<p>Rachel of 'Big Brother'</p>

Rachel of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Thursday - Could a big speech prevent elimination?

The House's other showmance is exposed and a new HoH is crowned

Because of the Television Critics Association press tour, my "to-watch" pile includes "Boardwalk Empire," the season premiere of "Sons of Anarchy" and more. Instead, I'm watching "Big Brother." HitFix's ace recapper Liane Bonin is only one person and she's got "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Project Runway" tonight. So with Liane indisposed, let's get to recapping.

Minute-by-minute countdown to elimination after the break!

8:02 p.m. I'm not sure that Andrew has really enlightened America about Orthodox Judaism. In fact, I think he's probably confused more than a few audience members. I'd kinda like for him to spend the next Sabbath at home before he starts doing serious harm. [I'm not saying that he's perpetuated any stereotypes himself, but he's gotten a mighty weird edit and I fear a lot of folks are going to interpret his "weirdness" as "Jewish weirdness." Just my own concern here...]

8:02 p.m. Julie Chen, who we saw at press tour yesterday, is rockin' a sleeveless top. She sets the drama for a potentially weird night of voting, as two floaters are on the block, in Andrew and Kathy.

8:03 p.m. We begin by reliving Andrew's weird "Brendon and Rachel, I'm coming after you" speech from Wednesday's show. It's a speech that confused Britney, who fears she may be in "The Twilight Zone." Rachel was also confused, fearing that Andrew joined the rank of the haters. And Kathy is *also* confused, vowing to fight.

8:04 p.m. Andrew says that he made a bold move. He seems to have put a target on his chest to make himself seem like less of a threat? Or something? Seriously, I have no clue. But Brendon reassures Rachel that he knew all along. Rachel is pissed off. "BREndon is nOt suPpOsed to kEEp sEcretS frOm ME! Who is hE in a relAtionship wiTh? AndREw or ME?" Sigh.

8:06 p.m. More confusion from Matt, Lane and Kathy and Britney. 

8:06 p.m. Matt calls Andrew into the HoH room and warns Andrew that everybody thinks the speech was staged. "Oy vey," Andrew responds. Ugh. Or, rather, oy vey. 

8:07 p.m. Rachel annoys me and her voice cuts through my brain, but she's not wrong to be ticked off at Brendon and pretty much everybody else. But Brendon says, "I love you." It's a big moment for him, but she's unimpressed. "I hOpe yOU gUys knoW whAt you're DOING, because you'Re plAying with firE," Rachel says. And then, like the hero of a bad '80s action movie, she adds, "And I am FIre." BURN!!!

8:09 p.m. Kathy breaks into tears saying that she's in the game to pay for her son's education. She wants to make sure that her son is taken care of. Ragan is moved. Ragan is moved by everything. And in this case, Kathy's tears are causing Ragan to reconsider his definition of "fighter." Before, Andrew was a fighter. Now, Kathy is a fighter.

8:10 p.m. Kathy is also working Kristen, who tells Kathy that she's the only person she can relate to. All of this has left Andrew feeling "almost like an outcast or a leper." He's crying and blowing his nose, lamenting his absence of a true ally in the game. 

8:11 p.m. Andrew storms into the bathroom and tells Kristen to stop playing him. She's confused and then angry, following after him and telling him that they haven't been communicating for days. She blames the silence on him. "You haven't come to me! She comes to me to talk!" Kristen rages. She gets all red-in-the-face bellowing at Andrew and warning him that he's digging his own grave. Good gracious!

8:13 p.m. The Brigade has a choice. Matt says tells Hayden and Enzo that keeping Andrew may make more sense, because Andrew has made himself a big enough target that the next HoH will come after him instead of one of the brigade. Enzo, who barely seems to have any hair, agrees. They all concur that anybody who diverts attention is good for The Brigade.

8:18 p.m. We're live and it's time to chat with the hamsters. How surprised are Brendon and Rachel not to be on the block? "I am SO shOCked, JuLie!" Rachel agrees. What does Lane miss most about home? He misses spotlighting. Yikes. How is Enzo doing with Britney's elocution instruction? "I am who I am and that's it," Enzo says, before getting tested by Julie. The self-described Chenbot coaches him on how to say "dog" and "coffee." She then giggles and mocks him. This is so weirdly condescending. 

8:20 p.m. The hamsters are on a one-week break from slop. Nice for them.

8:21 p.m. Meet Stacy, Matt's wife and subject of Matt's big lie. She tells us that Matt's extremely intelligent, but he lacks common sense. Ummm... Tell us something we haven't been seeing for three weeks, Stacy. Although she's wearing a hot pink "Team Matt" shirt, Stacy admits to being shocked that Matt decided to give her a bone disease. "I don't agree with what he did," she says frankly. She's still complicit in the lie and feels guilty, though she insists he didn't do it to be malicious and evil. 

8:23 p.m. Is the Saboteur Twist really over? That's Julie's question as we cut to break. I'm guessing "No," because otherwise, that's a weird question to be asking.

8:26 p.m. Matt's in the HoH room and Julie immediately brings up the bone disease lie. Matt's convinced that it is, indeed, working. "I'm certain I've offended some people," Matt acknowledges, but how can I listen to him with his weirdly spiky hair? It's distracting. Matt says that he feels good about his deal with Brendon and Rachel. Of the Brigade Alliance, Matt says that Hayden may be the weak link, just because of Kristen, but vows to stay true to him.

8:27 p.m. Time for final speeches, pre-elimination. Kathy goes first, telling the hamsters they make her heart beat and she loves them. Kathy says she's OK with leaving the house, as long as she does it on her own terms. Andrew backtracks on yesterday's speech, saying that actually Brendon and Rachel aren't the big threat and they aren't the house's only couple. Then he outs Kristen and Hayden's late-night fooling around. He goes through a series of secrets of Hayden and Kristen's secrets about the other houseguests. He's talking much too fast for me to catch every word, but looking at the faces, it's clear that he's making his point, at least somewhat. He warns Hayden to extricate himself from Kristen, ultimately heaping all of the blame on her. He ends with "Captain Kosher Out." Yikes. That was a bit crazy. And by "a bit," I mean "bonkers."

8:30 p.m. Kristen votes first. She was on Andrew's side earlier but now? She votes to evict Andrew. Rachel votes to evict Andrew, still agog about what happened earlier. Britney also votes to evict Andrew. 

8:35 p.m. Enzo votes to evict Captain Kosher. Brendon also votes against Andrew. That's it for Andrew, though Lane and Hayden pile on as well. "I vote to institutionalize and evict Andrew," Ragan says, pouring Kosher Salt on Andrew's wounds.

8:36 p.m. Bye, Andrew. We don't hear any of the words exchanged upon his exit until Andrew walks out the door with wishes of "Mazel Tov." 

8:38 p.m. "And they we have to do a competition after this?" Enzo says.

8:39 p.m. Julie is more impressed. She tells Andrew it was the best Last Plea speech she's ever seen. "But it didn't work," Julie adds. She asks Andrew why he didn't use his showmance information to blackmail Kristen and Hayden for their votes. Andrew's eyes go blank, as if he'd genuinely never considered that possibility. On the way out the door, Andrew says he told Hayden to get rid of Kristen. Julie asks Andrew about Matt's wife's disease and Andrew says that "as a medical doctor," he'd never heard of the condition and was skeptical. Julie's revelation that the disease was real, but Matt's wife is fine leaves him conflicted.

8:41 p.m. In exit messages, Matt tells Andrew he dug his own grave. True story. Kristen blames Andrew's lack of communication. Brendon is grateful for Andrew's friendship and calls him "a king among kings." Kathy also is sad to see Andrew go. "FRankLY AndREW, I'm nOt reaLLY that SaD to see you GO!" Rachel says. And for the third straight week, Rachel accuses the eliminated contestant of trying to get between her and her man. Oy vey. Hayden congratulates Andrew for representing his faith honorably. Good of Hayden there.

8:42 p.m. A new twist is on its way!!! Also, a Head of Household competition.

8:47 p.m. This HoH is called "Big Brother Knockout." The contestants go head-to-head in a competition requiring some memory of previous challenges. I have no idea what it has to do with boxing. Hayden knocks Britney out first. He wisely chooses to have Brendon and Rachel go against each other next, with Rachel knocking Brendon out. She wise chooses to have Kirsten and Hayden battle, with Kirsten taking Brendon out. Rachel knocks Kathy out. Kristen wins again, beating Enzo. Rachel wins again, taking out Ragan. Lane knocks Kristen out.

8:51 p.m. It's Rachel vs. Lane for HoH. And Rachel wins. Say what you will, that was an impressive performance with everybody gunning for her and Brendon. It's her second time as HoH.

