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The seven couples did a Broadway group dance on Monday. CREDIT: ABC

The seven couples did a Broadway group dance on Monday. CREDIT: ABC

Chaz Bono, the most controversial celebrity on this season’s cast of “Dancing With the Stars,” took his last dance Tuesday night after getting the lowest scores among the seven remaining contestants.

Bono, a transgender man who was born Chastity, lasted six weeks, far longer than many people expected. His tango to “The Phantom of the Opera” gave him the lowest score this past week with a 19. This was the third time he had the lowest judges score but the first time his fans couldn’t lift him from the basement.

“This was an amazing journey,” he said after he was eliminated, “that really pushed me and showed me I could do more than I ever thought I could.” He later dedicated his effort to kids who feel like they are in the wrong body like him. “I wanted to show America a different kind of man,” he added.

The overweight Bono looked clunky on the dance floor, though he did show increasing confidence as the weeks went by. He never received more than a 7 from any judge.

Bono’s departure leaves six celebrities left, including Hope Solo, whose partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy defended her aggressively Monday night after Len Goodman said he thought her dance was her worst to date.

It’s fairly obvious that J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake will cruise into the finals. The third person will likely be David Arquette.

Atlanta’s Nancy Grace received her best score to date with a 24, dancing a jaunty foxtrot to a “Spamalot” song. Carrie Ann Inaba was especially taken by her performance, giving her a generous 9 while Goodman opted for a more realistic 7. Bruno Tonioli met in the middle with an 8.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

94 comments Add your comment

Floating IP

October 25th, 2011
10:46 pm

FIRST, thank gawd the gay guys are gone!!!

MyPatootie

October 25th, 2011
10:59 pm

Thank goodness! Now I can watch the whole show rather than just bits and pieces! This has not been a good session for DWTS, and X Factor is even worse. Too much like a reality show. Hate it!

Hell-Bent

October 25th, 2011
11:10 pm

Haters gonna hate.

Songbird

October 25th, 2011
11:18 pm

He’s not gay, moron. Transgender is not gay. Typical ignorant redneck Georgian.

rikki doxx

October 25th, 2011
11:19 pm

I thought Chaz was okay. I would have liked to see Nancy Grace go before him. I hope JR and Hope make it to the finals.

Fred

October 25th, 2011
11:21 pm

I don’t watch that show although I love hope Solo. I DID however see a “news” piece (maybe from you Rodney, or Yahoo) which showed first Maksim Chmerkovskiy busting out that judge and then a group dance. Hope is one hell of a soccer player, but from what I saw on that short piece of the group dance, she can’t dance for crap.

So what’s wrong with that? Everyone has their gifts, and Hope’s isn’t dancing lol.

darb

October 25th, 2011
11:28 pm

Now I might watch the show. Cher has to love her, I mean him, thats her child.

Hell-Bent

October 25th, 2011
11:28 pm

@Songbird; Floating IP will someday understand that LGBT people are EVERYWHERE. We are your neighbors, co-workers, friends and we have just as much right to be here as you do. You will never get away from us so you may just want to re-check yourself and deal.

werty

October 25th, 2011
11:39 pm

But Chaz can’t escape the fact that she possesses two X chromosomes. I’ll grant that by all appearances Chaz appears male but genetically Chaz is still Chastity.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

October 26th, 2011
12:06 am

and some people will never understand that some people are just born into the wrong body. if you are born with a cleft palate, it’s all fine to fix that, right? or with spina bifida? fix that ! bad teeth or a crunchy nose? sure! it’s not particularly common, but it’s a fact that it happens. kudos to Chaz for being a good-hearted person. And kudos for Lacey. She deserves to be paired with a potential winner after 4 seasons of being given someone who could not possibly win. She’s a jewel!

truthpaste

October 26th, 2011
12:39 am

It’s obvious that J.R. is going to win it all.

Sage

October 26th, 2011
12:50 am

Many of you gay people fail to understand that everyone doesn’t look at things the way that you do and we don’t have to either.It’s time for the word “hater” to be retired.People are tired of people trying to force people to believe a certain way on any given situation.

In my opinion Chasity Bono will always be a woman.I will not let anyone compromise my thought process on this issue or any other issue for that matter.I think it’s silly to refer to a “woman as a he just because she wants to live as a man”.Desires for Gays to live as the opposite sex still does not negate the sex they were born as…..

Tiberius

October 26th, 2011
12:54 am

Maybe if some of you ignorant yahoos would keep the comments to the DANCING part of Dancing With The Stars and leave your prejudices in your own closets, we can have a more civil discussion about the show.

