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Jaleel White wants to set the record straight about the allegedly loud and heated fight with Kym Johnson, his Dancing With the Stars partner, in rehearsal.

Asked in a radio interview about it, White downplayed the incident, but first said that he couldn't believe how much celebrity gossip publications care.

"Let me tell you something about this show," he told MYfm's Valentine in the Morning. "I had no concept what a tabloid feeding frenzy this show is."

It is wild how much tabloid attention it gets for such family friendly entertainment, but it is among TV's biggest shows. In any case, White is uneasy about it.

"We get to rehearsal and theres like 20 idiots in the back...with cameras and videos," the 35-year-old actor said. "It sucks because this is our real lives."

As for the Us Weekly report that he shouted at Johnson to the point where producers had to break up a fight before it escalated, White says that's BS.

"We definitely had a disagreement last week," he explained. "But there was no fight broken up. Our disagreement was over some of the choreography."

"She didn't understand who Stefan Urquelle was."

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The first elimination on Dancing With the Stars is the dubious honor no one wants, but here in Season 14, the second Tuesday ouster was even sadder.

That's because Martina Navratilova double faulted her way out the door over the opening routines, leaving little doubt she should be sent packing.

This week, however, five couples not only tied for the lowest score, but that score was 24! Someone was going home after all 8s! Or better!

"No one deserves to go home tonight," proclaimed Dancing With the Stars judge Len Goodman as Tuesday's elimination show got underway.

But alas, someone did ...

Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya

Seemingly out of nowhere, it was Jack Wagner who got the boot despite a solid samba dedicated to long-lost daughter Kerry, who was in the ballroom Monday night.

"It was a great time and it was fun to test myself. Thanks to the judges, I appreciate it, and good luck to everybody else!" the surprised, but classy actor said.

Perhaps in response to this unprecedented situation, Tom Bergeron introduced a new twist. For the next four weeks, the bottom two will dance for their lives!

Simultaneously! The judges will then decide who goes home, giving them a chance to save a favorite ... not that it would've helped if no one deserves the pink slip.

You tell us: Did Jack deserve to be voted off Dancing With the Stars?

 

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The entire field did superbly on Dancing With the Stars last night, with every pairing within five points of the lead and five tied for the lowest score - a respectable 24.

The downside? The entire field is basically at risk tonight. Somebody's going home who probably doesn't deserve it, but that's the way it goes.

If we had to guess, Katherine Jenkins, William Levy, Jaleel White, Donald Driver and Maria Menounos look safe. The rest? It's anybody's guess.

The bottom half of the DWTS scores from Monday night:

  • Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower: 25
  • Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus: 24
  • Melissa Gilbert & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 24
  • Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: 24
  • Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya: 24
  • Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff: 24

Who do you think is most at risk? Check out Sherri's performance above and see the remaining five below and tell us who you think should stay - or go:

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Maria Menounos and Derek Hough may not have turned in the best routine on Monday's Dancing With the Stars (Katherine Jenkins and William Levy both edged them on the scoreboard), or the most emotional (Donald Driver wins there).

Their rumba was hands down the steamiest, however.

Somewhere between rumba and racy, Maria and Derek ended up panting on the floor. The tandem may have shared more than choreography, or something:

It sure looked like they kissed, and let's face it, these two are a great fit for the obligatory DWTS dating rumor mill. Their physical chemistry is palpable.

Of course, Maria and Derek played it cool when chatting with Brooke Burke, opting not to answer the obvious question: Did they or didn't they kiss?

But will they stick around after tonight? That's a definite yes.

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Green Bay Packers star Donald Driver's tribute to a friend who died of cancer was one of the emotional high moments of Dancing With the Stars this week.

"I can never get it out of my mind," the NFL player said.

"He died right there in my arms. I grabbed his hand and all he could do is look up. He took another breath and that was it," he added, tearing up.

Like Katherine Jenkins' dance for her late father, Driver's effort with Peta Murgatroyd was somber, yet with ample energy and uplifting emotion:

He carried her across a fog-filled dance floor and began a deliberate series of interpretive dance moves, at one point on his knees as she fell into his arms.

Their routine concluded with Peta atop a staircase as if going toward the light. The judges expressed minor quibbles, but all praised Driver's performance.

With a strong 26 points, Donald and Peta ended the evening in sole possession of fourth place out of 11 pairings. They should be safe, don't you agree?

