It was a busy night on Dancing with the Stars Monday - but not for an injured Derek Hough. The pro sat out this week's competition, in which the seven remaining couples performed a dance fusion and competed in a swing dance marathon. But Hough's partner Shawn Johnson was in good hands with her season 8 partner, Mark Ballas. Keep reading to find out how they did in the dance fusion, which required the couples to blend two different styles during one song, and the four-minute swing marathon. Related: Peta Murgatroyd: Dancing Competition Is 'Scary and Nerve-Racking'Johnson scored a perfect »
All eyes were on Shawn Johnson on this week's "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" and the Olympic gold medalist was the epitome of grace under pressure.
"That was a beauty," raved judge Carrie Ann Inaba. "So seamlessly intertwined, fantastic!"
Len Goodman declared Johnson and Ballas' dance a "firecracker," while Bruno Tonioli called Johnson the "Queen of the night" and praised the performance for "flawless fusion" and "maximum purity of each dance."
Obviously, the scores were 10s across the board.
What did you think of Johnson and Ballas? Are they a perfect match? »
Due to an injury, Derek Hough will not be competing this evening on Dancing With the Stars, taking his place with Shawn Johnson is none other than her 2009 co-champ, Mark Ballas. Will this reunion change the balance of the All-Stars competition? With Johnson in the number two spot behind Gilles Marini, you can bet she [...]
Live Blog - Dancing With the Stars All-Stars All Eyes on Mark and Shawn »
- Jon Lachonis
There is no elimination this week on Dancing With the Stars All-Stars, I repeat ... no elimination. With the Presidential Election happening tomorrow, ABC is taking the heat off the competitors on Dancing With the Stars All-Stars, so consider it an exhibition show. But don't worry, we'll be live-blogging all the dancing action including a running tally of who you think would be sent home if anything mattered; so be sure to come back here tonight at 8pm Est to join in.
Even though there is no elimination, there is some very interesting news that could potentially shake up the Dancing With the Stars contest. As you probably know, Derek Hough is injured so he will not be dancing with partner Shawn Johnson tonight. Taking his place will be none-other than Mark Ballas. I find the timing very interesting. Just weeks ago Bristol Palin was pouting about how Mark would probably »
- Jon Lachonis
Did the right pair go home? It was a shocking night filled with tears and cheers! Despite their perfect scores from Monday night's competition, both Sabrina Bryan and Apolo Anton Ohno were in the bottom two on a shocking Oct.30 elimination show. Sabrina and Louis' rumba may have earned them a perfect 30 from the judges, but it couldn't save from from being eliminated from Dancing With The Stars. Even host Tom Bergeron was surprised, saying "Week six sucks". A relieved Apolo joined the others who were all safe for another two weeks. Earlier in the show, Tom announced that there would be No elimination show next week, Nov.4, as a result of Superstorm Sandy and of course the Presidential Election. It was also revealed that Mark Ballas would be stepping in for Derek Hough who injured his back and neck on Monday night's show. Mark will team up with Shawn Johnson, »
- Sandra Clark
Injured "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" pro Derek Hough is down -- but is he out?
Backstage after Tuesday night's (Oct. 30) results show, in which host Tom Bergeron broke the news that Derek's neck injury had forced him to the sidelines, his partner Shawn Johnson told us, "Losing Derek today was heart-wrenching ... Relating as a competitor and an athlete, I knew how hard the decision was for him."
"I've never seen that look on his face," she added. "It was just pain and frustration. It crushed me."
Having Mark Ballas, her winning Season 8 partner, "step in is great," she notes. "I'm glad he did, I'm comfortable with him, but under the circumstances it's hard." (Mark partnered this season with Bristol Palin, before they were eliminated Oct. 16.)
And although Derek's out this week, he's still Shawn's official partner. "He's going to be in all the rehearsals helping choreograph and making sure »
Eight remaining all-star couples set the DWTS stage ablaze with their country-inspired dances on Monday night but one unlucky duo will not continue on to week seven.
Video: 'DWTS' Reacts to Vicious East Coast Superstorm
Following an hour of nail-biting suspense, the moment of truth was near. Despite taking home perfect scores last night, Sabrina Bryan and partner Louis Van Amstel were placed in the bottom two with fellow high-scorers Apolo Anton Ohno and partner Karina Smirnoff.
