Sasha Farber - A variety of stars from all the series of "Dancing With The Stars" were snapped as they attended 10th Anniversary Party for the show, which was held at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015
Candace Cameron-Bure - A variety of stars from all the series of "Dancing With The Stars" were snapped as they attended 10th Anniversary Party for the show, which was held at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015
The 29-year-old dancing pro will not participate in the show's 20th anniversary season because he is palying the male lead in 'New York Spring Spectacular' at Radio City Music Hall this spring
'Dancing With The Stars' has lost a very familiar face! Derek Hough, who has appeared on 14 seasons of the ABC show, will not return for its 20th anniversary season that is scheduled to begin this coming spring.
Hough will not participate in the show's 20th season
However, Hough isn't gone forever, his absence in the upcoming season is only because he is playing the male lead in the 'New York Spring Spectacular' at Radio City Music Hall at the same time. The 29-year-old will star alongside Laura Benanti.
Continue reading: Derek Hough Will Not Return To 'Dancing With The Stars' For Season 20
Alfonso Ribeiro has updated fans with news about his back injury. The 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' hopes to be able to compete on 'Dancing With the Stars' on Monday (17th November).
Alfonso Ribeiro has sustained a back injury.
Following last night's edition of the show, we're still no closer to determining who will win the contest
Dancing With The Stars entered week five when it aired on Monday, 14 October, and almost immediately host Tom Bergeron put the pressure on at least half of the contestants as he revealed that "one of our female stars will be eliminated tonight" due to last weeks voting. The pressure was on the ladies to deliver, as the latest instalment saw the remaining celebs remember the 'The Most Memorable Year of Their Life,' and perform a dance routine that explains it best.
With Len Goodman back from London and in his judge's seat after a weeks absence, he, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli cast their critical eye over the remaining contestants danced to the sounds of 1982, all the way to the present day. And before we move on to the dances, now would be a good time to say that one of next season's contestants may have already revealed themselves. Paris Hilton was in the stands cheering on pal Christina Milian, and when asked whether she could give the show a go she said, I can dance, but I can't dance like her! I could try it out one time, maybe."
First up to bat was Corbin Bleu, whose years of choice was 2011. It was chosen as his 'most memorable year'because it was the year his younger sister, Phoenix, was diagnosed with severe scoliosis. The now-12-year-old still has to wear a back brace because of the condition and Bleu dedicated his foxtrot to the girl who is "such an inspiration" to himself. And what a start to get the show under way, as Bruno declared, "You could be the lost child of Fred Astaire and Ben Vereen," before showing him a 10. Len and Carrie gave out 9's each. A Great start to get the ball rolling.
Continue reading: Shock Elimination On 'Dancing With The Stars' Leaves The Race Wide Open
Leah Remini is set to appear on Dancing with the Stars.
Now entering its 17th season, the dancing competition will shift to a single, two-hour airing per week, with Valerie Harper, Jersey Shore's Snooki and Showgirls star Elizabeth Berkley also tipped to appear.
Remini's inclusion is all the more notable given her parting of ways with the Church of Scientology for questioning its treatment of church members and allegedly the autocratic leadership of David Miscavige.
Derek Hough could be on his way out of Dancing with the Stars.
Derek Hough, the main professional draw on 'Dancing With The Stars,' is likely to leave the show the good and pursue his other ambitions. After picking up the mirrorball trophy for the fourth time - this time with Kellie Pickler - Hough is believed to be considering his role on the show.
"Derek has always wanted to eventually get back to the stage or other kinds of TV projects and even films," a veteran "Dancing" insider told the Chicago Sun-Times, "I know he's had lots of offers. This seems like the right time for him to pursue all that." Though Hough found fame on Dancing With The Stars, he is known outside of the ABC hit show and was thought to be dating British pop-stat Cheryl Cole for a short time. He is the brother of Julianne Hough, the girlfriend of the hugely powerful TV mogul Ryan Seacrest.
Derek is also a big-name on the stage and has appeared in productions of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and played Ren in a West End production of 'Footloose.' Did you know he also played a Hogwarts schoolboy in Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone back in 2001?
Continue reading: Can 'Dancing With The Stars' Survive Without Derek Hough?
The winners of this season of DWTS couldn't be more grateful.
Last night on Dancing With The Stars, country singer Kelly Pickler and her professional partner Derek Hough were crowned as the winners of the show’s twelfth season. The finale was a tense one, after the show’s previous episode left Pickler and fellow contestant Zendaya Coleman as the last two standing. Clearly, the audience fell in love with Kelly and Derek’s last dance, performed, in a sentimental twist, to a song written by Pickler’s husband especially for the occasion. In the end, the duo took home the coveted, if a bit tacky, mirror ball trophy.
"It's not about me winning. It's about Kellie," Hough told E!News after the finale. "It's about our celebrities because this is their first and their only time on the show. I am overjoyed and so happy that Kellie got to experience this. It's amazing. And it was such a hard season and everyone was so fantastic.”
Kelly was also overjoyed after the victory, when she realised they had won that is, because initially she couldn’t hear the winners’ names being called out; so Derek had to tell her. “Derek has taught me so much and he's just such an amazing person and I'm so glad that I got to meet him," Pickler says. "I have a big brother in him. We've had so much fun. Win or lose, it's been amazing."
