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'Dancing With the Stars' unveils Season 18 cast

'Dancing With the Stars' unveils Season 18 cast

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- ABC has revealed the new "crop of celebrities" that will be getting their sweat on in the upcoming Season 18 of "Dancing With the Stars."
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Leah Remini cut from DWTS

Leah Remini cut from DWTS

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- 'Dancing With The Stars' said goodbye to one more duo Monday night with the elimination of Leah Remini, and her partner Tony Dovolani, departing the competition one week before the finals.
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Karina Smirnoff: DWTS judges hold Corbin to high standard

Karina Smirnoff: DWTS judges hold Corbin to high standard

Nov. 18 (UPI) -- With just five teams left in 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 17, there is little room for error for the competitors, especially those whom the judges see as having an advantage.
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Smirnoff, Chmerkovskiy to star in 'Forever Tango'

Smirnoff, Chmerkovskiy to star in 'Forever Tango'

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- "Dancing with the Stars" professionals Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will work together this summer in Broadway's "Forever Tango," producers said.
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Ohno, Smith get the boot from 'DWTS'

Ohno, Smith get the boot from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Apolo Ohno, Emmitt Smith and their professional dance partners were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
White says 'Crocosaurus' role led to 'Blackout' gig

White says 'Crocosaurus' role led to 'Blackout' gig

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- American actor Jaleel White says starring in the 2010 TV movie "Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus" helped him get the job of host on Syfy's new game show "Total Blackout."
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DeGraw gets the boot on 'Dancing'

DeGraw gets the boot on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- Recording artist Gavin DeGraw became the latest celebrity eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.
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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.
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.

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.
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.
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Dancers Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy perform at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles on September 20, 2009. UPI /Jim Ruymen
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Karina Smirnoff (Ukrainian: Карина Смiрнова) (born January 2, 1978) is a Ukrainian professional ballroom dancer.

She is a five-time U.S. National Champion, World Trophy Champion, and Asian Open Champion. Smirnoff has won the title at the UK Open, is a three-time champion at the US Open, two-time champion at the Asian Open, five-time champion at the Dutch Open, and five-time US National Professional Champion. She has been ranked second in the world, and took second at the British Open Blackpool Dance Festival.

She is "the first woman to ever make the British Professional Final with three different partners".

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Karina Smirnoff."
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