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More Shocking Results On 'Dancing with the Stars' As Two Go Home

October 10th, 2012 9:44am EDT
Dancing with the Stars
For the second week the results on “Dancing with the Stars” has some shocking results. With a double elimination no one was safe.

After a one hour special that gave fans a second look at the Monday night performances; the results show kicked off with the judge’s encore performance choice. Head judge Len Goodman called the night’s dances the brilliant and the best he had ever seen. Calling it a dance filled with fun and shear energy, Goodman wanted to see the Quickstep from Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough.

The first results of the night were Melissa and Tony, Giles and Peta, and Emmitt an...
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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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'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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Hot 'Avengers' Premiere Pics - Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. & More!

April 12th, 2012 8:41am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
"The Avengers" Los Angeles premiere was a star-studded event yesterday. Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow, opted for a simple strapless black dress, while Robert Downey Jr. popped in a purple suit.

In the film, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers. Their mission? To help save the Earth from Loki (Tom Hiddleston) & his army. "The Avengers" will be closing the Tribeca Film Festival with a special screening April 28, and then will hit theaters May 4.

Check out tons of photos from the prem...
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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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Britney Spears Roots For 'DWTS' Contestant Roshon Fegan

March 21st, 2012 9:04am EDT
Roshon Fegan
Britney Spears gave her fiance's pal Roshon Fegan a little encouragement as he began his "Dancing With The Stars" TV contest on Monday night - she was in the audience to cheer the young actor on.

Spears was a low-key guest at the season 14 premiere to watch "Camp Rock" star Fegan and his dancing partner Chelsie Hightower's cha cha.

Roshon admits he was stunned to find the singer waiting for him backstage just before his first performance on the show.

He says, "My good friend Jason Trawick and Britney Spears were waiting at the door to greet me and wish me luck on my performance. Jason ha...
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Season 14 Cast Of 'Dancing With The Stars' Revealed

February 28th, 2012 11:00am EST
Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Cast
The new celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars has been released on Good Morning America, and we have the full list right here. The cast ranges from actresses to football players to musicians.

Jack Wagner is a soap opera star most known for his roles on General Hospital and Melrose Place. His pro partner is Anna Trebunskaya.

Melissa Gilbert is known for her child acting role on Little House on the Prairie, which she started when she was nine. Maksim Chmerkovskiy is her pro partner.

Donald Driver is wide receiver for the 2010 Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, who drafted him in 19...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Finale Crowns Hines Ward MVP Of The Ballroom

May 25th, 2011 8:09am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Us audience members were officially cut off Tuesday morning. No more voting for "Dancing With The Stars." But the judges still had another set of scores to give on Tuesday’s finale, and we got three hours of show to sit through. Three hours. They had to make up for Monday’s show only being an hour long, I guess.

Luckily the first hour was a repeat, so I don’t have to write five million extra words for a third of the show. Then the opening sequence and voice over for the real show kicked in, and were especially dramatic. That is saying a lot when talking about this show. I a...
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Celebrity Prom Dates

May 24th, 2011 3:27pm EDT
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We all secretly love the cute, young Hollywood couples who seem so smitten with each other while they grace the covers of the tabloids. We were all obsessed when our favorite teeny-bopper shows like Saved By the Bell and Beverly Hills 90210 held their proms and we all watched and dreamt about our own. Well now, we are putting together our favorite, young stars who would make the ideal prom dates, whether they are a real life couple or not.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez - Real life couple Justin and Selena, or “Biebez” as we shall call them, would definitely be crowned King and Queen o...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Eight Sees Romeo Fall Just Short Of The Semi-Finals

May 11th, 2011 9:37am EDT
CHELSIE HIGHTOWER & ROMEO
Monday night, Ralph took a tumble all the way down to the bottom of the leader board, falling a full six points behind his closest competitor. With the competition as tight as it is, it could have been his demise. The fans sometimes surprise us, though, and they did this week (or at least surprised me) in our last elimination before the semi-finals.

