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Ok, this blogger’s still smarting (a bit) from the way US Soccer Star Hope Solo’s treatment on Dancing with the Stars 2011, Season 13 exposed the rampant favoritism of the show, but it’s still a part of American Pop Culture, so here we go again, with a new cast. This time it’s Martina Navratilova taking up for female athletes everywhere. ...

Even after Dancing With The Stars Season 13′s end, it’s still topping the pop culture news search results. Today it’s J.R. Martinez and last night it was Hope Solo. J.R. Martinez, the winner of Dancing With The Stars Season 13, was invited to visit Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who was impressed with the new star’s representation of American soldiers on the show. (And indeed, J.R. did show what being an American military officer is all about.) It’s a fitting tribute to his presentation on DWTS, and...

So, amid all of the arguments over the Dancing With The Stars cast, and all of the bad treatment and hard feelings about how Hope Solo was treated, Iraq War Veteran JR Martinez took home the Mirror Ball Trophy. Congratulations to Jose Rene “JR” Martinez and his dancing partner the lovely Karina Smirnoff. It was a great win for a man who’s spirit captured the heart of America, and won new friends in Hollywood. But it must be said that JR took to the Dancing With The Stars effort with gusto, focus, and a smile. It...

Whatever the Dancing With The Stars results were, this blogger just didn’t care after Hope Solo’s elimination last week. How Ms. Solo was treated by the show’s producers was just plain criminal, but come to think of it, famous serial killers were treated better than Hope Solo was during her time on Dancing With The Stars. To repeat, Solo was ignored on every talk show and presumably because the PR people connected with Dancing With The Stars didn’t promote her. Solo should not have required her own PR person,...

After being eliminated from Dancing With The Stars tonight, U.S. Soccer Star Hope Solo became the first contestant not to go directly on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live talk show that evening. Instead, the three DWTS finalists – JR Martinez, Ricki Lake, and Rob Kardashian – went on the show. And what’s most notable is that not one person said anything about Hope. A continuation of a habit that has, in this space’s view, infected the show. For some reason DWTS PR has arranged it so that Hope isn’t mentioned...

Hope Solo is finally talking! Getting as tired of the biased and just plain stupid judging on Dancing With The Stars as this blogger has been, Ms. Solo finally let lose with her most honest statement yet. After doing a great Argentine Tango, Carrie Ann Inaba decided to be so nit-picky in her criticism of their dancing, it came off as personal. Then she said “You can smile like that Maks, it’s okay” and revealed that it was personal. Carrie Ann Inaba has a bias against both Maks and Hope for the entire show, pausing...

Hope Solo was wronged. Let’s get that out of the way. A blogger at the Seattle Times, and a woman at that, for some reason decided to take off after the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team Star with this title: “Hope Solo told to be ‘more feminine’ on ‘Dancing with the Stars’” That choice of blog post and title was just plain awful. But to get this out of the way, this blogger is a huge fan of Hope Solo… And an unabashed fan of and supporter of women athletes, and the idea of women with muscle....

Hope Solo’s Great Legs In DWTS Dress, a photo by zennie62 on Flickr. This is USA Women’s Soccer Star Hope Solo’s first official Dancing With The Stars photo. For all who wondered what the self-described “tomboy” would look like in a dress and heels, this hot picture answers the question. And the reason for this blogger’s video shout out: Frankly, Hope’s got all of the Dancing With The Stars female contestants beat – her athletically-honed legs are awesome. And once DWTS viewers get a...

Well, if you saw Mark Cuban’s nerdie dance number, you’d faint too. He was booted. Here’s the video… Related Blogs Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...