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Jewel vs DWTS Contestant: It's War???

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Who would have thought Dancing With The Stars would have SO MUCH drama this year?

On Wednesday, Jewel went on her hubby Ty Murray's MySpace page to post a blog about the show.

The singer had her own thoughts to share on contestant Melissa Rycroft not competing this week due to a rib injury (she was instead judged on her rehearsal video.

Jewel said,

"As bad as I felt for Melissa, who I hope feels better and comes back, I'm used to our cowboy athletes that live by the rule: "ride hurt or don't get a score." It may seem harsh, but it seems like the only way to keep things honest. If you're too hurt to compete then you can't compete. But if I were to be on the show I might change my mind. Hahah!"

Well, it looks like DWTS fans are really hardcore. In fact, they've bombarded Jewel with comments and emails for being "catty" towards Melissa. Even the media put their own spin on it!

So Jewel has taken to her personal blog to clear it all up.

She says:

"Wow! I can't believe my comment on Ty's website got so mangled- and now gossip columns hijacked it and put words in my mouth! Go back to my original blog- I like Melissa and think she's gifted (and a real Texas sweetheart), and I adore Steve-O. My comment had nothing to do with either of them. My comment was on a sports website about a rule I have never seen in any type of competition before. Name another sport where if you can’t compete, they use your score from practice. Can you imagine an Olympic diver who can’t compete for any reason, and so they let them use their practice dives from that day? Or a chess match, for that matter. If Ty were in the same position, I'd still ask the same thing. I am not a mean-spirited person, and I think all my fans know that. Ty and I have fallen in love with all the contestants, and are in awe of how hard they all work. I can tell you that whoever wins this competition will have earned it, as I see firsthand how incredibly hard they all work. So please don't believe what the gossip columns are trying to turn this into. This isn't a catty girl versus girl thing they are trying to make it into- neither I nor Melissa are like that.

And there you have it.

P.S. We totes agree with her!

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37 comments to “Jewel vs DWTS Contestant: It's War???”

  1. 1

    is she really comparing Dancing with the Stars to the Olympics?

    da fuck she smoking? lmao

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  5. 5

    I love Jewel, and know she's not a malicious person, but why would she compare DWTS to the olympics? That is a little ridiculous. DWTS is a show all about ratings and entertainment. The viewers like Melissa because she's been fun to watch, so of course the producers are going to find a way to keep her. And melissa should not compete when she's injured bc that's what an olympic competitor would do or a cowboy (wtf did she say?), this is just a tv show. Everyone can take it easy.
    But still love ya Jewel!

  6. 6

    i totes agree, too. why does everyone have to spin everything into such drama! she was making a sports comment! if she were being catty, she'd be doing something about her guy's partner, not melissa… so lame, making up this tension. i like her response, and that she says that neither her NOR MELISSA are like that.. jewel is the best.

  7. 7

    "I can tell you that whoever wins this competition will have earned it"

    ok, so what the fuck is she complaining about then? This whole post was irrelevant

  8. 8

    I agree with her. Tell 'em like it is Jewel

  9. 9

    Love the way you post threads that other websites used FOUR DAYS ago, Perez!! Does everyone realize you're a hack?

  10. 10

    I disagree with Jewel. DWTS is not a sport, it's a show! The producers make up the rules pretty much as they go along. So you really can't compare the two. But I don't think her comment should have been blown out of proportion. It wasn't that bad.

  11. 11

    Jewel's right, and those nay-sayers are pussies.

  12. 12

    Honey, I see you've adopted my phrase "totes". Loves! xoxo

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  14. 14

    This isn't a sport - it's a reality tv show! They were just being fair to Melissa because they did the same for Steve-O earlier in the season.

  15. 15

    Yeah. There a lot of honor and integrity in the rodeo world. Yeah.


    Tools of Torment
    Electric prods, spurs, and bucking straps are used to irritate and enrage animals used in rodeos. The flank, or bucking, strap or rope which is used to make horses and bulls buck is tightly cinched around their abdomens, which causes the animals to buck vigorously to try to rid themselves of the torment.(3) The irritation causes the animals to buck violently, which is what the rodeo promoters want them to do in order to put on a good show for the crowds. The flank strap, when paired with spurring, causes the animals to buck even more violently, often resulting in serious injuries.(4) Former animal control officers have found burrs and other irritants placed under the flank strap.(5) In addition, the flank strap can cause open wounds and burns when the hair is rubbed off and the skin is chafed raw.(6)

    Visit PETA's bucktherodeo website for info about the rodeo.

