KRISTIN CAVALLERI: DWTS IS A POPULARITY CONTEST
Kristin Cavallari was dead right when she said that “Dancing With The Stars is clearly not a dance competition.” It’s a popularity contest judged not by the dance experts but by fans and producers hungry for ratings. We didn’t realize that contestants are given money bonuses when they bring their famous friends to sit in the audience. Producers want the VIP audience section packed with celebrities, and dancers like David Arquette get bonuses when they produce celebs like Courteney Cox. Chaz Bono has been dubbed “this season’s Bristol Palin” – not a good dancer, but an audience favorite. AND he might get a big bonus for producing Cher. THAT’S what makes producers happy.