01:08 PM EDT 04/13/2013
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
Originally posted 04/05/2012 11:30AM
Sure, he's hot. Sure, he's sexy. But William Levy, beware, because Roshon Fegan and Donald Driver say you haven't see the best of them yet.
The season 14 contestants took the sexy Latin actor's sexy, abs-baring salsa routine with partner Cheryl Burke on Monday's Dancing with the Stars as a sign that the showdown has begun.
"William knows the ladies love us, but they love him a little bit more because he took his clothes off," Driver tells PEOPLE.
"I haven't taken my clothes off yet. I'm going to pace myself and talk to the wife and if the wife agrees then I will take it off."
Originally posted 04/03/2012 09:20AM
Jaleel White knew Dancing with the Stars would put him back in the spotlight. But he didn't know that he and pro partner Kym Johnson would be the focus of behind-the-scenes drama.
"It was completely exaggerated," White, 35, said backstage following Monday night's performances, after reports surfaced that he had erupted into a tirade against his partner on Friday.
The former Family Matters star reportedly stepped on Johnson's foot during a rehearsal, and then yelled at her when he thought she overreacted to the pain it caused.
"Jaleel definitely was out of line," a source tells PEOPLE. "It basically didn't have anything to do with Kym or her foot – he was just stressed out and ready to snap."
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