March 31st, 2010
08:53 AM ET

Shannen Doherty kicked off 'Dancing'

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It’s over for Shannen Doherty on “Dancing With the Stars.” The actress was the first celebrity contestant to be eliminated from the hit show this season after performing just two dances.

But last night’s episode was also a close call for actress Pamela Anderson, who was in “the bottom two” - one of the lowest-scoring stars when the judges’ scores and viewer votes were combined. (Anderson spent the rest of the show in the dreaded red spotlight and didn’t look particularly happy about it.)

Buzz Aldrin, on the other hand, was the first to find out he was safe to the delight and surprise of the studio audience. Since the 80-year-old former astronaut was one of the contestants thought to be in danger of being eliminated, the announcement set up a tense hour for reality TV star Kate Gosselin who seemed nervous after her two low-scoring performances.

(Comedienne Niecy Nash summed up the tension this way: “The thought of someone leaving is making me sick and hungry.” Judge Len Goodman also tried to lighten the mood with his “Len Commandments” for the dancers. One example: Thou shalt have rhinestones – “keep it sparkly, people,” he advised.)

Producers waited until the last few minutes of the show to reveal Gosselin’s fate. It was then Doherty’s turn in the spotlight and her elimination was a bit of a surprise. Doherty wasn’t among the strongest dancers, but her jive on Monday was a big improvement over her first performance - a Viennese waltz - and she seemed to be having more fun. She certainly wasn’t the worst performer among the contestants.

What did you think of the results?


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  1. monopostes publicitarios

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    April 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. n3rdg1rl

    I don't think the scores had much to do with last night. Her partner was injured so I think they just played it off as they were voted off. I think Shannen didn't want a new partner (regardless if it was his father) and just rather call it a night.

    April 3, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cheryl

    Hey Tom why not bring out Bob the puppet from Fox after Breakfast show. I think the puppet would do a better job then Kate!!!

    April 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. justisc

    when the show first started it was enjoyable to watch, but now all they get are stars/reality people no one likes. this show has really gone down hill. watched 1/2 of the show and was very boring...........

    April 1, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. alumette

    Kate is as self absorbed and stiff when she tries to dance as she is in real life. Buzz can't dance but he is an icon. Pamela Anderson looked great as Marilyn Monroe and her dancing was not bad. Can't predict who gets the boot.....who checks the phone calls? I seems very political to me. All arranged by the producers/directors for ratings only...nothing about dancing really. I will not watch it again. I remember when Danny Osmond won. He was awful but he tried . Is it the catch ? As long as you try you can get away with being painful to watch like Kate and Buzz ?

    April 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MARJ

    I USE TO THINK DWTS WAS A CLASSY SHOW AND THAT IT WAS ON THE UP AND UP....NOT ANYMORE. GIVE ME A BREAK BUZZ AND KATE OVER SHANNON....SHANNON DID GREAT ON HER JIVE. BUZZ CANNOT AND HAS NOT DANCED AT ALL HE JUST WALKS AROUND THE DANCE FLOOR AND MOVES HIS ARMS SOME. THIS MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL. IT IS BECOMING A POPULARITY CONTEST NOT A DANCE CONTEST. THE JUDGES ARE GETTING REALLY MEAN TOO...THEY ARE JUST BRUTAL AT TIMES AND MAKE SIMON COWELL SEEM LIKE A KITTEN. THESE SO CALLED EXPERTS ARE LOOKING VERY UNPROFESSIONAL THE WAY THEY BERATE THE STARS, HELLO, THEY ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL DANCERS.

    April 1, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. Anna

    AMEN, Thomas!!! She is NOT a star nor will she ever be!! I can't believe that many people voted for her to stay. I think it's fixed, also.

    April 1, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mandee

    I actually liked Shannons routine, Kate should have been the one to go...

    April 1, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cheryl

    Please get Melissa Rycroft to replace Brook Burke as the host!!!!!

    April 1, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. Viggy

    KATE SHOULD HAVE GONE FIRST!!!!!! AND BROOK DOES SUCK AS A HOST!!!!

    April 1, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. rb

    I really am enjoying watching Kate fail... is that bad? I mean, at least she's trying, I'll give her that. But it makes the show incredibly interesting. If she makes it passed the next vote off... then I'll be wondering what the hell is going on.

    On Shannon's note.. her partner was injured and it's a possibility that she just didn't want to dance without him. I think it's understandable and his injury was probably the best thing to happen for Kate. She excited that she gets to continue humiliating herself.. hey... she the one that signed the contract or said she would do it. Let us enjoy.

    April 1, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. Thomas

    KATE ARE YOU LISTENING? ... I question your motives for being on the show in the first place. You are as much a celebrity as big lips Natalie and her brood. Kate you need to get some help, you have some personal issues (anger) you need to deal with... You see yourself much different than most of the real world. You should be grateful you had a second chance to have a career in the spotlight, yet instead of trying to build up a following, you revert back to your REAL persona and alienate anyone you come into contact with. Your career and your spotlight will end with you being booted off next week. Kate, you only have yourself to blame.

    April 1, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. couldcareless

    This is all so very interesting.

    April 1, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  14. Dolores

    Why is everyone so upset about last nights result?

    Everything will work out for everyone.

    Kate deserves to stay because she is interesting and therefore she will get the money she needs to support her kids.

    Nicole dosen't need to win-talent is it's own reward and whether she wins or not the talent scouts will be calling her.
    As an example look at Idol contestants who never won Adam Lambert-he's is doing quite well because he has talent and so too Jennifer Hudson.

    Shannen did it for her father and I am sure he was touched by this loving gesture.

    Everyone will get some money so all is not lost.

    Keep calm everyone.

    April 1, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sam

    Kate should not even be on the program. She is in no way a star! Watching her reactions during her practice videos and the way she carries herself on stage is sad. She is not a performer and her anger comes right out. Watching her "smile" is a total drag, you can tell it's all for show. And Pamela being in the bottom? She had the most energy and was fun to watch, a total surprise there. Buzz will be there awhile, looking back to Cloris Leachman a few seasons ago... we'll see how this season goes!

    April 1, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  16. girl411

    THE reason that Shannon left is because Mark hurt his leg. And I was rooting for Kate before the show started. Then I saw how she acted...sad.

    April 1, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  17. 278HTRP

    Kate's dancing has reminded of a deer caught in headlights. The stars have been training for several weeks and in my opinion at this point she should be able to dance without speaking to her partner! She is possibly the worst contestant ever to step a foot, or wobble, on the DWTS dance floor! Kudos to Shannen for handling the disappointment so graceful! Kate does not even seem to appreciate the opportunity she has been given! I will never watch again!!!

    April 1, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  18. lavenderlace

    Kate should have been voted off the show. She is a terrible dancer and does not even try to do a good job. Shannon was a better dancer than Kate. The results show was a complete bore and could not hold my interest so I changed the channel before the results were announced. I will not waste my time on the results again. They use a stupid format to try and string you along to the end. I'm tuning out next time.

    April 1, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  19. DC7

    Kate is The Anti-Christ

    April 1, 2010 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  20. mvr

    Peter Boyle danced better in Young Frankstein then Kate does. Thats not saying alot, but at least he was just acting and not trying to make a serious attempt at dancing. Kate on the other hand dances like Rosie the robot in the Jetsons, she needs to give the country and her kids a break and stay home, and take care of her kids.

    April 1, 2010 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  21. Yuk

    I think Kate is horrible. I used to feel like she was in it for the kids, and that her husband was terrible. Now I just feel like the drama was a meal ticket for her. No more sympathy for poor mommy Kate who got cheated on. Sorry. Maybe she was a snot and she pushed him away. We don't know what happened behind closed doors.

    Go Buzz!!!

    April 1, 2010 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  22. Tbone

    This show is a joke, they are going to milk Kate as much as they can I'll bet a million dollars she stays on till the very end... I mean come on, that "drama" skit were Kate breaks down did they really have to drag it on that long by breaking it up with a "to be continued"? Even CNN had to use her has "bait" by linking to this story with "Did Kate Gosselin Get the Boot?" Sheesh

    April 1, 2010 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  23. fannyfunso

    Shannen is a much better dancer than Kate. The old folk voted for Buzz...Who would vote for Kate? OH, forgot..those women who are just like her.I I can see why Jon wanted out after watching the over bearing, money hungry, attention starved potato sack! Poor kids, they'll go through life having to force a smile after being raised by Kate "smile through your tears children"...And Jon, sorry for the humiliation of being born with the smallest set of gonads known to man...must be horrible! Shannen was robbed.

    April 1, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  24. Renea Dijab

    Mike – you are a hoot! Most of you keep saying DWTS sucks and will fail and you will never watch again..... they are blowing the roof off the ratings! Nothing else is even close in that time slot. Like it or not – this little doomsday scenario is not realistic – DWTS is a HUGE commercial and ratings success and will live to fight another season.

    April 1, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  25. Isay

    I think Nicole should go home, because she IS a professional dancer. It's unfair to keep her there and got all the "10"s. ABC shouldn't allow her on the show. It's unfai....UNFAIR...

    March 31, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  26. timmy littlefoot

    Kate or Buzz were the weakest dancers and one of them should've gone home. Also, Brooke is a terrible host ..

    March 31, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Mel

    Man. Shannon Doherty was the only reason I was watching DTWS! Dammit. Seriously. Well, guess I have no need to record it now. Back to House!!

    March 31, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Kathy

    First of all, I think viewers are encouraged to vote for who they want to see return (I don't think they're told to vote for the best dancer, but maybe it's assumed). Second, Shannen may have been somewhat better than Buzz & Kate, but she's not that great .Third, it's obvious Nicole is a professional, but while many skaters have taken dance classes, Evan L. has not (someone above said he & Nicole are both dancers)

    March 31, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Sarah

    I will stop watching the show if Kate is not voted off next week. Hit ABC where it counts...stop tuning in. If nobody watches the show as long as Kate is on, then they will eventually boot her off. Hit ABC where it hurts!

    March 31, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  30. ella jay

    of _course_ it's a popularity contest, duh. when they remove the decisions from the judges and allow people to call in and vote, that makes it into a popularity contest.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Watson

    THIS Show is why people hate the U.S. The fact people watch a bunch of F list celebs try to dance..... what the?

    March 31, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  32. kima

    KATE GOSSELIN...needed to be kicked out on her round RUMP...she was absolutely ridiculous to her partner during training and she can't dance...she has a horrific fear of performing in public and it was so obvious that she is trying the "WOE is ME" thing to appeal to the general audience....begging for folks to vote for CLEAR ERRORS IN JUDGEMENT AND LACK OF PROFESSIONAL CONSIDERATION....BAD FOR ABC...

