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Amber Riley wins "Dancing with the Stars" (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS’: Amber Riley on Win: ‘I Endured ‘Til The End’

Amber Riley seemed to be walking on air instead of feeling her aching knees after winning the “Dancing with the Stars” mirror ball trophy on Tuesday night. The “Glee” star who battled injury during Season 17 told reporters backstage after the show, “I feel amazing! I’m so excited. I’m very proud of myself. I can’t […]

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"DWTS": Derek and Amber (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS’: Backstage Secrets of the Final Three

After Bill Engvall was eliminated on Monday night’s “Dancing with the Stars,” Corbin Bleu, Amber Riley and Jack Osbourne moved on to Tuesday’s grand finale. [xfinity-record-button id=”6286089193231416112″ program_type=”series”] The three revealed their secrets to reporters backstage after they all scored a perfect 30 for their crowd-pleasing freestyle dances. Corbin, who paid tribute to Michael Jackson […]

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"DWTS": Bill and Emma (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS’: Bill Engvall on His Exit: ‘I Have No Regrets At All’

Comedian Bill Engvall, who shocked America with his underdog success on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars,” was finally eliminated on Monday night’s show. But the plucky 56-year-old “Blue Collar” comic held his head high when he spoke to reporters after losing out on a chance at the famed mirror ball trophy. “I feel wonderful. […]

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‘DWTS’ Finale: Four Compete for the Mirror Ball

Looking at the “Dancing with the Stars” finale, I thought I’d paraphrase a line from baseball announcer Vin Scully and wonder whether in an improbable season 17, the impossible would happen. That is, would fan favorite and massive underdog Bill Engvall, who has improbably made it to the finals, actually achieve the impossible and win? […]

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"DWTS": Bill and Emma (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS’ Underdog Bill Engvall Tells All: Comedian Courageously Kicked Drinking Problem

On Monday night’s “Dancing with the Stars,” the remaining five celebrities revealed emotional personal stories about their lives. [xfinity-record-button id=”6286089193231416112″ program_type=”series”] None was more moving than Bill Engvall’s revelation that he had kicked a drinking problem to become a family man devoted to wife Gail and their kids. Surprisingly, Bill told xfinityTV after the show […]

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Guest Judge Maks Chmerkovskiy, second from right, along with the "DWTS Judges (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS’: Did Dancers Give Guest Judge Maks Chmerkovskiy a 10?

Former bad boy “Dancing with the Stars” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy unveiled a kinder, gentler side as a guest judge on Monday night’s show. Afterward, it was clear his fellow dancers would give him a 10 if they got their hands on the famous judging paddles! Maks’ former fiancée Karina Smirnoff had a bitter breakup with […]

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"DWTS": Emma and Bill (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS’: Secret to Bill Engvall’s Success Revealed?

Another week, another win in the bottom two for Bill Engvall! The “Blue Collar” comedian triumphed over Leah Remini on Monday night, as he has all season over seemingly more skilled performers on “Dancing with the Stars.” Bill made it through to next week’s “DWTS” finale with his partner Emma Slater, while his fellow bottom […]

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Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani (ABC)

‘DWTS’: Maks Returns as Celebs Drop to Four

“Dancing with the Stars‘” semifinal episode was going to be a huge hoot, with bad boy Maksim Chmerkovskiy returning to the ballroom as a guest judge and the remaining five couples performing a plugged/unplugged theme. Monday night, the celebrities would dance to the same song – but one version would be acoustic. I was particularly […]

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"DWTS": Bill and Emma (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS’: Redneck Weight Loss! Underdog Bill Engvall Reveals He’s Shed 25 Pounds While Dodging Elimination

Redneck comedian Bill Engvall has become the biggest underdog in “Dancing with the Stars” history, dodging elimination every week while more experienced dancers go home. [xfinity-record-button id=”6286089193231416112″ program_type=”series”] After he outlasted former “Showgirls” star Elizabeth Berkley to make it to next week’s semifinals, Bill revealed a happy byproduct of his surprising “DWTS” run — he’s […]

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