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Susan Lucci feels at home with ‘Maids’

imagesSusan Lucci spent more than 1,000 years (or at least it seemed that long) playing the devious Erica Kane on the ABC daytime drama “All My Children.” You would think that after all those years of back-stabbing, betrayal, extra-marital sex, weird relatives, crazed killers, dead husbands and all of the other countless plot lines of the show, Lucci would have wanted to do something completely different.

It doesn’t pay to think when it come so TV.

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Pairings announced for next ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Kellie PicklerThe pairings have been announced for the next edition of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” This lineup stretches the definition of celebrity to the breaking point.

The competition is scheduled to start with a two-hour season opener at 8 p.m. March 18.

Here are the 11 pairings and their early odds.

  • Singer Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough (2-1).
  • Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman and Valentin Chmerkovskiy (3-1).
  • Baltimore Ravens Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff (7-1).
  • Comedian D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke (10-1).
  • American gymnast Alexandra Raisman and Mark Ballas (10-1).

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