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'Dancing With the Stars': Buh-bye Leeza!

April 11, 2007 |  8:38 am

Leeza We’re on to you, “Dancing with the Stars!”

The last time you put on a totally unnecessary recap show was the Tuesday that Gwen Stefani was on “American Idol.”  Last week your results show was "only" an hour long, however, this week, once again, you chose to refresh the memories of your unwitting viewers. And lo and behold, Jennifer Lopez was the guest mentor on “AI”. We're not going to fall for it again, though. If you want to pull us away from exciting guest spots on that other talent competition, you’re going to have to give us a lot more.

That said, Tuesday’s results show (not the recap) managed to come out fairly entertaining despite some typical overblown DWTS promises and recycled material.

The big, special surprise guest? Past champion, Drew Lachey.  Snooze.

We were excited to hear who in the competition might be pregnant, until it turned out to be unnecessary  co-host Samantha Harris. And the many, many "ball" jokes maybe would have worked better on an audience of 12-year-old boys. However, we did like the spicy mamacita showing the youngsters how to do the samba. And the dance number to “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” was, well, a little dirty. But we liked it, too!

What we most especially liked though was Leeza Gibbons getting voted off —- no offense, Leeza, but your personality rang false with us and your dance moves didn’t compensate (nor did your cutting-edge “hanging chads” wisecrack.)

With her voted off now, though, the future eliminations will become more difficult as the more sentimental favorites come under the red light.

(Photo courtesy ABC)