'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Tears in Ballroom Heaven

It's only week 3, but according to the giant gem donkey wheel that lies deep below Planet Mirrorballus' crust, it was already time to dig into the personal tragedies of Our Stars. Why not? Why wait? The 10 remaining contestants chose the most memorable years in their lives to somehow recreate in the Latin or Standard dances of their choice. We've got some real tearjerkers in this bunch! The spectrum of humanity we witnessed was huge and generally heroic (hello, J.R. Martinez), tragic, serious, and even uplifting -- you know, like Kristin Cavallari's decision to choose Hollywood over college.

Perhaps due to the personal nature of the dances, the judges seemed to go easy on a bunch of couples. I've never seen so many 8 paddles on week 3. "Eight for emotion!" I guess? (You know I'm just bitter about DANCMSTR giving out only two 7s, and only one jaunty "Seh-vehhhhn! at that.) Read More...



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