8:52 p.m. Next week, we bring Pandora's Box back into the game. A new Saboteur could be introduced. America will get to vote on which contestant is given the offer to become Saboteur. The power is in your hands, America! 

8:53 p.m. Team Britney!

8:57 p.m. The episode ends with rather fun footage of the HoH aftermath. Kristen and Rachel are yelling back and forth, with Rachel pretty much declaring that Hayden and Kristen are going up on the block this week. 

8:58 p.m. Darnit, I want to stay and watch the shouting, but instead... 

What'd you think of Andrew's departure? Was he going home even without the crazy speech? In that case, does he deserve a big ol' pile of credit for leaving chaos in his wake? I sure think so. If you're doomed, might as well sow discord, eh?

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Project Runway for season 8 returns with Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and guest judge Selma Blair

Project Runway for season 8 returns with Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and guest judge Selma Blair.

Credit: Lifetime

Recap: 'Project Runway' - Season 8 premiere

“Runway” is back with an extra half hour and a grueling intro challenge

Oh ma God, “Project Runway” is back, and not a moment too soon! I don’t know about you, but my life is just a little emptier without Tim Gunn cradling his chin and ordering shaky designers to make it work. I briefly contemplated buying some Liz Claiborne separates just to get my Tim fix, and then I got past it, in part because the brand is moving to JCPenney in August and it’s not really in stores right now, unless you count Liz Claiborne New York, which is only available on QVC, and I don’t shop QVC because it tends to make me fall asleep. Probably because it only ever occurs to me to watch it when I have insomnia at three in the morning. Anyway, I got over it, and now he’s back with Michael, Nina and Heidi and really, life is good again.

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<p>Jose of 'So You Think You Can Dance'</p>

Jose of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Credit: FOX

Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Results - Two dancers head home

A favorite ends up in the bottom three – and two dancers go home

So it’s time for a “SYTYCD” first, in that their sending home two people at once. Which isn’t a first I’d get all excited about, but I guess Fox needs to work an angle, so we need to hear this little factoid over and over again until, presumably, this becomes a Can’t Miss episode and we stand over a water cooler discussing it with co-workers. To which I say, if you’re not already that committed, a double elimination isn’t going to send you over the edge. But let’s move on, because, well, it’s a very special episode, isn’t it?

 

[Full recap of Thursday's (July 29) "So You Think You Can Dance" results show after the break...]
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<p>Lauren of 'So You Think You Can Dance'</p>

Lauren of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Credit: FOX

Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Performances - The Top 6, Again

The competition gets tougher – and yet another dancer is injured

I love this. Cat announces that, miracle of miracles, no one is injured tonight! And promptly tells us all the dancers will be hoofing it three times each this evening. Gosh, how did all of those dancers get injured before? It couldn’t have been overuse, could it? Hmm, it’s all a mystery! Seriously, find a musical act for Wednesdays, producers, before we have some serious bone breakage.  

Ballroom expert Toni Redpath will be joining the judges. As I recall, she gives good notes, so she’s a nice addition to the team. Really, anyone who actually knows dance and isn’t Ellen DeGeneres is pretty ducky. I guess this is another way to fill time on the show, but for once it’s a filler that makes sense. 
 
[Full recap of Wednesday's (July 28) "So You Think You Can Dance" after the break...]
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<p>Kathy of 'Big Brother'</p>

Kathy of 'Big Brother'

Credit: CBS

Recap: 'Big Brother' Wednesday: Will we get another veto save?

The POV competition takes a twist the brigade doesn’t predict

Oh, boy. Another day with Matt HOH is just like bamboo under the fingernails, if you ask me, but there is a dim light at the end of the tunnel, as it’s time for the POV. The light is dim, of course, because the likelihood or Rachel or Brendon not only competing in the contest but winning is pretty slim, and the annoying “brigade” seems to have pretty much everyone under their thumbs, so if someone else wins the likelihood of Rachel or Brendon getting backdoored is pretty good. Matt may not be as smart as he thinks, but he’s clearly smart enough to be controlling the game in the short run, and that’s just a drag when there’s no one I’d like to see get a good old fashioned humbling than him.

 

[Full recap of Wednesday's (July 28) "Big Brother" after the break...]
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<p>Carrie Preston of 'True Blood'</p>

Carrie Preston of 'True Blood'

Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO

Recap: 'True Blood' - 'I Got a Right to Sing the Blues'

Tara gets aggressive, Bill gets tortured and the Vampire King shares his plan

Welcome to this very special recap of "True Blood’s" season three, episode six -- powered by the blue electricity from Sookie Stackhouse’s Southern workin’ girl hands.

