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Drew Lachey Blogs About His Dancing Elimination | Anna Trebunskaya, Drew Lachey

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Drew Lachey Blogs: All Good Things Must Come to an End

Originally posted 10/15/2012 10:05AM

Drew Lachey is a member of 98 Degrees and he starred on Broadway in Monty Python's Spamalot and Rent. He is the season 2 winner of Dancing with the Stars and a founder of Lachey Arts Music Theater Camp. Lachey has been blogging for PEOPLE.com about his return to the ballroom with pro Anna Trebunskaya for the DWTS all-stars seasonthough the pair were eliminated on Oct. 9.

Well, all good things must come to an end. This past Monday, Helio [Castroneves] and I were the victims of a double elimination. I wish I could say this came as a complete surprise, but that wouldn't be all together true.

I had already been in the bottom 2 in week one, and my judges' scores weren't as good as some of the other competitors. Even with those facts, I thought our cha-cha was good enough to keep us in the competition. Anna and I were the first couple to perform this week, and we scored a 24 with our dance that we performed to Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love."

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Drew Lachey on Dancing Elimination: 'It Really Sucks!' | Anna Trebunskaya, Drew Lachey

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Drew Lachey on Dancing Elimination: 'It Really Sucks!'

Originally posted 10/10/2012 07:30AM

Tuesday night's double-elimination on Dancing with the Stars produced sighs of relief from saved bottom scorers Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas – but eliminated pair Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya were left with feelings of angst.

"Oh, my gosh, I was so robbed!" Trebunskaya, 31, told reporters backstage after she and Lachey, 36, learned their fate. "Are you kidding me? I have an amazing partner. We had so much fun together. I feel robbed of having the fun of working with this person."

Lachey supported his partner's sentiments.

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Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough Perform 'Best Dance' in 15 Seasons on DWTS | Derek Hough, Shawn Johnson

Dancing with the Stars: Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough Perform 'Best Dance' in 15 Seasons

Originally posted 10/08/2012 10:00PM

Having to recreate an iconic dance from past seasons of Dancing with the Stars proved difficult – but fun – for the All-Stars on Monday.

With creative direction left to the nonprofessionals, the third week of competition had many highs and a few lows for the contestants.

Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya kicked off the evening with a cha-cha to Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love." Determined to deliver a sexy rendition, the duo succeeded with a score of 24 and judge Bruno Tonioli compared the performance to Magic Mike. "If it's going to work for Channing Tatum, it's going to work for you!" he said.

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Helio Castroneves: 'Very Shocking' to Be in Dancing's Bottom Two | Chelsie Hightower, Helio Castroneves

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Helio Castroneves: Being in Dancing's Bottom Two Was 'Very Shocking'

Originally posted 10/08/2012 07:00AM

The last Dancing with the Stars elimination episode had Helio Castroneves stumped.

With Kym Johnson and Joey Fatone being the ones who got the boot in the end, the auto racing pro can't believe he and partner Chelsie Hightower were just one couple away from hanging up their dancing shoes.

"It was very shocking, actually, and surprising, to be honest, to be in the bottom two," Castroneves, 37, recently told PEOPLE during a rehearsal. "I was like, 'Whoa, what happened here?' "

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Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson Head Home on Dancing | Joey Fatone, Kym Johnson

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Dancing with the Stars: Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson Head Home

Originally posted 10/02/2012 10:15PM

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas performed a Western-themed quickstep on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars but their low-scoring performance, which earned just 18 points, put them in danger of getting the boot on Tuesday's elimination show.

Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who scored 21 points for their jive, were in second-to-last place on the second week of competition. His brother Val Chmerkovskiy and partner Kelly Monaco rounded out the bottom three with 22 points for their quickstep.

So who was eliminated at the end of Tuesday night's episode?

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Kym Johnson DWTS Blog: I Made Joey Fatone Freak Out

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Kym Johnson DWTS Blog: I Made Joey Fatone Freak Out

Originally posted 10/01/2012 07:00PM

Kym Johnson is a two-time Dancing with the Stars champion, taking the coveted mirror ball trophy in season 9 with Donny Osmond and in season 12 with Hines Ward. The Australia native will now be blogging for PEOPLE.com about competing with Joey Fatone in the all-star season.

Poor Joey.

He was so nervous about the elimination last week because I made him freak out. I felt bad about that. He just knew that I was nervous all day and he said, "Kym, I think we'll be fine," and I said, "Joey, we're fourth from the bottom. We could be gone."

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Helio Castroneves: My Daughter Is More Interested in Cars than Barbies | Chelsie Hightower, Helio Castroneves

Helio Castroneves: My Daughter Is More Interested in Cars than Barbies

Originally posted 09/27/2012 02:20PM

"She's always playing with racecars," the Dancing with the Stars all-stars contestant tells PEOPLE

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Bachelorette's Jef Holm & Arie Luyendyk Cheer on DWTS Champ Hélio Castroneves

Bachelorette's Jef Holm & Arie Luyendyk Cheer on DWTS Champ Hélio Castroneves

Originally posted 09/25/2012 03:30PM

Who says the final two can't enjoy a little Dancing?

Jef Holm and Arie Luyendyk, who both vied for Emily Maynard's heart in the most recent season of The Bachelorette, were spotted together at Monday's Dancing with the Stars premiere.

The pair sat side by side for the big show and snapped photos after with all-star contestants and pro dancers, including Kirstie Alley and Kym Johnson.

Arie, who lost out to Jef in the finale, told PEOPLE at the post-premiere party at Mixology 101 at The Grove that he came into town to support fellow racecar driver and defending Dancing champ Hélio Castroneves.

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Dancing with the Stars: Pairs Revealed for All-Stars Season

Originally posted 08/13/2012 09:25AM

Some celebrities will be reunited with their pro partners while others will get a chance to boogie with someone new on the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars.

The pairings for the upcoming season, which premieres Sept. 24, were revealed Monday on Good Morning America. The classic partnerships to get an encore include Kristie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy; Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson; Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas; Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke; and Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani.

Among the new teams: Apolo Anton Ohno will dance with Karina Smirnoff, while Shawn Johnson is partnered with Derek Hough.

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Helio Castroneves Says Kirstie Alley Is 'Fantastic' on Dancing

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Helio Castroneves Says Kirstie Alley Is 'Fantastic' on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 04/04/2011 03:20PM

Helio Castroneves thinks Kirstie Alley has it going on.

The winner of Dancing With the Stars season 5 had a hunch that the former Cheers actress would be dynamite on the dance floor. "You can't try to be a professional," Castroneves told PEOPLE at the Blacks' Annual Gala at Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami. "You have to be free when you're dancing. When I heard that Kirstie would be on the show, I said, 'She's going to be good.' "

And after he saw her doing the quickstep? "I think she was fantastic," he says. "More than anything, you've got to have fun, and that's what she's doing. We're going to see her progress more and more as the weeks go on."

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