'DWTS' Recap: Carson Kressley Is Back, Maksim Chmerkovskiy Gets Testy

'DWTS' Recap: Carson Kressley Is Back, Maksim Chmerkovskiy Gets Testy

The recently eliminated cast returns as a creative director for a group dance, while the pro dancer launches a 'disrespectful' statement to Len Goodman following the judge's critic to Hope Solo.
"Dancing with the Stars" brought Broadway classics to the stage this week. In the Monday, October 24 episode which was opened with the performance from cast of Broadway's "Sister Act", the remaining seven couples performed their own choreographed dance and a group dance, the latter of which reunited them with recently outcast Carson Kressley.

The fashion expert, who was eliminated last week, returned as a creative director for the group dance which was performed after all seven teams danced their own routine. He joked that those who can't dance will teach.

In a less fun side, Maksim Chmerkovskiy waged a war with Len Goodman when the judge criticized Maksim's celebrity partner Hope Solo. The World Cup star danced the rumba to "Seasons of Love" from "Rent" which Len deemed to be her "worst dance of the whole season." When the audience booed Len, Maksim encouraged them to continue.

Maksim complained that the judges were overly "judgmental" about Hope's performance. When Len continued to say that he had been in the business for 50 years, Maksim cut it off with his remark, "Maybe it's time to get out." Coming in her fellow judge's defense, Carrie Ann Inaba lashed back at Maksim, "Don't be disrespectful like that."

Hope eventually scored 20, which was only one point more than the lowest score of the night gotten by Chaz Bono. Cher's son performed the tango to the theme from "The Phantom of the Opera", but Bruno Toli thought, "This character didn't fit you." Carrie Ann, meanwhile, expected, "At week 6, I want to see a little more content."

Rob Kardashian did a little bit better with his cha cha to "Dance Like a Man". Len praised, "It was clean, it was precise, it had good timing," but said that there was no rhythm. The brother of Kim Kardashian scored 22.

Nancy Grace danced the foxtrot to "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" from "Monty Python's Spamalot". Carrie Ann gushed, "You upped the ante on your content, and you nailed it." The HLN host got 24 from the judges.

David Arquette earned 23 for his quickstep to "We Go Together" from "Grease". Carrie Ann praised him for doing a good job, but noted that the actor was "a little out-of-sync". Len, meanwhile, said that it was "full of enthusiasm" which made it fun.

The other two contestants, Ricki Lake and J.R. Martinez continued racing up against each other to lead the scoreboard. They earned 29 each that night with Len calling the "Hairspary" actress' quickstep "fantastic", and Bruno crediting the "All My Children" actor for creating "a rip rising hit."

Also entertaining the crowd on the performance show was Kristin Chenoweth who sang a Broadway medley.

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