“DWTS” Gets Ready for ‘Guilty Pleasures’ Week; Melissa Rycroft Injured


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ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Dancing with the Stars contestants will indulge their guilty pleasures this week.

Each of the remaining eight celebrities will dance to his or her favorite “guilty pleasure” song.  The stars have also been split into two teams for a freestyle dance.

For the most part, the couples haven’t revealed which songs they’ll dance to.  But here’s how Apolo Anton Ohno describes his “guilty pleasure” song: “If like it comes on and there’s nobody in the car, just be lucky that the windows are not rolled down.  Because I’m that guy.  Next to you.  Singing loud.”

Sabrina Bryan hints that she’ll transform herself into a Disney princess for her routine, though she allows that the song is “going to be actually really embarrassing.”

Kirstie Alley jokes that she selected the Dancing with the Stars theme as her song.

On last week’s results show, Gilles Marini disclosed that he will do the rumba to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

At the moment, it’s not clear whether Melissa Rycroft will dance at all.  People magazine reports Rycroft suffered a head and neck injury while rehearsing her team dance on Sunday.  Her rep confirms to ABC News Radio that Rycroft was taken to a Los Angeles hospital, and was later released.

The rep said in a statement, “She was accompanied to the hospital by her husband, Tye Strickland, and her dance partner, Tony Dovolani.  Everyone is taking all necessary precautions at this time.”

Her status for this week’s shows has not been determined.

The performance show will air over two nights: Monday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 9:01 p.m.  Monday’s show will be shorter than usual due to the presidential debate.

There will be no elimination this week.

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