12:04 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 10/02/2012 06:40PM
Shawn Johnson is seeing positive results in the ballroom this season on the 15th season of Dancing with the Stars All-Stars, but the numbers she sees on the scale after the show's grueling workouts aren't quite as impressive – yet.
"[Other contestants] are like, 'I've lost 10 pounds,' and I'm like, 'Cool, good for you,' " the former Olympic gymnast, 20, told PEOPLE with a laugh backstage after Monday night's show. "I think over time, my body will change. It's just different."
Continues the star, "Especially coming from Olympic training, I'm used to seven hours a day of the hardest workouts, so it takes more. It's not like the others who are like, 'Oh, I lost 13 pounds in two days.' "
Originally posted 10/01/2012 10:15PM
With 12 celebrity contestants and their professional partners still remaining on the 15th season of Dancing with the Stars All-Stars, Monday night made jive come alive – with decidedly mixed results.
Emmy-winning emcee Tom Bergeron and co-host Brooke Burke Charvet kept the suspense building until the judges rendered their scores – including the season's first 9 – while the audience audibly jeered those times that lower numbers were delivered.
Originally posted 09/24/2012 10:30PM
When Shawn Johnson announced her retirement from gymnastics over the summer, it was bittersweet for the gold medalist – and all of her fans who were hoping to cheer her on at the 2012 Olympic Games.
But the 20-year-old reclaimed some of that glory Monday night as she returned to the ballroom for the all-stars season of Dancing with the Stars.
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba easily summarized the former champ's 22-point foxtrot to Owl City's "Good Time" with pro Derek Hough: "This is what all-star season is all about!"
Originally posted 09/24/2012 08:45PM
No matter who you'll vote for on Dancing with the Stars all-stars, viewers can all agree on one thing: season 15 is full of heartthrobs!
From Gilles Marini to Apolo Anton Ohno to Joey Fatone, competitors had viewers swooning on social media Monday night. And once Kirstie Alley planted a surprise kiss on Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron, the Twitterverse went wild!
We asked you to sound off on the sexiest dancers by Tweeting @peoplemag your thoughts during the East Coast broadcast – and here's the best of what you had to share!
Originally posted 09/19/2012 07:00PM
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Originally posted 08/17/2012 09:30AM
The all-star season of Dancing with the Stars doesn't start until Sept. 24, but contestant Drew Lachey is wasting no time in sizing up the competition.
"Everyone on the show is very competitive," he tells PEOPLE. "Everyone's laughing and like, 'Oh, haha, this is going to be fun,' but I guarantee once the show starts up, you're going to see everybody's true colors come out."
One of the people the 98 Degrees band mate, 36, sees as a direct rival – on the dance floor, that is – is former 'NSYNC singer Joey Fatone, 35.
Originally posted 08/13/2012 09:25AM
Some celebrities will be reunited with their pro partners while others will get a chance to boogie with someone new on the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars.
The pairings for the upcoming season, which premieres Sept. 24, were revealed Monday on Good Morning America. The classic partnerships to get an encore include Kristie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy; Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson; Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas; Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke; and Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani.
Among the new teams: Apolo Anton Ohno will dance with Karina Smirnoff, while Shawn Johnson is partnered with Derek Hough.
Originally posted 08/08/2012 05:00PM
Worried you might go into Olympics withdrawal now that the Games are reaching their final stretch?
Keep the Olympic flame burning long after the Closing Ceremonies Sunday, courtesy of a select group of athletes who've obsessively Facebooked about the Games and are fun to read. Here are the top athletes to follow on Facebook – and don't forget to like People.com for all your celeb news.
Originally posted 08/04/2012 02:45PM
Since the all-star cast of the fall season of Dancing with the Stars was revealed, it's become clear that all bets are off regarding the show's next winner. After all, the cast includes returning champions like former NFL player Emmitt Smith and Olympians Apolo Anton Ohno and Shawn Johnson, as well as beloved fan-favorites like Melissa Rycroft, Kirstie Alley and Gilles Marini.
But Dancing pro (and season 13 winner) Karina Smirnoff isn't afraid to share her thoughts on who might emerge victorious in the show's new season, which premieres Sept. 24 on ABC.
"The women are very strong, but the male celebrity guests are a little bit stronger overall," Smirnoff told PEOPLE at an event sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. "I mean, we have an Olympian male guest – Apolo Anton Ohno. I'm sure he'll go very far."
Originally posted 08/01/2012 01:45PM
If you're like me, you've been watching the Summer Olympics as much as you can.
The incredible athletic performances are made even more impressive to watch by the incredible physiques the athletes possess.
I'll never forget watching the 1988 summer games in Seoul, Korea, when sprinter Ben Johnson shattered the 100-meter sprint record (only to test positive for steroids later that day).
While I can't remember his exact time, I do remember how ridiculously chiseled he was. So much so, it inspired me to start working out.
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