April 3rd, 2013
09:35 AM ET
Tuesday may have been an elimination night on "Dancing with the Stars," but the focus was again on the feud between D.L. Hughley and judge Len Goodman.
Hughley took Goodman to task while speaking with CNN after Monday night's show, accusing the Brit of being a "coward and a bully" for continuing to criticize his Monday salsa, and not allowing him to defend himself. (You can hear what Goodman said to Hughley, as well as the comic's reaction, by watching the video above.)
Lost amid the feuding and fussing was the departure of Wynonna Judd from the show. The country star's flat, mannequin-esque samba from Monday sealed her fate after fan voting.
Surprisingly, Hughley was nowhere to be found when the lowest-voted celebs were announced. Andy Dick joined Judd in the bottom two, while Lisa Vanderpump was "in jeopardy."
So what does one make of the Hughley-Goodman fight? Hughley is not the first contestant to express disdain with the way the judges speak to the celebrities (Hope Solo and Chaz Bono come to mind), and he certainly won't be the last.
As for Goodman, he's getting paid to portray the "angry, stuffy Brit" on national television. And for ABC, which has seen ratings for Monday's performance episodes drop around 30 percent in the key 18-49 demo since the March 25 premiere, any publicity is good publicity. So why not encourage Hughley and Goodman to verbally duke it out for viewers?
What do you think of Hughley and Goodman's war of words, and did the right celebrity go home last night?
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