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By Adam S. Levy, Radar Staff Writer

Soldier-turned-soap star J.R. Martinez was named the winner of the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars Tuesday, claiming the ABC hit’s coveted mirrorball trophy.

“First and foremost, I want to thank everybody who voted for us for 10 weeks,” he said, following the win. “Thank you America for believing in us.”

The All My Children star lauded his gorgeous pro partner Karina Smirnoff… Continue reading Iraqi War Hero J.R. Martinez Wins Dancing With The Stars!

J.R. Martinez Wins Dancing with the Stars | J.R. Martinez, Karina Smirnoff

J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff

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After a topsy-turvy season of sore ankles and even sorer losers, Dancing with the Stars ended Tuesday night by pitting an unlikely frontrunner against a heroic survivor.

After Ricki Lake, 43, was eliminated earlier in the show, Rob Kardashian, 24, the reality TV brother… Continue reading J.R. Martinez Wins Dancing with the Stars

J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff knew they had to go for broke in their freestyle dance Monday, so they planned a salsa-inspired freestyle with lots of flashy tricks — namely, one that required the soap star to throw his petite partner over his shoulder and down his backside. Ouch!

And yet, even after Smirnoff was scene looking stressed and spent in those rehearsal clips, the pair performed the manuever perfectly on Dancing with

J.R. Martinez: This Was My 'Bad Week' on Dancing with the Stars | Karina Smirnoff

J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff

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Despite J.R. Martinez’s consistent charm and fancy footwork on Dancing with the Stars, on Monday even the

Not even two months ago, he was a relative unknown to most Americans. But these days, the name J.R. Martinez evokes smiles, namely from the millions of Dancing with the Stars fans who have fallen in love with the Iraq-War-hero-turned-golden-boy of the ballroom.

“I’m being blessed in so many ways, and it’s because of the energy I’m putting out in the world,” says the former All My Children actor, who survived… Continue reading J.R. Martinez: Dancing with the Stars' Inspiring Hero