April 13th, 2010
08:57 AM ET

TV Recap: Passion night on 'Dancing'

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Let’s see: Neon lights flashing the word “HOT,” balls of fire exploding on stage and celebrities throwing red, heart-shaped pillows at each other.

Do you get the hint?

It must be “passion night” on “Dancing With the Stars,” or “our most demanding night ever,” warned co-host Brooke Burke ominously at the start of the show.

The celebrity contestants and their professional partners had to dance the dramatic tango or the romantic rumba on last night’s episode and the judges were hard to please.

Comedienne Niecy Nash seemed to pour her heart into her rumba with Louis Van Amstel - the dance was actually dedicated to her late brother - but the judges declared it “a bit boring.”

They told singer Nicole Scherzinger that she was beautiful to watch during her rumba with Derek Hough, but called her out for being hesitant and nervous during the performance. “Your ankles were quivering,” said judge Carrie Ann Inaba. (Yikes.)

Soap star Aiden Turner seems to perpetually have a vein popping in the middle of his forehead when he listens to the judges’ comments and this week was no exception. The judges weren’t thrilled with his rumba either.

Actress Pamela Anderson had better luck, despite the producers’ apparent concern that she would go too far with her rumba (judge Len Goodman was shown warning her not to be “too raunchy.”) But the dance with her professional partner Damian Whitewood turned out to be pretty and romantic, pleasing Goodman, who called it understated and sophisticated.

The judges were also kind to Kate Gosselin, the other most-talked about contestant on the show. There were the usual tears and drama in her rehearsal footage, but Gosselin’s tango with the eternally-patient Tony Dovolani - complete with a dramatic flip at the end - was called her best dance so far. “We’re having a mini-breakthrough tonight,” said judge Bruno Tonioli.

Still, Gosselin ended up at the bottom of the pack at the end of the night. For the second week in a row, Olympic figure skating champ Evan Lysacek finished first after a dramatic tango with his professional partner Anna Trebunskaya - both dressed in black.

Who do you think will be eliminated tonight?

soundoff (191 Responses)
  1. Liv

    Love Evan and Nicole. Pam looks like she's high or something. Just my take. Kate really should go because the woman just can't dance. Period.

    April 14, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rosie

    To all those who are posting nasty, hateful messages about Kate Gosselin.........please remember one thing.

    Those messages do not reflect badly on Kate, but they certainly reflect poorly on the writer!

    April 14, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. Harry

    The hatred that spews forth from the mouths of the women who condem Kate is nothing but nothing! You want to have Kate stay home with the kids because that is what your conception of a good mother is all about. You seem to forget that women's rights fought for years to give women like Kate the right to work outside of the home. As for Jon he couldn't hold a steady job before his "fame."

    April 14, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. michael

    kate is not a star!!! she is a nobody!!! she's a piece of trash who some stupid producers said, "hey, let's tape you & your husband your kids and just watch you do. you'll become big!!! who cares about this woman!! she is exploiting her kids. are they her kids?? she's worthless. i don't know y anybody thinks she's a star. that's what's wrong w/this country re: entertainment.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. Patricia

    First of all, for anyone who made negative comments on here about Kate- Many of you that are making those comments on here obviously are either jealous or do not have a good memory.

    Saying that Kate is not a celebrity and needs to go home and take care of her eight children. Kate IS a celebrity, She was on a television show which became famous...all the viewers of Jon & Kate plus Eight MADE her famous. She is also a best-selling author, plus has a degree IF needed to be able to fall back on to support her children. But, she has been given opportunites to make a living to support herself and her children differently with larger financial means , it does not mean that she wants to be away from her kids, but is she not allowed to miss them while she is gone?? If she was to go back to being a nurse full time, she would be spending way much more time away from her children EVERYDAY for 12+ hours. And of course, I am sure someone would complain about that too, it if she went back to that full time as well. No matter what she does, someone makes a negative comment, and I have been paying attention to her on her old show, and since it was cancelled, and I have not seen her do anything yet that was disrespectful towards herself or her children. Being emotional about your situtation is normal. I can sympathize with her in one area, if your ex is not financially supporting, providing means of quality care, and taking responsiblilty for your children, YOU have to.
    As a single parent, with what she has been dealt with recently in the last year, in her family situation, I applaud her for moving forward and being able to hold her head high that she is doing what she can to support her family financially, enjoy what she is doing and do things that are in a respectable manner. I do think the children are proud to watch her perform. She is not very limber and does not have great technique yet, but that is WHAT she is trying to learn, and learning to dance the dances in one week is extremely hard, and in front of the world is even more difficult.
    People have said that Kate is money hungry, rude, trying to be famous, always complaining...she does have many things on her plate the children, making a living, wanting to have a better life for herself now and her children, possibilites are coming her way now from being on her previous show and not to mention having to deal with the man Jon has turned out to be and all his crap! So are we suppose to call MOTHERS money hungry..because she mentions she misses her kids but is still on the show, and because she accepts being a guest on other shows that request her appearance. That is just ridiculous, her previous show made her famous by how many viewers watched each week, and now it seems that everyone forgot that she was previously on TV, and isn't that how all the stars eventually became wealthy, famous, and in movies...everyone is talking badly about her...She is allowed to have a life and make her own choices. Jealous everyone geez!!

    There are plenty of single mothers out there working that are not able to be at home with the children everyday, and if she was at home everyday, she would not see the children EACH day, Jon has some time with them. Lord people, she is allowed to have a life and can be a great Mom at the same time.

    I am proud of Kate for her accomplishments, I vote for her each week and I hope that she enjoys her time on the show. For everyone else making such rude comments, you are watching a television, if you don' t like who or what is on THAT channel, CHANGE it. Stop taking your aggression out on Kate, look in the mirror at yourself...could YOU handle all that has been dealt to Kate in the last year if you were standing in her shoes, with everyone making terrible comments about YOU and still hold YOUR head up high?? I doubt that..or your very disrepectful comments would not be on here to read.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. dusty

    I used to feel sorry for Kate and how her life was. Then I saw her on DWTS. I agree that she cannot dance so why are you voters keeping her there? But I no longer feel sorry for her life because she is disrespectful and does not listen, only complain. How many times has she rolled her eyes when the judges are giving their comments? How many times has she complained about not being able to dance because of her life focus? Every time! Please give us a break and poor Tony and don't vote for her anymore.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. odell

    Please get rid of Kate and showoff Pam. Is it possable to have some regulations on the dresses,(or should I say lack of a dress)To much skin showing. The show is getting worse every season . If Kate is still there next week, I will not watch the show anymore. Thankyou Odell

    April 13, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Karen

    I can't believe that Aiden got voted off...not because he was a great dancer (but better than some) but he was really nice to look at!! I am not a Kate fan...not because she's on DWTS, not because she should be home wth her kids, but because all she's done since she had those kids is exploit them and now with her show cancelled (although I understand a new one is in the works) she has to find someway to keep up her rather lavish lifestyle. As far as I'm concerned there is nothing poor or ptiful about Kate, it's her kids that I feel sorry for. Good thing I have a week to try to figure out who I am going to vote for now. I can guarantee 100% it won't be for Kate.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rita

    I think she'll quit because of her husband's pending lawsuit. I don't want her to quit. I want her to continue and be voted off, hopefully next week. I don't want her to use any excuse to hide the real reason that she stinks in the dancing department.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sarah

    I voted for Kate! The ladies of the View talked about this, how much money Kate can make from being on the show, and I agree, that money could go far for her 8 children. I think dancing on that show is a really hard thing for her to do, I think she's terrified, but she feels like this is something she has to do. Trust me, I think she's made some real mistakes, but I'm not convinced this is one of them.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Candy

    Go Kate! Can't wait to see you and Tony next week. Lots of us are voting for you! We don't care what the naysayers say. They need to get a life.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. iho

    I believe Kate was in the bottom 2 but the producers didn't want that known. Remember, Tom said to Niecy and Aiden, "one of you weren't necessarilly in the bottom two". So it must've been Kate and Aiden. Why couldn't Kate be subjected to the same tense feelings as Pam and Jake when they were in bottom 2. Why should she be treated w/kid gloves. I hope she's goes home next week. KATE STINKS!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. VICKI


    April 13, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Yankee

    Kate's gotta go – give Tony a break. BTW – what's with her "body" – certainly not the same one she exhibited in her bikini. She's like a voodoo doll that you want to stick pins in. That constant whinning grates.

