Articles for Dancing with the Stars Season 13

Tonight, we will finally answer a whole host of age-old, burning questions: Can DWTS audiences accept a man who used to be a woman on the dance floor? Which celebrity will have the coolest family members hanging out in the audience? And what exactly does Nancy Grace look like when not wearing a pants suit?Thanks to the season 13 premiere of Dancing with the Stars, we will soon know all of this and more! Read more »
This is one of a series of brief articles meant to introduce the DWTS viewer to each of the season 13 celebrities. Until Dancing with the Stars begins and we get our TV introductions, this will have to do! Read more »
This is one of a series of brief articles meant to introduce the DWTS viewer to each of the season 13 celebrities. Until Dancing with the Stars begins and we get our TV introductions, this will have to do! Read more »
Well, we‘re back! Another season of Dancing with the Stars is upon us! A whole new crop of those we must call "stars" will take to the ballroom floor in search of that elusive piece of reality-TV glory that is the Mirror Ball Trophy. Who will win? Who will stumble? And who will make us throw things at our TV?Honestly, I have no clue at this point. But that‘s why we watch! Read more »
The first dances of Dancing with the Stars season 13 have now been danced. We can finally move past the photos and the speculation and the controversy. We can even pretend that it‘s all about the dancing! It‘s not, but the illusion is kind of fun.Illusion or not, we now have to predict which of these celebrities will be the first to disappear from our reality-TV lives. With no obvious frontrunners in week 1, which DWTS celebrity will be the first elimination? Read more »
The question returns with each season of Dancing with the Stars: Which of the celebrities will have the dubious dishonor of going home first from the dancing competition. It‘s an even more intriguing question than usual this year. The week 1 dances were exceptionally close in score, making viewer support the deciding factor.So who is the first DWTS victim? Read more »
Zooey Deschanel is officially a star. The Tuesday night ratings are in and her new comedy, New Girl, earned over 10 million viewers, beating its high-profile lead-in, Glee. The show‘s ratings are an amazingly strong start to a show that critics have been raving about.In fact, despite the fact that New Girl was beaten in total viewers by Dancing with the Stars and NCIS: Los Angeles, it was the highest-rated show of the night in the key 18-49 demographic.  Read more »
It may have been because of the bad dancing. That‘s a definite possibility.With only 14 points earned from the judges for his cha cha with Peta Murgatroyd, Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest), was the lowest-scored dancer of the night. But, since Ron/Metta wasn‘t too far behind his competition -- only a single point separated each week 1 dancer -- we have to wonder if there was more to the elimination of World Peace from Dancing with the Stars. Read more »
It‘s time for week 2 of Dancing with the Stars, and the crazy dancing train shows no sign of slowing. Even with last week‘s elimination of Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest), we still have 11 celebrities and their partners vying for a shot at the Mirror Ball. New dances and new guest performers arriving in week 2 will keep things interesting on the ballroom floor.What can we expect? Read more »
Another round of close competition for the season 13 competitors marked week 2 of Dancing with the Stars. This week, the stars stayed in a close scoring cluster, making it virtually impossible to tell (from numbers alone anyway) who might face elimination this week.But that doesn‘t mean we won‘t try! Read more »
Is this the closest race to avoid elimination that Dancing with the Stars will have all season? It‘s possible. Read more »
Elisabetta Canalis was the second competitor eliminated from Dancing with the Stars. Despite her lovely good looks, despite her improved scores and despite stumbles from her competitors, Elisabetta just couldn‘t keep going. It‘s time to figure out why. Read more »
It‘s been a busy week for the folks over at Dancing with the Stars. From terror threats to celebrity accusations to wardrobe malfunction, there is plenty of DWTS news to entertain you until the dancing begins again. Read more »
We‘re already in week 3 of Dancing with the Stars season 13? Ah, how the time flies when the music starts... Anyway, to welcome you into the third week of the DWTS competition we have a brief preview of tonight‘s competition along with videos of some of the celebrities answering questions posed on Twitter. Read more »
This is the week when it all gets personal.I don‘t mean to imply that the celebrities competing on Dancing with the Stars will suddenly be out for movie-style revenge when they take to the shiny, shiny DWTS ballroom floor. Instead, they will be making the dances themselves personal in the first of Dancing with the Stars season 13‘s theme weeks. That‘s right -- we have reached "The Most Memorable Year of My Life" week. Read more »
Now that the most personal of dances have come and gone, it‘s time to guess which of the competitors on Dancing with the Stars season 13 will go home in week 3. No matter how moving their stories, one DWTS competitor is doomed. Who will it be? Read more »
