12:03 PM EDT 03/02/2015
Originally posted 02/27/2015 06:30AM
Tony Dovolani gives credit where credit is due – to his wife, Lina.
"My wife is my rock," Dovolani, the longest-running dance pro on Dancing with the Stars, tells PEOPLE.
"She is the most amazing person I have ever met in my life. She takes care of the kids. She takes care of the house. She makes sure that I am successful. If I didn't have her, I don't think I would be where I am today," he says. "Marrying her is probably one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life."
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:
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."
Originally posted 10/14/2014 10:30AM
Tony Dovolani and his partner, Betsey Johnson, were eliminated a week ago from Dancing with the Stars.
Little did Dovolani know, this week would be even more humbling.
On Monday night's episode, producers mischievously aired part of the pro dancer's 2005 audition tape for the ABC show. And let's just say some of his fashion choices were … interesting.
Originally posted 09/16/2014 09:30AM
Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani were having a grand old time in the Dancing with the Stars ballroom on Monday's season premiere, until the fashion queen had a tussle with a fashion prop – and lost!
"That was her and the boa having a fight. And the boa won," Dovolani said of his dance partner, who tried to grab a feather boa from a clothes rack during their cha-cha, only to find it was stuck.
Originally posted 09/06/2014 02:20PM
At 72, Betsey Johnson is among the older contestants on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. But she's also one of the most energetic.
The fashion designer, who is paired up with pro dancer Tony Dovolani, is among the 13 contestants vying for the mirrorball trophy on the ABC series.
"What's great about Betsey is she's so inspiring in every way," Dovolani tells PEOPLE. "To be 72, and to do what she does, is so inspiring."
Originally posted 09/04/2014 08:45AM
A member of Duck Dynasty's Robertson family and the latest murder victim on Pretty Little Liars will compete on the 19th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
Sadie Robertson, the granddaughter of Phil Robertson on the A&E reality show, will be paired with Mark Ballas.
Janel Parrish, whose character Mona Vanderwaal was killed off last week on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, will dance with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
Originally posted 08/13/2014 09:00AM
The reigning champ of Dancing with the Stars won't be back, but his brother will.
So will five-time champion Derek Hough and two-time winner Cheryl Burke, not to mention a few fresh faces and a winner from the U.K. version of the competition show.
All told, 12 pros were revealed this morning on ABC's Good Morning America in anticipation of the 19th season premiere of DWTS on Sept. 15.
Originally posted 07/28/2014 01:00PM
Maksim Chmerkovskiy fueled romance rumors with Jennifer Lopez when he showed up at her 45th birthday bash in Southampton, New York, on Thursday.
Originally posted 05/23/2014 12:45PM
The dance continues.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis brought their ballroom sizzle to Tao Downtown in New York on Thursday night, celebrating their Dancing with the Stars victory with dance pros Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani and Jenna Johnson.
With rumors swirling of a romance, the bad boy of dance and the Winter Olympics gold medal ice dancer commanded close scrutiny as they huddled in a booth and stood together in a skybox.
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