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Jeannie Mai Hospitalized; Forced to Exit ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Former co-host of The Real, Jeannie Mai, who has been one of the brightest spots during this season’s Dancing with the Stars competition has been suddenly forced to drop out and exit the celebrity-ballroom dance show.

The news came today via Good Morning America who announced that Mai has been diagnosed with epiglottitis, a potentially life threatening inflammatory condition that can cause swelling and block airflow to the lungs.

In a statement, Mai related: “My doctors discovered a health concern with my throat which requires immediate attention and surgery.  I am heartbroken that my DWTS journey has to end here. I have pushed myself to new limits physically and mentally, and I am so proud of how far we’ve come.”

Week after week, Mai and her pro dance partner, Brandon Armstrong had impressed the judges.

DWTS star issued this statement, “Jeannie has inspired us, along with millions of fans, with her energy and dedication. We wish her a full and speedy recovery. Since Jeannie had to withdraw from the competition, tonight’s show will feature the eight remaining couples and a single elimination.”

The official statement relays a change to tonight’s airshow as it was originally touted as a double-elimination.

So, sad to see Jeannie have to exit DWTS this way?  Was she one of your favorites left in the competition? Comment below.

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‘Bachelorette’ Alum Kaitlyn Bristowe Wins The Mirrorball Trophy In Season Finale of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

In a season which saw a new host and executive producer, Tyra Banks, no studio audience due to Covid-19, three former soap stars in the competition and some too-close-to-call moments, four celebrity dancers and their pro partners danced their hearts out on Monday night in the season finale of Dancing with the Stars.

Hoping to take home the Mirrorball Trophy were: Kaitlyn Bristowe, Nelly, Justina Machado and Nev Schulman along with their pro dance partners.

The four couples danced two numbers – one dance they performed earlier in the season, and one freestyle.

When the dust settled with the judges scores combined with the popular vote at-home, and no judges ‘save’ at play to decide the final fate of the season, here is how it went down when the results were revealed,

In fourth place was Justin Machado and her partner, Sasha Farber.  In third place was Nelly and his pro partner Daniella Karagach,  That left two of the top celebrity dancers in the entire field as Tyra Banks handed down the results as Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nev Shulman held on to their partners for life hoping their name would be called.

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Next, Tyra announced that it was former ‘Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe and her partner Artem Chigvintsev who won it all and took the coveted Mirrorball Trophy as a let-down Nev Shulman and his partner, Jenna Johnson looked on.

Interesting enough, Bristowe follows former ‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown as the champ of the ballroom dance floor competition, as Brown won the previous season 28

So, did the right couple win season 29 of DWTS? Let us know via the comment section below. But first check out Kaitlyn and Nev’s final performances that helped determine the winner.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS: Soap Alums Return to the Ballroom for Season Finale Tonight

The big question which has been building will finally be answered tonight on the season 29 finale of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, when after the final dance the votes at home combined with the judges scores and decisions will determine the winner of the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.

Although this season featured three former soap stars, who had been previously eliminated during the competition, they will return tonight along with their pro partners to dance again and to root on the remaining cast in the finals.

Look for former Another World star, Anne Heche, former Passions, Desperate Housewives and Dallas star, Jesse Metcalfe, and former All My Children, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless star, and current Netflix’s Selling Sunset star, Chrishell Stause to make their returns.

Nelly, who is still in the running for the Mirror Ball Trophy with pro partner Daniella Karagach, will also be performing some of his hits during the season closer.

Competing against Nelly and Daniella tonight are: Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsey, Nev Schulman and parter Jenna Johnson, and Justina Machado and partner Sasha Farber.

Missing in action will be Tiger King’s Carole Baskin who did not travel to Los Angeles from Florida due to Covid-19 restrictions, however, the former co-host of The Real, Jeannie Mai will be back in the ballroom following her emergency surgery a few weeks ago which had to suddenly drop her out of the competiton..

So, which couple do you think will win the Mirror Ball?  Excited to see Anne, Jesse, and Chrishell one more time on the ballroom floor tonight? Comment below

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Chrishell Stause Makes Statement On Rumors Surrounding Her DWTS Partner, Gleb Savchenko’s Split From His Wife

Last week, Selling Sunset and former soap star, Chrishell Stause departed the ballroom competition on Dancing with the Stars, when she and her pro partner, Gleb Savchenko were eliminated by the judges after landing in the bottom two.

Since that time, Gleb and his wife, Elena Samodanova have both announced they are divorcing after 14 years of marriage.  Elena told PEOPLE on the break-up: “After 14 years of marriage, and multiple affairs, I’ve decided enough is enough.”

Elena then added: “Gleb’s ongoing infidelity and a recent inappropriate relationship has created turmoil in our marriage and absolutely torn our family apart.”  She claims he has been seeing another woman, however a rep for Savchenko did not immediately respond to the media outlet’s request for comment.

 

Meanwhile, many have been assuming that woman, was Gleb’s DWTS partner, Chrishell Stause.  However, Stause took to her Instagram story to make a statement to clarify any rumors, sharing: “I am so saddened about the news of Gleb and Elena’s split. It is unfortunate that this has caused rumors to swirl about my personal life. Having gone through a public split myself, I would not wish this on anyone. As you can imagine, the countless hours of training, and dance rehearsals has created a strong supportive friendship, but nothing more. I wish nothing but the best for both Gleb and Elena during this unfortunate time.”

Chrishell is referencing her public break-up from This Is Us and former soap star, Justin Hartley in November of 2019 when he filed for divorce from her.

So, what do you think of Chrishell’s statement and the break-up of Gleb and Elena? Comment below.

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