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Jake Is Eliminated and Cries on 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 27th 2010 11:20PM
Jake Is Eliminated and Cries on 'Dancing With the Stars'Another celebrity has been booted from 'Dancing With the Stars' (Tue., 8PM ET on ABC). Former 'Bachelor' star Jake Pavelka got the axe on the show. He and actress Niecy Nash had the two lowest scores, but it was Pavelka who was cut. During his farewell speech, Pavelka got a little emotional.

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Erin and Maksim Get in Trouble With a Judge on 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 27th 2010 2:20AM
Erin and Maksim Get in Trouble With a Judge on 'Dancing With the Stars'Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy remain coy about whether they're dating or not. But on 'Dancing With the Stars,' (Mon., 8PM ET on ABC), the pair stood together. Judge Len Goodman was not a huge fan of their latest dance. Goodman said this to Andrews: "I've given you a '7' every week. ...You're going to get another '7' tonight." Chmerkovskiy did not seem pleased, and threw part of his costume in the direction of the judges' table. (Read what the stars had to say in our performance report.)

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Kate Gosselin Tries to Recover on 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 13th 2010 1:35AM
Kate Gosselin Tries to Recover on 'Dancing With the Stars'As we may have mentioned before, Kate Gosselin has been having a bad couple of weeks. She got terrible scores as a dancer, was sued by her ex-husband for custody of their children, and was mocked by Jimmy Fallon. But now, Gosselin seems to be bouncing back! On the latest episode of 'Dancing With the Stars' (Mon., 8PM ET on ABC), Gosselin got some much-needed help from her dance partner Tony Dovolani. And the advice really seemed to help!

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Seven shows that need funny commentators more than American Idol

by Danny Gallagher, posted Sep 22nd 2009 11:05AM
Ellen DeGeneresAmerican Idol's choice of Ellen DeGeneres as a judge replacement threw everyone for a loop, even schlubs like me who don't watch the show.

It's not that she's not talented, successful or funny. It's just an odd choice, putting a comedian on the show that takes its goal of crushing losers' dreams on live television so seriously. It would evoke the same reaction from me if they picked Andrew "Dice" Clay as the new judge, if the Diceman was talented, successful or funny.

And besides, why do they need humor and comedy on such an otherwise serious show? There are lots of humorless, vapid and downright boring shows that are crying out for comedic interjection.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 10 The Finale

by Brett Love, posted Nov 26th 2008 12:15AM

Lance Bass, Brooke Burke, Warren Sapp - Dancing With The Stars
(S07E21) In the grand tradition of Dancing With The Stars, everyone came together for the glorious task of turning 3 minutes of results into a two hour ratings bonanza. If you have seen the finale before, you know how it all went down. Take a couple of musical numbers, interviews or dances with all the eliminated contestants, and add in a whole lot of replays as the show looks back at all that has gone on. It's not the greatest recipe for a two hour show, but after 20 episodes of top ten numbers, I suppose they've earned it. I'll not spoil the big surprise before the jump, so hit the link for a brief look at all that went on, and to find out who took home the mirrorball.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 10 The Finals

by Brett Love, posted Nov 25th 2008 12:10AM

Dancing With The Stars Finalists
(S07E20) After two and a half months, and nineteen episodes, it all comes down to this. Our remaining three couples made their way back to the ballroom for what Tom called, "The most closely contested finals ever." That was an apt description after what we saw in the semi-finals. With Lance & Lacey wrestling the lead away from Brooke & Derek as we neared the end of the season, it really looked like season seven could go to anyone. How would it play out? Would it all come down to the big freestyle numbers? And, oh yeah, which dancing kids team won? The answers to all of those questions, and a look at the rest of the finals performances, after the jump.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 9 results

by Brett Love, posted Nov 18th 2008 11:57PM

Kristi Yamaguchi & Mark Ballas - Dancing With The Stars
(S07E19) The big question coming into the results show this week, obviously, was who would make it through to the finals. That, on its own, was probably enough to get most of the crowd to tune in. The powers that be could have just banked on it and tossed any old random segment out there to fill up the first 50 minutes of the show. Some Jimmy Kimmel here... a highlight reel there... the numbers would have still been huge. Lucky for us, that's not what they did, at all. It was the biggest musical event the show has ever seen. Along with those big results, we saw performances from Leona Lewis, John Legend, Julianne Hough, and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. If that wasn't enough, reigning champ Kristi Yamaguchi stopped by to dance. It made for a fun hour. The results, and a look at all of those performances, after the jump.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 9

