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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Metta World Peace aka Ron Artest on DWTS elimination


Unlike the past few seasons where the celebrities got two weeks of performances before being eliminated, this time around on Season 13 the dancers only had one chance to prove how good or bad they were.
On Tuesday night, Ron Artest, who now calls himself Metta World Peace, was the first one of our 12 celebrity dancers to be eliminated.
Looking back.....Ricki Lake & Derek Hough, Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy and Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke were the first bunch to find out who was safe and who was in jeopardy.
Lake and Hough were obviously safe and in a surprise twist so was Canalis. Kardashian was the unlucky dancer in the bottom three.
Harry Connick Jr. and LMFAO were our music fillers for the night. Not the most exciting performers for the first elimination show, but one highlight was the Chmerkovskiy brothers dancing to LMFAO’s song “Sexy and I Know It.”
You can only imagine how much these two bro’s ate up the attention they were getting.
Oh, and it should be noted they were wearing red and purple skin tight jeans, with no shirts. Nothing says sexy better than bright colored jeans.
The next group finding out their fate was, Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas and Ron Artest & Peta Murgatroyd. Before I go any further, on Monday night, the audience was told that Artest was going to keep his old name for the show and not be called Metta World Peace.
Well, that didn’t last long because the whole night they called him Metta.
We probably won’t have to deal with this name changing situation for too much longer though because he was the one told he was in the bottom three.
J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff, Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani and Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer were the next group and they all found out they were all safe. There was lots of love on the stage as the couples gave Bono a group hug.

Following the elimination, World Peace appeared with dance partner Peta Murgatroyd on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (see both parts of the interview to the right) and discussed his experience on DWTS.


He acknowledged his lack of dancing ability but "I was just expecting the judges to see the effort and entertainment value."

Kimmel replied, "They saw the effort all right -- they saw you struggling to remain standing."

The wacky Laker also discussed his recent name change, telling Kimmel people can still can him Ron if they want but he is going to keep his new moniker "at least a couple of years -- until there's world peace."

During his monologue, Kimmel introduced a look back at all the great moments World Peace provided on DWTS -- and proceeded to show a three-second clip. (He had another great line about DWTS: "There were so many Kardashians in the audience, I thought I was watching the NBA Finals.")

And in case you missed the one and only World Peace dance competition segment ... yes, it really was that bad.

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