Tuesday, September 28, 2010 4:27:12 PM
Michael Bolton Kicked Off 'Dancing,' Boo-Gate Addressed
LOS ANGELES — On Monday, Michael Bolton performed what was described as the worst jive in "Dancing With the Stars" history. On Tuesday, he was eliminated from the hit ABC show.
Bolton came into Tuesday's episode in last place, earning just 12 points out of 30 for his "Hound Dog"-themed jive with professional partner Chelsie Hightower.
Judge Bruno Tonioli said he hated the dance and thought it was "probably the worst" in the show's 11 seasons.
Judges' scores are combined with viewer votes to determine which couple is ousted each week.
Before learning his fate, Bolton said he thought Tonioli's remarks were "inappropriate and disrespectful."
"Other than that, it was a phenomenal experience up 'til now," the 57-year-old singer said.
Tuesday's episode also aimed to prove that it was the judges, not audience member Sarah Palin, targeted with boos during Monday's show.
Palin had a front-row seat in the ballroom to watch her daughter Bristol perform, and just before host Tom Bergeron sat down to do a brief on-air interview with the former vice-presidential candidate, emphatic boos were heard off camera. Several media outlets and numerous "Dancing" fans online reported that the disapproval was directed at Palin.
Producers contended that the boos were in response to the score of three eights the judges had given to first-place couple Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough. Ten is the highest score judges can give.
Chatting with Grey and Hough on Tuesday, co-host Brooke Burke introduced a clip from Monday's episode that showed the judges bantering with the audience and defending their scores as the crowd booed. Then Bergeron introduced Palin.
"It seems to me, based on that footage, that the audience was booing because they thought you deserved higher scores," Burke said.
"Palin told me before the show that she was surprised by all the controversy because she was booing you guys, too," Bergeron quipped.
Hough and Grey said they were pleased with their scores. Palin was also in the audience Tuesday.
The action-packed episode also included performances by singers Seal and Janelle Monae and a dance performance that featured contortionists, aerialists and a ballerina.
Returning to dance Monday will be actors Grey, Kyle Massey and Florence Henderson; singer-actress Brandy; athletes Kurt Warner and Rick Fox; comedian Margaret Cho; reality stars Audrina Patridge and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino; and Bristol Palin.
Filed by SANDY COHEN | 09/28/10 10:20 PM | http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/29/michael-bolton-kicked-off_n_743067.html
Sarah Palin Lets Her 'Mama Grizzly' Out On 'DWTS' (VIDEO)
Last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Kimmel had some fun at Sarah Palin's expense when he discussed her visit to "Dancing With The Stars." It appears that Palin let her "Mama Grizzly" out after watching her daughter Bristol's performance. Let's just say she wasn't too pleased with the judges' reactions.
Filed by Katla McGlynn, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/28/sarah-palin-dwts_n_741444.html?ref=twitter
Sarah Palin Booed On 'Dancing With The Stars?' (VIDEO)
Sarah Palin was in the audience to support daughter Bristol Monday night, (watch Bristol's performance here) and just before host Tom Bergeron interviewed Sarah, the audience was filled with boos. But watch the video below, were the boos in response to contestant Jennifer Grey's scores or to Palin? You decide. The video is underneath the AP article on the evening, which does not mention any boos.
Watch Bristol's high-scoring quickstep here.
LOS ANGELES -- Sarah Palin may be outspoken, but she kept her opinions to herself on "Dancing With the Stars."
The former vice-presidential candidate was in the ABC ballroom Monday to cheer on her daughter, whom she called "Bristol the pistol."
Palin had only good things to say about her daughter's competitors and the show's three judges when interviewed briefly by show host Tom Bergeron.
Palin praised the "courage, joy and exuberance" of the dancers and kept mum about the judges, saying, "It's like a hockey game. You're not going to chew out the refs before your team is up."
Bristol Palin was the night's final performer, collecting 22 points out of 30 for her quickstep with professional partner Mark Ballas.
So what's it like to have mom in the audience?
"It's awesome," the 19-year-old said.
Filed by Katherine Thomson, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/28/sarah-palin-booed-on-danc_n_741479.html?ref=twitter
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