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Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Bizarre Funeral Wishes, Derek Hough Dating New Partner and More!

September 6th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Bizarre Funeral Wishes, Derek Hough Da
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Joan Rivers Bizarre Funeral Wishes: One of the most outspoken women in Hollywood, Joan Rivers was no stranger to shocking people with her outrageous statements. So upon her death when her bizarre funeral wishes were revealed, people were horrified at her requests!

Verdict: Tongue-In-Cheek True! Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday at 81, dedicated an entire chapter of her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone...St...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Siblings Julianne And Derek Hough Open Up About Their 'Crazy Childhood'

June 22nd, 2014 9:00am EDT
Julianne And Derek Hough
Raised in a Mormon household by their parents in Salt Lake City, Dancing with the Stars' siblings Julianne and Derek Hough performed at school and state fairs. "My dad would tell Derek, 'No hip thrusts onstage!' - which I now think is so funny because he earns a living doing that," Julianne tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. Their careers took a much more serious spin when Julianne turned 10 and Derek was 13. Their parents, who were divorcing, made the tough decision to send the two ballroom-dance prodigies to the prestigious London dance school Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, forcing...
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Olympic Ice Dancers, Danica McKellar Join 18th Season Of 'Dancing With The Stars'

March 4th, 2014 4:00pm EST
Olympic Ice Dancers, Danica McKellar Join 18th Season Of 'Dancin
ABC has revealed the highly anticipated cast of the 18th season of "Dancing With The Stars."

Olympic ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who took home a gold for the United States last month, will square off against each other when the new season premieres on Monday, March 17. Will their experence give them a slight edge on the competition?

Former "The Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar has also joined the cast, along with fellow 90s actress Candace Cameron Bure from "Full House."

The new season also features reality star NeNe Leakes and teen singing heartthrobs James Maslow and C...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Who Was Crowned Season 17 Champion?

November 27th, 2013 7:10am EST
DWTS Season 17 Champ
Tonight one of our favorite couples will be taking home that mirrorball to display on their mantle- will it be Amber and Derek, Jack and Cheryl or Corbin and Karina? After a performance by Enrique Iglesias and some fluff from the pros gushing about how their partners deserve to win, we are as anxious as you are for ABC to cut to the chase and announce the winner. But we all know that this is prime time television, which will be jam packed with ‘filling’ until the last minute when we find out who is crowned the Season 17 champion.

Amber and Derek’s freestyle routine was picked by the Twitte...
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Morning Roundup: Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Is Uninteresting, Miley Would Rather Be Naked Than Cry, Julianne Hough's Blackface

October 30th, 2013 9:35am EDT
Arcade Fire
Derek Hough: Sister Julianne's Blackface Costume 'Wasn't The Brightest Moment In Her Life'
Derek Hough says his sister Julianne is devasted by the controversy surrounding her decision to dress up as inmate character Crazy Eyes from Netflix show "Orange Is The New Black" for a Halloween costume party last weekend. (keep reading...)

Miley Cyrus Feels Like An Underdog, Would Rather Be Naked In Front Of People Than Cry
Miley Cyrus may have broken up with long-time boyfriend/fiance Liam Hemsworth recently, but she isn't letting the memories of that relationship get her down. (keep reading...)

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Derek Hough Says Sister Julianne's Blackface Costume 'Wasn't The Brightest Moment In Her Life'

October 30th, 2013 9:01am EDT
Julianne hough
Derek Hough says his sister Julianne is devasted by the controversy surrounding her decision to dress up as inmate character Crazy Eyes from Netflix show "Orange Is The New Black" for a Halloween costume party last weekend.

The former "Dancing With the Stars" pro issued an apology after wearing the offensive blackface make-up. She posted on Twitter: "I am a huge fan of the show Orange Is The New Black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created. It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people...
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Nina Dobrev & Derek Hough Split Up

October 16th, 2013 5:00pm EDT
Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev is single again. "The Vampire Diaries" star and professional dancer Derek Hough have reportedly split up less than two weeks after their first public date together.

The pair reportedly got together in August, and Dobrev is close friends with Hough's sister, dancer/actress Julianne Hough. The couple was photographed hanging out at the Universal Studios' Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights event in Los Angeles on Oct. 5 but are no longer together.

Busy schedules contributed to the break up, a source told UsWeekly.

Dobrev previously dated her "Vampire Diaries" co-star Ian Somerhal...
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Nina Dobrev Dating Derek Hough?

September 25th, 2013 2:29pm EDT
Nina Dobrev
Nina Dobrev has apparently moved on from her romance with Ian Somerhalder by reportedly dating professional dancer Derek Hough.

