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Tommy Chong Laying Off the Weed While on “Dancing with the Stars”

Tommy Chong Laying Off the Weed While on “Dancing with the Stars”

ABC/Adam Taylor(LOS ANGELES) — Tommy Chong has exceeded expectations as one of the celebrity performers on Dancing with the Stars this season. One secret to his success: he’s laid off the weed.

The 76-year-old comedian and well-known marijuana user says he’s quit smoking the drug while he competes on the show. He says he’s changed as a result, telling ABC News Radio, “I remember things, I show up on time, I don’t get moody. I remember the dance things. I don’t talk too much. When I get stoned I talk way too much.”

Chong will return to the Dancing with the Stars ballroom Monday night along with the 10 other remaining celebrities. Each couple will dance to a song from a favorite movie. Kevin Hart will be on hand as a guest judge.

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Bryan Cranston Skypes with Young Brain Cancer Patient

Bryan Cranston Skypes with Young Brain Cancer Patient

Lewis Jacobs/AMC(NEW YORK) — Bryan Cranston may have played a “questionable” guy on Breaking Bad, but the Emmy winner is anything but in real life.

One of Cranston’s biggest fans — a young man named Brad Joyner, who lives in North Carolina — was diagnosed with brain cancer last year and wanted to meet the acclaimed actor as part of a “living list,” according to the site 22 Words.

After Joyner had completed two other items on his list — swimming with sharks and driving a classic Mustang — Cranston made sure the young man got to do what was most important to him, which was meeting his idol.

The man who played Walter White onscreen recently Skyped with Joyner, ABC News confirmed.

As seen in a video that documents when Joyner learned he would get to speak with Cranston, Joyner can’t believe it at first, and it’s beyond touching as his laughter turns into tears of joy. “I love you…it’s amazing, how did you do that?” he asks in the clip, while holding his mother.

The video of Joyner actually meeting Cranston is just as sweet. After the two chatted for more than 30 minutes, Cranston topped it all off with the sweetest gift of all, sending over an ice cream truck to his new bud’s home.

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Emma Watson Nude Photo Threat a Hoax

Emma Watson Nude Photo Threat a Hoax

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — The online threat against Emma Watson to release nude photos of the actress following her much-publicized gender equality speech appears to have been a hoax.

It had been reported that members of 4chan had set up a website, EmmaYouAreNext.com, to issue the threat. However, that URL now redirects visitors to a website for a “social media marketing enterprise” called Rantic, which says it wants 4chan to be shut down to prevent further leaks of private photos that have targeted a number of female celebrities, such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.

Rantic has posted an open letter to President Obama that reads in part, “We have been hired by celebrity publicists to bring this disgusting issue to attention. The recent 4chan celebrity nude leaks in [the] past 2 months have been an invasion of privacy and is [sic] also clear indication that the internet NEEDS to be censored.”

Reportedly, the Rantic company itself is fake as well.

Watson appeared at the U.N. last week to deliver a speech on gender equality that subsequently went viral. The United Nations Women’s Goodwill Ambassador has been promoting the U.N.’s HeForShe campaign, which calls on people to take action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and girls.

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Emma Watson Nude Photo Threat a Hoax

Emma Watson Nude Photo Threat a Hoax

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — The online threat against Emma Watson to release nude photos of the actress following her much-publicized gender equality speech appears to have been a hoax.

It had been reported that members of 4chan had set up a website, EmmaYouAreNext.com, to issue the threat. However, that URL now redirects visitors to a website for a “social media marketing enterprise” called Rantic, which says it wants 4chan to be shut down to prevent further leaks of private photos that have targeted a number of female celebrities, such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.

Rantic has posted an open letter to President Obama that reads in part, “We have been hired by celebrity publicists to bring this disgusting issue to attention. The recent 4chan celebrity nude leaks in [the] past 2 months have been an invasion of privacy and is [sic] also clear indication that the internet NEEDS to be censored.”

Reportedly, the Rantic company itself is fake as well.

Watson appeared at the U.N. last week to deliver a speech on gender equality that subsequently went viral. The United Nations Women’s Goodwill Ambassador has been promoting the U.N.’s HeForShe campaign, which calls on people to take action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and girls.

