PEOPLE: Mark Ballas, Sherri Shepherd and Robin Thicke

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“Dancing With the Stars” had a bit too much drama Sunday afternoon when pro Mark Ballas fell to the floor while rehearsing his freestyle routine with celebrity partner Candace Cameron Bure, a show spokesperson confirms to People.

"Mark was seriously injured during camera blocking," the spokesperson says. "His shoulder popped out during a lift and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated and released. [At press time it was] unclear whether or not [he’d] be able to perform on Monday's show."

The injury occurred at the studio where “Dancing” is taped. Ballas and Bure were in the middle of a complex maneuver that involved Ballas lifting the actress onto his shoulders when the injury occurred.

Fellow pro dancers Derek Hough and Cheryl Burke were at the studio and rushed to Ballas' side on the ballroom floor.

They encouraged him to sit out the Monday finale so that the injury would not get worse, but Ballas is insisting he wants to perform. As a precaution, another “DWTS” pro will learn the routines and be ready to step in for Ballas should he ultimately need to sit out Monday's show.

This is the second time Ballas, 27, has injured his shoulder on the show. During the 2007 season five finale he dislocated his left shoulder while performing with his then-partner, actress Sabrina Bryan.

Four couples will compete in “Dancing's” season 18 finale on ABC. Tonight’s live two-hour results show will air at 9 p.m. following the one-hour recap special “The Road to the Finals.”

“The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd and her husband Lamar Sally have split and she’s in a custody fight with him over their unborn child, due via surrogate in July, People reports.

A source close to Shepherd, 47, says the couple, who wed in 2011, were ill-matched from the start.

"I don't think any of us thought this was the right guy for her. He's a very nice man, but he can't keep up with her. She is a force of nature. The girl works morning to night," the source says of Shepherd, who has juggled “The View” with long-term side gigs on “How I Met Your Mother” and “30 Rock.”

"She needs somebody that's her equal emotionally, intellectually and financially – and that's hard to find."

The fight is getting ugly fast: Court documents show Sally, 43, wants full custody of the unborn child, who the papers say will be named Lamar Sally Jr., and he's also seeking spousal support and the invalidation of their prenup. (According to a report, Shepherd countered with her own filing, asking to enforce the prenup but not addressing custody.)

"I really can't say anything," Sally told People, adding that he has lost 50 pounds "on the divorce diet."

“The View's“ discussion of working moms on Monday's show hit close to home for Shepherd.

"Why do you have to go to work, why do you have to… and you are trying to explain to them mommy is trying to pay the bills," Shepherd said during a discussion about being a working parent. "Mommy's trying to take care of you."

Shepherd's ex-husband, Jeffrey Tarpley, also filed emergency court documents in April seeking temporary physical custody of their 9-year-old son, Jeffrey.

Tarpley claims in his petition that Shepherd's busy work schedule "caused her to neglect Jeffrey and deprive him access to basic educational needs, a nurturing and loving environment, and care that Jeffrey so desperately needs." Adding that "her career is seven days per week non-stop, leaving the primary responsibility of their son to unskilled nannies." While the judge found no cause for a temporary emergency order, a hearing was set for July 21.

So far Shepherd has not publicly commented on the matter, but her friend Wendy Williams came to her defense on Monday's episode of her show.

"I think it's terrible that these two guys have gotten together and they're trying to bury Sherri," said Williams. "He (Tarpley) says that her schedule is too busy and that she is neglecting their son Jeffrey and leaving him with unskilled nannies. Well, somebody's got to work!"

From Las Vegas to Los Angeles, Robin Thicke is working hard to get Paula Patton back.

The singer, 37, will be performing his new song "Get Her Back" at ”The Voice“ finale tonight, People confirms.

While picking up a prize at the Billboard Music Awards over the weekend, Thicke thanked "my wife for her love and support and for putting up with me all these years" before seemingly dedicating his new track to Patton, whom he separated from in February after nine years of marriage.

"I never should have raised my voice or made you feel so small," he sang. "I should have kissed you longer, I should have held you stronger. I'll wait for forever for you to love me again."

We're waiting along with Thicke – hopefully not "for forever" – to see if Patton's ready to give him a second chance, but for now the "Blurred Lines" singer will at least be in good company on stage.

Country legends Alabama and 2014 Academy of Country Music's New Artist of the Year Justin Moore will also be taking the stage along with previously announced performers Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw and OneRepublic.

”The Voice” finale will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. 

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The AMC television network says it is premiering its series about the early days of personal computing on the social media site Tumblr, The Associated Press reports.

The series, “Halt and Catch Fire,” began as a sneak preview Monday on Tumblr. It will air the first time on AMC on June 1. The series is set in the early 1980s. It follows three people who team up to try and build a computer that will change the future.

In recent weeks, AMC has been holding screenings of the new show at technology companies, including Apple, Twitter, Google, DropBox and, on Monday, Tumblr.

The series will run for 10 weeks on AMC, the network home of “The Walking Dead.”

The organization that hands out the Oscars is making some movies of its own, The Associated Press reports.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is debuting a series of documentary-style digital shorts exploring various aspects of filmmaking. The first three short films premiered online Monday. A new episode is expected each week.

The inaugural shorts cover distinct themes: how blind people enjoy movies, what it’s like to visit the film academy archives and how one screenwriter approaches the creative process.

Produced by the film academy’s in-house digital team, future episodes will feature academy members such as Paul Haggis, Kathleen Kennedy and Ava DuVernay.

 


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