Ricki Lake, Derek Hough
Derek Hough is already the first Dancing with the Stars pro to win three Mirrorball trophies, but will he be the first to win four? "Honestly, I don't feel that pressure to win this season, so we'll see what happens," he tells TVGuide.com. "In the past, I've felt pressure to win, but I think this year, it's anybody's to win and nobody's to lose." Hough and Ricki Lake will dance it out against J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff, and Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke for Season 13 glory. Find out what Hough thinks about his competition, if he's worried about his perfect record in finals and what he thinks about the judges' harsh critiques.
Cheryl Burke and Rob Kardashian
Cheryl Burke, a two-time Dancing with the Stars champ, feels a little rusty being in the semifinals. "It's been a couple seasons since I've made it this far, so I have to get used to it again!" she tells TVGuide.com. "But I'm very excited to be back and to have a shot at another final." Burke and Rob Kardashian will duke it out for a spot in the final — with three dances — against J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff, Ricki Lake and Derek Hough, and Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. "I think it's going to be close," Burke says. "J.R.'s gotten amazing scores and he is amazing, but every single week, it changes. I think it could be any of us making the final and I just really hope it's us." See what else she has to say about preparing for the semis, doing three dances and if Kardashian really...
Derek Hough, Ricki Lake
Carson Kressley is gone, leaving Ricki Lake one step closer to the Mirror Ball trophy. You'd think the woman would be fearless. You'd be wrong. Lake, 43, who had a highly successful syndicated talk show for 11 years — and did a documentary about giving birth at home to one of her two children — couldn't even enjoy making it through to next week's show on Dancing With the Stars, Broadway Week, because the next dance, the Quick Step, terrifies her.
Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani
It wouldn't be Dancing With The Stars without injuries — and in the last 24 hours, there have been two doozies, both involving the professional dancers. On Tuesday night, despite the fact that he had just dislocated his shoulder, Derek Hough powered through the pain to perform a reunion dance with his movie star sister, former pro Julianne Hough.
Last Friday, Rosie O'Donnell composed some poetry about her return to television. Included are lines about how she had blown the deadline for publishing the poem online, as well as observations about the people she met that same night while eating dinner at Gibsons Steak House in Chicago.
As for what's to come on her new talk show, she wrote only this: "as I prepare to return / 2 something much bigger than a show / I am reminded how lucky I am / have always been / thank u oprah / here we go." O'Donnell says, so far, she feels no pressure. "I feel nothing but privilege, truthfully," she told reporters during a conference call Wednesday. ""For Oprah to not only ask me to be on ...
Derek Hough and Ricki Lake may have topped the Dancing with the Stars leader board last week, but Hough by no means thinks they're the ones to beat. "It felt great, but if you look, the scores were really close, so it's going to be a very competitive season," Hough tells TVGuide.com. "I know people are going to do really well next week and whatnot, and as long we can keep improving as far as her skill set, then I think we'll be in good shape." Not in good shape? His apparent inability to add their scores. Find out what the three-time champ has to say about this math skills, why Lake was never hung up on being Kirstie Alley, and why he chose to film a movie last season instead of going for a threepeat.
Dancing With The Stars, Tom Bergeron
If there's one guarantee every Dancing with the Stars season, it's this: There is always a backlash against one contestant.
"They're freaking out about Bristol Palin. They're freaking out about Kate Gosselin. They're freaking out about Nicole Scherzinger. Now, it's Chaz [Bono]. Pick a season, pick a freakout," Tom Bergeron tells TVGuide.com. "Just relax already. It's a ballroom show, for God's sake! I have no idea why Chaz being on is a problem. I sort of expected there to be a reaction, but nothing this big. Chill out."
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Chaz Bono, Ricki Lake and David Arquette
Hang on to your sequins and strappy sandals: The 13th season of Dancing With the Stars is unleashing a cast that would make the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus green with envy. Among them: a Kardashian, an L.A. Laker, George Clooney's sexy Italian ex, and the first transgender contestant, Chaz (formerly Chastity) Bono.
Ricki Lake and Christian Evans
Ricki Lake is engaged to Christian Evans, the actress and ex-talk show host announced on Twitter Thursday.
"Thrilled to share some happy news with you," Lake, 42, wrote, linking to a picture of her and Evans. "I'm ...