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Queen Of Funk Chaka Khan Joins 'DWTS'

8/28/2015 7:20am EDT
Who Is Chaka Khan? Queen of Funk Joins 'DWTS' Season 21
The Dancing with the Stars celebrity cast keeps growing, with ABC announcing singer-songwriter Chaka Khan as one of the 13 celebrities who will putting on their dancing shoes on the upcoming season of the popular ballroom dance competition.

Tell me something good? @ChakaKhan will be on this season of #dwts! https://t.co/63wA7IS8hV

— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) August 27, 2015

After the network made the announcement about the show's newest cast member on Thursday night, fans started tweeting about the 62-year-old singer who is known to many as the Queen of Funk.

@putUincespence VER...
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'Bachelorette' Star Nick Viall Heading To 'DWTS'?

8/27/2015 8:33pm EDT
Nick Viall Joining 'Dancing With The Stars'? Casting Director Dr
Nick Viall lost out on love on The Bachelorette, but he may turn out to be a big winner on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.

Deena Katz, a casting director the ABC's popular ballroom dance competition, and the show's producer, Rob Wade, dropped a few hints to E! News that Nick may be putting on his dancing shoes for Season 21.

Rumors that Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe would be joining DWTS turned out to be false, but both Katz and Wade talked about Nick joining the show — and it sounds like he could be one of the 13 celebrities announced on Good Morning America on September 2...
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Animal Rights Group Unhappy With One Particular 'DWTS' Contestant

8/27/2015 9:35am EDT
PETA Slams Bindi Irwin's Upcoming Stint On 'DWTS'
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has slammed Bindi Irwin's upcoming stint on "Dancing With The Stars" due to the young star's connection to SeaWorld.

The 17-year-old TV presenter and daughter of "The Crocodile Hunter" star Steve Irwin recently teamed up with the theme park to launch the "Generation Nature" campaign.

A spokesperson told Radar Online: "Unlike the orcas, seals, and other animals held captive in the marine parks that she’s paid to promote, Bindi Irwin chooses to prance about in front of an audience.

"PETA wishes her good luck on the show and hopes she’ll so...
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Is Chris Soules Really The Worst Cook In America?

8/26/2015 10:25pm EDT
Chris Soules Gets Busy In The Kitchen With Kendra Wilkinson And
Chris Soules hasn't given up reality TV just yet. The Iowa farmer didn't find lasting love with Whitney Bischoff on The Bachelor and he failed to win the Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball trophy, but he may have a shot at winning the Worst Cooks in America competition.

That's right, Farmer Chris will be showing off his lack of cooking skills on Food Network's reality show Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition this fall.

This will be the seventh season of Worst Cooks, but it's the first time the network has cast celebrities as contestants. Joining Chris Soules in the kitchen will be B...
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Who Else Is Believed To Be On 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 21?

8/26/2015 4:24pm EDT
Paula Deen reportedly heading to 'Dancing With the Stars'
The Season 21 cast of "Dancing With the Stars" is slowly being revealed and there have been some big surprises so far. Three stars have been confirmed and there's plenty of buzz about who else may well be on the "DWTS" 2015 fall season. What are the latest "DWTS" spoilers about the new season?

Fans now know that the fall "DWTS" season will feature Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, jockey Victor Espinoza and "Crodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's daughter Bindi Irwin. While there had been rumors about Nick swirling for a while, Victor and Bindi were picks that had flown under the radar.

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ABC Reveals More 'Dancing With The Stars' Celebrity Dancers

8/26/2015 7:20am EDT
ABC Reveals More 'DWTS' Celebrity Dancers Ahead Of Season 21 Pre
With just three weeks to go before the Dancing with the Stars Season 21 premiere, ABC is revealing the celebrity dancers one by one leading up to the full cast reveal scheduled for September 2 on Good Morning America.

