And then there were 10. In the first-ever double-elimination round on "Dancing with the Stars," it was the statuesque Monica Seles and the Sasquatch-footed Penn Jillette who were shown the ballroom door after two weeks of competition. No surprises.
I correctly predicted Seles would be gone, but I was torn between Adam Carolla and Penn Jillette on the men's side. Okay, I picked the wrong guy. I should have factored in Julianne Hough's fan base; that will keep Carolla around a few weeks longer.
Jonas Brothers positively delighted the ballroom crowd judging by the howls and squeals. The "Stars of Dance" bit, a Cirque du Soleil-inspired aerial ballet of sorts, was pretty but just didn't play well on television.
Samantha Harris stupid moments: The awkward props session with the guys huddled around Steve Guttenberg, Harris asking the gents to comment on what it meant to them that Steve made it through to the next round. Who thinks up these time-wasters?
Seen on the scene: Henry Winkler ringside Monday night... hmmm. Could he be contemplating a turn on the dance floor next season?
Shameless ABC show plug: Monday night, it was the veddy British "Bachelor" Matt Grant. Tuesday night it was Oprah's designer pal Nate Berkus ("Oprah's Big Give"). Berkus would be PERFECT for next season's "Dancing." ABC, are you listening?
Next week, the celebs take on the tango and the quickstep.