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Dancing With the Stars Results: Who Will Make the Final Four?

Dancing with the Stars Season 25 is already past the midway point, and the competition is becoming tougher with each passing week.

Heading into the home stretch, only Drew Scott, Victoria Arlen, Lindsey Stirling, Frankie Muniz and Jordan Fisher remain in the field.

Who would survive to dance another week?

Let’s break down the routines!

Drew Scott and Emma Slater – Tango – “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers

Is it just us or has Drew continued to go from strength-to-strength? Who would have thought he would be in the final five after his mediocre performance earlier in the season? The duo clearly wanted to do something different, and that explains the song choice. 

They were both in sync, and it was apparent they wanted to go out dancing if this was their final night. 

Score: 24/30

The duo then tried to copy a routine that was first performed in Season 17. It was originally performed by Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff with Witney Carson. The surprising thing was that Drew managed to keep up with Emma. 

You would not believe they were copying another performance entirely. They made it their own. 

Score: 24/30

Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy – Contemporary – “To Build a Home” by Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson  

This performance was one of those ones that will be remembered for years to come. The chemistry was off the charts, and it was hands down their best performance of the season.

After weeks of circling the drain, they found an exciting way to show off their talent together. The judges were enamored with it. 

Score: 27/30

They then moved on to perform a routine by Amber Riley and Derek Hough from Season 17, and that was an even better fit for them. Maybe they should have been looking the back catalog of solid performances. 

This was the type of performance that deserved a perfect score, but it got close to it. 

Score: 29/30

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold – Argentine Tango – “Brother” by NEEDTOBREATHE feat. Gavin DeGraw

These two have been the ones to watch all season long, so it’s difficult to watch them fluff their performance in such a manner. The chemistry was just not there during this performance. Did they have an on-set incident or something?

They still secured praise from the judges because of their other performances this season. 

Score: 28/30

Things improved when they performed an old Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas number, and it was almost like they fixed what was wrong because it gave them another perfect score!

Score: 30/30

Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas – Contemporary – “Head High” by Alexander Jean

Mark went with a song from his own band with his wife. He was not trying to plug it, we hope. There was something emotional about the whole performance. Maybe it’s because he and Lindsay have struggled to become frontrunners this season.

They were in sync throughout and proved that they had taken all of their feedback on board which is all we can ask for at this stage. 

Score: 29/30

Their chemistry continued to be off the charts in a rehash of Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Season 18 dance number. They went all-out with their costumes, proving they had something to prove. 

Score: 28/30

Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson – Salsa – “Shake” by Yin Yang Twins and Pitbull

These two have yearned for a place further up the leaderboard all season long, but this song was not the best choice for them. It had the potential to make them sink or swim, and they did something around the middle. 

The judges noted that Frankie was trying to make the performance work, but it did not happen for them. 

Score: 25/30

Their iconic dance performance took us all the way back to Season 4 for a number from Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough. They went for a step-by-step rehash of it, and it failed in part due to Frankie not being able to keep up with Apolo’s fast-paced moves. 

Score: 26:30

Victoria and Val and Frankie and Witney found themselves in the bottom two after the performances, and Victoria and Val were let go. It was a real shame when you consider that they gave it their all during this performance episode. 

What do you think about all of it?

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Louis C.K.: Axed by HBO, Slammed by Stars Everywhere

Louis C.K has made a living for years as a stand-up comic.

But the allegations made against the star this week by five women are the opposite of funny.

As previously detailed, a handful of alleged victims spoke to the New York Times yesterday and claimed that C.K. openly masturbated in front of them.

Rumors of the comedian’s inappropriate sexual actions had circulated online for years prior to this bombshell report.

Chicago comedy tandem Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov finally confirmed the chatter, however, stating that C.K. invited them up to his hotel room in 2002 for a drink while they were at a comedy festival in Aspen, Colorado.

He then asked the women if he could take his penis out.

They just sat there, awkwardly laughing and acting understandably confused over the request.

And then, Goodman said. “he proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating.”

In the same article, comedian Abby Schachner said she could hear C.K. pleasuring himself over the phone during a conversation in 2003… while actress Rebecca Corry said she rejected C.K.’s request to jerk off in front of her two years later.

In response to the accusations, C.K. called off a Thursday appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Moreover, the Thursday night premiere of his new movie, I Love You, Daddy, was canceled by the film’s production company, The Orchard.

Said this company in a statement:

“In light of the allegations concerning Louis C.K. referenced in today’s New York Times, we are canceling tonight’s premiere of I Love You, Daddy.

“There is never a place for the behavior detailed in these allegations.

“As a result, we are giving careful consideration to the timing and release of the film and continuing to review the situation.”

And now, more fallout for C.K.

HBO announced in a statement that the star would no longer be part of its Night of Too Many Stars autism benefit that is scheduled to air live on Saturday night.

In addition, the cable network will remove his past projects from its on-demand services. 

As for FX? Which has worked closely with C.K. for years on his Emmy-nominated series Louie?

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In its own statement on Thursday, the network said it will launch an investigation, while adding that no allegations of misconduct by the comedian had been reported to executives at FX.

“We are obviously very troubled by the allegations about Louis C.K. published in The New York Times today,” reads this statement.

It continues:

“The network has received no allegations of misconduct by Louis C.K. related to any of our 5 shows produced together over the past 8 years. 

