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'Dancing With the Stars': Hidden Gems of Week 2!

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Reeve SupermanStudies 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!

Courtney Stodden“I kind of hate to actually admit this, but all night I was mesmerized by the bright white sparkly glow of Brooke’s left nipple. I couldn’t NOT look there.” —Jem Ho

J Woww MTV“Not sure what it was, but during the opening lineup, either Jericho decided to sniff it or Cheryl’s got some really great conditioner!” —LAG Award Winner, endorsed by Melissa, Suzanne, Tracie, Caryn

Secret World Of Alex Mack“Tom’s adorable, and might I say jaunty, little sidestep move just before introducing Kendra. He also did a nice little back lunge thingy just before Romeo’s intro. I like to think these are secret signals just for us gemhunters.” —Jem Ho, endorsed by Madd, Jen P., avab, nicknak

Drop Dead Diva“WHOA! After Kendra’s critique, there was a flash of an audience member who either fell into a vat of the spray-tan fluid or is part Oompa Loompa.” —Electronic.Neko, endorsed by Kristie D, PIMB but Maks is My Husband, KellBell NYC, and Mae, who kindly pointed out the Oompa Loompa in question was actually newly pregnant Mirrorballus alum Mel B.!

Jay Z“Chelsea’s polka-dot bloomers!” —Amy in Pittsburgh, endorsed by Aggie, Gemologist, JMM, Karen

Hoop Dreams“Was that a cardboard music arcade in the room where Chris Jericho & Cheryl were rehearsing?” —Rebecca, endorsed by MLM and Xorp

Hurricane Irene“My first hidden gem of the season. At :41, Sugar Ray’s head was lined up with Hines Ward’s hat and his hair looked like that track guy Carl Lewis! Big geometric wedge flattop thingy!” —mccliza, endorsed by chopchop

Boradway Marquees“Bruno licking his lips when Petra was on the judges’ table.” —duranmom, endorsed by Tia, Call Me Daphne, Electronic.Neko, Katja, Jem Ho, EPK, tkemoses, Ally, Peachy, JB13760, Lindsey, Tina, Kelly, Alison, BA, Winnie 50, Potato Bug

Tom Hanks, The Terminal“While Tom is introducing Kirstie & Maks, there is a girl behind Tom’s left furiously chomping on gum. Or possibly hay.” —Kevin M. Kawa, endorsed by Soda Float, IMissKristi, naynay

Matt Bomer Rain Collar“Did I just see Marlee Matlin’s interpreter (and star of the latest InsideTV podcast) Jack Jason sitting behind Kelly?” —Elizabeth, endorsed by Courtney, Bugsby, avab, orville, LAG Award Winner, Alison, KLH, and EW.com’s Fringe Fairy

Home Improvement“I liked the sparkly treble clef in the background of Romeo’s interview about his dance “progress”…such a musical tribute!” —tango2, endorsed by sarahj

Goosebumps Haunted Mask“Hidden Gem: that one random woman in the front row rocking out to Romeo’s dance who kind of looked like Professor Trelawney.” —Madd, endorsed by avab

Geena Davis League Own“OMG. Miss Blankenship is in the audience clapping for Romeo and Chelsea!” —mccliza, endorsed by Madd (“She played Ralph’s mom in The Karate Kid!”)

Big Brother Jeff Rachel“Nice wall sconces in the pinkish room- like a partial octopus or something. Perhaps in light of Mirrorballus — I should note, even the walls are spewing out sequins and diamonds — as if the diamonds are growing and ready for picking. Just reach out and grab it, Wendy!” —Call me Daphne

Walk Of Fame“Hidden Gem: There was a older woman wearing a zebra top with a flower in the center who was counting Wendy Williams’ steps. She was so intent on her feet it cracked me up!” —Liz, endorsed by avab, Lorie, iggy, Jem  Ho, Xorp, Jaime, Long Time reader, first time gem-mer, Smileyteach, popculturedrandoms, Zach, glenn, MLM

“What was great was on the other side of Wendy and the woman was a young girl in blue clapping rhythmically but with a complete look of boredom on her face, hoping she could be anywhere but the Ballroom. So we had a kind of Yin and Yang of DWTS — Intense FootSpotter and Bored Teenager.” —LAG Award Winner, always ready to put things in perspective

Jobs Wozniak“Hidden Gems: the cityscapes during Hines and Kym’s dance – a rare glimpse at the outside of Planet Mirrorballus?” —JessicaH

“For a second there during Kim and Hines interview, I was afraid Mark was frozen as a sad mime. Just staring off in space. It was freaky.” —Freakinfatone, endorsed by iggy, JB13760, Kristie D


“This one may be a sign that I need to step out of the gem mine for awhile… but as Brooke talked to Tony, that silvery quilted stuff on the wall in the celebraquarium over Petra started to look like a pair of eyes with ever changing fuchsia lips below.” —Jem Ho

Thank you, DANCMSTRs old and new, one and all, for a fabulous heap of gems!

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Read more:

The Host’s Leaderboard: Tom calls in!

Your Hidden Gems of Week 1

Annie’s Week 2 performance recap: A New Twinkle Toes?

Annie ranks the contestants based on promo photos

EW.com’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Central