Posted: 10:44 pm Monday, March 31st, 2014

Did NeNe Leakes make it to week four of ‘Dancing With the Stars’? 

By Rodney Ho

DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Episode 1802" - The competition heated up on "Dancing with the Stars" as the celebrities took on a new style of dance, MONDAY, MARCH 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed a dance style of the celebrities choosing including Swing, Tango, Jive, Salsa, Samba, Rumba and the Cha Cha. The couples also faced the first nerve-racking round of elimination.  (ABC/Adam Taylor) NENE LEAKES, TONY DOVOLANI

DANCING WITH THE STARS – “Episode 1802″ – The competition heated up on “Dancing with the Stars” as the celebrities took on a new style of dance, MONDAY, MARCH 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed a dance style of the celebrities choosing including Swing, Tango, Jive, Salsa, Samba, Rumba and the Cha Cha. The couples also faced the first nerve-racking round of elimination. (ABC/Adam Taylor)
NENE LEAKES, TONY DOVOLANI

Poor creaky 76-year-old Billy Dee Williams. He clearly was not ready to do a dancing competition with this level of rigor.

He looked stiff from the get go, his mobility limited, his hips frozen in place. It was kind of sad, actually.

So when he bowed out tonight due to a back injury, I’m sure his fans breathed a sigh of relief. He probably watched himself on tape and realized this was a big, big mistake.

With Williams out, everyone else was safe.

We had our first 10s of the competition, courtesy of Meryl Davis‘ foxtrot. Her ice dancing skills are clearly translating onto the ballroom floor. I still think that’s ultimately going to work against her for votes against some of the other dancers.

The judges were in a good mood tonight, perhaps boosted by the presence of guest judge Robin Roberts. Only two dancers received 7s: Drew Carey landed 7s from Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman. Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes received a 7 from Goodman. NeNe’s Rumba did land her her first 8s from the other judges.

NeNe, honoring her favorite year, did her dance thinking of her second marriage to her first husband Gregg using Whitney Houston’s “I Believe In You and Me.”

After the dance, Gregg hugged and kissed NeNe.

“You have this enormous personality but you showed a different side of you,” Roberts said. “You showed the sensual side of him.”

Carrie Ann Inaba said she really as large as her “heart and passion, arms were gorgeous, beautiful job.” Goodman said it wasn’t “overly raunchy.”

But out of nine dancers, she ranked eighth. The competition this year is stiff.

Behind Meryl, four other dancers got 9s across the board: her ice-dancing partner Charlie White , “Wonder Years” actress Danica McKellar, Big Time Rush singer James Maslow and snowboard Amy Purdy.

Cody Simpson had three 9s and an 8 while Candace Cameron Bure scored 8s.

7 comments
SandyTorres
SandyTorres

Nene  Can't Dance Or Act.Send The Drag Queen Home,She Is A Very Rude And Disrespectful.Did You See How She Dismissed Tony.She Acts Like She Is Better Than Every one. All The Judges What The Hell Are They Watching Open Your Eyes, She Should Had Been Send Home Second Week. Those Teeth No One Has Their Teeth Whitening That Fake White.

ausscyn
ausscyn

Nene didn't dance. She just posed her way across the floor. She should really be on the show, "Make a Horrible Face." She could win that one.

notevensurprised
notevensurprised

ne ne can win all she needs to do is revert back to her old trifling way and start stripping...ah h*ll throw in a few bl@wjobs and the trophy's in the bag

Lucky8
Lucky8

I think she should have had Kim hook her up with one of her wigs because that one from the other night looked like a toupee thrown on real quick . . .. and I mean real quick!  I'm surprised she didn't have one of the RHOA hair stylist assist her because she definitely needs help.  Oh,. . . . .  she probably pissed them off at one time or another and doesn't have any hair stylists anymore - - oops!   She is doing ok in the dance competitions so far, but she is a little stiff (not as much as Billy Dee but not far behind him either).   Hey, she's made it to a place in her life where she'll remember for ever - GO NENE - NANA - who ever you wanna be, but please get a new hairdo! 

Andy123
Andy123

Sha-nene is a man if I ever saw one.  Does she tuck and tape, or has she had surgery?