"DWTS": Jacoby Jones jumps over Karina Smirnoff! (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS’ Recap: Maks Is Back, First 10s of the Season Scored

Maks was back in the ballroom! Yes, “Dancing with the Stars” bad boy Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who quit the show after last season, was right back where we wanted him for a cameo appearance sure to thrill fans who were missing his dark energy this year. On Week 5, Judge Len Goodman’s side-by-side challenge would have […]

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'DWTS: All-Stars' Week 4 Elimination (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS: All-Stars’ Elimination: Did Bristol Palin’s Luck Finally Run Out?

Before the week four “Dancing with the Stars” elimination show, I was in a tizzy, trying to decide which star would go home – because Bristol Palin would surely stick around once again. And, in fact, this week Kirstie Alley, and not Bristol, got the lowest score, a 30 out of 40. Sarah Palin’s daughter […]

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'DWTS: All-Stars' Kelly and Val (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS: All-Stars’ Recap: Two Tied for the Lead, Paula Abdul Enters the Picture

This week, “Dancing with the Stars” was trotting out what looked like a sure-fire concept—the remaining 11 celebrities and their partners would recreate iconic dances from past seasons of the show. Plus, the stars themselves would act as the creative directors for the routines instead of the pros. But rabid “DWTS” watchers would know that […]

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Kirstie Alley and "DWTS" partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy  (ABC/CRAIG SJODIN)

‘DWTS’ All-Stars Prepare to Face Their Toughest Challenge Yet

Tonight, the “Dancing with the Stars” All-Stars will face their biggest challenge—recreating an iconic dance from a past season of the show and acting as creative directors, taking control away from their professional partners. DVR the Next Episode of “DWTS” on XfinityTV.com Will this concept be a hit or a flop? Devoted “DWTS” fans will […]

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‘DWTS’ Recap: Did Bristol Palin Step Up Her Game?

Last week’s “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” proved that sub-par dancers, such as Pamela Anderson, wouldn’t last long. What would that mean for Bristol Palinthis week? Ha. I had to admit I would miss the danger of watching Pam do the splits; who would provide the entertainment value this week? With those thoughts in mind, […]

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'DWTS: All-Stars' Apolo and Karina (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS All-Stars’: Can the Veterans Keep Pace With a Tougher Points System?

So at last it was time to see the best celebrity dancers of all time strut their stuff on “DWTS: All-Stars,” also known as season 15. Would Gilles Marini get the first place that so narrowly eluded him during season 8? Would Helio Castroneves be just as charming with a new partner, Chelsie Hightower, after […]

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