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If America votes the way the judges scored last night, Brooke Burke will go down as the first-ever Dancing with the Stars champion to have posed for Playboy. Twice.

The often-naked model outperformed fellow finalists Warren Sapp and Lance Bass during the opening night of the finals, as judge Len Goodman told her: "You were the one to beat in week one and i think you’re still the one to beat in week 10."

Here's a summary of scores and routines from last night:

  • Brooke Burke & Derek Hough: 28 out of 30 for their samba; 30 out of 30 for their freestyle. Total: 58 out of 60
  • Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer: 26 out of 30 for their samba; 27 out of 30 for their freestyle. Total: 53 out of 60
  • Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson: 25 out of 30 for their samba; 28 out of 30 for their freestyle. Total: 53 out of 60
Making Their Moves

Does Brooke Burke deserve to win Dancing with the Stars?

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Dancing with the Stars just got a lot uglier.

Julianne Hough says this season - which ended Tuesday night when her and partner Cody Linley were eliminated from the competition - was likely her last.

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"I won't be on Dancing this spring season. I don't know about the fall. Maybe, maybe not. We'll see," Hough wrote on her blog. "I'm definitely going to focus on the music. My first album was a learning experience, and I can't wait for the next one. I feel like the writing and producing will be even better, really awesome."

We know, guys. We were hoping she'd leave to focus on a career posing for Playboy, too.

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The youngest - and, quite possibly, cutest - contestant in the history of Dancing with the Stars was voted off the show last night.

But Hannah Montana star Cody Linley can hold his adorable head high after a fourth place finish.

“Words can’t even explain the true, amazing, growing, learning journey that I’ve had on the show.... to know that maybe my dance can inspire someone to be happy or to want to dance or to bring entertainment to one person is just amazing,” Linley said soon after his elimination.

Fourth Place Finishers

Girls said goodbye to Cody Linley last night, while guys were forced to let Julianne Hough go.

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While the odds point to Cody Linley being voted off Dancing with the Stars tonight, Hannah Montana fans can still look forward to next week's show:

Star Miley Cyrus will perform her song “Fly on the Wall" on the November 25 seventh season finale of the competition.

Miley is continuing a Dancing with the Stars tradition in her family; Billy Ray Cyrus finished in fifth place on the series' fourth season in 2007.

Will the presence of Miley Cyrus inspire you to tune in to the Dancing with the Stars finale next week?

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I’m going to salute you. You came out tonight and danced two fabulous dances.

- Len Goodman to Lance Bass and Lacey Scwhimmer

Such praise sums up last night's season seven semi-final on Dancing with the Stars. One couple distinguished itself from the others, as Bass and Schwimmer are all but assured of a spot in next week's finale.

Here's a rundown of all four tandems, their dances and their combined scores on the night:

  • Brooke Burke & Derek Hough: 21 out of 30 for their jive; 28 out of 30 for their salsa. Total: 49 out of 60
  • Cody Linley & Julianne Hough: 22 out of 30 paso doble; 24 out of 30 for their salsa. Total: 46 out of 60
  • Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson: 24 out of 30 for their mambo; 25 out of 30 for their jitterbug. Total: 49 out of 60
  • Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer: 28 out of 30 for their mambo; 29 out of 30 for their jitterbug. Total: 57 out of 60
Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer Photo

Lacey Schwimmer and Lance Bass remain favorites to take home this season's Dancing with the Stars trophy.

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Warren Sapp sent a message to Brooke Burke last night: Not so fast!

The joyful former football player scored his perfect 10 of the competition, thanks to an energetic tango with partner Kym Johnson. It was one of two solid dances for the tandem, as each Dancing with the Stars couple performed twice for the judges.

