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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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Corbin Bleu: 'Time to Switch Up Our Game' on DWTS

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Corbin Bleu's DWTS Blog: 'Time to Switch Up Our Game'

Originally posted 10/28/2013 01:00PM

Corbin Bleu is a former High School Musical star who is competing on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars with season 13 champion Karina Smirnoff. The Disney alum will blog for PEOPLE about his experience on ABC's hit show.

This week, we are focusing on making sure all of the elements of traditional cha-cha are in the dance.

We're also focusing on the technique, my form and giving the judges no room to dock our points for lifts or for not having all of the pieces of the cha-cha in the dance.

Besides how well we execute it, I want to make sure the emotion is there and that my form and technique are on and I don't mess up any parts of the dance.

Having had a taste of getting a 10 in the previous week, we want to try to switch up our game this week and really retrieve ourselves from last week.

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Which Couple Deserved to Win Dancing's Mirror-Ball Trophy?

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Dancing with the Stars: Which Couple Deserved to Win?

Originally posted 05/21/2013 07:15PM

The final four Dancing with the Stars contestants – Jacoby Jones, Kellie Pickler, Alexandra Raisman and Zendaya – and their pro partners have overcome injuries and potential eliminations to make it all the way to the season 16 finale. But only one couple can take home the tantalizingly close mirror-ball trophy.

Pickler's strong performances throughout the season were magnified Monday night, when she and Derek Hough earned a perfect 30 score for a freestyle dance judge Carrie Ann Inaba called "one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen." Pickler later admitted "I let all of my walls down" for the fearless show-stopper.

NFL player Jones and pro partner Karina Smirnoff did not have the most stellar performances, getting flak from the judges for an imperfect jive, and later for a super-sized freestyle dance. But Inaba nevertheless dubbed the wide receiver the "number one entertainer of season 16," in the semifinals the previous week.

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It's a Tight Race as Dancing's Final Four Face Off – Who Should Win? | Kellie Pickler

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Dancing with the Stars: Final Four Compete for Mirror-Ball Trophy

Originally posted 05/20/2013 10:30PM

The final four couples performed three routines each on Monday's Dancing with the Stars. By the end of the night, one pair were in the lead with a perfect score for all three dances.

However, the episode kicked off with an imperfect – though energetic – jive.

Karina Smirnoff and partner Jacoby Jones – who judge Carrie Ann Inaba previously called "the number one entertainer of season 16" – were told by judge Len Goodman that they showed improvement, but that "you got excited at times and lost it."

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Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas Join Dancing's 10 Club

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Dancing with the Stars: Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas Join 10 Club

Originally posted 04/29/2013 10:30PM

The ballroom heated up on Monday night's Latin-themed Dancing with the Stars.

Seven weeks into the competition, almost all of the remaining couples came up with impressive routines. But it was Alexandra Raisman and Mark Ballas who landed their first 10s of the season, with a salsa that Len Goodman – who gave the pair a nine – called, "tasty and refreshing."

The pair got 10s from the other two judges, which put them at a total of 29 points out of 30. They also received an additional three points for winning a dance-off against Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess.

Raisman and Ballas tied with regular high-scoring duo, Derek Hough and Kellie Pickler, who wowed judges with their samba to Ricky Martin's "Shake Your Bon Bon."

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