Yep, that’s Mark Cuban, and who wasn’t at least a little sorry to see him go on last night’s fifth-week results show for Dancing with the Stars? He says he lost more than 30 pounds while competing just a few months after hip replacement surgery, and he always looked like he was having a lot of fun on the dance floor.
On the other hand, you could clearly see Cuban mouth the words “Thank God it’s over” when host Tom Bergeron announced that he and partner Kym Johnson were getting the boot, so maybe all that dancin’ was taking a toll on Cuban’s bod. Other highlights of the evening: Marie Osmond, who avoided the bottom two spots, confirming that she is fine and well enough to compete next week, even after her fainting spell Monday night; audience member Tori Spelling giving props to the dancing skills of her former Beverly Hills 90210 costar Jennie Garth; and more announcements from Bergeron, including a tease about next week’s first group dance routine.
And, even though everyone on the show noticeably avoided commenting on it, we won’t, as we channel Chandler Bing for a moment when we say, could Jennifer Lopez BE any more pregnant? She’s all of a sudden tossing aside her sexy, form-fitting performance outfits for a series of loose-fitting tops, yet she’s still showing skin everywhere but her stomach. Will Jenny from the Block admit she’s pregnant before her kid’s actually born?
And what do you think about how the competition is shaking out, now that the season is at the halfway mark? Who woulda predicted Helio hovering around the bottom at this point? And were you surprised that early fan favorite Jane Seymour was also lagging behind in votes? Does the season’s biggest surprise, Sabrina Bryan, have the title pretty much sewn up already? –Kimberly Potts
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