Things got tense on Monday night during Broadway Week on the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars. Outspoken judge Len Goodman and equally outspoken pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy clashed over the performance of celebrity competitor Hope Solo.
Opinions were mixed when the rest of the DWTS cast and celebs were asked about the war of words. Most weren’t willing to slam the senior judge for obvious reasons. Check out the nasty spat.
The seven remaining contestants fell into two categories this week, two were really, really good and the other five were mediocre at best. Ricki Lake and J.R. Martinez were tied at the top of the leaderboard with nearly perfect scores of 29.
Maks Chmerkovskiy clarified one comment that he made on Monday night in the heat of the moment. He wanted the audience to know that despite what he said last night, “it is not my show.” Host Tom Bergeron quipped, “Damn, I was going to ask him for a raise.”
The six celebrities who will compete next week are J.R. Martinez, Ricki Lake, Nancy Grace, David Arquette, Hope Solo and Rob Kardashian.
Getting the Dancing with the Stars boot in Week 6 was Chaz Bono. Immediately following the announcement, Cher tweeted, “I have got 2 hold my temper! My tears R OK. Congratulations Chaz, I’m SO PROUD OF U! This was YOUR quest…& u followed your star.”
Check out photos of the eliminated couple Chaz & Lacey, and view video of the Broadway Week group dance below and elimination video: