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DWTS: Which Couple Didn't Make It to the Finals?

Originally posted 11/17/2014 10:15 PM

DWTS: Which Couple Didn't Make It to the Finals? | Julianne Hough

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The final five couples took to the stage for this week's Dancing with the Stars semifinals, and while each duo had impressive performances, one couple had to be sent home. This week Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd took their final bows on the dance floor after performing two dances to different types of music – one plugged and the other unplugged – for this week's theme.

"I've just showed that old stoners can perform when they need to!" joked Chong during his final send-off.

Here's how the couples fared:

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Janel Parrish's DWTS Blog: You Pour Your Heart Out on the Dance Floor Every Week

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Janel Parrish is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the TV drama Pretty Little Liars. She's been paired with pro Val Chmerkovskiy for season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, and she'll be blogging for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.

The quickstep we performed last week was honestly one of my favorite dances we've done. I thought it was amazing. It was America's choice dance, so they chose everything down to our costumes and the song and the style, and at the end they wanted us to kiss, so we threw that in for America!

Even though Val had a little bit of a stumble during the dance, it didn’t throw us off at all. The poor thing, his patent leather shoes got stuck together, but we both just kept going and we were able to get back on track. I know Val felt really bad because of the slip, but I was like, "You're human! Sometimes humans slip. It's all good!"

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Alfonso Ribeiro Might Have to Quit Dancing with the Stars Due to Injury

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The injury-plagued Alfonso Ribeiro may have danced his last paso doble.

PEOPLE has confirmed that the 43-year-old actor is now battling another injury after having pulled a groin muscle earlier this season. As a result, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air star remains under medical supervision and may not be able to perform on Monday – or the rest of the season.

According to TMZ, Ribeiro hurt his back Wednesday after over-compensating for the groin injury he endured earlier this year while performing his iconic dance, The Carlton. He reportedly skipped another rehearsal Thursday so he could take further tests.

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Katherine Jenkins is no stranger to working up a sweat, but even landing runner-up status on Dancing with the Stars could have prepared her for filming her new music video.

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DWTS: Who Got the Boot Before Tommy Chong?

Originally posted 11/10/2014 10:30 PM

DWTS: Who Got the Boot Before Tommy Chong?

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Going with great news – rather than just a great performance – is the best way to start off Dancing with the Stars. To that end, Monday's installment killed it with the bulletin that oldie but goodie Tommy Chong made it for another week!

But Chong getting to stay meant that a (high-scoring) celebrity had to go. So it was a surprise when Lea Thompson – who looked stunning while performing some of her best dances – was named as the next hoofer to leave the ballroom.

"I just feel really great. I feel strong and I'm anxious to get back to my day job on Switched at Birth," Thompson said. "I love this man [Artem Chigvintsev] and he's a new pro and I think he did a great job with me."

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Janel Parrish's DWTS Blog: Val Keeps Me Calm and We Dance On

Originally posted 11/10/2014 10:00 AM

Janel Parrish's DWTS Blog: Val Chmerkovskiy Keeps Me Calm and We Dance On

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Janel Parrish is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the TV drama Pretty Little Liars. She's been paired with pro Val Chmerkovskiy for Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, and she'll be blogging for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.

Last week's contemporary dance definitely was my favorite dance. I thought the choreography was the most beautiful we've done so far, and I love Romeo and Juliet. I love the story behind it, and the song and just the message behind the song – that everybody's free to love who they want to love. It's an emotional song, and it allows you to express emotions through dance, so I loved every second of that.

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DWTS: Who Was Finally Eliminated on Monday's Show?

Originally posted 11/03/2014 10:30 PM

DWTS: Who Was Finally Eliminated on Monday's Show?

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It was a Dynamic Duos theme under the mirror ball on Dancing with the Stars Monday but the night's Tarzan – better known as Michael Waltrip – couldn’t swing enough votes to keep him and his Jane inside the fringe jungle.

The racecar driver became the latest celebrity to leave the ABC show.

"It was a chance to do something that was more emotional than it was physical, to get to experience the wonderful cast, to get to know Emma's heart and who she is as a person," Waltrip told host Tom Bergeron. "I'm happy I got to be here and sad I have to go."

"I'm so emotional," added his pro Emma Slater. "He's made me a better person. You meet these people and he has a big heart. I'll be a better person for the rest of my life."

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Janel Parrish's DWTS Blog: Our Dance Tonight Will Be 'Beautiful and Romantic'

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Janel Parrish is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the TV drama Pretty Little Liars. She's been paired with pro Val Chmerkovskiy for season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, and she'll be blogging for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.

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Dancing with the Stars: Who Said Goodbye on Monday's Show and Meant It?

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When Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke said goodbye Monday night, she meant it.

As she hinted at the beginning of the season, Burke, 30, is preparing to leave Dancing with the Stars – the ABC reality show that made her a household name.

Her contract isn't up until the end of the season, but the judges and viewers hastened her departure by booting her celebrity partner Antonio Sabato Jr. on Monday.

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Whose Waltz Scared the Judges and Lost Him a Chance for the Mirror Ball Trophy?

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How's this for scary: Judge Len Goodman started the night in a casket!

It was an appropriate opening because the returning judge had to help sound the death knell for Antonio Sabato Jr.

No matter how many times the soap star went shirtless under the mirror ball this season, he and partner Cheryl Burke just couldn't keep the judges, or viewers, happy.

"I danced with one of the best in the world," Sabato Jr. said. "It's all about the fans and that's why I am here."

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