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By United Press International   |   May 9, 2012 at 4:00 AM

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'DANCING WITH THE STARS:' Melissa Gilbert and Roshon Fegan became the latest celebrities eliminated on the competition series "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Fegan's professional dance partner was Chelsie Hightower. Gilbert teamed up with dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Going into next week's semifinals with their professional dance partners are Donald Driver, an NFL wide receiver and author; Katherine Jenkins, a classical opera singer; William Levy, a telenovela star; and Maria Menounos, host of TV's "Extra" program.


JUSTIN BIEBER: Canadian-born pop star Justin Bieber says he has completed his high-school education in between recording and performing all over the world.

"I just finished high school," he told The Sunday Telegraph of Australia. "I passed my test -- I'm free! It was hard doing school and work every day."

Bieber, 18, said his finishing school with tutors while he was on the road was important to his mother.

"That was something my mom really wanted me to do, so I had to do it for her," he said. "I mean, this kind of lifestyle has given me a different perspective on life. I've been able to travel the world. At school, usually you have to do a lot of writing and reading. I'm really not into that stuff. I like to be out there."


BEYONCE: Pop star Beyonce has added a fourth show to her concert series at the new Revel resort in Atlantic City, N.J., the venue announced.

The shows are to take place May 25-28. The dates will be the 16-time Grammy Award-winner's first live concerts since last summer. She gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy, her first child with her husband, rapper Jay-Z, in January.

The first three Revel dates sold out in less than a minute after tickets went on sale to the general public, said the resort, which officially opens Memorial Day weekend.


OLYMPIA DUKAKIS: Actress Olympia Dukakis is to play King Lear in a New York reading of Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Austin Pendleton to benefit Hero Theatre.

The cast will also include Louis Cancelmi, Lynn Cohen, Dashiell Eaves, Paul Lazar and George Morfogen, as well as Elisa Bocanegra, Seth Duerr, Korey Jackson, Albert Jones, Thomas Kopache, James Martinez, Desiree Matthews, Anya Migdal, Liam Mitchell and Bobby Plasencia, the theater said Monday.

The reading is to take place May 21 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre in Manhattan.

Dukakis is chair of Hero Theatre's advisory board.

Her one-night-only star turn in "King Lear" is part of the theater's fundraising efforts to present its first full-scale production, a world-premiere of a new translation by Tatyana Tolstaya and Migdalia Cruz of Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters."

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