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DWTS 12: Semi-finals routines

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1. Chelsea Kane  and Mark Ballas: 28 (9, 9, 10) + 30 + 15 (winner take all cha cha cha) = 73

  • Argentine tango to “Assassin’s Tango” by John Powell
  • Score: 28 (9,9,10)
  • Rumba to “Eyes on Fire” by Blue Foundation
    Score: 30

2. Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: 30 + 30 = 60

  • Argentine tango to “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” by Cake
  • Score: 30
  • Salsa to “Hello” by The Cat Empire
  • Score: 30

3. Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 27 (9, 9, 9) + 27 (9, 9, 9) = 54

  • Viennese waltz to “One and Only” — Adele
  • Score: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Paso doble to “White Room” — Cream
  • Score: 27 (9, 9, 9)

4. Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 25 (8, 9, 8) + 23 (8, 7, 8) = 48

  • Argentine tango to “Violentango” by Astor Piazzola
  • Score: 25 (8,9,8)
  • Salsa to “I Know You Want Me” — Pitbull
  • Score: 23 (8, 7, 8)

Cha cha cha Winner Take All

Round 1:

*Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: “Boogie Shoes” — KC and the Sunshine Band

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff:  “Mustang Sally” — Wilson Pickett

Round 2:

*Chelsea Kane  and Mark Ballas: “Makes Me Wonder” — Maroon 5

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: “Walkin’ On The Sun” — Smash Mouth

Round 3:

Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: “Just Dance” — Lady Gaga

*Chelsea Kane  and Mark Ballas

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Lady Gaga dominates MTV VMA 2010 (VIDEO)

Lady Gaga can dress down and she can dress up and she can sweep the MTV VMA ceremony as she proved Sunday, 12 September 2010 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Lady Gaga won Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video, Best Dance Video, Best Choreography, Best Direction and Best Editing for one video: “Bad Romance.” Lady Gaga also won Best Collaboration for her video with Beyonce “Telephone” (the long version).

Francis Lawrence directed “Bad Romance.”  Jonas Akerlund directed “Telephone.”

Lady Gaga accepted her Best Female Video award from Ellen DeGeneres in the costume she arrived in. She changed into a different costume (basic black, but not boring) when she accepted her Best Pop Video award from Fox TV “Glee” stars Cory Monteith and Jane Lynch.

Lady Gaga accepted her Video of the Year award from another singer known for her costuming, Cher. Cher wore a black body suit with strategic cut outs covered with mesh, but Lady Gaga opted for the controversial meat dress.  Other nominated videos were “Kings and Queens” by 30 Seconds to Mars, “Airplanes” by B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams, “Not Afraid” by Eminem, “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + the Machine, and “Telephone” by Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

Also nominated for Best Dance Music Video were Cascada’s “Evacuate the Dance Floor,” David Guetta’s “Sexy Chick,” Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like It,” and Usher’s “OMG.”

Nominated for Best Choreography were “Video Phone (Extended Remix)” by Beyonce, “California Gurls by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg, Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok,” and Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen.”

For photos, visit our column at Examiner.com.