ABC(LOS ANGELES) — As reality TV stars, Chris Soules and Robert Herjavec are used to dishing out rejection, but they were eliminated from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Tuesday, just one week shy of the semifinals.
Soules, the 33-year-old star of ABC’s The Bachelor, and Herjavec, one of the investors on ABC’s Shark Tank, were both voted off the show in a double-elimination, along with their respective partners, Allison Holker and Kym Johnson.
The two TV personalities had struggled during their time on the program. Soules, a farmer from Iowa, has shown steady improvement in recent weeks although his scores have hovered at or near the bottom of the leaderboard.
The judges have commended Herjavec’s dedication throughout the competition -- his smiling turns on the dance floor made it clear the business mogul was enjoying his participation in the show -- even though they’ve said his performances were inconsistent.
Herjavec was the first to learn his fate Tuesday when it was announced midway through the show.
When Erin Andrews, the show’s co-host, brought up the apparently affectionate relationship between Herjavec and Johnson and asked what was next for the couple, the Shark Tank star smiled and, without answering directly, said it was great to have been on the show.
“This show is such an inspiration to so many people. I’m so honored to have been able to do this. It was so much fun, wasn’t it, Kym?” he said, and she agreed, adding that Herjavec “embraced every single dance he’s done.”
But Tom Bergeron, the show’s longtime host, added his own relationship comment, telling Herjavec: “Robert you may not have won the mirror ball trophy but I’m suspecting you won someone’s heart.”
Johnson smiled and appeared surprised, while Herjavec smiled and replied: “Tom, I’m not sure I feel that way about you.”
Soules learned his fate at the end of the show, and he was overcome with emotion when Andrews asked him how he felt. He got choked up and had tears in his eyes.
When Bergeron asked Soules to share what he was feeling, The Bachelor star replied: “It’s been an incredible experience. I’m just thankful to have been a part of it,” he said, his voice full of emotion. Soules said that he’d done something he never thought he’d be able to do. “It’s life changing. I’m forever grateful,” Soules added.
“I love this guy so much, Carson said of Soules. “This has been the most rewarding season.”
Tuesday’s eliminations came as no surprise, unlike last week’s revelation that consistent high scorer Willow Shields was being voted off.
Elimination is based on a combination of judges’ scores and viewers’ votes.
Returning to the show next week for the season’s semifinals are actress Rumer Willis, who earned two perfect scores on Monday’s show; Olympian Nastia Liukin; R5 band member Riker Lynch and U.S. Army veteran Noah Galloway.
Tuesday’s elimination show also featured Carly Rae Jepsen performing her new hit, “I Really Like You,” and Josh Groban singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
ABC’s Dancing with the Stars returns next Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
Alan Singer/CBS(BALTIMORE) — After recording a protest song in response to the ongoing turmoil in Baltimore, Prince will stage a Rally 4 Peace concert in the city this Sunday.
The concert, to be held at Royal Farms Arena, will feature Prince and his group 3RDEYEGIRL, plus as-yet-unannounced "industry superstars."
The show "is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the U.S," according to a press release.
Attendees are encouraged to wear something gray in tribute to those recently lost in the violence.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday at 5 p.m. local time on LiveNation.com.
Prince recently recorded a song titled "Baltimore" in response to the incident in the city involving Freddie Gray -- who died one week after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody -- and the ensuing riots.
ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — Anna Kendrick is glad there's finally a public discussion on Hollywood's gender bias, and she wants in on it.
“All the films nominated [for a Best Picture Oscar] this year had male leads. Like, every single one," notes the 20-year-old actress in the June issue of Glamour magazine. "So I’m glad that [equality’s] feeling like a bigger issue now."
Kendrick also contends that Hollywood treats men and women differently, especially when it comes to casting movies.
"There’s [a film I’m considering] now where I have to wait for all the male roles to be cast before I can even become a part of the conversation," she tells the magazine. "Part of me gets that. [But] part of me is like, ‘What the f**k? You have to cast for females based on who’s cast as males?’"