This week, the network shared the names of 3 of the 13 celebs who will be showing off their dance moves starting September 14 — wildlife conservationist and actress Bindi Irwin, Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter and Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza.

Update: ABC has added four more names to the celebrity lineup: singer Chaka Kahn, teen social media star Hayes Grie...
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Tony Dovolani Returning To 'DWTS' As Fourth Judge?

8/25/2015 4:02pm EDT
Tony Dovolani
Len Goodman's departure from Dancing with the Stars will leave one empty chair at the judges' table for the upcoming season. ABC has confirmed the return of judges Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough for Season 21, with Len focusing on his role as judge on U.K.'s Strictly Come Dancing.

Who will replace Len as the fourth judge when the popular ballroom dance competition returns on September 14?

Entertainment Weekly reports that the show's executive producer Rob Wade plans to have guests judges fill the spot that Len held for 10 years, but there is speculation that former pr...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Welcomes Its First Contestant

8/24/2015 9:22am EDT
Bindi Irwin Revealed As First Contestant On 'DWTS' Season 21
Bindi Irwin has been revealed as the first celebrity contestant on "Dancing with the Stars."

The 17-year-old daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" star Steve Irwin released a statement on the show's official Facebook page.

"I am unbelievably thrilled and truly blessed to be in the City of Angels to be part of this season of 'Dancing With The Stars,'" she remarked.

.@BindiIrwin is excited for the new adventure that is #DWTS! Retweet to give Bindi a warm welcome! https://t.co/t4lhADXoai

— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) August 24, 2015

"This will be a completely new adventure for me ...
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Watch 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Reveal On 'Good Morning America'

8/23/2015 12:47pm EDT
Watch 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Reveal On 'GMA': Will These
The exciting Dancing with the Stars cast reveal on Good Morning America is less than two weeks away and fans are excited to find out who will be competing on Season 21 of ABC's popular ballroom dance competition.

Who are this season's celebrity and pro dancers and which judges will be returning for the September 14 premiere?

According to ABC, Bindi Irwin is the first celebrity dancer to be revealed for the upcoming season. The remaining 12 celebs and their pro dance partners will officially be introduced GMA on September 2.

.@BindiIrwin is excited for the new adventure that is #DWTS! R...
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Did Kaitlyn Bristowe Lose 'Dancing With The Stars' Gig?

8/22/2015 7:55am EDT
Kaitlyn Bristowe Turned Down For 'DWTS'? 'Bachelorette' Tries To
Is Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe joining Dancing with the Stars or is her short-lived reality TV career over? Almost one month after she gave Shawn Booth her final rose, Kaitlyn has all but disappeared from the list of rumored DWTS Season 21 celebrity dancers.

With no job and the possibility that ABC has passed her over for a lucrative gig on the popular ballroom dance competition, Kaitlyn has been spending most of her time partying with Shawn and trying to cash in by promoting various products on social media.

The Dancing with the Stars premiere is scheduled to air September 14 with A...
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More Celebs Identified As Possible ‘DWTS’ Cast Members?

8/21/2015 1:37pm EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Season 21: Three More Cast Members Reve
Despite trying to keep a lid on the celebrities that will appear on "Dancing with the Stars" season 21, the identities of three competing celebs keep coming up as potential dancers.

Rumored to dance for the mirrorball are Rob Kardashian, who competed in season 13 alongside Cheryl Burke. Reportedly Kardashian is desperate to lose the weight he gained, according to Radar Online, and is looking to reclaim his former glory as a dancer.

Reportedly interested in competing as well are Demi Moore, who watched daughter Rumer Willis win the series' only gold mirrorball in season 20 and beleaguered ...
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Is Len Goodman Leaving ‘Dancing With The Stars’?

8/19/2015 3:04pm EDT
Len Goodman Out For 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 21
After a great deal of speculation and a bit of wavering, Len Goodman is stepping down as a judge for “Dancing With the Stars” Season 21. Goodman had indicated last year that he would be leaving his role with “DWTS” this year and now it's been made official.

