Kate Gosselin finally leaves Dancing with the Stars, cries, makes viewers even happier

Kate Gosselin was voted off of Dancing with the Stars 10 last night, ending an inexplicable run during which barely improved from her first dance, during which she resembled a shopping cart being pushed around by her partner Tony Dovolani.

Kate’s fans either stopped calling or weren’t able to compensate for Kate getting the lowest combined judge score this week; she also had the lowest score last week. Pamela Anderson was also in the bottom two.

After she learned she was in the bottom two, Brooke Burke asked if she was surprised, and Kate said, “Um, well, you know, it is what it is. Kind of, maybe, but not really.” Thanks for clearing that up. Kate also said, “I feel like every week I’m improving. I know that I am improving. I’m giving my best. I am having fun contrary to popular belief, and I hope to be here next week.”

But when she learned she wouldn’t be, Kate started crying and said, “I need a minute,” and Tom Bergeron revealed that Kate predicted she’d go home. Kate said, “My gut feelings are always right, and it’s okay.” Tony said he was “very proud” because she’s a single mom with eight kids. Asked about people who voted for her, Kate said, “Thank you for believing in me probably more than I believed in myself.”

They were very warm and loving toward Kate, which perhaps humanizes her, or perhaps just seems weird since there’s so much anti-Kate sentiment in the world.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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