Did Ricki Lake Earn a Perfect Score on 'Dancing with the Stars'?

After last week's emotional performances, Dancing with the Stars was decidedly light-hearted this week. The nine remaining contestants battled it out to movie themes -- and one lucky couple earned the first 10s of the competition.

Ricki Lake had such a hard time learning the steps to the tango Derek Hough choreographed (set to the musically complicated theme from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho) that she admitted wanting to quit after a particularly difficult practice.

"I'm just not getting it," she said in the reflections video. "I really want to just quit."

But their hard work paid off, and Lake and Hough earned nothing but glowing reviews from the judges. Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli both awarded the tango a 10, with Len Goodman giving them a 9. So while their total judges' score wasn't a perfect 30, they came pretty darn close with a season 13 high of 29.

"The thrill of the chase, the buildup of tension," Tonioli said excitedly. "Masters of the tango."

Other highlights include:

Chaz Bono and partner Lacey Schwimmer received a personal-best 21 for their paso doble performance to Rocky's theme. Decked out in boxing gear, the couple earned their highest praise of the season from the judges, including a teary-eyed Inaba. Bono's mother Cher also looked emotional cheering him on in the audience.

J.R. Martinez, who had the ballroom in tears last week, impressed two of the three judges with a precise and comedic foxtrot to The Pink Panther theme. His partner Karina Smirnoff admits she pushes him as hard as a professional because he has "what it takes to go all the way." Because Inaba thought the humor was a little unnecessary, she gave the couple their sole 8 among two 9s, leaving them with another second-place 26.

David Arquette and Kym Johnson put on an entertaining paso doble to John Williams' famous Raiders of the Lost Ark theme, complete with the signature Indiana Jones costume and props. "I love the way you crack your whip," teased judge Tonioli about Arquette's Indy ensemble. "Tight muscles in tight pants."

"Movie Night" Leader board results:

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough: 29
J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff: 26
Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24
Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke: 24
David Arquette & Kym Johnson: 23
Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani: 21
Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus: 21
Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer: 21
Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya: 20

Watch Ricki and Derek's Psycho tango!

 

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