    March 31, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jo

    Kate is a great dancer and a great mother... Find something better to talk about... You all talk about Kate so you dont have to think about your crappy lives...

    March 31, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Thierry

    Looks like a Deja Vu syndrome we have seen in American Idol.
    Here is the rationale: the producers just want to keep Kate in the show to make a fool of herself ...Who cares about dancing?..
    Poor Kate, too naive.. I wonder what will be her reactions at home, when she realizes how silly she was on the dancing floor...

    Anyway, she seems not to care, just wanted to be a star, on the show, any show ...

    March 31, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  35. nsand

    Give me a break! It should have been Kate Gosselin to leave first... she is a sad, angry woman who has no charisma. She has one of the best professional dancing partners & is also driving him nuts. I will keep changing the channel when she performs until she gets kicked off.

    March 31, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  36. EMG

    Come on people! Get over the "I Hate Brenda" fan club. Shannen Doherty can hold her own, but that's no reason to vote her off. Kate Gosselin can't dance and her rep as a diva sounds true. Please get it right next week.

    March 31, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Gerald Kelley

    Everyone I talk to feel that the judges were more correct than the people voting. They need to find a new way of voting. This is not a popularlty contest, but a dance contest.

    March 31, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  38. VICKI

    KATE SHOULD HAVE GONE HOME, AFTER HER TREATMENT OF HER PRO, TONY, AND I MISSED MONDAY'S NITE PERFORMANCE, BUT RELIABLE SOURCE SAID IT WAS LOUSY, ALL CAPS AND EXCLAMATION POINTS. DIDN'T SEEM TO BE MAKING ANY EFFORT. AND WAS BLAMING HER PRO FOR NOT KNOWING HER ROUTINE. HOPEFULLY SHE'S GONE NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Teesa

    I am so tired of Kate Gosselin, she is famous for being famous, no talent there, if she thinks by having 8 kids she deserves a medal, I got news for her. Her expressions she makes at the judges, she thinks very highly of herself and I just can't understand why, has she looked in the mirror?

    March 31, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Michelle

    KATE has got to go!! She acts like a spoiled-brat long-time Oscar award winning actress or something ... funny thing is she's nothing but a desperate reality star (and I use the word "star" very lightly!!) People like J-Lo and Mariah have put in their time, to be high-maintenance, even though that is still frowned upon. KATE needs to grow-up (aftr all she is a mom, right!??!?) and realize that she is not as important as she thinks she is ... she can't act or dance!!!
    GIVE KATE THE BOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  41. TVFann

    Shannen has too many powerful Hollyweird enemies. I was not shocked she went first, though she was dancing better than most. Now that Aaron Spelling is no longer with us, she will struggle to get jobs that last.

    March 31, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Not Amused

    I was not surprised at the outcome of the first DWTS elimination but I was DISGUSTED !! Who was dialing in for the BUZZSTER to stay on ?? Please take him far away from the dancing stage along with his alien looking wife and AMERICA!!! do your job and vote the BEST NOT THE FEEBL-EST !!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  43. andrea

    It sure was shock that Shannen was let go. You could see that when Kate danced she was clearly watching her partner because she didn't know what she was doing. Ochocinco was stiff; I do give all of them credit for working and doing something out of their areas of expertise. Why was Pam in the bottom two? She danced great; I hope she wasn't voted for out of jealousy by some watchers of the show! C'mon people she can really dance! Nicole is a dancer already!!

    March 31, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  44. jg

    I was totally amazed and surprised. I thought Shannon should have stayed on; Pamela definitely should have been the one to leave the show, secondly, Kate or Buz, considering their abilities and not popularity. Love the show...

    March 31, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Arleen

    Quite obviously, Buzz Aldren should have been the first to go, but I guess you can't do that to a former astronaut.

    March 31, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Sammy

    Where did they dig up Brook..she is awful..the show is not good anymore

    March 31, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Sammy

    Brook needs to go along with Kate and Buzz...where did they did up Brook, she can't ask the right questions! and is horrible

    March 31, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  48. GeeMac

    Shannon was not the worst dancer! This is why this show is so frustrating to me ....the decision should be left to the judges!! KATE, PAM or BUZZ the BOTOX ASTRONAUT need the BOOT!!

    March 31, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  49. NeeNee

    Kate will most likely be staying until her kids are shown in the audience!!

    March 31, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Meggan

    I am going to have to disagree with the masses...

    I like this show b/c the best dancer out of the gate isn't always automatically "safe."
    I believe this show is supposed to be about random celebrities learning ballroom dancing – I actually DON"T like seeing people like Nicole, because she already knows how to dance... In fact -I'm not the biggest fan of certain athletes (gymnasts and skaters) competing either – where is the fun in that? Football players, yes, that is entertainment ;)

    As for KATE, i have never seen her show and i really don't know a lot about her... However – I think that she is popular b/c people can relate to her. The average person probably thinks they would perform a lot like her – i.e. they would suck too! I hope she does stay a little longer because she has the most to learn and it would be nice to see her grow.

    March 31, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Paul ( Sandor )

    What happened on the show on Tuesday night is a disgrace.I think
    it would be the right thing to reinstate Shannon with a new partner and
    ABC, the judges and all those responsible should offer her a public
    apology and announce that there was a mistake made,and the per-son who really should have been judged off the show was Kate.Do
    this people have the nerve to deny this?

    March 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  52. shalom

    Americans are blind. At the end of the show, the best dancer will not get the crown. This has happened many times.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Verna

    People love to hate Kate Gosslin and the network knows that, that is why she will be kept in for at least another week if not a couple more. She will bring the ratings, because people just love to watch a train wreck. I for one will not be tuning in anymore.....we need to stop giving these no talent fame junkies a platform.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  54. gigi

    Well tthis is the end for me. I stopped watching the year Mario
    Lopez lost because I felt he should have won. This year I started
    watching because I wanted to watch Shannon. She has always been
    one of my favorite actors to watch. I don't understand this show at all.
    Shannon didn't get much of a chance to prove herself. Did she?

    March 31, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Viva

    I think Kate is only on the show for getting intest from the veiwers. She can't dance. She looked like she had a pole up her butt. What was all the hoppying around about? She is rude and no personality. I can see why Jon left her.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  56. B. Lewis in Austin

    DWS has lost a lot of crediblity over the last few years. It has happened up front on AND on the final vote.

    I am 63 y/o and for the life of me I can't understand why they invite some of these older celebrities? It is just down right embarrassing to watch them. What is the purpose as they have no chance to win. At least American Idol has an age limit.

    Three times in recent years, the best dancer has came in second. As much as I admire Emmett, Kim, and Donny, they were simply not the best dancers. They won based on name recognition and personality. As many have said earlier, it is no more than a popularity contest.

    Since the judges don't get to actually pick the winner, why even have them vote?

    I don't expect the show to last much longer

    Closing on a positive note, the host's new sidekick is so much better than her predecessor. So far, she doesn't ask inane and stupid questions.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  57. carol ann

    oh my god, why would anyone vote for kate she was terrible Pamala at least is intertaining shannon should be brought back and send buzz to the moon with kate

    March 31, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Kim

    FAKE KATE is an awful wife, daughter, sister, mother and human being. I hate the COW...........

    Please no more FAKE KATE...she is soooooooooo2009

    March 31, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Susan

    If you want some fun entertainment, just watch Kate trying to dance. Boy, she sure can bounce to the Jive! Buzz Aldrin well – as they say in the south- "Bless his Heart."

    March 31, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Sam

    I really can't believe what the results were. I don't think Shannon should have been the first to go. I amired Buzz for trying his best, however I feel he should have been the first one to go. Kate at least can twirl a little but she has to not be so stiff and Controling, she might do a little better next time. She made it by the skin of her teeth. I like Tony as an instructor, he wouldn' t be on if he wasn't a good leader and Kate really had no right to out rank him when she doesn't know the moves and steps. My favorite is always Derek and who ever! ! ! He has the energy and so does Nicky, but that's my opinion...:)

    March 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Ray

    C'mon America ! We got bigger things to talk about and fix rather than
    a TV Show. I can't believe people find the time to talk about it to this extent. It's a SHOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Cheryl

    I personally think Kate was the one set to leave, but with Mark Ballas knee injury, sure that Shannen did not want to learn with a new partner, so they change the decision to make Shannen first to leave instead of poor pathetic Kate. Hopefully she will leave next week.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Kempokat

    This year's slate of contenders is the worst yet.

    Kate Gosselin is just awful and such a whiner and Pam Anderson needs to get over the 'Marilyn Monroe" fixation she seems to have. I want to change the channel everytime they focus the camera in on her and may just change the channel permanently.

    Then they put a professional dancer in the group – that's just plain unfair.

    I think this season's show will probably hurt DWTS in the long run.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Willie12345

    This week a rancher was murdered along the border with Mexico by either an illegal alien or a drug smuggler ....but, CNN doesn't broadcast any news about it. I guess it's contrary to CNN's political agenda ! Selective journalism is really a form of propaganda.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Peter

    Well I am enjoying the show. Just look at all the water cooler material we have here! I record the show to find those gems of a moment like Nicolde's jive and the pros routines. The popularity component of the show certainly adds the mystery of the collective psyche. I vote for the dancing but certainly don't begrudge anyone voting for a name. Cat Deeley can you do another show!?!? btw buzz was the 2nd to walk on the moon.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Carole

    Obviously Buzz should have gone........and DWTS needs to actually get "stars". This show is not going to last if they keep bringing reality show losers and has beens on. There is not 1 star on this show this season, perhaps because they know better.
    I will never understand WHY people use Botox.....do they never look in a mirror again???? Buzz looked bad but his wife.............how sad.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  67. shawn

    I am going to sound like an old record....Kate sucks! She cannot dance and has no personality. She never smiles and has rude expressions. Hopefully she is kicked off next week or I won't watch it. It would be different if she would express an interest in dancing but she doesn't. I don't care much for tabloids but when Jon said she is mean now I believe it. I feel sorry for her kids to have a mother who is so bitter and angry all the time. GET HER OFF, she is not a celebrity so therefore, she should of never been invited on the show, her kids were!! The rest deserved to stay on and improve their dancing, she will never improve. Okay maybe the old man won't either but at least he has personality, still he needs to go to.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Chante

    So sad to see Shannen go, she did an outstanding job. DWTS just lost credibility and the only reason to keep Kate in the show is to ridicule her for the ratings. Of course, Kate does not have a clue and will run with the money. A real job is not an option for Kate. Jon Gosselin will always will be the on call nanny. Kate is an user and an abuser. Therefore, karma is a good thing. Milk the cow DWTS producers, literally.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  69. M Feijo

    I'm not surprised the worst dancers stayed! Year after year people vote for the people they like best – it's not a congeniality contest – it's a dance contest – it was so annoyed with the last DWTS when Donny Osmond won (he was not the best dancer) that I haven't watched since. People need to get real! I've given up on Idol too! Same crap happens there.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Cathy

    I am totally disgusted that Kate Gosselin wasn't eliminated last night. She has been a bi$ch to Tony and I hope he walks out on her before next weeks' show. And yes, I think Shannon Doherty being voted off and Mark Ballas being out for six weeks due to his knee was too coincidental. It had to be rigged. And as for Brooke Burke, she is a fine cohost. Just a little nervous, I think.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  71. georgiann

    Lets hear it for Tom!!! He's the only one in the country that isn't watching DWTS. You go Tom

    March 31, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Tom

    I blame bush for his illegal war and for trying to kill america. obama is the saviour and will save us with free healthcare paid for by all the rich people so I dont have to get some square job i can still sell wood carvings on the street corner and get healthcare. Bush caused all of this problem and obama is the saviour and anyone who says anything bad about obama is just racists. Cnn aggree with me and just look at their articles they hate bush and republicans also

    March 31, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Kym

    Kate's still on? I'm gone.

