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'DWTS' Shockwaves Felt During Semi-Finals -- See Details

May 13th, 2015 10:48am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Derek And Nastia Sent Home Durin
With just one week left in the competition, Nastia Liukin and five-time mirrorball champion Derek Hough were eliminated after performing extraordinarily well in both their semi-finals routines.

The dancing duo danced alone together for the first time in weeks since Hough's foot injury and were rewarded with a perfect score, but that wasn't enough to keep them in the competition.

Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Dance: Viennese Waltz

Score: 38

Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy performed a Viennese Waltz inspired by the hit film "Fifty Shades of Grey" and wowed the judges wi...
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'DWTS' Preview: Get Ready For 'My Jam Monday'

March 22nd, 2015 5:02pm EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Season 20 Week 2 Exclusive Preview
It’s "My Jam Monday" this week on “Dancing with the Stars.” Celebrity couples will dance to their favorite jams during week 2 of season 20.

At the end of the night, the first couple will be eliminated from the 10th anniversary competition.

The couples will be dancing to:

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: “Homegrown Honey” by Darius Rucker

Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Michael Buble

Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev: “In Da Club” by 50 Cent

Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: “Sugar” by Ma...
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Who Did Great And Who Failed At The 'Dancing With The Stars' Premiere?

March 17th, 2015 8:58am EDT
'DWTS' Premiere: Rumor Willis 'Performed The Dance Of The Night,
"Dancing with the Stars" started off their 10th anniversary season with a bang. Each celebrity brought to the table a unique take to their particular dance. While some performances were awe-inspiring, others were downright jaw-dropping with lackluster interpretations of now classic dances.

Each couple performed perform a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Jive, vying for America's final vote.

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess

Dance: Cha Cha

Scores: 7, 6, 6, 7 = 26

Noah Galloway has some challenges ahead of him as the first celebrity dancer to dance without an arm or a leg. Still, you would have nev...
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'DWTS' SPOILER For Tonight's Season Premiere

March 16th, 2015 2:49pm EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Season 20: What's In Store For Tonight'
"Dancing with the Stars” is back with an all-new celebrity cast ready to hit the ballroom for the special 10th Anniversary season. The competition begins with the live two-hour season premiere episode that will kick off with a spectacular opening number, featuring the entire celebrity cast.

Each couple will then perform a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Jive, vying for America’s vote. One couple will be eliminated on Monday, March 23.

Viewers will have access to the "DWTS" rehearsal studio with live streaming videos.

The couples will be performing the following dances.

Noah Galloway partnered with ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Season 20 Shocking Cast Reveal!

February 24th, 2015 12:08pm EST
Derek Hough
"Dancing With the Stars" announced its season 20 celebrity cast on "Good Morning America," and ended with a shocking reveal for the reality competition's 10-year anniversary.

After stating he would not return to the series due to prior commitments, fan favorite Derek Hough will return to the ballroom floor while simultaneously working on the Radio City Spring Spectacular in New York City.

Hough explained to "GMA" host Robin Roberts that he would train with celebrity partner, gymnast Nastia Liukin in New York, where the five-time Olympic winner is a student at NYU, and the two would commut...
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Celebrities That Turn 30 In 2015

January 25th, 2015 5:01pm EST
Celebrities That Turn 30 In 2015
30 years seems like a long time ago… because it was. In 1985 our world was waist deep in the glories of the 80s. We had hair bands, Care Bears, Swatches, the birth of Super Mario Brothers – what more could you ask for?

Also that year Ronald Reagan was sworn in his second term as President of the United States, the Coca-Cola Company decided we needed a new Coke (which sucked) and Windows 1.0 was released.

1985 marked the big Live Aid world concerts and famous artists got together to sing “We are the World.” Top songs on the airwaves that year included: Like a Virgin- Madonna, Don't You (Fo...
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Are Derek Hough & Kate Hudson No Longer An Item?

January 3rd, 2015 8:40am EST
Derek Hough
Professional dancer Derek Hough was photographed hanging out with a mystery woman while on vacation in St. Barts this week. At one point, the pair embraced each other on the beach. The brunette wore blue string bikini bottoms and a leopard-print top, while Hough was casual in shorts and a button-down shirt.

The "Dancing With The Stars" pro was recently linked to actress Kate Hudson, and the pair was spotted kissing in December, just days before she revealed she was splitting with fiance Matt Bellamy.

Hough and Hudson also attended a charity event together in November that was thrown by Hu...
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'DWTS' Finale Recap: Who Was Sent Home In Finale Part 1?

November 25th, 2014 9:01am EST
'Dancing With The Stars' Shocker! Who Was Sent Home In Finale Pa
After 11 weeks of competition, "Dancing with the Stars" hosted the first of its two part finale episodes on Monday. Tonight's dancers began with a judge's choice round, performing a routine that had been previously demonstrated in the season. The judge's wanted to see the celebrities growth as dancers.

The second dance, the freestyle, showcased the couple's strengths. All bets were off with choreography that was exclusively at the discretion of the pros. It was up to the celebs to see how they stood up to the challenge. Bethany Mota was eliminated in a shocker that left the judges shaking...
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'Dancing With The Stars': Who Should Win The Mirrorball Trophy?

