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How The Internet Rallied Behind Dancing Man

The Internet may be perceived as a platform where everyone’s life is open to ridicule and shame by haters and trolls. Equally true, however, is the fact that the Internet also makes heroes and celebrities out of the ordinary.
One such ordinary man, Sean O’Brien, a Merseysider who now lives in London, experienced the lows of first being ridiculed for trying to dance, despite his weight, and then the absolute highs of loads of users and even celebrities, joining the bandwagon to make him feel amazing! He is now known as The Dancing Man!
Cassandra Banks, a writer based in California, was among the first to reach out to Sean.


Then, Sean was eventually found!




It must have been difficult to say no to 1,727 “occasionally overly enthusiastic group of young women in California” who were willing to throw a party just for him!
Apart from the outpouring of support Sean has received from those all over the world, even his close friends and family have now begun to share their stories about how special a person Sean is. It’s all overwhelming even for us so we can only imagine how wonderful Sean must be feeling!
As for the dancing side of things, Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Cheryl Burke has offered to choreograph a special piece that will make Sean look amazing.


But the fun doesn’t end there either!
A special evening has been planned for Sean and the attendees and performers will include the who’s who of the entertainment industry including Pharrell Williams, Moby, Ellie Goulding, and the list is only growing.



Apart from the idea itself, over $30,000 has been collected through the campaign – money that will go towards an anti-bullying cause.
The Los Angeles Coliseum also opted to host the party.


Now this is a feel good story if we ever heard one!

Featured image via liverpoolecho.co.uk



Here’s Your Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Cast!

With Season 22 set to premiere on ABC on Monday, March 21st, everyone’s been wondering who’s going to be on this iteration of Dancing With The Stars?

Well, that list has been officially released as DWTS made the announcement on Tuesday on Good Morning America.
Fuller House’s Jodie Sweetin, Mischa Barton of The O.C. fame, and Good Morning America’s very own chief meterologist Ginger Zee will headline the latest season and will join TV personality Geraldo Rivera and Kim Fields from The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Here are the full list of celebrities and athletes that will be competing for the mirrorball trophy with their professional dance partners:
Marla Maples/Tony Dovolani
Mischa Barton/Artem Chigvintsev
Antonio Brown/Sharna Burgess
Doug Flutie/Karina Smirnoff
Wanya Morris/Lindsay Arnold
Paige VanZant/Mark Ballas
Von Miller/Witney Carson
Geraldo Rivera/Edyta Sliwinska
Kim Fields/Sasha Farber
Ginger Zee/Val Chmerkovskiy
Jodie Sweetin/Keo Motsepe
Nyle DiMarco/Peta Murgatroyd
Len Goodman, the head judge who sat out season 21, will be making his return while Julianne Hough will be out. Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli will be familiar faces for viewers.
Who’s your favorite pair? Let us know!

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Alfonso Ribeiro To Host America’s Funniest Videos

Alfonso Ribeiro, the funny man who first won our hearts as Carlton Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, has landed a new gig as the host of one of the most popular television shows in the US – America’s Funniest Home Videos. He replaces Tom Bergeron, the man who hosted the show for a rocking 15 years and also teams up with Ribeiro for hosting Dancing with the Stars.
The announcement, made on Dancing with the Stars, the show that Ribeiro has made his own with his wit as well as extraordinary dance moves, came from Bergeron himself and Ribeiro couldn’t help thanking the popular host for his support. “You have given me so much love and support in doing this. I couldn’t be more proud to take over from you,” Ribeiro told his predecessor.

He also knows how big the show is and has always been in awe of it too. “America’s Funniest Home Videos is one of the most popular shows that are co-watched, where people sit down with the family and watch. And it’s one place where you’re gonna find all the funniest videos that are out there, rather than just sitting in the computer and doing it just by yourself. So you can share in that,” Ribeiro says.
So does Ribeiro have any special plans for the show, especially since he will have a tough time trying to fill the big shoes Bergeron leaves behind?
“It’s really about assisting the videos not trying to overpower the videos with your comedy. But I have a different energy than Tom does and I’m very animated and energetic, and some of that will absolutely come through,” says Ribeiro of his plans.
Well, as long as Ribeiro brings in some of his dance moves to the America’s Funniest Home Videos platform, we say he’ll do just fine!

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