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The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

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'Dancing With the Stars' Season 19 premiere: The heat is on

Is it hot in Hollywood, or is it "Dancing With the Stars?" Season 19 began with 13 new stars, three new pros, Julianne Hough as a fourth judge, effervescent highs (natural and otherwise) and a public service announcement against texting and dancing. And dimples. Oh so many dimples!<p>Here's how the …

'Dancing with the Stars' returns lower than ever

The pre-season reality premiere slump continues with ABC’s <i>Dancing with the Stars</i> getting off to a modest start Monday night.<p><i>Dancing</i> returned to a …

Dancing With the Stars Watch: Week 1 Results

Welcome back to <i>Dancing With the Stars.</i> The show kicked off last night with some polished performances (<i>Fresh Prince</i>‘s Alfonso Ribeiro and, …

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How to Dance like a Star, according to Len Goodman

After 40 years of teaching dance, Len Goodman has lost a little bit of patience — especially considering the <i>Dancing with the Stars</i> judge has been …

Alfonso Ribeiro Should Win 'Dancing With The Stars' Just For 'Gettin' Jiggy Wit It'

Is this even a competition any more? Alfonso Ribeiro, the erstwhile Carlton Banks, killed it in his first performance on "Dancing with the Stars," but he took it to a whole new level during Week 2.<p>Ribeiro danced the samba to his former "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" co-star Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy …

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Alfonso Ribeiro Used A Mini-Alfonso For His Groovy, Austin Powers-Themed Dance On DWTS

Alfonso Ribeiro continues to be the only thing worth watching on <i>Dancing With the Stars</i>. During tonight’s episode, Ribeiro used a human prop, his very own mini-Alfonso for an Austin Powers-themed dance. It was spectacular.<p>He also made this face which was freakin’ terrific. It’s like he knows we’re …

'Dancing with the Stars:' Jonathan Bennett gives a sneak peek at his 'Mean Girls' samba

Jonathan Bennett looks sexy with his hair pushed back, but you already knew that.<p>That moment is just one of many the actor plans to recreate in a …

Dancing With the Stars Watch: Tears, Cheers and Memorable Years

Welcome back to <i>Dancing With the Stars,</i> but brace yourself, because this is the week that the show reaches down into your soul and squeezes out the …

The Carlton Dance On Dancing With The Stars

In case you missed it, Alfonso Ribeiro, famous for his portrayal of Carlton Banks on the hit 90’s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, is a contestant on Dancing With The Stars, and he has finally done it. That’s right, Mr. Ribeiro re-created his famed ‘Carlton Dance’ for the show, and it was …

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Dancing with the Stars recap: Week Four

Len Goodman was back in jolly old England this week, but instead of inviting a celebrity judge who, you know, might not have any dance background …

Dancing With the Stars Watch: The Switch-Up

Welcome back to <i>Dancing With the</i> Stars, where each week the stars cinch up their spandex and hoof it on the dance floor in the hopes of currying …

Alfonso Ribeiro performs 'The Carlton' on 'Dancing With the Stars'

It’s not unusual … for Alfonso Ribeiro to dance to Tom Jones.<p>On Monday’s <i>Dancing With the Stars</i>, which was themed “Most Memorable Year,” the former</i> …

‘Skeet. Pistols. Shotguns’: Sadie Robertson Takes ‘DWTS’ Partner to Shoot Guns Before Rip-Roaring Performance

“Duck Dynasty” star Sadie Robertson took to the dance floor Monday evening with partner Derek Hough for switch-up night on “Dancing With the Stars” — the one time during the weeks-long competition in which celebrities perform with new partners to test their skill level and resilience.<p>But before she …

Dancing with the Stars recap: The Switch Up

Last season, the only thing the dance pros dreaded more than the “Switch Up” was guest judge Abby Lee Miller of <i>Dance Moms</i>. This season, Val, Cheryl, …

Alfonso Ribeiro Says He Injured His Groin Doing The ‘Carlton’ Dance On ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Two weeks ago Alfonso Ribeiro unleashed the “Carlton” on <i>Dancing With The Stars</i>. It was wonderful. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. Sadly, we learned last night that the dance was responsible for a serious groin injury. One that could potentially hurt Ribeiro’s chances of winning …

Cheryl Burke Quitting 'Dancing with the Stars' After Season 19 - IBTimes India

Fans of Cheryl Burke might be in for a disappointment once the current season of "Dancing with the Stars" ends, as the professional dancer recently …

Dancing With the Stars Watch: Pitbull Gets Caliente on Latin Night

Welcome to <i>Dancing with the Stars</i>, where the hair is big, the clothes are small and the stars are eager to shine. Tonight the dancers head south of …

Alfonso Ribeiro Injured His Groin Doing The Carlton Dance

Alfonso Ribeiro delighted "Fresh Prince" fans everywhere earlier this month when he performed the famous Carlton dance on "Dancing with the Stars." Unfortunately, the actor sustained a groin injury during the perfect 10 number.<p>"I hurt my groin doing the Carlton," the star revealed on Monday night's …

Why Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis Are Returning to the Dance Floor

They’re ready for a curtain call!<p><i>Dancing with the Stars</i> champions Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis are set to reunite on the dance floor – and …

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Dancing With the Stars Watch: Halloween Creeps Onto the Dance Floor

Welcome back to <i>Dancing With the Stars</i>. This week the stars are swapping spandex for spider webs as they hit the ballroom floor for some …

'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Halloween night tricks and treats

No guyliner expense was spared for the heavily costumed and zombie-faced extravaganza that was Halloween at "Dancing With the Stars." And Week 7 really brought out the smoky eyes, spooky-looking trees and upped the production value in the glitterverse, while as host Tom Bergeron said, "Boys and …

Watch Alfonso Ribeiro Take A Vicious Knee To The Crotch On ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Alfonso Ribeiro continues to fight off injuries on <i>Dancing With The Stars</i>. Last week, the show’s overwhelming favorite pulled his groin in practice. He later admitted to hurting it during the “Carlton” dance weeks before. And then on tonight’s episode, he took a knee right in the little Alfonso from …

Dancing with the Stars: Who Gave Tricks and Who Gave Treats for Halloween?

Peta Murgatroyd, Tommy Chong<p>Halloween has come a few days early to <i>Dancing with the Stars</i>, and with it,Len has risen from the dead! The esteemed judge …

Entertainment Tonight: Alfonso Ribeiro Reveals His Wife Is Expecting On 'Dancing with the Stars'

Dancing With The Stars fan favorite Alfonso Ribeiro got the crowd cheering for more than just his skilled performance Monday night when he announced …

Dancing with the Stars recap: Halloween Week

Len Goodman returned to <i>Dancing With the Stars</i> just in time for Halloween. And can I just say what a pleasure it is having four judges at the table …

'Dancing With the Stars' Preview: Saluting Dynamic Duos on Tonight's Episode

Monday night's edition of "Dancing with the Stars" will be the most dynamic one of the season to date.<p>The seven remaining couples will pay tribute to …