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Von Miller Fined By 'DWTS' Partner $100 For Every Minute You're Late!!

3/14/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0311-von-miller-instagram-01Von Miller is literally losing cash by the minute on "Dancing with the Stars" ... 'cause the NFL superstar's dance partner is FINING HIM $100 for every minute he's late to rehearsal.

Our 'DWTS' sources tell TMZ Sports Von's partner -- Witney Carson -- came up with the system as a way to ensure he was on time for practice.

The tally so far ... $500 from when Von was 5 minutes late to Thursday's rehearsal. The money goes straight into Witney's pockets ... so ya gotta imagine she wasn't too upset.

FYI -- Miller's slated to make around $14 million next season, so he can afford to lose a few Benjamins.

UFC's Paige VanZant I'm Going to Fight Mark Ballas (For Real)

3/11/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bad news for Mark Ballas ... you're going to get your ass kicked -- courtesy of UFC superstar Paige VanZant

Paige joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airing Friday on FS1) -- when she told us her "Dancing with the Stars" partner really believes he could last 1 MINUTE with her in the octagon. 

So, Paige says she's calling his bluff -- insisting Mark has agreed to put his money where his (soon-to-be bruised) mouth is and square off with her ... a la Turtle vs. Rousey in the "Entourage" movie. 

Paige says Mark wants to push the fight back (presumably until after the 'Dancing' finale) because he doesn't want to risk getting hurt ... but insists, "It's happening."

Nice knowing ya Ballas ... 

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Doug Flutie Hilarious Dance Advice From TMZ Camera Guy

3/9/2016 4:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

This. Is. Hysterical.

Doug Flutie has "Dancing with the Stars" all locked up ... because he got some incredible -- and hilarious -- dance advice from a trusted and experienced voice ... a TMZ camera guy.

Flutie was out in NYC doing a little press for 'DWTS' when one of our photogs, Adam, decided he'd lend the NFL legend a helping hand ... and show him a move that will surely defeat his opposition.

You gotta see this -- Doug is rendered speechless by the gyrations he witnesses on the streets of New York, and doesn't seem like he's too interested in recreating them for America.

Hey Flutie ... don't knock it till you try it.

Von Miller Battling 'Full House' Star On 'Dancing with the Stars'

3/8/2016 6:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0308-paige-vanzant-doug-flutie-antonio-brown-von-miller-GETTY-01Von Miller is turning his attention from Cam Newton to Jodie Sweetin -- 'cause the Super Bowl MVP has just been announced on the new cast of "Dancing with the Stars."

0308-paige-van-zant-snapchat-01The Denver Broncos stud joins other jocks like Doug Flutie, Antonio Brown and UFC rising star, Paige VanZant

And the non-athlete competition -- Mischa Barton, 'Real Housewives' alum Kim Fields, Marla Maples, Geraldo Rivera and Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris

Von ... don't lose to Geraldo. 

Diana Nyad Manziel Can Save Himself ... Just Like Michael Phelps

3/1/2016 12:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Johnny Manziel needs to cut the crap -- and follow Michael Phelps' lead when it comes to turning his life around ... so says swimming legend Diana Nyad

The former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant says she's tight with Michael's mom -- and knows how hard Phelps and his family worked to stop his life from spiraling out of control following a string of bad decisions. 

But Nyad says Phelps was able to turn things around ... and Manziel should rip a page from his book before it's too late. 

Nyad is pretty passionate about it -- check out the clip. 

Erin Andrews Cries During Dad's Testimony In Stalker's Trial

2/24/2016 1:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

022416-erin-andrews-twitterErin Andrews broke down in court when her father took the stand in the trial of the man who secretly recorded her nude in her hotel room.

Andrews is suing Michael David Barrett and Marriott hotels over the infamous videos he shot through a peep hole in an adjoining hotel room to Erin's. Her father, Steve Andrews, testified in a Nashville courtroom about how the recordings devastated his daughter.

He said, "She's afraid. She's afraid of crowds, afraid of people. She doesn't trust anymore."

He added that Erin puked just thinking about watching the videos. The FBI had asked her to view the clips to help agents find clues about who shot them.

Barrett got a 2 year prison sentence after pleading guilty to interstate stalking.

The FOX Sports and "Dancing With the Stars" host filed a civil suit for $75 million

NFL's Jonathan Stewart Hey 'Dancing with the Stars' ... HOLLA AT ME

2/18/2016 3:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Another day, another NFL stud dying to be on "Dancing with the Stars" ... this time it's Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart who says his two-step skills are dope enough to bring home the mirror ball trophy.

