September 27th, 2011
11:25 AM ET

Nancy Grace has 'oops' moment on 'DWTS'

HLN's Nancy Grace was hoping to be the belle of the ball on last night's episode of "Dancing with the Stars," especially after surviving the "bottom three" last week.  But her strong quickstep Monday may have been overshadowed by an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction.

Grace appeared to inadvertently expose herself at the end of her dance with partner Tristan MacManus, leading ABC to abruptly go to a bizarre still shot of audience members not clapping (even though you could clearly hear the live crowd cheering in the background). Host Tom Bergeron commented that what just happened "would be perfectly fine" on a European version of the show. Update, 2:21 p.m.: Nancy Grace tells People that what happened on Monday's show didn't "equate to a wardrobe malfunction," but was rather "a little tiny movement."

Nevertheless, the legal eagle was rewarded for her performance with 21 out of a possible 30 points. Judge Len Goodman praised Grace for staying in proper hold throughout the dance, giving her an "8" – his highest score of the night.

"I feel so happy," Grace told CNN after the show. "I can't believe we got an '8'!"

Ten other celebrities and their dance partners also took the floor. For this week, the teams performed either a quickstep or a jive.

The first celeb last night was soccer's Hope Solo, who missed some practice time due to a U.S./Canada game. The two wowed the crowd with a jive dressed like soccer players, but Solo seemed a bit out of control with her steps and kicks. The judges were quick to warn her that while the energy and power are there, her precision needs some fine tuning.

Solo: 19/30 (Carrie Ann Inaba 6, Len Goodman 7, Bruno Tonioli 6)

Kristin Cavallari was up next with her quickstep, and she came onto the dance floor dressed like Marilyn Monroe.  She and Mark Ballas appeared to move well, but Cavallari seemed a bit robotic at times. The judges praised Cavallari for her finesse, but she was urged to work on her technique.

Cavallari: 22/30 (Inaba 8, Goodman 7, Tonioli 7)

David Arquette came out dressed like a Las Vegas lounge lizard for his jive, and he got the crowd into a frenzy with a show trademark - sliding between the legs of partner Kym Johnson.  Unfortunately, Arquette's performance was a lot like Carson Kressley's routine from last week - all pizzazz and no technique.  The judges, who gently scolded Arquette last week for being too serious in his waltz, warned that he has to find a balance if he wants to advance.

Arquette: 18/30 (Inaba 6, Goodman 6, Tonioli 6)

Elisabetta Canalis was looking to bounce back from last week's disappointing cha-cha, and she appeared to do just that, performing a quickstep that the judges warmly received. Footwork issues remained, and there were still times where she looked a bit lost out there.

Canalis: 21/30 (Inaba 7, Goodman 7, Tonioli 7)

America's sixth-favorite Kardashian, Rob, was on the block next, and he spent practice time complaining about his "man boobs."  This show sure has a dirty mind, doesn't it?

Kardashian looked more confident than he did last week, performing a jive that showed he was in better sync with partner Cheryl Burke. He's still a bit rigid and slow, but the judges praised him for his improvement. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba declared Rob a better dancer than sister Kim, which may or may not be a compliment given Kim's poor performance on the show.

Kardashian: 21/30 (Inaba 7, Goodman 7, Tonioli 7)

Carson Kressley came next, and again brought the fun to the dance floor by dressing up as the love child of Steve Urkel and pro golfer Ian Poulter.  His quickstep was simple and to the point, but technique remains a critical problem, and he didn't appear to have much chemistry with partner Anna Trebunskaya.  Nevertheless, the judges praised him for being the hardest worker among all the celebrities.

Kressley: 18/30 (Inaba 6, Goodman 6, Tonioli 6)

Ricki Lake was the star of the show last night, performing a jive that energized the crowd.  Lake surprised many by more than holding her own with the experienced Derek Hough, who leaped over Lake to complete the routine.

Bruno Tonioli complimented Lake for being the first celebrity to do the jive correctly, while Len Goodman's attempt at criticism was drowned out by the crowd.

Lake: 23/30 (Inaba 8, Goodman 7, Tonioli 8 )

Chaz Bono had the challenge of following Lake's exhilarating performance with a quickstep of his own, and it didn't help that he was dealing with knee and ankle problems that required getting checked out by a doctor.

Bono and Lacey Schwimmer's quickstep was welcomed by the crowd, and Bono was more than game throughout the routine.  Unfortunately, the dance is called the "quickstep," and Bono was simply too slow to impress the judges.

Bono: 17/30 (Inaba 6, Goodman 5, Tonioli 6)

Like Solo, Chynna Phillips appeared to take a step back last night, performing a jive that the judges thought was too safe.  Goodman noted that Philips' performance was "good, but not great."

