09:35 AM EDT 12/04/2013
Originally posted 11/26/2013 11:00PM
Twelve weeks of sweat – and a lot of tears – have led up to Tuesday night's season 17 finale of Dancing with the Stars.
Finalists Amber Riley and Corbin Bleu were the season's regular leader board frontrunners, while Jack Osbourne improved tremendously since he began, and touched people with his life story.
But it was Amber who won the mirror ball.
Originally posted 11/25/2013 10:30PM
With Dancing with the Stars contestants in the final stretch of season 17, Monday night saw another couple sent home.
Just before a newly crowned champion will be named on Tuesday, Jack Osbourne, Bill Engvall, Amber Riley and Corbin Bleu battled it out for a shot at winning the coveted mirror ball trophy.
At the end of Monday's episode, Engvall and partner Emma Slater ended up with the lowest score – and were sent packing.
Originally posted 11/18/2013 10:30PM
It was another exciting night in the ballroom on Monday's Dancing with the Stars.
There was laughter, tears and even an unexpected smooch during the show's semi-finals, which featured former cast member Maksim Chmerkovskiy as a guest judge.
As usual, Bill Engvall and partner Emma Slater ended up with the lowest overall score for their two routines – a cha cha and an Argentine tango both set to LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It." Their goofy cha cha that got them 28 points out of 40 was poorly received by judges, but they left them impressed with a serious 32-point Argentine tango that Chmerkovskiy raved was "exactly what an Argentine tango is supposed to be like."
Was the fan favorite able to make it through another week and land a spot in next week's finals?
Originally posted 10/28/2013 01:10PM
It's time to put their teamwork to the test!
The eight remaining couples on Dancing with the Stars will perform as two teams, each comprised of four pairs, on the dance floor Monday night.
Watch the clip above to see the teams and to find out the song they'll dance to.
Originally posted 10/21/2013 10:30PM
It was a night of exciting performances, positive reviews from the judges and a pair of big twists for the eight remaining couples on Dancing with the Stars Monday night.
First, the pairs had to perform in an improvisational switch-up challenge, which required them to show off their ability to transition seamlessly while dancing to music that suddenly changed.
Then, at elimination time, there was an even bigger twist that one no one – not even producers – had seen coming.
Keep reading to find out who will dance again next week ...
Originally posted 09/18/2013 07:45AM
These couples have dancing fever!
Jack Osbourne and wife Lisa hit up Hooray Henry's in West Hollywood Monday night after the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars for a fun night on the town.
Inside the venue, the two "were in good spirits," an onlooker told PEOPLE. Clad in a flannel shirt, Osbourne, 27, and his wife, 26, held court all night at a table near the entrance but refrained from drinking.
While Lisa hung out with her husband's pro partner (and the night's host) Cheryl Burke for a bit, the couple also "had a little bit of lovey-dovey time whispering in each other's ears and sharing laughs" later in the night, adds the source.
Originally posted 09/04/2013 03:30PM
As the contestants for the 17th-season contestants of Dancing with the Stars were announced Wednesday, two of the show's longtime pros expressed their approval.
"I think the guests are the strongest we've had," Karina Smirnoff, 35, recently told PEOPLE about those who will compete, including Jack Osbourne, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Leah Remini and Valerie Harper.
"You don't have to Google anyone," she said. "You know every single person."
Originally posted 07/16/2013 10:55AM
Paula Deen has been all but paralyzed by the scandal surrounding her admission that she used the N-word in the past. But Cheryl Burke has an idea to how to get her moving again – have her join next season's Dancing with the Stars!
"I think you'd probably see a different side of her, and I think she would be a great addition to the cast," the pro dancer, 29, tells ET Canada.
"I think coming on something light and fun would be something good for her," Burke adds.
Originally posted 05/09/2013 06:00AM
After Dancing with the Stars on Monday, Cheryl Burke celebrated her 29th birthday with the help of her fox-trotting friends.
Kelly Monaco, Karina Smirnoff and Kym Johnson were on hand for the celebration at Mixology 101 in Los Angeles, where they presented the birthday girl with a towering red velvet cake.
"Cheryl is one of my best friends," Johnson told PEOPLE. "I loved being at Mixology to help her celebrate alongside these gorgeous ladies!"
Reflecting on the occasion, Burke said, "I've spent my entire twenties on DWTS. It was incredible to be able to celebrate 29 with my show family and friends," adding, "I can't wait to see what this year brings."
– Michele Stueven
Originally posted 04/17/2013 04:15PM
Following harsh criticism from judge Len Goodman and spending consecutive weeks at the bottom of the leader board, D.L. Hughley finally said goodbye to the ballroom on Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars.
"I'm sad," the comedian, 50, told PEOPLE backstage after he and partner, Cheryl Burke, 28, were eliminated. "[My fans kept me] on life support. I'm going to continue dancing, but no one will care. I'm not dancing for scores. Now that I'm not intimidated anymore, I'm going to dance."
When Hughley agreed to be on the show, he hadn't expected the judges to be so critical.
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