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Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 | 6 a.m.
Only seven celebrity couples remain on Dancing With the Stars, and all three of our Las Vegas favorites will dance off in Team Tango on the ABC hit series tonight. Now that the show has passed its halfway mark, another two stars will be kicked off tomorrow night, and we’ll have the Final Five.
Our former Las Vegas Academy graduate Derek Hough will dance the rumba with his partner model Joanna Krupa, who has just confirmed that she has posed nude for the December issue of Playboy. It won’t influence the judges, however, as it will be published after this Season 9 has ended!
Our Flamingo headliner Donny Osmond and pro partner Kym Johnson will dance the cha cha. Las Vegas regular Kelly Osbourne, with Louis Van Amstel, has selected the salsa. All three in Team Tango will dance individually and also as a collective.
They will face Team Samba made up of Mya and Dmitry Chaplin, Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer -- and Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff and Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova, who I predict will be two of the three contestants likely to face elimination. That in all probability puts Kelly in danger again. Will she outdance and outscore singer Aaron and get more viewer support to stave the axe falling on her?
For Team Samba, Mya will dance the quickstep, Mark the Charleston, Aaron the jive and Michael the foxtrot. Aaron’s brother Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys will provide the entertainment on the results show tomorrow. As usual, we will give you the judges’ votes in our spoiler-alert story tonight shortly after the live Hollywood broadcast on the East Coast. Tomorrow morning, we will have all the action photos from the dance floor.
Meantime, Donny’s partner Kym has been here in Las Vegas for his daily six hours of rehearsals, and while he was performing with sister Marie at the Flamingo, Kym popped next door to the Imperial Palace to catch up with fellow Aussies Human Nature and watch their show. Kym previously danced alongside Human Nature’s Toby Allen on the Australian version of DWTS, so it was a reunion for them.
Tomorrow on Vegas DeLuxe, we’ll have Ozzy Osbourne’s candid confessions about Kelly’s first appearance on DWTS and the night he tried to kill Sharon Osbourne! It’s so incredulous, you won’t be able to click away!
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