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Whoever Katherine Jenkins is, she's pretty awesome!

More than a few Dancing With the Stars viewers probably had that thought Monday, as the Welsh opera singer surged past the entire field - even Latin heart throb William Levy - to claim sole possession of first place again.

The theme of the night was the "Most Memorable Year" of the contestants' lives, and an emotional Jenkins, 31, dedicated her waltz to her late father.

She reeled in the big points, and stirred big emotions, as she and pro partner Mark Ballas, danced to Josh Groban’s song “To Where You Are.” Watch:

Her devotion and attention to detail - technical and emotional - was one of the highlights of the night by any measure.  “It was almost like you had two partners,” Carrie Ann Inaba said through tears. “Dad is definitely smiling.”

Anybody disagree? Didn't think so.

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Just had William Levy the Mirror Ball now.

Okay, that is premature, with so many weeks to go on Dancing With the Stars. The Cuban soap star has already taken America by storm, though, and his salsa on last night's show made both the audience and the judges go wild.

Seriously. LEN was freaking out:

Levy and Katherine Jenkins may have been the least known DWTS cast members heading into the season, and also the two best dancers of the group.

William's skill was evident in the way he led Cheryl. Most of the other male contestants, even good ones like Jaleel White, are still guided by the pros.

The Cuban Brad Pitt, who ended up in sole possession of second place on last night's Dancing With the Stars scoreboard, will be very tough to beat.

Would you cast a vote for William and his good looks, smooth moves and compelling life story? Would you not? Tell us in the comments below ...

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It was quite a week for Dancing With the Stars' Jaleel White.

The actor got into a conversation so heated with his pro partner, Kym Johnson, that fellow cast members had to break it up, then turned in an emotional rumba for a respectable 25 points, then cried in a post-dance interview with Brooke Burke.

Mark Ballas and producers had to intervene after White "flipped out" on Kym during rehearsal, according to insiders, though it's unclear what prompted the altercation.

All we know is they rebounded nicely:

Jaleel and Kym's score wasn't among the leaders, but they should be safe this week after the routine, in which the Family Matters star channeled his inner Steve Urkel.

Or Stephon Urquelle, Urkel's smooth-talking, non-geek alter ego, as it were. Watch him tear up when asked about bringing back the famous character backstage:

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The 11 remaining contestants on Dancing With the Stars' 14th season brought it again tonight in the third week of competition. Who stood out on the parquet?

One week ago, we bid farewell to Martina Navratilova, who finished at the bottom of the standings in each of the first two weeks. Not much controversy there.

Monday, you knew the scores were likely to tighten up a bit. And they did.

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough

Coming into the third night of performances, the leaders (Jaleel White, William Levy and Katherine Jenkins) looked to bolster their frontrunner status.

The middle of the pack (Maria Menounos, Donald Driver, Sherri Shepherd, Jack Wagner) looked to make a love, while the rest just tried to stay safe.

Were they able to do meet those goals, or were there big shakeups?

Amazingly, the judges busted out the 10 paddles already, no one finished with fewer than 24 points, and Len called the whole thing awesome. Really!

There is a FIVE-way tie for last, with two additional teams just one point better, and no team fewer than five off the pace - set by the lovely Jenkins.

In short, tonight's elimination should be very, very interesting.

Here's how the leaderboard stacked on week 3 of DWTS:

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The first elimination on Dancing With the Stars is always a bit of a dubious honor, but at least here in Season 14, it was a fairly open and shut case.

Martina Navratilova has double faulted her way home.

The tennis legend just didn't take to the jive, and she landed at the bottom of the pack for the second week in a row. It was curtains Tuesday.

Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani

"It was an amazing experience," Martina said. "Again, I wish it had lasted longer. I gave it everything I had, but I just blew it yesterday, and it cost me."

Only three points separated her from second-to-last Melissa Gilbert, but that's just too much distance so early. Incidentally, Melissa was safe early on.

Not so lucky, surprisingly, was 20-year-old Roshon Fegan, who finished in second place and still ended up "in jeopardy" with Martina and Gavin DeGraw.

That might be nothing more than the producers' way of shaking things up, but it's also entirely possible that his name hasn't caught on with the masses yet.

Britney Spears can change that fairly quickly if she chooses. Just saying. Anyway, with Martina gone, who will win Dancing With the Stars? Vote below!

 

Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente
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