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  • Dancing with the Stars: Can it help a career?

    Dancing with the Stars: Can it help a career?

    "Dancing with the Stars," now in its 13th season on ABC, offers its celebrity contenders a huge amount of exposure – but not much of a career boost. Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, bounced Tuesday in the second round, is likely to go back to her preshow level of popularity, as have most of the 160 "Dancing With the Stars" contestants. But a few have bucked the trend. Using the show's extraordinary exposure – this year's premiere netted 18.6 million viewers, nearly six times the highest ratings that DWTS contestant Nancy Grace ever got on her eponymous HLN show and more than double what DWTS competitor and US soccer goalie Hope Solo got in the Women’s World Cup final this summer – these five contestants have seen their careers take off. Can you guess who was tops?

  • Mighty Brazil: an overinflated image?

    Latin America Monitor Mighty Brazil: an overinflated image?

    Brazil has performed well, writes guest blogger Greg Michener, but its leaders' swagger reflects an immodesty unmerited for a country as susceptible to the winds of change as Brazil.

  • Ron Artest name change doesn't help on 'Dancing With The Stars'

    Ron Artest name change doesn't help on 'Dancing With The Stars'

    Ron Artest name change didn't come in time for his appearance on the ABC-TV program. Metta World Peace is the result of the Ron Artest name change.

  • Latin America Monitor Brazil fights corruption at home as it signs Open Government Partnership with the US

    Today, Brazil formally unveils its plans for the multi-country initiative, a timely move as ministers are sacked and people take to the streets to demand more transparency.

  • Rugby World Cup, including US, kicks off Friday

    Rugby World Cup, including US, kicks off Friday

    The Rugby World Cup, which takes place every four years, commences in New Zealand Friday. It is being broadcast by NBC/Universal and can also be streamed on the internet at RugbyWorldCup.com

  • Tensions run high in Rio favelas amid 'pacification'

    Latin America Monitor Tensions run high in Rio favelas amid 'pacification'

    Altercations like this week's fight in Alemão between the army and the local population are expected again as the country adjusts to the irreversible trend of integration.

  • Brazilians march against corruption to mark independence day

    Latin America Monitor Brazilians march against corruption to mark independence day

    Despite a rash of recent corruption scandals in Brazil, bright spots are appearing, including today's 'March Against Corruption' in support of President Rousseff’s efforts to clean up the capital.

  • 2020 Olympics: Six cities lodge bids for the games

    2020 Olympics: Six cities lodge bids for the games

    2020 Olympics: Submitting bids to the International Olympic Committee by Friday's deadline were Rome; Madrid; Tokyo; Istanbul; Doha, Qatar; and Baku, Azerbaijan.

  • Nancy Grace, Chaz Bono cast in Dancing with the Stars Season 13

    Nancy Grace, Chaz Bono cast in Dancing with the Stars Season 13

    Nancy Grace and Chaz Bono will join the cast for Season 13 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. The entire cast was revealed by America's Funniest Home Videos host Tom Bergeron and Dancing with the Stars Season 7 champion Brooke Burke, who co-hosted Monday night's announcement at the end of an episode of the reality TV show "Bachelor Pad." DWTS pairs celebrities with professional dancers (and choreographers) who perform in front of a panel of the three judges, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba. Viewers can vote for their favorite dancing couples. Last season's winner was Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and professional dancer Kym Johnson. Six of the past 12 DWTS winners have been athletes. The DWTS head of casting says, “There are some strong personalities [in Season 13]," USA today reports, "Any time it gets people talking, obviously that's a good thing. It gets people watching. This first show is definitely going to be water-cooler talk." The show opens on Sept. 19. Who are the DWTS Season 13 contestants?

  • Spanish soccer strike scuppers Saturday's season start

    Global News Blog Spanish soccer strike scuppers Saturday's season start

    Players in Spain's La Liga started a two-week strike Friday to demand payment of back wages. But the teams, several of which are in bankruptcy say they can't afford to pay.