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'DWTS' Judge Len Goodman Really Enjoyed Kendra's Table Dance Last Night

by Michael Maloney, posted Apr 27th 2011 1:30PM
Kendra, Dancing With the Stars'Dancing With the Stars' fans are used to hearing provocative comments (not to mention witnessing some outlandish body movements) from judge Bruno Tonioli, but this season fellow judge Len Goodman is getting a few remarks in himself. So far he's commented on Cheryl Burke's "Rocky Mountains," Wendy Williams' "dumplings," and Kendra Wilkinson's "chesticles" -- and that was before the reality star hopped onto the judges' table for TV's raciest tabletop dance since Drew Barrymore jumped up on David Letterman's desk and flashed the late night talk show host.

Is Goodman trying to give Tonioli a run for his money? Or, as host Brooke Burke theorized, are the judges trying to make up for the fact that this season of 'DWTS' is actually about the dancing more than it is "showmances" and controversial characters?

Goodman recently chatted with AOL TV about his remarks, whether he's attending the royal wedding later this week and how he thinks Wilkinson's provocative table dance can be topped. Warning: creepy uncle vibes abound.

Asked about all the racy comments, Goodman initially tried to deflect his role in them. "You're talking about Bruno, aren't you? Well, 'Potty Mouth Bruno' is coming out with smutty comments. It's like school children. You get away with one and then you try for the next one."

Not so fast, Len. What about your comments?

"Well, I had a bit of a boob fetish the first few weeks," he admits. "But I had a butt fetish [on Monday night] with Kendra there shakin' and bakin'. I tried not to look up. [I thought,] 'Stay calm. Think of England. Keep looking down. Royal Wedding. Royal Wedding.' Suddenly, I couldn't help myself. I had to look up her skirt. I do apologize for that. It looked quite firm and friendly, I must be honest with you. Everything was tucked in and gorgeous so it was a pleasant experience. It was far nicer than the cupcake that ABC gave me as a birthday gift."

If there's any doubt that Goodman's being tongue-in-cheek, witness this exchange when AOL TV asked him if he'd be attending the ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton later this week:

AOL TV: Are you going to the wedding?
Goodman: To be honest, the pair of them are upset with me. I didn't invite them to mine. And they've said, "Okay, we won't invite him to ours." That's what they're like. I'm very disappointed with the pair of them.

AOL TV: When did you get married?
Goodman: Twelve years ago.

AOL TV: Well ... they were pretty young back then.
Goodman: It doesn't matter. That's my excuse. (Beat) Look, you don't have to blow my cover!

Getting back to the competition, Goodman thinks Wilkinson may end up surprising everyone and show up in the finals. "Kendra has come out stronger the last two weeks. Her legs are strong and straight. She's most improved."

As to whom she'll surpass is anyone's guess. "No one's teetering off," Goodman marvels. "That's what's great about this season. Anyone could go next week and in a few weeks anyone could be holding that mirror ball trophy."

In the meantime, how does Goodman think that Wilkinson's table dance can be topped?

"There's a perfect way," he says. "Bring back Wendy Williams and get her on that table -- if it would support her -- and get her to shake and bake for me. It's okay to dance on the judges' table. You get a completely different view of the whole affair!"

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ken harvey

Len needs to pay more attention to his job! He is so very hard on some contestants and lets Kirstie Slop around like she owns the show. She's not the only bigger woman to have entered this competition, but the judges, especially Len give her free ride..........Chelsea gets ripped constantly; since when is being slim, young and cute been such a bad thing!e

May 03 2011 at 10:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I thinh her dancing on the table was a bit much, but she has improved from last week.


April 27 2011 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

For someone who doesn't like the shenanigans on the dance floor, he's been making a lot of icky comments this season. i had always appreciated Len's insights on the dances, but now he seems to be trying to compete with Bruno.

April 27 2011 at 2:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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