12:49 PM EDT 05/10/2013
Originally posted 05/04/2013 12:45PM
Country gal Miranda Lambert got into the Kentucky Derby spirit Friday night – with a little help from her girlfriends.
"The House That Built Me" singer, 29, danced, drank, pumped her fists in the air and eventually performed at the annual black-tie Barnstable Brown Gala event, hosted by Grey Goose, held at a mansion near Churchill Downs on Derby Eve.
The Texas native and animal lover was dressed like a southern belle – complete with a peach fascinator perched on her head – hung out at a table flanked by four girlfriends and looked like she was having a blast during the other performances.
She rocked out when fellow country star Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry took the stage, pumping her fists in the air when he performed the "My Town." Later, she swayed back and forth and sang along to "My Girl" during Smokey Robinson's performance. (Hubby Blake Shelton was nowhere to be seen, but perhaps he was prepping for The Voice live shows that kick off Monday.)
Originally posted 01/16/2013 10:25AM
For two years, Joey Fatone cheered on his wife, Kelly, as she ran the Goofy Challenge at Walt Disney World: a half marathon followed by a full marathon the following day. But when Kelly fractured her foot two months ago, Fatone decided to run in her place.
"I just said, 'I'll do it for you,'" he tells PEOPLE. "And it became something I really wanted to do for her."
After competing on Dancing with the Stars, Fatone, 35, had decided to get into shape.
"I wasn't training to run a marathon," he says. "I just wanted to start working out. I wanted to build more muscle and upper body strength. I have no definition in my chest! So that's how I started. Then I decided, 'Let's see how far I can run.' And it went from there."
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.
Originally posted 10/08/2012 07:00PM
Drew Lachey is a member of 98 Degrees, 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 will now be blogging for PEOPLE.com about his return to the ballroom with pro Anna Trebunskaya for the DWTS all-stars season.
Well, it has been an eventful week. It started off with Joey Fatone being eliminated from the competition. This came as a shock to all of us. With scores in the middle of the pack and a strong fan base, everybody thought he would be safe.
Joey was the person who was always cracking a joke and keeping it light when things would get stressful. It just once again shows you that this show is about so much more than just dancing. He will be missed.
Originally posted 10/08/2012 04:50PM
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 blogged for PEOPLE.com about competing with Joey Fatone in the all-star season. The pair was unfortunately sent home during the second week of competition. Johnson is sharing her final elimination post below.
I was surprised we were sent home.
We didn't have terrible scores. We were kind of in the middle of the pack. We just had so much more we wanted to do. I was so excited about Monday's dance, so I'm more upset that I didn't get to do that.
I'm disappointed. We were having a lot of fun. I knew it was going to be tough every week, but I wasn't expecting to be gone so soon.
Originally posted 10/03/2012 10:30AM
Just as Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson were getting back into the swing of Dancing with the Stars, their time was cut short, as a result of Tuesday night's elimination.
"I was feeling a little more comfortable [this week]," Johnson, 36, told PEOPLE backstage following the show, just one week after wrongly convincing herself and Fatone they were going home for sure.
"If we had a bad dance, I would understand," Johnson told reporters of her elimination. "But I feel like we did a good dance [this week] ... Everyone seemed to like that dance. The judges even said it was the most entertaining."
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?
Originally posted 10/01/2012 10:15PM
With 12 celebrity contestants and their professional partners still remaining on the 15th season of Dancing with the Stars All-Stars, Monday night made jive come alive – with decidedly mixed results.
Emmy-winning emcee Tom Bergeron and co-host Brooke Burke Charvet kept the suspense building until the judges rendered their scores – including the season's first 9 – while the audience audibly jeered those times that lower numbers were delivered.
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.
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."
Originally posted 09/28/2012 12:00PM
Justin Timberlake will be a great husband to Jessica Biel because he's just going to be himself, says his former 'N Sync bandmate Joey Fatone.
"Not much is going to change. He's a great dude, and he's very focused on what he does and everything else, and I'm sure this will bring out the best," Fatone, 35, told PEOPLE Thursday as he brought daughters Briahna and Kloey to see Batman Live in Los Angeles.
Timberlake and Biel know each other so well, Fatone adds, that they're destined to stay together.
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