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Julianne Hough is Officially Back on 'DWTS' as a Judge!

Julianne Hough has a permanent spot on the Dancing with the Stars panel!

The 26-year-old announced it on Good Morning America on Thursday (August 21) after touching down at LaGuardia Airport after a red eye flight in New York City.

“It’s Judge @juliannehough! #GMADancing #DWTS RT if you’re excited!” the official DWTS account tweeted, also confirming.

Speculation rose earlier this week that Julianne would be returning. If you remember, she was a professional dancer on the show from season four through season eight, winning twice. Since then, she’s made a few guest appearances over the years. Now, she joins longtime judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman.

Dancing with the Stars season 19 premieres on Monday, September 15 @ 8/7c on ABC!

Also pictured below: DWTS pros Karina Smirnoff, Sharna Burgess, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Val Chmerkovskiy hitting the beach together the day before in Waikiki, Hawaii.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Won't Be Returning as a Dancer to 'Dancing with the Stars'

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has just confirmed he will not be returning as a dancer to Dancing with the Stars.

“I’m done dancing,” the 34-year-old dancer said on The View on Tuesday (July 29). “I feel like it’s time.”

“I loved the experience,” he added. “When I came back to the show, it was not the same…I was different, probably…When I came back, I saw this amazing talent, Val [Chmerkovskiy, his brother] included…I looked at it and thought they can do much more and better, I was taking up a huge spot.”

Maks finally won the mirror ball during season eighteen with Olympian partner Meryl Davis.

ARE YOU SAD that Maks won’t be dancing next season???

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Are Jennifer Lopez & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dating?

Rumors are swirling that Jennifer Lopez is dating Dancing with the Stars‘ pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy!

“He danced with her at the [American Music Awards last November] and they kept in touch,” a close friend to the 44-year-old entertainer shared to People.

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Another source added, “They are friends and have been talking.”

In case you didn’t know, news of Jennifer‘s split from Casper Smart made headlines last week.

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Kate Upton & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Split After Six Months

Kate Upton and Dancing with the StarsMaksim Chmerkovskiy have split up after six months of dating, Us Weekly reports.

“They are really good friends still and speak all the time, but their schedules just made it too difficult and it fell apart,” an insider said of the 33-year-old dancer and 21-year-old model. “[Chmerkovskiy] has a lot of respect for her, but it just wasn’t working anymore.”

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The duo had been dating around six months, and were first spotted out together back in late September holding hands in New York City.

Kate Upton Holds Hands with DWTS' Maksim Chmerkovskiy!

Kate Upton wears a plaid sweater while stepping out for lunch during Paris Fashion Week on Monday afternoon (September 30) at Hotel Costes in Paris, France.

The 21-year-old model was seen out and about last week in New York City holding hands with new boyfriend Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

If you aren’t familiar with Maksim, 33, he used to be a dancing pro on the reality competition series Dancing With the Stars.

“So @Giants offense looks like a bad college team and defense is exhausted! [Tom] Coughlin is too old & Eli [Manning] sucks for any sort of come back!” Maksim tweeted over the weekend. “Just to make it official… I’m a HUGE @giants fan! It pains me to see my team suck, but I’m also not delusional and say it how it is!”

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Kellan Lutz: 'Nylon Guys' November Issue Party!

Kellan Lutz celebrates Nylon guys‘ November issue at a party with Dylan George and Abbot + Main on Thursday (November 10) at The Beverly in Los Angeles.

The 26-year-old Immortals and Twilight star hosted the bash, which was also attended by his girlfriend, Sharni Vinson, Jenny McCarthy, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, DWTSVal and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Lance Bass.

“I’m very happy with someone,” Kellan recently shared on Ryan Seacrest‘s 102.7 KIIS-FM radio show.

“[Sharni is a] happy person, which really just clicks with me,” he added. “It’s great to have someone you smile with all the time. It’s special.”

FYI: Kellan is wearing an otter striped crewneck sweater in rainbow and navy pants both by Jack Spade.

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Pia Toscano: Dinner with Mark Ballas & His Mom!

Pia Toscano and rumored boyfriend Mark Ballas leave a restaurant together on Sunday (April 24) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 22-year-old American Idol finalist and 24-year-old Dancing with the Stars pro enjoyed dinner with Mark‘s mom, Shirley, and his fellow DWTS cast mates Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani.

Pia, who was eliminated from Idol earlier this month, will be singing on this week’s DWTS results show!

No word yet on what song she’ll be performing but Mark and fellow pro Karina Smirnoff will be hitting the ballroom floor to dance while she sings.

Pia … will be amazing. She is a ridiculously amazing vocalist,” Mark told reporters.

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