What I thought was going to be an excruciating season of Dancing With the Stars, has suddenly become a little bit more bearable, with last night's departure of magician Penn Jillette and retired tennis champ Monica Seles. I knew, from the first time I saw Seles in the audience watching the men dance, looking uncomfortable and mad as hell, that she just wasn't going to do well. Seles just looked pissed, for whatever reason. That, and I just couldn't get past her resemblance to Celine Dion, which was incredibly distracting to me.
When Seles danced with her partner Jonathan Roberts, you could tell she was trying hard, but getting her to let down her guard, cut loose and move, was like watching someone trying desperately to squeeze blood from a turnip. It just wasn't happening.
Penn Jillette was hilarious in his interview portions, but Bruno had it right when he compared Jillette's dancing to watching Shrek bust a move.
We'll see who goes home next. Hopefully it won't be my new favorite spitfire, Marissa Jaret Winokur.
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