Louis Van Amstel on His “Dancing with the Stars” Return and Partnering with Paula Deen

One of the high points of the current season of ABC’s long-running celebrity dance competition series, “Dancing with the Stars,” is the return of dance pro, Louis Van Amstel. The All-Star season is when we last saw Louis, but his positive energy, dazzling smile and, of course, dancing prowess are back and stronger than ever. Paired […]

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‘DWTS’ Upset Alert: Favorite Gets a Surprise Elimination

We had passed the halfway point on “Dancing with the Stars” and it was once again time to kick one of our All-Stars to the curb. Sadly, although I considered Emmitt Smith’s Monday night country foxtrot cute, others in the press room thought he’d embarrassed himself with a corny solo during the number with Cheryl […]

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APOLO ANTON OHNO & KARINA SMIRNOFF on "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)

‘DWTS’ Gone Country: Two Couples Nab Perfect Scores

There was a subdued mood at “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” on Monday night, as the monster storm bearing down on the East coast made everyone worry about friends and family. But maybe the All-Stars could provide a little entertainment for folks huddled indoors tonight? We could only hope our celebrities and pro dance partners […]

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'DWTS: All-Stars' Sabrina and Louis (Photo: ABC)

‘DWTS: All-Stars’ Recap: Guilty Pleasures and Gangnam Style

It was the second night of guilty pleasure performances on “Dancing with the Stars,” which so far had been pretty entertaining. With everyone still buzzing backstage about Judge Carrie Ann Inabafalling off her chair on Monday night, the Tuesday show opened with all of the “Dancing with the Stars” females in tonight’s team competition wearing […]

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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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