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Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Win ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Meryl Davis and Maksim ChmerkovskiyMeryl Davis and dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy were crowned the winners of Dancing With the Stars last night.

The figure skater and her professional partner, who scored 30 points for their fusion of the Argentine tango/Cha cha, giving them a perfect 90 when combined with their scores from Monday's show.

Veteran dancer Maksim - who was competing for the 14th series - was delighted with his win and explained, "It's just plastic, but it means so much. And when it's lasted a decade of running after, it means so much more, and to do it with Meryl is a dream come true. There's a reason why it didn't happen before. This was meant to happen with this one."

"Thank you all for the incredible support.... I'm completely overwhelmed. @MaksimC and I have been so fortunate to share this journey w/ you! [sic]," Maryl wrote on Twitter.

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Sherri Shepherd Leaves Dancing with the Stars

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Sherri Shepherd has been eliminated from Dancing with the Stars. The View host and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy was booted out of the show in a shock result after they earned 21 points - the second lowest score - the night before for their performance of the tango, with Gladys Knight and Gavin DeGraw widely expected to be out.

"I just want to say thank you for letting me live a dream I've always had. I had the most amazing partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. That thing that scares you the most, run towards it because it's so amazing on the other side. I had the most amazing time," she said, speaking through tears.

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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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Quote of the Day: DWTS’ Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Being Eliminated

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"Yeah, for me personally, it's probably the one that's the hardest to swallow. ...This season has just been ridiculous since day one. Just one after another after another. Brandy and I think this is the culminating point of this season, it just came crashing down. We almost feel like the effort wasn't worth it. We put in a lot of work. We put in a lot of effort. It's been a very, very difficult season. ... It just feels like it was an uphill climb the entire time and to really come that short of the finale. It's just very upsetting."

-Maksim Chmerkovskiy reacting to the surprise elimination this week on . (Maksim and partner Brandy saw Bristol Palin make it to the finals over them.)

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Dancing with the Stars 11: They’re All Paired Up

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It appears Edyta Sliwinska wasn’t bluffing when she said she was done with Dancing with the Stars.

We’ve finally learned which professionals the newcomers will be paired with in Season 11—and neither Edyta or husband Alec Mazo - are on that list.

Find out the twelve newest couples after the jump.

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VIDEO: Teary Hasselbeck Apologizes to DWTS’ Erin Andrews


UPDATE: Erin Andrews says she’s never received that so-called apology from Hasselbeck.

Seeing Elisabeth Hasselbeck cry is something we’re all used to by now. (Remember that heated debate with Whoopi Goldberg on the use of the “N-word”?) But it’s not often that we see The View co-host cry over something she did.

While discussing the latest Dancing with the Stars events yesterday, the outspoken conservative felt the need to speak out about contestant Erin Andrews’ ballroom wardrobe. Elisabeth - who was for some reason shocked by the amount of skin the contestant had been showing lately (does she not watch the show on a regular basis?) - thought it would be appropriate to bring up the ESPN reporter’s stalking scandal.

“I mean, in some way if I’m [Michael David Barrett], I’m like, ‘Man! I just could’ve waited 12 weeks and seen this — a little bit less — without the prison time!’” Hasselbeck joked.

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Dancing with the Stars 10: The Contestants are Paired Up

Last night, ABC revealed the names making up the roster for . Today, we learned how those 11 contestants will be paired up.

Although the list is significantly shorter than Season 9’s, the producers managed to squeeze in an entirely new professional (Damian Whitewood) and a familiar face (Ashly DelGrosso).

Analyze the new teams after the jump and give us your early predictions now! DWTS kicks off its new season on March 22.

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Dancing with the Stars’ Michael Jackson Tribute


What was once attempted by So You Think You Can Dance will now be done on Dancing with the Stars.

On next week’s results show, the ABC program will honor Michael Jackson with three different numbers. The dances - which will be performed by the professionals - were choreographed by a team of people including Cheryl Burke (the pro featured above in Season 2 dance), Derek Hough, Tony Dovolani, Mark Ballas and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

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The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards

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Could the be another year for firsts?

Around this same time last September, the execs of basic cable were thrilled to see one of their own finally win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series (Mad Men). Meanwhile, producers of reality fare saw an award given to one of their hosts (Jeff Probst). So which other category could be covered during this round? Animation.

For the first time since 1961 (when The Flintstones were still on air), an animated program has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. So will Family Guy finally go where The Simpsons has never gone before? Not if the six other contenders have anything to say about it!

So who won? Who lost? Which funnyman took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor since Jeremy Piven wasn’t even nominated? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!

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Dancing with the Stars 9: The New Partners Revealed

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Although we’ve already learned the celebrities comprising Dancing with the Stars 9, we know now the 16 pairs vying for that mirror ball trophy.

Aside from the addition of Anna Demidova (last season’s contest winner), there will be no new faces in the professional line-up this round. (The cast is already comprised of three So You Think You Can Dance vets as it is.) Louis Van Amstel, who was just seen on SYTYCD, will also make a return to his old stomping grounds.

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