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Originally posted 04/03/2012 06:00PM
Tension is running high this week on Dancing with the Stars – because of the pressure to perform routines about life-changing moments, according to contestant Sherri Shepherd.
Speaking about Jaleel White's recent outburst during a rehearsal with partner Kym Johnson, Shepherd downplayed the incident.
"These dances were emotional for everyone," Shepherd said of the performances, which they had less time to learn. "Everybody wants to do well. We all want to be here."
Originally posted 04/03/2012 09:20AM
Jaleel White knew Dancing with the Stars would put him back in the spotlight. But he didn't know that he and pro partner Kym Johnson would be the focus of behind-the-scenes drama.
"It was completely exaggerated," White, 35, said backstage following Monday night's performances, after reports surfaced that he had erupted into a tirade against his partner on Friday.
The former Family Matters star reportedly stepped on Johnson's foot during a rehearsal, and then yelled at her when he thought she overreacted to the pain it caused.
"Jaleel definitely was out of line," a source tells PEOPLE. "It basically didn't have anything to do with Kym or her foot – he was just stressed out and ready to snap."
Originally posted 04/03/2012 08:25AM
On Monday's Dancing with the Stars, the contestants performed routines that represented the most memorable years in their lives.
There were a lot of tears, some very moving moments and the first 10s of the season.
Keep reading for a full take on Dancing's most emotional night so far ...
Originally posted 03/26/2012 09:40PM
Following what Len Goodman called "the best first show of any season," the celebrities and their partners returned to the ballroom to perform the quickstep or the jive on Dancing with the Stars on Monday night.
And the stakes are high: No one wants to be the first to go on Tuesday's elimination show, which will send home the star with the lowest combined scores and votes from two weeks of competition.
Keep reading to find out who was fabulous and who flopped in the ballroom ...
Originally posted 03/20/2012 08:30AM
Dancing with the Stars is back on its toes!
A new round of ballroom competition began Monday night on ABC – and if the season premiere is any indication, it's going to be a hot one. "Without a doubt, this is the best first show of any season," head judge Len Goodman said after the night's final performance.
Keep reading to find out who took an early lead, but beware: spoilers ahead.
Originally posted 03/06/2012 11:50AM
The season 14 cast members of Dancing with the Stars are set to hit the parquet in fewer than two weeks. But the new crop of contestants have already suited up in their sparkling best to pose for official portraits.
Sherri Shepherd, who will dance with Val Chmerkovskiy, calls her stint on the ballroom dance competition a "dream come true."
She'll face off against soap star-turned-singer Jack Wagner, who will partner with Anna Trebunskaya. Tennis icon Martina Navratilova will also hit the floor with Tony Dovolani. And Family Matters star Jaleel White will compete alongside former champ Kym Johnson.
Originally posted 02/28/2012 08:20AM
Spring is just around the corner – and so is season 14 of Dancing with the Stars! Twelve new cast members, including Sherri Shepherd, and their professional dance partners were announced on Good Morning America Tuesday.
"It's a dream come true," The View co-host told PEOPLE about training with returning pro Val Chmerkovskiy. "He is one of the best frickin' dancers in the world. He's hot!"
And here's who else is preparing to take the ballroom by storm when the show's new season premieres March 19 on ABC:
Originally posted 01/28/2012 03:10PM
Kirstie Alley has all the confidence in the world in Demi Moore as her friend copes with a health crisis.
"Demi is a smart, insightful girl and she will work through it," Alley said Friday. "I have no doubts. I love Demi. She'll work it out."
Alley turned out in New York for her former Dancing with the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy's Dance With Me Studios' Ballroom Birthday Bash.
Originally posted 10/04/2011 10:10AM
Originally posted 09/06/2011 12:00PM
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