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See the Dancing with the Stars Audition Tapes for Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and More Before They Were Pros

Originally posted 08/31/2016 07:55PM

Before Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Valentin Chmerkovskiy were Mirror Ball winners, the Dancing with the Stars pros were talented hopefuls auditioning for a shot on the ABC reality competition series.

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Marla Maples Opens Up About Surprisingly Modest Lifestyle After Her Split from Donald Trump: 'I Laugh When People Think I Walked Away with a Fortune'

Originally posted 04/19/2016 03:40PM

The name Trump conjures up a certain level of extravagance: private jets, gilded furniture and highly conspicuous consumption.

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Marla Maples Speaks Out After Her Dancing with the Stars Elimination: 'Truly, My Heart's Broken'

Originally posted 04/12/2016 10:00AM

Marla Maples and her partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated on Monday night's episode of Dancing with the Stars, leaving both of them "stunned," they said Tuesday on Good Morning America.

"I have to say, for the first time in 21 seasons, I did not expect this at all," admitted dance pro Dovolani, 42. "We had such a great journey, she was growing every single week, it felt like she was really hitting her stride."

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Kim Zolciak Breaks Down in Tears Off Camera After Making Her Return to DWTS Post-Stroke

Kim Zolciak Breaks Down in Tears Off Camera After Making Her Return to DWTS Post-Stroke

Originally posted 11/25/2015 08:10AM

Kim Zolciak-Biermann made an emotional return to Dancing With the Stars after being forced to leave due to health concerns.

For Tuesday's finale night, the Bravo-lebrity reteamed with dance pro partner Tony Dovolani to perform their I Dream of Jeannie-themed Samba – the same dance she was supposed to perform before being hospitalized for a mini stroke.

After successfully executing the Latin dance in the ballroom, the mother of six broke down in happy tears during an off-camera moment later shared as an Instagram clip.

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DWTS Insider on Kim Zolciak Being Ousted After Mini Stroke: 'It Wasn't an Ambush'

Originally posted 09/29/2015 05:00PM

As Kim Zolciak-Biermann begs for another chance on Dancing with the Stars, a show insider says she knew the rules before Monday's broadcast.

Zolciak-Biermann, 37, was booted from the competion because she was unable to fly back to Los Angeles for the latest episode after being hospitalized for a mini stroke in Georgia last week. She Skyped into the live show Monday to be told by host Tom Bergeron that she had to withdraw.

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Tony Dovolani Reacts to Wendy Williams' Questioning Kim Zolciak-Biermann's Mini Stroke: 'It Was Definitely Not Fake'

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Tony Dovolani Reacts to Wendy Williams' Questioning Kim Zolciak-Biermann's Mini Stroke: 'It Was Definitely Not Fake'

Originally posted 09/29/2015 11:30AM

Tony Dovolani has Kim Zolciak-Biermann's back.

Dovolani came to his Dancing with the Stars partner's defense after Wendy Williams questioned Zolciak-Biermann's mini stroke, which left her hospitalized last week.

"I don't really know what happened between them … but I can tell you this: I was at the hospital," Dovolani, 42, told reporters at the DWTS live show on Monday. "I know what happened. It was definitely not fake."

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Tony Dovolani: 'I Would Love to Be a DWTS Judge'

Tony Dovolani: 'I Would Love to Be a Judge' on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 08/03/2015 03:05PM

Tony Dovolani is used to racking up perfect 10s on Dancing with the Stars – but he hopes to be the one handing out scores sooner rather than later.

"I would love to judge, and I think I would be a great judge," Dovolani told PEOPLE at the 10th anniversary party for Dance With Me, a chain of dance studios co-founded by Dovolani's fellow DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

"Considering I've had so many different partners, I know the road that every single one of those partners has taken. It's not like I've always had the ringers," Dovolani said, making a convincing argument for why he could follow in the footsteps of Julianne Hough, who moved from the ballroom floor to the judges' table in 2014.

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Suzanne Somers's DWTS Exit Interview: 'I Had a Very Strong Feeling' It Was Time to Go

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Suzanne Somers's Dancing with the Stars Exit Interview: 'I Had a Very Strong Feeling I Would Be Leaving'

Originally posted 04/15/2015 12:45AM

Actor and best-selling author Suzanne Somers, best known for her role as Chrissy Snow on Three's Company, was paired with pro Tony Dovolani for season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. She blogged for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.

Going into to Disney Night, I did not try to anticipate anything. Every single minute on that show was the best I could possibly do, and, in doing so, I feel very good about my participation. My experience had nothing to do with whether I won or not; it had to do with me breaking out of my comfort zone and being challenged in an arena that is totally alien to me. I am an entertainer who dances rather than a professional dancer, and I love how much I took on and accomplished.

I'm really my own person when it comes to being competitive. I compete with only myself. When they announced I was in jeopardy, it just surprised me since I have been improving every single week that I've been on the show. However, it did not change how I would approach my performance – that was really locked in big-time.

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DWTS: Who Dazzled on Disney Night?

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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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