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Published: Thursday, 4/10/2008

Comedian dances his way out of the contest

FROM THE BLADE'S NEWS SERVICES

Last place became last dance for Adam Carolla on Dancing With the Stars.

The 43-year-old comedian and his professional partner, two-time champ Julianne Hough, were eliminated from the ABC dance-off during Tuesday's results show.

Carolla incorporated a unicycle into the couple's paso doble, but the performance earned a meager 19 out of 30 from the judges during Monday's show.

"You are such a lovable character that [we] just want you to do well, but unfortunately you're not much of a dancer," head judge Len Goodman said.

Judges' scores are combined with viewer votes to determine which couple is eliminated each week.

Carolla said he "had the time of my life" during his four weeks on the show.

"I recommend this experience to anyone who's scared of everything," he said. "You at home, there's something that scares you. There's something that's your Dancing With the Stars. Embrace it. Don't run from it."

Looking at his partner, Carolla said, "I lost 25 pounds of fat and I gained 105 pounds of angel."

Tuesday's show also featured a mini-competition between two 8-year-old ballroom-dance couples and a live performance by Sheryl Crow, who performed her breakthrough hit, "All I Wanna Do," and her latest single, "Out of Our Heads."

The remaining competitors include pro football player Jason Taylor, Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi, R&B singer Mario, and actors Shannon Elizabeth, Christian de la Fuente, Marlee Matlin, Priscilla Presley, and Marissa Jaret Winokur. Steve Guttenberg, Monica Seles, and Penn Jillette have already been eliminated.

An auction house in New York City has canceled the sale of recently discovered photographs by Diane Arbus.

A Brooklyn collector has sued the photographs' current owner, saying he didn't know the images were the famed photographer's work when he agreed to sell them for about $3,500.

The owner says in court papers the collector's claims "strain credulity."

Phillips de Pury & Co.'s Web site says Tuesday's auction was called off and a private sale is in the works.

A man who says he worked as a bodyguard for Lindsay Lohan has sued the actress and her company, claiming he is owed more than $55,000 in unpaid wages.

David Kim filed a lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging the star employed him for 19 weeks then refused to pay him.

In court papers, Kim claimed breach of oral contract and violation of four California labor codes, in addition to fraud and infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit claimed Kim was hired from October, 2006, until March, 2007, by Lohan, 21, and her agents or employees based on "various oral representations and text messages."

Kim said his duties included protecting Lohan from fans and the paparazzi, accompanying her to industry events and obtaining VIP tables at clubs and concerts.

Kim also claimed he arranged additional security at various concerts at his own expense.

Gossip maven Perez Hilton will soon be dishing it up on the airwaves as well as in the blogosphere.

The celebrity blogger, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, will be the star of twice-daily radio minishows that begins broadcasting on May 5, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday on its Web site.

"It will hopefully introduce me, potentially, to a whole new audience," Hilton said.

The three-minute-long radio shows will air during morning and evening drive times in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and other big cities, with more markets planned for the next few months, the paper reported.

The show, Radio Perez, represents another step toward media ubiquity for the blogger, whose Web site routinely posts salacious details about gossip targets such as Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan.

A feature film featuring Hilton is due out this summer.

and a book by the blogger is in the works. Warner Bros. Records and Hilton are also reportedly negotiating a development deal that would make him an executive on the label.

"Radio Perez" is the first offering from the newly established "C" Student Entertainment Corp., the Journal reported. The company was created by former Premiere Radio Networks chief Steve Lehman and Andy Schuon, former head of programming at MTV and other cable stations and at Infinity Broadcasting, now CBS Radio.

E-mails seeking comment from Hilton and Schuon early Wednesday were not immediately returned. No phone listing was available for "C" Student Entertainment.



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