Former “Jon and Kate Plus 8” star Kate Gosselin is still at the bottom of the judges’ leaderboard for “Dancing With the Stars” yet again this past week, but the reality TV mom is getting some encouragement from one of the show’s more popular professionals.
In a new blog entry on TV Guide, Maksim Chmerkovskiy had this to say about Kate’s dancing for the past week:
“Is Kate a great dancer? No. She knows it. But she has the votes, so she stays. I think I’m going to put “Kate Gosselin” on the end of every sentence after what happened with last week’s entry! Kate did much better this week. The scores didn’t really reflect that per se, but it was definitely a better performance. She’s very foot heavy still, but there were more instances where you could tell she was enjoying herself. I’m hoping to see more of that. Her facial expressions were a little more relaxed. By facial expression, I don’t mean in a real-life way. Like I’ve said before, success is 50 percent technique and 50 percent presentation. She has to present the mood and the character. If the mood changes and she enjoys herself more and more, she will get better. The most important thing was that her attitude was not defensive. I think the worst thing celebrities can do on the show is get defensive. Nobody is criticizing them personally or judging their lives. The judges are looking at the dance.”
Kate will of course get another opportunity to strut her stuff on the dance floor Monday, een though she hasn’t necessarily been given the greatest amount of time to practice. Considering that Kate has spent much of the last week promoting her new book throughout Los Angeles, it will be interesting to find out how much rehearsal time she has squeezed in there with partner Tony Dovolani.
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