Ricki Lake is a former talk show host now best known for being thin. We're proud of her for losing so much weight.

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Ricki Lake, with her new documentary Breastmilk, seeks to flip the script on female anatomy with a different kind of examination of the exposed breast.

Lake, who also co-produced 2008’s The Business of Being Born, didn't time the release of Breastmilk around World Breastfeeding Week by accident, saying:

“There are so many forces in our culture that make breastfeeding a huge challenge, not the least of which is a bizarre public anxiety around exposed breasts!”

Breasts on display in pop culture, she notes, are socially acceptable. See Kendall Jenner topless Instagram pics or countless other daily examples.

Breasts used to nurse babies in public are seen as controversial, though. Even when it's Olivia Wilde breastfeeding and looking absolutely stunning.

Imagine the struggles regular women must endure. This inspired Lake, who realizes that "breastfeeding has become such a lightning rod topic.”

Her documentary, she concedes, will “definitely make waves with the general public," but the former talk show host insists it goes beyond shock value.

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A Kris Jenner talk show may be hitting the small screen this summer, but that gabfest will not be paired with The Ricki Lake Show.

Twentieth Television announced yesterday that the latter series has been canceled after one season.

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The host released a statement following the announcement, saying she will "continue to be an active and passionate voice for subjects that are close to my heart through a variety of platform" and adding:

"I am so proud of the shows we completed this season, sparking important conversations about everything from raising children to mental illness to suicide prevention to coming out."

And Lake has famous company in the canceled arena. Anderson's Cooper Anderson's Live is also ending after two years on the air.

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Eight months after announcing her engagement to Christian Evans, Ricki Lake is a married woman. She eloped with her fiance, according to reports!

"They had been planning on doing it this way and didn't want a big spectacle," a source explained to Us. "Ricki is so happy! She really found love again."

Lake dropped a not-so-subtle hint on Twitter Tuesday with a fuzzy but stunning shot of herself, clad in a lacy wedding gown and holding a bouquet.

That could be construed as a wedding announcement of sorts:

Ricki Lake Wedding Dress

"Yup, this is me," the actress and talk show host, 43, Tweeted along with the photo seen above. "Sadie Sadie married lady. :) :) Love is in the air. Xo"

Congratulations to Ricki and Christian Evans! On a side note, no wonder Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion, no one uploads a pic without it anymore.

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It all came down to one last Dancing With the Stars results show.

After 10 weeks of competiton, Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez and Rob Kardashian headed into the DWTS season finale Tuesday with one last chance to win it all.

Rob took a slight lead Monday night, with Ricki and J.R. steady but not perfect and in a tie for second. Clearly, all three deserved their spots in the finals.

  • Ricki Lake and Derek Hough
  • Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke
  • J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff

Who hoisted the Mirror Ball, Rob, Ricki or J.R.?

While J.R. and Ricki traded the top spot much of the season, Rob came on strong late.

A dark horse underdog for weeks, he rose to the occasion and proved he belonged with some outstanding performances this week. But would they be enough?

Follow the jump to see who prevailed on the Dancing With the Stars season finale ...

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Ricki Lake was very good Monday night on Dancing With the Stars.

The question is, will very good be enough against the two men she's competing against? Ricki and Derek Hough earned all 9s for their cha cha and all 9s for their freestyle, for a combined total of 54. "We're very, very happy," she said. "I'm thrilled!"

Fan favorite J.R. Martinez has 54 as well, though, and upstart Rob Kardashian garnered 57. So it'll take quite the popular vote victory to propel Ricki to the Mirror Ball. Will it happen? Check out her routines below and vote on who you think will win:

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The 13th season of Dancing With the Stars has come down to one night.

Ricki Lake. Rob Kardashian. J.R. Martinez. All worthy parquet performers, as we know, but there can be only one Mirror Ball holder at the end of this. Who will it be?

Apparently no one told Rob that J.R. and Ricki were the consensus picks all season long, or that he was a 4-1 underdog headed into the final Monday of the season.

Because he's in sole possession of the lead right now!

Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke

His lead is only three points over both competitors, so this is going down to the wire. But who thought Rob Kardashian would be here now, let alone in first place?

Seriously, if you've watched this season at all, you knew he was good, maybe even a dark horse contender. But few saw him ever sitting on top of the world.

Rob and Cheryl Burke earned a perfect 30, their first of the fall, with a retro, Charleston-utilizing freestyle. When he said it was his time to peak, he meant it!

"This competition is often won or lost in the freestyle round and to get a 10 you have to blow us away. Consider me blown!" raved DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff earned a 30 of their own with an '80s hip-hop / samba mash-up that made you wanna get down. But their first dance hurt them.

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Performing last in each portion Monday night, Ricki and Derek did their best to quash the competition on Dancing With the Stars. Each time, they were successful.

Their samba was fun and fabulous, with Bruno calling it "sizzling hot, bright and brilliant from beginning to end." The others agreed. Three perfect 10s for 30.

Then it was on to the Argentine tango, a smooth, graceful effort that seamlessly meshed footwork with emotion and landed them just a point shy of perfection.

Are we looking at the next Mirror Ball holder? You tell us:

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Thanks to Nancy Grace, Ricki Lake should advance to next week on Dancing With the Stars without a problem. Still, her confidence took a bit of a hit Monday night.

The front-runner didn't fare too well during her instant jive, earning her lowest score from the judges in weeks. Backstage afterward, she was clearly discouraged.

"Right now, my ego," she said when asked what hurt most.

"I'm just covered in bruises, same old, same old. I don't want to complain," she said, adding "[J.R. Martinez] was amazing. My vote would be with him tonight."

Hard to argue with the talk show host there, given that he scored a perfect 60 out of 60, topping Ricki's tied-for-second 52 by quite a considerable margin.

Lake can take solace in the fact that J.R. had an off week last Monday while she shined, though. As long as she survives tonight's results show, it's a new game.

Watch her waltz from earlier in the night after the jump:

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Each of the six contestants performed two routines on Dancing With the Stars Monday: One with their professional partners, and a team dance with two other couples.

Despite a rib injury, Ricki Lake wowed with both renditions.

She performed two paso dobles: One with partner Derek Hough and another with her team that included soccer champ Hope Solo and reality star Rob Kardashian.

Judge Bruno Tonioli described the group routine as "powerful, moving, and dramatic" and called Lake's dance with her partner "another incredible performance."

Watch her strut her way into first place right here:

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The seventh week of Dancing With the Stars' 13th season saw the return of the group dance, along with some decidedly spooky performances on Halloween night.

Who sizzled? Who fizzled? Could anyone top J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake? Was Maksim Chmerkovskiy heating up the dance floor instead of just getting heated?

Let's find out in THG's weekly DWTS recap ...

Derek Hough and Ricki Lake Photo

Ricki Lake, showing off the results of her recent weight loss, turned in her best dance, paso doble that showed no evidence of the nerve injury she's been fighting.

No 10s for her (or anyone), but she stole the show, as usual, posting the best solo score of the night (27) and helping her team earn a 3-point group dance win.

J.R. Martinez, thought of by many as her chief challenge for the Mirror Ball, didn't quite match Ricki Monday. Len Goodman called his performance "substandard."

DWTS also aired video of J.R. and Karina Smirnoff getting testy backstage, though they ended up working it out and hugging it out. We think he'll survive tonight.

As for the rest of the field? Rob Kardashian isn't going anywhere, either, turning in his best dance of the season on the same day Kim Kardashian filed for divorce.

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