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On Dancing With The Stars, being a double amputee might be seen as a disadvantage.

But Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy isn't letting it slow her down.

Amy Purdy and Derek Hough

Amy tells TMZ that she has different feet for different types of dances. Forget wood or cumbersome mechanics, Amy's special dancing feet include ankles that work on hydraulics.

Southern California Prosthetics has sent her several pairs to try, including ones she can wear with high heels! No matter what kind of feet she's rocking, her dancing is pretty amazing.

You can see one of her pairs of specially made feet in action when you watch Dancing With the Stars online. See Monday's performances right here:

Dancing With the Stars Season 18 Premiere Performances
Amy Purdy & Derek Hough debut on Dancing with the Stars Week 1.
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Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - DWTS Week 1

1. Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - DWTS Week 1

Amy Purdy & Derek Hough debut on Dancing with the Stars Week 1.


Danica McKellar & Val Chmerkovskiy - DWTS Week 1

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Danica McKellar & Val Chmerkovskiy on Dancing with the Stars Week 1.


Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas - DWTS Week 1

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Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas - Contemporary - Week 1.


Charlie White & Sharna Burgess - DWTS Week 1

4. Charlie White & Sharna Burgess - DWTS Week 1

Charlie White & Sharna Burgess do the Contemporary on DWTS Week 1.


Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - DWTS Week 1

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Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy on DWTS Week One.


James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd - DWTS Week 1

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James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd dance the foxtrot on DWTS Week 1.


Cody Simpson & Witney Carson - DWTS Week 1

7. Cody Simpson & Witney Carson - DWTS Week 1

Cody Simpson & Witney Carson dance the Cha Cha Cha on DWTS Week 1.


Diana Nyad & Henry Byalikov - DWTS Week 1

8. Diana Nyad & Henry Byalikov - DWTS Week 1

Diana Nyad & Henry Byalikov do the foxtrot on DWTS Week 1.


Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke - DWTS Week 1

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Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke on Dancing with the Stars in Week 1.


NeNe Leakes & Tony Dovolani - DWTS Week 1

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NeNe Leakes & Tony Dovolani on Dancing with the Stars, Week 1.


Sean Avery & Karina Smirnoff - DWTS Week 1

11. Sean Avery & Karina Smirnoff - DWTS Week 1

Sean Avery & Karina Smirnoff go Dancing with the Stars in Week 1.


Billy Dee Williams & Emma Slater - DWTS Week 1

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Billy Dee Williams & Emma Slater on Dancing with the Stars Week 1.


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by Free Britney at

Nina Dobrev and Julianne Hough teamed up with her brother Derek and other assorted Houghs for some epic holiday dance videos you gotta see.

The Vampire Diaries star joined her BFF and her family for some holiday fun, dancing off against Maria Menounos, Mark Ballas and others on Instagram.

While you were drinking egg nog, they were doing ... this.

The Hough family produces quality dancers, as you likely know, and Nina more than holds her own in this Christmas-themed social media production.

Check out team Hough/Dobrev doing their thing below, and watch The Vampire Diaries online to get ready for the return of Season 5 come January ...

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Derek Hough is speaking out in response to sister Julianne Hough's Halloween costume controversy, saying he can't even describe how badly she feels.

Big brother Derek addressed the issue after Monday's Dancing with the Stars results show, saying Julianne is "mortified" over the backlash she's received.

If you missed seeing Julianne Hough in blackface at a Halloween party in Hollywood Friday ... see above. The image went viral and people were unhappy.

The 25-year-old actress was portraying Crazy Eyes, a character played by actress Uzo Aduba, from the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

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Nina Dobrev and Derek Hough are once again dancing solo.

Just two weeks after going public, and six weeks after starting their relationship, the Vampire Diaries beauty and Dancing with the Stars pro have reportedly called it quits.

  • Nina Dobrev is Pretty
  • Derek Hough Jumps

The relationship simply "played itself out," an insider tells Us Weekly, adding that no hard feelings exist between the stars and that their schedule is mostly to blame.

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Has Nina Dobrev moved on to a new man?

According to E! News sources, the actress and Derek Hough aren't simply dating, their relationship has already grown to be "somewhat serious."

An insider says The Vampire Diaries star and the Dancing with the Stars hunk have been together since August, with Dobrev certainly not hiding affection for Hough on Instagram.

"@Derekhough !!!!!!!! #EMMYWINNER I cant express in 140 characters how unbelievably excited+incredibly proud I am of you. You deserve this," she wrote on Sunday, following up that message with:

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They are still Dancing with the Stars.

But Julianne Hough and Derek Hough will soon be shaking and jiving in a different television venture.

The beautiful siblings will team up in the near future for a series with Starz that focuses on the world of international competitive ballroom dancing, specifically an event in Blackpoll, England.

Julianne, Derek Hough

"Their experiences growing up in this highly competitive world are riveting and also shocking," Carmi Zlotnik, Starz's managing director, said in a statement. "There is much more to uncover than what we see on the dance floor."

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by Free Britney at

She's been criticized for re-joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars, among many other things (Tripp's f-bomb) lately, but Derek Hough's got her back.

The three-time pro champion supports Bristol Palin - who said her return to the show is God's plan - for competing on DWTS even if it means bad press.

"Unfortunately with the Palin drama and crazy entertainment it's brought to the United States, I suppose it comes with the territory," Hough told E!

"But I think," he continued, "Good for her. Good for her to put herself out there because it's really easy to kind of hibernate and just to disappear."

A Bristol Palin Pic

"She's saying, 'I'm going to do my thing and if you don't like it, then fine!'"

Calling DWTS a "fun gig," Bristol also said, "You guys, the media, you will all talk about me whether I'm in my little Alaska life or doing this."

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who made news Friday for her non-subtle dining at Chick-fil-A, has vocally defended her daughter as well.

Thirteen former contestants will compete on the first edition of Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars. Their partners will be revealed August 13.

What do you think of Bristol Palin returning to DWTS?

 

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Maria Menounos and Derek Hough may or may not be dating, but they're clearly a perfect match on Dancing With the Stars. They scored the season's first 30!

That's one way to top their on-stage kiss a few weeks ago.

Derek and Maria performed the paso doble and judges were in love with what she turned in, awarding a trio of 10s for the first time in this fun 14th season.

Carrie Ann Inaba joked "that dance sucked!" before remarking "You two were so on fire!" Bruno Tonioli, meanwhile, may still be having heart palpitations.

Check out the first-place pair's perfect paso doble below:

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With their undeniable chemistry, Maria Menounos and Derek Hough sure know how to heat up Dancing With the Stars ... and the celebrity gossip rumor circuit.

The subject of much did-they-or-didn't-they-kiss speculation a couple of weeks ago and the continued target of dating rumors, there was no doubt this week.

Maria and Derek full-on locked lips during their salsa:

Although Bruno Tonioli asked if they needed a room and if he could join in (would you expect anything less?) Carrie Ann Inaba thought the kiss was too much.

"Dance is all about the illusion of passion," she chided the pair, who earned 27 out of a possible 30 points for the routine. "Don't go at it in front of everyone!"

Or do. Really, no one is complaining here at THG. And we thought Allure's pic of Maria Menounos nude would be her hottest moment of the week ...

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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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