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Jaleel White Gets His Groove Back on Dancing | Jaleel White, Kym Johnson

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Dancing with the Stars: Jaleel White Gets His Groove Back

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.

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No Kissing in the Cards for Dancing's William & Cheryl | Cheryl Burke, William Levy

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William Levy & Cheryl Burke Won't Kiss on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 04/17/2012 02:30PM

Based on the wild cheers inside the ballroom, Cheryl Burke and her injured partner William Levy gave viewers what they wanted on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars. But don't expect the pair to take things a step further with a mid-routine smooch like the one Derek Hough and partner Maria Menounos shared on the Latin-themed episode.

"We like to leave it up to the imagination," Burke, 27, told PEOPLE backstage after the performances, adding that she and Levy have no plans to kiss.

But unlike judge Carrie Ann Inaba, Levy, 31, and Burke don't worry about whether an actual lip-lock was too much for the dance.

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UpdatePosted 04/17/2012 09:15AM

Dancing with the Stars Couples Light Up Latin Night

Originally posted 04/16/2012 10:30PM

After Sherri Shepherd's shocking elimination on Dancing with the Stars last week, the remaining contestants felt the pressure and turned up the heat for Latin Night in the ballroom on Monday.

Taking on the salsa, samba and the Argentine tango, nine couples performed hip-shaking routines that were in some cases downright steamy.

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough performed one of the night's sexiest routines, sealing their salsa with a controversial kiss. "That was hot," Carrie Ann Inaba said, but "I don't think you needed the kiss ... Dance is about the illusion of passion."

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First 10s of the Season Handed Out on Dancing

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Dancing with the Stars Judges Hand Out First 10s of the Season

Originally posted 04/03/2012 08:25AM

On Monday's Dancing with the Stars, the contestants performed routines that represented the most memorable years in their lives.

There were a lot of tears, some very moving moments and the first 10s of the season.

Keep reading for a full take on Dancing's most emotional night so far ...

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Maria Menounos Will Use Broken Ribs to Her Advantage on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 03/27/2012 02:30PM

A broken rib can't break Maria Menounos's spirit.

"It's all good," the injured Extra host, 33, told PEOPLE following her 25-point quickstep with partner Derek Hough Monday night.

Adds the pro, with a laugh: "So, basically, smooth sailing."

Her injury, which occurred after she ripped the intercostal muscles off her ribs during rehearsal a few weeks ago, is actually part of her strategy, she says.

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Who's Fizzling First on Dancing?

UpdatePosted 03/26/2012 09:00AM

Dancing with the Stars Couples Take on the Jive & Quickstep

Originally posted 03/26/2012 09:40PM

Following what Len Goodman called "the best first show of any season," the celebrities and their partners returned to the ballroom to perform the quickstep or the jive on Dancing with the Stars on Monday night.

And the stakes are high: No one wants to be the first to go on Tuesday's elimination show, which will send home the star with the lowest combined scores and votes from two weeks of competition.

Keep reading to find out who was fabulous and who flopped in the ballroom ...

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Dancing Returns with a Vengeance | Jaleel White

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UpdatePosted 03/19/2012 10:25PM

Dancing with the Stars Returns with a Vengeance

Originally posted 03/20/2012 08:30AM

Dancing with the Stars is back on its toes!

A new round of ballroom competition began Monday night on ABC – and if the season premiere is any indication, it's going to be a hot one. "Without a doubt, this is the best first show of any season," head judge Len Goodman said after the night's final performance.

Keep reading to find out who took an early lead, but beware: spoilers ahead.

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Maria Menounos Puts Dancing Before Dogs | Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos's Dog Feels Neglected During Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 03/12/2012 04:30PM

Maria Menounos's dog has had it up to here with the new man in her mom's life.

"Mommy, how come you're always dancing with Derek Hough and you're never playing with me anymore?" says a weepy Menounos, in the voice of her pooch, Baby, in a new video she shared on her WhoSay page.

The Extra host, a contestant on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, has been training vigorously for next week's premiere and admits to "doggie neglect" in the video. But, as she laments, "It happens when you become a dancer."

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Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Cast Revealed | Sherri Shepherd, William Levy

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Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Cast Revealed

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:

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Maria Menounos Tebows – with Tim Tebow | Maria Menounos, Tim Tebow

Maria Menounos Tebows – with Tim Tebow

Originally posted 02/06/2012 06:00PM

Tim Tebow got on one knee in Indianapolis Saturday night – to "Tebow" with Maria Menounos in the VIP section of ESPN's Super Bowl party. It was a special treat for the Extra hostess, who Tebowed solo on the Golden Globes red carpet in January.

Nearby, Tom Cruise's son Connor and his posse held court at a table, while Spike Lee, bedecked in Giants gear, relaxed with his son; Shaquille O'Neal cuddled with pint-sized girlfriend Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander; and Drake warmed up for his set by handing out shots to women near the stage.
– Kevin O'Donnell

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