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DWTS Update: Lolo Jones Totally Exhausted, Shares New Video With Fans

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Dancing with the Stars contestant Lolo Jones is feeling the effects of a long, tiring, grueling schedule as she prepares for Monday’s premiere of the hit ABC show.

As a three-time Olympian, one would think that Jones would be able to tackle the hardcore dancing routines without a sweat, but according to an Instagram video posted by the 32-year-old, that’s not the case at all.

“EVERYTHING HURTS. Gotta press thru with @keo_motsepe. 4 more days till! #dwts,” she posted on the social media website with a video of herself being dragged across the floor by her dancing partner.

Jones recently revealed to The Associated Press that she isn’t the best dancer and that her prom date in high school actually left early because of her not so smooth dance skills. “I’ve been traumatized ever since,” Jones said. “This will be my chance to make up for that — in front of a whole bunch of people, too.”

It was announced last week that Jones will be partnering up with professional dancer, Keo Motsepe for the show’s 19th season. Also joining Jones as a competitor this season, Alfonso Ribeiro, Lea Thompson, actor Jonathan Bennett, NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip, UFC champion Randy Couture, comedian Tommy Chong, talk show host Tavis Smiley, fashion designer Betsey Johnson, General Hospital hottie Antonio Sabato Jr, actress Janel Parrish from Pretty Little Liars and YouTube star, Bethany Mota.

Dancing premieres September. 15. Will you be watching?

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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