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Dancing With the Stars 2014: Pro Dancers Announced

Fan favorite and five-time Dancing With the Stars champion Derek Hough along with Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Val Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff and Tony Dovolani are returning to the DWTS dance floor.

The countdown to season 19 of the hit ABC show on Sept. 15 is officially on.  As the buzz builds around who will be part of the celebrity cast, the lineup of professional dancers has been announced.

Returning pros Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, and Witney Carson will have three newbies, Artem Chigvintsev, Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe and Allison Holker, joining the pro ranks.

Fans will have to wait until Sept. 4 to find out who the celebrity competitors will be. The cast will be revealed live on GMA. Until then, which celebrities do you think could be paired up with these professional dancers?

The two-hour premiere of Dancing With the Stars airs Monday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Robin Williams Dead of Suspected Suicide at the Age of 63

Actor and comedian Robin Williams is dead of a suspected suicide at the age of 63.

According to a release from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office in California, a 911 call made Monday morning at approximately 11:55 a.m. reported that a male adult — Williams — was found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon. Shortly afterward, emergency personnel arrived on the scene. Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but an investigation into the cause of Williams’ death is ongoing.

Williams’ rep said in a statement obtained by ABC News, “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement, “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

It was announced in early July that Williams had entered a rehab facility to help maintain his sobriety. Previously, he had reportedly struggled with cocaine and alcohol addiction.

As for his future projects, Williams was attached to a third Night at the Museum film and a second Mrs. Doubtfire movie.

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Dwayne Johnson’s Mom and Cousin Survive Head-On Collision

Dwayne Johnson’s mother and cousin survived a serious head-on collision with a drunk driver, according to the actor.

On Sunday, Johnson posted a photo on Instagram of the car crash. “My mom & cousin…were struck head on by a drunk driver this week – they lived,” Johnson wrote in the post, referring to his mother, Ata, and his cousin, WWE NXT Diva Lina Fanene.

Johnson continued, “First reaction is to find the person who did this and do unrelenting harm to them. But then you realize the most important thing is my family lived thru this and we can hug each other that much tighter these days. Hug your own family tighter today and be grateful you can tell them you love them.”

The photo shows two wrecked cars and an emergency worker standing nearby.  According to TMZ, the wrecked Cadillac Escalade in the photo was a gift from the actor to his mom.

It’s not known when the car accident occurred.  On Aug. 8, Fanene posted a photo of Johnson visiting her in the hospital.

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Big Movie Weekend Brief

Here’s a brief look at the new movies opening this weekend:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
– Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael are back on the big screen. Once again, they’re out to defend New York City against the villainous Shredder. Megan Fox plays their journalist friend, April O’Neil, and Will Arnett co-stars as her cameraman, Vernon. The film, which was produced by Michael Bay, is screening in 3D. Rated PG-13.  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdgNSJiWJTo

Into the Storm
— A city is devastated by a series of twisters, though that doesn’t stop some people from trying to capture the cyclones on camera, up close.  Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies and Matt Walsh star. Rated PG-13. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_kj8EKhV3w

Step Up All In — In the fifth film in the dance franchise, a Miami street dancer moves to Hollywood, then forms a crew that reaches the final rounds of a reality show in Las Vegas. Ryan Guzman and Briana Evigan star. Rated PG-13. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1h_1yoVqVU

The Hundred-Foot Journey — Helen Mirren is an icy French chef who objects to a new Indian restaurant located a hundred feet from her own establishment in the south of France. However, she ultimately sets aside her differences and mentors the Indian restaurant’s chef. Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey co-produced the film. Rated PG. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEO1TWeM5JU

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals Title for New Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed Wednesday the name for the next Terminator movie, which is set to come out next summer.

Terminator Genisys can be seen clear as day in the actor’s Instagram post, in which you can see the man himself sitting in a director’s chair.

“Hasta la vista, baby. I want to thank the cast and crew of @TerminatorGenisys for a fantastic shoot. It was challenging, it was fun, and it was rewarding,” he wrote. “From our director to the producers, from the camera team to catering, from visual effects to hair and makeup — we couldn’t have done it without you. I can’t wait to see our finished project and I know we’ll remind the fans why they fell in love with the Terminator. On July 1, 2015, I’ll be back.”

The cast for the new Terminator film also includes Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jai Courtney.

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