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Cheers & Jeers: Dancing With the Stars Raises Kane

Cheers to the real winner of Dancing With the Stars: Chelsea Kane...

Bruce Fretts

Cheers to the real winner ofDancing With the Stars: Chelsea Kane.

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True, Hines Ward took home the "coveted mirror-ball trophy" (as Tom Bergeron always absurdly calls it) and Kirstie Alley placed a surprising second. But the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was already a Super Bowl MVP, and the Cheers vet has won two Emmys. Nobody knew Kane's name, especially since she'd been billed as Chelsea Staub — Kane is her middle name — in the big-screen flop Bratz and the short-lived sitcom Jonas.

Like last season's hugely likable Kyle Massey (among others), Kane went from Disney Channel obscurity to primetime network stardom thanks to a sparkling personality and slick dancing skills. Here's hoping she can keep the career momentum going. She's already launched a new website, ChelseaKane.com, which smoothly integrates music, style and nightlife tips with social networking. This girl's got moves.

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