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Tonight, The Bachelor returns for its 10th season (record: 0-9) with "An Officer and a Gentleman." Will Lieutenant Doctor Andy Baldwin live up to all his hype?

We'll have to watch and see... and it's just part of a terrific night of medicore, yet addictive TV. Of course, the new season of The Bachelor starts at an odd time (9:45) following an hour-and-45-minute Dancing with the Stars. We're also going to have to TiVo the season finale of The Hills, at 10 p.m. OMG!

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ABC's preview says "the bachelorettes pull out all the stops" to impress Andy Baldwin tonight, which in various cases includes baking him a cake with tequila, challenging him to a push-up contest, doing backflips in an evening gown (Heather Mills style, minus the peg leg), et cetera.

Of course, the #1 reason to watch tonight is that these girls know that 10 of them are not even going to make it through this episode, and that level of pathetic desperation (combined with booze) makes for incredible drama.

Is Andy looking for a party girl? We doubt it. He grew up in a conservative family, and there's little doubt he's traditional and looking for a life partner, not a wild Dita Von Teese type. In other words, he's a gentleman. And an officer. Follow?

"I don't need to go on national TV to make out," says Andy. "I'm looking for a wife."

Well, that settles that. He means business, this officer. In other words, unlike Lorenzo Borghese, this guy isn't here to screw around. Pun.... intended!

Word has it that Baldwin does find true love, and proposes to one of the lucky ladies on the season finale. But there's a long way to go before we find out who. And before the show even gets started tonight, we've got a full 105 minutes of Dancing With the Stars action.

Look for Joey Fatone and Laila Ali to continue their dominance as the show returns tonight. More importantly, will Shandi Finnessey show off more than just her amazing bod and improve upon last week's mediocre performance? And will America come to its senses and vote off (the Sanjaya Malakar-esque) Mills?

On tonight's finale of Season 2 of The Hills, which stars the lovely Lauren Conrad, it's her BFFs that are at personal crossroads and laying it all on the line. How will they handle their respective career and relationship drama!?

Tonight's the night we find out if Whitney Port gets the Teen Vogue job she covets so. We also get to see if Heidi Montag really does lose her spine and go back to that complete ass bag Spencer Pratt.

Break out the Milwaukee's best and the pork rinds (Britney Spears would be proud) - tonight is a night of TV that is not to be missed.

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ABC and FOX may be competitors, but they have something in common when it comes to their top-rated reality TV shows: outraged fans.

On American Idol, followers of actual music talent cannot believe that Sanjaya Malakar is still on the show. On Dancing with the Stars, meanwhile, followers of moral human beings are saying the same thing about Heather Mills.

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"Heather Mills is as good a dancer as Sanjaya on American Idol is a singer," a viewer wrote at

"Actually," added the fan, "now that I think about it, Sanjaya is better as a singer than Mills is as a dancer, and that kid certainly is a better human being."

Mills, estranged wife of Paul McCartney, has been a lightning rod for controversy since the show started. A random sampling of messages at ABC's website indicates that show followers are growing tired of the constant references to her prosthetic leg.

"I practically had to have a drink last night to calm my anger - both Sanjaya and the despicable Heather on the same night at the same time.... Yuck!!!!!!!!!!"

At least Sir Paul has moved on with a new girlfriend, Sabrina Guinness. Viewers now hope these shows will move on from such undeserving contestants, as well.

Tuesday marked the first night that ABC aired a recap edition of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) against the live American Idol results show. followed by a live results edition of DWTS.

To combat the scheduling, however, FOX ran American Idol seven minutes longer- and dominated the ratings.

Yesterday, some fans expressed surprise and anger over Paulina Porizkova getting the boot, suggesting that others, such as Billy Ray Cyrus and Shandi Finnessey, were weaker celebrity dancers.

Still, it was Mills who drew the majority of the ire from fans at ABC's site - as she has done since the show started.

"She is an awful person and cannot dance," wrote one. "The title of this show is called Dancing With the Stars and she is not a star nor is she a celebrity. The fact that she married a celebrity does not qualify."

The Hollywood Gossip couldn't have said it better ourselves. They might as well have invited Tameka Foster on the show.

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This isn't the typical story about Heather Mills going crazy and beating anyone up with her fake leg.

