Chynna Phillips is a American singer and actress known for being a member of Wilson Phillips and for being the daughter of The Mamas...

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Singer Chynna Phillips was voted off Dancing With the Stars Tuesday.

She and partner Tony Dovolani had been at the top of the leaderboard in the past, and were considered by some to be among the favorites this fall.

One clunker of a performance did them in, though, and the former Wilson Phillips member obviously is disappointed having to exit the competition.

If you can even call it that.

Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani Pic

"It really does come down to the votes," Phillips said. "And that's kind of sad because it's supposed to be a dance competition, but it's actually a popularity contest."

"You know, you have to have a little bit of faith that there are people out there who are truly voting for their favorite dance, not their favorite person, because it is a dance competition and people are working really hard."

"It looks to me like that keeps getting undermined."

Maybe. Kristin Cavallari's elimination in week three left us scratching our heads. On the flip side, Phillips' score - unlike K-Cavs' - was among the lowest Monday.

What do you think? Did Chynna deserve to go home?

 

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Chynna Phillips took us on a trip down memory lane last night.

With week three of Dancing With the Stars' fall season dedicated to a defining year in each contestant's life, Chynna dedicated her performance to 1990, the year she scored a mammoth pop music hit with Wilson Phillips' "Hold On."

Chynna didn't move us quite as much as the story of J.R. Martinez (how could anyone), but watching her dance to her own song was pretty fun, and her moves were good enough to land her in a tie with J.R., one point behind Ricki Lake.

Watch Phillips do her thing below:

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Chaz Bono stood tall and held his own, David Arquette showed that his life is more under control than people thought and Kristin Cavallari sizzled.

None could hold a handle to J.R. Martinez or Chynna Phillips, however.

The Iraq War hero/soap opera star and the former Wilson Phillips member tied atop the scoreboard on Monday's Dancing With the Stars season premiere.

J.R.'s Viennese waltz showed that he's got the hips to match his courage (so to speak), while the judges gushed over Chynna's poise and talent.

Watch the performances that netted them 22 points each below!

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Chaz Bono's joining the Dancing With the Stars cast gave the show major publicity, but it wasn't just done as a stunt or a favor to the LGBT community.

Based on what we know of past seasons and those who have made long runs on the show, Chaz - if he can dance at all - could be among the favorites.

Below, THG breaks down the prospects for the man formerly known as Chastity Bono (with girlfriend Jennifer Ella, below) and the rest of the dancers ...

Chaz Bono and Jennifer Ella

Favorites: David Arquette, Chaz Bono, Ron Artest, Hope Solo, Ricki Lake

If anyone has the notoriety that they can utilize to gain interest and build fan support, it's Bono, who will be paired with a female professional dancer.

David Arquette is probably the show's second biggest "get," especially after his separation from wife Courteney Cox and subsequent bizarre behavior.

We don't know if either one can dance, admittedly. But assuming there's any kind of rhythm there, each could go on fairly sustained runs this fall.

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You've got no one to blame for your unhappiness (no, baby!). You got yourself into your own mess... Let your worries pass you by.

When Chynna Phillips sang these words in the 1990 classic "Hold On," who knew they would sort of apply to own situation two decades later?

As this former member of the all-female group Wilson Phillips checks herself into rehab this week, there's just one difference between these lyrics and her personal crisis: Chynna can pretty much blame half-sister of Mackenzie Phillips for all her issues.

Last September, Mackenzie told the world about her incestuous sexual relationship with her father. The ramifications of that announcement have led Chynna's manager to release the following statement:

"After much thoughtful deliberation Chynna Phillips has checked herself into an undisclosed treatment facility for anxiety. With the full support of her family and friends, she is looking forward to her recovery. We ask that people respect her and her family's privacy at this time."

Chynna released a new album in the fall of 2009. She's married to Baldwin brother Billy, who will soon appear on Gossip Girl in the role of Serena's father.

A friend says Chynna is not receiving help for drugs or alcohol, but for "a combination of things. She hasn’t been the same since the summer.”

We hope she gets better and we'd like to honor the singer by asking readers to check out her classic video below. It ought to serve as inspiration for Chynna as she struggles to overcome these demons.

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Her sisters are upset, her stepmom calls her a liar, but Mackenzie Phillips isn't backing down from her claim of a long-term sexual relationship with her dad.

