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Dancing with the Stars Sends Bill Nye Home | Bill Nye

Dancing with the Stars Sends Bill Nye Home

Originally posted 09/30/2013 10:00PM

It was a night of mostly high scores on Monday's old Hollywood-themed Dancing with the Stars.

But three couples were in jeopardy: injured Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein, Christina Milian and Mark Ballas, and Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd.

But it was Nye and Stecklein who went home, following a fun, but low-scoring 16-point futuristic jazz number to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky."

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PHOTO: See Bill Nye's Robot Suit Before He Wears It on Dancing

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PHOTO: See Bill Nye's Robot Suit Before He Wears It on Dancing

Originally posted 09/30/2013 03:45PM

It's another crafty costume for Bill Nye.

Provided the injured Science Guy gets to perform on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, he'll be clad in a robot suit with lights and a bow tie.

Nye, 57, was said to be "in good spirits" after a partially tearing a ligament last week when he tripped on the cuff of his pants mid-dance with partner Tyne Stecklein, claiming the first big injury of the season.

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Bill Nye in 'Good Spirits' After Hospitalization for DWTS Injury | Bill Nye

Bill Nye in 'Good Spirits' After Hospitalization for DWTS Injury

Originally posted 09/25/2013 04:40PM

Call him Bill Nye, the healing guy.

Following a torn ligament from falling mid-routine on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, the Science Guy, 57, is "in good spirits and is really hoping he can continue to compete," a source tells PEOPLE.

Nye, a fan favorite on the ABC show, "stepped on the cuff of these fancy slacks and I went down," he told PEOPLE after the tumble earlier this week. "We'll do R.I.C.E. – we'll do rest, ice, compression, elevation [and] see where we get."

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Who Went Home on Dancing with the Stars?

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Keyshawn Johnson First to Go Home on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 09/23/2013 10:15PM

Bill Nye the Science Guy is definitely a fan favorite on Dancing with the Stars, but did people's votes save the low-scoring star from being the first eliminated contestant of season 17?

Following last week's 14 out of 30-point cha cha, Nye, 57, and partner Tyne Stecklein showed a little improvement on Monday night with a 17-point Paso Doble, but it wasn't enough to keep them from the bottom of the leader board, with judge Carrie Ann Inaba critiquing his footwork.

Trailing close to the scientist was Keyshawn Johnson with an 18-point samba that Inaba said was "rough around the edges" – and Valerie Harper, who seemed like she "forgot a third of" her 19-point Paso Doble, according to Inaba.

So who ended up going home?

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Bill Nye on His DWTS Debut: 'I'm Disappointed in Myself' | Bill Nye

Bill Nye on His Dancing With the Stars Debut: 'I'm Disappointed in Myself'

Originally posted 09/17/2013 07:00PM

If there's a science to becoming a good dancer, it would be helpful to Bill Nye.

The former Bill Nye the Science Guy host, 57, is feeling blue after earning the lowest score – 14 points out of 30 for his science-themed cha cha with partner Tyne Stecklein – on Dancing With the Stars's season 17 debut.

"I'm disappointed and I think that's normal [to feel that way]," Nye told PEOPLE backstage after Monday night's show. "I'm disappointed in myself and just, things. But what are you going to do?"

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Who Scored Three Nines on the Season Premiere of DWTS? | Amber Riley

Dancing with the Stars Premiere: Tears, Cheers and a Surprise 'Tigress'

Originally posted 09/16/2013 10:00PM



Dancing with the Stars brought out some unexpected stunners – and a standing ovation that drew tears – on Monday night's season 17 premiere.

Although early favorite Corbin Bleu wowed the crowd as predicted with a 24-point contemporary dance with partner Karina Smirnoff, it was Amber Riley, 27, who landed the near-perfect score.

Earning three nines, Riley's dance with Derek Hough had Bruno Tolioni calling the Glee actress the "tigress of season 17." Fellow judge Len Goodman said excitedly, "I'm palpitating, perspirating and flatulating."

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Bill Nye 'Much Better' After On-Stage Collapse | Bill Nye

Bill Nye 'Much Better' After On-Stage Collapse

Originally posted 11/17/2010 07:55PM

Bill Nye's collapsed on stage at the University of Southern California Tuesday night – and his rep says the fainting spell was brought on by too much work.

"Bill Nye is feeling much better after a good night's rest," his rep, Glenn Schwartz, tells USA Today. "He says he pushed himself too hard after a long day of an early satellite media tour combined with a late night speech."

The TV personality, 54, best known for his Emmy winning Bill Nye the Science Guy, fainted multiple times during his presentation, according to various reports, but was determined to finish his speech on science education.

At one point, however, he was slurring his speech and stumbled against his laptop, an audience member told the Los Angeles Times.

While he initially refused to sit down, Nye was eventually removed from the stage and attended to by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.

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Bill Nye's Ex: I Only Meant to Hurt His Flowers

Bill Nye's Ex: I Only Meant to Hurt His Flowers

Originally posted 11/20/2007 04:15PM

The ex-lover of TV's Bill Nye, the Science Guy, apologized in legal documents for poisoning his rose garden with weed killer.

Blair Tindall, a musician and author, also seeks to have a restraining order against her lifted, according to the documents filed Nov. 14 and posted by The Smoking Gun.

"I am terribly sorry for what I did," Tindall said, adding she had recovered from what she called the heartbreak caused by Nye and sought counseling. "I have never done anything like it, and never will again."

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Bill Nye, Restraining Order Guy

Bill Nye, Restraining Order Guy

Originally posted 11/19/2007 08:45PM

Bill Nye, television's Science Guy, requested a restraining order against his former fiancée, claiming she may have tried to poison him, legal papers show.

Nye sought the order Sept. 4 in a Los Angeles court seeking to keep Blair Tindal, 47, away from his Studio City home and forbid her from contacting him.

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