[Full recap of Sunday's (July 25) "True Blood" after the break...]

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<p>Matt of 'Big Brother'</p>

Matt of 'Big Brother'

Credit: CBS

Recap: 'Big Brother' Sunday - Matt's nominations

The new HOH makes surprise nominations – but are they a huge mistake?

Time to check on the hamsters! I really wish the producers would buy the house a giant Zorb so we could actually see our hamsters rolling around in an actual hamster ball, but maybe next season. Still, goodness knows this season could use an injection of fun, because already this is looking like a long, joyless walk as four smug guys waltz into the final four. I miss the saboteur already.

[Full recap of Sunday's (July 25) "Big Brother" after the break...]
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<p>Jose of 'So You Think You Can Dance'</p>

Jose of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Credit: FOX

Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Results - A 'SYTYCD' First

The judges’ final decision is a first in 'SYTYCD' history

Egads, it’s Thursday, which means someone’s going home on “SYTYCD,” waah. Although it’s nice to see Kenny Ortega again, who really has done amazing things for dance in his career, even if now he just looks like a big, stuffy business man pulled from the cast of “Mad Men.” I will give “SYTYCD” props for actually having guest hosts who, with the exception of Ellen Degeneres back in the day, actually know dance and can comment intelligently on what we see. Don’t get me wrong, Ellen was fun, but I’ll take fewer jokes and more pointed commentary any day.  

[Recap of Thursday's (July 22) "So You Think You Can Dance" recaps after the break...]

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<p>Matt of 'Big Brother'</p>

Matt of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Thursday - Who went home?

Rachel outs a liar to the house, but will he get the boot?

Oh, I have a bad feeling about tonight. Although it would be great if Matt got the boot, and I have no love for Monet, I suspect the dork brigade is going to be just fine and, after tonight, will be in prime position to bulldoze its way to the final four. Unless there’s a twist. Or Matt’s wife’s fake leg disease is outed. Ah, that would be good. Fingers crossed we get some good old fashioned “BB” drama and backstabbing! Yes, this show is one step down for human evolution and compassion, but it’s just so fun, isn’t it?

 
[Full recap of Thursday's "Big Brother" after the break...]
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<p>Billy Bell of 'So You Think You Can Dance'</p>

Billy Bell of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Performances - The Top 6

The boys rise again – but yet another dancer is injured

Eeek, we’re down to our final six for this very special 150th episode of “SYTYCD.” Or, as I see it, our final five and one girl. Really, how weird is this? No offense to the boys, but a sausage fest isn’t what I was hoping for at this point in the competition. Fingers crossed there won’t be any more injuries, because I’m starting to think the way season seven is really distinguishing itself is as being the most harmful to dancers, and that’s kind of a drag.

Oh, wait, I spoke too soon. Uncross your fingers, Billy is injured. You’ve got to be kidding me. I’m almost wondering if the show needs to take a break so everyone can heal for two weeks, because this is getting to be ridiculous. If we actually lose three dancers in the top ten to injuries, well, whoever wins is going to feel like they got the title by default. I mean, yes, injuries are common in any athletic pursuit, but this is just a bit too much.
 
Anyway, let’s just get to the competition before anyone else hurts themselves.
 
[Recap of Wednesday's (July 21) "So You Think You Can Dance" performances after the break...]
 
 

Lauren

 

 

 

Lauren dances with Twitch. It’s kind of a cowboy/hip-hop thing, and it’s pretty damn good. The routine is more of a slow, giddy-up kind of thing, so it doesn’t have the fire of Alex’s memorable routine, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t great in its own way. I’m rooting for Lauren, in part because, crap, she’s THE ONLY GIRL LEFT.
 
Adam says she’s not who she was in Vegas, because she tore it up. She was lost in the music, which is a good thing. Mia thought she went hard. Kenny Ortega is here (director of “High School Musical” and Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour movie and choreographer for everything important of the last twenty or so years), and he just wants to say he’s a fan of the show. Kenny, give Lauren notes! Or a job! Stop talking about the show! Aack! He says Lauren has the energy to power Los Angeles.
 
Apparently, Slingbox doesn’t like it when I yell at Kenny Ortega, and it promptly takes a crap on me.
 
