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'Dancing With the Stars' Week Six Elimination (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 25th 2011 10:45PM
'Dancing With the Stars'After an emotional performance show, in which Maks lost his cool with Len, it was bound to be a tense elimination on 'Dancing With the Stars' (Tue., 8PM ET on ABC). Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his partner, Hope Solo, scored a 20 from the judges, which was better than only one other couple, Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer, who got 19.

Audience votes make up the difference of the vote, obviously, which had to leave Maks and Hope sweating waiting for the final word. We've seen how their fellow contestants felt, many of whom felt he may have crossed the line. Would America agree?

!!SPOILER ALERT!!

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Does 'DWTS' Head Judge Len Goodman Need a Vacation?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 25th 2011 9:20AM
Len Goodman, 'DWTS'Is the strain of his heavy workload and weekly transatlantic commute starting to take its toll on 'Dancing With the Stars' head judge Len Goodman? He and Bruno Tonioli have a punishing schedule, pulling double duty judging 'DWTS' during the week, and then flying back to the UK to judge the BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing' at the weekend.

Now Len's had blow-ups with pro dancers on both shows in the space of just a few days. Is he crankier than usual? Last night he and Maksim Chmerkovskiy had a major falling out after Maks interrupted Len's harsh critique of his rumba. That bust up followed a furious on-air altercation with 'Strictly' dancer James Jordan on Saturday night, during which Len told him, "All you have to do is turn up, keep up and shut up."

Is an irascible Len overdue for a vacation? Well, luckily for him he'd already booked one before it got nasty on the dancefloor(s). It's been announced that Len is taking a week off from 'Strictly' next month, and subbing-in for him as guest judge on Nov. 5 and 6 will be none other than 'DWTS' Season 11 champ, Jennifer Grey.

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Maks vs. Len: 'Dancing With the Stars' Contestants Speak Out

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 25th 2011 6:15AM
Maks and Hope Solo, 'DWTS'The oft-shirtless Maksim Chmerkovskiy's always filled the role of 'Dancing With the Stars' bad boy, and he can be relied upon to have at least one big outburst each season, with his anger usually directed toward head judge Len Goodman. Last night he reached boiling point and again lashed out at Len after he criticized Maks' and partner Hope Solo's rumba.

When Maks questioned Len's credentials, the head judge said "I've been in this business for nearly 50 years," to which Maks quipped "Maybe it's time to go." Things escalated after Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli tried to intervene, and Maks said "Everybody on that balcony has been dying and killing themselves only to hear your guy's a little judgmental comments [sic]. ... I am not being disrespectful, I'm protecting my partner."

Up until that point it was just between Maks and the judges, but then did the Ukrainian take it too far? When he told host Brooke Charvet that "With all due respect, this is my show, I help make it what it is," the look on fellow pro dancer Derek Hough's face in the background was priceless. So, what did the other dancers think of his outburst? And does Maks regret saying what he did?

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'Dancing With the Stars' Week 6: Maks & Len Have a Major Fallout

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 24th 2011 11:40PM
Oh Maks, sometimes you need to really hold in your feisty temper. Maks definitely brought the drama to 'Dancing With the Stars' this week -- but not in the way you're probably thinking. In fact, I don't think anyone saw this coming.

Maks and Len had a total fall-out in the ballroom this week, after Len criticized Hope, calling her rumba "her worst dance of the whole season." Well, Maks didn't quite like that and riled up the already cheering crowd, interrupting Len's critique. That's when Len snapped.

You see, Len gets the reputation for being the most critical judge for a reason. He actually judges for skill, and as he pointed out, he's been doing it for quite some time now. And that's where Maks decided to tell Len that maybe it was time for him to quit. His exact words: "Maybe it's time to go!" Oh snap.

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Nancy Grace Talks 'DWTS' Elimination Night Nerves, Wardrobe Malfunction (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 21st 2011 12:30AM
Nancy Grace, 'The Rosie Show'Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus took time out of their busy rehearsal schedule for 'Dancing With the Stars' to stop by 'The Rosie Show' (Weeknights, 7PM ET on OWN). Rosie O'Donnell asked about nerves on the show, and especially on elimination night.

Twice Grace has been left in jeopardy until the last moment, but she said the first time it happened was easily the worst. "I almost vomited on him," she said of MacManus. "But he didn't have a shirt on."

She marveled that wardrobe has been putting him in less and less and her in more and more, but O'Donnell said that's understandable after Grace's malfunction. But Grace is still insisting the "nip-slip" never happened.

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Chynna Phillips Talks 'DWTS' Elimination, William Baldwin Vasectomy, on 'Rosie' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 20th 2011 12:30AM
Chynna Phillips, 'The Rosie Show'Chynna Phillips stopped by 'The Rosie Show' (Weeknights, 7PM ET on OWN) alongside husband William Baldwin to talk about 'Dancing With the Stars' and why he was probably pretty happy she got eliminated so early.

An early front-runner, Phillips found her time on the show cut short after a disastrous tango. Rosie O'Donnell asked if it was just a "brain fart," which Phillips felt summed it up pretty well. She was prepared, but "once I lost my steps, I couldn't recover."

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'Dancing With the Stars' Week 5: Ricki's Roger Rabbit Flops, J.R. Shines

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 17th 2011 11:20PM
Ricki Lake & Derek go '80sIt was '80s night on 'Dancing With the Stars' this week and that meant big hair, big shoulder pads, acid brights, a guest performance by The Bangles and ... Roger Rabbit?

The seemingly unstoppable Ricki Lake didn't look so smooth doing the Roger Rabbit this week, even after some encouragement from surprise guest, filmmaker John Waters, who gave Ricki her big break in 1988's 'Hairspray.'

