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It came as a major shock and she totally deserved better, but Audrina Patridge took her Dancing With the Stars elimination Tuesday night in classy stride.

Her mom Lynn? Not so much.

After the results show, the Patridges hit up L.A. hotspot Beso for dinner. Many glasses of wine later, Lynn went outside to speak to the paparazzi.

"Audrina is going to f---ing rise," insisted her mom, as a friend tried to corral her. "She's got class. You know why? She's a Polish, Catholic, f--king full-on Italian."

"Not only that, she was raised right. And I don't give a s--t. It's all American!"

Indeed.

Lynn, who will appear on her daughter's new reality show on VH1, then called out Audrina's former Hills cast members, specifically Lauren Conrad.

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There were a few competitors we could have seen being voted off Dancing With the Stars this week. Audrina Patridge was not on that list, but she's headed home.

As such, Rock Week left the field all shook up.

With 24 points in her individual routine and another eight in the group marathon, Audrina's total of 32 was the second HIGHEST of the week behind Brandy.

Audrina and Tony

Audrina and Tony are out. Go figure that.

Despite besting Kurt Warner (22), Bristol Palin (28) and even favorite Jennifer Grey (29) fell from grace, the former Hills star apparently didn't do it for voters.

Too bad, because she's actually one of the better dancers this fall. What she lacked in passion, she more than made up for in technique, effort and consistency.

"I've had so much fun this entire experience," said Audrina Patridge. "Tony has been such an amazing teacher ... Thank you for all the comments and support."

Judge Len Goodman was less diplomatic.

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As if Dancing With the Stars' ratings weren't high enough, Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani are prepared to really up the sensual factor this evening.

Their rumba will be "very passionate, sensual and sultry" she writes in her blog, with emotion that should feel akin to "making love on the dance floor."

Gulp. The choice of music feels a bit awkward to us, though.

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RED HOT RUMBA: Get ready for it. Tonight.

In the TV-themed week, Dancing With the Stars producers picked the theme song to The Hills, "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield for Audzo and Tony.

"Every time I hear that song, it really brings back all those memories," she writes. "Now I get to create a new memory, and I'll never forget this either."

Poetic. Moreover, "Tony and I are going to bring everything that on The Hills – the drama, flirtation and relationship ups and downs – into our dance."

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Always a supporting player on The Hills, Audrina Patridge may have just upped her stature in her latest reality TV venture. She can thank the old-fashioned waltz.

Dancing With the Stars' "Story Night" saw myriad props incorporated into the routines, and major props dished out to the show's newest serious title contender.

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Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani earned the first 9s of the season, leaping to the top with a total score of 26 and putting Brandy and Jennifer Grey on notice.

Audrina and Tony left the DWTS pack in the dust.

The nerves Audrina mentioned in her exclusive interview with THG seem to have vanished, as her waltz was wonderfully danced, technically and emotionally.

Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough’s samba did not live up to their previous routines, but that's due in part to setting the bar high. They'll take 24 and a tie for second.

So will Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Brandy. Their routine may not have "smacked" of technical brilliance, but this taskmaster crafts a solid performance every week.

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Dancing With the Stars competitor Audrina Patridge was shown crying in rehearsal footage and being comforted by partner, Tony Dovolani, earlier this week. Why?

Because it was difficult juggling the rigorous rehearsal demands of DWTS with her relationship with Corey Bohan, the BMX standout she just started dating again.

The Hills alum says she and Corey talked it out: “Now my boyfriend understands that this means so much to me and I’m not going to let anything get in the way of it.”

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Audrina and Tony quickstep into the third week.

After the show, Audzo elaborated on the waterworks: “My boyfriend and I were fighting and I was trying to come into the studio and block it all out and then Tony is telling me all these nice things and I just got a little teary-eyed.”

Audrina says training is so intense that she doesn’t want Corey to visit at the studio. “When I’m in rehearsal, I just want to focus. Little things distract me. I’m not comfortable with my clothes or anything. My focus needs to be on dance.”

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Reality TV is nothing new for The Hills alum Audrina Patridge, but ballroom dancing in front of 20 million viewers is harder than being filmed shopping at the Grove.

Despite early jitters, on Monday's premiere of Dancing With the Stars, she finished in a tie for fifth with a respectable 19 points and lived to tango another week.

Erin and Maksim

Audrina was kind enough to speak exclusively with The Hollywood Gossip this week about taking part in ABC's smash hit dance competition. Here's our Q&A ...

Audrina Patridge and partner Tony Dovolani.

THG: Which type of dance is your favorite so far?

Audrina Patridge: So far, I have only learned the Cha-Cha – and it’s so fun! It’s all about your hips, and the movements are very precise! Next week we are doing the quickstep, and I’m looking forward to trying that! I also can’t wait to try the jive.

THG: What is your biggest insecurity going into a competition like this?

Audrina: Performing in front of a live audience! I have never done anything like this before – so that was a huge fear. I was so worried I would freeze up on stage, or forget my steps, or trip! When they told me and Tony that we’d be opening the show, I had a moment of panic! Thankfully, I got through that hurdle just fine and I think each week I’ll be more comfortable out there.

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Where can't script reading and vehicular manslaughter take you these days?

According to Perez Hilton, both Audrina Patridge from The Hills and former singer turned reality star Brandy have signed on for Dancing With The Stars.

Derek Hough and Jennifer Grey Picture

The official announcement is scheduled for next Monday during Bachelor Pad.

The Bachelorette stars Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez are both rumored to be among the cast members for the coming season as well, but we'll see.

Also reportedly being considered? Cheryl Cole, Teresa Giudice and ... wait for it ... Vienna Girardi. Never doubt ABC's ability to recycle its reality stars.

The Hills are no longer alive ... but DWTS hopes are!

Audrina Patridge being cast wouldn't shock us at all. She's got nothing else going on these days and will look good in all the costumes, if nothing else.

Brandy, though? Really? The producers were close to getting this one right, but got their signals crossed and should have tapped her sibling instead:

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The Hills star Audrina Patridge agreed to go on the new season of Dancing With the Stars, according to reports, only to have MTV shoot down her dreams.

"They won't let Audrina do it," a source dished to E! Online.

Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy

"They told her it would be impossible because of scheduling."

However, The Hills doesn't usually shoot on Mondays and Tuesdays, the two days Audrina would be at DWTS for the performance and elimination shows.

"Audrina Patridge wants to do it. Everyone around her wants her to do it," the source said. "But MTV, for some reason, won't make it happen."

Dashed are Audrina Patridge's dreams of going Dancing with the Stars.

"Why wouldn't they want someone from The Hills on such a huge show? Dancing With the Stars would give MTV all this exposure, but they won't budge."

It would also let Audrina be herself instead of reading cue cards all the time and pretending to care about staged fights with Justin-Bobby. Bummer.

Audrina is currently developing her own reality show with Mark Burnett.

Other possible DWTS contenders in Season 9 are said to be Vera Wang, Dean McDermott, Lou Ferrigno and, per a report yesterday, La Toya Jackson.

Sounds like a crew that needs Audrina to spice things up. Weak.

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