“Dancing” Just Gets Crazier
The craziest season of “Dancing With the Stars” ever just keeps getting crazier…
First, Marie Osmond fainted on live TV. Then, after she and Jane Seymour ended up at the bottom, she accused the show of age discrimination, telling “Ok!” “I think they’re trying to get the older chicks off the show, and I say shame on them…I mean, come on—compare us to a 20-year-old! We’re doing good! That’s why you appreciate the viewers and their voting.”
Meanwhile, Jane’s partner Tony Dovolani took on judge Carrie Ann Inaba for her criticism of the pair’s “illegal lifts.” Tony told “People” he gave Carrie Ann a ballroom rulebook since “she does not know anything about ballroom” and highlighted the parts he wanted her to read. Tony said she responded by flipping him off (For the record, the producers say the show uses a different rulebook.).
Then, after Jane and Tony ended up last after Tuesday’s performance (Coincidence?), Jane did not appear on the results show due to food poisoning—which Jane denies was a publicity stunt.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any wilder, the show had one of the most shocking eliminations in its history Tuesday as early favorite Sabrina Bryan was sent home. After the show, several contestants—and the judges—spoke out against the results. Mel B.’s partner, Maks, was the most vocal, saying there were other contestants who should’ve gone home first—no doubt referring to Marie and/or Jane.
Who knew that Marie Osmond and Jane Seymour could be such lightning rods of controversy?
All good reality shows have an endless supply of drama, and it appears that “Dancing”—or at least is contestants—has learned that lesson well this season. I think this is the year the show truly comes its own.
I might even start watching…
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC…