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Lolo Jones Feels 'So Broken' and 'Unlovable' After 'Dancing with the Stars' Elimination

September 18, 2014 05:09:01

took it to her Facebook to share her feelings after her elimination on "". The 32-year-old athlete who was the first to leave the show on season 19 said on her social media, "I felt so broken. So unlovable. Embarrassed."

"My prayer tonight is for God to soften me and my heart," she wrote. "When you go so many times rejected in public you put walls up. When I was dancing last night and messed up I had flashbacks of the three Olympics and that people constantly tease me about. I thought oh no here it comes again. People are going to ridicule me. I'm so tired of feeling embarrassed."


Lolo Jones Is First Eliminated 'Dancing with the Stars' Contestant in Season 19

September 17, 2014 09:09:01

Olympian has to hang her dance shoes after only a week on "". The track and field and bobsled athlete was voted off on Tuesday, September 16 after landing in the bottom two following Monday's performance show.

Lolo and fashion designer Betsey Johnson, who earned the lowest score on Monday night, were both in jeopardy, but the 72-year-old is deemed safe. "I wouldn't have had it any other way," Lolo said after learning of her elimination. "I'm glad that (Betsey's) staying. She deserves to stay and everybody here did a great job."


'DWTS' Season 19 Premiere Recap: Alfonso Ribeiro Is the 'King of the Night'

September 16, 2014 11:09:00

The competition officially begins on "" as the 19th season kicked off on Monday, September 15. joined the judges, being seated between Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. Carrie Ann Inaba was also back in the panel.

For the first performance of the night, and danced a cha cha which earned mixed reviews. Len criticized Antonio's footwork, to which Julianne agreed, calling the performance "a little-flat flooted." Bruno, however, liked his hip action and Carrie Ann praised the couple's "hot chemistry." The judges gave the "" actor 25 out of a possible 40.


'Dancing with the Stars' Announces Celebrity Contestants, Julianne Hough Joins as Fourth Judge

September 05, 2014 08:09:13

After weeks of speculations, the celebrity contestants of "" season 19 have finally been announced. On Thursday, September 4, co-hosts Tom Bergeron and took over "" to unveil the full cast and the pairings.

, , , and Sadie Robertson were among those whose participation was leaked about a week ago. The "" actor is paired with , the "" star will dance with Val Chmerkovskiy, the Olympic hurdler and bobsledder is paired with new pro dancer Keo Motsepe, the ex-UFC fighter gets as his dancing partner, and the "" star will dance with Mark Ballas.


'DWTS' Rumored Contestants Include Andi Dorfman, Janel Parrish and Sadie Robertson

August 28, 2014 02:08:48

With a little more than two weeks before "" season 19 kicks off, words have been running rampant about which celebrities will compete on the show. Rumor has it, "" Andi Dorfman, "" actress and "" star Sadie Robertson are in the mix.

is believed to have confirmed Parrish's involvement on the reality series as tweeting, "Congrats to one of the sweetest gals in the world for her exciting news about joining dancing with the stars! @JanelParrish I [heart] you!"


Julianne Hough Announces Return to 'Dancing with the Stars' as Fourth Judge

August 22, 2014 04:08:50

It's official, will serve as the fourth judge on "". She joins regular judges, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman, for the upcoming nineteenth season. The former "DWTS" pro dancer announced it on "".

The "" actress said it was "the right time and the right kind of opportunity" for her to return to the dancing competition. "Dancing with the Stars has always been a part of my family," the blonde beauty explained. "That's where it all began for me, so it just kind of made sense."


Julianne Hough in Talks to Return to 'Dancing with the Stars' as Judge

August 20, 2014 05:08:58

reportedly enters negotiations to join "" judging panel. According to TMZ, she is in talks to be the fourth judge to join Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli who are expected to return for the next season.

"We want all those three to come back," showrunner Rob Wade recently said of the original judges to E! News. "I think the guest judges worked really well last season. I think there's arguments for adding to the panel and stuff, but certainly not subtracting."


'Dancing with the Stars' Season 19 Pros Announced, Maks Chmerkovskiy Out

August 14, 2014 10:08:39

"" has announced the pro dancers that will compete in the 19th edition. They include the show's vets , , , Mark Ballas, Peta Murgatroyd and Tony Dovolani.

, who confirmed his departure in July, is indeed not returning, but his brother Val Chmerkovskiy will be back, along with relatively new pros Emma Slater and Witney Carson. Also missing from the line-up this season are Sharna Burgess and Henry Byalikov who competed in season 18, as well as Tristan MacManus who was last seen in season 17.


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.


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