Dorothy Hamill, who became America’s sweetheart forever after winning the Olympic gold medal in ladies’ figure skating in 1976, is facing a new challenge. She’s competing on the new season of “Dancing with the Stars,” following in the footsteps of fellow Olympic skating champs Kristi Yamaguchi, who won the show in Season 6, and Evan Lysacek, who finished second on Season 10.
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While the giant Oscar statues are still being washed off and stowed away, planners are already struggling with the timing for next year’s show in what could be a very early and very late awards season because of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which fall right in the middle of things from Feb. 7 to 23.
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time television coverage of the Winter Olympics will start a day early next year in Sochi – with Shaun White the likely star. NBC will air… More
Ever wondered “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?”? E!’s about to share it with the world by granting superstar swimmer Ryan Lochte his own reality show. The new six-episode docu-series, announced… More
Shawn Johnson’s freestyle routine on Monday night’s “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” was an Olympic-sized celebration. Shawn’s former gymnastics teammates, who won the gold medal without her in London this summer after she had to retire due to an injured knee, performed in her dance with Derek Hough.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is calling the London Olympics “the most-watched television event in U.S. history.” Citing Nielsen Co. ratings figures, the company said Monday that more than 219… More
Sanya Richards-Ross is having a pretty good week. Fresh off of adding another Olympic gold medal to her collection after winning the the women’s 400-meter race in the Olympics on… More
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew Perry and Crystal the monkey are standing on the shoulders of Michael Phelps, Gabby Douglas and other Olympic champions. NBC has vigorously promoted its fall… More
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s hopes that the London Olympics would boost the struggling “Today” show have been rewarded and then some. The once-dominant morning news show beat ABC’s “Good… More
LONDON (AP) — Even Prince William and Prince Harry were kept in the dark. They told the BBC on Friday had no idea that their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, would… More