EXTRA TV tonight (Wednesday) that Reality TV Mom Kate Gosselin was paid $500K to dance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, and it is easy to believe, because one, she deserves it, despite the negative publicity in the left wing press, and two, she danced her heart out right up until the judges cut her loose.
I had the pleasure of meeting Kate and her dance partner Tony Dovoloni on the red carpet April 13, 2010 after a historical night and performance of our client Nuttin' But Stringz became the first instrumental and urban rock violinists to play on Dancing with the Stars.
She was very busy with back-to-back TV interviews on how she did on DWTS, however she took the time to talk to me and our clients Tourie Escobar and Damine Escobar, Nuttin' But Stringz. She also took a moment and posed with us for a photo. It was the second time we worked on a campaign
Kate Gosselin poses on red carpet of DWTS
involving TV's top reality show, which averages 20-25 million viewers. The first time was when Louis Van Amstel (picture below) offered dancing lessons at the MAMMOJAM 2010 to raise funds for breast cancer research in Hollywood.
No wonder ABC producer's were sad the day after Kate Gosselin was cut from the show. She was one of the biggest drawing cards, and in fact ABC executives admitted it was the highest ratings they ever received. No wonder they invited her back in the finale.
TMZ interviewed Nuttin' But Stringz about what it was like to be on ABC's Dancing with the Stars and they ask them about the cast of dancers? Tourie Escobar said, "Kate Gosselin, without a doubt, she's a good woman, a good dancer, good mom and I would like a date with her." Of course TMZ's Harvey Levin shook his head in disbelief, and said, "No way, now you've lost me." But then the TMZ crew asked the platinum selling brothers duo who was the most sexy dancer of all? Again they both said, "Kate Gosseling, Tourie said, "Kate is Pino," and Levin asked the TMZ crew, "What's Pinot?" A fine wine, they replied.
I agree. Yea, Kate Gosselin has been on the cover of People Magazine, but when you've been a reporter as long as I have and now as a publicist understand how hard it is to get story in People Magazine let alone on the cover you totally understand why. She's the talk of the town, and was the
Kate Gosselin, you go girl! Thanks for the great conversation and experience on Dancing with the Stars. I would do your publicity for free, that's how much fun we had!
Nuttin' But Stringz on Red Carpet