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After Marie Osmond was rightfully eliminated first on the Dancing with the Stars results show last night, it came down to the two celebrities who have been favored all season long.

And while many felt as though Melanie Brown was the best pure dancer (probably because she does that for a living!), race car driver Helio Castroneves took the checkered flag in the end.

"It feels totally different from winning a race," Castroneves said after the show, as he celebrated with partner Julianne Hough. "I wasn't kidding. This goes right between my two Indy trophies. Otherwise, it would have been a big blank space."

Congratulations to Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough for winning this season's Dancing with the Stars.

Other highlights on the show last night included a return by Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas, as well as a shirtless Cameron Mathison. Yum.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy likes and respects Marie Osmond as a person. But as a dancer?

Let's just say he was less than enamored with her "living doll" performance on last night's Dancing with the Stars season finale.

"I guess she came out trying to do something... Whatever it is, I guess it's between her and Jonathan. But nobody else knows what it is," Chmerkovskiy told OK! Weekly after the broadcast.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy is really, really handsome.

The handsome partner of Melanie Brown also didn't take back his comments from last week, when he said many other competitors, already eliminated, were more talented than Marie.

"I just said what everybody else was thinking," Chmerkovskiy sai. "To add to that, Marie is one of those people you can't find any flaws with. I have nothing but the utmost respect for her. God knows this woman went through a lot this season. But, having said that, this is a dance show."

Will Maks' remarks backfire? Find out tonight on the two-hour results show!

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Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Victoria Beckham and Geri Halliwell reunited last night at the Dancing with the Stars season finale.

They turned up to cheer on fellow Melanie Brown, who's probably considered the favorite heading into tonight's two-hour broadcast. Check out her routine below:

Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke Photo

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We may be getting ahead of ourselves with that headline... but, come on, it's simply time for Marie Osmond to be voted off Dancing with the Stars.

Last night's performances proved - once again - that she isn't in the class of the two other celebrity finalists, Melanie Brown and Helio Castroneves.

Our staff would be thrilled if either of those stars took home the crown, but we'd prefer to see it sitting atop Helio's head. After all, Mel B is a Spice Girl. Doesn't that mean she's already a dancer? We pointed this out last year regarding Joey Fatone. People who dance for a living should be disallowed from competing.

Anyway, read through this Dancing with the Stars recap right now to get the full scoop. Then, say a little prayer that Marie goes home early tonight.

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Give Maksim Chmerkovskiy props for more than simply being hot and talented; the man is honest, as well.

When asked whether voters made the right decision sending Jennie Garth home on Dancing with the Stars last week, here's what the professional dancer had to say:

Ricki Lake, Derek Hough Pic

"I think Jennie was better than Marie Osmond. Frankly, I think there are a lot of other people better than Marie."

It's a view shared by many, as Marie has gotten by on public sympathy more than talent. That being said, who does Maks think ought to win the competition?

His partner, Melanie Brown. After all, "she's hands down the best dancer left... [the] most capable, most natural," he said.

In the end, though, true ability can get trumped.

"History shows [Dancing's celeb champ is] either a cute man or somebody with a huge fan base and I think Marie has both [Helio Castroneves] and Mel's fan base combined times five."

We'll find out tonight, as the Dancing with the Stars season finale airs on ABC.

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at The Hollywood Gossip. What would this traditional holiday be without family, friends, food, football and reflection upon some of the things we most appreciate in our lives.

For this celebrity news site, that means expressing thanks to some of the biggest turkeys we've come to know this past year. Below is a look at our staff's Top 10 (take a wild guess who was voted our Biggest Turkey of the Year) ...

Conservator and Daughter

10. Riley Giles. Not only does he give Lindsay Lohan a good stuffing, this clown is a meathead to the max. See mug shots. Yeah. Prime turkey material.

9. John Mayer. Makes the list in spite (or perhaps because) of the fact that he dates Minka Kelly. Guy's dome is also roughly the size of Plymouth Rock.

