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Kate finally gets her big break on the latest episode of This Is Us when a house band's regular lead singer falls ill and she is tapped to sit in with them. If you were wondering what the beautiful song is that Kate sings in the episode, it's called "Landslide," and its lyrics are particularly poignant for the Pearson family. The song was written by Stevie Nicks and released as part of Fleetwood Mac's self-titled 1975 album. She has said that the song is about both her then-relationship with Lindsey Buckingham, her singing partner and fellow Fleetwood Mac member, and her relationship with her father. It was written while Nicks was in Aspen, Co, looking out at the Rocky Mountains. RelatedThis Detail Could Explain How Rebecca and Miguel Get Together on This Is Us "I realized then that everything could tumble, and when you're in Colorado, and you're surrounded by these incredible mountains, »
- Andrea Reiher
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is taking "full responsibility" for his actions.
The 37-year-old dancer, who did not perform with Vanessa Lachey during this week's Guilty Pleasures-themed night on Dancing With the Stars due to "personal issues," took to Twitter on Wednesday to apologize to his partner and confirm that he will be back in the ballroom next Monday.
"As you are all aware, I had to leave the show last week to take care of some personal issues," he wrote in a series of tweets. "I take full responsibility for my absence... and want to apologize to my partner Vanessa."
"We are both looking forward to dancing for our fans next week!" he added.
More: 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25, Week 3: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!
The tweet comes just one day after he posted a pic of Lachey dancing with Alan Bersten to his Instagram. Bersten filled in as Lachey's partner in Chmerkovskiy's absence »
People is celebrating the Sept. 18 premiere of Dancing with the Stars‘ 25th season with 25 days of exclusive interviews, fun retrospectives, and new details about what fans can expect from the milestone season.
After five seasons as a Dancing with the Stars troupe member, Alan Bersten had graduated to the big leagues and will serve as a full-time pro dancer on the 25th season of the ABC reality dance competition.
“It’s a dream,” says Bersten, 23. “I was 10 years old when the show first came out and I’d watch it with my grandma and she’d say, ‘One day you »
- Patrick Gomez
Exclusive: Rashad Jennings Promises Sexy, Sequin-Filled 'DWTS' Summer Tour: 'Plan to Be Hot'
A rep for Jennings, who has been dancing with the DWTS pros on their Hot Summer Nights tour since it kicked off on June 16 in Las Vegas, tells Et that the NFL star will be taking a step back to focus on football.
"Rashad has been loving the tour so far and will be focusing on football for the month of July," the rep explained. "He plans rejoin the tour on August 1."
Morris, meanwhile, couldn't be happier to join the squad.
"Get ready! I'm back! Can't wait to join the #DWTStour July 9th-30th. Get your tickets now »
Although its ratings have declined over the years, it was unlikely the Dancing with the Stars TV show would be would be cancelled after season 23 aired last fall, because it remained a strong performer for ABC. Eventually though, even the most celebrated reality competition series come to an end. Will Dancing with the Stars be cancelled or renewed for a 25th season? Stay tuned.Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return to host Dancing with the Stars season 24. Judges include Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Julianne Hough. Celebrities competing in cycle 24 are Bonner Bolton, Charo, Chris Kattan, David Ross, Erika Jayne, Heather Morris, Mr. T, Nancy Kerrigan, Nick Viall, Normani Kordel, Rashad Jennings, and Simone Biles.The dancing pros this cycle are Sharna Burgess, Keo Motsepe, Witney Carson, Lindsay Arnold, Gleb Savchenko, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kym Herjavec, Artem »
Dancing with the Stars delivered one final shock on the finale of season 24, and once again it came at the expense of a talented female star. Following the shocking and premature eliminations of Heather Morris, Nancy Kerrigan and Simone Biles, Normani Kordei and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, were eliminated in third place. That came despite outscoring David Ross by 15 points on the final leaderboard.
And the winning couple of Dancing With the Stars is...
#TeamShadSquad were announced as the dance competition show's season 24 champions during Tuesday night's finals, happily accepting the coveted Mirrorball trophy and hopping into a car with hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.
