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Who was fifth out on ‘Dancing With the Stars’?

florenceAge may just be a number but it’s also a hindrance for the token senior citizen who is cast on “Dancing With the Stars.”.

And trying to dance a tango to “The Brady Bunch” TV theme sure doesn’t help either.

Florence Henderson, saddled with that memorably silly song, scored a 21 out of 30 among the judges, which was actually better than former Atlantan Kyle Massey and Bristol Palin, the two  youngest contestants. It was also her best score yet. But she didn’t get the viewer votes and found herself out after five weeks.

Was Florence Henderson the right one to go home?

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“This is one of the best produced shows I’ve ever been on,” Henderson said after her elimination. “The best crew, the best hair, the best makeup, even the judges.” She said she hoped she inspired people to get off their duffs and enjoy life.

At age 76, she showed more spunk, joy, passion and mobility than most past contestants in her age range. Sure,  she couldn’t match Brandy or Audrina Patridge in athleticism. But she showed elegance when she needed to and a heated sexiness last week for her rumba.

Of the remaining contestants, Brandy jumped ahead of Jennifer Grey this week with the judges, pulling in 27 out of 30 with a clean quickstep to the “Friends” theme. Grey, who had some tense times with her dancing partner Derek Hough during rehearsals, also did just fine with her foxtrot but it wasn’t as good as her dance a week earlier and she ended up with a 25.

The two male athletes, Kurt Warner and Rick Fox, both pulled in 24s while Audrina came in fifth with 23. Kyle’s nutty and ultra-fun “Charlie’s Angels” foxtrot drew raves from Carrie Ann Inaba (an eight) but turned off Len Goodman (just a five). That’s a rare separation of three points among two judges. Bristol’s goofy “Monkees” suit also inspired her to be her most animated but she made several technical errors and landed at the bottom among the judges with 18.

Bristol is clearly in danger of being eliminated next unless one of the others takes a major stumble.

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tvBoy

October 19th, 2010
11:02 pm

well i’m a little disappointed. even tho i personally like bristol palin, she had the worst performance and should’ve been voted off. america loves mrs. brady, but she should’ve danced to a better song

Denise Levy

October 19th, 2010
11:29 pm

bristol palin is a young immature prego teen, a horrible dancer and someone who hates dancing, if she continues, dancing with the stars will loose all credibiity as an entertainment show and become just another sarah palin inspired idiiotic family fortune. If you want to make this a political show with Sarah Palin and all the hatred she portrays keep her ugly, irresponsible self serving daughter on your show and watch your ratings drop.

Alitza

October 19th, 2010
11:33 pm

While I don’t have anything personal against Bristol, and think she has come a long way, I strongly feel that she should have been cut instead of Florence Henderson. While Ms. Henderson’s score was low, c’mon, a tango to “The Brady Bunch”?? And Bristol just made too many mistakes, lost where she was, and just stood there a couple of times trying to figure it out.

Lynn

October 19th, 2010
11:33 pm

What surprised me the most was Jennifer Grey being in Jeapardy she’s the best dancer on the show. I think Florence is a better dancer then Bristol, but her mother’s fame will keep her on the show for a while, I hope not long enough to make her win though as she really can’t dance. I love to watch Dancing With The Stars, it’s just about the only program I do watch on TV, but I think that the judges scores ought to count for more then the audiences. Because it’s just a popularity contest. Emmitt Smith won because of his personality, he couldn’t dance half as well as Mario.

Lyn

October 19th, 2010
11:40 pm

Get ready folks.. Bristol going to be on for a long time.. she has tremendous support due to her spirit… the honesty, kindness, true effort.. even the judges have noticed the difference in her spirit versus the others. She is not deperate.. the other “stars” act like they will die if they don’t win. Bristol doesn’t display that.

