Tyra Banks Trading Ballroom for Boardroom ... No More Hosting 'DWTS'


Tyra Banks is hanging up her ballroom outfits, and slipping into serious business attire ... she's calling it quits at "Dancing with the Stars" to pursue her passion as an entrepreneur.

We got the supermodel Thursday on her way out of Whole Foods in Santa Monica when she dropped the bombshell about ending her time at 'DWTS' -- the show she's hosted since 2020.

TB recently launched her SMiZE & Dream ice cream internationally, but now she's focused on bringing it to the U.S. soon -- she says her heart and her soul are in business, and had some proof in her shopping cart.

She showed us the goods she just bought to do some taste testing for future ice cream flavors. Like the woman said, she's dead serious about research and development!

Of course, Tyra's been a fixture on TV for years, from "America's Next Top Model" to "The Tyra Banks Show" and more. She says she'll work on TV in the future, but it'll be more on the side of producing, not hosting.


Good luck in the ice cream biz, Tyra ... we're "ALL ROOTING FOR YOU!!!"

Guess Who This Serious Chick Turned Into!

Before this serious chick with a perfect smize turned into a television personality and a "Dancing With The Stars" champ, she was just posing in her white tee, dancing her little heart out, and growing up in Leduc, Canada.

As a fan fave on "The Bachelor" ... this blue-eyed babe eventually took charge as "The Bachelorette" back in 2015. Today, she enjoys spending time with her two goldens, making TikToks (mainly sticking to the dance trends) and she lets her bubbly personality shine through wherever she goes!

Need one more clue? She loves a good glass of wine!

Can you guess who she is?

TLC's Chilli Nothing to Do with Matthew's Divorce From 'DWTS' Cheryl Burke

Fans accusing TLC's Chilli of coming between Matthew Lawrence and his ex -- 'DWTS' star Cheryl Burke -- are barking up the wrong tree ... even though Cheryl seems to be throwing shade about the new relationship.

A source familiar with the situation tells TMZ ... Matthew's divorce was filed before he started talking to Chilli in any romantic way -- they knew each other, but simply weren't pursuing one another.

Chilli and Matthew did reconnect in March, a month after Cheryl filed for divorce, at a '90s convention ... but sources say they waited a while before jumping into anything serious due to Matthew being fresh out of his marriage.

Chilli was even dating other people up until they made things official over the holidays -- and we're told Matthew and Cheryl weren't living together when the romance began.

In fact, Cheryl herself says she and Matthew were officially single as of September.

As we reported, Chilli and the "Boy Meets World" star spent the holidays -- Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year -- together in Atlanta with her family.

Cheryl took to Instagram soon after our story, posting a short and seemingly sour message -- "That was fast ..."


Based on those 3 words, people online suspected some relationship overlap, but our sources say there was no funny biz ... as Chilli wanted to make sure there was no gray area before going exclusive with Matthew.

Cheryl Burke Peace Out, 'DWTS' ... Judge's Chair or Bust!!!

Cheryl Burke is hanging up her boogie shoes on "Dancing With the Stars" -- and while she'd love a seat at the judge's table ... it doesn't sound like that's gonna happen, at least for now.

The longtime pro dancer and 'DWTS' staple -- who's been a recurring contestant for 26 seasons, and won twice -- announced Sunday she wouldn't be competing on the reality competition show anymore, saying it was time to retire and move on to new horizons.

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In a lengthy IG post, Cheryl explained Monday night's finale episode would be her last dance performance on 'Dancing,' and added a heartfelt thank you to the production as a whole.

She writes, "This show has been my 2nd family since I was 21 years old. The cast, crew & fans have seen me through my highest highs & some of my lowest lows, & I honestly don’t know who I would be today without them. I also know that it is time for me to begin the next phase of my career, although dance will always be a part of me."

CB adds, "I am excited about the idea of evolving, about being challenged in new ways, having the ability to expand my commitment to mental health advocacy, focusing on my new found love for podcasting, & I’m ready to face the uncertainty (though it’s scary as sh**) of what the future holds - I do have a few things up my sleeves though, so don’t worry."

The official 'DWTS' Twitter page wished her well amid the news, calling her an icon. That's nice, but Cheryl was brutally honest about why she's exiting in follow-up interviews.

Cheryl told Variety that she actually wanted the empty judge's chair being vacated by mainstay Len Goodman -- who announced last week he was retiring as well. She says she's been vocal about this for years now, and has apparently expressed it to upper management ... but to no avail, it seems. Instead, it looks like ABC and co. are letting her walk away.

