Dust-Up on DWTS
The judges on DWTS sure have had their favorites this year. Their judging has been completely inconsistent. Some who dance poorly get higher scores than deserved for their "effort" while others, also praised for their effort, get low scores.
Carrie Ann Inaba's undeserved high marks to Nancy Grace are a prime example. Could it be her eyesight?
You know, I'm legally blind. I'm 20/750, since I was in fifth grade. I wear glasses and contacts. But I won't even get LASIK."
Maybe she needs to wear those glasses on the show. One thing Grace's Mary Poppins-ish, amateur dance was not, was Inaba said, a "showstopper." The dancing devil has wooden piano legs and as much grace as a bull in a china shop. (pun intended.) [More...]
Even judge Len admitted it "lacked certain fox trot techniques." But he praised her effort. Translation: Unless she falls on her as!, they're keeping her around. Why? My guess: Ratings. People tune in and watch hoping to see that happen. They want to see her get her just comeuppance.
The other celebs left this season are either boring or talentless. Only JR Martinez can dance. Rob Kardashian is a lump, Rikki Lake is propped up by Derek, David Arquette is grating and awful. There's so little drama the show has reverted to fake teasers, like ads making viewers think Rikki Lake is about to quit. Who cares?
Another factor working against the show: Brooke Hart as co-host. Her idea of an insightful question is to ask Rikki Lake how much weight she's lost while on the show. She's gone from bad to cringe-worthy.
So tonight, Maks lashed out at Len for the judge's inconsistent judging. Len blasted Hope (who was better than Nancy) over her heel moves (she was dancing in sneakers) calling it her worst dance of the season. (Her dance wasn't bad, but her grandmotherly, ill-fitting crocheted top was a disaster.) Here's Maks:
“With all due respect, this is my show. I helped make it what it is,” he said. “I love every aspect of it, I love every professional that’s ever been here and I love every celebrity that puts effort into every week. Having said that, I’m a little tired that we’re being judged, some on effort and some being picked on, on heel leads!”
Go Maks. And Hope. And J.R. Martinez. And Carrie Ann, put on your glasses.
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