DWTS 13, Week 2 Results: First George Clooney…

Elisabetta Canalis is having a bad year. First she broke up with George Clooney this summer and now she’s the second celebrity to exit “Dancing with the Stars” with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy.

Canalis was stiff as a board last week for a score of 15 for the cha cha cha. She did better this week, performing the quickstep to “Don’t Get Me Wrong” and earning a score of 21.

Canalis without Clooney didn’t have the fan base. This team wasn’t the lowest scoring. They were in the middle of the pack, tied with Robert Kardashian and Cheryl Burke (jive), last week’s co-leader Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani (jive) and TV commentator Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus (quickstep).

Below this four-way tie were Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy with 19 for the jive, David Arquette and Kym Johnson (jive) who were tied with Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya (quickstep) at 18 points and at the very bottom was Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer (jive) with 17.

Bono should have gone–not just because of his low score, but also because his knees are already suffering.

At 42, Bono isn’t the oldest contestant. This week’s leader actress Ricki Lake is a year older at 43 and has lost 12 inches already. As boyish as he may look Arquette is 40. Kressley is a slender 41.  Political commentator Nancy Grace is the oldest celebrity this season at 51. Yet of these over 40 celebrities, Bono, who has better rhythm than Kressley, is the one who seems the most out of shape for this type of competition.  Knees are tricky and very important to dancing. His popularity might work against him and it would be unfortunate if Bono injured himself.

About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, Examiner.com and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and RogerEbert.com. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

Posted on September 28, 2011, in Dancing with the Stars: Season 13, Elisabetta Canalis and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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