    I will not watch again until Kate's gone.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Doug

    Glad she went, Shanon sucks. Now if they can get rid of Kate! Buzz is a bad dancer, but at 80 I do find him entertaining at how hard he tried. At 40 he does inspire me to try stuff I normally wouldn't.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Cindy

    Did any of you think that Kate gets off on publicity even if it's bad? I will not play into her hands and give her what she wants. My big disappointment is putting celebs on like Nicole who make the other dancers feel like they don't stand a chance (as does the audiennce). Where's the suspense? I agree about Donny winning last season. I knew he'd win from the beginning since his family alone would vote him in. I'm a HUGE fan of DWTS, but I guess I'm going the way of the others–GONE! Besides, it's just not the same without Julianne!

    March 31, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Stin

    Hey Tim, what was that Bengals-Bears score this year? oooooooooops.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  77. bryan

    I love these comments by al the people who do not watch this...then how the hell do you know everything about the dancers. It is a train wreck that is a mindless way to pass an hour and I admit I enjoy it. Kate is horrible ...Buzz botox face is not even dancing and Ocho and that soap opera guy stink also....But is this not fun to watch Kate make more people hate her...KEEP HER ON FOR COMIC RELIEF

    March 31, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Connie 1653

    We're in the same boat - this is not a contest - this thing is rigged ...I swore to never watch this show again after last season. Donny Osmond had no business winning - I knew then something wasn't right. This show is a JOKE ....

    March 31, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  79. CB

    Don't bother to vote. Just watch and laugh:)!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Mike

    Only King Hodo can think of Kate in that special way like I do. She is a true scholar. She has a big dragon in her basement also.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  81. flingdow

    The show last night was very poor. This is a dance contest not a popularity contest.
    Celebs who try should be rewarded with another chance and want to be celebs who can't dance should be booted off.
    The fact that Buzz Aldren is a retired astronaut should not have any bearing on whether he stays on the show. His ability should.
    I am really dissapointed in DWTS and the stupid ignorant people that vote.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Liz

    For starters the new host Brooke is terrible. Surely they could have gotten someone else to do this with better talent.
    Next – I think the voting is a scam. Kate was by far the worst by forgetting her steps and Buzz is just not going to cut it. Why they have these older dancers on that will not make it to the end is really taking something away from the show. Its supposed to be a dancing contest. The producers want us to think our votes count but clearly they don't. I am not going to watch it any more. I am sick of it all.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Mike

    Hey georgian, Jesus doesn't like it when you are a meany.

    Kate and Sarah Palin know where you live!

    March 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  84. LongTimeFan

    Is this show on ABC? That would explain a lot. ABC does what it thinks is best, and ignores it's viewers.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Mike

    Jesus is actually on the dark side of the moon right now. He is waiting to meet Buzz Lightyear there.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Deedee

    I happen to think that Melissa Roycroft would have been a better replacement for Samantha Harris than Brooke. I like Brooke but a live show requires someone with quick wits and a little more personaltiy. I notice a lot of awkward pauses during her mini interviews with the contestants and that must be reeeeally uncomfortable to them!
    I

    March 31, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  87. C

    People, get a life! America's decline, and there is a decline, is due to most of you vegging on moronic things like this and other reality shows which take your mind off what big business, politicians, fringe groups both left and right are doing to really affect people's lives. Pretty pathetic!

    March 31, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  88. schmoo

    This is all about ratings- they can't let Kate go because she brings good ratings. Come on, this a business!

    March 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  89. georgiann

    Mike you're starting to get annoying! Grow up.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  90. King Hodo

    Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon, other than Jesus.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  91. sdmike

    Hilarious how angry people are about some of this stuff. People..seriously...it's a friggin TV show, and a horrible one at that.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Mike

    Hey carol, wasn't Niel Armstrong the 1st person on the moon.

    You must be talking about Buzz Lightyear

    March 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Chas

    "this is not a popularity contest"..... Um, yes it is. 90% of the viewers could not tell you the difference between a fox trot and a waltz, or a mamba and a salsa. Do you honestly think Donny Osmond and Emmit Smith won because of their dancing abilities?

    March 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Mike

    Jesus is not dead. I saw him on tv

    March 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Carol

    Mike! Honey go outside when the moon is up and look at it, Buzz was the first man to walk on the moon! Really!

    So when did you see Jesus dance, I missed that on TV.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  96. King Hodo

    @Mike Jesus died for you too MikE...........your right though who is this buzz guy?

    March 31, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Mike

    Kate makes loving worthwhile

    March 31, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Mike

    Kate is more powerful than a T Rex!

    March 31, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  99. GK

    Kate...why in the world was she picked for the show? Her personality is about as bad as her dancing.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Judy

    I really do not understand why everyone feels it hard to vote for the worst dancers..That is what this is about...Sometimes it is hard to tell the worst, but this years , unless your are blind, buzz and kate needs to go, now...

    March 31, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Mike

    Kate summons power from Sarah Palin and dances like Jesus

    March 31, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  102. LongTimeFan

    Shannon should have stayed. At least she was improving and giving it her all. Shannon showed that she can take what the judges say, and use it to her benefit. What did Kate do? Besides pout like a 4 year old? This is rigged, and I'm not watching anymore.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Mike

    Kate has the stamina of a black mamba

    March 31, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Carol

    Shannon should have been switched to the partner of Reality Mom, Kate, and Kate disappear. Shannons partner has a knee problem, but Shannon didn't have one. Kate pouted, pouted, and pouted and frowned her way through the whole last nigts show! Not looking forward to that happy dancer, ho, ho, next week.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Mike

    Kate is the most talented dancer. She will win and then do a victory dance in Jon's front yard

    March 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  106. J

    If Kate is not gone next week....I'm done!

    March 31, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Mike

    I like to dance with myself and pretend Kate is my partner

    March 31, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  108. CJ

    Okay it was between watching DWTS and Idol last night, can we say blech to both...they are both lame this season and I will not be sad to see them never on national television ever again. So it was between watching dumb and dumber. I am not a Shannon fan, with her going..fine with me. Kate needs to be gone and put our of her and our misery and to go next week, and Pamela right behind her.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Mike

    I love Kate. She can be my mom. She dances better than Jesus

    March 31, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Mike

    Who is this Buzz guy? I have never seen him on any reality shows or movies.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  111. georgiann

    I'm not sure I can sit through another night of watching Pam acting out Marilyn Monroe even when she isn't posing as Marilyn. She's a dumb blond and apparently she doesn't have any intentions of shaking that label off or being taken seriously in ANYTHING she does. She's a disgrace to her gender.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Mike

    Who is this Buzz guy? I haven't seen him in any reality shows or movies? How is he a star?

    March 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Mike

    Who is this Buzz guy? I haven't seen him in any reality shows or movies? How is he a star?

    March 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Mike

    Who is this Buzz guy? I haven't seen him in any reality shows or movies? How is he a star?

    March 31, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  115. C. Miller

    Betsy, I doubt you watched every episode if you never saw her belittle Jon. That is all that woman does... try and belittle people. What she did to her instructor was trying to belittle him. Most here just want a scab on the leg of society to go away. She is a horrible wife, mother and dancer and she isn't a star. If you think she is all good you might want to reexamine things.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  116. LongTimeFan

    Boo! Kate should have gone.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  117. phyllis

    Unbelievable that Shannon was first!! Kate was AWFUL!! and Buzz, well, come on- he's not even dancing!!

    March 31, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Mary

    Kate is not a "star" and I am wondering what is she doing on that show anyway? I agree that Tony was probably wishing she would have lost out so they could have gone home!! I saw her true colors with Tony and was not a fan of hers before....but, I'm really not one now! She needs to go home!!!!! Go raise your eight kids and quit doing reality shows to provide your income!!

    March 31, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  119. thatguy

    WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!! This is exactly what you get when the voting is based on voting for your favorites instead of the worst. Gossellin sucked big time but anybody who though she would be booted off the show when history shows that the one with the smallest following goes home. Be prepared to watch Gossellin go deep in this contest. She's the Sanjaya on Dancing with the Stars.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Margaret Norris

    Kate Gosselin is the ugliest dancer I have ever seen. She should be an advertisement for the SLAPCHOP.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Caroline S Porter

    wish it had been Kate - hopefully she will go next!

    March 31, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Joe - Pittsburgh, PA

    I'm shocked! Shocked and appalled! Flabbergasted, actually..... that this show even exists. It's a farce, it's stupid and it's just another way for has-been and never-will-be's to steal other people's 15 minutes. Kate Gosselin? Really? Let's find something better to spend our time on, America.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Susie

    I think the reason why Kate was spared was because (1) the public loves drama, and she gives by the boatload, (2) voters are trying to mamipulate the system ala American Idol (Vote for the worst), (3) the public wants to see her fall flat on her face and be totally humiliated and (4) the voters are sadistic.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Patty

    Again with the slaming of Kate, again what has this woman ever done to you. Her marriage, yes she was a horribly wife, what we saw, but it is also a TV program, and TLC can edit the show anyway they want. Who knows what is going on behind the sceens. Jon was caught off camera and we know what he was doing...
    DWTS's, she was not the worst. Mr Buzz could not dance. He couldn't even keep his eyes where they needed to be to dance.
    If you all don't like her, are jealous of her, or whatever, just DON'T WATCH IT!

