A dancer chit-chat-chas away from the ballroom; OneRepublic and Selena Gomez perform

By Annie Barrett
Updated April 06, 2011 at 05:23 AM EDT

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On Tuesday night’s Dancing With the Stars, talk show host Wendy Williams was swiftly nudged out of the stable of contenders and can now spend all of her time being busy and important in a different city. Her elimination came as no surprise, even to Wendy. “Despite stereotypes, this is one black girl who can’t even do the Running Man,” she admitted while Maks geared up to execute his own Running Man for the next few minutes. Thigh spasm or no thigh spasm, when the Running Man calls, a Pro answers. To celebrate all of her magical time with Tony in the ballroom, Wendy then promptly left her partner standing center stage while she ran over to fondle some random audience members in the front row. We all show how much we care in such different ways.

What will Wendy miss most about the show? “Craft services,” she told EW. Ho, hum. I could have sworn her answer would be “to wear giant mirrorball rings with purpose.” And big news: Tony Dovolani’s developing a series with The Golf Channel! Teachers will be challenging Our Pro to hit the ball as well as Golf Pros. Will he be able to handle non-Pro status? Not if he can help it, which I guess is the point of this golf show: Tony Dovolani is a Pro at all things. Anyway, I am so not into golf, but I would obviously watch that.

Chris Jericho (who just tweeted “Wow what a mindfunk!!!) and Kendra Wilkinson joined Wendy in the bottom three. Sugar Ray Leonard is safe this week! I think it was Anna Tre-BUN-skaya’s skillful glove work Monday night that did it. Meanwhile, Hindquarters Ward and Kym got the results show encore dance — and an early “safe” pronouncement to boot.

I loved the way Kirstie Alley playfully mocked Brooke in the celebriquarium when Brooke wouldn’t stop asking how Kirstie felt about The Fall. “You are soooooo pretty, Brooke Burke,” she cooed, while petting her. Because that’s pretty much all you can say to or about Brooke Burke, ever. She really is so pretty. Also, I’ve once again buried the lead in my recap: Brooke was wearing two entirely different earrings — one large hoop and one dangling tassel. She was the LIVING EMBODIMENT of the great and enduring Dancing With the Stars battle: Sequins vs. Fringe. I long ago stopped keeping the tally, so Brooke’s earrings sparked a major guilt trip. Good times.

NEXT: Selena Gomez, OneRepublic, and Hidden Gems of the Week

We got some hidden audio gems from Monday night in the form of Kirstie not really knowing if Maks was okay during the rest of their dance, after The Fall. In their post-show confessional, Maks insisted “It wasn’t you, it wasn’t you,” then graciously pointed out to Kirstie that as long as he was going down, ain’t no way his partner in crime wasn’t coming with him. Ha! They both seem just fine, and happier than ever.

Selena Gomez swished into the ballroom in a frothy red dress about 10 (Bruno: “Tehhhhhn!”) times bigger than she was. As the tiny teen princess doll sang “Who Says,” Our Pros Mark Ballas and Chelsie Hightower provided viewers with a startling results show dilemma: Which of Our Pros should we watch? The answer, obviously, was to watch the dance twice in order to fully marvel at this great planet’s unique species. Chelsie’s full-body back flip jackknife move, not from the floor and back but from Mark’s arms and back to him! — was worth a rewind in itself. They are so athletic, and as usual I am the epitome of eloquence in my descriptions of dance moves.

Lacey and Dmitry paired up to dance to OneRepublic‘s new single, “Good Life.” You can tell how much they love dancing with each other and the whole thing made me want to watch them on So You Think You Can Dance all over again. I’ll totally do that in my spare time. Just find all those episodes somewhere and screen them in my apartment. Yeah right. Hidden gem: After the camera panned out and Lace ‘n’ Dmit were in the background, Lacey went in for an in-shirt pat/squeeze combo. Yum.

Later, the DWTS Troupe swarmed in for OneRepublic’s encore, “All the Right Moves.” Those they may have, but clearly these decoys are getting the most hideous dresses in the esteemed Mirrorballus collection until they prove their worth in the Glitterdome. I spotted a NEAR COLLISION! as the three couples twirled toward the same busy intersection — but of course, crisis averted, because obviously they are Pros.

Your Hidden Gems of Week 3! Check ’em out. Here’s a taste.

“After Romeo got his scores and was speaking about his deceased cousins, he pointed up when referencing them, at which point Brooke looked up and realized nothing was there. April Fool’s!” –brad, endorsed by caryn, K2, Jem Ho

And many more….

‘Til next week, DANCMSTRs! Look for my Week 3 chat with Tom Bergeron later today!

Update: Here’s Tom! Press play below and see “The Host’s Leaderboard” here.


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