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Michael Bolton on 'Dancing With the Stars': Crybaby, diva or just a poor sport? [poll]

September 29, 2010 | 10:40 am

Michael Bolton on Dancing With the Stars So Michael Bolton got his feelbads hurted on "Dancing With the Stars" this week, and before being booted from the show Tuesday night he took a shot at big, mean judge Bruno Tonioli, who'd called the singer's performance "the worst jive in 11 seasons."

(See Bolton and Chelsie Hightower dancing in the video at the end of this post).

"Last night, I think, Bruno was inappropriate and disrespectful," Bolton said.

Earth to Michael: Nobody likes a whiner. Respect is earned. And "inappropriate" kinda lost its punch at the hands of one Carrie Prejean on "Larry King Live."

Could Bolton have learned a little something from pro-athlete competitors Rick Fox and Kurt Warner about sportsmanship, or even from David Hasselhoff, who made a fairly classy exit from the show last week?

Probably, because he didn't let it go, telling an ABC reporter after the show that Tonioni "should apologize publicly and be reprimanded."

Or maybe Bolton's 90-year-old mom, who was in the audience Monday to watch him dance, should've just beaten up the bully for him.

-- Christie D'Zurilla


Photo: Michael Bolton at the "Dancing With the Stars" premiere at CBS Television City on Sept. 20 in Los Angeles. Credit: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images