“FX Networks and FXP take all necessary actions to protect our employees and thoroughly investigate any allegations of misconduct within our workplace.

“That said, the matter is currently under review.”

Elsewhere, as you can see above, celebrities from all industries have come forward and slammed C.K.

“I had a feeling most men didnt realize how prevalent it is. It’s very frightening and disorienting when it happens,” Tweeted Debra Messing.

C.K. has not yet responded to these allegations.

We’ll update this story with his quotes when or if he does.

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Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Scandal’ and ‘Get Away with Murder’ Stars’ Divorce Finalized

Two actors who starred on Shonda Rhimes shows are now officially single … TMZ has learned. Liza Weil and Paul Adelstein’s divorce has been finalized more than a year after the original filing. Liza stars on “How to Get Away with Murder” and…

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90 Day Fiance: How Much Are The Stars Paid?

90 Day Fiance is still running and has three different spin-offs. It’s a successful series. But … how much are the stars actually paid?

Two recent guests on the series are exploiting a loophole to reveal everything about what goes on behind the scenes, and they’re not holding back.

And yes, they’re letting us know exactly how much this pays. Though we’ve had our suspicions about this series for a while now, seeing the actual numbers in front of us was a real shock.

The 90 Day Fiance couples that we know and love (or know and whatever) give out whatever updates they can.

Remember how Mohamed Jbali has been giving moving updates? He has now in Texas.

And Paola Mayfield has apologized for her and her husband’s controversial Halloween costumes.

But there’s only so much that they can tell us about what went on behind the scenes on 90 Day Fiance. Because, well, reality shows come with contracts.

If you want to get paid for being on a reality show, whether you’re one of the stars or just behind the scenes, it’s standard for you to sign documents that you won’t reveal trade secrets.

Plenty of jobs come with those, in fact.

Since nobody stars on reality shows just for charity and since nobody just volunteers to film or edit a reality series solely for fun, no one who knows details — like how much the stars of 90 Day Fiance are paid — is at liberty to say, right?

Until now, that is.

Annie is from Thailand and David is from the US.

There’s so much to their story — Annie comes from extreme poverty, David is fresh out of a divorce (and lost a lot of weight, too).

David is about twice her age, Annie is hoping to live in comfort and she’s been a little surprised that David isn’t as rich as she’d imagined.

Nothing in their story was too painfully awkward, though, until this last episode.

David and Annie were offered a place to stay by Chris’ good friend, Chris, and Chris’ pregnant wife, Nikki.

In a jaw-dropping, horrifying scene, Chris suggests that Annie could “pay him back” for letting them stay there … by giving him a massage.

Now, especially in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, we hope that we don’t need to explain that “massage” is too often a code for someone trying to leverage a sexual encounter.

(And, worst of all, when it’s a white guy asking an Asian woman, there are often racist undertones because of a long history of racist perceptions of Asian women within the US)

Chris asked this in front of his wife, by the way. It was a shocking moment.

To all of us — but not to anyone on the show. Because Nikki and Chris have taken to social media to clear things up. And they say that Chris’ overture was scripted.

“Yes, the awkward scene of Chris asking for a massage was SCRIPTED,” Nikki posted.

“The producer asked him to say it & Chris had to say it more than once because it didn’t come off as natural.”

Honestly, it’s hard to imagine being talked into that, but when you’re doing a favor for a friend, it’s easy to feel pressured to go along with things to help your buddy out.

“We were fed our lines while sitting at the table, which is why no one reacted. WE ALL KNEW WHAT TO EXPECT.”

That, folks, is not how reality shows are supposed to work. Little prompts, like what topic to cover, are normal. Edits are normal.

What Chris and Nikki described is not normal for reality shows.

Nikki is eager to let the world know: “I’m a very outspoken person you’d be a fool to think I just sat there & [allowed] my husband to disrespect me, Annie, & our marriage.”

Good that she included Annie in that.

How can they reveal this? Well, Nikki and Chris say that they aren’t under contract with TLC or the production company and weren’t in any way paid to appear on the show.

(They only agreed to it as a favor for Chris)

So: how much do 90 Day Fiance stars make?

According to Chris and Nikki, David only makes about $ 1,000 per episode, and was paid $ 2,500 to appear in the tell-all.

Look, $ 1,000 is a nice thing to make, but remember that 90 Day Fiance stars don’t appear in every episode. For a successful reality series, these numbers are shockingly low.

For a little perspective, the good folks over at Starcasm compared 90 Day Fiance income to that sweet, sweet Teen Mom money.

We know that Teen Mom 2 stars are banking about a quarter of a million dollars, or more, every year. Even the dads who appear on the show are making six digits.

Now, 90 Day Fiance isn’t supposed to be anybody’s full time job, which is good — because it sounds like that would put David below the poverty line.

But 90 Day Fiance does at least as well, and sometimes better, in ratings than Teen Mom does. (It looks like slightly more viewers, but slightly fewer in the coveted still-culturally-relevant age demographic)

We imagine that couples like Paola and Russ are making a little more than a brand new star like Chris, but … how much more?

It sounds like part of 90 Day Fiance‘s success is that they’re not paying their actors anything close to what we’d consider to be industry standards.

Which might be even shadier than the accusation that they also go to such lengths to stir up drama where it doesn’t exist.

Chris and Nikki suggested that they might have more to reveal in coming weeks, as new episodes air. We’ll be interested to find out what they choose to share.

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