If you can’t get enough of Dancing with the Stars, make room for All-Stars, debuting Sept. 25 on ABC. This is the first time prior contestants will return for another chance at winning the mirror ball. Among them are fan favorites and former champs like P amela Anderson, Bristol Palin, Kirstie Alley, Helio Castroneves and Apolo Ohno. ABC will let viewers vote for the 13th star, either Sabrina Bryan, Carson Kressley or Kyle Massey; the winner will be announced Aug. 27 on Good Morning America.
Fred Willard chit-chatted about his arrest at a XXX movie theater on Jimmy Fallon late night show Thursday. “Let me say this: It’s the last time I’m going to listen to my wife when she says, ‘Why don’t you go out to see a movie?’” Willard joked. The 72-year-old, who was cited and released after a routine police sting, did admit that the experience has been “embarrassing as hell,” but still maintains he did nothing wrong.
MIA no more
Mabel Pantaleon is safe and sound after going missing for several days. The actress turned up at JFK airport Thursday night and cops took her to a local hospital. Pantaleon, who had bit parts in Dexter and Mystery ER, has manic depressive disorder. “Everything is over, thank God,” her mother, Sylvia Pantaleon, told ABC News. Before she went missing, her mother relayed that Mabel had accused her family of being terrorists.
Peace, not war
A mini Madonna concert intended to celebrate France’s tolerance instead tested it, drawing boos and cries of “Refund!” and thousands of dislikes on YouTube. The performance at Paris’ Olympia club was announced after France’s far-right National Front threatened to sue Madonna after she showed a video at a Bastille Day concert with an image of the party’s leader, Marine Le Pen, with a swastika on her forehead.
Dane Cook shocked fans during his Thursday standup at the Laugh Factory in L.A., joking about the Aurora, Colo, movie massacre at a Dark Knight Rises screening. “I know that if none of that would have happened, pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, was probably like, ‘Ugh f---ing shoot me,’’’ he said.
That’s settled: Michael Jackson’s mother will share guardianship of the late pop star’s three kids in a deal that will relieve her some stress. If a judge approves, it would make Tito Joe “TJ” Jackson, the son of MJ’s brother Tito, a co-guardian.