Dancing With the Stars: Who Will Win Season 28?

ABC scraped the bottom of the barrel while casting Dancing With the Stars Season 28. 

Some of the casting decisions are downright bizarre, but who will win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy?

That’s the big question, and with a cast as random as this one, it really will come down to the wire. 

Weirdly, ABC decided against revealing who these celebrities are being paired up with — presumably to get people to watch live. 

It’s a weird decision for sure, and one that makes it difficult to forecast which of these celebrities will make it far. 

But that didn’t stop us from rounding up how we think things will shake out. 

Scroll down and pick your favorite now!

Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, September 16 at 8/7c. 

1. Sean Spicer – 300-1

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He wasn’t very good at being the White House press secretary, and nothing about gives us much faith that he will make it far in the competition. Heck, his casting alone caused a social media frenzy, with many bashing the show for casting him. If the viewing audience continue to have an impact on the game, then look for this loser to get the boot. We’re sure he’ll have a press release ready to go in which he tries to spin the whole thing in his favor. It’s what he does.

2. Lamar Odom – 40-1

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Lamar only seems to have success in the NBA. He can’t hold down a successful relationship. Add in the fact that NBA players don’t have the best track record in the ballroom. It will all come down to which returning pro he is paired with, but for now, don’t expect much.

3. Ray Lewis – 35-1

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Ray has been outed as a liar, so it’s hard to believe that this disgraced pro football player will garner much traction.

4. Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook – 30-1

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Sailor was a last-minute addition because her mother had to exit the series due to an injury during rehearsals. She’s young and should do better than some of the others. But the jury is well and truly out on this one.

5. Kate Flannery – 25-1

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The Office remains as one of the most popular shows around thanks to the world of streaming. The fans will want to keep Kate in the competition — even if she isn’t cutting the right shapes. It’s sad, but it’s true. This series is a popularity contest.

6. Mary Wilson – 20-1

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Dancing With the Stars appeals to the older audience — the ones who were probably around when the Supremes were a thing. That should keep Mary in the competitive loop for a while. But she will need to bring her A-game if she wants to make it to the end.

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Bachelor Nation Stars Who Found Love After the Show

Just because you go on a reality TV show to find love, it doesn’t mean you will. 

The Bachelor and its many spinoffs have been on the air for over seventeen years.

It may have seemed like these Bachelor Nation stars found love on one of the ABC shows, but they’re with someone different today. 

Have a look below. 

1. DeAnna Pappas

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DeAnna got engaged to Jesse Csincsak on The Bachelorette Season 4, but their relationship did not stand the test of time. Pappas went on to marry Stephen Stagliano in 2012. They welcomed a daughter Addison in 2014 and a son Austin in 2016.

2. Ali Fedotowsky

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When The Bachelorette Season 6 wrapped, Ali seemed loved up with Roberto Martinez, but the engagement came to a halt in 2011. She subsequently got close to Kevin Manno, the same man she married in 2017.

They have two children together!

3. Bob Guiney

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We forgot all about this dude, but here we go: He and Estella Gardinier, Bob’s final pick from The Bachelor Season 4 split up. He got married to Rebecca Budig in the aftermath, but they split up after six years of marriage. But he followed that one up with Jessica Canyon. They’re married and have a son!

4. Byron Velvick

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Byron called off his engagement to Mary Delgado in 2009 but got married to Belinda Velvick in 2015. They have one daughter.

5. Jillian Harris

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Harris was got engaged to Ed Swiderski on Season 5 of The Bachelorette. It didn’t work out. Years later, Harris announced her engagement to Justin Pasutto in 2016. They’re now married and have two kids.

6. Juan Pablo Galavis

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Things quickly went south between Galavis and Nikki Ferrell — the final rose recipient of The Bachelor Season 18. But Galavis moved on to Osmariel Villalobos and the pair got married in August 2017.

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The Vampire Diaries: 28 Secrets from the Set… REVEALED!

It’s hard to believe it, but The Vampire Diaries is officially a decade old. 

While that may seem like a short amount of time for some of the vampires who have been alive on the show for centuries, it’s a significant amount of time for us humans who still obsess over the show. 

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the premiere, The Hollywood Gossip is here to talk all about the series, and the things that went down behind the scenes. 

Oh yes, we’re totally going there. There’s a wealth of secrets to unpack, so we hope you have time. 

Scroll down for all the juicy details. 

1. Kevin Williamson Almost Wasn’t Involved

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Kevin Williamson, who is well known for writing I Know What You Did Last Summer and some of the Scream movies, and for creating Dawson’s Creek almost wasn’t part of the series.