There‘s something sad about going home after you bare your heart in front of millions. Tonight, one of the remaining 10 contestants on Dancing with the Stars season 13 will find out exactly how sad it is. One dancer must be eliminated. Who will it be?That‘s what Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show is for. Read more »
In a surprise elimination during week 3 of competition, Dancing with the Stars season 13 contestant Kristin Cavallari was sent home. Despite high scores and plenty of praise from the judges, viewers were apparently done with the reality star. Why is that? Read more »
Week 4 already? That‘s a lot of dancing.Wherever we are in Dancing with the Stars season 13, there is plenty happening this week. Each of the dancers will perform to a favorite movie theme in one of a multitude of styles. Also, Cher. It‘s probably worth watching Dancing with the Stars for Cher alone, right?Whether you watch for Cher or for the movies or even for the dancing, we‘ve got a preview (and a video!) to get you ready. Read more »
The celebrities on Dancing with the Stars season 13 really need to start making it easier for us. While there are often a couple of front-runners each week, the bottom half of the pack is inevitably confusing. Which dancers are the least popular? Which didn‘t dance well enough to survive on votes alone? It‘s awfully hard to tell. Read more »
Much like movies themselves, the story must end for one Dancing with the Stars competitor this week. Will we get another surprise elimination? Will the lowest-scoring dancers find themselves in danger? Is anybody safe?No movie ever had this much suspense... Read more »
In a universe that devoted itself to the ideals of logic and fairness, the events that transpired on week 4 of Dancing with the Stars season 13 should never have occurred. No one sensible would have thought that Chynna Phillips -- a one-time DWTS front-runner -- would find herself eliminated so soon. And yet, this was the case.What happened? Read more »
For the eight couples who remain to compete on Dancing with the Stars season 13, things will be going seriously retro. It‘s ‘80s Week at Dancing with the Stars, a signal for (big) bad hair, rockin‘ pop music and a whole lot of cheesy jokes from Tom Bergeron. But what else can we expect?According to what ABC has let slip about the days to come, week 5 will feature special guests along the lines of The Bangles and Kelly Clarkson. Read more »
Ah, the ‘80s! However did one decade bring out both the best and worst -- often simultaneously -- in our society? Likewise, we got some of the best and worst performances of the season on Dancing with the Stars when the show took the ‘80s as its theme.Which dancers embraced the decade of dancing, thus enabling them to move on to the future? Which wiped out and will have to rely on voters to carry them through? We will find out in tonight‘s Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show. But, until then, it‘s time for predictions! Read more »
Awesome! It‘s ‘80s Week on Dancing with the Stars! Tease your hair, turn up the pop music and get ready for the eight remaining celebrities to moonwalk their way into dance history! Read more »
Week 5 of Dancing with the Stars has already brought us successes, failures and lots of bad hair. But it‘s going to get a whole lot worse than questionable ‘80s fashion choices for one star this week. Which dancers will survive? Which will soon be but a faint memory of a bygone era? Tonight we find out! Read more »
Is this where the laughter stops on Dancing with the Stars? Despite a roster of mildly entertaining celebrities remaining on the show, it‘s hard to imagine quite as much DWTS fun without the presence of week 5‘s eliminated competitor, Carson Kressley. Read more »
It‘s already week 6 of Dancing with the Stars season 13? Where does the time go? And where do the competitors go, for that matter? It seems like only yesterday when we had 12 fresh-faced celebrities hitting the dance floor. Now, alas, there are but 7 remaining. Who will be next?We‘ll find out in the next couple of days, but now it‘s time to take a look at what‘s to come for week 6. Read more »
As if it were possible for Dancing with the Stars to get any more dramatic than it already is, week 6 brings us Broadway Week! Instead of random pop hits, the DWTS celebrities will need to tap their feet to a collection of show-tunes and Broadway classics. Honestly, this could be brilliant. Read more »
Week 6 brought us something new on Dancing with the Stars season 13: instead of an even spread of judges‘ scores, the seven remaining competitors seemed to fall into three clumps. That makes things almost easy for those of us who like to predict the outcomes on DWTS‘ Tuesday nights.Still, we usually get things wrong here. Let‘s see if we can change that! Read more »
As we come to the final act in this Broadway Week on Dancing with the Stars, it‘s time to ask: Which season 13 competitor will take his or her final bow tonight? Will a dancing star come plummeting to Earth? Or will the theater go dark for a struggling performer? We will find out on Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show! Read more »
For awhile, it looked like Chaz Bono would never be eliminated from Dancing with the Stars. The show‘s first transgender competitor survived several stints at the bottom of the leader-board over the weeks, outlasting supposed front-runners like Chynna Phillips and Kristin Cavallari. Low scores were regularly overcome by high voter rates.And yet Chaz Bono was eliminated in week 6 of Dancing with the Stars season 13. What happened? Read more »