November 24th, 2014 2:03pm EST
'DWTS' Two Part Finale Begins Tonight! Who Should Win The Mirror
"Dancing with the Stars" two-part finale airs tonight and the final four are neck-and-neck with viewer votes in the final push to take home the mirrorball. Who will win it all? See our picks!

The contestants will attempt to impress the panel of judges tonight by showing how much they have progressed as dancers and performers. The scores of Bruno Tonioli, Julianne Hough, Len Goodman, and Carrie Ann Inaba will be half of the points needed by the contestants. The rest are through viewer votes.

The remaining couples are Bethany Mota and Derek Hough; Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy; Al...
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'DWTS' Semi-Finals: Tommy Chong's Rein As Series Survivor Comes To An End

November 18th, 2014 8:44am EST
'Dancing With The Stars' Semi-Finals: Tommy Chong's Rein As Seri
The reality dance series hosted "Plugged/Unplugged" night where the semifinalists performed two different dances to the same song. The first round had the couples performing standard versions of their given song. The second round featured a different dance to unplugged covers of the duo's prior songs.

Series survivor Tommy Chong sadly went home this evening. The season is winding down with only 4 couples remaining and the finals next week, where a double elimination will take place before a winner is chosen. The mirrorball is close at hand for the couple who perform the best in the finals...
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'DWTS' Recap: Who Was Eliminated Last Night?

November 11th, 2014 8:52am EST
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Trios, Viewers Pick Dances And A
Once again, "Dancing with the Stars" gave control over to the viewers and through America's Choice voting on ABC.com and on Twitter, fans were allowed to decide one of each couples' two dances on Monday night's episode. Trio dances also took center stage, with your favorites combining their talents with another pro, bringing even more challenges to the ballroom.

Lea Thompson went home this evening and the season is winding down with only 5 couples remaining and the Semi-Finals next week.

New Dance Round:

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson

Dance: Foxtrot

Scores: 9, 9, 9, 10 = 37

Aft...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 8 Recap: Which Couple Gets An Emotional Send Off On Dynamic Duo Night?

November 4th, 2014 11:45am EST
'Dancing With The Stars' Week 8:  Dynamic Duo Night Ends With An
During week 8 of season 19 of "Dancing with the Stars," the show celebrated famous pairs, both real and fictional, on Dynamic Duo Night! The seven remaining couples danced to routines inspired by famous duos while also competing for immunity from elimination.

For the first time ever, the couple with the highest score from their first dance was safe from that night's elimination. The remaining couples had a dance-off for additional judges' points, hoping to lift their scores and save themselves. Michael Waltrip and partner Emma Slater were eliminated in an emotional send off.

New Dance Rou...
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'DWTS' Week 7 Recap: A Frightful Week In The Ballroom, Antonio Says Goodbye

October 28th, 2014 8:45am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Week 7 Recap: A Frightful Week In The B
During week 7 of season 19 of "Dancing with the Stars," the celebs performed not only their individual routines, but a team dance as well. Singer Ella Henderson sang her hit single, "Ghost," and Nikki Yanofsky performed "Necessary Evil."

Len Goodman returned to join Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli at the judge's desk. The first team dances of the season were a monster mash-up of dances from TeamCreepDuSoleil and TeamItsyBitsy! Sadly fans said goodbye to Antonio and Cheryl this week, who tried valiantly to keep the pace with the other dancers but didn't get enough viewer...
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'DWTS' Week 6 Recap: Pitbull And Leah Remini Enter The Ballroom, Jonathan Bennett Exits

October 21st, 2014 8:32am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Week 6 Recap: Pitbull And Leah Remini E
It was week 6 of the competition on "Dancing with the Stars" and time for some serious footwork. Sitting in for judge Len Goodman was Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull. Season 17 star Leah Remini returned to the ballroom, replacing regular co-host Erin Andrews who is on assignment for FOX Sports. Scores from the past two weeks coupled with viewer votes determined who went home this evening. Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Jonathan Bennett and partner Emma, who were eliminated from the competition.

New Dance Round

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson (partnered last week with Cheryl Bur...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: 'The Carlton' Returns For A Perfect Score, Betsey And Tony Eliminated

October 7th, 2014 8:53am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: 'The Carlton' Returns For A Perf
It was a night of amazing stories and heartfelt dances as the celebrities grooved to songs from their most memorable year. Each had an important story to tell as they expressed their true feelings through dance. Judge Len Goodman was still absent, but regulars Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tognoli were still present and ready to score. Viewers had the chance for the first time, to cast their own paddles online. Therefore there were four scores, three for the judges and one for America throughout this episode. With heavy hearts, the dancers and celebrities said goodbye to Betsey...
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'DWTS' Recap: Randy Couture Eliminated As 'Movie Night' Pulled Out All The Stops

September 30th, 2014 8:29am EDT
'DWTS' Recap: Randy Couture Eliminated As 'Movie Night' Pulled O
Note to the Academy Awards, "Dancing with the Stars" movie night is the biggest dance evening of the year as they honor iconic films. The celebrities and pros danced to movies that were influential to them and their routines were sharp, concise and entertaining. Randy and Karina, Antonio and Cheryl and Jonathan and Allison were all in jeopardy. One-night eliminations began and with Randy Couture and pro Karina Smirnoff being sent home. Comedian Kevin Hart sat in for judge Len Goodman for this special night of "dancing."

New Dance Round

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson

Dance: Quick Ste...
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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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