Hello Gosselin fans! It's another night of Dancing With The Stars! I can't wait!! Literally, tonight can't come too soon. It's the first week of Spring Break and already I want to rip my hair out. The Central Park Zoo trip planned weeks ago is shelved, it's pouring out, and I refuse another trip with kids to the mall. There are no drop-offs at the bouncie house! So I hope everyone will tell me their great ideas of what to do with spoiled children on a miserable day!
Meredith Vieira goes to the mat for Kate Gosselin: BostonHerald.com
People should lay off Kate Gosselin, the ex-reality-show mom of eight who has been accused of neglecting her brood to further her career. So says “Today” show titan Meredith Vieira, who once famously quit her stint on “60 Minutes” to devote more time to her family.“I think that’s baloney. I can’t speak for her, but I find it troublesome when other people weigh in on whether she’s a good mother. What do they know? Are they in her life?” Vieira, 56, told the Track. “She may be trying to carve out a niche for herself. Her show went away, so it’s sort of what she does now. If she could create something on TV, then God bless her, why not?”
Vieira, a Providence native who hosts the daytime quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” doesn’t get why everyone hates on the former star of “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” who split with her baby daddy in a hail of tabloid headlines last year. “I never got the impression that she’s a bad mother,” Meredith said. “I don’t think that show indicates that at all.” Sadly, Gosselin, who is competing on the new season of “Dancing With the Stars,” won’t be on hand this week when Vieira and “Millionaire” launch “DWTS” week today. However, pros Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas, Lacey Schwimmer, Chelsie Hightower, Derek Hough and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba, and host Tom Bergeron will be featured on “Millionaire.” Vieira said she’s looking forward to meeting Hough - “a phenomenal dancer” - and this season she’s rooting for “star” Evan Lysacek, the gold-medal figure-skater.
“I got to know him during the Olympics . I came in really rooting for him,” she said.
And although she’s a “DWTS” fan, Vieira said she won’t be strapping on the dancing shoes anytime soon, especially after seeing “the fear” in Kate Gosselin’s eyes.“When I saw Kate, who I happen to think is a nice person, and she did OK, not great, and the judges told her, ‘You’re the one person here who’s neither a dancer or an actor, so you’re really starting from scratch,’ I started relating to that. I saw the fear in her eyes.” The “Dancing With the Stars” edition of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” begins at 12:30 p.m. today on Channel 5.
Kate G will be back on Dancing with the Stars tonight — will you give the mom of eight your vote? Come on! It’s her birthday! Hollywoodlife.com
Kate Gosselin just celebrated her 35th birthday, yesterday Mar. 28 — and tonight she goes back for her second round of Dancing With The Stars. Even though Kate struggled a bit last week, her first time, she might bounce back tonight and get a birthday win for herself! Kate got a little “me time” in right before her birthday, when she went for mani/pedi at Planet Nails & Tans in Reading, PA on Mar. 27. And thankfully she has the family’s nanny, Judy, who can help her out by picking the kids up from their bus stop — especially since Jon Gosselin is still MIA! The last time he was photographed with his kids was Feb. 28. But hopefully Kate is having an okay birthday, even though she is away from her kids and working her butt off on DWTS. Will you make this a better birthday by voting for the mom of eight?
Will Kate Gosselin survive the cut on this week's "Dancing with Stars?": TheMorningcall.com
At 8 p.m. tonight, Kate Gosselin and 10 other celebrities return to the ballroom dance floor on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” to present a new piece of choreography and make their second effort to impress the judges and win the votes viewers. And the gossip columns are buzzing with predictions on Gosselin's fate. Will reality TV’s mother of eight perform better tonight and win enough votes to survive the first round of eliminations tomorrow night? Last week, Gosselin landed third from bottom on the Leeder board, with 16 out of 30 points from the judges. Worse, judge Bruno Toniolo told her she looked like a shopping cart being pushed around the dance floor by her pro dancer partner, Tony Dovolani -- a comment that’s been plastered all over the Internet.Will all this talk work against her? Only two celebrities, soap opera star Aiden Turner and astronaut Buzz Aldrin scored lower — 15 points for Turner and 14 for Adrin.
But 80-year-old Aldrin received a long standing ovation after his performance last Monday, more for what he’s accomplished in life than what he can do on the dance floor.
Gosselin, 34, may have had her life’s “accomplishments” working for her, as well. Right before she danced, ABC’s aired a short clip of her eight children. And there’s speculation her kids may be in the audience this week.
She says she’s not letting critics and gossip get in her way. "I know it sounds coy, but I don't have time to pay attention. I'm used to backlash — I expect it,'' Gosselin told USA Today. “I'm grateful to have a job and everybody who gives me work so I can support eight kids. That's my goal in life."
Most of her ballroom dancing practice is done in the basement of her Berks County home, where she and Dovolani practice four to six hours a day. On Sundays, she flies to Los Angeles, where DWTS is taped, and returns takes red-eye flights home Tuesdays.
"It's testing my time management skills, but I'm still balancing kids, making them home cooked meals," the supermom says. Gosselin will find out tomorrow if she’s got what it takes to survive. The elimination show at 8 p.m. tomorrow will reveal which contestant had the combined lowest scores from judges and viewer votes. What do you think? Will Gosselin go home for good and make it through to Week 3 of “Dancing with the Stars?”
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