Cho

October 19th, 2010
11:46 pm

@ Alitza – I agree. While Bristol has come a long way and seems like a nice person, she just cant’ dance. Florence, on the other hand, displayed grace and elegance and hard work on the dance floor. With the Sitch and Florence gone, I probably won’t watch the rest of the season.

dwsfan

October 19th, 2010
11:51 pm

I DO think that Bristol should have been the one voted off this week, but you, Denise have brought the politics into the mix of a very entertaining show! Her talent regarding dance, or lack there of, along with help from fans decide the “one who goes” not who she is or is not related to and certainly not based on her or her mom’s political background. There are always going to be personalities on the show, each season that are favorites, but we should never decide their fate based on views that may not be our own. It’s a “feel good” show and that’s all we should come away with after watching. .

Jeff

October 20th, 2010
12:18 am

Denise — yeah, you are SO right… Sarah Palin just HATES people. She espouses common sense, fiscal responsibility and the importance of family, and she and Bristol have shown tremendous courage in the face of a firestorm of criticism over the last two years. And through it all, Bristol seems to be a positive, kindhearted, earnest kid… yet YOU, in all of your liberal love and tolerance, showed the true hatred that those on the left have for ANYONE who doesn’t bow to the esteemed political religion of liberalism….

Your cannon saints are the Kennedys, Clintons, Gores, Kerrys, Deans, Pelosis, Reids, Bidens and Obamas, ALL of whom are TREMENDOUSLY flawed, filthy-rich, elite power-grabbers who despise any and all people who are of a conservative mindset.

Yeah, Denise, you’re a REAL prize and someone that liberals can be PROUD of! you called a sweet girl “ugly” , “immature” and “self serving”, you called Dancing With the Stars a credible show, and you showed a complete lack of class, tolerance and intelligence. If you are the type of person who follows and votes on this show, I just as soon see Bristol voted off so she doesn’t have to put up with nonsense from morons like you.

A girl makes a mistake in life and you want to throw her under the bus… Palin’s political platform differs from yours so you resort to name-calling, wild accusations and bitter, hateful comments on a blog… yeah, you’re a piece of work Denise. Go stuff your pie hole with another bag of Doritos as you sit in your trailer and wait for Saint Obama to save you from your own pathetic life, you idiot.

Bristol, your dance tonight wasn’t the best, but you put on a brave face. Jennifer Grey is apparently the best dancer, from what I’m told, so I hope she does well next time. And at least Rick Fox and Kurt Warner are not too proud to show some vulnerability and try their hand at dancing… I hope they do well, too.

Susan

October 20th, 2010
12:26 am

Denise Levy …. Gee, jealous much?

Jill

October 20th, 2010
12:45 am

DWTS has turned political. I am not going to put down Bristol, as I can not dance, and she has more courage than I do getting up there. However Sarah Palin is feeding off of this. As an Alaskan I have heard her lies, and seen how she is more interested in becoming a celebrity. It is unfortunate that there are people who can not see right through her. Bristol should have gone home based on her dancing, not because of anything else.

Horsefeathers

October 20th, 2010
1:06 am

Now Jill, most of us can see right through people like you. Your kind tend to be uneducated and ignorant of the real facts of life. Your jealousy seems to be shining through! You go girl. Just because you are an alaskan, doesn’t mean you know a lot
about the Palins. Most likely only the things you know, you read in the liberal media. LOL
You need to quit drinking the koolaid. I guess you were rather blinded to the reason she had to resign as governor. Seems like it was Democratic dirty tricks. Just pay someone to file ethics complaints, one right after the other and she had to defend them with her personal money. Go figure.

PR

October 20th, 2010
1:33 am

DWTS is a joke. Bristol should never have been on in the first place. She is an airheaded bimbo who couldn’t keep her legs together. Abstinence…pure BS, and now her rightwing ditto heads are voting for her. Not becuase she has taltent, but because her mom is air-headed Sarah. DWTS has lost all credibility. They waste an hour for what could be done in 30 minutes. Tom ‘I’m just so wonderul’ Bergeron can only BS so much. Dump Bristol and get some real talent and the show might be worth watching again. This seasaon…A TOTAL WASTE!

Barbara

October 20th, 2010
6:18 am

Bristol Palin is bad at dancing, if she is not voted off next week, I will not watch anymore she should have been gone long time ago.

