Dancing with the Stars
Derek Hough and Nastia Liukin Weren't Surprised by Their DWTS Elimination

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Dancing with the Stars contestant Nastia Liukin and partner Derek Hough no longer have a chance at the Mirrorball, but both of them agree it didn't come as too much of a surprise after Monday's episode.

"I feel like that when we finished the dance, it felt a little bit like a final dance, a final moment and a beautiful moment," Hough told PEOPLE backstage after the show. "So I think, for us, I'm not terribly surprised, but I'm very pleased. I can't believe what [Nastia's] accomplished."

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Erin Andrews Defends 'Ugly Cry Face' During Noah Galloway's Dancing with the Stars Proposal | Erin Andrews

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When Noah Galloway proposed to girlfriend Jamie Boyd on Dancing with the Stars on Monday, host Erin Andrews was roundly criticized on social media for what appeared to be an annoyed reaction on her part.

However, the host went into damage-control mode on Twitter, insisting that her reaction wasn't what it seemed to many – she was trying not to cry!

After responding directly to a few of her critics ("It's called an emotion," she Tweeted at one user accusing Andrews of rolling her eyes), Andrews finally posted a screenshot of her tearful face to set the record straight.

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Demi Moore Didn't Want Rumer Willis to Do Dancing with the Stars: 'My Whole Insides Were Screaming No'

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When Rumer Willis told mom Demi Moore that she wanted to do Dancing with the Stars, Moore had an immediate gut reaction.

"My whole insides, I have to be honest, were screaming, 'No,' " the actress said in a taped segment on Monday night's episode.

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Noah Galloway's DWTS Castmates React to His Live Proposal

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Noah Galloway's live marriage proposal on Monday's Dancing with the Stars may have surprised America – and most of the other semi-finalists – but one of his fellow contestants already knew it was coming.

"I actually knew it was going to happen beforehand," Riker Lynch told reporters backstage after the show. "I was so excited."

Galloway, 33, had told Lynch his plans after dress rehearsals, and the musician was worried he would ruin the surprise.

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DWTS Recap: Judges' Choice Night

Originally posted 05/12/2015 12:40 AM

Dancing with the Stars Recap: Judges' Choice Night

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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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Noah Galloway Proposes Live on DWTS – and She Says 'Yes!'

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Even if he doesn't get their votes, Dancing with the Stars contestant Noah Galloway just won America's hearts.

Galloway, 33, proposed to Jamie Boyd during Monday's live show, presenting his Army Reserve specialist girlfriend with a two-carat, princess-cut diamond on an 18-karat white gold band from XIV Karats in Beverly Hills.

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Monday's Dancing with the Stars Judge's Choice Night might just be the most emotional selection Len Goodman has ever made.

Goodman, 71, has tapped five-time Mirrorball Trophy winner Derek Hough to embody him in a routine with Nastia Liukin. And, in a real treat for loyal DWTS fans, Goodman will also cameo at the end, taking a few turns around the ballroom with Liukin, 25.

In an exclusive clip from Monday's episode, Goodman – who struggles with arthritis – address the emotional motivation for the dance: "For everyone, there comes a time when you can no longer do something. But you always think back to how it was and what it was like."

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Val Chmerkovskiy Attends Former DWTS Partner Zendaya's High School Graduation

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Zendaya is officially a high school graduate – and she had some star power to back her up on her big day.

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Dancing with the Stars' Noah Galloway: How Pretending He Was Invincible Actually Made Him Depressed

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Noah Galloway revels in the knowledge that his participation on Dancing with the Stars has served to inspire others. But he also hopes his personal journey can serve as a cautionary tale for anyone who loses hope in the wake of overwhelming odds.

When Galloway returned home to Alabama after losing his arm and leg when his Humvee triggered a roadside bomb, the 33-year-old vet tried to hide his true feelings.

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Chris Soules: I'm Ready to Begin My Life with Whitney Bischoff

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Chris Soules's tear at the end of Dancing with the Stars Tuesday was genuine – he wasn't ready to leave the dance floor.

But after the show, the star of The Bachelor who is now engaged to Whitney Bischoff told PEOPLE that he's ready to say goodbye to the crazy clothes and long rehearsals so he can return to a "normal life" in Arlington, Iowa.

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