Carrie Ann Inaba Is Mad at DWTS Judges For Being Too Nice: Report
The judges all vowed to be tougher on Dancing With the StarsAll-Stars and, from our perspective, they’ve been doing that job pretty well. They have been nitpicking all season, with all three judges often choosing something different to criticize, much to the displeasure of the booing crowd and audience at home.
However, if you can believe a new National Enquirer report, Carrie Ann Inaba is upset with Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli because she thinks they've been too soft and she's been left to be the mean judge.
“Carrie Ann thinks they’ve been wimping out because Bruno is doing his usual cheerleadering and, if anything, Len is trying to soften his image," a source told the Enquirer (via Hollywood Hiccups). "She’s disgusted and has told them behind the scenes, leaving the three pointing fingers at one another and no longer speaking backstage. The producers just hope they can make it to the end without one of them walking out – it’s gotten that bad!”
It probably hasn't, though. This is a fun rumor to imagine, but the judges kiss and make up all the time — besides, Carrie Ann did get tough with Kelly Monaco andVal Chmerkovskiy by giving them an 8 for their Surfer Flamenco, but the week before that, Len gave Shawn Johnson, Mark Ballas andDerek Hough a 7 for their Trio Samba. Len has been singling Derek out all season and Team Shawnough’s fans have definitely noticed. It’s hard to imagine anyone seeing that as Len trying to soften his image.
But we haven’t had that many wild rumors this season of DWTS, so why not chuckle at this one on Finals Week as we wait for the new Mirror Ball champions to be crowned. Maybe we’ll get lucky and this rumor will be true and lead to a big frosty blowout on the finale!
Catch a new episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars on Monday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT onABC.