When the cast of Dancing With The Stars was first announced, I thought that Ricki Lake would finish in the top half, but not much higher. Later though someone reminded me she had been in Hairspray. I had totally forgotten when I made my in mind prediction. Back then when Ricki was cast in the role which changed her life she was cast because she was on the plus size, BUT also because she was a great dancer. That is what really got her that role. It also made me think about the fact that one role can change your life. If you think about it, that was really the only thing she ever did (Yes, she was great in Serial Mom). It was like one second she was in Hairspray and the next she was hosting her own talk show and telling us how babies were born and was everywhere. So, thank you for that John Waters. So, when people marvel at Ricki and her almost perfect scores, they need to remember back in the day she was pretty good. Plus, she has name recognition with youths and people who watch daytime television. That is a very good voting bloc to have. I think Carson is going home this week. Nancy and Chaz have the name recognition and Carson has only been hanging on because people have been worse or unknowns.