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Kellie Pickler Wins The 16th Season Of Dancing With The Stars!

May 22, 2013 06:15 AM

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Kellie Pickler and pro partner Derek Hough won the 16th season of Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday night, beating out Zendaya and Val Chmerkovsky and Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff.

Pickler and Hough had a combined team score of 94 for both nights of the final competition, and Pickler, who rose to fame on American Idol, clearly wasn't expecting to take home the top prize. "Oh my God!" she exclaimed when her name was called. "This is amazing, oh my God!"

"I never thought I'd do this show," she told Us Weekly on Monday evening. "Part of me wanted to, but I was honestly scared to. My grandpa talked me into doing it. It's his favorite show -- and he wanted me to have Derek as a partner! I'm kind of nervous that whoever wins tomorrow night, my grandpa might run out there and snatch the Mirror Ball trophy anyway!"


Wynonna Judd Eliminated From Dancing With The Stars

Apr 3, 2013 05:20 AM

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Wynonna Judd and pro partner Tony Dovolani got the boot on Tuesday night's episode of Dancing With The Stars.

The duo earned just 15 points for their samba, while D.L. Hughley and his partner Cheryl Burke were only one point ahead with their lukewarm salsa. (Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko and Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess were also in the bottom three.)

"I've made a life time friend out of Tony," the country music star said after she got cut. "This is the hardest job I've ever loved. I'm a singer not a dancer. I did the best I could. I can't wait to get back to making my record and I love my country music fans more than ever."

Dorothy Hamill Quits Dancing With The Stars Due to Spinal Injury

Mar 27, 2013 08:15 AM

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Last night Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill was the first celeb to be sent home on Dancing With The Stars, but it's not because of her lack of tango skills -- turns out, she's nursing an old injury!

"I've taken the advice of my spine surgeon and I need to withdraw from the competition," Hamill explained during the first elimination episode of the season. "I have an injury that could be irreparable. I wish that I could give it my all but I can't. It's been wonderful ride."

The bottom two teams these week were Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko and Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold ... we're guessing they're grateful that Hamill gave them a free pass last night!

Dancing With The Stars Releases Portraits For Season 16

Mar 7, 2013 01:55 PM

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We already knew that Winona Judd, Lisa Vanderpump and Andy Dick were the biggest names on the sixteenth season of Dancing With The Stars, and now here's our first look at the D-listers celebs in action with their partners!

As far as the ladies, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is paired with Mark Ballas, Kellie Pickler with Derek Hough, Wynonna Judd with Tony Dovolani, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump with new dancer Gleb Savchenko, Disney star Zendaya Coleman with Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill with Tristan MacManus.

For the men, we have boxer Victor Ortiz with new dancer Lindsay Arnold, actor D.L Hughley with Cheryl Burke, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones with Karina Smirnoff, Andy Dick with Sharna Burgess and soap star Ingo Rademacher with Kym Johnson. Wonder who will win this season?

Dancing With The Stars Season 16 Cast Announced

Feb 26, 2013 06:11 AM


We've got a new list of stars to watch as they twirl and tumble on season 16 of Dancing With the Stars and this one promises to be fun!

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa VanderPump will put on her dancing shoes ... and a sequined crop-top, we hope.

Country singer Wynona Judd will dance with pro Tony Dovolani. And fellow country star Kellie Pickler will pair up with Derek Hough.

As for the men, boxer Victor Ortiz will leave the ring for the dancefloor and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones will, no doubt, look good in some tight dancing pants as he shows of his moves with pro Karina Smirnoff.

Comedian Andy Dick promises to add some humor to the cast.

Noticibly absent - Maksim Chmerkovskiy! The pro has apparently left the show, to the chagrin of many American women. At least we'll have Val!

Here's a complete list of dancers you'll see on Monday, March 18 when the show premieres on ABC:

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman awith Mark Ballas
Country singer Kellie Pickler with Derek Hough
Country legend Wynonna Judd with Tony Dovolani
Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill with Tristan MacManus
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump with new dancer Gleb Savchenko

Boxer Victor Ortiz with new dancer Lindsay Arnold
Actor/Comedian D.L Hughley with Cheryl Burke
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones with Karina Smirnoff
Comedian Andy Dick with former castmemeber Sharna Burgess
Actor Ingo Rademacher with Kym Johnson

Val Chmerkovskiy Strips Down To A Speedo On Dancing With The Stars

Nov 20, 2012 10:50 AM


Anything to get the judges' attention during semi-finals!

On last night's episode of Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars, all eyes were on Val Chmerkovskiy and celebrity partner Kelly Monaco during their surfer-themed Flamenco routine. The two started off wearing more ahem, traditional outfits, but after a few minutes both dancers ripped off most of their clothing and Val even splashed around in a kiddie pool!

"Kelly, I think you've been upstaged by the Speedos," judge Bruno Tonioli said. "Never work with Speedos or animals!" So what about the smooch they shared at the end? "It was part of the choreography!" Kelly told Us Mag. "We could have done anything but we thought that fit and we picked that."

This week, each pro/celeb pair had to do two dances: One was an "offbeat challenge" while the other was a tribute to the late Michael Jackson. MJ's mother, Katherine, was in the audience, and we're guessing she liked the tribute to her son, but probably didn't know what to make of the Magic Mike-inspired dance!

So who will be sent home next? We'll find out tonight! Check out Val and Kelly's routine below:

Kirstie Alley And Gilles Marini Eliminated From Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars

Nov 14, 2012 05:50 AM


Kirstie Alley and Gilles Marini gave it their best shot, but on Tuesday's episode of Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars, both celebs and their pro partners were eliminated.

Melissa Rycroft was in the lead after scoring 99 points with her partner Tony Dovolani, and Kirstie and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, were in last place with a total of 79 points, so her elimination wasn't a total shock. Alley said it was an "honor" to be asked back on the show, adding, "It was very special to me. I wanted to thank Maks because he's so patient with me."

Marini and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, were next to go, and after hearing his name called, the soap star said, "In the end, it's just an incredible experience ... I tried my very best. I want to thank my wife ... without her, I'm really nothing." We bet she's happy to have him back!

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Sabrina Bryan Eliminated From Dancing With The Stars, Derek Hough Injured

Oct 31, 2012 10:30 AM


Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel were eliminated on last night's episode of Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars, despite the fact that they received a perfect score on Monday night.

"The journey has been absolutely amazing, but to have to cut it short, that always sucks," the Cheetah Girls singer told Us Magazine. "Louis is incredible -- he really pushed me. To have someone so excited to teach you and dance with you is amazing. He was excited for what we were doing every step of the way and we both grew so much. I'm so incredibly grateful for this guy."

According to Van Amstel, Bryan was the perfect partner. "She put it all on the line, everything. She did more than I expected. She took it to a different place. No one can take that away," he said. "It's almost indescribable."

In other news, Derek Hough has hurt himself yet again, and fellow pro Mark Ballas will rehearse with Hough's partner, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson until Hough is better. The 27-year-old dancer apparently aggravated a pre-existing injury on Monday, and he told Us, "I have a bulging disc on my vertebrae. I've had it for a couple years. I need surgery on it. It flares up and it did today unfortunately. It immobilizes me but we dance through it on adrenaline."

"If all goes well, Derek will be better and cleared to dance next Monday with Shawn live on the show," Hough's rep told Us. "If not, Mark will step in, but hopefully that won't happen."

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