‘Lauren’s Lowdown’: New Cast Of ‘DWTS’ Announced; Scar-Jo Is Pre-go!


Season 18 of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ will be getting a bit of a makeover. Previous Co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet will be replaced by Erin Andrews, and dance pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy is returning to the show! Several Olympians make up the “stars” list this time, check out the just announced new cast below!

Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes — dancing with Tony Dovolani

Olympic figure skater Meryl Davis — dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Olympic figure skater Charlie White — dancing with Sharna Burgess

Full House alum Candace Cameron Bure — dancing with Mark Ballas

Price Is Right host Drew Carey — dancing with Cheryl Burke

Former hockey player Sean Avery — dancing with Karina Smirnoff

Big Time Rush singer James Maslow — dancing with Peta Murgatroyd

World record long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad — dancing with Henry Byalikov

The Wonder Years alum Danica McKellar — dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy

Actor Billy Dee Williams — dancing with Emma Slater

Australian pop singer Cody Simpson — dancing with Witney Carson 

Double-amputee snowboarding champ Amy Purdy — dancing with Derek Hough


Scarlett Johansson is going to be a mom! The 29-year-old Her actress is expecting her first child with fiance Romain Dauriac, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

Johansson’s pregnancy news comes six months after her rep confirmed to Us back in September that she was engaged to French journalist Dauriac. The couple first went public with their romance in November 2012.

During a Jan. 15 appearance on Good Morning America, Johansson said their wedding was “far off.” “I’m not doing any wedding planning,” she said at the time.


And since we are giving away tickets to see Lionel Richie and Cee Lo Green all day tomorrow for Winning Wednesday, here is Lionel’s daughter Nicole with new purple hair for your viewing pleasure:


43 million people watched The Oscars. Highest ratings since 2004.

Speaking of the Oscars… Ellen really did order 99 pizzas to the Oscars. Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria delivered the pies. They tell ABC, “Ellen’s talk show has picked up quite a few pizzas from us. They had us make a giant pizza before for one of her shows.”

TMZ claims the restaurant got $10 million in free publicity. 30-second Oscars commercials cost $1.8 million. TMZ timed Ellen and says she spent two minutes passing out the pies and another minute collecting money. Mama’s & Papa’s charged $75 for the three pizzas.

And one last little Oscars tid bit, E! claims John Travolta had no trouble pronouncing Idina Menzel‘s name during the Oscar rehearsals. A source tells the network, “He knew how to say her name. No one knows what happened. Maybe nerves just got the best of him.”

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