Peta Murgatroyd: James Maslow's Pants May Come Off on Dancing with the Stars

Peta Murgatroyd is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 14 – only her second season on the series – with Donald Driver. The Australia native will blog for PEOPLE about competing with Big Time Rush band member James Maslow during the show’s 18th season.

Dancing with the Stars Double Elimination: Who Went Home?

Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars kicked off with a selection of surprises.

Not only did contestants learn right at the beginning that there was a double elimination to take place during the show, but the leader board’s lowest scorer Billy Dee Williams – whose face expressed fear of being sent home – was saved almost immediately, and went on to dance a 15-point tango with Emma Slater that judge Len Goodman said “didn’t have enough attack.”

Charlie White & Meryl Davis Will Face Off on Dancing with the Stars

Diana Nyad Ready for a 48-Hour Swim Following Her 53-Hour History-Maker

After completing a grueling 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, Diana Nyad spent a week recovering on Dairy Queen milkshakes.

“I stayed away from food for a week,” she says, explaining the inside of her mouth was severely damaged from the salt water. “I was more dazed and physically exhausted than I thought I was going to be.”

But that’s not stopping her from gearing up for another big swim.

Diana Nyad Answers Skeptics About Her Cuba-to-U.S. Swim

Addressing her skeptics, Diana Nyad claimed the right to set the ground rules for future swims from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

“I swam. We made it, our team, from the rocks of Cuba to the beach of Florida, in squeaky-clean, ethical fashion,” Nyad said.

Speculation that she had gotten into or held onto a boat during part of her 53-hour journey drove Nyad and her team to hold a lengthy conference call Tuesday night with about a dozen members of the marathon swimming community.

Diana Nyad Defended Against Doubts About Her Cuba-Florida Swim

Diana Nyad’s 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida has generated positive publicity and adoration for the 64-year-old endurance athlete – along with skepticism from some members of the small community of marathon swimmers who are questioning whether she accomplished the feat honestly.

On social media and the online Marathon Swimmers Forum, long-distance swimmers have been debating whether Nyad got a boost from the boat that was accompanying her – either by getting in it or holding onto it – during a particularly speedy stretch of her swim.

Harley Pasternak: 3 Things Everyone Can Learn From Diana Nyad

I like to swim. It’s a great form of exercise, it’s easy on the joints, and a way to get some fresh air. I try to swim for 20 to 30 minutes when I get the opportunity. Afterwards, I’m physically exhausted!

Diana Nyad also likes to swim. On Monday, she swam from Cuba to Miami. It took her 53 hours (or 3,180 minutes) to swim 110 miles in open ocean water that was loaded with sharks, jellyfish and giant waves.

Diana Nyad's Next Goal: 48-Hr. Swim with Celebrities for Charity

Diana Nyad may have finally completed her long-held dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida, but even at an age where many people are thinking about retirement, she isn’t planning to slow down.

The 64-year-old Nyad plans to swim for 48 hours straight next month, accompanied by celebrities swimming laps alongside her, in a specially designed swimming pool that will be erected in New York City to raise money for Superstorm Sandy survivors.

Diana Nyad Completes Historic Cuba-to-Florida Swim

Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked onto the Key West shore Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.

Nyad arrived at the beach just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after she began her swim in Havana on Saturday.

As she approached, spectators surrounded her in the water, taking pictures and cheering her on. Once on the beach, she was put on a stretcher and received medical treatment, including an IV. Her lips were swollen.