    April 13, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sue

    If Kate isn't booted off, then you know the show is a fake and they know the results ahead of time.

    April 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. dtk

    Kate is a disgrace to single mom's like me. I'm having a tough time raising my kids by myself, but I don't play the pity party card. DWTS loves all this talk because it's generating ratings for them. In their eyes, who the hell cares if she can dance. Best thing you can do is not watch the show.

    April 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  17. RJ

    Kate Gosselin is the Sarah Palin of DWTS. People only tune in for laughs to see how pathetic she dances. Pretty much the same for Palin. Folks tune in to see what stupid things come out of her mouth.

    Kate + Sarah = TLC (True Looney Channel)

    April 13, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  18. romi

    I decided to have an open mind on this Kate thing, and have accepted the fact now that ok – she is allowed to take advantage of making a whole lot of money and still have 8 kids who are not in any apparent danger, more than I can say for some stay at home moms sitting on the couch smoking pot. However, I just want her to stop the drama on DWTS. Always, always has to make a comment about her kids and start the tears and the woe is me crap. You don't see the others crying about their problems – you are there to dance, good, bad or ugly till voted off. Just stop it with the whining and the tears trying to get votes from "single" moms. This is not about your problems – go on Dr. Phil or better yet Springer if you must.

    April 13, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Maryann Rose, Orlando FL

    To all the people are ranting that those who voted for Kate have been 'sucked in' and she 'can't dance' and whoever voted for her must be insane, stupid, etc:

    You're taking this way too personally.

    I feel like Kate left YOU at home with a nanny.

    I am amazed at the hatred and vitriol for a women that you've never even met.

    April 13, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Denizen Kate

    With so many posting here that they want Kate gone, how is it she's not been voted off yet? Obviously, she has enough supporters to keep her on the show this long, so someone must like her.

    April 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  21. BR Guest

    See most you are talking about Kate because there is no one else to talk about that is exciting. Everyone is boring on the show!

    Once Kate goes...then who are you going talk about? LOL

    April 13, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  22. CATom

    I can't believe this. Its like bush / cheney created a cheater ray for certain dancers. Anyways obama is the greatest and I hope bush doesn't get away with cheating on the dancing show with his evil death cheating ray.

    April 13, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  23. jojo

    Kate his nice boobs. keep her on the\re.

    April 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  24. mg

    Keep Kate, go fake Jake.

    April 13, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. MARTA

    @ Foshee

    This a copy/paste of my comment from last week's blog:

    April 7th, 2010 1:49 pm ET

    I agree with everyone who says that Kate can't dance... I mean a blind person can see that... But, I don't think it's her fault that the paparazzi follow her , everywhere she goes........ Paparazzi started following her & her family, when Jon was caught partying with the teacher! Jon is the one who decided to break their famiily just because he couldn't handle being directed by his wife.... and it's painfully obvious that without her guidance he just another idiot in life.... Instead of the wonderful Dad! that Kate made him be....

    Flag this comment

    Of course , I can see that Kate can't dance. But that doesn't stop me from voting for her. I know she's not going to win, but if I can help her remain in the show as long as she can, why not? Plus, it bothers judgmental people like you! That will call somebody stupid for giving an opinion....

    April 13, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. C. Miller

    Jamons you are dead wrong. I wouldn't leave my family for that long if I was a single parent. Luckily my 2 kids have both of us. I also think she could have many jobs to support her family besides "media ho." You can't defend this on grounds of needing it for your family and then complain all the way to the bank that you have no privacy and that people are after you when you treat them like crap. She just got signed to a new TLC show where she goes around the country seeing what real problems people have in familys. Again, gone from her family to get her press.

    April 13, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Grammanita

    If you watch any of these so-called "reality" shows, you should have noticed that there is always someone the viewers loathe. That person, along with two or three others who have actual talent, are kept around until about three or four shows from the final selection. Then the hated one goes and the viewers are treated to a couple of weeks of watching the actual talent compete with each other. I honestly don't believe a single vote is counted until the last two or three weeks.....that's how the producers control the drama.

    April 13, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Katie

    @ Jamons – I have some land to sell you in the Everglades ! (and you're wrong – I wouldn't do this! I know I can't dance and I wouldn't embarass myself to that extent even for money because I actually have some pride in myself)

    April 13, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Real Mom

    Shark – watch out – here comes the shark. Everybody get ready to jump.....

    April 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Jamons

    I believe everything Kate is doing is for her family. Niether I or you would turn down this opportunity being that our families will need to be taken cared of we would do what we got to do and that is what she is doing...

    April 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  31. deb

    Well enough said about Kate. I can't stand watching Brooke Burke .....I think she needs to be the one to go! Very poor choice

    April 13, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  32. C. Miller

    Only reason Kate looked better was because her partner was dragging her around the floor and she didn't have to do her own steps. Being less horrible than VERY horrible doesn't make you a winner.

    April 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  33. C. Miller

    It is pathetic how much the Kate lovers are so sucked in by her b.s. It is their stupidity that makes TLC and others give her more shows. Knowing desperate other people will support her. EVERY show now she has complained about being hounded, the paparazzi, etc, etc,. YET none of you realize that it is her own doing. SHE is the only one putting herself out there and acting like a brat. People wouldn't hate on her if she acted normal or wasn't complaining. The show is about dancing. She is horrible. If you actually liked her so much you'd kick her off so she could get her much needed privacy and go back to being a hard working Mom....that's right she has a new show where she travels everywhere. What a great parent(eye roll)

    April 13, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  34. BR Guest

    Bachelor needs to go! That Howdy Doody smile is so annoying!

    C'mon people...Kate brings excitement to the show people!

    I'm going to say this again but if she was not on the show...who would you be talking about? Buzz? YAWN!

    April 13, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  35. johnny

    kate sucks, aiden sucks, jake sucks - boot em all...they won't win.

    April 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Kait

    @Phyl – First of all, those hair extensions, the tooth veneers, the tan and the mani/pedis started MIONTHS before she was cast on DWTS, so I am sure they didn't pay for them then, even if they do now. And the cost of all the work on her body isn't even as much an issue as the amount of time spent on "me time" to have the work done !!!! Cmon, 20 hours for extensions (for the first set alone!), and I guess you are going to claim that it was while the kids were in school, right? Despite the fact that they were done in NY.

    And do I believe she wanted to do Playboy? You bet I do !!! Another way to put herself out there and be famous. Of course, it would have been for the kids !!! "Mommy has to do these 'art' pictures to put food on the table".

    Reality check – when you claim you do everything for your kids, and yet you never see them, they're with nannies 90% of the time, and you're running around the country non-stop, that's not FOR THE KIDS !!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Angie

    Kate should have gone the very first week – not Shannon. I am so tired of people voting the "sympathy" vote. Kate is worse than a robot in her moves. She has not improved – the judges were being kind for some reason. I never watcher her realtiy show but have heard all the comments about her being a cold fish and totally imasculating her husband. It's no wonder they are divorced. Doesn't seem like she is any different on DWTS – started doing the same to Tony – PLEASE let Kate be off the show at the end of the night!

    April 13, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  38. citygal

    You all are so funny! Does ABC also own AT & T; becuase they would have to manipulate alot of votes!? Kate has fans that will vote for her regardless if she is good or bad, and yes she is horrible (both as a dancer and a person)!

    April 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Roe

    Marta, you hit it right on the nail....I agree with the choice MUSIC.
    I love to dance for pleasure and fun and I think the music is just awful.
    Latin music is for Latin dances, not rock' n' roll!

    Also, I would love for DWTS have some "real judges" judging the dancers. Kate would have gone the first week.

    April 13, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Lisa

    They've all made great improvements. I thought this show was about becoming something you're not...a dancer. They've got all of these professionals and then Kate. She's improving quickly and it's really interesting to watch the transformation, even if it's sometimes painful to watch in comparison to the others.

    I'm glad Pamela stopped doing the popped out chest, head-bob thing. It was so annoying.

    April 13, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  41. hippiechick

    LOL, everyone is so busy fighting with each other a lot of good points are being missed here. Oh well, carry on...

    April 13, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  42. cathy

    okay cowgirlamy... you've made your point. (Now... can we vote you off?)

    April 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  43. deb

    Geez Geri....you prayed all night for Kate to get kicked off. If your doing that much praying why not put it to good use and pray for something that means something in this world! This is a TV show for goodness sakes!

    April 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Andrea

    Ocho rules . . . Who Dey!!

    April 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Faye

    I cannot stand Kate. It has nothing to do with her being away from her children, etc. It has to do with her being a diva, being nasty to everyone, having a horrible look on her face all the time. She brings her personal life into the dancing arena and people are not here to hear about her problems – everyone has problems. We are here to be entertained. I just feel sorry for Tony. I hope she goes home today.

    April 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Becki

    @Sue...I have one! not filled with hate & discontent. karma...ever heard of it? I'm sure you are just as nasty as you sound. Enjoy!

    April 13, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  47. hippiechick

    Phyl, the contestants also get a brand new black Porsche of their choice to drive around in while they are on the show. I saw Tony zipping down Santa Monica Blvd. in the SUV version, he (and the car) looked hot!

    April 13, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Sue

    I like Cheryl but not Ocho!!! I pray Kate goes tonite but with all these good two shoe person's voting for her...heck she'll be here to torture us for another week!!! GO HOME KATE!! Resign and do yourself a favor!!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Andrea

    Go OchoCinco!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Phyl

    Kait & Dianne: first of all Kate isn't paying for the hair extensions, & whatever, the studio that sponsers her & her show pay for it. The spray tans & pedicures & manicures are provided to all contestants, male & female by DWTS. Secondly, the female country singer that left in the middle of the show didn't do it for her kids. She did it because she was afraid it would come out that she wasn't exactly being miss goody two shoes as verified by her getting re-married less then 1 year after the divorce. As far as Playboy, do you seriously think she was wanting to pose nude for Playboy? Please that's left to Kelly from the Real Housewives of New York!

    April 13, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    I also agree with Becki....and Michael...and deb...and KATRIN....see folks, there are people who are voting for Kate!

    Just because YOU don't like her, it doesn't mean everyone else is full of hate. It also doesn't mean the show is rigged.


    April 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  52. K.Thomas

    I didn't watch last night; I'm boycotting the show until Kate is booted off. She is the worst dancer they have ever had and by far, the whiniest. She needs to get over it; either try to learn and dance or go home and stand guard at her window and wait for the paparazzi to show up and harass her somemore. Good grief, I thought this show was about dancing.............C'mon people get with it............

    April 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  53. geri P.

    I prayed all night, that Kate G. will get kicked off this show tonight. She is embarrassing to watch and she is evil and rude to Tony! She is a control-freak, who wants everyone to feel so sorry for her.

    ABC was crazy to even get her on here. She is NOT a STAR ! She's a woman who exploited her kids, all for the mighty dollar. That's all she cares about is $$$$$$$$$$$$

    GOOD BYE KATE!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  54. hippiechick

    For everyone bashing either Jon or Kate (which has nothing to do with this article, btw)...

    I saw Kate shopping at The Grove and she was rude and insensitive to the sales clerk. She acted as if everyone should drop what they were doing and pay attention to her.

    I was in Delta's Sky Club sitting not 4 feet away from Jon in Salt Lake City and he was as cordial and kind to the people around him as anyone in the room. He offered to get an elderly gentleman who had a cane something cold to drink from the bar...a total stranger.

    From my own personal perspective, she's not the nicer of the two.

    April 13, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Sue

    Becky...get a life!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  56. deb

    @ Becki...... AMEN SISTER!!!!!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Becki

    I am stunned at the amount of anger you all seem to have for Kate. I think that if you were given any opportunity to have the fame and fortune, kids or not, you would probably take it. You need to give her some credit for having the courage to go on DWTS in the first place! I would be terrified! It is a lot of hard work and I have seem MANY of the previous stars have the same melt downs trying to learn all the dances. Yes, maybe she is not the best dancer, but she is trying to learn and how can you hate her so much for that? As far as her kids go, as long as they are taken care of at home, it IS her job she is going to everyday, whether it is in CA or PA or Timbuktoo! The lady making "almost 6 figures"...bet you wouldn't want to work at the gas station instead of what you are doing now, why should Kate? She has an opportunity...good for her for taking it! Jon is a lazy, slimey, putz and only wants custody so that he doesn't have to work. she got a lot dumped in her lap (whether it was her fault or not) and now she is trying to make the best of it that she can! Where would you start with 8 kids?! stop the hating! Besides, if you hate it so much, and you think it's all rigged, there is a real simple answer for you...change the channel! In the meantime...go Kate! I have voted for her every time-obviously so have a lot of other people!

    April 13, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  58. deb

    Well here we go again... "Lets bash Kate" ..... Donna you sound like a two year old. I think Kate does have a college degree she was infact a nurse. How quick we are to judge other people. Your judging makes you look as bad or if not worse then the person you are contantly judging . It reminds me of the movie MEAN GIRLS. If you cannot stand to watch Kate dance then turn the channel when she does. You are talking about what an example she is of a mother well you are not looking so great either talking about someone the way you do. Good role model for your own children.......what a laugh!

    April 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Michael

    cowgirlamy, you need some serious help.....anger management maybe??

    April 13, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Michael

    Yea Kait, thats the whole point you have 7 kids and a Husband! So maybe you only have to work 6 hours day, everyone is not so lucky. How hard is it to be charitable?

    April 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Sue

    Kate needs to go!! She makes me sick!! She can't dance at all...many people have told me the DWTS is all rigged....I really didn't believe it til now....GO HOME KATE!!!! GOOF!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Rosemary

    I was a fan of Kate Gosselin's show on TLC. But, bless her heart, the woman not only can't dance, she has no rhythm whatsoever.

    April 13, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Janet

    Kate dances like she is a 400lb woman, no grace at all. She is completely fake,:fake hair, eye lashes, boobs, nails, teeth, ect...AND HAS NO TALENT!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Michael

    Donna, I am not knocking you, I applaud what you have done. I am simplly saying I watched that show and Jon was a horrible father when they were married, totally disconnected from his kids, not her fault , his. I am simply saying none of us have the right to judge and judge so harshly the life of another when all we know is what has been written (most of which is probably not true) a few hours of tv etc. It seems to me this woman loves her children and is doing the best she can given her situation. Yes I would take a job on TV if i could provide for me kids better than working as a nurse. She has eight, that takes alot of money and any good parent wants to have enough to expose their kids to the world, whats wrong with that. Maybe you don't like extensions or nails, so what, who are you to judge someone who does. And I guarantee you it takes alot more to raise and pay for eight kids by yourself than you had to do.

