Kardashian exits DWTS

September 30, 2008 9:23:58 PM PDT
Kim Kardashian won't be back on "Dancing with the Stars." The reality TV star and her professional partner, Mark Ballas, were eliminated Tuesday from ABC's popular dancing competition. The pair received a score of 17 out of 30 from the show's judges following a lackluster rumba routine. E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star was booted after her score - the third lowest - was combined with viewer votes.

"Today, five years ago, my father passed away, and I just know he's really happy and watching over me, and I made him proud," Kardashian, daughter of late attorney Robert Kardashian and reality co-star Kris Jenner, said after her dismissal.

Model-actress Brooke Burke and partner Derek Hough continued to remain in the top spot after dominating the first week of competition. The pair tied with former Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Warren Sapp and partner Kym Johnson. Both dancing couples scored a 24 for their paso doble routines Monday.

Other celebrities remaining in the competition include celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito; singers Lance Bass and Toni Braxton; Olympic gold medalists Maurice Greene and Misty May-Treanor; actresses Cloris Leachman and Susan Lucci and actor Cody Linley.

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