People shares the scoop on the big “Dancing With the Stars” Season 21 departure. Len Goodman has decided that due to family commitments and scheduling issues, he will stay with “Strictly Come Dancing” and bow out of “DWTS.”

Talk had been swirling that Len was ready to leave. However, he decided to be a part of the 10th anniversary run ...
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Who Is Joining 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 21?

8/19/2015 8:35am EDT
'DWTS' Cast Lineup: Who Are The Season 21 'Dancing With The Star
Dancing with the Stars Season 21 is just weeks away, with the premiere scheduled to air September 14 on ABC. The big reveal of this season's celebrity dancers is scheduled for September 2 on Good Morning America.

Update: On August 24, ABC revealed on Twitter that Bindi Irwin is one of the 13 celebrities who will be dancing with a yet to be named pro-partner. There is speculation that pro Mark Ballas or Derek Hough will be doing the Cha-cha-cha with the 17-year-old animal activist.

.@BindiIrwin is excited for the new adventure that is #DWTS! Retweet to give Bindi a warm welcome! https:/...
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'Bachelorette' Kaitlyn Bristowe Getting New Reality TV Gig?

7/20/2015 11:41am EDT
Kaitlyn Bristowe
The Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe hands out her final rose next week, and there are rumors that she may already have another reality TV gig in the works — Dancing with the Stars Season 21.

The 30-year-old dance instructor, who was thrilled to meet pro-dancer Derek Hough on Good Morning America before she started filming her season, would not be the first Bachelor franchise star to become a DWTS celebrity dancer.

Will Kaitlyn, who took third place on Chris Soules' season of the Bachelor, follow in her ex-TV boyfriend's footsteps? After Soules proposed to Whitney Bischoff on his farm in Iow...
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'DWTS' Pro Marries!

6/22/2015 4:14pm EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Pro Lindsay Arnold Marries Her High Sch
"Dancing with the Stars" pro Lindsay Arnold has married her high school sweetheart!

The 21-year-old "Dancing" pro wed Sam Cusick on Thursday in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah, as confirmed by E! News. You can see the pic here.

"It was a beautiful wedding and to see Lindsay and Sam so in love is what we should all be so lucky to feel," the dancer's representative remarked to E!.

Perfect day ❤️❤️❤️

A photo posted by Lindsay Arnold (@lindsarnold) on Jun 13, 2015 at 8:02pm PDT

Several of Arnold's "DWTS" pro co-stars stood up for the beautiful hoofer as her bridesmaids, Witney C...
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Which Actress Owes $360K To The IRS

6/12/2015 1:06pm EDT
Melissa Gilbert's Tax Woes: Former 'Little House On The Prairie'
Former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert should really pay her taxes. According to The Detroit News, the actress owes the IRS over $360,000! And it's not the first time the former child actress has been hit hard by the government- In the past two years, the state of California has also hit her up for more than $100,000 worth of unpaid taxes.

According to Gilbert, the whopping sum grew from several different factors- a struggling economy, a struggling career, and a costly divorce from ex-husband Bruce Boxleitner.

"Like so many people across the nation, the recession hit me...
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Demi & Rumer's Head-Turning Photo

5/27/2015 8:22am EDT
Rumer Willis And Demi Moore Are Identical Mother-Daughter Twins
Most people hate it when they become their mother. Rumer Willis doesn't seem to mind (it's probably not so bad when your mom's Demi Moore).

On Monday, Rumer (the daughter of Demi and Bruce Willis) shared a head-turning photo on Instagram. In the pic, Rumer and her mom are dressed in identical outfits: black jumpsuits, black-rimmed glasses and flowing black locks. They're making the same pose: hands in pockets, leaning against a wall. They're even rocking the same smile!

The pic's at the top of this page (and if you're having a little trouble... that's Rumer on the left, Demi on the right)...
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'DWTS' Crowns Its Winner - Congrats Rumer Willis!

