‘Movie Night’ Drama: Kate Gosselin Voted Off ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Reality star and mom of eight, Kate Gosselin, was the next contestant voted out of the 10th season of “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC during Tuesday night’s elimination round.  And her tearful, dramatic departure was appropriate with the “Movie Night” theme this week.

Tony Dovolani and Kate Gosselin ABC's Dancing with the Stars

Tony Dovolani and Kate Gosselin (ABC)

Gosselin stuck around for several weeks — despite dances and scores that were less than stellar — thanks to the fan votes.  She outlasted Shannen Doherty, Buzz Aldrin, and Aiden Turner, but as the pack thins out the competition gets stronger.

Gosselin cried during her farewell speech, but you had to have some sympathy for the girl with all she’s been through in the media circus that is her life.

Aside from her reality show “Jon and Kate Plus Eight,” Kate Gosselin is known for her very public divorce/custody battle with Jon Gosselin, and she certainly brought the drama to the dance floor each week.  An argument with partner Tony Dovolani even prompted him at one point to quit (read more here). 

“Considering what’s been going on in your life, I have such admiration for the courage you have for participating in this competition,” said partner Dovolani during their farewell speech. “I give her all the credit in the world for showing up as exhausted as she was.”

This week was “Movie Night” on “Dancing with the Stars,” in which the contestants performed songs from movies.  Gosselin and partner Dovolani danced to “The Breakfast Club” tune “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” but her dance was definitely worth forgetting.

Highlights of “Movie Night” included a near-perfect dance by Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough to “Pretty Woman;” and the dance that was brought back for an encore on Tuesday night was Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” from “Risky Business,” in which Pavelka channeled his best Tom Cruise complete with whitie-tighties on the dance floor.

(Click here for a complete list of this season’s “Dancing with the Stars” cast and their partners.)

“Dancing with the Stars” airs with live performances on Mondays at 8 p.m. (ET) on ABC.  Elimination episodes air on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (ET).

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