According to numerous reports, the 24 year-old beauty was left brokenhearted when her three-year relationship with her The Vampire Diaries co-star Somerhalder ended in May, but she appears to have bounced back with her best pal Julianne Hough's brother, Derek.

The new couple struck up a romance in August and the young stars are smitten with each other, according to Us Weekly magazine.

A source tells the publication the Dancing With the Stars choreographer, wh...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Revealed For 17th Season -- We Pick The Winner

September 4th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Dancing with the Stars 17th season cast
Would you believe that this is the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars? This season, ABC will be only airing one episode of the show per week instead of the usual two, due ratings slipping through the years. However, producers have pulled together a rather interesting cast of characters this season. Let's break down who we think will win it all:

Bill Engvall dancing with pro Emma Slater

We won't see much of Bill nor newcomer Emma. This is the prime suspect for first off the show. Verdict: 12th place.

Jack Osbourne dancing with pro Cheryl Burke

I'm a big fan of Jack, but it's n...
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The Morning Roundup: Kellie Pickler Wins 'Dancing With The Stars,' Jennifer Lawrence Naked In 'X-Men'

May 22nd, 2013 10:26am EDT
Kellie Pickler wins Dancing with the Stars
Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough have won the season 16 Mirror Ball Trophy in "Dancing With The Stars"! The dance partners got rave reviews from the judges and edged out frontrunner Zendaya Coleman for their big win. Tuesday night's finale was star-studded, with all of this season's stars returning to the dance floor and performances from PSY and Pitbull. Hough was also inspired by Pickler and changed his mind about coming back next season, saying he'll be back instead of taking time off like he had originally planned. Get all the details on the epic finale right here.

"X-Men: Days of Future...
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Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough Take Home Mirrorball Trophy On 'Dancing With The Stars'

May 22nd, 2013 9:12am EDT
Dancing With The stars
After 13 weeks and 17 rounds of dancing, "Dancing with the Stars" crowned two new winners. It's been a long and arduous road for the contestants, and last night's finale truly showed who had the superior legwork. Without too much deliberation, the recap of the events of the night starts here...

The show opened with the cast members of season 16 performing to Pitbull's "Don't Stop the Party" in a dance choreographed by Lacey Schwimmer.

DWTS fans voted via Twitter on which of the Freestyle dances they wanted to see again. The winning encore dance was from Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough.

Be...
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Stars Bring Their 'A' Game To 'Dancing With The Stars' Finals

May 21st, 2013 11:46am EDT
Dancing with the Stars Finale
And then there were four... For the first time in the competition, "Dancing with the "Stars" has four couples in the finals.

Last week, teenage Disney sensation Zendaya Coleman and partner Val Chmerkovskiy slipped to 4th place but bounced back in spectacular fashion last night. Kelly Pickler shined brightly in her final dances and brought tears to one judge's eyes – while others defied expectations in the battle for the mirrorball trophy.

This week the couples must perform a total of four dances - three on performance night and a final dance during the grand finale.

The show began with a...
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Who Made It To The Finals On 'Dancing With The Stars'

May 15th, 2013 9:03am EDT
Who Made it to the Finals on DWTS
It's the last results show on "Dancing with the Stars" before a winner is crowned. As the show celebrated its 300th show, one couple would be eliminated from the competition just one week shy of the finals.

The show kicked off with a performance from the DWTS Troupe and the professional dancers - from this season and the past.

On performance night four of the five couples earned a perfect score of 30 points; one of those couples was the first to be advanced into the finals - after saying that mama will be happy, host Tom Bergeron announced that Jacoby and Karina were safe.

Head judge Len...
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Kellie Pickler Wows The Judges On 'Dancing With The Stars' Prom Night

April 2nd, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Kellie Pickler Crowned Prom Queen
This week on “Dancing with the Stars” travels back in time to the days of high school and Prom Night.

After a group performance on the dance floor the competition began with Ali and Mak performing a Viennese Waltz that the judges said had expression and quality of movement. Ali and Mark scored 23 points for their Viennese Waltz.

Andy Dick and Sharna performed a Cha Cha that the judges agreed was full of entertainment but had little to do with a Cha Cha. Andy and Sharna scored 18 points for their dance.

With Ingo entering the dance floor on a motorcycle, Ingo and Kym performed a Paso Dobl...
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'Dancing With The Stars' All-Stars Professional Partners Announced

August 13th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
The professional pairs for the upcoming all-star edition of Dancing with the Stars have been announced, and not everyone has the chance to dance with their previous partner.

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke reunite, bringing together the couple that took the mirror ball trophy home in the third season and started a streak of four athletes winning the competition.

Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough pair up, although Johnson won season 8 with someone else: Mark Ballas (his partner is coming up).

