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Florence Henderson Says Bruno Tonioli Had "PMS" When He Criticized Michael Bolton (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 7th 2010 4:15AM
Florence Henderson: Judge Bruno Tonioli Had 'PMS' When He Criticized Michael Bolton'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Florence Henderson decided to weigh in on the whole Bruno Tonioli vs. Michael Bolton controversy. And she got a little catty while doing so.

On 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), Henderson discussed the feud between Mr. Tonioli and Mr. Bolton. The judge and the contestant have been bickering ever since Michael's dismissal on week two of the dance contest.

"Was Bruno too harsh on him?" asked host Jay Leno. Florence tried to be even-handed in her reply. First, she stood up for Tonioli's actions. "Judges are judges," she said. "You gotta take the criticism." But then, Henderson smirked and said this: "I do think Bruno may have had a little PMS that night." Ouch!

Bolton got some of the lowest scores in 'DWTS' history, during an epically bad dance routine where he crawled out of a doghouse onstage. The singer was ejected from the show -- but not before he received a firm tongue-lashing from Tonioli. "You did it all very, very, very badly," Bruno said. Michael demanded an apology from the judge, calling his remarks "disrespectful." But no apology was given.

Though Michael Bolton may now know the pain of "being in the doghouse," Florence had her own painful dance story to tell. The actress is no stranger to performing on stage. She began her career with parts in Broadway musicals, and has suffered many injuries over the years -- including a night where she had to dance on a broken foot. Unlike Mr. Bolton, she never complained about her dancing-related mishaps. Not even once. Just a little food for thought there.

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Len has been crushing egos for years on there, and the first time Bruno does it, there's a big stink.

I can't believe that Bolton can't take his criticism. He has a talent for singing that is undeniable, so what if he can't dance! It seems like he is the one that had PMS that night.

October 08 2010 at 9:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Florence is doing great on DWTS!! Keep going girl!!

October 08 2010 at 7:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kathy quaty

The comment from Bruno that's got me angered is when he compared a
contestant to a "show pony"...then on the next show what do we see but
Maksim smacking Brandy on her rearend as if she's a "show pony" too?
Listen, unless you're in the boxing ring or playing football, no one ANYWHERE should be allowed to hit anyone for any reason --I thought that was the law??? And for Brandy to stand there and condone that behavior, as if she was "taking one for the team", is thoroughly disgusting.

October 07 2010 at 1:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Is that Betty White?

October 07 2010 at 12:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Who cares what Florence Henderson thinks? Yuck!

October 07 2010 at 12:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Rae's comment

No one cares what you have to say either & you're just jealous you don't have her money to have plastic & reconstructive surgeries. Would like to see what you look like at her age (& do what she is able to do)! Jealousy gets you no where!

And to bstill, posted Oct 7th 2010 - "Is that Betty White?": You'd be so lucky to live as long as Betty White & still look that good & be as active as she is too!

October 07 2010 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Florence Henderson looks wonderful for her age. She is ageing gracefully and seems to have it together.

October 07 2010 at 12:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Julie's comment

She should look better considering all the plastic and reconstructive surgery she's had.

October 07 2010 at 12:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
el buitre

why must you feature these old wet rags? betty white.only a handfull care .

October 07 2010 at 11:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Florence Henderson is a gem. I saw her years ago in a Broadway musical, "Fanny." She was wonderful then and she's wonderful now. Amazing how neither of us have aged significantly :)

October 07 2010 at 10:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think shes a great lady. But what bothers me that everyone who starts in DVS have a comment about how the judges treated Michael Bolton.Thats what the judges are for !!! if you suck you suck M.B. so stick your tail under your ass and be quiet !!! Bruno is a great judge and I hope he wan't apologize to MB, that would be ridiculous !!
Because of things like that some stars loose their fans.

October 07 2010 at 10:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

flo is a babe! wow! - good for her!!

October 07 2010 at 10:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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