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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.

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Helio, Drew get the ax on 'DWTS'

Helio, Drew get the ax on 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Helio Castroneves and Drew Lachey -- along with their professional dance partners -- were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.
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Fatone gets the boot from 'DWTS'

Fatone gets the boot from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Singer Joey Fatone and his professional dance partner Kym Johnson were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
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Pam Anderson gets the boot from 'DWTS'

Pam Anderson gets the boot from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus became the first couple eliminated from the "Dancing with the Stars" all-star edition in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
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Sabrina Bryan headed back to the dance floor

Sabrina Bryan headed back to the dance floor

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Fans have voted for singer-actress Sabrina Bryan to join the cast of the U.S. competition series "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," ABC announced.
Alley, Palin, Lachey going 'Dancing' again

Alley, Palin, Lachey going 'Dancing' again

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Bristol Palin, Joey Fatone, Kirstie Alley and Apolo Ohno are to compete on the all-star edition of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles, ABC said.
'Let's Move' marks second birthday

'Let's Move' marks second birthday

DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama moved about the United States Thursday, kicking off a three-day, four-state birthday celebration of her "Let's Move" initiative.
Shawn Johnson's stalker convicted

Shawn Johnson's stalker convicted

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- A Florida man has been convicted in Los Angeles of stalking Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson, officials said.
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.
Chuck and Julianne eliminated from 'DWTS'

Chuck and Julianne eliminated from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Chuck Wicks and his professional dance partner Julianne Hough were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
Gymnast chosen as top amateur athlete

Gymnast chosen as top amateur athlete

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson has won the AAU's Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States.
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USA's Shawn Johnson performs in the Floor event of the Women's Individual All-Around Gymnastics Final at the National Indoor Stadium at the Summer Olympics in Beijing on August 15, 2008. Johnson won the silver medal and teammate Nastia Liukin won the gold. (UPI Photo/Pat Benic)
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Shawn Machel Johnson (born January 19, 1992) is an American artistic gymnast. She was the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and all-around, and floor exercise silver medalist, the 2007 all-around World Champion, and the 2007 and 2008 U.S. all-around champion. She also won the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars.

Johnson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the only child of Doug and Teri Johnson. Her parents enrolled her in a gymnastics class at age three after they noticed her climbing cabinets and jumping off tables. At age six, Johnson was one of Liang Chow's first students when he opened a gymnastics school in West Des Moines.

Through 2008, Johnson maintained a more balanced lifestyle than typical of elite female gymnasts. She limited her gymnastics training to 25 hours per week, as opposed to the more typical 40 hours. Also unlike many of her peers, she went to a public school, Valley High School. She was on the honor roll, attended football games, and participated in extra-curriculars.

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