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Thanks to People magazine for this great compilation of celebrity quotes. This is what some of our favorite celebs had to say this week ...

"I love Africa in general. South Africa and West Africa. They are both great countries."
- Paris Hilton


"This is, quite simply, untrue."
- John Mayer, responding to a New York Post gossip item that said he's "been know to respond to online rumors," on his blog

"There's lot of motion in the ocean. It's almost like riding a wave. I have to be the glass and [Karina Smirnoff] is the water."
- Dancing With the Stars contestant Mario, on his moves

"They had to tell people to calm down."
- Joe Jonas, on the boisterous response to the Jonas Brothers' Dancing with the Stars performance this week

"I need a rebondir."
- Lauren Conrad, admitting that she'd like to meet a "rebound" in Paris to help her forget Brody Jenner, on The Hills premiere, "Paris Changes Everything."

"I flipped a couple haters at Benihana just last night."
- Spencer Pratt, dispensing wisdom in his Radar advice column

"Say what?"
- Mariah Carey, asked if she is a fan of The Hills on the live after-show

"I'm just like them. I just happen to be a little more famous."
- Kentucky native George Clooney, on his fellow Kentuckians

"We make web videos for Jesus."
- Miley Cyrus

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As always, People magazine went behind the scenes of this week's edition of Dancing With the Stars and dug up some dirt - as well as funny anecdotes about the cast and other moments that you didn't see on TV. Here are some excerpts ...

Girl Bonding
Marlee Matlin gave a fist-pump as Shannon Elizabeth earned the first "safe" slot of the night. As the ladies were whittled down, the support turned to nervousness as Monica Seles pouted, seemingly sure of her own elimination, while Marissa Jaret Winokur fidgeted with her dress and Priscilla Presley waited anxiously.

What a Relief
After Penn Jillette and pro partner Kym Johnson were sent packing, Cristian de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke (below) celebrated with a hug of obvious relief that had Cristian de la Fuente lifting his partner off the ground. What a hot pair!

Judges' Jonas Brothers Jammin'
When the show started with the Jonas Brothers' squeal-inducing, two-song set, the three Dancing With the Stars judges were just as excited as the 'tween girls in the audience. And you know what, they weren't even embarrassed by it!

A Picture Lasts Longer
After Steve Guttenberg heard he was safe, he decided to savor the moment â€" with his digital camera. "I take a lot of pictures," he admits. "It's important to capture these great memories. I've made some great friends (here)."

Gotta Give Him Props

During Jason Taylor's mambo, friend and NFL star Tony Gonzalez shook his head in admiration. "When I first heard Jason was doing the show, I thought, ‘Oh my God, he's going to embarrass himself," Gonzalez said. "But he did really well."

Needs a Better Seat
Samantha Harris may need a step-stool. At the taping of the Cirque du Soleil inspired dance, the Dancing With the Stars host bobbed and weaved to get a better view of the spectacle that had Carrie Ann Inaba open-mouthed with amazement.

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The first double elimination night on Dancing with the Stars was last night and that meant two couples were voted off the show. Sad, but inevitable.

The couples sent home surprised few Dancing With the Stars fans:

  1. Penn Jillette and Kym Johnson!
  2. Monica Seles and Jonathan Roberts!

At least Penn can go back to his whole magic act, while Monica Seles is still one of the best tennis players ever. Figure skating seems to translate better to dancing success, however, as Kristi Yamaguchi has proved to us these first two weeks.

Monica Seles and Jonathan Roberts bid farewell last night.

Visit our Dancing With the Stars recap from the other night for a full rundown of all the hot couples' dance moves and scores through the first couple of weeks!

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With no eliminations in week one of Dancing With the Stars, that meant 12 intense performances last night. Let's run down the pairs, dances and scores ...

Steve Guttenberg and Anna Trebunskaya (Mambo): 16 (6,5,5) Total: 34

Cristián de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke (Quickstep): 20 (7,6,7) Total: 41

Monica Seles and Jonathan Roberts (Mambo): 15 (5,5,5) Total: 30

Penn Jillette and Kym Johnson (Quickstep): 17 (6,6,5) Total: 33

Priscilla Presley and Louis van Amstel (Mambo): 21 (7,7,7) Total: 45

Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough (Quickstep): 24 (8,8,8) Total: 45

Adam Carolla and Julianne Hough (Mambo, above): 19 (6,7,6) Total: 34

Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska (Mambo): 27 (9,9,9) Total: 49

Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani (Quickstep): 21 (7,7,7) Total: 39

Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez (Quickstep): 24 (8,8,8) Total: 46

Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas (Mambo, below): 27 (9,9,9) Total: 54

Mario and Karina Smirnoff (Quickstep, above): 26 (9,8,9) Total: 50

Tonight, one male and one female celebrity will be sent packing. Which performers on Dancing with the Stars do you think should go home? 

Mark Ballas and Kristi Yamaguchi

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Here's a shock: Kristi Yamaguchi is a great dancer!

The Gold Medal-winning ice skating champion proved that her skill set can translate from frozen water to hardwood, as her and Mark Ballas nabbed straight 9's from the judges on Dancing with the Stars last night and earned a standing ovation from the toughest, Bruno Tonioli.

