Viewers dump magician, tennis player from Dancing with the Stars 6

The Dancing with the Stars 6 journey ended for Penn Jillette and Monica Seles last night during the show’s first! ever! double! elimination! So much drama.

Penn Jillette, ever the joker, insisted that he and Kym Johnson weren’t going to give up and would stick around. Monica went home because she is “not a performer,” as Bruno said, and had trouble with facial expressions last week. (Speaking of facial expressions, The New York Daily News has a detailed story about what’s wrong with Priscilla Presley’s face. The short answer: bad plastic surgery.)

Adam Carolla joked last week that he was going to lose, but viewers kept him around despite his attitude towards Carrie Ann. He wasn’t even in the bottom two; that honor went to Cristi&#aacute;n de la Fuente. For the women, Marissa Jaret Winokur was barely spared elimination.

Priscilla Presley’s mug is too full [New York Daily News]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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