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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Originally posted 04/24/2012 10:15PM
Jaleel White and partner Kym Johnson got their groove back with a crowd-pleasing cha cha on Dancing with the Stars Monday – but some other contestants struggled to keep up with the competition.
Finding themselves in the bottom two once again, Roshon Fegan and partner Chelsie Hightower lacked sex appeal with their 23-point rumba. Meanwhile, Gladys Knight and partner Tristan MacManus scored an underwhelming 21 points for their rumba.
Keep reading to find out which pair bid adieu to the dance floor Tuesday night ...
Originally posted 04/24/2012 12:30PM
Jaleel White got his mojo from Motown.
Battered by the tabloids and nearly bounced by bad scores, the actor sent a resounding message this week on Dancing with the Stars.
"The message I have is, I'm not a quitter," he tells PEOPLE. "And I wasn't going to let down my partner. Nobody wants to go home, but if I am going to get sent packing, I'm not going to get sent packing doing my worst."
Originally posted 04/23/2012 10:45PM
Jaleel White saved himself from elimination by beating Gavin DeGraw in a dance duel last week on Dancing with the Stars. (Spoilers ahead!)
On Monday's Motown-themed show, the actor stormed back, earning 29 points for a snappy cha cha with partner Kym Johnson to "Ain't Too Proud to Beg."
"You're back!" Len Goodman declared.
"That was the biggest sizzler of the season," said Bruno Tonioli.
Originally posted 04/17/2012 10:15PM
Just as Dancing with the Stars's competition was starting to look up last week for Karina Smirnoff and partner Gavin DeGraw, they once again sunk to the bottom of the leaderboard after Monday night's 19-point samba.
They've been saved in prior weeks after low scores, but will fans' votes once again be enough to keep the pair on the show? The second lowest scores of the night went to Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his recovering partner Melissa Gilbert, who earned 21 points for their samba. Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus were one point above them with a score of 22 for their samba.
Originally posted 04/06/2012 03:00PM
Jaleel White hopes fans will judge him by his tango – not the recent tabloid headlines.
Once again speaking out against reports he erupted into a tirade against his Dancing with the Stars partner Kym Johnson during rehearsals, White says the two are "having a ball."
"My relationship with Kym should speak for itself in [terms of] ... what's going on on the dance floor," the former Family Matters star, 35, tells PEOPLE.
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