Kate Gosselin made her debut on Dancing With The Stars wearing a Pepto Bismol pink gown with what Joy on the View called “pink bat wings” hanging from her arms. Gosselin’s dancing was just as bad as her cheesy sequined gown, which would have looked outdated on one of her daughter’s Barbies. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba praised Kate for taking a chance when she wasn’t the typical entertainer or athlete that was normally on the show, while more outspoken judge Bruno Tonioli called her dancing “terrible” and said it looked like her partner Tony Dovolani was leading her around “like a shopping cart.” The third judge, Len Goodman, noted how nervous she was. I loved watching Kate’s face when she was criticized by Dovolani. She looked like she wanted to shank him.
After Kate and her partner, Tony Dovolani, stepped their way across the floor, the octomom was met with some harsh criticism by some of the judges.
“The technique was terrible,” judge Bruno Tonioli said. “It looked like Tony was pushing a shopping cart around the floor. You have to exude something,” he added as a chorus of boos from the audience began to build.
Host Tom Bergeron fired back at Bruno’s “exude” quip, saying to Bruno: “Like you should exude tact.”
Unfortunately for Kate and Tony, they were the third lowest scoring couple of the night, nabbing just 16 points. Who fared worse? ‘All My Children’ star Aiden Turner and Buzz Aldrin, the 80-year-old astronaut.
The couple with the top score of the night was Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls and her partner, Derek Hough. Close behind them at second was figure skater Evan Lysacek, and tying for third was Pamela Anderson (who did a predictably slutty dance in a short outfit and is sure to garner male votes) and ESPN’s Erin Andrews. Kate and Tony were in the bottom three. Kate said in the intro to her segment that she was going to “prove everybody wrong” that said she couldn’t dance, but I think she’s only proving that she’s so uptight she can’t let go and feel the music. At least we won’t be subjected to her on that show much longer.
In related news, this week’s In Touch has a funny article about how Kate is “obsessed with her hair.” They note her many hairstyle changes in the past few weeks and write that “the mother of eight has been spending countless hours in the Ted Gibson Salon, getting pricey hair treatments… that normally would cost up to $20,000.” They also quote a source who says “Kate thinks she is a celebrity and deserves to be treated like one.” Jill Zarin of Real Housewives of NY also says that “All Kate cares about is how she looks. She’s a media whore and she just can’t get away from it!” It takes one to know one, right?