Teen Mom 2’s Briana DeJesus Newborn Daughter Stella Diagnosed with a Heart Condition

Briana DeJesus‘ newborn daughter Stella has been diagnosed with a potentially dangerous heart issue, it was revealed on Monday night’s episode of Teen Mom 2.

The MTV star, 23, took her daughter to the emergency room after discovering Stella was struggling to breathe and looked blue around her hands and feet.

There doctors diagnosed Stella with ventricular septal defect, a heart condition that DeJesus said has caused her daughter to have three holes in her heart.

“Luckily the holes don’t grow, they’re kind of small,” she told her sister, Britney in the episode. “People live their lives with holes in their heart… they’re fine. just wants to keep an eye on it.”

However, Britney did not take the news well, saying, “We never get a break. We never catch a break in this family. Ever.”

No making the situation any easier, DeJesus said Luis, Stella’s father, had not been in contact with her after she texted him to keep him updated on their daughter’s health crisis.

“He hasn’t came to see her since he started trucking school,” DeJesus told her friend Shirley. “I have so much on my plate watching over Stella. Her heart might give up.”

When Luis finally did stop by her apartment, DeJesus told him that there were certain symptoms to look out for, such Stella’s hands and feet turning blue, sweat, or trouble breathing.

Asking him when he would be able to have time to help her care for their daughter, Luis responded that he could only stop by a couple of times that week — something that did not sit too well with DeJesus.

“She needs a father in her life, you know,” she told him. “This is why we kept her. You haven’t done anything for her. You hardly even ask how she’s doing.”

Luis was also confronted by Roxanne, DeJesus mother, who asked him if he was ready to be a father.

“I thought I could handle it, but I was over it,” Luis told her, referring to his duties as a father.

“It just baffles me when you can sit there like a zombie and your daughter is going through so much,” Roxanne said. “You didn’t have the decency to call or check up on your daughter. Meanwhile, she could have had a heart attack.”

Teen Mom 2 airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on MTV.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/tv/briana-dejesus-stella-health-diagnosis/


DWTS Wardrobe Malfunction! Watch the Moment That Almost Ruined Witney Carson & Frankie Muniz’s Sexy Dance

Frankie Muniz worked hard on his Argentine tango with his Dancing with the Stars pro partner Witney Carson — but the whole routine almost came to a screeching halt as a result of a wardrobe malfunction during Monday’s live show.

Halfway through their Disney Night dance — which was inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean — Carson’s dress got stuck in her heel and the pro was left helpless on one foot.

“I couldn’t believe it because it’s something like you can’t really help,” Carson, 23, told PEOPLE after the show. “My heel got stuck in my skirt and it would just not come out and so, literally was dragging me along. Thank goodness he knew the steps and could keep going.”

Muniz, 31, admitted he didn’t even realize what had happened to Carson.

“It was weird because all week I messed up in that spot every single time, so we got to it and I thought, Just do this last thing and we’re done! And then I felt her not be in the right spot and I thought, Did I mess up?” he said.

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“I literally couldn’t step out of the skirt so I was spinning on one foot and luckily he kept going or I would have gone down for sure,” added Carson. “Thank goodness he’s a good partner.”

But even with the hiccup, Carson and Muniz received the second-highest score of the night: 29/30.

They survived the night’s elimination and will return next Monday (8 p.m. ET) for Movie Night on the ABC reality competition.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/tv/witney-carson-frankie-muniz-dwts-wardrobe-malfunction/

What You Didn’t See at DWTS: How Maks Chmerkovskiy & Vanessa Lachey Really Are Together Behind the Scenes


Maksim Chmerkovskiy made headlines when he skipped out on Dancing with the Stars earlier this season amid reports he was not getting along with partner Vanessa Lachey — and Twitter is not letting the dancing duo forget about it.

After their Snow White-themed routine on Disney Night Monday, fans of the ABC reality dance competition began weighing in about their chemistry.

While some fans said you could “cut the tension” between the two, Chmerkovskiy, 37, and Lachey, 36 actually appeared to be a very loving pair behind the scenes during the live show.

During the commercial break before their performance, Lachey and Chmerkovskiy both took time to chat with Lachey’s two older children, who were sitting in the front row before Chmerkovskiy led Lachey to the middle of the ballroom to rehearse their dance.

After running though the routine, Lachey went back over to her children. Chmerkovksiy jokingly slid by a few minutes later, making Lachey giggle before they got into their place as the show picked up after the commercials.

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After they received their scores (24/30), fans continued to comment on their demeanor, calling it “uncomfortable.”

