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'DWTS' 10th Anniversary Special: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Former Champions Return

April 29, 2015 10:04:16

"" celebrated its 10th anniversary on Tuesday, April 28 with a star-studded special. Former champions like Kristi Yamaguchi, Meryl Davis, and Donald Driver, and former pro dancer returned to the dance floor to join the celebration.

The hour-long special opened with montage of all previous winning couples. Season 1 winner then joined forces with her All-Stars partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy for a quick dance while stripping down to their undies.


'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Nastia Liukin Wins Immunity, Willows Shields Is Eliminated

April 28, 2015 09:04:24

"" remaining pairs danced for immunity and extra points in addition to viewers' votes on "Era's Night". In the episode that aired Monday, April 27, they performed an iconic number from a different time period. The couple with the highest score got the immunity. They also competed in a dance-off to earn 2 extra points from the judges.

Riker Lynch and Allison Holker danced first, performing a '20s quickstep. Len Goodman was raving. praised Riker and Allison for being "so innovative," but advised him "to work on figuring out your height difference." Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba agreed that it was fantastic, but not as good as last week. The member earned 37 out of 40 points.


Derek Hough May Be Absent From Next 'Dancing with the Stars' due to Injuries

April 23, 2015 09:04:13

may be benched for the next episode of "". The pro dancer recently injured himself during rehearsal on Monday night, April 20 and was rushed to hospital. He has been released from hospital but needs some time to recuperate.

A rep for Derek explains his condition in a statement, "While rehearsing for the 10th Anniversary 'Dancing with the Stars' television special Monday night in Los Angeles, Derek Hough suffered injuries to his right foot and left ankle. He has been diagnosed with a broken toe on his right foot and sprains to his left ankle on both the inside and outside aspects and a bone bruise on the same ankle."


'Dancing with the Stars' Kicks Off Spring Break, Patti LaBelle Is Sent Home

April 21, 2015 10:04:06

"" was back on Monday night, April 20, just in time to celebrate Spring Break. The remaining eight pairs danced twice, one was the individual routine and the other was a group dance.

and Artem Chigvintsev danced first that night, performing a beachy quickstep. She kicked off one of her shoes and kept dancing with one shoe on. The judges were nice to her as always. "It's the best dance so far tonight. I don't care who else comes on, no one give us more fun and entertainment but you," Len Goodman said. She earned 29 out of 40 points.


'DWTS' Disney Night Recap: Rumer Willis Channels Ursula, Suzanne Somers Is Eliminated

April 14, 2015 10:04:03

"" took on Disney tales on Monday, April 13. Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani were first to dance that night. She had a meltdown during during rehearsals last week and was having trouble learning the dance. "I don't think I can stay with the show. I'm too lousy at it," she said. After a pep talk from her partner Tony, Suzanne agreed to stay on the competition.

During the live show, they danced a slow and sexy jazz to "Lady and the Tramp". During the performance, her heel caught in her dress and it threw her off. The judges thought she did a good job despite the hiccup. "That was exactly what were looking for, it is a shame you messed up," commented. Suzanne earned 28 out of 40 points.


'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Michael Sam Eliminated After Emotional Rumba

April 07, 2015 10:04:46

"" contestants got emotional in the Monday, April 6 episode as they reflected their most memorable year in their dances. Meanwhile, the results of last week's performances were announced in between the dances before the eliminated team was announced at the end of the show.

and were safe and danced first that night. They performed the Argentine Tango as she remembered the time she won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Len Goodman said it was "fantastic" although "lacked the character of the dance," but Carrie Ann Inaba disagreed and called it "incredible, fantastic for week four." Nastia scored 36 out of 40 points.


'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Charlotte McKinney Sent Home on Latin Night

March 31, 2015 10:03:37

After dodging elimination last week, who landed in the bottom two along with Redfoo in the first week was sent packing in the third week of "" season 20. "I learned so much. I'm extremely grateful. This has been such a challenge," she said after learning of her fate. "I wanted to make you happy," she told her partner Keo Motsepe while holding back tears.

Earlier that night, the eliminated team as well as ten other pairs danced on Latin Night-themed show. Charlotte & Keo danced the rumba. She was criticized by the judges, particularly for "a lack of concentration." She earned 22 out of 40 points.


'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Redfoo Is First Eliminated Celebrity in Season 20

March 24, 2015 10:03:37

"" just entered its second week on Monday, March 23, but one contestant's journey on the show already ended that night. All 12 pairs danced to their favorite songs on the "My Jam Monday"-themed show, before the eliminated team was announced at the end of the show.

Chris Soules and Witney Carson danced first, performing the cha cha to 's song. Len Goodman said Chris' "jam was in a little bit of a pickle but I thought you did an ok job." Carrie Ann Inaba urged the former star of "" to pay more attention to details. He earned 21 out of 40 points.


'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Rumer Willis Stuns in Season 20 Premiere

March 17, 2015 11:03:12

The 20th edition of "" kicked off on Monday, March 16. The cast entered the ballroom as the competition began with a performance by , who is paired with Mark Ballas. They were introduced with a pre-taped video that took on "", which Willow stars in.

Willow and Mark danced the cha cha. Len Goodman and said it's well done for a first dance. Bruno Tonioli said, "The odds are definitely in your favor, that takes some doing. You broke the ice now, next time attack it more," while Carrie Ann Inaba predicted that she's "going to go far." The judges gave her 25 out of 40 points as they all said she needed to work more on her legs.


'Dancing with the Stars' Results Shows May Return in Semifinals

March 16, 2015 11:03:05

"" may be back to its old format as it reaches a milestone. The show, which celebrates its 10th anniversary and 20th season this spring, may bring back the results shows which were cut since the 17th season.

