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Backstage at DWTS: Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough Blame "Guyliner" for Bad Dancing

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Warning: You may laugh so hard at this story your eye makeup will run. And according to dancing pro Derek Hough, that can be extremely dangerous.

This just might be the funniest excuse for a poor performance ever in the history of Dancing With the Stars...

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In case you missed it, it was rock 'n' roll night on DWTS, which means the male eye makeup, aka the "guyliner," was out in full force—and Derek tried to blame his Taylor Momsen look for his not-so-perfect paso doble with Jennifer Grey.

"This is what happened tonight," Derek told us after the show. "The dance was going well, I told [Jennifer] to get fierce, and she was all in it. And then at the end, this eyeliner got in my eye! Then I flew off and she was off balance and it was a mess. So basically, the moral of the story is don't wear eyeliner if you're a guy." You hear that Adam  Lambert?

Defying all the odds, the normally struggling Bristol Palin and her pro-partner Mark Ballas were also rocking the eyeliner/guyliner look, and did much better than last week.

Gushed a proud Mark: "She did really well with this one. Out of all the dances, this was the most natural for her." And Bristol agrees. "I'm definitely more confident with the tango," she told us. She's even got a new motto: "I''ve realized that if I don't go all out, I'm going to go home." Coach Taylor would be proud.

And then there was Rick Fox. The Lakers alum (and Eliza Dushku love) was also decked out in some serious makeup, but no excuses here. He liked it and stood behind his look du jour.

"It's obviously left a statement," Rick teased. "It's never been on someone this tall before, right? [But] I was not alone in the guyliner department tonight."

Be sure to head back to WWK tonight for more backstage fun at Dancing With the Stars—where we'll really get to see the kind of impact all this man makeup had on voters!

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