But when the cameras stopped rolling, Chmerkovskiy was seen comforting Lachey, who seemingly had been hoping for higher scores.

Despite sources telling PEOPLE that things have been tense in the rehearsal room, Lachey relied on Chmerkovskiy for comfort during Monday’s emotional elimination.

When it was announced that her husband, Nick Lachey, was not in jeopardy of elimination for the first time in three weeks, she threw herself into Chmerkovskiy’s arms. He enveloped her and held her until the entire cast moved to say goodbye to Gleb Savchenko and Sasha Pieterse.

Chmerkovskiy and Lachey will return Monday (8 p.m. ET) to the ballroom for Movie Night on the ABC reality dance competition.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/tv/dwts-what-you-didnt-see-maks-chmerkovskiy-vanessa-lachey/

Kevin James Finally Reveals Why His Wife was Killed Off on Kevin Can Wait: ‘We Were Literally Running Out of Ideas’

Kevin James is finally opening up about why Erinn Hayes‘s character Donna, his TV wife on Kevin Can Wait, was suddenly killed off.

The actor, 52, told the New York Daily News that the decision was not because he or anyone else had a problem with Hayes – it was because they were out of storyline ideas.

“I get that people are like ‘Whoa, why would you do this?’ But it really felt like a thing like this was needed for this show to drive forward,” James said.

James explained he was originally meant to portray a single father on the show, but that he and producers ultimately decided to write in a wife and three children. For the show to have a life beyond one or two seasons, James said the tone of the show had to shift.

“The plot of the show didn’t have enough drive,” James said. “If we got through a second season, I wouldn’t see us getting through a third one. We were literally just running out of ideas.”

Leah Remini was announced as a series regular in June, solidifying her and James’ onscreen reunion since their days on The King of Queens

Remini confirmed the news on her own Instagram, sharing an image of the news headline.

“Dreams do come true,” she captioned her post, adding the hashtags #blessed and #grateful.

With Remini’s casting confirmed, Hayes announced that she would not be returning for the second season in a Tweet.

“True, I’ve been let go from the show,” she wrote. “Very sad, I had a great experience season 1. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans.”

Kevin Can Wait airs on CBS on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/tv/kevin-james-opens-up-killing-off-tv-wife/

Frankie Muniz Wows DWTS Judges with Sexy Argentine Tango After He Admits ‘I’m the Nerd — I Don’t Play the Hunk’

Frankie Muniz didn’t think he could deliver sexy on Dancing with the Stars, but he surprised judges — and himself — when he performed a sizzling and “sensual” number with pro partner Witney Carson.

For Monday night’s episode of the reality dance competition, Muniz played a “sexy pirate” when he and Carson performed an Argentine tango to “Angelica” from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Although Muniz, 31, was up for the challenge, the former Malcolm in the Middle star admitted that channeling his inner sexy for the Disney Night number was going to be difficult.

“This is definitely going to be the biggest challenge so far. I’m not the sexy powerful guy — I’m the nerd. I don’t play the hunk,” Muniz said during rehearsals.

“I’ve never been in like Teen Beat magazine. People don’t hang me on their wall,” he continued. “I’m the funny awkward kid. I hope to surprise people. But I really think it’s going to take the costume because so far, there’s something missing.”

Despite his disbelief that he could play a sexy character on camera, Muniz gave a strong performance with pro partner Carson, which wowed judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman.

“Frankie, did you get a few tips from Orlando Bloom? I’m telling you, you got your first blockbuster!” said Tonioli. “I liked the smoldery, sensual tension — the chemistry between you two sizzled. … Great job both of you.”

Continued Inaba, “Frankie, you got some pirate game going on.”

“There was so much intensity. The dynamics, I mean you gave us like five of these Argentine tangos in one dance. … You nailed it!” she continued.

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Head judge Goodman was also pleased with the routine. “You’re not going to be walking the plank,” he quipped. “It was a magnificent effort, well done.”

After receiving a 29/30 from judges, Muniz admitted that he was “thrilled” with his scores.

“I just come alive. I don’t think I did it like that in any of the rehearsals,” he admitted of bringing sexy to the ballroom floor. “She kept saying, ‘You gotta be fierce, you gotta be sexy!’ I’m like, ‘I don’t have that.’ ”

“He’s definitely not like this in rehearsals, but thank goodness you do that here. That’s all that counts,” said Carson, 23, who suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction during the show. “We worked so hard on this Argentine tango and the fact that I caught my heel in my skirt makes me so angry, but you killed it, you nailed it!”

