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Drew Lachey on Dancing Elimination: 'It Really Sucks!' | Anna Trebunskaya, Drew Lachey

Dancing With the Stars

Drew Lachey on Dancing Elimination: 'It Really Sucks!'

Originally posted 10/10/2012 07:30AM

Tuesday night's double-elimination on Dancing with the Stars produced sighs of relief from saved bottom scorers Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas – but eliminated pair Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya were left with feelings of angst.

"Oh, my gosh, I was so robbed!" Trebunskaya, 31, told reporters backstage after she and Lachey, 36, learned their fate. "Are you kidding me? I have an amazing partner. We had so much fun together. I feel robbed of having the fun of working with this person."

Lachey supported his partner's sentiments.

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Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas's DWTS Fight 'Swept Under the Rug' | Bristol Palin, Mark Ballas

Dancing With the Stars

UpdatePosted 10/09/2012 10:15AM

Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas's DWTS Fight 'Swept Under the Rug'

Originally posted 10/09/2012 08:45AM

There are apparently no hard feelings between Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas.

The pair, who appeared all smiles and landed their highest score of the season on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, have patched up their differences, following a recent rehearsal fight that left Palin, 21, in tears.

"We're fine," Ballas, 26, told reporters backstage after the show. "We've danced together before. This isn't our first season together. The last season we did together, we didn't argue once – nothing, we were just chill. So the fact that we've made it through a season and a quarter and this is now our first fight is amazing."

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Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough Perform 'Best Dance' in 15 Seasons on DWTS | Derek Hough, Shawn Johnson

Dancing with the Stars: Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough Perform 'Best Dance' in 15 Seasons

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.

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Bristol Palin Brought to Tears at DWTS Rehearsal

Originally posted 10/08/2012 02:00PM

Bristol Palin recently talked to PEOPLE about her newfound confidence this time around on Dancing with the Stars – but when it comes to her partner Mark Ballas, she still has insecurities.

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."

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Bristol Palin: My Mom Is 'Way Hotter' than Julianne Moore | Julianne Moore, Sarah Palin

Dancing With the Stars

Bristol Palin: My Mom Is 'Way Hotter' than Julianne Moore

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.

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Jef Holm Challenges DWTS Star Karina Smirnoff to a Dance Off in Hollywood | Jef Holm, Karina Smirnoff

UpdatePosted 10/05/2012 06:00AM

Jef Holm Challenges DWTS Star Karina Smirnoff to a Dance Off in Hollywood

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

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Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson Head Home on Dancing | Joey Fatone, Kym Johnson

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars: Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson Head Home

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?

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Who Was the First to Go on Dancing All-Stars? (Spoiler) | Bristol Palin, Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson

Dancing with the Stars All-Stars: Who Went Home First?

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)

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Bristol Palin Reveals the Secret to Her Newfound DWTS Confidence | Bristol Palin, Mark Ballas

Dancing With the Stars

Bristol Palin Reveals the Secret to Her Newfound DWTS Confidence

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]."

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Dancing with the Stars All-Stars Delivers Butt-Shaking, More Sex Appeal

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars All-Stars Delivers Butt-Shaking, More Sex Appeal

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!"

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