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Report: Amber Rose Files for Divorce from Wiz Khalifa

Report: Amber Rose Files for Divorce from Wiz Khalifa

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ABC(NEW YORK) — Model and actress Amber Rose has reportedly filed for divorce from rapper Wiz Khalifa.

The two, who exchanged vows last July, have a one-year-old son, Sebastian.

Rose said the pair called it quits on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences, according to TMZ. She is seeking full custody of their child.

The former couple has a prenup that will provide spousal support, TMZ reports.

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John Stamos ‘Brokenhearted’ Over Mother Loretta Stamos’ Death

John Stamos ‘Brokenhearted’ Over Mother Loretta Stamos’ Death

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Full House star John Stamos has lost “the love of my life.”

His mother Loretta Stamos died on Monday and the actor took to Instagram the next day to honor and praise the woman who raised him. She was 75.

“Loretta Stamos – 1939-2014 The love of my life passed away yesterday in her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren,” he wrote. “My mother had enough love to fuel a small country.”

He continued, “She was truly one of a kind and will live forever in the hearts of all who knew her. A few weeks ago, I asked my mom if she remembered an inconsequential event – she simply replied, ‘I only remember the love.’ #Brokenhearted #Iloveyouthemost.”

Stamos, 51, said that if fans wish to donate to a charity in her honor, it should be The Vanguard Cancer Foundation, which his mother created.

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The One Piece of Advice Ed Sheeran Received from Taylor Swift, Pharrell and Chris Martin

The One Piece of Advice Ed Sheeran Received from Taylor Swift, Pharrell and Chris Martin

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — As his career was taking off, Ed Sheeran said he kept getting the same piece of advice over and over from some of music’s biggest stars, including Taylor Swift and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

“The same thing Taylor said to me was the same thing Pharrell said, same thing Chris Martin said, is just the same thing: Constant humility, constant evolution and be a sponge, soak up your influences,” Sheeran told ABC News’ Juju Chang in an interview for Nightline.

The 23-year-old British “Sing” singer has done well taking that advice to heart, pulling influences from two other iconic Brits, Paul McCartney and Elton John, into his approach to music.

“Elton John is someone who has done everything right in his career, and everything wrong in his career,” Sheeran said. “He made so many mistakes that he could talk about freely and that’s good advice.”

Sheeran has quickly evolved from just a guy with a guitar to opening for Taylor Swift and selling out New York City’s Madison Square Garden as a solo act, not once, but three times.

He said he is much more at ease when he’s headlining his own show.

“I don’t really think there’s pressure when people have come to see you because they want to be entertained,” he said. “They’re not expecting to be impressed. They come to be like, ‘We like your music, play it for us,’ rather than, ‘We’ve never heard of you, show us what you can do.’”

He’s set himself apart by being brazenly honest in his music, penning incredibly personal lyrics, some of which, like his songs “Lego House” and “Don’t,” are about relationships and heartbreak.

“I think it’s nice to get something positive out of a bad situation,” Sheeran said. “I’d say that’s the way I’d look at it. I’m not trying to be bitter in any way. I just wanted to get something good out of that situation.”

Despite his messy red hair and the colorful tattoos that cover his arms, Sheeran is a sort of a humble “un-rock star,” focused more on the producing new music than his image, which makes him all the more appealing to fans. People magazine named Sheeran to the “Sexiest Man Alive” list in 2013, but the singer-songwriter brushed off even that.

“I’ve never seen myself as a sex symbol, and I think if I didn’t play music no one else would [see me that way] either,” Sheeran said. “We’re attracted to people who are good at things. So being in that People magazine thing is very flattering, because it means people think I’m good at my craft. But I would never say that I’m a sex symbol.”

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Mike Sorrentino and Brother Charged with Tax Fraud Conspiracy

Mike Sorrentino and Brother Charged with Tax Fraud Conspiracy

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is expected to appear in New Jersey federal court Wednesday to answer an indictment accusing him and his brother of failure to properly pay taxes on some $8.9 million of income.

Mike and Marc Sorrentino face two and three counts, respectively, of filing false tax returns between 2010 and 2012, while Mike faces an additional count of failure to file a tax return for 2011.

