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November 21, 2012 | By Allyssa Lee
It's the last hurdle before next week's finale, as two more celebrities and their partners were eliminated in this ninth week of “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” competition.   The first couple eliminated, despite landing in third place in the judges' points and being selected for the encore performance, was Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff. Apolo smiled wanly as he and Karina stood on the stage right before Tom Bergeron announced the results, as if he knew it was his time.
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March 4, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Fresh on the heels of film's biggest night, comes TV's biggest announcement? The new crop of celebrity hoofers competing in Season 18 of "Dancing With the Stars" has been revealed. As has become tradition, the unveiling occurred Tuesday morning during "Good Morning America," with the celebrity cast on hand live from from Glendale. There are TV stars of yesteryear. including "The Wonder Years'" Danica McKellar (aka Winnie Cooper!), and "Full House" big sis Candace Cameron Bure (DJ Tanner)
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March 4, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Fresh on the heels of film's biggest night, comes TV's biggest announcement? The new crop of celebrity hoofers competing in Season 18 of "Dancing With the Stars" has been revealed. As has become tradition, the unveiling occurred Tuesday morning during "Good Morning America," with the celebrity cast on hand live from from Glendale. There are TV stars of yesteryear. including "The Wonder Years'" Danica McKellar (aka Winnie Cooper!), and "Full House" big sis Candace Cameron Bure (DJ Tanner)
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November 12, 2013 | By Allyssa Lee
And the stars just keep on falling. In another shocking “Dancing With the Stars” Season 17 elimination, actress Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Valentin Chmerkovskiy were ejected from the glitterverse in the quarterfinal round of competition. This unexpected result landed about as well as Nomi pushing Cristal down the stairs. The “Saved By the Bell” actress just came off a perfect 30 score. A routine the judges thought was her best ever. They all joked about “ab envy.” She had just danced with a shirtless Gleb Savchenko.
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September 4, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
We have five words for you: Bill Nye the Waltz Guy. The embarrassment of riches in reality-TV land keep coming. "American Idol" on Tuesday bestowed on us a "dream team" of a judges panel. Now Wednesday gives us the roster of celebrity participants -- including a sitcom legend and yet another Disney star -- taking part in the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars. " (Maybe on Thursday the Kardashians will announce another spinoff?) The new season of "Dancing with the Stars," which transitions to one night, is set to kick off with a two-hour premiere on Sept.
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May 7, 2013 | By Allyssa Lee
Welcome to Week 8 of “Dancing With the Stars,” which host (and birthday boy) Tom Bergeron also dubbed “the special edition of 'Len needs a cookie.'” So much happened in this two-hour quarterfinal spectacular. Each of the remaining six couples danced two full routines. The first was an individual dance. The second was a dance trio, in which each couple invited another Pro or Troupe player to step along with them. Which is kind of like a side-by-side challenge, but with one less Pro dancer.
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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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April 16, 2013 | By Allyssa Lee
Sometimes, real life can get to be too much and we need to escape to a place more sparkly and frivolous, if just for a little while. And it's in times like these that “Dancing with the Stars” can be such a glittery reprieve from a harsh reality. And there was much to look at in the fifth week of competition. More dances! More pros! More Len! Two Len Goodmans, in fact, standing side by side to introduce “Loveable Lenny's Side-By-Side Challenge.” In it, each of the remaining nine couples had to dance alongside a pro couple.
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September 4, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
We have five words for you: Bill Nye the Waltz Guy. The embarrassment of riches in reality-TV land keep coming. "American Idol" on Tuesday bestowed on us a "dream team" of a judges panel. Now Wednesday gives us the roster of celebrity participants -- including a sitcom legend and yet another Disney star -- taking part in the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars. " (Maybe on Thursday the Kardashians will announce another spinoff?) The new season of "Dancing with the Stars," which transitions to one night, is set to kick off with a two-hour premiere on Sept.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2013 | By Allyssa Lee
Welcome to Week 8 of “Dancing With the Stars,” which host (and birthday boy) Tom Bergeron also dubbed “the special edition of 'Len needs a cookie.'” So much happened in this two-hour quarterfinal spectacular. Each of the remaining six couples danced two full routines. The first was an individual dance. The second was a dance trio, in which each couple invited another Pro or Troupe player to step along with them. Which is kind of like a side-by-side challenge, but with one less Pro dancer.
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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.
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