2. The Reason?

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“In the beginning when I read it, I didn’t want to be involved with it because I felt it was a sort of Twilight rip-off, no matter which came first,” He admitted to The Independent.

“The premise was exactly the same: girl falls in love with vampire, and I felt that it had been done and that nobody was going to do another vampire story. But then Julie kept telling me to keep reading the books and then I began to realise that it was a story about a small town, about that town’s underbelly and about what lurks under the surface.”

3. The Elena That Almost Wasn’t

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Fans of the book series were livid when they learned that Nina Dobrev landed the role of Elena Gilbert. But the truth is that Dobrev didn’t impress the showrunners with her audition.

“The funniest story about the first impression of Nina is that she didn’t make an impression,” Julie explained to EW. “None of us remembered seeing her for the first time. And then she, through her agents and the casting directors, said, ‘Hey, listen—I was sick that day, I didn’t do my best work, I really really want this part.” [She] put herself on tape, which then got sent to us and it was so magical and so perfect that she basically had the job from that minute forward.”

4. Ashlee Simpson Almost Played Elena

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The network wanted to be in business with Ashlee Simpson.

Said co-executive producer and director Marcos Siega at a SAG event shortly after the series’ debut :

“We couldn’t find the girl we wanted. The network wanted us to hire Ashlee Simpson. …But Nina sent this DVD back and we all were home looking, searching, and we came in the next day saying, ‘We should look at Nina again.’ We showed it to Peter Roth, and Peter only saw her on that tape and he said, ‘That’s her’.”

5. Ashley Tisdale Was Reportedly in Talks for the Role

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Ashley was riding a wave thanks to the success of High School Musical, and there have been many rumors that she was offered the role. However, she is said to have declined to star in the one-and-done Hellcats.

Yup, it seems the producers have a thing for the Ashleys.

6. Many People Wanted the Role of Elena Gilbert

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“Half of Hollywood I think went out for the role, for all our roles,” Nina told E! News of the difficulty in getting the role. “I guess I did something right, here I am. We had to discover and find our characters. Every episode we learned something more and something more, and eventually we created and molded these amazing, awesome characters.”

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13 Best Teen Dramas of All Time

Teen dramas have dominated the small screen for decades now. 

As such, there are many. 

The Hollywood Gossip is here to run down the 13 Best Teen Dramas of all time. 

Yes, we’ve narrowed them down to 13!

Did your favorite show make the cut?

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The WB/UPN

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It’s hard to believe that a TV show based on a failed movie became such a cultural phenomenon. But Joss Whedon finely tuned the series to make sure that it resonated with teenagers, despite the supernatural elements.

2. Euphoria – HBO

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It may only have aired one season, but it features an accurate portrayal of what it’s like to live as a teenager in today’s world. The cast is led by the wonderful Zendaya, who well and truly sticks the middle finger up to that Disney image she was known for.

3. Freaks and Geeks – NBC

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It was way ahead of its time. It focused on some serious topics that had not been shown on the small screen at the time. On top of that, it had some big stars attached to it.

4. The Vampire Diaries – The CW

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For a show that was compared to a watered-down attempt at Twilight ahead of its launch, The Vampire Diaries proved to be quite the opposite. With twists, turns, and lots of teen angst it started a franchise for The CW.

5. Riverdale – The CW

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It’s probably the most ridiculous show on this list, but it is so freaking addictive. The teenagers act like adults by being part of gangs and such, while the adults act like teenagers by bed-hopping. Pretty crazy, right?

6. My So-Called Life – ABC

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This series may have lasted only one season, but it was praised for its portrayal of adolescence. The cast members were teenagers at the time and were struggling with the demands of schoolwork while trying to film episodic television. Claire Danes was the one who wanted out, and that’s sort of why the series ended prematurely.

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13 TV Shows Canceled Way Too Soon

Saying goodbye to a TV show is tough — especially when they end too soon. 

In most cases, the show is canceled because of ratings. 

But that isn’t always the case. 

These 13 shows ended way too soon and deserved more time to bring the narrative to a close. 

1. The Secret Circle – The CW

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The Secret Circle was canceled in its prime. The plot was intriguing, and it was backed up by a solid cast. It was let go after just one season, but that didn’t stop fans from campaigning to save it.

2. Santa Clarita Diet – Netflix

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This comedy series starred Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as a realtor couple whose lives were rocked when one of them became a zombie. It was hilarious, garnered rave reviews, yet Netflix canceled it after three seasons with no conclusion.

