"Dancing with the Stars": "The Situation" is Sent Home

Eliminated on Oct. 12, 2010 Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino became a pop culture phenomenon due to his role on "Jersey Shore." The reality show, now in its second season, became on of the highest rated shows in the network's history. Upcoming projects include a book, "Here's the Situation," a vitamin line with nationwide store GNC and a fitness DVD. He is paired up with Karina Smirnoff.
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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, right, and partner Karina Smirnoff perform on "Dancing with the Stars" on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, in Los Angeles.
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NEW YORK (CBS) After a lackluster performance in Monday's competition, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was voted off "Dancing with the Stars."

The 29-year-old "Jersey Shore" star and his partner Karina Smirnoff received 28 points, the lowest score of Monday's competition.

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He was reportedly spotted sulking in the parking lot, smoking a cigarette and shaking his head while a friend tried to console him, after the Monday performance. 

Judge Bruno Tonioli had called his tango "a terrible mess" and judge Carrie Ann Inaba said it was a "rough ride."

"I don't know what their deal was. I really don't know," Sorrentino told Us after the incident. "I was upset. I actually stormed off upset because I tried so hard. I really did. I changed my haircut; I don't know."

"I really did try my best, and hopefully the viewers saw that. I really put in the work and practiced, and I hope they put us through to the next week because I tried so hard," Sorrentino said.

"I really didn't think it was fair," Sorrentino contended during the elimination program.

Bristol Palin and her partner, Mark Ballas, were also on the bubble in the elimination show, along with Kurt Warner and his partner, Anna Trebunskaya. 

With Mama and Papa Grizzley in the audience last night, Bristol Palin danced the rumba style, but she lacked sexiness and intensity, according to the judges. The judges gave Palin and Ballas a technical score of 18 and performance score of 14.

Palin said she was improving her dancing and performance, but the scores didn't reflect her progress. She noted the challenge of "going around talking about abstinence," and then performing a "sexy" dance.

Devon Thomas contributed to this story