I haven't watched last night's show yet, so I'll have to see what JR and Karina say... JR's my guy [this doesn't mean I think he revolves around me!], so I hope I won't be too disappointed.
Tristan is such a breath of fresh air - handsome, talented and unpretentious, he goes about doing his job with no other thought except what is best for his partner. What a surprise! And in such contrast to Maks, who is just dragging the show down nowadays.
I have found it interesting that there seemed to be NO difference of opinion as to Khate G after her "performances" on DWTS, but many have indicated that they are finding a softer side to Nancy that has surprised them. And it's refreshing that people can admit a change of mind.
I didn't have any opinion of Nancy Grace before her being on Dancing With the Stars because I hadn't heard of her until then. I don't like the bad attitude she's shown in her rehearsals with Tristan. Her dancing hasn't been bad, though, so if she just shuts up and dances, I'll be ok with her staying on the show a bit longer. Not so I can watch her, so I can watch Tristan!
What a baby Chaz is. I just saw an after interview where he whines that the judges were extra hard on him each week. They spent weeks lying to him and sugar coating each performance and thats what kept him there this long. If you are going to be someone who publically goes through a gender change, you would think you can take a couple sarcastic comments. Especially when you are doing a terrible job at what youre supposed to be doing.
I lost a good deal of respect for him hearing him cry like that. Now go back to being a nobody.
However, on GMA, he very explicitly said that's all he had to apologize for, and then he really let loose with both barrels. He pointed out that the judges are allowed to make whatever insulting comments they like about the dancers (he specifically mentioned "comparing us to animals") without apologizing, and yet they aren't allowed to say anything in return, which is basically true. Bruno never apologized on air (or at all, really) for his revolting pussy remark with regard to Karina last years, for instance. The most he said was that English wasn't his first language and he didn't mean pussy in that sense. Personally, I find it kind of hard to believe that Bruno, the king of the double entendre, didn't know that's how the word pussy could be taken, but even if he didn't, he could still have told Karina that he was sorry he inadvertently offended her. Then, when they asked him about what he thought of other dancers going to the judges afterwards and apologizing for his (Maks') remarks, he let loose on Derek, who apparently did exactly that. He said that if he'd been given Nicole, Jennifer, and Ricki in a row as partners, he might find the judges' marks and comments "fair" too. Man, it's going to be interesting in the celebraquariam this week. Seems to me it would be a very good idea to bring Carson back, because Brooke will just stupidly fan the flames, whereas Carson might be able to keep everyone laughing.
Later, they had Lacey and Chaz on, and they both (wisely, IMO) politely refused to make any kind of comments with regard to what Maks had just said. Lacy did say, however, that the judging has been unfair and inconsistent, and Chaz reiterated his earlier statement that overweight women are praised for losing weight on the show, but he was compared to things that are round--Ewoks, basketballs, penguins etc. (though, really, I don't think penguins are exactly round)--because he's a guy. I've been trying to remember--were the Woz or Kyle or Warren treated similarly, because they were all heavier male contestants? Kyle and Warren were, obviously, much better dancers, which may have mitigated those remarks, but the Woz certainly wasn't. I also saw a clip of Lacey on E! saying that the judges have their favorite couples and she and Chaz just weren't that this season. Realistically, though, however sensitive Chaz has been to Bruno's remarks, they may not have been absolute judging favorites, but they were, for the most part, treated more gently than a number of people have been this season or in past seasons, including people who were better dancers.