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Dancing with the Stars 6

ABC exec wants more “controversy,” “edge,” and “competition,” on Dancing, which may cross over to Eli Stone

Dancing with the Stars got a little boring, according to ABC’s entertainment president Steve McPherson. He told critics this morning that the inevitability of Kristi Yamaguchi’s win, in addition to the collection of “nice” personalities, made the show dry. “There wasn’t a whole lot going on. I think it’s good to have some controversy,” he …

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Cristian de la Fuente recovering from surgery with Percocet, cupcakes, “trashy” magazines

Cristián de la Fuente is recovering from the surgery he needed after becoming injured on Dancing with the Stars 6. He “had surgery last week to repair the tendon he tore from the bone in his left bicep in the middle of a dance routine,” and that “required that a hole be drilled through his …

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Ratings up for Dancing with the Stars as American Idol’s continue to drop

Even as ratings continue to fall for American Idol 7, its ABC competition, Dancing with the Stars 6, is experiencing ratings increases. While Fox’s series still wins, it “continued its downward trend, falling another 9% from last week,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, which notes that “ratings generally start to climb in May as the …

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Shannon Elizabeth, Derek Hough dodge relationship questions but should “admit it,” Cheryl Burke says

Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth were confronted on Monday’s Dancing with the Stars 6 about their recently rumored relationship. Late last week, the couple was photographed making out on the beach, which Extra said “was allegedly taken just after ‘Dancing’ cameras left the scene.” That segment was featured on the performance show last night; after …

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American Idol 7 and Dancing with the Stars 6 each lose millions of viewers

American Idol 7‘s top 10 performed last night and Dancing with the Stars 6 eliminated two celebrities, but viewers were more uninterested than ever before. Compared to the top 12 performance episode, which was watched by 29.9 million, American Idol‘s performance episode was watched by 24.4 million viewers. That loss of five and a half …

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Unexpected moments make Dancing with the Stars more entertaining than American Idol

If anything, watching Dancing with the Stars proves that American Idol has become somewhat of a bore this year. The Fox show used to be little more than a string of hysterical, awkward, or outrageous unscripted moments interrupted by bad karaoke; now, with Paula Abdul mostly sedate and a kind of bland top 10, the …

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Debut Dancing ratings even with last fall, down 14 percent from spring; Bachelor down, too

The first episode of Dancing with the Stars 6 may not have had much drama, but it did draw 20.9 million viewers, making it the night’s most-watched show. That’s down 14 percent from the show’s fourth season, best-ever debut last spring, but its numbers are about the same as “its fifth-season, 90-minute debut of last …

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