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DWTS's Cheryl Burke Has a New Boyfriend!

Originally posted 09/23/2014 08:05 PM

Cheryl Burke Has a 'Nurturing' New Boyfriend

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She sure lucked out getting partnered with Antonio Sabato Jr. on this season's Dancing with the Stars, but Cheryl Burke is also lucky in love.

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Here's Why Tommy Chong Ripped His Shirt 'Like the Hulk' on DWTS (VIDEO)

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He might be 76 – but Tommy Chong has proved he's definitely still got it.

The comedian gave Dancing with the Stars viewers – and professional partner Peta Murgatroyd – a thrill during their salsa performance Monday night when he tore open his hot pink shirt and offered a peek at his impressive-looking abs.

"When he rips [his shirt] like he's the Hulk – I love that," Murgatroyd told PEOPLE with a grin after the show while standing beside Chong.

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DWTS: See Which Stars 'Killed It' on Monday's Show

Originally posted 09/22/2014 10:35 PM

DWTS: See Which Stars 'Killed It' on Monday's Show

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The celebrities got to pick their tunes on Monday's edition of Dancing with the Stars, so the numbers were as varied as a bikini song samba to a Cyndi Lauper-inspired foxtrot.

Here were the scores:

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Karina Smirnoff's DWTS Blog: Our Cha-Cha This Week Is 'Playful, Flirtatious and Sexy'

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Karina Smirnoff is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, having won the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 13 with J.R. Martinez. The pro dancer is now in her 16th season on the show, and will be blogging for PEOPLE about competing with actor and retired mixed martial arts fighter Randy Couture for season 19.

It was a very interesting premiere night. I think a lot of couples were amazing, and you saw different characters and different personalities shine through.

Our performance went perfectly. We couldn't have asked for a better response. There's a certain side of Randy that I wanted to showcase in the dance and it came through, and the judges and the audiences recognized that. I couldn't have been happier.

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Janel Parrish's DWTS Blog: My Performance Last Week Was a 'Frenzied Blur' | Janel Parrish

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Janel Parrish is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the TV drama Pretty Little Liars. She's been paired with pro Val Chmerkovskiy for season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, and she'll be blogging for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.

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Which Pro Is Preparing to Leave Dancing with the Stars?

Originally posted 09/16/2014 11:05 PM

Which Pro Is Preparing to Leave Dancing with the Stars?

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The Dancing with the Stars ballroom may lose some serious sparkle at the end of Season 19.

The contract for Cheryl Burke, the first female pro to win two consecutive mirror ball trophies in seasons 2 and 3, is up at the end of this season, and it's not looking likely that she'll return to the dance floor next spring.

"It's so so hard for me to talk about because I have been part of this family for the last decade," Burke told PEOPLE.

"You've seen me grow up on TV, doing what I love in front of millions of people. But I also feel the need to expand and challenge myself and do other things – not that this isn't a challenge. It completely is!"

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See Who Got Booted from Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 09/16/2014 10:25 PM

See Who Got Booted from Dancing with the Stars

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Lolo Jones can't stop beating herself up.

The track-and-field star says a missed cue on premiere night not only got her booted first from Dancing with the Stars, but gave her naysayers more reason to criticize her behavior under pressure.

"There have been three times where I have come so close to an Olympic medal and every time those things happen, people tease me, saying, 'You are a failure in the spotlight,' " Jones told PEOPLE after Tuesday's elimination episode. "When that dance happened and I had that moment, I was like, 'Here it goes again. Now everybody is going to say I'm a bad dancer.' "

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Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani Explain Boa Malfunction on DWTS

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Oh, feathers!

Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani were having a grand old time in the Dancing with the Stars ballroom on Monday's season premiere, until the fashion queen had a tussle with a fashion prop – and lost!

"That was her and the boa having a fight. And the boa won," Dovolani said of his dance partner, who tried to grab a feather boa from a clothes rack during their cha-cha, only to find it was stuck.

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Karina Smirnoff's DWTS Blog: 'This Season Will Be Very Surprising' | Karina Smirnoff

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Karina Smirnoff is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, having won the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 13 with J.R. Martinez. The pro dancer is now in her 16th season on the show, and will be blogging for PEOPLE about competing with actor and retired mixed martial arts fighter Randy Couture for season 19.

Preparations for this week have been going amazingly. I've been a fan of my partner, Randy Couture, for years. My dog, Randy Smirnoff, is named after Randy Couture! When I saw he was my partner, I was like, "Oh my gosh, my dad will be so excited." Randy's his favorite fighter, too.

Being an Olympic wrestler as well as an ex-soldier, Randy has discipline and dedication that are unbeatable. For a man of Randy's stature – he's tall, very muscular, very built – it's not the easiest thing to be light on the feet and to be a "twinkle toes." He's been working so hard and has made progress, and how much he's done since Day One is amazing. I'm very proud of him.

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Janel Parrish's DWTS Blog: 'A Reality Show Makes You Feel Like You're Naked'

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Janel Parrish is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the TV drama Pretty Little Liars. She's been paired with pro Val Chmerkovskiy for season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, and she'll be blogging for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.

When I found out I was going to be on the show, my reaction came at me in two waves. The first wave was extreme excitement, and the second was extreme nervousness, just because I've never done anything like this before.

Everyone watches you go through your journey, whether it's up or down, and they see you at every stage of the rehearsals. Doing a reality show kind of makes you feel like you're naked, but I'm also open to that challenge, because I think that's why people watch the show. It's been a really, really fun roller-coaster ride for me so far.

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