Celebrities (and that word comes with finger quotes) for season 17 of “Dancing With the Stars” were announced this morning and the lineup includes the usual mix of TV personalities, athletes and people who should never try dancing.
This year’s battles will be a little different as the reality competition series is set to air only once during the week. That means competitions and eliminations will be in the same Monday night show. The action starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 on KFSN (Channel 30.1)
Here are the early odds:
“Glee” star Amber Riley and Derek Hough. 2-1
“High School Musical” star Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff. 3-1
Singer/actress Christina Milian and Mark Ballas. 5-1
“Pretty Little Liars” actor Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd. 7-1
Nick Lachey, a member of 98 Degrees, was recently kicked out of the San Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals football game for rude behavior. One fan says he was attacked by Lachey. Would you actually admit to being whipped by a member of a boy band?
TMZ’s reporting Playboy boss Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris will marry on New Year’s Eve. Yes, it’s the same Crystal Harris that left Hef five days before they were to be wed in June 2011. I guess you can teach a young golddigger new tricks.
In a story that published today, ABC30 found out even more — that Easley, who lives in Santa Maria and was here on business, also went to Daily Grill. He seemed to not shy away from taking pics with people.
But considering what the nation witnessed Monday night, there’s no telling whether Easley could actually see what was going on right in front of his face when these pictures were taken. He could have thought he was picking a song from the jukebox or wrestling a bear. Who knows.
Sports writers are having a field day writing commentaries (these are particularly interesting SI and Washington Post and Seattle Times). Fans are retweeting the Commish’s phone number and email. Players are commenting. And funny people have pounced with jokes. I particularly liked this video:
I don’t know about you, but my weekend was all about football.
Saturday, I slipped in reading a few chapters for my class while flipping between college matches. The main game in my house was Ohio State vs. Miami. My husband is an U alum so we don’t miss any Miami games if we can help it. Unfortunately they lost (bad, bad tackling … see that photo!). But that didn’t take away the fun of watching other close matches. Over the years, I’ve really become a fan of college football. I love an upset. I love seeing a last-minute win. I love the fans. It’s all good.
Then Sunday, it was NFL time. My team, the Chargers, plays tonight so I just flipped around checking out different games.
I did take a break. The weather was just too enticing to stay inside watching TV all day. So I hit the Clovis bike trails, which was hopping with super cheerful folks. I even ran into a handful of friends along the way. Maybe I wasn’t the only one who needed to get out? It was a great way to shake off the couch-potato stiffness that comes with watching hours of football (and reading what seemed like a never-ending text book — oh the joys of being back in college).
The good thing is I’ve still got my game tonight to punctuate what was a fun start of the pro football season. I can’t wait to see what Fresno State’s Ryan Mathews does tonight. Go Bolts!
FOOTBALL FOLLIES: I’m SO not a football prognosticator. My playoff picks went 1-3 this weekend. I even had the gall to call The Chargers a “lock.” So, I’m now officially picking the Jets and the Vikings for the Super Bowl, in hopes that my picking them makes them lose.
BLAH BLAH BAUER: Was it just me or was the “24″ season premiere last night a little boring? Someone in charge of CTU doesn’t believe Jack’s (and Chloe’s) theory, so the two of them have take matters into their own hands? Haven’t we seen this before? Like every season? In fact, the whole two hours seemed pretty familiar. I’m holding onto hope that tonight’s second part of the premiere impresses me.
HELLA FRESH: So I finally got over to Fresh & Easy this weekend. Very cool. I like the selections and prices, plus the prepared food looks yummy. Not even the picketers are going to keep me away.
YOUR TURN: Anything good happen to ya over the weekend? Spill it in the comments.