‘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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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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Is Maks Coming Back to ‘DWTS’?

One of “Dancing with the Stars” famous faces could soon make a triumphant return to the hit ABC series. Maksim Chmerkovskiy sat out of season 16 of the show, telling fans that he was looking to explore other opportunities. Now, ABC’s president of entertainment Paul Lee told reporters that the 33-year-old may be coming home […]

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"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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