Video: Bryan Recounts Dangerous 'DWTS' Rehearsal Mishap
Ultimately, Bryan and Van Amstel were sent packing to the shock of the entire ballroom.
The remaining seven couples will move on to Fusion Dances Week, featuring performances chosen by the couples for one another. There will also »
After enduring a harrowing Monday with Hurricane Sandy, the anticipation of watching a cavalcade of even the most irksome aspects of Tuesday night’s Dancing With the Stars live results show – Macy’s Stars of Dance, bland and/or occasionally lip syncing musical guests, or bloated interview segments, anyone? — was a welcome prospect for this weather-weary New Yorker.
So imagine my horror when I found New York’s local ABC affiliate was pre-empting DWTS to continue its storm coverage!? Where else to turn but Twitter, where I found @jc_swift13 had shared a working link (thank you kindly!).
My night was saved, »
- Team TVLine
Dancing With The Stars 15 eliminated Sabrina Bryan,Louis Van Amstel tonight,week 5. Tonight's elimination show kicked off with recap footage from last night's performances show. Then they revealed that Emmitt & Cheryl and Kelly & Val were safe to lead into the first break. After the break, singer Jason Mraz hit the stage to sing his boring song called, "I Won't Give Up." After that, they showed more recap footage before revealing that Shawn & Derek,Kirstie & Maks,and Gilles & Peeta were all safe this week. Then Macy's Stars Of Dance performers,hit the stage to perform a special routine to lead into another break. After the break, the couples picked what dances the other couples would be performing next week ,and the theme was fusion dances,where the couples had to dance two different dance styles in one routine. After all that madness, Country Music starlet Taylor Swift, hit the stage »
What are the results from elimination night for Dancing with the Stars for October 30, 2012? The elimination night shocker has hit, Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel have been eliminated from Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, stunning the ballroom and sparking furious responses on twitter. How shocking is the elimination? Sabrina and Louis topped the leaderboard after the last two weeks. They even had a perfect score last night. Votes obviously count as the top dancing couple has been bounced from the DWTS All-Stars - did America get it right? Seven couples now remain and all had lower scores than Sabrina and Louis. The remaining couples: Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy Who is safe next week? »
var brightcovevideoid = '1934874969001'; The result of Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough's cha cha on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars wasn't anything to frown about - but it left the gymnast feeling blue. Rehearsing for the country-themed night Johnson, 20, re-injured her knee, giving her a painful reminder of how her Olympic career ended. "It took me back too much," she told People backstage after the dance. "The first thought I had was the Olympics. I mean I lived two full years in training just constantly having to deal with pain, and push it out of my mind, being »
- Dahvi Shira and Michele Stueven
Eight couples remain on "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars", and after being spared last week, someone is going home tonight.
Who do you think it should be? Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel earned the season's first perfect score with their moving rumba and also top the leaderboard with their combined scores from last week, so a spot in the finals seems almost guaranteed for the Cheetah Girl ... but she was in jeopardy one week. Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff, who also landed a perfect score, are in second place, but could their tiff turn off viewers?
What Kirstie Alley lacks in technical skill she more than makes up for in entertainment, earning bonus points from the judges in Monday's (Oct. 29) group dance. Meanwhile, Kelly Monaco, whose technique has been consistently praised, is on the bottom with a combined score of 78.5.
Dancing with the Stars was back on Monday, and combined with last week, we have a whole set of scores from three nights for the Tuesday night's results show. Who goes home tonight on DWTS? Let's review the scores from last week (two dances): 1. Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel -- 58.5 (29 + 29.5) 2. (tie) Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd -- 56.5 (29.5 + 27) 2. (tie) Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani -- 56.5 (27 + 29.5) 2. (tie) Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough -- 56.5 (27 + 29.5) 2. (tie) Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff -- 56.5 (27 + 29.5) 6. Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke -- 56 (29 + 27) 7. Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- 52.5 (25.5 + 27) 8. Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy -- 51.5 (24.5 + 27) Now let's add in last night's cores and a combined total from both weeks. There were two perfect scores last night, from scoreboard leaders »
Much of the East may have been without electrical power Monday night - as Hurricane Sandy exerted her strength and, in the words of The New York Times, left "a region crippled" - but one thing remained: star power. NBC's Late Night host Jimmy Fallon took to 50th Street outside his Rockefeller Center studio in midtown Manhattan right before Sandy hit to record the introduction to his show. Though he said there would be no live in-studio audience, "All of our guests came," said Fallon, "which was big for us. We were worried that we weren't going to get guests, »
- Stephen M. Silverman
The East Coast is braving through Hurricane Sandy and it's all anyone (celebrities included) are talking and tweeting about.