For their last dance, Rashad and Emma performed a cha cha-tango fusion, receiving 39/40 points from the judges, totaling 119/120 for the two-night finale.
Julianne Hough chimed in, telling the duo, “This is a great way to finish the season. Unbelievable!”
Host Erin Andrews revealed the 32-year-old athlete spent a total of 362 hours in rehearsal, the most of any contestant on the show. “I push myself so hard, because working hard is all I know,” Rashad said. “I »
Spoiler Alert: Do not read on unless you’ve seen the “Dancing With the Stars” Season 24 finale, which aired May 23 on ABC.
One couple just danced their way to victory.
After a season full of shocking send-homes, “Dancing With the Stars” awarded its mirrorball trophy to winner Rashad Jennings and his partner Emma Slater Tuesday night. They beat fellow finalists David Ross and Lindsay Arnold, and Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy in order to win Season 24 of the ABC staple.
Jennings joins a line of NFL players who have won the dancing competition, including Donald Driver, Hines Ward, and Emmitt Smith. It was the first win for pro dancer Emma Slater. Had Ross won, he would’ve been the first Mlb player to take the title.
- JD Knapp
Just in case you were feeling anxious about who would win Dancing With the Stars‘ 24th season, the ABC series found a way to calm your nerves on Tuesday night: by stretching its finale across two-and-a-half hours.
Even though Dancing‘s three finalists brought their A-game during Monday’s performance finale — and our highly scientific TVLine poll showed a very tight race between Normani Kordei and Rashad Jennings — Tuesday’s season ender was less about naming a champion and more about reflecting on the highs and lows of the last two months. (And there’s nothing to get your mind off a stressful, »
Dancing with the Stars season 24 has been a strange year for the reality competition. Looking at the cast when it was first assembled it seemed that it was stacked with ringers of every variety when it came to the female half. Yet from Heather Morris to Simone Biles, the most obvious winners have been eliminated and Normani Kordei is the last lady standing. In the run-up to the season finale Normani seemed like the odds-on favorite but it would be fitting in this shocking season if Rashad Jennings gets the Mirrorball Trophy. Rashad, more than anyone else in the finale, deserves to win Dancing with the Stars.
After 10 eventful weeks that seemed to pass in the blink of an eye, Dancing With the Stars has already reached its 24th finale — but you probably weren’t expecting this particular trio of contestants to be steps from the winner’s circle.
When the Season 24 roster was first announced, it seemed a no-brainer that Glee star Heather Morris and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles would make the finals, given the former’s professional dance experience and the latter’s insane physical prowess.
We're only one night away from finding out who will be crowned Dancing With the Stars' season 24 champion!
The two-night finale kicks off Monday at 8 p.m. Et on ABC, with a second show airing on Tuesday from 8:30 - 11:30 p.m. Et. Normani Kordei, Rashad Jennings and David Ross are this season's finalists, but who will be walking away with the coveted mirror ball trophy?
Et's breaking down everything you need to know before the stars and their pro partners perform their last few dances in the ballroom!
Watch: 'Dancing With the Stars' Semi-Finals Dance Recap: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!
Who's on top of the leaderboard?
*Based on combined scores from last week's Judges' Challenge and partner dances
1. Rashad & Emma Slater: 77/40
2. Normani & Val Chmerkovskiy: 76/40
3. David & Lindsay Arnold: 70/40
How many times has each pro dancer made it to the finals?
Val - 7
The 31-year-old dancer won the mirror »
Dancing With the Stars crowned its 24th winner Tuesday night.
After another competitive season, which saw the likes of Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and former Beyonce backup dancer Heather Morris vying for the Mirrorball Trophy, the two-night finale came down to three couples: NFL running back Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater; Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy; and former Mlb catcher David Ross and Lindsay Arnold.
However, only one couple could be named the winner.
After each couple danced for the last time in the 24-hour fusion challenge, hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin »
- THR staff
The celebrity contestants and pro dancers always bring the drama on the Dancing with the Stars dance floor.
And sometimes, it continues when the music stops.
As fans (and the judges) reel from Simone Biles’s shocking elimination on Monday night’s season 24 semi-finals, we’re looking back at a few other conversation-worthy moments from DWTS seasons past.
