Dance-off hurts, doesn’t save Belinda Carlisle

Go-Go’s member Belinda Carlisle went-went home first on Dancing with the Stars 8 after losing a point in the first-ever dance off.

The show’s new twist allowed the bottom two–Belinda and Steve Wozniak–to re-do one of their previous dances and receive new scores from the judges. Belinda lost a point from her Monday version, and it wasn’t even crotchety old man Len Goodman who took the point away, it was Carrie Ann Inaba. Still, that left her more judges’ points than Woz, but he stuck around, because he’s Woz.

Steve-O returned to take the blame for his injury, saying he wanted to do the flip and that his partner, Lacey, didn’t want him to. Beyond that, the first results show packed in as much filler as usual, even with the dance-off. From Jewel performing to the Macy’s Stars Of Dance (what?) to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, a lot of fast-forward buttons got work-outs last night.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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