Tag: “Dancing With The Stars”

“KC Undercover” Star Zendaya Coleman is Getting Her Very Own Barbie Doll

Zendaya Coleman at 2014 Oscars; sketch of Barbie doll inspired by her (source: twitter.com)
Zendaya Coleman at 2014 Oscars; sketch of Barbie doll inspired by her (source: twitter.com)

Zendaya Coleman, the nineteen year-old star of Disney series “KC Undercover”, singer and former finalist on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” will now, according to Billboard.com, be immortalized as a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll.  Manufacturing company Mattel announced on Twitter that Barbie will commemorate Zendaya’s elegance and poise from the iconic 2015 Oscars moment when she responded to critics about her dreadlocks.

During a recent visit to the Mattel offices, Zendaya discussed her relationship with Barbie growing up:

“When I was little, I didn’t have one that looked like me, so I couldn’t connect with her in that way. But getting to visit the Mattel offices and see Barbie’s vision for the future…I was able to see how they plan to diversify, broadening the horizons and the image of Barbie, and make it more, you know, open. I left the office feeling it was definitely something I wanted to be a part of.”

Z will host an upcoming VH1’s Save The Music benefit entitled “Barbie Rock ‘N Royals Concert Experience” on Sept. 26 in Los Angeles, during which the doll will be on display.

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (follow @lakinhutcherson)

Carlton Wins! Alfonso Ribeiro Voted Champion of “Dancing With The Stars”, Takes Home Mirror Ball Trophy

New champion: Alfonso Ribeiro held the mirror ball trophy up high on Tuesday night after winning the 19th season of Dancing With The Stars

His dance partner said: “He’s one of the most hard working people I’ve ever met.”  Turning to the “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” star, Carson added: “You deserve it.”

article via dailymail.co.uk

Halle Berry Kicks Off 20th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women and Cancer Awareness


Morning sickness what? Pregnant Halle Berry was present and accounted for at the 20th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women in Los Angeles over the weekend. In fact, she even pumped up the crowd.

The Oscar winner led an A-list crowd through the streets of LA on Saturday, just one day before celebrating Mother’s Day with daughter Nahla, in support of women’s cancer awareness.

The event was co-hosted by Brooke Anderson and Andy Garcia, as well as Julie Bowen who sprinted to the finish line among thousands of other enthusiastic participants who came out to support the cause.

Dancing With the Stars hoofer Karina Smirnoff was also on hand to drive the pace car to kick off the event.

Funds raised from the event have still not yet been tallied, though the organization itself has raised more than $68 million in total.

Since its launch in 1994, EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women has become one of the largest single-day fundraisers for women’s cancers in Los Angeles.

article by Laura Schreffler via hauteliving.com

Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team Performs on “DWTS” (VIDEO)

Camden Sophisticated SistersIn case you missed it last week, here is the inspiring story and performance of Camden, New Jersey’s drill team, the Camden Sophisticated Sisters, formed twenty-six years ago by Camden native and CNN Hero Tawanda “Wa-Wa” Jones, on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars”:

If you’d like to help, donate or follow the Sophisticated Sisters, click here.

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson