Behind the Scenes of Dancing With the Stars

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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.


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