In the accelerated shelf life of gymnastics, a 20-year-old may well be living on bonus time, a value-added second wind often guided by gumption and plied on gimpy knees. Shawn Johnson was not going to accomplish anything she hadn't already done.
The cast for the 14th season of the ABC show "Dancing with the Stars' is revealed.
Actor and Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez and partner Karina Smirnoff win the Mirrorball trophy on "DWTS."
With Olympic berths available in some sports and athlete fields ranging from secondary to top shelf, the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, wrapped up last weekend, featuring athletes from the Americas competing in Olympic sports less than a year out from the London Games. Here are some of the highlights:
The reality star was just behind low-finishing Chynna Phillips, Nancy Grace and Chaz Bono
"He popped it back in, but he is still in a lot of pain," a source tells PEOPLE
"I'm a little rusty," the Footloose star tells PEOPLE of performing with Derek Hough on Tuesday
Dancing With the Stars "is definitely showing [me] in a newer light," he tells PEOPLE
David Arquette's No. 1 fan prefers when Len Goodman and company wear 'happy pants'
The dance pro likes to occasionally indulge in a pavlova, a meringue dessert
"It will be a real family affair," Bono says
The reality star says she had a blast on the show, and predicts who the finalists will be
The showbiz icon promises to attend the show if her son survives another week
The formerly engaged couple were spotted holding hands the day after he watched her at DWTS
The Iraq war vet's routine dedicated to fallen soldiers touched competitors Kristin Cavallari and David Arquette
It looks like they're back on as the quarterback supports his onetime fiancÃ©e
"I can tell he's getting more confident," writes Burke on her Dancing blog
The HLN host blogs about surviving another elimination and taking on the waltz
Bono and partner Lacey Schwimmer were at the very bottom of the leader board
"There was a little tiny movement, but it did not equate to a wardrobe malfunction," she says
George Clooney's ex performed the quickstep - but what did the judges say?
"He felt like he deserved a slightly higher score," the pro writes
"I really didn't know how much fun this was going to be," says the Laker formerly known as Ron Artest
Find out who was sent home from the ballroom
"I expect myself to do better than she did," Rob tells PEOPLE
All the highlights - a surprising, emotional and glamorous season premiere
As much as you may want to see Jon Voight dance, don't count on it happening on TV.
They combined their names to create the new moniker, pronounced "Dee-riculous"
The pair made the mutual decision after a heart-to-heart talk this week, a source tells PEOPLE
Grueling workouts are giving him Situation-like abs, says the season 13 contestant
The talk show host says she's "fine" after bruising her leg in rehearsals
"He's pushing me around the ballroom dance floor like I'm a wheelbarrow," Grace says of Tristan MacManus
The season 13 contestant suits up to pose with pro partner Lacey Schwimmer
Kristin Cavallari, Elisabetta Canalis, Ricki Lake, Hope Solo and Rob Kardashian also will compete
"I really thought Sasha was going to win," says Melanie Moore, now $250,000 richer
Find out if it was Sasha Mallory, Melanie Moore, Marko Germar or Tadd Gaduang
The 5-year-old enjoys a night out, complete with a giant cookie and hugs from mom at the show
But bad hips keep the actress from joining the dance competition
The audience could hardly believe who was sent home Thursday night
So You Think You Can Dance judge Nigel Lythgoe said it best even before the cameras started to roll: "This is going to be a sad show."
Find out what happened after America's first vote of the season
The astronaut and Dancing with the Stars contestant splits from wife after 23 years of marriage
Hines Ward, Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane competed for the mirror ball trophy
"I had energy the whole way through it and that was sort of astonishing," the actress tells PEOPLE
Hines Ward's pro partner is bruised, sore and in a neck brace but hopes to continue competing
"I don't think I will ever [be this glamorous] the rest of my life," the latest eliminated contestant says Â
"I think the floor is jinxed," says Karina Smirnoff, who took a tumble with partner Ralph Macchio
Plus, the Dancing duo indulge their guilty pleasures ahead of Monday's competition
"It's been a life-changing journey," the supermodel said, "and I've made amazing friends"
Kendra Wilkinson, Petra Nemcova and Ralph Macchio have ended up in the bottom three
Despite earning a low score on Monday, "I give myself a 10 for how good I felt," she says
The NFL star is atop the leaderboard after a night of patriotic performances
The leggy beauty has outlasted all previous models who have previously danced on the show
Find out if the reality star got enough votes to save her
The May issue featuring the Dancing pro is "unforgettable," says Hugh Hefner
Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.
