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Last night's Dancing With the Stars results show saw the end of Chynna Phillips' journey on the ABC program. She could not, pardon the pun, hold on for one more day.

On a more uplifting note, former DWTS pro Julianne Hough returned to the show that launched her career, performing two numbers to promote her new film Footloose.

Julianne danced to “Holding Out for a Hero” with co-star Kenny Wormald, then jived with her brother, current DWTS pro Derek Hough on “Shake Your Tail Feather.”

There's certainly been a void since Julianne left the show, and we're not talking about her gorgeousness (not entirely anyway). Girl can move it! Watch her below:

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There's a romance brewing between a Dancing With the Stars pro and former queen of the Hills. Derek Hough and Lauren Conrad are totally dating!

"They've been on a few dates together," a source says.

The two raised many an eyebrow at Jason Scoppa's weekly live show at the Sayers Club in Hollywood: "They were pretty cozy. Definitely playful and flirty."

  • LC in Effect
  • Derek Hough Picture

"They were close to each other," the source explained of LC and DH. "He had his arm around her waist. They were dancing and also holding hands."

When they left, celebrity news photographers snapped away, but the two didn't stand too close together. A security guy also tried to block the shots.

Lauren Conrad most recently ended a long relationship with actor Kyle Howard in June, while Hough was linked to former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole.

He's paired with Ricki Lake on the new season of DWTS. What do you think of Derek Hough and Lauren Conrad as a couple? Leave a comment below!

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A pair of hotties, one from each gender, are now back on the market.

Sources confirm that Cheryl Cole and Derek Hough, who started dating in early 2010 after the former split with her husband, have called it quits.

Cheryl Cole and Derek Hough on Stage

"Cheryl told Derek it was over," an insider says. "Breaking up with him was particularly cruel because he stood by her through her divorce last year and her nasty bout of malaria. He can't help feeling that she used him to get publicity in Hollywood. But Cheryl is incredibly ambitious – and gorgeous. I would not be surprised if she winds up with an A-lister, and soon."

And we know who that might be: Justin Bieber, this is your chance!

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This one's straight out of the Lindsay Lohan Book of Bad Excuses.

On last night's Dancing With the Stars, Brandy rose to the top. That wasn't too big a surprise, but Jennifer Grey finishing fifth out of seven dancers was.

According to her partner, Derek Hough, blame it on the "guyliner."

D. Hough and J. Grey

Derek Hough blames the makeup department, not Jennifer Grey.

"This is what happened tonight," Derek said. "The dance was going well, I told [Jennifer] to get fierce, and she was all in it. And then at the end, this eyeliner got in my eye! Then I flew off and she was off balance and it was a mess."

"So basically, the moral of the story is don't wear eyeliner if you're a guy."

Hmm. You know, it doesn't seem to bother Adam Lambert ...

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One minute. That's all it took for Derek Hough and Jennifer Grey to become favorites - with the judges and fans alike - on the premiere of Dancing With the Stars.

How does Derek like their chances? Does the perceived experience of Jennifer Grey actually help them? Can he set one of our interns up with his sister Julianne?

Just kidding, we didn't ask about that last item. But Derek was kind enough to talk all things Dancing with us this week. Here's our Q&A with the ballroom pro ...

Derek Hough and Jennifer Grey Photo

Derek Hough with Jennifer Grey.

THG: Have you narrowed down a favorite nickname for you and Jennifer?

Derek Hough: I think we've finally settled on Baby Derek. We've gone back and forth a bit between Jenhougher and Baby Derek.

THG: How is rehearsal going? Do you two have a favorite style yet?

Derek: We've done one latin and one ballroom style so far. Jen has been completely amazing at both. Usually a celeb is stronger in one or the other but not her. We just have to work at keeping her stamina up during the faster paced dances.

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Might Erin Andrews pull off an incredible Dancing with the Stars upset?

In our finals preview yesterday, we listed her as a long shot against favorite Nicole Scherzinger and dark horse Evan Lysacek, each of whom are more skilled.

Somebody either forgot to tell Erin she was the underdog heading into last night's final performances, or did tell her and provided her bulletin board material.

Erin Andrews tied Nicole with an aggregate 55, meaning it really will come down to every last vote. Can she muster enough support to win the Mirror Ball?

