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'DWTS' Recap: Ricki Lake Scores The First 10s Of The Season & Cher Cheers On Chaz!

Tue, October 11, 2011 2:20am EDT by 1 Comment

Unfortunately there were no nip slips or gassy moments on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Oct. 10, but there were some super entertaining dances and one incredibly famous audience member!

After last week’s night of nearly flawless dances, there were a few major screw ups on Dancing with the Stars Oct. 10. Chynna Phillips forgot her moves and Chaz Bono left much to be desired. However, Ricki Lake scored the first 10s of the season and Carson Kressley had me buckled up with a fit of giggles with his animated pirate jig. Plus, the one and only Cher made her first appearance on the reality show to support her son.

Chynna Phillips: Chynna and Tony’s tango dance to the Mission Impossible theme song started cool enough with Tony dangling from the ceiling like a spy. In 13 seasons, I think that’s the most DWTS has ever spent on special effects. However, after the first few counts, everything fell apart. Chynna forgot what was going on and the dance was horrible. “You lost it. It all went wrong,” Len Goodman told a teary-eyed Chynna. 21/30.

David Arquette: David and Kym danced a paso doble to the Raiders March theme and totally redeemed themselves for any less than perfect prior performances. Every other week I’ve felt kind of sorry the actor, but tonight he leaped and twirled with the best of them. I also loved seeing Courteney Cox and their daughter in the audience supporting David during the performances. Even though their marriage didn’t work out, they seem to have a really healthy friendship, which is refreshing. 23/30

Carson Kressley: Watching Carson prance around like a pirate in his Viennese waltz with Anna was the highlight of my day. Even though his dance moves looked about as refined as a four year old in the tap/ballet combo class, what he lacks in technique, he makes up for in passion. Let’s keep him around for a while longer, please. 20/30

Nancy Grace: Thanks to her nip slip and fart-gate last week, Nancy Grace has rapidly become one of my favorite contestants this season, so I was pretty bummed when her paso doble was boring. Her moves were fine, but there was nothing memorable about the dance. “I can’t get excited about it,” Len complained. My thoughts exactly. 21/30

Hope Solo: Since they were dressed up in Woody & Jessie Toy Story costumes, which thrilled me beyond reason, I couldn’t even go into Hope and Maks’ dance objectively. I loved every minute of their foxtrot to “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” and kept imagining how fun it would be to that close to Maks. Hope might be the luckiest chick on the planet. 24/30

Rob Kardashian: Seeing Rob so vulnerable and determined to do well and prove himself, tugged at my heart strings. I thought his paso doble to the Superman theme was entertaining…let’s keep him around a little longer too. 24/30

Ricki Lake: Ricki’s tango to the Psycho theme was very fitting for October and it was so well-executed, I forgot I wasn’t watching two dance pros. Ricki is quick on her feet and has impeccable technique, so it wasn’t surprising she got the first 10s of the season. 29/30

Chaz Bono: Chaz’s paso doble to the Rocky theme was clever and fitting for Chaz’s life. However, he still struggles with his moves…I’m surprised he’s still competing. However, it was cool to finally see Cher in the audience supporting her son. “It was amazing to have her support and have her there. My whole family’s here. So special,” Chaz said. 21/30

J.R. Martinez: After his emotional dance earned him the longest standing ovation of the season last week, J.R.’s dance tonight was disappointing and a bit dull. Next to Ricki, J.R. is obviously the strongest dancer in the competition. Plus, he’s incredibly likable, so my money is on him making it to at least the final three. 26/30

What was your favorite dance of the night? Who do YOU think is getting the boot tomorrow? Sound off below!

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