02:27 AM EDT 07/24/2014
Originally posted 05/18/2014 11:55AM
Their chemistry on the dance floor is undeniable – and led to rumors that they are an item – but there's something even more special that bonds Dancing with the Stars frontrunners Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
They bring out the best in each other.
"I feel that I can really be myself with Maks," the Olympic ice skater, 27, tells PEOPLE. "He pushes me to stand up for myself, whether it's in real life or on the dance floor. It's cool."
Originally posted 05/18/2014 10:45PM
Dancing with the Stars had a bit too much drama Sunday afternoon when pro Mark Ballas fell to the floor while rehearsing his freestyle routine with celebrity partner Candace Cameron Bure, a show spokesperson confirms to PEOPLE.
"Mark was seriously injured during camera blocking," the spokesperson says. "His shoulder popped out during a lift and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated and released. It's unclear whether or not he'll be able to perform on Monday's show."
The injury occurred at the CBS studio where Dancing is taped. Ballas and Bure were in the middle of a complex maneuver that involved Ballas lifting the actress onto his shoulders when the injury occurred.
Fellow pro dancers Derek Hough and Cheryl Burke were at the studio and rushed to Ballas's side on the ballroom floor.
Originally posted 05/08/2014 05:00PM
Happy birthday, Bob Saget!
The actor, best known for playing Full House patriarch Danny Tanner, turns 58 on Saturday. Because we're committed to bringing you the finest nostalgia Photoshop can make possible, PEOPLE proudly presents: The Full House gang with their younger selves.
They're everywhere you look.
Originally posted 05/12/2014 10:30PM
American icons night on Monday's Dancing with the Stars brought Kenny Ortega to the judges' table, Jackson family music to the ballroom – and heavy drama for two competitors.
The semi-finals came down to a pair of couples who easily could have vied for the mirror ball against each other, only to result in a bitter departure. Read on for more.
After a beautiful night of dancing by the five remaining couples it was between ice skating partners Charlie White and Meryl Davis.
Originally posted 05/07/2014 05:15PM
Charlie White hasn't earned success without a struggle.
Originally posted 05/06/2014 03:20PM
With only a few weeks left of Dancing with the Stars, the stress is on for the contestants, but at least one pair isn't letting it get to them.
"The important thing now is not to put any pressure," Derek Hough told reporters backstage after Monday night's show, of him and partner Amy Purdy.
"Now we're at the top of the leader board, which is great, but those are the moments when you start to see [partners] break down because they say, 'Oh, my gosh, oh my gosh, I can do this. I can win.' Let's go back to week one when we were loving this and we were just happy to be here. Now we have a week one attitude with a week nine skill set."
Originally posted 05/05/2014 10:25PM
Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller sat at the judge's table Monday and before it was all over one couple was going to need a little motherly love.
Dance-duel night at Dancing with the Stars delivered a trio of surprises – two perfect scores and one tough elimination. Read on for more.
Originally posted 05/05/2014 11:00AM
Candace Cameron Bure kicked off her career at age 10, starring in the popular series Full House. Since the series wrapped in '95, the actress got married, had three kids and wrote two books. She's been paired with two-time mirror ball winning champ Mark Ballas for season 18 of Dancing with the Stars, and she'll be sharing her experience with PEOPLE readers.
I can't believe we're going into week eight and I'm still here! Whoo hoo! My personal goal was to make it to week six, so anything after this is just a cherry on top.
After this week's show, we're in the home stretch with only the semi-finals and finale left. I'm giving it my all and am proud of my efforts no matter what the outcome and again want to thank you all for you support. It's been tremendous!
Originally posted 05/05/2014 08:20AM
Peta Murgatroyd is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 14 – only her second season on the series – with Donald Driver. The Australia native will blog for PEOPLE about competing with Big Time Rush band member James Maslow during the show's 18th season.
We've got two dances this week, so it's kind of crazy. The first one is the Viennese Waltz, and I am absolutely loving this. It's so beautiful and romantic, and it's such a nice change from that sexy samba last week. Fans wanted fun and sexy, and they definitely got that.
I think that dance is about as sexy as it's going to get for us this season. It's nothing that has never been done before. Shirt rips happen all the time on Dancing with the Stars, and garter belts get worn all the time.
Originally posted 05/04/2014 02:30PM
Candace Cameron Bure hasn't just picked up some new moves while competing on Dancing with the Stars, she's also learned a lot about herself in the process.
"Apparently I'm a perfectionist, which I didn't know before," she told PEOPLE Friday at the Race to Erase MS Gala in L.A. "I guess I have some perfectionistic qualities when it comes to my own performance. I'm learning to lower my own expectations as far as having unrealistic expectations of myself."
But the former Full House star, whose partner is Mark Ballas, said that she's exceeded her own expectations about how far she'd make it in the competition.
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