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J.R. Martinez wins 'Dancing With the Stars'

J.R. Martinez wins 'Dancing With the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Iraq War veteran and actor J.R. Martinez and his professional dance partner Karina Smirnoff were crowned the winners of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.

Recovery center cheers Martinez for DWTS

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Patients and staff at a military medical center in Texas say they plan to cheer on J.R. Martinez as he competes in the final round of "Dancing with the Stars."
'Ricki Lake Show' returning in 2012

'Ricki Lake Show' returning in 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- "The Ricki Lake Show" will return to television next September after eight years off the air, the U.S. chat show's host said Friday.
Hope Solo eliminated from 'Dancing'

Hope Solo eliminated from 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- World Cup champ Hope Solo and her professional dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
Rick Perry gets laughs on 'Late Show'

Rick Perry gets laughs on 'Late Show'

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Republican Presidential hopeful and Texas Gov. Rick Perry poked fun of his own lapse of concentration in a Top 10 list on "Late Show with David Letterman."

Nancy Grace eliminated from 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- TV host and journalist Nancy Grace and her professional dance partner Tristan MacManus were voted off of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.
Kelly Osbourne treated for head injury

Kelly Osbourne treated for head injury

MIAMI, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Reality TV personality Kelly Osbourne says she was treated at a Miami hospital during the weekend after she hit her head and lost consciousness.
Vivica Fox and Omar White end engagement

Vivica Fox and Omar White end engagement

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Actress Vivica A. Fox has broken up with Atlanta club promoter Omar "Slim" White, her fiance of 10 months, UsMagazine.com reported Friday.
Winokur joins cast of 'Retired at 35'

Winokur joins cast of 'Retired at 35'

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Broadway actress Marissa Jaret Winokur has joined the cast of the sitcom "Retired at 35," TV Land announced.
Gosselin to blog about saving money

Gosselin to blog about saving money

WHITING, Ind., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. reality TV personality Kate Gosselin has signed on to offer money-saving advice on CouponCabin.com, the Web site said Wednesday.
David Arquette booted off of 'Dancing'

David Arquette booted off of 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Actor David Arquette and his professional dance partner Kym Johnson were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.
Martinez to be Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal

Martinez to be Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Iraq War veteran, actor and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant J.R. Martinez has been named 2012 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal, organizers said Tuesday.
Chaz Bono says he's proud of 'DWTS' effort

Chaz Bono says he's proud of 'DWTS' effort

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Chaz Bono says he's proud of what he accomplished as a contestant on the U.S. television show "Dancing With the Stars."
Kressley booted from 'Dancing with the Stars'

Kressley booted from 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- TV personality Carson Kressley and his professional dance partner Anna Trebunskaya were voted off of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Chynna booted from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Singer Chynna Phillips and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.
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U.S. Army Cpl. J.R. Martinez, a soldier wounded in Iraq, speaks at a fundraising luncheon on behalf of the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes in Washington on Nov. 9, 2004. The organization was founded to help supply support services for veterans, especially those seriously wounded and disabled, and their families. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Dancing with the Stars is the name of several international television series based on the format of the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing, which is distributed by BBC Worldwide – the commercial arm of the BBC. Currently the format has been licensed to over 35 countries (as of September 2011).[1] Australia was the first country to adapt the show, and versions have also been produced in Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and United States, and Vietnam. As a result, the series became the world's most popular television program among all genres in 2006 and 2007, according to the magazine Television Business International,[2] reaching the Top 10 in 17 countries. The show pairs a number of celebrities with professional ballroom dancers, who each week compete by performing dances. The dancers are then scored by a panel of judges. Viewers are given a certain amount of time to place votes for their favorite dancers, either by telephone or (in some countries) online. The couple with the lowest combined score provided by the judges and viewers is eliminated. This process continues until there are only two or three couples left; when they have competed for the last time one couple is declared the champion. Franchise records Professionals achieving three wins Derek Hough, Raimondo Todaro and Kym Johnson are the only professionals in the history of the franchise to have achieved three championship wins. Derek Hough won his first championship in season seven of the American version of Dancing With the Stars with model/host Brooke Burke, his second in season ten with singer Nicole Scherzinger, and his third in season eleven with actress Jennifer Grey. Raimondo Todaro won his first championship in the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars called Ballando con le stelle with the former Miss Italy and television hostess, Cristina Chiabotto, during the second season of the show. He won again with the Olympic long-jump silver medalist, Fiona May, during the third season of the show. Four years later, Todaro won the sixth season of the show with the actress, Veronica Olivier. Kym Johnson is the only professional dancer to have won three championships from two different versions of Dancing with the Stars. She won season two of the Australian version with Tom Williams and season nine of the American version with Donny Osmond and season twelve with Hines Ward.

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