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'DWTS' Backstage Q&A: Will Ralph Macchio's Injury Cost Him a Place in the Semifinals?

by Michael Maloney, posted May 10th 2011 11:00AM
Ralph Macchio, Dancing With the StarsRalph Macchio gave a performance last night on 'Dancing With the Stars' that would have done Mr. Miyagi proud. Recovering from a painful Baker's cyst, the actor, who starred in the 'Karate Kid' movies, managed to perform two difficult dances, a waltz and a cha cha, despite his injury.

Alas, he and partner Karina Smirnoff scored the lowest of the night with a total of 46 points, trailing leaders Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas by 9 points.

Macchio, Kane and the other three remaining season 12 celebrities -- Kirstie Alley, Romeo and Hines Ward -- walked the post-show press line in order to share their thoughts on their performances and just how badly they all want to make next week's coveted semifinals.

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Backstage Interviews at 'Dancing With the Stars': Shocker! Romeo's Safe! Kendra Wilkinson on Her Exit!

by Michael Maloney, posted May 4th 2011 7:00AM
Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel on 'DWTS' ExitEven Romeo thought he and his partner Chelsie Hightower were going home on last night's results show of 'Dancing With the Stars.' But, it turns out that Season 12 is the season in which anyone can be ejected at any time -- even an improved dancer like Kendra Wilkinson, who not only has a huge fan base, but also wasn't in the bottom two in terms of scores from Monday night's show.

After Wilkinson and partner Louis Van Amstel, who she credits for her successful journey, did a final twirl on the dance floor the couple walked the post-show press line.

TV Squad was on the scene to get reactions from the ejected duo and the surviving five pairs, who weighed in on a variety of topics including how and why they've survived and what they need to do to make it to the finals.

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'Dancing With the Stars' Week Seven Results: Who Was Eliminated? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 4th 2011 1:04AM
'Dancing with the Stars' Week Seven EliminationWith the group performances a wash on last nights competition episode, it was down to their individual numbers to determine would be leaving the show this week on 'Dancing with the Stars' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC). Ralph Macchio and Hines Ward tied with the highest marks of the night, making them likely to be safe.

Chelsea Kane was two points behind with 34 points, but would that be enough? Huddled around the bottom were the three remaining teams. Kendra Wilkinson scored 31 points, while Kirstie Alley and Romeo were tied at the bottom of the rankings with 30 points apiece.

With so many teams so close together, it was going to come down to their past performances, as well as their overall likability with the viewers at home.

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Backstage Interviews at 'Dancing With the Stars': Who's Going Home? Will Shirley Ballas Join the Show?

by Michael Maloney, posted May 3rd 2011 7:00AM
Backstage Interviews at 'DWTS'Two stars likely facing elimination tonight on 'Dancing With the Stars' are Romeo and Kirstie Alley, who are both tied in last place with 60 points.

All the dancers started out with 30 points after performing in group dances. Romeo and his partner Chelsie Hightower then scored 30 points (out of 40) with their Samba while Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy earned the same for their Jive.

It's likely all going to come down to fan bases. The pairs spoke to TV Squad on the post-show press line to discuss what they think of their loyal followers.

The scene stealer of the night was guest instructor Shirley Ballas, Mark's mother, who takes no prisoners when it comes to being a dance teacher. She shared her thoughts with TV Squad on whether or not she'd join the show as a pro partner.

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Team Chelsea Balances Fun and Sexy on 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 3rd 2011 12:52AM
Team Chelsea, 'Dancing With the Stars'This week the six remaining couples were divided into two groups on 'Dancing With the Stars' (Mon., 8PM ET on ABC). Each group performed a Cha-Cha-Cha, and while it was ultimately a draw in the judge's scores, we had a lot of fun watching "Team Chelsea."

Chelsea Kane was chosen as one of the team leaders, because along with Hines Ward she has the highest points from the judges so far this season. Made up of Kane & Mark Ballas, Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff, and Romeo & Chelsie Hightower, the couples did a great job of sharing the floor, spotlighting one another, and performing in tandem.

