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Sorry, Charlie

SPOILER ALERT — this blog talks about last night’s shocking elimination on Dancing with the Stars.

In hindsight, it was inevitable.

charlie whiteHost Tom Bergeron and the judges were aghast that Olympic ice dancer Charlie White and professional partner Sharna Burgess were eliminated just one week shy of the finals.

But with his ice dancing partner Meryl Davis also in the competition (paired with popular-bad-boy dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy), Charlie was dead in the water.  The two were bound to split their fans’ votes, and Maks is way more popular than Sharna.

Meryl wins.

The celebs that remain have their unique voting blocks as well.  Candace Cameron Bure (of Full House fame) can’t go a show without evoking Jesus’ name, so she has the conservative right sewn up.  Singer James Maslow of the boy band Big Time Rush has the hottie vote.  And Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy is dancing brilliantly on two artificial legs — artificial! — and paired with Derek Hough, who is popular enough to win with almost anyone.

So yes, strangely enough, Olympic ice dancer Charlie White was the clear underdog.

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Dopey cubed

Look!

Tom and Dopey

It’s my people!

Icky ink

So, I’m watching Dancing with the Stars — which I love — and half of the remaining celebrity/pro pairs are dressed in matching athletic wear for a group number.

Tom Bergeron throws to a commercial break.  All the women in the group turn their backs to the camera, creating a faux huddle.  And there it is —

A big ol’ line of tramp stamps.

Talk about ruining a camera shot.  And a costume designer’s vision.  And pretty much every outfit you’ll wear for the rest of your life.

Now, I’ll admit — the ones the celebs and dancers are sporting on ABC are relatively tame.  But this gnarly site is filled with some truly heinous creations.

Enjoy perusing poor decision making…in pen.

Local boy done good

CONGRATS TOM BERGERON!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So psyched that you won the Emmy for ‘Best Reality Show Host’ tonight for Dancing with the Stars. 

Finally.  So very deserved.

But don’t celebrate too hard.  The season premiere of DWTS All-Stars is tomorrow night!

Oh, I’ll be there.

Video this

Have you watched America’s Funniest Home Videos lately?

Show’s still got game.

I caught part of the Christmas special tonight.  It’s probably the first time I’ve watched the program in 10 years and — darn it — the clips of kids and cats and dogs and grandmas caught in compromising circumstances while celebrating their holidays made me laugh aloud.

Embarrassing, but true.

AFV also kept the holiday show in the family by hosting the special at Disneyland’s Winter Wonderland.  So all the lights and Disney characters and Santa himself added a certain something-something.

Plus, if you are a Tom Bergeron fan like me and find the days between seasons of Dancing with the Stars particularly dark and dreary without his quick wit and showmanship, you can get your weekly dose between clips of painful pratfalls and precocious kiddies.

Tonight was a good reminder for me, too.

The Ides of Carson

A friend had a brilliant inspiration during Dancing with the Stars last night that she posted on Facebook.  Today I devote The Egg to officially launch her campaign:

BERGERON-KRESSLEY
Dancing with the Stars Co-Hosts

That’s right — Brooke Burke out; Carson Kressley in.  If you watched last night’s results show, we all got a taste of exactly what that might look like.

Fun.  High energy.  Witty.  Filled with the unexpected.  All the things that an evening of hosting — and conversation, I would guess — with Brooke Burke is not.

Full disclosure  — I’ve never been a fan of Brooke.  I wasn’t when she started hosting; I’m not now.  While she is lovely to look at, I just don’t think she has much else to offer.

If she were flipping letters on Wheel of Fortune, that would be fine.  But DWTS requires she be quick on her feet, and she’s simply not.  Standing next to Tom Bergeron — the best host in the biz — well, it’s just sad.  And she’s not getting any better.

But Carson and Tom together?  Totally different personalities, of course, but both big.  Both bold.  Both smart as a whip.  And funny?!

Oh, I think America would buy tickets to that party.


Broke Burke

“Dancing with the Stars” season 11 debuted last night, and I know I speak for many people when I say:  instant addiction.

(They put something in the water.)

If you don’t watch the show, you are correct in labeling it shallow and silly.  This show celebrates spray tan and spangles and D-list celebrities and the kind of dancing heretofore only seen in silent movies.

But with Tom Bergeron hosting — LIVE — that all works for me.

What DOESN’T work for me is Brooke Burke as his co-host.  I gave her all last year to get her very long legs under her in this job, but she continues to stumble.  Must the loyal DWTS audience endure an entire season of her constant missteps?

The problems start in the show intro.  Tom is exuberant, his voice filled with energy and excitement.  Brooke sounds like she is reciting the phone book.  Tom could ad lib his way out of a death row sentence; she can’t even come up with a different way to say “How do you like your score?” in the post-dance interview.

She’s beautiful to look upon, no doubt, and she did win DWTS a couple of years ago…but Drew Lachy was a much better co-host when he filled in for former co-host Samantha Harris during her maternity leave.

Would it be so terrible to have an all-male host team on DWTS?  Or, at the very least, two competent hosts?

We’re so excited you back, DWTS.  Don’t let Brooke Burke kill our buzz.