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are back together, forming the duo that reached a surpri...
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Rumor Patrol: Kate Bosworth Engaged, Derek Hough's Gay Bar Trip, More

August 11th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kate Bosworth Engaged: Is Hollywood beauty Kate Bosworth engaged to Michael Polish? The pair is currently enjoying a romantic trip to South Korea.

Verdict: True. Bosworth inadvertently (?) revealed that she is engaged when she wrote a message online about her trip: "On our first day in Seoul, my fiancé, Michael Polish, and I venture out to discover Changdeokgung Palace. As soon as we enter, it is like ...
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Derek Hough Leaving 'Dancing With The Stars'?

July 27th, 2012 10:28am EDT
Derek Hough
Is professional dancer Derek Hough leaving hit reality competition Dancing with the Stars? It sure sounds like it. Hough told USA Today, "This season is kind of my swan song. It's my last hurrah."

Hough is starring in the upcoming film Cobu, and wants to continue to work on other projects. However, the grueling schedule of training celebrities is limiting his career possibilities. "This show is full time … there is zero flexibility. And I want to do other projects. I want to push myself into other areas."

The upcoming season will be Hough's 10th. He has won three Mirror Ball trophies, the...
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Maria Menounos: Derek Hough Knew We Were Going Home

May 16th, 2012 2:37pm EDT
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough
Maria Menounos was the celebrity sent home last night on Dancing with the Stars, and she said she was prepared for it - because professional partner Derek Hough was convinced they would be voted off.

She told US Weekly, "We finished last night and I was so happy, I was over the moon and I said to [Derek], 'I did what I had to do. And tomorrow--que sera!' Whatever happens from this point on... no one will ever know. But I did it. I'm happy and proud of what I did.

"I had a real sense of calm today (Tuesday) and I said either way, whatever happens, I'm going to be good. Derek also said, 'Ba...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Results: Jaleel White's Classic Goodbye

May 2nd, 2012 9:25am EDT
Jaleel White's Classic Goodbye
The show kicked off with an explosive encore performance, by classical week favorite, Maria and Derek. And during the evening we welcomed back season 14 favorite, Gavin Degraw, for a couple performances.

There was also a tear jerking and touching performance by a dancer whose life changed overnight due to a brain aneurysm, and an exciting ballroom battle that ended with Cheryl’s team receiving the winning trophy.

Despite the fact that someone would be sent home, the night was another great one. Here were the judges scores going into the elimination.

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 21...
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'Dancing With The Stars': Maria Menounos Challenges Katherine Jenkins For Top Spot

May 1st, 2012 9:40am EDT
Maria Menounos Challenges Katherine Jenkins
The Motown Celebration ended with the “Empress of Soul,” making her exit, which left seven of the stars to battle it out for the seventh week in the ballroom. Now you would think that since it was classical week the intensity and fire would burn out, but things seem to get hotter with Maria and Derek and the steamy shirtless team pose doble dance. I don’t know what it was, but the pose doble ruled the night.

The night started off with a performance by award winning violinist and throughout the evening we had the pleasure of hearing the lovely voice of 12-year-old classical singer, Jackie ...
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'Dancing With The Stars': Motown Diva Gladys Knight Makes Her Exit

April 25th, 2012 9:48am EDT
Gladys Knight Makes Exit
Motown week continued last night, and what another amazing evening. The night included a very powerful and inspiring AT&T spotlight performance by a young ballerina from Sierra Leone who beat the odds, to a live performance of “Wild Horses” by Natasha Bedingfield.

There was also a performane by Award winning group Boyz II Men, who gave us “One More Chance," and the Macy’s stars followed with a wonderful performance to David Guetta and Usher’s “Without You.” The night was very eventful, and once again came the time where one of the stars would be sent home. Going into elimination the judge...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Big Motown Celebration

April 24th, 2012 9:54am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Last night was a big celebration that was brought to us via the Motor City. The stars dazzled throughout the night, while dancing to the sounds of The Temptations, Martha Reeves and Smokey Robinson.

Motown founder Barry Gordy even graced the audience with his presence for one of the biggest nights of Dancing With The Stars. For week six’s Motown week the contestants danced to the rumba, foxtrot, samba, Viennese waltz and the cha-cha-cha.

And the night ended with an amazing dance off/Motown marathon, where all of the stars hit the floor and were knocked off one by one. Overall it was a g...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 5 Results: Gavin DeGraw Dumped After Dance Duel

April 18th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Gavin DeGraw Dancing With The Stars
With Sherri Shepherd’s shocking elimination last week on Dancing With The Stars, many of the stars were on edge going into this week’s result show. But, with a fiery encore performance by Maria and Derek, the evening seemed to get off to a spicier start than Monday night.