Phillips: 21/30 (Inaba 7, Goodman 7, Tonioli 7)

The final contestant of the night was first-round co-leader J.R. Martinez, who again dazzled the crowd with a jive. For someone who claims to have had no dance experience entering the competition, the veteran and soap star is a quick learner who dances like every performance could be his last.

Martinez: 22/30 (Inaba 7, Goodman 7, Tonioli 8 )

What did you think of last night's "Dancing with the Stars" episode?  Who do you believe will be eliminated next?


soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. LN

    Nancy has unprecedented advantage with DWTS over others because of her TV show. THis is unfair to others and HLN must stop this ASAP. She is not a good dancer and should have been booted out in the begining of the show. It is so sad persons without skills can survive because they are celebrities and have their own TV show and use it for their selfish motives.

    November 4, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nancyDISgrace

    Nancy DisGrace should Go home already. We've been "entertained" enough! Putting her on this show was a very strange idea!

    September 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Thatguy371

    Only reason she's still on DWTS is for comedy relief.

    September 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The Måd Råp3r

    The thought of one of Nancy Grace's leathery funbags jiggling out of her dress gives me The Fear.

    September 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. timmie

    I'm glad I missed it. Mommy says I'm not supposed to see any boobies til I get married.

    September 27, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Anomic Office Drone

    Add this to the list of reasons to just watch Monday Night Football. Ick.

    September 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. timmie in kindergarten

    Plus when my kindergarten teacher tells them to us she makes the whole room laff.

    September 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. timmie in kindergarten

    Poop jokes are funny. Everyone loves jokes about doodie. They make people smile and spread happiness to all.

    September 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. poop lovers

    What's with the obsession with doodoo?? Is it your fetish or just love to eat and smell it?? You belong in the toilet!!!

    September 27, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. laqwanda

    I bet it was some doodoo kirstie alley left from her appearance.

    September 27, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chad

    Was it just me or did anyone else notice the big doodie stain at the corner of her mouth? Look likes she was tueerd snacking before the show.

    September 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ellard

    Nancy is glowing because they rubbed doodoo on her just before the show.

    September 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. love my dancing show

    I think she is cute, you guys are too much. I have never seen her glow as much as she is on this show. She is doing great! GO NANCY GO!!!!

    September 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. N8 THE GR8

    This show is terrible.

    September 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. abby

    Nancy Grace what a pig, vomit

    September 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Evel Knievel

    With the size of the contestants, this show should be called, "Dancing with the Heifers".

    September 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. lawman

    Someone should take this p@rn off the air. It should be against the law for that sheedevil wiitch to even be on tv. Much less exposing herself. The poor audience members who witnessed this horror should sue.

    September 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sandy

    JR was the best, period! He will win!

    September 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  19. JEAN

    I love this show Love it love it love it

    September 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thatguy371

      Yes, some people are quite easily entertained. Bet Fran Drescher in The Nanny was also a fave of yours.

      September 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Toosweettobash

    I can already tell the haters are about to come out. But, that doesn't stop Nancy from helping children or being loved by people who aren't a bunch of whiny children

    September 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thatguy371

      May help children but also victimizes victims, and subjects sane people to her aggressive trailer trash mentality. Actually quite an overall pathetic person if you give it some clear thought.

      September 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • 2cents

      That does not give her the right to parade herself half-naked in a dancing show. Being good at something (though even that is controversial enough) does not make you good at everything else, and she is the typical example of this.

      September 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Red Carpet downthere

    What was that an oversized eggplant?..or a baby manatee nursing on Nancy Grace... .?

    September 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  22. brylee

    I think the best dancer was JR but the judges scores didn't reflect that. I like him and Chynna.

    September 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Epidi

    I hope Nancy 'the media hag' Grace falls on her a $ $ before it's all over.

    September 27, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • rockinhorse

      My God....me too. I've been waiting for this fake, fat a$$, red neck, loud mouth to fall on her butt with CNN..... BUTT, they love her I guess....God knows why. I'm so sick of her annoying voice tone and...I'm from Mississippi SO, you'd think I'd relate BUT....KILL ME, PLEASE !!

      September 27, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  24. 3D

    GROSS. No one wanted to see that. Glad I was watching Terra Nova.

    September 27, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  25. The Måd Råp3r

    The thought of one of Nancy Graces leathery funbags jiggling out of her dress gives me The Fear.

    September 27, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  26. jillmarie

    JR did the best, IMO. Ricki Lake is doing great, too- I'm glad because she's likeable. I think Chynna did well enough to- Hold On For One More Day-lol. Kristen did well, too.
    I'm SICK of all things Kardashian, and Chaz needs to go.

    September 27, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |

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