Nov. 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM ET
Clicker readers may not be huge fans of "Dancing With the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba (based on what they've had to say on our Facebook page and in our weekly "DWTS" chats, that is), but she sure was popular with them this week!
The rah-rah judge dominated our list of top stories for the week, taking three out of the top five spots. The No. 1 headline involved whether or not she took yet another jab at pro Maks Chmerkovskiy and soccer star Hope Solo after the pair were eliminated. Not far behind at No. 4 was the little quip that kicked off the brouhaha (well, this week anyway): Carrie Ann's comment about Maks' (non-existent) smile during her critique of Hope's Argentine tango. Right behind that? Her taking to Twitter to defend her judging after "DWTS" fans continued to bug her about her behavior on the panel days after the performance show.
Coming in at No. 3 was yet another "Dancing" story, though not Carrie Ann related, but close. It was the unfortunate tale of Hope's elimination from the competition. Sure, her exit was obvious, but what the "Dancing" producers opted to show on Tuesday was the big shocker: her bad attitude and strong language that was left out of the performance night show. (Did she anger someone important on set? Seems most contestants get super cheerful, "You've accomplished so much" montages of their time on the show after getting cut, not select clips that make fans wonder why they voted for a sourpuss the last nine weeks.)
But no, the ballroom bash did not completely dominate our top five list. Coming in at No. 2 was "South Park," which made the Penn State scandal the latest target of its jokes. In the episode, a social worker let some merciless zingers fly while "helping" Kenny and his little sister after their parents are arrested.
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Speaking of "Dancing With the Stars," I'll be hosting a live chat during the live finale performance show on Monday. And on Tuesday, my fellow "DWTS" expert Ree Hines and I will have another chat at 3:30 p.m. ET to make predictions on who will win that coveted mirror ball trophy. Join us!
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