Tommi Gurl

October 20th, 2010
6:27 am

LOL at the Sarah Palin koolaid drinkers. Everyone who does not support Palin and her hypocrisy are not jealous of her and her family.

Stop It Already

October 20th, 2010
7:19 am

Not to judge but Bristol learned about honesty after lying to her mom about having sex. And it was too late…she’ll always be known as the teenage mom of Sarah Palin.

Stop It Already

October 20th, 2010
7:20 am

And Tommi Gurl, you can’t be serious. It’s funny how people like to throw jealousy out there. Sarah wouldn’t mean crap to you if she was just another teenage mom.

Stop It Already

October 20th, 2010
7:22 am

And Horsefeathers I guess you know ALL about the Palins? Huh? Oh. What? I didn’t think so…

Ebony and Ivory

October 20th, 2010
7:26 am

If most men would tell the truth…..they would love to get Brandy and Bristol together in the same room for a little #$%^&*(). Am I right or am I right? Thats what I thought.

Cuzzin Vinnie

October 20th, 2010
7:39 am

Denise Levy – what a bitter, old, miserable, jealous democrat you must be.

Shmoopie

October 20th, 2010
7:42 am

Sure are a bunch of jealous old political broads that are neglected by their girlfriends on here today.

Pebblebeach

October 20th, 2010
8:16 am

I like Bristol…Don’t care for her Mom much at all…However, it is time for Bristol to exit…it will happen for sure next Tuesday….I promise…

So folks please calm down a little with the hatred….

OMG!

October 20th, 2010
8:28 am

bristol’s gotta go. she can’t dance, she can’t perform, and she doesn’t seem to want to do either. but to be honest, i’m finding the whole season ho-hum. that means “boring” to all you haters

jake's mom

October 20th, 2010
8:29 am

Bristol is totally out of her element. WHich isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the but girl can’t dance and has to go.

lois webster

October 20th, 2010
8:52 am

this show is not based on talent its popularity, which is wrong, bristol needs to exit the girl does not want to be there, dancing is not her thing, she is only hanging in because of her mother and the tea party

lois webster

October 20th, 2010
8:53 am

Enter your comments here

You people are pathetic

October 20th, 2010
8:54 am

So distraught by November coming up and so depedent on politics for your daily life, that you have to resort to bashing a young lady trying to get on with her life and making the most of her opportunities.

Go read Cynthia Tucker and comment there.

Pathetic.

lois webster

October 20th, 2010
8:55 am

the show should be based on dancing and not popularity, bristol need to exit, she does not want to be there, the reason she is still hanging in is because of her mom status, put her out of her misery send the child home

quit being so negative people and being nasty

October 20th, 2010
9:05 am

Jeff you are a total ass hole. Get real the girl can’t dance. I don’t have anything against Bristol but she makes mistake week after week. She doesn’t listen to the judges on what she needs to do. She should have been voted off weeks ago. People wake up Bristol is not a child anymore but a mother she is no longer consider a teenager hello people wake up. Quit feeling sorry for her because she put herself out their and new what she was getting into. So it always seems like when comments are made it always same to turn to politics. I have to give her credit for coming on the show what better way to help her mom be more in the spot light what with an election coming up in November what better way to get her mom name more out in the public as if it is not out their already. It probably was never about dancing but about helping put her mother name in the spot light once again. Are some of you for real or just stupid. Sarah Palin is just as TREMENDOUSLY flawed filthy rich as the other names mention in you response (Jeff). You state that Jennifer Gray is the best dancer from what you are told. It is apparent that you must not watch the show on a regular basis if someone has to tell you who is good and who is not. Hey Horsefeathers a little word for you as well so you think the Democratic use dirty tricks and the Republican don’t. Well if this is the case then you need to go back under the rock you came out from under. Sarah Palin is out for herself and could care less about her daughter being on dancing with the stars since she couldn’t be bothered to be their to support her on her first night but decided to watch on TV. Most mother would have been their in a heart beat as well as the dad and the only reason she was their the other night is because it was all over the TV and newspaper about her not showing up to support her daughter so I guess she decided she better get off her ass and go watch. Cuzzin Vinnie back at you, what a bitter old miserable jealous Republican you must be. The Republican party did you not forget (BUSH) like yourself is what got us in the mess that the county is in today. Lyn are you serious, she needs to get deperate if she really wants to win. Why do we always have to have so much hatred on all comments submitted. Yes I too have responded back to some of these comments posted negative and positive but this is suppose to be about a great show on TV (NOT THAT MANY ON TV THESE DAYS) that every family can watch together without having to have the kids leave the room and here we all are making negative comments me as well and yes I’m guilty to. SIT BACK, RELAX, TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND LESS WATCH THE SHOW ON A POSITIVE NOTE. BECAUSE IF ANY OF US COULD DANCE AND DO BETTER WE WOULD BE ON DANCING WITH THE STARS.