"The ice maiden has just melted my heart," said judge Len Goodman.

Mark Ballas, Kristi Yamaguchi

Other standouts of the night included:
• Shannon Elizabeth's legs. Wow. The American Pie actress has gams that stretch from here to next week's paso doble?

• Marlee Matlin's cha cha cha. She may not have been able to hear the music, but her sense of timing was acute. Partner Fabian Sanchez deserves a lot of credit.

• The teeth on Marissa Jaret Winokur. The girl can smile! A lot! Brightly!

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As the first-ever Dancing with the Stars champion, Kelly Monaco has advice for this season's crop of contestants: ignore celebrity gossip and all outside distractions.

The General Hospital actress - and April 1997 Playboy centerfold - told The Associated Press that she thinks the sixth-season participants should "put `Extra' and `TMZ' … aside. They're there to have fun and learn how to dance. It should be something really personal."

It's okay to read The Hollywood Gossip, though, Jason Taylor, Penn Jillette and everyone else. Monaco didn't advise against this celebrity gossip source. Thank goodness.

Kelly Monaco Nude

Kelly Monaco knows how to pose naked! And how to dance with stars.

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Should Mario Lopez be jealous?

On the opening night of Dancing with the Stars, Lopez's former partner and current girlfriend, Karina Smirnoff, didn't just earn the highest score - she did so with a new celebrity... also named Mario!

Mario (the R&B singer) and Karina earned 24 points, eight from each of the judges, for their rendition of the Fox Trot on a night where the six male celebrities performed.

"You can dance!" Carrie Ann Inaba told Mario. "Ladies, this is the standard you're going to have to watch out for. We want to see this on the dance floor."

Karina Smirnoff, Mario

Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor also moved like he was going after Tom Brady in the pocket, earning 22 points with Edyta Sliwinska; while Chilean actor Christián de la Fuente scored 21 out of 30 points.

None of the other men earned more than 20 points, with the evening's lowest score going to Adam Carolla and beautiful reigning champ Julianne Hough.

Which male on Dancing with the Stars do you think should go home first?

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How do each of the 12 new contestants on Dancing with the Stars rate their previous experience with the mambo? Or feel about the show overall? Let's find out...

• Tony award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur: "I want to wear the spray-on tan. The costumes. I just want to be part of that fun party thing."

• Radio personality Adam Carolla: "It's like a cosmic joke. Dancing's really the one thing I don't do."

• Actress Shannon Elizabeth: "I've always wondered how I'd do. It looks like fun."

• Actor Cristián de la Fuente, pictured: "I guess they needed one Latino per show. They went down the list and said, 'Let's call Cristián.' I don't want to let them down."

• Actor Steve Guttenberg: "It's my mom's favorite show."

• Actor/entertainer Penn Jillette: "When you look like Sasquatch, it's more comfortable watching the show."

• R&B singer Mario: "This is definitely something new for me. It's exciting. Every time I watch the show, I'm amazed how honest and real everyone is."

• Actress/businesswoman Priscilla Presley: "I'm putting myself out there. I'm out of my comfort zone. But what makes you grow is taking chances."

• Tennis star Monica Seles: "I'm a tennis player. I don't know a tango from a mango."

• Miami Dolphins football player Jason Taylor: "What are my teammates going to say? Good question."

• Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi: "I have the feeling people will expect more from me. But this is a whole new experience."

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Who will win this season of Dancing with the Stars? While the list of celebrities has been announced, the trophy often depends on the chemistry of the pairings.

With that in mind, here's a look at which star is matched with which professional:

  • Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas
  • Priscilla Presley and Louis van Amstel
  • Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska
  • Cristian de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke
  • Mario and Karina Smirnoff (pictured below)
  • Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez
  • Penn Jillette and Kym Johnson
  • Adam Carolla and Julianne Hough
  • Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani
  • Monica Seles and Jonathan Roberts
  • Steve Guttenberg and Anna Trebunskaya

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Earlier today, we revealed that Adam Carolla would be teaming up with Julianne Hough on season six of Dancing with the Stars. We now present the rest of this season's cast:

  • Marlee Matlin: Won the Academy Award for Best Actress for "Children of a Lesser God." Deaf, but not nearly as bad an example of stunt casting as Heather Mills was.
  • Penn Jillette: From Penn and Teller. The one who talks.
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur (pictured): Won a Best Actress Tony for Hairspray as Tracy Turnblad.

  • Adam Corolla: Comedian, radio host.
  • Kristi Yamaguchi: Figure skater, Olympic Gold Medalist.
  • Cristián de la Fuente: Unknown actor, appeared in Ugly Betty.
  • Monica Seles: Former tennis champion. Grunts a lot.
  • Mario: Sexy R&B singer.
  • Steve Guttenberg: Actor, starred in Police Academy movies.
  • Jason Taylor: Plays for the Miami Dolphins.
  • Priscilla Presley: Former wife of Elvis.
  • Shannon Elizabeth (pictured): Mediocre actress, gorgeous human being.

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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