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?
I think that the problem is not whether or not Len had the right to criticise DL in the way that he did. DL agreed to perform and be judged. Len signed up to judge.
The problem is not even the fact that DL lacks musicality, rhythm and flexibility.
The real issue is that the judges are not making any attempt to help him improve even though it appears obvious that he is willing to put in the time and effort. So that what might be humorous and witty if accompanied by constructive criticism and advice, becomes harsh and derogatory, and hurtful.
DL is black correct?
Len is Simon Cowell for the dance crowd. 'nuff said.
D L can't dance. If he doesn't go home next week. Goodman just wants to keep him so he can have a sparring partner.
Wow, what a crappy show. This is an example of everything that is wrong with America.
Len needs to be sent home to his new wife and never let him judge on DWTS ever again. He is a crotchety old man and should not be on DWTS as a judge!!!!!!! If Len is still a judge next season...my "Old Ladies" club will boycott DWTS!
DWTS? Pat, I would like to buy a vowel.
I have always FANTACIZED about competing on DWTS, because I’m well known as somewhat of a “toe-tapper”who is “light in the loafers.”
Hey, it's me, John, never initiating my own opinion, just piggybacking onto the remarks of others so I can make my own smug, condescending comments. Yes, I'm a loser and a tool, I will admit that. I also like men, so maybe I'll go blog on that article about Magic Johnson's gay son for awhile.
I stopped watching this piece of crap show the year they put that stompin cow Palin on and praised her for weeks when she was just awful. SHow is done...exit...stage left..
You say that proudly, yet here you are. Kind of sad if you're here blathering on about your opinion yet you neither enjoy the show nor even watch it.
Middle Finger...I know everyone gaga all i now have too do is hit forward key
Kim Kardashian is a fat cow. MOO!
you have too take the good with the bad.....just like everyone else does....
i believe if the judges kept it the same for all contestants it would be different but they seem to be harder on DL when there are other dancers that are just as bad, or worse and they don't have the same harsh words for them. I find that some of the words used are very disrespectful. I love Wynona Judd but her dancing was atrocious but you did not see them speak to her the way they do to DL, so they should at least be consistent, if nothing else
There once was a fart deep within,
who thought that to stay was a sin.
So he tunneled about,
till he found a way out,
as I silently sat with a grin.
we fart in phones by the way–you were told that 2 million times
Stupid show, stupid contestants.
And a stupid comment simply because you obviously care enough to be here and comment at all.
That was me - ha ha! I fooled you all! See how I changed my name to M.O.P. as a play on the name M.A.P.? I am so clever! No wonder my boyfriend WORSHIPS me!
I think the problem is that the celebrities are not used to people talking "real" to them. Goodman is a dance judge. If you're dancing is less than par, it's his job to say so. It's "his" show, so if you can't take the criticism, stay off of the dance floor.
I should have said, "if your dancing"... rather than "if you're dancing".
at least you know the difference between those two words, unlike a large percentage of idiots who comment here.
when you go to the beach. Keeps the sand out of yer hoo haw, and we all know how miserable that can be.
Happy Spring Break time.
it's a stupid show for idiots. anyone who comments to the contrary is a complete idiot.
What is stupid is someone who takes the time to comment on a show she doesn't even watch. THAT'S stupid.
ladies and gentlemen, the first complete idiot has just chimed in above ↑
Um, have you seen the hot babes wearing almost nothing? Those dance bodies are hot, hot, hot. So I guess I'm an idiot, guilty as charged.
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