 
Jose
Okay, hopefully I didn’t miss anything important, but we’re on to Jose. He’s going to be dancing with Allison to a Sonya Tayeh routine. Jose feels chemistry, and Allison melts when she looks at him. Everyone has a crush on everyone else, it seems. Dancers are quite the little hormonal horndogs, aren’t they?
 
Sigh. Jose looks like he’s in rehearsal. You know, that “I know the moves, I’m just going through them so I don’t pull anything” kind of look. If there’s chemistry here, I’m not feeling it. Although I love the routine. Allison is emoting enough for the two of them. But it just isn’t wowing me. Or, more specifically, Jose isn’t.
 
Adam says to Allison the cat’s out of the bag about her crush, so he hopes she doesn’t get KNIFED LATER. WTF? Adam, what, you’re insinuating Jose’s girl is a gang member? What? Would you say that to Kent or Billy? Ugh. And wasn’t Jose drooling all over all-star Lauren a while ago? Anyway, Adam thought his character was perfect, but he wasn’t dancing much. Although what he did do was perfect. Um, okay. Mia says it was pedestrian contemporary, which is about all Jose can do, but it was great. Kenny thought he was there for Allison. Lots of love for Jose. Nigel thought it was great that Sonya covered up Jose’s weaknesses. Great. Seriously, can we stop sugar coating it for Jose? Adam has no problem suggesting his girlfriend is a knife-wielding psycho, but God forbid any of the judges point out that Jose is just not that good.
 
 
Robert
He’s dancing with Lauren for a Toasty jazz routine. Lauren and Robert need to fall for one another. They’re fine with that. Because, as we previously discussed, dancers are horndogs. Apparently.
 
I like this, and I think Robert’s strong in the routine. Is it outstanding, though? Not really, but it’s solid. I know everyone’s kind of sick of the storytelling in the dances, but I do see how that makes them stick in your memory.
 
Adam thought they were smoking. He thinks Robert’s amazing. But he needs to watch his hands. Mia loves that it was just a strong, clean jazz piece. She thought it showed Robert was a solid dancer. But Robert needs to watch his head bobbing. See, judges? This is how you’re supposed to judge! Compliments, fair criticism and helpful hints! Kenny thought it showed Robert was grounded. Nigel thinks Robert’s legs are fine, so he can lose the head jerk. I do think Robert is improving – but let’s note, the judges give him pointers. Maybe Jose just  has too far to climb to benefit from pointers, but I feel like the judges aren’t even trying with him.
 
 
Adechike
First, a message from his mom. Everyone’s getting a message from the parents this week. Adechike’s mom loves him, and he should go for it. Yeah, this isn’t a whole lot of insight, but I suppose it’s meant to thaw voters’ hearts or something. Anyway, time for his solo.
 
I have now officially heard Maxwell’s cover of this song one time too many. But Adechike does a
great job of showing off his amazing leaps. The guy is a whole hella lotta graceful. And athletic.
 
 
Kent
Kent is dancing with Kathryn. And he’s so excited! It’s a jazz number by Sonya. Who is apparently very loud.
 
This is cute. Kent seems to be having a great time. Maybe too good of a time. He’s got Broadway face. But he can dance circles around pretty much anyone, so who cares? At least he looks like he’s having fun. This is at least suited to his strengths.
 
Adam says Kent makes the show more special. He loved the handspring. Mia says his animated expression makes the routine almost juvenile. Kenny says he’s a young Gene Kelly and the guy to beat. Nigel thinks Kent has almost outdanced the all-stars, which is a big compliment.
 
 
Robert
 
Robert’s mom says he takes life as a journey. His dad calls him the man. His parents love him. I’m sure they do, but what else are you supposed to say? I’d pay money to see some parents say, eh, we wanted to give him or her away but we couldn’t find any takers.
 
The shame of Robert’s solo is it feels like it’s just getting going when, blip, it’s over. It’s Robert’s birthday today, btw, so we should all throw him a vote, just to be nice.
 
 
Lauren
Her mom thinks she’s very mature for her age. Her dad thinks she’s a great kid.
 
Lauren is a fierce dancer, even if she is wearing a sort of Tarzan and Jane castoff. C’mon, Lauren, stay in it for the girls!
 
 
Adechike
He’ll be dancing with Comfort in a NappyTabs number. It’s a rocky relationship story. The only thing that concerns me is that it’s Comfort’s story, not Adechike’s. Hmm.
 
I’m sorry, but Cat’s dress tonight looks like it was made out of a torn-up curtain from a Victoria’s Secret display. By a drunk guy with a stapler. But her hair looks nice.
 
