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Another week, another negative story about Kate Gosselin in the press.

The latest is the cover of UsWeekly magazine which paints the Dancing With The Stars contestant as being a major diva. According to US, Kate is so standoffish on DWTS, that she now has show staffers contact her through her bodyguard, Steve Neild.

“When the show needs to contact Kate, they go through Steve,” says a production source who also reveals that having personal security is not the norm for any of the other star competitors. “She acts like a major celebrity. It’s a joke with the cast, like, ‘Oh, look out — the bodyguard is watching!’”

Professional dancer Derek Hough however comes to Kate’s defense saying, “If anyone is allowed to be stressed, it’s Kate.  She is so out of her element. She can act any way she wants, in my book.”

DWTS judge Bruno Tonioli also appeared on George Lopez’s talk show this week and pretty much slammed Kate’s dancing skills, calling it crap.  “Kate is pretty dreadful. She’s crap. But in a nice way.  She is entertaining,” said Bruno.

As for why viewers continue to vote for Kate, Bruno has his own theory:  “People like disaster movies. We’ve got our own disaster movie there everyday.  2012 is nothing compared to the catastrophe she produces. She is a tough cookie.  She gets it in the face, she comes back and she tries to get better. It doesn’t really work.” Ouch.

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Dancing With The Stars premiered last night on ABC, and while some stars sizzled, others were rather average, or downright bad.

The top score of the night went to Pop star Nicole Scherzinger and her partner Derek Hough , as the duo earned 25 points out of 30 from the judges by doing the waltz. Olympic champion figure skater Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya came in second with 23 points by also doing the waltz.

Nicole and Evan lived up to all expectations as the two were the early favorites going in. Now onto the bad, as reality star Kate Gosselin didn’t do so well. The mom of eight earned a poor 16 points for her waltz with partner Tony Dovolani, giving her one of the lowest scores of the night. “It looked like Tony was pushing a shopping cart across the floor. You have to exude something!” exclaimed judge Bruno Tonioli (ouch!).

Other reality star Jake Pavelka surprised judges with his Viennese waltz, earning an okay score of 20. The lowest score of the night went to 80 year old Buzz Aldrin, who received a 14 for his cha-cha. Buzz is the oldest contestant in the history of DWTS.

All of the stars will return next week for another performance. The first elimination will take place next Tuesday.

The full scores for the premiere night is below:

Nicole & Derek: 25
Evan & Anna: 23
Erin & Maks: 21
Pam & Damian: 21
Jake & Chelsie: 20
Chad & Cheryl: 18
Niecy & Louis: 18
Shannen & Mark: 18
Kate & Tony: 16
Aiden & Edyta: 15
Buzz & Ashly: 14

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On Dancing With The Stars, the contestants faced double elimination, with the second elimination being the result of a dance-off. Melissa Joan Hart was the first celebrity to be eliminated while both Michael Irvin and Louie Vito had to duke it out in a dance-off.

At the end of the night, Louie was the second celebrity eliminated leaving Michael was save for yet another week. Taylor Swift and Tiempo Libre gave a great performance during the Tuesday night double elimination show. Two down and seven to go!

List of couple and their scores

  • Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough: 36
  • Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: 35
  • Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff: 33
  • Mark Dacasco and Lacey Schwimmer: 32
  • Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 31
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel: 25
  • Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower: 24
  • Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas: 24
  • Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova:23

Tell us: Who is your favorite couple?

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The nine remaining contestants on Dancing with the Stars are prepared to face a tough week, as they will be hitting the ballroom floor with three new routines.  The three routines will include their typical dance performance, a group dance competition, and a performance of the jitterbug or the waltz.

“It’s been such a tough week because of all the new dances,” model Joanna Krupa tells PEOPLE. “It’s definitely nerve-wracking with everything that’s going on.”

“This is going to take a lot of stamina,” says Joanna. “[The mambo] is supposed to last for four minutes so keeping that energy up is one thing and then to be on the dance floor with eight other couples, that’s already stressful. Plus, I don’t want to get that tap!”

Unfortunately for the stars, two couples will be eliminated this week instead of just one. The couple with the lowest score, based on the judges’ scores and fan votes, will be automatically eliminated. The remaining two couples will then do a 40-second dance-off and judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli will determine who else goes home.