    March 31, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Sandy

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? KATE PLEASE GO AWAY. SHE'S TERRIBLE, THE WORST EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Drmello

    Actually Rhonda if it wasn't a popularity contest then the viewing public would not vote and it would be solely based on the judge's scores.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  127. betsy

    wow! what a bunch of sore losers on here! all kicking kate out! if you all think shes so bad, why are,nt you on there? how many of you have given birth to 8 kids??? the old saying when "someone kicks you in the rear,is because they,re away out in front of you" shame on you all for making fun of kate! how would you like to walk in her shoes? with a dirty two timimg x that she had to live with? i watched every episode of thier show and not once di i see kate belittle jon! he,s getting everything he deserves, nothing! he,s useless! a poor example for a father!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Dave

    Kate Gosselins should be gone soon. She is too bossy and controlling. That is why she lost her husband. She wants to be in Control. When will the viewer get it and not vote for her.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Shirley

    The audience vote should not count as much as it does now. This has changed from a dance contest to a popularity contest. This is not the first star to be unfairly voted off.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Mary

    Dancing with the Stars is the correct name for the show. It is not about performance. It's all about popularity. The show is a JOKE!

    March 31, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Judy

    The elimination went almost exactly as I expected from the last several seasons – the worst dancers remain to torchure the viewers as long as possible because the voting is done by popularity and not by honesty. There will be good dancers eliminated before all the worst are eliminated – it really is unfair and makes these shows more and more not worth watching anymore.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  132. carol

    Kate has to go!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Wolf Blinzer

    New dance show coming soon named " DANCING WITH ILLEGAL MEXICANS" starring the US President, Congress and Senate with illegal Mexican guests. Other guests will include various sanctuary city mayors and the head of Homeland Security Janet "clueless" Napolitano. The winner gets the pri$$$es from their corporate sponsors.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  134. themo

    Kate & Buzz should have been the 1st to go....common people, get
    a clue! I keep saying this, maybe I should practice what I preach,
    but this is the last time I'll watch the show b/c we ALL KNOW that
    it is rigged!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Canman

    This show is a joke. Every season is the same. I have no idea why they have judges, no one listens to them anyway. If they want the viewer to vote then take the botom three and let the judges picks who goes home.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  136. deborah taylor

    I think the elimination of Shannon & Mark is a shame! At least Shannon danced. Kate Gosslin on the other hand could not even take instruction on how to do the simple steps Tony was trying to teach her. She's doing for the Mommys? She is disgracing them. All
    she can do is bounce, then why is she there? For the first time I understand Jon's point of view. Tony was right in standing up for himself. How dare she challenge his skill as an instructor. She should have been voted out for not trying!

    March 31, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Sharon

    Buzz and Kate didn't get voted out. I like Buzz, but man you cannot dance. America lets get real, and vote off the weakest link.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Janet

    It's very simple, Dancing With The Stars has stooped to its lowest this season, and from reading the blogs many others agree. Kate Gosslin's is Personality Zero and definately can't dance (and she wondered why her husband strayed–would YOU want to be stuck with that B). Buzz Aldren, as nice as he is, is too old to be on the show and Pamela Anderson acts like a tramp (although at least she can dance). Do what I plan on doing, boycotting the show. No watching, no peeking, no taping, no nothing. I have better things to do with my time. Give Dancing With The Stars producers a WAKE UP call, turn to something else or go outside and enjoy the out of doors. Farewell Dancing!

    March 31, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Roo1017

    To the poster who is a Kate Gosselin fan...Millions of women who are single parents are "strong" and provide for their families by working real jobs. Not making money hand over fist on the backs of their children. This women quit real work as soon as she became a multiple mother..She used artificial means for pregnancy- hello!! ( BTW- I suffer from PCOS, as she claims to, and have a daughter without any fertility treatments) More money / gifts / freebies have been awarded to her based on her ability to make babies than from work! And how much has she spent on hair extentions, manicures etc?.. Yeah, she has to be strong to provide alright.
    And for being " a star"???? Whatever........

    March 31, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Annette

    The show is definitely a popularity contest.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Anne Peters

    ABC/DWS please let me know when Kate is gone . I will start watching again but only after she is gone. If she is being kept around for ratings, I suspect the ratings to tank

    March 31, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Vardahilwen

    It's important to remember that the public isn't voting AGAINST someone ... no one voted Shannen "off" ... the public is voting FOR their favorites. Shannen simply got fewer votes than the others. How many fewer, we don't know, but I'm sure she got votes just like everyone else. She said herself that she's not really comfortable with dancing and she's not sorry to go. She seems ok with it.

    I'm sure Kate G. has a group of loyalists out there who are giving her votes. Same with Buzz. The show is always like this at the beginning, but once the weaker dancers are all eliminated, the contest seems to be more about the dancing. And Nicole's early skills may work against her later – either there will be a backlash, or her fans will stop voting for her because they think she's already safe.

    Dang, I miss Apolo and Julianne ...

    March 31, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  143. linda tesauro

    No sense watching the rest of the season. Nicole is a professional dancer/entertainer and will no doubt walk away with the trophy OR possibly the Gold Medal ice skater, who also has the moves. Pam Anderson is, well, very "strange" – kinda cringe-worthy to watch. Erin has great potential and lovely to watch. Buzz A., while a respected hero, is an embarrassment. He and the wife should just enjoy the rest of their lives, continue to get their botox, and keep out of the dancing limelight. Gosselin? I still have no idea why she is on this show. A celebrity??? Please. Very unlikable.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  144. 2kidsmom

    Never watched Kate on her reality show, but after seeing how she treated Tony, I can see why her other relationship is over. She is a control freak, she can't dance, and she should have gone! Poor Tony to have to put up with her for another week.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  145. walleye

    Bring Samantha Harris back – or ANYONE. The person up there now can't even conduct a 10 second interview without blubbing her words and thoughts.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Art

    RIGGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The two that should of gone are still there KATR & BUZZ. Do you really think your vote counted? No the NETWORK voted on who stayed and who left.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Carol

    Kate should have been the one to be booted. She is a menis to society. Jon was the better parent and should have been the one to have gotten custody of their children. She never has time for them. Kick her off DWTS.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  148. walleye

    This has obviously turned into a POPULARITY contest. I say do away with the audience voting (they have no qualifications for judging), and leave it up to the three professionals to score the DANCING. Even though Buzz is a national hero who should be admired, he really should have been the first to go.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Dana

    Kate Gosselin should have been the first to go. She acts like a pouty 4 year old. Can't wait to see her get the boot.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Joyce

    How disappointed I was with the results last night. I am totally convinced that this show is "rigged". How is it possible to let Shannen go and leave Buzz, Kate, and Pamela. What is really going on. Who decides "who should really stay, and who should go". You have lost me as a viewer of Dancing with the Stars. This not really about skills, it's about popularity! Geez

    March 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  151. ALINA

    I like Kate but she isn't a very good dancer. Since she is staying I hope she does better next week. And she needs to chill out a bit. She is way too tense and it shows in her dancing.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Monica

    Kate Goselin should have been kicked off, not Shannon. I think she was kept on just to keep the ratings up and to keep people tuning in to the show.. There is always drama with Kate and clearly she was not as good a dancer as Shannon was. It upsets me that once again she has gotten her way. I'm very disappointed. The weight of the judges' scores should be higher than the public's opinions. After all, they are the experts.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Carol

    I am an avid watcher of Dancing with the Stars but I have to agree with most of the blogs. It has become a personality contest – not the dancing. It started with Cloris Leachman last season, now we have Buzz. I feel so embarrassed for that man. It's not his fault – ABC never should allowed him to become a contestant. He is making a fool of himself. Shame on them! And what's with Pamela Anderson – is she stoned? She is certainly on something and I would love to see Samantha Harris back as co-host. Brooke Burke lacks personality and pizazz. She's like reading from a script. She's got about as much personality as a rotten egg. I am very disappointed with this season's contestants.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Connie J.

    Kate and Buzz were clearly the bottom two.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Sharon

    ABC put Kate on for ratings alone, and that's why she will stay, to the dismay of everyone who literally hates her. Her behavior towards Tony was as if she was talking to a child.....("you are not listening to me")...are you kidding me????? She is a bi**h, and always will be. No wonder Jon left, and soon Tony will or else he'll be nominated for sainthood. KATE CAN'T DANCE, PEOPLE!! Good luck, but this show has been fixed before and will be again. Last year, Donnie O wasn't the best, and the year before, the gymnist wasn't either, but the Frenchman and Sheryl should have won. I watch for the dancing alone, and when the ones who are on there for other than dancing, I do what comes naturally....flip the channel! There are few really good dancers on the show....Buzz, Aiden, Jake, and especially Kate need to go quickly.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Rusty

    This is a popularity contest until they get down to the final 4-5. Notice that none of the really good dancers are eliminated at first. After the emotional candidates are all eliminated, it becomes a real contest. Look at last year, Mya & Donnie fought it out to the last and at the last, Donnie did a better job (barely) than Mya. Have faith, it will work out in the end.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Melanie

    Kate has been a complete pain in everyone's rear end for years, and now poor Tony is having to try to deal with her. Newsflash, Kate... the world DOESNT revolve around you, and whining about how you "arent getting it" and you're "stressed" doesnt make anyone feel bad for you. Maybe you should actually work at it like the others do and TRY to get better, instead of continually complaining about how you suck. Tony was right to walk out, and you never should have gotten on that show in the first place. Tony definitely got the raw end of the deal here.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Kelly

    I am disappointed in DWTS going to cheesy scripted behind the scenes dialog so soon. Week two and the professionals are already fighting with their celebrities? Tony storming off and declaring "I quit" and then Kate whining to him that she has just had so many people quit on her made me want to gag. Daytime soap opera dialog is scripted better than that.
    And bring Samantha Harris back. People hated her and wanted her gone. Be careful what you wish for.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  159. RJ

    Remember people: those idiots voting at home?.... they are the same ones who vote for President of the United States. Think about that.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  160. DlsJ

    I have been a fan of DWTS for several years but generally I don't watch until after the first 3-5 wks but I did this year..BIG mistake. Yes it's obvious the show is a popularity contest and since the people watching did not vote off the biggest LOSER Kate then I will have to count myself out as a fan as I don't want to be associated with people that would keep something like that on air.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  161. idiots

    What a bunch of drones mezmorized by the flashy little box in your living rooms. Our country is in shambles and this is what you post about. Idiots...all of you

    March 31, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  162. BlackBeauty

    It's all about entertainment people. Kate is more entertaining to watch than Shannon. Those who look foolish and awkward while trying their best to dance are better to watch. I don't want to watch someone who is really good for a whole season I want to see some not so good ones in there too.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Renea Dijab

    Human Clown Car? That is hilarious. Next week Kate's dance is supposed to be a "story" about her and Jon – that ought to be a cringe-fest worth watching. Don't sweat it that Kate is still on – its a train wreck that is fun to watch.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Suzanne

    From the results of last night's DWTS, it is obvious that the voting was a popularity contest, not a dance contest. If voting reflected who is the worst dancer, it would have been Buzz, with Kate following next week. It makes me think twice about continuing to watch the show. Pretty disgusting!

