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Thanks to People magazine for this great compilation of celebrity quotes from the past week or so. Here's a glimpse inside the minds of the stars ...

"You've got me CRZ8'J"
â€" Kelly Ripa, texting bewildered cohost Regis Philbin

"I don't like ... things."
- Jerry Seinfeld, explaining his philosophy on life to Conan O'Brien

"I don't want to get slimed, but I am glad to be here."
- Miley Cyrus, at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards

"We don't communicate. She's 19 and from Utah and has been dancing since birth. I brought up Vince Lombardi and I think she thought it was a kind of ice cream."
â€" Adam Carolla on Dancing with the Stars partner Julianne Hough

Julianne and Adam

"I'm barely a B cup!"
Kristen Bell, in Cosmopolitan, on her breasts

"Look at me. Does it look like it?"
- Ashley Tisdale, denying rumors that she had breast implants

"My biggest fear is falling for a man who wants a modern, minimalist interior."
- Dita Von Teese

"I asked my trainer, 'Can you give me Jessica Biel's butt?' "
- Christina Ricci

"I'm honored to have Heidi's support and I want to assure her that I never miss an episode of The Hills, especially since the new season started."
- Sen. John McCain, on getting Heidi Montag's endorsement

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Kristi Yamaguchi was the best performer on Dancing with the Stars last night. But we'll likely be saying that every week.

Therefore, we'd like to mention the other great news from the latest round of auditions: Adam Carolla wasn't awful! That means him - and, more importantly, his partner Julianne Hough - are likely to stick around at least one more week. Yes!

Now, let's run down the pairs, dances and scores …

Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez (Jive): Total: 21
Steve Guttenberg and Anna Trebunskaya (Tango): Total: 21
Cristián de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke (Jive): Total: 25
Mario and Karina Smirnoff (Tango, below, still not dating): Total: 21

Karina Smirnoff, Different Mario

Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough (Jive): Total: 24
Adam Carolla and Julianne Hough (Tango): Total: 21 (we didn't say they were great or anything)
Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani (Jive): Total: 19
Priscilla Presley and Louis van Amstel (Tango): Total: 26
Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska (Jive): Total: 23
Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas (Tango): Total: 27

Cristián de la Fuente will resort to intimidation - or just weird looks - if need be: do not vote him and Cheryl Burke off Dancing with the Stars!

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That's Mario, the R&B singer who uses only his first name (real name Mario Dewar Barrett), and not Mario Lopez, former Saved By the Bell Star.

Karina Smirnoff is partnering with the former on Dancing With the Stars this season. Three seasons ago, she partnered with Mario Lopez.

Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff fell in love and are still dating as a result of that season of Dancing With the Stars. All caught up?

The DWTS pro and certified cutie responded this week to rumors that she is hooking up with her current partner, the R&B singer Mario.

"We have a completely professional relationship," Karina Smirnoff said. "I have a lot of respect for Mario. He is a great person."

Mario and Karina Again!

Mario and Karina: The 2008 Dancing With the Stars edition.

The New York Post reported this week that the current DWTS iteration of Mario and Karina were "making out by the valet with their hands all over each other" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Juicy gossip!

Mario's rep denies the claim, saying "this did not happen."

But a source close to the talented singer insists "there is definitely chemistry and a flirtation between the two." Then again, it is dancing.

Ah, what would Dancing With the Stars be without constant hookup rumors? Or the incredibly attractive and somehow still chaste Julianne Hough?

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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

Untamed

"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?

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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