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Jack Osbourne to Compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Jack OsbourneJack Osbourne, Snooki and Amber Riley are among the celebrities competing on the next season of Dancing with the Stars.

The trio will join nine other famous personalities on Season 17 of the ballroom dancing competition, which is judged by Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. Jack - who suffers from the nerve disorder multiple sclerosis and is the son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne - has been partnered with Cheryl Burke, Jersey Shore star Snooki, who has a 12-month-old son, Lorenzo, with her fiance Jionni LaValle, will dance with Sasha Farber, while Glee actress Amber will foxtrot with Derek Hough.

Other notable names from the line-up include Showgirls actress Elizabeth Berkley, singer Christina Milian, High School Musical actor Corbin Bleu and King of Queens star Leah Remini.

Season 17 will kick off with a two-hour episode on Monday, September 16 on ABC.


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Donald Driver Tops DWTS Leaderboard

Donald Driver on Dancing with the StarsDonald Driver topped the leaderboard on Dancing with the Stars last night. The NFL star and his professional partner Peta Murgatroyd wowed the judges during rock week, with their paso doble to Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" - which saw the sportsman dance topless - earning a total of 27 points.

"Muscular. Masculine. Magnificent!" said judge Bruno Tonioli.

Carrie Ann Inaba described the routine as "raunchy and spectacular," while Len Goodman teased, "After the show, we'll compare tattoos."

This week was the first time Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas have not topped the leaderboard, with the judges receiving boos from the audience - which included David Hasselhoff, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Rita Wilson - when they awarded the couple 24 points for their paso doble.

"It had promise but didn't quite deliver," Len told them.

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Martina Navratilova Voted Off DWTS

Matrina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova became the first contestant to leave the latest series of Dancing with the Stars last night.

The 55-year-old tennis legend - who made up the bottom two with 35-year-old singer Gavin DeGraw - blamed herself for her exit, saying she "blew it" on the show on Monday night after struggling with her jive.

"I gave it everything I had, but I blew it yesterday and it cost me, unfortunately. Hopefully I get to the do the jive the last week here. I look forward to coming back and I wish everybody good luck. It was an amazing experience. I just wish that it had lasted longer," she said.

The judges were also unimpressed with Martina and professional partner Tony Dovolani's performance with Len Goodman saying it was "too careful" and "insular" while Bruno Tonioli added, "My darling, I think that serve went into the net."

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Katherine Jenkins Tops DWTS Leader Board

Katherine Jenkins on Dancing with the Stars 

Katherine Jenkins topped the leader board on Dancing with the Stars last night.

The Welsh opera singer and her dancing partner scored 26 out of 30 for her jive performance, with judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli awarding her nine and head judge Len Goodman giving her eight. "I loved the start, the whole end section - the middle section wasn't really my cup of tea. It was wild and wacky," Len said, commenting on their dance.

Bruno claimed he loved it for its "sexiness. The blonde bombshell is unleashed. I know sexy when I see it and you've got it."

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Quote of the Day: DWTS’ Bruno Tonioli on Kate Gosselin’s Dancing


“Kate is pretty dreadful. She’s crap.”

-Dancing with the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli explaining to George Lopez that ‘s horrible dancing is still good television entertainment.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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Dancing with the Stars 7: The Winner

Dancing with the Stars' Final 3

On yesterday’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, the Top Three contenders were given two more chances to hit the floor. In addition to a “Samba Smackdown” (another group performance), the pairs finally got a crack at the highly-anticipated Freestyle numbers.

By night’s end:

  • Last week’s leader, Lance Bass, earned a 26 for his Samba (an improvement from his earlier 24) and a 27 in the Freestyle round.  TOTAL: 53
  • scored a 25 for his Samba (a style he once got a 22 for) and a 28 in the Freestyle portion. TOTAL: 53
  • Brooke Burke achieved perfection for the Freestyle and a near-perfection (28) for her Samba. TOTAL: 58

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Dancing with the Stars 7: Week 10

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After 9 weeks of competition, it all came down to this: ’ Season 7 Finale.

Tonight, the remaining three contenders each had to tackle two dances - a freestyle number and a group samba performance (a.k.a. the Samba Smackdown).

Who ultimately proved they deserved that mirror ball trophy? Was it the competition’s most consistent dancer (Brooke)? The energetic crowd pleaser (Warren)? Or the daring comeback kid (Lance)? Read on!

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Dancing with the Stars 7: Week 9

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Tonight on , the four contestants were each given a private Master Class session with Len Goodman. With next week’s finals on the line, the celebrities were happy to accept any advice that they could get.

For this week’s semifinal round, the dancers first had to perform a style they hadn’t individually tried yet. The second half of the show was then devoted to new styles introduced this season (the Salsa and the Jitterbug).

Who proved they were worthy of a Top Three finish…and who needed more of the head judge’s help? Read on!

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Dancing with the Stars 7: Week 8

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Tonight on , the five remaining celebrities did their best to prove they were worthy of a spot in next week’s semifinals. In addition to two individual numbers (no group performances this time), each amateur was challenged with a 15-second solo within their Latin routine.

Who earned their way into the Final Four…and who was simply the odd man (or woman) out? Read on!

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Dancing with the Stars 7: Week 7

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On this week’s episode of , the producers had one more surprise in store for both the competitors and the audience.

In addition to their solo numbers, the six pairs had to perform in the first team dance. After being split into two groups of three (captains Warren Sapp and Susan Lucci were responsible for the assignments), the teams were then charged with working together on an ensemble performance. Unlike last Monday’s previous group hip hop number, these two performances - a Cha Cha Cha and a Paso Doble - were actually being scored. (Those scores would then be added to the individual totals.)

Who showed us they could work in unison…and who still needed work on their solos? Read on!

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