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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Announces Season 20 Professional Dancers

The 10-year anniversary lineup with not see three of season 19's pros return.

The Story Behind Taylor Swift’s Performance Shoes

When you're shaking it off all the time, pro dancer shoes are a must

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Takes Broadway: Karina and Maks in ‘Forever Tango’

"It not only made us better dancers, but better people towards each other," says Karina Smirnoff of partnering with her ex-fiance, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, for the Luis Bravo-directed production.

Forever Tango: Theater Review

"Dancing With the Stars" duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Latin crooner Gilberto Santa Rosa guest-star in the popular dance show's Broadway return.

HBO Luxury Lounge Gifts Stars With Tivo 4 and Free Tivo Subscription for Life

Awards season means gifting suites, where Hollywood's elite are given free products, affectionately referred to in the biz as celebrity looting.

Karina Smirnoff Ignoring the Pressure for Repeat ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Win (Video)

The reigning pro, who won with JR Martinez last season, jokes with THR that "there's no place to go but down."

J.R. Martinez Congratulated by Defense Secretary for ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Win

Leon Panetta penned a note to the Iraq veteran who took home the mirror ball trophy on ABC's dancing show on Tuesday.

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Winner J.R. Martinez: Proud to Be Karina Smirnoff’s First Win

"I'm just so grateful that I was able to be part of the journey to help get her first mirrorball trophy," he said. "She deserves it."

‘Dancing With the Stars’: J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff Pull it Together at the Last Minute (Video)

"If he was freaking out as much as I was," Smirnoff tells THR, "I don't know how the day would have ended."

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finalists Enter Night Two in a Dead Heat

After two dances a piece and only slightly different scores between the top three, THR took in the closest thing to an even race the show has seen in seasons.

‘Dancing With the Stars’: J.R. Martinez Promises to Behave at Rehearsal (Video)

The frontrunner and partner Karina Smirnoff tell THR about the semifinals, while she tries to convince him to focus.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Fellow Pros React to his ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Tirade

"He had the courage to stand up for him and his partner," says Lacey Schwimmer. "A lot of us wish we would say something, but we don't because we're afraid."