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30 min ago | The Washington Post

Oilers hire Olympic figure skating champ Pelletier

Pelletier won a gold medal in pairs with partner Jamie Sale at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. The Canadians were awarded gold along with a Russian pair after a judging scandal.

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30 min ago | The Globe and Mail

Oilers hire former David Pelletier as skating coach

Pelletier is best known for winning the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating along with partner Jamie Sale at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. The Canadians were awarded gold medals along with a Russian pair after a judging scandal.

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6 hrs ago | Canada.com

Angela Lansbury coming to Toronto stage with Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit

Mirvish Productions says the beloved "Murder, She Wrote" star will reprise her Tony Award-winning role as medium Madame Arcati in the comedy at the Princess of Wales Theatre from Feb. 11 to March 15. The Michael Blakemore-directed revival has already had played acclaimed runs on Broadway and London's West End. Its stint in Toronto will be part of Mirvish's 2014-2015 season, which will also see the "Titanic" musical finally sail into the city and figure skating champions including Elvis Stojko glide on ice - in a theatre.

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8 hrs ago | This Is London

Dance Umbrella: six of the best shows at the London festival of dance

London's annual Dance Umbrella festival showcases talented works from upcoming and established dancers. Here's our pick of the best Le Patin Libre are former figure skaters who have thrown out the sequins and smiles to create a new ice dance for the 21st century.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Examiner.com

'Dancing with the Stars': Alfonso Ribeiro received highest score on first night

They say, "Things worth having are worth waiting for." Alfonso Ribeiro and Whitney Carson were the last to take to the dance floor on Monday when " Dancing with the Stars " returned to ABC for its 19th season.

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Times-Herald

Skating at a high level

Seven skaters from the Prairie Edge School of Skating will be competing in competitions this fall. They include, back row Camryn Gillies, Kiana Avery, Kirah Brown and Kaitlyn Gillis.

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WSJ Media and Advertising

'Uprising of Love' Highlights Setbacks, Victories in Fight for LGBTI Rights

Much as we have cause to celebrate all the advances in LGBTI rights here in the United States, last night at the Gershwin Theater , an array of stars both gay and straight reminded us that the fight rages on across the globe. Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality , written by Dustin Lance Black and executive produced by lyricist Stephen Schwartz and producer Bruce Cohen was an entertaining, informative and often moving evening to raise awareness and funds for the Astraea Foundation's "Fueling the Frontlines" campaign to "fuel justice and acceptance for LGBTI people everywhere."

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Freshnews

EPIX Original Documentary To Russia with Love Explores LGBT Human...

Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch will lend her voice to the EPIX Original Documentary, To Russia With Love , that will make its World Premiere Wednesday, October 29 at 8PM ET . To Russia with Love explores human rights through the lens of LGBT athletes, with iconoclastic athlete and commentator Johnny Weir serving as the viewers' guide into this world.

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Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

TV Review: 13 reality TV hits: Best season was...

Ultimate season: 10 Winners: Nicole Scherzinger & Derek Hough When Pamela Anderson, Chad Ochocinco, and Shannen Doherty are effectively turned into also-rans, you know you've got a strong season. Whether the competitors were almost unfairly good or deliciously bad , there wasn't a weak link on season 10. Third-place finisher Erin Andrews eventually became DWTS 's cohost in season 18. The season also set a precedent for allowing semi-professional dancers to compete, upping the quality of the routines and resulting in a spate of winners including Glee 's Amber Riley, former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Melissa Rycroft , and Olympic Ice Dancing gold medalist Meryl Davis.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Entertainment Weekly

'Dancing With the Stars' season premiere recap: Don't text and dance with a feather boa on

Celebs from the digital, design, and "dude" world take the dance floor for the first time and creative chaos ensues. I JUST WALK AWAY At least Betsey Johnson probably made Lolo Jones feel a little bit better about her major mess up.

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Canada.com

Canadian Olympian Kaetlyn Osmond out for fall skating season

The 18-year-old from Marystown, N.L., underwent surgery on Friday at Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton. She was hurt during a practice session when she swerved around another skater and fell, fracturing the fibula in her leg.

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Edmonton Journal

Canadian Olympian Kaetlyn Osmond out for fall skating season

Colleen De Neve/ Calgary Herald CALGARY, AB --FEBRUARY 25, 2014 -- Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond showed off her silver medal for the team skating competition as she arrived at the Calgary International Airport on February 24, 2014. 00053199A SLUG: OLY RETURNEES The 18-year-old from Marystown, N.L., underwent surgery on Friday at Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton.

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GlobalNews

Hammonds Plains girl aims to shatter world record, help terminally ill children

Olivia Oliver, 11, is only in grade six but she is attempting to shatter a world record originally set by a figure skater in her 20s - Olivia wants to become the fastest spinner on ice skates. Currently, the world record is held by Natalia Kanounnikova , who reached 308 rotations per minute; in a recent practice, Olivia just passed 300 rotations per minute.

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KCTV5

Adrian Peterson: 'I am not a child abuser'

Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees.

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CNN

Opinion: Curb Goodell's control

Running back Ray Rice was cut by the NFL's Baltimore Ravens earlier this month and suspended indefinitely by the league. Those measures came after video from a casino elevator showed he delivered a knockout punch to his then-fiancee and current wife, Janay, in February.

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The Florida Times-Union

Olympic medalists, rock singers to team up for ice show in Jacksonville

Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice, a nationally televised skating and music show, returns to Jacksonville in November, this time with a rock 'n'roll theme and five Olympic gold medalists. Among the skaters scheduled to appear are Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who won gold at the 2014 Olympics and two world championships; Evan Lysacek, who won gold at the 2010 Olympics and a world championship in 2009; Brian Boitano, who won gold at the 1988 Olympics and the world championship in '85, '86.

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ABC News

Kostner Summoned in Schwazer Doping Case

Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner will appear before Italian Olympic Committee officials investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer. In a brief statement on Monday, CONI says it has summoned Kostner to a hearing on Friday following media reports about evidence she gave to Bolzano prosecutors investigating the case.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

USA International Classic Results

The team of USA figure skaters carried away the gold medal in all four disciplines competing at the United States International Classic in Salt Lake City during September 10-14. Polina Edmunds was first in the ladies competition with a score of 63.27 in the short and 113.08 in the long.

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Stuff.co.nz

Kim Dotcom: Seven 'Moment of Truth' alternatives

Dubbed the "Moment of Truth", the German will be joined by journalist Glenn Greenwald at the Auckland Town Hall for the release of a report based on US National Security Agency Documents, leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden. Dotcom is the classic Bond Villain.

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Auto Racing Daily

Michael Waltrip puts on his dancing shoes

The newest season of Dancing with the Stars kicks off Monday night on ABC, and among the new cast is NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner and semi-retired driver Michael Waltrip. "Well, it's been amazing," Waltrip said of his first couple weeks of training for the show.

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