Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week, EW.com’s collection of reader-submitted ridiculata, is the best way to enjoy Dancing With the Stars without ever having to turn it on. It’s a visual feast of sparkles, fringe, and stunning awkwardness. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems!
MOST VALUABLE GEM (MVG) OF THE WEEK:
“Personal favorite Hidden Gem…maybe of all time….Maks adjusting his package before his dance and the cute smile that went with it!” –Christy, endorsed by gigi, Call me Daphne and her roomie, Neko, B, Tracy S, Neko, Alexis, Daphne, Ted, Sparkle Girl, Jem Ho, Stephanie, Kevin M. Kawa, Tina, Tricia, Diane, Pumbaa
“OK, Annie, I get the impression you are trying to be more respectful of Maks this year since he commented on the media focusing on his butt, but seriously, with all due respect to Maks, I must implore you to pretty please (I will beg if I have to) include a booty shot of him in those jeans. I mean, it may not be hidden, but if that’s not a gem I don’t know what is!! Thank you.” –Jem Ho, endorsed by Donna W, B
“After the cast was ‘rocked to its core after losing Kristin,’ there’s a shot of Mark hugging no one (aka, himself). Lord knows it’s not the first time this has happened.” –kellen, endorsed by johoallen, tara, B, Anthony
“The long-haired blonde violinist was kind of like a fembot from the Austin Powers movies! The rest of them seem to be going for “Bond girl.”” –orville, endorsed by Lin
“Hidden Gem of the Week: Lacey, possibly pulling double-duty, not only dancing, but also playing violin with the band.” –Kevin M. Kawa
“Had we seen Hipster Glasses Violinist before?” –Julia, endorsed by Call me Daphne
“Hidden Gem (with a callback from a season or two ago): Our old friend, the Well-Behaved Bonfire, made an appearance during the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly dance.” –Jessica, endorsed by Rebecca
“The HIDDEN GEM I’m sure the producers put there specially for us: During David’s rehersal package’s interview, there were movie reels casually propped up on the wall behind him.” –DebraD, endorsed by Anthony
“I know Cher is getting screen time, but all I can do is wallow in the fact that I’m actually seeing Coco’s face!” –socialandrea, endorsed by Amy in Pittsburgh, etm, Ashley, gigi
“And in one frame we got Courtney Cox wiping her nose (?), Coco blowing kisses and Cher to the left!!” –DebraD
All night long, whenever Tom had his back to the stairs, with the lighting they had, it looked as if Tom had a red mailbox flag or an upside-down letter “L” over his right shoulder. It was driving me nuts!” –Rebecca
“Kyms dress reminded me of the “I am dust” outfit from the Swiffer commercial.” –Tina
“When Carson showed his ‘Len heart’ tattoo, there was a tiny red rhinestone as a drop of blood at the tip of the sword.” –Stephanie, endorsed by Kevin M. Kawa
“The tiny little sequin in Carson’s fake beard” –KristieD
“My 11-year-old son thought Carson looked like Jeff Bridges.” –DonnaW, endorsed by B, Chaz
“Right before the commercial break when Tom was announcing Nancy and Tristan’s upcoming dance, Bruce Jenner was in the audience behind Tom READING THE TELE-PROMPTER!! His lips were totally in sync with Tom’s. Hilarious! Bruce may have a secret desire to emcee DWTS, but no one can replace our Tom!” –visavis
“ECL sighting!!! And playing the slide whistle!!! Will her talents ever cease to amaze?” –kt, endorsed by Chaz, duranmom, orville, Call me Daphne, Xorp, gigi, LAG Award Winner, Jem Ho, Anthony, Kevin M. Kawa
JUNIOR GEM OF THE WEEK:
“Mark Ballas was clapping like he was nominated for the Best Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy and lost once again to Alec Baldwin.” –Amy in Pittsburgh, endorsed by Carmella, Kelly, gigi, socialandrea, LAG Award Winner, Kelly W.
“At the beginning of JR & Karina’s dance, her hair stuck to her face and for a moment they had matching fake mustaches!” –Jem Ho, endorsed by socialandrea, Stephanie
“I love that they hid JR’s pink tux until it was showtime! Somewhere in the skybox Carson is drooling.” –Kelly, endorsed by Daphne
“Karina’s dress looks like the feather duster from Beauty and the Beast.” –Jen, endorsed by duranmom, socialandrea (See similar past nomination here.)
LIFE-AFFIRMING GEM (LAG) OF THE WEEK:
Thank you, DANCMSTRs one and all, for a fabulous heap of gems!
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