Playboy model Holly Madison and Apple co-founder Steve Wosniak were the two contestants booted from "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday during the season's first double elimination.
Wozniak earned the lowest score during the four weeks of competition. Judges gave the 58-year-old and partner Karina Smirnoff a measly 12 out of 30 points for their Argentine tango on Monday night. A week earlier, the pair scored a 10 for their samba.
Judge Len Goodman told the couple, "There is an improvement from last week." He continued, "Last week was so terrible that almost anything that happened would have been an improvement." Judge Bruno Tonioli was blunt and told Woz his tango "really stunk."
The Mac man stayed positive and said performing on the ABC show made him feel like "the luckiest person in the world."
Madison forgot part of her Argentine tango on Monday and earned a 16 out of 30. "It was a bad start, and it kept getting worse," Tonioli sniffed. The "Girls Next Door" reality star and pro partner Dmitry Chaplin beat Steve-O by one point, but their votes were not strong enough to keep them in the competition.
The 29-year-old blonde stepped in to replace Nancy O'Dell, who injured her knee before the show started. Holly said she had "so much fun" and that her favorite part of the competition was the elaborate costumes.
The remaining competitors include rapper Lil' Kim, rodeo king Ty Murray, former football star Lawrence Taylor, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, country heartthrob Chuck Wicks, "Bachelor" cast-off Melissa Rycroft, and actors Gilles Marini and David Alan Grier.
"Jackass" stuntman Steve-O and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak again failed to impress the judges on Monday night's "Dancing with the Stars."
Steve-O sat out last week due to a pinched nerve, but last night he attempted a foxtrot with partner Lacey Schwimmer. The couple's comeback was weak and hard to watch, earning them a combined score of 15.
Wozniak continued to compete after fracturing his left foot two weeks ago, and he pulled his hamstring during a rehearsal on Friday, but there was no sympathy from the judges! Bruno Tonioli told the computer guru and partner Karina Smirnoff they danced the "worst samba" he'd ever seen. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba took at stab at Woz and said the "novelty starts to wear off." The couple received a combined score of 10 points.
David Alan Grier gave an improved performance that included some "Rockette" high-kicks, and Lil' Kim's samba drew a 25, while Shawn Johnson's waltz landed a 27.
"Sex and the City" hunk Gilles Marini continues to hold on to first place with a score of 27, tying with Olympian Shawn Johnson and reality beauty Melissa Rycroft.
Two stars have already been replaced, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is nursing a foot injury, and "Jackass" star Steve-O suffered a back injury and could not dance live. Injuries aside, the show must go on! During "Dancing with the Stars'" week 2 performance show, 13 couples danced either the quickstep or salsa.
"The Bachelor's" Melissa Rycroft and partner Tony Dovolani followed closely with a 26 out of 30 for their steamy salsa. Judges loved the routine and Melissa's hip-shaking effort. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba proclaimed, "Finally! A real salsa!" Tony stated, "It's been so long since I've seen a 9!" The happy couple earned a combined score of 49 points.
Super hot "Sex and the City" star Gilles Marini and partner Cheryl Burke burned up the dance floor earning a 27 out of 30 for their quickstep. Judge Bruno Tonioli can feel the connection between the dancers and says there were sparks. Gilles and Cheryl earned a combined score of 51.
ABC tells "Extra" the show will go on, even if another star has to drop out. We've also learned Steve-O will be back next week, if he's not voted off tonight. Find out who will be the first couple eliminated during the "Dancing with the Stars" results show, tonight on ABC.
This 20-year-old graced the stage on "So You Think You Can Dance" and partnered up with 'N Sync stud Lance Bass on "Dancing with the Stars" last season. Now Lacey Schwimmer is back for season 8 of "Dancing" and she's talking about her new partner, "Jackass" star Steve-O.
Lacey describes Steve-O as the "dark horse" of the competition, telling People, "I keep getting these messages on Myspace or on Facebook and they're like, 'Oh, man, you and Steve-O. I'm so sorry.' I look at them and think they have no idea about this guy."
The duo have been rehearsing for five hours a day! Schwimmer tells the mag she was amazed by his work ethic. "He's just such a hard worker and we're in very intense rehearsals everyday."
Steve-O, aka Stephen Glover, graduated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and Lacey says they are incorporating his tricks into their routines. Steve-O's talent is unique for "DWTS," "He has these really interesting tricks that he can do that I've never seen anyone on the show do before."
Season 8 of "Dancing with the Stars" returns March 9 on ABC!
"Dancing with the Stars" is back for a full season of couples going toe-to-dancing-toe! This season features competitive athletes among an all-star cast that promises not to disappoint!
From Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak and "Jackass" Steve-O to Olympian Shawn Johnson, this season's dancers are the most diverse yet.
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If you set up your favorite ABC shows to record on Sunday night so you could fast-forward during commercial breaks, you may have missed the announcements of the new cast of "Dancing with the Stars"!
Singer Jewel and real-life hubby Ty Murray are set to duke it out against each other on the dance floor. Also, quick-footed cutie Julianne Hough is pairing up with her beau, country crooner Chuck Wicks, to battle their competitors. The newly engaged pro-dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff will also take each other on in the dance competition.
"It's the most diverse cast we've had," Deena Katz, "Dancing's" senior Talent Producer revealed to People magazine. "The women are phenomenal and the men are such great characters."
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, 17, has joined the cast as the youngest competitor ever. Pop star Belinda Carlisle (of the Go Gos), Denise Richards, former NFL star Lawrence Taylor, Lil' Kim, Steve-O, Apple founder Steve Wozniak, actors David Alan Grier, Gilles Marini and TV personality Nancy O'Dell finish out the celebrity cast.
ABC dropped the names of the 13 contestants who will battle it out for the mirror ball trophy during commercials for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Desperate Housewives," and "Brothers and Sisters."
The remaining pairings of dancers and celebrities is scheduled to be announced on Thursday, February 12. "Dancing with the Stars" premieres March 9.