3. Angel – The WB

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Angel lasted five seasons, but it deserves a place on this list because the fifth season finale effectively wiped the slate clean, and set up a war between our heroes and the villains of Wolfram & Hart. The war could have served as the final season.

4. Hannibal – NBC

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This brilliant drama series was saddled with low ratings and terrible timeslots from the get-go. It wasn’t a good fit for broadcast, but NBC could have at least tried to act like they cared about it.

5. Jericho – CBS

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CBS pulled the plug on high-concept drama, Jericho after one season. Thanks to relentless campaigning from fans, it was revived for a second season. However, it was canceled after that.

6. The Tomorrow People – The CW

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This show sucked for the first half of its first and only season. But just before the series concluded, it got good. There was a solid plot in there that was coming to fruition.

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13 TV Characters That Really Need to Die

Some TV character do terrible things. Like, REALLY terrible things.

And these 13 are some of the worst on all of television. 

That’s why the only satisfying conclusion for them involves them being six feet under. 

Have a look below. 

1. Alpha – The Walking Dead

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Alpha is the show’s scariest villain to date, but she has killed multiple beloved characters, meaning that she has to go. Carol has to take her down in horrible fashion.

2. Jon Snow – Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones may be over, but Jon had turned into a ridiculous character who became less significant in the final two seasons. He then killed the Mother of Dragons.

3. Nate – Euphoria

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Where do we start with this loser? Nate catfished a girl at his school and then tried to accuse her of creating child pornography to keep her silent. That was just the tip of the iceberg.

4. Frank Gallagher – Shameless

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Frank is the most despicable character on all of television. He would rather get drunk and high on drugs than look after his children. He’s the worst.

5. Aunt Lydia – The Handmaid’s Tale

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Aunt Lydia whacks the handmaids as soon as they look at her the wrong way. Every single time there’s a semblance of a human there, she does something completely horrible to someone.

6. Negan – The Walking Dead

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Negan is a rapist, so forgive us for not buying the hero edit he’s been getting of late. He also killed some big fan-favorites. He needs to die.

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Dancing With the Stars Cast Photos: Who ARE These People?!

Now that the dust has started to settle on ABC scraping the bottom of the barrel to cast Dancing With the Stars Season 28, the network has dropped the first official cast photos. 

There’s no doubt that the cast is good to look at. 

Who will be able to beat the odds and win the Mirrorball Trophy?

Have a look below and choose a favorite.

1. The Cast

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They may be the worst cast yet, but they’re sure good to look at. Which of them will be the first to get cut?

2. Hannah Brown

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Hannah stole the hearts of viewers during her turn on The Bachelorette, but will she be able to emerge as a force in the ballroom?

3. Ray Lewis

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Ray is well-known as a force in the world of the NFL. He’s also known for pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in connection to the stabbing deaths of two men. Yes, ABC really scraped the bottom of the barrel.

4. Lamar Odom

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He’s not had much luck over the years. Will that change on Dancing with the Stars? Don’t bet on it.

5. Laura Alaina

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Lauren is no stranger to dominating the competition on reality TV, so she’s definitely one to watch on Dancing With the Stars.

6. Mary Wilson

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Mary Wilson dialed up the heat for her first photo as a cast member on Dancing with the Stars. Will she be able to win the whole thing?

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15 TV Shows That Should Have Lasted One Season

TV shows don’t know when to quit. 

When ratings are good, networks get greedy and keep shows on the air for longer than they should. 

These 15 TV shows would have been the perfect example of a limited series. 

However, they were dragged kicking and screaming into second seasons, and beyond. 

1. Riverdale

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This show had a tight mystery that was resolved at the close of its freshman season — but then things got completely and utterly ridiculous.

2. Revenge

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Emily Thorne’s revenge plot lasted four seasons. There were some stupid plot twists along the way, and the show was never actually good after the first season. It would have been remembered as a solid show if it was a limited series.

3. 13 Reasons Why

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This controversial series was very much good TV in its first season. But then the storyline was dragged on for more seasons. The second focused on a trial and there was nothing to like about it.

4. Prison Break

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For a show that focused on a prison break, it sure featured the same storyline over and over again. That’s because it got four seasons and even a limited-series revival.

5. Under the Dome

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Under the Dome was a surprise success when it debuted. It lasted three seasons, even though it was only supposed to be a one-season thing. In the end, the destruction of the dome was hastily cobbled together because of how late in the game the series was given the pink slip.

6. UnREAL

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This exposé of The Bachelor-like series had an excellent first season, but it suffered from declining quality in subsequent seasons. It was primarily because beyond the dating series setting, there wasn’t much else going on of note.

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