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]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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