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‘DWTS’ Jenna Johnson Admits She’s Been ‘Inspired To Push Herself’ Since Making History With JoJo Siwa

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‘DWTS’ Jenna Johnson Admits She’s Been ‘Inspired To Push Herself’ Since Making History With JoJo Siwa

Who run the world? Girls! Jenna Johnson spoke to HL about breaking barriers as the first same-sex partnership on this season of ‘Dancing With The Stars.’

This season, Dancing With The Stars made history with the inclusion of the first same-sex dance partnership in the 30 seasons of the show. Season 29 runner-up Jenna Johnson was paired up with beloved YouTube personality JoJo Siwa, who came out as part of the LGBTQ+ community in January 2021. In speaking on the HollywoodLife Podcast, Jenna revealed that she said yes to partnering with another woman “without hesitation,” but in the days that followed, “a ton of pressure set in.” “I was so honored but I felt a ton of pressure, because I just knew how much could go into this and how many eyes were going to be watching. And, because it is new and it is different and it is a little bit scary for some people. But the second I met JoJo, all of those fears went away,” Jenna admitted. “She is just so open and willing to do whatever whenever. She just was like a dream student for me.”

The DWTS star added that dancing together “has felt so natural.” “Having two girls dancing together, I don’t even think twice about it,” she told HL. The history-making moment has inspired Jenna to “push herself further” with her choreography this season, as well.

JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson perform on ‘DWTS’ Season 30. (ABC)

“It’s been really interesting this season because I can’t rely on things I’ve done in the past. Usually, you can look back on your dances… but I can’t fall back on those comfortable habits because this is completely different for me,” she explained. “I’ve just been so inspired the season to really push myself because I have to and sometimes I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing, but it’s been really empowering for me as a choreographer and as a teacher just to push myself, take risks and not be afraid to take those risks.”

The risks have certainly paid off as Jenna and JoJo have impressed the judges panel week after week, tying with Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten and Val Chmerkovskiy and Olivia Jade in first place with 24 out of 30 last week. This Monday, Oct. 11, and Tuesday, Oct. 12, the show has its first two-dance week and potential double elimination. “Obviously, we’re feeling some added pressure because there are two dances this week, which is crazy for week four. I don’t feel like we’ve ever done two dances this early before. But at least it is Disney week, so that adds some magic to it!” Jenna told HL.

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Duo Jenna Johnson & JoJo Siwa have been consistently receiving high marks from the judges! (ABC)

The first night of DWTS this week will be Disney Heroes focused, and Jenna revealed that she and JoJo will be channeling an empowering Cinderella in their big number. Then, the second night will highlight Disney Villains, and the pair will be taking their inspo from Descendants Two. “You’re definitely going to want to tune in!” Jenna teased.

Be sure to watch Dancing With The Stars this Monday, Oct. 11th and Tuesday, Oct. 12th at 8 PM ET on ABC!

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‘RHOC’s Heather Dubrow Reveals The Reason Why She’ll ‘Never’ Join ‘RHUGT’

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‘RHOC’s Heather Dubrow Reveals The Reason Why She’ll ‘Never’ Join ‘RHUGT’

Although she’s returned to ‘RHOC,’ Heather Dubrow shared she’s ‘never’ going to consider joining ‘Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip’ in the latest episode of our podcast.

Heather Dubrow just made her triumphant return to The Real Housewives of Orange County, but she’s not planning on joining The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip any time soon. While speaking with the reality star on our Pay Attention Puh-Lease podcast, Heather shared why she’d forgo an “all-stars” experience.

“Never. It’s never happening,” Heather firmly stated on the podcast. “I think it’s a phenomenal idea and I am not judging it at all. It looks fun and I haven’t watched it yet … it’s just not my thing.” The 52-year-old explained how it’s “so hard” to deal with the drama of a regular season of Housewives, much less a Housewives mash-up. “At least, you know, with one group of people that I know and this is an authentic group that I have friendships with and relationships with is one thing, but to go off … I don’t know, it sounds like too much anxiety for me!”

Heather Dubrow in NYC (Mike Reed/ACE Pictures/Shutterstock)

Heather, who was on the show from Season 7 through 11, made her return to Season 16 much to fan excitement. When we asked whether or not she’d consider returning if she was asked back again, the podcaster noted that at this point in the game, she “couldn’t say,” but she certainly stays open. “I think we’ve made a really good season. I think the audience is going to be incredibly satisfied and it’s what I think they were asking for and in that way I think it’s great,” she shared.

“It’s a transitional season in the best way and it ends in a way that I’ve never ended a season before so I think it’s gonna be great,” she teased, also saying, “Ask me again in a few months!” about returning.