Yeah, it’s entertainment, but what blew up with the judges and Maks, Hope, Lacey and Chaz last night was something that finally had to be said. You could hear the boos from the crowd last night when Bruno described Chaz as a little penguin. He was trying to be funny, but he’s been doing subtle and not so subtle chubby jokes at Chaz’s expense for weeks. And Maks hit it on the head; Carrie Ann and Bruno give scores based on favorites and effort, not always on dancing technique.

Point in fact: J.R. had a good quickstep last night, but it didn’t deserve two 10’s. Ricki’s quickstep was better, Derek’s choreography was better and the dance was much more entertaining than J.R.’s Yet the judges picked his dance as the repeat dance this evening when it shouldn’t have been. He’s getting a pass from Carrie Ann (especially) and Bruno for what he’s experienced in life, not solely on his dancing ability. This playing favorites has always been apparent in past years, but is particularly noticeable this year.

Now, Maks shouldn’t have disrespected Len in suggesting he get out of the business, but the rest had to be said. Len was also right in that Maks was half the problem with Hope. His choreography was horrendous this week and Len’s point about her heel-less boots was spot on.

That being said, Chaz was on borrowed time every week, as his physical limitations of weight, inflexibility and injury were never going to get him farther than this week, and he should have been gone sooner based on dance ability, and nothing else.

Tiberius

October 26th, 2011
1:02 am

Sage, Chaz Bono is a human being, and that is ALL that needs to be in your alleged “thought processes”.

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FarmerRob

October 26th, 2011
4:34 am

@Songbird

October 25th, 2011
11:18 pm
It is NOT a he. It is a mutilated woman/lesbian. Sewing on an appendage and taking a bunch of hormones does not change that fact–MORON!!!!!

@Hell-Bent–Haters have a reason to hate. IT leads a repulsive livestyle.

AND everyone quit calling contempt a phobia. It makes you look stupid. Look up the suffix phobia/phobic and you will understand. If I hold you in contempt and find you repugnant that does NOT mean that I have any sort of fear of you–rational or otherwise.

Astrid G.

October 26th, 2011
5:35 am

FarmerRob, please stay on the farm. Spew your sentiments to your cows.

Mitzymy

October 26th, 2011
6:27 am

No matter what you think of Chaz, Chaz is still a human being. I noticed them calling him names early on, and I wondered how he was going to take it. If I were Chaz, I never would have gone on the show in the first place, but she/he had a statement to make to all the people like him/her. There are millions out there that you just don’t know about, because they are afraid to let people know who they are. No one would choose to be this way, how could they. Would you choose to be humiliated, made fun of, teased or abused? No, and neither did they.

sparta_bubba

October 26th, 2011
6:39 am

what other overweight, dumpy looking, clumsy person has been on DWTS? It’s ABC. Remember they bring you GMA (Gay Morning America).

mothers concerned

October 26th, 2011
7:06 am

I’m sorry hope has to go too if she stops looking so mean all the time maybe she will get better. The judges are right about her no rhythm at all.

Doesn't make sense

October 26th, 2011
7:23 am

Let’s see…The gays and transgenders don’t want anyone to tell them what to do in their bedrooms—BUT–they want to have “Parades” and “Pride Days” so they can tell everyone what they do in their bedrooms……DUH.

Hell-Bent

October 26th, 2011
7:24 am

It seems the Westboro Baptist Church people have Internet accounts!

Just fabulous...

October 26th, 2011
7:27 am

Let’s have a Chaz Parade, and a Chaz Pride Parade! Just fabulous!

JASon

October 26th, 2011
7:29 am

Anytime you let the masses vote, you are going to end up with crap. Just look at our government

Lonnie

October 26th, 2011
7:30 am

Someone should shoot Nancy Grace and end her misery…and ours.

Donna P.

October 26th, 2011
7:37 am

I’m glad the he/she is gone; he/she couldn’t dance.

teach

October 26th, 2011
7:40 am

Why don’t they change this to Dancing with the B-list celebrity wanna be people?

Orlando

October 26th, 2011
7:45 am

Doesn’t make sense, that is the best comment I have read regarding GLAD inc. So perfect…. Thanks.

Cedric

October 26th, 2011
7:50 am

Chastihazz is not a star, just a daughton of a celebrity. Shim whines too much, is not talented as a dancer and needs to say goodbye to heris 15 minutes of fame.

Up and Running

October 26th, 2011
8:05 am

I have nothing at all against Chaz but he simply cant dance. Very dull to watch. Its past time hes gone.

.........

October 26th, 2011
8:11 am

Hey bible-beaters, when you quote from the King James version of the bible to spread your ignorance, do you take into account that King James was gay? Jesus ran around with TWELVE DUDES……and that doesn’t raise any eyebrows?

Marcie

October 26th, 2011
8:11 am

Come on people – this is not about gay or transgender or anything else. This is about people that have no dance experience learning to dance. Chaz was not very good, I don’t care what his back story is. Hope Solo is not very good either. I do give them all credit though. What they are doing is NOT EASY.