Here's what the stars are saying about the hurricane heard 'round the world:
Bruno Mars: "Stay strong east coast fam"
Margaret Cho: "sending love to everyone hit by sandy - i am so worried!"
James Van Der Beek: "Sending everybody on the east coast lots of prayers and good energy."
Jesse Williams: "If the subways are flooding, the rats are coming to the surface, to take back their city! #NeverForgetThisImage"
Jennifer Lopez: "If you need a safe place to stay, shelter info avail. in #RedCross HurricanApp #Sandy http://bit.ly/red__cross."
Adam McKay: "Any thinking of using the storm as excuse to loot: you're scum. However, I'll pay 20 cents on the dollar for 100 inch Sony 3D TV."
Josh Groban: "Shout out to all the scared pets! Hang tight little »
Shawn Johnson's knee sprain was a major storyline on "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" -- especially since a knee injury ended her gymnastics career.
What the show didn't reveal, however, is that her pro partner, Derek Hough, was also dancing through pain. While icing his neck backstage after Monday night's (Oct. 29) country-themed performance, the three-time champ revealed that he suffers from a bulging disc in his vertebrae, which flared up earlier that day.
"I've had it for a couple years," he told us, "but once it flares up -- like it did today -- it sort of immobilizes me."
"I saw him today turn his head and I was like, Uh-oh," added Shawn, who could immediately tell something was wrong. "I was like, What did you do? It slowly got worse."
"I danced through it," Hough said, holding a bag of ice under the back of his shirt collar. »
There was a lot of celebration backstage after tonight's episode of Dancing With the Stars! Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel as well as Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff both received perfect scores tonight, and overall the vibe backstage was very emotional. Read the recap of last week's DWTS! "I think the whole event of it was emotionally overwhelming than anything—just thinking my knee could take me out of this like it did the Olympic run," Shawn said backstage. "It was not fun to relive." "For her to show any pain...I was scared," Derek added. "She doesn't complain, she's not a wuss. She's a strong girl. It worried me for a while. I »
"Dancing With the Stars" is always fraught with injuries to the amateurs and pros alike -- ballroom dancing can be dangerous. And Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson already has a bum knee, which actually kept her from making a serious run at the 2012 Olympic women's gymnastics team.
This week in the group dance rehearsal, she re-injured her knee while horsing around with Sabrina Bryan and it wasn't look for very good for her country cha-cha with partner Derek Hough, but she muscled up and pulled through like a champ.
The judges liked the routine, especially praising the seamless fusion of country steps with cha-cha steps. Carrie Ann's big criticism was that Shawn's solo was a bit stiff -- "You're better than that solo" -- and we can't argue.
But Shawn received a 9.5 from Carrie Ann, an 8.5 from Len and a 10 from Bruno for a grand total of 84.5 (when last week's scores »
Video: Melissa Rycroft Exposes Her 'DWTS' Tango Trick
Little Big Town and Big & Rich lent their Southern stylings to the show as two All-Star dancing duos fancy footed their way to the top of the leaderboard.
Related: Karina Smirnoff 'Embarrassed' about 'DWTS' Fall
With 29.5 points, Melissa Rycroft and partner Tony Dovolani took a close third with their Viennese Waltz, while Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough nipped at their heels with 28 points for their Kenny Chesney-inspired »
With performances by Little Big Town and Big & Rich, not to mention yards of denim and scores of cowboy hats, everybody was keeping it country on Dancing with the Stars on Monday night. There was even a large fake cow on stage with a mirror ball hanging from its neck. And for two couples, the range really did feel like home, with the judges handing out perfect scores twice during an emotional evening that left many competitors - and one judge - in tears. The first 30-point performance came from Sabrina Bryan, whose rumba to Hunter Hayes's "Wanted" was »
- Mike Fleeman
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