By Jennifer Broadwater
10:22 PM EDT, September 20, 2011
To be booted the first week of the show comes with a special badge of shame.
And that honor went to Ron Artest tonight. His cha-cha didn't manage to win over either the judges or the viewers.
Rounding out the bottom three this week were Rob Kardashian and Nancy Grace.
Biggest surprise of the night: That Elisabetta Canalis will dance another week. Even Elisabetta and Val looked a tad shocked.
Most attention-grubbing moment of the night: When judge Bruno took his shirt off and climbed atop the judges' table (with a fully clothed Carrie Ann) during LMFAO's performance.
What we learned from tonight's "Meet the Cast" special:
- Ron Artest -- who has inexplicably chosen to go by the name "Metta World Peace" -- couldn't focus on his dance Monday night other than his cue to smack his partner Peta's rear end.
- Chaz Bono is scared of Cheryl Burke.
- Rob Kardashian has trouble counting (which he calls "math") and wonders why he had to learn it in college.
- It is "the Chmerkovskiy way" to be shirtless and in bed, according to host Tom Bergeron.
- Carson Kressley wants to share clothes and be roommates with Maks Chmerkovskiy.
- Nancy Grace filed a motion with the judges for a "stay of execution" in order to be able to return next week to perform the quickstep. (She also thinks her partner Tristan MacManus sounds like a leprechaun.)
- Ricki Lake still harbors hurt feelings about not getting a part in a play at summer camp as a child.
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