Kym Johnson, Jaleel White downplay 'DWTS' fight rumors
April 3rd, 2012
11:28 AM ET

Kym Johnson, Jaleel White downplay 'DWTS' fight rumors

An Us Weekly report sparked speculation before Monday's episode of "Dancing with the Stars" that celebrity contestant Jaleel White had caused some controversy behind-the-scenes.

According to the magazine, White allegedly "flipped out" on his "Dancing" partner Kym Johnson during rehearsal Friday, reportedly yelling at her after she responded with an "Ouch!" when he stepped on her foot.

The publication cites sources who claim that White criticized Johnson for "acting like a baby," and called her an "idiot."

The report also claims that "DWTS" pro Mark Ballas got involved in the alleged dispute, and that producers had to step in and break up their reported confrontation "before it got physical."

But both Johnson and White, who acknowledged his partner for being "strong" for him "all week" on Monday's show, downplayed the reports to CNN.

"You see in the taped pieces we have a lot of fun in rehearsals. We're having a great time on the dance floor and hopefully we'll continue to do amazing dances with each other," Johnson said Monday. "This competition is very, very stressful. Everyone has good weeks and bad weeks. This is the first time we had four days days to learn a dance, it was personal story week so I think it was stressful, but we're fine. We're absolutely fine."

White, for his part, added that people should pay more attention to the performances than the rumors surrounding them.

"Tabloids like to have a lot of extra fun with this show. I've never experienced that in my career," he said. "I hope people can watch the show. That's what it's about, and [they can take] what they take from that."


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  1. Auth

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    April 27, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
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    April 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Name*Vikayanna

    Jaleel needs to J-leave!! He's a J-off!

    April 7, 2012 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. CamelSpyder

    @TommyBoy, It is ignorant and racist idiots like YOU that is still a big problem in America. As a Black Man, I never hit a woman, I've never seen my father hit my mother. (Oh yeah, not all blacks come from single parent homes either.) My brother has never hit his wife. My male cousins have never hit their wives. I've only known of a couple Black Men personally that hit women. Now please do the rest of the world a favor and don't breed. Let the malignant tumor that is your values die with you.

    April 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. DEAN CHAMBERS

    HEY, JALEEL, YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN A COMEDIAN INSTEAD OF A DANCER BECAUSE YOU ARE A JOKE, AND NOT A FUNNY ONE. MY SEVEN YEAR OLD WAS WATCHING THE SHOW WHEN YOU BROKE DOWN AND CRIED, SHE TURNED TO ME AND ASK,"WHY IS THAT MAN PRETENDING TO CRY"– SO MUCH FOR YOUR ACTING ABILITY. LETS SEE, YOU STEP ON HER FOOT AND IT'S HER FAULT ?? YOU DON'T LIKE HER, NO ONE ELSE HAD A PROBLEM WITH HER. YOU WANT SOMEPLACE ELSE TO PRACTICE, YOUR SO SPECIAL THAT MIGHT HAPPEN, LIKE AT HOME OFF THE SHOW. YOU ARGUED WITH THE PRODUCER, YOU ARE AS DUMB AS IRKEL. A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME HE HEARD TWO OF THE PRODUCERS TALKING,ONE SAID,"HOW DO WE GET RID OF THIS GUY," THE OTHER ONE JUST SMILED AND SAID "HE'LL DO IT FOR US."
    WHATS WRONG, IS THE PAYMENT DUE ON YOUR 7 YEAR-OLD CHEVY AND YOU CAN'T MAKE THE PAYMENT UNLESS YOU LAST LONGER ON THE SHOW ? OR IS THE TRUTH THAT WHEN YOU ACTED AS IEKEL, YOU WEREN'T ACTING. I NOW KNOW WHY I HAVE NEVER SEEN YOU ON TV OR IN THE MOVIES SINCE YOU " PLAYED IRKEL," NOBODY WANTS YOU, AND I AM SURE THIS CURRENT SITUATION WILL KEEP YOU UNEMPLOYED.