Stewart recently took to Instagram to make it known he wants to be on the show so when we got him out at LAX of course we wanted to know ... dude, you serious? 

Turns out he is ... and he told our camera guy he's totally wanting to put on his dancing shoes as long as it doesn't interfere with his day job.

Hey, we're cool with anybody on the Panthers team dancing ... except for that one guy.

#handjive holla at me dancing with the stars! #nfl #panthers

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Alfonso Ribeiro Scott Disick's Not 'DWTS' Material ... He's NOT a Star!

2/17/2016 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Alfonso Ribeiro did some serious fame shaming on Scott Disick ... saying being Kardashian-adjacent isn't enough to land a spot on "Dancing with the Stars."

Alfonso, who won 'DWTS' in 2014, went on a bizarre rant about Lord D outside Madeo Tuesday night -- first claiming he doesn't know or care about Disick, but then ripping his celeb status for a good minute.

He flat out says Scott is "not a star," and adds that Kardashians haven't done much to boost 'DWTS' ratings in the past. His point seems to be Disick isn't worth the half a million bucks he's demanding

There's a lot more haterade, including a shot at Scott's lifestyle.

Check it out -- someone pissed in Carlton's Wheaties.

Scott Disick I'll Dance With The Stars ... For $500k

2/16/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0215_scott_Disick_DWTS_compositeScott Disick's considering a spot on the next season of "Dancing with the Stars" but his cha-cha and rumba don't come cheap ... $500k minimum.

Our 'DWTS' sources tell us Scott got the invite for the 22nd season. He's been asked before, but this time we're told he showed interest ... but set his price at half a mil.

We're told the 'DWTS' honcho who called Scott said there was a strict policy to pay everyone the same amount ... although we're told that's just not the case. Scott was offered $125k guarantee and if he made it to the finals he'd get $345k.

At this point we're told there's an impasse ... Scott is not budging from his price.


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Bindi Irwin Judge Approves 'DWTS' Champ's Paycheck

12/7/2015 4:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1207_bindi-irwin_dwts_TMZBindi Irwin finally got a judge's stamp of approval to get paid for winning the "Dancing with the Stars" title ... TMZ has learned.

According to court docs, the contract was finally approved last week. TMZ broke the story ... Bindi's deal -- which has to be filed with the court since she's 17 -- had been held up because the court wanted proof her father, Steve Irwin, was giving up all rights to Bindi's dough.

It was unclear whether the judge was just unaware of the Crocodile Hunter's demise -- or just a stickler who required hard evidence Steve was out of the picture.

According to the contract ... Bindi's total haul for winning the mirror ball thingy is well over $350k. Crikey!

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Rashad Jennings 'Dancing With The Stars' Called ... I Think It's Happening!!!

12/6/2015 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

NY Giants RB Rashad Jennings might be trading his cleats for dancing shoes ... saying his dream of cuttin' a rug on "Dancing With The Stars" is nearly a reality .... 'cause he's talking to producers!!!

The last time we talked with Rashad we asked if he'd ever be down to get down on 'DWTS' after his playing days were over ... not only did he say yes, but said it's something he's always wanted to do.

So when we got him out at Gotham Comedy club in the Big Apple we had to know ... has he heard anything?

Check out the clip -- Rashad says he's been in contact with the honchos over at 'DWTS' and is confident he'll be the next big NFL star to jitterbug, waltz, and samba on TV.

See ... dreams do come true.

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Tony Dovolani Scientologists Followed Me ... Because of Leah Remini

11/30/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tony Dovolani says the Church of Scientology was hot on his tail during his stint with Leah Remini on "Dancing with the Stars" ... looking for any dirt they could find to discredit her ... even by association. 

Dovolani was at LAX, toting around Leah's book, 'Troublemaker,' -- when our photog asked if the Church harassed him. Tony unloaded. 

He's not afraid at all ... as he says, you tend to cherish your freedom when you come from Kosovo.

NFL's Rashad Jennings Hey 'Dancing with the Stars' ... PICK ME!!!

11/27/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

NY Giants RB Rashad Jennings says he wants to be the next Michael Sam ... 'cause he is itching for the opportunity to strut his stuff in front of the world on "Dancing with the Stars."

Jennings was out in NYC when we talked about his television watching habits ... and asked if he'd ever be down to trade in his cleats for dancing shoes to compete on 'DWTS,' a show he said he LOVES.

Check out the clip -- Rashad says 'DWTS' is definitely something he wants to do when his football days are over ... and is desperately hoping he gets the chance to prove it to producers.

Rashad also talks to us about his favorite cuts off the new Justin Bieber album ...

Never judge a book by its cover, people. 

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