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Erin Andrews Speaks Out After 'Dancing With the Stars' Ousts Her and 'Loving' Cohost Tom Bergeron. A graceful goodbye. Erin Andrews spoke out for the first time since Dancing With the Stars ousted her and her longtime cohost, Tom Bergeron. "Thank you ABC and the entire Dancing With the Stars family for 6 memorable seasons," the sportscaster, 42, said in a statement via Twitter on Tuesday, July 14. "Those years wouldn't have been as special without my loving host Tom Bergeron, the talented dancers, and witty judges." Andrews said she "will always cherish" her time on the set of the ABC dance competition -- "even if I wasn't the best at walking in heels." ABC and BBC Studios announced in a joint statement to Us Weekly on Monday, July 13, that Andrews and Bergeron, 65, would not be returning to DWTS for season 29. "Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the Dancing With the Stars family. As we embark on a new creative direction, he departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success," the producers said in a statement. "Erin will also not be returning, and we appreciate all that she brought to the ballroom. Fans have been rooting for her since she originally competed as a contestant back in 2010, and her signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show." The former America's Funniest Home Videos host also shared the news via Twitter, writing on Monday night, "Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It's been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I'm grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made." He then joked, "Now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?" Bergeron had hosted the series since its premiere in June 2005, while Andrews took on her role in March 2014 after finishing in third place as a competitor on season 10 with pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The former Hollywood Squares host was openly critical of DWTS in recent years. Perhaps most notably, he tweeted in August 2019 that he disagreed with producers' decision to cast President Donald Trump's former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the 28th and most recent season. (UsMagazine)
Today Co-Hosts Reunite for the First Time Since Pandemic Began for Socially-Distanced Picnic. The Today show anchors have been apart since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Today show family is together again! On Tuesday, the co-hosts of the NBC morning show revealed that several weeks ago, they reunited for a socially distanced picnic -- marking the first time the famous journalists had all been physically together since the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in March. "We, us, as a group, got to hang out socially, we got to chat about what we missed. We had a ton of fun," Hoda Kotb said of the reunion. The show then cut to Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Craig Melvin and Carson Daly gathered together -- six feet apart, of course -- for their picnic. "You know everybody asks us, 'Is it hard to get up in the morning that early?' " Guthrie said to her fellow co-hosts. "And I always say 'no.' And the reason it's not hard is that we're all there together." "And I think that's the hardest part," Guthrie added, "is that we really love all those early, early hours before 7 a.m. when we get to hang out, and I definitely miss that." "I always think about the time in the makeup room, which is literally more therapy than anything," Kotb added. "I miss makeup and hair too, just saying!" Guthrie interjected. Back at 30 Rockefeller Plaza studio in N.Y.C., Guthrie and her fellow co-hosts discussed via video call how they had not all been together since March. "Al is two inches taller. Really grew up since I last saw you," Daly, 47, joked of Roker, 65. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kotb remained at the show's Midtown office. Meanwhile, her fellow co-hosts filmed the show at home. Late last month, Guthrie returned to the studio after nearly three months, joining co-host Willie Geist while Kotb and Roker were both off. She also confirmed to a fan on Twitter that she would be "going back and forth for the summer" so she can be close to her kids. In April, Kotb told PEOPLE that she's been waking up at 3 a.m. (rather than her usual 4:15 a.m.) so she can commute into the city from her weekend home, prep for the day, mic herself and do her own hair and makeup for the show. "It's totally weird. I hate to say that I'm so naive, but I didn't know how one of those big steamers worked, to steam clothes," Kotb said. "So today all my [clothes] were in a ball. I went into the wardrobe room and I literally was steaming the place up right after I had done my hair. It's the small things that trip you up and make you realize how much we need every single person we work with." (People)
Seeing Double, Triple and More! Introducing TLC's New Series Doubling Down with the Derricos. Karen and Deon Derrico share 14 children, comprised of quintuplets, triplets and two sets of twins. The TLC family is growing -- or should we say, multiplying! Next month, the network will debut a new series giving viewers an unfiltered look into the bustling, sweet and growing Derrico family titled Doubling Down with the Derricos, PEOPLE can exclusively announce. But the Derricos are no ordinary family: Karen and Deon share 14 children, comprised of quintuplets, triplets and two sets of twins -- all of whom were conceived naturally. (Multiples are prevalent on both sides of their family.) The series, which has been in development and production for over a year, follows the couple as they await the arrival of their triplets. But when Karen is told she has to spend the