No random photographers in England have been kicked in the butt recently by the gold digger.

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Instead, we're actually gonna give Mills some props. On Dancing with the Stars last night, she performed a rather impressive spin move, one many two-legged people probably could not pull off.

Along with partner Jonathon Roberts, Heather earned a respectable score of 24. We doubt Paul McCartney called to congratulate her - but maybe this gave the former call girl something to be proud of for once.

Still, we don't see her and Roberts outlasting Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson for the Dancing with the Stars crown. Those two are really good.

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Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough (Quick Step) - Apollo has officially impressed us. Didn't have high expectations for him coming in, but he really shows the potential to be a contender. Len said Apollo is going to stay for weeks and weeks. Bruno called it cool, fresh, young, and exciting. Carrie Ann was impressed with the footwork and sync. High praise all around, and deservedly so. The scores, (8, 9, 9). A great start to the night.

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Shandi Finnessey and Brian Fortuna (Mambo) - Their performance was good, but Shandi (pictured) still looks like she isn't quite getting the performance aspect of the contest. Her footwork was improved, her splits were impressive, and she clearly has an amazing body. What was missing was the passion and intensity of the mambo. Carrie Ann didn't think there was anything special about it. Len praised her footwork, but is critical of how she sold the performance. Bruno thought her performance suffered while she was worrying about the footwork. The scores, (6, 7, 7).

Clyde Drexler and Elena Grinenko (Quick Step) - Clyde's a good guy, but at this point it seems like he is lacking a bit of the personality that made Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith shine. He's just a little more reserved. There's nothing wrong with that, unless you are in a contest that features fan voting. Elena looked great in that blue dress. It was a pretty impressive dance. She tried to get Clyde a little further out of his shell, but he didn't really look comfortable doing it. Bruno praised Clyde's movement. Carrie Ann called it very smooth. Len thought they overcame a lot of their limitations. The scores, (6, 6, 6).

Leeza Gibbons and Tony Dovolani (Mambo) - She did an admirable job with the dance, but it looked like she was having a goof instead of actually trying to perform. She also suffered from not being quite as adept at finishing the moves as some of the other girls. She is 50, though, so props to her. Len thought it was precise, but a little careful. Bruno called it a proper mambo, but also didn't care for the performance of it. Carrie Ann called it fantastic. The scores, (7, 7, 7).

Ian Ziering and Cheryl Burke (Quick Step) - Based on that performance, and considering that he has Cheryl for a partner, it's a safe bet that he will be around for a while. They had another nice performance. Great footwork, and they really do work well together. Cheryl Burke has a legitimate chance at the three-peat. Carrie Ann called it solid. Len agreed and added a couple pointers. Bruno also criticized his frame and called Ian a bunny rabbit. The scores, (7, 8, 7).

Paulina Porizkova and Alec Mazo (Mambo) - Her performance was very similar to Leeza's in that she did a nice dance, but also failed to really grasp the performance aspect of it. She should get a little bonus for the death drop at the end. Bruno liked her grace and elegance. Carrie Ann liked her extension. Len thought it could have been a little more raunchy. The scores, (7, 7, 7).

Billy Ray Cyrus and Karina Smirnoff (Quick Step) - Billy Ray really benefited from the new two performance start. He really was that bad last week. The second time was something of a charm though, as this was actually a pretty good showing. He still looks very out of place and you can tell how hard he has to concentrate, but he really sold it with that little solo bit at the end. That, and the possible power of Disney fans, may have saved him. Len thought it started rough, but finished strong. Bruno said he has gone from a bear to a southern gentleman. Carrie Ann voted Billy Ray the most improved. The scores, (7, 7, 7).

Heather Mills and Jonathan Roberts (Mambo) - Last week Heather overcame her physical disability, and this week she overcame her fashion disability. That dress last week really was horrible, wasn't it? In what became a continuing theme, Heather also struggled to get the performance of the mambo. However, she was very good technically with the steps, and the back walk over was very impressive. Any concerns that her leg may hold her back in the competition should be put to rest now. Carrie Ann was blown away by the difficulty. Len called it absolutely great. Bruno called her red hot Heather. The scores, (8, 8, 8).

