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Brooke Burke-Charvet Won’t Return as ‘DWTS’ Co-Host

Brooke Burke-CharvetTalk about a surprise elimination!

Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet announced late last night that she won't be returning as a co-host for the dancing competition's 18th season.

Despite having served as the reality show's co-host for eight seasons, Brooke broke the surprising news on her Twitter: "Weird day ... Shocking pre-season elimination #DWTS …ME. Tom Bergeron didn't even read my name... I won't be returning to the show this season."

A confirmation of the news was given by the show's executive producer Conrad Green, who wrote in a statement, "We can confirm that Brooke Burke-Charvet will not be joining us next season... She's been a wonderful part of the Dancing with the Stars family since her triumphant win in season seven and will unquestionably be missed by our entire team. We'd like to thank Brooke for her years of great service."

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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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Jack Wagner Leaves DWTS

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Jack Wagner became the second contestant to leave the latest series of Dancing with the Stars last night.

The former General Hospital actor - who was tied for last place on 24 points with Sherri Shepherd, Gavin DeGraw, Melissa Gilbert and Gladys Knight on Tuesday's show - was a surprise elimination from the competition with either Gavin or Melissa expected to be sent home. Before the results were announced, head judge Len Goodman suggested producers "roll it over to next week because no one deserves to go home tonight."

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Dancing with the Stars Casting Rumors

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UPDATE: Find out the latest list of possible contenders here.

We are now less than a week away before the next cast is announced—but do we have any idea who’s currently in the running?

According to the latest rumors (and supposed confirmations), the Season 11 roster may consist (once again) of reality stars, Bachelor vets, musicians and athletes. It may even involve a recent jail inmate. Although some names have been repeated more than once, ABC has been known to change things up at the very last minute.

Find out the latest list of possibles after the jump.

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DWTS’ Steve Wozniak Injured Again

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak’s problems have just moved up his leg.

According to E! Online, the Apple co-founder is now dealing with more than just a foot fracture. Earlier this weekend, Wozniak pulled a hamstring during rehearsals.

Although host Tom Bergeron says Steve is “determined to be there on Monday and dance,” one source claims the injured celebrity has been “limping pretty badly.”

So what would this mean for should her partner be permanently sidelined? “The only thing it will impact is if there is one week we were going to have a double elimination and we wouldn’t do that. But we’d still eliminate someone. So if [he] can’t dance this week, we’re still going to knock somebody else out anyway because that’s the way we roll,” Bergeron explained.

(You can find all the Dancing with the Stars: Season 8 posts here.)

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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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