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'Dancing With the Stars': Lance Bass takes the lead

Seriously, could more people get injured on "Dancing With the Stars" this season? I hope for Cloris Leachman's sake that she gets voted off before anything really bad happens. Tonight, we heard about Julianne's impending appendectomy, and Brooke Burke has a nagging foot injury. And that foot injury seemed to keep Brooke out of first place tonight -- instead, Lance Bass and Lacey performed a very awesome jive that netted them a 27/30 and first place in the judges' rankings. Cloris and Corky performed a cha cha that even Cloris seemed to know was -- ahem -- wanting. They landed far, far behind everyone else with 15/30.

Michael Flatley filled in for Len tonight, and I missed Len. The stars and pros danced a hip-hop routine that really laid bare who has an innate sense of rhythm and who doesn't. I'll have more on all of this when I write up the full report in the morning.

In the interim, I'll say that it looks like this may be the week Cloris goes. If her fans come through, however, then it'll probably be Susan Lucci. What do you think?

-- Sarah Rogers

 
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Cloris Leachman still gets my vote even though it was obvious to me that the judges (the producers) had it in for her. No way did she deserve a score so much lower than everyone elses. I'm surprised that Sarah Rogers didn't reference this in her story. Warren was awful. I would like the judges to judge and let the cards fall where they may. It would make the show more fun if the producers encouraged them to be geniune and not try to "manage" the results. OK, that's off my chest! Way to go Cloris!!!

It has to be Cloris. If not, then I give up. The fact she is still there is just proof that the judging formula needs to be changed. I suggest a 4th judge, with each score making up 20% of the score, with the audience making up the final 20%. And judges should be able to score in tenths of a point.


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