May 9th, 2012
11:32 AM ET

'DWTS' sends two celebs packing

It wasn't the 48th birthday present that Melissa Gilbert was hoping for.

The actress was one of two celebrities knocked out during Tuesday's "Dancing with the Stars" double elimination. Gilbert overcame weeks of low scores, as well as a mild concussion, to make it to the eighth week of the ABC talent show, but her luck has run out.

Gilbert told CNN after the show that she wouldn't have made it so far if it weren't for her pro partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

"I have so much more belief in myself than I did before thanks to Maks. I cannot believe what my body did, and I can't believe the shape my body's in," she told us.

"Melissa Gilbert is [leaving 'DWTS'] on her 48th birthday, and she doesn't look a day over 30," Chmerkovskiy said. "At 48, she's going out at the same time as a 20-year-old Disney kid who had more energy than all of us put together. That's an achievement."

The "20-year-old Disney kid" mentioned above is actor Roshon Fegan, who was also eliminated despite garnering a 29 on his first dance Monday. So what's a young man to do after being booted off "DWTS"?

"I don't know what to do now," Fegan joked. "I'm just going to go home, get some sleep and think about it all. I definitely felt like I got the greatest experience of all time."

The double elimination means there are just four celebrities left - Donald Driver, Katherine Jenkins, William Levy and Maria Menounos. All four return Monday for another round of competition.

What did you think of last night's episode? Were the right celebrities eliminated? And don't forget to check out the above video to hear more from the "DWTS" celebrities and pros.

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Aaron Chaney

    Romney vs. Frankenstein (Obama)

    Put simply, better the devil you don't know. Vote Romney.

    May 10, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Skeptic

    @Bahrane – you must have mistaken me for someone who gives a cr@p what you think. next time you head to Walmart for more Depends, get some duct tape for your mouth, geezer.

    May 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Linda

    Isn't mellisa gilbert that little house on the praire girl ? She looks good for being so old.

    May 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Skeptic

    tell them all to pack it in. 1 night is more than enough. 2 nights in a row is too much. thank goodness for netflix & hulu. regular tv is a wasteland.

    May 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bahrane

      You and all your dumb comments are a wasteland stfu.

      May 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hannibal Lecter

      Perhaps you'd like to stfu first. I could start with your tongue, cook it up with some fava beans, served with a nice Chianti and eat it in front of you before I move on to the other tasty parts.

      May 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Angel Blues

    William and Maria will be the winners.

    May 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ron in AZ

      No chance. Marie and Donals will prevail and Marie, who is from the sane network as DWTS, will win. Pays to be an employee.

      May 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Guest

    Double Elimination?
    Ill start watching when they show double penetration instead

    May 9, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |

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