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Jeannie Mai Hospitalized; Forced to Exit ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Former co-host of The Real, Jeannie Mai, who has been one of the brightest spots during this season’s Dancing with the Stars competition has been suddenly forced to drop out and exit the celebrity-ballroom dance show.

The news came today via Good Morning America who announced that Mai has been diagnosed with epiglottitis, a potentially life threatening inflammatory condition that can cause swelling and block airflow to the lungs.

In a statement, Mai related: “My doctors discovered a health concern with my throat which requires immediate attention and surgery.  I am heartbroken that my DWTS journey has to end here. I have pushed myself to new limits physically and mentally, and I am so proud of how far we’ve come.”

Week after week, Mai and her pro dance partner, Brandon Armstrong had impressed the judges.

DWTS star issued this statement, “Jeannie has inspired us, along with millions of fans, with her energy and dedication. We wish her a full and speedy recovery. Since Jeannie had to withdraw from the competition, tonight’s show will feature the eight remaining couples and a single elimination.”

The official statement relays a change to tonight’s airshow as it was originally touted as a double-elimination.

So, sad to see Jeannie have to exit DWTS this way?  Was she one of your favorites left in the competition? Comment below.

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Brian Austin Green, Martin Kove (Ex-EON), The Miz, Amanda Kloots, Matt James & More Revealed as Celebrity Contestants In New Season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Wednesday morning on Good Morning America, the celebrity contestants were unveiled in full for the upcoming 30th season of Dancing with the Stars.

The ballroom dance competition hosted by Tyra Banks will kick-off on Monday, September 20th at 8pm EST/PST on ABC.

The celebrities include: Brian Austin Green (Ex-90210 and Knots Landing), Martin Kove (Cobra Kai and ex-Romeo, Edge of Night), the WWE’s Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, The Talk’s Amanda Kloots and former ‘Bachelor’ lead, Matt James.

In addition, other celebrities dancing for the Mirror Ball Trophy include: Country singer Jimmie Allen, Spice Girl Melanie C, Christine Chiu (Bling Empire), Melora Hardin (The Office) Social media star Olivia Jade, Gold medal Olympian Suni Lee, Kenya Moore (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Peloton star instructor Cody Rigsby. NBA star Iman Shumpert, and Popstar JoJo Siwa.

The celebrities and their pro partner will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.

Watch the video announcement of the cast below and then let us know, who you on paper looks like the top choice to take home the Mirror Ball and what you think of the 30th season cast via the comment section.

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Carrie Ann Inaba Officially Departs ‘The Talk’

In an announcement on her Instagram and in an official statement, Carrie Ann Inaba has officially exited The Talk.  As we previously reported earlier in the week, the talk series was reportedly already looking for a male replacement for her.

Inaba was a featured co-host on The Talk for three seasons having officially replaced Julie Chen Moonves in 2019, after guest hosting since 2017.  But since April of this year, Carrie Ann has been on a leave of absence from the afternoon show.

In her exit statement, Carrie Ann shared: “I enjoyed my time at The Talk as co-host and moderator and I am grateful for the opportunity I had to grow with the entire Talk family as well as truly connect with viewers on such a personal level. I will miss The Talk, but I am excited for the next chapter both for myself and for the show.”’

Carrie Ann’s departure is said to be a mutual decision between her and the network.

On Instagram, Inaba shared: “I am filled with immense gratitude for my journey on @thetalkcbs. It has been a wonderful experience and an honor to have been the moderator at The Talk, following in the footsteps of two women I very much respect. @juliechenmoonves and @thesaragilbert. Dreams do come true, if you work hard for them. I have made beautiful and lifelong friendships, I’ve had so many unforgettable experiences, (be prepared for a few memories shared in the next few days), and I’ve learned so much from all the heartfelt and authentic discussions we’ve shared with you. My heart is full and content. I’m truly grateful for all that was, all that is (life is in perfection), and all that will be. To all my friends and family at @thetalkcbs I wish you a great Season ahead! And, I also very much look forward to my own future as well. 💕✨🌅 Life is good. And endings can be as beautiful as beginnings. ✨”

Inaba will continue on in September in her judges seat on the all-new season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

So, sad that Inaba is officially OUT at The Talk? Comment below.

 

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REPORT: Carrie Ann Inaba to be Replaced by a Male Co-Host on ‘The Talk’

The ever-changing face of CBS Daytime’s, The Talk continues.  Now comes a report from Page Six, that the series is looking for yet another male co-host, and this time to replace Carrie Ann Inaba, who has been on an extended leave of absence from the show.

If another male co-host becomes part of the cast, that would mean the once all-female dominated talker, will now have Jerry O’Connell, who was recently made a permanent co-host and whomever the next man up would be.

According to Page Six sources: “They haven’t announced it, but Carrie Ann is not returning, and they’ve been trying out comics and athletes to take her place.”

Back in April, Inaba, who also is one of the celebrity judges every season on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, took a leave from the show citing her health as the reason for her exit.  That came after Sharon Osbourne’s explosive and controversial on-air moment in March with Sheryl Underwood, and the fallout afterwards that developed, which insiders say did not sit well with Carrie Ann.

In June, when word got out that The Talk would live on post-Osbourne, Carrie Ann sent her congrats to the cast and the show and thanked everyone who worked there following the announcement that CBS picked-up the series for a 12th season.

So, who do you think would be a good male co-host to join The Talk? Do you hope Carrie Ann somehow returns, even though it looks  doubtful she would? Comment below.

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