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Robert Herjavec Opens Up About His Relationship with Dancing with the Stars Partner Kym Johnson

Originally posted 03/24/2015 11:35AM

Their chemistry almost made Carrie Ann Inaba nauseous!

The Dancing with the Stars judge was kidding, of course – but there was no denying the connection between Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson during their foxtrot Monday.

In the wake of speculation that the Shark Tank star had taken his partnership with Johnson to a new level, PEOPLE asked the duo to talk about how well they work together and whether their off-screen canoodling was just for the cameras.

"I don't do anything for publicity," Herjavec said. "From the moment I met her, I love hanging out with her. We are having a great time."

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: A 'Jam'-Packed Night

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: A 'Jam'-Packed Night

Originally posted 03/23/2015 11:55PM

Here's a little behind-the-scenes Dancing with the Stars scoop to start off the recap: I understand our stars learned as early as Friday when they would be dancing during "My Jam Monday."

So, for example, Prince Farming Chris Soules knew before the weekend that he'd get to kick off tonight's show while Lady Marmalade herself (a.k.a. Patti LaBelle ) was rewarded the last dance of the evening well in advance of tonight's performance.

Now put the shoe on the other foot: What could be more disheartening than knowing that you aren't strong enough to open or close the night – and realizing how your middle-of-the-show positioning brings you closer to the ol' heave-ho?

So, which dancers proved they might be worthy of prime placement next week? And what about the contestants whose so-so performance last week put them at risk of elimination? Read on for the night's highlights and to see who came close to leaving DWTS first.

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Are Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec and DWTS Pro Kym Johnson an Item?

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Are Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec and DWTS Pro Kym Johnson an Item?

Originally posted 03/18/2015 07:45PM

It looks like Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec and his Dancing With The Stars pro partner Kym Johnson may have taken their chemistry off the dance floor.

At a March 16 afterparty for the season premiere at Hyde Kitchen + Cocktails in L.A., the DWTS duo were spotted "canoodling," according to an onlooker.

"They came in holding hands and were caressing each other's backs," says the source

The pair, who arrived together, "were having a good time and enjoying each others company," a second source tells PEOPLE.

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Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec: I Thought About Suicide After My Marriage Fell Apart

Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec: I Thought About Suicide After My Marriage Fell Apart

Originally posted 03/18/2015 09:00AM

Late one night last July, shortly after Robert Herjavec and his wife filed for separation, the star of the ABC hit reality show Shark Tank stood on a balcony of his Toronto hotel room and contemplated jumping.

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: Which Celebrity Brought Down the House – and Attracted Big Stars? | Julianne Hough

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: Which Celebrity Brought Down the House – and Attracted Big Stars?

Originally posted 03/16/2015 11:00PM

It was a big night in the ballroom – and not just because John McClane and GI Jane were in the house! Monday's installment of Dancing with the Stars kicked off the first of what the network promised would include lots of action-packed tributes to the show's 10th anniversary.

The premiere episode didn't disappoint. There were lots of contemporary tunes ("Uptown Funk," "Take Me to Church"), plenty of showstopping choreography (Derek Hough, so glad you stuck around this season!) and even quadruple hanky moments (welcome to the ballroom, Army vet and amputee Noah Galloway!).

No 9s or 10s were awarded just yet, but a couple of celebrities sure came close to earning some high scores. Here's how the new contenders fared on night one:

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Dancing with the Stars: And the New Celebrities Are ...

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Dancing with the Stars: And the New Celebrities Are ...

Originally posted 02/24/2015 09:00AM

A rapper, an openly gay pro football player, an amputee veteran and, um, Lady Marmalade will help Dancing with the Stars celebrate its 10th anniversary.

And great news for fans of Derek Hough – the five-time mirror ball winner will participate after all! Hough was cast to play the male lead in New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall this spring, but he will split his time between New York and Los Angeles. (It's nice to be so young and nimble!)

Eleven celebrities and their pro partners were revealed Tuesday on Good Morning America. The show still needs to find one more male star to pair with Witney Carson, the reigning champion.

Here are the stars:

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Dancing with the Stars Announces Season 20 Pros: Karina Smirnoff Out (for Now)

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Dancing with the Stars Announces Season 20 Pros: Karina Smirnoff Out (for Now)

Originally posted 02/11/2015 09:20AM

Dancing with the Stars announced which pros will return for season 20 on Wednesday – and one who notably will not.

Last season's champion Witney Carson returns alongside fan favorite (and two-time champion) Mark Ballas. Seasoned pros and fellow mirrorball winners Tony Dovolani, Peta Murgatroyd and Kym Johnson are back in the mix. Newer pros including Val Chmerkovskiy, Sharna Burgess, Allison Holker, Emma Slater and Artem Chigvintsev were also confirmed to return.

Noticeably absent, Karina Smirnoff – a pro since season 3 and the season 12 champion – posted on Instagram Tuesday night that she would not be returning for season 20: "I've decided to focus my energies on some other exciting endeavors."

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Ingo Rademacher Is 'Sore, Tired' But Fine with His DWTS Elimination | Kym Johnson

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Ingo Rademacher Is 'Sore, Tired' But Fine with His DWTS Elimination

Originally posted 05/15/2013 02:30PM

Ingo Rademacher wasn't wiping away any tears over his Dancing with the Stars semi-finals elimination on Tuesday night.

"I'm really happy that I don't have to learn two or three of those dances [next week]," the actor told PEOPLE just after his dismissal, while attending the show's 300th episode celebration at Boulevard 3 nightclub in Hollywood.

"I'm sore, I'm tired and this is it. We're going to have a party tonight while everyone else has to worry about choreographing. I'm really going to party."

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Ingo Rademacher Goes Home on Dancing with the Stars | Kym Johnson

Ingo Rademacher Goes Home on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 05/14/2013 10:05PM

It was frontrunner Zendaya who had the surprise slip-up on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars semi-finals, but at the end of the evening, it was Ingo Rademacher who ended up at the bottom of the leader board.

With the three other remaining contestants ending the night with near perfect scores, Rademacher, whom judge Carrie Ann Inaba called "the underdog," was at a disadvantage with a mere 51 points out of 60 for his and partner Kym Johnson's samba and Charleston.

On Tuesday, during DWTS's 300th episode, did Rademacher get the boot? Or was there a surprise elimination?

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Cheryl Burke Celebrates Birthday with Dancing with the Stars | Cheryl Burke

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Cheryl Burke Celebrates Birthday with Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 05/09/2013 06:00AM

After Dancing with the Stars on Monday, Cheryl Burke celebrated her 29th birthday with the help of her fox-trotting friends.

Kelly Monaco, Karina Smirnoff and Kym Johnson were on hand for the celebration at Mixology 101 in Los Angeles, where they presented the birthday girl with a towering red velvet cake.

"Cheryl is one of my best friends," Johnson told PEOPLE. "I loved being at Mixology to help her celebrate alongside these gorgeous ladies!"

Reflecting on the occasion, Burke said, "I've spent my entire twenties on DWTS. It was incredible to be able to celebrate 29 with my show family and friends," adding, "I can't wait to see what this year brings."
– Michele Stueven

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