Here's a recap of the evening:

  • Cody Linley and Edyta Sliwinska: 24 out of 30 for their foxtrot; 24 out of 30 for their mambo. Total: 48 out of 60
  • Brooke Burke and Derek Hough: 28 out of 30 for their tango; 27 out of 30 for their mambo. Total: 55 out of 60
  • Maurice Greene and Cheryl Burke: 24 out of 30 for their quickstep; 24 out of 30 for their paso doble. Total: 48 out of 60
  • Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer: 26 out of 30 for their foxtrot; 24 out of 30 for their samba. Total: 50 out of 60
  • Warren Sapp and Kym Johnson: 28 out of 30 for their tango; 26 out of 30 for their jive. Total: 54 out of 60
  • Burke, Greene
  • Cody Linley, Edyta Silwinska

Who will go home tonight: Cheryl Burke and Maurice Greene; or Cody Linley and Edyta Sliwinska?

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Less than a week after undergoing surgery for endometriosis, Julianne Hough wants to return to Dancing with the Stars. The beauty told People Magazine that “[I'm] feeling phenomenal. I am still walking slow but I’m feeling good.”

Hough's doctor has said his patient needs about another week of rest, however, which at least means more time in bed with Chuck Wicks.

The country singer is Julianne's lucky boyfriend and she said he “got to see me at my lowest point. You can really tell when someone loves you because they mean it. They are not just taking care of you because you need it, they WANT to take care of you. He’s a sweetheart.”

Sambaing

Seen here with Julianne Hough, partner Cody Linley says he misses her so much and that "she's my best friend."

Meanwhile, as Hough recuperates and plans her comeback, Susan Lucci bid the show farewell last night. She was eliminated from the competition.

“I feel so much gratitude for the opportunity to have this particular experience in my lifetime," said the All My Children actress. "I want to thank all you wonderful audience members here, the fans…and most importantly i need to thank this dancer, this incredible teacher, this incredible man, Tony Dovolani.”

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Is there any drama remaining on season seven of Dancing with the Stars?

Brooke Burke and Derek Hough have been atop the leaderboard following every performance, and that status was only exacerbated last night when the couple Foxtrotted itself to the first 30-point routine of the season. Yes, that's three perfect 10s from the judges.

As if it even matters, here's a complete rundown of the most recent dances/scores on the show:

  • Brooke Burke and Derek Hough (Foxtrot): 30
  • Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson (Foxtrot): 21
  • Susan Lucci & Tony Dovolani (Paso Doble) : 24
  • Maurice Greene & Cheryl Burke (Cha Cha): 25
  • Cody Linley & Edyta Silwinska (Viennese Waltz): 22
  • Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer (Rumba): 25
The Perfect Pair

With Derek Hough and Brooke Burke dominating Dancing with the Stars, a lack of suspense has been a problem on season seven of the show.

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Julianne Hough has an ovarian cyst and a malfunctioning appendix.

Still, the gorgeous dancer teamed up last night with Cody Linley to perform a very sexy Samba.

Unfortunately, the judges didn't think it was an impressive routine, saddling the tandem with a score of 23. Did they deserve better? Watch the performance below and let us know:

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Favorite Brooke Burke continued to impress the judges, while Warren Sapp cemented his status as the season's top entertainer and Lance Bass rebounded strongly after an off-week - with a little help from two of his former *NSync-mates.

Meanwhile, Cloris Leachman was dreadful in what may (hopefully) be her last week on the show, and Julianne Hough (with Cody Linley, below) announced that she is having surgery Tuesday but hopes to be back in the DWTS lineup next week.

DWTS COVER-UP!

Wow. Give Jules props for dedication to her craft. And for her beauty.

Here's a rundown of last night's Dancing with the Stars performances ...

  • Maurice Greene & Cheryl Burke (Viennese Waltz): 21 (7,7,7)
  • Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer (Jive): 27 (9,9,9)
  • Susan Lucci & Tony Dovolani (Mambo): 23 (8,8,7)
  • Brooke Burke & Derek Hough (Rumba): 26 (8,10,8)
  • Cloris Leachman & Corky Ballas (Cha Cha): 15 (5,5,5)
  • Cody Linley & Julianne Hough (Samba): 23 (8,8,7)
  • Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson (Rumba): 25 (8,9,8)
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