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Dancing Crowns Donald Driver As Its Winner! | Donald Driver

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Donald Driver Crowned Dancing with the Stars Winner

Originally posted 05/22/2012 11:10PM

This season of Dancing with the Stars – deemed the most competitive yet – has come to an end.

After seemingly endless weeks of grueling rehearsals and memorable performances three couples – Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas; Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd; and William Levy and Cheryl Burke – were left vying for the coveted mirror-ball trophy during two nights of competition.

The couples had 24 hours to put together a final routine for the judges. Those scores, combined with the ones from the night before as well as America's votes (which count for half of the combined score), would determine the winners of Dancing with the Stars. Read on to find out who was crowned the king and queen of the ballroom this season ...

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Karina Smirnoff Gets into the Holiday Spirit in Vegas | Karina Smirnoff

Karina Smirnoff Gets into the Holiday Spirit in Vegas

Originally posted 12/07/2011 05:55AM

She may have recently called off her engagement, but recent DWTS champ Karina Smirnoff was celebrating the holidays at the Winter in Venice celebration inside the Venetian and the Palazzo Las Vegas. She graciously posed for pictures with fans and scoped out the 65-ft tall Christmas tree, as well as the ice skating rink. Smirnoff also sipped hot chocolate and sported a Santa hat during the festivities.

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Kellan Lutz Parties Alongside Joe Jonas at New Club | Joe Jonas, Kellan Lutz

Kellan Lutz Parties Alongside Joe Jonas at New Club

Originally posted 11/14/2011 05:55AM

It was a who's who of Young Hollywood at the opening night bash of Greystone Manor Supperclub (formerly Industry) in L.A. Kellan Lutz, with his newly darkened do partied alongside Joe Jonas. There was also a mini-Dancing with the Stars reunion at the fête, as former contestants Elisabetta Canalis and Lance Bass danced the night away with pros Derek Hough and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. – Jennifer Garcia

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Cheryl Burke Parties (and Dances) with Her DWTS Costars | Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Burke Parties (and Dances) with Her DWTS Costars

Originally posted 10/20/2011 05:55AM

The Dancing with the Stars crew enjoyed a night out together at Trousdale Lounge in L.A. Cheryl Burke arrived around 1 a.m., and took over a table with her girlfriends. She wasn't in the mood to dance much, though she did perk up after dance pro Kym Johnson showed up along with Chaz Bono. Chaz seemed really happy, and got down on the dance floor to songs like Chaka Kahn's "I Feel for You." – Jennifer Garcia

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Chaz Bono Dines with His Stepmom in L.A. | Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono Dines with His Stepmom in L.A.

Originally posted 10/17/2011 05:55AM

Buzzed-about DWTS contestant Chaz Bono enjoyed some time away from the dance floor during a family meal with stepmom Mary Bono Mack at Ago in West Hollywood. The two shared an assortment of antipasto dishes, served family style. At the restaurant the following night: Michelle Trachtenberg, who was celebrating her birthday. – Jennifer Garcia

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Kristin Cavallari's Night of Cocktails & Conversation | Kristin Cavallari

Kristin Cavallari's Night of Cocktails & Conversation

Originally posted 10/14/2011 05:50AM

Recently ousted Dancing with the Stars contestant Kristin Cavallari turned heads as she arrived to Trousdale Lounge in L.A. with a girlfriend. The romper-clad starlet made her way to the backroom, where her pals were waiting. Once she got back there, she let out a small scream, ran up and gave a guy friend a hug. The two carried on a short conversation – then Cavallari approached a group of friends, which included Chris Evans, and kissed them on the cheeks and started chatting. "She was in a great mood, smiling with a drink in-hand," an observer says. – Jennifer Garcia

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PHOTO: Hope Solo Goes Nude on Magazine Cover | Hope Solo

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Hope Solo Poses Nude for ESPN 'Body Issue'

Originally posted 10/05/2011 06:20PM

She's an international soccer star, an Olympic gold medalist and Maksim Chmerkovskiy's dream partner on Dancing with the Stars.

Just don't call her sexy.

"I still don't buy the idea that I'm a sex symbol," Solo, 30, tells the annual ESPN Body Issue, in which she and a slew of other top athletes pose nude.

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Ricki Lake & Derek Hough Reveal DWTS Team Name

Originally posted 09/16/2011 09:45AM

What's in a name? For Team Drickilous, hopefully fancy footwork skills to go along with their fun attitude!

Dancing with the Stars contestant Ricki Lake and her partner Derek Hough have unveiled their team name for the season, and it's "Drickilous."

Though the former talk show host has been using "Drickilous" as a tag on her Twitter page recently, she and Hough officially introduced the name in a video posted on her Facebook page Thursday. A giggly Lake, 42, and a deadpan Hough, 26, explain that they combined his first initial and her name to create the new moniker, pronounced "Dee-riculous."

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Our Dancing with the Stars Dream Cast | Charlie Sheen

Our Dancing with the Stars Dream Cast

Originally posted 08/23/2011 06:00AM

Why Kristin, Charlie and more stars should hit the ballroom on Sept. 19


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Cheryl Burke: Maksim Is Like a Brother to Me

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Cheryl Burke: Maksim Is Like a Brother to Me

Originally posted 06/07/2011 08:25PM

Cheryl Burke and her fellow Dancing with the Stars castmate Maksim Chmerkovskiy are very close. But they’re not dating, Burke says – despite rumors of romance.

The pro dancers were spotted getting cozy in Las Vegas recently, where they visited with other friends. But looks can be deceiving.

"We have a good time," Burke, 27, told PEOPLE while celebrating her belated birthday at Palazzo Las Vegas's Azure Luxury Pool. "We've known each other since we were kids. We have that brother and sister relationship."

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