Hey, you guys! Did you hear the buzz about Brooke Burke? I caught it on RadarOnline yesterday, and it said that Brooke and her boyfriend, David Charvet, (who I totally thought was her husband since they have a bunch of kids) are involved in a civil lawsuit that alleges they bought and received stolen property for their million dollar home in Malibu. The site also has a video clip showing a part of Brooke’s deposition where she gets annoyed at the questioning. She looked stressed. I never saw her look stressed before. I was wondering if she would be on last night’s live show. But there she was, being her poised self again with no stress in sight. I wonder how she does that?
First up was Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya. Kurt is absolutely scared to death of his wife, Brenda, isn’t he? He’s acting like he’s the only guy on DWTS who has ever been married and on the show. I admit I wouldn’t want my man dancing with the sexy women pros on the show, but I’m sure Kurt and the missus knew what they were signing up for. Last night, before Kurt could even remotely act sexy, he had to get “permission” from his little woman, Brenda. She was telling him it was okay, but that conciliatory tone didn’t reach her eyes. Kurt was probably afraid to go to sleep last night.
Next is my favorite man on the show – Maksim Chmerkovsky and his partner, Brandy. Could there be any two people with LESS chemistry between them than Maksim and Brandy? I think Brandy is feelin’ it, (how could she not?), but it appears Maksim isn’t. How about that little fake date they went on? Were you cringing like I was? Maksim manages to pull out all the stops when it comes to the actual performance, but I just wish there was a spark there we could get into for fantasy sake.
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke were up next. Poor Cheryl had high hopes for doing the Argentine tango last night since she visited Argentina over the summer and got some great lessons. But, alas, Rick wasn’t much help in that department. Cheryl always does her best to gyrate around her partner to distract the audience, but it just didn’t seem to be working last night. Rick seems like a nice guy, but just a little on the dull side.
Everyone is so worried about Kyle Massey’s feet and which way they’re turning, but he and Lacey Schwimmer always put out a great performance. Lacey pointed out that since he’s only eighteen years old, that he might not know what “sexy” is yet. What planet is she living on? Most eighteen year old men have hormones that are just raging out of control. However, maybe she was just trying to say that he doesn’t have much finesse yet in harnessing those raging hormones in order to be “sexy”. At least I think that’s what she meant.
Next to perform was Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff. For the record, I am furious at the judges for what they said to Mike when they were getting their scores. Did they not see those complicated lifts that could have rendered Karina paralyzed in a split second? Did they not see just how hard he worked in order to put out that kind of performance? I think the judges get a little too full of themselves sometime and forget that these stars are not dancers, technically. I don’t blame The Situation for being upset last night. He should at least get a gold star for effort.
I have to admit that Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas had me laughing last night. I loved the part where they had their kids hold up “appropriate” or “not appropriate” signs. Even though it was a little difficult at moments to watch Mrs. Brady being quite that erotic onstage, I say more power to her! She looks fabulous at her age and she has more stamina and energy than most of us lolling on our couches watching her on TV. So don’t mock her.
They must have Jennifer Grey’s picture next to the word “trooper” in the dictionary. If I was Derek Hough, I’d be scared to death twirling her around and thinking about those screws in her neck and all those other physical limitations she says she has. But nobody could see any limitations whatsoever in her performance. She really is amazing, and in my humble opinion, will definitely win this season’s mirror ball trophy. One final note on Jennifer. Couldn’t you just cry for her when she was in the corner looking all defeated and apologizing to Derek for being too old? Don’t apologize, Jennifer. You’re an inspiration to all of us out here.
Poor Bristol Palin. She really tries to move those hips, but they’re not budging, much to the chagrin of Mark Ballas. I will admit she looked sort of pretty last night, but that’s about as much of a compliment as I can muster up to give her. I actually think she might be the one going home tonight. I have to say one more thing about this duo. My daughter was watching DWTS last night and was a little ahead on her DVR than I was. She called me on the phone and excitedly told me that Mark Ballas would go shirtless during his dance tonight. I told her I couldn’t wait to see that, but really I could. And I was right. To me, in my advanced age (haha), Mark is a little too skinny to be sexy. I was yelling through my TV screen at Mark to put his shirt back on, but he seemed proud of his skinny little white chest. I only have eyes for Maksim’s hunky tan chest. Sorry.
As for Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani, I am dubbing these two “the most forgettable couple” of the season. She just comes across as a wax figurine with pretty, yet empty, eyes. She dances around as if in a trance. Tony just appears relieved that he’s not still arguing with Kate Gosselin, but seriously, Tony, don’t you just wish for a female with a little passion in her? Audrina did have one thought last night though. She was worried that if she looked serious in her role during the dance that she might get wrinkles around her eyes. That was her concern. Hence, my point.
I love watching Dancing With The Stars. It’s not just the dancing that’s entertaining, it’s their personalities and all the other stuff. Okay, let’s give the boot to Bristol tonight. If not her, then how about Kurt. Brenda will be happy about that. See ya later….