HURRICANE SANDY-LATE NIGHT SHOWS
NEW YORK (AP) -- At least for David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon the show must go on. Both did their late night shows last night without studio audiences. Letterman and Fallon originate their shows in New York, which was taking a pounding from Hurricane Sandy. Fallon opened his show on the street in front of his studio. He told viewers he hoped they were safe at home and explained they were going to tape the show in an empty theater. Jimmy Kimmel canceled a planned taping in Brooklyn.
"DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL STARS"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Perfect -- times two. The judges on "Dancing With the Stars" gave out their first perfect scores of the season. Both Sabrina Bryan and Apolo Ohno got 10s all around from the judges last night. It was country night, with Ohno doing a Viennese Waltz, while Bryan did an emotional rumba. Bryan and many others on the show used the opportunity to send their best wishes to those being pounded by Hurricane Sandy last night. Emmitt Smith had the low scores of the night. But no one was sent home last week, so scores from last week and this week are being combined. Former champ Kelly Monaco has the lowest combined score, heading into tonight's elimination.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sometimes a risky song worked for contestants on "The Voice" during last night's knockout rounds. Sometimes it didn't. Mackenzie Bourg from Team Cee Lo pulled out an oddball version of "Call Me Maybe" that won him a trip to the live shows. Adam Levine says Joe Kirkland talked him into letting him sing Taylor Swift's "Mean," but Levine went with Bryan Keith instead. Terisa Griffin was cut from Team Cee after she was bested by Trevin Hunte, but she's fine with it because she says she got the chance to mentor Hunte. Team Cee Lo and Team Adam are down to five contestants each. Team Christina and Team Blake make their cuts tonight.
LINDSAY LOHAN - STOP THE PANIC OVER HURRICANE
UNDATED (AP) -- Lindsay Lohan doesn't know what all the fuss is about. She tweets "WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic" from what she calls "Hurricane Sally." Lohan tells everyone to "stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace."
LANA WACHOWSKI TALKS ABOUT HER SEX CHANGE
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) -- Lana Wachowski is talking for the first time about her sex change operation. When she was in transition, she stayed out of the public eye and wouldn't promote her movies. Now, she's opening up as she publicizes her film "Cloud Atlas." Wachowski says she was depressed and suicidal when she was in high school as Larry Wachowski. She says she didn't know anyone in Hollywood who was a transgender. She was afraid she'd never make it if she revealed what she was feeling. But now, she says she's speaking out to help others who might be in a similar situation.
"DEAL OR NO DEAL" MEETS "LET'S MAKE A DEAL
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Howie Mandel will host a game show described as a cross between his former game show "Deal or No Deal" and the old show "Let's Make a Deal." It'll air Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the week of December 14 and then back-to-back shows on Monday, December 17. "The Voice" will have to be cut back to one hour that Monday night. Here's how the game works. Six contestants pick one of several wrapped packages that contain millions of dollars in prizes. They'll have to decide whether to steal a previously revealed prize or gamble that the unopened box is worth more. The contestant with the least valuable prize at the end of each round will be sent home.
POLICE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY NATINA REED WAS IN ROAD WHEN SHE WAS HIT BY CAR
ATLANTA (AP) -- Police are trying to figure out why Natina Reed was in the road when she was hit by a car and killed. Reed was in the movie "Bring it On" and was in the group Blaque. Police say the driver who hit Reed wasn't at fault and no charges are being filed.
CONNIE BRITTON, HAYDEN PANETTIERE, TIM ALLEN TO PRESENT AWARDS AT CMAS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere will be presenters at the CMAs this Thursday, and get to promote their series "Nashville" at the same time. Both are on ABC. So's "Last Man Standing," which is why Tim Allen gets to give out an award, too. Other presenters include Reba McEntire, Lisa Marie Presley and Kimberly Williams Paisley.
"ALEX CROSS" - RACHEL NICHOLS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rachel Nichols played a special agent in the series "Criminal Minds." But she says that experience did nothing to prepare her to play a police detective in "Alex Cross." She says "you'd think it would be like getting back on a bicycle, but it's not." She says she had to relearn her technique, how to sweep a room and proper weapons procedure. She says you have to go through training every time because it's "not by rote by any means."
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