April 20th, 2010
09:44 AM ET
If you happened to tune in late to “Dancing With the Stars” last night, you may have seen Jake Pavelka, a.k.a “The Bachelor,” in his underwear, frantically trying to put on his pants in the middle of the ballroom. No, it wasn’t a horrible wardrobe malfunction.
Welcome to the “movie night” edition of the show, where the contestants danced to music from films and tried to channel big screen characters - thus Pavelka’s unfortunate attempt to mimic Tom Cruise in “Risky Business.” He did finish his cha-cha fully clothed and actually received compliments from the judges, but it will be hard to forget his, um, brief moment in the spotlight.
It will be easy to forget Kate Gosselin’s performance, on the other hand. She danced a lackluster Foxtrot to the theme music from “The Breakfast Club,” yawning in the rehearsal footage (but no tears!), and looking like she might need an energy boost for the main event as well. Her costume – a flowing pink dress - really didn’t help things since it didn’t evoke anything from the movie, and once again she seemed to be walking through the routine.
“It wasn’t a dance, it was a stroll,” said judge Len Goodman. Judge Bruno Tonioli called her performance “catatonic.”
Other couples had more fun. ESPN correspondent Erin Andrews and her professional partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy performed an energetic jive to music from “Pulp Fiction,” though the rehearsal footage was as attention grabbing as the actual dance.
Andrews and Chmerkovskiy were seen jumping, yelling, bickering and wrestling over shoes, prompting co-host Brooke Burke to call it “the sweetest lovers’ quarrel that we’ve seen. … Is love in the air?”
“Not until he gives me a ring,” Andrews replied, referring to the diamond “thank you” ring football star Chad Ochocinco has given his partner Cheryl Burke.
Meanwhile, Ochocinco struggled during his dance, a quickstep to music from “The Jungle Book” and Burke looked really tired of his apparent attempts at wooing her.
Pamela Anderson successfully channeled Dolly Parton during her quickstep to music from “Nine to Five” and singer Nicole Scherzinger received almost perfect scores for her great tango to “Pretty Woman.” She was at the top of the pack at the end of the night, while Gosselin ended up at the bottom.
Who do you think will be voted off tonight?
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