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Dancing with the Stars: Audrina Patridge takes the lead

On the third week of "Dancing with the Stars" the celebrities and their dance partners were required to "tell a story" through their dances. Reality star Audrina Patridge and partner Tony Dovolani earned the most judges' points with 26. Actress Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough, the point leaders for the past two weeks, received 24 points along with NBA star Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke and singer Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. NFL star Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya and actor Kyle Massey and partner Lacey Schwimmer received 23 points. Florence Henderson and partner Corky Ballas and The Situation and Karina Smirnoff received 20 points. Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas earned 19 points. Comedian Margaret Cho and partner Louis Van Amstel received the fewest points with 18.

The couple with the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers votes will be eliminated on Tuesday's results show. Performing on the results show will be Michael Bolton, who was eliminated from DWTS competition last week. He will return as the evening's entertainment. Susan Boyle was originally scheduled to perform but a sore throat caused her to cancel.

Here's a recap of week-three competition:

Rick Fox, NBA champion, and partner Cheryl Burke earned 24 points for their samba. Rick played an athlete who just lost the big game for his team and was unhappily sitting at a bar when Cheryl enticed him to dance.

Len Goodman, 8: "I'm so glad that you've gone up a notch tonight."

Bruno Tonioli, 8: "You get pretty hot yourself when you let it go."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "It was a hot. It was sexy. You were right on with the music."

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, the "Jersey Shore" star, and partner Karina Smirnoff earned 20 points for their futuristic foxtrot to the Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 7: "Boom Boom Wow. You are baby stepping your way to becoming a dancer."

Len Goodman, 6: "If that's the future, I'm glad I live in the past... It was a bizarre performance."

Bruno Tonioli, 7: "In a weird way, very, very entertaining."

Kyle Massey, Disney star, and partner Lacey Schwimmer earned 23 points for their waltz. They played a young couple who meet in a coffee shop and begin an innocently flirtatious dance.

Bruno Tonioli, 8: "You're so expressive. Your arms are getting much much better. Still a bit of work on the feet."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "You bring the fun to the floor... I can feel your passion."

Len Goodman, 7: "Your acting level is very high. Your performance level is very high. You have nothing with your footwork at all. It is absolutely atrocious."

Brandy, R & B singer, and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy earned 24 points for their samba. Last week, Brandy was scolded for not listening to Maks. This week, she vowed to be silent and listen to Maks' instructions. Maks seemed a bit rough during rehearsals. Their story was that of a bodyguard and the diva that he was to protect. Len didn't think Maks behaved very nicely in rehearsals.

Len Goodman, 8: "It had energy. It had punch... Nice hip action." He chastised Maks for slapping Brandy on the butt during training.

Bruno Tonioli, 8: "I'm starting to see the comeback of the diva."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "I don't condone that kind of teaching but it worked 'cause you were hot and you were on fire tonight."

Bristol Palin, the 19-year-old daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and partner Mark Ballas earned 19 points for their foxtrot. Mark played a homeless man with a sign that read "will dance for food." Bristol was a passerby who ignored Mark until he started dancing. The judges didn't really "get" the story.

Carrie Ann Inaba, 6: "I feel that you are sort of the newbie as far as performance goes... Your movement quality is beautiful."

Bruno Tonioli, 7: "You have to express... You've got to feel it."

Len Goodman, 6: "Don't listen to me, Bristol. I told you last week to take a chance, and this week you did, and I didn't like it that much. It was all a bit contemporary for my taste."

Audrina Patridge, from "The Hills," and her partner Tony Dovolani earned 26 points for their waltz. Audrina played the role of a war widow who dreamed her fallen Marine husband returned for one last dance. The couple earned the first two 9s of the season.

Bruno Tonioli, 9: "Compelling and touching storytelling. Every move was connected to an emotional journey... A hit."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "It was beautifully acted. It was beautifully danced. I think the competition just got very interesting."

