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TVR Awards -- Reality TV's Most Judgmental Judges and Crankiest Contestants (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Dec 28th 2010 5:20PM

Reality TV -- with all its challenges, critiques, eliminations and votes -- is bound to create friction between judges and contestants. And after looking back at the year that was, it's clear that Simon Cowell wasn't the only snippy judge in the land of reality-TV competitions. We've found several other examples of testy critics, and their victims aren't always quietly stoic, either. Check out our video playlist of berating judges and cocky competitors. Which judge or contestant do you think was the most out-of-line?

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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!

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'Dancing With the Stars' Producers Defend Tonioli's Criticism of Bolton

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 30th 2010 7:00AM
Michael Bolton and Chelsie HightowerSo this week on 'Dancing With the Stars' we've already had the controversy that was "Boo-Gate," and now "Bolton-Gate" is hotting up even further as the acrimony surrounding Michael Bolton's exit shows no signs of abating.

In dismissing Bolton's performance Monday night, judge Bruno Tonioli said the singer had danced "really, really badly," and said he'd offered up "the worst jive in 11 seasons." In an interview on 'Good Morning America,' Bolton called Tonioli's remarks "inappropriate" and "disrespectful" and demanded an apology: "I think he should apologize publicly and be reprimanded for it."

Just don't hold your breath waiting for that apology, Michael. ... As reported by 'People' magazine, the show's producers are backing Tonioli. In a statement Wednesday they said that "Bruno's role as a judge is to give his honest opinions on the quality of the dances he's judging, which is what he did in this case." Ouch.

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'Dancing With the Stars' Results: Who Got Kicked Off in Week 2?

by Sharon Knolle, posted Sep 29th 2010 5:08AM
Who was the second celebrity to follow David Hasselhoff off the dance floor on this week's 'Dancing With the Stars?'

Keep reading to find out who went home ...

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Dane Cook Channels Michael Bolton (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Sep 29th 2010 4:20AM
Dane Cook Channels Michael Bolton on 'Jimmy Kimmel'Dane Cook was "downtrodden" when he visited 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC). "It's this whole Michael Bolton thing -- getting eliminated from 'Dancing with the Stars,'" he said.

To prove the degree of his fandom, the actor/comedian pulled out a Bolton-esque wig. "I bought this at an auction. I paid $17,000 for this," he joked. "This is his '80s hair, and I have it. I own it now." Kimmel said, "It looks great on ya."

Cook then grabbed a mic. The lights dimmed, the ceiling disco ball began to spin, and he launched into 'How Am I Supposed to Live Without You.' Bolton would be proud.

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On the Scene: Was Michael Bolton the 'Worst in 11 Seasons' of 'Dancing With the Stars'?

by Michael Maloney, posted Sep 28th 2010 3:00PM
Michael BoltonMichael Bolton was in the 'Dancing With the Stars' judges' doghouse last night. His jive with Chelsie Hightower, set to 'Hound Dog,' earned an awful 12 out of 30 points and was deemed by Bruno Tonioli as "the worst jive in 11 seasons."

"You did it all very, very, very badly," Bruno said.

Even Len Goodman -- normally the most critical of the judges -- found Tonioli's comments to be harsh. Still, he said Bolton's performance "probably needed a pooper scooper at the end."

But was it really "the worst" as Bruno called it? Vote in the AOL TV/Access Hollywood poll.

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On the Scene: Jennifer Grey Remembers Patrick Swayze on 'Dancing With the Stars'

by Michael Maloney, posted Sep 21st 2010 11:20AM
Dancing With the Stars Cast
The first night jitters are officially out of the way. Twelve stars and their celebrity pro partners took to the dance floor and performed either a Cha-Cha or a Viennese Waltz on the 'Dancing With the Stars' season 11 opening night show. Actress Jennifer Grey, singer Brandy Norwood and athletes Rick Fox and Kurt Warner performed well -- as expected -- but the surprise of the night was teen actor Kyle Massey, who brought to mind a young Warren Sapp (Kym Johnson's season 7 partner) when he performed a dynamite dance with Lacey Schwimmer.

TV Squad was on the post-show press line to get reactions from all 24 participants. For one unlucky couple, alas, it's their second-to-last interview, because tonight one duo is going home.

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'Dancings With the Stars' Season 11 Cast Rumors: David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton and Kirstie Alley in?

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 25th 2010 2:30PM
David HasselhoffFirst, it was the invasion of the reality stars, with rumors swirling around Audrina Patridge, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Brandy Norwood joining 'Dancing With the Stars' season 11. Now, it's the onslaught of middle-aged men and sitcom stars.

David Hasselhoff, singer Michael Bolton and Ryan O'Neal are the latest stars rumored to be getting their dance on this season. On the sitcom front, we have Kirstie Alley, Florence Henderson and Jennifer Grey.

'Baywatch' star Hasselhoff may be following in his co-star Pamela Anderson's footsteps and go after the mirrorball trophy this season. According to Access Hollywood, the Hoff is ready for his bedazzled closeup.

RadarOnline reports that Bolton may use 'DWTS' as a platform for a major comeback. It's certainly helped other stars regain a place in the spotlight. 'Dancing With the Stars' co-host Brooke Burke even mentioned Bolton as a possible dancer on 'Lopez Tonight.'

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Michael Bolton's Singing School on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 12th 2010 6:38AM
Michael Bolton's Singing School on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Forget any vocal tips your children may have picked up from all those 'American Idol' guest judges. You can get your kid to learn from "the master" at Michael Bolton's School of Michael Bolton, as revealed on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC).

"Imagine your child singing the way things should be sung -- the Michael Bolton way," explained the singer in a tongue-in-cheek infomercial.

Even those trite nursery rhymes can sound inspirational with the Bolton treatment. He can show you how. Watch and learn.

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted May 14th 2007 7:30PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily:
The video's embedded below, or you can download the file directly (Quicktime required). You can also subscribe to this podcast via our feed.

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Singers sign on for new FOX reality show

by Anna Johns, posted Jul 24th 2006 7:28PM
michael boltonThe list of singers agreeing to appear on FOX's Duets, a contest that pairs regular celebrities with singing celebrities, is a mixture of has-beens, legends, and Michael Bolton. The singers are: Cyndi Lauper, Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan, Clint Black, Dionne Warwick, Patti LaBelle, Brian McKnight, Macy Gray, Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, Randy Travis, and Aaron Neville. That's actually a pretty impressive list. I think many of those singers have done guest appearances on American Idol.

Now... who would make an interesting pair? I wouldn't be surprised to see Nicollette Sheridan coupled with her fiance, Michael Bolton. How about Punky Brewster with Cyndi Lauper? And Johnny Fairplay with Macy Gray?

The series debuts August 29th. The celebrity pairs will be eliminated each week by judges and viewer votes.

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Nicolette sings, Michael Bolton swings

by Anna Johns, posted Jun 7th 2006 5:33PM
nicolette sheridan; michael boltonMinds out of the gutters, kids. Michael Bolton's new album, Bolton Swings Sinatra, features the voice of his fiance and Desperate Housewives co-star, Nicolette Sheridan. She joined him to sing The Second Time Around, a very appropriate song considering the couple is dating for the second time (they dated for a few years in the early 1990s and then reuited last year). Bolton said Sheridan was scared to death to sing and that she is very self-conscious about her voice, even though he says it's great. Bolton said Sheridan sang in a "breathy" way to accompany the voice track he'd already laid down.

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Michael Bolton wants to do a talk show

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 2nd 2006 6:05PM

boltonAt least, that's what gossip rag Starpulse is claiming. Apparently the middle-of-the-road crooner thinks he might actually have a fighting chance in the cutthroat world of talk shows, but he's not quite ready to put in the amount of work it takes to create a good show. Bolton claims, "I could do a show where I could look at topics and social issues and have fun, but also do my musical thing at the same time." That's a really great idea, and it's only been done by, well, everybody. Frankly, I don't think Mr. Bolton has the slightest clue what makes a talk show successful, so I'm here to tell him, right now, that making a talk show takes time, love, and tenderness. Also, it's not wise to start a talk show and then end it suddenly, because how are we supposed to live without you, when we've been loving you so long? Okay, I've run out of Michael Bolton lyrical references, so I'll just stop now.

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Nicolette Sheridan, Michael Bolton engaged

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 15th 2006 11:01AM
nicolette sheridan michael bolton engagedNicolette Sheridan, also known as Edie Britt on Desperate Housewives, is engaged to singer Michael Bolton. A rep for Sheridan says Bolton proposed over the weekend in the Bahamas, and the couple will share exclusive details of the proposal to Access Hollywood. Sheridan and Bolton dated back in the 1990s, but went their separate ways. Sheridan married and divorced L.A. Law star Harry Hamlin, and recently broke off an engagement to Nick Soderblom. She and Bolton reconnected over Christmas.

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