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For the first time on Dancing with the Stars this season, contestants were split into two teams and performed a group dance last night.

But the excitement was significantly tempered due to the absence of Melissa Rycroft, who was forced to sit out this week with a hairline fracture of her rib.

Workin' Out the Kinks

"She received treatment today for her ribs, and there were complications," a show representative said. "She's resting, and we expect her back here tomorrow."

This week's edition of Dancing with the Stars was significantly less pretty without Melissa Rycroft on screen.

As for the results from the watered-down evening:

The score from the group dance was added to each tandem's individual routines. Rycroft and Tony Dovolani were graded on rehearsal footage, while Team Tango - which was comprised of Lil Kim, Gilles Marini, Ty Murray and their partners - won the group face-off with a score of 28.

Here's a rundown of each individual routine:

  • Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke: 27 out of 30 for their lindy hop. 55 out of 60 total
  • Lil’ Kim and Derek Hough: 28 out of 30 for their paso doble. 56 out of 60 total
  • Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough 26 out of 30 for their cha-cha. 51 out of 60 total
  • Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas: 27 out of 30 for their samba. 52 out of 60 total
  • Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani: 21 out of 30 for their jive. 46 out of 60 total
  • Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower: 24 out of 30 for their salsa. 52 out of 60 total

Who do you think should be eliminated this week?

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Melissa Rycroft was number-one in the heart of Jason Mesnick... for approximately four minutes of televised airtime on The Bachelor.

She's hoping to remain in first place on Dancing with the Stars for a lot longer.

Following an impressive Argentine Tango last night, Rycroft and partner Tony Dovolani have now earned the most points of any tandem this season. It's gonna be an intense battle for the trophy over the next few weeks.


Here's a rundown of this week's performances and points:

  • Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani, Argentine Tango : 29
  • Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas, Cha Cha: 28
  • Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough, Samba: 27 
  • Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke, Viennese Waltz: 27
  • Lil' Kim and Derek Hough, Rumba: 26
  • Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower, Waltz: 24 
  • Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska, Waltz: 21 

Who do you think should go home tonight?

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The Rumba is all about being romantic. And we need to get that back.

So said Julianne Hough on last night's Dancing with the Stars, in a video that aired immediately before she and boyfriend Chuck Wicks got their romance back... and a whole lot more!

The couple performed a Rumba that was filled with so much heat, environmentalists are criticizing the routine for its effects on Global Warming!

Judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli fanned themselves following the performance, as the latter exclaimed: “I’d like some of that, please!”

Stuffy judge Len Goodman said the Rumba was "more suitable for the bedroom than the ballroom," which simply got us thinking about Hough in the bedroom. As we enjoy that fantasy, watch the dance for yourself:

Wicks and Hough only earned 23 points for their sexy effort. Here's a rundown of the scores from last night:

  • Lil' Kim and Derek Hough: 28
  • Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani: 27
  • Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke: 26
  • Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas: 26
  • Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough: 23
  • Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska: 22
  • Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower: 18
  • Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer: 16

Who was your favorite? Who deserves to go home this week?

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One point.

Just one measly point.

That's all that separated Cheryl Burke and Gilles Marini from their second consecutive perfect score on last night's Dancing with the Stars.

Despite being told by Carrie Ann Inaba that their Paso Doble "almost brought tears" to her eyes, and despite Bruno Tonioli's raves that it "was more than a dance, [it] was a battle for supremacy," the couple was denied another 30 because Len Goodman referred to the routine as "hectic."

No matter. Burke and Marini still sit atop this week's leaderboard. Here's a look at last night's scores:

  • Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke: 29
  • Lil' Kim and Derek Hough: 26
  • Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas: 26
  • Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani: 25
  • Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough: 23
  • David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson: 22
  • Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower: 21
  • Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska: 20
  • Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer: 18
  • Steve-O, Lacey Schwimmer on Stage
  • DWTS Partners

Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer have had fun this season, while Derek Hough and Lil Kim are all business. Read more about each couple's most recent performance via this Dancing with the Stars recap.

