Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 20, 2010

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Gladys Knight shares her dancing talents on the 14th season of Dancing with the Stars.

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Sherri Shepherd joins the 14th season of Dancing with the Stars.

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Jaleel White makes a comeback to primetime tv on the 14th season of DWTS.

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Donald Driver joins the cast of the 14th season of “Dancing with the Stars”.

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Dubbed the “diva” of season 12, Wendy Williams was all energy on the show’s premiere but went out early.

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All grown up, Romeo showed us he’s quite the dancer on season 12.

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The boxing champ used his quick feet on season 12 of “DWTS.”

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On season 12, Pittsburgh Steelers player Hines Ward proved that there’s more than just muscle to NFL wide receivers: He won the mirror ball trophy.

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There was a mild uproar when Brandy didn’t walk away with the title on season 11. Even her dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy thought she was robbed. But Brandy walked away gracefully.

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Niecy Nash was so fun to watch on Season 10 of “DWTS” — she made us fall in love with the show again.

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On Season 2 of “DWTS,” Jerry Rice showed true heart and made it through the early season criticisms by the judges, and held out to the very end. In the season finale, Rice came in as the runner-up.

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Lil KIm rocked it out on Season 8 of “DWTS” and made it to the top 5 couples.

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Laila Ali finished third on Season 4 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

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Lawrence Taylor was the 7th couple booted from Season 8 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

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Vivica A. Fox was a strong contestant on Season 3 of “Dancing of the Stars.” After her name was called, she said “No tears, no tears.”

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Monique Coleman felt snubbed when she was released from the third season of “Dancing with the Stars,” claiming the judges were sexist.

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Master P replaced his son Romeo when he had to bow out of the competition because of a basketball injury.

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Jason Taylor showed great athleticism on Season 7 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

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David Alan Grier said judge Carrie Ann Innaba could “kiss his a**” after booting him from Season 8.

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Mario brought true sex appeal to Season 6 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

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NFL great Emmitt Smith won Season 3 of “Dancing with the Stars,” beating Mario Lopez.

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Macy Gray did a so-so job on Season 9 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

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Mel B almost walked away with the mirror disco ball prize from Season 5 of “DTWS.” She was the first runner-up for that season.

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NFLer Michael Irvin was on Season 9 of “DWTS.”

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NBA legend Clyde Drexler participated in Season 4 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

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Chad Ochocinco burned up the dance floor and had us all sweating for Season 10. He and his partner were the tenth couple to be eliminated.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. showed his skills on Season 5.

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We watched Rick Fox’s every move on “DWTS” Season 11.

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Evander Holyfield came in fifth place on Season 1 on “Dancing with the Stars.” The former heavyweight champion of the world showed it takes great heart to wear those dancing shoes…

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Mya was the frontrunner of Season 9 of “DWTS” — we think she had the competition locked, but she came in number three overall.

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Maurice Green shimmied in Season 7 of “DWTS.”

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Toni Braxton heated things up on Season 7 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

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