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Dancing with the Stars 5

Cheryl Burke off Dancing tour after being hospitalized for possible appendicitis

The Dancing with the Stars 5 national tour started Tuesday night in Seattle, but two-time winner Cheryl Burke was not there due to illness, and may not return for some time. “Last night [Monday], during the run-through, I was cramping and in pain. I couldn’t even stand up straight,” Cheryl told TV Guide. The magazine …

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Dancing with the Stars 5 finale is fall’s second-most watched show

On Tuesday night, 24.88 million people watched Helio Castroneves win Dancing with the Stars 5. That was “best showing on the night in seven years and clinched the net’s third straight November sweep victory among young adults,” Variety reports. And for the fall, the Dancing “finale is the season’s No. 2 telecast in total viewers, …

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Mark Ballas injured during Dancing finale; Maks says he’s “moving on”

Sabrina Bryan’s professional dancing partner on Dancing with the Stars 5 went to the hospital last night following their encore performance of the cha-cha. Mark Ballas “was quickly swept from the set and rushed to the hospital for a severe shoulder injury,” KABC reports. He had a previous injury that was apparently exacerbated by the …

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Maksim says unlike Marie, Dancing cast did not “burden people with our personal issues”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the dancer who’s partnered with Melanie Brown on Dancing with the Stars 5, says that Marie Osmond is using her personal problems to get sympathy and votes. “I know first hand that there are a lot of other celebrities on the show who went through somewhat similar situations this season and they decided …

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Wayne Newton will attend but not perform at Dancing finale due to heart condition

The ongoing saga of Dancing with the Stars 5 and its complications, maladies, deaths, and other weirdness continues. Although the cast members will reportedly dance a full routine during the finale, Wayne Newton will not participate because of a heart condition. He has “[a] viral infection to the heart called cardiomyopathy,” People reports, and that …

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Dancing’s striking writer only wrote teases, episode descriptions

Dancing with the Stars has a single writer on staff, but until he went on strike, he did not write the hosts’ banter or the judges’ comments, as was previously reported. Instead, David Boone “was scripting material including introductions and descriptions of upcoming episodes, a task [host Tom] Bergeron said now is handled by producers,” …

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