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Alfonso Ribeiro The LB’s on DWTS

Alfonso Ribeiro means business on Dancing with the Stars, and he’s practicing eight hours a day to prove it.

“I’m doing four, five hours at the studio, then I come home and work for three or four hours on the dances myself, just kind of get it into my body,” he says. “It’s really, really, really difficult. People seem to think I’m this professional dancer and that’s so not the case. I’ve only done tap dancing before.” He goes on to say, “All of this is brand new. Like this week we are doing the quick step…It’s been a tough, tough journey. But every day we go into it saying, ‘Let’s do the best we can today’ and hope that keeps us near the top.”

Alfonso is having a great deal of fun, and its paying off in other ways as well.

“It’s so hard, but it’s a lot of fun and I’m having a blast. I’ve got the best partner in Witney Carson, she’s just amazing. We are having a blast with it,” he said. “I’ve already lost 17 pounds,” he revealed. “There’s been a lot of change.”

You’ll just have to watch and see how far Alfonso can go.


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Wal-Mart Blames Tracy Morgan

In court papers recently filed, Wal-Mart denied allegations of recklessness and negligence when Tracy Morgan and his fellow passengers were struck by Wal-Mart truck driver Kevin Roper’s big rig saying the plaintiffs’ injuries were caused “by failure to wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device.”

Wal-Mart said, “all or a portion of the injuries could have been diminished or minimized.”

Morgan suffered a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs, among other injuries. His friend, comedian James McNair, died.

Wal-Mart declined to answer a specific allegation that its driver, Roper, was fatigued. The company said it can’t because it’s also involved in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation.

But Wal-Mart did say, “the plaintiffs’ alleged damages may have been caused by third parties over whom Wal-Mart had no control.”


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Randy Jackson’s Wife Files for Divorce

After 18 years of marriage, Randy Jackson’s wife has filed for divorce, according to court papers obtained by E! News.

Erika Jackson cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and listed their date of separation as September 11th.

They have two children together, but only one is a minor. She’s asking for joint legal custody and primary physical custody of their 17 year old, with “reasonable visitation” for Randy.

Erika is also petitioning to have her maiden name of Riker legally restored.

This is the second marriage for Jackson, who has a daughter with his first wife.


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Is George Clooney Officially Off Market This Weekend?

The once thought, never to settle Clooney is about to tie the knot and official take himself off the market for good.

All signs point to go as reports of Amal Alamuddin landing in Italy carrying a Stella McCartney garment bag over her shoulder.

Even though the Oscar winner has only confirmed Venice as the wedding location, reports are saying Amal, 36, and Clooney, 53, will say their I do’s this weekend.

In recent comments Clooney remarked, “I met my lovely bride to be here in Italy, whom I will be marrying in a couple of weeks, in Venice, of all places,”


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Lindsay Lohan Flubs Stage Debut in London

According to The Daily Beast, Lindsay’s stage debut in London Wednesday had ta bit of trouble as the actress had difficulty remembering her lines.  To make matters worse, the audience was “openly laughing at Lohan’s struggle to grasp Mamet’s sharp, trademark dialogue.” The publication says Lindsay needed line prompts from someone in the wings on three occasions.

In an interview with another London press outlet, Lindsay says she’s rebuilding her career one step at a time. “I think it shows that I can be accountable and I think it helps with the perception that I’m just a psycho that goes out and stuff,” she noted.

“I’ve done things, but people grow up and they change. I’m willing to work hard to gain back the respect that I once had and have lost,” she added.

According to Lindsay, the play is part of a five-year plan that includes getting married and having children.


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