John Ratzenberger and Edyta Sliwinska (Quick Step) - For a guy that is "that old," as he puts it, he really moves quite well. Edyta was as solid as ever. Bruno thought he got the character just right. Carrie Ann liked the pizazz. Len called it a great performance. The scores, 7 - 7 - 7.

Laila Ali and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Mambo) - More than any of the other ladies, she really got the mambo. We worry that she may be the contestant that is hampered by the fan vote, but so far she is doing well for herself. Len called it the best mambo of the night. Bruno said she was simply irresistible. Carrie Ann thought it was hot hot hot. The scores (9, 9, 9).

Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson (Quick Step) - He's funny and charming, and it's hard not to root for the guy. That will carry a team far in this competition. Another great performance. Great dancing, coupled with performance that is a step above. Joey continues to be the leader in the clubhouse. Carrie Ann said Joey had the complete package. Len mentioned a couple funny foot things, but thought it was very strong. Bruno said it was great. The scores, (8, 8, 8).


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We thank for providing us with the following report. Now, let's get right to the opening night of this season's Dancing with the Stars ...

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Ian Ziering and Cheryl Burke (Cha Cha Cha) - It's tough to be the first dancers of the night, but Ian and Cheryl did a tremendous job. Their energetic performance included some decent footwork. Cheryl's hair was gorgeous, as usual, but I wasn't a fan of the Ziering facial hair. The judges gave Ian some technical criticism, but the pair walked away with a fair score of 21 (Carrie: 7, Len: 7, Bruno: 7).

Paulina Porizkova and Alec Mazo (Foxtrot) - Paulina immediately won sympathy after her partner said that his father had a lot of her pinup photos. Harsh. The former supermodel was worried about looking like Bullwinkle on the dance floor, but she was graceful and lovely. Her choice of dress and hair only emphasized the sophistication of the performance. The judges' opinions differed a bit, unfortunately, and the couple received a 19 (6, 6, 7).

Billy Ray Cyrus and Karina Smirnoff (Cha Cha Cha) - Expected a lot from Billy Ray, and his mullet-themed performance was a big disappointment. Was hoping that Karina's wigs would not show up for a few weeks, but her hair malfunction caused one of the biggest snafus of the night. Billy Ray is very charming, but I had no idea what he was going for out there. The couple's mess of a performance deserved their score of 13 (5, 4, 4).

Leeza Gibbons and Tony Dovolani (Foxtrot) - After making such a big deal of her age, was surprised that Leeza picked a costume that exposed so much of her back. Her behind-the-scenes power struggle with Tony was amusing, however. Their performance seemed stiff; Leeza is not as limber as her younger competitors. She does have great presence, though, and hopefully she can use her work ethic to her advantage. Score: 15 (5, 5, 5).

Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson (Cha Cha Cha) - There's no way that this guy is an underdog. He has more dance experience than any other contestant, and it showed. Joey and Kym's performance was crowd-pleasing and the most technically proficient of the evening. They won everyone over and earned an impressive 24 points (8, 8, 8).

Laila Ali and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Foxtrot) - With her boxer's physique, Laila manages to be gorgeous and intimidating at the same time. Expected her strong figure to be her downfall, but it ended up being an advantage. Would not have guessed that any couple could generate more heat than Maksim and Willa Ford from last season, but these two are seriously sexy together. Their intense, competitive personalities came through on the dance floor, and the judges rewarded them with a 23 (7, 8, 8).

John Ratzenberger and Edyta Sliwinska (Cha Cha Cha) - John deserves some major points for coming in as a last-minute replacement and doing a presentable job with his dance. The actor was dignified and enthusiastic, and his performance was better than the judges had expected. As usual, Edyta opted for as little clothing as possible, dancing in what can only be called a bikini dress. Luckily, John avoided looking like a dirty old man and received a respectable 17 for his efforts (6, 5, 6).

Shandi Finnessey and Brian Fortuna (Foxtrot) - Bruno compared this couple to Ken and Barbie. Both dancers were impressed with one another's cuteness, and their performance was about as passionate as two dolls moving across the dance floor. Shandi has height on her side, however, and could go far if she shows more emotion in her performances. The couple earned a bland 19 (6, 6, 7).

