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'Dancing with the Stars' cancels chimp after PETA protest

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Tuesday’s Dancing with the Stars didn’t monkey around. Variety reports that the show had planned to use a chimpanzee as a mock guest judge, but nixed the idea after a protest by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA contacted the show after host Tom Bergeron mentioned the chimp on Monday’s show.