Dancing With the Stars Recap: Len Goodman Loses His Mind

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If three's a crowd, you would not know it by some of the routines on Dancing with the Stars on Monday, in which the remaining pairs added an extra pro.

The trio dances added complexity, emotion, sass and sizzle ... well, mostly. Kellie Pickler's effort inspired a meltdown from judge Len Goodman.

For a few moments it looked like Kellie's brooding paso doble with Derek Hough and Tristan MacManus would match Zendaya's near-perfect effort.

Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli lavished 10s on the trio, but Len offered a 7 ... and some harsh words. And finger pointing. And insults at Bruno.

Even Tom Bergeron quipped, "Someone hose him down."

Kellie did end up with 55 points combined for the night - the pairs also danced a traditional two-person routine - good enough for a strong third place.

It was Zendaya's night, however, as she sparkled in a salsa with regular partner Val Chmerkovskiy and Gleb Savchenko that earned a perfect 30/30.

Following an impressive 28-point foxtrot, she finished atop the leader board with 58, just ahead of Aly Raisman, whose fiery tango and nifty jive totaled 56:

The three ladies look safe headed into the results show.

The three fellas? Not as much, though Jacoby Jones appears to have the edge among the male contingent, thanks to his raw power and enthusiasm.

Ingo Rademacher, who nearly got eliminated last week, continued to struggle, as did The Bachelor star Sean Lowe. One of the two is likely finished.

The Dancing With the Stars scoreboard in Week 8:

  1. Zendaya: 58
  2. Aly Raisman: 56
  3. Kellie Pickler: 55
  4. Jacoby Jones: 52
  5. Ingo Rademacher:48
  6. Sean Lowe: 42

Who do you think is going home tonight? Who do you thin will win Dancing With the Stars this season? Is Len insane? Hit the comments to sound off!


I couldn't believe what I was seeing Monday night. That dance was totally perfect and a joy to watch.. This has always been a family show but I certainly wouldn't want a child to see or hear what happened that night. The dance was the best I have ever seen and I have watched from the very first show. Shame on you Len. You certainly didn't act like a professional.


It 16 year old was the designated winner before she had a first dance. Len has always disliked Derek even though he is the best choreografher. It's time for Len to go home.


The hole thing by Len was contrived. It was obviously a set up perpetrated by the producers.....I wish these shows would stop the stupidity..... It's obvious to most what's set up and what's not.....


The Bachelor r should be going home!


ou are a whacko Len. How dare you punish kelly because you have a vendetta with derek! You caused him to lose last year and you are about to sabotage his win again! Are you that jealous of derek? What;s with you Len! Time to go home back to the UK where you belong!!


Len needs to be voted off by the public! He caused Shaun Johnson to lose l;ast year as well! He hates Derek sooooo obvious! He should not be allowed to have such personal feelings! What a sicko!! The producers of the show should replace him NOW!!!


Len wants ally to win. So obvious ! He had some nerve giving kelly a 7! Totally deliberate and for that he should go home tonite with the bachelor! He needs to be shot down by the producers for sabotage! Very unfair! Len hates Derek. He pulled the same crap last year and shaun johnson lost because of Len


It is soooo obvious that Lynn wants young Zendaya too win, so there fore he is making sure Kelly doesn't get more points. How obvious can he be. He needs to be taken off the show and replaced with someone who is fair .


Len its time for you to retire.

@ nancy

i agree with all. something is not right here with kelly and derek.....there is no way they should have to had len attack them like that....it he didn't like it, just give a score and say no more...time for him to go.....


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