After bursting into tears at the judges' harsh critiques last week, Shannon Elizabeth has been eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars." The "American Pie" actress, who earned a total of 51 points this week with partner Derek Hough, failed to win over the judges, who slammed her Mambo as "gawky," "gangly" and "awkward."
After her elimination, Shannon stood by partner and rumored fling Derek, saying, "The show has been amazing, I've learned a lot. I've made a friend for life, and hopefully a bunch of friends for life, and I'll be here to support everyone as much as I can."
Shannon was sent packing, but the lowest scores of the week belonged to Cristián de la Fuente -- who suffered a ruptured tendon in his bicep during his Samba performance with partner Cheryl Burke. Although the soap star explained he would need surgery, he decided to delay it so he could continue performing on the show. "If people voted for us and they would like us to be on the show, I would like to continue and not give up," he said.
Five celebrity contestants remain in the dancing competition.