    All you folks who call yourselves christian...how about you act like it. Hate is not a christian act.

    April 13, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    One More Time People: DWTS is NOT A DANCING CONTEST!!

    When the public votes, it is a popularity contest, with dancing in it.

    <-----voting for Kate just to make the Kate-haters mad! HA!

    April 13, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  66. pat

    i was actually team kate prior to this show, but now i see that's she just so NOT LIKEABLE

    April 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  67. kd

    i love T.O. (Terrell Owens) giving Pam Anderson a standing O...maybe that will be the next couple alert, (as she did mention she is "single")lol. I can't figure out if Ocho and Cheryl are dating, that ring must have cost a fortune?

    April 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Foshee

    Marta – your bragging about giving all your votes to Kate? Do you HONESTLY think she can dance?? are you blind? are you as stupid as you appear?? Like her or not she CAN NOT DANCE and this is a DANCING show... hense the name...... come on – pull your head out !

    April 13, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  69. shirley

    Who care they are all terrible bring back (myra) and give her the

    April 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Heather Jeane

    I've been watching this season, truly following because my schedule finally allows me to do so. I adore dance in all forms, never turning down an opportunity to watch or learn and began ballet three years ago at the age of 32! Watching someone learn and grow in dance is exciting and satisfying.

    From that perspective, Aiden, Chad and Pam are my favorites. All three come across as people stretching beyond their comfort zone and trying to learn something new with joy, gusto and little drama!

    I don't want to watch ringers. That means, I don't want to see anyone who is famous for having moved to music. No dancers, figure skaters or gymnasts. Please. It's one thing if they studied a bit of dance on the side as a kid or did a crash course for a role in a show or movie, but if the person is famous for choreographed to music movement, who cares? We already know they can dance.

    They need to have a seniors edition and run it shorter than the regular. I want to see the older stars and heroes shine in a setting where they can be judged for what their bodies can do and not what they can not.

    Kate, poor girl. As I blogged last week, she dances with the grace and passion of a three legged turtle. She will remain however. Not because she can dance, is learning or the ratings are fixed. She will progress because she has fans who are voting because they like her. (or they themselves are as artistically challenged as she)

    April 13, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Rlg

    So many people were against Kate before she even ventured onto the dance floor. She's not the only female with children that has appeared on DWTS. Marie Osmond had 8 children and many of the previous female contestants have childlren. Leave Kate alone and let her earn a living as she has that right.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  72. hippiechick

    I see a train wreck coming if they keep Kate on the show – ignoring votes – just for ratings. What happens a few weeks down the road when she's still there and still dancing badly, up against people who are dancing quite well? She'll look like a fool...made into a fool by the network execs who kept her around for a buck.

    It will surely be the death of this show forever if that happens.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  73. KATRIN

    again there, with the addicted to fame thing...

    April 13, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Mark C. Potts

    Oh, I forgot to mention one thing. Kate really creates her own problem. When she needed to practice, she was actually at the hairdresser for 7 hrs. Sorry, no sympathy left for ya Kate.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Cowgirlamy

    Kate can just go away but she can't because she is addicted to fame. 100% addicted. If we gave her 10 million dollars and told her to go away she couldn't because she is a fame junkie of the worst kind cuz she has no talent. She is trash through and through with no redeeming qualities. For the life of me I don't see how anyone can like her. We worship too many Z-list celebrities now.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Mark C. Potts

    Sadly Kate is from our County along with Allison Baver and a young lady named Taylor Swift. We're trying to figure out how to move her to the next County over. I met her once, no smile, barely a hello. Not a personality you would want to meet. Pam Anderson is just the opposite. I met her in Philly in '94. She is such a fun free spirit and I actually had a nice conversation with her and got a couple of autographs. Can we trade?

    April 13, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  77. KATRIN

    She's not a perfect parent, and certainly not a perfect spouse, I am not excusing that. But shouldn't most of us be thankful that our kids can't rewatch our lowest moments on DVD. I just get frustrated with the amount of judging that goes on with her. If you are a woman who has never over-reacted from stress, than congratulations.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  78. mack

    chas, I don't think Kate will ever worry about the lack of money, she may miss seeing her kid's when she gets older

    April 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Mo

    Why on earth is Kate even on this show? Isn't it 'Dancing with the Stars'? You become a star by having 8 kids?? Why is she any more famous than other women who have taken fertility drugs and had multiple children. Lots of women have 8 kids. I myself have multiples and it doesn't make me a star. It makes me a mom. And I don't try to make money off my children. She really needs to go home, forget about being famous, or posing nude for Playboy, and just be a mom. And yes, Jake can't dance either. Pamela on the other hand is quite good, considering she is not a dancer. But my vote's for Evan. He's doing very good without much drama!

    April 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Katie

    @Katrin – you keep excusing Kate's bad behaviour. You need to realize that these kids are going to see the J&K & 8 reruns and see how badly their mother treated their father, how she had tantrums over a miniscule spot on clothing, how she allowed the kids' potty training to be filmed, how she ranted on and on about how hard parenting was but then she only spent time with the kids when they went on TLC-paid "adventures". Add to that her tantrums at DWTS, and these kids are going to see that their mother was nothing but imperfections !!!
    And as far as the money situation, Kate has said in interviews that their college funds are already banked from the proceeds of J&K&8, and TLC subsidized the purchase of their home, so all she needs is day to day spending, so maybe she needs to learn how to economize – maybe $7,000 extensions, tanning booths and mani/pedis aren't the way to go when you are b*&$%tching about needing money for your kids.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Worf's Baby Mama

    Kate Gosselin being out of the home is not a big deal to me. In my eyes, she's making money the only way she knows how, by selling her sob story on national television. The fact of the matter is that she cannot dance. Tony is trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear and it just ain't working.

    Either get rid of her or lose that Jake guy. He is also frustrating to watch. I know most of these "stars" show up with two left feet, but there's also a learning curve. Both Jake and Kate have failed to improve as the others have.

    My money is on Pam, even though I don't really like her personality, Evan and Niecey Nash. I think Nicole is great, but due to this show being horribly rigged, she will be cut about two weeks before the finale just like Mya and that French guy, Gilles, were during their seasons. By far the best dancers, but there has to be some unpredictable drama or no one will watch.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL


    I have a life, thank you very much. I enjoy watching DWTS no matter who is on. I never watched the Jon & Kate show, and I'm enjoying seeing a regular person on the show, rather than a performer.

    It does not mean I am 'sucked in' by Kate or anyone else.

    I enjoy the show for Tom Bergeron (greatest host ever!) and the judges mostly. I don't really care who the 'stars' are.

    I also don't get all worked up over ONE contestant that I may not like.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Cowgirlamy

    Maryann Rose- how many more excuses are you going to give poor Kate for her truly terrible performances? Enough is enough. She has had 4 weeks and has not improved despite the network telling the judges to say she has. She isn't an "ice skater" or "entertainer". I agree. You think a soap star should be any better at dancing? A pilot? An actress? The ONLY person who has an advantage is Evan. That's it. Kate is terrible because she is simply terrible. Quit making excuses for her awfulness. She IS an entertainer. She had a reality show for crying out loud.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  84. KATRIN

    Oh, and I agree, the music is terrible!

    April 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  85. KATRIN

    phrases like "addicted to fame" sound ignorant

    April 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Kathy

    I was not pleased that Robot Kate's performance was paired with a horrendous rendition of Adam Lambert's FYE (the band butchered it). I am sorry they ruined his song, and look forward to her being voted off soon!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Cowgirlamy

    Oh poor poor Kate. Jon is so mean to the poor pitiful Kate. GMAB.

    Some of you need to get a serious life if you are sucked in by this side-show fame addicted creature and her manufactured drama.


    April 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    KATRIN – totally agree with you. anyone here would do the same for their children, given the opportunity.

    I think she improved with last night's performance, and I think she should be given a chance – she is up against other 'entertainers' who are used to being on the stage. Well, except for Jake – his only claim to fame is being on a reality show too. I keep wondering why he isn't criticized for not really being a 'star'.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  89. MARTA

    TEAM KATE!!!

    I think it's so weird that no one is mentioning the music, it totally sucks! Why can they dance to a real tango or a rumba? Can somebody explain that to me? I think if they use original music belonging to whatever type of dance they're doing, it will help them bring their passion to the surface, it will benefit every amateur dancer in that show.

    What was going on with Brooke dress last night?

    April 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  90. KATRIN

    They are training for 12 hours a day, I think her kids will understand later on that stress can show parent's imperfections, which isn't an unhealthy thing to realize.

    If you had eight kids to send to college and private school, legal fees due for an ensuing custody battle and house payments, you might consider making an idiot of yourself for $20,000 and episode (that's a guess on the amount they are getting paid, but I would say it's close to that). Eventually her time in the spot light will run out and she will have to go back to making 60K a year to support a family of 9. I think she should cash in now while she still can. It will make a difference in whether her kids go to community college or Ivys

    April 13, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    Don't know why my comments are not being posted, sorry if this comes up as a double post, but I wanted to point out that this is NOT just a dance contest.

    When you have the public voting, it becomes a popularity contest, WITHIN a dance contest.

    For real ballroom dancing, watch PBS.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  92. chas

    I hope Kate stays an improves – she needs some confidence, Jon trying to sue her during her trying to earn a living is manipulative. I think Kate tries to hold it together and I would LOVE to see her shake it up and get loose on the dance floor and ENJOY it. KATE we're rooting for you!!! HAVE SOME FUN!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Katie

    @ Katrin – you're probably right – most moms, and I definitely include myself, would look just as ridiculous as Kate – but most moms wouldn't do it !!! I wouldn't leave my children to go make a fool of myself on TV !!! I've even thought about the money and how it would make my life easier – but then I think about how embarassed I would be for my family and friends, and especially my kids's friends, to see me make a fool of myself that way. Kate needs to remember that – and that her kids are watching her temper tantrums backstage every night too !!!

    April 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  94. KATRIN

    Kate's dancing is normal. If you had all of the mom's in America take dancing lessons, I would bet 3/4 of them would look just as stiff and insecure as Kate. She's not an athlete or a dancer, what do you expect? Give her a break, she's not good, but most of you would do no better.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  95. RL

    I'm concerned with the costumes. Why did Kim Johnson sport a bra and panties with a white shirt on - did they run out of normal ballroom dance costumes? I was embarrassed my 9-year-old had to see that. The costumes are getting smaller and smaller and barely cover anything. It used to be a fun family show.... Too bad.

    April 13, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  96. mack

    The Kate Gosselin show must end tonight, pleaseeeeeeeeee

    April 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Katie

    Unfortunately, there is no REALITY in reality TV !!!

    April 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  98. darlene d

    Marie, I've watched this show from the very first season it began and I always felt it was rigged. Its unfortunate but I believe it happens with all the reality shows. Not sure if DWTS is considered a "reality show" but it just doesn't add up when a few seasons back, one of the best dancers....she danced with Mark Ballas and she was in a girl band....can't remember her name...but she got booted off real quick!
    Since that time, it just left a sour taste in my mouth. So, I feel its rigged big time!!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  99. KATRIN

    to Michael: Thank you for having common sense and not following media hype. Finally, someone!

    April 13, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Sheila

    I am so sick of "Self-Righteous Kate Gosselin" and her nonstop complaining.

    Please someone...make her go away. She unfortunately believes her own hype. That dance on the red carpet? She's never walked a red carpet in her life.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Wendy

    I'm not a Kate basher. I toatally gave her the benefit but she comes across as not very nice. This surprises me. She looks like she doesn't care and worse looks like she's not trying. She seems like she wants to someplace else. So with that al in mind, send her home! Jake can be the next. What a puke! Pamela needs to go to re-hab!

    April 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Anna

    does anyone realize this is a dance show and not a popularity show? People are voting for Kate for the wrong reasons...this is not a popularity contest-it's for the best dancing...Remember that....

    April 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  103. DWTS Junkie

    Please let Kate go... she is painful to watch, and even worse to listen to. We all have family stresses in our lives Kate, it's called RESPONSIBILITY.

    Somehow her problems are worse than everyone else's? I had no opinion about her until this show, but MAN what a WHINY little diva!

    April 13, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Nancy

    Yes, Kate must go . . . her kids need her back at the ranch! Then that sickening Pamela, then Aiden, then Jake, then Chad, then Niecy . . . leaving the cream of the crop: Evan, Nichole and Erin.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Marie

    I'm beginning to agree with some of the comments that the voting is rigged and Kate will remain on for another week. DWTS has their highest ratings ever and they will not let that slip away. Unfortunately those of us who enjoy the show for what it's supposed to be – a dance contest – may have to watch Kate make a complete fool of herself for another week. The show is called Dancing (something Kate can't do) With The Stars (something Kate is not). Kate's getting $200,000 for doing the show, flies back and forth between PA and CA, gets to wear beautiful gowns and jewelry, gets her hair and makeup done, hobnobs with the rich and famous, has written several books, has a bodyguard, has a beautiful home in PA , and 8 healthy; children, – what in the world is she always bellyaching about?

    April 13, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  106. JJ

    If Kate doesn't get the boot tonight the show is fixed.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  107. sam

    The President and Congress should step in and decide what to do with this show.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  108. louise

    I love kate. She's the reason I watch the show. I think she's really making progress. As far as the drama goes, well that's the reason most folks watch tv.... for the drama. Otherwise, why tune in? It sure beats the boring routine of your daily lives!! And based on some of these comments, some of you really need to get a life. You're taking this all much too seriously.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Diane

    A few seasons back...a female country singer was on DWTS and it was revealed that she and her husband were going to be divorced...she decided to leave the show and return home to be with her children because she didn't want her personal life to be played out in the limelight of the show. That was the right decision for her, a decision that many of us would agree with. Kate obviously doesn't feel that way....she may say she wants to be home with the children....and regardless of the money she makes off this show....if she thinks she should be home with the children..and repeatedly tells people she wishes she could be home with the children.....then that's where she should be....she can take loans just like the rest of us to send her kids to college. Don't forget, she has book deals and another TV show lined up....the money will keep rolling in for her.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  110. cathy

    jake stinks, he is annoying, has no personality, he is as much an idiot
    on dwts as he was on the bachelor.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Mary

    I have to admit, I'm pleasantly surprized watching Pam dance. I am not really a fan of hers and I wasn't impressed the first night (when she seemed drunk or something), but since then I've enjoyed watching her. I've also been impressed by her during rehersals and the snippets they show where she is sitting in that chair. Kate, on the other hand, dances horribly, and the non-dancing snippets of her do nothing to improve my opinion of her. I did not like her on Jon & Kate plus 8 and I do not like her here. However, it scares me a little to think that if I were on dwts, I would probably dance about as well as she does...lol!

    My favorites are Nicole, Evan, Erin and Niecy. Niecy has so much passion and it really comes through in her dancing..wether or not her technique is great. Nicole and Erin are just so beautiful to watch and they actually seem to have some talent! Evan seems to have the best technique.

    The others have their moments, but I'm sure won't be around for much longer.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  112. sam

    This show should be on in the afternoon with the other soaps.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  113. darlene d

    This use to be a halfway decent show before Kate showed up. I hear that her husband may try out for next season. Won't that be hard to swallow?

