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New mom of two and Little Women L.A. star Terra Jolé is making history as the first little person to compete on Dancing with the Stars, and she's blogging about season 23 exclusively for PEOPLE. Follow Jolé, 36, and her partner Sasha Farber, 33, on Twitter!
Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke has returned to the reality dance competition she first joined in 2006, and she's blogging about season 23 exclusively for PEOPLE. Follow Burke and her partner Ryan Lochte, both 32, on Twitter!
It's barely week 2 on Dancing with the Stars, but the injury tally for season 23 of the reality dance competition is already growing.
After spraining a rib muscle while rehearsing off-camera on Monday's live premiere episode, Jana Kramer had been pushing through the pain in rehearsals this week.
But the country star had to be rushed from rehearsal to an urgent care facility on Saturday to treat the injury – and PEOPLE has exclusive footage from the rehearsal room.
"I sprained my intercostal muscle. It's very painful, and it's hard to breath and move. My doctor recommended that I do not dance, but I'm going to anyways," she told PEOPLE on Thursday.
A special television event is coming up: Dancing with the Stars TV week!
The TV night episode of the hit ABC dance competition features the celebrity contestants moving their feet to the tune of popular TV theme songs, and this season has some exciting picks.
A few standouts? A Walking Dead-inspired Paso Doble (we're fully expecting zombie attire) – and a Game of Thrones Viennese Waltz, featuring none other than your "muva" Amber Rose.
Breakout competitor James Hinchcliffe tells PEOPLE of juggling Dancing with his day job as a race car driver: "The big challenge for this week is that the final race of the Indy Car race is this weekend, so we only have two days to rehearse and then [my partner Sharna Burgess] pretty much loses me. So we have much less time than anyone else."
Burgess is taking it all in stride as she preps a zombie-themed paso.
"You always want to do something highly conceptualized and ... something really awesome," she says. "We have The Walking Dead, which is really awesome, but I have maybe 12 hours to get it together so I have to be smart about using my time. I guess if we mess up, we can blame it on zombie bites!"
Check out the full list below.
Ryan Lochte is officially off the market.
Monday night was an unexpected nightmare for Ryan Lochte when two men rushed the stage in protest after his premiere performance on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars, but by the next day it was back to work for the Olympian and his pro dancer partner, Cheryl Burke.
A source tells PEOPLE the two went into rehearsal Tuesday "determined to show people how focused they are."
"They're both really appreciative of everyone who leapt to Ryan's defense," the source adds of the dancing couple, who are slated to perform a quickstep on the ABC reality dancing show next Monday.
Ryan Lochte is not allowing Monday evening's Dancing with the Stars protesters to bring him down.
Two days after two male protesters donning anti-Lochte T-shirts charged the ballroom floor after the Olympian and his pro partner Cheryl Burke completed their debut dance, the 32-year-old swimmer is speaking out about the incident on the season 23 premiere.
"I want to thank my family, girlfriend, friends and fans for being so supportive of me after the incident on Dancing with the Stars Monday night," Lochte penned in an Instagram post Wednesday.
The celebrity contestants and pro dancers always bring the drama on the Dancing with the Stars dance floor.
On cloud nine!
The stress of living through Monday night's protest during the live season 23 premiere of Dancing with the Stars is still weighing on pro dancer Cheryl Burke.
"Cheryl is still shaken," a source tells PEOPLE. "She can't believe people can be so hateful and cowardly."