Ragin Sage

October 26th, 2011
8:11 am

Hey Sage,

Don’t worry. We will never accuse you of having a thought process!

Nick

October 26th, 2011
8:17 am

So glad Chaz azz is out of there!!!!!!

darb

October 26th, 2011
8:17 am

Chaz, goodbye, goodluck, good riddance.

Crap

October 26th, 2011
8:21 am

Rob K will be in the 3rd spot in the final – not Arquette. Hope goes next, then David, then Nancy (although that’s not my personal preference).

DB

October 26th, 2011
8:28 am

I don’t understand why everyone is so obsessed with Chaz’ gender identity. He has chosen to live his life as a man. Why not respect that choice and move on? No, his dancing was not particularly graceful or fluid — but that’s true of a lot of the dancers. You have to hand it to the guy, he got up there, worked hard and put his heart into it. Let’s see if you have the intestinal fortitude to get up there, week after week in front of millions of people, do your best at a skill you aren’t blessed with, and get pelted with verbal stones because of a gender mistake at birth.

RJ's WIFE

October 26th, 2011
8:34 am

GOOD MORNING ALL – HAVE A BLESSED DAY :-)

jj

October 26th, 2011
8:35 am

Yes, some people’s minds don’t fit their bodies. I don’t want to think about how hard that would be. But if some of you still can’t understand that – read up on how many babies are born with indeterminate sex organs. They may be a combination, or not obvious. It is up to the doctor to decide what to snip or reconstruct. If they ‘guess wrong’, some kids will adapt, some wont.
And the brain isn’t an on/off switch. We all have different opinions of right and wrong, or religion, politics, music… I’d guess sexual identification is the same.

Yvette

October 26th, 2011
8:41 am

The need to stop the name calling toward Chas! I loved his spirit and his courage to just be himself. My hats off to him for him standing in the midst of folks evil comments. Names like penguins, etc. Fire them all! Except for Kariane, I loved her comments. No one said nothing about Carson looking like a total FAIRY with yellow pomp-pomps!

Not so fast

October 26th, 2011
9:01 am

So you say God does not make mistakes? Well he certainly created a LOT of hate filled bigots who think it is their place to judge other people.

kjad

October 26th, 2011
9:03 am

songbird – bono is a female dating a female – makes her gay

Sage

October 26th, 2011
9:12 am

@ Tiberius…Did I say she wasn’t a human being? You see this the issue I have with people like you because you always try to distract from what was said by bringing up something that I didn’t say about the woman.

The premise of what I said is that “I would never refer to a gay person as something they were not born as”. and I won’t let anyone tell me that I’m being narrow minded or prejudice because I refuse to compromise the truth with a lie just to make someone else comfortable.

Sage

October 26th, 2011
9:23 am

I really hate discussing anything with many gays because many of you are just very narrow minded people even though you “try to act as if you are the epitome of open mindness”.You are only opened minded when people support your lifestyle….

Straight people can not ever give an opinion that is contrary to your lifestyles without being called “narrow minded”….I won’t let any HUMAN BEING tell me that I have to ignore the TRUTH as to what they BORN as and lie about who they want to be…..

Unreal

October 26th, 2011
9:27 am

You people on here are SICK!

Tiberius

October 26th, 2011
9:28 am

Sage, YOU are not qualified to judge ANYONE as to their choice of gender, their color, their sexual orientation or their looks. As such, the FACT that they are a human being is the ONLY criteria for whether they are treated equally AS a human being.

Your “thoughts” (such as they are) are so narrow-minded I’ll bet your Post-It notes are only an inch wide.

Tiberius

October 26th, 2011
9:37 am

Oh, and Sage? I’m as straight as you (I presume).

The difference is that I see everyone at their core level as being equal, and I use my brain for something other than just keeping my ears separated.

kevin

October 26th, 2011
9:39 am

Sage = Close-minded redneck.

For the record, Dancing with the Stars is much gayer than any of the contestants on the show.

Deborah Lilly

October 26th, 2011
10:06 am

Well, after Monday’s DWTS, I’ve decided not to watch it any more. You know, folks, not everyone is cut out to be a dancer; goodness only knows I don’t have any rhythmn. You can certainly constructively criticize people in a nice way, but one certainly does not have to be nasty or humiliating to someone on national tv. I’m not really a fan of Max, but he did stand up for his partner’s efforts and she has been trying hard. I know it had to be difficult for Chaz to do this show, but I do admire his grit and determination and his grace. Bruno and Len could learn from him. ‘nough said. I’ve also written to ABC about the judges rude comments. They have lost my viewership:-(

LC12

October 26th, 2011
10:07 am

Songbird, isn’t that in itself a ignorant, stereotypical comment?