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Dancing With The Stars Elimination Recap: Hope Solo or Carson Kressley

After weeks of landing at the bottom of the Dancing with the Stars scoreboard, Carson Kressley was eliminated on Tuesday’s results show. He landed in the bottom three with judge favorites Hope Solo and David Arquette.
Kressley’s jive on Monday was a mess. He forgot many of the steps, but made up for his mistakes with flair and enthusiasm. Judge Bruno Tonioli said the performance was “loopier than a Looney Tunes.”
After his elimination, Kressley thanked everyone for being supportive of his stint on DWTS. “Thank you to everybody involved with Dancing with the Stars. First of all to [Anna Trebunskaya], who has been the most amazing, patient, kind, wonderful partner. [Thanks to] my castmates, to the judges, to the producers, to my friends, family, fans, this has been pure joy for me. I hope I could make people smile and laugh and have a great time,” he said.

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Week Four Recap: Dance by Dance, Plus Cher Watches Chaz

The remaining nine celebrity competitors on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,”danced to famous movie themes tonight under the watchful eyes of their equally famous family members gathered in the audience, including Chaz Bono’s mother, Cher; and David Arquette’s sisters, Rosanna Arquette and Patricia Arquette, and his ex-wife, Courteney Cox.


Up first were Chynna Phillips and her partner, Tony Dovolani, who danced the tango to the theme from “Mission Impossible.”

The Wilson Phillips singer lost her place during the dance and struggled to the finish, and the judges noticed.
“You lost it, it went wrong, you didn’t know where you were and you panicked,” head judge Len Goodman said, telling Phillips she’d made a lot of mistakes.
Judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli agreed, yet all three believed the portions of tango she did before she lost her place were done very well.  She got  21 points out of a possible 30.
David Arquette channeled his inner Indiana Jones, and he and partner Kym Johnson got a standing ovation for their energetic paso doble to the theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
Inaba and Tonioli were wildly enthusiastic — Inaba said the actor had strength and charisma — but Goodman said Arquette stomped too hard and failed to display proper posture.
The judges awarded him 23 points.
He was followed by fashion guru Carson Kressley, who took to the dance floor with Anna Trebunskaya to perform a swashbuckling Viennese waltz to the theme from “The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”
In keeping with their previous critiques of Kressley, the judges all said they loved his performance but faulted him for a lack of technique.
“It’s like childbirth, terrible while it’s happening but a joy when it’s over,” Goodman said, eliciting a chorus of boos from the audience.
Kressley scored a total of 20 points.
Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus danced the paso doble to the theme from the science fiction cult classic “Flash Gordon.”
Goodman said her dancing was “competent” but not exciting, and Tonioli said the dance needed to be more assertive, but Inaba disagreed.
Noting that the attorney and TV host was one of the older competitors on the show, Inaba said Grace deserved more credit for having performed good routines with solid technique. They gave Grace 21 points.
Soccer World Cup star Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy unveiled a sweet foxtrot to the theme from “Toy Story,” earning them a total of 24 points from the judges.
“It was so lovely … I loved it,” Tonioli said, while Goodman encouraged the pair to work more as a team.
Rob Kardashian’s paso doble to the “Superman” theme also earned him 24 points, tying him with Solo for third place in the night’s scoring.
Kardashian was partnered with Cheryl Burke.
Inaba told Kardashian that he embodied everything that a man should be on the dance floor, saying he had style, strength, sensuality and fluidity.
“Rob Kardashian, I like the way you move,” she added.
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough — who topped the leaderboard with 27 points last week — performed a tense  tango to the theme of the movie “Psycho.”  The dance opened and closed with Lake and Hough enacting a chilling chase scene in shadow.
The audience surged to its feet when the pair’s routine ended, and the three judges loved it. They gave the pair 29 points — the highest score of season 13.
“You’re like the U.S. Mail, you always deliver,” Goodman told Lake.
Bono and Lacey Schwimmer turned in a rousing paso doble to the theme of “Rocky.”
The activist is battling a knee injury and has been struggling in the competition, but his performance tonight brought tears to Inaba’s eyes. She said she was touched by Bono’s determination to succeed.
Bono’s mother, Cher, was also emotional in the audience, cheering and applauding her son.
“In the true spirit of Rocky, you keep coming back, you keep fighting, you keep getting stronger,” Tonioli said, and Goodman said Bono had turned in his best performance of the competition.
Bono earned 21 points.
Actor and Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez has become a fan favorite, and he delivered a humorous, crowd-pleasing foxtrot with partner Karina Smirnoff.
Inaba said it was technically OK, but the humor was unnecessary, although Goodman and Tonioli were impressed.
“This was the best male dance of the night … this is fabulous,” Goodman said.
The pair earned a total of 26 points.
Based on a combination of judges’ and viewers’ scores,  one celebrity will be voted off during the results show Tuesday.
Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari was eliminated last week in a shocking decision.  NBA champ Metta World Peace (former Ron Artest) had and Italian model Elisabetta Canalis had been voted off in the first and second weeks of the competition.
Tonight’s Scores
Lake and Hough: 29/30
Phillips and Dovolani:  21/30
Martinez  and Smirnoff: 26/30
Kardashian and Burke: 24/30
Kressley and Trebunskaya: 20/30
Arquette and Johnson:  23/30
Solo and Chmerkovskiy: 24/30
Grace and MacManus: 21/30
Bono and Schwimmer: 21/30

Elisabetta Canalis Booted From Dancing With The Stars

Dancing with the Star said goodbye to another contestant Tuesday night and the unlucky star turned out to be Italian TV personality Elisabetta Canalis. Canalis found herself in the bottom three with Chaz Bono and David Arquette. She earned 21 points for her quickstep Monday night while Arquette and Bono landed at the bottom of the scoreboard with 18 and 17 points respectively.
Canalis’ pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy said he realized it came down to a lack of fan base for Canalis, who is best known in the US as the ex-girlfriend of George Clooney. “There were huge challenges for her. We’re a proud nation. We’re a welcoming nation, but [Americans] have our own idols and our own fan base. This show is about people who have huge fan bases. We can’t compete with that,” he said.
“For me, it was a gift every day staying here. It was a great adventure,” Canalis said. “I want to thank everybody because they made me come here. Thanks to the public and to everybody who voted for us. Now I am really nervous, but thank you anyway. It was a great experience.”
In addition to Bono and Arquette, the remaining contestants are: Ricki Lake, Kristen Cavallari, Rob Kardashian, JR Martinez, Nancy Grace, Chynna Phillips, Hope Solo and Carson Kressley.