jaf

October 20th, 2010
9:22 am

denise – change the channel

All American

October 20th, 2010
9:26 am

This is not a talent show anymore folk’s it has evolved into a popularity show. It has the same future as American Idol, when it became more a popularity show rather than a talent show the ratings plumeted.

lns

October 20th, 2010
9:34 am

The program is suppose to be about dancing…. Bristol can’t dance.. no matter who her Momma is… Next to go should be Bristol and if it isn’t then you know the politics has influcend the show…

Lisa Lopez

October 20th, 2010
9:51 am

I agree with jaf…if this is upsetting you so much change the channel or don’t even turn the TV on. I just love these ajc.com blogs…so much entertainment. This is better than TV. *LOL*

middler and so tired of all the rhetoric :

October 20th, 2010
10:00 am

Just because someone doesn’t think Bristol is the epitome of what a teenaged girl should be and doesn’t respect or admire her mother doesn’t mean that the person is a liberal, crazy, jealous, or any other of the crazed and hateful sentiments expressed. Bristol would not be on the show if not for her mother and hopefully her mother will not be elected president. This is a dance and popularity contest, in neither of which Bristol seems to do well. She has demonstrated poor judgment in her personal life (remember the reunion with Levi?) and dances almost as badly as I do. She should have been gone. Not because of politics, hate, liberalism v. conservatism, etc., but because she is unattractive, a bad dancer, and has done nothing on her own to achieve celebrity status.

Shannon

October 20th, 2010
10:28 am

One of the definitions of a conspiracy theory: any time that evidence *against* something is taken to be evidence *for* it.

“Sarah Palin had to resign because of Democratic dirty tricks, filing ethics complaints against her.”

Evidence against her–ethics complaints–is taken as evidence for her.

Conspiracy theory, thou hast infiltrated the right.

Also, Bristol can’t dance.

Mmm Hmm

October 20th, 2010
10:29 am

Palin is still on there because the show likes the press she garners. No other reason at all. Not one of the other contestants has the “notoriety” of Palin.

Moderate

October 20th, 2010
10:32 am

I’m conservative, but not a Palin fan. I also am not a DWTS addict, but do watch when convenient. There seems to be a lot of angst about a young woman who is not perfect, but has the courage and drive to take advantage of an opportunity offered to her. I guess some of the more critical folks probably think that “the Situation” or the crude, tatooed Margaret Cho are more appealing contestants. No doubt Palin will go next appropriately; but this is a public voting so if you’re inclined….vote away!

Karo

October 20th, 2010
10:37 am

This is my first time to really watch every week “Dancing with the Stars,” and becoming more and more disappointed on how Political it’s becoming! Just face it!! This is only and clearly a Political game and the Republican Party has a lot of money to blow away fairness…Enough Said!!

KG

October 20th, 2010
10:39 am

You losers are arguing over a show that profits on your mental density. As for you involved that are stupid enough to bring politics into what is already pathetic enough, your the problem. If your dumb enough to argue over Left and Right, your too stupid make a difference anyway!

CB

October 20th, 2010
10:58 am

KG,

Your – belonging to or associated with the person
You’re – you are

You know, speaking of people being stupid and all.

And Bristol a “teen advocate”? For what? Getting knocked up at 17? Right.

