‘Dancing With The Stars’ Dishes Chad Ochocinco a Dose of Reality


March 30, 2010

'Dancing With The Stars' Dishes Chad Ochocinco a Dose of Reality When it comes to catching footballs, Chad Ochocinco is pretty good. When it comes to celebrations in the end zone, the artist formerly known as Chad Johnson isn't too bad. Yet when it comes to dancing, the NFL star has a long way to go.

Ochocinco, a man who has seemingly dedicated his life to Twitter, "Call of Duty" and his own personal iPhone app (in no particular order), will have to spend some more time working on his dance moves after his performance on Monday night.

The 32-year-old Florida native and his partner, Cheryl Burke, were given a score of 16 by the judges after a clumsy performance, bringing their score after two weeks to 34. Fortunately for Ochocinco, he'll likely have some time to hone his skills, as 80-year-old former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and reality super mom Kate Gosselin are pretty bad dancers. Aldrin has an excuse — he was born in 1930; Gosselin's just annoying.

Elsewhere in the world of athletes dancing, figure skater Evan Lysacek scored a 24 (for a two-week total of 47) and ESPN reporter Erin Andrews scored a 23 (two-week total of 44). Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger scored the highest, getting a 28, for a two-week total of 53.

The first elimination will take place Tuesday night. The scores from Monday and the two-week totals are below.

Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough
Monday: 28
Total: 53

Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya
Monday: 24
Total: 47

Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Monday: 23
Total: 44

Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood
Monday: 22
Total: 43

Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower
Monday: 20
Total: 40

Niecy Nash and Louis van Amstel
Monday: 21
Total: 39

Shannen Doherty and Mark Ballas
Monday: 20
Total: 38

Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska
Monday: 19
Total: 34

Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke
Monday: 16
Total: 34

Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani
Monday: 15
Total: 31

Buzz Aldrin and Ashly Costa
Monday: 12
Total: 26

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