by Brett Love, posted Nov 18th 2008 1:02AM

Cody Linley & Julianne Hough - Dancing With The Stars
(S07E18) And then, there were four. If you wanted, you could make an argument for Maurice Greene, but I think the viewers did a solid job narrowing the field down to these four teams. Coming into the semi-finals, all of them had a legitimate shot at making it to the big show next week. It would all come down to their two week 9 performances. Along the way, we had a little bit of something old, and something new. As in years past, the stuffiest of the judges made his rounds to all of the final four teams for Len Goodman's Master Class. New to this season, they also managed to work in two pro numbers as examples of what to look for in the salsa and the jitterbug. It all added up to a pretty entertaining night. There were 10s, and there were 7s. Who came out on top? The scores, and a rundown of all the performances, after the jump.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 8 results

by Brett Love, posted Nov 12th 2008 12:02AM

Lacey & Benji Schwimmer - Dancing With The Stars
(S07E17) It's crunch time. A trip to the semi-finals was riding on the results tonight. One couple would fall just short of that goal. Would it be the steady, season long leader, Brooke? Or the young, and sometimes erratic, Cody? Have fans warmed up to big Warren Sapp? Or do they prefer their championship athletes to be of the faster variety, and favor Maurice? And what of Lance & Lacey? Is it just Len, or have fans turned on them too? The answers, are after the jump, along with a rundown of the various performances and taped packages. Those include my favorite results show performance of the season, and my most hated piece of filler as well.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 8

by Brett Love, posted Nov 11th 2008 12:20AM

Brooke Burke & Derek Hough - Dancing With The Stars
(S07E16) Week eight. We're getting down to it now, just two weeks away from the finals. You can certainly make a case for a couple of teams that would be considered the favorites, but at this point in the competition, anyone can win. All of the teams are one bad number, one set of nutty judges scores, or one weak fan vote away from elimination. Upping the pressure this week, not only would each team be performing both a ballroom and a Latin number, but each star would have to do a 15-second solo.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 7 results

by Brett Love, posted Nov 6th 2008 1:10AM

Dave Scott - Dancing With The Stars
(S07E15) After a night off so we could all take in the results of the big election, it was time to head back to the ballroom and knock six teams down to five. Tom opened the show by calling Monday the wildest night yet, noting that the gap between top and bottom has never been so great. That disparity is, of course, the result of the ridiculous team judging. Would it lead to another shocking elimination? The results, as well as a look at musical guest Lionel Richie, two pro performances, the return of Dance Center, and stars of dance with Dave Scott (pictured), is after the jump.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 6 results - VIDEO

by Brett Love, posted Oct 29th 2008 12:34AM

Dancing With The Stars
(S07E13) I think it's safe to say that everyone came into the results show this week on the same page. Whether you are for Cloris staying in the competition, or busy making sacrifices to your deity of choice as you ask for her dismissal, her fate was the big question. The judges certainly made it a tough go for Cloris fans this week, awarding only 15 points, but you just never know what will happen when the fans get to the phones. Did Cloris make it through to week 7? We'll have that answer after the jump, along with a look at Missy Elliott and The Pussycat Dolls, Michael Flatley, and more dancing kids.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 6

by Brett Love, posted Oct 28th 2008 12:10AM

Lacey Schwimmer and Lance Bass - Dancing With The Stars
(S07E12) It's time to head back to the ballroom, and week 6 brought with it another change to the format. In addition to one regular performance from each couple, they all got together for a big group number as well. Shotyme stopped by to choreograph what was billed as the "Old School Hip Hop" performance. As you might expect, that went better for some than it did for others. We also had a special guest judge this week. Michael Flatley, best known for Lord of the Dance, filled in for Len Goodman. He got the full DWTS experience, witnessing some fantastic performances... and Cloris. A look at all of the performances, is after the jump.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 5 results

by Brett Love, posted Oct 21st 2008 11:03PM

Cody Linley and Julianne Hough - Dancing With The Stars
(S07E11) Performance night brought with it what some viewers considered 'curious' scores from the judges. That set the stage for an eventful night of results. When combined with the fan vote, would the 21 for Cloris & Corky be enough to keep them around for another week? Or would a 21 of their own send Lance & Lacey to the bottom two? There were many ways it could go. Along the way to answering those questions we also found the Brian Setzer Orchestra, more dancing kids, and what was described as the biggest production in the history of the show. It made for a good results show lineup. And when the results were finally in... the word I would use is shocking. But that's after the jump stuff. Continue on if you want to see who left the ballroom this week.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 5

by Brett Love, posted Oct 21st 2008 2:02AM

Derek Hough, Brooke Burke, Cody Linley, Julianne Hough - Dancing With The Stars
(S07E10) The folks down at Dancing With The Stars had something a little different for us this week. Keeping things new and interesting, it was time to debut four new dances. The hustle, jitterbug, salsa, and west coast swing were all brand new to the show. With eight couples, and four styles, the stage was set for four showdowns as we saw each style twice, back to back. The results ran the gamut, from outstanding (29), to could have been better (21). A look at all of the performances, and another instance of insane scoring, is after the jump.

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