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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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Melissa Gilbert Blogs: How Dancing Is Like Getting Sober | Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Melissa Gilbert

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UpdatePosted 04/23/2012 04:30PM

Melissa Gilbert Compares Dancing with the Stars to Getting Sober

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.

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Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff  Eliminated on Dancing with the Stars | Gavin DeGraw, Karina Smirnoff

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Dancing with the Stars: Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff Eliminated

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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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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Melissa Gilbert Blogs: It's Hard to Be Sexy After Head Injury | Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert: It's Hard to Be Sexy After Head Injury

Originally posted 04/16/2012 12:05PM

Things that go bump ...

This week has been the most challenging for me so far this season of Dancing with the Stars. As you know, Maks and I had a bit of an accident Monday night. The moment it happened, I had no idea what had gone wrong. I just knew Maks fell. My head hurt a lot and I assumed I'd hit it on the dance floor.

Things were spinning a bit for me when the judges gave their critiques. In fact, by the time I got up to the skybox I had no idea what they'd said.

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Melissa Gilbert Returns for 'Gentle Rehearsal' After Concussion | Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert Returns for 'Gentle Rehearsal' After Concussion

Originally posted 04/12/2012 01:15PM

Still aching from whiplash and a concussion, Melissa Gilbert had her first Dancing with the Stars rehearsal after leaving the hospital.

"Nobody puts Halfpint in the corner!" she Tweeted to actor pal Craig Bierko, using her character's nickname from Little House on the Prairie.

Gilbert, 47, had to be helped down the ballroom stairs by fellow competitor Gavin DeGraw after injuring herself during a paso doble Monday night with pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

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Maksim Says Melissa Gilbert Is in Pain | Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Melissa Gilbert

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Says Melissa Gilbert Is in Pain

Originally posted 04/11/2012 03:45PM

The show may very well go on for Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his Dancing with the Stars partner Melissa Gilbert, who suffered a head injury following Monday night's paso doble.

The actress, 47, alarmed viewers when she was absent from Tuesday night's elimination episode, but Chmerkovskiy, 32, says she's just taking it easy at home.

"She's in pain," he told PEOPLE backstage after the show. "She's got a big headache. The doctors said she has a minor concussion, and I know that's really unpleasant."

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Injured Melissa Gilbert Is a No-Show at Dancing | Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert Is No-Show at Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 04/10/2012 09:25PM

On Monday, when Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron announced that Melissa Gilbert had been injured and rushed to the hospital, he promised an update on her condition.

On Tuesday's results show, Gilbert was still not well enough to be in the ballroom.

"Melissa is not here. She did suffer a mild concussion," Bergeron said. "On her doctor's advice she is taking a rest day and if they get through tonight she'll be able to compete going forward."

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UpdatePosted 04/10/2012 11:45AM

Melissa Gilbert Suffers Whiplash and Concussion

Originally posted 04/10/2012 09:05AM



Melissa Gilbert says she'll be fine.

The Dancing with the Stars contestant, who was rushed to the hospital on a stretcher Monday night after performing a paso doble with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tweeted a health update later.

"I'm alright," she wrote. "Mild concussion and whiplash. Very soon I will be safely home resting and being taken care of."

And it seems there are plenty of people watching out for the actress. "@Maksim you are my champion. I adore you," she wrote of her partner in a follow-up Tweet, before adding of her helpful competitor, "@GavinDeGraw bless your heart for carrying me down those stairs!"

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Dancing Injury Sends Melissa Gilbert to Hospital | Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert Goes to Hospital with Injury on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 04/09/2012 10:30PM

Although she's been banged up with a floor burn, cuts, scrapes and sore muscles, Melissa Gilbert delivered what judge Bruno Tonioli called her "best performance by far" on Monday's Dancing with the Stars.

Then moments after finishing the paso doble with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the actress was sent to the hospital.

"She injured herself," host Tom Bergeron announced on the air Monday night, "and as a precaution she's gone to the hospital to get checked out."

There was no immediate word on the nature or extent of her injury.

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