The actress equates fear of her dancing debut with that of "taking finals u forgot to study for....naked"
The Tea Party candidate says she's "flattered" but undecided about participating in the ballroom competition
"I could never," the Flashdance actress tells PEOPLE. "I'm not that kind of a performer"
The three-time champ is taking season 12 off to film a new movie but promises to return to the ballroom
This year, TV fans bid a sad farewell to some beloved scripted programming, with long-time favorites such as "Law & Order," "24," "Lost" and newcomers such as "Rubicon" and "Terriers" leaving behind empty space in a lot of DVRs.
The Real Housewives star says the ABC ballroom competition needs someone like her "to keep it real"
The operation will remove the ruptured disk in the season 11 champ's back
Did fans hand Bristol Palin the final upset? Or did Jennifer Grey or Kyle Massey prevail?
Tell us if you think Jennifer, Kyle or Bristol will take home the mirror ball trophy
The actress (and longtime dancer!) hopes to join the show - and dance with Derek Hough
Bristol, Jennifer and Kyle take the floor on a crowd-pleasing night of performances
She goes against Jennifer Grey and Kyle Massey in the finals; winner is crowned Tuesday
Jennifer Grey is "the best dancer" but Palin has had "the best journey," pros say
A threatening letter with white powder inside caused a scare at the "Dancing With The Stars" production office, authorities said.
CNN's Don Lemon looks at Bristol Palin on "Dancing With the Stars."
Steven N. Cowan engaged police in a stand-off after seeing the contestant perform the paso doble and the waltz
Tell us if you support Palin or if someone else should compete for the disco ball trophy
The judge explains the "Bristol Phenomenon" behind Palin's survival despite low scores
Bristol Palin talks to Larry King about competitive dancing, rumors about her love life and the support of her mom.
"Bristol is down there without a team," Sarah Palin says. "We'll send 'em down"
"I'm marrying a Southern Gentleman," she tells PEOPLE of husband-to-be Brad Penny
Rick Fox reacts to his elimination from "Dancing with the Stars."
"I was extremely emotional after her elimination," Lynn Patridge says. "It just came as a shock"
After getting booted from Dancing, the duo say they'll appear on Patridge's new reality show
Click here for the ouster nobody saw coming
HLN's Showbiz Tonight panel weighs in on "The Situation" getting kicked off "Dancing with the Stars."
The Dirty Dancing star ousts Audrina Patridge from the number one spot again
Watch and chat with PEOPLE.com editors during tonight's premiere
Looks like those rumors about a possible reality show starring Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston were partly true: The daughter of the former governor of Alaska told EW that she's been "approached to do a lot of things" but she chose Dancing with the Stars because "it's right up my alley."
Christina Perri achieves success after her song plays on hit reality dance show "So You Think You Can Dance."
Christina Perri can tell you the exact moment her life changed: a 2-minute performance where her song "Jar of Hearts" was the backdrop for a contemporary routine performed on "So You Think You Can Dance."
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott moved their only televised election debate so they wouldn't clash with the finale of "MasterChef Australia" Sunday -- but their switch forced Kylie Minogue to change her schedule.
"Come on!" says DWTS pro Edyta Sliwinska, "They met on a reality TV show"
Last night Nicole Scherzinger was the 10th star to claim the mirrored ball on "Dancing with the Stars." The lead Pussycat Doll went up against Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek and ESPN anchor Erin Andrews and came out victorious. Many predicted that Scherzinger would win from the start based on her spectacular performances and stage presence, not to mention her extensive dance history as a member of the Pussycat Dolls. But Lysacek and Andrews gave her a good run for her money, bringing an enjoyable end to a season of controversy.
There was a time when summer television was a wasteland of re-runs and remaining episodes of canceled shows that networks wanted to burn off.
When Buzz Aldrin danced on the moon 40 years ago, an estimated 600 million people watched it live. The Apollo 11 astronaut will dance again on live television Monday night as a contestant on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
Now moved out of the Olympic village, the snowboarder explains the link between the ballroom and the halfpipe
The must-see event of these Olympics in figure skating, for a change, is the men, which begins Tuesday night. The field is wide open: competing are four world champions, seven world medalists, the defending Olympic champion. There is also a potential judging brouhaha that is a lit fuse waiting to explode. Tonya and Nancy, it's not, but for these days on the snore-me figure skating beat, it's a pretty rich brew. I see ten skaters who have a reasonable shot at a medal, and four men who could possibly win. Let's break them down by categories.
"I get to be an uncle all over again," Drew's brother Nick says
Chemistry -- just how important is it in any relationship or when you're dating?
The champ, who is starring on Broadway, says the season in the city is "magical"
Donny Osmond's family dinner table may have a unique centerpiece this Thanksgiving holiday: a sparkly, much-perspired-over mirror ball trophy.
Nigel Lythgoe was tired of saying "no" to promising young dancers.