Natalie Coughlin, Dancing with the Stars
Natalie Coughlin proved to be Dancing with the Stars' first shocking casualty when she got booted last week despite great scores and encouraging critiques from the judges. "It's hard when you're working so hard on something for 10 weeks and then it's just taken away from you in the blink of an eye," Coughlin tells TVGuide.com. As surprising as her elimination was, the 11-time Olympic medalist admits certain signs pointed to an exit. See what the swimming star has to say about her time on the show, what she's "p---ed" about and more.
Dancing With The Stars, Mya
Mya is "excited" Dancing with the Stars judge Len Goodman has finally lavished praise on her ballroom skills, but she's still feeling black and blue. "I have bruises all over my legs [from the Argentine tango]," she tells TVGuide.com. "My legs, I couldn't even expose on Monday. I had to wear fishnets because they were so bad makeup couldn't cover them up!" But the pain probably paled in comparison to what partner Dmitry Chaplin felt when she hit ...
Melissa Joan Hart
After a delightful Charleston that saw her jump nine points on the leaderboard — the best one-week improvement in Dancing with the Stars history — Melissa Joan Hart knows everyone else is gunning for her now. "I've got to watch my back!" she tells TVGuide.com, citing Mya, Kelly Osbourne and Natalie Coughlin as her biggest competition. "Natalie's really good. She's coming alive. It's going to be tough." It will be even tougher this week for the former Sabrina, the Teenage Witch star to maintain her top spot as couples must prepare three dances: an individual dance, the group hustle and a knockout dance (to be performed by the pairs in the bottom two). Find out how Hart's handling her trio of dances, why she and partner Mark Ballas are like a "little married couple" and more.
Donny Osmond knows the 7 Bruno Tonioli gave him on Monday's Dancing with the Stars was not the score for their make-out session. "That was just for the rumba," Osmond tells TVGuide.com. "When I walked out at the beginning of Tuesday's show, he waved his hand at me and I waved right back." Hand-waving may be all Tonioli gets these days since the 51-year-old entertainer has his eyes on another judge. Learn why Osmond's gunning for Carrie Ann Inaba, whether sister Marie — with whom he headlines a Las Vegas show— has given him advice, and more.
Dancing With The Stars
PETA won't allow any monkey business on their watch.
ABC's Dancing with the Stars nixed their original plan to use a chimpanzee as a mock guest judge on Tuesday after animal rights group PETA protested the segment, according to Variety.
Which contestants are off Dancing — and why?
During Monday's episode of Dancing, host Tom Bergeron mentioned on-air that a chimp would be ...
Dancing with the Stars, Tom Bergeron, Samantha Harris
Spoiler warning: Don't read this if you don't want to know who left Dancing on Tuesday's show...
Results are cut-and-dry in swimming, and Natalie Coughlin wishes the same was true for Dancing with the Stars. "It's such a foreign concept to me, standing up there and hoping you got picked," she tells TVGuide.com. "In swimming, you're the fastest or not. It's so weird being judged." Alas, she is being judged and she hopes everyone will like what they see from her on the parquet because she doesn't want to leave any time soon. "I think it was last week when I realized, whenever this is over for me, it's going to be really depressing. I really love it," Coughlin says. See what else the 11-time Olympic medalist has to say about her improvements on the dance floor, why the rumba is her favorite dance and why she may pop up on another reality show.
Louie Vito, Chelsie Hightower
Len Goodman can tell Louie Vito how to dance, but he can't tell him how to wear his hair.
"Some people like it and some people don't, but I'm not going to change it," the Dancing with the Stars contestant tells TVGuide.com. "I'm not going to cut my hair and have everyone see how bad it looks short! I'm going to save these luscious locks."
After impressing the crowd with a respectable foxtrot on Monday's season premiere, the snowboarding Olympic hopeful got an earful from the head judge about his shaggy mop of hair and its lack of ballroom-appropriateness. For the record, Vito, who will perform the jive this week, just had it "trimmed." And if you ask ...
Mya, Dancing With The Stars
Mya received stitches for a deep cut in her hand Sunday night, reports People — but she'll still appear on the ninth season premiere of Dancing with the Stars (Monday, 8/7c, ABC) with pro partner Dmitri Chaplin.
A source tells People that Mya reached for a glass of something to drink when the glass shattered in her hand. "Went [to] the hospital late last night [to] get stitches," she said on her Twitter account...