Kate Gosselin says she's ready to start dating again, but is anybody ready to start dating her? Her performance on Dancing With The Stars may make it hard to find a date.
DANCING WITH THE STARS
Khloe Kardashian and L.A. Laker Lamar Odom reportedly plan to marry this weekend after just a month of dating. The mother of his children says the two are rushing in. Which other Hollywood couples rushed to the altar faster than Usain Bolt on a greased track?
The cast for Season 9 of Dancing With The Stars is set. Along with the obligatory surprise Stars (this year Tom DeLay, former Speaker Of The House), there are a few expected Stars not participating. Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott will not be appearing this year. The actress, author, mom and suspected Elektra-complex sufferer is "too busy" for the competition. On the other hand, Macy Gray and Michael Irvin will be in the house, so good things.
Yesterday evening (Friday, August 7th), Derek and Shannon announced the end of their relationship, as only two mildly recognizable reality show competitors could: via Twitter. Proving to be as well choreographed on the social networking site as they once were on the dance floor, the pair sent out matching tweets, but with different pronouns.
MSNBC recently explored the idea of how boredom affects divorce and while the potential may seem scary, the solution is surprisingly easy. "Shared challenges and exciting diversions are what make relationships hot long after the wedding gown has been packed up and stored away" the article states. "Boredom and a dull, daily routine, can kill a marriage, squashing intimacy and romance."
We've all heard the rumors—celebrities hooking up with their partners on Dancing With The Stars. Occasionally it's true. Actress Shannon Elizabeth and dance partner Derek Hough started dating when she appeared on season six and are still together. Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff made for heavy-duty tabloid fodder for nearly two years, until she learned there were other partners on his dance card.
We would have called them Clorene, if only we'd known. In her memoir, Cloris, for sale next Tuesday, Oscar-winning actress and Dancing With the Stars elder stateswoman Cloris Leachman describes the crazy night of passion she had with Gene Hackman in the mid-'70s. "We didn't finish the meal. We went upstairs, flew into bed and made love. It was epic. And the next morning, Gene went back to his film and I went back to mine. I haven't seen Gene since that night, but I remember well the feisty lad he was," Leachman says.
Breakups suck. And when you're in the midst of one, it often feels as though no one in the world could possibly understand your anguish. But rest assured, gentle readers: almost everyone can. Indeed, anyone who's ever been in love has experienced heartache, including Marilyn Monroe. And Halle Berry. And the commander-in-chief of Alaska. So lick those wounds, broken-hearted beauties, and learn a few lessons from some of the rich and famous who've been through the ringer, and managed to survive.
Melissa Rycroft has had quite a ride. From Cowboys cheerleader to The Bachelor winner to wilted After The Rose Ceremony scorned woman to Dancing With The Stars contestant. And now, she has a new dude. That's right. She's back in the saddle and everyone loves her. Jason Mesnick is having a different experience. People do not like the cut of his jib. And so it goes.
Now in his seventh season on Dancing With The Stars, professional dancer Tony Dovolani spends much of his time between seasons presenting seminars and giving private instruction. Wherever he goes, he sees couples reconnecting through ballroom dancing. Dovolani says learning to dance teaches communication skills and fosters respect. The physical activity is a great stress reliever and the positive feelings about the shared experience makes couples excited to carve out alone time.