Although comedian-talk host George Lopez compared actress Kirstie Alley, 60, to a pig when describing her "little hooves tapping away" (he has since apologized) on the debut of ABC's latest season of 'Dancing With the Stars,' her fiery cha-cha was dazzling, earning 23 points from the trio of judges.

Meanwhile, agile and athletic Kendra Wilkinson, 25, let her nerves get in the way of what should have been a stellar debut. Even though the reality star has fan support and the spunk of a professional hoofer, her antsy cha-cha with professional partner Louis Van Amstel disappointed the judges to the tune of only 18 points.

"Kendra will come back full force because she has the raw talent," a friend of Wilkinson's tells PopEater. "She just needs confidence and practice in this style of dancing, which is still new to her."