"To me, the only explanation is that there are so many f**king talented girls, and from a business standpoint it’s easier to find women to match the men," she continues. "I totally stand by the belief that there are 10 unbelievably talented women for every role.”
When asked if that makes her feel more competitive with other actresses, Kendrick declares, "I don’t think it makes you more competitive. If anything, it bonds you because we’re all dealing with the same problem."
Kendrick reprises her role as Beca Mitchel in Pitch Perfect 2, opening nationwide May 15.
Patrick Ecclesine/Fox(NEW YORK) — Don't expect Zooey Deschanel to show off her post-baby body on the cover of a magazine after she gives birth to her first child. She's not into such photo shoots.
"Haven’t we all seen those pictures of a sexy new mom in a bikini after one month? I will not be that person," she says in the June issue of Cosmopolitan.
"I’ve always gone my own course and never been someone who had the need to be super skinny. I like a healthy look," Deschanel continues. "I don’t buy into that skinny-is-better mentality. I just eat healthy and work out and don’t worry about my weight too much. Actresses aren’t models, and most of them never wanted to be."
Deschanel is expecting her first child with fiance, Jacob Pechenik. Their bundle of joy is due this summer.
Along with exciting changes at home, Deschanel is also enjoying success on the small screen in Fox's comedy New Girl.
"I’m very focused. I work all the time, but I do what I love and I don’t care what people think of it," she says. "You don’t become successful by trying to be ‘a success.’ You become successful by doing things that give you pleasure. That’s a hallmark of mine."
The Emmy Award-nominated actress says she's happy to be on TV right now. "It’s a good time for women on TV. We can be funny in our own way…and funny doesn’t mean just one thing. Funny isn’t just one-liners. It’s big personalities and individualism," says Deschanel.
ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Ashton Kutcher said thank you to his mom, Diane, with a special Mother's Day surprise.
The 37-year-old actor teamed up with Houzz, an online design site in which he's an investor, to fulfill his "childhood dream" of renovating his childhood home in Iowa. He documented the renovation project in a video series.
"It's my way of saying thank you to my mom," Kutcher explains in the video. "My mom has been the greatest influence in my life -- my parents gave me everything. They went to great sacrifices to give me the life that I have and anything I can do to say thank you is the right thing."
Kutcher, who says he built the house "from scratch" with his stepdad, Mark, when he was just 13 years old, reveals, "The one thing that has eternally bonded my stepdad and I is that my stepdad loves my mom as much as I do."
"When you're the oldest son, and your parents have gone through a divorce," shares Kutcher, "you're always mistrustful of any other guy, but Mark stepped in and a lot of ways was there for me in ways my dad couldn't be there for me."
"I'm one of those people in this world who's lucky enough to have two dads," he adds. "I'm just a blessed person to have that much love in my life."
Kutcher says that he wanted the home remodeled to reflect how his parents live now and "how they're going to be living with grandkids running around."
One of those grandkids is Wyatt Isabelle, the actor's seven-month-old daughter with partner and former That 70s Show co-star Mila Kunis.
"Being able to do this for my mom, it's like a lifelong dream," notes Kutcher. "You know you grow up and you have a good parent, and I don't know that there's anything I could ever do that really says thank you, but trying sure feels good."
Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) — Kendall Jenner got emotional when her father, Bruce Jenner, revealed to her that he was transgender.
In a trailer released Tuesday to promote the upcoming E! special, Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce, fans see how Bruce's eldest daughter with his third ex-wife, Kris Jenner, reacted to the news. The model tearfully got up from her seat in search of tissues.
"He's the most amazing person I know. I couldn't ask for a better dad," Kendall says in a confessional. "He taught me how to ride a bike and be the tomboy that I am."
