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ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2013 | By Allyssa Lee
“This is the spray tan traffic zone, right here.” - host Tom Bergeron We've reached the “Dancing With the Stars” Season 16 finals, ballroom fans! And this two-hour, heavily padded first-night showcase had each of the remaining four couples dancing three dances. The first was the judges' choice, in which Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba selected a dance style that would best suit the finalists' capabilities. The second was a cha-cha relay, where the couples had to dance the same dance style one after the other.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2012 | By Allyssa Lee
We're down to the wire, ballroom fans. In Monday's round of “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” two-night finale extravaganza, the three remaining all-stars danced two full routines. The first was a repeat dance, in which each couple got to “do-over” a routine they had previously performed. The second was that deliciously unpredictable finale treat: the freestyle. Not just any freestyle, but supersize: in addition to all ballroom rules going out the window, each couple could bring in props and extra cast members and whatever else they could imagine to beef up their routines and give them that sparkly winning edge.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | By Allyssa Lee
Live from Hollywood: It's the 16 th season of “Dancing With the Stars!” In the grand ballroom tradition we've got our old favorites, some new pros and stars of varying wattages (as Tom said, “We get most of our cast when their judgment's impaired”) lighting up the glitterverse in all their fringed glory.  The first performance program had each of the twelve couples dancing either the fox trot, the cha cha, or a newly introduced contemporary routine. It was also a non-elimination round, so each couple will have another chance to impress the judges and the viewers before the first elimination occurs next week.
SPORTS
March 16, 2009 | Chris Dufresne, on college basketball
Louisville ended up as the top team in the field, Kentucky won't sniff the bluegrass for the first time since 1991 and Arizona got up off the desert floor to extend its tournament streak to 25 consecutive years. Northern Iowa, you're in, but Florida, go take a seat next to Kentucky. Deep breath . . . UCLA, which has won 11 more national titles in basketball than USC, earned a higher seeding than the crosstown Trojans, No. 6 versus No.
SPORTS
May 21, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver is in this week's finale of "Dancing with the Stars", and has an excellent chance of joining the list of athletes who have won the ballroom dance competition. He may have a better chance after a group of Wisconsin athletes, politicians and one Milwaukee Bucks mascot banded together for a video urging people to vote for Driver. If the video inspires the entire Packer Nation to vote his way, Driver could win pretty handily, because the winner is based on a combination of judges' scores and fan votes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2012 | By Scott Collins
Paula Abdul is back - this time on "Dancing With the Stars. " ABC announced late Monday that the former "American Idol" judge will be a guest judge on the dance competition for next Monday's show, joining the panel in the midst of a season devoted to all-star contestants from past cycles, including Bristol Palin and Kirstie Alley.  The 1980s pop diva, who turned 50 this past summer, has taken a low profile since she got booted earlier this...
SPORTS
March 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Times is pleased to have gymnast Aly Raisman , a two-time Olympic gold medalist at the London Games, guest-blogging for us while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars. " Each week while she competes on the show, Raisman will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Raisman's thoughts about Week 2, which she offered via email. Q. Have your Olympic teammates been giving you feedback after the dances?
SPORTS
February 26, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
A Mirror Ball trophy would be the perfect complement to three Olympic medals. And that could happen, because gymnast Aly Raisman, 18, who won three medals (two golds, one silver) at the London Olympics last summer, will compete on "Dancing with the Stars" this season. Raisman, former figure skating champion Dorothy Hamill, boxer Victor Ortiz and NFL star Jacoby Jones will all compete this season on the show, which starts March 18. Hamill, 56, won Olympic gold at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics.
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