Aiden Turner and partner Edyta Sliwinska found themselves the latest casualty of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, as the sexy duo were eliminated from the show, after being in the bottom two with comedian Niecy Nash.
Aiden’s elimination was not much of a surprise as the soap star had the second lowest scores this week, right behind Kate Gosselin, who yet again survived another week.
“I’ve had a great time,” said a tearful Aiden, who got a standing ovation from the audience. “The experience of being on Dancing With the Stars has been amazing. … Now I feel like I can move like I never moved before.”
Eight couples remaining on the dancing show, and next week should be interesting as the couples will have to dance to popular dance sequences from hit movies. Should be an interesting night.
The fourth week of Dancing With The Stars aired last night and the good news for Kate Gosselin was that she actually gave a good performance. The bad news? Even when she’s good, she’s bad. The Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom still managed to come in last place despite getting good reviews from the judges.
Kate appeared on the Today Show this morning and spoke out on Jon Gosselin’sattempt to get custody of their eight children. “I’ve got to work harder now than ever because I am a single mom,” said Kate, 35, in response to being called an absentee mom by Jon. “In my heart I’m always in my kitchen, baking and cooking for my kids, and I’ll always be there. It’s a struggle to be here [in New York], to be anywhere. The emotion that you see is because I would rather be at home with them.”
However that is not always possible according to Kate, “I have to work. I have to provide for them. And it’s a struggle that every working mom, especially single moms, go through, and I’m really feeling it now, and it’s really hard.”
Now back to DWTS, Olympic skater Evan Lysacek took the lead once again by earning a high score of 52 points for his hot tango with partner Anna. Coming in second this week for the 2nd week in a row was Pussycat doll Nicole Scherzingerwho did a sensual rumba with Derek, earning 50 points.
Moving into third place this week was Pamela Anderson, earning a good 47 points for her steamy rumba with partner Damian. Sliding down to fifth place this week was surprisingly Erin Andrewsand partner Maksim. The duo received a score of 39 for their tango with the judges feeling that Erin was payed too much attention to her technique, and not enough to the performance.
At the bottom two this week were Aiden Turnerand Kate Gosselin. Soap star Aiden earned 33 points for what the judges called a stiff rumba, while Kate, despite getting praises from the judges for her best dance this season, earned 32 points out of 60. Bruno called her dance a “mini breakthrough” and “a step in the right direction.”
So who will be going home tonight? Well according to our poll from yesterday, The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka and Aiden Turner are in danger, as they both received the least number of votes. Nicole Scherzinger and Erin Andrews should be safe tonight as they received the most votes. You can view the poll here.
It is week 4 of Dancing With The Stars, and the competition continues to get steep, as tonight will bring a different scoring format. Each of the dancing couples will receive two scores, one for their performance, and the other for technique.
Kate Gosselin’s Tough Week – As if getting low scores wasn’t bad enough, the mom of eight has also had to endure another tough week in the press. First came news that ex-husband Jon Gosselin was taking her back to court in an attempt to get custody of their eight children, and then came the UsWeekly cover accusing her of acting like a major celebrity and basically being a ‘super bitch from hell.’ Professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy made a good point in his blog this week, saying: “I’ve spoken to Kate, and I don’t think she gets the point of this thing yet. The pain on her face says it all, which is unfortunate. The show is about finding a way to come out, enjoy yourself and have fun.” It will be interesting to see how Kate performs tonight.
Erin Andrews Denies Romance – Despite their PEOPLE magazine cover story proclaiming Erin and partner Maksim in a “hot romance.” The ESPN reporter slammed the story, saying any romance report is news to her and Maks. “According to People, our “romance” is official, but People must know people because we don’t know the people that they know. The thing is, what Maks and I do joking around gets taken seriously. After looking at the article, Maks said to me, “You would’ve thought we were on some beach riding a horse. It was like a romance novel.” Allrighty then, romance or not, those two seem to have some great chemistry between them.
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Romance? – Romance rumors also continue to heat up for dancing duo, Chad and partner Cheryl Burke. And it didn’t help that Chad gave Cheryl a $10,000 ring last week, but according to Chad the ring was just a thank you gift to Cheryl for putting up with him. More than likely it’s just flirting between the two, and why you might ask? Well for one, Chad has signed a deal with VH1 to stare in his own dating reality show, titled The Tournament, set to air later this year.
The couples will be dancing the rumba or tango dance tonight. Nine couples remain, and one couple will face elimination tomorrow night.
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Another week, another negative story about Kate Gosselinin 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.
Last night’s Dancing With The Stars elimination was less about who went home, and more about who didn’t go home.
80 year-old Buzz Aldrin’s elimination didn’t exactly come as a big surprise, as he had the lowest scores this season. What was surprising was that for the second week in a row, Kate Gosselin avoided elimination. The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom wasn’t even in the bottom two.
“I did this show for the fighter pilots, the military, the older geezers like me,” said Buzz, who received a standing ovation from the audience. “I thank everyone who voted for me.”
Rounding up the bottom two with Buzz was surprisingly Jake Pavelka, former star of The Bachelor. A lot of people are questioning why people continue to vote for Kate? Well some reports believe people are voting for her because they feel sorry for her, or because they find her somewhat relatable.
Kate however continues to take a beating in the press. We reported yesterday that her ex-husband,Jon Gosselin, plans on taking her to court in an attempt to get custody of their eight children and stop paying her $22,000 a month in child support. And now the latest today is Kate gracing the cover of UsWeekly magazine under the headline – “Inside Kate’s Train Wreck.” The magazine cover accuses her of torturing her partner Tony, and blowing off practice to shop.
