It’s official: All My Children has been canceled. ABC delivered the news in a shocking double elimination, axing AMC and One Life to Live on the same day.
Kelly Ripa, who played Hayley Vaughan Santos on the series, has already released a statement. “All My Children means so much more to me than any place,” she said of the set where she and husband Mark Consuelos met. “We had our children there, it was a big part of our lives, and I think that to cancel a show that has been on television for so many years, what are you going to replace it with?”
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Susan Lucci, soap opera Queen, recently appeared on Good Morning America to talk about the possibility that All My Children’s epic run may be coming to an end. You can hear her comments in the video above. News first broke on TV Squad that ABC was considering calling it quits on the long-running soap.
But, Lucci didn’t have a whole lot to offer on the rumors. “We’ll see,” she said of possible cancellation. Lucci also said the show has many “passionate” fans in its corner. But ratings for the show are dramatically down (34% from last year), and it’s in last place.
And that does not bode well for the soap, which has been on the air since 1970. Lucci has been with the show for its entire run.
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On Monday’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, the battle amongst the final six really started to heat up. With the show’s comedienne out of the competition, the attention shifted to the program’s most important aspect: the dancing.
And while the celebrities should soon be doing two solos per night, the couples once again tackled a group number this week. But unlike previous ensemble performances, these team dances were actually scored on by the judges.
On this week’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, the producers had one more surprise in store for both the competitors and the audience.
In addition to their solo numbers, the six pairs had to perform in the first team dance. After being split into two groups of three (captains Warren Sapp and Susan Lucci were responsible for the assignments), the teams were then charged with working together on an ensemble performance. Unlike last Monday’s previous group hip hop number, these two performances - a Cha Cha Cha and a Paso Doble - were actually being scored. (Those scores would then be added to the individual totals.)
Who showed us they could work in unison…and who still needed work on their solos? Read on!
On this week’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, the viewers - and competitors - saw a list of firsts.
- For tonight’s battle, the Top 7 competitors each had to perform a dance they had not yet attempted.
- The couples all had to tackle hip hop for the group dance number.
- Len Goodman - who had an unexplained absence this Monday - was replaced by Michael Flatley (a.k.a. the “Lord of the Dance”).
- One professional announced that they would be temporarily leaving for a non-dance related medical procedure. (Julianne Hough is having her appendix removed this week.)
In the end, who proved they could master two dances…and who showed us they couldn’t even handle one? Read on!
The curse of the parquet floor has struck again.
Despite being only halfway over, the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars has already seen more than its share of medical emergencies. So far this fall, we’ve seen Jeffrey Ross with an eye patch, Susan Lucci with an ankle wrap and Misty May-Treanor with a seat on the sidelines. Now one of the show’s professionals is going to be added to the injury list.
One week after being checked out for stomach issues, we’re learning the real reason behind Julianne Hough’s trip to the hospital. Although her evaluation was initially downplayed, it turns out the country singer - who was discovered to have endometriosis - will actually need to have her appendix removed.
Fortunately, the 20-year-old has a common medical condition that is found in 5-10% of women of reproductive age. Those diagnosed with endometriosis experience a development of uterine-lining tissue outside the uterus on the surfaces of organs in the pelvis or abdomen where they are not supposed to grow.
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Last night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars turned out to be quite an interesting event. Although we are used to seeing frustration on the celebrities’ faces, we are not accustomed to seeing clueless looks on the professionals as well.
Ironically, the teachers most familiar with the new styles they were given (Tony with the Hustle and Lacey with the West Coast Swing) received some of the lowest numbers of the night. Meanwhile, those coming into their dances cold (Derek, Cheryl and Kym) scored well.
Tonight on Dancing with the Stars, long-time followers of the show were offered a very nice treat. For Season 7’s halfway point, the remaining eight couples were challenged with four entirely new dances.
For the first time, the parquet floor saw the pairs take on either the Hustle, Jitterbug, West Coast Swing or Salsa. Interestingly enough, the styles were so new—even some of the professionals struggled. (Derek Hough even had to research online!)
Which competitors rose to the challenge…and which ones needed more schooling? Read on!
On yesterday’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, the nine amateur performers were assigned either the sexy Samba or the fiery Tango. By night’s end:
- The show’s two leaders scored less than they did last week. Warren earned a 22 (down from 25) for his Samba while Brooke got a 26 (down from a 28) for her Samba.
- Three performers hit new highs. Lance racked up a 26 (Tango), Susan reached a 24 (Tango) while Cloris achieved a 22 (Tango).
- Speaking of Leachman, this was the first time she had ever seen a mark above 20.
- Rocco DiSpirito was the only person to not score above a 19. (He was given an 18 for his Samba.)
Last Tuesday, chef Rocco DiSpirito and Karina Smirnoff came very close to being eliminated from Dancing with the Stars. But thanks to Misty May-Treanor’s nasty accident, the couple was given another chance to stay in the game.
Unfortunately, the remaining 9 pairs were not able to write off Week 3 completely. The scores from this Monday’s dances are going to be combined with last week’s numbers to determine Week 4’s elimination.
So after tonight’s Samba and Tango performances, were Rocco and Karina still likely to leave next? Read on!
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