‘Dancing With the Stars’: I needed therapy after Kate Gosselin, says Tony Dovolani
ABC, Anderson Cooper, Dancing With the Stars, WESH — posted by halboedeker on March, 29 2012 3:40 PM
Tony Dovolani and Martina Navratilova visit “Anderson” on Friday to talk about being the first couple voted off “Dancing With the Stars.”
But Anderson Cooper revisits Dovolani’s tempestuous partnership with reality star Kate Gosselin on the ABC show. This excerpt stood out:
Cooper: “I remember watching her dance, I’m still traumatized by that experience.”
Dovolani: “Wait, wait wait. Anderson, did you just call it dance? We didn’t dance.”
Cooper: “It’s true. I don’t know what it was. Did you have to take a long vacation after that experience Tony?”
Dovolani: “There was a lot of therapy involved.”
“Anderson” airs at 2 p.m. weekdays on WESH-Channel 2.
Tennis legend Navratilova says it was “devastating” to be voted off first. “I really wanted to last longer if for no reason than to hang out with Tony because we have such a good time,” she says.
Navratilova also explains why she finally decided to do the show. “I’ve been asked to be on the show for a long time, and after I had a bout with breast cancer, I figured what could be worse than that?” she says. “So I got the guts to get on the show. As a health and fitness ambassador for AARP, I really encourage all members to do more with their life. Get out of their comfort zone. Get out there and be brave. I figured I would lead by example, so I got out there.”