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Bye-Bye Bristol, Hello Guilty Pleasures!


Well, it finally happened: Last night on Dancing With the Stars: All Stars, Bristol Palin was sent home. The “teen activist” took her departure in stride saying, “We made it to week four; I’m happy with that.” She added that she had a great time and a great partner,  wished everyone good luck, and said that she did the best she could (emphasis on the "could").

It was a gracious departure from someone who thought that every performance could be her last each week and felt unsupported by her partner, pro Mark Ballas. He, on the other hand, seemed to take it as a given he’d be leaving.

Next week is a big one: It's a double-performance show, giving back-of-packers Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy time to step up their game before elimination two weeks from now. And it's guilty pleasure week, which will also kick off the All Star edition of group dances.

Last night, the two couples with the highest cumulative scores—Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd and Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough—were appointed captains and chose their teams. Team Gilles is amped to be performing to “Gangnam Style," while less enthusiastically, Team Shawn was saddled with “Call Me Maybe.” Guess no one wants to admit that’s their guilty pleasure! Hough went as far as to call it a “buzzkill” (sorry Carly Rae Jepsen!). Here’s who will be hitting the floor next week:

Team Gilles and Peta
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chermkovskiy
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke

Team Shawn and Derek
Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel
Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani

Looks like Marnini and Murgatroyd went for team sexy and Johnson and Hough chose team powerhouse.

What do you think of these two teams? Did the captains choose wisely? And don’t forget to tune in for our live chat with Dancing With the Stars host Brooke Burke at 3 p.m. EST today. She’ll be talking all things DWTS including backstage antics and spray tanning! Follow @Shape_Magazine and @BrookeBurke to get in on the conversation.

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