Tuesday, April 8, 2008

APRIL 8, 2008

It was an evening of fasts and slows, and highs and lows as the Dancing With the Stars competitors performed either the staccato paso doble or the lilting Viennese waltz. The first tens of the season were also handed out to Kristi Yamaguchi, Jason Taylor and Shannon Elizabeth. Though Shannon and injured partner Derek Hough got the lowest total score of the three, judge Len Goodman said theirs was the best dance of the night. Marlee Matlin's waltz that brought tears to Carrie Ann Inaba, who could hardly collect herself after the poignant performance. One-wheeled wonder Adam Carolla incorporated a unicycle into his paso with Julianne Hough, but the stunt did nothing to prevent him from rolling into last place. During tonight's elimination show, Grammy winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow performs and the next generation of Dancing With the Stars professionals takes the floor for an exhibition.

Dancing With The Stars Leaderboard
Kristi Yamaguchi & Mark Ballas- 29
Jason Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska- 29
Shannon Elizabeth & Derek Hough- 28
Cristian de la Fuente & Cheryl Burke- 26
Marlee Matlin & Fabian Sanchez- 24
Mario & Karina Smirnoff- 24
Marissa Jaret Winokur & Tony Dovolani- 24
Priscilla Presley & Louis Van Amstel- 22 (our elimination prediction)
Adam Carolla & Julianne Hough- 19

STARBUCKS must be hurting. First they closed down the stores for an afternoon while they taught all the baristas how to make better espresso drinks. Now they're handing out free coffee.

Today, Starbucks will be giving away free 8-ounce cups of its new coffee. It's called Pike Place Roast, and Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz wants you to know, it's the, quote, "best coffee that we have created, maybe, in our history."

The free coffee will ONLY be handed out during a thirty minute window... starting at 9:00 AM on the west coast.

89% of women prefer to do this alone.


The top reasons cited are their man's impatience and the way he stands around OUTSIDE the store she's in. The number one reason men don't like to shop with their ladies: She has to go in EVERY SINGLE STORE.