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said in a statement from the U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey that “the brothers allegedly also claimed costly clothes and cars as business expenses and funneled company money into personal accounts.”

“The law is absolutely clear,” Fishman said, “telling the truth to the IRS is not optional.”

Christopher Adams, the attorney for Marc Sorrentino, tells ABC News, “The charges are fiction. And it’s unfortunate that the government is relying on the word of a disgraced accountant who is a proven liar.”  He adds, “This is not a surprise. We have been showing the government for the better part of a year now the flaws in their theory and now we’ll have to show the same to court.”

So far, there’s no response to ABC News’ request for comment from Mike Sorrentino’s representatives.

A publicist for Mike Sorrentino has not yet responded to a request by ABC News for comment, nor has his lawyer. However, he recently took to Instagram to post a telling message: “To be old and wise, you must first be young and dumb.”

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Keanu Reeves Had Two Intruders at His Home in Three Days: Police

Keanu Reeves Had Two Intruders at His Home in Three Days: Police

Kay-Paris Fernandes/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Keanu Reeves’ home was broken into twice in three days, police said.

ABC News station KABC-TV in Los Angeles has confirmed that the first incident occurred on Sept. 12, while the actor was there. The second occurred three days later.

Police responded on Sept. 12 to a radio call of a trespasser, whom they discovered was a woman in her 40s, the Los Angeles Police Department told KABC. She was held for a mental evaluation. At the time, Reeves was at home, police said.

Three days later, Reeves’ home was broken into yet again, this time by a different woman, who entered through an unlocked door while the actor was out. While inside, she took a shower in the actor’s bathroom, police said. The intruder was not arrested, but detained on a psychological hold instead.

Reeves has yet to comment on the break-ins, and a rep for the actor did not respond to a request for comment.

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Hope Solo on Nude Photo Leak: ‘Beyond Bounds of Human Decency’

Hope Solo on Nude Photo Leak: ‘Beyond Bounds of Human Decency’

Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — U.S. Women’s National Team soccer goalie Hope Solo released a statement on her personal Facebook account to slam the hackers that recently leaked nude photos of her and other stars, saying the act “goes beyond the bounds of human decency.”

“It is extremely sad and unfortunate that the rights of so many women were violated by the unauthorized release of private photographs,” Solo wrote on Tuesday night. “This act goes beyond the bounds of human decency and, as such, I stand united with all the women affected and am exploring every option to protect my privacy.”

The soccer star was one of many celebrities whose private photos were hacked and posted on the popular image-sharing site 4chan over Labor Day weekend.

Solo also addressed two counts of domestic violence charges against her stemming from an incident in June where she allegedly assaulted her sister and her 17-year-old nephew.

“In addition, while I understand that the public desires more information regarding the allegations against me, I continue to maintain my innocence against these charges. And, once all the facts come to light and the legal process is concluded, I am confident that I will be fully exonerated,” Solo said.

Solo has pleaded not guilty.

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Kim Cattrall Discusses Possibility of “Sex and the City 3″

Kim Cattrall Discusses Possibility of “Sex and the City 3″

Warner Bros./New Line(NEW YORK) — Kim Cattrall looks back on her time as Samantha Jones on Sex and the City as “a Valentine experience.” So, the opportunity to step back into the character’s stilettos for a third movie would be an opportunity she’d welcome.

“Occasionally I’m at someone’s house or I’m flipping through the channels and I come upon the scene [in the show] and it makes me feel so good. I think the show stands up and I’m so proud of it,” she told ABC News. “I’d love to come back, but it’s a very high bar and we’d need to get everybody back there and scheduling is difficult for people’s lives but always! I revisit it all the time.”

Cattrall’s co-star Chris Noth, who played the love interest of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw, told ABC News Radio last year that he’d be willing to do a third film as well, only if the story’s a good one. 

“I like to do good writing and I don’t have any expectations of what it would be or what it would mean. But good writing is good writing and [executive producer] Michael Patrick King is wonderful at satire and humor,” Noth explained.