Some of the other performances of the night were from Train, Sheila E. and Selena Gomez, who all helped turn up the heat and ease some of the tension throughout the night. Last night was another hot and eventful one. Here were the judges scores going into the elimination:

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 134
2. Will...
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Maria Menounos And Derek Hough Kiss - Was It Over The Top? (Video)

April 17th, 2012 11:07pm EDT
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough
It was the kiss heard 'round the dance floor, but was it really necessary? Maria Menounos and Derek Hough tried to spice up their Dancing with the Stars performance the other night by stripping off clothes and kissing - but not everyone was impressed.

Their salsa routine to Ricky Martin's Cup of Life featured Derek ripping off his shirt and going topless halfway through, just before Maria pulled him in for a lingering kiss to the cheers of the crowd. Still, judge Carrie-Ann Inaba wasn't buying it. She said, "Just being an old-fashioned fuddy-duddy, I don't think you needed the kiss. I th...
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Maria Menounos And Derek Hough Kiss On 'Dancing With The Stars' - Are They Dating?

April 17th, 2012 1:03pm EDT
Maria Menounos DWTS
Things got extra steamy during last night's episode of Dancing With The Stars when Maria Menounos and Derek Hough kissed at the end of their Salsa to Ricky Martin's "The Cup of Life".

The dance partners also appeared to smooch after their dance two weeks ago, causing speculation into whether or not they're dating.

Although the two came really close after that Rumba, they never did lock lips - but this week a full kiss was (or, at least, appeared to be) part of the routine.

After their dance, judge Carrie Ann Inaba said, "Wow! That was hot... but I don’t think you needed the kiss"; and th...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 4 Results: Ready For A Shocker

April 11th, 2012 9:18am EDT
SHERRI SHEPHERD Eliminated on DWTS
Are you ready for a shocker? That seemed to be the overall theme for last night’s results show. “This really is one of the nights where you look at the quality of the cast and have no choice but to be shocked,” said Tom Bergeron. And yes we were, and unfortunately another wonderful dancer was sent home. The judges scores going into elimination were the following in ranking order.

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 105
2. Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower- 100
3. Maria Menounos & Derek Hough- 99
3. William Levy & Cheryl Burke- 99
5. Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd- 98
6. Jaleel White & Kym...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 3: Jack Wagner Gets Undeserved Elimination

April 4th, 2012 9:26am EDT
JACK WAGNER Eliminated on DWTS
Coming into last night’s results show was a bit difficult, since all of the stars performances were so amazing for week three. Even Len, who is usually overly critical, spoke about how unbelievable the performances were; and tried to convince the producers that no one should be sent home.

But, the tears and emotions from Monday’s heartfelt night had to be pushed aside, and the time came when someone in the group would have to say goodbye. The judges scores going into elimination were as follows in ranking order.

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 81
2. William Levy & Cheryl Burke- 77
3....
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 3: Contestants Step It Up On Emotionally Charged Night

April 3rd, 2012 9:47am EDT
Katherine Jenkins' Third Dance
With emotions running wild, last night was an amazing and beautiful night for season fourteen of Dancing With The Stars. For week three the stars had to share personal stories about their most memorable year, which led to some impeccable performances. As for their choice of dance, the contestants had to choose one unlearned dance, which included the rumba, samba, salsa, waltz, foxtrot and jive for the evening.

Throughout the night contestants touched the hearts of viewers with their heartfelt stories, and moves that varied from graceful to extremely sexy. And, as each of the celebrities ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Two Elimination Not A Surprise

March 28th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Martina Navratilova Eliminated on DWTS
After a killer kick off and week two’s struggles with the quickstep and jive, the stars gathered to find out who would be the first in the competition to go home. What a night! And I would say one of the most nerve-wracking. Especially since one of the contestants would be eliminated without having the opportunity to prove what they really could do on the dance floor.

However Sugarland helped ease the tension with their country tunes; and one by one contestants were told if they would be safe or placed in the bottom. The scores going into the elimination were the following in ranking orde...
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Maria Menounos Breaks A Rib During 'Dancing' Training

March 26th, 2012 8:58am EDT
Maria Menounos
Actress/presenter Maria Menounos has been secretly nursing a broken rib as she competes on reality show Dancing With The Stars, according to a report.

The Extra correspondent has been in intense rehearsals for the series with her professional partner Derek Hough, and they scored 21 points for their Cha-Cha-Cha during the debut episode last week.

However, Menounos has been hiding a painful secret - New York Post gossip column Page Six reports she broke a rib during a recent session.

A source says, "She has been in excruciating pain for the past few weeks during rehearsals, but she is s...
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