Dorothy Hamill exits DWTS due to back trouble

 

My aching back!

Bad news for Dorothy Hamill. The ice skating legend had to leave Dancing with the Stars due to a back injury.

It is unclear how Hamill sustained the injury. Hamill told Access Hollywood that she knew she would “never be at the level” she liked. “So, [I] put everybody out of their misery.” The Olympian felt badly leaving her pro partner Tristan McManus but her doctor told her there could be permanent nerve damage if she had stayed. There is also a large cyst on her spine. Physical therapy is next.

Baby joy

Finally some news at Today that doesn’t involve Matt Lauer and his rumored replacements (it’s not Anderson Cooper, by the way). Weekend anchor Jenna Wolfe says she and NBC news correspondent Stephanie Gosk are expecting a baby girl in August. A smiling, joking Wolfe made her announcement on NBC’s morning show Wednesday, saying, “I’m quite pregnant, actually.” The baby is due in mid-August, the 39-year-old Wolfe said.

Moving on

Judge Joe Brown is no more, Broadcasting & Cable announced. The show’s been canceled after 15 years on the air. A spokesperson for CBS Television Distribution said: “We would like to thank Joe for 15 great years as well as executive producer John Terenzio and the entire staff for all their hard work and dedication to the show.” The cancellation came amid rumors that Brown could not agree on his contract. The Hollywood Reporter said CBS allegedly wanted to cut Brown’s $20 million salary but he wasn’t happy about that.

Best frenemies

NeNe Leakes is ready to bury the hatchet with frenemy/Real Housewives of Atlanta colleague Kim Zolciak.

Leakes told In Touch that the woman she once called a “dirty, low-down monkey with a wig” is invited to her upcoming (second) wedding to Gregg Leakes. After making up while filming Bravo’s RHOA reunion special (debuting April 7) Leakes wants to start over: “I’m extending an olive branch.”

It’s personal?

A suburban New York district attorney who is the son of TV’s Judge Judy is being accused of interfering in a child rape case in which the suspect is his live-in personal trainer, Alexandru Hossu. Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy has recused himself. But the local sheriff says Levy is still trying to influence, and perhaps undermine, the investigation.

Levy’s mother, Judy Sheindlin, says the investigation should focus on the rape case.

Hossu, 35, stands accused of raping a 12-year-old girl twice in 2010. He is due back in court May 7, the AP reports.

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