    March 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  165. joan

    Have never posted for DWTS before... but I saw the body language between Kate and her partner... boy there was no chemistry or even toleration between the two of them. Have never seen Kate dance but she is one unhappy lady.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  166. David

    You have to remember that this show is about personalities not pros. It's entertainment and that's it. Don't get so upset about who gets kicked off. I'm sure some of them want to get kicked off after the first week so they don't have to dance any more. If they were going for people that knew how to dance in the beginning, they wouldn't invite some of the people they invite to dance, because they can't dance.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Sandy

    I thought Shannon did a great job and was disappointed when she was kicked off. This only proves that it is truly a popularity contest and not a dance contest. What confuses me is that if it is a popularity contest then why is Kate still on the show. She can't dance and she truly is an awful person I don't know why anyone would be interested in watching her. I was truly appalled at the way she treated Tony, Tony is a professional dancer and for her to question his teaching the way she did was unbelievable. She is totally out for herself and herself only. I feel sorry for her children and Jon. Kate grow up you have children to raise.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  168. WENDY

    Totally unfair. Kate Gosselin should have been the first to go! She can't dance.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  169. dance fan

    I've been watching this show for many seasons and have come to realize and accept that people have many different motives for voting the way they do, whether they are dance purists who react to each performance, or have a favorite celebrity (or pro dancer) they are supporting, or even a sympathy vote. Obviously there are far fewer dance purists voting and the results for the first few weeks are almost always related to the celebrity's fan base or lack thereof, and the sympathy votes. That said, I don't know why Kate was not in the bottom two, even a die-hard Kate fan could not help but be put off by her ungracious behavior and treatment of her pro partner. I do not remember ever seeing anyone else behave so badly on this show.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Lm

    I like DWTS, but the real issue is not with the dancers. Whether they have danced before or never have danced a step, the show needs to get new JUDGES!! Come on now, we hear the same words and see the same actions to the same type of contestants over and over. Please DWTS producers and TV Network change it up, it would probably add new viewers.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  171. sa

    No need to vote..........ABC knows who wins already!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Grammanita

    For whatever my two cents are worth...I truly believe that the more folk rant against Kate, the longer she'll be on the show. Lose interest in her and the producers will drop kick her in a heartbeat...then, they'll move on to the next person the fans don't like. This show, like Idol, is just about as "real" as Mickey Mouse.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  173. julie

    get over it. it's television. it's not like the voting audience is made up of expert dancers. everyones' opinion of best is not always going to be the same.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  174. susan

    If Tony was smart he held out for money to have to deal with Kate. I really wouldn't blame Tony if he quit. Kate didn't smile the whole show until they announced she was safe. She really is a selfish person.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  175. TK

    I'm sorry but Buzz and Kate are awful! If not gone next week, I will not continue to watch! I think Pam was in the bottom 2 cause people are just getting sick of seeing her, I know I am!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Gigi

    As in past shows, the voters do not select the best dancer. It is definitely a popularity contest. Sadly, some good dancers will be eliminated as I know, people will keep Buzz in long after he should have gone.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Sheila Carrell

    I'm glad Buzz gets to stay – he can't dance very well, but he's very cute and will be gone soon enough.

    I'm GLAD Pam was in the bottom 2 and wish it had been she going home, even more than I wanted Kate to go home. Not because Pam was the worse dancer, but because my nearly 60 year old husband still sits and drools over her chest! But again, they'll ALL be gone soon enough.

    And, yes, it is a popularity contest as long as the public gets to vote, and I think that;s OK til we get down to the finalists – then I think it should be judges only, especially if it's supposed to be about the dance. If you look at the recent winners – Shawn Johnson and Donny Osmond – in my opinion , clearly neither was the better dancer. Nice folks who did well and improved, but not the best dancer.

    So, DWTS's folks – what is it supposed to be – besides the major hit it is!! LOL!!!!!! We all grumble and complain, but we watch, and THEN we go online and do this "comment" thing. We're all too funny!!

    By the way, I think Brooke Burke is doing a great job and is much warmer than Samantha was – good choice!!

    And to all my fellow commenters, can we try to remember that "freedom of speech" doesn't mean you get to call people ugly names or just be downright unkind.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Charlie

    Buzz may be an American hero, but he's certainly no dancer. He should have been the first to go. The next should be Chad Ochocinco ... good football player but he stinks as a dancer. Like one of the comments stated ... vote for the best dancers not your favorite personality. Voting like Monday and Tuesday is what will end this show in very short order. I already know of at least a dozen friends that have stopped watching because of stupid voting by the viewing audience. The best solution, that I can see right now, is the judges scores need to carry more weight in the final outcome (like 80% to 20% for the vote callers). ... preferably 100% !!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  179. MommaM

    Those of us who are Kate Gosselin fans realize that she is not a dancer but we admire her spirit. To get up in front of millions of viewers knowing you could majorly embarass yourself is certainly not easy. She's had to be strong to provide for her family – I don't expect her to win but I give her a lot of credit. Good for you Kate!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  180. diane fernandez

    Kate Gosselin or Buzz Aldrin should have been the couple to be voted off. Kate, however, has a legion of fans (of which I am not one) based on the media madness over the cancellation of the TLC show and her divorce from Jon. No matter how badly she dances, it will be a while before she gets voted off.

    People should realize that she tried pulling the same antics with Tony Davolani (talking down to him) as she did with Jon but it did not work.

    More fireworks to come.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Ads

    i really think that kate gosselin should have been the one who was kicked off.. not only did she get the lowests scores but really??? whose taking care of all those kids???

    March 31, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Diane

    Kate Gosselin had got to go. We all now how she is. She can't dance, get her off the show.
    I am not a fan of Kate Gosselin. Maybe now people will see her true colours.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Omar

    Does anyone really believe that Shows like this and Idol are actually based on public votes ? It's about ratings. It's not about what "We the people" want. That;s the way it is and anyone that thinks otherwise is a gullible fool.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  184. sharon

    I am an avid fan of the show but come on, I am really starting to think the audience at home is totally crazy. I agree with others that this is a DANCE contest and should be soley judged on the dancing ability. That is what the 3 judges do but apparently the home audience is basing their votes on who they like for whatever reason. Pamela Anderson looks like she is drugged and can't stop flaunting herself, Kate is stiffer than a board and has to look at her partner all the time to see just what to do and Aiden, as "hot" as he is, is just not a good dancer. Please people if you don't know what good dancing is just don't vote.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Jerry

    You all need to get a life. Who cares about this crap anyway

    March 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  186. C. Miller

    This is why I stopped watching this show after the first two seasons. The voting is atrocious. The first few weeks should be the judges kicking someone off. My wife watches and showed me Buzz and Gosselin. Gosselin is an embarassment as a person and dancer. They kept her for her horrible novelty act. America does know that the longer she stays the more she will actually believe people like her and want her in the spotlight?Please get rid of her pathetic self.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Alan

    deb
    March 31st, 2010 2:30 pm ET

    The comment about Buzz being a dirty old man was so uncalled for. I am suspecting it came from a mouth that has no class .

    Deb,
    I couldn't agree more! What's with the dirty old man crap? Some moron said that...

    March 31, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  188. DalGal

    Why is Brooke Burns there and not Melissa Rycroft??? Brooke has zero charisma and zero charm Duh!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Denise

    I agree with most other readers – Shannon should not have left. I think Kate should have gone – but if each one of kids gets on the phone and votes she may stay quite a long time! And I like Pamela Anderson, but maybe she should get out of character once the dance is over and she should be conversing with the judges & hosts. She just doesn't know when to quit, that could be why she was at the bottom.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Yvonne

    I'm happy Kate is still there. I get to see her make another complete fool of herself on national TV again.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Sick of Kate and the 8 Brats

    Kate, please go away and never show your face in public again! Everyone I know is sick of you, John, and your pathertic antics. You need to focus on raising your kids so they are not as messed up as you and your ex-husband are!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  192. maureen

    Kate is absolutely the worst dancer with absolutely no personality whatsoever, and should have been the first to go. I think the show is rigged!!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Bella

    If Kate stays, I'm done with DWTS. I have watched it from the beginning and loved it.....but I'm sooooooooooooo sick of the idiot celebrities they are getting on there. Kate is a total waste of the electricity it takes to run my TV.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Jim

    Keep Goselin on so she can continue to humiliate herself. Instead of being a gracious winner last night she congratulated herself. What a dolt. Goselin thinks that if she looks the part she can be the part except you need talent instead of looks. Kate we are laughing at you not with you.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  195. jaja

    Steph never replied!

    jajajajajajajajaja

    March 31, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  196. deb

    The comment about Buzz being a dirty old man was so uncalled for. I am suspecting it came from a mouth that has no class .

    March 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Ashley

    Just curious, how many of the commenters here actually submitted their votes? It seems like if everyone who complained about how bad Kate was voted for someone else, that might solve the problem.
    ...the caveat being that the show isn't rigged, of course...