Pay attention carefully, because Halloween is messing with Dancing with the Stars tonight. But you don‘t have to be scared, since we‘ve got everything you need to know right here. Time changes, musical guests and fancy, Halloween (and Christmas?)-themed numbers are coming our way. Read more »
Happy Halloween!While children around the country are rambling from home to home in search of sugary goodness (and possibly in search of naughty pranks), we instead turn our attention to Dancing with the Stars, a place easily as surreal and bizarrely-costumed as any haunted house. Whose dancing will be a fright tonight? Which couple will scare up a win? How many Halloween puns can fit into a single recap? How cool is it that episode 13 of Dancing with the Stars season 13 is on Halloween?All of your answers are here! Read more »
Halloween makes for some scary dancing. And I‘m not just talking about the costumes, zombified band or mood lighting. Week 7 created a terrifying performance night for all of the competitors on Dancing with the Stars season 13 -- the night‘s many shaky performances mean almost everyone could be in danger.But who is in the most danger? We make our predictions here. Read more »
Justin Bieber! Boyz II Men! Carson Kressley! Oh, and that little elimination thing. That‘s right -- it‘s time for Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show.After an oftentimes scary night of performances on Halloween, one of the remaining six DWTS competitors must take his or her final bow. Can Nancy Grace survive that hoedown-jive? Was J.R. Martinez‘s first misstep forgiven? Are viewers tired of Hope and Maks bickering?All questions will be answered tonight. Read more »
I suppose it shouldn‘t have been a surprise that David Arquette was eliminated in week 7 of Dancing with the Stars season 13. After all, we‘re talking about a competitor who had barely beaten elimination in the past and who definitely was not the best dancer left on the show. Still, any elimination that follows a strong performance deserves some explanation.What were the contributing factors in David‘s DWTS demise?  Read more »
Since starring on Disney Channel shows and placing third on Dancing with the Stars 12, actress Chelsea Kane has recently booked two roles with ABC Family. The network announced that she‘ll be appearing in the movie musical Elixir as well as playing Penny in the comedy pilot Baby Daddy.  Read more »
With only five contestants left to vie for the Dancing with the Stars season 13 Mirror Ball, it‘s time to up the stakes. Each of the remaining celebrities will need to perform two dances in week 8 in order to stay in the competition. Will it be too much? Will the dancing suffer? Will we have to take solace in the many, many musical guests this week? Read more »
The people have spoken, and this year‘s nominees for the People‘s Choice Awards are an interesting mix of popular programs and CW favorites.  Read more »
Only 5 remain... Now that we‘ve lost more than half of the Dancing with the Stars season 13 cast to eliminations, things are getting pretty interesting. No rest for the frontrunners. No mercy for the stragglers. And no pre-set choreography and music for anyone -- not now that we‘re into Instant Dance time. Read more »
With only five celebrities left to choose from, it‘s getting harder and harder to say for sure who might be going home in week 8 of Dancing with the Stars season 13. Of course, some dancers are more likely than others to be up for elimination. So let‘s give it a try! Read more »
So close...We‘re only a week away from the semi-finals of Dancing with the Stars season 13 (ah, how the time flies!), which means that one contestant will, tonight, feel the sting of defeat just inches away from success. Will the eliminated contestant be expected? Are viewers going to be surprised in week 8? Keep reading to find out! Read more »
It was time.That‘s the short answer when asked about Nancy Grace‘s elimination in week 8 of Dancing with the Stars season 13. Nancy and Tristan had a great run, dancing far beyond initial expectations for their abilities as dancer and student. But, now that we‘re going into the semi-finals, exceeding expectations is just not good enough. Read more »
Who knew Rob Kardashian had it in him? Turns out, not even his professional dancing partner, Cheryl Burke, could have seen Rob making it to the semi-finals when they started Dancing with the Stars season 13. Cheryl talked to BuddyTV about what has changed, how she thinks Rob has a shot at the finals and much more. Read more »
And then there were four.With last week‘s elimination of Nancy Grace, only four couples remain to compete in Dancing with the Stars season 13. The semi-finals will allow us to judge J.R. Martinez, Ricki Lake, Hope Solo and Rob Kardashian on their fitness for the season 13 Mirror Ball. With more dances than ever required for tonight, the competitors will have their work cut out for them.Keep reading to find out what we can expect during the Dancing with the Stars season 13 semi-finals. Read more »
This is the week when it all gets serious, folks. Granted, it‘s probably been serious all along for the contestants on Dancing with the Stars season 13, but now it‘s serious for everyone. With only four couples left in the DWTS semi-finals, every step and every vote could make the difference between the finals and elimination.Who will rise to the challenge? Who will crumple under the weight of three dances? Keep reading for our full recap of the Dancing with the Stars season 13 semi-final dances. Read more »
