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Drew Lachey's DWTS Blog: This Week's Hiccup Is a Double Elimination | Anna Trebunskaya, Drew Lachey

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Drew Lachey's DWTS Blog: This Week's Hiccup Is a Double Elimination

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.

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Dancing's Joey Fatone: At Least We Didn't Go Home First | Joey Fatone, Kym Johnson

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Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson: We Performed Well on Dancing with the Stars

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."

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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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Sabrina Bryan Scores the First 9 of DWTS's New Season

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Dancing with the Stars: Sabrina Bryan Scores the First 9 This Season

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.

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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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DWTS's Kym Johnson: Joey Fatone Needs to Focus, Focus, Focus | Joey Fatone, Kym Johnson

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Kym Johnson Blogs: Joey Fatone's To-Do List – Focus, Focus, Focus

Originally posted 09/24/2012 06:30PM

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

Dancing with the Stars rehearsals have been great. Obviously I danced with Joey in season 4, so it's really nice to be reunited with him. There's definitely a lot more pressure because it's the all-stars, but it's fun because we're all in the same rehearsal space. We have different rooms, but we see everyone there. It's like one big, happy family.

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Which DWTS Star Does Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson Want to Beat Most? | Joey Fatone, Kym Johnson

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UpdatePosted 09/06/2012 11:15AM

Kym Johnson: Joey Fatone and I Need to Beat Apolo Ohno!

Originally posted 09/05/2012 05:50PM

Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming all-star season of Dancing with the Stars, and pro Kym Johnson says she and partner Joey Fatone have one main goal this time around.

Take down the man who beat them last time.

"We were on season 4, and we were second. Apolo [Ohno] beat us, and he's on this season as well, so we're going to try and get over him first of all," she told PEOPLE at the premiere of The Words in Hollywood.

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Together Again! Maksim & Kirstie Among Couples Reuniting for DWTS

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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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Dancing's Jaleel White: I Really Respect Kym Johnson

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Jaleel White: I Really Respect Kym Johnson

Originally posted 05/02/2012 11:50AM

Jaleel White and his Dancing with the Stars partner Kym Johnson may have gone through behind-the-scenes drama during their time on the show, but White says he has always respected the ballroom pro.

"Kim works hard," the actor, 35, told reporters backstage Tuesday night after he and Johnson were eliminated. "Every time I was going home to go to sleep, she was going off to choreograph. She'd be coming up with some dance. We'd be rolling up out of here, and she'd be going back to work."

In fact, White liked to bring his daughter Samaya, 2½, to rehearsals to show her an example of hard work.

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Jaleel White Eliminated on Dancing with the Stars | Jaleel White, Kym Johnson

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Dancing with the Stars: Jaleel White Heads Home

Originally posted 05/01/2012 10:15PM

While Monday night's episode of Dancing with the Stars" had its highs – Maria Menounos and Derek Hough got the first perfect 30 of the season! – it also had its lows.

Melissa Gilbert and an injured Maksim Chmerkovskiy let the judges down with a 21-point tango that left the pair in last place, while Jaleel White and Kym Johnson were in second-to-last place with 24 points for their waltz. Meanwhile, Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower improved from last week with a 25-point tango.

So, which of the night's low-scoring couples were sent packing after Tuesday night's results show? Keep reading to find out ...

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