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Originally posted 02/28/2012 08:20AM
Spring is just around the corner – and so is season 14 of Dancing with the Stars! Twelve new cast members, including Sherri Shepherd, and their professional dance partners were announced on Good Morning America Tuesday.
"It's a dream come true," The View co-host told PEOPLE about training with returning pro Val Chmerkovskiy. "He is one of the best frickin' dancers in the world. He's hot!"
And here's who else is preparing to take the ballroom by storm when the show's new season premieres March 19 on ABC:
Originally posted 11/02/2011 11:45AM
Before his seven-week run on Dancing with the Stars, David Arquette faced a rough patch that had him making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
But being on ABC's hit show has helped the actor, 40, change his image and put tough times – which included a trip to rehab, a car accident and a separation from wife Courteney Cox – behind him.
"I learned a lot about myself on this show," the Scream star told PEOPLE backstage after he and partner Kym Johnson were eliminated from the series on Tuesday night. "I learned a lot about self-appreciation and finding joy in my life and doing things that are positive for me. Kym and I had the best time. We had a lot of fun."
Originally posted 11/01/2011 10:10PM
On Dancing with the Stars Monday, the six remaining contestants celebrated Halloween with spook-tacular routines. But Tuesday's elimination show must have been a frightening experience for Nancy Grace and partner Tristan McManus.
Len Goodman called their devil-themed tango "a disappointment," and the judges awarded the duo just 21 out of 30 points, placing them at the very bottom of the leader board.
The HLN host has been there before, but voters have brought her back from the brink each time. So, was Grace saved once again from elimination? Or will she put away her dancing shoes ... along with the Halloween decorations?
Keep reading to find out the results of Tuesday's Dancing with the Stars elimination...
Originally posted 10/20/2011 05:55AM
The Dancing with the Stars crew enjoyed a night out together at Trousdale Lounge in L.A. Cheryl Burke arrived around 1 a.m., and took over a table with her girlfriends. She wasn't in the mood to dance much, though she did perk up after dance pro Kym Johnson showed up along with Chaz Bono. Chaz seemed really happy, and got down on the dance floor to songs like Chaka Kahn's "I Feel for You." – Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 10/11/2011 09:30AM
When Kym Johnson, the Aussie Dancing with the Stars pro, who's currently paired up with David Arquette, finds herself missing home, she doesn't need to travel further than her kitchen to whip up one of her favorite hometown dishes: pavlova – a traditional Australian meringue dessert.
"It's my secret dinner party dessert weapon, and I'm getting my American friends to embrace it, too," says Johnson, 35, who recalls fond memories of her grandmother and mom baking pavlova for family gatherings.
"It was always delicious," she says of the treat, which is "gooey in the middle but crispy and crunchy on the outside."
Originally posted 05/25/2011 12:20PM
NFL pro Hines Ward scored the ultimate touchdown on Dancing with the Stars when he won first place on Tuesday's finale. But Ward had to work for that mirror-ball trophy.
"Everyone loves Kirstie [Alley]," Ward, 35, told reporters backstage after the show. "So when it comes down to voting, I didn't know how I'd match up to Kirstie."
Yet, as the results proved, Ward and his partner, pro Kym Johnson, came out on top. "It's just phenomenal," Ward said. "I didn't want to let Kym down. I really wanted her to win her second mirror-ball trophy."
Originally posted 05/17/2011 02:05PM
The final four performed under heavy pressure Monday night on Dancing with the Stars – and Tuesday they face another elimination before next week's season finale. Who will go home?
Monday featured an emotional return from Hines Ward and his partner Kym Johnson, who suffered a neck injury in an agonizing fall during rehearsals last week. But the pro dancer proved her mettle Monday night when she and Ward earned a perfect score for their tango. They also earned a perfect 30 for their second dance.
Unstoppable couple Mark Ballas and Cheslea Kane won 15 bonus points from the night's winner-take-all cha-cha, giving them the highest total of the night with a 73. Is that enough to ensure them a ticket to the finale?
Originally posted 05/17/2011 11:55AM
The season 12 finale of Dancing with the Stars is just one week away but the professional dancers and their celebrity partners aren't necessarily fretting about whether or not they'll perform the anticipated freestyle dance – or, ultimately, take home the mirror ball trophy.
Instead, the dancers' thoughts were with Kym Johnson, whose horrible fall while rehearsing with Hines Ward was replayed during Monday's emotional show.
"You hate to see bad things happen to good people and Kym Johnson does not have a bad bone in her body," Chelsea Kane told PEOPLE backstage on Monday night. "She is so kind and supportive of all of us and is such a light in this competition. For her to be in a neck brace? We were scared."
Originally posted 05/16/2011 10:15PM
A silence fell over the ballroom as the TV monitors showed a video of a Kym Johnson's horrible fall during rehearsals last week that threatened to knock her out of Dancing with the Stars – or worse.
In the gut-wrenching footage, Johnson was rehearsing with Hines Ward when she landed on her head and Ward fell on top of her. As she lay in a ball on the floor, she cried, "I can't feel my arms."
Johnson was rushed to the hospital and, after tests, doctors released her to compete again, though she practiced with a neck brace. Monday night, she and her Pittsburgh Steeler partner danced the tango. Read on for more details.
Originally posted 05/16/2011 05:15PM
Even though she suffered a neck injury during rehearsals Friday, Kym Johnson will perform three routines with her partner Hines Ward at the Dancing with the Stars semifinals on Monday night.
"Kym was cleared by the doctor this morning and will be dancing with Hines Ward on the show tonight," her rep, Jane Negline, tells PEOPLE.
All weekend long Johnson rehearsed with Ward while wearing a neck brace.
"Man, Kym is a SOLDIER! She's dancing in her neck brace and will not quit!" Ward posted on his Facebook page Sunday afternoon. "I want to do my best for her because she's busted her tail to get me where I am today. To me, she is one of us and exemplifies the Steeler way. So thanks [for] the prayers and continue to keep voting for us because every point counts. When we get thru this week because of your VOTES, we intend to bring home the Mirror Ball!"
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