Kendall, 19, also details the 45-minute drives he would make to drop off and pick her up from school. In a separate trailer, Kim Kardashian, Bruce's stepdaughter, admires his pedicure. "Your feet are actually way more feminine than I ever would've imagined. I am impressed!" she says.
A proud Bruce responds, saying he did it himself. He adds that he even does his own makeup, adding, "I could do your makeup. I could do it all baby!"
About Bruce follows the Olympian's interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer in which he revealed he was transgender.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce, a two-part special, airs May 17 and May 18 at 9 p.m. ET on E!
Bret Hartman/CBS(LOS ANGELES) — A Price Is Right contestant who uses a wheelchair thinks it's "hilarious" that she won a treadmill during an episode of the CBS game show that aired Tuesday.
After Danielle Perez joined host Drew Carey on stage, it was revealed that she would be playing for a treadmill and a sauna. She remarked to Carey that the prizes "are really nice!" However, several viewers pointed out the awkward moment on Twitter.
Perez, who ended up winning both prizes, told People magazine on Tuesday that from her perspective, "It's hilarious, it's the best."
"I thought the day that I won it and experiencing that was the best day ever, but today, sharing it with everyone, it's been incredible," she added.
Perez, who does not have feet, said her appearance was edited somewhat. "When they revealed the prizes the audience hesitated," she said. "There was a feeling of, 'Oh no, they're not really serious. They're not gonna do this, they're not gonna put this woman through this.'"
She said she was so excited to be on the show that her mind-set was to win, no matter what the prizes were.
So, what will she do with her new treadmill? Perez told People, "At first I was going to sell it, but now with all of this happening, I kind of want to keep it to have as a memento. Maybe I could get Drew Carey to sign it for me. That'd be awesome."
Perez, a comedian, plans to incorporate her Price Is Right experience into an upcoming performance.
Perez is scheduled to make an appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night.
George Pimentel/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Miley Cyrus' latest venture isn't a new movie or an album. On Monday, she launched the Happy Hippie Foundation, which aims to bring awareness to youth homelessness and other vulnerable communities, such as the LGBT community.
"I'm the one that can fix it," Miley said of the problems plaguing homeless and LGBT youth on Tuesday's Good Morning America. "And I think I've been able to identify with it just because I've never thought of myself as I'm a girl and so I can't do this or I can do this or you gotta be a boy to do that. I've never thought about that. I feel completely like I'm not tied to a gender or to an age. I feel, you know, like an infinite cosmic thing and that's what I want people to feel."
Although it started with bringing a homeless teen with her to the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley said she was recently inspired to expand her foundation for LGBT youth when she saw Bruce Jenner's interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, in which he revealed he's transitioning to a woman. Miley added that she "thought it was really cool" that he used his platform to bring awareness of transgender issues to "that many impressionable people."
Miley is kicking off fundraising for her foundation with a number of music video collaborations called "Backyard Sessions" filmed in her own backyard -- hence, the name. Miley's friends and frequent collaborators -- such as Joan Jett, transgender rocker Laura Jane Grace, folk legend Melanie Safka, and Ariana Grande -- are featured in the videos, which will premiere exclusively on Miley's Facebook page. The social networking site has placed a special "Donate" link on the page so fans can contribute to The Happy Hippie Foundation, where funds will create digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families.
The first video features Miley and Joan singing "Different," a song from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' 2013 album, Unvarnished.
Miley said if she has any advice for a teen struggling with who they are, she'd give them this advice: "You want to be peaceful with yourself and happy with yourself and love yourself. And sometimes I think, as women especially, I think we're taught that we're not supposed to say 'I love myself'...I love myself and that's what everyone should be able to say."
Esther Horvath/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Ryan Gosling is finally having that bowl of cereal.
A few years ago, Scottish filmmaker Ryan McHenry started creating Vine videos showing him holding a spoon of cereal in front of a TV screen featuring Gosling acting in some of his biggest roles. As Gosling recoiled or moved his hand on the screen, McHenry adjusted the spoon as though the two actions -- McHenry’s spoonfuls and Gosling’s disinterest -- were happening in the same moment.
