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After turning in a subpar cha-cha-cha Monday night, Pam Anderson and pro Tristan MacManus were eliminated Tuesday.
No sympathy for the all-stars. After only a single dance, one returning celeb hoofer has already gotten the ballroom boot on "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars."
Granted, that hopeful’s one and only dance of the season was the poorest of premiere night, and even Pam Anderson herself knew it. “I screwed up so many things,” she told pro partner Tristan MacManus after their strangely drowsy 17-point cha-cha-cha Monday. “I did terrible.”
The judges praised her for getting into the character of the dance, but dinged her on technique and content. “There wasn’t enough work there for me to praise you,” complained judge Bruno Tonioli. “You need to work harder!”
The actress admitted that the criticism of her performance was correct. “I’ve been traveling a lot, and they’re right, I need to rehearse more,” she said earlier on elimination night.
When it was revealed Pam had the lowest combination of judges’ scores and viewer votes, she was teary eyed but prepared to accept being the first all-star contestant to be shooed from the ballroom. “I was ready for it for sure. We got the lowest score,” the actress said. “We’re going to dance together again. It doesn’t end here.”
Though her elimination was far from unexpected, there was a bit of drama courtesy of Emmy-award winning host Tom Bergeron. In what might be the only minor “oopsy!” moment in his otherwise nearly perfect time on “DWTS” (really, it’s about time the Emmys recognized him!) , he sort of, kind of accidentally informed Emmitt Smith, Gilles Marini and Sabrina Bryan that they were “all safe” when he meant only the two men were moving on into week two.
As the three contestants and their pros celebrated with a big group hug, Tom broke in to say, “I should clarify: All of the names that I mentioned are safe.”
“Sorry, Sabrina!” chimed in co-host Brooke Burke, only to immediately inform the Cheetah Girl she was also safe. That resulted in some bleeped comments.
“Unintentional drama!” declared Tom.
Indeed. It was the most unexpected moment of the evening.
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