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WATCH: Patti LaBelle Sings for DWTS Cast and Crew in Never-Before-Seen Clip

Originally posted 05/19/2015 07:15PM

Patti LaBelle turned out some impressive moves during this season of Dancing with the Stars, but in an exclusive clip she shows off the voice that made her famous in the first place.

Performing her 2004 hit "2 Steps Away" was just a warm-up for LaBelle, 70, as she prepped for "Most Memorable Year" night on DWTS. That night, she would earn a solid 30 out of 40 points traveling back to 1973 and performing a jazz routine to her hit "Dan Swit Me."

Partner Artem Chigvintsev is just one of LaBelle's castmates, including Derek Hough and Suzanne Somers, watching in awe as the legend freestyles with the show's house band, Ray Chew Live.

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DWTS: Who Was in Limbo on Spring Break Night?

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars Recap: Spring Break Night

Originally posted 04/21/2015 12:35AM

While Dancing with the Stars' "Spring Break Night" had some skin-baring outfits, unlike many coeds' wild getaways, it was memorable.

Front-runners like Riker Lynch, Nastia Liukin and Rumer Willis continued to pull ahead, but not all of the competition did so hot individually. Lucky for the underdogs, there's strength in numbers, and this week's group performances gave everyone a boost.

To keep reading, visit EW.com.

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DWTS: Who Dazzled on Disney Night?

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars Recap: Who Dazzled on Disney Night?

Originally posted 04/14/2015 12:55AM

While an obvious plug to the show's parent company, Disney Night made for some of the most inventive routines yet – not to mention some of the most creative costumes yet (Prince Farming in a skirt! Rumer Willis in full-on purple body paint!).

Paying homage to Disney favorites both new and old, the stars channeled their favorite characters while animated support "joined them," appearing on-screen at home. A cute idea in theory, it usually just took attention away from the performance or was so fleeting it was easy to be forgotten.

The night got a slow start, but the final three stars of the night – Rumer, Riker Lynch and Nastia Liukin – hit the ballroom floor with sets to remember. Elsewhere, opener Suzanne Somers and Robert Herjavec, uh, Floundered.

Read on for the highlights of Dancing with the Stars' Disney Night.

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: The Stars Share Their Most Memorable Year

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars Recap: The Stars Share Their Most Memorable Year

Originally posted 04/06/2015 11:00PM

Routines themed around the Stars' most memorable years made for good video packages but not-so-inspired dances. I mean, how do you adequately pay homage to an IED attack?

Judge Len Goodman certainly wasn't in the mood for sob stories: the ol' boy was grumpy all night and didn't seem to like anybody, least of all Rumer Willis, who performed a brilliant waltz as a snub to all her early haters.

Then again, anybody can have a bad night in the ballroom. Witness: Michael Sam and Riker Lynch, who both found themselves in jeopardy by the end of Monday's episode.

Before you learn the guys' fate, check out a sampling of the performances from a night of memories (as well as a few moments we'd love to forget).

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Dancing With the Stars

DWTS Sneak Peek: Patti & Artem Plan a Sexy Cha Cha for Latin Night (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/30/2015 10:45AM

After an incredibly strong finish in last week's "My Jam Monday" on Dancing with the Stars, partners Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev have a lot of expectations to meet.

In an exclusive preview of Monday's Latin-night routine, Chigvintsev tells LaBelle that they'll be dancing a cha cha, which he describes as "a very flirtatious dance."

Asks LaBelle, "It's sexy?"

"Yeah, it's going to be very sexy," says Chigvintsev. "Some clothes might come off."

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: A 'Jam'-Packed Night

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars Recap: A 'Jam'-Packed Night

Originally posted 03/23/2015 11:55PM

Here's a little behind-the-scenes Dancing with the Stars scoop to start off the recap: I understand our stars learned as early as Friday when they would be dancing during "My Jam Monday."

So, for example, Prince Farming Chris Soules knew before the weekend that he'd get to kick off tonight's show while Lady Marmalade herself (a.k.a. Patti LaBelle ) was rewarded the last dance of the evening well in advance of tonight's performance.

Now put the shoe on the other foot: What could be more disheartening than knowing that you aren't strong enough to open or close the night – and realizing how your middle-of-the-show positioning brings you closer to the ol' heave-ho?

So, which dancers proved they might be worthy of prime placement next week? And what about the contestants whose so-so performance last week put them at risk of elimination? Read on for the night's highlights and to see who came close to leaving DWTS first.

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The Insane Empire Finale as Told by 9 GIFs (and 3 Tweets)

Empire

The Insane Empire Finale as Told by 9 GIFs (and 3 Tweets)

Originally posted 03/19/2015 12:00AM

Was there ever any doubt that the Empire finale would be absolutely bonkers?

In just two hours, Empire crammed in approximately six seasons' worth of material – and we wouldn't have it any other way.

The finale was a bit of a convoluted ... not mess, per se, but certainly something that requires a brief recap. Here's what happened in the season 1 finale of Empire, as told in 9 GIFs (and 3 Tweets!).

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: Which Celebrity Brought Down the House – and Attracted Big Stars? | Julianne Hough

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars Recap: Which Celebrity Brought Down the House – and Attracted Big Stars?

Originally posted 03/16/2015 11:00PM

It was a big night in the ballroom – and not just because John McClane and GI Jane were in the house! Monday's installment of Dancing with the Stars kicked off the first of what the network promised would include lots of action-packed tributes to the show's 10th anniversary.

The premiere episode didn't disappoint. There were lots of contemporary tunes ("Uptown Funk," "Take Me to Church"), plenty of showstopping choreography (Derek Hough, so glad you stuck around this season!) and even quadruple hanky moments (welcome to the ballroom, Army vet and amputee Noah Galloway!).

No 9s or 10s were awarded just yet, but a couple of celebrities sure came close to earning some high scores. Here's how the new contenders fared on night one:

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Season 20 Dancing with the Stars Cast: Did You Know ...?

Dancing With the Stars

20 Fun Facts About the Cast, Judges and Hosts of Dancing with the Stars Season 20

Originally posted 03/16/2015 08:00AM

The 10th anniversary cast of Dancing with the Stars boasts plenty of recognizable names, but how well do you really know the 12 stars who will be facing off for this year's mirror ball trophy?

Here are 13 surprising facts about the cast – plus some bonus trivia about the returning judges and hosts.

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Dancing with the Stars: And the New Celebrities Are ...

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars: And the New Celebrities Are ...

Originally posted 02/24/2015 09:00AM

A rapper, an openly gay pro football player, an amputee veteran and, um, Lady Marmalade will help Dancing with the Stars celebrate its 10th anniversary.

And great news for fans of Derek Hough – the five-time mirror ball winner will participate after all! Hough was cast to play the male lead in New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall this spring, but he will split his time between New York and Los Angeles. (It's nice to be so young and nimble!)

Eleven celebrities and their pro partners were revealed Tuesday on Good Morning America. The show still needs to find one more male star to pair with Witney Carson, the reigning champion.

Here are the stars:

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