Ryan Lochte protestors storm the stage.
Lochte joined the 23rd season of DWTS one month after he admitted to lying about being robbed at a gas station during the Rio Olympics. Few, however, expected that his appearance on DWTS would get quite »
- Diana Pearl
*Caution: really upsetting spoilers ahead.*
This might be the most shocking season of Dancing With the Stars ever!
The four remaining contestants danced their hearts out during Monday's Season 24 semi-finals, performing two routines apiece. Simone Biles topped the night's leaderboard with a perfect combined score of 80 out of 80, while Rashad Jennings placed second with 77, and Normani Kordei landed third with 76. Former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross tailed in fourth place with 70.
Watch: Simone Biles Addresses Viral 'Gold Medal' Comment: 'I Don't Know What More I Can Do'
It was no surprise then, when Ross found himself in jeopardy at the end of the night, although his place on the chopping block alongside Biles was a bit more unexpected.
The real shock arrived when the axe came down on Biles, despite the fact that the Olympic gold medalist had earned two perfect scores on Monday, while Ross has never earned a single 10!
Neither the judges nor the crowd »
We’ve officially reached the home stretch of Dancing With the Stars‘ latest season, and you know what that means: The performances will be spectacular, the emotional breakdowns will be frequent… and there’s always time for one more shocking elimination.
All of that proved true during Monday’s semifinals broadcast, which seemed to challenge the final four contestants in ways both moving (Simone Biles tearfully admitting that she’d reached her limit) and just plain weird (David Ross putting a lemon… somewhere anatomically unsavory).
Those struggles in rehearsal weren’t for naught. »
Peta Murgatroyd would have all the flowers this Mother's Day, if it were up to her fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy, as he told Et when we caught up with the couple at the Steve Irwin Gala in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday.
"She's deserving of every flower on the Earth," he gushed of Murgatroyd, who gave birth to their son, 4-month-old Shai, in January. But Chmerkovskiy wasn't finished with his praise. "It's an amazing process to see, [Peta] is not the same person that she was three or four months ago. That was an incredible transformation -- and I was thinking about it today, actually -- it just hit me that tomorrow will be your first Mother's Day ever."
Watch: Maksim Chmerkovskiy Adorably Dances With Baby Shai in the Streets of L.A.
Despite the occasion, the Dancing With the Stars pair planned to keep the celebrations chill on the day. "I wanted to do something low-key," said Murgatroyd »
Order a couple more mirrorball trophies. ABC has renewed its Dancing with the Stars TV show for a 25th and a 26th season. In cycle 24, competitors included: Bonner Bolton, Charo, Chris Kattan, David Ross, Erika Jayne, Heather Morris, Mr. T, Nancy Kerrigan, Nick Viall, Normani Kordel, Rashad Jennings, and Simone Biles. Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews host the celebrity dance competition series on ABC. Dancing with the Stars judges include Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Julianne Hough. In season 24, Sharna Burgess, Keo Motsepe, Witney Carson, Lindsay Arnold, Gleb Savchenko, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kym Herjavec, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, and Sasha Farber served as the professional dance partners. Read More… »
Although it feels as if Dancing With the Stars‘ 24th season just kicked off, we’re already two weeks away from the finale — and, according to judge Len Goodman, at least one of the five remaining contestants has overstayed his welcome on the dance floor.
Though Len has always taken on a Simon Cowell-esque role in the ballroom, prone to being extra nitpicky when judging routines, the self-proclaimed “fuddy-duddy” might have overstepped his critical boundaries on Monday, after Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess performed an Argentine tango.
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Only five couples are left on season 24 of Dancing With the Stars!
In week eight of the dance competition show, the celebrity contestants will be dancing two full routines -- one with their pro partner, and another with their pro partner And a member from the troupe. At the end of Monday night's show, one pair will be eliminated, and the remaining four will continue on to the highly anticipated semi-finals.
Now, Et's breaking down everything you need to know before the stars strut their stuff in the ballroom!
Who's on top of the leaderboard?
Who's in danger of elimination?
While receiving the top scores from the judges doesn't necessarily save them from elimination, we have a feeling all three couples on top »
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