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Sherri Shepherd, who was sent home on the Dancing With the Stars results show Tuesday in the most surprising elimination of the season, did not see it coming.

"She was crying pretty hard post show and everyone was hugging her," a studio source said, adding that Shepherd skipped the usual post-elimination interview.

"It's highly unusual for [the eliminated celebrity] to skip press, especially someone who seemed to have a good attitude like Sherri had on DWTS."

Sherri Shepherd on Dancing With the Stars

Sherri did go on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to talk about it, calling the experience an “amazing adventure” and encouraging fans to challenge themselves.

"It was a very big surprise [to be eliminated]," Shepherd, in better spirits, told Kimmel. "Carrie Ann [Inaba] said she's never seen me so expressionless."

"I'm an actress, so that's almost like telling Gladys Knight she can't sing. As an actress, Carrie Ann's going to get me blacklisted," she joked.

“If you don’t go towards the thing you fear, you won’t be able to say you lived. I got voted off, I wanted the ride to continue, but I got to say, I did it.”

“It pushes you mentally and physically and it is a life-changing experience, I have to say,” Sheppard said. “So I have to say thank you, I am so grateful."

Good attitude. Sadly, someone has to go home each week, even if they've improved and showed promise. Did it deserve to be Sherri? Tell us below ...

 

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Was the third elimination on Dancing With the Stars a surprise?

With Martina Navratilova double faulting her way out first and Jack Wagner behind her, all bets were off as to who would exit stage left Tuesday.

Was it Gladys Knight and partner Tristan MacManus sent packing? Or was it another set of bottom three regulars, Gavin DeGraw and partner Karina Smirnoff?

Turns out it was neither of those tandems.

Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy

In the most shocking results night this spring, Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower were at the bottom.

"All of us are in total shock," judge Len Goodman said. "This is beyond ... The standard is so high, anyone can be in jeopardy, anyone can be safe."

In the end, Sherri and Val were eliminated.

"I just want to say thank you for letting me live a dream I've always had," the talk show host said. "I had the most amazing partner, Val Chmerkovskiy."

"That thing that scares you the most ... run towards it because it's so amazing on the other side ... I had the most amazing time on this show."

Roshon and Chelsie will be back next week to compete in the top nine. You tell us: Did Sherri deserve to be voted off Dancing With the Stars?

 

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Sherri Shepherd has commented on plenty of people and topics over the years on The View, something she jokingly implied could hurt her on Dancing With the Stars.

At least in Week 1, it will do no such thing.

Partnering with Val Chmerkovskiy (brother of Maksim Chmerkovskiy) can't hurt. Nor can saying how happy she is to be there ... or squeezing her partner's ass. Nice.

Sherri and Val's foxtrot wasn't half bad, either. She has this "fun, fun, fun" (according to Len) infectious energy that's hard not to love. Watch her debut below ...

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Sherri Shepherd took to The View today to address rumors that she's been rehearsing for the show since January and thus has an unfair advantage.

The Season 14 hopeful denied ever working with Val Chmerkovskiy (her pro partner on the program) and/or Maksim Chmerkovskiy at their dance studio.

“We have never, I say never, we’ve never danced together,” Sherri said of the rumor. “I’ve never danced with Maks, I’ve never danced with Val."

However, she did attend a dance class at their venue.

Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy

She did clarify that she loves dancing and had taken classes, however, “This started long before I started negotiations with Dancing With the Stars.”

Sherri said she took lessons before her wedding to Lamar Sally in August.

Radar Online had said Sherri was spotted this past December at the Soho Studio owned by the Chmerkovskiy brothers and Maks was there at the time.

Also, PureDWTS reported in December that they saw a photo of Sherri and Val go up at Dance With Me's website but it was promptly taken down.

Since Sherri is still tweeting about Monday’s DWTS season premiere it doesn’t sound like the allegation that she “cheated” is being taken seriously.

She and Val should be taken seriously as contenders though, apparently! She's been practicing, and the Dancing With the Stars cast is on notice.

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Jack Wagner, Sherri Shepherd, Maria Menounos, Gavin DeGraw and Melissa Gilbert will all be among those competing on Dancing With the Stars March 19.

A pair of sports stars - Green Bay Packers wideout Donald Driver and tennis legend Martina Navratilova - will also be lacing up their dancing shoes.

Perhaps more importantly, Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he'll be back!

  • Jack Wagner Pic
  • Maria Menounos at the 2012 Oscars
  • Gavin Pic
  • Sherri Shepherd at the Oscars

DeGraw is up for some serious double duty, as he will also continue his current U.S. tour for the first few weeks of the season, if he can last that long.

