Vincent Pastore needed a cane to walk after Dancing with the Stars training

Despite the fact that Vincent Pastore quit Dancing with the Stars 4 after “three or four rehearsals,” Vincent Pastore says that the training had a serious impact.

“It was really tough on the legs. In fact, today is the first day I’m not walking with a cane,” he told Access Hollywood at the premiere of the final Sopranos season.

He also says, “I should’ve kinda ‘tested’ before I said yes. It was really tough dancing. … I wish everybody all of the success on ABC, it’s a great show, but I wasn’t up for it — I went to three or four rehearsals, and that was it. I knew to get out before I made a fool out of myself.”

‘Sopranos’ cast shares impressions of landmark drama’s last season [Access Hollywood]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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