Teaming with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on a Samba to kick off the night, Erin scored a 29. Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya got a 28 on the Viennese Waltz.

Nicole and Derek Hough's Rumba netted a 28. In the freestyle round, Nicole made up one point on Erin, tying for the overall lead. Evan faltered somewhat.

Erin and Maks in Bed

Erin Andrews mauls Maksim Chmerkovskiy in bed. Art imitating life?

If Scherzinger still has a slight edge, it's because she and Derek went for the toughest moves, almost resulting in Nicole falling off his shoulders at one point.

Erin and Maks, meanwhile, chose to do a lyrical freestyle, which seemed So You Think You Can Dance-esque with props and unadulterated sexual chemistry.

So can Erin actually pull off the upset on tonight's results show - when Kate Gosselin returns, Vienna Girardi debuts and the season winner is unveiled at last?

She earned consideration at the very least. Nicole will likely get the title and it will be well-earned, but she won't run away with it. Last night's full scorecard:

  • Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Samba: 29. Freestyle: 26. Total: 55.
  • Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough: Rumba: 28. Freestyle: 27. Total: 55.
  • Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya: Waltz: 28. Freestyle: 24. Total: 52.

Click to enlarge some more photos from last night ...

  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Erin Andrews Pic
  • Derek Hough, Nicole Scherzinger
  • Scherz Thing
  • The Final 3 Couples
  • Mauling Maks
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Erin Andrews Photo

Who do you want to win Dancing with the Stars?

 

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Dancing with the Stars names its 10th champions tomorrow. Who will win it? Only three tandems are left vying for the Mirror Ball when they take the floor tonight.

It's now or never for Erin, Maks, Nicole, Derek, Evan and Anna. There are no cumulative scores, so any faltering tonight could be devastating, even to the favorite.

Below, we break down the dancers left standing on the final night of competition, their strengths and weaknesses, and their odds of bringing home the glory ...

Erin Andrews & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Why they'll win: Sex appeal. Chemistry. Being a hoot to watch. Unquestionably the most attractive and fun pair all season long, Erin and Maks have earned their place in the finals with performances that are technically rigorous as well.
Why they won't: This isn't to suggest the judges have it in for Erin, but they sort of do. Off-the-charts heat doesn't translate to higher scores - rarely they matched Nicole or Evan's totals. If they did tonight, it would be a surprise. A hot surprise.
Odds: 20-1

  • Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Image
  • Perfection For Evan

Can either Erin or Evan pull a huge upset in this week's finals?

Evan Lysacek & Anna Trebunskaya
Why they'll win: Evan and Anna served notice with last week's dances that this far from over. Nicole may be the favorite, but Evan has as many perfect 30s (two) as she does, and if they end up all square at the end of tonight, he may have a shot.
Why they won't: Nicole is still better ... which is a little unfair, given that she dances for a living, but such is life. Evan needs to be nearly flawless and get some help.
Odds: 5-1

Nicole Scherzinger & Derek Hough
Why they'll win: Woman's got skills. Those new Pussycat Dolls have big shoes to fill. Popular and proficient, Nicole has the whole package and should get it done. And partnering with Derek Hough should help with the female audience, as well.
Why they won't: Her fan base could assume she has it wrapped up and not vote. It's all about turnout as much as talent. Or she has a rare off night, which we doubt.
Odds: 3-2

Nicole, Derek Picture

Make no mistake, this title is Nicole's to lose.

Who do you want to win Dancing with the Stars?

 

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The U.S. presidential election will be decided today. That's a very big deal.

This poll? Not so much.

But we've come up with some great celebrity tickets that we'd love to see run. Tell us which of the following tandems you'd support in a White House bid ...

  • Sex Tape Preview
  • Burke and Hough
  • Keeping it Hood

Who would you vote for?

 

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With all the attention paid to Kim Kardashian on Dancing With the Stars this week, we've largely ignored one critical component of the hit TV competition:

Hunky male stars.

Without these guys below, the show would be nothing. Ladies love the likes of Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Mark Ballas. Tell us, Dancing fans ...

  • Derek Hough Photo
  • Mark Ballas on the Red Carpet
  • Mad Maks

Who would you rather ...

 

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