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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Confirms 'Dancing with the Stars' Departure

July 30, 2014 08:07:07

is officially quitting "". The Ukrainian native, who first joined the show as a pro dancing partner to the celebrity contestant in the second season, confirmed his departure from the reality show on "".

"I'm done dancing," he said on the daytime talk show on Tuesday, July 29. "I feel like it's time." The 34-year-old had exited the show before in 2013, but returned later for the 18th season in which he was partnered with Meryl Davis and won his first Mirrorball trophy.


'The Bachelorette' Star Andi Dorfman and Winner Rumored to Join 'Dancing with the Stars'

June 27, 2014 02:06:35

Andi Dorfman could land another reality TV stint after starring on "" season 10. The 27-year-old, who worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County, Georgia before she resigned earlier this month, has reportedly been offered to join "" season 19.

"She's been asked and is also preparing to do the next season of the show," a source tells HollywoodLife.com. The source adds that one of her suitors who eventually wins her heart will also star on the dancing competition next season, revealing, "And there has been talk that she is going to do it with her man. They will compete against each other along with the other stars."


'Dancing with the Stars' Champions on Their Win: 'We're Equally as Happy'

May 21, 2014 03:05:16

"" season 18 winners couldn't hide their excitement to take home the Mirrorball Trophy. In an interview with Access Hollywood backstage after the show, Meryl Davis said, "I think we're equally as happy." She added, "I think we've gone through such an amazing journey, but it's been a much longer journey for him," referring to her partner .

The victory was indeed more special for Maks who had longed for it since he first joined the show in 2006. "It takes so much effort to get to this point that we're both equally happy," the Ukrainian pro dancer said. "For me, it's a long time coming. There [are] a lot of people that wanted to see this happen and I'm very happy that they finally get that, 'Yes! We did it,' because they're the ones who called. They're the ones who voted."


'Dancing with the Stars' Season 18 Finale: The Frontrunner Wins

May 21, 2014 10:05:16

After weeks of exhausting rehearsals and several injuries, "" has crowned the winner of its 18th season. On the Tuesday, May 20 finale, this season's eliminated pairs returned, some singers made musical performances and the final three danced once again.

The show opened with a group number featuring all contestants of season 18. Later, James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd who finished fourth did an encore of their freestyle which was chosen by fans via Twitter, and Team Loca got a chance to do their dance live after viewers only got to see their dress rehearsal instead when got sidelined due to an injury.


'DWTS' Finale - Part 1: Mark Ballas Dances Despite Injury, Another Favorite Is Eliminated

May 20, 2014 10:05:49

"" is only one step away from getting the winner of season 18. Mark Ballas gave Bure and their fans a scare when he got injured during rehearsal ahead of the finale, but he was able to dance on Monday night, May 19. In the first part of the final week, each team danced twice: one was the dance that the celebrities did during the Switch-Up Challenge, and the second was a Freestyle.

James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd danced first, kissing in the middle of their sensual tango. Len Goodman called it "sharp" and "clean," and Bruno Tonioli said James was like a "guided laser... dangerous, passionate, focused." Carrie Ann Inaba also liked it, but warned him, "You have to be careful you are a bit uptight, you have to breath." He earned 29 out of 30.


'Dancing with the Stars' Eliminates Early Frontrunner

May 13, 2014 12:05:15

It was a shocking elimination on "" Monday, May 12. Charlie White, who became an early frontrunner as soon as the 18th edition of the dancing competition began, and his partner Sharna Burgess got the boot in the latest episode.

"What's about to happen is arguably the biggest shock of the season - of many seasons," host Tom Bergeron warned viewers before announcing the results. "Our judges are shocked. I'm shocked," co-host said later.


'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Danica McKellar Gets the Axe

May 06, 2014 10:05:26

"" season 18 now has its Top 5. Danica McKellar got the boot in the May 5 episode despite her effort to still dance with a broken rib. She landed in the bottom two following last week's performance.

"It's been absolutely amazing. I've had the best time ever," she said after the results were announced. "and I didn't want to see any of them eliminated so I guess it worked out," she added of her fellow contestants. Her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy praised her for working "really hard" and she, in return, thanked him for teaching her "so much."


'Dancing with the Stars' Latin Night Recap: NeNe Leakes Eliminated, Amy Purdy Injured

April 29, 2014 10:04:29

"" has just eliminated another celebrity contestant. NeNe Leakes, who was in jeopardy along with James Maslow and Charlie White, was sent packing on Monday, April 28.

"I'm so proud of myself and I hope I have inspired women all over the world," she said after learning her fate on the show. "This has been an amazing, positive experience for me." The star of "", who was paired with pro dancer Tony Dovolani, thanked family, friends, fans and the judges.


Danica McKellar Breaks Rib During 'Dancing with the Stars' Rehearsal

April 26, 2014 09:04:47

is at risk of not being able to dance on "" next Monday. The actress has revealed to her fans via a post on her Twitter that she suffered an injury while practicing for the dancing competition.

"So ... I broke a rib in yesterday's #DWTS rehearsal," the 39-year-old, who is known for her role as Winnie Cooper on 1990s' TV series "The Wonder Years", tweeted on Friday, April 25, adding, "Trying my best to pull thru and could use your prayers!! #wanttokeepdancing."


'Dancing with the Stars' Names Rob Wade as New Showrunner

April 25, 2014 10:04:35

"" has found a new showrunner to replace Conrad Green, who will exit the dancing competition at the end of the current season 18. Rob Wade, who worked as a producer on the first four seasons of the reality series, will take the reins from longtime showrunner Green starting the upcoming season 19.

