'Dancing With the Stars' 2016: Geraldo Rivera Eliminated

Watch Rivera and Sliwinska's performance in the video above! Tonight's dances determine how the judges and voting viewers set the lineup for next week. Scoring two fours and a five for a total of 13, he finished at the bottom of the leaderboard, behind football great Doug Flutie (15) and actress Mischa Barton (16).

Journalist Geraldo Rivera was the first person to be eliminated from Dancing With the Stars on Monday night - after he attempted a Donald Trump-themed parody with Edyta Sliwinska.

There's nothing overly confident about them; instead, they have the same mix of self-belief and humility that the Huskies have. There is no doubt they will make it to the final four and probably further. He was much better than he was judged.

Tonight's elimination/performances show, kicked off with them revealing that dance pro, Mark Ballas, injured his back during rehearsals, so his celeb, Paige VanZant, would be dancing with a replacement pro. This may be the most inappropriate DWTS number since Congressman Tom DeLay threw money in the air at the end of a dance (DeLay would later be indicted for fraud). And while typically I agree that not every subject has to be taken seriously 100 percent of the time - I don't think this is one of those subjects. Jodie really got into the dancing, but still had a few so-so moments.

And judge Bruno Tonioli? His Donald Trump wig was more entertaining than his dance moves - or lack of dance moves. United States of America oil was down 17 cents at $39.22 a barrel at 0055 GMT, after finishing down 7 cents at $39.39, the previous session.

The standouts Monday were UFC fighter Paige VanZant, who showed great ease of movement on a salsa, and singer Wanya Morris, who delivered a fiery, fast-moving salsa. She's putting a lot of pressure on herself for the samba.

Inaba called him "king of the ballroom". Karina did great choreography that showed off his best assets, and the couple came through with 20 out of 30 in a four-way tie for third place. This performance looked good but, given last week, this routine was kind of boring.

Next week, the stars will perform routines inspired by their most memorable years. We gave it the attention that it needed to live on, instead of allowing it to die down, and now this is where joking has landed us - a presidential election turned sh*tshow.

I just don't think she has a solid fan base like the other contestants and I don't think she won over any fans with her icy demeanor.

Next was Mischa Barton who got slammed last week for "walking" through her dance. As a result, Rivera leads our predictions with odds of 1/2, which translates to a 66% chance of getting the boot.

 

 

Vanessa Coleman

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