Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week, EW.com’s collection of reader-submitted ridiculata, is the best way to enjoy Dancing With the Stars without ever having to turn it on. It’s a visual feast of sparkles, fringe, and flesh. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems!
MVG (MOST VALUABLE GEM): Back Where It All Began!
“The closeup of Princess Sparkle and her spactacular boobs! Man have I missed them…uh her!” —gigi, endorsed by Alex, TeoNYC, hobokendave, Presto, Melissa, A, kfran, and Katja, who appreciates daaaaaaamn fine decolletage
NOT ELUSIVE ENOUGH!
“Hidden Gem: Carrie Ann In-ahhh-ber had me mesmerized with her M.C. Escher earings (triangles inside triangles inside…) then I would snap out of my trance when the light reflected off those gems on her shirt! I don’t think I heard a word she spoke during her first critique.” —iggy, endorsed by orville
Disturbing Hidden Gem: Sitch flexing his pecs (one at a time) while Kurt and Anna spoke with Brooke.” —CoolWhipLite, endorsed by gigi, A, Preston, amanda, Brookew89, Laci, April, Lars, Cindy, gigi, Anthony, IAA Jennifer, R-Girl, IAA Jennifer, Karikata
“Right before Anna got her scores, her eyes seemed to pop out of her head.” —A, endorsed by Emma and Carmella
“During their “coming up next” teaser when Cheryl was playing with Rick’s Clark Gable mustache, he looked very Monty Python-esque. Like a Terry Gilliam drawing with the big cheesy smile and white tux. —orville
“The twirl and dip Maks gave Brandy [in the background]!” —Karikata
“During Bruno’s critique of Rick’s dance….there was a guy in the audience flapping his hands kind of challenging Rick to a dance off” —Harvey Levin, endorsed by Red (“Then he flashed the peace sign….obviously aware of this little game we play here”), Laci, CoolWhipLite, Jessy, James, Anthony, starsweeper
“Not sure if this qualifies as a “hidden gem” but I just found this ridiculous…Lacey’s shirt during the rehearsal video. A hole on the hip, one on the stomach, on the arms…oh yeah, and that stupid boob hole! WTF!?!” —Stephanie
“I loved the floral pattern design on Lacey’s leg…and how much they reminded me of the evil throbbing tattoo in The Rage: Carrie 2…” —vegas_tiffany
“Right before Karina and Sitch danced, there was a guy in the background behind Tom swinging his arms around like crazy. He was either telling the audience to start clapping/cheering, or attempting to realize his dream of ascending like a helicopter into the upper atmosphere of Planet Mirrorballus.” —Dayna, endorsed by Meg, KWo
“Gem! Rick Fox making a “meh” hand gesture to Kurt Warner as soon as The Situation finished his dance. Who knew a Clark Gable-stache brings out the judgmental side of people?” —Molly J, endorsed by Chappel
“My hidden gem is the black and white dress that someone in The Situation’s camp was wearing that looked like a backgammon game board. My first thought was that maybe they play backgammon during the commercial breaks, but then I realized no one associated with The Situation probably even knows what backgammon is.” —KellBellNYC
“The belt (or embellishment, whatever it was) on Florence’s dress looked like the Eye of Sauron.” —TequilaSunrise
My cousin: “Ewww look at his back hair!!”
Me: “No, that’s a tattoo”
My Cousin: “Oh.” —Cindy, endorsed by duranmom, CoolWhipLite, Cindy, Amanda, Blue, KWo (“He needs the angel wings to soar up to Planet Mirrorballus!), MLM, Connie
SPECIAL SEXUAL TOMFOOLERY GEM (SSTG)
“Tiny dancers pleasuring Tom during the Jen/Derek intro. As Tiny Bruno would say, ‘It happened one night and that night was tonight! An epic grabber!'” —EW.com’s Fringe Fairy
UPDATE: HIDDEN GEM OF DNCMSTR’S CLASSROOM
Thank you, DANCMSTRs one and all, for your fabulous submissions!
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