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For weeks gossip sites and celebrity magazines have been left wondering if former "Guiding Light" star Hayden Panettiere was indeed pregnant after pictures of the "Nashville" actress surfaced with what would appear to be a baby bump. As part of the social phenomenon known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Panettiere put those pregnancy rumors to rest while challenging her unborn child to take part.
Just one day after revealing he would be returning to ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" for its 19th season as a pro dancer on "Good Morning America," the network announced that Derek Hough will also be joining the cast of "Nashville" for a multi-episode story arc. Hough will portray Noah West, a beguiling and disarming movie star who crosses paths with the Nashville elite following his being cast as the lead in a biopic of a famous country music star.
Monday, August 13 was the day to watch ABC's "Good Morning America" as the morning show revealed the dance partners for the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars," dubbed the "All Star" edition. With Kelly Monaco's (Sam McCall, "General Hospital") former dance partner Alec Mazo (pictured left, with Monaco) currently appearing in "Dance Temptation," with Edyta Sliwinska, and no longer appearing on the series (he last appeared during season nine), the actress has been assigned to Valentin Chmerkovskiy, who returns for his third season.
Days after being declared one of the Sexiest Men Alive by People Magazine in the Special Double Issue on newsstands right now, J.R. Martinez achieved what many fully expected and took home the mirror ball trophy on "Dancing With the Stars." Tonight, season thirteen's most charming - and naturally talented - contestant beat out talk-show host and film actor Ricki Lake and her professional partner Derek Hough as well as reality television personality Rob Kardashian and his professional partner Cheryl Burke to help bring his professional partner Karina Smirnoff her first "DWTS" win in no less than ten attempts.
This evening, ABC confirmed the list of contestants for the 13th season of "Dancing with the Stars." The list leaked earlier today on Twitter proved to be accurate. Both lists included actor J.R. Martinez, 28, from "All My Children." Martinez is a veteran of the Iraq war and a highly sought-after motivational speaker for the causes that effect his fellow veterans. He joined the 41-year old ABC soap as Brot Monroe in November of 2008. Martinez follows in the foot steps of former "DWTS" winner Kelly Monaco (Sam, "General Hospital") and his "AMC" co-stars and former "DWTS" contestants Cameron Mathison (Ryan) Susan Lucci (Erica) and Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan).Joining Martinez will be a slew of figures from the entertainment (actors, reality stars, commentators, and musicians) and sports world including: