March 23rd, 2010
09:26 AM ET

Gosselin debuts on 'Dancing with Stars'

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Nerves ruled at last night’s season premiere of “Dancing With the Stars” – perhaps the only reality show in which contestants sometimes look like they might need an air sickness bag.

Let’s start at the end of the program, when a couple of the most talked-about celebrities performed their routines.

Reality TV star Kate Gosselin danced the Viennese waltz with professional partner Tony Dovolani, but seemed uncomfortable twirling in her pink dress. (She also appeared frustrated in the rehearsal footage.) “You looked nervous,” said judge Len Goodman.

Dovolani seemed to constantly propel Gosselin during the routine, prompting judge Bruno Tonioli to remark, “It looked like Tony was pushing a shopping cart.”

The very last contestant of the night was actress Pamela Anderson, who looked like she had a lot more fun than Gosselin on the dance floor and performed an energetic, fun cha cha. But the judges teased her about her constant head tossing, which almost began to look like a tic by the end of the evening. (You could almost hear her telling herself, “Step, step, head toss, head toss.”) She oddly seemed unable to stand still during any point of the show.

80-year-old former astronaut Buzz Aldrin received greetings from the international space station before performing his routine, a cha cha that probably didn’t exceed anyone’s expectations. But give him credit for going out there and having a good time. The judges were gentle in their criticism, but he and professional partner Ashly Costa finished in last place when the show was over.

The top spot belonged to singer Nicole Scherzinger and professional partner Derek Hough, who danced a lovely Viennese waltz. Other highlights were Olympic figure skating champ Evan Lysacek, who looked elegant performing his waltz, and ESPN host Erin Andrews, who seems to have great chemistry with her professional partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

All of the contestants get to dance at least one more time. No one will be kicked off until next week.

On a separate note: The show now has a new studio in the back of the ballroom where the couples await their turn to dance and applaud the stars who have just finished their routines, but this new set up seems really awkward. First, it seems really orchestrated, plus it’s no longer “private” because the audience can see the contestants, so they seem unable to relax.

What did you think of the show and who do you think should be voted off?

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    April 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dessertgirl

    Barbara, how many mothers of multiples had the STATE OF PA providing them with a free baby nurse for the first year of life. She came in at night so that Kate COULD SLEEP. She also had FORTY volunteers who came in and helped with the kids. She had a woman who folded her laundry, another who did the ironing and still another to put the clothes away.

    Kate didn't have to buy a thing for the babies. The grocery store gave her free food, diaper companies provided them with all their diapers, baby food companies sent food and clothing was provided in six matching outfits for all the years that they were on tv. T hey got a free van, several sets of free car seats, strollers in every configuration, bicycles and toys. Jon's father passed away and they banked the $200,000 inheritance saying that they shouldn't have to spend that money on the kids. Kate just took and took and took. When the church stopped giving them things and money, they stopped going. When the kids outgrew their furniture and clothes, Kate SOLD what was donated to them and kept the money.

    Kate was definitely out of her comfort on Monday night. She looked like a demented transvestite in her Pepto Bismol gown that I dream of Jeannie left behind. It was clear that she treated her dance like a joke. The long dress hid her thunderthighs but that won't happen with the Latin dance when we will see how truly clumsy she really is.

    Kate is out of her element and she should go home.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Barbara

    Kate is providing for her kids by doing the show...if I had been married to Jon I would berate him too...he just stood around...Kate had to do it all....she is out of her comfort zone dancing but give her a chance...I think Bruno should be ashamed for berating her so can say things in a kinder way Mr. Bruno..but then again you are who you are..

    GO KATE!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dessertgirl

    Helene, you are suffering from delusions. Kate, the Bachelorette? How about Kate the W$orette? No man on this earth wants a bi$ch with 8 whining, unhappy, educationally stunted kids.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. cassie

    Hang in there Kate ! It took a lot of guts to go out there ! People are so cruel , let THEM go out there & Dance !
    Get out there Kate & show the world you are not a quitter !

    March 24, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Helene

    Kate is doing fine...I can't wait for her to be the Next Bachelorette.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. Susan

    Who's next? Sarah Palin? Why is it that these women with multiple children get to proclaim what wonderful mothers they are when they are NOT raising their children? I had two and I stayed home until the youngest was in school, and then, where was I? Working in their school so I could be helping with their educations. I was not out there marketing myself to the highest bidder. These women are not good mothers. Period. They are publicity seeking, money-grubbing narcissists.Neither one of them needs another dollar in the bank. But they do need constant stroking from the press, evidently. I feel bad for their children.

    March 24, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. tammac

    My problem with Kate is the way she markets herself. It seems that she wants us to believe she does the reality show and now DWTS to support her kids. Look, kids do not need to live in a million dollar house and go on extravagant trips to be happy. In fact that lifestyle is not typical and money does not help kids become happy and well adjusted.
    If Kate wants to do DWTS or other shows that is fine, but don't package it like she is doing if for her kids. She is pursuing fame because that is what she wants, not because it is best for her kids. I could handle her a lot better if she was honest about her pursuit for fame and fortune.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Barb

    Pamela Anderson used her partner as if he were her personal stripper pole!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kathy

    I thought Kate did very well and was pretty. Like her or not, she is attractive. I'd like to see all of you out there doing what she's doing. You'd be having second thoughts wondering what you had gotten yourself into and she's not the first one to ask that question. What is the matter with you people – how can you hate one person that you don't even personally know so much? Surel you can put all that energy into something constructive. Go Kate, be proud of mom little Gosselins.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Teco Dockery

    Regardless of the dancing as most of us who watch wouldn't do as well as most who are on the show, I really don't get all the Kate bashing does anyone remember that Jon was the lame skirt chaser leaving Kate with the bulk or the responsibility for raising their eight children? Good grief pick on someone else for five minutes.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mushymushroom

    I think this is funny...

    A lot of people were saying before this season started that whu in the world was Kate included in the line up...she's not a star and so on and so forth...

    but look, after the first episode she's the only one being talked about...yep she's there because she needs money in the same light that the producers need publicity...and I guess it's working...

    March 23, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Suzy

    All you haters out there......I challenge you to send in video of you doing the dances Kate is. And send in some pictures of yourselves....I am sure you couldn't compare to her. Not even for one second. Raise 8 children look that good!!!! PLEASE....I am guessing it is much easier for someone to bash another than to take a look at ones self???? If everyone could dance perfectly then the show would be boring!!! DUH....I also hope all you haters are stay at home parents.....cause I am sure that will pay your bills....NOT.....sit back and watch...Kate will stay....she brings great ratings!!!!! That's what it's all about!!!! 🙂 Go Kate....Go....

    March 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dil

    Buzz looked like Kirk Douglas morph into Bob Barker.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  16. southern chick

    Kate should get the boot. I hope Niecy Nash and Pam Anderson stay on for a while. They seem to give life to the boring backstage interviews. The rest of the cash seems boring too. Buzz and his wife were painful to watch.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  17. tbrat

    I agree w/all the posts wrt Kate...I have seen mannequins w/more flexibility! As stated, she keeps claiming that she "needs the money" to support her children...she already had two beautiful, healthy children...she (and John) chose to have 6 additional children they could not afford...berfore making that choice, they should have checked your current and future earning potential to support them on the "jobs" they all she and John are doing is scamming on the morbid curiosity of the train wreck mentality we have been infected with. Go home, live off of what you made on TLC and take care of your children.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  18. NorthE

    I actually felt sorry for her, she was so nervous, but so where others. I couldn't believe Pamela A. behavior all night. The blonde fluzy isn't cute when your in your 40's. But the best was the glow coming from the audiance, which I thought was the mirror ball trophy only to realize it was Buzz's 80-something year old wife with one too many fascial plastic jobs done. It's a wonder how much the skin can stretch.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  19. JD

    I hate the new backstage format. To make the stars walk across the stage to the backroom is bad, esp. if they were just humiliated by the judges (LEN). I don't like Kate; I'll give Pam another chance. Pussycat Doll and Olympic skater were great, but he looks like a mechanical doll. Before we waste anymore time, kick that moon walker to the curb and take his plastic wife with him.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Ben in Hawaii

    As a ballroom dancer myself (socially), I was thrilled to watch the premier of the DWTS. As always the case, I do my critique and give score before the judges do and I'm always in line with the judges' scoring.

    Buzz Aldrin – I wasn't disappointed cause he'd done more than I have
    expected. When I hear he'll do cha cha, I said, we'll see if he's got legs. If I were judging, obviously, he's the first to go. You' never know, may be enough space travelers will be calling in.
    Kate Gosselin- I never quite understand the bashing. Yes she was nervous and thinking not to miss the routine. If I see improvements next week, she might last two more weeks. What's her kids got to do with her dancing.
    Pamela – She'll do well in the latin dances. We'll see how graceful she is in the smooth ballrrom and the romantic Rumba and Tango.

    My biggest surprise was Nicole. If she can shakes her booty in the latin dances as she was graceful in the Waltz, she will be a contender for the trophy.
    Ochocinco had a better first performance than the previous football players (Rice, Smith, Taylor and Jason).

    We should see a lot of improvements in the second week.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  21. OneSexyGeek

    I love this show – my wife and I watch it every season. I don't know if I'll be watching it this season though, at least not until Kate Gosselin is kicked off. She's not a celebrity, she's an attention junkie who has chosen to ride on her childrens' shirt tails to some kind of faux-celebdom – big difference. Let's not pretend she's heroic because she's "working" while she's raising her kids.

    If she really cared so much about her kids and her family, she and her dimwitted hubby would have cancelled their show to work on their marrital problems privately. She'd rather paint herself as the victim, the heroic single mother who is raising her kids alone and making a living. It's a joke.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Anna

    I completely agree with Patricia. Kate did an amazing job taking care of her family on the show and I am sure she is doing a great job now. If she is doing the show for her kids great and if she is doing the show for herself that is great too. Why can’t she do something for herself?

    March 23, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Michelle

    I didn't realize only people without kids were worth being on DWTS! I'm almost positive there are some men on that show with kids! Wow America, didn't realize we were still in the 50's.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Marilyn

    I really think there needs to be about three weeks before anyone is voted off to get rid of the nerves. No, I didn't like the place where the dancers were standing it seemed awkward. I feel like Kate was very nervous and she has as much right there as anyone else. Kate will get better as it goes. She has been through hell and deserves some fun. Yes, it takes two and she did speak down to Jon a few times, but no one is perfect and no one knows how he acted when the camera was not on. Show some mercy. Give mercy and you will receive mercy. Judge and it will be judged back to you.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  25. AL

    In the promo segment in last night's show, Kate said she doesn't quit. Well girl you are a QUITTER. YOU QUIT YOUR MARRIAGE!! Hopefully you will be the first one voted off, if not then PLEASE by the 2nd week.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  26. jen

    GO MICHAEL – way to go –
    i agree – give KATE a break!! GO KATE!!!

    stop the hating ppl watch what you say... what goes around comes around

    March 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Linda

    Why is everyone wanting Kate to go home and take care of her kids. She is taking care of her kids . Who do you think is paying the bills . I doubt Jon is . If the oportunity presented its self to anyone to have this oportunity they would probably take it. Who is watching Pamela Andersons kids? Give Kate a break. I think she deserves it. Go Kate Go I am rooting for you

    March 23, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Patricia

    To all you nay-sayers – you obviously never watched Jon and Kate plus 8 because you would have a little more understanding of her if you did. How come she cannot work to support her family? Do all you people stay home with your kids or complain about other Mom's that go to work?? Her idiot ex-husband forced her out of a great job where she got to work most of her time at home....she needs to work because she definitely cannot count on him!! Watch the show and I would guess your complaining might stop.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Syd

    Kate Gosselin was awful and her fake smile/personality is becoming more and more obvious. I hope she is voted off and fades into obscurity as quickly as her ex husband.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Kait

    Wow, I am amazed by the comments here. The Kate-lovers are still saying she is doing this for her kids. How is this for her kids? Are the hair weaves, fake tans, manicures, tooth veneers and the dance studio in the basement all for them? I think mothers need time to do their own thing, but usually that time comes AFTER you've done something with the kids. Every week Kate is in the tabloids, pictures of her out running around town, spending 20 HOURS getting hair extensions, etc., but nothing shows her doing anything with her kids!! The paparazzi follow her – why don't we see her watching her kids play soccer games, or going to friends birthday parties or just going shopping for clothes at the mall? If she was doing things with her kids, we'd see the photos, but she's not with the kids!!! So all the lip-service she gives about "doing it for the kids" makes me sick !! She can't dance, she can't parent, she can't keep a husband (well, she actually threw him out, so that doesn't count, but I doubt we'll see another man willing to get involved with the shrew), and the dance studio in her basement is probably off-limits to the kids, so they're back with their dad or the nannies.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Cheryl

    Well, Well the double standard is still alive and well in America.
    Kate dances and most of you are telling her to go home.
    Now if she was a male would you still be doing that. I think not.

    Also what about Angalina whats her name and Madonna who both have a raft of kids and act and go on long concert tours etc.

    I don't see people telling them to go home and take care of their raft of children (which keeps growing and growing).

    Can't we just enjoy the show. It's a big spoof anyway.
    So they did their job by getting you to watch. Ha Ha!

    March 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  32. she can't dance

    Kate, Buzz, or whoever that soap star guy was can leave today for all I care. If you have no talent, then why sign up for this? Ridiculous waste of everyone's time, including mine. Kate can't even follow the beat for crying out loud!

    They should at least audition people, first to see if they are even worth the time.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Tammy

    Pamela Anderson needs to go. She looks ridiculous trying to look and act "sexy" at her age. The hair flipping and the come hither looks while she was dancing was embarrassing. My husband said "what is she on?"

    March 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Marcia Cantor

    How can a person with 8 kids make time for this? I originally loved Kate on the show until she emasculated her husband and became more selfish about herself. Don't feel sorry for her. Feel sorry for Tony who got stuck with this person who's just in it for the money. How much does she make anyway?

    March 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Darscel

    Kate Gosselin should never have been up there, send her home back to her kids.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  36. kaitlin

    Why can't she have fun? Most of these women and men have kids. I think this is just wonderful for her. She had a lot to deal with last year.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  37. kristina

    Wow, can we please get over Kate and her poor eight? So tired of seeing her on tv. She comes across as a star crazed obssesive maniac, and her husband isn't much better. Poor kids....

    March 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  38. sandi

    I have watched every season, but not this one. I can watch everyone ( even Kate), but I can not stand to watch Pam with all of her hair throwing or whatever you want to call it. She looks like a tramp, not the least bit attractive. So fake, it's terrible. Who does she think she is ? I don't think she thought the comic motions of the judges concerning her hair, was appreicated very much by her ! How funny !

    March 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Penny

    why is Gosselin on TV? She has been on The View twice and just sits in her seat like a bump on a log. She has nothing to contribute. Truthfully, however, there is nothing I would like to hear her say. Her 15 minutes of fame is just about over, tick, tick, tick, tick tick, tick...

    March 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  40. sunny

    Kate can go. Help her pack by voting for the other REAL stars.

    So much for her caring parent routine.....hope it is a better job than her dancing.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  41. maka

    The only reason Kate is doing this is for the money. I don't blame her for for trying to make a lot of money to support her kids/house... but no, she cannot dance!

    Pamela Anderson looked like a hooker in my opinion...!

    March 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Claudia

    Get that stupid "studio room" away and let these people relax! Otherwise, the show will need more than viewer ratings to continue – it may need a wiling cast of stars. and when are we going to see west coast swing danced for real as one of the dances???

    March 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  43. akp

    i did not even recognize her! don't get me wrong, her old hairstyle was a disaster, but by the looks of it, she cares too much about her show-biz personna these days than for her children....a single mom (who, by the way is not even a real celebrity) with 8 young kids has no right to be so glamorous! hair/makeup/shopping/tanning/working with a personal trainer/participating on DWTS/slandering one's husband (do you get my point??) take up a lot of time and pretty much leave no room for child supervision, which pretty much means we have a nanny raising the poor kids.....and another american family is destroyed!

    March 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Mac


    go home you have no talent and nobody wants to see you anymore we all had enough of your drama. I hope you are sent home a.s.a.p.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Jesintn

    Kate , I think she has more to give as it goes on. What Pamela gave was ... a hang on while trying to hear what was said. I am surprised she made it through. I was pleased PKG tried something new and did well.! Pam A hanging on her partner, not so much. She had problems at the end.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Gail Snail

    Make Kate this season's member of the Kenny Mayne 1st voted Off Club. Send her home to her kids.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  47. cbb

    everyone pls give her a break. She has 8 mouths to feed, she is using her last drop of fame to earn some money. And she is not putting her kids on tv this time, still not satisfied? Some people choose to become stay home mom and some prefer to be a working mom.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Lulu

    I have watched this show (DWTS) for several years and find the choices of some of these contestants for 2010 just a bit much! Should be interesting, I guess! I feel this should NOT be a popularity contest but it often results in that manner. Buzz Aldrin was a total the same age bracket of Cloris Leachman, he probably won't do that well but what a good sport! A++ for that! Nicole (and I never saw her as a singer, etc.) was exquisite and danced like a ballroom dancer!! Derek and Nicole will go far, I hope! Talent will grow and Evan's skating background should help with his good memory & gracefulness of what steps to take for his routine! The rest will be up in the air for a while!!! Pamela was great on Baywatch and not bad for the cha-cha, however, the hair tossing needs to calm down.........we know guys like that but enough already! I DO ENJOY GOOD BALLROOM DANCING!!! THANKS for reading!

    March 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Karen

    I think the new female host of the show was a total bomb... surely she will get better as the 'first night nerves' evaporate, but last night, even her dress was horrible! (Cover up, girl!).

    March 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Judy

    I thought Erin (ESPN Sportscaster) performed the best – at least her dance was my favorite – it must be the chemistry between her and Max that made their dance look the best to me. Everyone else looked awkward or really bad.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Bruno lover

    Get Buzz Lightyear off before he breaks a hip! GO KATE!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Tammy

    Kate looked amazing.. But like one person commented, she cannot complain that folks will be hounding her (ie, the paparazzi)... She is in the public eye, so she has to deal with it..!

    March 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Colleen

    Get off of Kate's back about the kids!!! Most of us need to be working mothers and need to have others help with our childcare.

    Is anyone asking the other contestants about their childcare arrangements??? Are the men in the competition taking care of their children, do we need to send them home to be with their kids.

    Like it or not, agree with her or not Kate has to make a living to take care of 8 children and this is how she currently chooses to do so. It is NONE of our business what her personal life is or is not.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Michael Thompson

    Really pathetic! First they get rid of Samantha – the ONLY host that acted professional and intelligent. Then they bring in some real losers to try and boost up a show that should have ended two years ago. Jake – you should have left while the getting was good. Pam Anderson? Really? Seriously? NO! Kate – 'nuf said. Buzz – well, thanks for the reminder. Sorry "TV gurus", but you need some new refreshing ideas here. EVERY season is now "THE SAME OLD STUFF!" Add to that your very LOUD commercials – well, I think you get the point! Spruce up your local libraries folks. We just might be getting back to the basics! TV sucks!

    March 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Evagirl

    Strange that nobody ever wonders why John Gosselin isn't with his kids! This double-standard makes me sick. The woman has to make a living to support those 8 children. She obviously can't count on their deadbeat dad!

    March 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Michael Thompson

    Really pathetic! First they get rid of Samantha – the ONLY host that acted professional and intelligent. Then they bring in some real losers to try and boost up a show that should have ended two years ago. Sorry "TV gurus", but you need some new refreshing ideas here. EVERY season is now "THE SAME OLD STUFF!" Add to that your very LOUD commercials – well, I think you get the point! Spruce up your local libraries folks. We just might be getting back to the basics! TV sucks!

    March 23, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Sam P

    What the heck is with everyone telling Kate to go home to her children? She's not the only one with children. She's as much a celeb as others who have been on the show. We are talking A list stars who go on the show routinely. I also thought she did better than Pamela who sexed it up to hide the fact she can't dance. Her partner was pushing and pulling her all over the place.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Diane from Post Falls, ID

    My instincts prevailed, I did not watch it – figured old Kate to be out there for herself, but what else is new right? By the way who is raising her kids these days, she is so busy dancing from interview to interview. Lots of talent on this show, will tune in mid way that is when it usually gets really good – that dancing takes a lot work – wow.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Lisa

    Because your a mom of 8 you can't have a life? geezz people are so quick to judge go Kate dance your butt off and ignore comments from the peanut gallery, or should I say Trash Mag subscribers!

    March 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Amber

    I wonder how many of the Kate-Haters have gone through a divorce as messy and public as hers? She was young when she got married and she's rediscovering herself...other women do it by going out more with girlfriends, starting to date again, etc. Kate's divorce was extremely public and over-the-top, it would make sense that her rediscovery would be too.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Dog

    Kate has had her 15+ minutes of fame. Put Erin Andrews in the headline caption, and make the article all about her!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  62. anabel

    I am away on vacation and local tv doesn't leave much choice DWTS came on and I watched it. Regardless of the choices made for this year, it is an elimination contest and will soon sift down to the best. I have two beefs with the show: the judges ... can they tone it down a bit? Their antics are silly and some of their criticisms would have m e in tears if I were a contestant. And I wish someone would anchor Bruno to his seat. Secondly, the music ... I don't think every waltz has to be by strauss, but I have a hard time listening for a waltz rythm in some of the songs. First impressions? I love the football player and the figure skater. I don't like Anna Trebunskaya. Wish Evan had a better partner. Edyta might as well be dancing alone As for Kate and Pam, let them be.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Michael

    Why all the Kate haters? You tell her to "go home and take care of her kids"...isn't that what she is doing? She is making money to take care of them. All you who say "go home and take care of her kids" you have a job that takes you away from your kids or a husband who has a job that takes him away from the kids? Thats life people...grow up.

    This is a fun show, she is trying to have some fun. If you want to hate on someone start with her ex and his latest 20 something flavor of the month. Atleast she isn't down on some beach somewhere hosting a Springbreak Beach party...oh wait neither is he, he is just down there cruising. you to death, but all that dance lacked was a poll.

    Lets vote of the pussycat doll girl...she has professional training and shouldn't be in this group. This is supposed to be people who don't dancing, learning something Kate!!!

    Overall...lighten up people and enjoy...have fun....and stop the hating.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Will

    I give it two weeks before Kate farms out her dancing to Aunt Jodi.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Ronda

    I'm sorry, but you can't provide for 8 kids on a nurses salary. Her being on the show isn't any different than a dad who has to travel to support his family.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Jill

    Why is it mostly woman bashing Kate? Jealously perhaps?
    She truly is doing what she has to in order to raise her children. I say all the POWER to you Kate, it is the strong women that will survive and ensure that their kids are fed. You can conquer the dancing as well. Prove them all wrong and go all the way to the end.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Tanya

    Maybe if Kate laid off the boob jobs and hair extensions she wouldn't have to "do this for the kids".

    What makes her a hypocrite is that she keeps insisting she does all this for her kids. Her kids need her, not stuff.

    Many of us work for a living to help provide for our children but if providing included boob jobs and hair extensions for ourselves we should receive criticism too.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  68. RaeOhio

    You guys talk about airheads..... Pamela Anderson is 100% airhead... she sucks at acting and is nothing but plastic...... if anyone is a bad mom I'd say she's pretty high up there!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Dee Dee

    Am I the only one to see Kate's fake & forced smile in all the promos AND on the show? Isn't fair to have an ice skater? Kristi Y. was on and she won the competition. Dancing has had many dancers on as contestants.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Mom of Four

    Jon Gosselin for the next Bachelor. Haha!
    Go Kate!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Shina

    I really don't know why everyone is trying to make a celebrity out of Kate? Really....

    March 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  72. marcia

    Kate...GO AWAY!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Mom of Four

    All of the talk of these people not being able to dance and the need to vote them off. That is the point of the show. They don't want pros. It is people who CANT dance and trying their best.
    To you, the cruel people of America, can you do better? If so, quit watching and dance. I enjoy watching novices try something new.
    I would be booed off stage, so I commend those who at least try. Especially in front of America, knowing how hateful society is.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Margaret

    I said I would not watch DWTS and I didn't. First it's getting too trashy for me. Second I did not want to watch Kate or Pamela. I watched the news the next day and it was mentioned about Kate needing to stay home with the children. As far as Kate is concerned she does nothing wrong. She justifies everything she does. How sad.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  75. From Ontario, Canada

    WOW, some of the negative comments on here. You have to admit that it isn't going out and doing a professional dance infront of millions of viewers. I thought Kate Gosslin did alright for her first time. She even stated that she cannot dance. As for the staying home and taking care of her kids comment. I think getting out there and doing something to raise money for a charity is a good way to be a role model to her children. Unlike her childish husband where everything with him is all about him.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  76. denise

    she should be at home taking care of all her children!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  77. NIKKI

    Everyone is throwing major haterade on Kate. All you guys can say is go home and take care of your kids. this woman not allowed any time away from her kids? H*#L im sure many of u hypocrites would run like someone has fire under ur feet the first opportunity u get to get away from your kids. I just want to know where is the rule that states just because she has 8 kids that she has to be with them at all time when others can leave there whenever they feel the need. I commend Kate for stepping up and doing what’s necessary to support her 8 kids instead of looking for handouts

    March 23, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Donna Long

    Count me in the Vote of KATE GO HOME! She may be famous, but IS NOT A STAR...........She's had her 15 minutes of fame, let it go before you keep embarrassing yourself Kate.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  79. CMAC

    Wow, what a transformation from stay at home mom to pop culture celebrity icon. Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan should be impressed. New hair styles, expensive clothes, ditch your husband for the BBD (bigger better deal) play the victim card for all it's worth and then have the audacity to tell us you're in this for your children? You are the epitome of self-aggrandizing feminism at its finest. Congratulations...I hope your children are proud of you and your new deserve everything that’s coming to you.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Sonya

    Pretty funny how everyone is bashing Kate for not being a STAR or outliving her fame; however, 90% posts are about her. My friends whether you like her or not you have made we have made her a STAR, What does that say about us?

    March 23, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  81. JG

    Vote Kate off - you know she's just as much at fault for her marriage as Jon was. If he's going off to be with someone else, she's not doing her job; being there for him. If he wanted to quit the cameras she needs to listen. She's only been there for the money the whole time and still is to this day which is why she is on this stupid show. Buzz can be voted off next week. Let's vote out the garbage on the show and then get down to dancing celebs - she is not one of them.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Eric

    Kate was the WORST DANCER out there. She didn't belong. GO home and take care of the kids...! BUZZ was just as bad...and I WANTED TO LIKE HIM DANCING. Go home ANDERSON as well.

    Go ERIN.

    Next week...time will tell.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Jen

    I thought that we were living in 2010 not 1950? A woman, such as Kate Gosselin, can have a full time job in addition to raising eight children- why should that be unheard of?

    Gosselin sees her children more than the average American woman who works 40+ hours a week and earns a lot more for her appearances to provide for them.

    Kate- you are doing nothing wrong, go out there on the dance floor and have a great time. You are a great role model for your children- maintaining a full time job, physically pushing yourself, and coming out of an ugly situation on top!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Dave

    Why is this news? Her claim to fame is as a reality star. She never walked on the moon, she isn't a newscaster, a singer, a movie star. She has done nothing to earn star status, and SEVERAL other "stars" danced much much better last night than Kate. She was mediocre at best.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  85. stacy

    You go Kate!!! I think she's great. Why can't she have a career just like everyone else? Nothing wrong with trying to provide for her kids. Get off her case and let her be. Rock on Kate!!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Ann

    Kate was as good as the rest, people need to lighten up on her. Not home with her kids? Give her grief about it? Why not give grief to others who have to be away from their kids? Fligh attendants? 10-12 hour working moms? (just as examples) I applaud Kate and hope she goes on more than just last night. After all she is making a pay check to keep from YOU/us having to pay for them going on welfare. Get off her and fuss about something worthwhile.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Jo

    why not? She'll fit right in. TV is nothing but crap now anyway.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  88. RD

    I totally agree with Erika's statement and all of the other Kate supporters!!! I hope Kate does well in this competition just to prove all the haters wrong. I think she is a wonderful mother and I admire her for her strength. If you had eight children and were given this oppourtunity to make thousands of dollars to benefit your children and their future, would you do it? I would! Better Kate than Octomom! Now that is a woman I cannot stand..........GO KATE GO KATE GO KATE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |

    Why do we continually give attention to this woman? Between her and Pamela Anderson – I think they've covered the plastic surgery procedures a woman can have. There's more silicone in that competition than the Silicone Valley.

    Get over yourself Kate, most of the world has. Get back to raising all those kids you claim to live for.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Sydney

    All I can say is that if I have to watch Pam and Kate for very long...Off of the tube it will be.
    What a joke they are!!!
    One needs to go home with her babes where she belongs and the other needs to hit the streets.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Jack

    Oh can she just go away.. she is so repulsive... sho so wants to be in the limelight but she is a complete air head,,, ni wonder her husband fooled around

    March 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  92. yoni

    I was very emotional watching kate. She has been through a lot so give her a break.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  93. sorta

    I wonder what Kate Gosselin has done with all the money she made on "Jon & Kate plus 8". How many nannies does she have? What about chefs? It's interesting how you never hear anything about her family, i.e.; parents, siblings, etc. It's obvious she loves the media hype and attention.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Terry

    I think people should lay off Kate. Good lord just because she is a Mother is she not allowed to do ANYTHING? Jon Gosselin does what he wants............ Because of their "reality" show and then all their "drama" that a lot of us were guilty of watching and reading about it will be a LONG time if ever these two people will be able to work a "real" job she has to bring money in somehow. As for her kids not being seen in pictures anymore wasn't it JON who said during the divorce to keep them out of the public eye? Oh and by the way Pamela Anderson is a "MOTHER" too, she has two sons....... wonder what those boys have had to go through having her as a mother......(no comment from the men out there who would think they have the life ; )

    March 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  95. ty

    Kate Gosselin needs to be taking care of her kids (moneybags) seriously, why is she on this show?!?

    March 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Laurie in Lawrence, KS

    Hated the new room. Thought Pam and Neicy were hillarious. I think they know they aren't going to win so they are just having fun, and it shows. Kudos to Buz for even being out there. I want to be like that when I am 80. Thought Nicole was the best. Have no idea why Kate is hated so much. She is just doing what she can to support her kids.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Kyle

    She's a horrible mother

    March 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  98. angela james

    Ok: Kate for all the moms out there,please you are doing this for yourself,as someone else commented, enjoy your 15 mins, take the $ and run to the 6s

    March 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Jim

    Sorry gabbing beotches...get a job!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  100. bk

    You go Kate. Kate is there for her kids. She is being self-supporting through her own contributions verus some who wait on others for the financial contribution. If anyone should go home its Ms Anderson. She appeared to be flying high.....

    March 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Rene

    love the comments.. i didnt watch the show.. actually with the line up just forgot it was on... i did however catch the ending replay reels. as much everyone is critical of Kate .. was pamela on drugs or something? very sad watching her act like that. definitely not an all star line up!hopefully those left will get better as the season goes on haha.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  102. AppleKid

    I was so excited to watch the premiere. And for those of you telling Kate to go home and take care of her kids..... you obviously need to come to the surface. Kate was a nurse before the IVF implanted 6 embryos. Let me know what nurse makes enough cash to support 8 kids.

    Reality TV is her career and thus how the huge home in PA was bought. So if she's going to be bold and try dancing and earn a paycheck for her brood, that's a real woman.

    And those of you complaining about the show being B listers.. it always has been! Brad Pitt isn't going to be on the show anytime soon.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Winnie

    I didnt watch but can only imagine Kate dancing. I am suprised SHE was trying to lead and control the dance.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  104. nancy

    This season sucks! In the past, there were great stars and dancers but this year (with several exceptionst) they had to scrape the bottom of the barrel for stars. Kate, Buzz & Pam HAVE TO GO!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Diane

    you're all so pathetic, who made you god and jury? You don't like Kate then turn off the tv, you keep saying take care of your kids? well she is, she practices at home at night and during the day she's with the kids, I'd like to see you do what she does in one day.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Fritz

    I thought she'd be too busy with her children to take time out for this reality nonsense!? Wasn't she last seen in tears and sobbing about money and her children on the cover of People a month or two ago? What's with these people? Were ratings for the show that low as to get this woman on it (AND pay for her child care)?

    March 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Lorraine

    Maybe America will stop bashing the Kate media hog when she goes home to raise her kids and stops plastering her face all over television...America is sick of this woman–can't she take a hint?

    March 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Liz H

    Ya know guys, give Kate a chance. Just because she's a mom, doesn't mean she shouldn't have any fun. I bet she gets the hang of it next week.
    Buzz needs to go. I thought he would fall over last night. Talk about a travisty.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Sharon

    When did this become an opportunity to bash Kate. Other ladies have been on this show and no one asks about their kids. We truly are a cruel and hateful society. No wonder we have so many problems.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Jumpman

    I knew Gosselin had no dancing ability what so ever. She's a dope for doing this show. What's else is she going to do? She needs to prostitute herself for these kind of shows because she has no other means of supporting 8 kids! Let's be honest, doing these shows is her excuse for having other people take care of her children. She's pathetic!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Pam, Missouri

    Gosselin is not graceful, and she apparently didn't like the judges comments either.
    She was the worst..Buzz Aldrin while not much better can probably do stuff like Waltz, since it's what he learned to do years ago.
    The Aussie guy, just not good at all..

    Evan, and Nicole, I'd expect them to excel.

    Niecy was fun and not as bad as teh judges said, Erin was good, they danced too early to get a good score. While I'm not a fan of Pamela Anderson I thought she kept up and did a pretty good job, though I doubt she'll make it far...but do us all a favor and get rid of Gosselin. She said she'd go back to her career as a nurse...Let her head in the direction sooner than later.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Rachel

    Why is Jake from The Bachelor a STAR? He went on a show to try to find a wife..... and that makes him a STAR???? Kate is much more of a Star (whether you like her or not) than Jake is.... give me a break!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Daveyboy

    Kate who?????

    March 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Margaret

    Actually get rid of the new room and Brooke! Neither came across well.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Diane

    Shame on ABC for allowing this (Kate) woman on the program....send her home to raise her children. After all, every time you see her on the latest network gossip show she's always saying "everything I do is for my children" . Sadly though what they need most -she won't do! That's stay home and raise them! Do that family a favor America--GET GOSSELIN OFF THE SHOW....don't vote for her!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Penny

    First off I have never comprehended why anyone would have been offered a television show for being so stupid as to have a litter of kids. And now Dancing with the Stars invited her to dance. Jon & Kate putting there children out there was bad you want people to endure watching her 'dance'. GO HOME and get off my television. And Pamela Anderson must still think she is on Bay Watch with her crap. Buzz, you may be a national 'hero' but you also need to go. I understand the show is on because they allow the audience to vote – but we have sceen too many times the audience doesn't know a good dance from a bad one and just vote for their personal favorite (who wouldn't give them the time of day). Let the Judges be the only ones that decide who stays/goes and MAKE BRUNO SIT DOWN FOR AN ENTIRE SHOW. He stood up 6 times alone last night – very unprofessional of him. Len is the only REAL judge and Carrie Ann is only second best.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  117. RaeOhio

    Why is Kate the only 'mom' that has been on this show and a lot of people are telling her to 'go home and take care of her kids?' What about all the other mom's on this show now and in the past? This show isn't supposed to have all 'pro' dancers – they are 'stars' that AREN'T pro-dancers trying to learn to dance on TV.... if all of them were great dancers from the start the show wouldn't be funny or worth watching! There are plenty of non-stars that have been on this show in the past and plenty of big stars as well... they have to mix them up a bit!
    Instead of dogging Kate – maybe you should ask where Jon is and wonder what 19 yr old he will be on the cover of a magazine with next!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  118. trish

    How come nobody is telling Pam Anderson to go home and take care of her kids? Why do people bash Kate Gosselin so much? I don't get it... It's kinda scary the hatred some people have for a person they never even met...

    March 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Mel

    Why is it ok for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to be able to be away from their kids to make movies, but it's not ok for Kate Gosselin to be able to do somewhat the same thing? She's working just the same as Brad and Angelina.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  120. pat

    How archaic of all you women out there to tell kate to go home and take care of her kids. Arent women multi taskers by nature????...just because you have kids you have to stay home and never have fun? thats sooooooo 1900's.....get real people, you are all jealous!...everyone starts at the bottom...and if kate had a normal life she would never be home with her kids because she would have to work two jobs....and thats a good life for her kids?......she never danced before in her life, what did you expect out of her ?...i would rather see a nobody win, than someone who has an edge. if she progresses she should advance, if she doesnt than so be it.. give her credit...she is a tough woman and I as a woman am very proud of her....

    March 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Dawg

    Whenever they offered criticism to Kate, her look was like "How dare you, I'm KATE GOSSILEN for crying out loud."
    From what I have read, she has been prima donna (demanding so much per show and acting like the b-word.
    Everyone else on the show has had a career of sorts (some better than others) except her. She basically is a Litter Squirter that has exploited her kids (along with her ex, he is no prize either) while touting herself as this loving mom. She is no Momma Walton or Clair Huxtable.
    It is Kate o'clock and time for her to leave.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  122. sarah62

    So typical to bash the woman from reality TV and not mention the guy, Jake, from the Bachelor WHICH IS ALSO A REALITY SHOW. It is obvious that Kate is the sole support for her eight kids and I applaud her for doing something that is clearly very uncomfortable for her so that she can support them. Yes, she was stiff and I think extremely nervous but she did an okay job and I hope she stays on for a few weeks. BTW they are practicing at her home so that she is there with her kids most of the time and they are all school age not babies or even pre-schoolers. She is only in LA for the shows. It is pretty sad to read all of the terrible comments about her. There are some very nasty people in this country. I pity their kids way more than I do Kate’s.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Laura

    Wow – Kate Gosselin ... please please PLEASE stick to mommying – you are a terribly stiff, lifeless, and frantic looking dancer. It was painful to watch you.

    Please ... go back to TLC. In fact, please just stop doing TV shows. You aren't an actress, singer, dancer, or entertainer of any sort. You're simply talentless.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  124. chris

    She isn't even a D class star they are really scraping the bottom of the barrel.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Pat

    Go Kate! Vote off Pamela Anderson who looked like she was treating her partner like a stripper pole! She looked ridiculous and Buzz Aldrin's routine was just painful to watch.

    Kate will relax – what can you expect when she has gotten so much grief for being who she is – she's making a living!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Oswald

    Best Personality: Erin!
    Worst Personality: Pamela – Is she dingy or on drugs?

    March 23, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Geri

    I admit I didn't stick around for the whole show. To much filler included on the air; the only things that matters is the actual dancing. Cut out all the other crapt! The show could be hour. And to much time spent on Kate; who cares, she is only looking for publicity (not sure way) she gets plenty of coverage in the tabs. However I am sure some of the dancers were very good. I will say even though Buzz did not get a good review, I do admire him for trying. When the format goes back to shorter time frame, I will try it again; like most people who work, I don't have time to spend two hours in the evening watching television........

    March 23, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  128. MARTA

    LEAVE KATE ALONE!!!!!!!!!!! I hate that a lot of people want her to get a "real job"; real jobs are no paying! Her profession is nursing, and it's not an easy profession to make a lot money off. I mean in order to make a substantial amount of income, nurses have to put in a lot of regular and OT hrs. At least with the dancing, Kate has a studio @ home. And just because she has 8 kids, she can't enjoy life? What about freaking Jon, who right now is in CA with his newest young girlfriend?

    So, KATE ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm voting for you!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Pam

    Bye, bye Kate, take care of those kids that you are using to make your self known, I will watch when she is gone

    March 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  130. tanbec

    Walrus, with all due respect, Jon did not leave Kate for a bimbo, Kate asked him for the divorce. Her head got too big and she decided he wasn't worthy of her anymore. Yes, he made some bad decisions but a lot of people "go wild" after a breakup. He did not want the divorce, she did. Out of the two of them he is the most down to earth. She's about as fake as they come and can't contain her inner anger if you watch her closely. She's a control freak who loses her mind when things don't go her way. She's also a blantant liar and plays on the publics sympathies through her kids. She turns on the crocodile tears quite often. It's all for them she says when in reality it's her hunger for big money and fame. I for one am sick of her and hope she fades away very soon. Nurses, especially RN's make pretty good money. Sell your McMansion Kate, live according to you means, and stay home with your kids instead of having nanny's raise them. In case you haven't noticed 90% of the public can't stand you. If that's what you want to be famous for go for it. You'll have a life of heckling and negative comments.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  131. kd

    I think that Kate is great! I love what she stands for and I believe that she is letting everyone know that you can be a good Mom and still have a career...some people seem to forget that.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Jamil Camembert

    The Report Card for Season 10 Opening Night

    Pamela Anderson (C-): Her continuing battle with Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome played out on the dance floor, interviews, and pretty much everywhere a camera found her (or vice versa.)

    Chad Ochocinco (C+): Good effort, lots of body to keep under control. Will be middle of the pack unless he hurts someone early (Len?)

    Aiden Turner (D): But a solid "D." I might have given higher rating if I could just get the image of a dancing Simon Cowell out of my head.

    Erin Andrews (C+): Another lanky one who will need to form a truce with arms and legs that have a mind of their own. I think her brain has it figured out. We'll just have to wait to see if the body is listening too.

    Shannen Doherty (D-): Sorry, too high strung for this level of live public scrutiny. Won't go far unless she can run off the demons and find the music.

    Buzz Aldrin (F): As Yoda would say..."Try not. Do." Sure, he was close to being a "D." But "close" only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

    Niecy Nash (D): Some roles are perfect for a person. In this case its Reno 911.

    Nicole Scherzinger (B-): The minus is for an Eden's Crush concert I went to years ago. Other than that you saw a finalist.

    Evan Lysacek (B): Finalist #2. Once this guy's feet show up for work everyone else is in trouble (yes, even you Nicole.)

    Kate Gosselin (D): I hate what you have done with your hair. And you do not appear to have a neck either. You can fix the hair thing. The neck issue is another story.

    Jake Pavelka (C+): I keep hearing that all Jake needs to do is grow a personality. I'll be looking for what could be a surprise for all.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  133. MG

    I find it amusing that it's primarily the females here that want Pam off the show. Perhaps the make-up crew can tie her hair down so doesn't put someone's eye out!

    I like her and I hope she stays. Ochocinco did a good job too, although his legs looked a little stiff. Come on Ocho, give us some of that Riverdance you gives us when you make a TD!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  134. PLZ

    Kate is not a dancer and should not be on there more than a week or two, Buzz also isn't a dancer at all and Erin is cute but again, not a dancer

    March 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Elaine

    Though Kate can be a little rough around the edges (aren't we all at times?), at least she has the courage to do whatever it takes to be the sole provider for 8 kids. I think she did a good job considering how nervous she was. Props to her for trying something new. When moms take a little time to learn new things, they are better mentors to their children and especially to their daughters. Keep dancing Kate and know there are some rooting for you.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Mom of Four

    Wow.Alot of Kate bashing.It amuses me that she bothers so many.Are we maybe a bit jealous of her?She is a beautiful woman with a BIG job.How many of the rude comments come from moms who work outside the home. Not much difference.Also isn't healthy to let your children see that you despise the one who was cheated on, not the cheater! They will think that's normal, if they don't already.
    Geez-give the woman a break. Pick on Pam. She's a mom too. How do you view Kate so badly and not Pam.(Who I think is fine too.If you've got it and you can flaunt it, what's the crime?)
    It's a TV SHOW. You are helping the ratings by complaining!
    If you hate Kate, who cares? She certainly doesn't.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  137. mary

    DWTS was one of my favorite shows but after last night I probably won't watch it again. The Breeder is a wannabe and does not belong with the stars and Pam. Well, Pam is a disgrace to women. She cheapens the show. Brook needs to get dressed before the next show. I don't appreciate looking at her implants. The show is on a downward trend. Where is the class it used to have. SAD.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  138. allyson

    To Steven Perkins, I understand where you're coming from, but DWTS is no once-weekly-and-that's-it reality show. It requires daily rehersals of at least a few hours, long rehersals and lots of energy, hence why the show never really bags big "stars" for the cast – none of them have the time. I'm sure Kate still sees her kids, but this has really got to be cutting into the quality family time. I don't think she's going to do herself any favors being in the competition.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  139. ashley

    that is one heinous weave.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  140. mike

    I am very surprised at all the women telling Kate to go home and take care of her children. So I am sure all of these same women, don't work, go to movies, out to dinner or anywhere without their children right??? hypocrites!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Drew

    ugh, kate. boo. get off the dance floor. your attitude is worse than that of 8 young children

    March 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  142. K

    Stop whining about Kate needing to take care of her kids. If she was not doing DWTS she would be working as a nurse. That's 12 hr shifts away from her kids and a fraction of the money. Other contestants have kids and are in show biz for a living. No one is screaming that they need to go home and take care of their children. And she is famous if people know who she is. You don't have to be well liked to be famous.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Sue

    Kate is totally the worst one ever brought on this show. Let's just see if the judges are HONEST – instead of looking for only notoriety with this dreadful excuse for a mother. GOODBYE Kate – be the FIRST one OFF!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Ron

    To all the woman defending Kate aka "DEB", you are the same gals that have 3 or 4 kids with no father present in their lives...all your concerned about is sitting on the couch and eating your 4 at a time low-fat fudge bars while watching oprah waiting to cash your child support check, because you couldn't keep your man!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Shayne

    In my opinion, this show supports and even endorses bad parenting and child neglect by having Kate Gosselin on it. First of all, she has done nothing to warrant her status other than, by choice, have 8 kids who are all under the age of 10 and then turn psycho hose beast on her husband, who is no prize himself. Now after going on a national book tour to sell her book that tells how, unlike any other woman apparently, she had babies, then she spends most of her time on the opposite coast as her children, seeing just how many times she can get her name mentioned in the tabloids. I personally look forward to the show that is sure to come around in a few years – "The 8 that hate Jon & Kate". THAT I would watch!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Steve

    Gosselin no Star, you nailed it! She looked terribly unhappy that she wasn't in control. If her partner wants to keep his sanity, he should be hoping for a quick boot off the show.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Bud

    So, who ended up babysitting?

    March 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Kellye about a ratings ploy! missed the mark on this one. Nobody wants to see Kate! Now we all know she CAN"T dance. While I don't understand why she is considered a "star", I did feel sorry for her and had to turn the channel.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Tony Cusmono

    Who is Kate Gosselin?

    March 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Sue

    As BAD as Buzz was – he still presents some class. KATE should GO – back home? or when is she really home? or just do a PLAYGIRLPLAYBOY magazine where she will feel more at ?HOME?

    March 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Sidney

    She'll be doing porn after she finds out that these small gigs aren't paying the bills; but only if they are filmed in her house so she does'nt have to leave the kids.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  152. DJ

    I watched this show for the first time last night, just to see Buzz Aldrin. You've got to give him credit for doing this – maybe he'll inspire the older generation to be active.

    Kate G was horrible.

    Also – I think we need to change the name of the show to "Dancing With The D-Listers". Makes a little more sense.

    Now I can go back to watching television that feeds the mind – History Channel and Discovery.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  153. terry

    I guess everyone forgot, Kate does not take care of her children, her nannies do. what the heck? She could live very well on the income of a nurse, however most nurses do not have a mansion to live in. Yes she is taking her children all over the world but she's not paying for it. Think about all your grandparents, mosted raised 8 children or more without the help of three nannies,and fed them organinc food alright, that's all they had and did a wonderful job!! give credit where it is due........not to Kate Gosslin, give credit to her nannies who are raising her children.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  154. rosemary DiGiovanna

    Why isn't Kate Gosslin home with her 8 children? She certainly doesn't add anything to the show – she looked like she was at her prom. She's completely out of her element!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Ed

    He Deb, I don't think any of the previous male dancers has eight kids that they exploited on TV for ig bucks! Also, someone told me that the contestants get $75k per show. Wow... I am as much a celebrity as Kate and have no talent (as Kate)....Put me on! I could use the cash!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Amanda

    i always enjoy DWTS, but this group of contestants has me somewhat turned off. The exceptions are Evan Lysachec and Nocole from The Pussycats. They were great. When I first saw Nicole and Derek on the floor, I said right then and there that they will win! Evan also looked great, as he always does on the ice. So, those two couples will keep me interested.

    I agree that all the contestants who are not performing should not be in full view.

    As for Pamela Anderson, I thought the judges were very kind to her. Her hair was a total mess and a distraction. She had enough hair and extentions on her head for two women! As for her dancing, all she needed was a pole instead of a partner!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Scarlet

    Wow, I didn't know Kate was so famous. Everyone on here can't get enough of her. I guess the show did it's job.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  158. gina

    watching kate (who is not even a star) dance, (if you want to call it dancing) was excruciating. i was hoping she would fall on her face and break her teeth or something. she totally annoys me and why the heck is she even on the show. she needs to do us all a favor and stop being in the public eye she is darn ugly anyway, no wonder jon left her.
    she is a nobody and she knows it very well, that is why she continues to cut deals to be on t.v. and magazines. and her hair is nappy and gross. brizzles on a broom look better than her anyway. she will never amount to anything. she is talentLESS, she can't dance, can't act and certaintly can't train to dance.... she is worthless!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Erika

    I agree with Sarah! If the kids are on tv she's accused of exploiting them, but when they are not she is neglecting them! Who are we to judge how she supports her 8 children?! She has 8 children to feed, clothe, provide shelter for and someday put through college. Her ex-husband seems to only care about partying with college girls, so she is on her own. She is not doing anything illegal or immoral...just taking advantage in the public's interest in her family to support her kids. I don't blame her one bit!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Richard Rougeau

    This girl needs to go take care of her children. She is so about herself. It's all look at me. Go away!

    March 23, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  161. jg

    who watched this crap???

    March 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  162. debbie

    i see that everyone is dogg-in kate. kate needs to go home, kate this kate that. for crap sake people, didnt anyone see buzz dance? he is not twinkle toes or fred astare. what i saw last night buzz could hardly walk let alone dance. what is he going to do when he has to do the quick step, or the jigger-bug? i think its called 911. jake is another story. i am so sick of hearing how wonderful vienna is. ill bet you this time next year jake will not be with vienna because he is so stuck on his self. change the rose to a tulip, because thats what he looked liked when he was dancing.( tip toe through the tulips) its all about the money people and rate-ings.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Maddy

    I hope from the bottom of my heart that the surrogate parents for those eight kids are up to the task at hand. I feel for 'em, and I wish them well.

    I would much prefer to watch the surrogates raising those cute kids rather than spending time watching Kate engaged in her egocentric pursuits.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  164. mark minachi

    It seemed like Kate was going to have nervous break down during rehearsals. Actually I thought she did good for her first time.

    Im totally going to be a typical male here....Who else was waiting for a wardrobe malfunciton with Pamela Anderson or Erin Andrews even though I have seen both of them without their clothes on. MAN THEY HAVE SOME HOT WOMEN ON THIS SHOW!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Deb

    Come on, America...your sexism is showing. I don't like Kate either, nor do I think she was one of the better dancers. But "go home and take care of your eight kids" is sexism. Did anyone say that about any of the not so great male dancers of season's past? No. And doing what she can to support her family is what women do. Let's cut her some slack, girls.

    A bigger concern is why ABC thought having Brooke's boobs debut at 8:00 was appropriate. We changed the channel until our daughters were in bed. They don't need to see that that is how a woman gets a job in 2010. Pathetic really. And we used to love the family nature of the show. However, thanks for keeping Pamela for the end. The children were safely in bed by then.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Kitty

    Sorry, Kate. You've GOT to go. Go home and take care of those kids of yours. They need your attention much more than those cameras do. Your time in the spotlight was OVER when Jon cheated on you, and I don't blame him for doing it. You are SO controlling, and SUCH a whiney person. Get over yourself, and GROW UP!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  167. BigREd60

    I watched last night for the last time. Ratings must be down because they have really gone over the top to bring ratings back. The whole show bordered on the ridiculous........... you simply cannot invite an 80 yr old in to dance with those in their 20s and 30s. (Cloris Leachman was funny for a while, but this is downright stupid.) If you want competition between the older folks and younger one, then bring on someone like Sandy Duncan........ it seems as if each new season tries to outdo the last one..... this season takes the cake for overall bad taste.....

    March 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  168. mmcdonald

    Who's taking care of the kids? She surely isn't! Yes, she is pretty and beautiful on the outside but what of her morals. She was a pure b*tch to her ex husband, she is demanding, controlling and very spoiled. Total type A personality, no wonder he ran for the hills. All she did was cry pity and point the finger at her ex saying he just wanted fame and fortune and didn't really care about the kids welbeing but look at her now. I don't see a good thing in her. What a hypocrite!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Mare

    Kate needs to go home and take care of her eight children like she professes that she does – yeah right. She is not a star by any stretch of the imagination.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Ed

    How does Kate fit in with stars? Go back to Penn. and continue to rip off the public by exploiting your kids!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Mary Lee

    not only did the "celebrequariam" put the contestants on constant display, it looked like there was no seating, forcing them to stay on their feet for the entire show, both before and after their routines.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Sarah

    Whats wrong with Kate dancing and having 8 children? Didn't Marie Osmond have a brood, an 18 with problems and a daughter overweight. Brooke Burke had 4 kids. Kate needs to support her children. I wonder if she is getting child support from the slacker slut ex husband. Seems that if the kids are on tv she is exploiting them, if they are not on tv then she's not taking care of them while rehearsing. People, what do you want?

    March 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  173. ann

    Give me a break! Kate needs to stay home and be a MOM! What a joke! Hasn't she (and her ex) embarrased their kids enough by now??

    March 23, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  174. iamcanadian!

    Give me a break with the "supporting the kids" how many parents out there have 6 or 8 or more kids and they find a way to support them with dignity and self-respect ...excuse many millions do you need to support 8 kids? She loves the attention...PERIOD...and she's only at this to get more money to put into her fake boobs, fake hair and Botox injections.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Lisa S.

    Some of you are pitiful. I'll bet none of you have even 1/4 ounce of the courage it took her to get up there LIVE on TV to perform in front of millions of people. She did a great job for someone who's never been in front of the camera like that. Remember her shows are taped in front of only a handful of people, that's all. Not millions. I think it's time people stop dumping on her just because they can.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  176. BarbT

    Ok give it a rest people...this is old news. Go home and take care of YOUR kids. Wow....some of you are scary!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  177. cherlock

    Was Pamela anderson "stoned" last night? she aseemed high or drunk. did anyone else notice? This show should be G rated, but last night it was nearly an "R' rating with her burlesque show.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  178. C. Miller

    The reason why Kate gets so much grief is because the other contestants aren't constantly in the media saying how they want to be left alone so they can just be a family and be around their kids. She ruined a marriage by being a control freak and a horrible wife and mother. Then she left everyone to go on book tours. Then she ends up "telling her story" to People 10 different time, all the while saying "leave me alone." She is an attention starved woman with emotional problems. The timer went "ding." Please go home.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  179. T G

    Who is the acting mother to her children.. Kate.. go back to being a parent.!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  180. BR

    I like the backstage waiting room better. The dancers have a second to wipe the sweat from their brows and catch a breath. They are also more relaxed when their every move is not being watched.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Lori (Ontario, Canada)

    "Little people"????? Who the hell does Brooke think she is? I mean, Kate has to go – for sure! But let's be a little classy about it Brooke! Little people INDEED! Hmmph!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Spike

    Get rid of Kate...FAST! I've had more than enough of her.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  183. JJ

    Kate needs to go. I never like her. Shes bossy over handsome ex hubby/ she is very control. she needs to vote out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! puke when i watch her dance on stage. HATE HER......

    March 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Doreen

    I watched the show last night, and I thought most of the dancing was just awful. I was embarrassed for several of them.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Phillina

    I think Kate did a decent job and so what is she is a mom so is most of the contestants. She is allowed to have a life and work and earn money just like anybody else. People need to grow up and look at themselves and stop criticizing. Hate is nothing but devil and you allow the devil in when you hate on people.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  186. ckav

    Evan Lysecek & Nicole Sherzinger were obviously the best. Kate's gotta go, as well as Buzz. Sorry, but they were the worst dancers, and her 15 minutes of fame should have been up 10 minutes ago. I admire her trying to make a good buck to support her family, but she should be home while she's doing it, not leaving her kids to be raised by nannies.

    Keep the dances coming, but get rid of that fishbowl room. How nerve wracking to be on display while waiting to go out and perform.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Prgmgr

    There is something amiss in our society – when Pam Anderson and Kate G. share the same stage with someone the caliber of Mr. Buzz Aldrin!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Elaine

    We are all working parents and if we could make the amount of money she is going to make in these few short weeks we would do it in a heart beat. So she has nannies. I wish I could have afforded to do so but instead I put them in daycare where it was 10 to 1 ratio for my kids to be tended too. She's made all the accommodations possible to stay with the kids as much as possible. It's not uncommon to commute for the job. Good Luck Kate. You're doing the best you can and take advantage of every opportunity to care for your kiddos. Glass houses people, did you stay home with your kids? Are you helping raise your grandkids to keep them from daycares or nannies? Don't ask her to do what you didn't do or are not doing yourself.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  189. enough that her

    please.. enough of kate. she had her 15 minutes of fame. i agree. she was crying about her being the only parent and being the best mom.. wow how can she be the best mom when she is practing all those hours. give it up kate.. noone wants to see you on tv anymore. go home and take care of those kids and live a normal life and stop acting like you are owed everything under the sun.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Mouse2474

    kate and pam need to be the first ones to go... washed up and I can see the wardrob malfunctions happening already!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Wake Up

    Has anyone thought that maybe she is taking care of her kids? What company do you think will hire her? She has 8 kids to think about. Dancing is a paying job. Not to say that her actions or the actions of her ex were praise-worthy, but in the end, they need to work to take care of and provide for their kids. Again, I am not condoning any of the actions that she and her ex have shown. If she and her ex would have quit J&K+8 before their marriage explosion, she might have a better chance in the assimilating with the real world, but that didn't happen. So you have to play the hand that you are dealt.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Ronda

    Cut the woman some slack! She has eight kids to support. AND, she was just as good as most of them!

    You go girl!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Wendy

    This is so uncomfortable reading all this. Really mean and ignorant! I really liked Kate and kudos for her to go out there and do this. The rest were good too. Buzz is awesome but.. he not a dancer!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  194. British

    Its so funny how everyone up here is talking about how Kate is not a star Kate is not a Star...well neither is the so called Bachelor "Jake". He is just on the show because its ABC...Kate don't worry about what these people say about you they are jealous and if they were in you shoes they would be doing the exact same thing...I know if I had the chance to do it i would! What your "doing to your kids" as some people would say, is nothing compared to the Toddlers in Tiaras Mothers!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  195. al

    Hey- you can't "vote off" Khate (misspelling intended)... NOT voting for her gets her kicked off. Of note: she said "my kids can rest easy tonight"... Yeah, because you were in a different time zone.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
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  197. Aandy

    Stop giving kate credit for going for it. She is getting paid $75K per show. She is a media whore. She will be doing porno in 18 months

    March 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Melissa

    I'm not understanding why everyone is so harsh on Kate.. I mean I'm a mother of 5. I work from 10:00am-7:00pm 5 days a week. I only have 1 hour in the morning with my kids, and a couple hours a night with my kids. This is what I have to do, in order to provide for them. Kate had a dance floor built at her Pennsylvania home, so that she could do all her training at home. I'm sure she is with her kids more than 3 hours a day.. Give Kate a Break! I think it's awesome what she is doing, and if all of you negative people out there were given the same opportunity, I'm sure you would do the same.. You Got my vote Kate!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Paula

    I don't care if Kate has 0 kids or 8 kids. She seems so arrogant and self-centered that I hate to watch her. She should go! Buzz may not be able to dance but he is fun and has personality. He will go soon enough. It should be Kate first. followed by Buzz. Pam may be trashy but she can at least move and have fun. Maybe she will sober up and be better next week.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Ivan Sanchez

    Katy should go home and take care of her 8 kids instead of running around like a loose goose! Her attitude is what destory her marriage and most women like that in her!
    She was really bad on the dance floor!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Joseph

    I am surprised at everyone whop hates Kate so much. Her kids are being taken care of. Why is it OK fo a man to work and raise kids, yet just because Kate is enough of a woman to go for what she wants to do, everyone bashes her. Her kids are fine and very supportive of their mother. Everyone else should be as well.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  202. reality check

    This show sucks, the same people that watch this show are the same ones who buy People magazine. Get back to ur roots, the population is waiting. I'm glad to hear "Flock of Seagulls" didn't fair so well, she has already made too much money off the general public. She's greedy for money, stop paying attention to her – period.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Phyl

    Pamela Anderson was the worst of the worst. She looked like an over the hill hooker & to me her dancing was sleazy & not sexy. It made my skin crawl. When she spoke it was even worse . Kate wasn't all that terribile, except for the fact she was a little stiff & scared. Buzz needs to go after Pamela.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  204. steven Perkins

    I'm no Kate Gosselin fan, by any stretch, and wonder why she is on the show. But for those calling for her to go take care of her children...OK, that made sense in regards to her reality show, but a weekly guest appearance on a dance competition with her kids a few years older is by no means inappropriate or neglectful. To suggest that she go home and take care of her kids requires that anyone clamoring as such must therefore spend every waking moment with their movies, dinner out, date night...nothing. After all, taking care of your kids means spending no time on yourself. Come on, people, let's not be unrealistic. Kate should go because she shouldn't have been selected for the show in the first place, not because her appearing on the show is somehow neglectful of her kids.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Rachel

    Head tossing is big when a striper pole is involved. Poor Pam was probably confused of who her target audience was.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Lynette Walker

    In my humble opinion, I do believe Kate will improve leaps and bounds with each passing week. With all the drama and negativity of John's tactics and womanizing, the impending divorce, dealing with all those babies, and the oftentimes hurtful media, she would naturally feel some insecurity at her first appearance. She is absolutely beautiful and feminine, very much a Lady, and a wonderful dancer. As to Pamela Anderson, I personally do not like that sleazy hairstyle, sleazy appearance and sexual overtones. This is Dancing with the Stars not a Playboy or Hustler interview. In my not so humble opinion she flips around much like a person high on drugs. Kate, on the other hand, in my opinion, is a Lady, dresses much more appropriate for the audience and will continue to improve throughout the season much like Kelly Osbourne last year. You go Kate!!!!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  207. JJthedancingclown

    The new studio room in the rea sucks!!! Bring back the private room. Now it all loos contrived, which of course it is, but we don't need to be blatant about it.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  208. kathy

    I honestly get so tired of hearing people tell Kate to go home and take care of her kids. Excuse me, but most women have to work. The kids go to daycare or some other sitters. DOES NOT MEAN THE MOM DOESN"T LOVE THEM. Kate has a right to work outside the home as much as any other woman

    March 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Brenda

    I'm not sure why she's even on there. The name of the show is "Dancing with the Stars" not dancing with the Twits! She is by no means a star of any kind! I'm sure that they could have found someone a lot better than her or maybe they were just hard up. For someone who wanted to spend so much time with her kids, she seems to be spending a lot of time away from them.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  210. kathy

    amazing how all the judges fawned all over that nasty, trashy, anderson.
    kate, you rock! I could see the determination to get it perfect in your face. You will loosen up soon. don't worry about any negative comments. The judges would have gushed all over you if you had your personal parts falling out like the tramp did.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  211. its not nice to talk ugly

    i hope Kate can relax next week and have fun next week. yes she has 8 kids at home but no one told marie osmond to go home and take care of her 8 kids while performing on dwts.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  212. John birch

    Ok....does this mean that Jon Gosselin will be on next season's DWTS? What about Hailey Glassman? When will she get a shot?

    March 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  213. GLW

    I agree with JG...who watches this stuff?

    Get a life will you.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  214. TL

    I agree with db.....I don't like this new 'celebraquariam' or whatever it is they are calling it!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Louis

    Let's conservatively assume that Kate takes 8 total hours a day to rehearse, promote and film "Dancing with the Stars". If you take those 8 hours, add 8 more hours where Kate will be sleeping and subtract those 16 hours from a day's 24 total hours, you get 8 remaining hours. Divide that by the number of kids Kate has and you 1 total hour spent with each kid per day (assuming Kate does nothing else with her life). Way to be a good parent Kate. Glad you have your priorities straight.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  216. robin helm

    You people are really mean. She was the only one out there who was not a performer or entertainer, with the exception of Buzz Aldrin. I have done a reality TV show, and I understand her moment when she said, "What have I done?" Are you worried about the children of all the other participants? I haven't heard anyone on here say that anyone else should go home and take care of their children. She's a working mom trying to make a living since her sorry husband left her with 8 children. What do you expect her to do? She has more guts than those of you criticizing her. Buzz should go home. I like him personally, but he's over 80 years old and could possibly collapse on the floor! Also, Kate and her partner danced better than Buzz and his partner (bless their hearts).

    March 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  217. T-Ray

    It appears that the same losers who like Sarah Palin like Kate. They are all peas in a pod. Oh, and please learn to spell.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  218. TL

    2/3 or a continent away from her children. It is the PRO DANCERS that travel to the contestants...not the other way around! And to all the others ragging on Kate....betcha none of you would turn down the opportunities she has been'd snatch them up faster than you can say, Kate Gosselin. Hypocrites.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  219. db

    The contestants need to go back and have access to their private room. Besides them having to stand most of the time, they never know when the camera will turn to them at anytime.......they need a place to relax and reflect before and after their performance, and watch the performances of the other competitors in a private setting and room just for them. They have enough pressure already!!

    March 23, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Amy

    I see everyone is being objective. Could have been worse. (I hear Hulk Hogan was being considered).
    Thought everyone did ok. You go Buzz!! Hope I can do as well in my 80's

    March 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  221. TL

    BTW Jean, if you have watched any of the newcasts,'d know that Kate had a ballroom installed in her basement & she practices her 6 hours a day there...NOT

    March 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  222. TL

    Aiden what's his name should go. He might be nice to look at but the boy has NO RHYTHM at all. Give Kate a break....she is just trying to make a living to take care of 8 children. She doesn't have TLC anymore & that skank of an ex is probably more worthless than he is ugly!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  223. brenda

    Get rid of Brook and her very fake CHEST, bring back Samantha, she has class and she has a great personality. Also that room has to go the other way was much more fun, they stupid standing up there waiting for their

    March 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Ted

    We are boycotting DWTS in our household this year until the antimother Sataness Wiccan Kate Gosselin is voted off. The TV set was OFF Monday night.

    Here are some 'stars' I would watch on DWTS before Kate Gosselin:
    – Charles Manson
    – O.J.
    – Underpants bomber Umar Farouk
    – Michael Vick
    – Any Castro
    – Bernie Madoff
    – The guy who played Screetch on Saved by the Bell

    March 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Bob

    Kate can't support her kids without doing this show?! Between what they made off of Jon & Kate + 8 and her book, interviews, etc. etc., there should be no need for her to make another dime to support them for the rest of their lives. Let's not forget that she's also getting a boatload of things donated by sponsors and other groups.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  226. WOWSERS people are really cruel, Must be easy to sit back and trash talk people you don't know...I am not a huge fan of Katy G but seriously...go home and watch your kids...did you say that when Jeanie Garth was on there...she has kids..or any other parent for that matter...personally I never comment on this stuff but I bet its more jealously than anything else...wish I could buy my kids a nice $1M house...

    March 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  227. dolores

    ladies, it is the 21st century!!!! Why should Kate go home and take care of the brood?????? The kids have a father, for crying out loud! Stop with the sexist remarks already and get with the program.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  228. babs reinard

    OMG how cruel people are-Kate stay with it you will get better. It sounds like the people against health care noncaring and mean. Kate I think a lot of the woman are jealous and lazy,you are organized and loving with your kids. Most of the woman wish they could do what you do – getting out for a while to pay for the kids needs. Instead they are on the computer writing hateful things and the kids are running wild.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Tn gal

    Here is my 5 cents to this debate, Kate – she really have to go, she is awful, i never liked her and you can see she has attitude issues, big time! i start to understand why her husband left, she is a control freak.
    Jake- he is so plastic, he need to go, so full of himself, i dont understand what women see in him, fake.
    Chad – what a hottie, i hope he stays on long time.
    That 90210 girl – yeah she need to go too, she about to have nervous breakdown.
    Pamela – only thing missing from her dance was strip pole. she has no class.
    that Reno 911 girl – no class either, she is not even that funny.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  230. slipthalo

    Kate has to go. What she's doing there is beyond me. Where does she find the hours needed to rehearse when she has 8 children to care for?
    She dances like a board, yet appears to think she's a diva due to her reality show history.
    Keep Buzz, kick Kate.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Dawn38

    PLEASE CNN- Not one more word about Kate Gosselin on your shows or the internet. Most of us could care less. She had her 15 min. of fame.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Melanie

    I love the show. I do not like the new set either. Buzz should be voted off first. I give him credit for trying. I agree with some of you about Pamela Anderson. She did remind me of a stripper. She should also be voted off quickly! Give Kate a chance. She had the first show gitters. Who wouldn't when they are doing something out of the norm.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  233. charlie

    eww kate gosselin god cant stand her blames everything bad on john and probably will do the same thing with her new partner. stay at home and stop being a tv whore. ur not dedicated to ur kids if all u want to do is be on tv makes sense doesnt it

    March 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  234. mike

    All of you kate haters get over yourselves. Since when does a mom have to be a mom only and nothing else. Whether or not you agreed with their show it really is none of your business. What small minds you have to hate someone you don't even know. I wonder what I would think about you if I saw you on TV for an hour a week....rather one dimensional don't you think!

    For the record, she was not the worst last night

    March 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Betty

    I think most of them did well. Buzz did great for being 80 years old hope I still am walking at that age. It is a dance contest so of all of them he really needs to go. I don't understand why they have those much older folks on the show anyhow, there is no way they can keep up with the younger people. Say what you want about Kate but she looked like a lady, not cheep like some of them.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  236. patricia kennedy

    KATE.... please go and look after your kids !!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Mary A.

    Please people Let's vote the whole D- show off the air. This show is for lunatics. I happened to watch a part of it because I was looking forward to the newest episode of "Castle". "Castle" is a great entertaining cop/crime/ romantic/comedy kind of well written, and performed with interesting material we so rarely get on network tv today. I say more of this less of the other thing which I felt was a mess last night. New hostess, Brookes' dress looked like she borrowed it from the queen mum..

    March 23, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  238. holly

    How is this even fair anymore? Putting someone who is ALREADY a dancer like Nicole makes this show pointless. How is this hard for her?

    March 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  239. walleye

    I have no idea who Kate is, but she was elegant and will improve with time. Kudos to Buzz Lightyear for even trying. This tells seniors they can do anything they put their mind to. Pam Anderson looked like a stoned hooker. Nicole Scherzinger looked lovely and it will be a battle between her and Lysacek as to who gets the trophy in the end.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  240. nick

    I don't understand the backlash against Kate Gosselin. She has been very honest about her need to support her eight children in the wake of her divorce. A nurse's salary isn't going to do that effectively.

    Why is no one asking who was watching Pamela Anderson's children last night? She appeared to be on the verge of a drug-induced coma, but not one question about her parenting skills.

    Kate is a star in her own right. She had a very successful reality show, which at it's peak drew over 10 million viewers. That is more than Shannen Dougherty's 90210 typically achieved.

    I admire Kate's courage and will continue cheering her on throughout the season!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Ricardoh

    Kate did fine. Those of you telling her to go home and take care of her kids need to chill. If you had eight kids you would need a break once in awhile and I am sure her kids are being well taken care of. Another thing is don't take this star thing to seriously,she is as well known as many on the program. Looked like Buzz was having a good time.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  242. tim

    Having Kate Gosselin on makes this show "Dancing with the Desperate to be Relevant". Go away...

    March 23, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Dedia

    If Kate is such a "good" mother as she claims, then she should be home taking care of her kids.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  244. This is news?

    We have a plastic surgery queen in Pam Anderson & a woman who uses her kids -Kate–for fame. And these are the role models for males to strive after? No wonder marriage is dying if these are the choices.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  245. c j murphy

    Would you people please just realize it is only a tv show for entertainment purposes! They were all entertaining in their own way. I can't believe how cruel some people can be. You're right-Kate can't dance but cut the woman some slack-she is the first to admit it. If anyone is to blame it is the people who put her on the show! And as far as the comments regarding her kids-where were all of you when Marie was on-she had kids to take care of too. Let's just watch and have fun!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  246. KLM

    Too bad John is not around, Then Kate could blame him for her poor showing.

    Seriously though, how can anyone even still think of supporting this woman? Where are her children at? How is appearing on dancing with stars helping them. But that said, it is better than her using her kids like she did before.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  247. LISA

    Why is it that Derek Hough always gets the young, thin, energetic women. I have never seen him with a Kate Gosselin. I would like to see him switch partners with Tony.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  248. s

    Can someone please explain why Jake the Bachelor is on this show? At least all the other contestants have some quasi-legitimate claim to fame. But Jake???? Seriously???? He's already had more than his 15 minutes. Enough already.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  249. What the Heck

    I just need to address this comment:
    "that woman (Kate) balances 8 kids, while feeding them organic, taking them all over the world, and making sure they experience more things than most people with 1 kid, and all that with a selfish, cheating husband who thinks he is 18"

    Kate does balance Kids and does feed them organic, but the rest of this is all thanks to TLC; in exchange of taping her kids for a now cancelled show. Now that she can't pimp them out, she is trying to be famous(she openly has admitted she wants to be famous). She was up for a pilot talk show, but she acted like such a DIVA that they dismissed her from that. She has no talent whatsoever, really not that smart (I watched the show), and I think most people take issue with her focus for fame instead of her 8 children.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Deb about if you go back to being a "REAL" mom. Anything for attention!

    You were horrible.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Leona

    Enough with Kate Gosselin.
    This story should have been about Buzz Aldren. For his age, he danced pretty good and he has a wonderful personaltiy.
    I wish the media would just drop it with her, she has NO personaltiy & she is so fake and NO star !!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  252. cynthia

    I cringed while watching Kate – she does not belong there! Also, I think the glass room is a horrible idea and you are right – the contestants are not comfortable at all!! Bring back the private room!!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  253. mary

    Do we see the other parents going before the cameras and magazines saying they are on DWTS just to get money to raise their children??? I think all of the viewers are remembering Kate claiming her children's welfare is the only reason she is doing this – what about all of the money she spends on herself ...before some of you get in an uproar over this – I agree she deserves to care for herself but as a mother I always thought caring for the needs of your children come first and then the "extras" she seems to get for herself comes after the children and I do not mean keeping her health up – I personally feel sorry for Tony – he is such a great dancer-

    March 23, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Sue

    Shouldn't selfish, overpopulating Kate be home taking care of her 8 kids instead of playing around hour after hour, week after week in a dance studio?? Shame on her! She just can't get enough of that spotlight. She needs to be spending hour after hour, week after week in therapy! I think she's doing the dancing to avoid dealing with 8 needy, whiney kids! You decided to have 8 of them Kate, now step up to the plate and be a parent and put someone else first for a change!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  255. 'Dear Liza'

    Wow...Janet – 11:33am – your ignorant statement attacking "awful" children says more about you than anything else – they did not ask to be put on television; it was the decision of their parents (who just wanted more children and got more than they planned for. Since when is it a crime to want more children with in-vitro? Did you pay for it?) And excuse me, but since when does having a talent warrant warrant celebrity status? Like it or not, Kate Gosselin attracts viewers, period. My only issues with her are that those extensions which I think changes why people (some) connected to her but it just looks bad on her. I think she has to appear authentic, including stop saying she wants to be there and ACT like it. She appears to have no personality (I'd be very interested to know who came out to support her – she doesn't seem to have close relationships with anyone, except her children). Forget that she can't dance – lots of stars on that show were just as bad, but if people like you, then you have nothing to worry about and you can secure their votes. Looks like Kate has even MORE work to do!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  256. diane

    Looks like alot of people know Kate personally and can tell all of us the truth about her and her intentions. All of you personally know what kind of mother she is.WOW. I am amazed however know the truth myself:::::: "Judge not less you be judged." For those of you that go to church you know what that means and where that statement comes from.
    Of course so many of you need to disparage others to make your self feel good. Honestly many of you claim she is a bad mother, so do not let any of your children see what you have written because some may ask if you are good parent as they read your judgemental hateful comments
    Those of you who support her . KUDOS. Trust in someones intentions is not lost in this country.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Concerned Reader

    When will the public stop bashing Kate?? First, very one is so critical of the fact that her children are included in pictures, television, etc., now all of you are clamoring for the fact that her children are not being seen. Please people let this woman live her life. We all need the work and need to earn a living – let her.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Ron

    To all you women sticking up for Kate you are the same broads that have the 3 or 4 kids and no father figure present in their lives like Kate.
    You are sitting on the couch eating fudge bars watching Oprah waiting to cash that child support check from the man you betrayed.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  259. skibowski

    Pamela Anderson should show us her stretch

    March 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  260. johnno


    March 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Susan

    Jealous of Kate, not hardly. Her dancing aside, she has no personality. Even in her intro, she came across bitchy. If she didn't want to dance or had any less expectations of herself, why do it?

    Also, those stating she's doing it for her children, please, they don't get paid that much that it will support her entire brood. I would think she'd be tired of being in the public eye and want some privacy for herself and her children.

    With that said, Derek and Nicole looked and danced great together as did Evan and Anna. Erin and Maks looked good too.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Susanne

    Kate Gosselin sucks!!!! She looks extremely fake and it doesn't seem like she cares about anyone but herself! If she would be a loving mom she would be at home with her kids and not twirling around on some dance floor. Kids need to be raised by their parents no matter if they are divorced or not...and not by some babysitter!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  263. OhioMom

    Pamela is trash and Jake is NOT a STAR!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  264. skibowski

    The women should dance naked so that we can see their boobs shakin' up and down

    March 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  265. plm

    Kate can't dance – bad personality – bad attitude -she needs to be off of the show. Won't watch it if she stays another week.
    Have loved the show from the beginning but will not watch it again until she is off!!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Mich481

    OMG...Kate is now a star. Her first priority are her children So who is watching the kids while Kate is dancing with (real stars) You must practice to dance and I think she needs way more practicing. She should be home with her 8kids! She might be saying it's for her kids, but did her kids need a $600 weave on her hair??

    March 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Michael

    It's a sad indictment of Americans when someone gains some level of fame or notoriety simply because they have a litter.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Selle

    I agree with the comment that Kate will be the first one voted off. She could be the greatest dancer of the season but I'll never know because I won't watch her. I fast-forward my DVR right past her. In fact, because of her and Pamela Pontoon Anderson being contestants (another fast-forward), I almost canceled my DVR recordings of this show and was going to simply skip this season entirely. These two gals are offensive to many women. They're nothing we want to see on our TV when there are so many more worthy contestants.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Laura

    I'm neither a fan nor non-fan of Kate, but I admire what she's doing. One of the reasons I watch is because my head says "I can do that" but my body says, "oh no you can't!" Kate is trying something she's never done before, and I appreciate that, as well as trying to give her kids an example of trying something different and uncomfortable. Pam Anderson looked like she was on something or drunk. Why the shot of her in the make-up chair? Did she puke before the performance and had to have her make-up re-done?

    March 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Alex

    @DC7: I respcdat. She need ta get her sorry butt home and take care uh her keeds.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Nancy

    Give the lady a break. Sure, she was horrible on her show but has anyone thought that maybe Jon was lazy!!!!!!!! Why can't Kate have a life and do something as innocent as dancing. I thought she did better than half of the others. Did anyone read that she practices when the kids are at school and in bed. Come On!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Kait

    Kate-lovers – Oh please !!! Stop whining about people bashing Kate! The "great mom" did almost as well at dancing last night as she did at parenting and being married. In other words.... HORRIBLE !!! All she's looking for is someone else to fund the "adventures" she wants. She got used to TLC funding her every whim. Course its all for the kids, just ask her. And then ask the kids what they remember of these adventures.... the little ones probably remember nothing because they are too young. Kate, your 15 minutes are SOOOOO up – why don't you try the greatest adventure – spending time with your kids instead of with the manicurist, hairdresser, tanning salon, etc.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Interesting

    She should do porn, she has the lips for it.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Thanh

    If you're in the tabloids, that qualifies you as a star. They wouldn't print it if people didn't want to read it.

    She did quite well for an absolute beginner. I dance Latin ballroom, and learning the steps is one thing, but to learn the technique and perform it for an audience is a whole different ballgame. Kate's technique and performance weren't that great compared to the other stars, but it was a great start, and I think she'll get much better if voters keep her in. At the very least, it wasn't "pedestrian" like how most beginners start.

    However, the field this year is loaded with stars that have potential, so competition will be fierce.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  275. CB

    I disagree FRAN. I think the nasty one is Pamala Anderson. Gross! She is a scarey woman. Yes Kate has 8 kids but doesn't she deserve a break after all that has happened. I mean I'm sure she sees them frequently. I think she did a good a job as alot of them with probably less experience as a mom.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Melody

    KATE IS RAISING HER CHILDREN! Raising children includes working for a living...It seems people want her to sit on her butt to raise her children...what kind of message is she sending her children?...That Moms are to be at home 24/7w/out an income while their children run around w/no shoes or food or roof over their, clothes on her their backs?...Find, Kate go home and stand on the corner w/a tin cup begging for money to support your children...Oh, and don't forget while they sleep, go turn tricks!...Shhh, we won't tell your children that you do this behind their backs...Kate you go girl!...Raise and Support your Children mentally, emotionally and financially....I raised my children as a single Mom and I had to work 2 jobs just to make ends meet...If I were Kate, opportunity knocks, I'd go for it too!...Jealousy gets one no where...we need to take care of ourselves bc no one else will...and she's taking care of her children the best way she knows how...I can't wait to see you next wk!...

    March 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  277. mil

    you know what? she's trying and think it is a wonderful example to show her kids that they may fail, but at least try. I think Kate is a good mother and stones and glass houses, people!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Cricketmk3

    I'm sure Kate is not the only mother on the show. Why do some of you keep saying she should go home and raise her kids. Pam Anderson is a "mom" but I don't think her kids even live with her. Lay off Kate.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Randy

    It's time to scrap the reality shows, dancing with the stars, american idol, and so on. Where do they find these people....Gosselin...are you kidding

    March 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Fran

    Kate was horrible and Pamela looked like a dirty tramp!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  281. kathi s

    Kate Gosselin has dealt the nursing profession , of which I am proud to be counted as a member of one for the last 40 years) a huge disservice. The majority of us are working parents and are able to afford our children a comfortable lifestyle on a nurses salary. The fact that she maligns the profession every chance she gets, as a smoke screen to hide her true ambition, that of a "reality star" is really getting old. I would have to agree with most of the other bloggers and say she should be voted off, just because of her dancing perfomance . Her sense of entitlement over having eight children and having to provide for them by making money as a media junkie , speaks volumes. Kate and Jon made a personal choice to have these eight children , and they should have been prepared to handle both the financial and emotional issues that come with parenthood.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Vince

    Please, let's get rid of the worst. Kate first and Pamela Anderson second. Hey, Andy Warhol said everyone gets 15 minues of fame. Yours expired years ago. Go home and make an attempt to be a good mother.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  283. jmarm

    the holding tank or whatever they call it sucks. I think they need to go back to the former set up. How unnerving for the contestants. Otherwise, it was a great show. They all deserve a great deal of credit for their hard work and effort.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Mary J. Gillespie

    I personally wish that the new host be replaced.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  285. judy

    Kate and Buzz...gotta go off.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Wendy

    I was anxious too see Kate dance, but once again her horrible personality came through! She needs to chill out and have fun...she's too serious about everything and needs to grow up. I used to be the same way...she has no sense of humor and expected to learn the dance (by the way she reacted) in one day!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Kevin

    It amazes me as I sit here and listen to all these negative comments against Kate, people she is a human being, Im sure not one of you know her personaly (as I dont either) but do we really need all the negativity, fi you dont like watching here on tv change the channel, Im sure most of you ahve watched her reality tv show, cause that is what america has become addicted to. You got nothing nice to say dont say anything at all...geez get a life.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  288. PR

    I disagree with everyone who is saying vote Kate off so she can go home and take care of her kids. I mean, come on, isn't anyone thinking of the children? Keep Kate on the show so the kids can be free of her screaming & selfishness for a little while longer. They're probably better off without her.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Linda

    I only watched DWTS to see Kate Gosselin. She is doing something out of her comfort zone and I admire her more than anyone else there.
    People, please be kind, none of you are professionals either. When and if she goes, I will no longer be watching this season. I think she is the most hard working, most brave, mody classy woman and gives her all to everything she does in any area. She is to be truly admired for all of her efforts. Her first thoughts when they introduced her?
    "Hi kids!" It doesn't get any better than that.
    I say God bless her.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  290. DavO

    Kate should be EXTREMELY PROUD of herself for putting herself out there in Dancing w/The Stars. Don't forget, this is something totally new to Kate, and I'm conficdent she'll go a long way if not claiming the crystal ball trophy. I totally concur withe comments from walrus. Buzz Aldrin should go.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Pearl

    The new studio in the back of the ballroom does seem really strange and awkward. Were they trying to please the studio audience with more visual access to the "stars"? It certainly appeared quite intrusive and a bit unprofessional to the home audience. Also, can't remember the previous female host's name, but she seemed to know how to do her job better than Brooke Burke (sp). Perhaps Brooke needs more time to fine tune her interviewing skills.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  292. mother of 2

    I wonder why we haven't told all the other mothers who are dancing to go home and take care of their children. It seems there is a double standard where Kate is concerned. Kate is being a good mother (are any of the other dancers practicing in their homes to be near their children), just like any other single working mother, who needs to earn money to support her children. Should we tell all the other single mothers in the world to just "go home and be a mom"? Why don't we tell the fathers to go home and be dads to their kids instead of dancing? Ridiculous comments!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Just Curious...

    Wondering who's watching the kids? Jon – the jobless dad or the nanny? Hmm shouldn't you be home with all your rugrats Kate?

    March 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  294. 2cents

    I have to admit I didn't like Kate's performance last night. She was stiff, her constant smile looked as if she was trying too hard to hide her nervousness and somehow, the pink dress seemed a little weird for the mom image we all have of the mother of 8 kids. Having said all this, I have to say that this is the career Kate has chosen for herself and she is working very hard to make this successful for herself and her family. I think we should start looking at her objectively as a career woman rather than judging her personal life. She is starting a clean slate and it will be refreshing to see how she builds this up from here. Finally I'm driven to the conclusion that, to me, she is anyday better than the celebrities we adore!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  295. jojo

    Kate...You just need to go away!

    March 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Ed

    Poor Buzz. Why did they put him on the show? This is an athletic contest! He could hardly walk.

    March 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Deedee

    All this talk about Kate and why she shouldn't be on the show because she's not famous enough... HELLLO.. Jake Pevelka (the bachelor) is less famous than she is, so why isn't anyone bashing him? I'm not here to bash anyone.. I think they all did a good job for their first live appearance. It can't be easy to get up in front of all those people (including millions watching on tv) while trying to remember your steps, and to smile, and to look perfect for the cameras, I mean come on... can anyone who posted all of these mean comments say they can do any better?!?
    If it were up to me, Buzz would be the first to go (purely because of his dancing skills and my fear for him having a coronary out there), then Pam (because honestly she's trying too hard to make people believe she's still sexy – these days people are looking for something a little more natural!!), and then Kate (If she can't seem to let go and enjoy herself out there.
    Also – I agree about the celebraquarium. Thats gotta go!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  298. dessertgirl

    Kate looked and danced like a clumsy transvestite.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  299. bikerguy

    amazing i dont remember kate having those big melons? She is nothing more than a media whore who needs to go home and take care of her snot nosed knee biters. All she ever did is yell at her kids and make her x husband look like a moron on national tv. Give him back his balls and go rub oil on those fake titties..PIG

    March 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  300. t-kc

    Why all the Kate-hate? Good lord people calm down! Her kids are taken care of and she's allowed to have a little fun. The reason she is on the show is because DWTS asked her to be and she's earning some kind of income because good-ole Jon is an idiot!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  301. karen

    I think everyone who left a nasty comment should be ashamed of themselves. Did no one ever tell you if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  302. ellenln

    vote kate off ... i don't like her but i was embarrassed for her ...
    never was a pam fan but she looked like she was having a fun time ..

    March 23, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Suzanne

    It was a very entertaining show! I really enjoyed it. You can usually tell at the first show who can move and who can't. Kate will never be a good dancer, no matter how much instruction she has. Buzz Aldrin is a trooper, but 80 is too old to start learning how to dance. Pamela Anderson seemed to be drunk; I think pole dancing would be a better venue for her.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Marie

    Who should be voted off first – Kate Gosselin. The show is called Dancing With the Stars – she shouldn't even be on the show to begin with. She was one of the three worst in last night's performance. Don't need to see her dance again.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Laura

    Kate Gosselin has the most recognizable face out of all the celebrities this year. Why? Because America made her famous. She deserves to be there just as much as the other "celebrities". Pam Anderson danced like a stripper and looked like she was on something. Plus, Pam has kids at home too. Should she not be allowed to dance on the show? I seem to remember that Brooke Burke has two little children too. Should she not co-host? All of you Kate haters are going to be disappointed to see that she will improve each week and will remain on the show for a while because America loves her. Keep on dancing, Kate 🙂

    March 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Cynthia

    Why does everyone keep saying to vote Kate off, don't you just call to keep someone on. Doesn't it mean by voting for someone makes them stya on the program longer?

    March 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Heidi

    I am so tired of self righteous hypocrites sitting in judgment of others. Let’s face it, the majority of parents with eight children are leeching off the government. Kate didn’t choose this for the future of her children, that self centered, cheating, morally bankrupt former spouse of hers did. If anyone of you were in the same position, you would be doing the same to provide for your children. If you say that you wouldn’t, you apparently think it would be better to work multiple jobs with no chance of quality time with your children. And I’m just guessing you would probably prefer to see a low class bimbo getting all the attention for all the wrong reasons too. Kate, you’ll get all my votes for having the class and intestinal fortitude to endure. GO KATE!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  308. KML

    And one more all you PERFECT mothers out time you decide to go to the grocery store or anywhere else without your kids....DON'T. Apparently not staying home with your kids every waking minute makes you a terrible person that doesn't love your kids.

    All mothers should quit their jobs and stay home 24/7 to be with their kids.....Puh-leeze....Back to reality people!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Mark C. Potts

    It's interesting, I've actually met two contestants here. Both Kate and Pam at different times. Kate needs to relax and just go with the flow of music. She's so tightly wound up, she'll blow. Pam is just the opposite. A true free spirit who is so kind, at least to me she was. So once she gets into the rhythm, she'll be fine. I'm not surprised by the leaders, it's a variation of what they do outside of DWTS. Best of luck to everyone.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  310. GoSharks

    Of course Nicole did well; she dances for a living! Also, I agree that the new set up is pretty awkward... everyone standing there with a forced smile while watching their competition is weird.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  311. theresa

    OMG...why are people so critical of your own life not hers! The kids have a father who can take care of them also! Let her have fun! She loves her kids and they know it. People are just jealous that she can multi task...that's what us good mothers can do!!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Amy

    How come there are other mothers on this show, yet everyone is telling Kate to go home and take care of her children?

    March 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Melody

    What's w/the all Kate bashing?! She deserves to be there just as much as any other Mom w/children...Get real people, she needs to support her children...ABC approached her. Going back to nursing isn't going to raise her children...Too, Kate has every right to try something new out of her comfort zone...She's teaching her Children to face fear head on w/out being a chicken...For everyone who thinks Kate should go back to her kids, she's practicing at home in PA...Where's Jon? Out w/his next bimbo...I applaud Kate...She's doing what I could have done 20 years ago but didn't bc of fear and for what people would say...She has guts!...I'm one of 8, my Mother never worked outside the home or tried anything outside the home...Unfortunately this is how we turned out except for my deceased brother...Now we're teaching our 10 children to go outside of their comfort zone and they are...Oldest, she's is a Minister w/2 churches, 2 in the Army(my Daughter included)one is a kindergarden teacher, one in the home office of CVS, 2 in elementary school, 2 own a huge company, Torvec w/their Dad, and another a MGR for BK(my Son)....Remeber, "SUCCESS DOES NOT COME TO YOU, ONE GOES AFTER TO SUCCEED."....

    March 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Wendy

    It's scary to hear Kate Gosselin called an "amazing woman". Someone needs to find a new heroine as well as a more worthwhile pursuit than watching Dancing with the Stars or any of the so-called reality shows.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  315. brandi

    Kate Gosselin is an awful shrew; lose the insecurities and she might not come off like such a cold fish. Pamela surprised me that she could pull off her moves so well being so top heavy- she had the most fun and took herself the least seriously and I liked her the best. I think its dumb that Nicole whatever her name is from the Pussycat Dolls and the ice skater are performing- both have an unfair advantage.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Tanya

    Kate Gosselin has made it clear that she wants to be a celebrity first, not a mother. Those who disagree with me obviously aren't mothers themselves. She has nannies raising her children now. Dancing in her basement doesn't change that.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Marcie

    While I don't necessarily agree with the way the Gosselins run their family, the fact of the matter is that food still needs to be provided for the children, as well as a home, and vehicles, and clothing, and college educations. That is going to be a mighty pricey venture.

    Jon is much more of an attention whore than Kate is. At least she is trying to provide for the kids. She wasn't the best dancer by any means, but it was her first time out. I'd like to see her out and about a little while longer.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Gary

    Vote Kate off, she should be home raising her children and not worrying about the spotlight!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  319. jam

    Kate's turn to leave will happen soon enough. Buzz and the guy from the soap opera need to go first.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  320. DC7

    U Kate lovers r killing me PLEASE.......... send the no talent money grubber home. She is such a fake. Notice that all the Kate lovers seem to be women boo hoo boo hoo Kate have it so rough poor Kate waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    March 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Mary

    Kate doesn't realize that the stars were the kids – never her.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  322. SMW

    Kate is just like any other working mother, you don't walk around telling them to go home as you walk by them on the street. She built a dance floor in her basement, so she could train at night and not travel. Plus, she has a deadbeat husband, she's the breadwinner and has to support her family.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Eugene

    Was I the only one who was annoyed by the prerequisite fake tans, fake and overwhitened smiles and fake boobs on most of the "stars and dance professionals" ? Geez, I practically needed sunglasses to cut the glare from Tony's smile! LOL

    Note to costume designers– Yes, Brooke paid a lot for those boobs, but no, we don't need to see that much of them!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  324. KML

    All you people need to get over yourselves. I don't know who most of you think you are. Kate Gosselin is a mother of what. Does that not mean she can't have some time to herself or have fun doing dancing with the stars. I myself am not a big fan of Kate's either but after reading your nasty comments I couldn't resist speaking my piece.

    Why don't all you Kate haters find something more creative to do with your time. Like finding a life for yourself.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  325. guest

    Kate HAS to go. Do you realize how much she would be bashing John if he were the one dancing? Neither one of them deserves one second more of our collective attention. I and everyone should boycott any product advertised on ANY show on which either one of them appear. At least with her gone from home maybe the kids will get some attention from someone who will not exploit them

    March 23, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Mary

    I was pleasantly surprised that Kate did as well as she did – considering her nerves and having never been on a stage before doing a live show. The only thing that is really bothering me is that I feel she/stylists are succumbing to her motherly role so much that they are dressing her in gowns my grandma would wear! She's pretty and sexy! Why shouldn't she show it? I hope she is able to relax next week and have some fun! And – to the naysayers – who ever said being a mother equated to house arrest? Plenty of mothers would jump at this opportunity and – every day – mothers all over the world work 8, 12, 14 hour shifts in order to take care of their youngsters. Why is Kate any different? That's right – she isn't. GO KATE !

    March 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  327. Laurie in Seattle

    Kate is the real deal. She is dancing better than most of us could ever hope to do ourselves! She is just a mom and author who is trying to support her kids. God help her, her ex- never will.

    I don't blame her in the slightest for scooping up any opportunity she can. She has 8 kids to support. I worked and my kids were in daycare. I daresay that these kids are in a pretty comfortable environment and well cared for when their mom isn't around. Kate said that her worthless ex- was with them for 9 out of the 12 days she had been gone. Not bad. Give the woman a break!

    That being said, the experience of the other dancers is pretty shocking. Ice skaters, musical performers, athletes – is this any kind of fair competition? Give me Kate any day; that's what I'm watching for - to see someone who cannot dance learn the steps.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  328. C. Miller

    Were not Kate Haters, we just hate people with no class, no skill, no parenting skills and absolutely zero reasons to be in our living rooms. She just needs to stay off People magazine and these shows and go be a parent. Her job is basically grifting money off of pathetic people who find her interesting.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Monica

    I admire Kate for being on the show. Yes, she does have 8 children home but she also has to live and be happy which in turn will make her kids happy. After being portrayed so badly in the media, she is trying to be known as Kate now and not "Kate and John". I think she needs to let go of the nerves and she will do well.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Carolyn

    I think the new studio is bad from a viewer's point of view. Maybe it offers something extra for the stars but it just looks strange from my side of the screen. I think everyone did a good job for the first night out. I felt honored to get to see Buzz but I was really afraid that he might fall out there. I think all of the other contestants should "lighten up" a little and just have fun. As for some of the people posting nasty remarks on here...go take an English class!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  331. Maria Ashot

    i love to dance - but I am utterly bored 95% of the time watching others dance, unless they are actually professional, trained dancers and I have bought a ticket to their performance. I find the proliferation of all these "reality" shows, especially the ones in which graceless or marginally talented people are "launched" or "feted" or presented as some kind of important contributor to the cultural experience of the masses, the flavor-of-the-month, to be a colossal waste of time. These, and the repetitive news reports in which there is very little actual novel or important news (although of course with 6.9 billion on the planet something of note MUST be going on somewhere?), are in my view the principal reason not to own a TV.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Pat Brooks

    I am so tired of all the critism of Kate Gossellin. God gave her all
    of those kids at one time and she is doing her very best to support
    them instead of going on welfare and letting us the taxpayers do it.
    She is practicing in the basement of her home while they are in school and there is no reason she should not try to earn a living to support them and a nurses salary will not do it and would have much longer hours away from home. Stop being so judgemental and give this poor woman credit and suport for doing what is best for her family. Most woman are forced to go out and make a living and that is all she is trying to do, esp. because her ex – husband isn't doing it . Go Kate, you are doing a great job raising your kids and dancing your heart out to support them!!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  333. Bella

    I mean DRUNK or high.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  334. momOtwo

    Why is that before Kate was always crying that she wasn't a star?
    If she doesn't want to be a star, and have the media in her life, then she shouldn't pretend to be a star on a show like this!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  335. jean

    I wish I were a stay at home mom, with eight kids and two dogs, so I could spend 6 hours a day practicing ball room dancing 2/3's of a continent away from the most important things in my life. I'm sure if you asked her she would say she's doing it for her children's future.

    TLC isn't writing her the big checks that pay for her multi-acre home and following her and her children on all manner of fabulous adventures,

    March 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  336. nancy

    I didn't like Jon & Kate + 8 because I thought it exploited their children for money. I thought both people were ridiculous and more interested in celebrity than in being parents. I watched a total of three times before I said 'enough.' Last night I couldn't even bring myself to watch 'Dancing' because she was on it. I will be back to watch once she is gone. I think she and he are both opportunistic narcissists who don't deserve to parent those lovely children.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Lou

    I have never heard so many people talk crap about Kate..........They must really be jealous of her! Keep up the good work girl!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  338. Bella

    Buzz was sweet, but he was a very poor dancer. I think in fairness he should go. Pamela Anderson looked and acted like she was drug or high.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Laura

    Kate – lay off the fake tan. I know you are trying for the Malibu Barbie look, but you kind of look like an oompa loopma. As far as the dance moves go, you are probably just as good as Pam Anderson. What makes her better is that she actually looks like she is having FUN when she is performing.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  340. Toni

    Leave Kate alone!! She has been "pummeled" enough already! If dancing is helping to support her kids, I say go for it!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Russell

    Kate Gosselin, Did i miss the memo where she became a star!!!! Last i heard she was a tabloid making Mother of eight neglected kids.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  342. C. Miller

    Kate Gosselin was embarrassing. My wife and I were horrified. There were some awkward poses and kicks that looked like Elaine from Seinfeld choreographed it. Please kick her off.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Shannon

    I really hope that Kate makes it far. I'm so sick and tired of people bashing her because she is a mother of 8 and working a job. A lot of mothers have to work these days and she is one of them. How come all the other mothers that have come on the show have not been criticized like she has been? She practices at her home so she can be with her kids, we, as mothers, should all be as lucky to be able to work at home. Get a grip people– she IS doing this for kids and their financial stability! I applaud her for making it work and finding a balance between the two! The point? If one is going to criticize her, then one should also bash Pamela Anderson, Brooke Burke, Marie Osmond and all the other moms' that have appeared. Enough said.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  344. stacy

    I think Kate did well. I just think its sad that people attack her and say she isnt a good mom for doing this show. Whether you like her or not this is how she earns a living. SHe is not harming her children by doing this show. She is just doing something for herself and still she makes sure her kids are taken care of first. I mean her husband is SKANK , yet everyone still attacks her. I dont see her running all over hollywood dressing stupid and dating people that are not appropriate to be around children.. Like her x hubby has and continues to do ... SO GIVE KATE A BREAK.....Id rather look at her that an aging Bimbo like Pamela anderson flip her hair all around trying to act young. Out of alot of those contestants .... Kate is by far a better moral role model. KUDOS TO KATE... GO GIRL!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  345. jeff

    If she looked that good during her marriage her husband might have stayed put,,,, typical divorced woman , always changes after the divorce.....

    March 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  346. Morris the Cat

    Nicole the Pussycat was easily the best of an awkward lot.
    Pam was tons of fun but Kate, despite looking very Hollywood danced like Goober from the Andy Griffith show.

    The very pampered ex co=host was not missed as the sanguine Brooke Burke was a more than capable fill-in.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Sam

    You people have nothing to do but criticize people who gets a little attention from the world. I happen to like Kate for the effort she is trying to do. Like many said some of the other stars have children and they leave them to come and dance, but does anybody say anything bad about them? NO!!!, so if you need to be negative against Kate, you have the right, but don't keep harping on her on going home and take care of her kids, they are school age and not at home like before. She does have a dance floor in her basement, so she can practice. Leave her do what she wants/has to do. I do give her a lot of credit for at least going and trying to dance.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  348. BarbT

    OMG, why is everyone bashing Kate? I agree that on Jon & Kate Pl,us 8, she was a bitch to her husband. She made a mistake, who on here hasn't? Give the woman a freakin break. She's a working mom like a lot of us and I for one am glad she's out there doing whatever it takes to earn a living for her kids.

    You want to talk trash mom that should be home with her kids...did anyone see Pamela Anderson's performance last night? She's the one that needs to voted off the show. PLEASE get rid of that trashy piece of talentless witch. That's all folks!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  349. Sarah

    Get rid of Kate. I know Buzz sucked, but he's BUZZ ALDRIN, for pete's sake!! Keep him in and give him a chance. He's got the highest IQ of anyone on the floor and the most class. Doesn't that count for something?

    March 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Gary

    I watched the show and Kate and Buzz need to go home it was just a sad time of wasted air time..Kate is no star either, so she had too many kids , learn to put her legs together maybe.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  351. DavO

    Kate should be EXTREMELY PROUD of herself for putting herself out there in Dancing w/The Stars. Don't forget, this is smoething totally new to Kate, and I'm conficdent she'll go a long way if not claiming the crystal ball trophy. I totally concur withe comments from walrus. Buzz Aldrin should go.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  352. DMR

    It would be nice if "Dancing with the Stars" actually had some stars. Kate is little more than a very boring grifter. It does not take much to make babies, it does take some brains to raise them well. Kate, do the world a favor, go away and never darken the media again.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  353. delong

    Overall good show last night, buzz is a national hero but dancing on this show no please..and kate is not a celebrity of any kind besides having too many children she needs to go home NOW. Is this program scratching the bottom of the can for contestants? I mean come on at least have a star on the show not "has been or never stars"...

    OMG come on...maybe I will dance veteran.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  354. A MOM....

    KATE!!! Way to go! You should be proud of yourself! At least you are NOT sitting around watching life pass you by! Once the kids grow up, what will all these readers do then??? Do they expect all moms (working and non-working) to stay home each and everyday! Take it from a mom, you have to have a life too! Or you will loose yourself!

    I couldn't even imagine how hard it was to dance in front of all of the viewers last night! YOU CAN DO IT!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  355. RaeOhio

    People crack me up for dogging Kate....... if she's not a 'star' and shouldn't be on DWTS then why do we have Jake the bachelor.... why is he a 'star' and Kate is not?

    March 23, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Hoo Kares

    All you Kate Haters?...blah blah blah... Go away!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Stephanie

    I don't understand the people who seem to think that Kate cannot be on this show, cannot be away working, because she has a family. How many of the other contestants on this show have families? How many other mothers have to travel for work? That fact does not make her a bad mother. I think there are many things you can critique her on but not her ability to be a mother. Heck, even Jon has complimented her on that. I would assume that the 3 whole days she is away every week that he is around.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Jodi

    Kate obviously shouldn't have this much time on her hands with 8 kids to take care of! Guess now she can afford full-time nannies to do her job. I find this extremely sad. Her priority is not her children but her so-called stardom!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  359. Tikka

    Stunned said:

    "What the hell ? Brooke used the term " Little People" , when talking to Kate Gosselin. Who is she .... Marie Antoniette ? Qu'ils mangent de la brioche . "Daning for the "little people" You have to be kidding.. truly "

    I think when she said "little people", she was referring to the Gosselin children! 😛

    March 23, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  360. Lisa

    I hate to tell all of you Kate haters out there BUT Brooke Burke, Lisa Rena, and other female contestants on DWTS have children too! Its called time management and she is entitled to she desires! She is not the first so BACK OFF! She has every right to do this just like the rest of them! I may not approve of some of her tactics from her TLC show but show her the same respect as all of the other contestants. Men on the show have children too so it goes BOTH WAYS!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Kathy

    I do not like the new stage set-up at all or Brook as "after dance greeter/co-host". She was worse than Kate. It was a pretty poor first DWTS show. Love Tom, Bruno can calm down just a bit and Len has really gotten "nasty" critical. Bring back Samantha and the old set.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  362. Deborah

    Those of you who are saying "Kate was as good as any of the others" CLEARLY have no concept of what it means to be able to dance. SHE WAS TERRIBLE!!!!! She does not have a graceful or rhythmic bone in her body! She was awkward, she'll never learn to move her arms of legs correctly, she doesn't point her toes. Just terrible. Buzz goes first, then either Kate or soap opera hottie. Judging by the comments here, Kate may get enough viewer votes to stay on - she certainly won't hang around based on her scores. Final 3 = Erin Andrews, figure skater, and Nicole. Nicole wins – hand down – no question.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  363. cacmacac

    Kate Gosselin was embarrassingly TERRIBLE! In her quest for the public spotlight, she is making some bad decisions, including leaving her eight kids to go on television doing something she is clearly so unsuited for. I never thought she was that great as a wife or mother, but Lord-love-a-duck her performance as a dancer was absolutely cringe-worthy. My sympathies go out to John (again) and her children.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  364. proudffwife

    Um, Kate does not need to dance to support her 8 kids ... she has a nursing degree and should use THAT other than her tawdry reputation to earn a living for herself and her family ... not to mention, help others in the process.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Beverly Pelletier

    Really, all you Kate haters! Isn't she entitled to a little bit of time away from the kids. If you had been reading other things, you would know that she practices right in her home. It's not like she is going to be away from her kids weeks at time. Come on people! I am so tired of Kate bashers.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  366. Karin

    @ Norm – what show were you watching? Kate was awful, Pam was throwing her hair around like a stripper on a pole, and the male judges don't criticize the women dancers any worse than the mal dancers. If anything, the judges were harder on the male dancers last night than I've ever seen !

    March 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  367. Sharon

    Buzz first...hero and inspiration at his age but not up to par dancing...Kate was the next weakest...Aiden definately has potential....Please go Kate....painful to watch

    March 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  368. Can't say

    I believe Kate has to go first. She's too bossy. I won't be surprised if her kids become bossy as her when they reach their teenage years. Good Luck to Kate. Kate really should focus on her kids and not about her allllll the time. She is the one who started the whole issue between her and John. What John did is wrong too but Kate threw him off a lot of times in the show and she just did the same to her dance partner. What a dumb Bitach woman.

    Yes, Buzz Aldrin is a hero. But because he's a hero doesn't mean he would stay on long. He just enjoying his time even if he didn't do well as people say. He is just having Fun.

    The front top body changer, PA, needs to go as well. No need to watch her. She has strange personality.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  369. Matt Schafer

    If you used two precious hours of your life to watch this crap, you should be ashamed of yourself. Now, go to your room and think about what you've done and don't come out unitl you've suited yourself with a fitting punishment.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  370. Marty

    Someone needs to tell Pamela Anderson that this is a dance competition not an R rated movie. The way she was hanging all over her partner and acting like a sex kitten was sickening. Plus she doesn't have a brain in her head. She acted like she was high on something or drunk...another no-talent blonde...

    March 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  371. DC7 go home girl! I thought you were as sucky as any of the others last night. All you need to do is let go of your money grubbing ways and dance to the music of failure ! You can do it!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  372. Jennifer

    I don't like the new set...It lost its warmth.....I am willing to give Brook Burke a chance, but wasn't happy with her last night. She interrupted several times , mentioned things about herself-it's not about her and she either gasped, made sounds or reacted to the judges scores..
    That wasn't professional in my opinion....The ABC people need to correct her asap or she will not be hosting next season.
    When Derek's partner mentioned he was a terrific teacher, Brooke went ahead and commented something to the effect of " I know!!"
    She needs to keep her personal comments to herself..
    Other than that, she was okay and looked terrific..

    March 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  373. Karin

    Agreed that Kate needs to go home – if what she did was dancing, then I must be a world class dancer !! Loved the comment that "it looked like Tony was pushing a shopping cart" – so true ! And between the hair extensions and the toothy fake smile (to show off her new veneers), she just looked ridiculous! SEND HER HOME !
    To all the defenders of Kate, what???? How is she "in the midst of raising 8 little kids" and "doing this for all the moms" ? Have you seen any pictures of her doing ANYTHING with the kids lately – she's in tabloids every week but never with her kids – usually out and about. Yeah, moms deserve a break, but usually they spend time with the kids before they take a break !
    She isn't raising her kids, and hasn't since the first year their show was on the air. Since then, the nannies (although we can't call them nannies because Kate repeatedly SWORE she'd NEVER have a nanny raise her kids) and Jon have been watching the kids while Kate traveled and did research on where she wanted the show to take them to next. Unfortunately, while she claims she does it so the kids get to experience wonderful things (great excuse when the kids were too young to remember any of it), the most important thing they learned is that they are entitled. God help them when they grow up!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  374. Al F

    I also think Pamela was on something. Kate needs to relax. Maybe she'll be better next week. Nicole Scherzinger was great!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  375. rcb

    Wow, for all of the 'Kate Haters' give the gal a break. She gets PAID to be there. Supporting 8 kids can't be cheap and I'm sure the father isn't sending cash. Is she the best? No. Is she a 'celebrity'? No. But kudos for trying Kate! Did anyone see Buzz Aldrin's wife? Wow, a bit too much plastic surgery there!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  376. regina

    kate should focus on her kids

    March 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  377. Patrick

    Everyone should be talking about the star of the night ERIN ANDREWS

    March 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  378. Sandra

    Amen! You chose to have 8 kids, now take care of them. Go Buzz!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  379. mike

    I agree that Kate is not a star, but she tried to dance, I wonder how many of the people that put comments would have the guts to try that in front of millions. How many of you said you wouldn't watch the show because she was on it? And most importantly what were the ratings for number of viewers for this season opener compared to previous years? Whether you like it or not she gets people talking and tuning in, so I think ABC has accomplished it's goal by putting her on the show. I think they should cast her in a sitcom next, just think about how many people tuned in for DWTS, think how many will tune in just to watch her fail at a sitcom, but due to numbers watching it will be deemed a success. ABC, if you want to put her in a sitcom your veiwers will be there.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  380. KDC

    Why is Kate the only one getting the "go home and take care of your kids!" beating? What about the other moms AND dads on the show? Kate is out there trying to make some money to support her kids, unlike their father. If you want her to go home and not earn any money to support her family are you all ready to chip in for her welfare checks? I don't think so.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  381. Bryan

    Kate before the show.." this will be hard but nothing like raising 8 kids..."

    Buzz after hearing Kate's remark.."That's nice, I drifted through the voids of space and walked on the moon...."

    March 23, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  382. Beth

    I don't like the new studio...the private room was much better. Buzz needs to go first...I remember how long they kept Cloris Leachman on and it was silly as she was a horrible dancer! Kate still is a control freak...look at how she acted in rehersals..needs to go as well as Pam! Nicole and Evan were the of them will win.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  383. mary

    Kate said she was doing this in order to get money for her kids...She and Jon had two great kids – would not stop at that – went on with test, knowing the likely hood of having mutliple births -who did she think was going to support all of the children that she would possibly have? – Jon may have left the marriage for good reason – Kate seems to be all out for Kate – wants to be seen on t.v., etc. – so she can't dance so what else is new – practicing in her basement is not "looking after" her children – I hope there is a reliable person in charge of them while she is doing her "thing" – as a mom I do not want her to do me any favors of "doing this for me"....

    March 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  384. Donna

    Kate always says he kids come first, I am sure they really benefited from her boob job and her hair care. She was and always will be all about Kate, she thinks people have stupid written on thier foreheads.She thinks because she had sextuplets the world owes her a living I might add she goaded her husband into trying for just one more baby.With her running all over the place making a name for herself she can't possibly be spending anytime with her kids. A Star or a celebrity she isn't, but someone forgot to tell her.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  385. Sara

    Kate should be the first to go. She looked awful and can't dance. Buzz was much better and looked like he was truly having fun with it.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Ann

    Bring back Samantha!!! Pay her what ever she wants. Brook looked more uncomfortable than the dancers.
    If we are truly judging on the dance and not our personal feelings toward people then Buz must go.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Karl

    LMAO at Gosseln, she tanked big time last night. Bye, bye Gosselin!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  388. Dolores

    Kate was so good last night! It certainly was not easy for her;

    She is has no experience as a performer in front of millions of viewers.

    What a beautiful example she has set for her kids. And I really think she did it for them even though she may like the attention.

    My heart went out to her because she was so nervous.. BUT watch out for her because once she gets less uptight she will be DYNAMITE!! SHE DID NOT DANCE THAT BAD!

    I'm with Kate all the way!!! You go girl!!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Diane

    What is this world coming to when people like Kate are allowed to have so many children only to make spectacles of them. This woman should not have custody as she clearly is not interested in raising them properly. I am appalled that she was even let on the show. I will definitely not be watching it.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  390. Ann

    I applaud Kate Gosselin, she's got to do something to keep food on the table for her kids after the mess her ex husband left for her (and his frivolous spending of money on trashy Ed Hardy clothing... mid-life crisis much?) She still seems focused on her children and people need to chill out, my mom worked two jobs to raise my sister and I so we didn't get to spend a ton of time with her and we are capable adults now because she instilled good morals and work ethic in us.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  391. Ella

    I hate the new room and the way they show us the judge's score. I can see what paddles they're holding up and I can add so no need to put it twice.
    I hate Jake.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  392. Jane Doe

    I think that Shannen Doherty should be the first to go. People should quit bashing Kate... It's not her fault that her x-husband is a jerk and cause all the bad press to come there way! Get over it already...

    March 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  393. CISSIE

    Kate has to support her family because he ex-husband is a dead beat dad!!! I hope she improves!!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  394. melissa

    Kate Gosselin and the term celebrity do not belong in the sentence! Nothing personal...I know she needs to support her kids but she can go back to nursing and John can get a real job...that's what the rest of us do!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Dolores

    Kate was so good last night! It certainly was not easy for her;

    She is has no experience as a performer in front of millions of viewers.

    What a beautiful example she has set for her kids. And I really think she did it for them even though she may like the attention.

    My heart went out to her because she was so nervous.. BUT watch out for her because once she gets less uptight she will be DYNAMITE!! SHE DID NOT DANCE THAT BAD!

    ['m with Kate all the way!!! You go girl!!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Kim

    Why do people always need to tell Kate to go home and take care of her kids? Does that public say that to ALL working parents?

    March 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  397. Ron

    Kate should be at home raising her 8 kids and not prancing around on TV acting like a skank...also take off the 6 pounds of makeup and Kate is a dog

    March 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  398. Kathy

    The entire show should go

    March 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  399. Fuego

    How sad everyone thinks Kate should run home and take care of her kids. They have a father, he can take care of them. I don't understand why everyone is so down on Kate. She may be controlling and a perfectionist but thats a good quality to have when raising 8 kids. You need to make sure everything runs smoothly. As for her belittling Jon, he allowed her to treat him that way, he needed a backbone, he finally realized how he was being treated and then turned around and acted like a bigger idiot. You fo Kate

    March 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  400. lynneeeepooh

    Oh, yeah...I don't like the new area. The dancers need some place to chill without being forced to watch their competitors and increase their anxiety. It reminds me of the monkey house at the zoo.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  401. Lisa

    Kate danced terrible. Even with her new hair, new breasts, teeth whitening etc...she has no personality. Never has, never will.
    I hope she gets voted off first, then the rest of the show will be entertaining.
    Go home Kate, stay off TV and try taking care of those children !!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  402. babs

    kate.....go home and take care of your kids

    March 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  403. Marilyn

    She is taking care of her kids. She has a paying job.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  404. Rosemary

    Kate ... Sweetie ... that was THE clunkiest performance I've seen from a woman in ANY season of "Dancing". You have many talents ... but dancing isn't one of them.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  405. Lynn

    Sorry all, but the public has made Kate a "star". You watch her on TV, she's a star. You don' t have to be in a movie to have that title. Overall, I thought she did pretty well. You could tell she was frightened, but in rehearsal, she appeared to be her usually "bitchy" self, and good for Tony for making her realize it. All in all, they all did pretty well, but most don't start off with a bang, anyway. I thought Nicole rocked it, and to get such a high score first dance out is usually very much unheard of. Shame on Len for being the ONLY one who thought she didn't do well. Shannon Doughtery (sp) made me cry. I think the "wild thang" girl has finally "grown up". Her dedication to her father was very nice and it was heartfelt.

    Looking forward to all the weeks to come to watch this wonderful entertainment!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  406. Jon

    It's a shame to see Kate taking advantage of what was a very hurtful divorce...the kids love her and wish she was more part of their lives.. Kate has been unfaithful to me and very disengenious to the public

    March 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  407. lynneeeepooh

    First to go should be Buzz. Love him, but what an awful dancer! Next should be Aiden, who was just a little bit better than Buzz. I think Kate was better than both of these guys.She looked terrified even with that smile plastered on her face. I can't believe Pam got a 21. She looked like the only thing missing was a stripper pole. The best dancers were Nicole, Evan and Erin. Erin got a 21, which was a tie with Pam, and Pam wasn't nearly as good.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  408. Jan

    Cut Kate some slack for cryin out loud. She is not away from her children any more than other mothers have been who have been on DWTS. She has a dance floor in her HOME so the kids are only stairsteps from her. She has to get work somehow since her ex is unemployable – due to his own assinine shenigans – and can't afford to support the children. The house was purchased for them by TLC so don't go there on the expenses of that. What better gig for a single mom of 8? She is employed for 3 months – give or take and gets a nice salary in return. She also guest hosts on other TV shows for a day or two for another nice salary. If I could get work like that (and someone actually wanted me to do it), I would drop everything in a heartbeat and all you naysayers of Kate would do the same thing. We're just jealous she lives better than many of us and people – good or bad – are talking about her, she's in the news, and she is marketable. Those who are constantly noticing what she is doing and commenting negatively are the ones driving the bus. If you don't want to see her then STOP watching and commenting! You are contributing.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  409. GottaLaugh

    So sad to see how money and fame f'd up Kate. And Jon too, but his damage seems less severe.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  410. RUTH

    Kate needs to go. Enough said about her. Brooke Burk needs to put on a bra. Those jugs were hanging to her waist and so not sexy. Lift em up Brooke and be a little more discrete. You're not 16 any more.

    March 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  411. iamcanadian!

    I will not watch until Kate is gone...
    Kelly I LOVE this: "Her dancing talent is much like a centepedes after being sprayed with a healthy dose of Raid." LOL!!!
    She's an attention seeking fake...from boobs to least Pamela doesn't try to be someone she's not. Get rid of her America, have some class!

    March 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  412. Jennalynn

    When Jon & Kate Plus 8 ended... and all of their drama went away – I was relieved that I wouldn't have to see or hear either of them for a while.

    NOW THIS! Everywhere you look, it's Kate Gosselin on "Dancing"... Her comments... Her pictures... Her hair extensions... Her attitude!

    The films of Kate during rehearsals were like watching Jon & Kate all over again... just with a Jon “replacement”. Poor Tony Dovolani… Wonder if he’ll sign up for next season after this…

    I don't give a rats patoot about what she has to say! She's had her 15 minutes of fame (and she's used up several other people's 15 minutes too...)

    How 'bout giving someone else a chance?

    March 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  413. Not Regular Watcher of DWS

    I recorded this as I wanted to watch first episode. Pamela Anderson was on something. Her pupils were dilated and she kept licking her gum line (hmmmm). I agree with the hair tossing - aggravating.

    Kate looked like a Clydesdale hoofing in through. I had fun laughing. It was entertaining watching her get judged - pushing a shopping cart – ha! I love it!!

    Erin was awesome – good for her. Ditto on Pussycat Dolls singer.

    Oh, what's up with the new announcer with the fake left/fake right and hips the width of her head (maybe camera angle, huh)? Enhancements rather pathetic looking.

    Will record next week to fast forward again to get entertained briefly (better than watching entire show - ho hum).

    March 23, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  414. grammi

    Kate needs to go......I will not watch her again. I thought she was going to turn into a vampire and attack Len and Bruno. She is scary. Jon is lucky to be rid of her. Poor kids in 10 years.

    I, too, do not like where the contestants wait, but it was worth a try.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  415. TexasDee

    I can't believe some of you are giving Kate grief with the "go home and raise your kids" BS. She is a working mother like many others, and she is getting paid for this I'm sure. She has 8 mouths to feed because her cheating loser ex husband can't do it. If she is given the opportunity to do this, she should. Just because you are a mother doesn't mean you don't have a life. Get real.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  416. ambad

    Pamela Anderson needs to go first, she is painful to watch and too trashy for such a sophisticated show. It's the first time I ever felt uncomfortable letting my kids watch the show. DWTS has clearly compromised decency and integrity to get ratings. They should be ashamed. I don't care who goes after that. The Pussycat Doll girl (forget her name) will win.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  417. Aggie

    People, lay off Kate. She's as much a reality star as anyone else. And why do you keep telling her to go home and take care of her children? She IS taking care of her children, by earning a living to support them. And she even practiced at her home instead of in California so she could be with them. Give her a break! And do you think none of these other people have children? Why aren't you telling THEM to go home and take care of their children? Why do you keep picking on her? You only see the negative, but I see a lot more positive. She's doing what she has to do, and earning good money at it.

    I think you guys are obsessed with Kate, don't like it, and blame her for your obsession. Grow up, get over it, move on.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  418. freddy

    HOT! HOT! & HOTTER. I thought pamela was just RED HOT. I think her dancing needs some improvment, but then so does most of the dancers on thier. Remember they are NOT proffessional dancers. Pamela adds alot of heat to the show, and thats exactly what the producers want. I would watch the show all season if she stays on. And I am a Gay man. she turned me on !!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  419. KDV

    Cut Kate some slack, she's been through a lot and it's easier to judge her and her actions based on SOME of the things you see on TV... Not many people would've done a better job than she has considering all the crap she's dealt with... But I guess its always easier to judge than to show compassion for someone... I agree she's not a star, but neither is Paris Hilton and a bunch of other reality show characters....

    March 23, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  420. Barb

    Why is everyone bashing Kate? Considering her situation I'm glad she on the show making money for her kids. Pamela Anderson has no talent and is as trashy as them come. Even her routine last night she looked like a hooker. PLEASE get rid of Pamela.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  421. Chris

    If your dance partner is questioning why you're there before you even get started something is wrong. Kate you suck!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  422. Barbara

    It's too early to tell yet who should go and as far as Kate I give her alot of credit for getting out there and trying! Besides, how many of you that are criticising her would have the guts to try your feet on the dancing floor? I'm looing forward to seeing her again next week, just relax Kate and go for it!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  423. L

    here we go again. She's wanting to do this so bad and then crys when everyone's in her bussiness... I feel so bad for your kids

    March 23, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  424. Helena

    I thought Pamela Anderson was hilarious. She has a great personality and adds some omph to the show! Please lay off Kate, she deserves some respect. I thought she did really well considering she has no training at all.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  425. Geri

    This is entertainment people. If you don't like it, don't watch it!!!
    I think they all deserve a lot for having the nerve to do it. Let Kate Gosselin alone. Yes, she does have all those children but let's face it, she does not have a husband to help her. Why is it okay for him to enjoy life and not her? Double standards!!!

    Go Kate!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  426. Ron

    Kate should be at home raising her 8 KIDS and not prancing around like a skank...take off the 12 pounds of makeup and she is very unattractive

    March 23, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  427. Lacey

    I think what people fail to see is that Kate is the only money maker for her family. What is Jon doing to contribute to his family. She is doing great keep up the good work Kate!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  428. kc

    No way is Kate this mom's "champion." She's doing it for all the mom's out there? Get a clue Kate - WE are all at home taking care of our kids and putting them first!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  429. me

    Not everyone does great on there first night, they are not professional dancers so I think Kate did ok for her first time. And as far as the tabloids go, I wouldn't want my kids around those idiots either so I am glad to see the kids are not on the front of them.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  430. Shari

    I am no fan of Kate but others on the show have kids and they don't get the criticism she does. This show has gone downhill the last couple of seasons, some of the contestants are hardly "stars", Kate Gosslin & other contestants from reality shows. A few minutes on TV doesn't make you a star.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  431. tlm

    You go Kate . . . you were wonderful!! It's amazing how everyone of those other people have kids and not one of you old bats criticize them for being there. Guess it shows the mentality of you nasty posters. Maybe you should be taking care of your own kids instead of watching tv at night . . . might help your little brats to have their parents paying attention to them instead of watching tv.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  432. john

    Are you people dumb or just plain STUPID. No one cares about this cu–.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  433. chell

    i really didn't like the new waiting area part of the new set. liked the old one better.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  434. Debi S

    I think Buzz should go. He is definitely not a ballroom dancer – way too stiff.

    I have never liked Kate, but really felt sorry for her last night – she was very nervous and it showed. Kate, I really hope you do better next week, loosen up, learn your routine, and HAVE FUN!

    Cannot stand Shannen Dougherty – SO MUCH CONCEIT! What did EW quote her as? "I really think people will come to watch me!" Get a life Shannen. I saw your interview several years ago and all you could talk about was how great you are and that people go to your movies to see YOU. Ever since that interview, if you happen to be in a movie, whether on TV or at the Theater, I avoid it like the plague. Therefore, maybe Shannen needs to go first!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  435. Bob from Pitt

    Jg wrote:

    ""who watches this crap???????""

    Easy answer.. ME....

    When I was 25 years old (some time ago) I went to a bar that had dancing lessons, some guys like JG where at the bar drinking beer and belching.. Only a few guys were on the dance floor doing the lesson, and the rest where girls about 50 of them, dancing guys ten.. The ratio was favorable to me, so I stuck with it, Did I mention the girls where very good looking?

    So Jg, keep on belching and I will keep on dancing with beautiful women.. (where else can you get very close to them, talk to them,hold their hands, and still legal!!)

    March 23, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  436. Luann

    I would vote Brooke Burke off - that dress she wore did her no justice – she has terrible posture for a DWTS first place winner and she has the personality of a rock!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  437. Beth

    I am team Kate all the way........You go girl, no matter what other people say. You are a fantastic mother, and your children are blessed to have you raising them. Looking forward to watching you on DWTS....

    March 23, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  438. julie

    It's so typical that people turn the question, "who do you think should be voted off?" into an opportunity to judge Kate Gosselin and call out what's she's doing "wrong", and what she needs to do "right". May I be so bold as to say, "GET A LIFE, PEOPLE?". 🙂

    March 23, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  439. David

    FRAN, I love that you are so anti-Kate but watched last night's episode specifically for Pam Anderson. How logical!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  440. Lynn

    Will everyone stop bashing Kate. It takes a lot of nerves to go up there in front of millions of viewers. Yes she was nervous, but give her a chance at least. Kate, you go girl. Give all you've got and show everyone what you are made of. I am sure your kids are very well cared for and proud of their mom. Hang in there.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  441. Kalli E.

    Just because Kate is doing this show does NOT mean she is any less of a mom!!! There are moms everywhere that travel for work!! I bet her kids are SO proud of her!! She is just as deserving as anyone out there!! Pam has kids too, ya know!!!!!!! Lighten up on her everyone! She did a great job last night and I bet she gets even better!!!!!! She has my votes!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  442. What in the World

    Please send Kate home. Her 15 minutes are over and I'm sick of her!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  443. Jessica

    I thought Chad Ochocinquo was robbed! I thought he did a great job, but the judges gave him an 18 out of 30.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  444. Judy

    Where's last year's commentator?? Didn't like Brooke at all!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  445. SMT

    hate the new wait room--do the contestants actually have to stand through the entire show???? 1-2-3 Kate-Pam-Buzz Goodbye

    March 23, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  446. Timothy

    I never saw so many people vent so much bile at a person that has done nothing to them. As for Ms. Gosselin's raising of her children; she rehearsed at her home, not in Hollywood. And instead of rehearsing 8 hrs a day as the others were able to do, she kept interrupting her rehearsals to take her kids to school, feed them and do the other things a mother does.

    Did she dance well? Obviously not. But to those who need to find someone to hate, try evil, not people.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  447. Pam

    I guess if you are a mom you are not allowed to do anything else but be a mom. Maybe she's just taking a little time for herself. However it's okay for dad to be running the streets looking for any skirt that walks by....

    March 23, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  448. Delia

    I watched last night in support of a new single mother of 8. I'm so proud of Kate. All she needs to do is just relax and dont be nervous. You did a good job Kate. Keep up the good work. I'm all for a mother who wants the best for her kids. And she does.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  449. Trish

    Having eight children that you can not afford does not make you a star.Just like sarah palin you all keep shoving her down our throats.She occupied a spot that a real star should have had.No matter how much you promote her she will never be a star unless she has mastered some craft.She`s a poor role model to younger girls,and being on a reality show does not make you a star.It only means that you are willing to do ANYTHING for money.Go home kate,have you forgot you had 8 KIDS?

    March 23, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  450. Chris

    I agree with 90% of the comments here...Kate must go. But at this point is it really in the best interest of the kids to have her raising them? She doesn't seem to have any of her priorities straight.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  451. Barb

    Kate earned $125,000 just for showing up, take the money & run home!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  452. Barb

    Oh my God !! Why does this country keep encouraging people like Kate. She in a no-talent, hateful wanna be. She is not pretty, smart or likeable. She managed to emasculate her husband on national TV and then wondered why he wanted a divorce. He is not much better, at least he has a glimmer of a personality. I feel sorry for those precious children having such a selfish mother. A real mother sacrifices for her children – not try everything she can to be the center of attention. Hopefully, she will be voted off so we can have fun watching. I almost didn't watch last night because of her

    March 23, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  453. romi

    Barbie – funny how you stick up for Kate having the right to be there like anyone else, but you are quick to kick Buzz out. What, he has no right? You lost your own case.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  454. Linda

    Why is everyone so violent apposed to Kate? Her children are older and in school, and what mother doesn't deserve a life of her own. She is a very good mother, how many of u critics have 8 kids to care for??? She took the opportunity to help support her family with the show and help secure there future, I truely applaude her.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  455. Matt

    I wonder if when her kids grow up and watch the programs as adults if they're going to see what I do: Kate driving their father away. John's an idiot for marrying and having children with her in the first place, but I can't blame the man for finally taking his freedom back.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  456. Jannynet

    New room needs to go. Everyone must feel they are in a fishbowl! Pam Anderson looks like plastic. She is so fake. I'm a Buzz Aldrin fan from watching the "original" moonwalk but he can't dance. Loved Niecey just 'cause she's fun but worried she was going to collapse. Kate's OK and the rest are all much better than I thought. My one question is do Buzz and his wife go to the same plastic surgeon? I've heard about long time spouses looking alike but......

    March 23, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  457. Carolyn

    I wonder if any of the "hatekates" have the capacity to consider they have willingly joined a (type of) jihad just by leaving their messages here. I'm so sick and tired of the hate-filled rhetoric in the world and this program supports it.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  458. lisacar

    Kate needs to hit the road. She is an attention hog at the expense of her children. She is constantly telling everyone what a wonderful mother she is but yet she is away from them to gain her own publicity. She was horrible.....

    March 23, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  459. annsrum

    I don't know why people persist on telling Kate Gosselin to go home and take care of her brood. A lot of mothers work outside the home. She does most of her practicing in her own house and doesn't appear to be gone for long time frames. She's probably home more than a lot of working mom's. Are you saying that all women should stay at home and not work or something? How does everyone expect her to support her family? As a nurse? It's not like Jon has any money to give for support. Come on!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  460. Robin

    I will continue to support Kate 100% who wouldn't be nervous! Now that she got the first night out of the way she can stop being nervous! Love her and respect her!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  461. pjellen

    Buzz needs to be the first to go, then Pamela, then Kate. I think Kate and Shannon were very nervous. I liked Niecy. I didn't like the new room for the contestants.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  462. Francine

    Considering Kate has never danced before, I think she did a great job. I do hope she learns to relax and enjoy herself.
    Sorry Buzz, but I think you should go. Don't forget, you are an inspiration for all those "seniors' who thought they were too old to do anything. Keep smilin & dancin'.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  463. Dee

    Oh please...those of you who hating on Kate...PLLLLEEEEAAASSEE! Go home & take care of your children????? Are you kidding me????? That's EXACTLY what she is doing on this show! Making a living! The woman is working to take care of her children....I applaud her and support her 100%%%%% !!!!! Go Kate and Tony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  464. zzmook

    Kate is a celebrity, makes her money by staying in the public eye, and she has a right to be there. That being said, if she can't dance well (and it looks like she can't) then it's time for the old spanish archer (el bow). But please leave the whole "she should be home mothering her children" thing out of it. It would be great if she could do the whole nuclear family thing, but that's just not an option any more.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  465. Janet

    This is for Kate Gosselin, so everyone, please divert your eyes elsewhere:

    Kate, go home. Your 8 awful children need you and their equally awful father and mother there. You(and your ex-spouse and dreadful offsprings)are no longer amusing and you all need your privacy. And while I agree you all need your privacy, you need to be equally respectful of the American public in our need never to see another Gosselin on television, public places or on a used car lot. Please also remember that you and Jon wanted children invitro and that the end result would be disasterous, for all of us! As of right now, you're ranking 3rd in the horrible mom contest; right behind Dina Lohan and that awful woman on E!'s "Pretty Wild".

    Okay, people. You can look now!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  466. les2251

    Like Jake said, someone's got to pay the bills. Jon obviously isnt into the family thing and "child support". Give Kate a chance, it appears that the others are getting their chances. Kate's ex is a flake and no the children arent in the pictures anymore with her, because Jon does not want them in the pictures. He has tried every way to make it impossible for her to make money and take care of her family because he isnt getting any "face time". I think we would all be nervous up there our first night. She will improve.....

    March 23, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  467. Donna

    Even OctoMom always has a kid hanging off her. Go home Kate and raise your youngsters.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  468. Patricia Hotz

    Big mistake, HUGE mistake.....What were the producers thinking when they picked Kate for this season. She is anything but a star.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  469. Carol

    They were all entertaining for the first night. Who goes first? Buzz, Kate, and Pamela.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  470. Katia

    I normally don't watch this show but I stayed up to watch Kate and Pam. Ok, Kate can't dance but she's not a bad person. This should be her last tv event...go home and raise those beautiful kids! As for Pam...I swear she was either drunk or high on drugs...she didn't stop moving the entire night and her hair??? WTF??? Get that washed-up Baywatch babe off the stage before she embarrases herself any further!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  471. vicky

    She needs to be voted off. She needs to go home and take care of her kids!!! She was awful last night!! Buzz did better than her. Get her off of the show.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  472. Dancingmon

    Nobody told Marie Osmond to go take care of her kids, but they do Kate. Bunch of hipocrits! While Kate did look uncomfortable, she's not a performer and with a little experience should do fine. Pamela on the other hand, did the stage hands forget to installer her stripper pole. I was fully expecting to see one half way through her performance. Isn't this suppose to be a family show?

    March 23, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  473. CNN Reader

    And to top it off, I don't like her hair. Tho I guess it's better than it was...

    March 23, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  474. Mary

    Pam Anderson seemed drunk. She did ok during her dance, but she really annoyed me afterwards. I don't think I can put up with that week after week. She needs to go. So does Kate G. Why is she a 'star'? I liked Nicole and Evan. They will be fun to watch get better over time.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  475. Anne

    Kate you are awesome 🙂 There are a lot of sexist, old fashioned, ignorant, jealous ladies on here. What a shame people need to be so hateful and fear what is different from them. Can't wait to see you again next week!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  476. ejike

    Please; with 8 kids @ home,don't you have something better to do with your time, like, I don't with homework, dispute fights, read stories and tuck those little darlings into bed???? As a mother of 6 I know all too well that these kids grow up way too fast.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  477. Allie

    Pamela Anderson was so obviously high on something that it was disgusting to watch her after performance antics.. She is nothing more than a cheap airhead with plastic boobs.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  478. Karen

    I was surprised at Kate...still don't like her, but she did better than I thought. I'm still cheering for my favorite Aiden Turner (English not Aussie, by the way). Was not impressed with Pamela or Niecy. Buzz did quite well considering his age, I'll bet he stays around for a while. We all know that it's not necessarily the best dancer that wins on this's the person with the most fans.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  479. carola

    While i agree that Kate was not the best dancer, kudos to her for taking advantage of her 'celebrity' to bring home a paycheck from DWTS. She is a single mother; practices at home (not in-studio), and is doing this to help bank-roll money for her 8 kids, not for her ego.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  480. kelly

    There is no reason Kate should be on the show instead of raising her kids. I guess ABC put her on there because she is a star on how not to raise your children. I felt sorry for her at first but Jon gets my sympathy after this one.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  481. Karen

    Why all the Kate bashing? She has to support her children folks, and obviously Jon can't or won't. What is wrong with her trying to make money for them. they have have a lifestyle and if they like it they need to work to support it. So all of you haters who think she should just stay home with the kids all day and night. How do you suggest she make money to support them?

    She isn't a nobody, she is a hard working mom with 8 kids to support. We as Americans should embrace her tenacity to do it!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  482. Delores Reo

    Kate – GO HOME AND STAY HOME! You have zero talent and obviously must have zero talent in raising children as well since you leave it up to nannies.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  483. DlsJ

    Get rid of that other reality "star" Jake too, I've never been a Pam Anderson fan but I'd rather watch her than the 2 plastic reality jokes (kate and jake).

    March 23, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  484. E from Ottawa Canada

    The guy from the Bachelor should be the first to go. He is so phony. Kate is really out of her element, but congrads for trying.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  485. kd

    i thought ochocinco was fun to watch...i'm cheering for him! 🙂

    March 23, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  486. nikki

    Kate...RAISING 8 "little ones"...well...NEWS FLASH...if raising your children includes more time with a nanny than your own parents...then maybe r right...but where I come from RAISING your children means that your are there 24/7!! She says she has to work...that is a bunch of BS...She wrote a book...AND she now has another showing coming up!!!..Why cant she just be happy with what she has instead of wanting bigger and better...was that not "the old kate's outlook"??????

    March 23, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  487. uc

    Kate looked fantastic and did a fine job dancing. Let all the people who criticise try and do this.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  488. Mary

    First of all, I did not like the new room for the dancers. Most of them had to stand and couldn't relax.

    Kate Goesslin has to go. She is not a star or anything even close to resembling a star. She needs to take care of those 8 kids; go back to nursing. She even stated she wondered what she was doing there.

    Buzz Aldrin is just too old. Hero or not, he has to go also.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  489. lUIGI

    I'm curious how so many people "know" what Kate should be doing. That kind of criticism isn't helpful or useful. No one can know how her life really is or how it "should be" except her.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  490. Cari

    Kate can't dance, she has a control issue. It was evident on thier TLC show and it is showing up on DWTS. She must be able to follow and let her partner lead. Hmmm what a concept.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  491. Emily

    Regarding Barbara's statement: "Don't forget, unlike the rest of this crew, she's still in the midst of raising 8 little ones!! You go Kate!!! You get all my votes."

