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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!
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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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Jennifer Lopez is being very cautious about this pregnancy. We should all respect her privacy. Pregnancy is difficult and many things can go wrong. It must be hard to be in the public eye when you are pregnant. After a recent loss of my daughter, I can only assume she will make the announcement when she is comfortable. Wishing her many blessings for a healthy baby (ies)

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allen nowlin    

Jennifer looks pretty good for being a big fat pregnant illegal Mexican. I mean she has nice teeth or something. All illegal Mexicans need to be sent to prison and then back to Old Mexico and shot if they get caught sneaking back into the USA.

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TMZ_debunker: Good thought to doublecheck since it doesn't seem to be in many of the news sites, but it did comes across AP - here is the CNN report from them:

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peace & luv or     

Who the heck cares about these "old, washed-up wanna be super stars" that never made it! There are plenty of people all across America that can dance fantastically & put all of those to shame. But, they can't "buy" their way on to T.V. like those stars (?) did & like Reba McIntire & others did to get their own T.V. show. It is sickening & who gives a rat's ass !

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I think the "Dancing w/ the Stars"/Tom Bergeron article was perhaps meant tongue-in-cheek? I'm pretty sure that no one really believes he put a curse on everyone.

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Katherine, No. 15, I certainly hope you are correct. There definitely isn't much in Hollywood or the surrounding area in which the stars live, that can be called great anymore.

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This is so silly! Tom had nothing to do with any of this. This is a live program that takes place over several weeks and, just as in life, anything can happen and does. I am sorry for Sarah's problems. I am even more sorry that Jane and now Marie have lost a parent. This would be devastating enough w/o having to grieve in public and have your every move and emotion photographed. However, to blame this on another television personality is utterly rediculous, as is any reference to a "curse." Come on people!

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Why would anyone want to pay STAR JONES for anything?

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I love Tom Burgeron, he is great, witty, and funny! I also like Marie Osmond....she is such a positive person...she makes me happy whenever she's on. She has been dancing beautifully and for that I've been voting for her!

I wish Mel would go away...perhaps to England. They have Dancing with the Stars there too, so why not compete there? It isn't fair that Marie has to compete against Mel who has so much dancing experience....of course learning a new dance comes easy for her, she been dancing for years! Not Fair!! Go home Mel....actually, I hope she goes home tonight. It isn't fair for Marie or Cameron or Jane who have no dancing experience.

Good luck Marie! And, I offer my condolences...very sorry to hear about you Father.

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Jane and Marie, I'm so sorry about your parents, may they rest in peace. I lost my Father in 92 . But I still have my Mother. I', so sorry about your lose

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Helen C McNulty    

Our heartfelt sympthies to the Osmond family. You keep going, go go Marie.
Also I think Jane Seymour is doing a fantastic job & she looks great . Good Luck to you all.

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sylvia santiago    

Tom is one of the sweetest,decent guys on T.V. Perfect for the job. People who have nothing going in their lives are prone to start rumors like these. Get a life. Life happens, as it did to these great ladies. They have my sympathies.

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