    The ratings are through the roof because of Kate...which is so unfortunate. I will enjoy the show once she's off it!!

    April 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Lindsey

    This show is completely rigged. ABC will keep whoever they think will get them the best ratings. But I do think most, if not all, so called reality shows are rigged. This show was more entertaining a few years back. I watched a few minutes of DWTS a couple weeks ago to see how lame it was, and was not disappointed!

    April 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |

    I sure would not want her for my nurse!

    April 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  116. weatherjoy

    I voted for Kate last night!! Go Kate!! People just like to hate on someone. It's sad . . . You people are sad . . .I feel sorry for you all who have nothing better to do than hate on someone.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Rob

    exchef- i saw that too with pam. although i'd guess a lot of folks have been getting side glances from her on the show. she cracks me up...gotta love her.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    Poor casting?

    Look at all the controversy she's caused!

    They're right on the money with their casting.

    Controversy = Ratings.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Observer

    I think that Kate must be running out of excuses for poor performance. I'm SICK of her personal problems and she is rude to Tony. He deserves an award for putting up with Kate's whining. Give me a break, she can't dance and she's boring.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Kait

    Kate-lovers – you all need to understand one thing – Kate brings this all on herself ! In every interview, she states how this is "all for the kids". Can you honestly say that you believe her? $7,000 hair extensions, not once but twice; tummy tuck, boob job, tooth veneers, tanning booths, mani/pedi, having the paparazzi photograph her running all around, always without children, yet during the periods when she is "raising her kids" (although how that can be when they are in PA and she is in NY or CA....) – all for the kids ??? I think what those kids want would be a parent who IS there with them, instead of leaving them with the team of 5 nannies (and again, isn't this the woman who SWORE she would NEVER have a nanny). So, obviously when Kate is "being a mom", she's doing it without ever spending time with her kids !!!!

    The woman is totally self-centered. It was obvious on J & K & 8 and it's even more obvious now. She never sat and PLAYED with the kids on the show – all she did was talk about how hard being a parent is, but we never saw her actually be a parent. Jon played with the kids at least !!! Kate had people to do her laundry, iron, fold clothes, put them away – wish I did !! And what kind of mother makes a sick child lie on a laundry room floor just so they don't have to clean up his bed if he threw up there? No, it's not pleasant cleaning up after a sick kid, but that's what parents do !!!!

    I have 7 kids and a husband, and I work 6 hours a day. But the hours I am not at work, I go to my kids sporting/dancing/singing/music events, I take the kids to birthday parties and to the playground/park, or to the pool/beach. We aren't rich but we get by. And we get time away from the kids, but in our case, it's usually only a couple times a month, after we have spent most of the month with the kids. Why have the kids if you don't want to be with them? I'm not perfect, but I know that my kids know they are loved and that they will always come first (and when I say that, I mean it !!!)

    April 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Phyl

    Aiden or Nicey should go. Yes Kate is not much of a dancer, but she's trying & has inmproved. I really don't find her all that annoying or manipulative, especially compared to her ex husband. By the way, Katherine, I beleive it was that stated when she became a single Mom, she wwent to college & got a degree. Well, I believe Kate was a nurse, so I'm sure she already has a degree & if you had a chance to make $25000.000-$75000.00 for about 4 weeks work wouldn't you take it?

    April 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Bette

    For the love of God..... get that woman off of the show. Kate is scammimg everyone. She goes on & on about "I'm trying to support my kids". Bull crap to that. She's sooo addicted to fame. TLC needs to wake up too. If they think that she's good for them well they shouldn't be in the TV business. Very poor casting on their part. Get her off of DWTS.... NOW!

    April 13, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  123. exchef

    It's got to be Kate. She's terrible. That's got to be tough on Tony. Man, that guy must have the patience of Job dancing with that boat anchor. It looks like he's dragging a 140 lb mannequin across the stage. She has no expression and she looks like she's all dead weight.
    Another thing...I think we'll be reading about Maks and Pam Anderson in the tabloids soon. During her interview was it just me or was she giving some serious side glances his way?

    April 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  124. MICK

    Vote for the teams, not just for a person who has problems.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Jon

    Kate needs to remember, "skin to win".

    April 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Kate G

    I am best you all are jealous

    April 13, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Jon

    Kate is HOT.

    She should not be kicked off. I think after winning DWTS she should do Playboy next.

    April 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Rob

    Jenn- I noticed that too with Nicole. Hopefully they can explain the reaction tonight. It's getting to be stress city for sure. I would be!

    April 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  129. SayItAgain

    Cowgirlamy....we get it already...now can you please move on from the constant statements about the TLC/Disney vote rigging thing and the fact that you think Kate is a no talent whiner...

    April 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  130. MARTA

    I GAVE ALL MY VOTES TO KATE!!!!!!!!!!!! TEAM KATE!!!!!!!!!!! MAKE THAT MONEY BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  131. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    hippiechick – the CBS notation was on the bottom of the 'ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT' website. The issue was ownership of ET, not filming location.

    Thanks, though.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  132. Rob

    I agree Maryann Rose. I think cowgirlamy is living in her own Disney cartoon maybe? Please do more research cowgirlamy, love your passion but get it right.

    Definitely agree on the haters needing to get a life as well. It's very disturbing to me too. The more they hate, the more I vote.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  133. MICK

    This show has turned into the WWF. To much drama and not enough real class dancing. Lets go, get on with the show. Tired of all the behind the BS.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  134. hippiechick

    Maryann, DWTS is filmed at CBS studios in Los Angeles, right next door to The Grove shopping area. I've seen the Ballas-Hough band playing there on Tuesday nights after taping ends. Maybe that's where the CBS notation comes from.

    American Idol is filmed there as well, in another studio adjacent to DWTS.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  135. hippiechick

    Kate said something interesting in her interview on The Today show this morning. Which, by the way, is taped in NYC, so another trip for Kate.

    She said "In my heart, I am at home baking cookies in the kitchen with them, that's how I think of it."


    If I were in the middle of a custody battle, I'd gracefully ask to leave the show and go home to do what's necessary to insure I get to keep my children. Yes, she needs to work, but let's try to find her something she can do from home, out of the spotlight which she so obviously craves.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  136. Jenn

    Did anybody else notice that Nicole had what appeared to be a tantrum after receiving her judgement and scores? She was rolling her eyes and making a pouty face and then when they went to Tom right after that, you could see her storm away and Derek run after her. And I never saw her back on camera until the last segment when they lined them all up.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  137. John

    I want Kate to stay, just so I can see Tony! 😉

    April 13, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  138. Donna

    Michael, I take a lot of pride in myself and my accomplishments. I take care of myself in that I live life to it's fullest and have been able to take advantage of a lot of opportunities. Hair extensions, highlights, painted fake nails, and spa visits do not make me proud. Taking my kids to the river for the weekend and rolling around on a 4-wheeler I can afford, fishing and enjoying LIFE and seeing my kids happy is what makes me proud. I never had to ask their dad for a dime (and he was far worse a father then Jon ever seemed to be) and I never had to worry about bills. I also do not have to worry about college too much. Because instead of spending money on all the vanity crap, the money is IN THE BANK!

    What kind of job can Jon get that will cover his own living expenses AND $20GRAND a month in support????? Maybe he should go on DWTS too to make that kinda money. I'm sure the public would have a field day on that.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  139. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    Bottom of Discovery Channel webpage:

    © 2010 Discovery Communication. All Rights Reserved. Discovery is a trademark of Discovery Communications.

    Nothing about Disney.

    I'm DONE!

    April 13, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  140. Cowgirlamy

    ... is produced by Hollywood mega-conglomerate Disney and which also own Discovery Communications since its debut - just that it would on its TLC network, which is also home to ...

