01:59 AM EDT 04/21/2015
EXCERPT: Derek Hough Admits It Used to Be 'Super Awkward' to Dance with Julianne in PEOPLE's 10 Years of Dancing with the Stars
Originally posted 04/03/2015 08:30AM
When Derek Hough was young, he started dancing for the same reason many boys do anything at all: to get girls.
As the DWTS pro reveals in PEOPLE's 10 Years of Dancing with the Stars Collector's Edition – available in stores, online or by download – that initial motivation to dance definitely made it "super awkward" for him to dance with his sister, Julianne.
In the following excerpt from 10 Years of Dancing with the Stars, read on to find out how Derek and Julianne moved past the awkwardness and how the super competitive brother-sister duo made it up as they went along on DWTS's very first season 10 long years ago.
Originally posted 04/03/2015 08:00AM
When producers first approached Noah Galloway about joining season 20 of Dancing with the Stars, they took for granted just how challenging the show would be for the 33-year-old Army veteran.
Galloway lost his left leg above his knee and his left arm above the elbow during his second tour in Iraq. Though he isn't the first amputee to appear on DWTS – Heather Mills and Amy Purdy preceded him – he's the first to do it with only one knee.
"Most people take it for granted," Galloway told PEOPLE. "Before I was injured, I wouldn't have thought about it either. I don't take offense to that. Anytime that I brought it up to my friends that I don't have a knee, it clicks with people, like, 'Oh, that is different.' But I also felt like that was an opportunity to put me on a larger platform to show how different is is for me. Every amputation is different. Where it is changes everything."
Originally posted 04/01/2015 11:10AM
Noah Galloway was a voracious fitness buff with an enviable six-pack before he dropped out of college to join the military after 9/11.
But a 2005 incident in Iraq would alter his life forever. Three months into his second tour of duty, Galloway, now 33, lost his left leg above his knee and his left arm above his elbow during an improvised-explosive-device attack. He remained unconscious in a German hospital for five days.
After returning home to Alabama, the vet says he fell into a deep depression.
"I was drinking, eating bad, spending days at the house without leaving," Galloway told PEOPLE. "And then one day I realized I wasn't being a good father, a good person. I let myself get out of shape, and something needed to change."
Originally posted 03/31/2015 02:00PM
Actor and best-selling author Suzanne Somers, best known for her role as Chrissy Snow on Three's Company, has been paired with pro Tony Dovolani for season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. She'll be blogging for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.
I loved my Carmen Miranda-style costume. What girl wouldn't want to wear it? Tony designed it for movement. I thought it was fantastic. The hat was heavy, but I was most worried being thrown through Tony's legs that I'd get a banana in his crotch.
Competitions are fierce. I had that dance nailed, performed perfectly in rehearsal, but all that counts is performance, and I did miss a step. I actually appreciate the judges' comments. Compliments are hard-won, and I don't need any special coddling.
I feel very proud that I'm out there on that dance floor. My objective is to do my best each week, and I look forward to next week for another shot. We have a big surprise for next week. Really fun!
Originally posted 03/31/2015 01:00AM
Charlotte McKinney didn't seem too surprised to learn that she was the second dancer to leave Dancing with the Stars on Monday – but she seemed to indicate that her struggles with dyslexia could have been at the root of her poor performance.
In the rehearsal clips from Monday's episode, McKinney can be seen struggling to learn the dance steps from her partner Keo Motsepe. "This stuff with the left instead of the right really throws me off," she said.
Originally posted 03/30/2015 11:20PM
An interesting development occurred before everyone laced up their Danskins on Monday's Dancing with the Stars – Noah Galloway was fixing to dance with a prosthetic arm!
The Alabama native picked up a space-age prosthetic limb that "works through sensors in the sockets that touch what's remaining of my tricep and bicep," he told PEOPLE. Ultimately, the motivational speaker-cum-Kenneth Cole cologne pitch man left the prosthetic at home since the Argentine tango was no dance to try out a fancy new artificial limb.
Originally posted 03/30/2015 11:45AM
Noah Galloway has gone so long without having a left arm that performing without it on Dancing with the Stars seemed like no big deal.
Originally posted 03/30/2015 10:45AM
In an exclusive preview of Monday's Latin-night routine, Chigvintsev tells LaBelle that they'll be dancing a cha cha, which he describes as "a very flirtatious dance."
Asks LaBelle, "It's sexy?"
"Yeah, it's going to be very sexy," says Chigvintsev. "Some clothes might come off."
Originally posted 03/25/2015 07:55PM
There's no doubt the Dancing with the Stars crew knows how to throw a party.
Originally posted 03/24/2015 09:40PM
On Monday night, Galloway, 33, was surprised by his girlfriend Jamie Boyd after he dominated the samba with his professional partner, Sharna Burgess, 29, to Darius Rucker's "Homegrown Honey" on Dancing with the Stars.
"It was a huge surprise – probably the best surprise I've ever had," Galloway told PEOPLE backstage of Boyd showing up. "It was amazing."
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