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Dancing's Cheryl Burke "Reaching New Heights" with Rick Fox

Cheryl Burke

After 10 seasons on Dancing with the Stars, Cheryl Burke still experiences firsts. "This season is the first time, I have to say, that I know all the celebrities," she tells TVGuide.com. "I didn't have to Google anyone!" Burke has had to brush up on the majority of her partners — including former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Chad Ochocinco, Emmitt Smith, Maurice Greene — save for Ian Ziering, Wayne Newton, and now, basketball star-turned-actor Rick Fox. "I knew who Rick Fox was. Aren't you proud of me?" Burke says. But the Dancing pro has bigger things to worry about this season than her partner's resume.
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Dick Clark to Be Honored at Daytime Emmys

Dick Clark

The Daytime Emmys will feature a tribute to American Bandstand and Dick Clark.

Cher, Barry Manilow, Jay Leno and Simon Cowell are among the stars that will help salute Clark, who hosted Bandstand from... read more

WE TV Taps Joan Rivers, Wayne Newton for New Series

Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers

Joan Rivers and Wayne Newton are just two of the new faces coming to WE TV's new slate of programming, which the cable channel announced Tuesday.

Rivers will star alongside her daughter, Melissa Rivers, in the reality series Mother Knows Best. The show, set to premiere later this year, will follow the elder Rivers as she moves in with her daughter, her... read more

On Tour with Dancing with the Stars: An Emotional Finale

Julianne Hough and Helio Castroneves, Dancing with the Stars

Oh, what a long, strange trip it's bee­­n — 37 cities, 250 costumes and more than 200,000 rhinestones. But finally, Sunday at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, it was time for the Dancing with the Stars tour to come to an end. "It's bittersweet but I'm happy to go home," Cheryl Burke said after she joined the cast and a few crew members for their final pre-performance cheer. "I'm going to miss everyone," added Edyta Sliwinska. "I'm just really excited to sleep in my own bed." But first there was a show to do. And what's a final show without a few surprises? The first non-scripted moment of the evening came when the entire crew joined the dancers on stage to dance the twist. Derek Hough was mid-move when he caught a glimpse of the crew, all dressed in black, doing the moves behind him and pointed out the impromptu dance party to his partner, who quickly burst into a smile. It was the first of read more

Dancing Tour: A Perennial Pro and Mr. Las Vegas Join Up on the Road

Cheryl Burke and Wayne Newton, Dancing with the Stars

This will be the third national tour for one of Dancing with the Stars' most popular pros, Cheryl Burke. Even before the fifth season ended at the end of November, the two-time champ started tour rehearsals and then packed up to hit the road again — without a single day off. There was just one fly in the ointment: A health scare the night before the tour's big opening night in Seattle on December 18th. After cramping on stage during final run-throughs, Burke was rushed to a Seattle emergency room and diagnosed with possible appendicitis. Thankfully, it wasn't. And after getting cleared by her family doctor, Burke is back on tour and in winning form. To be accurate, maybe the tour should be called "SoftScrub Presents Dancing — and Singing — with the Stars." Because Las Vegas legend read more

At the Dancing Finish Line

Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough by Carol Kaelson/ABC

I don’t know about you, but I got my wish Tuesday night. Boiled down to three words: Anyone. But. Marie. Seriously folks, if Dancing with the Stars’ trophy had gone to Marie Osmond the underdog — or rather, underdoll, as I like to think of her after Monday’s bizarre freestyle nondance that would have been better suited for the Island of Misfit Toys — I might even have joined the legions of disgruntled fans who tend to declare "I’m never watching again" after each cycle when their favorite doesn’t win.And then, of course, they return the following season, because once hooked on this deliriously entertaining reality contest, few can resist the spectacle of watching B-list celebs put on their dancing shoes with varying degrees of nerve, style and success. New stars tend to emerge from this process, and few have blazed with such effortless charm than the eventual winner, Helio Castroneves, whom I’d bet very few outside of my Indy-500-obsessed fami... read more

Wayne Newton Deemed Healthy Enough to Quick-step

Although Wayne Newton's recurring heart infection recently acted up — forcing him to cancel a two-month gig at Harrah's Las Vegas — the legendary entertainer has been OK'd to tour with Dancing with the Stars. But listen, when the 38-city road trip begins on Dec. 18, cut the guy some slack if he refrains from lifting Joey Lawrence. — Ben Katner read more

Newton Keeps Dancing Despite Pneumonia Scare

Wayne Newton by Carol Kaelson/ABC

If you’re wondering what makes a legend, consider this: The morning after Wayne Newton was voted off Dancing with the Stars, "I was diagnosed with pneumonia," he says. "I spent about a week going through all kinds of physical tests with my personal doctor, [famed heart surgeon] Dr. Michael DeBaky — not for heart stuff, just breathing stuff. I've had asthma my whole life, but I hadn’t had an attack in maybe 20 years."Newton's close call spooked fellow contenders. After she collapsed on air — also from breathing problems — Marie Osmond says, "All I could think was, 'That could have been Wayne.' I was so worried about him."Newton, though, is made of tough entertainer stuff, and as such looks forward to not only returning for the DWTS finale, but also the national tour kicking off in mid-December. Toward that goal, this week he says he will seek "a clean bill of health from my doctors." — Reporting by Deborah Starr Seibel read more

Dancing with the Stars' 37-City Tour

Dancing With The Stars by Craig Sjodin/ABC

See your favorites, if not up close, certainly in person: Dancing with the Stars celebs and their professional partners will twirl their way through 37 North American cities on a winter tour starting Nov. 18. Wayne Newton, Marie Osmond, Sabrina Bryan, Karina Smirnoff, Drew Lachey, Joey Lawrence, Monique Coleman, Cheryl Burke, Edyta Sliwinska, Kym Johnson, Mark Ballas, Jonathan Roberts, Derek Hough, Alec Mazo, Brian Fortuna and others will kick off the traveling event, SoftScrub® Presents Dancing with the Stars, at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The third Dancing with the Stars tour features a rotating cast of popular competitors, in new combinations: Dancers from previous seasons will trip the light fantastic with those from the current season. New pairs include Wayne Newton with Cheryl Burke, Marie Osmond with Jonathan Roberts, and Sabrina Bryan with Mark Ballas; Season 3's Joey Lawrence with Edyta Sliwinska and Monique Coleman; professional dancers Derek Hough, Alec Mazo ... read more

Preview: Prepare for the Paso Doble!

Will Scary Spice deliver the goods tonight? Melanie Brown, Maksim Chmerkovskiy by Carol Kaelson/ABC

Well, danke schön — and auf Wiedersehen — Wayne Newton. Did the respect-your-elders clause of seasons past expire so soon? Did Wayne's popularity wane? Or did viewers just not give enough of a fig about Newton to keep him around? More likely, it was simply a case of conventional wisdom catching up to the overmatched Mr. Las Vegas, but ever the class act, he knew it was his time to go. And it sets the stage for the nine remaining couples to tackle the paso doble or the Viennese waltz. — Joe FriedrichBonus! For all the exclusive backstage scoops on DWTS, check out the cover story in the new issue of TV Guide Magazine! read more

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