Unfortunately, Ricki just couldn't find the beat this week, and that definitely hurt her scores. After scoring two 10s last week for her thrilling 'Psycho' tango and being atop the leaderboard for three weeks in a row, Ricki dropped the ball this week, only scoring a 24 and losing her top spot to J.R. Martinez.

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Derek Hough Danced Last Night With a Dislocated Shoulder (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 12th 2011 8:00AM
Derek and Julianne Hough'Dancing With the Stars' (Mon. 8PM ET, Tues. 9PM ET on ABC) fan favorite Derek Hough just keeps getting better and better. This week he and celebrity partner Ricki Lake -- who wasn't an early favorite to go all the way -- scored the first perfect 10s of the season from the judges.

On last night's live results show Hough blew the crowd away when he took to the floor with his sister Julianne for a jive. Now it appears that Derek did it all with a dislocated shoulder. Ouch!

According to 'The Hollywood Reporter,' Derek dislocated his shoulder in rehearsals yesterday, but after seeing the doctor he decided to dance through the pain and perform as planned.

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Richard Simmons' Appearance on 'Dancing With the Stars' Sparks Health Worries

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 12th 2011 6:00AM
Richard Simmons, Chaz Bono, Lacey SchwimmerMonday night saw a surprise cameo from 'Sweatin' to the Oldies' star Richard Simmons on 'Dancing With the Stars' as he put contestant Chaz Bono through his paces for his 'Rocky'-inspired routine.

However, Simmons' noticeably slimmed-down frame, amply showcased by his gold mesh tank top and tiny shorts, sparked fears among many viewers that he may be unwell.

A rep for the fitness guru denied that he's got any health problems. Tom Estey told 'People' that Simmons is "the healthiest he's ever been."

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'Dancing With the Stars' Week Four Elimination (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 12th 2011 12:00AM
'Dancing With the Stars' - 'Week Four' eliminationIn between all those sightings of Cher there was a dance competition going on Monday night on 'Dancing With the Stars' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC). And it was a nail-biter, with the incredibly entertaining Carson Kressley coming in dead last with the judges, while Ricki Lake earned the season's first perfect 10s.

Early front-runner Chynna Phillips had a very rough night, reflected in her low scores from the judges, tying her with Chaz Bono and Nancy Grace at one point ahead of Kressley.

Everyone knows Phillips is a stronger dancer than both of them; she just had a very bad night. Would America forgive her?

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'Dancing With the Stars' Week Four: Ricki Gets a Perfect 10 & Cher Cries Over Chaz!

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 10th 2011 11:59PM
CHER!Let's face it: You don't really want a recap this week. You just want to know how many times the 'Dancing With the Stars' cameras panned to Cher. So, I'm going to try and do both.

Cher looked like a proud mama watching her son dance to the theme from 'Rocky.' it was Chaz's best performance ... EVER (but I'm not changing my mind about this). It even brought Carrie Ann -- and Cher! -- to tears. However, did the crowd really give Cher a standing ovation when Chaz mentioned her? Chaz, you may have had your best dance of the competition, but you still got served by your mother. Granted, your mother is Cher.

Speaking of Cher, one of my favorite parts of the night was watching Cher's reactions to the judges critiquing Chaz. She was cheering, clapping, jumping and even praying -- yes, praying. It was pretty adorable.

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Did Cher Fans Save Chaz Bono from Elimination on 'DWTS'?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 5th 2011 8:30AM
Lacey Schwimmer and Chaz BonoIt's been a grueling few weeks for 'Dancing With the Stars' contestants and the punishing training schedule has taken its toll on Chaz Bono.

Although he's lost weight and gained confidence on the dance floor, Bono's been suffering from swollen painful ankles, which may go some way to explain why he and Lacey Schwimmer were in last place after their rumba Monday night.

After that performance fans could have expected to see Bono facing elimination last night, but he wasn't. Has he benefited from tactical voting by Cher fans?

!!!SPOILER ALERT!!! If you don't want to know who was eliminated last night, stop reading now.

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'Dancing With the Stars' Week 3 Elimination Shocks the Judges (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 5th 2011 12:00AM
'Dancing With the Stars' Week 3 ResultsAccording to Len Goodman on the 'Dancing With the Stars' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC) results show for this third week, "My expectations were that these two couples would be fighting for the final and maybe one of them going home with the mirrorball." He was talking about the two couples left standing in threat of elimination.

!!SPOILER ALERT!!

That said, though, neither of them had the highest scores on the previous night. However, they didn't have the lowest scores either. What they clearly lacked was a large enough fan base. Or maybe, as Tom Bergeron suggested, everyone just assumed they were safe.

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J.R. Martinez Gets Longest-Ever Standing Ovation on 'DWTS' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 4th 2011 7:55AM
Karina Smirnoff and JR MartinezLast night on 'Dancing With the Stars' was so very emotional.

Dancing to the theme of the most memorable year, the celebrity contestants and their partners pulled out all the stops to deliver the most intensely personal performances we've seen so far.

None more so than wounded war veteran, now actor, J.R. Martinez, who danced the rumba with his pro partner Karina Smirnoff.

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Cheryl Burke Says Rob Kardashian's Lost Weight, Gained Confidence on 'DWTS'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 4th 2011 7:00AM
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl BurkeCheryl Burke could have been forgiven for having serious misgivings about being paired with the least-known of the Kardashian clan this season on 'Dancing With the Stars.'

However, as the competition's heating up, Burke says Rob Kardashian is working hard, losing weight and even donning tank tops as his confidence grows.

While the concept that any of the Kardashians could suffer from a lack of confidence seems unlikely, Burke says that her partner does.

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