Gavin's pro partner, Karina Smirnoff, will most likely join him on tour so they can keep up the practicing, but none of his concerts conflict with DWTS dates.

Wagner, Heather Locklear's ex, will compete amid a minor scandal, while Menounos and Shepherd represent the entertainment show contingent.

The full Dancing With the Stars cast for Season 14 this spring:

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Sherri Shepherd is on Team Breezy.

The View host has been vocal in defense of Chris Brown before, so it's no surprise that she stood up for the star in the wake of this week's Grammy lovefest backlash.

All Brown did was show up at the award show, perform and win. No controversy at all. Yet his mere presence at the event after his 2009 attack on Rihanna upset many.

While Shepherd criticized female fans who Tweet about how they'd let Chris beat them all night (among other things), Shepherd defended Brown from criticism.

He may even be a role model, she says. Why?

"There may be a child in a situation of going through abuse that Chris Brown has gone through. His mother was abused right in front of his very eyes six years before this happened to Rihanna. He used to wet his pants from the fear," Shepherd says.

"He was a victim! He became an offender. He did what the courts told him to do. He went to 52 weeks, a year of domestic prevention counseling."

That's all true, and she makes a strong case. But on the flip side, critics will point to the (perceived) utter lack of responsibility Brown has taken for his actions.

Behind-the-scenes blowups, arrogance and a lack of remorse (real or otherwise) contribute to the lack of forgiveness in people's eyes. Not heartlessness.

What do you think? Is Chris Brown a role model?

 

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Talk about a very Hot Topic...

On yesterday's installment of The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg raised the issue of Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry using a hunting camp whose named formerly had the N word in it. When Barbara Walters repeated the name of the camp (admitting it was "very hard" for her to even utter), Sherri Shepherd stepped in and objected:

"I didn't like the way you said it. I don't know if it's a semantics thing, but it's something that goes through my body."

Is that because Walters is white? Shepherd couldn't explain her issue, simply saying there was a "different connotation" when Goldberg said it versus when Walters said it. Watch the exchange below and then vote in our poll.

This is a sensitive topic, but we're curious for your feedback: Should white people ever say the N word?

 

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Move over, Joy Behar and Steve Janowitz. You've got company. Her View co-host Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally also tied the knot this weekend!

Sherri and Lamar tied the knot at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, her hometown, on Saturday. Her 6-year-old son Jeffrey walked her down the aisle.

Shepherd's eight bridesmaids included another View co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, plus Niecy Nash and Community star Yvette Nicole Brown.

Sherri Shepherd, Lamar Sally

Sherri pretty much Tweeted until she walked down the aisle, writing yesterday, "Sitting in the room in my gown waiting for Sal& groomsmen to take their pics... can't let him see me b4 the wedding... but I'm bored as heck."

The, right before the ceremony she Tweeted: "What happens when you are in your wedding dress and you have to tinkle? Uh-oh!"

Indeed. Congratulations to Sherri and Lamar!

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Every now and then, The View panelists actually engage in an interesting discussion.

Such was the case when the topic of Tracy Morgan, his recent anti-gay rant on stage and subsequent apology came up this week on the talk show.

Whoopi Goldberg didn't defend Morgan's specific outburst, but did speak from experience as a comedian when she said this stuff just happens occasionally on stage: "Sometimes we step in it and it’s bad, and this is one of those times... when a comic has gone over the line and realized it. Not just because people told him, but because he realized it."

Sherri Shepherd, who recurs opposite Morgan on 30 Rock as his character's wife, said a working actor must also represent his show at all times.

And Elisabeth Hasselbeck actually chimed in with a good question: Do the standards for a comedian change in this Internet age, when he/she must be aware that his/her audience expands beyond those in the audience? Should it?

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Sherri Shepherd may be the host of The Newlywed Game, but she will also qualify as a contestant on that show in the near future: the TV personality got engaged to Lamar Sally on December 26!

A statement by Shepherd's rep details the lengths Sally went to for the occasion:

"Upon arriving back to Lamar's home in Los Angeles from a trip to San Diego, Sherri was surprised to find their accommodations had been decorated with lights by one of Sal's best friends, her dog was wearing a Santa beard and hat, and, in the middle of a dish of Sherri's favorite but forbidden M&M's (she is diabetic), was a tiny little box."

Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally

This will be Sheperd's second marriage, as an August wedding is planned for Chicago. No doubt, we'll hear a lot more about it when The View returns with new episodes on January 10.

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