'Dancing With the Stars' recap: No Hope Remains

On Tuesday's season 13, week 8 results show of Dancing With the Stars, goal-oriented Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- who can still go ahead and make that smile -- were expelled from DANCMSTR's School of Sequins. Your finalists are Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke, Ricki Lake and Derek Hough, and J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff. Only one of these people is currently in severe physical pain. That must be a record!

It was becoming exhausting to watch Hope's mood switch from combative to sweet and then back again in a setting in which she had seemed unhappy and uncomfortable for weeks. To borrow a Simon Cowell-ism, I don't think Hope was ever quite as good as she thought she was at ballroom dancing, but clearly she was not a good fit to serve as a pawn/punching bag on a reality show. It was just not for her. "I don't even want to look at them," Hope had murmured to Maks re: the judges after their Argentine tango. Her partner had shut up and resigned himself to playing nice, but she never got the memo -- or more likely, she got it and didn't care. Read More...



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