5/20/2015 9:14am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Season 20 Champion Crowned – Who Won Th
"Dancing with the Stars" crowned their season 20 winners Tuesday evening. Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy were the winners by a narrow margin over Ryker Lynch and Allison Holker. Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess came in a close third place.

The two-night finale spanned over two nights where the duos performed two final dances on Monday and one 24-hour fusion challenge on Tuesday. The finale also featured the following encore performances by all of the Season 20 competitors.

Fan favorites from past seasons including Amy Purdy, Alfonso Ribeiro and Sadie Robertson returned to the ballroom ...
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'DWTS': Who Will Take Home The Mirrorball Trophy?

5/17/2015 6:00pm EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Finale Spoilers
After weeks of competitive dancing, the three remaining couples advance to the finals of "Dancing with the Stars."

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess, Riker Lynch and Allison Holker, and Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy have one last night as they vie to win the judges and America’s votes to be crowned the Season 20 “Dancing with the Stars” Champion on Tuesday, May 19.

The three finalists will compete in two rounds of dance. In the first round, each couple will repeat a dance from earlier this season. In the second round, in one of the biggest competitive dances of the season, the cou...
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'DWTS' Shockwaves Felt During Semi-Finals -- See Details

5/13/2015 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' Couple Snapped Smooching During Weekend Getaway

5/13/2015 8:51am EDT
'DWTS' Duo Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson Spotted Kissing Post-El
"Dancing With The Stars" partners Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec were photographed kissing in Palm Springs over the weekend, pretty much confirming that they are a couple.

Us Weekly published a photo of the duo looking quite friendly together. A source said: "Kym and Robert were definitely attracted to each other from the get go. He's divorcing so maybe he wants to find a new hot girlfriend."

The pair has been dodging romance rumors for several months, most recently smooching during the May 4 broadcast of the hit ABC series prior to their elimination.

Host Tom Bergeron pushed the couple...
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Did DWTS Kiss Confirm That Kym Johnson And Robert Herjavec Are Dating?

5/6/2015 5:34pm EDT
DWTS
For months it's been rumored that Dancing With The Stars contestant Robert Herjavec and his pro partner Kym Johnson are dating, and when the two smooched during their performance on Monday night they had everyone talking.

Unfortunately the kiss wasn't enough to save the two stars from elimination on Tuesday, when they received scores of just 33 and 29 in their two dances.

The two have been evading questions about their relationship, and even maintained their front during their elimination, when host Tom Bergeron pushed the couple to confirm their romance.

"I've known Kym, we've been frie...
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'DWTS' Which Two Couples Were Sent Home Last Night?

5/6/2015 8:55am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Weaker Competitors Fall In Stunn
The competition on "Dancing with the Stars" continues to heat up as the dances become more challenging and the weaker competitors fell by the wayside during Monday's competition show and Tuesday's stunning elimination.

"The Bachelor" star Chris Soules was the first to be eliminated, alongside partner Witney Carson. The second pairing to dance for their final time were "Shark Tank's" Robert Herjavec and Kim Johnson.

Nastia Liukin and Sasha Farber (filling in for Derek Hough)

Dance: Paso Doble (“Centuries” by Fall Out Boy) for America’s Choice

Score: 36

Although their gladiator-themed ...
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Bruce Willis Shares Heartfelt Words About Daughter Rumer

4/29/2015 8:59am EDT
Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Heming surprised his daughter Rumer Willis during a rehearsal for "Dancing With The Stars," and the touching moment was shown during Monday night's elimination episode.

Rumer, 26, explained, "(Dance partner) Val and I were in New York this week, and I don't get to see my dad that much so while I was there he decided to come into our rehearsal."

The actor gushed about his daughter, saying: "I'm very proud of her. The most exciting thing for me was how she looked when she got done dancing and stepped off stage. I love seeing her happy like that."

