A shocking exit on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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Sabrina Bryan

A shocking send-off: This season’s golden girl, Sabrina Bryan, finally got a dose of tough-love from the judges Monday night, but no one imagined it would soon be over for the pint-sized powerhouse. In a fox-trot riddled with flubs, Bruno Tonioli pointed out a problem with “spatial flow,” while Len Goodman pegged it as just “too powerful.” They were both scrambling for a nice way to say, “Turn it down a notch or ten!” Despite the criticism, they expected Sabrina and Mark Ballas to go all the way. The judges stood slack-jawed as Tom Bergeron announced that Sabrina was out of the competition. The normally neutral host even added, “I had you so pegged for the finale.”

Still on her feet: After Marie Osmond’s dramatic drop last week, she and Jonathan Roberts attempted a comeback with the paso doble. Unfortunately for the pair, while they surpassed their samba, the dance failed to dazzle. Len characterized Marie’s paso persona as “a gypsy around a campfire cooking (her) sausages,” which is a far cry from the bullfighter’s cape she intended to convey. Lacking support from the judges, Johnny and Marie relied on viewer votes to save the day. And, inexplicably, they did. Wonder what the shelf life on sympathy votes is anyway?

Splendid Spice: The hot and cold relationship between Mel B and Maksim Chmerkovskiy finally found the ideal outlet in the rumba. The dance of mixed emotions allowed the couple to show off their unique chemistry, while Maks’ streamlined choreography highlighted their technical proficiency. The nearly flawless dance earned them a completely flawless score, making it the second perfect-30 routine this season.

Alive despite jive: Jane Seymour’s lithe form and ballet background mesh perfectly with graceful, sweeping numbers like the fox-trot, tango or waltz, but the same can’t be said of bounce-‘n’-groove moves such as the jive. Bruno put it lightly when he said, “(The jive) wasn’t your most comfortable dance.” Still, Jane deserved some credit for working a ponytail and miniskirt at 56 better than most 26-year-olds could. While a suspected case of food poisoning prevented her from attending Tuesday’s results show, her luck improved when she somehow escaped the bottom two.

Back in the race: With the competition down to just two male celebrities, Helio Castroneves knew he needed to make up for last week’s robotic rumba if he wanted to stay in the game. The playful cha-cha he and Julianne Hough delivered Monday night was just the trick. Dropping any effort at acting, Helio allowed his goofy grin to remain in place, and instead focused on his footwork — which appeared impeccable, when it wasn’t obscured by his enormous beige flairs. The judges loved the dance and awarded them 28 points. Len was more interested in the flairs. “When you’re done with your trousers, I’d look gorgeous in them!”

No one’s safe: Cameron Matheson and Edyta Sliwinska stood next to Sabrina and Mark to round out the most shocking bottom two of the season. Bruno called it “the most consistent versus the most improved,” but now that “consistent” has left the building, “improved” better keep improving. It’s the battle of the fan bases now.

ServerBeach Halloween Costume Contest

We had our 2nd Annual ServerBeach Halloween Costume. Here is a video of the contest.

DWTS Week 6 – The Results

Sabrina Bryan

Someone please tell me how Sabrina and Cameron got voted on the bottom two on Week 6’s results show? I was shock to see them there in that position.

First they start the show off and Jane is not there. She has food poisoning. After the group dance they start with the elimination. After all of the suspense that they build up, Jane is save (must be the luck of getting sick or fainting). Then after more suspense, Cameron is one of the stars in the bottom two. What??!! And then they go on and say that Marie is safe. What??!! That left Sabrina joining Cameron on being at the bottom.

I was as shocked as the judges and the audience was when Sabrina and Cameron were standing there. Both Sabrina and Cameron are much better than Jane and Marie – no offense. But I just couldn’t believe it.

It was sad when Tom announced that Sabrina was not coming back. But she seemed to take it as well as could be expected. Hopefully all of the sympathy votes for Jane and Marie are all gone, and in the next two weeks they will be voted off. It’s getting to the point where there is not more room for mediocre starts.

DWTS – Week 6

Just finish watching the show and the one I voted for the most was Mel B and Maksim.

