02:04 PM EDT 09/19/2014
Originally posted 09/16/2014 11:05PM
The Dancing with the Stars ballroom may lose some serious sparkle at the end of Season 19.
The contract for Cheryl Burke, the first female pro to win two consecutive mirror ball trophies in seasons 2 and 3, is up at the end of this season, and it's not looking likely that she'll return to the dance floor next spring.
"It's so so hard for me to talk about because I have been part of this family for the last decade," Burke told PEOPLE.
"You've seen me grow up on TV, doing what I love in front of millions of people. But I also feel the need to expand and challenge myself and do other things – not that this isn't a challenge. It completely is!"
Originally posted 09/16/2014 10:25PM
Lolo Jones can't stop beating herself up.
The track-and-field star says a missed cue on premiere night not only got her booted first from Dancing with the Stars, but gave her naysayers more reason to criticize her behavior under pressure.
"There have been three times where I have come so close to an Olympic medal and every time those things happen, people tease me, saying, 'You are a failure in the spotlight,' " Jones told PEOPLE after Tuesday's elimination episode. "When that dance happened and I had that moment, I was like, 'Here it goes again. Now everybody is going to say I'm a bad dancer.' "
Originally posted 09/15/2014 07:40PM
When Jonathan Bennett hits the Dancing with the Stars stage Monday night, there will be two important supporters missing in the audience – his parents.
"I’m doing every performance for both my parents because I know how much they would love to see me on this," the Mean Girls heartthrob told his hometown newspaper The Blade of being inspired to join the season 19 cast of the ABC reality competition after losing his mother in 2012 and his father in April.
"I just lost my father to brain cancer not but three months ago and this was his favorite show on television," said Bennett. "And when he was sick in hospice, the only show he wanted to watch was Dancing with the Stars because he said this show made him feel good."
Originally posted 06/11/2014 02:45PM
Facing two custody cases while maintaining a nonstop career, Sherri Shepherd has endured a rough couple of months. But The View co-host says she's holding up just fine.
Originally posted 06/06/2014 07:30AM
It's Britney, b––––.
Well, not quite – but Lisa Rinna did a pretty good impression for ABC's new reality competition show Sing Your Face Off.
The 50-year-old actress channeled her inner school girl on Saturday's episode, impersonating Britney Spears and singing her 1999 smash "… Baby One More Time."
Originally posted 03/07/2014 08:55PM
After being diagnosed with breast cancer last fall – a devastating surprise, which came as the result of an on-air mammogram – ABC news correspondent Amy Robach has been juggling work, family, appearances and her grueling treatments.
Originally posted 02/17/2014 08:30AM
Renee Oteri, 32, is the last single mom standing on The Bachelor. Although the existence of her son Ben, 8, initially kept Juan Pablo from smooching the Sarasota, Fla., native, the real estate agent now feels that their mutual parenting experience helps them "relate on a whole different level" than the babes without babies.
Originally posted 10/14/2013 08:20AM
Break out the Champagne!
Nearly one year after Sean Lowe got down on one knee to propose to Catherine Giudici, the couple have finally picked a day for their much-anticipated union, PEOPLE confirms.
The Bachelor alums will say their vows on Jan. 26, 2014 – and the ceremony will air live on ABC.
"It's really exciting," Lowe, 29, tells PEOPLE. "Time has just flown by – I think January is going to sneak up on us pretty quickly!"
Originally posted 10/04/2013 09:05AM
Kerry Washington seems to be taking fashion cues from her husband.
"The morning after [PEOPLE's Best Dressed] issue was announced, I made sure to come to work in sweats," the Scandal star, 36, told PEOPLE at this week's Saks Fifth Avenue celebration for the show's season 3 premiere.
But they weren't just any old sweats. The show's costume designer Lyn Paolo said the happy newlywed came to set showing some home team spirit.
Originally posted 08/07/2013 08:20AM
In one of the most surprising moments in Bachelor history, standout suitor Brooks Forester left Desiree Hartsock blindsided when he said goodbye just days before the Bachelorette's final rose ceremony.
"I realized that when I was away from Des, I wasn't having these moments of anguish," he tells PEOPLE. "That was a big indicator to me that my feelings weren't there."
He says: "I wanted so badly for [the relationship] to work out, and it was so close I could almost touch it. But I needed to walk away. She deserved to be in love with someone who was equally in love with her."
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