Noth even gave suggestions on how to improve on the disappointing film sequel, Sex and the City 2, which premiered in 2010 and saw the four main ladies — Parker’s Bradshaw, Cattrall’s Jones, Kristin Davis’ Charlotte York and Cynthia Nixon’s Miranda Hobbes — trekking to Abu Dhabi for business and pleasure.

“The problem with the second movie I think might have been that they left New York City. New York City is kind of a must environment for that show in a way,” Noth said.

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“Black-ish” Among Wednesday Night Premieres

“Black-ish” Among Wednesday Night Premieres

ABC(NEW YORK) — Here’s a schedule of Wednesday night’s TV premieres, with brief descriptions of select series. All times Eastern:

ABC

  • The Middle, 8 p.m.
  • The Goldbergs, 8:30 p.m.
  • Modern Family, 9 p.m.
  • Black-ish, 9:30 p.m. — Anthony Anderson stars as a family man in the suburbs who tries to establish a cultural identity in his home, with the help of his father, played by Laurence Fishburne. Tracee Ellis Ross also stars.
  • Nashville, 10 p.m.

NBC

  • Law & Order: SVU, 9 p.m.
  • Chicago P.D., 10 p.m.    

CBS

  • Survivor, 8 p.m. — A rundown of the cast is below:

    • Brothers
      Drew Christy     
      Age: 25     
      Winter Park, Fla.      
      Traveling Sales Rep

      Alec Christy
      Age: 22
      Winter Park, Fla.
      Student

    • Married
      Jeremy Collins    
      Age: 36     
      Foxboro, Mass.       
      Firefighter     

      Val Collins
      Age: 35
      Foxboro, Mass.
      Police Officer

    • Dating
      Reed Kelly     
      Age: 31     
      New York, N.Y.       
      Broadway Performer/Model/Aerialist

      Josh Canfield
      Age: 32
      New York, N.Y.
      Singer, Actor, Writer

    • College Sweethearts
      Jon Misch     
      Age: 26     
      Waterford, Mich.      
      Financial Assistant    

      Jaclyn Schultz
      Age: 25
      Las Vegas, Nev.
      Media Buyer

    • Dating
      John Rocker     
      Age: 39     
      Atlanta, Ga.         
      Former MLB Player    

      Julie McGee
      Age: 34
      Atlanta, Ga.
      Model/Owner of Spray Tan Business

    • Sisters
      Natalie Anderson     
      Age: 28     
      Edgewater, N.J.       
      Crossfit Coach and Student

      Nadiya Anderson
      Age: 28
      Edgewater, N.J.
      Crossfit Coach, Project Coordinator at Bridge2Peace

    • Father & Son
      Keith Nale     
      Age: 53     
      Shreveport, La.        
      Fire Captain     

      Wes Nale
      Age: 23
      Shreveport, La.
      Firefighter

    • Mother & Daughter
      Missy Payne      
      Age: 47     
      Dallas, Texas        
      Owner of a Competitive Cheerleading Gym  

      Baylor Wilson
      Age: 20
      Nashville, Tenn.
      Student

    • Father & Daughter
      Dale Wentworth     
      Age: 55     
      Ephrata, Wash.      
      Farmer      

      Kelley Wentworth
      Age: 28
      Seattle, Wash.
      Marketing Manager

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“The Voice” Recap: The Coaches Continue to Build Their Teams

“The Voice” Recap: The Coaches Continue to Build Their Teams

Image Courtesy Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — The first week of the new Voice season continued Tuesday night with more blind auditions.

New coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams again joined Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in the rotating chairs, as they added artists to their respective teams.

Here are the highlights from the two-hour episode:

DaNica Shirey, a stay-at-home mom, opened the show on a strong note, with her rendition of Jessie J’s “Big White Room.” Adam, Gwen and Pharrell all turned around. Adam told DaNica she has one of the best voices he’s heard in a long time. Pharrell compared her to a snake charmer because he was “allured” by her command of certain notes. He also joked that while Adam is fit, the “Happy” singer is scrawny yet knows what to do with DaNica’s voice. DaNica picked Pharrell.

