The Disney Channel has lined up a handful of stars for upcoming episodes of "Handy Manny."
Actress Rosario Dawson guest stars as a marine biologist, celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis plays the owner of a pizza parlor, actor Jim Belushi joins in the fun as a drawbridge operator, and former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Lance Bass returns in the role of klutzy "surfer dude" Elliot.
The new episodes of the Emmy-nominated animated hit premiere Dec. 7 on Disney Channel.
Last night on "Dancing with the stars" Brooke Burke, Lance Bass, and Warren Sapp went head-to-head in the finals. It was the last chance for the stars to win over the vote with the "Samba Smackdown" and a freestyle round.
Brooke Burke proved she won't go home without a fight, as she and partner Derek Hough had no problem with their samba and made the freestyle round look like a piece of cake. The couple grooved to "Grease's" "The One That I Want" with lifts, spins and acrobatics. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba praised the partners, saying they totally "brought it," and Len Goodman was impressed, saying it was the best freestyle he's ever seen. The judges scored the couple with 10s all around -- a perfect 30! Brooke's final score for the night was 58/60.
*NSync star Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer also showed the sexy samba was a cinch, but they had a hard time winning over the judges in the freestyle round, for which Lance and Lacey aka Lancey, brought back some of Bass's boy band dance moves. The couple danced hip-hop to Run-DMC's "It's Tricky" and even incorporated a smidge of the cha-cha. Judge Bruno Tonioli enjoyed the creativity while Carrie Ann loved the beginning and the end, but not the splash of cha-cha in the middle. Lancey scored a disappointing 27 and 53/60 overall.
Superbowl Champ Warren Sapp is a smooth operator on and off the field. In the freestyle round, Sapp and partner Kym Johnson started out slow with "Rolling on the River" and then they stripped down to a sped up version of the tune. Carrie Ann said it was her favorite routine, but she saw a mistake with an expression on Warren's face. Len gave the couple a 10 "for entertainment" and the couple tied with Lancey with 53/60 for the night.
The selection of the "Dancing with the Stars" champ is in the hands of the fans, with the winner to be announced after Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys perform tonight. Find out who takes home the coveted mirrored ball -- tonight on ABC!
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Quick-footed celebrities Lance Bass, Brooke Burke and Warren Sapp are putting on their dancing shoes for tonight's final competition on "Dancing with the Stars!" Now, the three finalists are dishing to "Extra" about prepping for the end -- and playfully trash-talking each other!
Who will bring home the mirror ball trophy?
The final four became the final three -- when actor Cody Linley and partner Julianne Hough were sent home last night on "Dancing with the Stars." Cody landed in last place with the judges for the third week in a row and his fan support from "Hannah Montana" was not enough to keep him on the show.
The 18-year-old Linley was emotional after the elimination, "Words can't even explain the true amazing, growing, learning journey that I've had on this show. I can't show my appreciation any more to Julianne. I can't say thank you. I love her so much. This opportunity has been so amazing."
TV host/model Brooke Burke, former NFL star Warren Sapp, and former boybander Lance Bass will compete for the show's coveted mirror ball trophy during the finals next week. On Monday night, contestants will perform two routines and the championship will be awarded on Tuesday night.
The "Dancing with the Stars" semifinals kicked off last night and the tables have turned! "Dancing's" superstar Brooke Burke received her lowest score of the the season after a missing a few steps.
Judge Len Goodman said the couple's jive was "a disaster." Brooke was on the verge of tears and received a 21 out of 30. The couple came back with a salsa routine and scored a 49 out of 60 in total.
*NSyncer Lance Bass took the lead with partner Lacey Schwimmer and their first perfect 10 of the season. L and L wore sailor attire for a jitterbug. Early in the dance, Lacey's shoe came off and Lance kicked off his shoe as well. Judge Carrie Ana Inaba said "magic happened on the dance floor" and the couple received a 29 and a near perfect 57 out of 60 for the night.
Former pro football star Warren Sapp and Kym Johnson had a hard time keeping up with the other competitors. The couple's sequins shined much brighter than their mambo and jitterbug routines. They tied with Brooke and partner Derek Hough, receiving 49 points in total.
"Hannah Montana's" Cody Linley was happy to have his old partner Julianne Hough return to the dance floor. (Linley had been partnered with pro Edyta Śliwińska while Hough recuperated from appendix surgery.) The couple received the lowest score of the evening for their salsa, a 24 out of 30 and a total of 46/60.
Spotted in the audience -- dancing legend Mitzi Gaynor. Tonight, "Dancing with the Stars" welcomes performances fromAretha Franklin, Leona Lewis and John Legend. Pro Julianne Hough will also belt some country twang. Find out who will be the final three couples to compete next week -- tonight on ABC!
Last night's "Dancing with the Stars" brought a new addition to the competition -- 15-second solos! This was a way for some stars to been seen... and for others to receive lower scores.
First place still belongs to the only female star left in the competition -- Brooke Burke, who delivered an amazing tango. Hip-shaking is what this star does best, but judge Len Goodman wants to see more, "I'm going to start treating you like a professional." Brooke scored 55 points during Monday night's show.
Then it was comeback time for former footballer Warren Sapp. The retired defensive tackle didn't let his big feet get in the way during his solo. He received a perfect 10 during his ballroom routine for a total score of 54 out of 60. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was thrilled, "Someone brought his sparkle game back on the floor!"
Former boybander Lance Bass and partner Lacey Schwimmer left their usual upbeat playfulness at home, but were still able to keep the judges happy. The duo received 50 points at the end of the night.
Track star Maurice Greene received plenty of praise from the judges for his paso doble, but that wasn't enough. Maurice scored an average 48 points tying with "Hannah Montana's" Cody Linley, who clearly misses his regular partner Julianne Hough. Replacement partner Edyta Sliwinska has a different way of choreographing routines, and the two don't share the same chemistry he has with Hough.
One more star has to pack their bags before semi-finals start up next week. Find out who gets the boot tonight on ABC.
The "Dancing with the Stars" Tour is coming to an arena near you! Season 7 vets Lance Bass, Toni Braxton and Maurice Greene will kick off the 4th "Dancing with the Stars" tour on December 17 in San Diego.
The stars will travel for 38 shows, along with pros like Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough and Lacey Schwimmer! Tickets go on sale on November 10.