02:00 PM EDT 02/25/2015
Originally posted 02/24/2015 09:00AM
A rapper, an openly gay pro football player, an amputee veteran and, um, Lady Marmalade will help Dancing with the Stars celebrate its 10th anniversary.
And great news for fans of Derek Hough – the five-time mirror ball winner will participate after all! Hough was cast to play the male lead in New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall this spring, but he will split his time between New York and Los Angeles. (It's nice to be so young and nimble!)
Eleven celebrities and their pro partners were revealed Tuesday on Good Morning America. The show still needs to find one more male star to pair with Witney Carson, the reigning champion.
Here are the stars:
Originally posted 02/03/2015 12:00PM
The 10th anniversary of Dancing with the Stars will have two serious absentees, but the show can and must go on.
Executive Producer Rob Wade told PEOPLE that the departure of Cheryl Burke to NBC and Derek Hough's show at New York's Radio City Music Hall shouldn't change the dynamic of show that will return to ABC for a 20th season in March.
"There is still a huge amount of fan favorites we can bring back," said Wade, who's reached out to Anna Trebunskaya, Kym Johnson, Tristan MacManus and Louis van Amstel, among others, about returning this season.
Originally posted 01/13/2015 09:00AM
Dancing with the Stars won't have as much spring in its step when it returns for its 20th anniversary in March.
Five-time winner Derek Hough has to bow out of the next installment of the ABC show because he'll play the male lead in New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall this spring.
Debuting in March, the limited, seven-week engagement will feature Hough as Jack, a man with a special mission who will receive an eternal reward if he's able to help a man named Bernie keep his position as a New York City tour guide. Bernie's job is in jeopardy when Jenna (Nashville's Laura Benanti) reveals her plan to take the tour company "virtual."
Originally posted 12/10/2014 03:00PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "3932983291001" "" "" "auto"] In her upcoming memoir On My Own Two Feet, double amputee and Dancing with the Stars alum Amy Purdy opens up for the first time about her near-death experience in 1999.
Originally posted 11/28/2014 11:00AM
The Hough family has created a Thanksgiving tradition that will actually help you burn calories!
Originally posted 11/25/2014 01:00PM
Hough, 29, was paired with YouTube star Bethany Mota this season. And they reached the end of the road Monday, falling just short of the three-team finale despite some brilliant dancing.
But in a way, Hough was okay with that.
Originally posted 11/17/2014 10:15PM
The final five couples took to the stage for this week's Dancing with the Stars semifinals, and while each duo had impressive performances, one couple had to be sent home. This week Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd took their final bows on the dance floor after performing two dances to different types of music – one plugged and the other unplugged – for this week's theme.
"I've just showed that old stoners can perform when they need to!" joked Chong during his final send-off.
Here's how the couples fared:
Originally posted 11/10/2014 10:30PM
Going with great news – rather than just a great performance – is the best way to start off Dancing with the Stars. To that end, Monday's installment killed it with the bulletin that oldie but goodie Tommy Chong made it for another week!
But Chong getting to stay meant that a (high-scoring) celebrity had to go. So it was a surprise when Lea Thompson – who looked stunning while performing some of her best dances – was named as the next hoofer to leave the ballroom.
"I just feel really great. I feel strong and I'm anxious to get back to my day job on Switched at Birth," Thompson said. "I love this man [Artem Chigvintsev] and he's a new pro and I think he did a great job with me."
Originally posted 11/03/2014 10:30PM
It was a Dynamic Duos theme under the mirror ball on Dancing with the Stars Monday but the night's Tarzan – better known as Michael Waltrip – couldn’t swing enough votes to keep him and his Jane inside the fringe jungle.
The racecar driver became the latest celebrity to leave the ABC show.
"It was a chance to do something that was more emotional than it was physical, to get to experience the wonderful cast, to get to know Emma's heart and who she is as a person," Waltrip told host Tom Bergeron. "I'm happy I got to be here and sad I have to go."
"I'm so emotional," added his pro Emma Slater. "He's made me a better person. You meet these people and he has a big heart. I'll be a better person for the rest of my life."
Originally posted 10/27/2014 10:40PM
How's this for scary: Judge Len Goodman started the night in a casket!
It was an appropriate opening because the returning judge had to help sound the death knell for Antonio Sabato Jr.
No matter how many times the soap star went shirtless under the mirror ball this season, he and partner Cheryl Burke just couldn't keep the judges, or viewers, happy.
"I danced with one of the best in the world," Sabato Jr. said. "It's all about the fans and that's why I am here."
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