    April 13, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  141. Cowgirlamy

    Rob- Disney owns Discovery as well which in turn means they are the parent company to Disney/ABC.

    Maryanne- CBS owns ET but is distributed by Disney. Yes it is crazy and a little known fact. They do this with affiliates all the time. Sometimes it is very convoluted.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  142. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    The people who are so passionate about hating Kate are telling others to get a life!

    Oh, the irony!!

    (Thanks, Rob – between the two of us, I think we've made our point re: ownership!)

    April 13, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  143. Cowgirlamy

    Kait- well said. Nothing above a 3. Carri Ann is the best judge. She worked with Madonna and knows perfection. She gave Kate a 4 and I know she wanted to go lower.

    @Lynn. Am I suppose to feel bad because you are now going to vote FOR Kate because we are negative towards her? Oh dear, you poor thing. I don't care who you vote for. I actually think it is funny. *snicker*

    April 13, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  144. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    Why does it say:

    © 2010 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use Privacy Policy

    On the bottom of the Entertainment Tonight website? I think you may be confused, Cowgirlamy.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  145. Rob

    Seriously, cowgirlamy? Please do some research before repeatedly blurting out false info. TLC is owned and operated by Discovery Communications, which is not owned by ABC/Disney. ABC/Disney does own ESPN (Erin Andrews) and All My Children (Aiden Turner). Do you have a problem with them? Plus, television synergy is everywhere. Get used to it.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  146. Cowgirlamy

    Oh Sheryl you watch for all the wrong reasons. I feel so sorry for you. It is a dancing show. Capiche?

    April 13, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  147. Kait

    @ Maryanne – not just crazy for voting for her, but delusional too. Kate has not improved – she looks like a wooden cutout being dragged around the floor by poor Tony. As several people have stated, it's obvious the judges are told what to say about Kate – they had to cut off Len when he was speaking, probably cause he was going to add what he REALLY thought. She didn't deserve any of those marks she got – she shouldn't have gotten anything above a 3 in either category !!!Aiden and Jake at least have rhythm and can move their hips to the music – guess all Kate's plastic surgery has also removed her ability to sway!!!
    Poor Tony – he's probably ready to beg to be voted off just so he doesn't have to deal with Kate anymore !!!

    April 13, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  148. Lynn

    All these nasty comments will make me vote for the first time this
    year....for Kate. How mean you all are. You act like you know this
    woman. It's a tv show people...who cares.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  149. Cowgirlamy

    Tasha you get a life for caring and defending this lowlife fame seeking whiner. I am sick of these corporations whipping up publicity and demand because they own every channel. We wouldn't be so upset if for the fact she should have been OFF the show after the first week due to dancing ability and unpopularity. I don't care what any of you say, she is very very unpopular but she gets ratings because bored housewives love drama and TLC/Disney know this.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  150. Sheryl

    I Hope Kate STAYS! She is entertainment...She makes me laugh. Pam is a train wreck too. The best dancers make the most boring contestants.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  151. Cowgirlamy

    PressThe Walt Disney Company owns the ABC Television Network, cable networks including ESPN, Entertainment Tonight
    http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart/main – Cached – Similar

    April 13, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  152. Tasha

    yall need to leave kate alone. she is working to take care of her kids. whose business is it anyways what she does. she's not a great dancer but i would like to see some of the people leaving comments look. you all are pathetic to constantly down on someone. GET A LIFE!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  153. Michael

    I still say some of you women are a trip! After reading your comments, I am sure none of you every wine about anything, right, never complain, right never get over whelmed right. Hypocrites! You are some mean nasty women and I garantee you bash other people in your lives as well. Your tone tells me you are used to being nasty so having said that I feel sorry for all of you.

    As for you Donna, I applaud what you did for your kids, however i reject the notion that while making 6 figures you could not take care of yourself. If you choose not to, thats okay, however millions of women and men take care of themselves and their children. Sure children first always, however that does not mean you can also take pride in yourself. That is also a very positive thing to teach your children. And somelthing you all seemed to have forgotten is that she is really for all purposes in this alone. He has no job, no income etc why shouldn't she do all she can to give her kids the best. Hate is not a positive emotion and guess what positive people don't spew it.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  154. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    Entertainment Tonight is owned by CBS, not ABC.

    I never said 'poor Kate'.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  155. Anna

    People aren't voting for Kate, they are voting for Tony, despite her comment that "they only know his name because of her". It is nice that she thinks that highly of herself! I wish HIS fans would have some mercy on him and get her out of there.

    I think we will see them all go in the next couple of weeks; Kate, Jake and Aiden.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  156. Cowgirlamy

    Maryanne- Kate is BY FAR the worst. Jake and Buzz even were better. She did not "improve" at all last night. That was the judges following the script sent to them by Disney.

    She is literally the worst dancer I have ever seen. She makes the rest seem like Martha Graham professionals in comparison.

    And please stop with the "poor Kate" BS. She is a fame hungry addict who can't get enough.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  157. andi

    Yeah, Kate should get the boot! She has no dancing ability at all!

    April 13, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  158. Cowgirlamy

    Yeah Maryanne, it is crazy to think anyone would vote for Kate. You got that right.

    Of course people do vote but you are wasting your vote now because Disney doesn't want her to go. Period. Disgraceful.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  159. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    Buzz was TERRIBLE!! Sorry, but he was.

    Kate is at least showing some improvement. Buzz was the same both weeks – awful!

    That Batchelor guy is no prize – he's a 'reality star' just like Kate, yet he gets no bashing. Is it because he doesn't have 8 kids??


    April 13, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  160. Cowgirlamy

    Also, ever wonder why Entertainment Tonight and the View do a ton of reporting on DWTS? Both are owned by Disney and ABC.

    It is all rigged. Just sickening.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  161. DlsJ

    Jake needs to go as well he's horrible and fake and appears to have as much personality as a turnip.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  162. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    Wonder what happened to my other post where I stated that I gave Kate some votes?

    Maybe this is the 'bash-Kate' blog?

    I just wanted those who think it's all fixed to know that there are actual, real people voting for her!

    Crazy, I know!

    April 13, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  163. sassy

    I'm tired of listening to her whine back stage, the trears and all that drama. It's getting old. Time for her to go – make it happen people! Bring back Buzz, he never complained and was a pleasure to watch.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  164. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    If you vote online, it costs nothing.

    April 13, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  165. KATRIN

    I personally think they should have an auditor count the votes so people aren't wasting their money voting

    April 13, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  166. Carole

    I agree with Katrin. Kate needs to work since Jon is a slug so she is better off working on DWTS for a short period of time than working 8 hours per day for a year as a nurse. Anyone ought to be able to figure this out.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  167. Sue Murray

    If it is true that Kate would be gone if not for Disney owning ABC and TLC then shame on Disney. How far they have fallen.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  168. Cowgirlamy

    I feel sorry for the other stars who can actually dance but don't have the Disney corporation keeping them around because they own the network where one of them has a reality show.

    Of course this is a conflict of interest but ABC gets around that by having a "vote". Waisting your money if you vote for this rigged show. Kate ain't going until they have given her enough free publicity.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  169. KATRIN

    Pageant cowgirlamy: I agree with your statement. Most likely the show is set-up. Once they hire PWC or Ernst & Young to come in and audit the votes (like they do with the Miss America Pageant, Grammys and Oscars); I will start believing that the votes are real. For now, this show is a business, and Kate's not going anywhere if ABC can help it.

