'Dancing With the Stars' Worries About Ratings After Kate Gosselin
By Rob Shuter Posted Apr 27th 2010 02:00AM
Kate Gosselin brought another asset to this season of 'Dancing With the Stars' -- a reliable ratings boost. Sources tell me ABC execs are worried sick that viewers might change the channel since the ballroom's most controversial dancer has gone back to her brood. Details on Kate's network appeal, plus Betty White's secret for making friends at 'SNL' -- after the jump.
Dancing Without the Star
Kate Gosselin failed to impress the judges -- or the audience -- during her time on 'Dancing With the Stars,' but ABC knows Kate's clumsy moves were a sure ratings draw.
"No doubt people were turning in each week to see what Kate would do next," an insider tells me. "If she wasn't fighting with her dance partner, Tony, she was fighting with the judges. Kate might be someone that we love to hate, but she is great TV."
Nervous executives will be watching the numbers carefully this week to see if the show remains red hot without Kate. If it doesn't, may I suggest a recount?
Betty White Sweetens the Deal at 'SNL'
Just when you thought Betty White couldn't get any more adorable, sources tell me the host of next week's 'Saturday Night Live' showed up today at 30 Rock... with a cheesecake for the cast and crew.
"Betty is from the old school. The one thing she learned from 'The Golden Girls' is that everything is better with cheesecake," a friend tells me. "She already has the cast eating out of her hand. They think she is one of the funniest, most talented people they have ever met -- and they love that Betty has told them nothing is off limits for her."
We're already excited for Betty's special May 8 Mother's Day episode. Betty, you're an 88-year-old firecracker worthy of cutting short date night.
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