyonce won the Millenium Award at the Billboard Music Awards last night and did one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen of her current hit " Run The World (Girls)! Using the lates technology it really is stunning! Enjoy!
Haley Reinhardt seemed shocked at first when she was sent home last night on American Idol.Â She certainly rallied and this season with so much talent anyone can go home at anytime.Â After a few seconds she belted out "Benny and the Jets" for the audience and judges and seemed to take it all in stride.Â Check out an exclusive interview with her after the show below!Â Â Next week the finale will be at theÂ Nokia Theatre on TuesdayÂ and we will crown a new American Idol on Wednesday night at 7pm on FOX!Â My money is on Lauren for the win!
Each of the Top 3 performed 3 songs last night, their choice, Intercope Records President Jimmy Ivovine's choice and finally the judges choice.Â I love the going home episode's on American Idol.Â Â These 3 young people left home and barely anyone knew who they were and now they go home and their hometown throws them a party!Â What a feeling that must be, plus we get toÂ see them back in their auditions and how much they have already changed!Check out a concert Scotty gave during his hometown visit toÂ Garner, North Carolina.Â The town raised $61,000 to give Scotty a big homecoming party and he put on quite a show!Â Enjoy!Â
These Â 3 are in the Finals! Â They are...Hines ,Â Chelsea and Kirstie!Meaning, it was theÂ end of the road for Ralph Macchio, who was never quite the same after suffering a knee injury last week. Â So it's a Â sad farewell for the "Karate Kid"."The memories I take with me are, day one, when we came out here with the fox-trot, and this place erupted, I will never forget how the fans have driven us through every week," the actor said in thanks. "Thanks to my friends and family, and everyone who wanted me to do this show.""Karina," he added, turning to partner Karina Smirnoff, "you have inspired me in so many ways with your talent, your class, your integrity as an artist, and even more so as a human being."Aw, cue the waterworks.But Hines and Kym Johnson, Chelsea and Mark Ballas, and Kirstie and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (who's yet to take the DWTS title) will get to show what they're really made of next Monday.Are you excited about this finale line-up?
The semi-finals brought out everything last night on DWTS, drama, great dancing and injuries, including a scary one for Kym Johnson and her partner Hines Ward. Though the injury was very serious Kym performed all 3 dances last night with a few pain killers to help her along. These dancers really are amazing! Something new was added last night called the "Last Chance Cha Cha Cha"! It was a dance off of all 4 couples with one getting a bonus 15 points added to their total score! Check out the video below to see who one and the leaderboard totals. Things aren't looking too good for the Karate Kid this week!
Dancing with the Stars Leaderboard – Semi-FinalsChelsea and Mark: 73Hines and Kim: 60Kirstie and Maks: 54Ralph and Karina: 48
He was "In it to win it" but American Idol hopeful James Durbin was sent home on Amercian Idol last night. He is in good company, if you remember Chris Daughtry was sent home the same week several years ago and his career continues to skyrocket! Â I expect the same thing will happen for James! Â Judge Steven Tyler premiered his new video last night andÂ American Idol Jordin Sparks debuted her new single "I Am Woman" and it's not Helen Reddy's version.Â Jordan looks fantastic! Â Â Check it out below along with James Durbin's goodbye to American Idol!
Lady GaGa was in the house and it made all the difference in the world when it came to confidence and Â creative performances from the final four Idol contestants!!Â James Durbin and Scotty McCreeryÂ wereÂ two of my favorites last night.Â Check out their performances below.
It is getting down to the wire on DWTS so a fan favorite is bound to go home each week.Â Ralph Macchio survied what looked like a sure elimination, but no one really wanted to send the Karate Kid home!!Â Romeo gave one of the best goodbye speeches I have ever heard and was given a standing ovation by the entire audience.Â Â Check out the video below.Â The semi-finals begin next week!
Drama, drama and more drama! Â Kirstie wasn't eating enough, Ralph danced despite a major injury and Chelsea and Mark had a heart to heart talk over his attitude!! Â That's why we love DWTS!!
Dancing with the Stars leaderboard for May 9, 2011:1. Chelsea Kane and DWTS pro Mark Ballas - scored 55 out of 60 (29 for individual + 26 for Instant Salsa)
2. Hines Ward and DWTS pro Kym Johnson - scored 54 out of 60 (28 for individual + 26 for Instant Jive)
3. Kirstie Alley and DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy - scored 53 out of 60 (28 for individual + 25 for Instant Salsa)
4. Romeo and DWTS pro Chelsie Hightower - scored 52 out of 60 (27 for individual + 25 for Instant Salsa)Â Â Â
5. Ralph Macchio and DWTS pro Karina Smirnoff - scored 46 out of 60 (25 for individual + 21 for Instant Cha Cha)Â Dancing with the Stars 2011 leaderboard consisting of combined scores for season 12:
1. Hines Ward and DWTS pro Kym Johnson - 268
2. Chelsea Kane and DWTS pro Mark Ballas - 261
3. Romeo and DWTS pro Chelsie Hightower - 251
4. Ralph Macchio and DWTS pro Karina Smirnoff - 249
5. Kirstie Alley and DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy - 248
It was finally time for Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel to go home. Â This time I think she was a bit relieved saying she was ready to be a mom again! Â The Tango was tough for Kendra, check out the video below, Â The final 5 contestants will do two dances next week , one they will have to put together in Â just 30 minutes!
