Samantha Harris to undergo double mastectomy

Samantha Harris to undergo double mastectomy

April 9 (UPI) -- The "Dancing With the Stars" co-host has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Garner, Usher head to 'Sesame Street'

Garner, Usher head to 'Sesame Street'

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Usher, Jennifer Garner and Sherri Shepherd are to appear on episodes of "Sesame Street" to air this month, producers of the U.S. preschool series said.
Burke named new 'Dancing' co-host

Burke named new 'Dancing' co-host

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- Brooke Burke, the winner of Season 7 of "Dancing with the Stars," is to serve as co-host of the U.S. dance competition series, ABC announced.
Report: Samantha Harris quits 'Dancing'

Report: Samantha Harris quits 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- "Dancing with the Stars" co-host Samantha Harris will not be returning for the U.S. dance competition show's 10th season, ABC said Thursday.

Relatives admit lying about businessman

TAMPA, Fla., July 28 (UPI) -- Three relatives of a wealthy Florida businessman say they lied when they accused him of molesting and impregnating his niece.
Samantha Harris headed to Broadway

Samantha Harris headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Television personality Samantha Harris is to make her Broadway stage debut as Roxie Hart in "Chicago," representatives for the musical announced.

Harris of 'Dancing' denies Leachman claims

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- "Dancing with the Stars" host Samantha Harris said claims she does not enjoy working with actress Cloris Leachman on the U.S. TV series are untrue.
Marissa voted off of 'Dancing'

Marissa voted off of 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Marissa Jaret Winokur and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani were the latest contenders voted off of "Dancing with the Stars."

Regis to host Oscar red carpet special

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. television personality Regis Philbin is set to preside over the official red carpet arrivals show leading up to the 80th Academy Awards presentation.

'Dancing' co-host gives birth to baby girl

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Samantha Harris, co-host of the U.S. television series "Dancing with the Stars," has given birth to a baby girl.

'Dancing' star competitors announced

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas icon, a Spice Girl and an Indy 500 champ are among the celebrity competitors waltzing, two-stepping and cha-cha-ing on "Dancing With The Stars."

Athletes, actors see 'dancing' stars

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Three U.S. athletes, a minefield cleanup activist and a former boy band member will compete in this year's "Dancing with the Stars." The fourth season of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres Monday March 19.

ABC tweaks 'Dancing with Stars' cast

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- ABC Thursday announced it has replaced "Dancing With the Stars" co-host Lisa Canning with E! News correspondent Samantha Harris.
Samantha Harris
Samantha Harris arrives for the Fragrance Foundation 2009 FiFi Awards at the Downtown Armory in New York on May 27, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Samantha Harris (born November 27, 1973) is an American television hostess. Most notably, she was the co-host of seasons two through nine of Dancing with the Stars with Tom Bergeron.

Born Samantha Harris Shapiro in Hopkins, Minnesota her late father, Richard Shapiro, was a rock 'n' roll promoter; and her mother, Bonnie Harris Shapiro, was a dancer. In 1972, the two founded one of the country's first renaissance festivals, King Richard's Faire, which continues to this day.

On September 23, 2007, Harris gave birth to her daughter Josselyn Sydney Hess and missed the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars for season five. She returned on October 15, 2007. Drew Lachey, winner of season two, filled in for the first three weeks of competition while Harris was out.

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