What exactly happened last night? With frontrunners falling behind and dark horses surging ahead, the eliminations coming in the semi-finals of Dancing with the Stars season 13 should be interesting. Who will go? Who will make the finals? We predict the outcomes below. Read more »
In terms of standard Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show airings, this is pretty much the biggest night of the season. Tonight, we find out if J.R. Martinez can overcome a hurt ankle to take his expected place in the finals... If Rob Kardashian‘s last-minute surge is enough to keep going... If the audience loves Ricki Lake as much as the judges do... If Hope Solo has any hope (sorry, too easy) of survival...Let‘s find out! Read more »
It‘s safe to say that the group of dancers who made it to the semi-finals in Dancing with the Stars season 13 was one of the most deserving in the show‘s history. Along with the two season-long front runners (J.R. and Ricki), we had the season‘s most improved dancer (Rob) and a solid, athletic performer (Hope). But there was not much question of which three out of these four would make it to the finals. Did Hope ever have a chance? Probably not. But what, specifically, led to her near-inevitable downfall? Read more »
The end is near.After 9 weeks of performances, minor controversies and a whole lot of sequins, Dancing with the Stars season 13 will come to an end this week with performances and results on Monday and Tuesday nights. Will J.R. Martinez reclaim his position as the season 13 front runner? Will Ricki Lake‘s moves win her the Mirror Ball? Does Rob Kardashian have a chance?Keep reading to find out what‘s in store for the Dancing with the Stars finale. Read more »
We‘ve made it to the finale! Granted, we haven‘t made it with exactly the celebrities we would have thought back at the beginning of Dancing with the Stars season 13: Did anyone really expect that Rob Kardashian could dance? But he can and he‘s in the finals -- along with J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake. And all of their hopes and dreams of Mirror Ball Glory depend on tonight‘s performances.Which of the remaining stars will shine? Which will fade? Keep reading to find out! Read more »
A couple of weeks ago, it felt like we all knew who would be taking home the Dancing with the Stars season 13 Mirror Ball. Following weeks of solid performances, J.R. Martinez blew away judges and audiences alike with a night of perfect dancing. Combined with oodles of charisma and an incredible backstory, J.R.‘s victory was seemed assured.That‘s not the case, now that we‘re actually in the finals. Predictions for who will win Dancing with the Stars season 13 are much murkier. Keep reading to find out our conclusions. Read more »
Short answer, yes. Rob Kardashian could very well win the Dancing with the Stars season 13 Mirror Ball.Will he, though? That‘s a more complicated issue. While it is possible that Rob could have the scores and support to beat out J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake, it‘s far from certain. Read more »
Who will win? That‘s the only question that really matters on this final night of Dancing with the Stars season 13. Will Rob Kardashian make good on his finale week win and take the Mirror Ball? Will J.R. Martinez prove to be as beloved as we suspected? Could Ricki Lake take it all with her style and solid dancing?We have all of the DWTS results here, so keep reading! Read more »
In her 10th appearance on Dancing with the Stars, pro Karina Smirnoff finally won the coveted Mirror Ball trophy with partner J.R. Martinez in season 13. She joined Cheryl Burke, Kym Johnson, Julianne Hough, Alec Mazo, Derek Hough and Mark Ballas as one of the few professional dancers to win the dancing competition.  Read more »
Sometimes, when paying attention to reality shows, it‘s easy to wonder about goodness in the universe. If benevolence and order exist, after all, then why would horrible things keep happening on our television (take anything that has ever happened on The Real Housewives franchise, for example)?But every once in awhile, we get the good on TV too. That‘s what happened last night when J.R. Martinez won the Mirror Ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars season 13. Read more »
J.R. Martinez may have won Dancing with the Stars season 13, but can‘t we all agree that the season‘s true star was another man? Eliminated weeks earlier, the bright light that is Carson Kressley kept on shining to the end.Since we don‘t want that light to ever go out, is there a place for Carson Kressley on future seasons of Dancing with the Stars? Keep reading for a discussion of some possibilities. Read more »
Lights! Camera! Bedazzling sequin action!It‘s movie week on Dancing with the Stars! The remaining 9 DWTS competitors will pull out all the stops and dance their best to musical scores from the silver screen. Will we be hearing the mournful strings of Schindler‘s List? The resounding marches of Star Wars? The heartwarming tones of E.T.?Or maybe something **not written by John Williams. I suppose that‘s possible too. Read more »
It‘s time for more dancing!With the elimination of Ron Artest/Metta World Peace and Peta Murgatroyd last week, there‘s still plenty of competition left in season 13 of Dancing with the Stars for the remaining 11 contestants. And, this week, they‘ll have all new dances to face in the ballroom.Which stars will rise to the occasion? Which will crumble under the pressure? Keep reading to find out! Read more »

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