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Backstage Interviews at 'Dancing With the Stars': Karina Smirnoff on Her Fall; Maksim Chmerkovskiy Is Not Married

by Michael Maloney, posted Apr 26th 2011 10:05AM
Kendra, Dancing With the StarsKendra Wilkinson's spectacular comeback with her sexy samba may save her for another week on 'Dancing With the Stars.' Fan favorite (and AOL TV blogger) Chris Jericho's tango scored lowest for the night, however, which potentially places the former pro wrestler in jeopardy on tonight's results program.

Monday's performance show contained many surprises, including the first two 10s of the season for Romeo and his pro partner Chelsie Hightower. The competition's other Chelsea -- Chelsea Kane -- earned a 10 with her pro partner Mark Ballas.

There were a pair of mishaps, too, but neither belong to Kirstie Alley. Karina Smirnoff took a brief fall while doing the paso doble with her partner, Ralph Macchio, and Ballas twisted his ankle during dress rehearsal, but he soldiered through with his and Kane's quick step.

AOL TV was on the post-show press line to talk to the remaining contestants, during which time Maksim Chmerkovskiy cleared up those rumors that he's secretly married.

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Backstage Interviews at 'Dancing With the Stars': Kendra, Carrie Ann Make Up; John Travolta Loves Maks

by Michael Maloney, posted Apr 19th 2011 7:00AM
Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van AmstelRivalries, couples not getting along, polarizing celebrities and loads of off-screen drama. These are the things that, for better or worse, have at times dominated the reality competition series known as 'Dancing With the Stars.'

But as regular viewers of the show are finding out, there's not much of that going on in season 12. Instead, the most compelling aspects of the show are taking place right where they should be -- on the dance floor.

There was, however, one feud that seemed to erupt from last week's show -- Kendra Wilkinson appeared to take great umbrage at judge Carrie Ann Inaba's remark that she appeared fearful of embracing elegance.

Wilkinson was still clearly upset by the exchange in the video segment shown prior to this week's dance. But what viewers may not know is that the two women cleared the air just before Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel performed the fox trot on Monday night.

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'Dancing With the Stars' Results: 'The Heart of the Show' Eliminated (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 13th 2011 1:00AM
'Dancing with the Stars' eliminationKendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel went into this week's 'Dancing With the Stars' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC) results show with the lowest score (18) from the judges for their Viennese Waltz.

The couple with the next-lowest score was Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya, at 21 points. In other words, it was going to take the power of the people to save the former 'Girl Next Door.'

But so far this season, we haven't seen the popular vote make a difference in the final results. Was the writing on the wall for Kendra? Would Kirstie Alley's fans come through for her, despite her shoe fumble on the dance floor and her third-from-worst 22 points?

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'DWTS': Bruno Tonioli Defends Chelsea Kane from Len 'Voldemort' Goodman (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 12th 2011 12:45AM
Len Goodman & Bruno Tonioli, 'Dancing with the Stars'Perhaps appealing to the younger demographic from Chelsea Kane's Disney Channel pedigree, she and partner Mark Ballas danced their Viennese Waltz to 'Hedwig's Theme' from the 'Harry Potter' films on 'Dancing with the Stars' (Mon., 8PM ET on ABC).

Ballas got completely into character with the magical nature of the music, even wearing a pointed wizard's hat throughout the routine, but the judge's were split in their appreciation of it.

"Chelsea, you are a fantastic dancer," Len Goodman said. "So why is it that every time I see you, there's something that I don't like that jars me?"

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Backstage Interviews at 'Dancing With the Stars': Week Two Elimination Nerves

by Michael Maloney, posted Mar 29th 2011 9:00AM
He may have the best smile, but Mike Catherwood is also the least-known star on season 12 of 'Dancing With the Stars', and his combined score of 30 after two weeks of dancing is the lowest. Can the Los Angeles disc jockey and his partner Lacey Schwimmer evade tonight's elimination on 'DWTS'?

"I have the lowest fan base and lowest score," Catherwood told TV Squad on the post-show press line last night. "If anything keeps us on the show beyond this week we'll have to do things differently. It can't be just, 'Oh, I'll try harder.' We'll have to go back to the drawing board and break it down."

