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1 eliminated, 1 withdraws on 'Dancing'

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
October 7, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
One star was eliminated Tuesday night from "Dancing With the Stars," and one star dropped out of the competition. Before Tuesday night's official elimination, one star eliminated himself. Tom delay had to drop out of the competition. He's been in pain, dealing with stress fractures in both feet.

He saw his doctor Tuesday. He said his goodbyes Tuesday night. But he still may be back.

"We just got to let these stress fractures heal," said Tom DeLay Tuesday night. "Take four, maybe four weeks to heal and I'll be fine."

The Samba turned out to be the last dance for DeLay and partner Cheryl Burke -- at least their last competitive dance.

They were invited back to do their next dance in the finale if DeLay's feet are in good enough shape.

After the show, I told him I thought I'd see him dancing the Texas Two-Step on that night and he said, "You can bet on it."

DeLay learned a lot about himself and his "Dancing" constituents.

"People want to know about you and they want to know who you really are and they get to see it through this program," said Tom. "It's pretty amazing."

Before the night was over, Debi Mazar and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, were eliminated.

"But I did learn that I have an incredible amount of humility and patience and kindness and I'm not competitive," said Debi. "And I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Maybe that was the problem from the beginning."

Debi is heading back to her acting world, but she's also having fun with her online cooking show, UnderTheTuscanGun.com.

The remaining stars are now under the gun to keep dancing, despite having to say goodbye to new friends.

"We hate seeing someone go," said Kelly Osbourne. "Like we've always said, you know, why can't we dance all 10 dances and then they choose the winner in the end?"

"Is that really what we're all thinking?" said Kelly's partner, Louis Van Amstel.

"Well, I said that. You're evil, Louis," said Kelly.

And the remaining stars are nervous about what's still to come.

"A little bit more shaky because it's a smaller group, less, you know, less people which means bigger chance of going home, bigger chance of messing up, you know?" said Melissa Joan Hart. "More fatigue because the weeks are going on, but a lot more fun."

And a lot more mystery at what's coming next.

"Yeah, I actually invented the Charleston in the '20s," said Donny Osmond.

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