Bristol Palin is inhaling a shit-storm of criticism for staying on Dancing With the Stars despite more successful dancers getting eliminated. Many blame the tea party for inflating votes, but I actually think voters got it right. If the competition was based solely on dancing ability, I could understand the outrage. But it’s not. It’s based on dancing ability, improvement, and personality. Brandy and Maksim both lacked the third element. Maksim is excessively arrogant, often talking back to the judges. For goodness sakes, he even defended slapping Brandy on the ass as part of his incredible teaching ability! You can’t win a voter-based competition and act like an ass. So congratulations Bristol — you deserve to be there.
The greatest thing about ABC’s decision to use all-stars for next season of Dancing With the Stars is the idea of celebrities returning to their ex boyfriends and girlfriends for the competition. Though it’s a long shot, perhaps Mario Lopez will be paired with Karina Smirnoff, Sabrina Bryan will reunite with Mark Ballas, Derek Hough will reconnect with Shannon Elizabeth, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy can pair up with Willa Ford or Erin Andrews. This is going to be good.