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DWTS Recap: Who Went Home After a Nasty Comment from Bruno Tonioli?

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DWTS Recap: Who Went Home After a Nasty Comment from Bruno Tonioli?

Originally posted 03/30/2015 11:20PM

An interesting development occurred before everyone laced up their Danskins on Monday's Dancing with the Stars – Noah Galloway was fixing to dance with a prosthetic arm!

The Alabama native picked up a space-age prosthetic limb that "works through sensors in the sockets that touch what's remaining of my tricep and bicep," he told PEOPLE. Ultimately, the motivational speaker-cum-Kenneth Cole cologne pitch man left the prosthetic at home since the Argentine tango was no dance to try out a fancy new artificial limb.

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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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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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Season 20 Dancing with the Stars Cast: Did You Know ...?

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20 Fun Facts About the Cast, Judges and Hosts of Dancing with the Stars Season 20

Originally posted 03/16/2015 08:00AM

The 10th anniversary cast of Dancing with the Stars boasts plenty of recognizable names, but how well do you really know the 12 stars who will be facing off for this year's mirror ball trophy?

Here are 13 surprising facts about the cast – plus some bonus trivia about the returning judges and hosts.

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Which Judge Will Depart Dancing with the Stars? | Len Goodman

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Len Goodman to Leave Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 12/08/2014 04:20PM

Say it ain't so, Len Goodman!

The senior-most member of the Dancing with the Stars judging panel said he plans to leave the ABC series after the upcoming season.

Goodman told reporters that traveling back and forth to England has become too overwhelming. Goodman is also the head judge on Strictly Come Dancing, the original, U.K. version of DWTS.

"I've got my wife, I've got my son, my mother is still alive and she's in hospital – I've had virtually no time to go and visit her," Goodman said Monday. "So, I just need a bit of time off to get on with a normal life. And it was either Strictly went or the American one went or the tour went. ... I'm doing the spring one when I go out there ... and that's going to be my last one. Dancing with the Stars, next year is their 10th year ... so I think that's a nice place to stop."

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Spoiler! Which Crowd-Pleaser Was Sent Packing on Dancing with the Stars?

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Betsey Johnson Was Sent Home on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 10/06/2014 10:30PM

It was "Most Memorable Year" night on the dance floor – though it should have been called let's gets super sad and personal because of all the teary-eyed video packages. But even a moving tribute to her adult daughter couldn't save designer Betsey Johnson on a night that gave America (or at least those on the East Coast) a chance to vote in place of the still-missing judge Len Goodman.

"Thank you, thank you, mostly to Tony, to my fans, this has been the best wonderful thing," said Johnson at the end of the show. "It's just been a trip, a big trip!"

The designer who started the night out in jeopardy earned a fairly respectable 29 after performing a panty-flashing handstand in her number with Tony Dovolani. "I think I saw your Victoria's Secret!" quipped judge Bruno Tonioli.

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Julianne Hough Is Returning to Dancing with the Stars

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Julianne Hough Coming Home to DWTS Monday

Originally posted 04/07/2014 12:20PM

Julianne Hough will return to Dancing with the Stars Monday night, when she joins Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli at the judges' table.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy's DWTS Return: I Have to Avoid Being a Hypocrite | Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy's DWTS Return: I Have to Avoid Being a Hypocrite

Originally posted 11/18/2013 07:30AM

Maksim Chmerkovskiy will make his judging debut on Dancing with the Stars on Monday and he tells PEOPLE he can't wait.

"I never thought this would happen. I'm excited to be back," he says.

The fiery dancer, who often went toe-to-toe with the judges, insists there was never any bad blood between them.

"We had our run-ins but it's like [my brother] Val and me. We are the closest of people and obviously get into arguments," he says.

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Dismissed! A Tearful Snooki Goes Home on Dancing

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UpdatePosted 10/29/2013 06:30AM

Dancing with the Stars: Snooki Sent Home

Originally posted 10/28/2013 10:10PM

It was a night of overall high scores on Monday's Dancing with the Stars, but in the end, one couple had to go home.

The two couples in jeopardy were Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Sasha Farber, along with lowest scoring couple, Bill Engvall and Emma Slater.

And the results? Polizzi and Sasha Farber were eliminated in yet another shocking dismissal, closely following Christina Milian's surprising farewell a couple of weeks ago, despite their earning high scores.

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