Dancing with the Stars 12

  • Steeler upsets Disney Channel star on DWTS; Idol finale starts with Lauren, without judges

  • Karina Smirnoff will appear in Playboy, freaking out someone at Dancing with the Stars

  • Kendra “freaked out” dancing in smoke cloud she didn’t want

  • Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s fall: not as dramatic as everyone’s making it seem

  • Dancing with the Stars’ ridiculously boring premiere down 20 percent from last spring

  • Dancing with the Stars cast: the Karate Kid, Sugar Ray, Kirstie Alley, plus people with no name recognition

  • Christine O’Donnell invited to Dancing with the Stars; other celebs deny casting reports

  • Derek Hough skipping Dancing with the Stars 12, but will return for 13

  • Cheryl Burke reveals molestation, abuse: “They’re not secrets. There’s no shame.”

  • An Ellen DeGeneres publicist, not media, to blame for “weird” DWTS same-sex couple flap

  • DWTS is looking for a same-sex couple, Ryan Seacrest says; judge insists show is ready