He added, "S...
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Judges Slam Rumer Willis' Latest DWTS Performance

4/21/2015 11:18am EDT
Rumer & Val On DWTS
On Monday night's "Dancing With The Stars," Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy performed a Jazz routine that some of the judges considered raunchy and disjointed. The pair danced to Beyonce's "Bootylicious" on Spring Break Night, and naturally the routine included some butt shaking and crawling around the floor.

Julianne Hough was the first to comment, and she said of the performance, "I gotta be honest, I was a little underwhelmed. I felt like there was a lot of walking around and...I feel like there's so much more potential."

The audience jeered at her critique.

Bruno Tonioli totally di...
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Alfonso Ribeiro Wins

4/19/2015 12:03pm EDT
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Alfonso Ribeiro isn't just an actor, he's one heck of a race car driver. On Saturday, the Dancing with the Stars season 19 champ nailed down his third Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race - and did it in style, with perhaps one of the greatest outings in the history of the event.

We caught up with Alfonso shortly after his victory to ask him what it was like to lead the field of celebrity drivers for more than half the race and how being a three-time TGPLB Pro/Celebrity Race champion compares to his previous competition triumphs.

The first thing you have to know is that Alfo...
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Disney Night On 'DWTS' Sees One Star Dominate While Another Is Sent Packing

4/14/2015 8:58am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Enchanting Disney Night Sends Su
"Dancing with the Stars" marked the halfway point of the competition with its biggest show yet, "Disney Night," with all new celebrity performances accompanied by some of the biggest stars in the animated universe.

The evening showcased fun and exciting animated elements of Disney animation, with nods to memorable moments from Disney films. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto and Goofy kicked up their dancing shoes throughout the show. Sadly, Suzanne Somers was eliminated in the fifth week of competition.

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess

Dance: Foxtrot, "A Whole New World" from "Aladdin"

Sc...
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Rumer Willis' Latest Dance Makes Her Famous Mom Cry

4/8/2015 1:15pm EDT
Demi Moore Tears Up Watching Daughter Rumer Willis On 'DWTS'
Rumer Willis brought her mom to tears on "Dancing With The Stars" on Monday night after dancing to Adele's "Turning Tables" with Val Chmerkovskiy and revealing she was bullied as a child. "When I was a teenager I was super awkward," she confessed. "I don't think I really felt comfortable in my body or with how I looked and people were nasty."

Willis, 26, was very unhappy with the way she looked. She said: "For years I thought 'Maybe I can get plastic surgery... If I change my face or get really skinny, that will be it, that will be the answer. And it's not."

Sister Tallulah Willis was in ...
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Romance Rumors Heat Up About Kym Johnson And DWTS Partner Robert Herjavec

4/7/2015 2:02pm EDT
Romance Confirmed? Robert Herjavec Says He & Kym Johnson Have 'M
Are they or aren't they? Fans have been speculating since March that "Dancing With The Stars" pair Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec are more than just partners on the dance floor.

In March, they were spotted hanging out at a party in Hollywood Hills, and two days later were chummy at Hyde lounge with other stars from the show. During a viewing party for the show, an eyewitness spotted the partners holding hands, dancing closely and kissing.

Fans want to know the truth. Did Herjavec inadvertently spill the beans? Last night, the "Shark Tank" star said something that alluded that he and the ...
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'DWTS' Celebs Showcase Unforgettable Times In Life

4/7/2015 8:42am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Michael Sam Sent Home After Emot
"My Favorite Year" showcased a moment or unforgettable time in the life of the competing celebrities during "Dancing with the Stars" fourth week of competition.

The celebs and their professional partners performed to a song of the celebrities choosing that encompassed an unforgettable time or truly incredible experience in their life. These heartfelt performances showcased some of the most exciting choreography and emotionally powerful routines of the season as yet.

Sadly, Michael Sam was eliminated in this, the fourth week of competition.

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess

Dance: Conte...
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