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Originally posted 03/31/2014 10:35PM
There's been no lack of excitement during season 18 of Dancing with the Stars.
Following an unexpected double elimination last week, this week's show – which featured Robin Roberts as a guest judge – had one couple backing out of the competition due to injury, and the rest of the couples digging into their most personal moments and sharing them with a teary-eyed audience during a most memorable year-themed episode.
Originally posted 03/31/2014 06:15AM
NeNe Leakes told Cynthia Bailey's husband, Peter Thomas, to stop acting like "a bitch" on Sunday's The Real Housewives of Atlanta", and the word and its delivery was nearly enough to break up a close friendship.
After Thomas and Gregg Leakes went loco in Mexico, and NeNe inserted herself into the ongoing masquerade ball battle – telling Thomas that he needed to stay out of the women's business – the longtime friends went after one another.
Originally posted 03/25/2014 11:30AM
Tony Dovolani has gotten to know partner NeNe Leakes quite well over the last few weeks during Dancing with the Stars rehearsals – and one thing he's learned quickly: she isn't one to tone down the energy.
"God forbid I'm having one of those tough days, she'll start dancing with me and rubbing on me. I immediate have a smile on my face," Dovolani, 40, told PEOPLE backstage right after Monday night's show, where he and the TV personality were declared safe to move on to next week's competition. "We hit it off right off the bat."
Expressing his gratitude to fans for voting them on for another week, Dovolani said it will give the dancing duo "the opportunity to show off NeNe's real side," adding, "Everybody's got this perception of NeNe. I've grown to really respect her and adore her. I think she's actually a big teddy bear. She treats me like gold. We really have a good time."
Originally posted 03/24/2014 10:25PM
Monday night's Dancing with the Stars kicked off with a selection of surprises.
Not only did contestants learn right at the beginning that there was a double elimination to take place during the show, but the leader board's lowest scorer Billy Dee Williams – whose face expressed fear of being sent home – was saved almost immediately, and went on to dance a 15-point tango with Emma Slater that judge Len Goodman said "didn't have enough attack."
Before getting to the unfortunate two who were forced to bid adieu, here's a recap of how the night went overall:
Originally posted 03/24/2014 06:30AM
The Real Housewives of Atlanta was filled with surprises on Sunday – including a surreal surprise party in Mexico for Phaedra Parks featuring a piñata filled with condoms. But the biggest surprise of all was the husbands brawling for a change.
NeNe Leakes's husband, Gregg, let Cynthia Bailey's husband, Peter Thomas, know just how unhappy he was that Thomas had approached his wife after Kenya Moore's ill-fated masquerade ball.
"You stepped up in my wife's grill," Leakes told Thomas after Moore attempted to hold a re-do of the disastrous couples' night pajama party that ended in fisticuffs. "If you ever come up into my wife's face like that, there's going to be a showdown … you disrespected me … Don't walk up on my wife without me present."
Originally posted 03/18/2014 08:15AM
How has NeNe Leakes not already done Dancing with the Stars?
Originally posted 03/17/2014 10:35PM
Another season of Dancing with the Stars kicked off on Monday night, with no shortage of fancy footwork to hit the ballroom.
Although the night consisted of many highs from a number of talented contestants, it was Olympic gold medalist ice skating partners-turned-DWTS-competitors Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who gained most of the buzz leading up to the show's 18th season.
Originally posted 03/17/2014 06:30AM
Snakes, bats and chanting shamans were just a few of the things in Mexico to spook The Real Housewives of Atlanta on Sunday, but the most frightening encounter of all may have happened when Phaedra Parks walked in on her husband talking intimately to Kenya Moore.
"I do not do snakes, I do not do snakes, I do not do snakes," NeNe Leakes hilariously chanted upon encountering an anaconda, while a hyperventilating Porsha Stewart said, "When you see a snake as big as a building, yeah, I'm scared."
When the snake was picked up and hauled away from them, Parks, 40, said she hoped they were taking it to Jimmy Choo.
Originally posted 03/10/2014 06:40AM
The Real Housewives of Atlanta went to Mexico on Sunday's episode, but there was more shade than sun.
"Mirror, mirror on the wall, I'm the shadiest of them all," said Kenya Moore, who organized the trip to make amends for helping to turn NeNe Leakes's pajama party into a brawl. Greeting the wives in a bikini and poncho, she announced, "I just want the tequila to flow and everybody to have a good time."
But Moore certainly didn't play the perfect hostess at the welcome dinner, where the focus quickly turned to Porsha Stewart and whether her failed marriage to former NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart had all been a PR stunt.
Originally posted 03/04/2014 08:25AM
From former child stars to young musicians, the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars is filled with an eclectic mix of competitors. But the most interesting may be the casting of Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Davis, 27, and White, 26, ruled the rink at last month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, winning the gold medal in ice dancing. Now they'll battle in the ballroom – but against each other for the mirror ball trophy. White will dance with Sharna Burgess, while Davis will shimmy with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin's brother, who is back after taking last season off.
The 12 new contestants on ABC's hit show were announced Tuesday morning on Good Morning America.
See the rest of the competitors below:
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