Amber Riley has won Dancing with the Stars.
The Glee actress and her professional partner Derek Hough have taken home this year's mirrorball trophy after triumphing over High School Musical actor Corbin Bleu and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff with a perfect-scoring samba/quickstep fusion.
"Anything that scares me I want to do. You can do whatever, whatever, whatever you put your mind to," Amber said, speaking after the result was announced.
And despite coming second, Corbin was just delighted to have taken part: "I thank God for this experience. I thank my family."
Earlier in the evening, Jack Osbourne - whose sister Kelly came third on the show in 2009 - and his partner Cheryl Burke were eliminated into third place after the first round of dances. "I'm definitely not a better dancer than my sister, for one. We're both tied. Just going the distance for me was winning enough," he said.
Jack 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.
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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Last night, ABC revealed the names making up the roster for Dancing with the Stars 10. 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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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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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.
Since we’re now just over a week away from the start of Dancing with the Stars 8, here’s a little backstage scoop to get you warmed up:
Julianne Hough: Three months ago the two-time champion announced she would be taking a hiatus to pursue her music career. So what made her change her mind? A boy.
Hough said ABC used her real-life boyfriend (singer Chuck Wicks) to rope her back in. “It was a last minute deal,” she wrote in her blog. “I was set on taking this season off and then last minute the show asked me to do it because they had asked Chuck to do it and they thought it would be cool if we danced together.”
“At first I still said no because I wanted to focus on my music,” Julianne explained, “BUT then I thought about it for a day and figured this out. I can still write, go on tour and work on Julianne Hough the country singer because Chuck will be my partner and that will be a huge luxury.”
Although we’ve already learned the names of Dancing with the Stars’ next competitors, we know now which 13 pairs will be vying for that mirror ball trophy.
Included in the mix are two professionals familiar to So You Think You Can Dance viewers: Chelsie Hightower (Season 4) and Dmitry Chaplin (Season 2). Chelsie and Dmitry will join Lacey Schwimmer, another SYTYCD vet, on the eighth installment of the ballroom show.
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On yesterday’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, the remaining five competitors were forced to work hard for their money. Although they were getting used to the two dances a night routine, the contestants had one extra challenge throw into the mix. For the first time ever, the challengers were required to perform a 15-second solo.
By the end of the evening, Brooke Burke was once again on top - but not by much. Although she is still the total point leader, Warren Sapp came within one point of matching the mother of four. Meanwhile, Lance put some distance between himself and the Bottom Two while Cody and Maurice found themselves in a tie for last place.
Tonight on Dancing with the Stars, 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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