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Karina Smirnoff
  • Corbin Bleu’s First ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Performance Wows

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    The OnLine Network/TOLN
    With a resume that includes “High School Musical” and several other dancing performances, it’s no secret that “One Life to Live’s” Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey King) knows how to get down and boogie. But the actor went the extra mile on last night’s episode of “Dancing with the Stars,” performing a contemporary number with partner Karina Smirnoff that impressed America — and the judges!
  • Kelly Monaco Gets a Chmerkovskiy as Dance Partner on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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    Photo Credit: Bob D'Amico/ABC
    Monday, August 13 was the day to watch ABC's "Good Morning America" as the morning show revealed the dance partners for the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars," dubbed the "All Star" edition. With Kelly Monaco's (Sam McCall, "General Hospital") former dance partner Alec Mazo (pictured left, with Monaco) currently appearing in "Dance Temptation," with Edyta Sliwinska, and no longer appearing on the series (he last appeared during season nine), the actress has been assigned to Valentin Chmerkovskiy, who returns for his third season.
  • Daytime Star Takes Home the Mirror Ball Trophy on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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    Rick Rowell/ABC
    Days after being declared one of the Sexiest Men Alive by People Magazine in the Special Double Issue on newsstands right now, J.R. Martinez achieved what many fully expected and took home the mirror ball trophy on "Dancing With the Stars." Tonight, season thirteen's most charming - and naturally talented - contestant beat out talk-show host and film actor Ricki Lake and her professional partner Derek Hough as well as reality television personality Rob Kardashian and his professional partner Cheryl Burke to help bring his professional partner Karina Smirnoff her first "DWTS" win in no less than ten attempts.
  • Former ‘All My Children’ Star J.R. Martinez Continues His Rise to the Top

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    Rick Rowell/ABC
    With an amazing spirit that shines from the inside out and a very quick learning curve, Iraq war veteran and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez wasted little time winning over legions of "All My Children" fans after joining the cast of the popular daytime drama in November of 2008. The fearless 28-year old has gone on to win over the hearts of millions more since joining the cast of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." Along with soaring to the top of the leaderboard on the popular dance show, the actor has emerged as arguably the most popular star of the 13th season and a role model to many who may have never heard of him before.
  • Another ‘All My Children’ Star is ‘Dancing with the Stars’ this September

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    Adam Taylor/ABC
    This evening, ABC confirmed the list of contestants for the 13th season of "Dancing with the Stars." The list leaked earlier today on Twitter proved to be accurate. Both lists included actor J.R. Martinez, 28, from "All My Children." Martinez is a veteran of the Iraq war and a highly sought-after motivational speaker for the causes that effect his fellow veterans. He joined the 41-year old ABC soap as Brot Monroe in November of 2008. Martinez follows in the foot steps of former "DWTS" winner Kelly Monaco (Sam, "General Hospital") and his "AMC" co-stars and former "DWTS" contestants Cameron Mathison (Ryan) Susan Lucci (Erica) and Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan). Joining Martinez will be a slew of figures from the entertainment (actors, reality stars, commentators, and musicians) and sports world including:
  • Jack Wagner Joins ‘Dancing with the Stars?’

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    Gilles Toucas
    Just days before next cycle's "Dancing with the Stars" cast is announced during Monday's episode of ABC's "Bachelor Pad," comes word that actor Jack Wagner, who portrays Nick Marone on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," is rumored to be joining the cast in the upcoming 11th season of the hit ABC reality-competition series.