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Candace Cameron Bure wants to be good role model, nixes skimpy 'Dancing with the Stars' costumes

Candace Cameron Bure wants to be good role model, nixes skimpy 'Dancing with the Stars' costumes

March 18 (UPI) -- Candace Cameron Bure says she plans to wear modest costumes on "Dancing with the Stars" in order to be a good role model.
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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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Christina Milian gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Christina Milian gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Singer Christina Milian and her professional partner Mark Ballas were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Monday night.
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Bristol Palin gets the boot on 'DWTS'

Bristol Palin gets the boot on 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Bristol Palin and her professional dance partner Mark Ballas were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
White calls tantrum reports 'exaggerated'

White calls tantrum reports 'exaggerated'

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- Actor Jaleel White says reports claiming he angrily yelled at his "Dancing with the Stars" partner Kym Johnson in Los Angeles are "completely exaggerated."
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Cavallari gets the boot on 'Dancing'

Cavallari gets the boot on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Kristen Cavallari and her professional dance partner Mark Ballas were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.

George Ballas, Weed Eater inventor, dies

HOUSTON, June 29 (UPI) -- George C. Ballas Sr., a Houston dance studio owner who invented the Weed Eater, has died.
Ballas said worried about Palin dancing

Ballas said worried about Palin dancing

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Friends of Mark Ballas tell TMZ his partner on "Dancing with the Stars," Bristol Palin, has missed so many practices their performance might be embarrassing.
Rod Stewart to perform on 'DWTS'

Rod Stewart to perform on 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Rod Stewart and Colbie Caillat have been booked to perform on the U.S. competition series "Dancing with the Stars," ABC said Friday.
Shawn Johnson wins Season 8 of 'Dancing'

Shawn Johnson wins Season 8 of 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) -- Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson was declared the Season 8 winner of "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
'DWTS' star Ballas suffers groin injury

'DWTS' star Ballas suffers groin injury

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Professional dancer Mark Ballas said in Los Angeles that an injury has forced him to pull out of the "Dancing with the Stars" stage tour for a couple of weeks.
Minnesota thieves steal from 'Stars' van

Minnesota thieves steal from 'Stars' van

ROSEVILLE, Minn., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Participants of the reality TV series "Dancing with the Stars" allege thieves stole property from their van while they were in Roseville, Minn.
Yamaguchi wins 'Dancing with the Stars'

Yamaguchi wins 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Kristi Yamaguchi and her professional dance partner Mark Ballas were declared the winners of the U.S. dance competition "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night.
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Mark Alexander Ballas Jr. (born May 24, 1986) is an American dancer. At a young age, he moved to London, in the UK, where he began his performing career. He remained in London until 2007, when he moved back to the US.

Ballas is a professional ballroom dancer on the ABC program Dancing with the Stars. He began competing on the show in the fall of 2007. He is also a singer/songwriter/musician for the group Ballas Hough Band, where he composes the group's music, plays lead guitar and sings lead vocals.

Ballas was born in Houston, Texas, with family ties in Laredo, Texas. His paternal grandparents are George Charles Ballas and Maria Luisa Marulanda Ballas of Mexican, Spanish and Greek background. His parents are Corky Ballas and British-born Shirley Ballas (née Rich). Grandfather George Ballas is the inventor of the Weed Eater lawn-trimming device.

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