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Heather & Terry Dubrow (Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock)

Heather returns for Season 16 along with Shannon Beador, who joined during Season 9 and Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson, who both joined for Season 13. Newcomers Noella Bergener and Jennifer Armstrong also join the cast to shake things up.

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Irina Shayk & Bradley Cooper Fuel Reconciliation Speculation At Premiere Of His New Movie

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Irina Shayk supported ex Bradley Cooper at the premiere of his film ‘Nightmare Alley,’ sparking speculation that the two are back together.

Irina Shayk gave a pinstripe suit a sexy update at the premiere of ex-boyfriend Bradley Cooper’s film Nightmare Alley in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The model, 35, paired the black suit with plunging leather suspenders as she posed on the black carpet, once again sparking speculation that she and Bradley, 46, have reconciled following their 2019 split.

Irina Shayk attends the premiere of ‘Nightmare Alley’ in New York on December 1, 2021 (JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

The model slicked her hair back and opted for a bold red lip for the evening, while Bradley — whom she shares daughter Lea, 4, with — looked dapper in a black suit. The former couple did not pose together at the premiere of the film, a 1940s crime thriller about an ambitious carny who has the talent of manipulating others. The movie is based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham.

Bradley leads the ensemble cast as Stanton Carlisle. Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, and Richard Jenkins also star in the Guillermo del Toro-directed rendition, which serves as a remake of sorts of the 1947 film adaptation. At the premiere on Wednesday evening, Bradley told Entertainment Tonight that having Irina there was “very special.”

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Bradley Cooper attends the premiere of ‘Nightmare Alley’ in New York on December 1, 2021 (Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)

It’s unclear if the couple, who dated for four years prior to their split, are back together. However, the premiere isn’t the first time they’ve sparked reconciliation rumors. Ahead of Thanksgiving, Bradley and Irina were spotted strolling arm-in-arm in New York in mid-November. Following the sighting, a source told Page Six that the co-parents celebrated Thanksgiving together with Lea.

According to the outlet, the former couple and their daughter went to the ballet together for The Nutcracker, reportedly meeting up with Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Schulman. “They looked very happy,” the source said. “Everybody was smiling and giggling.”

While generally private about her relationship and family, Irina offered rare comments about co-parenting while on the digital cover of ELLE‘s March issue: “I never understood the term co-parenting. When I’m with my daughter, I’m 100 percent a mother, and when she’s with her dad, he’s 100 percent her dad.” Irina also called Bradley the “most amazing dad.”

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Jonah Hill Rocks Bushy Beard & Long Hair As Jerry Garcia On Set Of ‘Grateful Dead’ Biopic — Photo

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Jonah Hill Rocks Bushy Beard & Long Hair As Jerry Garcia On Set Of ‘Grateful Dead’ Biopic — Photo

Jonah Hill was almost unrecognizable as he was seen dressed in a tie-dye hoodie and matching shorts while getting ready to portray Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Grateful Dead biopic.

Jonah Hill, 37, is gearing up to take on the incredible role of Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead on the small screen and is already looking the part! The actor was photographed walking around the set of the upcoming biopic about the band, which is directed by Martin Scorsese, in West Hollywood, CA on Nov. 30, and looked a lot like the late singer with a bushy beard and long hair. He also wore a tie-dye hoodie and matching shorts by Camp High, which was clearly inspired by the 1960s era in which Jerry lived.

Jonah Hill on the set of the Grateful Dead biopic. (TheHollywoodFix.net / BACKGRID)

In addition to his shirt and shorts, Jonah wore tie-dye socks and Off-White x Nike Dunk Lows that appeared to be a tribute to their fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who died at the age of 41 a few days ago. He also puffed on a cigarette and looked relaxed as he gets ready to film what will definitely be a memorable flick.

The untitled Grateful Dead biopic will “chronicle the band’s formation in the Bay Area as the ’60s psychedelic counterculture movement started to take off,” according to Variety. The band was known for being one of the bands that catapulted the rise of psychedelic counterculture and toured the country with devoted fans known as Deadheads. Jerry, who struggled with heroin and cocaine addictions throughout his life, died of a heart attack at the age of 53 in 1995.

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Jerry Garcia on stage. (Bob Minkin/Shutterstock)

In addition to starring in the highly-anticipated film, Jonah will produce it with his company Strong Baby along with his producing partner Matt Dines. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski of American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson will write the script and surviving Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will executive produce it along with Jerry’s daughter Trixie Garcia, Eric Eisner and Bernie Cahill.

The movie is being developed by Apple and when asked about why he chose to direct it, Martin reportedly said, “The Grateful Dead were more than just a band. They were their own planet, populated by millions of devoted fans.”

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