May 31, 2010 12:00 PM

>What is the Dancing with the Stars mirror-ball trophy made out of?

During the show’s May 25 finale, a new ballroom duo will win Dancing’s gaudy, goofy prize. The 18-in. trophy, originally made from a table-lamp stem and a disco ball, “summed up that we didn’t take the show too seriously,” says Dancing production designer James Yarnell. Now that same $10 ball sits atop a custom brass-and-marble base. “It’s not quite an Emmy,” says Yarnell, “but we love it.”

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