"I am delighted to be rejoining the show and one of the strongest teams on network television," says Wade, who was also an executive producer on "" and "". " 'Dancing with the Stars' is in great shape and I look forward to getting back in the ballroom and working with [executive producers] Joe [Sungkur] and Ashley [Edens-Shaffer] to take it to the next level."


'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Drew Carey Plays a Pimp, Gets Eliminated on Party Anthem Night

April 22, 2014 10:04:33

Party was in the house on "" Monday, April 21 as the remaining eight pairs returned to the ballroom to rock party anthems. Redfoo of served as a guest judge in the episode, stating, "I'm looking for something that's going to rock my socks off!"

After a group opening number set to ' "Party in the U.S.A.", NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani learned they're safe. They danced a salsa to 's "Hot in Herre" which earned 33 out of 40 points. Len Goodman called it fun, Bruno Tonioli noticed her "feet were a little bit shaken," Carrie Ann Inaba said "it was not as intense as last week," but Redfoo thought it "was hot!"


'DWTS' Pro Dancer Peta Murgatroyd Calls Cody Simpson's Ousting 'Crazy'

April 15, 2014 03:04:38

"" pro Peta Murgatroyd has reacted to 's shocking elimination on the show. As many didn't see it coming, she told E! News after the Monday, April 14 episode that the Aussie singer's ousting was "crazy." She said in disbelief, "I thought he had so many fans."

Peta and her celebrity partner James Maslow, meanwhile, had a reason to celebrate that night following their contemporary dance to "Let It Go" which earned the first perfect score of the season. Staying humble, the singer admitted he was "pretty psyched" and "a little overwhelmed" by the accomplishment.


'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Shocking Elimination and Perfect Score on Disney Night

April 15, 2014 10:04:47

had to hang his dancing shoes on Monday, April 14. The Australian singer was shockingly eliminated in the latest episode of "" season 18. The audience booed to show their disagreement.

Looking disappointed, the pop star said after learning his fate, "This has been an amazing experience. Obviously it's tough, but it is what it is." His pro dancing partner Witney Carson added, "I'm sad. I feel like people didn't really get a chance to see Cody yet."


'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: No Elimination on Switch-Up Week

April 08, 2014 10:04:43

There's not just one, but two twists in the latest episode of "". Besides the already announced Switch Up, host Tom Bergeron announced on Monday, April 7 that there would be no elimination that night. The scores and votes from last week will be combined with the scores and viewer votes from this week to determine who will go home next week.

The show kicked off with an opening group number featuring the celebrity contestants, pro dancers as well as judges. who returned as a guest judge joined in at the end of the number.


'Dancing with the Stars': Billy Dee Williams Quits Due to Back Problem

April 01, 2014 10:04:46

Billy Dee Williams was sidelined on "" Monday, March 31 and announced his departure from the show. The actor had to quit the dancing competition due to his chronic back pain, with his doctors advising him to withdraw from the show.

"I've had a wonderful, brilliant, fantastic, blast of a time," said the 76-year-old, praising his pro partner Emma Slater, "Working with this wonderful, beautiful young woman has been pure, pure joy." He added that he was going to dedicate his dance that night to his grandchildren.


Robin Roberts and Ricky Martin to Guest Judge on 'Dancing With the Stars'

March 26, 2014 11:03:35

is tapped as a guest judge on "" next week. The "" anchor will join regular judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba on the third episode of season 18 aired on Monday, March 31.

Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann announced Robin as the first-ever "DWTS" celebrity guest judge on "GMA" Tuesday. During their appearance, Len suggested Robin, who admitted to being "nervous" about her upcoming judging stint, to be "honest."


'Dancing with the Stars' Season 18 Sends Home Two Pairs in First Elimination

March 25, 2014 11:03:18

"" already featured a twist early in its season 18. Opening the Monday, March 24 episode, host Tom Bergeron announced that not just one, but two pairs would be sent home this week. The show revealed the results in between the contestants' dance.

and danced a high-energy jive. Bruno Tonioli loved that Drew covered his mistakes up "beautifully" and agreed with Len Goodman that he needed to work on his footwork and posture. The judges gave the comedian 21 points.


'Dancing with the Stars' Saves the Best for the Last in Season 18 Premiere

March 18, 2014 10:03:45

"" officially kicked off the competition on Monday, March 17 with several changes. Twelve pairs of season 18 danced for the first time on the redesigned ballroom that night, with made her debut as the new co-host and Ray Chew as the new band leader.

NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani danced first, delivering a sassy cha-cha to 's "Give It 2 U". "That's the way to get the party started," judge Len Goodman said. Bruno Tonioli added, "I feel you have so much to give!" The reality TV star earned 21 out of 30 points.


'Dancing with the Stars' Introduces New Voting System, Maks Chmerkovskiy Promises Drama-Free Season

March 17, 2014 09:03:19

"" producers realized its voting system last season wasn't ideal. Executive producer Conrad Green admits there were some "anomalous results" in season 17 after the results show was cut, which forced them to reveal the eliminated couple each week based on the combination of viewer votes from the previous week with the judges' scores from the current week.

In order to improve, they will introduce a new way to determine who will be eliminated each week. In the upcoming 18th season, the elimination will be based on both the judges' scores and viewer votes from the current week.


'DWTS' Season 18 Cast and Their Pro Dancing Partners

March 04, 2014 09:03:13

The cast of "" season 18 have been revealed on Tuesday, March 4 via ABC's "". , whose name has popped up in the casting rumor last week, is indeed slated to take the dance floor when the show premieres on Monday, March 17.

This season's cast is a mix of competitors, ranging from former child stars to Olympic athletes. Simpson, a 17-year-old Australian heartthrob, is paired with new pro dancer Witney Carson. Also confirming the rumor is the casting of "" star NeNe Leakes. She will compete for the mirror ball trophy with the help of Tony Dovolani.


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