1. 'Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: To the Maks!

    May 21, 2014 4:53 AM EDT “It’s just plastic, but it means so much.” In that one sparkle-teary sentence, Maks summed up both his FINALLY completed quest to win the coveted mirrorball trophy and loyal viewers’ commitment to “Dancing With the Stars” itself. This one’s for all of us: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy…

  2. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Recap: D.J. Freestyles

    May 20, 2014 2:50 AM EDT Following Monday’s Season 18 Finals, shirtless tuxedoed man James Maslow and his partner Peta Murgatroyd have been eliminated, despite earning near-perfect scores on their post-apocalyptic freestyle sponsored by Victoria’s Secret (The Secret Is She’s On Acid) and a tango “tighter than a…

  3. 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Olympians in Jeopardy

    May 13, 2014 5:04 AM EDT Where were YOU the day that three Olympians were in jeopardy (though not necessarily in the bottom two)? I’ll always remember: I was on the couch. I’m surprised there wasn’t a breaking news ticker on the bottom of the screen to accompany Tom and Erin’s repeated mentions of this American Icon…

  4. Mark Ballas of 'Dancing With the Stars' Talks Debut Album: Video Exclusive

    May 08, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Mark Ballas, a two-time champion on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," has plans to strut his stuff on a different stage. The Emmy-nominated dancer and choreographer is gliding out with his first solo full studio album and today drops a teaser video -- for which Billboard has…

  5. 'Idol's' Pia Toscano, 'Dancing With the Stars'' Mark Ballas Break Up

    September 15, 2011 12:23 PM EDT Reality TV couple Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano have reportedly ended their relationship due to the demands of their respective careers. "American Idol" alum Toscano, 22, and "Dancing with the Stars" regular Ballas, 22, began dating in April after Toscano's surprising…

  6. Gaga Dethrones Bieber, LMFAO 'Shuffles' onto Social 50 Chart

    May 12, 2011 12:34 PM EDT L ady Gaga (2-1) takes the No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber (1-2) on the Social 50 chart this week, after the latter pop star held the spot for four weeks straight. With Gaga in non-stop promotion mode as the May 23 release of her "Born This Way" album nears, one should expect the diva…

  7. Billboard Bits: 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Addresses Record Deal, Dating Rumors

    April 11, 2011 7:12 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Idol's" Pia Toscano Denies Record Deal, Dating Rumors While online rumors have circled that "American Idol" castoff Pia Toscano has inked a record deal with Interscope ("Idol"…

  8. Brandy Takes Top Spot on 'DWTS'

    October 19, 2010 4:30 PM EDT It is officially the halfway point in the land of "Dancing With the Stars." This week the contestants were told to create a ballroom dance for the brand new "TV Theme" challenge. Brandy landed herself at the top of the leader board this week with her quick step to the …

  9. Chart Beat: Kelly Clarkson, Julianne Hough, Barack Obama, Darius Rucker

    March 19, 2009 3:05 PM EDT MOST 'WANTED' : Kelly Clarkson's fourth album, "All I Ever Wanted," arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 255,000, granting the original "American Idol" her second chart-topper. She first reigned with her 2003 debut, "Thankful," which…