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Dancing with the Stars 5th Judge: One Star Finds Out They re Expecting, Leah Remini Picks a Fight - TooFab

Dancing with the Stars 5th Judge: One Star Finds Out They re Expecting, Leah Remini Picks a Fight - TooFab
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The sitcom star joins the judging panel with a fiery and combative attitude that immediately causes friction and almost erupts into a full-blown brawl.

It was a night of highs and lows and nearly a brawl at the judges table on "Dancing with the Stars."

James Van Der Beek, who has been a front-runner since the first week, got the exciting news that he s going to be a dad ... again ... for the sixth time! Meanwhile, the gap between the top performers and the Bottom 3 continued to widen, proving that last week s reprieve probably won t make much of a difference.

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This competition is proving too much for Sean Spicer, Lamar Odom and Karamo Brown, though at least one of them is showing some signs of improvement. The other two? Yeah, it s still not very pretty.

And while Lamar struggled again, he definitely had a fan in Leah Remini, who not only shouted down her fellow judges for their lower marks, she threatened to walk over them, with Tom Bergeron telling her "it s only a dance show" over and over in an effort to calm her.

Leah stayed fired up throughout the night, talking over Len Goodman constantly and trying to argue that just because you re not a dance, you should get higher marks. It got so bad that Bruno Tonioli actually had to interject to urge Tom to give Len his chance to speak, considering he is head judge and an expert in what they re supposed to be judged on.

In other words, we re not so sure Leah was a great choice as a guest judge -- she had no real dance criticism to offer -- and we re pretty sure she won t be invited back.

Who do I think I am? you ask. Well, I spent nearly a decade of my life sweating and bleeding to the music as a dancer. From a young boy learning a shuffle-ball-change to performing with the St. Louis Ballet Company, I experienced the ups and downs of one of the most difficult physically demanding sports on the planet. During this time, I was also a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as a gymnast, writer and cartoonist. I had a lot more energy in my younger years. And I ve spent the last sixteen years analyzing and critiquing reality competition shows for various media publications. I ve got this.

Fair warning, since I m safe at home, I m probably going to be a little harsher than my colleagues Carrie-Ann Inaba , Len Goodman , and Bruno Tonioli . But I might be nicer, too. Maybe.

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(Paso Doble) With it s more militaristic posture and style, this was easily Sean s strongest dance. And yet, he hasn t yet mastered how to look like he s dancing across the floor; rather he always looks like he s marching or stomping. Still, his timing was better and had the steps down, so this is a tremendous improvement from what we ve seen before. He just still needs to loosen up and be less militant.

Judges Scores: 5, 6, 5, 5

My Score: 4

(Jive) Sasha put her through the works on this one, with plenty of tough and fast jive content once they got past the Tina Turner tribute at the top. Ally was mostly on top of it, but she did spend a lot of the dance chasing both the rhythm and Sasha, as if she was struggling to keep up. Her footwork, as such, lacked in sharpness and finesse at times, but this was nevertheless a confident performance and a competent jive. Ally continues to improve week after week just as we like to see.
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