Deborah Starr Seibel


Meet Dancing With the Stars' New Cast

Kellie Pickler, D.L. Hughley

Will it be two times the fun on the 16th season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars, which begins March 18? Producers are trying to make up for the lackluster ratings of last season's All Stars by spiking the cast (announced Feb. 26 on Good Morning America) with a double dose of Olympians, country stars and comedians.

The big names include ice-skating legend Dorothy Hamill, 56; singer Wynonna Judd, 48; and... read more

Dancing With the Stars: Co-Stars Rally Around Brooke Burke-Charvet After Cancer Diagnosis

Tom Bergeron, Brooke Burke

Dancing With the Star: All Stars host Brooke Burke-Charvet entered the ballroom Monday night on Tom Bergeron's arm, then walked over to Carrie Ann Inaba, who was seated at the judges' table. As the studio audience clapped, the two exchanged a prolonged, wordless hug.

But after that, you would never have known that Burke-Charvet, 41, had revealed in a blog post last week that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and is facing life-saving surgery. There's no word yet on when and where the surgery will take place, but ABC confirms that she will continue to co-host the show through the finale, which airs the last week of November. Says one rep, "She'll probably release more videos, in her own time, to explain what's going on."

Backstage, the dancers said Burke-Charvet's diagnosis put their own struggles with injuries and the relentless demands of the show in perspective. read more

Dancing With the Stars: Melissa Rycroft Takes the Floor After a Neck Injury

Melissa Rycroft, Tony Dovolani

On Monday night, Melissa Rycroft mounted the stairs to the skybox after all the couples were introduced for the opening segment of Dancing With the Stars: All Stars. "How are you feeling?" she was asked by someone in the crowd. Rycroft shrugged, making the best of a bad situation. "I'm here."

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Dancing With the Stars: A Broken Toe and Emotional Night for Kelly Monaco

Valentim Chmerkovskiy, Kelly Monaco

She has a broken second toe on her right foot. And her left ankle is swollen to twice its size. But General Hospital star Kelly Monaco wasn't going to let anything stand in the way of performing a contemporary routine on Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars with her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy.

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Dancing With the Stars: The All-Stars Are Back — And More Nervous Than Ever

Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff

They're not newcomers — the 13 Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars contestants have been to this rodeo before. You wouldn't expect them to be all that nervous, but on Monday's season premiere, they were.

So nervous that Joey Fatone says he panicked a little when he found out that he and partner Kym Johnson would be dancing first. "It was so nerve-wracking," says Fatone. "When you're first out of the gate, there's a level of expectation. And you hope that you meet that expectation, but literally, today, I was thinking, 'What did I get myself into again?'"

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A Week in the Life of the So You Think You Can Dancers

George Lawrence II and Tiffany Maher

Yes, they can dance, but will they be able to stand up at the end? With its relentless weekly schedule, signing up for So You Think You Can Dance "is like getting shot out of a cannon," says Season 2 runner-up-turned-choreographer Travis Wall. Here's a day-by-day glimpse into what it takes to become America's Favorite Dancer.

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Dancing With the Stars' Donald Driver Wins the Mirror Ball Trophy!

Peta Murgatroyd, Donald Driver

William Levy's 6-year-old son, Christopher, was inconsolable. The minute Dancing With the Stars ended, Levy made his way through the throng of dancers, stars and judges congratulating the new champ, football star Donald Driver, to get to his son. Levy picked him up, rubbing his back and talking to him quietly, trying to explain that daddy was not a loser, but rather, "that we were all winners," says Levy.

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Dancing With the Stars: Donald Driver Scores!

Peta Murgatroyd and Donald Driver

There is only one thing that everyone wants when they're watching a Dancing With the Stars freestyle: Great big goosebumps. And on Monday night, the only star who goosed everybody in the ballroom was the Green Bay Packers' Donald Driver.
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Dancing With the Stars Backstage Report: A Winner By Default?

Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas

It's the best four semi-finalists we've ever seen. Graceful, powerful, athletic — and, except for one, broken. The level of competition this season on Dancing With The Stars is so high that the winner may be whoever still has two good working legs next week.
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Dancing With the Stars: Is An All-Stars Edition Coming?

Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez

Extra host Mario Lopez may have let the cat out of the bag last month on Live! With Kelly, but now Dancing With the Stars insiders are quietly buzzing about plans afoot to make next fall's show, Season 15, into Dancing With the Stars: All Stars.

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