From Cheryl Burke’s “Rocky Mountains” to Kendra Wilkinson’s “Attack of the killer boobs,” Season 12 of “Dancing with the Stars” has been naughty, saucy, and downright dirty. At least when it comes to the judges’ comments.
Bruno Tonioli has always been known for his sex-tinged tongue, but this season Len Goodman – the more proper gentleman of the pair – is getting in on the action with possibly one too many comments on the contestants breasts – especially Kendra’s.
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The latest example came Monday night when Len told the team featuring Kendra and Kirstie Alley – who were both wearing sexy outfits that highlighted their assets for a giggly Cha Cha Cha – that they had “won the booby prize.” Really, Len?
But not to fret – Kendra doesn’t care and Kirstie was flattered. “I can’t blame him. I can’t blame the judges. I can’t blame anybody for using the words boobs, sexy, all that stuff, because the public knows what they know and all they know, of course, is Playboy girl, stripper. I don’t blame them,” Wilkinson told reporters backstage after Monday’s show.
She has a good reason not to care: “The ratings are higher! I don’t think it’s too much at all. I think to spice it up a little bit is what they needed.”
“Exactly!” agreed partner Louis Van Amstel. “The ratings have never been higher. We’re beating ‘Idol’ and they have a phenomenal season. So why would ABC put a chain around their neck and pull them back if it works?”
“It’s been a boobilicious season!” laughed Wilkinson.
Here’s what the other contestants have to say:
Chelsie Hightower: “I think it’s the way the world is turning these days, honestly. You see a lot of things on family shows these days that wouldn’t be deemed family appropriate, but it’s all in good fun and it’s a great show at the end of the day.”
Romeo: He thinks that a lot of the more sexual comments “definitely go over [kids’] heads.”
Maksim Chmerkovskiy: “I think Len is obsessed with your boobs,” he said to his partner Kirstie.
Kirstie Alley: “I have good boobs, let’s face it.”
Chelsea Kane: “Oh crap. Now I know why he’s giving us those scores. I need more padding!”
Mark Ballas: “That’s all part of dancing. You do shake those areas. You do back up that area. It is all a part of it. It’s about using our body. It’s not meant to be, ooh you’re talking about boobs. It’s about moving your body.”
Kym Johnson: “It’s all kind of harmless.”
Hines Ward: “It’s hysterical.”