    Unfortunately, KATE seems to have forgotten that she is raising 8 little ones. After a public, messy divorce, clearly the best choice is to do a reality show where you will be in rehearsal all the time and leave the 8 kids with your sketchy ex or the nannies.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  492. Chad

    Get off TV and go raise your kids, you shameful opportunist.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  493. TM

    What's up with people? Everyone knows who Kate is so that makes her famous. Also, other stars have children too and no one claims their children are being neglected due to being in the spot light. Get real. She is making a good living being famous. She may be bossy but John is a wimp for taking it and that makes him a looser. He doesn't get my respect.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  494. Barbara Alexander

    Bye-bye-Buzz, Adios Kate, Pamela is embarassing, the new "studio area needs to go. Love the show!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  495. Marc

    Was is just me or did it seem that Pamela Anderson was drunk or on drugs?

    March 23, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  496. Lady Di Florida

    People, people, people. Cut kate some slack for heavensake. She's home all week practicing & taking care of the kids, she commutes for the shows. No, she's not a dancer, but she has a family to support & flippin burgers isn't going to do it! Give her credit for finding ways to make money for her family-her deadbeat husband sure isn't doing it. He spends his time traveling, smokin dope, "doing" every female he can find. Even his "girlfriends" say he's a liar & a deadbeat. So let's not judge Kate too harshly-God forbid you should be in her position... You go girl! I love the whole cast of dancers this season-it's to bad we have to vote someone off after just one week-doesn't seem like enough time for anyone to improve....

    March 23, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  497. themoi

    Gosselin's 15 minutes was up 20 minutes ago. Go home, get a real job and look after your kids. We are totally sick of your sorry mug showing up anyplace you think you can make a quick buck.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  498. ADT

    I used to be a big fan of Kate's before her head grew larger than the mirror ball they are giving to the winner of DWTS. She was simply horrible last night. Can you truthfully imagine her performing one of the sultry dances? I sure can't.

    The one that I liked who I think got robbed last night was the football player, Chad. He was great, the best of the guys in my opinion but he was slammed because he was the first up to dance. I think he has real potential. The athletes are always the ones that I look forward to seeing perform.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  499. walrus

    I think everyone should stop putting down Kate – after all, her husband left her and her kids for a bimbo – he was childlish and inmature and she has to raise the kids by herself. Going back to nursing will not pay the bills and her kids will gain from seeing their mother go on with her life, challenging herself to do things she may not be completely comfortable with.
    Kate bashing is not good for her kids either – remember, everything you put online is there forever and her kids will one day be able to read about how mean people were to their mother.
    I think Buzz is probably the first one to go, although you have to hand it to him, he put himself out there and did a very good chacha for his age. I wish my parents would have had that much energy and vitaly at his age. Kudos to him.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  500. SUZD

    Kate looked like she wanted to punch someone while she was getting critiqued! She has to know she wasn't very good and the scores reflected that. Evan had very nice lines, I think he is a little stiff and will need to really loosen up for the latin. I hope he makes it to the end. Pamela looked like she might have been on something, but I thought she performed well.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  501. Norm

    Strange review..... It didn't seem like Kate was having any trouble at all and I didn't see Pam doing even one head flip through the whole performance. Maybe the judges just have a problem with sexy women. Shades of the Miss America pageant I think...
    Maybe it would be a better show if the male judges weren't so repulsed by women in general..

    March 23, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  502. milla

    she looks like a dude

    March 23, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  503. sherri

    Why so hard on Kate. Give her a break already, she is a reality star just like Melisaa Rycroft who was on DWTS and Jake Pavelka who is currently on DWTS. Let her dance if she wants but don't criticize her for trying. Pamela Anderson is an embarrassment she looks like a stripper, she should go. I am not a big fan of Kate but I give her credit for trying something out of her element. And why do people keep saying she should go home to her children, do none of these other dancers have children? I'm sure some of them do.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  504. Mary

    I think some of you are being too harsh on Gosselin. The show asks people to perform and they can choose not to do it, right? I commend her on trying something that is out of her comfort zone and her kids will benefit from seeing her at least try. The woman has to at least have a life outside of the home. Her ex-husband certainly doesn't have a problem with flaunting his flings on his arm for the whole world to see including his kids!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  505. SaraB!

    Ugh, Kate makes me ill. She had a litter, they made her, for lack of a better word, famous, and now all she can do is traipse around on stupid reality shows and talk shows while a nanny takes care of her kids. Go take care of your children, woman, or give it up and just let Jon do it. He seemed to do all the real work anyway.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  506. Lil

    Oh Yeah, Kate was AWFUL, way too stiff and way too fake of a smile. Thats why I watched. Goodbye Kate and good riddance.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  507. nj

    I thought pamela anderson did well – – I was surprised. Erin, Evan, Nicole, and Pam definetly looked the most relaxed and were by far the most enjoyable to watch. I think Shannon and Niecy have potential. Niecy is hilarious. Buzz and Kate need to GO. Please have them exit early so we don't need to be bored with them going forward.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  508. dan

    I am not a Kate fan but she didn't do that bad.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  509. jake

    Hey someone has to pay for the house and food. Seems like the X isn't really helping with the bills.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  510. Seriously!

    Just let them all have fun. We all think we know these people on a personal level, and have a blast judging them from behind our televisions and computer screens. I'd like to see any of you be in that position and handle it any more gracefully than the "stars" that were on the show. Anyone would be nervous. I'm not a fan of Kate, but come on people, let it go.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  511. Kim

    Kate needs to go immediately. Should never even be on the show. The world is sick of her and her comment of doing it "for all the moms out there" was insulting. Don't do me any favors – for someone who didn't want all this attention, she sure is putting herself in the middle of it.

    Go home, be a good mom, and acknowledge your 15 minutes are over.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  512. barbara

    I think the program is very entertaining. Pamela Anderson appeared drunk or maybe that is just the way she acts all the time. She and her partner were way to hands on if you know what I mean! Especially him and I personally don't find it attractive. I felt he had his hands all over her. Buzz was great for his age but probably should be voted off.
    If not, either Kate or the guy from Australia or England. All in all I find the show fun to watch!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  513. Harriett

    Kate needs to go, she has no grace or ability for dance, is not a celebrity or star and is there for attention, and probably sympathy as well.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  514. Krista

    Pamela Anderson MUST go!!!! She looked ridiculous, couldn't stand still and flipped her head around like a stripper. I think she should trade in her dancing shoes for a brass pole. I am ashamed to have her call herself Canadian.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  515. Line Montreal ca.

    Well it`s so much fun to wacht that shows. But Kate as to go for the astronaut well bravo just admired h is history and his age. Pamela Pamela you should be a poll dancer...!Too much wig too sexy.. Not the place..

    March 23, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  516. Kay

    Kate, Go home where you can add value to your childrens lives. Your fifteen minutes were up long ago. Pitiful excuse for a "great mom" if you ask me. Maybe you should spend time trying to work an arrangement w/ your ex husband so your kids are the forefront of both of your lives. Miserable to watch u and your self serving self.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  517. G. Farabutto

    They're setting Kate Gosselin up to be the "villain" on this show, which is fine as long as she plays into it. I think she'll do better no matter what if she learns to stop taking it so seriously and have fun. Pam Anderson's routine wasn't great on dance fundamentals, neither was Neicy Nash's, but they both had personality. Buzz Aldrin did great for an 80 year-old guy. I hope I move that well at that age!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  518. Patty

    I have read everyones coments about Kate G for months and months. What in the world did this woman ever do to you!!!!!! Did anyone ask who was raising Pamela Andersons kids while she was dancing? How about Marie Osmands kids while she was dancing.
    Lets face it someone has to make money to raise the kids, and I don't think Jon rolling in job offers. Why don't you all find somone else to pick on, your 5 minutes of fame is up.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  519. Old Idol Fan

    Does anyone realize that Kate is doing what she can to provide for those 8 kids??? I doubt going back to her nursing career would begin to be enough. That said, she did look like a DWTS Barbie. Her smile looks like a beauty queen who used too much whitener and vaseline on her teeth. It looks contrived. She is stiff, does not relax. I would imagine raising 8 kids on one's own would do that, but maybe she needs a massage and a good stiff drink before she takes the floor. Have some compassion people, it was the first night. Buzz Aldrin made me cringe, and I'm a senior too!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  520. okie

    Kate needs to remove the hair and be more comfortable. Sure can tell it isn't her. All in all I thought everyone did a good job for their first dance. Nope do not like the new set – dancers need a moment to relax without a crowd watching.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  521. Sue

    For all of those who criticize Kate for not "staying at home and taking care of her kids"... Clearly, time has shown that Jon cannot be counted on to provide for the children, and someone has to do it. That someone is their mother, Kate! Good for her for cutting a deal with ABC to rehearse at her home in Pennsylvania so she can be with the children, and in Los Angeles only 2 days a week. Eight children must be provided for, and Kate is leveraging what little celebrity she has to do so. Why is that any different from leveraging your ability to type to earn a living as a secretary, or your ability/education to nurse to earn a living as an RN? Not every mother has the ability to stay at home full-time and rely on a husband or partner to support the family. Cut the woman some slack; she's doing the best she can with the situation she's in.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  522. Lydia

    i happen to love pam, but i also love kate...if we are honest with ourselves (which america i apparently incapable of doing), i wonder where all this vehemence toward kate comes from. there are comments on here praising pam (the woman with multiple sex tapes) and slamming kate for being bad to her husband (um, no wonder she had to berate him, now that we see what he was like, it is obvious he was an immature brat and that was the only way she could keep the moron in check). there are comments bashing her from people who have never even seen her show. that woman balances 8 kids, while feeding them organic, taking them all over the world, and making sure they experience more things than most people with 1 kid, and all that with a selfish, cheating husband who thinks he is 18. who cares if she wants a life and career of her own? people criticized her for having her kids in the public i see comments saying (and where the heck are the kids now....really?...she can't win!). kate, the intelligent people get it. you're great.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  523. SnoopDog

    Kate and the new room should GO! Immediately!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  524. romi

    please, just go home....I think you have small kids there. And Anderson was probably shaking her head so much to get her hair out of the way – don't know how she could see least she actually had some moves though. Buzz reminded me of a cardboard caricature of himself, but really sweet.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  525. Laurel, Canada

    I'm very disappointed with all the terrible remarks regarding Kate Gosselin, she is taking care of her kids by doing her rehersals at her home. This may be a good thing for her by stepping out of her comfort zone. Also if you can't say anything nice please don't say anything at all. I'm sure Kate is doing the best she can. Looking forward to next week. By the way the Aussie is actually British!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  526. Bob

    I'll start watching as soon as kate Gosslen and Pam Anderson are voted off.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  527. Barbie

    You guys are all just cruel. You can't even get your spelling correct yet you are bashing someone else. I would like to see each and every one of you try to perform like this in front of the entire world. Kate, you will be just fine once you get over your nerves. You have every right to be there with all the rest. Just because you have kids doesn't mean you can't do something for yourself. What gives anyone the right to say you can't. All the more reason to knock em dead. Buzz, you are an american hero but I am holding my breath hoping you don't have a heart attack on national television. I would have a hard time do ing this at my age let alone in my 80's.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  528. AJM

    Wow, how this show has sunk. Now it's more about you being infamous that famous. Kate (I still using my married name 'cause no one would know me otherwise) Gosselin is about as relevant as her hair stylist was. Haven't you cashed in enough on your fertility experiment? You should stay home and take care of your children. Get lost.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  529. boysandgirls mom

    erin – off! awkward, goofy, hard to watch.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  530. Murf

    Wait! You mean to tell me that Ms. I-ME-MY-MINE, the person who wanted to stay home and take care of her children has now gone Hollywood?? Who is taking care of the kids now?

    March 23, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  531. Meed3167

    Kate needs to go. She said she was doing for all the ' Moms ' out there. Kate is not who I want being my champion. She's attention hungry and self-centered.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  532. brandon

    I agree with you CJ, she does not belong on Public TV

    March 23, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  533. Clonda Gregg

    Please give Kate a break. She was as good as any of the others last night. I know Buzz is 80 years old but he was just awful. I want to keep Niecy Nash she is hilarious and she wasn't that bad a dancer either.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  534. stan

    Ms. Gosselin...who? Go Buzz Aldrin!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  535. joan

    Please either Buzz or Kate G. so she can get to her kids where she should be anyway.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  536. SH

    Kate is seriously a nobody. I live in Wernersville. She won't even give our local paper, The Reading Eagle, an interview. Mind you – this is the very same paper that got her name out!! Unbelievable.


    March 23, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  537. Leigh Ann

    Please toss Kate Gosselin! She is so TALENTLESS!!! It's painful to watch her "dance."

    March 23, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  538. Jeff

    Her dancing ability rivals that of the ability to be a parent. Let's hope she's voted off the show first. We'll be able to watch real starts not people who loaf off their kids.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  539. svg

    Kate should stay on.....I love our moon walking hero and good for him to get out there....but he probably needs to go. Kate did a fine job for a first time. Ive seen much worse for a first time DWTS contestant. You go Kate!.....Be more energetic, have fun and swing those hips....your kids will love you for it and who cares what the critics say. They will critisize you if you don't swing go for it!!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  540. Vallary

    She needs to stop being so hard on herself. Look at her partner . Why couldn't you dance with that fine man. get out there girl and move

    March 23, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  541. Wendy

    Please vote off Pamela – she is soooo trashy it's sickening!! The poor guy she is dancing with has to deal with her hair flipping all of the time, please!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  542. Shannon

    This season will be more appealing to me as soon as Kate is gone. Buzz, poor thing, can't dance but at least my stomach doesn't churn at the sight of him.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  543. Kelly

    I think Buzz needs to go. He is an American icon but he has no dancing ability. I do not like the new set or how they wait to perfrom. I agree that it is akward and affords the performers no privacy. Also, so far I don't see where Brook Burke is a better choice over Samantha Harris as co host.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  544. Suzanne Guinn

    Kudos for Buzz and Evan was a dream. I'm not interested in the rest...

    March 23, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  545. Stunned

    What the hell ? Brooke used the term " Little People" , when talking to Kate Gosselin. Who is she .... Marie Antoniette ? Qu'ils mangent de la brioche . "Daning for the "little people" You have to be kidding.. truly .

    March 23, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  546. Janet

    vote off Kate Gosselin – she can't seem to stay out of the spotlights – maybe she should concentrate on her lovely children – she used to seem so real, now she seems so phoney and in love with herself...

    March 23, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  547. sambuca

    vote Kate off! We've seen enough of her and way the media feels we need to see more...

    March 23, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  548. gina

    kate should be voted off and fast! she is a nobody anyway.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  549. Wendy

    You go Kate – once you get rid of the nervousness you'll do great! I'm voting for you!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  550. Natalia

    Vote off Kate quick! She resembed a drugged zombie...

    March 23, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  551. msd

    Ms Gosselin.... obscurity calling! Please take the call.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  552. JH

    Strictly speaking dance – Buzz should go. He's peppy and cute but he's competing with people half (or more) his age. Personality – Kate should go – she's too stiff and competitive to relax, enjoy herself and be creative.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  553. SKW

    I'm willing to bet good money that Kate G. will be voted off first. No one wants her there and it looks like she doesn't want to be there herself! I thought this was "Dancing With the Stars," not "Dancing With People Who Think They're Stars, But Who Are Actually Just There to Stay In the Fading Spotlight."

    March 23, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  554. Robin


    You are a great Mom for teaching your kids to try new things, no matter how difficult or challenging. I waited weeks to see you on DWTS and was cheering for you through it all. The judge who lacked "tact" after your performance is a cad. (There are much better ways of delivering constructive criticism.) Anyway, pay no mind, Honey. You are doing something that 99% of the people on this planet would never have the guts to do to begin with and for that, I tip my hat off to YOU. 🙂

    March 23, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  555. Chris

    I think it's clear that Gosselin, Aldrin, and the Aussie guy whose name escapes me (danced with Edyta), were the least capable dancers (the judges' scores confirmed this).

    I think Aldrin should go first, but he won't because he is Buzz Aldrin, and he's a hero, etc., etc... *sigh*. Gosselin next. Aussie guy might have potential.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  556. Cat

    Having Buzz Aldrin on DWTS showed me some class. Having Pamela Anderson on, did not.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  557. Gosselin no Star

    Kate needs to go home to her kids...she can't boss her professional partner around, she can't run the show, and she can't belittle the judges, so she must be terribly unhappy.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  558. jg

    who watches this crap???????

    March 23, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  559. Christine

    I don't think it's fair to the other contestants to have a singer and figure skater to compete against.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  560. Linda

    Pamela Anderson should go before Kate.. Get Real

    March 23, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  561. Dave

    Erin, Evan and Nicole were great. One of them will win. Kate...well...hasn't she already outlived her 15 minutes of fame? Give her the boot and let her take care of those 8 kids.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  562. Becky Browning

    I think Kate Gosselin is an amazing woman. I hope she continues to hold her head high. I think once she is comfortable dancing she will be fine. "GO KATE"!!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  563. Kelli

    Kate is way to much of a control freak and perfectionist to ever dance well. I don't think she has the ability to let go of her inhibitions. Maybe I'll be surprised but I don't think she will be on the show for very long.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  564. FS

    For once can they please vote off the WORST dancer............Buzz. I know he's a national hero but this is a dance competition. I would like to see one season where someone is voted off appropriately and not kept on because they are a sports icon, or a fan favorite. I think a lot of past shows would have had much different endings if they had. How about the judges picking the winners or losers when they get down to the last 3-6 contestants?????

    March 23, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  565. ruth

    I did not like the new room for the contestants waiting to dance. I love the show.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  566. Mike in NJ

    Don't be surprised, Ms. Gosselin, when people start 'prying' into your 'personal' life. You are in the process of forfeiting it. And your children may suffer for it.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |


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  568. Laurette

    It was painful watching Kate dance. Almost as painful as watching her verbally, , mentally abuse John on TLC. Please vote her off so she can go home & take care of many children.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  569. Denise

    I said I would not watch at GOSSELIN is tanlentless but so many others are actually good so I watched and made teh mistake of watching her too! People say give her credit for trying but she just did it for the money of the little fame although she only made a fool out of herself. Even her partner could not make her look good. She has no talent and it showed. Lets vote her off so we can actually see a good show...Lord, get rid of ANDERSON too..she is a fright!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  570. Brandon

    Kate sucked. She was stiff as a board and you could see how pissed she was when the judges were talking. You can put a pig in pearls and chiffon, but it's still a pig.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  571. kimberley

    She is so attention seeking. Be a mom to your kids! Stop trying to impress everyone!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  572. FRAN

    She needs to get off of the TV and go home and take care of her brood! She has absolutely No talent No personality! I can not understand why she is even on television? I can not understand either why anyone would watch that show Jon & Kate plus 8? I watched for about 10 mins and wanted to throw up! What kind of garbage are people watching on television these days? I watched last night because I wanted to see Pamela Anderson and I thought she was pretty good and could get even better with time. Too bad I saw some of that Nasty women Kates routine! She thinks who the hell she is and really what has she done besides squeek out a few puppies and humiliate her husband on tv week after week? I can't even imagine who these people are who would be her fans? SCARY!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  573. CNN Reader

    I agree with Kelly, Gosselin has to go... and take care of her 8 kids! Do you notice that in all of her tabliod pictures now, her kids are not present? Finally her true self shows!

    March 23, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |


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  575. Linda from Nova Scotia Canada

    I laughed at Bruno's comment as it was so true. When Kate lifted her let it looked like she was going to "mark her territory".

    March 23, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  576. Barbara

    I think it takes a lot for Kate Gosselin to be doing this. She's the least "show biz" participant next to Buzz . I think she deserves a lot of credit for doing this. I expect that she'll improve week after week. Don't forget, unlike the rest of this crew, she's still in the midst of raising 8 little ones!! You go Kate!!! You get all my votes.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  577. DC7

    they be scrapin da bottom of da barrel wit Gosselin

    March 23, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  578. CT Mama

    I'd rather keep Buzz Aldrin than Kate Gosselin. She's not a star by any definition of the word.It's offensive that she's even included on the program

    March 23, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  579. CJ

    Isn't this the same woman who was crying all over TV last year about how her main focus in life is her kids? Go back home and take care of your children!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  580. Kelly

    Vote of Gosselin and make it quick. We want to watch Stars dance, not grifters. Her dancing talent is much like a centepedes after being sprayed with a healthy dose of Raid.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  581. Kathy Kapa go girl! I thought you were as good as any of the others last night. All you need to do is let go of your inhibitions and dance to the music! You can do it!

    March 23, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |

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