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Karina Smirnoff Sent to Hospital for Neck Injury at Dancing with the Stars Rehearsals

Originally posted 05/13/2013 01:25PM

Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff were practicing a flip when something went wrong.

Smirnoff landed on the NFL pro Sunday, twisting her neck and banging her face, and she had to be taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for possible whiplash and a dislocated jaw, a source tells PEOPLE.

The ballroom pro later Tweeted that she was "still a bit sore" but would make it to Monday night's semi-finals on Dancing with the Stars..

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DWTS Judge Melts Down, Star Gets First Perfect Score

Dancing with the Stars Threesome Night Delivers 10s & a Judge's Meltdown

Originally posted 05/06/2013 10:25PM

Three's a crowd?

Hardly for one competitor, who snagged the season's first perfect 30-point score on Dancing with the Stars on Monday.

The trio of 10s came appropriately enough on threesome night, when the stars each teamed up with two pros for the second round of dances.

The trio dances added complexity and sass – and at one point had one judge melting down in an angry clash with his colleagues.

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Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas Join Dancing's 10 Club

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Dancing with the Stars: Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas Join 10 Club

Originally posted 04/29/2013 10:30PM

The ballroom heated up on Monday night's Latin-themed Dancing with the Stars.

Seven weeks into the competition, almost all of the remaining couples came up with impressive routines. But it was Alexandra Raisman and Mark Ballas who landed their first 10s of the season, with a salsa that Len Goodman – who gave the pair a nine – called, "tasty and refreshing."

The pair got 10s from the other two judges, which put them at a total of 29 points out of 30. They also received an additional three points for winning a dance-off against Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess.

Raisman and Ballas tied with regular high-scoring duo, Derek Hough and Kellie Pickler, who wowed judges with their samba to Ricky Martin's "Shake Your Bon Bon."

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Did Andy Dick Survive Dancing's Elimination Night?

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Dancing with the Stars: Did Andy Dick Survive Another Week?

Originally posted 04/23/2013 10:15PM

It was another week of low scores for Andy Dick and Victor Ortiz, who performed on Monday's Stevie Wonder-themed episode of Dancing with the Stars.

Dick and partner Sharna Burgess struggled through an 18-point samba and earned 25 additional points for their group dance as part of Team Samba. And Ortiz and partner Lindsay Arnold failed to impress the judges with their rumba, which earned 18 points. They later added 22-points as part of Team Paso.

Did Dick or Ortiz get the boot at the end of Tuesday's elimination episode? Or was there a surprise dismissal? Read on to find out ...

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Dancing with the Stars: Why the Show Is Both a Dream and a Nightmare

Originally posted 04/23/2013 02:00PM



The work is exhausting and all-consuming. But it takes you places you never thought you could go.

The contestants on this season's Dancing with the Stars are united on what makes competing on the show so difficult – but at the same time, so amazing.

It comes down to a simple maxim: No pain, no gain.

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DWTS: Did Kellie and Derek Perform the Best Dance of the Season? | Kellie Pickler

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Dancing with the Stars: Kellie Pickler Is Back on Top

Originally posted 04/22/2013 10:40PM

Stevie Wonder was the guest of honor Monday night on Dancing with the Stars. Between performances by the iconic singer, the eight remaining couples competed with two dances each to his hits.

Once again, Kellie Pickler and Zendaya were atop the leaderboard – and both earned 10s for their respective routines.

Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy's cha cha to "Do I Do" was "full of snap, crackle and pop," according to Len Goodman. Carrie Ann Inaba called the routine "perfection in motion." They earned 29 points.

Kellie and Derek Hough's quickstep to "Part-Time Lover" was "the best dance I've seen on season 16," Len said. Carrie Ann added, "Everything about it was perfect except there was some space in your hold." They also earned 29 points.

But Kellie and Derek finished slightly ahead of Zendaya and Val after the second routine, a team dance in which four couples performed at the same time.

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Who Earned Dancing's First 10s of the Season? | Zendaya Coleman

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Dancing with the Stars: Who Earned the First 10s of the Season?

Originally posted 04/15/2013 10:00PM

"Our thoughts are with everyone in Boston tonight," host Tom Bergeron said at the start of Monday's Dancing with the Stars. "My heart is with you."

After opening the show with those somber words of support for those affected by the tragedy in Boston, Dancing's hosts, judges, celebrities and professional dancers went ahead with the performance show, which featured Len Goodman's side-by-side challenge.

They remaining couples had to perform routines simultaneously with another pair of professionals – a tough task for all the dancers. But one pair managed to pull off the first 10s of season 16.

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Dancing Has a New Leader – and One Ailing Star

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Dancing with the Stars Has New Leader

Originally posted 04/08/2013 10:30PM

The 10 remaining contestants on Dancing with the Stars hit the ballroom again on Monday, performing routines that told the story of the best year of their lives.

There were waltzes, foxtrots and paso dobles but one couple's contemporary earned a high score for the season.

Keep reading for all the details ...

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Dancing Shocker! Dorothy Hamill Drops Out of Competition | Dorothy Hamill, Tristan MacManus

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UpdatePosted 03/27/2013 08:00AM

Dancing with the Stars: Who's Going Home First?

Originally posted 03/26/2013 10:00PM

Following a week safe from any elimination, one couple is heading home after Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars.

At the bottom of the leader board for two consecutive weeks were: D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke, Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani, Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold and Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko.

Read on to find out if one of these couples were the first to hang up their dancing shoes on season 16. Spoilers ahead ...

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Dancing Dispute: Is Age Really Just a Number?

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.

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