With so many injuries on Dancing With the Stars, will there be any celebs left by the end?
Viewers learned last night that Jackass star Steve-O was the latest competitor to get zapped from at least part of this cycle's Dancing With the Stars competition due to injury -- messing up his back during dress rehearsal and sitting out Monday's show in the hospital.
He's expected back tonight, but he probably shouldn't bother -- thanks to an inexplicable comeback by rodeo rider Ty Murray, Steve-O is now my pick to land in the bottom two tonight with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (whose dancing is so awkward and fumbling that I feel a sharp pain building behind my left eye whenever he hobbles onscreen).
In a burst of logic which makes sense only to reality TV producers, the two worst dancers face off tonight, their judges' scores tossed out the window, giving them a chance to earn better marks and stay in the game. Of course, it's really just an excuse to make desperate celebs pander for votes one more time, and stretch out a results show that has the unfortunate luck of airing on the same night as American Idol.
Still, here are my picks on how this year's crop of dancers stack up, based on two days of dancing:
Shawn Johnson (even money): Stiff from gymnastics training, but a quick study.
Gilles Marini (2-1): Not as good as the top ladies, but smooth.
Lil' Kim (2-1against): Best natural dancer, but rough. And given to tweaking the judges in comments.
Chuck Wicks (5-1 against): Too busy spatting with girlfriend/partner Julianne Hough.
Lawrence Taylor (10-1 against): He's no Warren Sapp.
Belinda Carlisle (15-1 against): Was compared to 80-something Cloris Leachman.
David Alan Grier (20-1 against): Not funny or comfortable.
Ty Murray (20-1 against): At first, a rodeo clown could do better. But he's learning.
Holly Madison (30-1 against): Makes Denise Richards look relaxed.
Steve-O (40-1 against): He's the guy from Jackass.
Steve Wozniak (50-1 against): So bad even hacker fans can't save him.