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'Dancing's' Audrina gets hook -- and new show, but still clueless on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

[This blog post has been updated with details of Audrina's new reality series and Audrina's exit interview on "Jimmy Kimmel LIve"]

The "Dancing with the Stars" rock week results show opens with host Tom Bergeron and sidekick Brooke Burke announcing that the previous night's two lowest vote-getters, Kurt Warner and Bristol Palin are not getting the hook this week because one is an NFL star and the other is named Bristol Palin.

The week's third-lowest vote getter, Jennifer Grey, is "in jeopardy."

Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani were the sixth couple to be eliminated. (ABC/Adam Larkey) | PHOTOS

Then, show judge Len Goodman asks Palin and her dance partner Mark Ballas to reprise their performance of the previous night so we can all watch once again Bristol's impressively long tongue emerge when she and Mark break form to air guitar. Their re-performance of the dance seems slower-moving. But, they got the personal growth story going on, if you're generous minded.

It's rock night which can only mean it's time for Heart to perform "Barracuda." Lead singer Ann Wilson is in key, if not the one the band is playing. Haven't these guys passed their expiration date?

While Heart performs, the 'DWTS' Corps de Song Interpretation Dance Team kicks up its heels. This show has never looked so "The Lawrence Welk Show" as it does at this moment.

Time to deal with the celebrities who are in the middle of this week's vote-getting pack: Kyle Massey and Rick Fox.

"I love Len. He's super cool!" Disney star Kyle Massey tells Brooke backstage. Could he sound less sincere? The pressure affects the contestants in different ways. For Kyle, it hits him in the sincerity.

NBA star Rick Fox is still wearing last night's sleeveless cutaway and looks like a pop star who's been attacked by fans.

By now, the "flames" we see on the blue screen behind Tom and Brooke is looking less rock 'n' roll and more Christmas special.

Rick is safe. Kyle is in jeopardy.

Bergeron asks "iconic rockers to weigh in" on how the celebrity dancers did this week. They are Bret Michaels, Alice Cooper and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame. They talk up the pressures of live performance:

Bret: You need nerves of steel

Alice: Performing live, the pressure is intense.

Dee: Look the audience in the eye and let them know who's in charge.

But all we keep thinking is: These guys all got to Keith Richards's dermatologist. Old rockers are definitely best viewed from the rear of a stadium.

It's time for singers and dancers from the John Burroughs High School show choir Powerhouse and the School of Rock to re-enact the GQ "Glee" photo shoot, complete with skimpy school outfits for the chicks, to the strains of "Schools Out for Summer" and "We Will Rock You."

You can see here why Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya were this week's lowest vote-getters. (ABC/Adam Larkey) | PHOTOS

Then, as if that's not enough, Kylie Minogue comes out to perform "Get Out of My Way" from her album "Aphrodite." Kylie does a mean two step. Seriously, just two steps. In the background, shirtless guys in tights keep moving white chairs around, like a bunch of indecisive wedding planners.

Former Olympic skater and "DWTS" Season 6 champ Kristi Yamaguchi is in the audience to hype next week's competitive dance team competition against fellow guest coach and former Olympic skater and "Dancing" competitor Apolo Ohno. Big locker room vibe on the show tonight. The next bit pushes that even harder: They roll tape of this season's celebrities talking up their iron commitment to winning the competition while simultaneously demonstrating their capacity for whining about how tough the training is. Some samples:

Kyle: I don't want to claim [the trophy], I want to earn it. I want them to want to give it to me!

Bristol, meanwhile, wants to show people "that I belong here."

But, our fave has to be Audrina saying, "There are so many thoughts and feelings going on in my head!" Stretching new muscles, pookie?

Time to deal with the week's two highest vote-getters: Audrina Patridge and Brandy. Brandy's safe, but Audrina's not. Audrina has been nicked by the judges this week for looking so vacant while performing her hot dance number.

Time to weed out the last safe ones. Kyle Massey, for instance, who we think is wearing some invisible Disney Cloak of Cuteness that protects him.

This leaves only Audrina and Jennifer Grey -- two of this season's strongest performers -- on the block, Bergeron notes.

"I'm almost at a loss for words," judge Len Goodman says of the two candidates for eviction.

"It's ludicrous. For one of these two to be going home is absolute nonsense ... we like the underdog but we like justice more ... and there is no justice here," he added.

It's celebrity justice, Len, and it's never pretty.

Audrina is out and she takes it with beauty-queen poise. In times of trouble, that ice queen gene is a useful thing.

Now, before you go sobbing buckets of tears for our poor Audrina: VH-1 is going to announce it's making her the star of a new series in which the former "The Hills" star navigates Hollywood, news reports say.

How hard can that be? She's already there.

"It's about my family, me and everything you've always wondered about," Patridge prattled on happily to an "Entertainment Weekly" reporter backstage at "Dancing," taking off the Sad Face she'd used on stage minutes before while Brooke was consoling her over her loss.

Here's Audrina's two-part exit interview with ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel:

Part 1

Part 2

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 27, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
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Audrian deserved to go home. Her dancing was vapid, vacuous, and insipid. Next Brandy needs to go. It's a shame Florence is gone. She brought more precision, elegance, and natural talent to the dance floor than everyone besides Jennifer Grey.

Posted by: 2426 | October 26, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: aldojoe26 | October 27, 2010 4:14 AM | Report abuse

Bristol was 'safe' again this week? She can't dance. Now I know the show is rigged this year. Mama grizzly probably paid the producers a bucket load of her SarahPAC cash to keep Bristol in front of the cameras.

I hope this is the last year for DWTS. It has ZERO credibility now.

Posted by: momof20yo | October 27, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse

Bristol Palin is going to win. It's the conservative's year to take back dancing.

bye bye democrats

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | October 27, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

ABC in the tank for Sarah Palin? Your delusional. This is ENTERTAINMENT. Therefore, the professional doesn't always win. As for Bristol... she, Kurt, and Rick are the most improved non-professional dancers.

Posted by: Teacake | October 27, 2010 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Again the wrong person got the boot. As I have said for years these programs..DWTS, American Idol and others should have people vote for who the want to leave not who they want to stay. Then the fan favorites (sports stars, and older actors) would not have such a big advantage

Posted by: excopbadge1 | October 27, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Again the wrong person got the boot. As I have said for years these programs..DWTS, American Idol and others should have people vote for who the want to leave not who they want to stay. Then the fan favorites (sports stars, and older actors) would not have such a big advantage

Posted by: excopbadge1 | October 27, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

WTF? It appears that DWTS is just as political as anything else. Bristol CANNOT dance and she looks clumsy. IS she a TEEN celebrity because of her mom or her pregnancy? WOW that makes you a celebrity? Either way she is a political pawn and should have been voted off a long time ago.

Posted by: suec2 | October 27, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Audrina was clearly not the worst dancer out there, and neither was Palin!

Kurt Warner is stiff as a board, and Kyle, well, why is out there again? Is "goofy" worth more than dance technique?

The judges need to get real with their scoring. They goofed by trying to teach Audrina and Jennifer "a lesson". No way Brandy should have scored first place.

If the judges want this to resemble a dance contest, they need to score it based on dance, and tell the audience what they really think.

Posted by: postfan1 | October 27, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

With Audrina, the terms "vacuous" and "dumb as a post" are personified. She is mildly good looking but has the talent, personality and intelligence of a carrot.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | October 27, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

With Audrina, the terms "vacuous" and "dumb as a post" are personified. She is mildly good looking but has the talent, personality and intelligence of a carrot.


hey, you're giving "Carrot Top" a bad name.

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | October 27, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

I don't know why the judges just don't walk off! What a sham. It's supposed to be a dancing contest. I hope this is the last year for this nonsense.

Posted by: cpserv | October 27, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

now i know that beyond shadow of a doubt that DWTS is rigged! from the get go they have favorite which always wins. the whole things is not based on talent...its more about popularity and fan base. people should only vote on who should leave.jennifer, brandy and audrina had the best shots talent wise. i don't think i'll be watching the show sucks!

Posted by: extremedper30 | October 27, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Obviously there are a lot of tea-partiers dialing their fat fingers off.

Posted by: devilsadvocate2 | October 27, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Bristol is the worst dancer left; so the show is not about dancing. Why watch it? Sponsors, no more. The voting is broken when it involves politics.

Posted by: linda_521 | October 27, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

I agree that there is some of Sarah Palin's money involved here. Bristol should have been gone a long time ago. So far we have lost Florence and Audrina when Bristol should have been the one to go.

Posted by: mbrumble | October 27, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

The comments are hilarious! Do people believe in separation of politics and dancing?

Posted by: schafer-family | October 27, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Mama Grizzly commandeers tea-party robo-calling machines for while after each show in order to muster beaucoup votes for her baby-mama daughter.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | October 27, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Late poster -- Had hoped that our own "local" star dancer-choreographer Travis Wall (Virginia Beach) would get a mention for his age-appropriate choreography for the John Burroughs High Schoolers. Yes, he definitely has created more exciting visual delights, but this dance lover is always glad to see his work. Perhaps the Washington Post could float a feature in the Style section ....

Search bonus (although I think Lisa inserted most of them from last night's show): What date is Taylor Swift appearing? Next week? Any word on whether Lady Gaga is doing the finale?

And so the weeding out begins. Jennifer Grey seemingly is starting to tire physically and Derek, unusual for him, actually is looking annoyed. Unlikely as it surely must seem...I'm wondering if she is next....

Posted by: zerodefect01 | October 27, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

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