    March 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Ridgeway

    Oh, this is important stuff. I've just been concerned with the war, taxes, creeping Socialism, etc in America. All news orts compared to this.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Bella

    Oh, and I forgot......next time she starts whining and crying, somebody call the waaaaaaahhhhh-mobile to come and take her away!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Lois

    Shannon improved from the first week. Kate went backwards. After the show Kate said in an interview "I never aspired to have a perfect dance routine". WHAT?? What DID you aspire for? What a stupid thing to say when in a CONTEST. I don't remember a more terrible performance. I am done with DWTS. They are hanging onto Kate for ratings, letting her make a fool of herself, using her. But she just doesn't get it., as usual.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Matt Rafferty

    Checkout ONE BAD MICE FILM for FREE. This award winning film was made for $50,000 in 21 days. Goto http://www.spike.com and search for ONE BAD MICE FILM.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Bella

    Snotty, brooding, no-talent, full-of-herself Kate should have gone. She really showed her true colors with Tony. Poor guy.....he was probably praying for it to be over last night. Did you see the looks she had on her face....what a b--. And by the way, she looked like an over-ripe plum tomato in that get-up!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  203. 1krr

    They kept Kate artificially I'm sure since this show is nothing more than a tabloid in motion and she keeps the drama levels plenty high. Plus, it illustrates the fact that she is just another famous for nothing person with absolutely zero talent. Oh sorry, she squirted out 8 kids and is an egomaniac.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  204. jovana

    am I the only one who feels that the results were rigged because Mark has a six week injury and Shannon would have to finish with his father. Such a coincidence that they finished last night.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Diane

    It was my fervent wish to see Kate leave last night. To my shock and dismay, she did not. This raises a troubling scenario.......it means some people out there somewhere are actually VOTING for her!!! Kindly cease and desist AT ONCE so myself and other DWTS fans [not to mention poor Tony!] do not have to be subjected to that unpleasant, deluded wench for any longer than we already have! Thank you!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Lynn

    I also think that Shannon Doherty should have not been let go. She was not one of the best but she either was not one of the worse.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Barbara Patterson

    That is why I basically quit watching it. It isn't about who can dance the best it is about popularity. Doesn't matter who you do or don't like, can they dance. And really why put an 80 year old on there to begin with unless you know they can keep up.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Scruffy

    I'm still trying to figure out what makes Kate Gosselin a star! If having a bunch of kids is the ticket then, I guess the producers need to recruit the Octomom to see if she can dance since Kate cannot.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Diane Kelly

    Something is off with the voting. If the Judges vote is 50% and the viewers are 50% there is no way that Pam Anderson or Shannon should have ended up in the bottow two. Pam was 4 with the Judges so even if she came in llth with the viewers she would still only be in 8th place. Figure it out 4 and ll are 15 50% of that total is 7.5 or 8. So what is the story with the scoring?

    March 31, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Alice

    The show actually IS a popularity contest. It's not "Dancing the BEST with Stars" it's "Dancing with the Stars". Any viewer who remembers the first season, will remember that the judges votes DID count for more than the viewer votes, but everyone got mad with the winner and starting in season 2 they changed the way they tallied the scores. They were giving the viewers what they wanted. My favorites never win and it torks me that the same professionals get the better dancers...give Tony and Maxx a shot!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  211. CathyJ

    I was disappointed as well that Kate didn't get booted - man the look on her face last nite told it all. She looked to be on the brink of tears and like she'd pitch a tantrum if she got booted! I hate to say it but – I think the fact that Shannon's partner injured himself sorta played a part in her being booted rather than Mizz Gosselin. Buzz was kept as a "sentimental" fav – much like Cloris was for a few weeks. Kate hasn't got a musical bone in her body and for the person who commented they thought Tony secretly wanted her voted off - I think you're dead on LOL.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  212. nizzat

    I was a Kate fan for a minute...but then I saw how she acted towards her dance instructor/partner Tony. "I teach teachers how to dance" and she thought he wasn't teaching her properly. ??? Some people can dance or be taught but I have zero hope for her.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Keep Kate!

    I hope she stays until the end. I enjoy wathcing her make faces and roll her eyes. I especially enjoy her constant frowning. I hope is oin the finals just so she can be humiliated. That is if she doesn't quit or feign an injury first.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Eva Thomas

    When Buzz"s wife showed up again ,she knew it was time for him to leave, Voters lets be fair let him Go this is not the Moon, and now I see why BOSSY Kate had problems with her marriage, she is Horrible to her Dancing Partner just like she was Horrible for her husband to live and all this time I thought it was John. Shannon was a mistake. Kate and Buzz don't know how to DANCE.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Carole

    Kate and Pamela have to gooo.... I love Tony and I apoloize for Kate's rude behaiver towards him.Buzz will eventually go, enjoy him for the time being. Now about Ms. Brook. She looks like a first class, well I won't use the word, ok T***P.Sorry Samatha Harris was professional with a great deal of class. She looked sophisticated and dressed beautifully. She looked so much better next to Tom. Please bring her back. Or teach Ms. Brook to cover up, keep her hands off of her hips, and get a different dress maker. However, that being said, i love the show ....Cheryl Burke has always been favorites of mine. I love all the dancing good and bad.....

    March 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  216. misu

    KATE...just leave us alone...please !

    March 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Maggie

    Oh poor Kate – every one is so mean to her. Gimme a break! After that rehearsal performance and blah, blah, blah, blah is it any wonder Jon left her? People don't change their colors – I can guarentee that she went on and on with Jon just like she did with Tony in that scene. How long, truthfully would you be able to tolerate that constant noise coming out of her mouth?

    March 31, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  218. misu

    Please...just leave....we had enough !

    March 31, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Bill - Los Angeles CA

    I'm surprised that people still watch this show... DUMB

    March 31, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Paul Johnson

    Kate was dreadful aand her behavior worse. I doubt she'll last beyond next week. no wonder jon dumped her. good ridance

    March 31, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Fingerman

    I am glad Buzz made it to Week 2. In my non-dancing opinion, Ms. Gosselin should be watching the show from her living room with the kids. Pamela may not be related to Fred Astaire, but she was more entertaining than Kate. I feel for Shannon. I thought she gave it a major try. I am not sure why Kate is considered a "star." But I am not a producer of the show.

    Kate will help herself if she will quit worrying about stuffing her dress and doing her makeup and works on getting the cement out of her shoes.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Jose Ancira

    I agree with the individual that stated that the judges scoring percentage should be more then the american voters. You don't have to be a expert in dancing to see who looks better. Forgetting your routine in any contest would have disqualified you. That is not an improvement in ones dancing. Americans this is what you are looking for. Be true to yourself. You would want a fair shake in any contest that you or your family member would participate in. Shannen should not have been the one to go home. Shannen did improved in her dancing then Kate.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Amanda

    Kate the Primadonna must go! She is a disaster! No wonder Tony quit! Kate should be embarrassed to appear again! Or..... I guess she is just used to making a fool of herself! I feel sorry for Tony having Kate as his partner. He deserves better than that.

    Pamela Anderson and Buzz Aldrin will be next. There is no hope for either of them unless they give Pamela a pole and Aldrin puppet strings! Both of them are beyond help!

    Pamela, go back to Hollywood. Buzz, go back to Houston.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Carol

    omg. Kate should of left, not Shannon. I can see why Jon left Kate. Her own dance instructor wanted to quit on her. Red flags are all over on her. a real piece of plastic and botox that can't move at all! Shannon was improving and could of gone on much longer. The voting is totally rigged. The whole show is rigged! Brooke is great but miss the other lady!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  225. laura

    KATE IS A CONTROL FREAK THAT IS WHY SHE IS DRIVING TONY CRAZY -who by the way is incredible!! She cant bear to not be in control , Every season Tony has been in, he is encouraging and a strong partner (and gorgeous@!!) She has no business treating him this way the way she drove her husband crazy, she definatley does NOT deserve to be there!! I also believe Shannen should have stayed what the HECK happened w/ this one????!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Pam

    Let's get Tom a new co-host - Brooke Burke stinks!! I'm glad she knows how to read but where is the personality.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  227. MadMaxdisciple

    I believe the American audience is very cynical. They want to keep poor old Buzz and Crazy 8 lady on, so they can have some laughs every monday night. Mabybe its a good thing that shannen is out.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Debi S

    I was NOT disappointed that Shannen left! What an EGO! Glad she's gone. Now I'm hoping that Buzz is next, then Kate. Then maybe we'll have a dancing contest!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  229. WHO DAT!!

    @ earbud...this WAS a good show that didn't need help with ratings. This will just lump it all in with the rest of the rigged reality shows now.
    Kate's participation – or the lack of it has ruined it for me.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Laurafan

    DWTS is working the drama this year between dances and I'm hating it. Kate can't even keep her face under control while she is on stage – she really needs to go. How convenient that Shannen had to go when Mark hurt himself. I hate to think that this is just rigged and our votes do not count, but it may be just another reality show – drama drama drama – but I love the dancing. spare me the drama.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Russ

    biggest problem is they make these popularity contests..

    they tell people "Vote for your FAVORITE" not "Vote for who you think did the best!"

    just like with American Idol. they're all stupid.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Laurel, Canada

    Just love all these comments about Kate. All of you must believe everything you read in the tabloids. Just shows how smart you are! Leave the poor lady alone, she is doing her best and we only saw certain portions of that video of her and Tony, so we don't know everything! Remember if you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  233. John

    Lila
    Actual all three are excellent dancers. Len is a bit long in the tooth, but was a hoofer in his younger day.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  234. jane

    I agree with ALL comments about Kate Gosselin; how the hell can she stay in the show dancing with wooden legs 1,2,3 dance....... ha, ha, ha. THE SHOW IS RIGGED.
    I can understand why her ex threw up his hands and LEFT and understand Tony's exasperation in dealing with a personality like hers. She got on MY last nerve.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  235. John

    I'm a fan of this show but a bigger fan of So You Think you Can Dance. On SYTYCD the hostess always emphasizes that it is not about the best dancer but rather about America's favorite dance. So maybe Buzz could win. Hope not.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  236. diana

    kate needs to be a mother and stay home with her children – at least one parent should – roll call please.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  237. diana

    kate can pull that crap on john – but her dancing instructor won't put up with. People are seeing who she really is – a genuine Princess NOT – only in her eyes

    March 31, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Smith

    Sadder..... John reading the comments, then giving advice.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  239. mary

    Really kate ..Go home!!! you can't dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Barb

    wow. I would have thought that Buzz or Kate would have been gone. Kate really didn't dance did she? it looked more like she was counting and walking :-)
    I agree that it seems to be more of a popularity contest.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Donna Medina

    Really, who cares!! Just another bunch of celebs patting themselves on the back!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  242. n56

    I have never liked Kate and I totally agree that she should have gone first. She was simply awful!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Mike in Montana

    I'm beginning to feel that this show is "rigged". Mike in Montana

    March 31, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  244. John

    My God....you know what is really sad? All of you people!! Get some kind of life.....