Jimmy

October 20th, 2010
11:04 am

All off you Palin haters are idiots. This is a dancing show, not Keith Olbermann. You are the true haters. You spew more hatred than any dictator who has ever lived. Hateful hypocrites, that’s what you are. Do this country a favor and go away.

InsideBug

October 20th, 2010
11:45 am

Have you noticed how the Dems tend to be the Palin Haters? Reason being, they can’t do things on their own so they pick on someone with some common sense ideas and
constantly bash them. I don’t hear many Republicans using hate speech. Most Dems can’t think for themselves and a lot can’t do for themselves. They just spout off about
anything the leftist media feeds them. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

DancingFan

October 20th, 2010
11:58 am

Jeff, I say “Amen brother!”.

For you liberals out there, this isn’t a political show, nor is it controlled or influenced by politics. Whether a celebrity stays or goes depends on two things – 50% judges scores, 50% viewer votes. So, this is kinda like reality – if you want to make a difference – VOTE, otherwise, shut up. And by the way, for you that are simply bashing the show, it’s been the #1 TV show for the last two years. But hey, if you don’t like the show, turn the channel and stay off this blog.

Have a nice day!

Shannon

October 20th, 2010
1:27 pm

Are you serious? InsideBug? You don’t hear many Republicans using hate speech?

Have you even read the comments on this blog?

Truth is, Bristol is on there because she is famous. She is famous because is the conservative daughter of a conservative politician. She is not on the show for any other reason. If you don’t think that’s political, maybe we aren’t using the same definition of political.

If Michelle Obama or Chelsea Clinton or John Kerry were to go on DWTS, what would be your reaction? Look in the mirror. Be honest with yourself. You’re trying to be self-righteous.

Get the beam out of thine own eye.

Shannon

October 20th, 2010
1:39 pm

Let me be clear about hate speech.

Jeff quotes:
“YOU, in all of your liberal love and tolerance, showed the true hatred that those on the left have for ANYONE who doesn’t bow to the esteemed political religion of liberalism.” Jeff wasn’t only addressing the person to whom he was responding but *all* people on the left.

Jeff addressing a particular poster: “Go stuff your pie hole with another bag of Doritos as you sit in your trailer and wait for Saint Obama to save you from your own pathetic life, you idiot.”

From “Horsefeathers”: “Now Jill, most of us can see right through people like you. Your kind tend to be uneducated and ignorant of the real facts of life. Your jealousy seems to be shining through!” Again, this was not only responding to the poster but insulting all who agree with her.

“Cuzzin Vinnie”: “Denise Levy – what a bitter, old, miserable, jealous democrat you must be.” Definitely a personal attack there.

Jimmy writes: “All off you Palin haters are idiots. This is a dancing show, not Keith Olbermann. You are the true haters. You spew more hatred than any dictator who has ever lived. Hateful hypocrites, that’s what you are. Do this country a favor and go away.” Note here that anyone who disagrees politically is a “hypocrite” who should leave the country.

And then Inside Bug herself/himself: “Most Dems can’t think for themselves and a lot can’t do for themselves. They just spout off about anything the leftist media feeds them.” Hate speech.

What is hate speech? Hate speech is speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. I think we can safely add political orientation to that list.

Any time you make a generalized attack on the other side (or about a person on the other side for her/his beliefs), it’s hate speech.

I think this is important to say as “I don’t hear conservatives using hate speech” was in the same post as a conservative using hate speech.

Christine

October 20th, 2010
6:19 pm

Jennifer Gay should not be on DWTS, she is a dancer, remember Dirty Dancing?

tvBoy

October 20th, 2010
8:04 pm

wow, denise, are we bitter or what? you need to keep that hate in check. sarah palin’s gonna b ur president one day, girlfriend

InsideBug

October 24th, 2010
3:56 am

Denise, hun, would you mind just sharing some of the “Hate Palin Espouses”. For the life of me, I don’t see any hate coming from her. Maybe I am blind or something LOL. Or, could it be I need educating.a bit. I just see a Lady who wants to change our country for the better and in a few years, she WILL be our president. Doncha love that? I mean, gosh, she has some great family values. Does that disturb you and if so would you mind sharing with us why? What specifically do you not like about her? Just askin’