In other DWTS news, the show is having it’s best season ever, as the ratings continue to soar. For the first time ever, an episode of DWTS beat American Idol in the ratings. Last week’s episode of DWTS averaged 23 million viewers compared to the 21.9 million viewers Idol received. Some are calling it the Kate Gosselin effect, it seems those who love her, or simply love to hate her, are tuning in to watch her.
TELL US – DID THE VIEWERS GET IT RIGHT BY ELIMINATING BUZZ?
Tonight marks the 3rd week of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. In what is being called the best season yet, the stars will not only have to dance tonight, but their dance will also have to tell a story.
The latest news and updates bel0w –
Erin Andrews Death Threats – It seems Erin Andrews cannot catch a break. Just weeks after her stalker was sentenced to over 2 years in prison, the ESPN reporter is now having to deal with another nut. TMZ broke the story on Friday that Erin had been the recipient of several death threats. The threats, which started out as sexual, apparently turned violent a few months ago. The emails which started late last year, were being sent to the Dan Patrick Show. Erin and her lawyer were however just notified last week. The good news is that the FBI knows the identity of the man, and security has been provided for Erin and her family. Erin has vowed to keep on dancing, telling PEOPLE, “I’m glad I’m here. I have a dance on Monday and I don’t want to let Maks down, I don’t want to let my family down, and I don’t want to let myself down,” she says. “I’m not going to stop living my life.”
Evan Lysacek Injury – It also came out this week that Olympic Ice Skater Evan Lysacek is injured with two broken toes. Evan however vows to not let the injury get in the way of his quickstep dance tonight. “As for my toes, I’m not worried. I will tape them up and hit the floor with the same 100 percent effort I give in training. I will not let them steal my thunder! A little pain won’t keep me off the ice, nor will it keep me off the dance floor,” said Evan.
Kate Gosselin’s Best Dance? – Kate Gosselin’s partner Tony Dovolaniis making a big prediction for tonight. The professional dancer is predicting tonight will be Kate’s best ever. “Paso Doble is going to be Kate’s best dance :)” Tony, 37, tweeted on Saturday. Then again, this shouldn’t be a difficult task to accomplish considering Kate has received the second lowest scores for her two previous dances.
In other DWTS, country star Reba McEntire will be performing on Tuesday’s result show. Pamela Anderson, who was in the bottom two last week, is said to be getting a bit of help this week. The former Baywatch babe has been getting some help from Spanish born entertainer Charoaccording to UsWeekly. We will get to see the results of that combo tonight.
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Shannen, who had good scores and delivered a strong jive performance Monday night, however took the loss in stride saying she she was not as shocked as her fellow contestants. “I’m not a dancer,” she told PEOPLE. “Mark [Ballas] is surprised, but I’m not.”
“I did what I set out to do,” said Shannen who decided to do the show for her father, after he suffered a stroke in December. “I made my dad proud, that’s all that really matters.” Perhaps Shannen’s time on the show just wasn’t meant to be as it was also reported last night that her partner, Mark’s knee injury, was more serious that originally thought. Mark would have missed 6 weeks of dancing had Shannen remained in the competition.
Saved last night was reality star Kate Gosselin, who many had predicted would be the first to go, considering she had the second lowest scores in the competition.
Kate however spent the entire night very nervous as she was one of the last to be announced safe from elimination. “I don’t think I breathed for 10 minutes, and I don’t think that’s humanely possible,” Kate, 35, told Entertainment Tonight after the show. “I also thought I was going to throw up at the end. My gosh, that is just pure torture, is it not?”
TELL US – DID SHANNEN DESERVE TO GO HOME? IF NOT, WHO SHOULD HAVE WENT HOME?
Week 2 of Dancing With The Stars brought us some phenomenal dance moves but the topic on every one’s minds seems to be the drama involved with some of the dancing couples.
The most intense fight came from Kate Gosselin and her partner Tony Dovolani, who even threatened to quit during one of their rehearsals. It all started when Kate complained that she was “stressed,” Tony then said, “Nothing in dancing is natural to Kate.”
“He feels like I undermine him as a teacher,” Kate, 34, snapped to the camera before telling Jon Tony, “You’re not taking into consideration how I learn!” Kate walked away saying, “I’m done, I’m done today.” Tony then removed his mic pack and said, “I quit!” causing Kate to break down saying, “I don’t get it!”
Shortly after, Tony came back saying he overreacted, and the two made up. Kate then said, “A lot of people quit on me in my life.” Tony has also said he regrets telling Kate he quit.
In other DWTS news, the highest score of the night went to Pussycat dollNicole Scherzinger, who did a very impressive jive dance with partner Derek Hough, earning them the first 10s of the season. The couple received an outstanding 28 points out of 30.
Coming in second was Olympic ice skater Evan Lysacek, who received a 24 score for his high energy jive with partner Anna Trebunskaya.
In third place wasrumored couple Erin Andrewsand partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Their fluid foxtrot earned them a 23 point score and a compliment from judge Bruno, who said the ESPN reporter has “natural elegance.”
At the bottom this week was once again Kate Gosselin and Buzz Aldrin. Kate earned a score of 15 as she looked extremely mortified and robotic while attempting to do the jive. Buzz earned a score of 12 as his foxtrot failed to sizzle.