She also notes she's getting older now at the age of 38 and that she can't dance at this high level forever. If this is, in fact, the end for her ... it's been a helluva career. Good luck!

Selma Blair So, Let's Dance My Last 'DWTS' Dance ... Exits After MRI Results

Selma Blair is saying farewell to "Dancing with the Stars" ... but rocked the ballroom one more time, as she departs due to growing health concerns and her latest MRIs.

Selma made a tearful exit Monday night, when she performed for the final time with her dance partner Sasha Farber, and she had the whole crowd on its feet.

You'll recall, she opened up about her multiple sclerosis diagnosis back in 2018, yet she battled through the pain to compete for several weeks. Selma's now making it clear her body had reached its limit ... and that became clear after a recent test.

During rehearsals, she said ... "I had MRIs and the results came back, and it all adds up to, I can't go on with the competition." She was not specific about an injury or what part of her body required the MRI.

Selma continued, "I've pushed as far as I could. With a chronic illness, you do have special considerations, and my body has taken a hit. It's way too much for the safety of my bones. I could do extensive damage that I, of course, do not want."


We talked to SB a few years ago about her diagnosis, and she said she had been doing much better than it seemed at that time.

Selma closed out her impressive run with Sasha, as they danced to "What the World Needs Now Is Love."

She set up their finale by saying ... "This is a dance for everyone that has tried and hoped they could do more, but also, the power in realizing it’s time to walk away. I am so, so grateful to be able to do one last gentle dance."

Guess Who This Dancing Kid Turned Into!

Before this flexible kiddo turned into the first female pro to grab the number one spot on 'DWTS' she was just a young ballerina practicing her dance moves and growing up in San Francisco, California.

This quick-stepper won her first Mirrorball trophy back in 2006 with her partner Drew Lachey and consecutively won with pro footballer Emmitt Smith in 2007. She also competed on the competition show "I Can Do That" alongside Joe Jonas and Nicole Scherzinger.

Need one more hint? She's currently partnered with weather anchor Sam Champion on this season's "Dancing With The Stars."

Can you guess who she is?

Guess Who This Little Blondie Turned Into!

Before this blonde boy with his button nose went off to perform in front of millions, turned into a world-class dancer and a TikTok King, he was rough housin' with his four sisters and growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This three-time Emmy Award-winning dancer is clearly no stranger to winning ... because he has taken home the 'Dancing With The Stars' Mirrorball trophy six times! And when he's not dancing on TV or performing in Las Vegas, you can find him on social media dancing his heart out with his boo.

Can you guess who he is?

Teresa Giudice Working Bi-Coastal for 'DWTS' ... Racking Up Those Miles!!!

Teresa Giudice is gonna be juggling family, the ballroom and a ton of time in the sky ... now that she's committing to a crazy schedule to appear on "Dancing with the Stars."

The show's producers clearly wanted the 'Real Housewives' star badly, because they pulled some strings to allow her to train with her dance partner, Pasha Pashkov, in New Jersey ... according to Teresa's attorney, James Leonard.


Once the show starts airing, though ... he says she'll be flying to L.A. a day or 2 before each performance. He tells TMZ ... 'DWTS' producers pulled a few strings so that Teresa can train with her dance partner, close to her 4 daughters and new hubby in New Jersey. In order to perform on the show from L.A., she will fly from NJ to L.A. each week a day or two before the show's taping.

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James says this was a dealbreaker for Teresa, because she wanted to be home ... close to her 4 daughters her new husband and his 2 sons. He says 'DWTS' is also making arrangements for the fam to come, at some point, to cheer on Teresa in person.

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As you know, the 'RHONJ' star has had a lot on her plate recently.

You'll recall, she tied the knot with Luis Ruelas last month ... and then the lovebirds jetted off to Greece for a beachside honeymoon.

The couple also bought a home together last year in Montville, NJ -- and, we all know that the moving process is always a blast.


No doubt, her wild schedule is only getting wilder ... but when we got Teresa in NYC Thursday, she couldn't have been more excited about the new gig.


She says even with the insane traveling, Luis will be by her side every step of the way. He better love 6-hour cross-country flights!

Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev Get Married In Paris!!! ... 'We Said I Do'

Nikki Bella is officially a married woman -- 'cause after 3 years of dating the ex-WWE star tied the knot with her "Dancing with the Stars" dancer fiancé, Artem Chigvintsev, in an intimate ceremony in Paris!!

