By Annie Barrett
October 05, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT

Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week,’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!


“The fourth, silent guest at Kurt and his daughters’ tea party: the bald, faceles baby doll.” —Mr. Holloway, endorsed by JH and KellBell NYC

“Enthusiastic Chimes Lady was smiling, and under-enthusiastic bongo guy was without a smile. Order has been restored to the universe!” —kt

“Don’t forget Thoroughly Professional Violinist, who got her close-up this evening. Thanks, Mr. DeMille.” —J-Dawg, endorsed by orville and MLM

“SERIOUS zoom-in action on TPV. The Powers That Be(spangled) must have realized her Gem status after perusing last week’s collection!” —’s Fringe Fairy

“Maks playing with whatever-that-feather-thing-Margaret-wore when everyone was lined up at the start of the show.” —Tv Fan

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“Maks looking down after Jennifer and Derek danced — he reminded me of a young Andy Garcia in The Godfather III (and a young Andy Garcia was the ONLY good thing about that movie)” —MLM

“The elderly lady in Jennifer Grey’s camp wearing the white Snuggie. Is it that cold in the ballroom?” —gigi

“What’s going on with this random large wardrobe in the studio? Who lives there??? In my dreams: me.” —’s Fringe Fairy

“When Kurt spun Anna he totally grabbed her boob.” —Amanda, endorsed by Gator, Silly Dance, and Jessy

“Anna’s hair mustache during her last set of spins with Kurt.” —Niki

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“Hidden gem alert: Anna biting and eating the rose petal and throwing petals at the judges…priceless!” —Colleen, endorsed by Potato Bug, Emma, LP, Amy, Aurora, Anthony, and Jessy

Christian Cordella/20th Century Fox Television

“The umbrella stand that magically appeared (and disappeared) in the Celebrequarium after Anna and Kurt’s dance.” —iggy, endorsed by Lin

“The look on Anna’s face when Brooke mistakenly said their score of 23 was ‘the highest of the night’ – like she’s thinking to herself, This chick can’t add!” —TequilaSunrise

“Louis’ socks. It looks like Rainbow Brite was sent to Planet Mirrorballus to search for the Sphere of Light!” —Heather, endorsed by Potato Bug

“If you have little kids, hopefully you’ll get this one…Louis reminded me of a gay Imagination Mover. Get the man some scribble sticks!” —JH

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

“Audrina’s ridiculous side-boob action in the behind the scenes clip!” —JennyH, endorsed by queue55, Lee, Suzanne, and JH (“That was awful!”)

John P. Johnson/HBO

“Bruno conducting along with the music during Audrina & Tony’s waltz!” —Erin, endorsed by ledonatella

“Was that a tattoo on Mark’s side underneath his black sleeveless shirt at rehearsal?” —Colleen, endorsed by gigi, MLM, Diana, Emma, JennyH, Zach, Emma, Simi, and Cindy

“It looks like the one Angelina Jolie has on her back with her kids’ birth coordinates.” —A

“The nearly 3D portrait of the mirrorball trophy during Mark and Bristol’s rehearsal. It almost looked like it was sitting on an altar…” —Susan

Duncan Gaudin/NBC

“Carrie Ann consoling (protecting?) DANCMSTR when Bruno started swinging his head around during Bristol and Mark’s critique.” —LP, endorsed by kt, JH, Genie, Chris, Jessy

“Brooke sort of intimating that Bristol and Mark wouldn’t be there next week and Mark giving her the ‘Gas Face'” —Genie

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

“Maks’ hip-thrusting movement on the third ‘quick'” —LP

David Livingston/Getty Images

“It looked like Maks was waiting for the mother ship to beam him up at the start of his dance!” —KWo, endorsed by JH


“The look on Carrie Ann’s face when Maks snapped at Len that the samba had originated in Rio, not London.” —TequilaSunrise


“My vote for not-so-Hidden Gem of the Week was Maks grabbing Brooke’s uterus. Classy.” —Zach

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

“Loving the red dress twins to the right of the judges near the stairs. They looked like they stepped right out of the Desperate Housewives promo shoot.” —Liz, endorsed by Fresh, JH, gigi, and kfran

“Looks like the scenery/props people recycled the faux grass from Florence’s “Edelweiss” on the walls of Kyle’s cafe.” —MSD, endorsed by Potato Bug and MLM

“I loved Kyle’s face when they did a dip…he had a Phil Keoghan one-eyebrow raise facing right at the camera” —rbillings, endorsed by Shannon


“Florence giving Kurt Warner a smack to get him to pay attention during Kyle’s backstage interview.” —dr zoid, endorsed by drock and Desert Diva


“After Kyle And Lacey got their scores and they cut back to Tom, Carrie Ann restructured her dress in the background. Transformers, Ballroom style.” —SJ

Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage

“Karina’s ‘Gym Tan Dance’ t-shirt” —JH, endorsed by EPK, Tiffanie, KellBellNYC

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“Karina’s bubble wand earrings!” —Laura

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

“During The Situation’s dance…people were visibly laughing in the audience when light caught them.” —windex

“It was quick, but Mark & Tony gave each other a look after Karina & Mike, and Mark shook his head. They knew they had witnessed an unfortunate situation.” —JH

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

“One of the women The Situation ‘smashed’ in Miami [during Jersey Shore] was in his DWTS audience entourage.” —Kim, endorsed by @EWDaltonRoss

“Len was looking up to heaven for guidance while Carrie Ann gave The Situation his score.” —bird

The Passion Set: Photo Media/Globe Photos

“Kurt Warner fist pumping when Situation got his dance score!” —@ayray333

Jesse Grant/Getty Images

“Hidden Gem: Random blond guy clapping when Rick Fox’s shirt flew open. Even though no one else started to clap, it was totally justified.” —Erica

Robert Viglasky/Sundance Channel

“Kurt may have frying pan hands, but Rick had like shot glass nipples! Was it cold in there or what?” —JH, endorsed by Genie and Jessy

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“Rick’s shirt haphazardly buttoned when getting his score.” —Allison, endorsed by Lorie, Amy, fizzy duck, cheril, Genie, Dee, Stan, Niki, and Chivalry

Rick Rowell/ABC

“OK Tom’s shadow in the purple and blue spotlight before Bristol looked EXACTLY LIKE TINY BRUNO” —Manda

Christopher Polk/Getty Images; Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

“I loved Maks popping his head into that shot. Made me lol — and yell: hidden gem! Look at what Annie has done to us!” —duranmom, endorsed by Colleen, Tv Fan, Potato Bug, and Sue


Meinke Klein for HUSK magazine

“The DWTS Menu! (can we find out what was on it?)” —GHchick84, endorsed by msmandee and Iggy

Why yes! Thanks to ABC for sending over a close-up shot. No Beef Brunoignon…tragique!

Thank you, DANCMSTRs one and all, for your fabulous submissions!

Read more:

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Week 3 Performance Recap: The Hills Are Aliiiiiiiiiive!

Derek Hough on Story Night, Bruno vs. Bolton, and odd clouds

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Your Hidden Gems of Week 2!

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