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Originally posted 05/07/2012 10:45PM
The semi-finals are just a week away on Dancing with the Stars. But to get there, the six remaining couples had to perform two dances each on Monday night – and will have to survive a double elimination on Tuesday. (Spoilers ahead!)
In the first round of competition, William Levy and Cheryl Burke landed atop the leader board with a high-energy foxtrot that earned a perfect score. "You bring these performances to life," Carrie Ann Inaba told the couple. "There was care in technique and flare in the movement," added Len Goodman.
In a close second were Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower, who barely survived last week's dance duel. Their foxtrot earned 29 points and had Bruno Tonioli gushing. "The sweetest of sweethearts," he called them. "What you've done in a week is incredible."
Originally posted 05/07/2012 08:50AM
When it comes to basketball, it's not just a game for Maria Menounos.
"I'm such a die-hard fan," the Dancing with the Stars contestant, who recently earned a perfect score, told PEOPLE. "I get violent when I watch Celtics games."
The Boston-area native's love of her hometown sports teams is well-documented, having recently donned a bikini in New York Giants colors after losing a Super Bowl bet on her beloved New England Patriots.
Originally posted 05/01/2012 11:55AM
For Maria Menounos and pro partner Derek Hough, it's a tooth (more like fang) and nail fight for the mirror-ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars.
But after their perfect-30 point finish Monday night, the Extra host, who started the season off injured, wasn't talking about winning.
"It's one of those moments in life you're going to be like, 'Wow, where I came from and where I've gotten to and everything I've gone through to get here,' " she told PEOPLE after the pair's victorious vampire-themed paso doble. "It's the most incredible feeling in the world."
Originally posted 04/30/2012 09:55PM
With the competition so fierce, it was bound to happen.
One couple scored a perfect 30 on Dancing with the Stars on Monday night for a paso doble that Bruno Tonioli called "spellbinding." Read on for more.
Originally posted 04/24/2012 10:15PM
Jaleel White and partner Kym Johnson got their groove back with a crowd-pleasing cha cha on Dancing with the Stars Monday – but some other contestants struggled to keep up with the competition.
Finding themselves in the bottom two once again, Roshon Fegan and partner Chelsie Hightower lacked sex appeal with their 23-point rumba. Meanwhile, Gladys Knight and partner Tristan MacManus scored an underwhelming 21 points for their rumba.
Keep reading to find out which pair bid adieu to the dance floor Tuesday night ...
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.
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.
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."
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 ...
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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