Comfort slaps Adechike in the dance, and they both look like they’re crying. Considering Adechike was a big blank just a few weeks ago, this is pretty amazing. He’s fierce, he’s angry, he’s seductive and he’s pretty good at this whole hip-hop thing. Great routine, great emotion.
 
Adam felt like it was watching a movie. He thinks it’s amazing for a contemporary dancer to succeed so well at hip-hop. Mia thought it felt real and that it was unbelievable. Kenny thinks it’s like what we’d see if Wesley Snipes could dance. Nigel felt it moved to another level. Nigel thinks he’s shown real honesty.  
 
 
Jose
His mom is as proud as a parent can be. Jose’s dad says, what more prouder can he be? I honestly don’t know how to answer that not-really-a-question, Jose’s dad.
 
Jose isn’t using his ten seconds all that wisely, I’ve got to say. Lots of arm flapping and not a lot of real breaking. But he is smiling and looking happy, and that’s all the judges ever want to see from him anyway.
 
 
Kent
His dad thinks he’s an upstanding young man. His mom and dad are very proud of him. Aw, shucks.
 
Kent’s solo is, of course, very good. And the audience breaks out into tween shrieks of joy. They do that pretty much any time he appears, of course, but if he dances a bit, it really gets them fired up.
 
 
Robert and Lauren
Time for contestant couples! They’re dancing a samba by Dmitry Chaplin. Who looks like he could be Robert’s older brother. And, according to Robert, Lauren’s butt is a lethal weapon.
 
These two are pretty damn hot together. It’s hard to believe that Lauren used to get creamed for being too athletic and not sexy enough.
 
Adam loved Robert’s lines and felt Lauren’s retractions and footwork were unbelievable. Mia thought Robert looked like a samba dancer. But thinks Lauren plies too much. Kenny thought Robert got two out of two tonight. And says nothing about Lauren. Nigel likes their parents. And he likes Robert’s upper body. He thought Lauren made great contact with the audience and with Robert, though technically, not all there.
 
 
Adechike and Jose
They’re so excited, because they’re like brothers. Which is a good thing, because they’re doing a paso doble. Choreographed by Dmitry Chaplin and Legacy. This should be interesting.
 
I’m not sure if having them both dance with their shirts off was a great idea, because at the beginning it feels a bit like a West Hollywood Halloween parade kind of thing. It’s pretty good, though not great. There are some bungled kicks and tosses that were hard to overlook, though they get props for looking relatively fierce. If I had to pick a winner, though, Adechike looked a little smoother and more confident, except for the time Jose almost dropped him. Which would do a number on your confidence, I’m sure.
 
Adam loves that the guys were committed. He tells Jose to stretch his legs and feet and tells Adechike he needs more release. Mia thought it was okay but felt the legs were flailing, even though the commitment was there. Kenny felt it was a valiant effort. Nigel thinks they needed to work on their carriage.
 
 
Kent and... Billy?
They’ll be doing stepping with Chuck Maldonado. Billy is injured, of course, so Twitch is stepping (ha, punny) in.
 
Okay, this is one of the few times when I feel like Kent’s moves just aren’t measuring up. There is some white boy chest and leg slapping that looks mighty effeminate here. It might have been better if Billy had been his partner, just because Twitch clearly has a better feel for the genre than Kent does.
 
Adam is thrilled with all the new and exciting dance styles. And he wants to thank Kent for kicking ass? Did he actually watch this routine? He SO did not kill this. Mia thought it was disgusting and gross and loved it. What? Kenny brought stepping to the Olympic ceremonies, so he should be a good critic. But he thinks it was awesome, too. Nigel then points out this isn’t the first time stepping has been on the show. Ooh, burn! But he liked it. Maybe everyone was so fixated on the footwork that they didn’t notice that Kent’s upper body looked like that ridiculously awful guy slap fight in “Bridget Jones’ Diary.”
 
 
So, we may be down to five before tomorrow night’s show even starts, thanks to Billy’s injury. Although I’m still sad that Anthony Burrell (remember he of the pulled thigh muscle?) didn’t make the cut for this season, I’m starting to think that was a small mercy, given that the dancers are dropping like flies and he was already injured. Makes you wonder, though, if the judges knew something we didn’t about how physically stressful season seven was going to be. Hmmmm…
 
Do you think Billy will be able to rejoin the competition? Why do you think so many dancers are being injured? And who do you want to see win?
 

 

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