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Citing injury, former Republican congressman and U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has officially dropped out of Dancing With the Stars.

The politician said that stress fractures in both feet did him in, forcing him out after he accomplished even less this year than Barack Obama.

Although he and Cheryl Burke were safe from elimination, DeLay said that he won't continue with the competition because he "can't practice."

"If you can't practice, you'll make a fool out of yourself out there, and I don't want to do that to Cheryl," the Texas native said on the show.

He added that he was most upset about missing out on dancing next week's Texas two-step, but Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron promised that if DeLay recovers, he can do the routine on the show's season finale.

"I'd love that," DeLay said. "That'd be wonderful."

Despite his serious injuries, Tom DeLay performed the samba, against the advice of his doctors and DWTS producers, on Monday night, and was safe.

"It's starting to hurt a little bit," he said after Monday's show. "It doesn't hurt when you're dancing... It's because of the adrenaline, you don't feel the pain, and that was the case. But I'm going to really feel it tomorrow, I bet you."

"We just decided we're going to take it one rehearsal at a time and see how far I got," he said. "I reached my goal of actually dancing tonight."

How was he motivated to stay in the competition as long as he did?

"I did so poorly last week, and I wanted to show people that I could dance," the Hammer said. "I never quit at anything! And the reason I came on this show is for the challenge, and I want to face the challenge."

Also eliminated on last night's show? Actress Debi Mazar, who is responsible for some good Entourage quotes, but brought little to the dance floor.

Who do you think will win with Mazar and the Hammer gone?

 

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Did fans witness the greatest Rumba in Dancing with the Stars history last night?

Some are making that bold claim, which may seem like high praise for Mya and Dmitry Chaplin, but don't dismiss the possibility until you watch this pair in action.

Below, moving and grooving to Shakira's "Underneath Your Clothes," the couple earns the highest scores of the week:

Visit TV Fanatic for a complete rundown of last night's DWTS routines. You can pretty much skip over the performance of Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova, however. It was uglier than Amy Winehouse.

We've recapped each couple's scores and we wanna know: Who do you think is going home tonight:

  • Mya & Dmitry Chaplin: 27
  • Natalie Coughlin & Alec Mazo: 26
  • Joanna Krupa & Derek Hough (pictured): 23
Two Hotties
  • Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff: 21
  • Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson: 21
  • Kelly Osbourne & Louis van Amstel: 20
  • Louie Vito & Chelsie Hightower: 20
  • Melissa Joan Hart & Mark Ballas: 19
  • Mark Dacascos & Lacey Schwimmer: 18
  • Chuck Liddell & Anna Trebunskaya: 17
  • Debi Mazar & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 17
  • Tom DeLay & Cheryl Burke: 15
  • Michael Irvin & Anna Demidova: 14

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In the 1991 comedy, Necessary Roughness, Kathy Ireland portrayed a college football team's kicker.

Last night on Dancing with the Stars, however, it was this former model that got the boot.

Jitterbugging

Following a paltry 18 point-performance on Monday evening, Ireland was eliminated from the show's ninth season. But she took the news well, saying afterward:

"There is so much to take away from this experience. I wouldn't change a moment of it, [including] the fact that I got to learn how to dance from world champion Tony Dovolani."

Tom DeLay managed to survive yet another week on the show, generating rumors that the disgraced former Congressman is rigging the votes somehow.

Joss Stone, Selena Gomez and even the USC Marching Band all performed on this week's results show.

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The hammer might finally come down on Tom DeLay this week, as the disgraced politician earned the lowest score last night on Dancing with the Stars.

He and partner Cheryl Burke couldn't keep up with the top couples, which included Karina Smirnoff and Aaron Carter, the latter of whom has guaranteed victory this season.

So far, the Joe Namath of Dancing with the Stars is looking solid. Below, we recap the evening's scores...

  • Kelly Osbourne, DWTS
  • Carter and Smirnoff

It was a good week to be a singer. An ex-model or Congressman? Not so much:

  • Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff: 27
  • Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: 27
  • Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 25
  • Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 21
  • Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer: 21
  • Natalie Coughlin  and Alec Mazo: 21
  • Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough: 20
  • Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova: 20
  • Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya: 19
  • Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower: 19
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel: 19
  • Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas: 19
  • Kathy Ireland and Tony Dovolani: 18
  • Tom DeLay and Cheryl Burke: 18

Leave a comment, let us know your favorite performer so far, and follow this article's jump to watch Krupa and Hough dance the Jive.

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On the first elimination show of season nine, Dancing with the Stars paid tribute to Patrick Swayze.

The actor, who passed away last week, appeared as a mentor on the competition's first season.

One of his most-remembered roles was as dance instructor Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing, a movie the ABC series honored with a few classic routines last night. No one puts Cheryl Burke in a corner...

