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 stunning awkwardness. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems!
MOST VALUABLE GEM (MVG) OF THE WEEK:
“Coco Arquette busts a groove in the lower left corner just before Tom’s intro for Ricki & Derek. Shimmy Shimmy Coco Pop!” –tkemoses
“I hereby nominate Coco as Obvious Gem of the Season! She is adorable!” –Christy, endorsed by socialandrea, Brenda, Jem Ho, DonnaW, Lorie
“The ’80s Week backdrop reminds me of the Lite Brite I used to play with when I was kid. Ahhh childhood ’80s memories.” –Liz, endorsed by LAG Award Winner, Fringe Fairy
“At top of the show Tom with the blue-lit staircase behind him, looked like he was wearing a huge Egyptian headdress. Hail Bergeron the Pharaoh of Blue-ness. Walk like a…you know.” –Chaz
“I LOVE how Tom threw out that comment about Maks looking like a Keebler Elf in the ’80s – it’s almost as if he was throwing a freebie Gem out to us Gem Hunters!” –Rebecca, endorsed by LAG Award Winner, DonnaW
“Richard Simmons rocking the Ronald McDonald look this week.” –Xorp, endorsed by orville, Kelly W.
“A jacket with long sleeves and long pants (I hope!) have been hidden in Richard Simmons’ closet! who knew??” –Stee, endorsed by Hiddle
“Carson is PACKIN’!” –Kelly W., endorsed by Kelly, Neko, Gator, Cindy, socialandrea (“Little Derek hasn’t made a cameo, someone had to stand up! (hee),” dr zoid
“Did anyone notice Carson’s microphone wire was showing through his shirt on his stomach so it looked like a tiny lighning bolt??” –Rachael, endorsed by SunBlitz42, Jem Ho, Tay
“Anna looks like Deb from Napoleon Dynamite! I’m sure she’s imagining herself, weightless, in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by tiny little sea horses.” –kellen
This is genius anyway because I LOVED Guess Who, but which one? Do you mean Sam, Richard, or Tom (L-R)?
“John O’Hurley (yes, THE original champ) engaged in conversation with Bruce Jenner-Kardashian, discussing the proper technique to throw a javelin or the intricacies of the rhumba’s hip action. Discuss.” –LAG Award Winner, endorsed by Kelly, socialandrea, Brenda, Tay
“The woman sitting literally under the stairs when Tom is going to commercial after David gets his scores. I thought that seat was reserved for trolls only!” –Kevin M. Kawa, endorsed by Jem Ho, Brenda
LIFE-AFFIRMING GEM (LAG) OF THE WEEK:
Thank you, DANCMSTRs one and all, for a fabulous heap of gems!
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