She hopes to become the public face of incest, not a post anyone would want to hold, but one that represents an issue she says gets too little attention.

"If I've started a national dialogue that's going to help people face these issues, then I'm forever grateful," Phillips, 49, said Friday via satellite on Oprah.

Mackenzie Phillips, who revealed her shocking secret in a new memoir, High on Arrival, appeared for the second time this week on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

She returned to Oprah to face the doubts from her family about the nature of her relationship with John Phillips, founder of the band The Mamas and the Papas.

Bijou, Chynna and Mackenzie Phillips.

On Friday's show, Winfrey read comments made by John's ex-wife, Michelle, who was also a member of the band and later Mackenzie's stepmother:

"I have every reason to believe it's untrue," Michelle Phillips said, adding that Mackenzie has a history of mental illness and drug abuse.

Mackenzie Phillips, who also says she became pregnant, possibly with John's love child (which she aborted), didn't take the accusation sitting down, although she has by no means attempted to deny her long and troubled history of drug use.

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Seemingly out of nowhere week, we saw Mackenzie Phillips on Oprah, revealing a long held family secret - that she had a 10-year sexual affair with her father and possibly even became pregnant by him before having an abortion.

Well, we haven't seen the last of the 49-year-old on the daytime talk show. Mackenzie is returning to The Oprah Winfrey Show tomorrow (Friday) afternoon.

Joining her? Half-sister Chynna Phillips, who spoke out this week in support of Mackenzie, who she says confessed the affair to her 11 years after it ended.

Mackenzie will appear via satellite on Friday, while Chynna will be live in the studio. It is not clear if the two will interact or if they'll appear only separately.

Mackenzie Phillips, left, and Chynna Phillips.

On Wednesday's show, Mackenzie confessed her long-running, drug-addled sexual affair with her dad, John Phillips of '60s band The Mamas and the Papas.

She said she became pregnant and didn't know who fathered the child. She had an abortion, which her father paid for, "and I never let him touch me again."

Chynna later revealed her side of her sister's sad and disturbing story, which Mackenzie is making public for the first time in her new memoir, High on Arrival.

In an interview, she said that news of the affair sent her into "a deep, deep sadness and depression for about 10 days. A part of me died when I found out."

It will be interesting to see what transpires on Friday's show.

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In her new memoir, actress Mackenzie Phillips scandalously and disturbingly reveals that she had a 10-year affair with her father, musician John Phillips.

It's an outrageous claim, but likely (and sadly) not an untrue one.

Mackenzie's half-sister, Chynna Phillips, backs her up all the way.

Chynna, of the hit 90s group Wilson Phillips, shares her side of the sad tale, recalling how she once got a call from Mackenzie, now 49, in 1997.

This was 11 years after the affair had ended. Mackenzie Phillips spilled to Chynna, now 41, all about how their father had an affair with her.

"She said, 'I don't know why, but I just really felt the need to call you and tell you something that I think you need to know,'" Chynna Phillips said.

Chynna Phillips believes Mackenzie's story 100 percent.

"[Mackenzie] went on to tell me that she had had an incestuous relationship with our dad (of '60s band The Mamas and the Papas) for about 10 years."

When the affair began, John Phillips was married to his third wife, model Genevieve ­Waïte. Chynna's reaction, not surprisingly, was total shock.

"Somebody could have dropped a piano on my head and I probably wouldn't have felt it," the singer says in an interview with Us Weekly. "But I knew it was true. I mean, who in their right mind would make such a claim if it wasn't true?"

She says the news sent her into "a deep, deep sadness and depression."

In her book, High on Arrival, Mackenzie Phillips also claims she and her father did drugs together and that her father "shot me up for the first time."

Chynna confirms this as well: "They were both doing drugs together."

"After long nights of heroin use, she's claiming that she once woke up and that my father was on top of her having sex with her," Chynna said.

"Was he actually raping her? I don't know. Do I believe that they had an incestuous relationship and that it went on for 10 years? Yes."

Mackenzie Phillips and her father, Jon Phillips.

Chynna Phillips Biography

Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani Chynna Phillips is a American singer and actress known for being a member of Wilson Phillips and for being the daughter of The Mamas... More »
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Los Angeles, California
Full Name
Chynna Gilliam Phillips
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