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

Makism Chmerkovskiy, Meryl Davis

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.

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"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 with the Stars' Meryl on Her Toughest Routine, Chemistry with Maks and What's Next

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Meryl Davis

Dancing with the Stars champ Meryl Davis knows the importance of chemistry. In fact, she thinks the romantic energy between her and partner Maks Chmerkovskiy was certainly a key to her claiming the Mirrorball trophy.

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Dancing's Derek Hough: Amy's Journey Is the Best Victory

Derek Hough

Hi guys,

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!

Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli

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

Derek Hough

Hey everyone!

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

Derek Hough

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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Dancing: Will Amy Purdy Perform Next Week?

Derek Hough, Amy Purdy

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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Dancing's Derek Hough: I'm So Proud of Amy

Derek Hough

Hey guys,

How'd you like Disney Week?

Thanks for all your votes and messages this week. They've really meant a lot to us, Amy especially. The waltz was a hard one for us, but we pushed through and I'm so proud of Amy and how well she did. We had our usual pep talk before we went out to dance and I just told her to really enjoy it. At the end of our performances, Amy is quick to criticize herself. As soon as we finish, she'll point out what she did wrong or say, "I was off-balance" or something. As I'm holding ...
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DWTS: Charlie White and Meryl Davis Say They're "In It Together"

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Meryl Davis; Sharna Burgess, Charlie White

Olympic ice dancing gold medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis found themselves in a strange position when they signed on for Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars: rather than being partners, as they have been on the ice for 17 years, they'd actually be competing against each other. But they don't really see it that way.

"I guess technically speaking, we are competing against each other, but it couldn't feel further from that," Davis tells TVGuide.com. "We really feel like we're in it together."

Check out our full Q&A with White and Davis to get their thoughts on whether they have an unfair advantage in the competition, as well as White's reaction to Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba saying his and Peta Murgatroyd's dance last week wasn't really a rumba.

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Dancing's Derek Hough: It's Awesome to Be Back with Amy

Derek Hough

Hey everyone!

Thanks for your votes!

How'd you like the switch-up? I thought it went great. It was fun to see everyone with different partners and I think it was a good change of pace for us and the celebrities. For me as a student, I like to have a bunch of different teachers and I want insight from different people. Plus, it was great to admire Amy from afar. It was wonderful and I was so proud watching ...
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