WYNONNA JUDD
Warming Up For ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Practice

"Dancing With The Stars" Celebs Go To Rehearsals

Wynonna Judd looks like she was ready to practice! She’s one of the celebrity contestants on ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ this season. Wynonna’s partner, Tony Dovolani, came out to practice with her in front of the cameras. I wouldn’t imagine Wynonna has performance anxiety, but then again, I don’t think she typically dances when she sings onstage.

Practice makes perfect! I need to make sure I tune in to watch Wynonna dance next week. Can’t believe I haven’t been able to watch ‘DWTS’ At All this season. THAT will change.

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Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani at the Top of DWTS

It’s been an intense season packed with talent, but for now Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani remain at the top of Dancing with the Stars. The duo gave a near-flawless performance last night, proving they have what it takes to win this thing. Their quickstep routine earned a standing ovation from the crowd, which is no small feat.

The judges were equally impressed, scoring them with a 30 for that routine. Bruno Tonioli said of the performance, “It was like watching Ann Miller and Gene Kelly. It was as good as the best America has ever produced.” Len Goodman clearly agreed, stating, “Of all of our celebrities, you impress me the most.” Well done!

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Chynna Phillips Says ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Is A “Popularity Contest”

Chynna Phillips talked to the Huffington Post before Tuesday night’s elimination show, and she had some interesting things to say about competing on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

“It really does come down to the votes. And that’s kind of sad because it’s supposed to be a dance competition, but it’s actually a popularity contest, which makes me kind of sad. You know, you have to have a little bit of faith that there are people out there who are truly voting for their favorite dance, not their favorite person, because it is a dance competition and people are working really hard. It would be very sad if that was undermined, and it looks to me like that keeps getting undermined.”

I can’t disagree with her, but after all the seasons ‘Dancing with the Stars’ has been on the air, it shouldn’t really be a surprise to contestants, either. Chynna’s partner, Tony Dovolani, admitted this issue wasn’t lost on the pros.

“It’s something that scares all of us, especially the years when you might feel like you have a contender. In this particular case, I really feel like I have a chance to make it to the end. I’ve been on the show for 12 seasons, and Chynna has been a breath of fresh air for me. As much pull we have as teachers, in the end, it’s all about the celebrity…”

Keep in mind, Chynna and Tony said these things BEFORE last Tuesday’s live elimination show.

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Chynna Phillips, Chaz Bono & David Arquette Get Support From Their Loved Ones

The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast enjoys plenty of support from their loved ones! Chynna Phillips was spotted getting a loving, um, squeeze from husband Billy Baldwin on her way to her trailer before putting on that gorgeous gown.

Chaz Bono got a kiss from his girlfriend Jenny Elia, and David Arquette shared a laugh with sister Patricia Arquette before getting into costume for the results show. For those of you who have last night’s elimination episode DVRed, I won’t spoil it, but I’m still disappointed!

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Morning Links With ‘DWTS’ Cast

Here are some pictures of Brooke Burke with husband David Charvet, Nancy Grace, Hope Solo and Billy Baldwin before last night’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ show, and an upbeat Tony Dovolani afterwards. Who’s disappointed about last night? (FAME)

Check out what my cyber friends are writing about:

  • Do you think Tilda Swinton went into TMI territory with this story? (D Listed)
  • Alessandra Ambrosio hits the surf in Hawaitt. (Moe Jackson)
  • Okay. It must be said. These pictures of Mischa Barton and raw meat? EWWW! (Drunken Stepfather, Site NSFW)
  • Kate Hudson is back on set! (Lainey Gossip)
  • January Jones has her hands full with baby Xander. (HuffPost Celebrity)
  • Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher spent some quality time together camping. (PopSugar)
  • Do you have some little superheroes who want to expand their wardrobe? If so, then this Little Capers Giveaway is for you! (Celebrity Baby Scoop)
  • Chris Brown and Bow Wow gave stripper $5,000 tips. (TMZ)
  • Cameron Diaz leaves her yoga class. (Hollywood Tuna)

The ‘Dancing With The Stars Cast’ Parties On The Beach

Though they may not be headed back to the ballroom until later next month, that doesn’t mean the dancing crew from Dancing with the Stars is spending their last days of summer in the studio. Nope, these guys are all about having fun in the sun!

From dancing queens Cheryl Burke and Lacey Schwimmer, to Derek Hough, Tony Dovolani, and of course my favorite, Maksim Chmerkovsky, it seemed the entire crew had a blast at their beach bash in Malibu on Thursday afternoon.

Joined by DWTS alum Jennifer Grey and Melissa Rycroft, all the stars played in the sand one last time, before gearing up not only for the new season, but for their new partners as well.

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Hot Guys Of The Day: Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Breckin Meyer

Who knew Easter Sunday is a popular night for guys to go out for dinner? Well, I guess if you’re single (or away from your family in the case of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ pro Tony Dovolani), then it makes sense.

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen Tony and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have dinner together: the dancers must be friends. They were spotted having dinner at Mastro.

Meanwhile, Breckin Meyer (‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘King of the Hill’) was spotted having dinner at Boa steakhouse. Boa is a popular celeb hangout!

Photos by FAME