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

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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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Dancing with the Stars Announces Season 20 Pros: Karina Smirnoff Out (for Now)

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Dancing with the Stars Announces Season 20 Pros: Karina Smirnoff Out (for Now)

Originally posted 02/11/2015 09:20AM

Dancing with the Stars announced which pros will return for season 20 on Wednesday – and one who notably will not.

Last season's champion Witney Carson returns alongside fan favorite (and two-time champion) Mark Ballas. Seasoned pros and fellow mirrorball winners Tony Dovolani, Peta Murgatroyd and Kym Johnson are back in the mix. Newer pros including Val Chmerkovskiy, Sharna Burgess, Allison Holker, Emma Slater and Artem Chigvintsev were also confirmed to return.

Noticeably absent, Karina Smirnoff – a pro since season 3 and the season 12 champion – posted on Instagram Tuesday night that she would not be returning for season 20: "I've decided to focus my energies on some other exciting endeavors."

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Who Blamed a Lack of Rehearsal Time for His DWTS Ouster?

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Who Blamed a Lack of Rehearsal Time for His DWTS Ouster?

Originally posted 09/23/2014 10:45PM

Tavis Smiley has a bone to pick with the producers of Dancing with the Stars.

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Charlie White Wanted the 'Perfect' Proposal, Says DWTS' Sharna Burgess

Charlie White Wanted the 'Perfect' Proposal, Says Dancing with the Stars Partner Sharna Burgess

Originally posted 06/17/2014 10:00AM

She showed him a thing or two on the dance floor, but Sharna Burgess had no words of wisdom for Charlie White when he prepared to propose to his longtime love.

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Charlie White Gets a Bitter Boot in the DWTS Semifinals | Sharna Burgess

Dancing with the Stars Recap: Charlie White Is Eliminated in Semifinals

Originally posted 05/12/2014 10:30PM

American icons night on Monday's Dancing with the Stars brought Kenny Ortega to the judges' table, Jackson family music to the ballroom – and heavy drama for two competitors.

The semi-finals came down to a pair of couples who easily could have vied for the mirror ball against each other, only to result in a bitter departure. Read on for more.

After a beautiful night of dancing by the five remaining couples it was between ice skating partners Charlie White and Meryl Davis.

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UpdatePosted 04/22/2014 06:30AM

Dancing with the Stars: James Maslow, Meryl Davis Get the Party Going & Drew Carey Goes Home

Originally posted 04/21/2014 10:25PM

Get ready to par-TAY!

Monday night's Dancing with the Stars showcased party anthems, with guest judge Redfoo from LMFAO helping to weed out the ho-hum from the fun.

James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd entered as the charmed couple after getting a perfect score on Disney week, while Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas were just holding on and Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke hoped that audience scores would prop them up for another week.

Except, that didn't happen.

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Who Went Home During Dancing's Unexpected Double Elimination? | Diana Nyad

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UpdatePosted 03/25/2014 07:00AM

Dancing with the Stars Double Elimination: Who Went Home?

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:

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Andy Dick: DWTS Brought Me Closer to My Daughter

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UpdatePosted 05/01/2013 02:30PM

Andy Dick: Being on Dancing with the Stars Made Me Closer to My Daughter

Originally posted 05/01/2013 10:00AM

It was an especially sad goodbye on Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars elimination episode.

"I'm clenching my jaw because if [the tears] start going, they won't stop," Andy Dick, 47, told PEOPLE backstage after he and partner Sharna Burgess bid adieu to the dance floor. "We wanted one more week."

But before receiving big hugs from the reporters who were sad to see the pair go home, Dick reflected positively on his time as a competitor.

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Which Couple Is Done with Dancing? | Kym Johnson

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Dancing with the Stars: Who's Heading Home?

Originally posted 04/30/2013 10:10PM

Week after week of consistently low scores haven't spelled the end of the road for Dancing with the Stars competitors Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess. But is their time finally up?

The actor and his pro partner scored just 17 points for their rumba on Monday night's all-Latin show, putting them at the bottom of the leader board below soap star Ingo Rademacher and his partner, Kym Johnson. Burgess even spoke out in anger against the judges for their harsh critiques.

But their fans have saved Team Dick before. Did they do it again? Read on to find out who was sent home on Tuesday's elimination show ...

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Andy Dick's Dancing Partner Is 'Angry' at the Judges for Being Mean | Andy Dick

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Sharna Burgess Is 'Angry' at Dancing with the Stars Judges for 'Berating' Andy Dick

Originally posted 04/30/2013 11:45AM

Andy Dick and his pro partner Sharna Burgess felt a little Dancing déjà vu on Monday, when the judges once again gave them a harsh critique.

"I'm angry, because, for example, Bruno – he stands up every week and says something mean to be funny," Burgess, 27, told PEOPLE backstage after Monday night's show. "You're here to be a judge, to tell us how to be better."

Burgess does commend judge Carrie Ann Inaba for her feedback.

"As far as her giving us a five, yeah, that sucked, but she had constructive criticism at least," Burgess said. "And if she put so much importance on those dead arms, then trust me, we won't have any next week."

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