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Dancing with the Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy: "The Show Never Had a Couple Like Meryl and Me"

Seven years after coming thisclose to a win with Mel B. on Dancing with the Stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy finally has his Mirrorball trophy. His victory with Meryl Davis on Tuesday seemed to be a foregone conclusion, or at least the hot pick, since the cast announcement, but Chmerkovskiy says he had no expectations when he decided to return to the show after taking two seasons off.

Photos: Check out sexiest costumes from Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars


"I really had no expectations. I thought I would last three, four, five weeks," he tells TVGuide.com. "And then Meryl walks in and I go, 'Are you guys serious? There's no way this is my partner.' I was expecting ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: Amy's Journey Is the Best Victory

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Thanks so much for your messages!

Second place! Woohoo! Who would've thought that when I was sitting at a table and saw Amy walk through the door for the first time? Seeing her walk in with these prosthetic legs and not having any idea what at all would be possible, and now to think about what we've achieved and what we've created — that really is amazing.

I had a gut feeling that Maks and Meryl were going to take it, and I said that to Amy, so we knew. Based on the packages and the tone and the way they put everything together, I had a feeling they ...
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Dancing with the Stars: Who Should Win? Vote Now!

Dancing with the Stars kicks off its two-part Season 18 finale Monday night (8/7c, ABC), with two Olympians squaring off against a former child star and a boy bander to see who will take home the Mirrorball trophy.

The winning pair will be chosen on Tuesday's show. Who will it be — Candace and Mark, James and Peta, Amy and Derek, or Meryl and Maks? We've sized up the final four, so check out each team's strengths and weaknesses and vote in our poll for who you want to win.

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Videos

Nightline 4/14: 'Travel Hacking': Secrets to Traveling Super Cheaply
WN 5/20: Ex-NFL Players File Lawsuit Against League
Dancers On Choosing Costumes
Amy's Tabletop Jazz Routine

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Access Hollywood: Episode Episode, Appearing
2014 The Daily Helpline: Episode Episode, Guest
2012 Amazing Race 21 TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member
2010 Last Call With Carson Daly: Episode
Season 9, Episode 69
Episode, Guest
2005 Dancing with the Stars TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member

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Why I Fell Head Over Heels for Dancing with the Stars

It only took 18 seasons (and nearly a decade) for me to tune in to even a minute of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. I'll admit that nostalgia for some of my cherished '90s TV stars Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar, combined with a small crush on boy-bander James Maslow, piqued my interest. But halfway through that first episode, I knew right away that I was hooked.

What started as unexpected enjoyment has quickly evolved into a mild obsession. I get mad when a team's score seems unjust or excited when a duo nails their performance. I get nervous when one of my favorites is deemed "unsafe." I can't get enough of the behind-the-scenes action, the fun banter and watching the relationships develop between the stars and their pros. 

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Dancing's Derek Hough on "Remarkable" Quickstep and His Problem with Abby Lee Miller

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Thanks for your votes!

Amy is doing a lot better. Even on Monday she was feeling good. I can't believe we got a 40. We never ever expected that, especially with the mishap with the stool. I was supposed to kick the stool and Amy was supposed to catch it with her leg and pull it up, but the stool didn't go over, so I had to pull it back myself. I'm not sure if the judges didn't notice it or what. I guess you can say it was an unfortunate moment and not an actual misstep. 

I really loved choreographing that ...
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Dancing's Derek Hough: We're Playing It By Ear

Hey guys,

Thanks for your messages! Sorry I was MIA last week. Things got hectic, but I'm back now!

Amy is feeling better. It's a day-to-day thing. She was overworking a certain muscle group in her back and it just came to a head on Monday. After we got the judges' comments, she turned to go up to the skybox and she felt something pop. Her muscles had spasmed and she dislocated ...
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Top Moments: Thrones' Baby Blues and Diane Keaton Has No Idea How Beer Pong Works

Our top moments of the week:

12. Worst Sleepover:
 When Marcus' dad, Hugh, comes to town on About a Boy, he crashes at Will's place. Unfortunately, Hugh is a "hot sleeper," so he insists on slumbering in the nude and later sneaks to Will's bed when the couch isn't up to snuff. When a sudden knock at the door wakes them, Will finds himself and Hugh fully spooning with some unconscious caressing thrown in for... read more

Dancing: Will Amy Purdy Perform Next Week?

Amy Purdy says the injury she suffered during Dancing with the Stars Monday was so painful that she almost passed out during the broadcast, and she isn't sure whether she'll be able to perform on next week's show, People reports.

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