Ron Artest Axed from 'Dancing With the Stars'

September 21, 2011 By:
Ron Artest Axed from 'Dancing With the Stars'

Tuesday night, Dancing With the Stars announced their first loser of the season.

Ron Artest Metta World Peace was kicked off the dance floor after earning the lowest score and got the fewest votes from viewers. Just proves, as much as people say they want world peace, they will choose a hot Italian model over that any day.

And speaking of Elisabetta Canalis, Stacy Keibler offered up some advice for Elisabetta and the rest of the contestants:

"I think everyone should just have fun with it," Keibler suggested.

Considering Keibler's banging her ex, George Clooney, Elisabetta probably responded:

Thassa funny, I was-a going to tell you-a the same-a thing!

But back to world peace. After Ron Artest's performance on Monday, judge Carrie Ann Inaba said:

"It was sexy, but wrong for all the technical reasons."

Rob Kardashian and Nancy Grace were voted near the bottom as well. Saw that one coming, too. Number one, Rob Kardashian has basically been living idle on a couch for twenty-four years. You don't go from zero to sixty and expect to be good at it. Nancy Grace has the handicap of dancing with a stick up her ass, so there's that. Don't get me wrong, I agree with about 99% of what Nancy Grace says on her show. But I rarely watch it because of the second-hand crazy I get from watching her flip out.

Len Goodman said of Artest's performance:

"It was all sizzle and no sausage."

Not 100% clear on what that means, but I'm pretty sure it's the worst thing you can say to a man.

So how did Artest respond? Quite gracefully. "I want to say thank you to ABC, Dancing With the Stars and Peta. I had a great time!"

I'm just proud of him for not beating the crap out of the judges.

So other than Metta World Peace getting sent home, what were some highlights of the show?

Performances from LMFAO and Harry Connick, Jr. (Most bizarre combo ever.) Khloe Kardashian heckling her brother. (My brain didn't know how to compute seeing her on a network that's not E!) A dance troupe performing Lady Gaga's Edge of Glory.

As the show ended, Artest joined Peta Murgatroyd for one last dance, to the tune of The First Cut is the Deepest.

You see what they did there?