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Wendy Williams & Tony Dovolani's DWTS Week 2 Quickstep

Wendy Williams & Tony Dovolani's Week 2 Quickstep landed them in the bottom. //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/cLCX9wpTSKo/wendy-williams--tony-dovolanis-dwts-week-2-quickstep

Romeo & Chelsie Hightower's DWTS Week 2 Quickstep

Romeo & Chelsie Hightower's Week 2 Quickstep earned them high praise. //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/coN-Uf1MQmI/romeo--chelsie-hightowers-dwts-week-2-quickstep

Kendra Wilkinson & Louis Van Amstel's DWTS Week 2 Quickstep

Kendra Wilkinson & Louis Van Amstel's Week 2 Quickstep earned them straight sixes. //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/t5jtFvGtMuI/kendra-wilkinson--louis-van-amstels-dwts-week-2-quickstep

Backstage Interviews at 'Dancing With the Stars': Week Two Elimination Nerves

He may have the best smile, but Mike Catherwood is also the least-known star on Season 12 of 'Dancing With the Stars', and his combined score of 30 after two weeks of dancing is the lowest. Can the Los Angeles disc jockey and his partner Lacey Schwimmer evade tonight's elimination on 'DWTS?' "I have the lowest fan base and lowest score," Catherwood told TV Squad on the post-show press line last night. "If anything keeps us on the show beyond this week we'll have to do things differently. It can't be just, 'Oh, I'll try harder.' We'll have to go back to the drawing board and break it down." If Catherwood manages to avoid being sent home during tonight's elimination show he'll have Schwimmer to thank. She brings her own fan following, not just from 'DWTS,' but also from 'So You Think You Can Dance' on which she appeared from 2007-08. //www.tvsquad.com/2011/03/29/backstage-interviews-at-dancing-with-the-stars-week-two/

Chris Jericho Surprises the Judges With a Quickstep on 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

After scoring a 19 last week in the Cha-Cha-Cha, Chris Jericho pleasantly surprised the judges this time on 'Dancing with the Stars' (Mon., 8PM on ABC). The Quickstep is traditionally known as one of the most difficult dances to master, and yet the wrestler and his professional partner, Cheryl Burke, proved to be both light in their steps and graceful across the floor. Len Goodman summed up most of our expectations after what we saw last week. He anticipated "a big, lumbering lump plodding around the floor." Instead "It was bright, breezy, light of foot." //www.tvsquad.com/2011/03/28/chris-jericho-surprises-the-judges-dancing-with-the-stars-video/

'Dancing With the Stars': Mark Ballas and Chelsea Kane defend their scolded jive

The "Dancing With the Stars" judging panel is admittedly a little old guard when it comes to interpretive choreography, but Mark Ballas was still a bit taken aback by their reception of his playful week 2 jive with partner Chelsea Kane. "We're in Season 12 now," Ballas told Zap2it backstage at the show, after their performance. "You can't just recycle stuff and do the same thing over and over again. If you want to see traditional jive, don't give me a Panic at the Disco song. Give me some Little Richard or some Buddy Holly, and I'll give you that." Their low score (18, down from a 21 the week before ) is actually the only thing about the performance that Ballas wasn't happy with. "They could have scolded me or given me the critique aside from Chelsea, because she danced beautifully tonight, and there's no doubt about that." he says. "She executed everything... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/03/dancing-with-the-stars-mark-ballas-and-chelsea-kane-defend-their-scolded-jive.html

'Dancing With the Stars' Diary: Who danced their way under the guillotine?

Zap2it's weekly "'Dancing with the Stars' Diary" offers fans a backstage pass to everybody's favorite only reality competition that throws celebrities at the mercy of that fickle mistress we call dance.It's a redemptive night on "Dancing With the Stars" -- the only time all season when the competitors have the chance to improve on previous scores and performances before the dreaded first elimination, when one of the eleven will join the ranks of such epic "DWTS" losers as David Hasselhoff, Tucker Carlson and Jeffrey Ross. (Ahem, who?)Stakes were especially high for Mike Catherwood and Wendy Williams, both of whom languished at the bottom of the week 1 leader board. The pressure was also pretty high for Kirstie Alley and Ralph Macchio, who had the imposing challenge of following up two very well-received dances. So who came through and who lost some steam? The answers might surprise you. And by "surprise you," we mean "shake you... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/03/dancing-with-the-stars-diary-who-danced-their-way-under-the-guillotine.html

'Dancing With the Stars': Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas' polarizing jive

Chelsea Kane will probably make it through the first cut on "Dancing With the Stars," but we're curious to hear what you thought about her performance Monday (March 28). She and partner Mark Ballas danced the jive to a cleaned-up version of "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! at the Disco (side note: PATD's indie cred is officially used up), with Chelsea done up baby doll-style and Mark looking like a mime. Judge Bruno Tonioli described it about as well as it could be described: "It was like Marcel Marceau desperately seeking Lolita inside 'A Clockwork Orange.'"So, OK, but how was the actual dancing? Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman weren't sold on it, giving Chelsea and Mark a 6 and a 5 when the scores were handed out. Bruno gave them a 7 for a total of 18; the couple has a combined score of 39 for the first two weeks, which should... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/03/dancing-with-the-stars-chelsea-kane-and-mark-ballas-polarizing-jive.html

'Dancing with the Stars': Kirstie Alley's killer quick step

Despite the drama that followed Kirstie Alley's debut on "Dancing with the Stars" last Monday (March 21), she came back nearly as strong in her second performance as she was the first time out. In case you're not up to date on the drama: After her debut performance, comedian/late night talk show host George Lopez compared Alley to a pig, joking "She did a nice job, her little hooves tapping away. Before the show, she went to the market, then she had roast beef, and this is her going all the way home." The comment prompted a Twitter war between Alley and Lopez that was, thankfully, resolved over the weekend after Lopez apologized and sent Alley flowers.In any case, her quick step -- set to K.T. Tunstall's "Black Horse and Cherry Tree" -- again won rave reviews from the judge. Well, rave -- but not as rave as last week. While all agreed that the... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/03/dancing-with-the-stars-kirstie-alleys-killer-quick-step.html

'Dancing with the Stars': Ralph Macchio fails to wow the judges with his jive

The most important thing to know about Ralph Macchio's second appearance on "Dancing with the Stars" is that we found out he named his one and only son "Daniel." As in Daniel Larusso, the character he played in "The Karate Kid," "The Karate Kid, Part II" and "The Karate Kid, Part III."Wow.His daughter also made an appearance in the pre-dance practice reel and it will come as a relief to you, no doubt, that she is not named "Mr. Miyagi." Back to the dancing: Macchio and partner Karina Smirnoff chose the jive. Macchio also decided to dress like one of the "Jersey Boys" in a spare glittery black suit with pink skinny tie. Oh wait, he is a Jersey Boy. So anyway, the energy was high -- there was leg sweeping and if a fly had been present, he would have totally caught it with a pair of chopsticks. But the judges were not so... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/03/dancing-with-the-stars-ralph-macchio-fails-to-wow-the-judges-with-his-jive.html