    March 31, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Jerry

    DWTS is and always has been a popularity contest. It's also fun entertainment and therefore very popular.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Smith

    Oh Lila... come on, in the age of instant information you couldn't even do a quick Google on the judges before posting? All three judges have impressive C.V.'s when it comes to dancing and choreography.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Heidi

    With all due respect, Buzz was the worst and coming in a not-too-far second was robotic Kate. Although I love to see the celebs dance, it does turn out to be a popularity contest - why then even have judges???

    March 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Wanda

    Kate's got to go. She was by far the worst of all.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  249. barbara

    Whatever Sherry just said I agree 100%. Come on people this is not a popularity contest but a dancing contest! I think Pamela Anderson does a good job but can she speak at all? It should have been Kate or Buzz out. It's obvious!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Reasonableman

    Kate needs to be sent back home to her brood.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  251. bob

    KATE MUST GO! and she needs to take her wooden legs with her along with that pained expression on her face. Go back and get a real job and take care of those kids..... please give us all a break and fade AWAY

    March 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Lila

    I would like to see all three judges dance or can they? they make me sick!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Erin

    I agree, this is NOT a popularity contest and the voters need to vote for the best DANCER, not their favorite personality. Kate and Buzz should have been the bottom two. They were both so terrible. It would be hard to decide between them which should go home. I think there should be an age limit on this show. This is about dancing, not showing the world how "brave" you are by dancing on a tv show at 80 years old. I'm not a huge fan of Shannon, but she deserved to stay at least another week or two.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Beenz

    I'll bet all those people who subscribed to the 'I Hate Brenda' newsletter back in the 90's are feeling pretty good right now. Ok, so Shannen will never win the "Miss Congeniality" award, but Kate makes her look like Pollyanna. Come on, people!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Peter

    It is a total popularity contest. If it wasn't they would not be using celebrites; they would be using ordinary people, like on "So You Think You Can Dance." Shannon D. and Pamela Anderson are, in the public eye, nothing but the worst of what Hollywood has to offer. They both have reputations of being spoiled Hollywoodites that start too much trouble. It is no surprise that she is was voted off.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Linda

    OMG Aldren and Anderson were way worse, who in the heck is making these decisions, give us a break. Shannon you were just starting to get into it, you got robbed and I am totally disgusted as what happen. Unbelievable ur gone and Anderson is still there what a rip off.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Al

    No question Kate Gosselin and Buzz should have been at the bottom. But, Buzz, an American hero at least should go on. Gosselin should have been gone from the beginning. She's a mess.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Sherry

    As a ex-fan and dedicated voter of DWTS, I figured it was a "rigged" show a few seasons ago when they kicked Sabrina (Cheetah Girls) off the show. I vowed then to never watch the show again, but I did. Two years ago, the best dancer Giles was 2nd runner up and he should have won and last year, Donny Osmond won and Mia should have been the winner. I can go back further when Mario Lopez should have been the winner, but Emmitt Smith won. So, I do not watch or record the show at all now. I read about it.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Uriel

    Kate has the ugliest expression on her face ALL OF THE TIME!!! I hate her. Her fake hair. She can't dance. Her fake everything...go home to your kids. You're embarassing and pathetic.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Les Graham

    The program will cerainly improve as soon as they dump Kate and Pam! As for Buzz...the token Senior.....why not pair him with Betty White or Cloris Leachman and just let the ladies really "Chew Scenery" with Buzz as their prop? That's oughta be good!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Towanda

    This show is just "fluff" and is being taken way too seriously by too many people. It's just nice and relaxing to watch and I enjoy every bit of it. I never care who wins – just thanks for the uncomplicated bit of evening entertainment.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Lynn

    who watches this ridiculous crap? minutes of your life you will never get back because you are so concerned about whether some C list celebrity can do a tango? get a life!!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Lynne

    I don't usually watch the show but I was waiting for Castle to come on so I saw Kate G. "dance'. Now I know why I never watch these shows. The voting has nothing to do with dancing. Why not have these celebs just come out, walk across the stage, say a few inane words and then let the public vote. The outcome would be the same.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  264. CS

    From the start, the producers of the show have always decided who stays and who goes. They (might) use judges scores and viewer votes to guide their decisions, but they certainly aren't obligated to.

    What most likely happened is that because of Mark Ballas' knee injury, and Shannen knowing that she's not a great dancer, the producers likely approached her about going home first – and she agreed. Go back and watch her during the results show: she and Mark were not at all surprised that they in the Bottom 2, nor were either of them upset when it was announced that they were going home. I think they both knew – but the rest of the cast didn't.

    Kate will go soon, but as long as we're all out here talking about her and the show, she'll hang around. It's all about the ratings.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  265. jerk

    RoxMarie is right, never been a DWTS watcher but i kinda wanna tune in to see all this Kate G. BS everybody is talking about. sounds like something i would love to hate.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Cyprus Miles

    People still watch this show?

    March 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Joanna

    I think Kate has to GO! She is a big cry baby about the dancing practices she is soooooo spoiled. She should be home taking care of all her kids. They are the ones who are going to be suffering in the end with her fame and divorce!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  268. lil d

    wow i would love to see what all of you "Kate haters" look like and sound like in real life..... i bet you all real 'classy' people ...seeing as you judge with what a tabloid says....you never know what happens behind closed doors....im just sayin

    March 31, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  269. talley

    Didn't watch the show at all; however, I am aware of the Kate hate. Lost comes after this so I tuned in right at the end, and was very surprised to see Shannon being eliminated. But her partner was on crutches right? So I just assumed it was an elmination due to injury not votes. Can anyone explain the crutches?

    March 31, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Towers McQuestion

    I think I just lost IQ points reading about this show. How can people actually watch it and still be able to feed themselves? "Reality TV" is a pox on this world.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Pete

    No, the line of the night – "Hey, don't be talking about bacon!"

    March 31, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  272. D

    What a freakin fixed show. Kate is the most disrespectful person I have ever seen. There is no reason she shouldn't have been gone. How disappointing the producers continue to let her be there. Seriously?????????? and yes Brooke???? surely they could have done better there. Someone with a little more personality would have been a novel idea. This show is so not a good one anymore and this season proves it.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Ojay

    When you include fan voting you make it a popularity contest not a dance contest, get rid of these stupid fan voting shows, useless/

    March 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  274. RoxMarie

    I agree with the person that said Kate gave John a nervous breakdown. . . . she is a trainwreck waiting to happen. She sucks as a dancer, I can't believe she's still on the show. What a joke. Buzz, bless his heart, is 80 years old – I certainly hope I can dance 1/2 as good as him when I'm 80. This show, like the bachelor and bachelorette is all about the ratings and they get the ratings by all the "controvesy" so I bet Kate stays awhile – people will tune in to see if she's having yet another 'melt-down'. What a flippin joke.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Rush

    Looks more like a popularity contest than a dancing one. Shannon Doherty deserved to stay.. Her partner is injured but she wasn't the worst.
    The judges are biased and mean. The audience consistently boo s and they score low for too many...
    Kate Gosselin's partner Tony was being a jerk. Kate's no picnic. He gave her moves he knew she couldn't do watching her bounce around. Buzz is old but he is just having fun. I like that.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  276. outraged

    Come on people ! KATE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE GONE.SHE WAS TERRIBLE.SHANNON SHOULD HAVE STAYED.POOR TONY OF WHAT HE HAS TO PUT UP WITH.I LOVED THE SHOW.IF NOTHING IS DONE WITH KATE .WELL DWTS WILL LOSE A TRUE FAN AND PLUS MANY OTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  277. joe

    I agree, Kate has to go!!!! could barely watch her dance, it was so awful!!! But is it me or is someone else think that Nicole shouldn't be on the show. She is dancer for God sake!!!! no wonder she get to 10 on week 2!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  278. kv

    When I need lessons on rolling on my eyes because I hate the world, I'll be sure to call Kate for lesson. Every time the camera was on her, all she did was scowl and roll her eyes.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Tom

    Hey Steph..I SAID THE BENGALS SUCK...IM WAITING!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  280. strandedinIA

    I won't watch until that cow is gone. She won't stay home with her kids but won't let her husband watch them either. She'd rather leave them with a nanny out of spite. So out of spite ABC won't get this viewer.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Barbara

    I think that Kate should have been removed from the show. She is a very rude person and all she wants is attention. She has a wonderful partner and for her to speak to him the way she does is appauling. Get rid of her. Shannon did a very good job for someone who never danced before. Bring her back & boot Kate. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Handee

    The show is RIGGED. Kate's "meltdown" got the sympathy vote. It was staged. What about the comment she made to Tony about everybody walking out of her life. So over it.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  283. wow

    i hope shannen reads these comments and others elsewhere, so that she knows she actually has/had a lot of people rooting for her, and who believed she should have stayed far longer than being the first one voted off. she was actually one of the reasons i decided to watch the season.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  284. aldridge

    START OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NEED A WHOLE NEW SET OF "STARS"

    March 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  285. yelorz

    Brooke Burke really sucks as a host! They couldn't have found someone better than HER?

    March 31, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  286. joni

    I agree with what Jensen Maguire said, about this show being RIGGED!!! The producers of the show want ratings, they don't really care who the best or worst dancers are.
    But you know.... who wants to watch Kate Gosslin act like a complete jerk , being so rude to her partner, she treated him like she treated Jon!!! I don't blame Jon for what he did, he couldn't stand living with her and being treated like one of the kids any more!
    Get a life Kate, your 15 minutes of fame are OVER.

    ABC and DWTS producers: get a clue, get her off the show!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  287. terri

    What's going on here? Why did the viewers vote Shannon off? Everyone knows Kate G. should have gone home, she cannot dance, and she was so rude to Tony, and a real biotch on TV !!!

    Shannon was way better than Kate. This is so dumb.

    Brooke is an awful co-host! She's blah !!!

    March 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  288. jan

    KATE SHOULD HAVE GONE---------
    BUZZ NEXT

    March 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Laurin

    Joe, I agree... Brooke is awfull

    March 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Tom

    Hey Steph the bengals suck..GO BEARS!

    March 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Vallary

    I think Kate should have gone. She is rude and disrespect tony

    March 31, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Steph

    Yeah OchoCinco! Cincinnati is pulling for you!!

