But the pro basketball player focused on the positive after host Tom Bergeron announced on last night's results show that Artest and pro partner Peta Murgatroyd would be the first couple to leave Season 13.
Artest is a lesson to us all in having to embrace a change that we might not be so thrilled about having to make.
The couple earned the lowest score on Monday's show and this was Murgatroyd's first year as a pro dancer so she's yet to build a fan base like veterans Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke and Mark Ballas have. That combination apparently proved to be the duo's undoing.
AOL TV was on the post-show press line to talk to Artest and Murgatroyd about their exit and to some of the remaining participants to get their thoughts on what they need to do to stay in the game.
From the details of him wearing a robe and Ugg slippers to the fact that there was a ladder near a pool, and a jacuzzi was involved, we had an idea of where it was going. But still the exact scenario was pretty funny.
To hang a hummingbird feeder, he hooked a wire to a hammer and climbed the ladder to throw the hammer and wire over a tree branch. "I threw it, the hammer came off and came at me and I fell off the ladder into the jacuzzi," he admitted.
Watch the video after the jump.
Naturally, a prime suspect was the other late night host who was supposed to get Bergeron's character's spot.
"So you guys are saying I killed Bobby? Why?" the suspect asked. "Well, it's no secret you were supposed to get his 11:30 slot, but Bobby extended his contract. Maybe you couldn't wait," Castle said.
We're glad the Conan/Jay feud didn't go down like this.
Watch the video after the jump.
AOL spoke with Bergeron, who weighed in on 'Castle,' the current -- and arguably most-talked about -- cast of 'Dancing With the Stars,' and how he handles those pesky TMZ.com interviews.
Read the interview after the jump.
Pamela Anderson was all about the sex appeal, ripping her partner's shirt open and dancing like she was having a ... you know. She made Tom Bergeron feel like he was twelve years old.
But Kate Gosselin was much more serious, and said she needs to get over her own insecurities and nervousness on the dance floor. Then again, she looked like she wanted to smack Bruno Tonioli when he said, "It looked like Tony was pushing a shopping cart around." He probably didn't mean to play off her housewife role ... or, who knows, maybe he did.
Watch the videos after the jump.
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Bergeron said that Burke's previous experience on the show makes her a good fit as co-host. "She'll be able to talk to the couples backstage with the perspective of having been through it herself, which will be interesting," he said.
Watch the video after the jump.
More casting news after the jump.
But the latest news according to E! Online hints that the decision over a new host may not be far off. Rumors indicate that two potential candidates may be 'E! News' correspondent Ashlan Gorse and former 'Access Hollywood' anchor Nancy O'Dell.
Harris will not return as the show's co-host when the ABC series returns on March 22. After eight years interviewing the celebs and pro dancers alongside Tom Bergeron, Harris is moving on to concentrate on other gigs.
Producers haven't announced details about replacing Harris, but we've come up with our own list (in alphabetical order) of a few candidates who make sense, and maybe one or two who kind of don't:
While the producers and Tom Bergeron have voiced how they are going to miss Samantha, I'm happy to finally see her off screen. She has made several fashion faux-pas, has accidentally said contestants scores before the judges revealed their paddles, and has had poor judgment when cutting off interviews. I can't believe that she's been around for eight seasons.
(S09E13) Tonight on Dancing with the Stars there was some actual content tonight: the dance-off. Unfortunately, that meant that there was no encore performance. Instead we go right into Taylor Swift.
Musical Performance - Taylor Swift - "Jump then Fall" - Anyone notice that the stage Norah Jones had last week was just audience chairs? Taylor Swift is a horrible live singer (squeaking every time she sang the word "jump"), but luckily we had some professionals who reminded me of Ryan & Ashleigh from So You Think You Can Dance. Their lift near the end was the best part.
The reality show genre encompasses the gamut from talent contests to living in the jungle to living in a house with insufferable drones and drama queens and beyond. As a result, the hosts for these shows are going to be a varied lot, as well. Who are these people? How did they get where they are? And, more importantly ... what do I think of them? Read on.
(S07E21) In the grand tradition of Dancing With The Stars, everyone came together for the glorious task of turning 3 minutes of results into a two hour ratings bonanza. If you have seen the finale before, you know how it all went down. Take a couple of musical numbers, interviews or dances with all the eliminated contestants, and add in a whole lot of replays as the show looks back at all that has gone on. It's not the greatest recipe for a two hour show, but after 20 episodes of top ten numbers, I suppose they've earned it. I'll not spoil the big surprise before the jump, so hit the link for a brief look at all that went on, and to find out who took home the mirrorball.
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