There were few surprises on Tuesday night's episode of Dancing with the Stars as far as the contestants were concerned, with Gilles Marini and his partner Peta Murgatroyd tying with Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough in first place with scores of 39.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy will leave ABC’s Dancing With the Stars when his contract expires at the end of next year. Maksim has had a prominent run on the show, on which he has been partnered with such big names as Denise Richards, Brandy, Hope Solo and Kirstie Alley.
Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars crowned its winner on Tuesday. Super Bowl-winning Green Bay Packers wide receiver, Donald Driver, and pro dance partner Peta Murgatroyd went home with the mirrorball trophy.
RECAP: 'Dancing With The Stars' Finalists William Levy, Katherine Jenkins and Donald Driver Strut Into Finals
Maria Menounos was voted off Dancing with the Stars last week, leaving William Levy, Donald Driver, and Katherine Jenkins to duke it out for first prize and the Mirrorball trophy. The first dance on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars episode was the judge's pick, followed by the highly anticipated freestyle dance.
He's been gradually dancing his way to the top of the Dancing with the Stars leaderboard all during season 14, but on Monday night's DWTS installment, Cuban actor William Levy, 31, fox-trotted right into a perfect 30/30 score with his partner, Cheryl Burke, leaving fellow contestants Roshon Fegan, Maria Menounos, Donald Driver, Melissa Gilbert, and Katherine Jenkins not too far behind, with scores that ranged between 26 and 29 — with, surprisingly, the formerly favored Jenkins coming in at the bottom of the scoreboard.
If anything proves the dedication of the Dancing with the Stars contestants, it's the number of injuries they sustain competing for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. This week, overnight sensation William Levy added his name to the list of celebs who have suffered injuries on DWTS, including Melissa Gilbert and Maria Menounos this season alone, not to mention former contestant Jennifer Grey, who had to undergo surgery for a ruptured disc after her Season 11 DWTS victory.
Week four of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, "Rock Week," left wide receiver Donald Driver on top, former favorite Katherine Jenkins sinking to a frightening fourth place on the leaderboard, and Melissa Gilbert hobbling to the hospital! Gilbert got through her paso doble and ended up with some respectable reviews, despite her disappointing overall evening score of 22 out of 30.
Despite a stellar premiere last Monday, the new contestants on Season 14 of Dancing With the Stars are starting to polarize, with celebs like Katherine Jenkins, William Levy, Jaleel White, and Roshon Fegan on top, and the unfortunate Melissa Gilbert, Gavin DeGraw, and Martina Navratilova trailing.
Dancing with the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli may have jokingly criticized contestant William Levy, 33, on Monday night's episode for being "overdressed," but now he can feast his eyes on some nude pics of the Cuban-born Levy that were taken back in 2007.
After ten weeks of competition, Dancing with the Stars came to an end Tuesday night, pitting reality TV star Rob Kardashian against soldier-turned-actor J.R. Martinez. In the end, Kardashian couldn't keep up and it was Martinez and pro Karina Smirnoff hoisting the mirrorball trophy.
Carrie Ann Inaba, 43, one of the three judges of the popular ABC hit reality show Dancing with the Stars, alongside Len Goodman, 67, and Bruno Tonioli, 55, may be used to putting contestants in the hot seat, but now people can see how reacts to being there herself.
Week after week, people get the thrill of watching celebs get taken down a notch by the judges on Dancing with the Stars. But it's not often you see someone stick up for them so vociferously as DWTS pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who blew up at the judges, particularly Len Goodman, after he felt Goodman had unfairly assessed his rumba with soccer star Hope Solo.