'DWTS' Performace Recap: Ricki Lake Gets First 10s After Almost Giving Up

Ricki Lake's hard work was well paid on "Dancing with the Stars" this week. The 43-year-old was complaining during her rehearsal with pro dancer partner Derek Hough and even talking about quitting the show, but she managed to overcome it and show her best on Monday night, October 10. 

Dancing the paso doble, Ricki got two 10s from judges for a total of 29. Len Goodman gushed, "Top of the leaderboard, I think so," while Bruno Toli called it "a blockbusting performance." After getting praises, the actress regretted that she contemplated about giving up, saying, "I'm relieved!" 

Also stealing the spotlight was J.R. Martinez who danced the foxtrot. Closing the performance show, he was deemed the best male dancer of the night by Len. Carrie Ann Inaba, however, was less impressed as she said, "I thought it was OK... For some reason, this performance fell a little flat for me I think it's the humor - you didn't need the humor." The "All My Children" actor got 26 out of 30.  Read More...



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