    April 5, 2012 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
    • CamelSpyder

      Hey there DEAN. Calm down buddy. Did Jaleel White do something to you? Are you jealous because he gets to dance with and yell at a pretty white girl? I bet she looks better than whom you're stuck with. Is your life that miserable that you have to rant IN ALL CAPS about his successful career? That guy chose to retire from acting. Do you really know what kind of car he has? I'll bet it's better than what you're driving. FYI, Jaleel White made so much money as Erkel, he does not have to ever work again for the rest of his life. He is not a greedy fame slore that needs to stay in the spotlight or looking for any gig just to pay his bills. You my friend, are a HATER by definition. Don't take this personal, I just like picking on TROLLS.

      April 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Agrav8td

    Most of the has-been child stars are whacko's.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Did he do thaaaaattt??

    Did anyone else notice in the rehearsal package for this week that Jaleel went to kiss Kym on the lips and she turned her head but he turned it back and insisted on a lip kiss??? That tells me all I need to know. His true colors will show (no pun intended, literally).

    April 4, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • MILDRED BEAVER

      I think that it is not what it seems to be.But if it is true, I don"t care what color you are theirs know excuse for women basing by a man.She needs to stand up to him and just say we are here to dance nothing more. I think Kym can pull her own weight she dont seem to be the weak at all so,let give her some credit.If she can move past it everyone else should be able to. It's just a DANCE SHOW. And to the rest of you guys get a life.

      April 4, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. Anna

    If he didn't do what us weekly says he did, it wouldn't be headline news. They both want to get paid, kim doesn't want to lose. Her face and body signal the truth behind the story. Sometimes the bad marbles go unnoticed until their true nature shines in the tabloids.

    April 4, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  9. Gerald

    No Blood No Foul!!

    April 4, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Minnie

    How would this country be if we all treated each other with courtesy and respect? After all, no one had anything to do with what the color of their skin is. Additionally, not everyone enjoys DWTS; only those with a lot of class love it........I love it!

    April 4, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. Obi wan

    I guess nobody remembers TGIF. Jaleel joins the likes of other ex-sitcom
    once were stars such as " Whatcha talkin bout Willis" and Carlton. I heard Jaleel beat his wife or girlfriend, sad if it's true.

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVS3JuF92mM&w=640&h=390]

    April 4, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. jaygorzy

    Which of the two of them is supposed to be the "star?"

    April 4, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. MeToo

    White (not Jaleel) man's penis envy here is stifling. Jaleel has enough money that he never has to ever work again a day in his life. You Walmart freaks need to STFU

    April 4, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. enough with reality tv

    @ bored ur soooo right that show was stupid! all reality tv should stop,its stupidified so many people!

    April 4, 2012 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. blah

    Who is this d-level celebrity? Was he on Cosby show??

    April 4, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  16. Toothskull

    @10:31 .. w t f .. lmao

    April 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  17. elektra

    Half the people on here need to grow up already!

    April 3, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Antoine

    And this little piggy went weeeee weeeeeee weeeeeeeeeee all the way home!

    April 3, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  19. eatabird

    Show (Typo)

    April 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bilal

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      April 26, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  20. eatabird

    This how is part of the problem with American culture. It's empty ,dumb television, that is indicative of the lives of many.

    April 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  21. sux

    He lucky to be dancing with her because he black and ugly, what wrong with this country? She hot and fine, what is she doing with this niga, that what's make America suck

    April 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Skunk-the-Noodle

    I like the costumes. It's just a fun show. I do wish they would get more current stars or at least actual STARS now-n-then. And those they do select should have to be in reasonably good shape. I feel bad for the guys who end up with someone who is a 50 or more pounds heavier than they are. If you can't do the lifts you can't compete.

    April 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Mfr

    Who is jaleel white anyway?

    April 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Joey B

    Why do they call it dancing with the stars? I have yet to see a star on the show. More like dancing with hasbeens.

