Maksim Chmerkovskiy to be a guest judge on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Maksim Chmerkovskiy to be a guest judge on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy is to serve as a guest judge on an upcoming episode of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles, ABC said.
Julianne Hough to serve as guest host on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Julianne Hough to serve as guest host on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Former "Dancing with the Stars" professional dancer Julianne Hough is to return to the Los Angeles competition series as a guest judge, ABC announced.
Paula Abdul to guest judge 'DWTS'

Paula Abdul to guest judge 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Choreographer and recording artist Paula Abdul is to serve as a guest judge during next week's "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" in Los Angeles, ABC said.

Melissa Gilbert goes to hospital

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Melissa Gilbert wound up at a hospital Monday night after getting hurt during the "Dancing With the Stars" competition, host Tom Bergeron said.
Osbourne praises DWTS judge Tonioli

Osbourne praises DWTS judge Tonioli

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. reality celebrity Kelly Osbourne says Bruno Tonioli is the "shock jock" of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Bolton seeks apology from DWTS judge

Bolton seeks apology from DWTS judge

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Michael Bolton says "Dancing With The Stars" judge Bruno Tonioli should "search his soul" after he panned Bolton's routine as the "worst jive in 11 seasons."

Hollins takes top prize on 'Strictly'

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Television sportscaster Chris Hollins and his professional partner Ola Jordan have won the British competition series "Strictly Come Dancing."

Alesha Dixon to be 'Strictly' judge

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- Pop star Alesha Dixon will be a judge on "Strictly Come Dancing" when the British TV competition series starts its seventh season this fall, the BBC said.

ABC trying on different 'Dancing' shoes

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- ABC is ready to try out on its American audience a new dance routine featuring "Dancing with the Stars" judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Billy Ray goes away

LOS ANGELES, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. country singer Billy Ray Cyrus' appearance on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" ended on a sour note.

Smith wins 'Dancing' third season

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Football great Emmitt Smith Wednesday won the third season competition of ABC's U.S. sensation, "Dancing with the Stars."

Bruno Tonioli (born 25 November 1955) is an Italian choreographer and TV personality who currently appears as a judge on the TV shows Strictly Come Dancing for BBC TV in the UK, and its American adaptation Dancing with the Stars on ABC TV in the US, Tonioli co-created and appeared on the BBC talent show DanceX and its American adaptation, Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann.

In the early 1980s, Tonioli was a member of the Paris-based company La Grande Eugène and later joined the Lindsay Kemp Company. He worked extensively as a freelance dancer, including an appearance in Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" video, before starting a career as a choreographer working with Pamela Stephenson on Not the Nine O'Clock News.

Tonioli has worked in the music business as a choreographer for music videos, stage shows, and tours for artists such as Tina Turner, Sting, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Freddie Mercury, Sinitta, Boy George, and Duran Duran. His close association with Bananarama produced many videos, from "Venus" to "Movin' On". Tonioli choreographed the band Arcadia's music video for their song "Election Day" as documented in a 1980s documentary entitled The Making of Election Day.

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