'Dancing With the Stars': Maksim Chmerkovskiy takes a stand

Forget the dancing. Far more was going on Monday (Oct. 24) on "Dancing With the Stars." Really, there were very few surprises in the leader boards. Karina Smirnoff and J.R. Martinez tied with Ricki Lake and Derek Hough for first place with two 10's each and we had the first group dance of the season on this Broadway-themed show. Kristin Chenoweth performed. But all anyone was talking about on the press line afterwards was the outburst from Maksim Chmerkovskiy.If you missed the show, here is the deal: After judge Len Goodman called Monday's number the worst dance Maks and Hope Solo have had all season, he said it was half Maks' fault. When he began saying that he's been in the business for 50 years, Maks replied that maybe it was time to leave. When he got up to the sky box, he said that this was his show and that he loved everyone on...

'Dancing With the Stars': Hope Solo, J.R. Martinez answer your tweets

We know you can't wait to see your favorite "Dancing With the Stars" cast members strut their stuff on the dance floor. (As we all know, they'll be one less sparkling personality on the dance floor. We miss you already, Carson Kressley.)To hold you over until Monday night, we've got two videos. Some of the cast have answered audience tweets. Hope Solo discusses what it's really like to work with Maks, and J.R. Martinez talks about what his dance will be next week. Who are you guys rooting for this week? Did you catch Carson and Anna on "The View" Thursday morning (Oct. 20)? Let us know our favorites below!Hope Solo on what Maks is really like:J.R. Martinez on his next dance:...

'Dancing With the Stars' welcomes Kristin Chenoweth

Broadway baby Kristin Chenoweth is bringing a little of the Great White Way to "Dancing With the Stars" next week. The Emmy and Tony Award winning singer and actress is helping "DWTS" celebrate a night full of show tunes.K-Chen will perform a medley of "Maybe This Time" from "Cabaret" and "I Could Have Danced All Night" from "My Fair Lady" on Monday, Oct. 24. The pint-sized songbird will then be back on Tuesday, Oct. 25 for the "DWTS" results show to perform "Lessons Learned" from her debut country album titled "Some Lessons Learned."It's just a warm-up to seeing Chenoweth back on ABC full time since "Pushing Daisies, "as her new dramedy "GBC" comes to ABC, tentatively schedule for early 2012. Are you excited, "DWTS" fans?...

Dancing With the Stars: Ricki Lake's Secret Fear

Carson Kressley is gone, leaving Ricki Lake one step closer to the Mirror Ball trophy. You'd think the woman would be fearless. You'd be wrong. Lake, 43, who had a highly successful syndicated talk show for 11 years — and did a documentary about giving birth at home to one of her two children — couldn't even enjoy making it through to next week's show on Dancing With the Stars , Broadway Week, because the next dance, the Quick Step, terrifies her.

'Dancing With the Stars' Week Five Elimination (VIDEO)

It was a great night of entertainment this week on the elimination installment of 'Dancing With the Stars' (Tue., 8PM ET on ABC). With both Kelly Clarkson and The Band Perry on hand to provide the musical interludes, it was easy to forget that we were going to have to lose someone this week. Carson Kressly had the lowest scores from the judges, but the person with the lowest scores hasn't gone him since Week One. Chaz Bono was two points above him at 21, but again fan support has kept both men in longer than their talent would have alone. Would it continue?

'Dancing With the Stars': Carson Kressley, Hope Solo or David Arquette, who went home?

Who's "Dancing With the Stars" 80s week was, like, a total bummer? Find out below. Spoiler alert.The first couples safe are Ricki Lake/Derek Hough, J.R. Martinez/Karina Smirnoff and Rob Kardashian/Cheryl Burke. The first couples in danger are David Arquette/Kym Johnson and Hope Solo/Maksim Chmerkovskiy.Then Nancy Grace/Tristan McManus and Chaz Bono/Lacey Schwimmer are safe, putting Carson Kressley/Anna Trebunskaya in danger. Then it's Carson and Anna who are bounced from the competition. They were the lowest score week 5.What do you think, "DWTS" fans? Did the right couple go home? We will miss his enthusiasm....