If Catherwood manages to avoid being sent home during tonight's elimination show he'll have Schwimmer to thank. She brings her own fan following, not just from 'DWTS,' but also from 'So You Think You Can Dance' on which she appeared from 2007–08.

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Chelsea Kane's Choreography Disappoints Judges on 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 29th 2011 12:09AM
Chelsea Kane, 'Dancing with the Stars'Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas may have gone a little too into the character and the storytelling with her Jive on 'Dancing With the Stars' (Mon., 8PM ET on ABC). With lavish costumes and hamming it up across the stage, the judges felt it was a bit too distracting.

"I love choreography like that," Carrie Ann Inaba admitted. "But there's a time and a place for it and I don't think it was right now."

Len Goodman described it as "too much messing about and larking around." He needed to see more actual Jive and technique.

As for Bruno Tonioli, he was distracted by the whole stage production. "It was like Marcel Marceau desperately seeking Lolita in 'A Clockwork Orange'," he said.

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Backstage Interviews at 'Dancing With the Stars': Week One Was 'Terrifying'

by Michael Maloney, posted Mar 22nd 2011 9:00AM
Karina Smirnoff and Ralph MacchioRalph Macchio, 49, and Kirstie Alley, 60, are two of the older contestants on season 12 of 'Dancing With the Stars,' but after the first night of dancing they took early leads with top scores of, respectively, 24 and 23.

The star of 'The Karate Kid' and his pro partner, Karina Smirnoff, performed a Foxtrot that judge Len Goodman called the best one of the night.

Macchio's an actor; did that play a role in how successfully he embraced his part on the dance floor?

"Yes. Dancing is like acting only you use your body," said Smirnoff. "It allows him tap into the character so much better."

"[Acting] is less painful," joked Macchio. "Less painful."

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Does the DWTS 2011 Cast Have Enough Controversy?

by Michael Maloney, posted Mar 1st 2011 11:00AM
DWTS 2011 season 12 cast
Forget about having to master the Argentine Tango and the Paso Doble. 'Dancing With the Stars' contestants have to also learn how to handle the media since doing press is a big part of the show.

The season 12 contestants (minus model Petra Nemcova, who wasn't at the cast announcement) got their feet wet immediately after they were announced during Monday night's 'The Bachelor' by doing a round of start-up interviews with members of the media. TV Squad was on the scene to quiz the stars with a variety of questions.

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Chelsea Kane on 'Dancing With the Stars': All About the Disney Channel Actress

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 28th 2011 10:35PM
Chelsea Kane, Dancing With the StarsNow that this season's 'Dancing With the Stars' cast is official, we can commence the second stage of 'DWTS' reaction -- namely, just who the heck are some of these people?

For the non-parents and non-Disney Channel afficianados among us, one of the biggest question marks of the just-announced cast is Chelsea Kane. Actually, the name might be unfamiliar even to the biggest of Disney Channel fans, considering the actress just changed her name from Chelsea Staub two weeks ago.

The 'Jonas L.A.' star explained on her Twitter account earlier this month that the name change was solely for convenience (and to avoid the constant butchering when people pronounced it incorrectly).

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'Dancing With the Stars' Season 12 Cast Rumors: Kendra Wilkinson, Kirstie Alley and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 28th 2011 4:45PM
'Dancing With the Stars' Season 12 Cast Rumors: Kendra Wilkinson, Kirstie Alley and MoreABC is hours away from revealing the latest celebrities to hit the ballroom, but what's a 'Dancing With the Stars' cast announcement without some spoilers?

According to TMZ, rumored stars Kirstie Alley, Kendra Wilkinson, Chris Jericho and Wendy Williams are confirmed to be getting their cha-cha-cha on during season 12.

The gossip site is also reporting Chelsea Kane will fill the requisite Disney star role on the show and rapper Lil' Romeo will attempt to dance his way to the mirrorball trophy. Find out who the stars are reportedly coupled with after the jump.

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