Showrunner Rob Wade reveals that the Tuesday results shows may return as the show enters the quarterfinals and semifinals. He tells TV Guide, "With the audience voting and the judges voting on the dance, and then seeing the result on the next night, I think you need the satisfaction of that influence. So I'm hoping that we'll get a couple results shows towards the end of the run."


'The Bachelor' Chris Soules Revealed as 'DWTS' Final Contestant

March 05, 2015 08:03:24

Previous rumors about Chris Soules joining the cast of "" are true. "" hunk is the final contestant revealed for the dancing competition and will be paired with professional dancer Witney Carson, who was the winner of last season with .

Soules, according to Us Weekly, "has been meeting with 'DWTS' producers over the past few weeks to understand what, exactly, his run on the show will entail." Greater than that, he reportedly also has called "The Bachelor" alum Sean Lowe, who had previously competed on "DWTS", to ask for advice. "He seems like he's not totally sure what he's getting himself into! It will be fascinating to see how well he does," a source was quoted as saying.


'DWTS' Celebrity Cast and Pro Pairings for Season 20 Revealed

February 25, 2015 03:02:42

After and were revealed as the celebrity contestants for the upcoming twentieth season of "", ABC officially announces the "DWTS" lineup on "". Eleven of the 12 celebrity contestants are revealed along with their pro partners, while one is still kept a secret.

Big surprise came when was confirmed to return for the new season despite his previous announcement to take a break to a show at Radio City Music Hall. He is paired with Olympic gold gymnast . They are expected to travel back-and-forth between New York and Los Angeles for rehearsals and the competition.


Report: Michael Sam Signs on for 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 20

February 24, 2015 08:02:55

In the wake of report on joining "" season 20, a new additional contestant has just been named, . The openly gay NFL player has signed on to be part of the reality dancing competition's upcoming season.

TMZ broke the news, claiming Sam might have difficulties managing his time between participating on the dancing show, which will be kicked off on March 16, and "taking part in the first-ever veteran's combine on March 22." No comment just yet from either the athlete himself or the people behind "DWTS" on his recruitment as one of the contestants.


Rumer Willis Revealed as First Contestant for 'DWTS' Season 20

February 23, 2015 03:02:03

The first contestant for the upcoming twentieth season of "" has been revealed. , 26, is pictured rehearsing at the Millennium Dance Complex in Studio City, California on Saturday, February 21.

From the pictures obtained by Daily Mail, it seems the oldest daughter of and will be partnered up with Val Chmerkovskiy. Wearing a cutoff top and tight shorts, she practiced her moves with the pro dancer.


Mark Ballas and Val Chmerkovskiy Among Returning Pros for 'DWTS' Season 20

February 13, 2015 01:02:53

The first 10 pro dancers set to return for the upcoming season 20 of "" are revealed on "". The announcement was made on heels of 's departure from the ABC show.

Fans' favorites Mark Ballas, Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, and Tony Dovolani are among the lineup. It will make Dovolani's longest-running pro on the dancing competition for a record 19th season.


Karina Smirnoff Leaves 'Dancing with the Stars'

February 12, 2015 03:02:06

"" loses another pro dancer. is the latest star in the dance troupe to waltz out of the ABC ballroom. She announces on Instagram that she won't return for the upcoming season 20.

Many of you have been asking if I will be back for season 20 of DWTS and I wanted all of my incredible family to hear it directly from me," she wrote. "After a lot of thought and prayer, I've decided to focus my energies on some other exciting endeavors including adding author to my resume."


Derek Hough Ditches 'Dancing with the Stars' for Radio City Show

January 14, 2015 03:01:34

is leaving "". He announces his departure from the ABC ballroom as a regular pro dancer after landing the lead role in "New York Spring Spectacular", the brand new production at Radio City Music Hall.

He will star opposite Tony winner . will voice the Statue of Liberty, will voice Alice in Wonderland Statue, while and are among the celebrity cameos.


'Dancing with the Stars' Judge Len Goodman to Quit the Show

December 09, 2014 01:12:47

After more than nine years, Len Goodman is leaving "". The original judge of the ABC dancing competition series revealed his plan to quit the show after the next installment to spend more time with his family.

"So, I just need a bit of time off to get on with a normal life. And it was either 'Strictly' went or the American one went or the tour went," he said when promoting British reality series "Strictly Come Dancing". I'm doing the spring one when I go out there ... and that's going to be my last one. 'Dancing with the Stars', next year is their 10th year ... so I think that's a nice place to stop."


'Dancing with the Stars' Season 19 Crowns Favorite Finalist as the Winner

November 26, 2014 11:11:43

"" announced the winner of season 19 on the second night of the two-part finals after weeks of practice and several injuries. All the hard work was paid off for as he and his partner Witney Carson won the competition and took home the Mirror Ball trophy.

"I cannot believe this! I've wanted this forever!" he said as tears ran down his face. Sadie Robertson was the runner-up. "I just want to say I'm so thankful to God who has brought me so far in this competition," she said. finished third but she wasn't disappointed, telling her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy, "You were my trophy the entire season."


'Dancing with the Stars' Finals: Alfonso Ribeiro Leads on Night 1, Bethany Mota Is Axed

November 25, 2014 10:11:09

It's the last week of "" season 19. On the first night (Monday, November 24) of the two-part finals, the four finalists performed two dances; one was a previous routine chosen by the judges, and the other was a freestyle dance.

Bethany Mota and were the first pair to dance, performing an encore of their jive from the first week. Len Goodman praised her "huge improvement." Bruno Tonioli said she's "the ideal student," but noticed that "the timing was off a bit." Carrie Ann Inaba also said she improved, but hoped that she would "kill" the mistakes in the freestyle. Bethany earned 36 out of 40 points.


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