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Let's dance!!! Dancing with the Stars is gearing up to boogie on the boobtube at the end of the month. Dancers and Athletes unite!

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes will feature Tonya Harding, Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon.

The ABC reality competition confirmed on Friday's episode of Good Morning America that the Olympic figure skaters will compete in the upcoming season.

Harding, Nagasu and Rippon will face off with retired NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NFL star Josh Norman, retired MLB player Johnny Damon, Notre Dame basketball player Arike Ogunbowale, Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson, Olympic luger Chris Mazdzer and Olympic softball player Jennie Finch.

Harding, whose career and connection to the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan was dramatized in the recent film I, Tonya, will be partnered with Sasha Farber. Kerrigan competed on the show in Season 24.

Nagasu and Rippon will be partnered with Alan Bersten and Jenna Johnson, respectively. The figure skaters both competed at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February, earning bronze medals in the team event.

"It's official! Ready to start voting for us? #dwts26," Nagasu wrote in an Instagram post Friday.

In addition, Abdul-Jabbar will be partnered with Lindsay Arnold, Norman with Sharna Burgess, Damon with Emma Slater, Ogunbowale with Gleb Savchencko, Anderson with Artem Chigvintsev, Mazdzer with Witney Carson and Finch with Keo Motsepe.

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes will premiere April 30.

I might cut-a-rug from my couch, what say you?

Be Well,
Steve


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Donald Glover to serve as host and musical guest of 'SNL'
Donald Glover will host an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live on May 5 and will also appear as the musical guest under his rap persona, Childish Gambino.

Glover was announced as the host and musical guest on Saturday as stand-up comedian John Mulaney hosted the sketch-comedy show with musical guest Jack White.

"Mark your calendars! May 5!!!!" the official Twitter account of SNL said alongside a photo of Glover and Gambino's name being posted onto a wall.

Glover will be starring as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story which hits theaters on May 25. The actor recently said that being a fan of Star Wars helped him portray the iconic character who was first brought to life onscreen by Billy Dee Williams.

"You tend to do a better job of things when you're a fan. You have standards a little bit," he said. "Like you just know what you would hate."

The 34-year-old is also set to embark on a North American Childish Gambino tour that begins in September in support of his third studio album, Awaken, My Love! The album, released in December 2016, features the hit single "Redbone."


Oscar-winning director Milos Forman dead at 86
Two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Milos Forman has died following a short illness. He was 86.

The New York Times reported the death of the Czech-born director, who is known for helming One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Hair, Ragtime, Amadeus, Valmont, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon and Goya's Ghosts.

He is survived by his third wife Martina Zborilova and his four sons.

Writer-producer Larry Karaszewski was among the first artists who took to Twitter to pay tribute to Forman this weekend.

"Milos Forman was our friend and our teacher. He was a master filmmaker - no one better at capturing small unrepeatable moments of human behavior. We made two movies together and every day spent with him was a unique adventure. Milos loved life. I will miss his laughter," Karaszewski tweeted.

"Milos Forman has left us. Genius of cinematography and master in the portrayal of the human condition. RIP," actor Antonio Banderas wrote in his own post.


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"It's wonderful to watch him every day with our kids. I couldn't ask for a better partner."
--Morena Baccarin, on husband Ben McKenzie’s parenting skills, to PEOPLE



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Former nationwide overnight radio host Art Bell dies
Art Bell, a nationwide overnight radio host best known for paranormal-themed shows, died on Friday the 13th. He was 72.

The Coast to Coast AM show he founded was syndicated nationwide on about 500 stations across the United States and Canada from 1993 until 2002, according to the station website. Bell returned to occasionally host Coast to Coast AM programs on weekends and later launched his own Sirius XM radio program in 2012. In addition, his old shows can be heard on Saturday nights on stations carrying the Premiere Networks broadcasts.

Bell hosted his shows from his home in Pahrump, Nev., about 64 miles west of Las Vegas. He would open his broadcasts with the phrase: "From the kingdom of Nye."

Nye County Sheriff Sharon Whehrly announced Bell's death at home in a video post on Facebook late Friday.

His cause of death has not yet been determined and an autopsy is scheduled for later this week, according to the Nye County Sheriff's Office.

In 2016, Bell described his five-day ordeal at a hospital in Henderson, Nev., for pneumonia and symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

After serving as a medic in Vietnam, he worked as disc jockey for an English-language station in Japan. He set a Guinness World Record for broadcasting 116 hours straight.

Then, he worked at KDWN-AM in Las Vegas, where he hosted a mainly political talk show.

He transferred it to conspiracy theories and paranormal topics after considerable interest from listeners. His shows dealt with UFOs, alien abductions, crop circles, ghosts and Area 51 in Nevada.

Bell was known for taking calls from different lines: From East of the Rockies, West of the Rockies and first-time listeners. He hosted an annual Ghost to Ghost AM Halloween specials and took viewer predictions on New Year's Eve.

"As he begins his journey on the 'other side,' we take solace in the hope that he is now finding out all of the answers to the mysteries he pursued for so many nights with all of us," Coast to Coast said in a statement Saturday.

The current host, George Noory, who took over for Bell, announced his death during his show late Friday. The show is broadcast from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Pacific time.

On Twitter, Noory posted: "Art was a legend -- a radio icon who went against the grain and developed an amazing show called Coast to Coast AM. His impact on my life is beyond words. He will be missed, but I know he is now on another journey."

Bell was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2006 and into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2008.

Survivors include his wife, Airyn, a women from the Philippines he married in 2006, and his children Asia, Alex and Art Bell IV. At one time he lived in the Philippines where he broadcast the weekend shows from there.

His third wife, Ramona, died of an asthma attack in 2006.


Bon Jovi, The Cars inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Veteran bands Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Cars and The Moody Blues, as well as the late singer Nina Simone, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday night.

To be eligible for this honor, the artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years before the year of induction. The 2018 nominees all released their first official recordings before 1992.

Presenters at this weekend's Public Hall gala included Mary J. Blige, Ann Wilson, Brandon Flowers and Howard Stern.

The ceremony is to air May 5 on HBO.


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Which Friday Night Lights and Bloodline star will replace George Clooney in 'Catch-22'?

Actor Kyle Chandler is taking over the role of Colonel Cathcart in Hulu's six-part, limited series Catch-22.

George Clooney was previously announced as the character, but he will now play Scheisskopf in the adaptation of Joseph Heller's novel, which takes place during World War II. Clooney is producing the series and will direct two episodes of the Paramount Television project.

Cathcart "takes himself very seriously," a news release said, adding that Scheisskopf is an "ambitious, humorless, inept, angry, sadistic" training commander at cadet school in California.

Luke Davies and David Michôd are co-writers and executive producers for the series. Hugh Laurie will play Major de Coverley and Christopher Abbott will portray Yossarian.

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