8. Michael Vick. Oh, wait, he's a dog.

7. Jan Adams. Worst. Doctor. Ever.

6. Brad Womack. Worst. Bachelor. Ever.

5. Dancing with the Stars judges. These losers really dropped the ball this season with some dubious decisions. Sabrina Bryan was robbed worse than Native Americans by the New World's European settlers. Close, anyway.

4. Spencer Pratt. The Hills villain sure can gobble up publicity.

3. Heather Mills. Imagine the kind of Thanksgiving feast you could throw after gold-digging your way to more than $50M of your ex-husband's fortune!

2. Blake Fielder-Civil. Raging alcoholism. Massive quantities of hard ass drugs. The surprise wedding. The bloody melee. A barroom brawl. Some witness tampering. This holiday, Amy Winehouse's husband should be thankful he's alive.

Fnally, The Hollywood Gossip's Biggest Turkey of the Year award goes to ...

1. Britney Spears. Talk about a foregone conclusion. Like the New England Patriots of the NFL, it was Britney Spears in her own league and everyone else playing for second. We raise a turkey leg (and some pork rinds) to you, Brit.

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Just as Kelly Taylor came a long way over the years on Beverly Hills 90210, her portrayer came a long way this season on Dancing with the Stars.

Alas, the transformation of Jennie Garth from a shy beauty to a confident performer on the show wasn't enough to save her and partner Derek Hough: they were voted out last night.

"I feel like I've come so far in this," the actress. "And I'm so proud of myself â€" not that I'm gloating. But it was wonderful what Derek was able to do with me."

Hough said he thought they'd be exiting, pointing to the momentum Marie Osmond has been building over the last few weeks.

"We had an inkling that this was our week to go," he said after is became official. "You can't stop the juggernaut [Osmond], so we knew this was probably our time. But Jennie had two encore dances. She got a perfect score. She made it into the semifinals. You couldn't ask for a better run."

A highlight of the results show last night was a return to the dance floor of crowd favorites - and new love birds - Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas.

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We hope Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Julianne Hough had no plans for next Monday.

That's because they've helped lead their celebrity partners - Helio Castroneves and Melanie Brown - into the finals of Dancing with the Stars.

Granted, there's still tonight's results show to get through, but a quartet of perfect scores between these dancers last night pretty much guaranteed them a spot in the championship of the competition.

As for the third celebrity to join them there? Will it be Jennie Garth or Marie Osmond? Follow our link now to read a full Dancing with the Stars recap and decide for yourself.

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All the soap opera fans in the world couldn't save Cameron Mathison last night.

The All My Children hunk become the eighth person eliminated from Dancing with the Stars this season, much to the chagrin of his fellow celebrities.

Helio Castroneves, the last man standing in the competition for next week's semifinals, said he "lost my wing man. Cameron is the Super C! He's a really great guy and we're going to miss him."

Melanie Brown added that Mathison is "hilariously funny," while his partner, Edyta Sliwinska gushed that "I've loved every minute of dancing with Cameron. I'm truly proud of him. I never thought we were going to go so far."

Sounds like Cameron feels the same way, as he told People magazine after the ousting:

"Dancing in front of 20 million people on live television is one of the last things I thought I'd ever do a couple years ago. I am proud that I could dive into something that I knew nothing about, something I am very uncomfortable doing and with perseverance and hard work, I can become comfortable and grow. I know it sounds corny, but I'm really proud of that."

Four celebrities �" Melanie Brown, Helio Castroneves, Jennie Garth, and Marie Osmond �" will compete in next Monday night's semifinal round.

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In reality, there are really only two contestants remaining on Dancing with the Stars.

Following last week's perfect score, Melanie Brown came close to duplicating that feat again last night. She and Maksim Chmerkovskiy received a 29 for their mambo.

The evening belonged to Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough, though, as they earned a 30 out of 30 for a Quickstep that even ended with a playful kiss. Could be a tough couple to beat.

Jennie Garth, meanwhile, should be safe for another week, as fans will most likely vote out either Marie Osmond or Cameron Mathison. Who do you think has had enough?

It might help to read a detailed recap of Dancing with the Stars. Follow our link and do so now.

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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