But first, before we got to the results show, we had an hour of a recap show. Because heaven forbid we actually watch something educational. I love this show, but that decision was frustrating. On top of that, this week wasn’t eve...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Eight Races To The Semi-Finals

May 10th, 2011 9:30am EDT
CHELSEA KANE & MARK BALLAS
This Monday determined which four couples would be moving on to the semi-finals next week, and I almost couldn’t believe that when they said it! The semi-finals? Already?! I haven’t even decided who I want to win yet!

My indecision aside, we got two dances this week. The first was just a straight up dance, no gimmicks, and then the second was the instant dance, brought back from last season. Instant dances almost never go as badly as we might imagine they could, but the anticipation is fun. On top of that, my favorite from last season, and instant dance stand out, Kyle Masse...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Seven Gives Our Celebrities Double Duty

May 3rd, 2011 9:29am EDT
Romeo Miller Chelsie Hightower
Only 6 stars are left from the original 11 that started this season out, and this is the first week that we are throwing more than one dance at them. We get team dances, and individual dances, and we have a guest judge this week, Donnie Burns, a highly-decorated Latin dancer. This is a man who Karina called the “ballroom god” and Maks said was ballroom dancing’s Tiger Woods.

The team dances were the Cha-Cha-Cha, and the teams were chosen by the season’s highest scorers, Chelsea and Hines. Chelsea picked Ralph and Romeo, while Hines picked Kirstie and Kendra. Hine’s team seemed a bit... ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Six Results: Chris Jerico Is Taken To The Mat

April 27th, 2011 9:22am EDT
DWTS Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke eliminated
Guilty Pleasures Week brought out some of the best performances so far this season, Romeo and Chelsea grabbing the top spots, and deservedly so. It’s still one of the tightest seasons I have seen, though, and I’m never sure who’s leaving each week. This was the first week, however, that if anyone in the judges’ bottom four except Kendra was going home, it was going to sting for me.

Before the results show, we got a “The Road To The Finals” one hour special sort of episode, which was mostly a time filler, but offered some insights to each of the stars still in the competition. S...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Six Performances See Another Tumble And Bring Out The '10' Paddles

April 26th, 2011 9:29am EDT
DWTS Guilty Pleasures Week
On the heels of Classical Week’s success, last week's American Week was a big mess. This Monday I was hoping we’d get a more coherent show with Guilty Pleasures Week, and maybe some good old nostalgia. I was really glad to get a little bit of both.

Right off the bat we got a performance of “MmmBop” from Hanson, our musical guest for the episode. Yes, Hanson. 1997’s Hanson. Yikes. But I say ‘yikes’ in an oddly affectionate way, even if I was well beyond teenybopper age when they hit. Speaking of which, when did those boys grow up?!

Moving on to the dancing...

Kirstie Alley (Actor) ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Five Sends Petra Packing

April 20th, 2011 9:27am EDT
PETRA NEMCOVA
American Week performances were hit and miss, so I’m glad we’re putting that behind us, and I’m looking forward to next week’s “guilty pleasures” theme. But of course there is the business of who has to go home to deal with before we can move on. Let’s take a look at where Monday’s judges’ scores left us:

1. Hines and Kym - 27
2. Chris and Cheryl - 26
2. Chelsea and Mark - 26
2. Romeo and Chelsie - 26
3. Kirstie and Maks - 23
4. Ralph and Karina - 22
4. Petra and Dmitry - 22
4. Kendra and Louis - 22

We started out this results show with the fates of the top scorer, Hines, and Kirstie, w...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Five Salutes The Red, White And Blue

April 19th, 2011 10:00am EDT
DWTS American Week
It’s American Week on ‘Dancing With The Stars’, and Monday was a night of odd music choices mixed with dances that didn’t fit them. As a result, there were a lot of awkward performances, and mixed reviews. I think they may have started out with a good idea for a theme, but didn’t carry it out very well. After last week’s classical theme, it was a definite step down. But the show must go on, and ‘Dancing’ has always got to have a gimmick, right?

Ralph Macchio (Actor) and Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Samba
Scores: 8, 7, 7
Len said that he was disappointed in Ralph’s inconsistency. He said it w...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Four Elimination Is 'The Heart Of The Show' Sugar Ray

April 13th, 2011 9:28am EDT
SUGAR RAY LEONARD - ANNA TREBUNSKAYA
Classical Week performances are over and done, but ‘Dancing With The Stars’ still had last night’s results show to milk the orchestra. It wasn’t quite as effective with Jennifer Hudson taking Katherine Jenkins’ spot at center stage, but that wasn’t really what mattered. What mattered is who the heck was going to go home. This was one of those weeks that it seemed like it could have been anyone.

