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Meryl Davis has been a favorite of judges throughout season 18 of "Dancing With the Stars," but during Monday's "Disney Night" her rival James Maslow threw down the gauntlet, achieving a feat even Davis hasn't accomplished: a perfect score. -Break- 'DWTS': Past Winners (Seasons 1-17) Maslow received perfect 10s from all four "DWTS" judges – regular experts Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli, as well as guest judge and season nine champ Donny Osmond – for a total of 40 out of 40. He and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd pulled it off with a contemporary routine set to the Oscar-winning "Let It Go" from "Frozen." Subscribe to Gold Derby's YouTube Channel Davis came close with her previous two dances, scoring 39 for each. In both cases Goodman was the lone holdout, giving her 9s while the rest of the panel gave her 10s. On Disney Night Goodman den »
Disney Night provided a happy ending for James Maslow! The Big Time Rush hunk had a fairy tale outing on Dancing With the Stars' Monday night show, scoring Season 18's first perfect score with his contemporary dance to "Let It Go" from Frozen with his partner, Peta Murgatroyd. In fact, their routine was so impressive, notoriously icy head judge Len Goodman gushed that their dance "would melt the coldest heart...even mine!" You'd think melting Len's heart and receiving 40 out of 40 points from the four judges (including guest judge Donny Osmond) would be a confidence-booster, but James exclusively told E! News after Monday's show that he and Peta are "not safe at any time." »
It was a Disney-themed night on Monday's Dancing with the Stars - and it sure was magical. The night, with guest judge Donny Osmond, produced a majority of high scores, including the first perfect 40 out of 40 of the season. But unlike during last week's partner switch-up night, this time one more couple was sent packing. Keep reading for all the results ... Drew Carey kicked off the show doing an Aladdin-themed quickstep with partner Cheryl Burke. Despite coming out with a breakthrough performance the week prior, this week's dance scored a 28 that was criticized by head judge Len Goodman for the technique. »
- Dahvi Shira
The Dancing with the Stars show on tonight (April 14, 2014) will send one couple home, check a recap of the results below. Last week was an oddity - none of the couples who remain on the show were eliminated last week. That means nine couples remain on DWTS 2014, and tonight all will perform to songs from Disney films, and the judges (Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli) will pass out their votes and fans can vote. There is an extra judge again tonight - season nine champion Donny Osmond serves as a guest judge for the show on Monday night. Here are the scores from last week's show, fans voted on these dances last week and the results of the votes will send one celebrity and their dance pro partner home tonight. Candace Cameron Bure and Tony Dovolani danced the Quickstep last week. The Judges' Scores were all 7's »
Last week's partner switch on "Dancing With the Stars" shook up more than just the contestants and pro dancers. It also dramatically shifted the leaderboard, with some stars rising – Drew Carey, NeNe Leakes – and others losing ground – Charlie White, Candace Cameron Bure. What will happen when the stars resume their usual partnerships tonight? -Break- 'DWTS' Poll: Was partner switch-up a success or failure? Figure skater White might be looking for redemption after judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman docked him points for his nontraditional take on the rumba. The Olympic champion emerged as the "DWTS" frontrunner after spending the first two weeks at the top of the standings, but he hasn't led the judges' scores since then. Now he's an underdog: users currently rank him fifth to win the season with 12/1 odds. But for Cameron Bure, tonight is all about survival. Last week& »
Olympic ice dancing gold medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis found themselves in a strange position when they signed on for Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars: rather than being partners, as they have been on the ice for 17 years, they'd actually be competing against each other. But they don't really see it that way.
"I guess technically speaking, we are competing against each other, but it couldn't feel further from that," Davis tells TVGuide.com. "We really feel like we're in it together."
Check out our full Q&A with White and Davis to get their thoughts on whether they have an unfair advantage in the competition, as well as White's reaction to Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba saying his and Peta Murgatroyd's dance last week wasn't really a rumba.