    April 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Giant Apple

    Based on very limited info seen and read, seems like Jaleel has issues with his success as Steve Urkel. Looks like he preferred to have had success as a smooth, slick character - rather than a nerd. He is trying so hard to shed Urkel.

    April 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  26. geo

    i like this show! even though they arent my favorite.

    April 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  27. warren

    your all brain dead idiots!

    April 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Ginger

    Not another cliche abusive man.... really?
    Hope he's voted off tonight.

    April 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Roseanne

    His crying act was so fake. His acting isn't as good as his dancing.

    April 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  30. phooey

    Poor Theo Huxtable.

    April 3, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  31. UTX 0923

    Who Cares????

    April 3, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Tina

    Listen folks, some of us LIKE DWTS so don't be mean ok...We all know that some folks can be nasty, look at how Kat Gosslin treat Tony D on DWTS...TALK ABOUT MEAN, she is QUEEN!!

    April 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  33. GuessWho

    'Did I do thaaat'?

    April 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  34. jj

    You be nice to Kym!

    April 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Mammy

    Their kind always acts trashy.

    April 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  36. marie

    Just trying to keep another brother down! I am sure next season we may have a black only dancing with the stars!

    April 3, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  37. bored already

    UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. Has-been from a show no one watched.

    April 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Dave

    It's hard to believe that anyone would either care or take this ridiculous excuse for a show seriously enough to force a margin of interest.

    April 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  39. LoJenk

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVdV4X2M2AI&w=640&h=390]

    April 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  40. pool boy?

    @ be quiet. You sound real smart. I would of never thought of that. My hero!

    April 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  41. 1twinsfan

    Yeah, Kym Johnson, notorius harbinger of rainbows and unicorns. Better be a class act Jaleel or Donald Driver will go all Packer on you. And I think I'd help him. "Don't be a baby?" Hines Ward dropped her on her head and then fell on her and she dancing later that week. Jerk.

    April 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Toothskull

    Lmao

    April 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Stephen Martin

    Im a wiiiiiild and craaaaaazy guy! Listen to me play the banjo!

    April 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
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      April 24, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  44. Mandie

    Whachoo talkin bout? : ). Webster is the man ! He always cracks me up.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Webster was not on different strokes that was a whole different show....you guys gary Coleman was Arnold on different Strokes

      April 4, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim Dandey

      Gary Coleman didn't play Webster you moron, Emmanuel Lewis did. Coleman played Arnold on Diff'rent Strokes. You people are idiots. It's called Google; check it out...

      April 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Tangelo Green

    Yeah. No way Webster did that. I've been a fan of his since the 80s. Webster is a ok in my book.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Kw

      Besides, Webster couldn't have done it... he (Gary Coleman) died in 2010.

      April 4, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Aftonil

      The subsequent time I learn a wobelg, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my option to read, however I truly thought youd have something fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could repair should you werent too busy searching for attention.

      April 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Dee

    Jaleel played Steve Erkle not Webster.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • be quiet

      Dee, these trolls all know who Jaleel White played on TV. They just think it's hilarious to sit at their computer in their underwear, adding comments that make it seem like they think he was on Webster, Different Strokes, Good Times, etc.

      Pathetic people with no lives usually turn to comment sections for an outlet for their "comedy".

      April 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen Martin

      Yeah. Dee knows he was Webster. She is just trolling.

      April 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  47. T P

    Those racist are just picking on Webster. He would never do something like that.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • TommyBoy

      Hey he's a brother. He can't help but beat on women. It's in his DNA. Driver should have given him a good pounding and put this black bully in his place. Bet he also has fighting pit bulls at home that he beats on a regular basis. ABC will "get him" voted off soon–you watch. They want him gone asap. -TB

      April 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr.T

      Who's Webster?

      April 4, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Rho

      Don't you mean Steven Erkel?

      April 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim Dandey

      He played Steve Urkel, not Webster, moron.

      April 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |

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