Seventeen-year-old Joe Kirk of Nashville took on “Lego House” by Ed Sheeran. He had his choice of all four coaches. Pharrell accused Blake of using “Voice Jedi” by trying to bond with Joe over the Nashville connection. Blake responded by putting on a Pharrell-type hat. Adam marveled at how confident Joe was on the microphone. Gwen added that he had “crazy rhythm.” Joe went with Adam.

Reggae singer Menlik Zergabachew performed the Sublime hit “Santeria.” He chose Gwen over Blake.

Gwen and Blake competed for the next artist, too: 15-year-old Reagan James, who belted out the Ed Sheeran tune “Give Me Love.” Gwen lost this battle to Blake.

Taylor Phelan played The Neighbourhood’s “Sweater Weather” on his guitar, resulting in all four coaches pressing their buttons. Adam noted that Taylor was “Elvis-ing out with his feet.” Pharrell said it was as if the guitar was an extension of Taylor’s body. Blake said Taylor carried himself onstage much like OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder does. Taylor went with his gut and joined Team Pharrell.

Sugar Joans’ father is Joe Pizzulo, a singer for Sergio Mendes in the 1980s who also worked with Alice Cooper. She sang Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools.” At the last moment, Gwen and Blake turned around. Blake said Sugar has one of his favorite voices. He also told her he wants to duet with her on “Me and Mrs. Jones.” Alas, Sugar decided to go with Gwen instead.

Nashville resident Taylor Brashears, a cashier in a food truck alongside her brother, tackled Loretta Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough.” All of the coaches except for Gwen expressed interest in Taylor. After telling Taylor that it was in his heart to guide her career, Blake added her to his group.

Andy Cherry once had a record deal, and sought a second chance in the music biz. He covered “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears. No coach took a chance on him.

Maiya Sykes comes from a musical family. Her mom was a backup singer for Earth, Wind & Fire, Meat Loaf and Neil Diamond, and her dad is a saxophone player and singer. All four coaches quickly turned around after Maiya launched into Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.” Blake said Maiya has an excellent shot at winning the competition. Pharrell said Maiya showed a lot of conviction in her performance. Gwen argued she could teach Maiya fashion and how to bring out her own unique style. Maiya chose Pharrell.

NBC will air more blind auditions next Monday and Tuesday.

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Jenny McCarthy Is the Latest Victim of Celebrity Photo Hackers

Jenny McCarthy Is the Latest Victim of Celebrity Photo Hackers

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) — Add Jenny McCarthy to the list of celebrities whose nude photos have turned up on the web.

However, McCarthy’s rep claims the raciest pictures are fake.

“Certain photos claiming to be hacked photos of Jenny McCarthy and posted to various websites are not McCarthy at all, but someone else, including the most explicit nude photos,” the rep told E! News in a statement Tuesday.

The rep goes on to say others photos are stills from her TV special on Epix earlier this year, Dirty, Sexy, Funny.

“A small number of photos are of McCarthy that were stolen from her hacked phone account,” the rep’s statement continued.

The statement goes on to say that representatives for the former host of The View “are reporting the theft to the FBI and contacting all websites posting the photos to demand the immediate removal of all personal and private photos of her, including nude photos.”

McCarthy hasn’t commented on the theft, but on Twitter, she didn’t seem to be too upset. “Good Tuesday Morning to all of u happy people out there. Xo,” she tweeted to her fans.

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Emma Watson Threatened with Nude Photo Leak Following Gender Equality Speech

Emma Watson Threatened with Nude Photo Leak Following Gender Equality Speech

Mike Coppola/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Though Emma Watson has received the support of several of her Hollywood peers since she delivered a speech on gender equality at the United Nations last week, she’s also faced some backlash on the Internet.

Britain’s The Telegraph notes that members of 4chan have threatened to release nude photos of the Harry Potter star. They reportedly set up a website called “EmmaYouAreNext,” a reference to the ongoing celebrity hacking scandal that has victimized Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and others.

Watson does not appear to be backing down, though. On Tuesday, the 24-year-old actress and United Nations Women’s Goodwill Ambassador retweeted endorsements of the U.N.’s HeForShe gender equality movement from celebrities Logan Lerman, Chris Colfer, James Van Der Beek, Simon Pegg and Yoko Ono.