rest of her pregnancy in the hospital at 24 weeks, Deon is left to manage the household and take care of 11 children, ranging from 2-14 years old, all on his own. "Having four sets of multiples back to back? It's like getting struck by lightning while getting struck by lightning," Deon says in the first sneak peek at the series, above. "Many parents know with just one child, two children, it's a job. But when you have soon-to-be 14, it's a job." "We have our good days and our bad days," Karen adds. "But there's always enough love." "TLC has always been the home for large and extraordinary families, and with multiple multiples the Derricos take 'extraordinary' to a whole new level!" TLC president and general manager Howard Lee says in a statement. "They bring a fresh voice, perspective and willingness to share their culture and values. And while their size may be unique, their story is universally relatable -- devoted parents trying to raise their children the best way they know how all while navigating life's ups and downs. We are proud and excited to introduce TLC viewers to the Derricos." The Derricos join a long list of unique, larger-than-life families featured on the network in series including OutDaughtered, Sweet Home Sextuplets, 7 Little Johnstons, Welcome to Plathville, Sister Wives and more. Doubling Down with the Derricos premieres Aug. 11 at 10 p.m. ET on TLC. The Derrico Family: Inside the Episode will Air on TLCGo and The Derrico Family: Meet the Kids will debut exclusively on Facebook. (People)
This new Game of Thrones-esque show is landing on Netflix this week and you are going to be hooked... Plus all the best TV shows on Netflix RN. Netflix's offering of TV shows is so extensive that there really is something for everyone. But with such a vast catalogue comes the classic conundrum plaguing modern streamers: there's just too much choice. We know, we know, how ungrateful we sound! But if you've ever spent 45+ minutes scrolling the endless reels of Netflix series while your dinner gets cold, you'll know what we're talking about. So, to help you stop the mindless scrolling, we've taken it upon ourselves to handpick the very best in TV gold that Netflix has to offer, spanning every genre from award-winning period dramas to classic sit-coms and cult sci-fi phenomenons. Whether you're in it for the true crime drama(Carole who?), the sexy drug kingpins (looking at you, Omari Hardwick), the creepy stalkers, the feminist comedies (featuring certain leotard-clad wrestlers), or simply the very best in reality TV � we've made sure there's something here to satisfy your binge-watching desires. And finally this week Cursed, starring Katherine Langford, will land on Netflix on 17th July! In a feminist retelling of the Arthurian legend, teenage sorceress Nimue, played by Katherine, teams up with a poor mercenary, Arthur, on a mission to save her people and deliver the legendary sword to Merlin. The show is addictive as hell so prepare to lose hours of your life to the magical world of Cursed. If you are after one genre, try our pick of the best Netflix documentaries, the best LGBTQ+ series, our favorite Scandi crime dramas or the best period dramas on Netflix. Sick of TV series? These are the 21 best films on Netflix. Netflix know how to serve up cracking drama, there's the social media stalking drama, You, there's the story behind the royal family in The Crown and of course, Breaking Bad where the drama is as high as the well, drug highs. Or if you've completed all of Netflix (we salute you), see what we're binge-watching on Now TV, or what to watch on Disney Plus. So, if you're struggling to find something to watch on Netflix, fear not. From the Netflix classics that helped to cement the streaming giant as an original content powerhouse, to the very latest show drops that are bound to be dominating your WhatsApp chats (hello, Never Have I Ever!), all you have to do is bookmark this page and take your pick. We promise you're bound to find your next binge-watch right here (without your dinner getting cold)... The best Netflix movies to watch on date night (British Glamour)
ABC's David E. Kelley Drama 'The Big Sky' Moving Production to Vancouver. The Montana-set procedural thriller from A+E Studios and Disney's 20th Television had been set to shoot in New Mexico and Nevada. David E. Kelly's The Big Sky thriller for ABC has shifted production from New Mexico and Nevada to Vancouver amid the pandemic. On Monday, a Disney spokesperson confirmed the move to The Hollywood Reporter. No start date for production on the Montana-set procedural was given. The series from A+E Studios and Disney's 20th Television was originally eyeing a shoot in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada. The Big Sky is set to star Kylie Bunbury, Katheryn Winnick, Ryan Phillippe, John Carroll Lynch and Dedee Pfeiffer. The series will center on former cop Jenny Hoyt (Winnick) and private detective Cassie Dewell (Bunbury), who team up on a search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. They discover that the two girls aren't the only ones to go missing from the area and start a race against time to stop the perpetrator before another woman is taken. On-location film and TV shooting has resumed in Canada, but has so far been restricted to local production as Los Angeles producers navigate strict quarantine orders impacting Americans able to cross a closed U.S.-Canadian border after securing temporary work permits. Hollywood location shooting in Canada in 2019 hit a new high before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered all U.S. film and TV shoots in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal and sent anxious Americans back across a now-sealed border to shelter. (Hollywood Reporter)