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Originally posted 10/08/2012 10:00PM
Having to recreate an iconic dance from past seasons of Dancing with the Stars proved difficult – but fun – for the All-Stars on Monday.
With creative direction left to the nonprofessionals, the third week of competition had many highs and a few lows for the contestants.
Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya kicked off the evening with a cha-cha to Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love." Determined to deliver a sexy rendition, the duo succeeded with a score of 24 and judge Bruno Tonioli compared the performance to Magic Mike. "If it's going to work for Channing Tatum, it's going to work for you!" he said.
Originally posted 10/08/2012 02:00PM
During a tense rehearsal, she began to cry after getting criticism from Ballas.
"I know you feel bad you don't have Sabrina [Bryan] or Shawn [Johnson]," Palin, 21, tells Ballas, 26, right after he says, "Your energy is off."
Palin goes on to say, "I feel like you're just bummed that you have me as a partner."
Originally posted 10/05/2012 01:30PM
She may have won an Emmy, but Julianne Moore's portrayal of Sarah Palin gets a big thumbs down from one critic.
"I don't think she's a good interpreter of my mom. I think my mom is way hotter than that," Sarah's daughter Bristol Palin, 21, tells E! News about Moore, who channeled the former Alaska governor in HBO's Game Change. "I think she doesn't have that accent. It's kind of silly, but my mom's awesome."
Bristol, who stars on Lifetime's reality show Life's a Tripp (so named for her 3-year-old son Tripp), is back in the ballroom for the all-star Dancing with the Stars season, partnering with pro Mark Ballas. Palin, who came in third in her first time on the show.
Originally posted 10/05/2012 06:00AM
Dancing – and gaming? – with the stars?
Bristol Palin, Gilles Marini, Karina Smirnoff, Jef Holm, Holly Madison and more celebrated the launch of Ubisoft's Just Dance 4 at Lexington Social House in Hollywood on Tuesday.
Fresh off the set of Dancing with the Stars , Marini challenged fellow all-stars contestant Palin to a dance off, but she refused.
"No! He'll beat me! Gilles has the best moves!" she said.
Bachelorette winner Holm was more than up for a challenge! He took on both DWTS' Karina Smirnoff and Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson.
Although he attended the event without fiancé Emily Maynard, he assured everyone their relationship remains strong despite breakup rumors.
"Jef said he and Emily are extremely happy and the rumors are false," an onlooker said.
A pregnant Madison also got in on the fun and was overheard talking about possible baby names.
"The names she and boyfriend Pasquale Rotella are debating are definitely unconventional," a source says. "But they're straying away from anything trendy or common most people would choose."
– Melody Chiu
Originally posted 10/02/2012 10:15PM
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas performed a Western-themed quickstep on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars but their low-scoring performance, which earned just 18 points, put them in danger of getting the boot on Tuesday's elimination show.
Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who scored 21 points for their jive, were in second-to-last place on the second week of competition. His brother Val Chmerkovskiy and partner Kelly Monaco rounded out the bottom three with 22 points for their quickstep.
So who was eliminated at the end of Tuesday night's episode?
Originally posted 09/25/2012 10:05PM
Everyone's an all-star on Dancing with the Stars, but even one of the best had to go on Tuesday night in the first elimination.
Fighting to avoid elimination after Monday night's show were bottom-three finishers Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas, Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus.
But when audience scores were combined with the judges', Alley got a reprieve and was declared safe for at least another week. Palin and Anderson still remained in jeopardy, as did Drew Lachey and partner Anna Trebunskaya.
Were one of these three couples forced to hang up their dancing shoes? Or did season 15 get off to a shocking start? Read on to find out. (SPOILER AHEAD)
Originally posted 09/25/2012 06:30PM
Bristol Palin doesn't just want to win a mirror ball trophy on the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars. She wants to show off her sexy side.
Her mom, Sarah Palin, who was in the audience during Monday night's premiere, "is just excited that this is a new, confident me, and she's happy to be here to watch," Bristol told PEOPLE backstage after she and partner Mark Ballas completed a 19.5-point, booty-shaking cha-cha-cha.
As for what brought on this newfound confidence, Bristol says simply, "I think just the age progression [changed me]."
Originally posted 09/24/2012 10:30PM
When Shawn Johnson announced her retirement from gymnastics over the summer, it was bittersweet for the gold medalist – and all of her fans who were hoping to cheer her on at the 2012 Olympic Games.
But the 20-year-old reclaimed some of that glory Monday night as she returned to the ballroom for the all-stars season of Dancing with the Stars.
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba easily summarized the former champ's 22-point foxtrot to Owl City's "Good Time" with pro Derek Hough: "This is what all-star season is all about!"
Originally posted 09/20/2012 05:00PM
Still a teenager when she first appeared on Dancing with the Stars, Bristol Palin acquitted herself well – and raced to a third-place finish back in 2010. Now she's back for the all-star season, and feels even more prepared for the spotlight.
"I've grown up a lot since last time," she tells PEOPLE. "I was 19 when I started Dancing with the Stars the first time. And this time I'm 21, going on 22. I've matured a lot in those few years."
Originally posted 08/13/2012 09:25AM
Some celebrities will be reunited with their pro partners while others will get a chance to boogie with someone new on the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars.
The pairings for the upcoming season, which premieres Sept. 24, were revealed Monday on Good Morning America. The classic partnerships to get an encore include Kristie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy; Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson; Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas; Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke; and Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani.
Among the new teams: Apolo Anton Ohno will dance with Karina Smirnoff, while Shawn Johnson is partnered with Derek Hough.
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