11:22 PM EDT 10/16/2013
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 01:20PM
Well here we are at week eight of Dancing with the Stars! And we made it without ever having to do the dance duel!
Honestly, I am amazed that we've made it this far. You fans surprise us every week. I still can't believe that we've even never been in the bottom two. I really hope that happens again, because this week's double elimination falls on my birthday – my 48th to be exact. So keep voting like crazy, please!
Our dances this week are a lot of fun. First I have a fox trot with Maks to "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. Our story for the dance follows the lyrics: nasty cougar takes advantage of sweet, studious young man. There might even be a little kiss in their somewhere.
Originally posted 05/01/2012 10:15PM
While Monday night's episode of Dancing with the Stars" had its highs – Maria Menounos and Derek Hough got the first perfect 30 of the season! – it also had its lows.
Melissa Gilbert and an injured Maksim Chmerkovskiy let the judges down with a 21-point tango that left the pair in last place, while Jaleel White and Kym Johnson were in second-to-last place with 24 points for their waltz. Meanwhile, Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower improved from last week with a 25-point tango.
So, which of the night's low-scoring couples were sent packing after Tuesday night's results show? Keep reading to find out ...
Originally posted 05/01/2012 09:30AM
It was another low-scoring week for Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Melissa Gilbert, who came in last place with 21 points for their tango on Dancing with the Stars Monday night.
But unlike in seasons past, a usually outspoken Chmerkovskiy says he's not upset, because he expects judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman to deliver tough critiques at this point.
"With a smile on my face and a happy, happy, happy, happy, happy heart, [I'll say] there's nothing we can do right by them, and it is what it is," the professional dancer told reporters backstage after Monday night's show. "Let's be realistic. If we make it to the [dancing duel], we're out. That's a fact, no matter what we do."
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 04/30/2012 10:00AM
Hi all! I'm hoping everyone had a nice, productive week sprinkled with fun, family and quiet time.
My personal rollercoaster ride on Dancing with the Stars continued this week. Though now, it seems I am riding a rollercoaster that is suspended from up above with loops and twists and turns that I simply cannot see coming. So, I am just along for the ride abandoning all semblance of control.
This last week saw Maks's injury become a real problem for "Team MGMC." It is a situation that is constantly fluid and constantly changing. We have back-up plans for our back-up plans (an ocean of thank yous to Val Chmerkovskiy). In that way, we do have a modicum of control.
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 04/23/2012 01:30PM
Well, we've made to the halfway point. I don't know whether to jump up and down or just curl up in a ball and weep. I cannot remember if I've ever been this tired in my life. The closest I've ever come to this kind of physical exhaustion is when my kids were newborns.
My friends who had done Dancing with the Stars before me told me this would be hard. They told me that it was a long arduous process. So did the producers. So did Maks. I was as ready as I could possibly be.
What I was not ready for is the emotional toll this experience is taking. I've always believed that we grow the most from the biggest challenges in our lives. The good times are our chance to breathe and appreciate our lives but the hard stuff is, in many ways, more important.
Originally posted 04/17/2012 10:15PM
Just as Dancing with the Stars's competition was starting to look up last week for Karina Smirnoff and partner Gavin DeGraw, they once again sunk to the bottom of the leaderboard after Monday night's 19-point samba.
They've been saved in prior weeks after low scores, but will fans' votes once again be enough to keep the pair on the show? The second lowest scores of the night went to Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his recovering partner Melissa Gilbert, who earned 21 points for their samba. Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus were one point above them with a score of 22 for their samba.
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