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10 Dancing with the Stars Scandals We're Still Talking About

Originally posted 09/14/2016 10:25AM

The celebrity contestants and pro dancers always bring the drama on the Dancing with the Stars dance floor.

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FIRST LOOK: Dancing with the Stars Opens Season 23 with a Red-Hot Number!

Originally posted 09/12/2016 07:40PM

The new season of Dancing with the Stars is finally here!

On the season 23 premiere Monday night, the pro dancers are showing off their impressive moves during an opening dance number shot last week at Griffith Park in Los Angeles – and PEOPLE has the exclusive First Look.

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16-Year-Old Laurie Hernandez on Balancing Olympic Press Tour, School and DWTS: 'I Don't Need a Break'

Originally posted 09/07/2016 06:15PM

Laurie Hernandez conquered her first Olympics and now she's ready to compete on Dancing with the Stars.

Though the gold and silver medalist has a full plate following the Rio Olympics – including high school, the Olympic press tour and training for DWTS – the 16-year-old exclusively tells PEOPLE, "I don't need a break."

"I used to always watch Dancing with the Stars with my family. Right after workout we would just come home and put the show on," she tells PEOPLE.

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Amber Rose on DWTS Partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 'He's Gonna Be a Great Dad'

Amber Rose on DWTS Partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 'He's Gonna Be a Great Dad'

Originally posted 09/07/2016 03:50PM

Amber Rose dishes on Maksim Chmerkovskiy's future parenting skills as he gears up to welcome his first child, a son

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Who Do the Dancing with the Stars Cast Members Consider Their Biggest Competition? (Hint: She's Small but Powerful)

Originally posted 09/07/2016 03:20PM

She might only be five feet tall, but Laurie Hernandez has her Dancing With the Stars cast members shaking in their dancing shoes.

The 16-year-old, who earned gold and silver medals at this year's Rio Olympics and is now competing on live television for her shot at winning the Mirror Ball trophy, might be the biggest competition on season 23.

"I think Laurie obviously is the one everyone's got their eye on," race car driver James Hinchcliffe told PEOPLE of who he views as the potential frontrunner. "Half of what her profession is is dance anyway. And she's such a great personality, such a fun person, great character, huge smile. It's easy to love her so on the dance floor and off in the vote world, that's gonna be tough for sure," the 29-year-old added.

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Dancing with the Stars' Laurie Hernandez and Amber Rose Impress in Early Rehearsals

Originally posted 09/01/2016 12:30PM

And the Chmerkovskiy brothers are off!

Dancing with the Stars pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 36, and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, 30, began rehearsing for the hit ABC competition reality show's upcoming 23rd season this week. And judging from Instagram videos they each posted of their early practice sessions, it looks like the rival Chmerkovskiys might be off to an early lead.

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See the Dancing with the Stars Audition Tapes for Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and More Before They Were Pros

Originally posted 08/31/2016 07:55PM

Before Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Valentin Chmerkovskiy were Mirror Ball winners, the Dancing with the Stars pros were talented hopefuls auditioning for a shot on the ABC reality competition series.

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Why Dancing with the Stars Wanted Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Cheryl Burke and Derek Hough Back

Originally posted 08/30/2016 08:50AM

Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars marks the return of three fan-favorite pro dancers: Derek Hough, Maksim and Cheryl Burke.

"Maks, Cheryl and Derek are beloved by our core audience and it would be exciting to have any one of them coming back, but to have all three is like Christmas come early for a DWTS fan," executive producer Rob Wade tells PEOPLE.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Is Officially Returning to Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 08/25/2016 08:25AM

Get ready for some sibling rivalry on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars.

After a four-season break from competing as a dance pro on the ABC reality dance competition, Maksim Chmerkovskiy is officially headed back to the ballroom to compete against his younger brother, Valentin.

Maks' return was announced on Good Morning America Thursday morning.

"The last 12 years of my life had some sort of relationship to the show," he said. "I just wanted this to continue ... the feeling and positivity."

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Are Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Joining Ryan Lochte on Dancing with the Stars?

Originally posted 08/24/2016 07:25PM

The speculation about Dancing with the Stars casting continues as season 23 gets closer.

Eight returning pro dancers have already been revealed and PEOPLE has confirmed that Olympian Ryan Lochte will compete, but a new photo making the rounds on social media has fans assuming that pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy and TV host Amber Rose are also joining the cast.

"Maks and Amber what i thought he was doooooonnne [I guess] i was wrong," a fan tweeted Wednesday along with a photo of Rose in a purple sequined dress and taking a selfie with Chmerkovskiy in a black suit with black dress shirt.

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