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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Marlee Matlin eliminated from Dancing With the Stars

Deaf actress Marlee Matlin was the latest celebrity eliminated from Dancing With the Stars. Despite a pep talk from her longtime friend The Fonz, aka Henry Winkler, Matlin couldn’t nail the fast-paced difficult Latin dance the samba.

Matlin may not have been able to hear well enough to precisely hit every beat, but I thought she did a great job. Plus, she looked incredible! I’ll miss Marlee and her newcomer partner Fabian. They were a lot of fun this year.

The first perfect score finally was posted last night. No surprise here, it went to Kristi and Mark for their fun-kicking jive. Mario and Karina weren’t far behind with their smoking hot rhumba, but it was too “raunchy” for Len’s taste.

I thought Marissa and Tony performed their best dance yet, with their beautiful waltz. Marissa looked like she was floating, and her lines were beautiful. They should have earned straight nines, but Len gave them an eight. Unbelievable! That’s what he’s given her the last two weeks, and I don’t understand it because this dance was a giant improvement over previous weeks. Come on, Len, open your eyes!

Shannon once again faced the judges’ wrath for her lack of hip movement during the rhumba. Bruno said it’s an absolute essential of the rhumba and she had “none.” Ouch. Even harsher than the judges’ critique was co-host Samantha Harris’ post-dance interview with Shannon and Derek, where she kept pressing them on their rumored romance. Enough, Samantha! This isn’t TMZ. It’s clear for anyone who saw those photos this week of Shannon and Derek kissing that something is going on. Samantha, how about asking Shannon a relevant dance question like, “How much did you work on your hip movement that the judges keep harping on?”

Next week, Shannon or Marissa are probably vulnerable, if voters rank the dancers based on talent. If it’s Shannon, I shudder to even think about Samantha’s exit interview.


Kim said...

I couldn't believe how ticked Derek was going off on the judges like that. I've never seen him get so riled. Do you think he was talking about Cristian or Jason or Kristi with the "heel lead" and "getting 10s" comment?

tube talk girl said...

I'm guessing he was talking about Cristian or Jason.

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