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Kim Kardashian krashed and burned during her time on Dancing with the Stars.

But the large-breasted reality TV star is still a fan of the show, often stopping by to hang out with its current cast of contestants.

Kim visited the set earlier this week, writing on her official blog that "Melissa and Tony were so beautiful together but so much fun to watch and Cheryl and Gilles - I really couldn't tell the difference between who was the professional. They are so hot together!"

Kardashian added that she simply had to grab the booty of Lil Kim after the show. Looks like the rapper returned the favor...

Click on the pictures above to enlarge shots of Kim Kardashian and her DWTS kohorts.

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Steve Wozniak was also sent home this week, but we're guessing readers care more about the Playboy model than the Apple computer founder.

Having come aboard Dancing with the Stars as a last-minute replacement for Jewel, and having suffered a few injuries herself, Holly Madison was eliminated from the competition last night.

Citing the costumes as her favorite part of the show, Madison said the following after her ousting:

"It was a lot physically harder than I thought it was going to be, but it was so much fun and I'm so glad l got a chance to do it."

Holly's Last Dance

Dmitry Chaplin and Holly Madison brought the hotness, but not the talent, to season eight of Dancing with the Stars.

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Is it hot in here?

Or is it Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke?!?

The Dancing with the Stars tandem scored the first perfect 30 of season eight last night, as TV screens across the nation almost caught fire during their intense Argentine Tango. Relive the routine below...

Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke Tango

While Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani almost kept pace with their Lindy Hop, the night belonged to Marini and Burke.

Click on the pics below to watch the sexy pair in motion:

  • A Perfect Dance
  • 30 Out of 30!
  • Hot Dancers
  • Quite an Embrace
  • Universal Applause

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On last night's Dancing with the Stars...

... Shawn Johnson showed why she's stalker-worthy with an impressive routine in the face of adversity;

... Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani earned the season's highest score, for a few minutes at least;

... Steve Wozniak made us laugh and cringe;

... Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke were absolutely perfect.

A Perfect Dance

Here's a rundown of this week's scores, from best to worst:

  • Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke: 30
  • Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani: 29
  • Lil Kim and Derek Hough: 27
  • Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas: 25
  • Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower: 25
  • Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough: 22
  • David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson: 22
  • Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska: 19
  • Holly Madison and Dmitry Chaplin: 16
  • Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer: 15
  • Steve Wozniak and Karina Smirnoff: 12

Who put on your favorite performance? Who should go home tonight?

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Don't ever let anyone tell you Playboy Bunnies aren't tough.

Despite pain that caused her to interrupt tango rehearsals yesterday in order to visit the doctor, Holly Madison will compete Monday night on Dancing with the Stars.

"While she is not suffering from a broken rib, she does continue to feel a great deal of discomfort and was prescribed pain medication," Madison's rep told Us Weekly. "She is committed to the show and her partner, Dmitry and will rest when she can. She fully hopes and, at this time, expects to dance on Monday."

Hold Me Tight
  • Dmitry and Holly Photo
  • Holly and Dmitry
  • Madison and Chaplin

Click on the pics above to enlarge images of Holly Madison on Dancing with the Stars.

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On her reality show, Denise Richards attempts to claim that her life is complicated.

But the outcome for this terrible actress and exploitive mother was very simple on Dancing with the Stars: she and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were eliminated last night.

The pair got the boot after performing a samba dance-off against fellow contestants Holly Madison and Dmitry Chaplin.

Booted Dancers

“I had fun! When else am I going to get to dress up like this, work with someone like Maks and be able to do a family show that my daughters can watch together,” Richards said after the results were announced.

Naturally, she couldn't do an interview without mentioning daughters Lola and Sam.

“They love watching us. We TiVo the show and we watch it together, but every time I have to go to rehearsal they go ‘too much dancing.’ It’s hard to find balance. I think they will be relieved it’s over."

For sure. It leaves more time for the family to "accidentally" be photographed all around town.

Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente
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