    March 31, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  293. CLAUDETTE

    JENSEN MCGUIRE, I AGREE WITH YOU THE SHOW IS "RIGGED" TO PROVE THIS WE WOULD HAVE TO NOT VOTE FOR THE NEXT SHOW, BUT ALL OF AMERICA WOULD HAVE TO DO IT. THEN WE WOULD SEE HOW THEY WOULD ANNOUNCE THE VOTING STATIS AND WE WOULD HAVE OUR PROOF. TO BAD THIS SHOW HAS GONE TO THE DOGS, AND IF THE PRODUCERS DON'T GET THIS WELL THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE ANY RATINGS LEFT TO CONTINUE THIS SHOW

    March 31, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  294. NeNe

    Totally awful – Kate should have been kicked off the show. What was America thinking? I have stopped watching American Idol and now Dancing with the Stars.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Tinaw

    I dont think this is "rigged", go out and google dwts, there are all kinds of groups out there, one in particular that encouraged people to vote for the worst dancer. That is how it happens.
    No, this isn't a show about talent, if it were they would not let you and I vote. Dont know about you but I'm no expert at what kind of twist or turn or movement is required for certain dances. That is what the judges look for. They are looking for the correct dance,and movements. We are here for enjoyment. I enjoy the show, even though I agree that Buzz and Kate are not good dancers. Kates whining alone should get her kicked off!
    And Buzz isn't a dirty old man, he's just an old man! Should he act dead just because he is old? We should all be so lucky to live to be his age and still be able to dance around the floor, even if it isnt good dancing, God love him, he is still dancing!

    March 31, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Wren

    I think the only reason people vote for Kate, is because she is a human clown car, and as a result has mouths to feed.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  297. jensen mcguire

    This show is totally RIGGED! The Producers of the show have the final say and do what they think is best for ratings. Think about it, we have no way to verify if they are being HONEST about the voting. Most of America despises Kate Gosselin and she simply can NOT dance! Buzz might be a great guy, but he CAN'T dance either. I have no respect for this show. Kate and Buzz should have been in the bottom two. Really Lame.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  298. earbud

    Kate boosts ratings because she is drama...of course they want to keep her on.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Kim

    I was sad to see Doherty go. She deserved to stay and would have definitely improved. On the other hand, I so wish it was Gosselin who was given the Heave-O!

    March 31, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Tom

    That is why this country is filled with IDIOTS..people would actually vote snob Kate back..unreal..america you suck! That is why I don't watch the show.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  301. shirley

    What happen to my comment i thought you all was about the true
    not what you think people want to hear.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  302. joe

    brooke burke sucks as host

    March 31, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  303. pat

    Oh my gosh, is America blind? Kate G. really stunk it up on DWTS again, I don't blame her partner for walking out on her during rehearsals. She talked to him as if he were Jon. I am really sickened by the fact that this has become a popularity contest and not a "DANCE" contest. Time for Kate to go home and relieve the 2 Nannies from the duties and help with homework and playtime.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Brenda

    Let's get real! Kate a real Mom.......wrong! $35,000 on facial enhancements....I don't think so. I am a single Mom (for 20 years) and that $35,000 would have gone straight to the college fund (without a doubt)!

    March 31, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  305. T

    Really? Does anyone seriously think this is anything more than a popularity contest – not a dance contest. These are entertainers, not serious dancers. This show provides entertainment – so it is absolutely designed for the most popular entertainer to win. What makes an entertainer popular is subjective – it may be dance ability, it may be a physical look, it may be a tendency toward drama or humor, it may be personality, or any number of other things. So, "old, stiff, sweet people" who entertain, WILL stay on. It's the way the show is designed. This has never been about who can be the best dancer. If that were the case, they would never truly be able to provide such a diverse set of celebrity dancers each season. The better dancer may not always win. I have no doubt the producers know that and want it that way. Think about it.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  306. Christine Singer

    I was truly disappointed in the outcome of the first round of eliminations last night...Either Buzz or Kate should have been the ones to go...Shannen is definitely better than either of these two...
    People...you vote for the dance routine...not the people you feel sorriest for!

    March 31, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  307. mg

    Go Kate, keeping it real.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  308. Jen

    This show confuses me. First and foremost, Ms. Doherty should have STAYED. She did fine Monday nite as well as Pamela. But seriously, Kate? Kick Kate out! My mom has personally met Tony and says he's so sweet. She must be evil to make him want to quit. Also, I know Nicole is good, but geez it's not fun to me personally seeing her dance. Second week and she's pretty much perfect. Where is the growth? DWTS should either put people with NO dance experience or judge those with dance experience much harder. Nicole is great, it's just not fun to see. I like growth and I think Ms. Doherty grew and improved. Apparently, as most of you stated, it's probably a rigged vote. Also, they probably kept Kate on for ratings. Maybe they gave Ms. Doherty a head's up and she was given the option to leave because her partner would be someone new. Who knows? We never will...

    March 31, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  309. DWTS fan

    Congrats to the ones who stayed. But I do feel that the wrong person went home! Maybe Shannen would not have made it to the end. But I'm sure Kate will not make it much further. I don't think DWTS fans can stand much more of her rude facial expressions and whiny comments. (Funny aren't they the same ones she gave her ex-husband Jon)? Maybe the tabloids do talk about the real you! You need to work on more than just your dancing skills.

    Dancing With The Stars Fan!

    March 31, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  310. DB41

    After watching the results I now see how the show is fixed!! I don't care if you say it's not!! Is this what your doing for RATINGS??? Kate needs to go...Buzz can even do better then her!!

    March 31, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  311. kathy

    I could not believe Shannen was the one being eliminated. it should have been Buzz, Kate or Pam. I don't know if its because she is not in the public eye anymore or what.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  312. WooHoo

    Kick Kate
    Kick Kate
    Kick Kate
    Kick Kate
    Kick Kate
    Kick Kate

    March 31, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  313. Brodysmom

    I smell conspiracy theory.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  314. GAMMYANNAJ.

    this show is a popularity contest as well as a dance contest. look at last year's winner...clearly Mya was a much better dancer than Donnie but he comes from Utah for crying out loud. if the entire state voted for him and his people( Mormons) then it was a done deal. Hat's off to Shannen for her motivation to compete at all. The better dancer sometimes wins and somtimes the most popular dancer wins. Who decides for real? the Network? I will still watch just to see the dancing.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  315. Space fan

    Eve Lynne – your comment about Buzz being a "dirty old man" is extremely offensive.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  316. OIWASAFAN2

    Another 'reality show' whereby the TV network decides who stays,who goes. It's all for ratings folks. Your votes don't count at all! Proof was in the pudding on this first elimination show. So, watch and enjoy or watch and laugh, or don't watch at all; but don't get your knickers in a knot because ABC could care less what we think. It's ratings and money NOT your votes!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  317. Tracey

    Though I used to like Kate she really needs to go.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  318. Millie Bea

    OK- are we in an alternate universe? The idea that Kate Gosselin is still on that show ends it for me. Shannen was sooo much better and had her head in the right place. I think Tony was secretly hoping it would all be over. And all of this BS about Kate not being a celebrity like the others- who are they kidding? And her ego is way bigger than any of the other, really talented, real stars on that show. I am in complete sympathy with Jon Gosselin- she gave that poor fellow a nervous breakdown- and THEN beat him up, and then took his kids- those kids are all going to need serious therapy to get over her. The judges vote should count for more- because there are idiots out there who bloc vote for the worst so that they can boast that they manipulated the game. I don't want to see or hear about Kate Gosselin any more. I'm done.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  319. K.Thomas

    I was totally shocked that Shannen was voted off. Obviously, her fan base is very low. For Pamela to be in the bottom two was a real shocker. But the biggest disappointment was that Kate was spared. She was, by far, the worst dancer of all of them and definitely the biggest "whiner" I've ever seen on the show. Sure hope next week's voting is for the dance performances and not just a popularity vote. After all, it is a "dance contest". Come on people, get with it.........

    March 31, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  320. tara

    Rhonda are you serious about this not being a popularity contest. That's all this show is!!! Is this your first year ever watching?

    March 31, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  321. WDC

    Hello – It is part popularity contest. Or why else would they have an 80 yr old former astronaut competing against a twenty-something gold medal winning ice skater who has been learning dance routines as long as he has been skating?

    March 31, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  322. Catalina Delgado

    I am baffled that anyone would vote for Kate to stay or Buzz. Do they even have a fan base. I don't look at the show on the whole its fake in my opinion.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  323. Eve Lynne

    Ummm, the dirty old man stays? Hmmm, I have a feeling that women hate Pamela, and that is why she was in the bottom. She was great both nights, and Shannen wasn't half as bad as the soap guy or the old guy! This was certainly wrong!

    March 31, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  324. DrScott622

    Not too hard to see why Jon left Kate in another State! She should have been the one to go!

    March 31, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  325. rick

    the show is really becoming a joke.......old, stiff sweet people stay in each year for sometimes weeks while younger folks, who, given time, can come a long way. I really wonder if the voting is truly what keeps people around. Producers looking for ratings could well be the "deciders".....

    March 31, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  326. Linda Delaney

    And why isn't the audience informed of the vote count? This has been a popularity contest from the beginning – if it was solely ( pun intended ) on talent, they'd use only the judges' scores and forget about the viewers....I will watch it on Tuesday's only – the last 7 minutes of the show to see who the "survivors" are!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  327. Judy

    I thought it was very unfair. She definitely wasn't the worst dancer. I have always been a fan of Shannen, and I worried if she would be judged fairly or if people would let their perception of her from things they have read and heard color their decision to vote for her or not....its sad that apparently they let those things get in the way of seeing her performance for what it was.....she was improving and I wish she would have had the chance to go on and show what she could do. But she did it for a good reason....to please her father and to encourage him in the tough battle he has going on...I'm sure he is very proud of her.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  328. Samantha

    This will work the same as Idol. By voting to keep people in the bottom gets diluted. I think you'd see better results by voting to kick people off, but that doesn't make for good television.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  329. izziedarling

    I think "America's" vote is totally rigged after last night. She Who Dances With Wooden Legs and the Botox Astronaut should have gone out together. And I'm so over Niecy Nash working her eating.
    A pox.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  330. rhonda

    i am coompletely disgusted and shocked at the general voter reaction. Kate was the LOWEST scoring dancer because she cannot dance, lshe FORGOT her steps on monday night, and yet she was not in the bottom 2? COME ON PEOPLE. this is not a popularity contest its a dance contest. im not fond of shannon doherty but she dance better than kate. and pam anderson in the bottom two? she is a better dancer than shannon. as for buzz aldrin.... astronaut or not he should have been in the bottom two. he has less rythym than the dance floor itself.

    Come on america, get it right. Vote for the best DANCER not your favorite personality.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |

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