01:09 PM EDT 03/02/2015
Originally posted 11/11/2013 12:30PM
Karina Smirnoff is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 13 with J.R. Martinez. The longtime competitor is blogging for PEOPLE.com about competing with former High School Musical star Corbin Bleu in season 17.
I've been drinking four espressos in the morning and it's not working. I am literally dragging myself. Mentally, I'm awake to comprehend what's going on, but physically, my body is like, I don't think so. These days, once you power through, you feel better.
We didn't necessarily predict Amber [Riley] and Derek [Hough] would get a 10, but we kind of joked, "Oh, and now the last couple is dancing." We had a feeling the leader board was going to change. When the judges gave that 10, we all kind of started laughing because we knew that was going to happen.
Originally posted 11/04/2013 10:25PM
The ballroom was full of positive energy on Monday night, as Cher took over judging duties for Len Goodman on Dancing with the Stars.
At the end of the night, which was themed around the Burlesque star, Bill Engvall and Emma Slater ended up with the lowest score of 24 points out of 30 for their fun-filled disco to "Strong Enough."
So did the funny man and his partner end up getting the boot? Read on to find out.
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
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 10/08/2013 12:30AM
She came to inspire and enjoy the party.
And into week four of Dancing with the Stars Valerie Harper did just that and much more, sending a message of hope by savoring life after she was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year.
But on Monday night, sentiment finally yielded to the cold criteria of judging. After another low-scoring performance – this time an 18-point waltz – the 74-year-old star of TV's Rhoda was voted off the show.
Originally posted 10/01/2013 06:00PM
As Zack Attack sang on Saved by the Bell, Elizabeth Berkley and her former costars are indeed "friends forever."
"It's amazing," Berkley, 41, told PEOPLE backstage Monday at Dancing with the Stars. "I don't know if you have people from high school who you're still close with, [but] even if we don't see each other for a long time, it's a connection that we'll have forever."
"Luckily we do check in, and we always have each other's backs," she adds. "It's a really special thing."
Originally posted 09/23/2013 03:35PM
Karina Smirnoff is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 13 with J.R. Martinez. The longtime competitor will blog for PEOPLE about competing with former High School Musical star Corbin Bleu in season 17.
I feel great right now. I think we're in a great place. I thought our contemporary routine was pretty cool and I thought we nailed what Corbin [Bleu] and I wanted to do. It showed potential and it showed that there's room to grow. We wanted to take some risks with lifts and I think overall, it paid off. We were in the second position with Val [Chmerkovskiy] and Elizabeth [Berkley]. I think that's a great place to start.
I think, though, if we were able to do this dance later on in the season, we would have been able to a better job with it, because we would have been more used to each other and each other's timing and body weight. It's hard to gauge scoring. I wonder if they're judging us against other couples or against contemporary dances done in previous seasons? You can't control what the judges do, but you can control what you put out there.
Originally posted 09/23/2013 07:00PM
"He might reach for me and cry because he might not understand yet," the actress says of 14-month-old son Sky
Originally posted 09/19/2013 05:30PM
What a difference 20 years doesn't make!
Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez, aka Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater from Saved by the Bell, got together for a little tango Wednesday on the set of Lopez's Extra.
And it was just like the old days at Bayside High School.
Originally posted 07/18/2012 06:00AM
Rachel Zoe is apparently taking a stylish approach to raising son Skyler.
The celebrity stylist – who teamed up with Santa Maria Novella at the 2nd Annual Day of Shopping and Fun event in West Hollywood – bought her son so many items of Jenni Kayne clothing, an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She also told Jenni that she wants to create her own baby line."
Guests at the daytime fete, which also included Elizabeth Berkley and Johnny Knoxville, had the opportunity to get custom face paintings, eat popsicles and sip all-natural health drinks from Pressed Juicery.
"The event had a really relaxing vibe," the source says. "It was really intimate, but there was also enough for the kids to do."
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