Annie Barrett
April 24, 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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“Maks’ pants in rehearsal… eek. Can’t call that Little Maks.” —Tricia, endorsed by Lars

“What’s the male equivalent of a cameltoe? Cause Maks was rocking it really hard.” —Freakinfatone, endorsed by Tricia

“Banana hammock?” —TVC

“Moose knuckle!” —gigi

“Elephant Bunion?” —SpeechTeacher89

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“Did you see the dancing music stand partnered with the trumpet player in the opening number? Would Bruno have given it a 10?” —SSC (Sexy Senior Citizen) aka Woodberryrz’s Mom (welcome!)

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“The adorable double spin by Donald and Peta in the bottom right corner of the screen, right after we were inexplicably denied seeing them walk down the stairs.” —Jenn, endorsed by  Nikki, Anthony

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“Derek was pulling up Maria’s white sleeves as if he were worried her elbows would show too much skin ala 1845. Sir, my decency!” —Rachael L

Mike Coppola/Getty Images file

“I keep waiting for Tristan to ask me if I wanna Fanta.” —Liz, endorsed by Electronic_Neko, SpeechTeacher89, orville1970, daphne99

“Tristan, rocking the glasses, was a dead-ringer for Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man.” —Kevin M. Kawa

“Tristan was a Temptation this week! As if he isn’t one already, eh Annie? ;)” —WiltedYouth

“Why yes, Tristan, I do need tutoring in Calculus this year!!” —Traci M in the ATL

Mark Fellman

“There is a guy wearing a black shirt who looks like he’s holding small mirrorball on his lap while Bruno is critiquing Gladys and Tristan.” —duranmom

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“A sweet surprise kiss from Maks? Gladys is a lucky lady!” —Colleen, SpeechTeacher89, Fridgedancer, orville1970, duranmom, Anthony

Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros.

Donald Driver’s Packers jersey in the audience. BALLROOM SCANDAL: WHY WASN’T IT SPARKLY?! “I was wondering how someone so underdressed gained not only gained access to Planet Mirroballus, but was seated right behind Berry Gordy.” —pancake, endorsed by DonnaW, Colleen, orville1970, jmm, Fridgedancer, DebraD, Kevin, Woodberryz, Tracy, Paul

Pat Johnson

“The reflection of Maria’s dress on the floor looked like bouncing gems” —DebraD

“The gentleman to the left of Carrie Ann looks like the creepy old neighbor with the shovel from Home Alone. ” —Liz

“Is that ‘the Most Interesting Man in the World’ from Dos Equis behind Carrie Ann tonight? ‘I don’t always dance — but when I do — I prefer to do it with the Stars'” —glitterati, endorsed by WiltedYouth, LAG Award Winner

“Vincent Price is ALIIIIIIIIIVE!!!  And sitting right behind Carrie Ann!” —Paul

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