“It’s all about who can maintain, who can endure, who can take on more than one dance at a time,” says Melissa Joan Hart, who will be performing the waltz with partner Mark Ballas. “It’ll be interesting, definitely a battle.”

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The judges on Dancing With The Stars were more generous this week as the lowest score was a 21. Football star, Michael Irvin got the lowest score while Donny Osmond received the highest score.

Though they did not have the highest score, Mya and Dmitry Chaplin continue to shine and have remained consistent on the show.

The night was filled with a tribute to Michael Jackson and a performance by Norah Jones. At the end of the night, Natalie Coughlin was eliminated. It came as a surprise but that is what happens when fans don’t vote for their favorite contestants.

List of the Couples and their scores:

  • Donny Osmond and Kym Jonhnson: 29
  • Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: 27
  • Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer: 26
  • Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff: 24
  • Joanna Krupa and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel: 24
  • Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas: 23
  • Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower: 22
  • Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo: 22
  • Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova: 21

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Thirteen couples took to the dance floor on Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, performing various dances including the sexy Latin dances, the samba and the rumba.

The most memorable dance of the night was Mya and Dmitri Chaplin’s rumba which earned them the first 10 of the season. Both Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli gave them ten points each while Len Goodman, who was hard to please as usual gave them seven points. The couple had the highest score of the night.

Another great performance came from Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo, who danced the sexy rumba that earned them the second highest score of the night.

The following couples results ranged from 20 to 23: Joanna Krupa & Derek Hough, Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff, Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson, Kelly Osbourne & Louis Van Amstel, and Louie Vito & Chelsie Hightower.

The lowest scores of the night went to Tom DeLay and Michael Irvin. Tom suffered fractures in both feet and had to eventually quit the competition. At the end of the results, Debi and her partner were eliminated leaving 11 couples.

List of couples and their scores:

  • Mya and Dmitri Chaplin:27
  • Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo: 26
  • Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough: 23
  • Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff: 21
  • Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 21
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel: 20
  • Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower: 20
  • Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas: 19
  • Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer: 18
  • Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 17
  • Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya: 17
  • Tom DeLay and Cheryl Burke: 15
  • Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova: 14

Tell us: Who was your favorite couple of the night?

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Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli were joined by Moulin Rouge director, Baz Luhrmannin who took the place of Len Goodman on the Dancing with the Stars panel on Monday’s show. The men and women danced together for the first time performing the quick step, the tango or the jive. These is a recap of the worst and best dancers of the night.

Tony Dovolani and partner Kathy Ireland’s quick step turned out to be a disappointment. “You’re so reserved,” Carrie Ann told her of the stiff performance. “You’re beautiful to look at but you have to be engaging,” Bruno said. After the dance, they were awarded one of the lowest scores of the night.

Tom DeLay and Cheryl Burke earned 18 points for their tango — even though the panel had plenty of positive comments for what Carrie Ann called an “oddly well-matched couple.” “I thought you had dignity and grace,” Baz said, while Bruno called the former Congressman, “distinguished” and “determined.”

On the other hand, Bruno could barely contain himself following Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff’s Muppets-themed quick step. “Spectacular, spectacular!” he shouted. They were awarded one of the highest scores of the night- an almost perfect 27 points.

Mya and Dmitri Chaplin tied Aaron and Karina for the night’s highest scores by dancing an exceptional and energetic jive, also earning them straight 9’s from the judges.

Here’s a full list of the scores:

  • Aaron Carter’s quick step: 27
  • Mya’s jive: 27
  • Donny Osmond’s jive: 25
  • Debi Mazar’s tango: 21
  • Mark Dacascos’s quick step : 21
  • Natalie Coughlin’s quick step: 21
  • Joanna Krupa’s jive: 20
  • Michael Irvin’s quick step: 20
  • Chuck Liddell’s tango: 19
  • Kelly Osbourne’s tango: 19
  • Louie Vito’s jive: 19
  • Melissa Joan Hart’s jive: 19
  • Kathy Ireland’s quick step : 18
  • Tom Delay’s tango : 18

Tell Us: Who was your favorite of the night and who deserves to be eliminated?

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