Continue reading: Dancing With The Stars Winners Get Emotional After Victory [Spoilers]
A favorite to win from the onset, Kelly Pickler took home the trophy.
In a grand finale that kept everyone on the edge of their seats until the very end, American Idol finalist and country star Kelly Pickler and her partner Derek Hough became this season’s champions. It was definitely a tight race though, stretching between the two final episodes. On Monday night, Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas became the first of the four final couples to be eliminated, in a surprise turn which many didn’t see coming. In typical style, however, Aly took the loss gracefully, congratulating the remaining contestants. Afterwards, all remaining contestants performed their “instant dances” in a segment, where they new the dance, but not the music that they would be performing to, beforehand. All three dances -- the salsa for Jacoby and Karina, and the jive for both Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Kellie and Derek -- were given perfect scores by the judges and received ample praise. Afterwards, however, pro football player Jacoby Jones and his partner Karina were voted off, shaping up the finale between Kelly and Zendaya.
"Out of all my trainers, I never had a woman push me like she has. When I go back (to football), I'll have gracefulness, footwork and catch balls like this,” said Jacoby.
The finale became a reunion of sorts, as performances from and Victor Ortiz part of his backup dancers, and Jessica Sanchez interspersed dances by all the eliminated contestants this season. It was a tense battle as both Kelly and Zendaya danced near-perfect renditions. However, in the end, the Mirrorball Trophy went to Pickler, in what was certainly a deserved victory. It was definitely a good ending to an interesting season. Hopefully, DWTS can keep up the good work, when the show returns with just one episode per week next season.
Continue reading: Dancing With The Stars Finale Recap: Who Won? [Spoilers]
This week's Dancing With The Stars was blissfully free of drama, but nevertheless had some endearing moments.
This Tuesday’s Dancing With The Stars results episode may have been on of the last, but it was certainly a good way to go out. No, the show won’t be absent from ABC’s roster next season, but the network has announced that the show will be introduced in a new, one episode per week format, making the results episodes obsolete.
This Tuesday’s episode had a lot to offer though, at least as far as evening television goes, with performances by Avril Lavigne and The Wanted. Of course, another contestant got cut from the program in the runup to the finale. This week it was Ingo Rademacher who got voted off after an unimpressive performance. He and partner Kym Johnson were booted off, despite a number of viewers in the studio booing the decision. Now, the remaining contestants have been narrowed down to NFL star Jacoby Jones and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, as well as country singer Kellie Pickler and Disney star Zendaya.
The episode also featured its token endearing moment, in the form of a segment with 10-year-old dancer Sophia Lucia, 10, of San Diego. "I train 40 hours a week. When I dance, I feel like the happiest girl on Earth," she said, explaining that in March, she broke the Guiness Book's world records for most pirouettes — 55. She then performed live with pro Chelsea Hightower.
Continue reading: Dancing With The Stars Recap: Who Performed, Who Lost And Why?
The boxer bowed out gracefully from the TV dancing contest
Not quite the sort of knock out he’s used to, Victor Ortiz bowed out gracefully from Dancing With The Stars last night (April 23, 2013) after finding himself in the bottom two with reality star Sean Lowe. “I had a blast. I made great friends, including you guys, you beautiful people,” he said, after the announcement came that he would be leaving.
“So at the end of the day it was a heck of an experience and hopefully these beautiful people will follow me to my next championship bout. I’m happy to get this far. I definitely need some dance moves.” Victor and his professional dance partner Lindsay Arnold scored the lowest number of points on Monday night’s show and now the pro boxer will be going home, to concentrate on a different kind of footwork – skipping around the ring, faced with a boxing opponent, rather than skipping around a dance floor with Lindsay. He tweeted a message of thanks to his fans, saying “Huge thanks to all the fans that supported @Dance9Lindsay & I this season! Such an amazing experience and we couldn’t have done it without u.”
Before the show (and Victor’s journey on it) ended, viewers were treated to performances from British pop star Olly Murs as well as the Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am, as everyone waited for the results.
A DWTS source has suggested that former American Idol Contestant Kellie Pickler will be starring in this year's show
The news has broken that we have a DWTS Idol Contestant in the making. TMZ have discovered the identity of four of this year’s Dancing With The Stars contestants and one of them is a former American Idol hopeful. 26 year-old Pickler was a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol and has subsequently gone on to sell over 800,000 copies of her debut album Small Town Girl.
Clearly, Pickler’s career needs a little pick-me up, or maybe she just misses the pressure of a TV reality show contest, because she’s now signed up for the dancing program, according to sources close to the show, in a bid to win the nation’s hearts once more. The information that was leaked to TMZ, ahead of Tuesday’s official announcement (February 26, 2013), also reveals that another country music star, Wynonna Judd, will be taking to the boards, as well. The 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman is also rumoured to be amongst the cast members due to be announced tomorrow. And Sean Lowe, former star of The Bachelor will be there to ruffle a few feathers, too.
Raisman’s odds are looking good, to be honest, given that three Olympic champions have won the show in the past; we reckon they’ve got a little bit of an unfair advantage in terms of the training required to take part in the shows, but there you have it. A spokesperson for the show refused to confirm whether or not those four rumours are definitely true, telling TMZ “We do not comment on casting rumors, but tune in to 'GMA' on Tuesday when we reveal the cast live!”
29th July, 2015