Shannen Doherty Booted Out of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Former “Charmed” star Shannen Doherty became the first celebrity contestant to be sent home in the new “Dancing with the Stars” season. Doherty and partner Mark Ballas were not the worst performers based on judges’ scoring, but voters chose to kick out the Beverly Hills 90210 star and save astronaut Buzz Aldrin, whose two-day total of 30 points was the lowest.

Despite her short stint, Doherty still called her appearance a success. “To see my dad’s face light up the way that it did and how proud he was of me just filled me with this kind of amazing emotion of thankfulness,” she said. The actress had said at the beginning of the season that she joined DWTS to honor her father.

Doherty and Ballas, who would have taken a long leave due to an injury had they not been booted out, impressed the judges on Monday with their jive, but fans apparently saw otherwise. Coming back to the dance floor are tail-enders Aldrin, Kate Gosselin, as well as top performer Nicole Scherzinger, Olympian Evan Lysacek, Niecy Nash, Pamela Anderson, Aiden Turner, Jake Pavelka, Erin Andrews, and football star Chad Ochocinco.