Dancing With the Stars Week Six: Things Get Testy

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J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake are clearly the stars to beat this season on DWTS.

Not that their dance moves don't deserve that designation, but the judges seem bent on helping them out as well. There was a major dropoff between their scores and everyone else's.

You can't deny that after some unjust eliminations in recent seasons, they must be scratching their heads a bit. So by padding the scores toward the favorites, they provide a buffer.

That's just a theory, and doesn't change the fact that J.R. and Ricki are undoubtedly the best. But it was enough to set off Maksim Chmerkovskiy after Hope Solo earned low scores.

Hope Solo's rumba to "Seasons of Love" was panned by Len, who called it her "worst dance" and drew boos from the audience, to which he said he'd been doing this for 50 years.

Maks suggested that perhaps it was "time to get out." Rough. Aside from J.R. and Ricki, Nancy Grace turned in a respectable routine, while Rob Kardashian fell short of expectations.

David Arquette was better than average, with Courteney and Coco cheering him on (not to be outdone, the Kardashians were out in force for Rob), while Chaz Bono may be on the block again.

Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus Photo

There's nothing anyone can do about the standings now, other than rally support from voters to balance them out. The scores for the sixth night of Dancing With the Stars performances were:

  • J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff: 29
  • Ricki Lake & Derek Hough: 29
  • Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus: 24
  • David Arquette & Kym Johnson: 23
  • Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke: 22
  • Hope Solo & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 20
  • Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer: 19

Who was your favorite Monday? Do you think anyone was treated unfairly by the judges? Who's your pick to make it all the way to the finals, and who do you predict is on the way out Tuesday.

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