Bad night in the ballroom

Where do I begin?

What a night it was indeed. Carrie Ann Inaba absolutely snapped at Cloris Leachman (and rightfully so) for an absolutely awful cha-cha-cha: “We lost Toni for this!” Inaba intoned, referencing the departure last week of Toni Braxton. And she was right. Leachman didn’t dance the cha-cha-cha. She didn’t dance at all. She stood there dazed and confused as Corky flitted around her. It was beyond stupid. Leachman also DID NOT DANCE during the group hip-hop dance later in the evening, instead posing with Corky atop the bandstand while the rest of the pack danced their legs off. How can she get enough votes to survive the elimination? Bruno Tonioli, exasperated at Leachman’s uhm dancing, put it best: “You’ve got to be the only person in the world to sell that NONSENSE as a cha-cha-cha—- [pointing to the applauding crowd] and they BOUGHT IT!”

The madness HAS TO STOP. Leachman has to go home. No other way to say it: stop voting for her.

Just as reported earlier today, Julianne Hough is departing for appendix surgery and it’s Edyta Sliwinsk who will step in to partner with Cody. Betcha her tan will be spectacular!

Brooke Burke also fell off her pedastal a bit due to an unfortunate disrupted tendon in her right foot. Ouch! Though guest judge Michael Flatley found Brooke “intoxicating” (a word he used several times during the night), Carrie Ann and Bruno knew better: she was off her game. But hopefully she’ll be back next week!! And speaking of Flatley, it might have behooved him to watch tapes of the previous week so he had some idea of everyone’s dancing prowess. And in case you were wondering, he’s on tap to dance Tuesday night for the results show. “Lord” almighty! Hurry back, Len!

It was Lance and Lacey who came away big winners with a score of 27 for their fabulous jive! That week at Disney World paid off!

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