ABC’s Dancing With the Stars dumped TV host Niecy Nash and her partner Louis van Amstel after their Viennese waltz was panned by judges, including Carrie Ann Inaba, pictured, on Tuesday night. “I’ve had such a fantastic time being able to live out my dream,” said Nash, adding to to her partner: “Thank you for molding this lump of clay into something,”

After this week’s competition Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is heavily favored, but ESPN sportcaster Erin Andrews seems to be closing in on her. NFLer Chad Ochocinco and Evan Lysacek had disappointing weeks, but remained in the competition to dance next week.