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Dancing Drama! An Emotional Meltdown & Perfect Scores

UpdatePosted 05/15/2012 09:30AM

Dancing with the Stars Drama: An Emotional Meltdown & Perfect Scores

Originally posted 05/14/2012 09:55PM

With the competition down its fierce final days, and perfect 10s flying in the ballroom, the pressure at Dancing with the Stars finally took its toll on one leading contender.

A seemingly minor misstep at the end of a solid-scoring routine left Katherine Jenkins in tears Monday night in one of the most dramatic moments of the season.

At the end of a glorious salsa – their second routine – Jenkins seemed to stumble, a mistake that barely troubled judges, who awarded a trio of nines to the singer and dancing pro Mark Ballas.

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Melissa Gilbert, Roshon Fegan Booted in Dancing's Double Elimination | Melissa Gilbert, Roshon Fegan

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Dancing with the Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Roshon Fegan Booted in Double Elimination

Originally posted 05/08/2012 10:10PM

There were some serious shakeups on the Dancing with the Stars leader board after the remaining six couples in the competition each completed two dances on Monday night.

One week after scoring a perfect 30, Maria Menounos and Derek Hough made a surprising appearance in second-to-last place. Meanwhile, Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower – who danced for their lives last week – climbed to second. But with only six points separating William Levy and Cheryl Burke in first place and Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy in last, it's really anyone's game.

At the end of Tuesday night's double elimination episode, which two couples were sent packing and which four will go on to next week's semi-finals? Read on to find out ...

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Dancing with the Stars: Who Deserves to Go?

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Dancing with the Stars: Who Deserves to Go?

Originally posted 05/08/2012 06:00PM

There are six couples remaining on Dancing with the Stars – but not for long!

After Tuesday's elimination show (9 p.m. ET), only four semi-finalists will remain. Those odds aren't great but high-scoring couples like William Levy and Cheryl Burke, who delivered a perfect foxtrot on Monday, have a better chance.

Then again, low scores aren't necessarily an indication of elimination. Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were at the bottom of the leaderboard last week but escaped the bottom two and the dreaded dance duel.

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Dancing's William Levy, Cheryl Burke Earn a Perfect Score | Cheryl Burke, William Levy

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Dancing with the Stars: William Levy, Cheryl Burke Perform Perfect Foxtrot

Originally posted 05/07/2012 10:45PM

The semi-finals are just a week away on Dancing with the Stars. But to get there, the six remaining couples had to perform two dances each on Monday night – and will have to survive a double elimination on Tuesday. (Spoilers ahead!)

In the first round of competition, William Levy and Cheryl Burke landed atop the leader board with a high-energy foxtrot that earned a perfect score. "You bring these performances to life," Carrie Ann Inaba told the couple. "There was care in technique and flare in the movement," added Len Goodman.

In a close second were Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower, who barely survived last week's dance duel. Their foxtrot earned 29 points and had Bruno Tonioli gushing. "The sweetest of sweethearts," he called them. "What you've done in a week is incredible."

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Wow! Dancing's First Perfect 30 This Season

Dancing with the Stars Delivers Season's First Perfect 30

Originally posted 04/30/2012 09:55PM

With the competition so fierce, it was bound to happen.

One couple scored a perfect 30 on Dancing with the Stars on Monday night for a paso doble that Bruno Tonioli called "spellbinding." Read on for more.

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Melissa Gilbert Blogs: Injured Maksim Has to Rely on Me | Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert: Injured Maksim Has to Rely on Me

Originally posted 04/30/2012 10:00AM

Hi all! I'm hoping everyone had a nice, productive week sprinkled with fun, family and quiet time.

My personal rollercoaster ride on Dancing with the Stars continued this week. Though now, it seems I am riding a rollercoaster that is suspended from up above with loops and twists and turns that I simply cannot see coming. So, I am just along for the ride abandoning all semblance of control.

This last week saw Maks's injury become a real problem for "Team MGMC." It is a situation that is constantly fluid and constantly changing. We have back-up plans for our back-up plans (an ocean of thank yous to Val Chmerkovskiy). In that way, we do have a modicum of control.

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Jaleel White Gets His Groove Back on Dancing | Jaleel White, Kym Johnson

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Dancing with the Stars: Jaleel White Gets His Groove Back

Originally posted 04/23/2012 10:45PM

Jaleel White saved himself from elimination by beating Gavin DeGraw in a dance duel last week on Dancing with the Stars. (Spoilers ahead!)

On Monday's Motown-themed show, the actor stormed back, earning 29 points for a snappy cha cha with partner Kym Johnson to "Ain't Too Proud to Beg."

"You're back!" Len Goodman declared.

"That was the biggest sizzler of the season," said Bruno Tonioli.

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Dancing With the Stars

UpdatePosted 04/17/2012 09:15AM

Dancing with the Stars Couples Light Up Latin Night

Originally posted 04/16/2012 10:30PM



After Sherri Shepherd's shocking elimination on Dancing with the Stars last week, the remaining contestants felt the pressure and turned up the heat for Latin Night in the ballroom on Monday.

Taking on the salsa, samba and the Argentine tango, nine couples performed hip-shaking routines that were in some cases downright steamy.

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough performed one of the night's sexiest routines, sealing their salsa with a controversial kiss. "That was hot," Carrie Ann Inaba said, but "I don't think you needed the kiss ... Dance is about the illusion of passion."

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Donald Driver Enjoys Dancing Shirtless | Donald Driver

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UpdatePosted 04/10/2012 04:30PM

Donald Driver Enjoys Dancing Shirtless

Originally posted 04/10/2012 10:20AM

It sounds like a shirtless Donald Driver may become the norm on Dancing with the Stars – at least if his partner Peta Murgatroyd continues to have say in the matter.

"It worked for us tonight, so we're going to be doing it again for sure," the professional dancer told PEOPLE backstage Monday night during the show's rock-themed week, after she and Driver topped the leader board with 27 points for their paso doble.

As for Driver, 37, he has no issues with stripping down for the camera.

"I'm comfortable with my body, so I'm okay with it," he told PEOPLE. "We have to entertain the crowd and all the fans to make sure we can stay on the show, so tonight was entertainment."

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Dancing Recap: Who Rocked, Who Rolled Over | Donald Driver

Dancing with the Stars: Who Rocked, Who Rolled Over

Originally posted 04/09/2012 11:00PM

They came, they danced, they rocked!

With KISS setting the party mood with a live performance, Dancing with the Stars thundered through rock-and-roll night Monday.

One couple found their psychedelic groove while another couldn't quite take it anymore. And Melissa Gilbert gave so much that she ended up in the hospital. Read on for more.

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