As for the actual results, Macy Gray and Ashley Hamilton were sent home, providing viewers with another hilarious week to watch Tom DeLay acting more flamboyant than Adam Lambert.

We can't wait.

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A night after Tom DeLay set the Republican party back even farther on Dancing with the Stars, the women of season nine took to the floor.

Led by a surprisingly nimble Kelly Osbourne, and a beautiful Joanna Krupa, the ladies were far more impressive than their male counterparts the evening before.

  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel
  • Derek Hough and Joanna Krupa

Let's take a look at the combined scores from the night, as each celebrity performed a full routine; and part of either a fox-trot or cha-cha relay:

  • Joanna Krupa & Derek Hough: 34
  • Kelly Osbourne & Louie van Amstel: 31
  • Mya & Dmitry Chapiin: 31
  • Natalie Coughlin & Alec Mazo: 27
  • Melissa Joan Hart & Mark Ballas: 24
  • Debi Mazar & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22
  • Kathy Ireland & Tony Dovolani: 20
  • Macy Gray & Jonathan Roberts: 19

Follow this article's jump for a look at Krupa and Hough's Salsa and let us know your favorite performer so far.

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The season premiere of Dancing with the Stars lacked proper etiquette. That is, the ladies did not go first.

While the women take to the stage this evening, as part of the show's three-night premiere extravaganza, the men kicked things off with Latin and ballroom auditions last night.

Karina Smirnoff and Aaron Carter

Who made the best first impression on judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli? Here's a rundown of combined scores from two performances...

  • Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff: 32
  • Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson: 30
  • Mark Dacascos & Lacey Schwimmer: 29
  • Louie Vito & Chelsie Hightower: 27
  • Chuck Liddell & Anna Trebunskaya : 22
  • Tom DeLay & Cheryl Burke: 20
  • Ashley Hamilton & Edyta Sliwinska: 19
  • Michael Irvin & Anna Demidova: 19

Who was your favorite performer of the night?

To the chagrin of many Democrats, Tom DeLay did not make a total fool of himself this week. Follow this article's jump to watch him and Cheryl Burke on stage.

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As the man who refused to put Baby in a corner, Patrick Swayze appeared on the first season of Dancing with the Stars.

He appeared for an episode in order to assist friend and fellow actor John O'Hurley learn a few moves.

With that connection in mind, the show is planning a live tribute to the late actor - who passed away this week from pancreatic cancer - during its results show on September 23.

“He was one of the few people to integrate dance with being an A-list actor,” said producer Conrad Green. “He inspired many people and many of our pros to dance. We want to honor the great moments he’s brought to film by getting our dancers to do their interpretation to some music from his films.”

Two of those dancers, of course, are Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The engaged couple broke up this month, but will both appear on season nine of the competition.

Watch the former practice with Aaron Carter, and the latter get really frustrated with Debi Mazar, after the jump.

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You've heard the random names. (Ashley Hamilton? Louie Vito? Mark Dacascos?!?)

Now, we've got your first look at the record 16 contestants that will compete this season on Dancing with the Stars.

From intriguing couples (such as two-time champion Cheryl Burke and one-time disgraced politician Tom DeLay) to early favorites (such as Karina Smirnoff and Aaron Carter), click on the following photographed pairings.

Then, let us know who you think will walk away with the ninth crystal ball trophy this spring...

  • Mark Ballas and Melissa Joan Hart
  • Derek Hough and Joanna Krupa
  • Anna Trebunskaya and Chuck Liddell
  • Anna Demidova and Michael Irvin
  • Kym Johnson and Donny Osmond
  • Karina Smirnoff and Aaron Carter
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel
  • Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer
  • Mya and Dmitry Chaplin
  • Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovisky
  • Edyta Sliwinska and Ashley Hamilton
  • Macy Gray and Jonathan Roberts
  • Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo
  • Chelsie Hightower and Louie Vito

Who will win Dancing with the Stars?

 

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They are singers; they are snowboarders; they are models and they are disgraced former Congressmen.

They are also now paired with a professional hoofer, as the season nine tandems have been revealed by ABC. Here's a look at who will be Rumbaing with whom when Dancing with the Stars premieres on September 21:

  • Mya and Dmitri Chaplin
  • Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas
  • Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova
  • Ashley Hamilton and Edyta Sliwinska
  • Aaron Carter (pictured) and Karina Smirnoff
  • Kathy Ireland and Tony Dovolani
  • Debbie Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Pic of Aaron Carter
  • Hot Dancer
  • Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo
  • Louie Vito and Chesie Hightower
  • Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson
  • Tom DeLay and Cheryl Burke
  • Macy Gray Jonathan Roberts
  • Joanna Krupa (pictured) Derek Hough
  • Mark Dacascos Lacey Schwimmer
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel

Who do you think will win Dancing with the Stars?