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Ashley’s Morning Scoop 3.8.16

The cast of season 22 of Dancing with the Stars has just been announced on Good Morning America. Jodie Sweetin and Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee were the first two cast members announced last week. They will be joined by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Antonio Brown; former NFL quarterback, Doug Flutie; Super Bowl MVP, Von Miller; former OC star, Mischa Barton; Facts of Life star, Kim Fields; UFC star, Paige VanZant; Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris; ex-wife of Donald Trump, Marla Maples; veteran broadcaster, Geraldo Rivera and America’s Next Top Model’s Nyle DiMarco.

Sideline reporter, Erin Andrews got a big court victory yesterday after a jury awarded her $55 million in a lawsuit against the Nashville Marriott hotel and her stalker, Michael Barrett. She will likely never get a penny from Barrett, but she will receive compensation from the hotel, although how much she actually gets is still to be determined given the appeals process.

Tennis star Maria Sharapova held a press conference yesterday and announced that she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open. Sharapova tested positive for Meldonium which she says she has taken legally for a decade; it was just added to the list of banned substances this year and she says she missed the notification. The medication is used to treat heart conditions, but has recently been linked to increased athletic performance. Sharapova has been “provisionally suspended” effective March 12th and Nike has already suspended its relationship with the star.

The Nanny at the center of Gwen Stefani’s divorce from Gavin Rossdale is now pregnant according to her sister, Carly, who posted a picture of Mindy Mann and her growing baby bump. Don’t worry though, it’s not as scandalous as it sounds, Gavin is not about to have another love child; the baby daddy is Mindy’s boyfriend, snowboarder, Spencer Gutcheon.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are expected to release a duet together in May, he collaboration will reportedly appear on Blake’s upcoming album.

Amber Rose, the former girlfriend of Kanye West and ex-wife of Wiz Khalifa has upgraded in the dating department as the model is rumored to be dating former UW Men’s Basketball star and current Toronto Raptors player, Terrence Ross. The relationship is still in the early stages, but Rose has already been using social media to share her newfound bliss.

Congrats go out to Former Bachelor contestant Renee Oteri Maynard, who is pregnant with baby #3! Maynard has an 11 year old son from a previous marriage and her and husband, Bruce have a 13-month old little boy as well. The couple met back in their middle school days and reunited after Renee’s stint on Juan Pablo’s season. They now reside happily in the Seattle area!

Seattle AC/DC fans lucked out when the band came to the Tacoma Dome last month, since they’ve now had to postpone the rest of their tour due to health issues concerning frontman, Brian Johnson. According to a statement on the band’s website, doctors advised Johnson to “stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.” The band will resume touring at a later date, most likely with a guest vocalist.


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