The former wrestler and Broadway star got married in front of a small group of friends and family ... according to E! News.

Nikki posted a photo of her and Artem's hands with their wedding rings ... saying, "We said I DO, can't wait to share the entire journey with you all when our four-part special event."

The former "Total Bellas" star also shared a pic of the newlyweds in each other's arms as they took in the Paris skyline.

Nikki and Artem -- who met when they were partners on season 25 of 'DWTS' -- have one child, a little boy named Matteo, who was born in July 2020.

Nikki and Artem were engaged for a while due to the pandemic and coronavirus restrictions, but always knew they wanted to say "I Do" ... and now they did!!

You'll recall ... at one point during their relationship, "Good Morning America" accidentally called Nikki Artem's wife before the two ever jumped the broom.

Nikki and Artem were not married then, but now, after years of waiting, the romantic duo can proudly say they are husband and wife.


Joseph Baena I'm Joining 'Dancing with the Stars' Cast!!!

Arnold Schwarzenegger's son, Joseph Baena, is already known for his physique -- but now he's trading in his dumbbells for dancing shoes -- with an appearance on 'DWTS.'

Baena was spotted Friday in Los Angeles as he made his way inside for dance rehearsal. Joseph worked to hide his identity with a visor, but it's hard to hide his massive muscles.

The full list for this season of "Dancing with the Stars" has yet to be released, but Joseph joins TikTok star Charli D'Amelio as a few members we have confirmed.

TMZ broke the story, both Charli and her mom will both be featured on this season.

Joseph's been following in his dad's footsteps both inside the gym and out ... snagging some acting roles as well, hiring entertainment manager, Henry Penzi, and booking his first big acting gig in John Malkovich's sci-fi flick "Chariot."

Season 31 is set to premiere live on Disney+ on September 19.

Charli D'Amelio Mom & I Putting On Our Dancin' Shoes ... Joining 'DWTS' Cast

TikTok star Charli D'Amelio and her mom are goin' toe-to-toe ... by competing against each other in the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars."

Production sources tell TMZ ... Charli and Heidi both signed on to join season 31 of the dancing competition series. We're told this won't be a team effort, though -- they'll appear as separate contestants -- competing against one another, as well as the other celebs.

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Charli's clearly claimed her title amongst the other celebrities that will join her on the show, although her fame might be different from others -- she's gained a hefty 145.7M followers on TikTok over the years, and 49M on Instagram. Heidi also just celebrated 10 million followers on her own TikTok!

She's also been dancing since she was a little kid -- needless to say, she might make it pretty far this season. Although we've seen dance experience on the show not always translate into the ballroom.

The rest of the cast has yet to be announced, but the series has moved on from its spot on ABC after 17 years on the network -- it'll premiere live on Disney+ in September.

The social media star's already got some experience with Derek Hough -- she did a "Dirty Dancing" routine with him and his sister Julianne on their show, 'Step Into...The Movies.'

He vouched for her getting on 'DWTS' in an interview last year, saying "I think it'd be really cool to see one of the D'Amelio sisters on there. Charli's a really talented dancer and she's obviously crushing it in the content, TikTok world. I think she would be really good."

Maybe dancing is in the genes ... it'll be exciting to see the mother-daughter duo compete against each other and see what they both can do!

TLC's Chilli Spotted Beachin' It in Hawaii with Matthew Lawrence

"Boy Meets World" star Matthew Lawrence and TLC singer Chilli certainly had a good time together at the beach in Hawaii ... but sources say they're not romantic.

Matthew and Chilli were spotted Monday on the beach in Waikiki. Some beachgoers tell us the two got in the water together and shared some intense convos while chilling on beach chairs.

A rep for Chilli tells us the two aren't dating or romantic, TLC had a show on the island, and Matthew and some pals came to watch ... the two are friends and linked up later.

We haven't seen Matthew out much since his ex-wife and "Dancing with the Stars" pro, Cheryl Burke filed for divorce about 6 months ago.

As we reported, Cheryl and Matthew were married nearly 3 years, before she pulled the plug back in February, citing irreconcilable differences. She noted they'd been separated since Jan 7.

Nothing like a trip and dip with friends to lift your spirits.

What's The Big Frigin' Difference?!

