Monday night’s premiere of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars showed the highly anticipated (by some, anyway) dancing debut of Jersey Shore’s cocky Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. It also showed The Sitch get somewhat of a pummeling by the judges.
The MTV showoff tied for last place (15 points) with comedian Margaret Cho’s disastrous scarf tangle dance and the nearly 60 year old David Hasselhoff.
But according to New York Daily News, The Situation blamed his lack of dancing prowess on his lack of practice. As seen on last night’s show, he didn’t hit the practice floor with partner Karina Smirnoff until last Tuesday- less than a week before his DWTS debut.
Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with EOnline, pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy dissed The Situation’s MTV show, Jersey Shore, saying the kids on the show “don’t represent what Jersey is about” and suggested that the first pumper “humble down”.
Maks told EOnline, “Look, I’m a big believer in you got what you got, you run with it, you make what you can while it’s hot and Mike is certainly doing that. I just feel like he needs to humble down coming to my domain, because that’s my show.”
Them sounds like fightin’ words to me!
While Maks has been notoriously full of himself throughout his history on DWTS, he may have a little competition this season when it comes to shirt tossing. The Sitch may not be known for much more than clubbing and picking up bimbos, but he does have a 12 pack and he loves to show it off.
Maks was notoriously chastised by judge Len Goodman last season for his incessant need to strip off his shirt while dancing, to which Maks suggested that Goodman may be too old of a fuddy duddy to be a judge on DWTS.
But this season on Dancing With the Stars, Len- and DWTS fans- may have to contend with double the shirt tossing and double the egos. If The Situation makes it past the first cut, that is.