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Originally posted 04/15/2013 10:15AM
Lisa Vanderpump is a restaurateur, designer, author, philanthropist and star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She's competing on season 16 of Dancing with the Stars with new pro Gleb Savchenko – and blogging about it on PEOPLE.com
My journey on Dancing with the Stars has come to an end and this will be the last week that I blog for you. I am back to work now, and it has been difficult to readjust after six intense weeks of dancing.
I haven't seen my partner Gleb Savchenko purposefully for several days, because I'm mourned the loss of the whole experience and I felt it was essential that I throw myself back into work as a distraction.
Originally posted 04/03/2013 09:30AM
Fresh off the heels of his winning Dancing with the Stars's all-star competition, was Wynonna's partner Tony Dovolani upset to be part of the second couple who went home during season 16?
"In any other situation, I'd say yes, but not in this one," the ballroom pro, 39, told PEOPLE backstage on Tuesday, right after the pair had been eliminated. "I'm so grateful to have met someone like Wynonna."
Despite their early dismissal, Dovolani has a season's worth of memories with Wynonna, 48, who got teary-eyed as she made her way through the press line.
Originally posted 04/02/2013 10:15PM
Backstage after Monday's Dancing with the Stars, Wynonna told PEOPLE that she's been on an especially "emotional ride."
Then came Tuesday's elimination, after the singer ended Monday's prom-themed night in last place with only 15 points for her samba with partner Tony Dovolani.
And though D.L. Hughley and partner Cheryl Burke were only one point ahead with their salsa to James Brown's "Sex Machine," Wynonna and Tony are heading home.
Originally posted 04/02/2013 08:00AM
Michael Scott "Cactus" Moser is up and at 'em again, following the August motorcycle accident that took one of his legs – and nearly his life.
"After eight months of waiting, he walked towards me for the first time two days ago," Moser's wife, Wynonna, 48, told PEOPLE backstage at Dancing with the Stars on Monday, adding that fellow contestant Lisa Vanderpump was one of the first people to walk with him. "It's been an emotional ride for me this week."
Of Moser's prosthetic leg, the country star said, "It freaked me out because I've seen him in a wheelchair and using a walker, and he just walked towards me and I was like, 'Wow.' I was so stunned. I saw the wreck, I saw him lose the leg."
Originally posted 04/01/2013 10:45PM
There can only be one king and queen of any prom – and Dancing's prom-themed show was no exception. So, which couple made magical memories in the ballroom Monday night?
Derek Hough and partner Kellie Pickler reigned once again this week, according to tough judge Len Goodman, who declared the singer "queen" for their "Footloose" jive. Carrie Ann Inaba called the performance "ridiculously amazing." They earned the top score of 25 points.
Hot on their heels were early frontrunners Zendaya and partner Val Chmerkovskiy, who earned 24 points for a Viennese waltz that Bruno Tonioli called as "enchanting and charming as Venice in the moonlight."
NFL star Jacoby Jones was sexy and shirtless for an impressive, 24-point rumba with partner Karina Smirnoff. "This had a refinement," Len said. "It had quality of movement."
Originally posted 03/26/2013 09:30AM
Is it easier to do well on Dancing with the Stars if you're a teenager with boundless energy?
Not necessarily, says Zendaya, the 16-year-old Disney star who has dazzled so far this season – but who also ruffled some feathers Monday by saying age is "just a number."
"Using age is almost an excuse," Zendaya told PEOPLE after another brilliant performance. "Age doesn't mean anything. Age doesn't mean I can't work as hard. Age doesn't mean I can't do as well as everyone else. It's just a factor. It's just there."
Zendaya was mostly talking about herself, trying to explain why she's doing so well at such a young age. But some of her older competitors had to laugh at the suggestion that age doesn't mean anything.
Originally posted 03/18/2013 10:45PM
Will the youngest competitor ever on Dancing with the Stars end up being the best?
The show returned for season 16 Monday night, and there were some thrilling surprises, relieved celebrations and disappointing scores handed out during the two-hour premiere.
Keep reading for a full report. Spoilers ahead!
Originally posted 03/18/2013 08:00PM
Dancing with the Stars is back!
As season 16 kicked off Monday night with a live premiere, we brought you the best from the ballroom ... and beyond.
Be sure to follow @peoplemag for the latest during an entire season of ballroom competition, what 12 stars and their pro partners are up to between shows and on elimination night.
Originally posted 03/04/2013 03:20PM
Originally posted 02/27/2013 03:45PM
Country icon Wynonna's size is no laughing matter.
Despite playfully telling Tuesday's Good Morning America audience about signing on to Dancing with the Stars so that she can get down to her birth weight, the singer says her health has actually become a growing concern.
"This is a great diversion for me, because it will focus on self-care, which for women – especially working as hard as I do – we forget to put ourselves on the list," Wynonna, 48, told PEOPLE shortly after it was announced she'd be joining the cast of ABC's hit show. "This will force me to take care of myself."
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