McHenry titled the series “Ryan Gosling won’t eat his cereal.” The odd, surreal pairing found viral success.
But as the videos found an audience, McHenry faced health struggles. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that originates in the bones.
McHenry died recently at the age of 27.
So Gosling poured milk and cereal flakes into a bowl and recorded his breakfast adventure, holding up his spoon in tribute to the man on the other side of the meme.
“My heart goes out to all of Ryan McHenry’s family and friends. Feel very lucky to have been apart of his life in some small way,” Gosling wrote on Twitter.
Gregory Pace/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Ellen Albertini Dow died Monday at the age of 101, ABC News has confirmed through her rep Juliet Green.
Dow was best known for her work as the foul-mouth grandma in Wedding Crashers and performed "Rapper's Delight" in The Wedding Singer.
Dow was born in 1913 in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, and had small roles in TV hits like Moonlighting, Family Matters and The Golden Girls before being featured in 1998's The Wedding Singer, alongside Adam Sandler. She was also Barry's grandma in Road Trip and Grandma Cleary in Wedding Crashers. More recently, she was featured in the hit show New Girl as Aunt Ruthie in 2013.
After obtaining a bachelor's and master's from Cornell University, Dow performed alongside legendary mimes Marcel Marceau and Jacques LeCoq in Paris, according to IMDB, which lists her first on-screen credits in the mid-1980s when she was already in her 70s. She also taught drama and dance for more than three decades.
Dow was married for more than 50 years to Eugene Francis Dow, also a teacher and founder of the theater arts department at Pierce College in California, from 1951 to 2004, before his death.
ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Actress Rumer Willis had a perfect night on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday. The daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore received perfect scores from the judges for two performances.
The first performance required the six remaining celebrities and their pro partners to perform a dance style voted on by the viewers.
Each pair also teamed up with an eliminated pro or troupe member for a trio dance highlighting the jive, paso doble, samba or salsa.
No one was eliminated Monday. There will be a double elimination on a special Tuesday night “results” show. Here’s a rundown of Monday’s performances:
Noah Galloway: The U.S. Army veteran and double-amputee’s tango drew praise from the judges, even as they acknowledged that he couldn’t perform the tango exactly as required because of his missing arm and leg. Len Goodman said he liked the performance, overall, but would have preferred to see more intensity between Galloway and pro partner Sharna Burgess. Julianne Hough agreed with Goodman about Galloway’s restrictions but said she appreciated his speed. Carrie Ann Inaba was impressed with the innovation of the routine. “It was very elegant,” she said, adding: “It was a bit blocky. I know it’s very hard to avoid that...” Bruno Tonioli liked the performance. “You even managed to maintain the frame. How you did that I have no idea...That was good!” Galloway earned three 8s and a 7, for a total of 31 out of a possible 40 points.
Chris Soules: The Bachelor star’s contemporary routine with Witney Carson drew unanimous praise from the judges. “Well, you guys are just pulling out stops at exactly the right time,” exclaimed Hough, who said Soules wins “the award for most improved this season.” Tonioli said he liked the “new, different shades of Chris,” calling his performance emotive and “tastefully sexy.” He did caution Soules to think more about using his entire body when he was performing this dance style. Inaba cheered, telling Soules it was “by far, your best dance.” Goodman agreed, adding: “Well done.” Soules earned two 9s and two 8s, for a total of 34 points.