Melanie and Maksim

Even though my early pick was Jennie and then I changed my mind to Helio. I think Mel and Maksim are the team to beat. They danced a perfect 30 dance and they deserved it. I am looking forward to see next week’s dance from them.

The group dance was entertaining and fun. And I agree with the judges, they looked like they enjoyed dancing with each other.

Chili Cookoff



Chili Cookoff is one of my favorite jokes. Just thought I would share it with you.


Notes from an inexperienced Chili taster named FRANK, who was visiting Texas from the East Coast:

“Recently I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chili cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment, and I happened to be standing there at the judge’s table asking directions to the beer wagon when the call came. I was assured by the other two judges (Native Texans) that the chili wouldn’t be all that spicy, and besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted. Here are the scorecards from the event:

Chili # 1: Mike’s Maniac Mobster Monster Chili

JUDGE ONE: A little too heavy on tomato. Amusing kick.

JUDGE TWO: Nice, smooth tomato flavor. Very mild.

FRANK: Holy shit, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway. Took me two beers to put the flames out. I hope that’s the worst one. These Texans are crazy.

Chili # 2: Arthur’s Afterburner Chili


JUDGE ONE: Smoky, with a hint of pork. Slight Jalapeno tang.

JUDGE TWO: Exciting BBQ flavor, needs more peppers to be taken seriously.

FRANK: Keep this out of reach of children! I’m not sure what I am supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver. They had to rush in more beer when they saw the look on my face.


Chili # 3: Fred’s Famous Burn Down the Barn Chili

JUDGE ONE: Excellent firehouse chili! Great kick. Needs more beans.

JUDGE TWO: A bean less chili, a bit salty, good use of red peppers.

FRANK: Call the EPA, I’ve located a uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now, get me more beer before I ignite. Barmaid pounded me on the back, now my backbone is in the front part of my chest. I’m getting shit-faced from all the beer.

Chili # 4: Bubba’s Black Magic

JUDGE ONE: Black bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing.

JUDGE TWO: Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods, not much of a chili.

FRANK: I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it, is it possible to burn-out taste buds? Sally, the bar maid, was standing behind me with fresh refills, that 300 lb. bitch is starting to look HOT, just like this nuclear-waste I’m eating. Is chili an aphrodisiac?

Chili # 5: Linda’s Legal Lip Remover

JUDGE ONE: Meaty, strong chili. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick. Very impressive.

JUDGE TWO: Chili using shredded beef; could use more tomato. Must admit the cayenne peppers make a strong statement.

FRANK: My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and I can no longer focus my eyes. I farted and four people behind me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly on it from a pitcher. I wonder if I’m burning my lips off? It really pisses me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. Screw those rednecks!

Chili # 6: Vera’s Very Vegetarian Variety

JUDGE ONE: Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili. Good balance of spice and peppers.

JUDGE TWO: The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, and garlic. Superb.

FRANK: My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous, sulfuric flames. I shit myself when I farted and I’m worried it will eat through the chair. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that slut Sally, she must be kinkier than I thought. Can’t feel my lips anymore. I need to wipe my ass with a snow cone!

Chili # 7: Susan’s Screaming Sensation Chili

JUDGE ONE: A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers.

JUDGE TWO: Ho Hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chilli peppers at the last moment. I should note that I am worried about Judge Number 3. He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is cursing uncontrollably.

FRANK: You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I wouldn’t feel a damn thing. I’ve lost the sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with chili which slid unnoticed out of my mouth. My pants are full of lava-like shit to match my damn shirt. At least during the autopsy they’ll know what killed me. I’ve decided to stop breathing, it’s too painful. Screw it, I’m not getting any oxygen anyway. If I need air, I’ll just suck it in through the 4 inch hole in my stomach.

Chili # 8: Mount Saint Helen’s Chili

JUDGE ONE: A perfect ending, this is a nice blend chili, safe for all, not too bold but spicy enough to declare its existence.