In fact, the first couple declared to be in jeopardy was sort of a shock based on judge scores, but even then I still wondered if it really could have been their time. I’m getting ahead of mys...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Four Gives Us Classics & Another Leader Board Shift

April 12th, 2011 9:20am EDT
DWTS Classical themed week
Tchaikovsky, Rota, Bocelli, Williams... It’s Classical Week on ‘Dancing With The Stars’, and the band has gone and multiplied into a 46 member orchestra. On top of that, we had some amazing guest stars, like violinist David Garrett and singer Katherine Jenkins. I’m not a huge fan of classical music, but I enjoy it enough, and this was one of the best theme nights I can remember in recent seasons.

The stage was really quite amazing to see, and it brought a whole new element to the show. Last season they did Acoustic Week, and that was uneventful in my eyes, but this was a game changer. ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Review: Week Three Elimination... Wendy Williams

April 6th, 2011 9:18am EDT
DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW
Monday night we laughed and cried, and oohed and aahed, among other cliche reactions, over the emotional stories our stars told with their dances. We collectively cringed over Kirstie and Maks’ fall, then talked about it all day long. We discussed how the scores have been all over the place this season... and then talked about Kirstie and Maks some more.

Look, you fall down on ‘Dancing’, and you’re going to have to talk about it and hear about it until you have a nervous breakdown. It’s just the way it is.

Here’s a run down of where we stood after Monday’s performances:

1. Hines and K...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Three Performances Get Emotional

April 5th, 2011 9:20am EDT
CHRIS JERICHO CHERYL BURKE
With Mike and Lacey gone, we now have ten stars standing, some good, some bad, some ridiculous. Some of them are all of those things at the same time, and this week they get to tell us their personal stories. Each star picked a song that they had an emotional connection to, and had to express it in their dance.

It wasn’t as silly as I thought it was going to be.

The outcomes were a little surprising, most especially because they gave us a brand new pecking order at the end of the night. Again. This season is shaping up to be unpredictable. Don’t these people realize that they’re toyi...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Review: And The First Elimination Of Season Twelve Is...

March 30th, 2011 9:41am EDT
Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer
It's inevitable. One by one, all the contestants on 'Dancing With The Stars' will go home until there is only one left standing. It's no fun for anyone, but for the very first to go, it downright stinks.

Of course, before we kick someone off the dance floor crying (maybe), the first hour of 'Dancing' is the recap hour. I actually really like to rewatch the dances without all the extraneous stuff. And I have to admit that on second watch, yes, I was a little harsh in my criticism of Petra this week. Did I think she had any better a chance going into the elimination show after a rewatch...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Two Performances Review

March 29th, 2011 8:47am EDT
Romeo and Chelsie Hightower
It's week two of 'Dancing With The Stars', and expectations are high. For some. Ralph Macchio and Kirstie Alley came out on fire last week, and we wanted to see if they can keep up the high standard. Was it luck? A product of the opening night high? I was especially interested in seeing Kirstie, considering I expected utter clumsiness last week. She shocked a lot of people. Can she do it again?

The rest of our stars are... not so heavily anticipated. In fact, Mike Catherwood couldn't get worse. Well, I shouldn't say that. He could fall down this week, or have a nervous bre...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: The Karate Kid Sweeps This Leg Of The Competition

March 22nd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Dancing with the Stars Ralph Macchio
On the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars, we were treated to a handful of surprises. Karate Kid Ralph Macchio started at the top of the competition, and right behind him was... Kirstie Alley!

Meanwhile, fan favorites Kendra Wilkinson and Wendy Williams were on the bottom half - lucky for them, radio personality Mike Catherwood had the worst performance of the night. But let's start at the top:

Ralph Macchio stunned the judges with his foxtrot with partner Karina Smirnoff, set to "Kick in the Head." Judge Len Goodman said the obvious: "You've got great potential... best foxtrot of ...
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