If he doesn't go this week, it'll likely be next, even tho he's a good dancer.
I can only please one person a day, today is not your day and tomorrow doesn't look good either
I never even knew about the blow-up with Kym, but was watching last night and wondered why he was pretending to cry. He had no tears, and it was really fake. I don't think he is a very good actor. Now that I have read about everything that happened, I think it was to gain support and votes.
Looks like Mark and Donald had to step in and calm him down..
Dancing with the Stars: Jaleel White Addresses Altercation with Kym Johnson : People.com
I also wondered about the tears. Since I watched after the fact, I wondered if they were as fake as everyone was saying. I don't know if he was already trying to do damage control, or, as people said, turn on the waterworks since his story wasn't exactly emotional or inspiring. I think everyone who had the rumba had a better story to connect to. I'm surprised they would have picked the rumba if that was the story Jaleel was going with, which again makes me wonder if the producers don't have some sort of final say on everything. I really hope this incident that happened with Kym wasn't as bad as the gossip rags are saying.
ETA: Here's Jaleel and Kym's take (sort of):
The Clicker - Jaleel White and his 'Dancing With the Stars' partner respond to fight rumors
Last edited by karalott; 04-03-2012 at 02:32 PM.
Jaleel’s most “memorable year” was when he played the Stephan character? What’s emotional about that? Sheesh - that was so lame.
I think his tears were an effort at damage control. I believe the story about him going off are maybe slightly exaggerated, but basically true.
I noticed that Brooke wouldn't give him an easy out.
I, too, believe the stories are basically true. I've heard things for years about his being temperamental and difficult to work with even as far back as when he was doing Family Matters. Decided not to mention it here because they were only stories and I hadn't heard anything about him for a very long time. However, I can't say I was surprised when this story broke.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
I was growing tired of FM when it did become too much Urkel, his inventions, and alter egos, and I never liked the Stefan character. I'm sure there's some truth to the story-how much I don't know. But Kym is such a sweetheart and so easy to get along with, and it did seem obvious she was putting up some sort of front alst night. She probably knew what was going in the questioning after the show, so that probably didn't help.