Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week, EW.com’s collection of reader-submitted ridiculata, is the best way to enjoy Dancing With the Stars without ever having to turn it on. It’s a visual feast of sparkles, fringe, and Maks’ ass. Sure, they may not all be *hidden,* but as EW.com’s Supervising Appraiser, I can happily confirm they’re all priceless. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems!
MOST VALUABLE GEM (MVG) OF THE SEASON:
Tom Bergeron snapping to attention Tuesday night after Brooke threw to him following Hines and Kym’s final samba. Ha! We gem hunters see you! (Too bad I’d fallen so far behind on my liiiiiiiive viewing — while putting together the rest of this post — that I didn’t get to thank you for this gem over the phone!)
“Ralph and Karina smiling at us from behind the Celebraquarium!” –Cindy and happygemhunter, endorsed by Anya
“What was up with the creepy guy in the last row of seats before the celebriquarium who turned around and watched Brooke interview Mark and Chelsea. Eyes straight ahead buddy, or no more visits to Planet Mirrorballus for you…” –Sue B, endorsed by DebraD
“Tiny Tom appeared to be sticking out of Brooke’s microphone as she interviewed Mark and Chelsea after their Judges’ Choice Dance.” –one tiny mirror on the mirrorball of life (username enthusiastically endorsed by EW.com’s Fringe Fairy), endorsed by DebraD
“HG: I thought Maks had a giant stain on the side of his shirt. Then I realized his shirt is mesh, and that is his tattoo. Much more attractive…” –kt, endorsed by Anya, duranmom (who assumed it was Kirstie’s spray-tan rubbing off), Jade, Sue B
“Kirstie’s dress looked like a bra with spanx and Animal the muppet.” –Social Andrea
“Maks’ ‘Seriously, Brooke, WTF?’ expression after Kirstie’s response to her “1988″ question” –Madd
“I never noticed Maks has an overlapping front tooth until that extreme closeup!!” –SocialAndrea, endoresd by Kelly (“Just to prove that he IS mortal.”), Anya, duranmom, Juliegirl
In this week’s ‘Host’s Leaderboard,’ Tom claims season 12 finale week was Maks’ last hurrah, at least ass grabbing-wise….
Press the little triangle below to hear my final springtime chat with Our Host.
“When they came back from break before talking to Hines, you could see the crew in the celebraquarium, and there was a random stone faced dude just sitting there. Is that an actual job on the DWTS crew? Because I think I’d do very well at just sitting around in the celebraquarium.” –Jem Ho
“Hines looks like the Count from Sesame Street with that wall sconce behind his head getting his scores.” –duranmom, endorsed by SocialAndrea, Jem Ho
“Right after Hines and Kym got their quickstep scores, Brooke messed up the dial/text/web information and her whole body leaned in to the camera like the BrookeBot was breaking down.” –tara
“Whoa, three pink blazers in the first row!” –Madd, endorsed by Anya, gigi, GemSighting, SocialAndrea
“Did anyone see the guy sitting down the row from the Pink Ladies who couldn’t muster two-handed clapping, instead opting for the clap with the knee move?” –Jen P., Jem Ho, one tiny mirror on the mirrorball of life
(Tom explained Tuesday night that the pink blazer brigade was repping Pink’s Hot Dogs!)
“Chelsea’s purple face (it was really, really purple) during their freestyle practice spinning almost distracted me from her g-string peeking out…” –DebraD, endorsed by PhooBar, Erinn, Jem Ho, 3 left feet, Kevin M. Kawa, T
“The Jonases are multiplying! There’s still one more night. Maybe all three together in Planet Mirrorballus is some apocalyptic occurence so they’re waiting until the season is over.” –Kelly, endorsed by duranmom, Karikata, Jem Ho, Tracie L
“Is it me or was Hines’ ‘S’ was upside down on his band uniform?!” –Bethanny, endorsed by Tay, matt, Kevin M. Kawa, GHchick84
“Kym looks like she is only wearing sparkles and nothing else. She has the body to pull it off.” –Jen P. , endorsed by GemSighting
Survey says: Kirstie!
PRELUDE TO A LIFE-AFFIRMING GEM (P2LAG) OF THE WEEK:
Sure it was, Annie. Sure. Score! “Tehhhhhhhhhhn!”
LIFE-AFFIRMING GEM (LAG) OF THE WEEK: ‘ECL LOVES US TOO!’ EDITION
Prepare to wipe away a sparkly tear of joy upon hearing Enthusiastic Chmies Lady (third video down) bless us, the EW.com Gem Ho Nation!
SHE IS PURE MAGIC.
We've made quite a haul this spring. Go Team! There's no i in team, but if you rearrange the letters of gleam, there is a gem. (I have no idea either.)
Thank you, DANCMSTRs one and all, for a fabulous heap of season 12 gems!