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It's Peace out on 'Dancing With The Stars'

Los Angeles Laker Metta World Peace a.k.a. Ron Artest and his partner Peta Murgatroyd await possible elimination on 'Dancing With The Stars: The Result Show' on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. (Adam Taylor)

September 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
In the NBA, he's a champion. But for the Los Angeles Lakers player formerly known as Ron Artest, it's officially peace out on "Dancing With The Stars."

"She was awesome and if you saw my hands in some of the moves, I was like crunchy and my knees was bent and my toes were pointed up and they were supposed to be pointing down. Everything - ooh, I looked like a slob!" said Metta World Peace, his legal name now.

Metta World Peace says he knows he would have done better if he'd just had more time to learn the game.

"When you work hard and you lose, it hurts," he said.

It's also not a good feeling when you're the other team waiting to see if it's you going home, even if it's for dramatic effect and you're not necessarily in the bottom two.

"My chest has been hurting ever since they said you are in jeopardy - deeply," said contestant Nancy Grace.

All the stars are feeling the pressure and the show is heading only into its second week.

"I'm going to work really hard," Ricki Lake said. "I've got plenty to shake still."

But next week, you never know where that red light might fall on elimination night.

As Carson Kressley explains to the group, it's never a pleasant experience.

"They turn the red lights on and your earlobes start to get really hot. You're like, 'Is it getting warm in here?'" he said. "They make it look like hell, basically. It's just like, are you going to go to heaven or hell?"

Harry Connick Jr. hit the "Dancing With The Stars" stage to perform "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," a song from his upcoming Broadway musical revival by the same title.

Electro hop duo LMFAO performed their hit single, "Party Rock Anthem" and their new single, "Sexy and I Know It."

To see photos of the "Dancing With The Stars" season 13 premiere, check out our slideshow!

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