|Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Hope Solo|
I have never voted on any Reality TV show and don't actually know how to do so. But, if I did go to the effort I would have done my voting for Maks & Hope last night.
I really think Dancing with the Stars should drop the judge's scoring. Just have them comment, ala American Idol. And leave the voting to the viewers, ala American Idol.
Maks & Hope ended up in next to last place, only one point ahead of clunky, chunky Chaz Bono.
The brouhaha with Maks started when cranky old Len Goodman told Hope this was her worst dance yet. The audience began to boo, with Maks urging the audience to boo more.
Maks encouraging the audience in their booing had Len Goodman telling Maks that "Half the fault is yours."
Maks then said something like the audience enjoyed the journey of him and Hope. Whatever that meant.
But, whatever it meant, it had Len Goodman retorting that "I've been in this business for nearly 50 years."
To which Maks, with all due respect suggested, "Maybe it's time to go."
This had the super annoying Carrie Ann Inaba chastising Maks with "Don't be disrespectful like that." Which had me wondering what type of dis-respectfulness meets Carrie Ann's approval?
Maks accused the judges of being judgmental. I give Maks the benefit of the doubt on that one, with the heat of the moment causing him to say something silly. Like when he and Hope were up in the Skybox, awaiting their scores, or maybe it was after they got their low scores, when Maks said to Brooke Charvet, "With all due respect, this is my show. I helped make it what it is."
Well, that sounded silly, but it is sort of true. Maks and several of the other professional dancers have become bigger "STARS" than the mostly pseudo-stars they dance with.
The DWTS results show will be DVRed tonight for my fast forwarding viewing pleasure, zipping to the end to see if Maks & Hope get the boot and if this causes another amusing mild temper tantrum from Maks.