Lauren’s Lowdown: Andy Grammer Joins ‘DWTS’; Peta Murgatroyd Forced To Drop Out

Lauren Kelly

Dancing With the Stars pro Peta Murgatroyd has been forced to pull out of Season 21 due to an ankle injury, after doctors told her she has four torn ligaments and a floating piece of bone at the back of her joint. Ouch!

She was also told she’s gotta have surgery if she doesn’t want to put her future dancing career in jeopardy.

According to her Twitter page, Peta shared this message, “The past three days have been really tough to say the least. I learned that my ankle injury is at a stage that needs surgery immediately. I’m so sorry but I have to step out of Season 21 of DWTS. This is obviously one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made and I seriously struggled with the idea of not being able to dance, but I know my health does come first, and the sooner I get this done, the sooner I can be back in the ballroom for all of you!”

Now this means her partner Andy Grammer, who had specifically asked to dance with her, must find another partner.

We will see who Andy’s new partner will be when the show premieres September 14th on ABC.

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Have you ever wanted to take singing lessons from Christina Aguilera? Now you can!

Christina is going to teach an online singing course, through a website called Master Class. Courses only cost $90, and that includes video lessons, interactive exercises, learning materials, and workbooks.

Christina says she can’t wait to, “share all I have learned about my craft with the world [and] connect with my fans.”

If singing’s not your thing, Master Class also offers acting instructions from Dustin Hoffman, tennis lessons with Serena Williams, and writing with James Patterson, the guy who wrote the “Alex Cross” crime novels.

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The first trailer for Will Smith’s new movie “Concussion” hit the web yesterday, and it’s based on the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu. He’s the man who discovered the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated head trauma.

Luke Wilson plays NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, plus Alec Baldwin and Albert Brooks play doctors who help Will’s character get his message out.

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Ne-Yo is engaged to his girlfriend Crystal Renay, AND they’re expecting a baby!

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Kerman High School is in central California, outside Fresno and they invited Tom Hanks to show up at their homecoming dance!

Kerman is a small community of about 14,000 people, and apparently homecoming is a HUGE deal for the whole area. And their theme this year is “Tom Hanks Movies.”

The school’s assistant principal says, quote, “Our pie in the sky dream would be for him to come be our Grand Marshal, but even a personal shout out on social media or a 15-second video would be great.”

So the kids at the school started a social media campaign to get him to come, with the hashtag #TomHanks2KermanHC and it actually got Tom’s attention, check it out!

 

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