Rev up your engines, because ballroom dancer Sasha Farber has fled the 'Dancing With The Stars' ballroom ... and now it's on you to hit the pavement and find the minor differences in these two snazzy shots.

The dance pro was out riding his motorcycle in LA, and the paparazzi managed to snag some hot shots. Take a Quickstep off the sidewalk and see if you have the moves to find the changes in these two images ... Act as if the Mirror Ball Trophy is on the line!

**HINT: There are THREE differences in the above Sasha Farber photos!*

NBA's Iman Shumpert Arrested For Felony Weed Possession ... At Dallas Airport

NBA player Iman Shumpert was arrested for having a "sizeable" amount of marijuana in his backpack at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Saturday ... TMZ Sports has learned.

According to the police report, officers responded to a potential drug violation call around 2:40 PM ... after TSA screeners found a plastic bag filled with a "green leafy substance" in Shumpert's bag, which he admitted was weed.

Cops say the substance weighed 6.12 ounces and tested positive for marijuana using a mobile test.

The report adds 32-year-old Shumpert -- who was set to board a Delta plane to Los Angeles at 3 PM -- expressed concern about missing his trip to visit his daughter ... but the responding officer informed him he would not be making that flight, as he was being placed under arrest for marijuana possession.

The report says the 2016 NBA champ was then placed in handcuffs and transported to the airport jail without incident.

The charge is classified as a "State Jail Felony" ... meaning Shumpert could face up to two years behind bars and a $10K fine, if convicted.

Cops also claim Shumpert -- who also won Season 30 of "Dancing With The Stars" -- had a Glock magazine and 14 9mm rounds in his bag ... although he didn't have a gun.

Shumpert last played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2020-21 ... and has also suited up for the Knicks, Cavaliers, Kings and Rockets over his decade-long career. He's averaging 7.2 points a game in his career.

Story developing ...

Megan Fox Sends Baby Gift to Ex-Hubby Brian And His GF Sharna

Megan Fox is proving there are no hard feelings with Brian Austin Green by sending a gift to her ex-husband and his girlfriend, Sharna Burgess, to celebrate their first child together.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Megan sent a floral arrangement to Brian and Sharna, who welcomed their baby boy Zane Walker Green, last Tuesday.

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Megan's been supportive of Brian and Sharna's relationship, and clearly, the same is true of their venture into parenthood. We're told the couple got a few dozen flowers in a white, floral arrangement with a card that said, “Congratulations Brian and Sharna”.

For what it's worth ... the card and flowers were only from Megan. MGK's John Hancock wasn't on the delivery.

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You might remember ... a couple months into dating Brian, Sharna reportedly called Megan -- who shares 3 children with Brian -- to talk about co-parenting and being around their kids. Apparently, that went a long way with Megan.

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Obviously, the couple is on really good terms with Megan, and we're told they were thrilled with her thoughtful gesture.

As we reported ... Sharna and Brian announced they were expecting back in February, with a photo shoot in Hawaii. And, in May, Sharna sold her Hollywood Hills home to move in with Brian.

Brian got together with Sharna shortly after his divorce from Megan ... who had already moved on with her now-fiance, Machine Gun Kelly.

That's life, everyone's moved forward -- but great to see they're getting along. Congrats to Brian and Sharna!!

Val Chmerkovskiy Please Support Ukraine If You Can ... I Get We're All Struggling


Val Chmerkovskiy knows there's a lot going on outside of the crisis in Ukraine ... and he's asking people to do what they can to support his home, while understanding it's not easy.

We got the "Dancing With the Stars" pro at LAX and asked him if he's noticing any Ukraine war fatigue among Americans who raced to help Ukrainians stand up to Vladimir Putin's invasion.

The war's been raging for a few months now, and Val says it's hard for people to stay focused on supporting Ukraine relief efforts ... given all the turmoil and daily struggles that most folks here are dealing with.

Val's got his own foundation building homes for refugees over in Europe ... and he says it's sometimes even hard for him to reach out to his own supporters to rally around Ukraine.

It's an interesting perspective from Val ... he's thankful for all the support so far, and the pledges going forward, but knows lots of folks are struggling to keep their heads above water and understands it's not realistic for everyone to put all their focus on Ukraine.

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Val's brother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, famously escaped Ukraine as the war was breaking out ... documenting his harrowing journey back to his wife Peta Murgatroyd in America ... and Val tells us how his brother's experience and the death of Ukrainian boxing champ Oleg Prudky make him feel about the war.

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