Kirstie had a meltdown, Kirstie and Maks kissed, and Ralph had a few complaints for judge Len Goodman!The final 6 contestants did two dances , a team dance and an individual performace.Â Each recieved two scores which you can see on the leaderboard below.Â Who do you think will go home tonight?Â
Dancing with the Stars leaderboard for May 2, 2011:1. Hines Ward and DWTS pro Kym Johnson - 66 out of 80 (36 for individual + 30 for group)
Â Â Â Ralph Macchio and DWTS pro Karina Smirnoff - 66 out of 80 (36 for individual + 30 for group)
2. Chelsea Kane and DWTS pro Mark Ballas - 64 out of 80 (34 for individual + 30 for group)
3. Kendra Wilkinson and DWTS pro Louis van Amstel - 61 out of 80 (31 for individual + 30 forÂ Â Â Â group)
4. Romeo and DWTS pro Chelsie Hightower - 60 out of 80 (30 for individual + 30 group score)Â Â Â
Â Â Â Kirstie Alley and DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy - 60 out of 80 (30 for individual + 30 for group)
Wow! Â I loved the Royal Wedding , didn't you? Â I am used to getting up early so I actually slept in a bit before tuning in just in time to see Kate Middleton arrive at the church in her gorgeous wedding gown! Â Perfection! With all the bad news out there it was refreshing to see this lovely wedding! Â Keri Bellacosa from Fox 7 and I got together Friday morning to give our thoughts on the Royal Wedding. Â Check out the video below!
Casey Abrams did not seem too surprised when it was announced last night that he was going home on American Idol. Â This was not the first time Casey was sent home, if you remember earlier on the judges used their only save of the season to keep him on. Â It paid off for Casey who was able to showcase his unique talents. Â I am going to miss him. Â Check out his goodbye below and at the end it's clear he and Haley Reinhardt are more than fond of each other.
Who looks more like Sarah Palin, Tina Fey or Julianne Moore? Â Tina's impersonation is dead on, Julianne sure looks like her but I need to hear her before I decide. Â Juliane is currently playing Sarah in an HBO film.
Chris Jericho and fan favorite Cheryl Burke were sent home last night on DWTS!Â Â Â I love that Chris had such a great sense of humor about it!Â Saying it was a good thing he was going home , since he had to go to the Royal Wedding and that would have been tough for rehearsals.Â Â I was surprised to see Ralph Macchio up for elimination, but like American Idol no one is safe at this point.I loved the NKOTB and BSB performance, and Pia Toscanno looked and sounded lovely.Â Check out the performances below!
It was "Guilty Pleasure's" night on DWTS and it was a pleasure to watch! Â DWTS is my guilty pleasure, always fun and controversial , I love it! Â Kirstie and Maks started things off and were my favorites with their samba! You can tell these two really like each other and I am now rooting for Kirstie to go all the way!!Check out last night's leader board for the point totals for your favorites. Â I think Chris Jericho may be going home tonight. Â What do you think?Here's how the leaderboard stacked up tonight:Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas: 28
Romeo & Chelsie Hightower: 28
Hines Ward & Kym Johnson: 27
Kirstie Alley & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 26
Kendra Wilkinson & Louis van Amstel: 25
Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff: 24
Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke: 22
This really makes no sense other than maybe they were too beautiful and boring. Â They both danced beautifully that is for sure!! Â Len also seemed upset that they were in the bottom 3 since they topped the leaderboard most of the time. Check out the video below if you missed it last night!Â Â
The biggest shocker of the night for me, was the announcement Â that Pia Tascano will be performing next Tuesday night on the DWTS results show! Â Really?? Â Really??? Â Dating Mark Ballas sure has paid off in a big way for Pia!!
It was "Americana" week on DWTS! Â It was one of those weeks where the leaderboard was turned upside down! Fan favorites Ralph Macchio and Petra Nemcova are now at the bottom! Â Will your votes save them? Kirstie and Maks had no major malfunctions in their dance except for Kirstie's unflattering outfit and some strange advice from her friend John Travolta!Â Check out the video below,it's Â funny stuff! Â Toby Keith performs on the results show tonight at 8pm on ABC. Â Who do you think will go home tonight?Here's how tonight's leaderboard stacked up:Hines Ward & Kym Johnson: 27
Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas: 26
Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke: 26
Romeo & Chelsie Hightower: 26
Kirstie Alley & Maks: 23
Kendra Wilkinson & Louis van Amstel: 22
Petra Nemcova & Dmitry Chaplin: 22
Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff: 22
Sugar Ray Leonard and his partner Anna Trebunskaya were voted off DWTS last night. Â They were near the bottom so this was not a big surprise, but the top scoring duo of Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas were also in jeopardy. Â I wonder if new girlfriend Pia Toscanno's luck is rubbing off on him!!