    Donna: I appreciate working mom's like yourself. You're doing it the right way, and I am sure your kids will be inspired by your work ethic later on in life. However, Kate must take care of herself in order to earn the money that she earns. America wants to see attractive people on TV, so if she looked unkempt, she wouldn't have the opportunities that she has. I think 99% of people would take the opportunities offered to Kate if they realized that they could make more money in 3 weeks than they would make all year. It's probably not all about a big house and nice cars, it probably also has something to do with desiring to send her children to private schools and ivy leagues colleges. She can't afford that as a registered nurse no matter how hard she works, and to be honest, the money that she saved from the show has probably been drained with legal fees from the divorce and custody battle. And who could blame her for that, if I thought I might lose custody of my children I would hire 4 lawyers too if I could afford it.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  170. dcw

    I would like to see Kate go home because a) she's ridiculous in the way she treats Tony and b) the woman really, really cannot dance. It's painful to watch. Not even Jake was that painful last night, even when he tripped.

    Evan's footwork has improved a lot. The fact that he got the heel leads on the Viennese crosses was just plain cool. If he points his toes just a little more and keeps his shoulders back, he'll be even more ridiculously awesome.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  171. Cowgirlamy

    Everyone on this show is 100 times better than Kate is.

    She would be gone if not for Disney owning ABC and TLC. Period. It is a disgrace.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  172. Mart

    I agree with Michael. Jake IS just as bad and just as annoying as he was on the Batchelor. Couldn't stand him then, can't stand him now. Kate needs to stop revealing her raw emotions to the world and get a grip. Now that Playboy has turned her down, maybe she should take Jon back. They make the perfect couple.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  173. Cowgirlamy

    Katrin- it isn't about ratings it is about Disney owning ABC and TLC and wanting to drum up interest and publicity for her. Spare me the poor Kate routine.

    She shouldn't be a celebrity. She claims it is hard on her family yet she just can't kick the fame drug. She is a pitiful excuse for a person and dancer. She is addicted to fame, period. She doesn't care about her kids she cares if she is able to keep herself in the news without having any talent for anything. If Disney did not own ABC and TLC she would have been kicked off the show the 1st week but they rig the votes for her to stay.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  174. DC7

    Please end the misery ! Get that bi@tch off the show or any future tv. What has our country turned into. Gosselin must go ! Disappear into obscurity. Loser

    April 13, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  175. Debby

    I would truly like know who is voting for Kate?? Really?? How can anyone find her intriguing enough to look at or even listen to every week. I am hoping that the producers aren't keeping her around for publicity for her next stupid TV show. I am so sick and tired of "reality stars"...seriously....a bunch of no-talent nobodys!

    April 13, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  176. Lynda

    Seems Kate is the 'Winner" to getting booted off. Hehehehe, I just read all the people's comments, and don't have to watch the show.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  177. KATRIN

    Why have so many people made comments like “Kate needs to go take care of her eight kids”. In my opinion, she is taking care of her eight children by working, even if it’s work on a TV show. And let’s face it, 5 episodes of “Dancing with the Stars” will pay just as much (or more) than the annual salary that she would earn by working as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania. Any single mom with eight children would need to work more than 1 job, and that would require just as much time as Kate spends in rehearsal. The woman may have made a lot of money from her show, but she will still have to send 8 children to college here in 10 years, which could cost $1,000,000 alone. So quit sounding like you’re from the 1930’s and telling her to stay home with the kids.
    Sure, she’s not a great dancer and should probably be voted off if the votes were based on who could dance best. However, the show is about ratings, and so long as we are all talking about this on message boards, there is no way that DWTS wants to see her go.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  178. Donna

    Michael, as far as I'm concerned I can't stand Kate, she is manipulative, controlling and not a nice person at all. That's a fact that you can research. As far as the message I want MY daughter to get is that Kate is NOT a role model for single mothers. I'm hoping she looks to me as more of a role model simply because after I left her dad, I got a COLLEGE DEGREE and she got to see me graduate. She's watched me work night and day to take care of her and her brother. I did not blast her father in front of her, and certainly not on national TV. I PLAY with my children, without high heels or hair extensions or fake nails. I will not sell out my kids just so I can go to the spa or buy a million dollar home or be able to vacation. I work my butt off just to make sure they eat well and are comfortable. I have not had my nails done or my hair professionally done in YEARS, even though I make nearly 6 figures. I take care of my kids first, I come 2nd. THAT's what I want my daughter to see. Hard work and not taking the easy way out. So anyone that looks at Kate as a role model has some seriously questionable values in my opinion.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  179. Cowgirlamy

    I hate to break it to you but DWTS is fixed.

    Why? Disney owns both ABC and TLC, the channel that keeps giving Kate new shows. They are not going to allow her to get eliminated just yet. They need to give her all the free publicity they can first.

    Kate is the worst dancer and has not improved at all despite the judging being told by their parent company say otherwise last night. She should have been eliminated the first week but oh no, Disney isn't going to allow that to happen when they need to give her all the free publicity they can for her new Disney owned TLC show.

    Voting is rigged. She will go home when they want her to, not before. I will not watch another show until she is gone.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  180. RWT

    For the love of god send Kate home... We are so tired of her nastiness.. The only reason why her dance partner sicks with her is so he doesn't look like a quitter.. Plus he is professional.. Something Kate may not ever know! She needs to get back home and deal with what's more important.. Custody of her and Jon's kids! She needs to leave him alone and let him be a father to those kids... If she is going to travel and be a wanna – be star then he should man up and take care of the kids.. Not nanny's!!

    April 13, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  181. KJo

    maybe Kate wouldn't be so hated if she didn't look like she was ready to kill someone. I think I saw her smile 3 times since she's been on the show. Being overly defensive usually makes people not feel sorry for you. The "poor me" song is really getting old. If it's that bad, leave and go take care of your family business, in private.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  182. Mary

    Kate go home and take care of those precious children. I can see why Jon left you. Get a real job – your 15 minutes of fame has long been over!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  183. Donna

    Michael, as far as I'm concerned I can't stand Kate, she is manipulative, controlling and not a nice person at all. That's a fact that you can research. As far as the message I want MY daughter to get is that Kate is NOT a role model for single mothers. I'm hoping she looks to me as more of a role model simply because after I left her dad, I got a COLLEGE DEGREE

    April 13, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  184. C. Miller

    This show is turning into other shows whose concept was fresh at first. The idea of real celebs learning to dance and being rewarded was nice to see the first few seasons. Now we have people who aren't celebs kept around for drama and ratings and the judges giving sympathy marks because someone was horrible but not as horrible. Of course Gosselin had to tell us how depressing her daily life was again and start crying without realizing that she is the one person bringing the attention to herself. So dumb with no talent must go.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  185. Michael

    You people are so focused on being nasty to Kate you are missing the obvious; Jake is also horrible, fake and annoying as hell. Aiden also can't dance and looks like a puppet. I find it interesting that woman hate Kate so much....so apparently you can't be a mother and do anything else outside the home??? what message are you sending to your daughters. You need to check yourselves and stop the hate. . ever heard of glass houses?? As to Evan, of course he is good...duh....he's a skater all about the foot work.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  186. Sally

    This show is rigged. How can they give Kate marks almost similar to Aiden and Niecy. Even though she may have been tiny bit better thi week than previous weeks, she's still HORRIBLE! If she doesn't leave today, this show is a fraud. There is no way she is getting enough votes to keep her on and with her low scores. She's such an awful person and a fraud and sick to death of her whining. There aren't enough voters out there that could possibly like her. This show has become a joke.

    April 13, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  187. RS

    Please god let it be Kate that goes home tonight. The girl can't dance, she's rude, and she needs to be going back home and taking care of her 8 children and tending to her actual job of being a nurse.

    I'm so happy Evan's in first again. That man is magic on his feet ! Fabulous !

    April 13, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  188. DlsJ

    I can only hope that kate will get the boot tonight! I don't care how many freakin kids she's got she can NOT dance! and it's painful to watch her!

    April 13, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |

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