Clyde Drexler and Elena Grinenko (Cha Cha Cha) - Waited all night for someone to incorporate Clyde Drexler's nickname into the show, and it finally happened in Hour Two. The former athlete did do some gliding; he is certainly a crowd favorite. He seems a bit uncomfortable with his height on the dance floor, though, and his performance was too safe. Score: 18 (6, 6, 6).

Heather Mills and Jonathan Roberts (Foxtrot) - All of the build-up surrounding Mills' disability was pretty distracting. Found it difficult to watch her performance without anticipating some sort of major stumble. It turned out that the only tragic mishap during Heather and Jonathan's dance involved Heather's yellow-and-pink monstrosity of a dress. Yikes. Was she sponsored by a banana company? Her foxtrot was pretty tame, but she seemed to enjoy herself. Heather got no special treatment from the judges, who gave her performance an 18 (6, 6, 6).

Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough (Cha Cha Cha) - Shandi and Brian may not be the cutest couple after all. Apolo's energy and athleticism were infectious during his cha cha, and his partner Julianne is totally adorable. The pair gave an entertaining, playful performance, but the crowd seemed a little quiet at first. The judges gave them some technical advice, and seemed to love their energy. Score: 21 (7, 7, 7).

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Dancing with the Stars is only as entertaining as its cast.

So let's get right to executive producer Conrad Greene and his take on the contestants vying for Mario Lopez-like glory when the show kicks off with a two-hour season premiere on March 19:

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• Heather Mills: "We thought it would be interesting to have someone with a disability on because we wanted to prove that dancing is something anyone can do," Greene told People magazine. "She really wants to prove to people that a disability doesn't hamper you in any way."

* The Hollywood Gossip note: She's already proven handicapped people can be gold-digging bags of ho.

• Billy Ray Cyrus: The 45-year-old country singer, who stars with his daughter Miley Cyrus on the Disney Channel's hit show Hanna Montana, hopes he doesn't follow in the controversial footsteps of fellow crooner, Sara Evans.

He was "terrified" about joining Dancing. "He said, 'You don't understand. I can hardly do the achy-breaky dance, let alone a whole routine.' (But) I think he's going to really apply himself," says Greene.

• Leeza Gibbons: "I think for her turning 50, she wants to be opening new chapters â€" not closing them," Greene says of the 49-year-old former Entertainment Tonight and Extra anchorwoman, who now hosts her own syndicated radio show. "I think there will be a lot of women around the country who will really associate with her and what she's doing."

• Joey Fatone: The former boy bander is no stranger to fancy footwork from his singing days. But ballroom dancing is something new for Fatone. "He says he hasn't got a clue how good he's going to be," says Greene. "He's never done anything like this."

• Laila Ali: A personal trainer and daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, Laila, 29, has also entered the ring herself. "The challenge for her will be being light enough on your feet," says Greene. "She's had to bulk up, get muscular in order to box. So it's going to be getting the grace."

• Vincent Pastore: No stranger to reality shows, the former Sopranos star appeared on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club with porn king Dustin Diamond last season. "He just turned 60 and he had a heart condition last year," says Greene. "If Vincent can do it, anybody can do it. This is a show about real people taking it on. He embodies it more than anyone on the show."

• Apolo Anton Ohno: At 24, the Olympic speed-skating champion is the youngest competitor to strap on his Dancing shoes. "It's great to get someone in the middle of their career," says Greene. "(And) it doesn't hurt that he's a great-looking guy."

• Paulina Porizkova: Already a fan of the show, the 41-year-old Czech-born supermodel - who graced the cover of Sports Illustrated long before Beyonce - "just wanted to get out there and dance," says Greene.

• Clyde Drexler: The basketball Hall of Famer follows in the footsteps of fellow Dancing athletes Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice. "He's a legend," says Greene of Drexler, 44. "Along with people like Emmitt and Jerry, he's one of those people who's the very best at their sport."

• Ian Ziering: "I got the sense with Ian he's really going to throw himself into it," says Greene about Ziering, 42, who's best known for playing Steve Sanders on the hit show Beverly Hills 90210. Too bad they couldn't sign a pregnant Tori Spelling to join the cast as well.

• Shandi Finnessey: The 28-year-old beauty queen (pictured), who was crowned Miss USA in 2004, brings "poise" and a "vivacious personality" to Dancing, says Greene.

