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"Dancing" -- The Curse Of Tom Bergeron

11/6/2007 1:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Is there a "Dancing With the Stars" curse? Tragedy seems to have befallen several cast members recently
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Just last week Marie Osmond infamously fainted during a live broadcast last month, and today word came that she sadly lost her father, George Osmond, patriarch of the singing Osmond clan. And Jane Seymour's mother passed away last month.

Jane SeymourThese unfortunate incidents are just a few of the woes faced by these women since joining the show, Jane also had to skip an episode due to food poisoning and very nearly lost her home in the Malibu fires last month.

Marie and Jane haven't been the only ones to endure The Curse: Sara Evans left the show during a painful divorce, Stacy Keibler suffered a seizure while promoting the show and -- worst of all -- the unfortunate bout of tanorexia suffered by "Dancing" staple Cheryl Burke.

Make it stop, Tom Bergeron!

Star Slaps Back -- No, You Did NOT Pay Me!


UPDATE: TMZ spoke to Star's manager who laid it out for us, on the record. According to her manager, this was a straightforward business agreement for Star to speak at the Health and Beauty Expo -- nothing more. The contract was breached, so Star did not appear. Had Star known she would be speaking for charity, her fee would have been substantially reduced or eliminated and she would have been there to speak.

Star Jones is giving the big girls she allegedly dissed in Detroit a big fat you-know-what, saying that they were the ones who breached the contract, not her. And yesterday, on her Court TV show, she called allegations that she bailed out of her appearance "a nasty shakedown."

In a lengthy dossier including her own blow-by-blow of what went down with Full and Fabulous, Star says that though she got $10,000 from the group before her scheduled performance, she never got $15K more that she was owed. What's more, Star claims that she didn't get "the level" hotel that she requested when she went to stay in Detroit, nor was any ground transportation provided.

Star Jones - Click to launchStar says that she and husband Al Reynolds paid for their Super Bowl weekend "at our own expense" and that she's still never received any loot for the appearance.









Dog's Other Son -- Dad's Not a Racist!


Christopher Hecht: Click to watchOne kid sold him out, but another of Duane "Dog" Chapman's pups tells TMZ that the bounty hunter is not a racist.

TMZ got an exclusive interview with Dog's oldest son, Christopher -- one of Duane's litter of nine -- who defends his dad regardless of the hate-filled rant. Dog Chapman came under fire last week after an N-word tirade was leaked to the National Enquirer by another son, Tucker Like Father, Like Son -- Click to launch-- who probably has a new first letter for his name.

For more of the interview with Christopher, watch TMZ TV tonight. Check local listings.

J.Lo: Baby Got Front


For once, the largest, roundest, protrusion on Jennifer Lopez's body isn't her ass!
Jennifer Lopez
Clad in a tent dress and looking mommalicious, the 38-year-old former Fly Girl revealed a glimpse of her growing wombmate at a Miami baseball game on Monday.

While everyone and their tour outfit designer has confirmed her pregnancy, Jennifer officially continues to keep mum on becoming a mom. But the muumuus don't lie!


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Char    

Don't blame Tom Bergeron for all the so called bad luck of the stars. These things were meant to happen an no one is to "blame" get real. I love Tom, he is one of the funniest, down to earth, quickest wit people on television. He brought the Americas Funniest home videos back to life, and is a major draw to this show. Keep up the good work Tom!

2511 days ago
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Rudy    

TMZ is the vilest program and site I have ever seen. I am tired of them hunting down, tormenting, judging, convicting and sentencing stars.

I am not protecting the idiot stars or their antics, but who made TMZ judge and jury. It is especially egregious when they create most of the problems themselves.

TMZ disgusts me.

2511 days ago
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elizabeth    

Hyst so those events had happen to the quest a on dancing with the stars doesn't mean yom had anything to do. i t is just a coincidence that is all. the papers lke to make hills of small things.

2511 days ago
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T. BUTLER    

I THINK THE ONE THAT WROTE THE ARTICAL ABOUT TOM BURGERON IS REALLY A SICKO!!!!!!!!!!

2511 days ago
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Peetee    

I like Star Jones better when she had a little meat on her bones. She looks terrible now and it would appear her attitude has changed as well. I've seen this happen when "plump" people lose a lot of weight; they're glad for the new attention, but they lose some of their sweetness (no pun intended!).

2511 days ago
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Gizmo Mac    

Just because Tom Bergeron seems to be the common denominator doesn't mean he is to blame for the badness that has happened to the celebrities. Just a thought.

2511 days ago
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Gizmo Mac    

Just because Tom Bergeron seems to be the common denominator doesn't mean he is to blame for the badness that has happened to the celebrities. Just a thought.

2511 days ago
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rudewaitress    

SEMI can be used to mean HALF. So when describing J-Lo and Marc Anthony, it would be more precise to use the term 'semi-attractive couple'. 'Nearly' still leaves room for the slightest bit of attractiveness on the part of Mr. Anthony.

2511 days ago
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deppnbloomfan    

You people here at TMZ are so stupid. J-Lo is gorgeous..no matter if she is pregnant or not, you guys talk about her huge ass, only because she would never let you near it.

2511 days ago
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Sue    

The bad luck that seems to be happening is not because of the Tom. Nobody knows when a loved one's time is up. Only God himself knows that. I say quit picking on the host and let the things that happen, Happen. We have no control over anything.

2511 days ago
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Casey Robinson    

Marie Osmond's Mother did not die just last month. She has been gone for a year or two. And Star Jone's neck looks like there are huge hoses going to her head as
if she is not real!!

2511 days ago
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Rita    

The Osmond family.... I'm so sorry to hear of your loss... May eternal rest be granted unto him O' Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace. Amen

2511 days ago
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Nimue    

What makes everyone thing that Tom is the common denominator? Perhaps its one of the JUDGES!!!

All jokes aside - my sympathies to Marie Osmond and her brothers on the loss of their father.

2511 days ago
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Johnnie Newkirk Jr.    

It's ashame that Star Jones has not learned her lesson: She's not all that, and never will be. She wants to be a Diana Ross like Diva, but doesn't have the talent, and never will have the talent that Ms. Ross has. Moreover, Diana Ross has a 40 year tract record, and has broken many records, and has earned the right to be a Super Star, or, The Star of Stars. There is, and will always be, only one Ms. Diana Ross. And Star Jones you are no Diana Ross. If being fired from "The View", and the low ratings of your new show hasn't taught you anything, nothing, or anyone, will.

2511 days ago
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YUCK    

NOT A CURSE AT ALL !! LIKE GEORGE OSMOND AND OLLLLLLDDDDD JANE SEYMOUR'S ANCIENT MOTHER WERE NOT READY TO DIE. GET REAL. I LOST MY PARENTS- THEY WERE ELDERLY ! IT HAPPENS ! MAY THEY RIP. JANE SEYMOUR CLAIMS SHE IS 56??? SHE LOOKS 70 !!

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