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/tv/frankie-muniz-wows-dwts-judges-sexy-argentine-tango/

Million Dollar Listing’s Fredrik Eklund and Husband Derek Kaplan Throw an Ultra Stylish Baby Shower for Their Twins

Not only now until this real estate broker and his artist husband meet their much-longed for twins.

Fredrik Eklund and Derek Kaplan celebrated the impending expansion of their family with a baby a very New York shower!

The couple hosted a get together at Manhattan’s chic Rainbow Room on Monday.

High above the city on the 65th floor of Rockefeller Center, the Million Dollar Listing New York star, 40, and his 42-year-old artist love toasted to their little boy and little girl, who are being carried via a surrogate.

Eklund shared his excitement in an Instagram post, writing, “Baby shower! 👨👨👧👦 #grateful.”

The Rainbow room was decorated with blue and pink balloons, an ode to the sex of their twins.

Eklund and Kaplan married in 2013 with Kaplan already a father to 7-year-old son, Kai. Now the couple are excited to bring more children into their lives.

Eklund told PEOPLE in August that he has always wanted children, but that the journey wasn’t an easy one with their previous surrogate miscarrying twins in 2015.

“It always felt natural to have kids, therefore very unnatural when we felt like I wasn’t allowed to,” he said. “It felt like every time I went onto Facebook or Instagram, all that I could see were these smiling babies on my feed.”

Encouragement from friends and family inspired Eklund to keep going, but it was his husband, abstract painter Kaplan, who was his rock throughout the process.

“I was in control prior times and it didn’t work out and I couldn’t do it anymore,” Eklund explained of Kaplan. “He took the lead on it.”

He added, “He’s also really been mindful and reminded me that what we’re going through has been hard, but you can’t just take the good without the bad. It’s all of it — the entirety of it is what makes it so amazing.”

Now the couple is ready to put the past behind them and focus on their growing family. “We are in full swing to get the multiple baby rooms decorated,” Eklund said, adding that he plans to have shared nurseries in both his Connecticut and New York homes.

“They’re little angels. I just can’t wait to finally hold them,” continued the proud dad-to-be. “I think about them every minute of the day.”

Their little ones are expected to arrive late November or early December.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/babies/fredrik-eklund-baby-shower-twins/

‘A 10 from Len!’: DWTS Fans Freak Out After Judge Len Goodman Awards Two Contestants with 10s — See the Reactions!

Dancing With the Stars fans couldn’t contain their excitement after head judge Len Goodman awarded not one, but two 10s on Monday’s Disney Night.

The first perfect score from Goodman, 73, was given early on in the show after Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas performed a foxtrot to “When You Wish Upon a Star.”

“I love Disney princesses so much that I really wanted to be one,” Stirling, 31, told Ballas, 31, during rehearsals of wanting to dress up as Tinkerbell or Belle while visiting Disneyland. “But, they thought I was more of a Winnie the Pooh. I was devastated.”

“The essence of what the song is about is that your dreams can come true. I remember when I was a struggling artist and when I was being told that I would never succeed, I was inspired by the Walt Disney story. Everybody told him he was a failure. And yet, he didn’t give up. So, I didn’t either,” said Stirling.

Following her enchanting number with pro partner Ballas, Stirling was awarded positive scores — and rave reviews — from the judges.

“I think what I loved most about that was that this week, you didn’t go quirky. … This was classic and this was stunning,” said Carrie Ann Inaba, who presented a nine. Added Bruno Tonioli, who also presented a nine: “It really captured this kind of timeless style and elegance.”

But it was Goodman’s compliments and his perfect 10 that wowed audiences — and fellow judge Inaba, who was also visibly surprised.

“That was delightful. I loved the way every nuance in the music was transcribed into the movement that you used,” Goodman complimented the pair. “I’m telling you, I absolutely loved that.”

Upon hearing Goodman present his perfect score, audiences quickly took to Twitter to exclaim their excitement. “10’s from Bruno & Carrie Ann are great and all, but the only one that really matters is the 10 from Len!” wrote one Twitter user.

Dancing second to last for the night, Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold were the second pair to get awarded a 10 from Len — and also Inaba and Tonioli!

After performing a Moana-themed foxtrot, which they danced to Fisher singing “You’re Welcome,” the duo received their first overall perfect score.

“What pleased me so much was all the foxtrot in hold because you not only danced it beautifully, but you got a sway going. There was a swing in the body, there was sway going on. I’m normally not a big fan of that mucking about in the middle there … listen, that pass in hold was so good I can forgive anything,” said Goodman.

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/tv/dwts-twitter-reactions-len-goodman-awards-10s/