Riker Lynch: The R5 band member’s powerful Viennese Waltz with Allison Holker drew high praise from the judges. “You were like a raging torrent of emotions. Wow! What intensity and yet such control of execution,” Tonioli said. Goodman said “it was big, it was bold, it was full on and yet you still kept clarity of movement.” Goodman drew boos from the audience when he said he would have liked to see more dancing in hold. Hough was impressed. “For me, that was your best dance.” Inaba had one comment: “The question tonight is, are you semi-final worthy? For me, hell yeah!” Lynch earned three 10s and a 9, for a total of 39 points. Robert Herjavec: The Shark Tank star’s contemporary routine was a big hit with judges, especially since Herjavec and his pro partner Kym Johnson delivered a fan-requested kiss during the routine. “You didn’t need a wind machine up there; you‘ve got a big fan in me and that was well done!” a smiling Goodman said. Hough and Inaba said they believed Herjavec “upped” his game. “The way that you two danced was magic...,” Hough added. Tonioli, with his trademark animated enthusiasm, added: “It was like watching a deodorant commercial. ‘Use me; you get the girl!’” he said, adding that his comment was “a good thing.” Herjavec earned three 8s and a 9, for a total of 33 points. Nastia Liukin: With her pro partner, Derek Hough, still not fully healed from his injury, Liukin again danced with Sasha Farber with Hough playing a cameo role. The Olympian’s paso doble drew mixed reviews from the judges. Goodman liked the passion of the routine but said he wanted to see more recognizable paso content. Hough said she believed the pair was out of sync in a couple of spots, but felt the routine was fun to watch. Tonioli agreed that the performance was “amazing,” but told Liukin sometimes getting too much into a character could result in a loss of artistry. Inaba said the pair’s partnership “wasn’t so smooth” but she appreciated Liukin’s performance. Liukin earned four 9s, for a total of 36 points.
Rumer Willis: Coming off a disappointing turn last week, the actress’ rumba with Valentin Chmerkovskiy earned her a standing ovation from the ballroom audience and rave reviews from all four judges. “That was your best dance that I think you’ve done...that was bold,” Hough said. Tonioli called it a pitch perfect, refined, high class rumba.” Inaba called it “sheer perfection,” and Goodman, too, had high praise: “There’s no perhaps about it. It’s great,” he said. Willis earned four 10s, for 40 points and the first perfect score of the season. The Trio Routines:
Noah Galloway, Sharna Burgess and Emma Slater: The judges appreciated their salsa routine, Goodman called it fun and in keeping with the character of the dance. Hough called it “hot, hot, hot,” adding: “If anybody can handle those two girls, it’s you.” Tonioli called the “armography” clever, adding: “You girls really worked that out.” Tonioli was so excited that he fell off his chair, but got up laughing it off. Added Inaba: “OK, so two girls, one arm. Probably impossible for most people but not for you, Mr. Noah...You make everything possible, you make it fun.” She expressed regret at not being able to change her score. Galloway earned four 8s, for a total of 32 points and a night’s grand total of 63 points out of a possible 80.
Chris Soules, Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold: Their trio paso doble didn’t impress the judges. Hough said The Bachelor star had more room to improve and said his butt was “going in the wrong direction.” Tonioli appreciated Soules’ commitment to the routine but said he needed to keep his posture. “Spanish lines, very important...,” he advised. Inaba, too, found flaws. “The sad truth for me is...this is about how you stand out within the two girls. I really honestly felt that they overwhelmed you, which surprised me because you’re ‘the bachelor,’” she said, adding that the performance was off-timing and “clompy.” Goodman said Soules got so wrapped up in remembering the steps he forgot to inject the required flair of the routine. “It was okay but not great,” he said. Soules earned two 7s and two 8s, for a total of 30 and night’s grand total of 64.
Riker Lynch, Allison Holker and Brittany Cherry: Lynch’s upbeat jazz routine brought the ballroom audience to its feet, and the judges loved it. Inaba seemed thrilled. “Eighteen snaps! Get it! Get it! Get it! You hammered, hammered that number,” she said. Goodman declared it happy hour on Dancing with the Stars, saying the judges and Lynch and his partners were all happy with the routine. Hough added: “Now that was a jazz routine...the thing that I love the most is you were leading the routine.” Tonioli called the performance “a mover and shaker.” Lynch earned three 10s and a 9, for a total of 39 points and a night’s grand total of 78.
