Annie Barrett
April 17, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EDT

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Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week,’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!


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“Did Gavin borrow the canoe from Pocahontas in “Just Around the Riverbend?”” —Colleen

“Carrie Ann brought it.” —Fridgedancer, endorsed by SpeechTeacher89LAG Award WinnerWiltedYouth

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“I almost didn’t recognize Princess Sparkle.  Looked like the wig Viola Davis wore to a couple of awards shows a few months ago.  I like the look on her.” —orville1970, endorsed by zoot, Hunter Junkie, Hez, Colleen

“Ack!  Sparkly Sistah has lost her crown!!!  I’m so confused…..” —Paul

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“Maria almost knocked Donald in the head with her feather hat monstrosity.” —DonnaW

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“Kym’s Leg o’ Fringe made her resemble one of the Fiery creatures from the movie Labyrinth.” —Annclairebarn

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“First time gem hunter here. So, I hope this qualifies as one.  I would have to say that during Kym and Jaleel’s samba, I thought when they were kind of bent over and swinging their arms back and forth reminded me of the moves that Ronald (Patrick Dempsy) learned from African Cultural Hour in Can’t Buy Me Love. I think the dance was called African Anteater Ritual.” —sportytxn, endorsed by Hospitable Fringe Fairy

“Melissa Gilbert has sparkly gems on her neck brace! Now that is commitment!” —Liz, endorsed by orville1970DonnaWchattypatrajmmduranmomKatieColleenWiltedYouthKevin M. KawaJem H

“I picture an operating room where instead of calling out, “Scalpel!” the doctors call for ‘Bedazzler, STAT!’ —SpeechTeacher89

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