Somebody really doesn’t want to have to do the Dance Duel! Maria Menounos and Derek Hough made headlines two weeks ago for their did-they-or-didn’t-they kiss in their Dancing With the Stars Season 14 Rumba. This week there was no question — they DID! And they did it without Derek’s shirt. Derek did a shirtless Salsa lip-lock with Maria on Week 5’s Latin Night and the results were … mixed.
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba called foul, first calling herself an old fuddy duddy, then arguing, “I don’t think you needed the kiss. I think that was a sellout. Dance is about the illusion of passion. Don’t go at it right there in front of all of us. Save it for back there.”
The crowd booed and Shirtless Derek turned around to the audience with his hands out, like, “Isn’t this what you wanted? Can you believe this?” Len Goodman said “Two things were revealed out there: Derek’s body and [Maria’s] talent. I wasn’t too impressed with your body but the talent was fantastic.” (Ouch!) Bruno Tonioli, never one to shy away from sex, licked his lips and said, “Maria, Derek, three questions: 1) was it legal; 2) do you want me to get you a room; 3) can I join in?”
Well, we know where Bruno stands on the “sexy” or “sellout” scale. How about you? Was it too much blatant vote bait at the expense of good dancing or was it just what the doctor (Dr. Drew!) ordered?