Len Goodman, 9: "It reminded me of something an old dance teacher said, 'You walk with your feet, and you dance with your heart.' And that was the most touching dance of the night."

Margaret Cho, a comedian, and her partner Louis Van Amstel earned 18 points for their samba to "Copacabana." Their goal was to tell a story of fun, joy and pride. Margaret wore a rainbow colored dress and Louis wore a rainbow belt. Margaret, who is openly bisexual and a gay-rights activist, joked with the judges that this dance was the "gayest" thing she'd ever done. After the dance she said it was important for her and Louis to show support to the gay community. They are both saddened that several gay teenagers have committed suicide lately. "We want this to end now," Margaret said.

Len Goodman, 6: "I was encouraged at the start... You lost your timing."

Bruno Tonioli, 6: "I praise you for wearing your rainbow flag. Keep waving it... You went wrong so many times."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 6: "I loved the story... I love that you came out in full force... You sort of lost control."

Kurt Warner, NFL quarterback and Anna Trebunskaya earned 23 points for their foxtrot. Rain, well water, fell from the ceiling on the stage while an upset Anna cried on a bench until an umbrella-clad Kurt rescued her with a smile and a dance.

Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "It was so charming... Your chemistry is fantastic.. I loved it."

Len Goodman, 8: "Your arms.. You're supposed to have musicality... That was lacking. Everything else was penthouse. Well done.

Bruno Tonioli, 7: "Your personality is great... You have to be cleaner."

Jennifer Grey, the now-50-year-old actress best known for playing Baby in "Dirty Dancing," and partner Derek Hough earned 24 points for their samba. Jennifer played a naughty teacher and Derek was a nerdy student. The dance was sexy, and the routine was difficult. Jennifer got a little mixed up on the footwork at the beginning but recovered nicely.

Len Goodman, 8: "You're becoming an irresistible force on this show"

Bruno Tonioli, 8: "That was very, very difficult choreography."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "You were slightly out of sync."

Florence Henderson, aka "Brady Bunch" mom Carol Brady, and partner Corky Ballas earned 20 points for their waltz. The told a love story about a man and a woman finally admitting their feelings to one another. Florence said dancing reminded her of her husband, John, who died eight years ago. She knows he'd be proud of her performances on the show.

Len Goodman, 6: "It was poignant. It was emotional. It was sweet.An I thought the story that you told was beautiful... The technique in your feet is nonexistent unfortunately."

Bruno Tonioli, 7: "Simple. Effective. Very, very, very sweet. I could really feel the connection you had with the role."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 7: "I definitely think John is smiling down on you... A little on the simple side."

Eliminated week two:

Singer Michael Bolton's jive to "Hound Dog" with partner Chelsie Hightower needed a "pooper scooper" to clean up all the mistakes, according to "Dancing with the Stars" head judge Len Goodman. And that wasn't even the meanest comment given during the week two episode of Season 11. Judge Bruno Tonioli told the Grammy winning singer that his dance was the worst jive performed in any season of the show's existence. Ouch. Bolton received the lowest score of the evening with just 12 points.

Eliminated week one:

Actor David Hasselhoff and partner Kym Johnson were the first couple to be eliminated from Season 11 of "Dancing with the Stars." The 58-year-old former "Baywatch" star and previous host of "America's Got Talent" said "I feel bad for Kym 'cause she worked so hard to try and get me where I was going. I'm just so proud that my daughters are here."

Recap of the week one performance show:

Judges awarded 24 out of 30 points to "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey, making her the week one leader but judges weren't sure she'd be the leader for long. Len Goodman said "This is a dance that really suited you... I'm waiting for next week to see how you can do a jive."

Earning the fewest judges' points — 15 — were The Situation, Margaret Cho and David Hasselhoff. Michael Bolton was slightly ahead with 16 points. Florence Henderson and Bristol Palin had 18 points each while Kurt Warner and Audrina Patridge received 19 each. Rick Fox got 22 points and Kyle Massey and Brandy received 23 points each.

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