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- Liz Raftery
Are the "Dancing With the Stars" judges right about Olympic gold medalist Charlie White's controversial routines, or are they holding him to an unfairly high standard? -Break- 'DWTS' recap: Leaderboard shake-up in switch-up week On Monday night, Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman were displeased that his rumba with switched-up partner Peta Murgatroyd wasn't traditional enough. Inaba gave them a 7 and Goodman gave them an 8, while Bruno Tonioli and guest judge Julianne Hough gave him 9s. "This side of the table’s not quite as happy as that side of the table," said Inaba of the judges' split decision. 'DWTS' poll: Was partner switch-up a success or failure? The happy-go-lucky White seems like an unlikely bad boy, but this is the second time he has been docked points for playing fast and loose with proper ballroom form. His week-two tango with regular partner Sharna Burgess was also pillo »
Ten years on from its launch on BBC One, Strictly Come Dancing is celebrating being sold to a 50th country.
Slovenia is the latest nation to order a series of Dancing with the Stars - the international version of the BBC format.
Planet TV have snapped up the Slovenian rights from BBC Worldwide.
Since premiering on BBC One in 2004, other versions of the celebrity dance show have aired in Australia, America, South Africa, Kazakhstan, India and many more.
Overall, 250 series have been recorded, including 11 in the UK. Over 12 million UK viewers watched Abbey Clancy crowned the champion in 2013.
Len Goodman, who is a judge on the UK and Us shows, said: "I've always known the magic of ballroom, but the fact this hugely uplifting TV show is dazzling audiences the world over, that just takes my breath away. This show does have an enormous place in people's hearts."
Dancing With the Stars switched things up Monday -- and ruffled some sequins. For the first time in DWTS history, ABC’s dance competition inter-swapped contestants and professional partners for episode four in “The Switch Up” and will combine the scores of weeks three and four with public votes for an elimination in week five. Though the change ignited friendly competition among contestants, critiques made by guest judge and two-time DWTS champion Julianne Hough and fellow judge Len Goodman sparked controversy with viewers and the dancers. Goodman shocked audiences when he told partners Charlie White and Peta Murgatroyd that their
- Natalie Stone
Dancing With the Stars returned on Monday with special guest judge, DWTS alum Julianne Hough, seated between Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli for the dancing competition’s “Switch-Up” week in which no one faced elimination.
Dancing With the Stars Recap
Candace Cameron Bure, now paired up with Tony Dovolani, took on a quickstep. Bure’s experience as an actress definitely allowed her to really play up the character in the routine. However, she’s looked better in past weeks with Mark Ballas. Her poor footwork in the ballroom dance was glaring. Score: 7+7+7+7 = 28
James Maslow, separated from Peta Murgatroyd, danced a tango with Cheryl Burke. Maslow wasn’t set back at all by the switch-up, giving another solid performance in the Latin dance routine in which he played a suitor to Burke’s queen. All of the judges – save Goodman – gave him a 9. Score: 9+8+9+9=35
It was partner switch-up week on Monday's Dancing with the Stars, and the unique evening produced mixed feelings from judges. While some usually lower-scoring contestants rose to the top, a couple of the higher-ranking performers received less than impressive marks during a week that featured Julianne Hough as a guest judge. The night kicked off with a 28-points-out-of-40 quickstep by Candace Cameron Bure and Tony Dovolani that had Hough complaining of body contact that was "a little too gapped." Judge Bruno Tonioli said a punk rock-dressed Bure needed to "sort out this top line." James Maslow and Cheryl Burke wowed »
- Dahvi Shira
Our users predicted the elimination of actor Billy Dee Williams this week on "Dancing With the Stars," but not like this. The 76-year-old star announced he was withdrawing from the competition due to chronic back problems and therefore wasn't able to perform. -Break- But the show must go on, and on it went with what the judges described as one of the most competitive nights in the show's history. How strong were the week-three performances? A contestant needed almost straight 8s just to stay out of last place. Drew Carey was the unlucky contestant who ended up at the bottom of the judges' standings, despite receiving 8s from Bruno Tonioli and guest judge Robin Roberts from "Good Morning America." Carrie Ann Inaba thought his waltz lacked the happy-go-lucky energy of his previous dances and gave him a 7, as did Len Goodman, for a total of 30 out of 40. Despite also receiving respectable marks from judges, »
There's been no lack of excitement during season 18 of Dancing with the Stars. Following an unexpected double elimination last week, this week's show - which featured Robin Roberts as a guest judge - had one couple backing out of the competition due to injury, and the rest of the couples digging into their most personal moments and sharing them with a teary-eyed audience during a most memorable year-themed episode. Kicking off the emotional evening was a crowd (and judge)-pleasing jive by Peta Murgatroyd and her partner James Maslow, who shared stories of being bullied for his weight when he was growing up. »
