‘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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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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"DWTS": Elizabeth and Val (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS’: Elizabeth Berkley Hit With a ‘Sucker Punch’ in Shocking Elimination

Former “Showgirls” star Elizabeth Berkley suffered one of the most shocking eliminations in “Dancing with the Stars” history on Monday night. Comedian Bill Engvall was voted through to next week instead, leaving fellow bottom two dweller Elizabeth sobbing to reporters after the show. When asked how she felt, a teary-eyed Elizabeth said, “Sad. I’m not […]

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‘RHOBH’ Recap: Kyle Tries to Make New Friends, Lisa Ignites Faint Gate

Monday night’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” was kind of frazzled and all over the place—just like Lisa and her “perfect faint” that had her (and her perfect pooch of a bootie) sprawled out on the dance floor on “Dancing With the Stars.” [xfinity-record-button id=”5893707088515488112″ program_type=”series”] There wasn’t any major drama that pervaded the 60 […]

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"DWTS": Elizabeth and Val (Photo: ABC)

Shocker on ‘DWTS’: Who Got Nixed After the Final Six?

After last week’s star turn featuring Cher as guest judge and performer, “Dancing with the Stars” would be going back to basics for week nine. The final six were set to hit the ballroom floor and yes, good old boy/underdog Bill Engvall was hanging in there. Monday night, our couples would be doing an individual […]

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