Frankly, I never remembered there being any kind of a flap about there being questions raised concerning whether or not Donny'd taken actual ballroom dance lessons prior to appearing on DWTS, in the first place.
I DID say in my post in response to EC: " . . . IF this is true . . ." And yep, I ALSO said that IF it was true, then he should've been DQed.
And I still stand by that.
Just as I would if it were anybody ELSE under question about having taken previous ballroom dance lessons before coming on DWTS.
However, this being DONNY OSMOND, I really don't think he'd be the type to KNOWINGLY go on DWTS --- and more likely than not, KNOWING what the parameters for an appearance on the show BEFOREHAND would be --- HAVING TAKEN PREVIOUS FORMAL BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS.
To me, there IS a difference between learning a ballroom routine for a particular show and the steps for that as opposed to actually taking ballroom dance lessons. Just as there is a difference between having danced on Broadway, in movies, onstage in concerts, on TV shows, etc., and having learned and danced actual ballroom dancing.
Bottom line, Donny may've very well learned a ballroom routine for his Vegas show. LaToya may've outed him for that, and a public straightening-out of the actual facts from Donny may've had to've occurred (and who KNOWS what rock I was under when all this supposedly came up?!).
So, far as I'm concerned, because of his 50-some-odd years in showbusiness of having to learn and do dance routines for his various appearances, yep, he had ONE leg up on the greenhorns coming on this show (just as Katherine, Nicole, Jennifer, Marie, Melissa, MYA, Z, AND countless others have).
More clarification, information and the presentation of other sides of a story are WONDERFUL things, aren't they????