Dancing With the Stars recap: The Great Planet Mirrorballus Switch-Up

Season 18 endures a partner shuffle; EW.com's Annie Barrett signs off
Ep. 04 | Aired Apr 7, 2014


The nasty, beige-hued, sequin-devoid rumors are true: This is my last post at EW.

I know a lot of you are upset, to which I say: Cool it, girl! We've all got some problems! But also: THANK YOU for caring. I loved doing my job for eight years. And through it all -- especially near the end -- the work's greatest reward was knowing that so many readers returned again and again to peer through whatever absurdist filter I felt like applying to the same. old. sh*t. TV can be fun enough on its own, but you and I wanted to meet up the morning after and make it even better. I'm so grateful for that.

Try to control your #sparklebarf for now, as it's unladylike to vomit, plus logistics won't allow me to push a mirrorball tissue box your way. This is just one billowing word-puff on the big, bad, infinite internet. What you and I have, the camaraderie we've built up over the years -- that's the real stuff. And we can replicate it anywhere.

Keep up with me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and at anniebarrett.com.

My Dancing With the Stars recaps will live elsewhere starting next week.

So this isn't goodbye. It's just a wave.

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Thank you from the gooey center of my gem-encrusted heart for reading me.

Annie Barrett
Your Fringe Fairy forever

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