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Val Chmerkovskiy and His Dancing with the Stars Pals Support the Andrea Rizzo Foundation

Originally posted 09/14/2015 11:30AM

Val Chmerkovskiy is no stranger to dancing for votes, but one recent event the Dancing with the Stars pro was dancing for smiles.

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No, You're Amazing! Val Chmerkovskiy Gushes Right Back at DWTS Partner Rumer Willis | Rumer Willis, Val Chmerkovskiy

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No, You're Amazing! Dancing with the Stars' Val Chmerkovskiy Gushes Right Back at Rumer Willis

Originally posted 08/14/2015 06:25PM

Dancing With the Stars champs Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd dazzled the Disney Legends Awards crowd with a waltz to Sleeping Beauty's "Once Upon a Dream" at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on Friday, but Chmerkovskiy told PEOPLE he is clear-eyed about the effusive praise heaped upon him days ago by his winning partner Rumer Willis.

"This is a person I don't expect anything less from," he says. "That's the first thing I noticed about her, was the amount of gratitude she exudes towards the people that care about her and the opportunities that she gets."

Chmerkovskiy adds, "She's an incredible person, very humble and very talented and that's one of the reasons why we worked out so well is because I was very much inspired by her and her spirit and her energy, and I gave her my all. She obviously reciprocated that."

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Rumer Willis' Dancing with the Stars Run 'Brought Her Family Closer,' Says Val Chmerkovskiy

Originally posted 06/08/2015 03:45PM

A Family Affair!!! Filled with love pride and awe for @TheRue & @iamValC #TeamValenRue pic.twitter.com/Tex5Xl28tO— Demi Moore (@justdemi) May 20, 2015 Rumer Willis came home with much more than the Dancing with the Stars crown last month, says her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy.

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Rumer Willis Posts Funny Video of Val Chmerkovskiy Amid Denials She's Dating Tye Blue: 'I'm Not His Type'

Originally posted 05/27/2015 10:40AM

@iamvalc and I auditioning for the next despicable me movie #teamvalenrue

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There's nothing like a turn on Dancing with the Stars to kick the rumors of your love life into overdrive, as Rumer Willis has discovered.

However, she's taking it in stride. Following their Mirrorball Trophy win, Willis is still friendly with her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, and late on Tuesday, she posted a cute Dubsmash of Chmerkovskiy's "audition" for the next Despicable Me movie.

Earlier that day, Chmerkovskiy and Willis were snapped enjoying a friendly lunch date in Beverly Hills.

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UpdatePosted 05/20/2015 07:40PM

Watch These Hilariously Dubbed-Over Clips from Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 05/20/2015 04:00PM

"It's my ham, wooh!," Chris Soules yells at the camera.

"You have my keys?" Val Chmerkovskiy asks his dancer partner, Rumer Willis. "Because we can't perform without keys."

These statements weren't actually uttered backstage at Dancing with the Stars, but it really, really looks like they were in this hilarious new video, "Not Good Lip Reading – Dancing with the Stars," posted on the DWTS YouTube channel.

The premise is simple. The results? Magnificent.

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: And the Winner Is ...

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: And the Winner Is ...

Originally posted 05/20/2015 01:25AM

After 10 weeks, 13 episodes and a two-hour finale highlighting them all, Dancing with the Stars season 20 is officially in the books, dance fans. And as usual, it was a season filled with countless incredible dances and a handful of painful ones, stars that made us roll our eyes and stars that made us cry, rewarding victories and astonishing exits, medical miracles and plenty of gratuitous Chmerkovskiy chest.

Before we get to the final fusion dances and the last, agonizing three minutes, let's take a look at that jam-packed first hour.

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DWTS Recap: The Finals

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: The Finals

Originally posted 05/18/2015 11:35PM

It's finals night, Dancing with the Stars fans, and after the shocking elimination last week where one of the best remaining dancers was cut, many of you seemed to think tonight would be just a two couple race. But after watching each of them perform their two dances tonight, did any of you change your minds?

Let's hit the dance floor and break down each couple's repeated favorite dance and their final Freestyles; dances that I'm betting are going to get a lot of people in trouble on Tuesday for watching – over and over again – instead of working. (That's right, I’m looking at you.)

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DWTS Recap: Judges' Choice Results | Julianne Hough

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: Judges' Choice Results

Originally posted 05/12/2015 11:35PM

After Monday night's impressive and emotional semifinal performances, would it be such a terrible idea to just hand out four Mirrorballs and call everyone a winner? I don't think so. But unlike kindergarten soccer, someone has to win, and someone has to lose in this glittery game.

On Tuesday, one of the couples who earned some of the season's highest scores from the judges was cut, which I'm sure created an uproar from many armchair dance "experts" watching. But, to be fair, this show is as much about the popular vote as it is about dance skill, and, like it or not, sometimes it's not all about the dance. Unjust? I'll let you debate it in the comments, but for now, let's discuss what happened and find out which couples are left to battle it out for the season 20 golden Mirrorball Trophy next week.

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DWTS Recap: Judges' Choice Night

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: Judges' Choice Night

Originally posted 05/12/2015 12:40AM

It's semifinals week, Dancing with the Stars fans, which this season means more than the usual ramped up chest exposure and ramped up Hough exposure; season 20 means ramped up judge exposure! But really, why has it taken 20 seasons to integrate the judges into the dance to make them prove they're worthy?

I've spent 10 years Googling Carrie Ann Inaba each season to remember what it is that qualifies her to critique ballroom dancing – or any dancing – and 10 years discovering that being a fly girl is apparently all it takes. (That's 20 seasons of face palms for those of you keeping score.)

Tonight's semifinals was about more than technique, skill, and judges stepping on toes (metaphoric and literal) however, it was a show full of surprises, emotion, and a lot of tissues ...

To keep reading, visit EW.com.

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