The HeForShe campaign calls on people to take action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and girls.

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Report: “Modern Family” Actress Obtains Restraining Order Against Ex-Boyfriend

Report: “Modern Family” Actress Obtains Restraining Order Against Ex-Boyfriend

ABC/Mitchell Haaseth(LOS ANGELES) — Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has obtained a temporary restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, who she claims abused her.

TMZ reports Matthew Prokop has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the 23-year-old actress and her dog.

Hyland, who plays Haley Dunphy in the hit ABC comedy, alleged in court documents that Prokop pinned her against a car, called her an offensive term and choked her during an argument about her outfit last May. Hyland stated in her filing that she suffered injuries to her voice as a result. She also claimed, “His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life.”

Hyland said she later enlisted the help of her Modern Family co-star and onscreen mother, Julie Bowen, to break up with Prokop at her home. She alleged that when he arrived to the home and saw Bowen and others, he ran outside to the backyard, began screaming, and threw a lighter at Hyland.

Hyland further claimed that Prokop threatened to set fire to one of her homes, and suggested that her dog would be taken from her.

Hyland alleged that following their split, Prokop “relentlessly bombarded me with vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voice mails including his own suicide threats.”

Hyland stated that Prokop entered a rehab facility in August and was released last Sunday. She said the director of the facility advised her to obtain a restraining order.

Hyland and Prokop split in August after five years of dating.

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“Dancing with the Stars” Recap: Tavis Smiley Gets the Boot in Week 2

“Dancing with the Stars” Recap: Tavis Smiley Gets the Boot in Week 2

ABC/Adam Taylor(LOS ANGELES) — Talk show host Tavis Smiley was voted off Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night. He’s the second celebrity to be eliminated on the show’s 19th season.

After the judges’ scores and the viewer votes were combined, Smiley and NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip learned they were both in danger of being eliminated.

When host Tom Bergeron announced that Smiley was going home, the talk show host hugged his pro partner, Sharna Burgess, and said he believed in “the art of dance,” and acknowledged that dance requires a lot of time.

Smiley was on a book tour last week and has said his performance on Monday night – a cha-cha – suffered as a result of not having enough rehearsal time.

Still, Smiley spoke highly of his time on the show. “It’s been a wonderful experience,” he said. “I wish everybody all the best. I loved it.”

On Monday’s performance show, actress Lea Thompson shot to the top of the leaderboard with a feisty jive, while Waltrip brought up the rear with his samba. Smiley was in a four-way tie for the second-lowest score on the leaderboard.

Tuesday’s show featured a dance performance by former DWTS pro and the newest judge, Julianne Hough, surrounded by all of the show’s male pros.

By popular vote on social media, Janel Parrish reprised the crowd-pleasing foxtrot that she performed on Monday night.

There were two musical performances Tuesday. The duo Nico and Vinz sang their hit, “Am I Wrong,” and Sia performed her hit, “Chandelier,” accompanied by 11-year-old Maddie Ziegler, the star of the Lifetime show Dance Moms, and Dancing with the Stars‘ newest pro, Allison Holker.

In addition to Waltrip, returning to compete next week are actors Randy Couture, Antonio Sabato Jr., Alfonso Ribeiro and Jonathan Bennett, actresses Lea Thompson and Janel Parrish, fashion designer Betsey Johnson, reality TV star Sadie Robertson, YouTube beauty guru Bethany Mota and comedian Tommy Chong.

The stars will compete each week for scores from the judges as well as votes from viewers. The star with the lowest combined total will be eliminated each week until the final three compete for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.

Tom Bergeron announced Tuesday that judge Len Goodman would not appear on next week’s program. Actor/comedian Kevin Hart will step in as a guest judge.

The competition continues next Monday night on ABC.

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Chloe Grace Moretz Opens Up About Her Relationship with Brooklyn Beckham

Chloe Grace Moretz Opens Up About Her Relationship with Brooklyn Beckham

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — For weeks now, fans have speculated that actress Chloë Grace Moretz is dating Brooklyn Beckham.

However, when asked explicitly whether the rumors are true, Moretz laughed and said, “That’s a naughty question!”