JUDGE TWO: This final entry is a good, balanced chili, neither mild nor hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge Number 3 passed out, fell over and pulled the chili pot down on top of himself. Not sure if he’s going to make it. Poor Yank, wonder how he would have reacted to a really hot chili?

FRANK: ————– (editor’s note: Judge #3 was unable to report)

Mark Cuban Gets Benched on ‘Dancing’

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Mark Cuban

Finally, Mark-free TV: While training for this week’s “I Dream of Jeannie” inspired rumba, Mark Cuban told Kym Johnson, “If we get an 18 or a 19, who cares? We want to entertain!” Obviously, Mark thought he was on to a sure thing, playing to the fans rather than the judges. The judges handed him a 21 out of 30, but fans of dance weren’t willing to keep him around any longer, leaving the Maverick man dancing out to a standing O.

Down on the job: Sympathy votes are just as good as merit votes. That’s the lesson for Marie Osmond. Well, that and “don’t forget to breathe.” Marie, of course, famously fainted Monday night following a not-so sensational samba. The seasoned performer bounced back from the incident, explaining that sometimes she just loses track of the whole breathing thing. By Tuesday, Marie was feeling fine and probably lucky. After all, she and partner Jonathan Roberts are still in the competition, despite a Mark Cuban-worthy routine.

Sensational samba: After last week’s moment in the red light, Mel B and Maksim Chmerkovskiy needed to prove their prowess to the voting public. They did that and more, with what the judges called the finest samba of the night. They were even deemed worthy of a repeat performance Tuesday. Not bad, given that both Mel and Maks were recuperating from a nasty cold.

Right dance, wrong night: Despite a beautiful dance that once again highlighted Jane Seymour’s strengths, she and Tony Dovolani wound up in the bottom two. The spot surely would’ve gone to Johnny and Marie, had a certain someone made it through the night upright. Luckily for Jane, Mark’s time was up, and she’ll dance again next week.

Mature content: Cameron Mathison and Edyta Sliwinska took the rumba from sexy sashay to full on dirty dancing Monday night. The judges loved the saucy routine, giving them a score of 26. After the number, Samantha Harris asked Cam if it was good for him. “Yes!” Then he remembered someone back home might be tuning in. “My wife’s watching and I love you for being so supportive about this.”

Fast on his feet: There should be an Emmy for “Best Reaction to an Emergency on Live TV.” “Dancing” host Tom Bergeron would be a shoo-in. With his smooth transition from checking on the limp celeb to throwing it to commercial break, Tom never missed a beat. Samantha should take notes — she’s yet to perform that well during regular programming.

I am looking forward to next week’s show.

Marie Osmond “feeling fine'”after fainting on TV

How many of you saw Marie faint on the show last night. At first I thought it was a gag, but when Tom and Jonathan were by Marie’s side saying “Go to commercial”, I could see that it was for real.

Live TV — you got to love it.


Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:03pm EDT

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Marie Osmond, a member of the singing Osmond family, was “feeling

Marie and Jonathan

fine” on Tuesday after fainting the night before during an appearance on the ABC television show “Dancing with the Stars,” her spokeswoman said.

“She’s doing much better and feeling fine and she’s looking forward to appearing on tonight’s (Tuesday’s) show,” Marleah Leslie said.

Osmond, 48, is a competitor in the celebrity ballroom dancing competition and following her performance on Monday night she collapsed onstage. The show immediately broke for a commercial and afterward Osmond reappeared for a brief segment to receive dance scores from the judges.

The effervescent singer explained that “once in a while” she loses her breath after a performance and faints. The program continued and Osmond received medical attention backstage, her spokeswoman said.

Osmond gained fame as part of the Osmond family of singers whose brothers, including Donny, formed a wholesome pop group in the 1970s. She starred on the “Donny and Marie” variety show in the same decade, and since then has acted in numerous TV specials and programs and still performs onstage.

“Dancing with the Stars” is one of U.S. TV’s top-rated shows in which performers, sports stars and even businessmen compete in a variety of dances. Along with Osmond, this season’s contestants include Jennie Garth, formerly of TV show “Beverly Hills 90210” and race car driver Helio Castroneves.

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