Dancing With the Stars Recap: Ricki, You're So Fine

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The seventh week of Dancing With the Stars' 13th season saw the return of the group dance, along with some decidedly spooky performances on Halloween night.

Who sizzled? Who fizzled? Could anyone top J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake? Was Maksim Chmerkovskiy heating up the dance floor instead of just getting heated?

Let's find out in THG's weekly DWTS recap ...

Derek Hough and Ricki Lake Photo

Ricki Lake, showing off the results of her recent weight loss, turned in her best dance, paso doble that showed no evidence of the nerve injury she's been fighting.

No 10s for her (or anyone), but she stole the show, as usual, posting the best solo score of the night (27) and helping her team earn a 3-point group dance win.

J.R. Martinez, thought of by many as her chief challenge for the Mirror Ball, didn't quite match Ricki Monday. Len Goodman called his performance "substandard."

DWTS also aired video of J.R. and Karina Smirnoff getting testy backstage, though they ended up working it out and hugging it out. We think he'll survive tonight.

As for the rest of the field? Rob Kardashian isn't going anywhere, either, turning in his best dance of the season on the same day Kim Kardashian filed for divorce.

The duo were adorable as Gomez and Morticia Addams, and their tango was better than J.R. and Karina's. Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick and Mason agreed.

No Kim this week in the audience, which wasn't too surprising.

"Rob, your best dance so far," Carrie Ann said appreciatively.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Hope Solo performed a samba that was fairly strong, then came back even stronger with a win in the group dance to help their bid.

Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke
J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff

David Arquette started out just being a guy dressed as a magician while his assistant did the cha-cha, but he eventually relaxed, got with the beat and did alright.

On merit, this has to be Nancy Grace's week to go.

Her performance gave off zero heat and partner Tristan MacManus seemed to be the only one dancing it. Combined with a group dance loss and she's in trouble.

Anyway, here's a look at Monday's Dancing With the Stars scores (solo, group):

  • Ricki Lake & Derek Hough: 53 (27, 26)
  • Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke: 51 (25, 26)
  • Maks Chmerkovskiy & Hope Solo: 50 (24, 26)
  • J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff: 48 (25, 23)
  • David Arquette & Kym Johnson: 47 (24, 23)
  • Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus: 44 (21, 23)

Who do you think has danced his or her last routine? Do you agree with scores, from top to bottom? Who's going home on this evening's results show?

Comment below, and vote for who you think will win! Our poll, first posted yesterday, might not be as skewed toward J.R. by the end of Tuesday ...


i hope rikki lake wins she looks like the only person who can dance this season there was the one dance sbe did was so very good i $arch ut 2 she was weaeung a light pink dress i can not rember what the dance was called but it took my breath away


Poor Rob K.,He has mental problems,serious,and can't dance.If you watch the Kardashions,he is very disrespectful to women and a jackass.If he wins or is abobe 3rd the fix is in.


Ricki Lake is injury and she does have rib injury and the doctor told her to rest and she shouldnot be dancing at all.


maks is a very handsome guy in the dancing with the stars


I think Maks is the greatest dancer and sooooo sexy! I don't think the judges like him because he is so outspoken. I feel he is tired of getting stars that cannot dance and won't co=operate with him. He is the only reason I watch the show. If he leaves then I will watch something else on Mon and Tues night.


I can't stand her, never liked her when she had her show, she thinks she is better than everyone she makes the most god awful faces... she reminds of Jay Leno....she does alright but no hip action and The judges always come down on the dancers for that... why not that Betch... she lets Dereck drag her around the floor whispering which way to go.. she is arrogant she is not going to WIN...Jr has it... he will be the winner...




JR and Karina are the best dancers this season. Karina deserves a win with her partner......it was a big a shock when Mario Lopez and Karina lost. Judges their are other pro dancers here not just DERICK and CHERYL.... PLEASE.............EVERY SEASON ITS THE SAME WINNERS. HUMMMMMMM, Carrie stop being so jealous of Karina.


I can not stand watching Dancing with the Stars anymore !! It suxs Ricky thinks she is soo good that her next stop will be broadway , yeah ok (I dont think sooo) !! I will not be watching anymore I hope they pull the plug on this yawww fest !!


Detek and Ricki are great together and if you don't like them don't watch , stupid! Derek is far from arrogant and you ate just jealous.

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente