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Dancing with the Stars recap: Bittersweet Symphony

A star heads home; Jennifer Hudson belts it out; Lieutenant Len pretends he’s American

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Dancing With the Stars

TV Show
Reality TV
run date:
Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman, Erin Andrews, Julianne Hough
Current Status:
In Season

In a Week 4 elimination that seemed rather unaligned with “Classical Night,” boxer/TiVo enthusiast Sugar Ray Leonard and our favorite tiny Russian ball of balletic fire Anna Tre-BUN-skaya were banished from the ballroom. “This guy’s the heart of the show this season,” said Tom Bergeron. “I will cherish this moment,” said Sugar Ray. “I think it should have been Kendra Wilkinson,” said Annie Barrett. In the end, the Sugar Plum Fairy’s ouster wasn’t a complete surprise, but what a bummer for such a sweet guy.

Sugar Ray and Anna were even in hold, sort of, under the red light. It’s worth mentioning. That’s some ballroom commitment right there. Anna was also in third position, ballet-wise, but that’s probably her default stance.

Chelsea Kane/Mark Ballas and Petra Nemcova/adorable nail-biter Dmitry Chaplin joined Sugar Ray in the “jeopardy” zone. It’s been long established that “in jeopardy” is essentially meaningless, so maybe Kendra really didn’t get that many votes. If you missed Monday’s show — here’s a recap! — Kendra complained “I just don’t care about it” after Carrie Ann suggested she was afraid of being elegant. As we saw during the results show, Kendra’s partner Louis van Intensit√© did not approve of her ‘tude. “I must say, I was quite disappointed with your comment,” he said, “because I know you care.”

NEXT: Kendra’s lady troubles, a Tom-provisation, and Jennifer Hudson