We're guessing he hopes she doesn't bring any Tara Conner-related drama, however.

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We didn't know this year's Dancing with the Stars would be the one-legged ex-prostitute version.

Such a deveolpment is possible now that Heather Mills has been rumored to join the new cast of ABC's hit reality competition.


The ex-wife of Paul McCartney is used to appearing before judges, of course; but we're curious how she'd fare before the court of Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

A source close to the show tells People magazine that the former model might just show off her samba skills, following in the footsteps of Harry Hamlin and Mario Lopez, when the fourth edition premieres March 19.

"She has not signed yet," an insider tells the publication. "But talks are ongoing."

Mills's rep declined to comment. Dancing with the Stars alum Jerry Springer will announce the new cast on Feb. 21. It's already rumored to include Joey Fatone and Ian Ziering.

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Sorry, Mario Lopez, Karina Smirnoff and Emmitt Smith, your time on the dance floor is over.

It's time to make way for a new slew of Dancing with the Stars contestants. Set to premiere on March 19 will be:

Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Country crooner Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Former "90210" and Tori Spelling co-star Ian Ziering
  • Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali
  • Former *NSYNC member Joey Fatone

The Hollywood Gossip doesn't believe Fatone, a dancer, should be permitted on the show. And we're throwing our support behind Ziering with the hope of Luke Perry and Rene Zellweger show up to cheer him on.


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Lost in the hoopla surrounding Dancing with the Stars couple, Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff, is this burning question:

Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus

Here's the latest, fans: The country singer who quit Dancing With the Stars in October when her marriage fell apart, will be part of the show's road tour â€" but only for one night.

She'll perform with her fellow TV hoofers in Nashville on January 21, the Associated Press reports.

"I can't wait to see everyone again and be a part of the show," Evans said. "Hopefully there will be some down time so I can take them to some of my favorite places in Nashville."

That would be nice. A lot nicer than the messy divorce from Craig Schelske, her husband of 13 years, that casued the singer to drop out of the program a couple months ago.

Speaking of that affair: no word from Alison Clinton in awhile. We hope she's ok.

Also due on the Dancing With Stars tour are celebs from past seasons including Drew Lachey, Harry Hamlin Joey Lawrence, Joey McIntyre, Lisa Rinna and Jerry Springer.

Sadly, we assume Shanna Moakler is too busy hating on Travis Barker to take part in the reunion.

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Evidently, three Super Bowl titles were not enough for Emmitt Smith. The NFL all-time rushing yards leader ran away with the fan vote on last night's Dancing with the Stars finale, as well.

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Smith and Mario Lopez received identical scores on Tuesday night's show, but supporters pushed the running back over the top in the end, as he celebrated with professional dance partner Cheryl Burke.

"I am so proud of this trophy and I am proud to share it with Cheryl," Smith said. "We worked our tails off."

"Emmitt embodied what this competition is all about," season 3 contestant and Paris Hilton-hater Shanna Moakler said. "He deserved to win. Absolutely."

Other participants that had been kicked off earlier also weighed in.

"I don't think you could go wrong with either of these guys," Jerry Springer said. "They both had identical scores so it was who had the more compelling story and Emmitt's was the great American story. You saw his growth throughout the process and that's the great American story. That's the magic of this show."

For Karina Smirnoff, sadly, the magic felt like pure, unadulterated sadness. Tears streamed down her face as she reluctantly talked to reporters and the usually jovial Lopez tried to console her.

"Apparently world-class dancing wasn't enough. That wasn't the criteria it was based on," Lopez said to People magazine. "I don't really care about the trophy. I just wanted to win for Karina. She is honestly the best dancer in the world. No disrespect to the other girls on this show, but they don't hold a candle to her."

And with that, Slater and his date went to watch the Screech sex tape in order to feel better about themselves.

Meanwhile, Sara Evans attended the finale. For those somehow unaware, Evans withdrew from the competition after filing for divorce from political consultant Craig Schleske, her husband of 13 years.

"She was very relaxed, very happy to be here. Her kids are here and they are having a lot of fun. Her son Avery was doing some moves on the dance floor during rehearsals yesterday." dancer Louis Van Amstel said.

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