  16. @v@ says – reply to this


    I completely agree with Jewel's first instinct to 'ride hurt, or don't get a score' , but the powers that be must think Melissa sells, so there's cheating to be done, and burgers and autos to sell. Jewel was right on the mark.

  17. 17

    oh Jewel, shut up. it is not the Olympics. It is not a real sport. It is an entertainment show. Melissa did not decide this, it was the show. So, if Jewel has a problem with it, compain to ABC and Dancing with the Stars

  18. 18

    Getting dumped by the bachelor is the best thing that ever happened to Melissa's career.
    Her being on DWTS is like is like pity sex from the public.
    That network is smart as hell for having her on.
    Now she can get the pity vote aka f*ck.

  19. 19

    she should have kept her mouth shut

  20. @v@ says – reply to this


    Argh. She didn't need to back pedal. She should own her opinion. It's correct. They also found a way to keep Jobs because he was popular. Own it, sit back, and smile. Political correctness can be for the birds, and this wasn't offensive.

  21. 21

    If she meant what she said wouldn't SHE still have gone on with the competition instead of making way for Melissa?

  22. 22

    Lol I feel sorry for Jewel, she is soooo DESPERATE!
    IF she didn't want to be missunderstood then why on earth she posted that on a public website???
    Poor thing, her time is soooo over!
    Perez if this was any other you would have:
    D E S P E R A T E
    written all over!

  23. 23

    Re: JoeyDub – I know… she just wanted to show the world how "DUMB" she really is with the help of Perez HIlton the kind of Dumbs!

  24. 24

    Oh yeah and she quit the competition 5 days before it even started right???
    So why is she making a big fuss??? It's soooo obvious that she MEANT something with that confusing statement… if she didn't want to cause controversy why on earth she commented on a public web???

  25. 25

    I agree with Jewel. Melissa or Steve O shouldn't have been able to get scored off of the last tape. Lame rule. If Melissa can't dance, should just pack it up and say Thank you to the network for everything they have given her.

  26. 26

    For once, I disagree. You have to realize that these stars are dancing unprofessionally and hardcore over the course of one week for hours on end. To compete with a hairline fracture in your rib is a cruel punishment and melissa has danced beautifully this season. They afforded Steve-o the same opputunity. This is not the olympics, these people are not professionals. And i dont buy into the notion she wouldve wanted Ty to step out if he was injured.

  27. 27

    Jewel needs to shut her fucking hole. WHO made her the authority on DWTS. She wasnt even able to compete. She is pissed off that Ty is going home this week and she needs to SUCK IT.. FUCK YOU JEWEL Your a sore loser. And she compared DWTS with being a rodeo person. YEA RIGHT.

  28. 28

    Also Jewel you said on Ty's mysapce page that the Bull Riding people have to "RIDE TO GET PAID" sorry to tell you this but the people on DWTS DONT GET PAID… DUH

  29. 29

    Shut up Jewel, you dumb bitch

  30. 30

    correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't JEWEL supposed to compete but because of knee "issues" her doctor told her not to! Couldn't she have sucked it up and did the show?! So, its totally hypocritcal of her to say that about Melissa. HOW RUDE!!!!!!!!

  31. 31

    good god! she's an idiot. this is entertainment, not a sporting competition. has she ever watched the show?

    if they didn't come up with this rule the show wouldn't go on! contestants get hurt every week. they drop like flies. what are they going to keep replacing celebs every week?

    jewel, get over it sweetheart. your husband is not going to win this shizza, so be glad he made it this far.

  32. 32

    'TOTES"???? WTF..are you like 6 years old?? Check yes or no….

  33. 33

    I agree and disagree with her. Yes, the other competitions she mentions wouldn't be judged on practices, but this is a competition AND an entertainment show that relies on a specific format to carry the show for a certain number of weeks. If people are getting hurt right and left and not able to compete, then there's no longer a competition show to air. Only filler.

  34. 34

    I read this post on Ty's blog and I agree with Jewel. I have seen many bull riders,ride with broken bones.No ride no score,no dance,no score.Oh FK wait this is hollywood.Nevermind………………………..

  35. mdchi says – reply to this


    Jewel sucks!! I don't agree with her at all- you do Perez? You obviously don't watch the show. She is clearly jealous of Melissa, and I hope these comments get her husband kicked off. No one vote for TY!

  36. 36

    fuckin jewell….ooohhhhhhhhh……my poon is small i know, but its, not yours its all my own, and its, not yours it is my own………….somthin like that………

  37. 37

    This woman needs some serious dental work!