Robert Herjavec, Kym Johnson and Jenna Johnson: The judges noticed that Herjavec had some missteps in his samba, but they appreciated his style. “You handled those two women beautifully,” Inaba said. Hough added: “It was a bit messy, but you look sharp...” Tonioli said “the samba time was a bit of a shamble, but the style was there.” Goodman was his customary blunt self. Pointing out that it was difficult to do two dances in one night, he nevertheless added: “Unfortunately it’s not do one, get one free and this was a little bit on the messy side.” Herjavec earned two 7s and two 8s, for a total of 29 and a night’s grand total of 62. Nastia Liukin, Derek Hough and Sasha Farber: Dancing the slower parts with Derek Hough, her injured partner, and the faster parts with Farber, Liukin’s jive found high favor with the judges. It even brought Goodman to his feet. “That was fantastic,” he said. His comment led Liukin’s injured partner to gingerly make his way up to the judges’ bench to give Goodman a hug. Tonioli called the routine “total genius,” and Julianne Hough, Derek’s sister, called it “the most creative trio I have ever seen.” Inaba said she was baffled “because it was beyond brilliant.” The routine earned Liukin a perfect 40 points. Her grand total for the night was 76.
Rumer Willis, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Artem Chigvintsev: Willis’ triple paso doble earned her a second perfect score of the night. “You’ve been great from day one but tonight you were superior,” Inaba told the actress. Goodman said Willis was brilliant. Her grand total for the night was a total 80 points. Monday night’s scores (Individual Routine, Trio Dance. Grand Total):
Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: 40; 40 Total: 80
Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: 39; 39. Total: 78
Nastia Liukin and Sasha Farber: 36; 40. Total: 76
Chris Soules and Witney Carson: 34; 30. Total: 64
Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: 31; 32. Total: 63
Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: 33; 29. Total: 62
Dancing with the Stars returns Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama was in New York City Monday, but the real excitement in town was for the huge number of A-list stars who attended the 2015 Costume Institute Gala, an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
The list of Hollywood stars at the Met event included George Clooney and his wife, Amal, Sofia Vergara with fiance Joe Manganiello, Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs, Jennifer Lawrence, Kerry Washington, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chloe Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Katie Holmes, Sienna Miller and Neil Patrick Harris.
If they handed out prizes for best headdress, Parker would have won easily. Her red Philip Treacy headpiece was compared online to everything from a flame emoji to the Heat Miser from A Year Without Santa Claus to Aladdin baddie Jafar.
The music world was well represented at the gala by Beyoncé and Jay Z, Madonna, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Cher and Rihanna, who had the dress of the night. She wore a canary yellow Guo Pei fur-lined dress that featured gold embroidery and a super long train that was measured in yards. Rih Rih said it took two years to make by hand.
Yes, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were there as well.
The inspiration for this year’s event was the Met's new exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO(NEW YORK) — One of the reveals in the new Vanity Fair cover story about Star Wars: The Force Awakens is that Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie is the character that is glimpsed in the teaser wearing head-to-toe chromed-out Stormtrooper armor.
The magazine also revealed her character is Captain Phasma, an officer of the First Order, the villainous army that rose after the Empire fell in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. The J.J. Abrams-directed Force Awakens will be released on Dec. 18, 2015.
In other Star Wars news, TheWrap reports the second Star Wars "Anthology" movie will center on the origins of bounty hunter Boba Fett, although Disney and Lucasfilm are remaining mum. The mysterious, jetpack-wearing character first made a big-screen appearance in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back, and despite only a handful of lines in that film -- and an inglorious end in Jedi -- he became a fan favorite. The movie is set for a 2018 release.
The first standalone anthology film, Gareth Edwards' Star Wars: Rogue One, which will star Felicity Jones, will hit theaters in 2016.
Lucasfilm is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.