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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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Tom is real and no way a curse. By the way his last name is misspelled in the blog.

2520 days ago

Ron Mellow    

C'mon....none of this has anything to do with Tom Bergeron. It's the circle of life for everyone, losing their parents. I'm sure Tom feels very badly for his participants..and even worse of your accusations!

2520 days ago

A U2 Fan    

What a HORRIBLE thing to say. For God sake a family has just lost a parent that was very dear to them and TMZ is going to try and make a joke out of it. How dare TMZ and its many star stalkers make a statement that Tom Bergeron is a dangerous man and then put him in devil horns, that was just WRONG. You and your type give the Human race as well as Americans a Bad Name. Remember we will all be judged one day I hope you and your kind will be ready. I can only hope that Tom Bergeron sues you and your company for making such an accusation and accusing him of these two deaths.

2520 days ago


"The Curse of Tom Bergeron" -- This is a better title for a Gothic novel than an article on a news site. TMZ makes him sound like The Demon of Sicily, hunting down and tormenting innocent people. What is TMZ trying to do, stir up another 16th Century witch hunt? Who wrote this article? Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger?

2520 days ago


Is there really this many people who read this and thought TMZ really believed that Tom Bergeron was causing these things to happen? I can understand the people who think it's in bad taste to joke about parents dying, but the ones who can't see that this was meant as a joke scare me with how gullible they are!

Personally, I find TMZ's snarkiness amusing. If I didn't, I wouldn't make the effort to come to the web site and read it. People who don't like, can just avoid going to it.

2520 days ago

yo mamma hehe    

as far as the DANCING.... Bergeron is only the MC. they were joking saying he was to blame...the people that passed away were far as jlo....they meant HE was the ugly one to her beauty...come on people...& whats with her not admitting shes pg...because she'll be the side of a house in 4 or 5 months....oh welllllllllllllllll & as far as Star (the horseface) goes............WHO GIVES A FLYING FIG..........SHES A LOST CAUSE...she was booted off the VIEW for reasons........her cheap ass is one of them.............

2520 days ago


May God bless Jane Seymore and her family and Marie Osmond and her family during the time that they are grieving over beloved parents. It is never easy to lose a parent, no matter how old you are. I met Mr. and Mrs. Osmond at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah as they were preparing to go on a mission to the Hawaiin Temple and I was preparing to go to Lima, Peru. A very sweet couple without pretense of fame or fortune. They were just a missionary couple amongst a couple of thousand of missionaries. I remember seeing Jay roaming the halls a couple of times looking for them! I do not believe that there is any kind of "curse" hanging around Tom Bergeron. He seems like a terrific, funny guy. I'm sure all of you who watch DWTS saw the look of concern on his face when Marie fainted, when he had to announce Jane's mothers' death and her hospitalization, and always when someone would cry with disappointment. My only comment regarding "Star" is that if what they say is true, she has her priorities all messed up and needs to remember that being polite and kind and thankful will get her far in life, not being a demanding "star." I, too, have met a few people who have lost a tremendous amount of weight and they become bitter, argumentative, dissolusioned (spelling?) about the world. It's like they're taking out on others how they were treated when they were fat. Clearly, they are not happy with their new body, OR it could possibly be that they don't know how they should "be" or "act" once this tremendous change has taken place.

2520 days ago

Satish Bhardwaj    

It seems J Lo seems to be pregnant. from the photos being published by TMZ

2520 days ago


Prayers to the Osmond Family during this time. Marie-you danced great last night,you really know how to add class. Jane-you looked great and danced great last night. Please disregard the comment that you looked 70 as you don't. Guess someone really needs glasses!!!!!

2520 days ago


ppl die and faint at any time its not like u can contriol the grim reapper so dont blame tom get over urself death fainting are a part of life so there ur later tators and all u spuds too

2520 days ago


ppl die and faint at any time its not like u can contriol the grim reapper so dont blame tom get over urself death fainting are a part of life so there ur later tators and all u spuds too

2520 days ago

Jada Adkins    

I think the person who wrote that story needs to mentor under a real writer!!!!

While thats being done I should be under Derek or Max while they practice some of those moves! Damn if they wouldn't get all 10's from the performance.

2520 days ago


I can't veleive that you all are getting so worked up about this "curse" thing. I took it as a totally tounge-in-cheek story. Granted, one in poor taste to make light of peoples misfortune.
Do you think they REALLY belive it is a curse? Come on people.

2520 days ago

Barbara Ann    

I love dancing with the Stars. While I am sorry for the bad things that are happening. Blaming it on Tom Burgeron is really stupid. Whatever is happening is no ones fault it is just what is ment to be.

2520 days ago


who wrote this, what does Tom Bergeron have to do with a person passing away. get real mann. people pass away dont bame it on the host.

2520 days ago
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