Monday Night Open Thread: DWTS, Can Nancy and Chas Dance?
DWTS begins tonight. Nancy Grace looks like she has had a bit of a makeover already, maybe it's just the spray tan, but she looks better. Can she dance? We'll find out. (I wonder if the pro cast had a say in their partners. Nancy's paired with a new cast member, maybe none of the regulars wanted to dance with her?) How will Chas do? Great I hope. I wonder if they will go last so we have to watch all the others too.
Breaking Bad was terrific last night, Gus vs. Don Eladio and Jesse steps up. If you missed it because of the lamest Emmy's ever, catch it On Demand or on AMC's website. There's also a new episode of Weeds tonight.
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Update: Netflix is taking a media beating for splitting its DVD and streaming business. The CEO Reed Hastings took to the Netflix blog to explain and apologize for the "suddenness" of the decision announcement. Anytime a CEO begins with "I messed up" he has my attention. I appreciate his response and don't mind logging on to two websites. I also think he's right to concentrate on streaming which is the future. Netflix needs to up its game in that department, Xfinity gets the new movies sooner. If it could match or beat their timing, it would be much more economical. DVD's have too many previews, and it's hard to fast forward through them. But they are valuable for movies and tv's you missed the first time around or are outside the top 40 of the day. So I'm keeping both subscriptions.
Nancy Grace wasn't awful. But she needs to stop talking about the courtroom. She hasn't been a practicing lawyer for 14 or 15 years. She's a pundit turned talk show host. She won't be the first one going home.
Update: Entertainment Tonight's reporter needs to learn to count, pay attention or both. There were 12 couples dancing. Contrary to his report, Nancy Grace did not land "in the middle of the pack" but in the lower 1/3, with 16 (5+5+6 = 16.) Only two people did worse than her. And Elizabeth Canalis, George Clooney's girlfriend, did not get an 18 but a 15 (5 + 5 + 5 = 15.)
- Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani: 22
- J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff: 22
- Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 21
- Ricki Lake & Derek Hough: 20
- Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas: 19
- David Arquette & Kym Johnson: 18
- Carson Kressly & Anna Trebunskaya: 17
- Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer: 17
- Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus: 16
- Ron Kardashian & Cheryl Burke: 16
- Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy: 15
- Ron Artest & Petra Murgatroyd: 14
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