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DWTS Season 21, Week EIGHT – Dancing by the Numbers

What a week. I don’t even know where to start with how disappointed I am in the blatant shenanigans of the judges and the producers. I’m quite disgusted. It does lead me to wonder just how scripted the judges were…and clearly, how worried they are about how they are perceived by the squeaky wheels on social media (looking at you Jules).

Anyway, it’s over and done with and despite their best attempts at…whatever…I doubt they were totally successful. Bindi’s fans are rallied, Alek’s likely are as well, Nick’s are…Nick’s.  They’re likely rallied to defend their guy for his part in the “baby shower” (tm Cidra) that was Monday night. That leaves Carlos, Tamar and Alexa pretty much forgotten in the middle. I mean really, I doubt that was their intent, but at the end of the day you have three fired up fanbases who likely didn’t need firing up – and probably not what you intended at all.

As always, I could be wrong, but it seems to me that if you were looking to shake up the leader board and give Nick a boost, you SHOULDN’T tell Bindi she’s in a league of her own, that you can’t give her “10s every week” and that you’re “searching really hard for a flaw” before giving her a nine and Nick enough points to get within striking distance of her cumulative score (which WILL become important later in the season, I’m sure). First, the fans aren’t STUPID – they see why you’re “searching” and the reasons aren’t good. Second, saying all those things makes it look like some sort of conspiracy (like, why do you HAVE to look harder at her than you do at anyone else?). Third…can’t think of a third. Anyway, why not just say her shoulders looked like a problem to you and give her a 9?? Talking too much gets these judges in trouble. Read more..

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Alek Skarlatos, Lindsey Arnold, Carlos PenaVega , Witney Carson Take Time Out For Some Fun On The Ship – Video

Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording “The Cruisers” on Periscope today….

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Erin Andrews Interviewed On DWTS And More On The Late Late Show – Video

Erin Andrews talked about the differences of working on Dancing with the Stars and doing Sports interviews on the sidelines. It all comes down to bathroom access. lol More below…

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Alek Skarlatos, Lindsey Arnold, Carlos PenaVega , And Witney Carson: First Day On The Cruise Was A Success (Photos)

According to Witney Carson, their first day aboard the Anthem Of The Seas yesterday was a success. Carlos PenaVega also confirmed they are performing at song to “We Will Rock You”. More below in the new instagrams. Also, Mark Ballas posted a photo on instagram that said he and Alexa PenaVega were on their way to new York to meet Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin. Ok, so I know I complained about this new theme idea yesterday, but, now I’m getting excited. Dancing With The Stars what you do to me always.

witneycarson: First day on the cruise was a success ???? @royalcaribbean is seriously awesome! #anthemoftheseas #thenorthstar

therealcarlospena: Last one!!! @alekskarlatos are performing to a song from #wewillrockyou on Monday night! So we HAD to see the show!! #anthemoftheseas @royalcaribbean @dancingabc @witneycarson @lindsarnold the cast was AMAZING!!

First day on the cruise was a success ???? @royalcaribbean is seriously awesome! #anthemoftheseas #thenorthstar

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Judge Rejects Bindi Irwin’s Dancing With The Stars Contract, Needs Proof Dad Died

TMZ is reporting Bindi Irwin’s Dancing With The Stars contract got rejected because a judge needs proof Steve Irwin died. WHA??? Crazy!!! Poor Bindi…let’s hope this issue gets resolved quickly. She deserves every bit of the money she’s getting for doing Dancing With The Stars.

Bindi Irwin is caught in a tangled legal web … her “Dancing With The Stars” contract just got rejected because a judge needs proof her dad is dead.

Lawyers for the show submitted a minor’s contract to an L.A. Superior Court judge … it’s required because Bindi is 17. Her mom Terri signed a form stating she gives up all rights to any money her daughter will make on the show.

Here’s the rub. For some reason the judge wants the same release from Bindi’s dad, the late Steve Irwin. The judge said without proof of Steve giving up his rights to Bindi’s money, “the court is unable to find that it is in the best interest of the minor to be bound by the terms of the contract.”

It’s unclear if the judge is unaware Steve died in 2006, or if she’s just a stickler for a death certificate.

We’re told lawyers for the show will do what it takes to get the judge to sign off.

More at TMZ.

ETA: Just a little update from People

Now, the production company behind DWTS is stepping in to move the contract through the court.

“We are aware of the situation and our legal team is in contact with the court to work it out,” a spokesperson for BBC Worldwide Productions tells PEOPLE.

Irwin will hit the ballroom floor again Monday (at 8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

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