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31 seasons in and Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) still finds new ways to keep the familiar formula exciting. The latest season kicked off on September 19 and week three introduced an action-packed theme: James Bond night on Dancing with the Stars. But the thrills didn’t stop there, as the show also featured an especially star-studded array of dancers to be #1 on 007 night.
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Loretta Lynn was already a legend in 1981, some 40 years ago, when the movie about her life, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” cemented her in the history books. Yes, she was only 50. What an achievement. Robert Altman had already fashioned a character after her in “Nashville,” five years earlier.
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Jennifer Beals revealed that she wasn't so sure she would star in what ended up being her breakout film, Flashdance. Speaking with Jimmy Fallon on the special '80s version of The Tonight Show, which originally aired on Oct. 5, Beals told the host that after she was offered the part, she didn't know if she wanted to take it.