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Elimination night on 'Dancing'

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
September 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The second week of "Dancing With the Stars" is over. And it's official: In nine seasons, Tuesday nights never get any easier for the contestants. But the third celebrity eliminated earns a "10" for her grace in a tough situation.Former supermodel and current businesswoman Kathy Ireland leaves the dance floor a richer woman for donating her "Dancing" dollars to causes close to her heart.

"I'm privileged that the money that I've earned from this show will go to the Alliance for Christian Education, the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation, Athletes and Entertainers for Kids, 911 for Kids and Feed The Children," said Kathy.

While Kathy won't win that mirror ball trophy, she did win the admiration of her partner.

"She's an awesome person, a beautiful heart," said Tony Dovolani. "I wish America got to see more of her. I wanted to give her the gift of dance and I feel like we've delivered as much as possible, as they allowed us to. At the same time, I'm so proud of her."

Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovskiy found themselves in the dreaded bottom two. It's a place Debi would rather not revisit. She knows that means she needs more of your votes.

"Guys, I love you and thank you for keeping me in the game," said Debi to all her fans. "But you have to make sure you tell all your friends to vote and their friends to vote. We need help."

Kelly Osbourne fears she needs help, too, to tackle next week's Samba.

Asked about the "sexy side" to the Samba, Kelly replied: "I'm really scared about that. I don't know if I can do it."

"She's definitely going to take a ride," said Kelly's dance partner, Louis Van Amstel.

Conservative former U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay tied with Kathy Ireland at the bottom of the judges' leaderboard. So how did he escape the bottom two?

"There's been some articles written and e-mails sent to me, liberals saying, 'I've hated you all my life but I love to see you dance and I voted for you,'" said Tom.

"I'm voting for you," said Cheryl.

Next week, it's the Samba and the Rumba.

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