“He’s a very good guy and he’s a good person,” she said during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live. “I enjoy hanging out with him.”

When host Andy Cohen asked Moretz, 17, if she was nervous to label her relationship with Beckham, 15, she demurred and said, “Maybe.” However, the two have been photographed skateboarding together and some have speculated that they attended the Teen Choice Awards together last month.

“As a family, they’re awesome people,” she said of the Beckhams. “[Victoria Beckham's] an amazing person. I really admire her work ethic and I honestly love her line.”

So, Cohen wondered, does she get a discount on the designer’s clothes?

“I haven’t tried yet,” she admitted, “but I’m going to try that this week!”

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Ginnifer Goodwin Calls Her Husband Josh Dallas ‘My Knight in Shining Armor’

Ginnifer Goodwin Calls Her Husband Josh Dallas ‘My Knight in Shining Armor’

ABC/Todd Wawrychuk(LOS ANGELES) — Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas have had a busy few months!

After welcoming their son, Oliver, neither of the Once Upon a Time stars have gotten much rest.

“He also has not slept since mid-May. I’m always telling him, ‘You can sleep,’ but he won’t, he always helps,” Goodwin told Us Weekly. “He’s my knight in shining armor.”

Goodwin, 36, and Dallas, 32, met on the set of the ABC series and were married this past April.

Now back to work, the actress said they bring the baby with them.

“He has a trailer. It is a Star Wars trailer and it is on the lot and he comes with us every day because I have to see him every couple hours,” she told E! “We are in a very, very fortuitous position that we can bring our kid to work.”

Just don’t expect him to make a cameo.

“Absolutely not,” she said, when asked if the baby will follow in his parents’ footsteps. “We are going to gently nudge him in any direction but acting!”

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Naomi Watts Wishes She ‘Had More Kids, Started Younger’

Naomi Watts Wishes She ‘Had More Kids, Started Younger’

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — Naomi Watts has taken huge risks on and off the screen, but she tries to limit those risks to the workplace since becoming a parent.

“I’ve skydived. I went swimming with sharks that weren’t in cages. I went on safari, where you’re sitting with lions just five feet from you. And I was photographed [by Condé Nast Traveler] for King Kong standing on a gargoyle near the top of the Chrysler Building in New York City. I had a harness and a rope, but if you fall, you’re hanging [61 floors up]!” she told the October issue of More magazine. “But now that I have kids, I don’t want to do so many daredevily things anymore.”

Watts, 45, said her partner of nine years, Liev Schreiber, is the more courageous of the two of them when it comes to parenting their two sons, Sasha, 7, and Kai, 5.

“Liev has a lot more courage than me,” she told the magazine. “He’s always saying, ‘Let the kids do it. Take the training wheels off!’ My bit of fear balances him, and he balances my fear.”

One regret Watts has regarding her family is that it’s not bigger.

“I should have had more kids, started younger,” she told More.

Meanwhile, in her career, the actress is considered a risk-taker, though she doesn’t always feel like one.

“I don’t always feel like a person who’s full of courage,” she said. “Maybe in the workplace I have more courage than other areas of my life.”

That includes moving to Hollywood at age 25 to break into acting.

“It was a gigantic risk but, thankfully, I was young and naïve enough to just do it,” she said. “As you get older, you overthink and can talk yourself out of anything. It’s good to be a bit reckless and experimental.”

Watts’ big career risks have paid off. The two-time Oscar nominee has pushed herself to emotional and physical extremes in films such as 21 Grams, King Kong, The Impossible, and Diana, last year’s widely panned biopic about the British princess.

“We all know I’m not five-ten or have any resembling features of hers except blue eyes, and I don’t speak like her,” Watts told More. “It was going to be hard. People knew her too well or felt like they owned her. I was up against that.”

Now Watts is trying her hand at comedy with two new films, Birdman and St. Vincent, both out this month.

In the latter, she plays a pregnant Russian stripper opposite comic genius Bill Murray.

“I’d bust into Bill’s trailer and say [she adopts a thick Russian accent], ‘I need a drink! Gif me a drink!'” she recalled. “I had to stick with that character because, otherwise, my fear of being not worthy would take over.”

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