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High-scoring star is bounced from the 'Dancing' ballroom a week before the final showdown

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(AP) — Maria Menounos earned a perfect score on Monday’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars,” but on Tuesday, she was ousted from the show.

The 33-year-old TV personality was eliminated from the ABC dance-off one week shy of the finals. Judges’ scores are combined with viewer votes to determine who is dismissed each week.

Singer Katherine Jenkins, actor William Levy and football star Donald Driver will compete Monday for the mirrorball trophy.

Actors Roshon Fegan, Melissa Gilbert, Jaleel White and Jack Wagner have already been eliminated, along with singers Gavin DeGraw and Gladys Knight, TV personality Sherri Shepherd, and tennis champ Martina Navratilova.

Host Tom Bergeron announced Tuesday that next season’s “Dancing With the Stars” will feature contestants and champions from past seasons vying for the title.

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