- Dahvi Shira
Tonight on Dancing With The Stars, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts will guest judge for the first time alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. Roberts serves as the first of many guest judges this season including Julianne Hough, Ricky Martin, Redfoo from Lmfao and (according to her,) Abby Lee Miller. Tonight, each of the 10 remaining celebrities celebrate “The Most Memorable Year Of Their Life.” Each couple will dance to a song of the celebrities’ choosing that represents a memorable time or experience in their life. James Maslow will be dancing a jive with Peta Murgatroyd, … Continue reading →
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- Kellie Freeze
Dancing With the Stars is bringing out all the twists for its 18th season. In addition to The Switch Up, guest judges will be sitting in with Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. First up: Robin Roberts. The Good Morning America anchor will judge the DWTS season 18 contestants on Monday, March 31. She's the first in a line of celebrities who will rotate out of the seat. Former Dancing With the Stars pro dancer Julianne Hough will also be taking the seat later this season. ABC has yet to announce the other guest judges, but now we're thinking about all the possibilities. Some names that spring to mind who would be great next to the three veteran judges (both experienced dancers and hilarious »
In the fall, ABC cut Dancing with the Stars to just one broadcast a week. The ratings for that cycle were the show's lowest in its 17 seasons on the air. Though the show is highly unlikely to be cancelled, this trend is not positive. Will the ratings continue to fall? Stay tuned.
Tom Bergeron is joined by Erin Andrews as a co-host with Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman returning as judges. This time around, the contestants are Sean Avery, Candace Cameron Bure, Drew Carey, Meryl Davis, NeNe Leakes, James Maslow, Danica McKellar, Diana Nyad, Amy Purdy, Cody Simpson, Charlie White, and Billy Dee Williams.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as »
TV news and notes:
- History has picked up Season 3 of "Vikings," ordering 10 episodes for 2015. The popular historical drama is currently four episodes into its second season. Executive VP of History Dirk Hoogstra says in a statement, "'Vikings' has taken viewers by storm and has established itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television. With its large, passionate and loyal fan base, 'Vikings' has cemented History firmly in the scripted series genre, just as we are the leaders in reality television."
- "Shameless" has decided that it's a comedy, at least for the purposes of the Emmy Awards. The Showtime series has competed as a drama in past seasons, but it's moving to what's perceived as a less crowded comedy field for 2014. The move follows a similar one by Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black," which was a drama entry at this year's Golden Globes but »
“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts has been tapped to guest judge Monday's episode of “Dancing With the Stars.” The beloved “Gma” host is the first of many guest judges to come this season, including Julianne Hough, Ricky Martin and Redfoo from Lmfao. The celebrities will join Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judge's table. On Roberts’ March 31 episode, the remaining 10 celebrities will commemorate “The Most Memorable Year Of Their Life.” Each couple will dance to a song of the “star's” choosing that encompasses a memorable time or experience in their life. See photos: 16 ‘Gma,’ ‘Today, »
- Tony Maglio
Dancing with the Stars continued with season 18 Monday night with a surprise double-elimination and the stars taking on their preferred dance styles.
Dancing With The Stars Recap
First up on the dance floor and first to know they were safe was Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke dancing a jive. Drew certainly isn’t a natural in dancing shoes, but his effort is apparent to the judges. Len Goodman was pleased to see that Cheryl challenged her partner with a series of true Jive steps. Score: 21
The next safe couple to dance was Wonder Years’ Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy. Dancing the samba, the pair pushed the sexy angle to get the judges' attention – and to best rival Candice Cameron Bure. Bruno Tonioli says that she’s “beautiful to look at, but not quite tame yet,” while Carrie Ann Inaba said she “dominated.” Score: 24
Monday night's Dancing with the Stars kicked off with a selection of surprises. Not only did contestants learn right at the beginning that there was a double elimination to take place during the show, but the leader board's lowest scorer Billy Dee Williams - whose face expressed fear of being sent home - was saved almost immediately, and went on to dance a 15-point tango with Emma Slater that judge Len Goodman said "didn't have enough attack." Before getting to the unfortunate two who were forced to bid adieu, here's a recap of how the night went overall: Drew Carey »
- Dahvi Shira
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