Her elimination came as no surprise as she and partner Louis van Amstel had the lowest score on Monday – 18 out of 30 – for their samba dance.
“I thought the judges were hard on me, but I think [they saw] that I am a dancer for real,” she said following her elimination. “I will take that with me forever, thank you so much.”
Margaret, 41, also had some nice words for her pro dance partner Louis. “I had the best teacher and the best partner,” and he returned the sentiment, telling her, “I love you and our journey hasn’t finished.”
Singer and last week’s eliminated contestant, Michael Bolton, returned to the show last night to perform the hit song “Hallelujah.” Despite the widely publicized controversy with judge Bruno Tonioli, there was no mention of the controversy last night and Bruno joined the other judges for a standing ovation after the performance.
The night got kicked off with a hot samba dance courtesy of Jennifer Grey, who donned a sexy school teacher outfit, and partner Derek Hough. The duo received a good score of 24 for their dance number.
The biggest shocker of the night was the highest score going to Audrina Patridge and her partner Tony Dovolani. Audrina earned the first 9 of the season, receiving a total score of 26 for her waltz, which was called “the most touching dance of the night.” Audrina dedicated her waltz dance to our fallen troops and their families.
Also tying for second place with a score of 24 were Brandy and Rick Fox. The lowest score of night went to Margaret Cho, receiving a score of 18 for her not so impressive samba.
The results show is set to air tonight at 9/8c. Michael Bolton will also be returning tonight, but fear not, as he is returning to sing and not to dance. Susan Boyle was originally scheduled to perform but had to cancel due to a severe throat infection. The scores from last night below –
Audrina Patridge & Tony Dovolani: 26
Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24
Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough: 24
Rick Fox & Cheryl Burke: 24
Kurt Warner & Anna Trebunskaya: 23
Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer: 23
Florence Henderson & Corky Ballas: 20
The Situation & Karina Smirnoff: 20
Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 19
Margaret Cho & Louis van Amstel: 18
TELL US – WHO DESERVES TO GO HOME TONIGHT ON DWTS?
Following his elimination on the show, UsWeekly reported yesterday that Michael Bolton, 57, demanded an apology from DWTS judge Bruno Tonioli. If you recall, Bruno completely slammed Michael’s dance on Monday night, telling him that he performed “the worst” jive in the show’s 11 season history, while making some other not so nice comments.
“I was disappointed with Bruno — to me, he let everybody down,” said Michael Wednesday on ABC’s Good Morning America. “My mom was there, she’s 90, she flew down to see the show … and I just didn’t expect that level of disrespect from him.”
It doesn’t end there as Michael also feels that Bruno should be reprimanded by the show for his comments. “I think he should apologize publicly and he should be reprimanded for it,” Michael said.
And despite most of the show’s stars and professional dancers publicly stating that Bruno’s comments were too harsh, it seems DWTS’ producers are standing behind Bruno, as they publicly released a statement on Wednesday defending him.
“Bruno’s role as a judge is to give his honest opinions on the quality of the dances he’s judging, which is what he did in this case,” the producers say. “While we respect the feelings of our celebrities and dancers, we don’t feel Bruno should be expected to apologize for doing his job.”
According to sources, Michael is saying he regrets doing the show.
TELL US – WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON? MICHAEL OR BRUNO’S?
Michael, 57, however seemed a bit stunned by his elimination. When asked if he was surprised, he told host Tom Bergeron, “Uh, yeah,” adding that he was “disappointed.” Michael however took things in stride stating that he met some “wonderful, warm, sincere … and gracious people.”
His partner Chelsie Hightower was however still a bit peeved at judge Bruno Tonioli’s brutal criticism on Monday night, when he referred to Michael’s jive as the worst in the show’s history. “It was very harsh,” she told UsWeekly Tuesday. “It was very, very harsh, and I don’t know where it came from. I really don’t. It was hard to hear.”
“He didn’t have anything constructive to say,” she added. “It’s just rude when someone works so hard, and they have never danced before, and then you give them that criticism.”
Meanwhile, despite being safe last night, singer Brandy had to deal with criticism from fans and viewers of the show regarding her attitude and treatment of partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Some fans felt she threw Maks under the bus on Monday night.
Maksim is however coming to Brandy’s defense in a new interview with E! Online. “I don’t know how to say it so that people understand it, so I’m just going to say it the way it is: Brandy’s probably going to be my best friend after the show is over and that’s a true fact. Brandy’s a sweetheart. She’s everything that a real person is. I’ve been hearing a lot of comments saying she’s a diva. She’s not a diva at all. While I’m flattered that people came to my protection, I really need to make sure people understand there’s nothing to protect because she didn’t try to hurt me….We are amazing friends. We are!” stated Maksim.
And finally, the show attempted to put an end to boogate last night when several media outlets speculated that Sarah Palin was booed by the audience. Footage was shown to try to shut down those rumors. I’m personally not sure where the Sarah Palin was booed rumors came from, as it never crossed my mind on Monday night. I simply assumed the audience was booing the 24 score the judges gave to Jennifer Grey, who gave a rather impressive performance.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON MICHAEL’S ELIMINATION & BRANDY? DO YOU THINK SARAH PALIN WAS BOOED?
It’s official! Following weeks of speculation, ABC has officially confirmed Brad Womack will be returning as the new Bachelor.
The announcement came during last night’s episode of Dancing With The Stars. For those of you not familiar with Brad, he was the season 11 Bachelor back in 2007, and became infamous after dumping both of his final two picks.
ABC is however claiming Brad, 37, is now a changed man. According to the network, Brad has undergone “intensive therapy” and has been on a “quite painful journey of self-awareness” since the 2007 fiasco.
Brad, a Texas bar owner, is also set to appear on the Ellen show today, during which he will admit to having some “commitment issues” in the past.
“More importantly, that [Bachelor] process is difficult,” said Brad in the Ellen interview. “I thought that I was as open as I was supposed to be and clearly I wasn’t. I walked away and wound up all alone and left two girls standing there.”
Brad also assures fans of the show that things will be different this go. “I know it’s tough to believe it’s a television show but…I am a completely different person. I don’t want to visit that thought.”
Moving right along to last night’s Dancing With The Stars episode. For the most part, all of the stars showed major improvement over their first dance with the sole exception of Michael Bolton, who earned the lowest score of the night – a 12 for his dull jive, which Bruno called the worst jive dance in the history of the show.
Despite being toted as the one to beat, Brandyand partner Maksim failed to impress last night, falling to the middle of the pack with a score of 21. The highest score of the night once again went to Jennifer Grey, scoring a 24 for her impressive quickstep dance.
A full recap of last night’s scores below –
Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough: 24
Audrina Patridge & Tony Dovolani: 23
Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 22
Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer: 22
Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 21
Kurt Warner & Anna Trebunskaya: 21
Rick Fox & Cheryl Burke: 21
Florence Henderson & Corky Ballas: 19
Margaret Cho & Louis van Amstel: 18
The Situation & Karina Smirnoff: 18
Michael Bolton & Chelsie Hightower: 12
TELL US – WHO SHOULD BE SENT HOME ON TONIGHT’S DWTS?
The photos are here! ABC has released the official costume photos of the Dancing With The Stars season 11 cast.
There is however one cast member missing from the photos, as MTV reality star,The Situation, was still filming the 3rd season of the Jersey Shore when the photos were taken.
Above is this season’s Kate GosselinBristol Palin with partner Mark Ballas. Oddly enough, Bristol mentioned last week that she planned on wearing the most modest outfits and planned on being the most dressed contestant. Perhaps the above outfit is conservative in Alaska.
Bristol also appeared on the Tonight Show Friday, during which she denied the rumors of being a diva. “Literally, I was thinking about it today: the only thing I’ve ever asked for is a velcro mic pac so I don’t have to wear it on my belt loop,” she said. “That’s the only thing I’ve ever asked for.”
As for how she got on the show, Bristol mentioned she received a text message while working as an office manager at a dermatologist’s office in Alaska, and jumped at the opportunity. “Within the next week, we had signed the contract. Some people are like, ‘Do you really want to be in the spotlight?’ but I’m having fun with it,” said Bristol.
And when it comes to her dancing skills, the 19-year-old admits she is “so uncoordinated and I don’t have any rhythm.” Her partner Mark however reveals Bristol has been making good progress in her dancing.
Levi, 20, appeared on CBS’ “The Early Show” this morning and spoke about Bristol and his mayoral race. Yes, he’s planning to run for mayor in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.
See, Bristol, 19, has criticized Levi for being obsessed with fame in the past, even citing that as the reason she ended their second engagement. So upon hearing the news that Bristol will be a contestant on the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars,” Levi stated, “I don’t think I’m any more obsessed with making a career out of this than she is.”
He added, “Obviously she’s doing Dancing with the Stars. I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with any of it. I’m just taking it as it comes.” Bristol has also previously appeared on an episode of ABC’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”
Popeater is also reporting today that a source close to Bristol tells them she “is excited and scared and hopes she gets Maksim Chmerkovskiy as her partner.”
In other DWTS related news, more names continue to leak out before the official Monday announcement from ABC. E! News is reporting today that Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson, Singer Michael Bolton, former NBA Player Rick Fox, and Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey have all been added to the cast.
Likely In – Not confirmed but likely in are retired NFL player Kurt Warner, BacheloretteAli Fedotowsky and her fiancé, Roberto Martinez, who according to E! Online and OK magazine, have yet to finalize their deal. Also heavily rumored to be in? Soccer player Landon Donovan and Michael Bolton.
Long Shots – There are also rumblings that the show wantsJon Gosselin, you know, following the media blitz his ex-wife Kate Gosselin brought to the show last season. Bravo Housewife Teresa Giudicealso seems to be a long shot, as there have been no reports about her joining the show since her tweets about doing the show in late July. Though we do think adding a Bravo housewife to the show would be genius, maybe just not Teresa.
Other long shots include David Hasselhoff, Lindsay Lohan, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
TELL US – WHICH OF THESE STARS DO YOU WANT TO SEE ON DWTS? WHICH BRAVO HOUSEWIFE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ON THE SHOW?
UPDATE – UsWeekly is now reporting that David Hasselhoff has signed on for the 11th season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. The mag also states Bachelorette Ali and her fiance Roberto are likely out.