Dancing With the Stars: Ciao baby (spoiler alert)
Note to Bruno, apparently people like ewoks.
Chaz Bono, whom the excitable Italian judge compared to the cuddly Star Wars critter on Monday, escaped elimination a second week in a row, despite having the lowest score on Monday and having to do time in the spotlights of doom on Tuesday.
He wasn't bottom two, though. That distinction belonged to David Arquette and Kym Johnson, and Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy.
Meanwhile, next week might be a good time for David to dial back on the eccentricity after this little wakeup call.
I'm only sorry it wasn't Nancy Grace in jeopardy, but I guess the legal barracuda has some fans out there. On the upside, we get to see the adorable Tristan MacManus for at least one more week.
Tuesday's episode was a typical results show grab bag: an encore jive by Ricki Lake and Derek Hough, picked by "Mr. Scrunchy Face," a.k.a. Len Goodman; musical performances by Demi Lovato and The Script; a rather underwhelming attempt to recreate a Busby Berkeley production number in the Macy's Stars of Dance segment; a fun opening routine from all of the male pros ("They're available for bachelorette parties," quipped Tom after they surrounded an obviously pleased Carrie Ann Inaba); an attempt at comedy with the celebs showing viewers around the rehearsal "crib"; and plenty of backstage snippets and inane Brooke Burke filler interviews.
Among the things we learned:
=David had a hard time not looking at Kym's boobs on Monday (well, who wouldn't?).
=Superstitious Carson Kressley was freaked out by the three 6's in his score.
=Derek can't add (8 + 7 + 8 = 21? Sure).
=Rob Kardashian has figured out that going out every night when you have to get up in the morning and rehearse isn't such a hot idea. (Hey, it's called Dancing With the Stars, not Dancing With the Brainiacs.)
=Giving birth in her bathtub gave Ricki the drive she needs to compete on DWTS (as Tom said afterward, "All right, so we'll be keeping bathtubs off the set").
=Chaz said he's feeling better when Brooke asked him how he'll make it through up to 12 more dances with his bad knee and ankle (be forewarned, Chaz, she's going to ask you that sort of thing over and over again if you stick around; just ask Jennifer Grey).
So now there are 10. Any surprises for you in the results? Sorry to at least see Val go? Did you think Chaz was a goner? Comments are always welcome here, @realityeo on Twitter or on my Facebook page.
I'll be watching and recapping next Monday at 8 on CTV.
(The photo of Elisabetta and Val is by Adam Taylor for ABC.)