Adam Levine's winning streak continues.
For the third week in a row, The Voice coach – and PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive – not only kept his team of three intact, but avoided the dreaded bottom three, which this week featured one contestant representing each of his fellow coaches.
Team Adam's Tessanne Chin, 28, Will Champlin, 30, and James Wolpert, 22, were all saved, along with Jacquie Lee, 16, of Team Christina Aguilera and Cole Vosbury, 22, of Team Blake Shelton.
To the average viewer, from the very first episode there was no question that Amber Riley was a clear contender in Dancing with the Stars's 17th season.
But Tuesday's newly named mirror ball champ didn't see things potentially heading in that direction until closer to the end of the competition.
"There was a point where I realized I really wanted to win," Riley, 27, standing alongside partner Derek Hough, told PEOPLE inside the ballroom right after landing the show's highest honor.
"And that point was maybe the last time [I had to put needles in my knees]. The last time I got the knees lubed up was the time that I was like, 'Hey, you know, I feel like I really want to win this, so let's go hard' … It was America's vote and they voted for me and I really appreciate it."
Lady Gaga, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and more of the Muppets crew are ready to ham it up this Thanksgiving!
The "Do What U Want" singer, 27, posted to Instagram a sneak peek of the musical special, Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular, which will air Thursday (9:30 p.m. ET) on ABC.
The video features Gaga singing "Applause" with Kermit, Piggy, one of Gonzo's chickens and all other assorted Muppets bopping along. Watch the clip below.
Twelve weeks of sweat – and a lot of tears – have led up to Tuesday night's season 17 finale of Dancing with the Stars.
Finalists Amber Riley and Corbin Bleu were the season's regular leader board frontrunners, while Jack Osbourne improved tremendously since he began, and touched people with his life story.
But it was Amber who won the mirror ball.
Carrie Underwood knows she has some big shoes to fill when she steps into the role of Maria in a live TV version of The Sound of Music in December.
She's playing the role made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1965 movie – something that has some die-hard fans up in arms.
"I get hate Tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" the American Idol winner tells Entertainment Weekly.
"I know I'm not Julie," Underwood, 30, says. "Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was … I know my place."
Dancing with the Stars is a marathon. And for those dancers who make it to the final weeks, it's an endurance test for the heart as much as the body.
Behind the smiles, often, there are tears – of exhaustion, frustration, relief and every other emotion you can experience.
"I had a cry in my car at one point. I had to pull over because I was just so worn out and tired," Jack Osbourne told PEOPLE backstage after Monday's show.
Hold on to your martinis, bereaved Family Guy fans. Love for Brian had fans hoping it was a ratings stunt, and now a new website has them wondering: Is Brian really dead?
A site "affiliated" with FOX and Seth MacFarlane's popular crass cartoon sitcom has cropped up – www.briansannouncement.com – and promises "a special announcement from Brian" with a countdown clock that shows the big reveal will happen on Dec. 6 at noon ET.
The sparse home page also features a blue sedan driving into the Griffin's mythical hometown of Quahog, Rhode Island, where the sign entices visitors to "come taste our clam."
Jay Leggett, a comic actor who appeared on shows including In Living Color but who always returned to the woods of his native Wisconsin, died Saturday after collapsing on a deer hunt. He was 50.
His death was believed to be heart related, but the coroner in Lincoln County, Wis., said Monday that a final cause of death is still pending, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Leggett died at a family cabin in Tomahawk, Wis., where he grew up, after returning from a deer stand on an all-terrain vehicle.
It was a circus on Monday night's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – a real-life circus.
Kim Richards invited the wives to the Cirque School for a day of fun and fitness, where they started off doing aerial acrobatics and ended up at each other's throats.
"Let's do this right," Lisa Vanderpump said prophetically. "Let's put one of the girls in a cage with a tiger."
Richards, 49, and Yolanda H. Foster were the first two tigresses to tangle, when Richards called Foster out for interrupting her in the midst of her welcome speech: "Yolanda, you're being rude!"
With Dancing with the Stars contestants in the final stretch of season 17, Monday night saw another couple sent home.
Just before a newly crowned champion will be named on Tuesday, Jack Osbourne, Bill Engvall, Amber Riley and Corbin Bleu battled it out for a shot at winning the coveted mirror ball trophy.
At the end of Monday's episode, Engvall and partner Emma Slater ended up with the lowest score – and were sent packing.