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Season 10 of "Dancing with the Stars" hit the small screen last week. Some of the celebs fighting for the mirror-ball trophy are "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum Shannen Doherty, figure skater Evan Lysacek and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.
But perhaps the most talked-about celebs to hit the dance floor this season are mothers. With 13 children between the three of them, Kate Gosselin, Pamela Anderson and Niecy Nash are cutting a mean rug alongside their hunky dance partners. Not to mention the new cohost, Season 7 winner Brooke Burke, who has four children of her own ....
Click below to read about the moms of "DWTS."
Celebrity Moms Rock 'Dancing with the Stars'
Controversial reality TV mom Kate Gosselin is cutting a mean rug with Tony Dovolani in this season's DWTS. The well-known mom of multiples, who turns 35 on Sunday, is no stranger to hard work. Kate is raising eight children, twins and sextuplets, in central Pennsylvania. Her family life - including the tense and bitter feuds with ex hubby Jon Gosselin - was chronicled for five seasons on TLC's hit show Jon and Kate Plus 8.
Since Jon's appeal to end their popular TV show, Kate - once a labor and delivery nurse - is continuing her career in the entertainment industry. She is now a public speaker, author of the New York Times bestselling books, Multiple Blessings and Eight Little Faces, and is currently in production on a new show for TLC. Her latest book, I Just Want You To Know, will hit stores this spring.
DWTS has reportedly set up a makeshift dancing studio and daycare for the busy mom of eight. But will the efforts pay off?
On the 10th season premiere of DWTS, Kate's Viennese Waltz earned her a mere 16 points from the judges:
- Bruno Tonioli: "You have to learn to perform. It looked like someone was pushing a shopping cart around the floor."
- Carrie Ann Inaba: "You're not a performer. You are not an athlete...I really am impressed. There's a sweet vulnerability to what you were doing, and an honesty."
Pamela Anderson was first discovered in her Labatt's t-shirt at a BC Lions game in Vancouver at the tender age of 21. Labatt's immediately offered her a modeling contract, and the rest is history. Pam later appeared in Playboy numerous times and became a tabloid darling for her numerous broken engagements and her highly publicized marriage and various break ups from Motley Crue drummer, bad boy Tommy Lee.
While her marriage to Lee didn't last, the infamous couple had two children together: Brandon, 13, and Dylan, 12.
On the 10th season premiere of DWTS, the 42-year-old Canadian native and her dancing partner Damian Whitewood tied for third place. What did the judges have to say about Pammy's Cha Cha?
- Bruno Tonioli: "I can only think of sex, sex and more sex. The dirtier the better."
And how does Pam feel about it all? Here's some of her recent Tweets on her dancing gig:
"I love the entire cast."
"I have so much more energy - feel great."
"judges are fun.., Im in this to learn so beyond the characterization... I'm going to focus on dance steps...lots more"
I'm officially exhausted-- STAMINA--- but looking forward to the fox trot
Niecy Nash is the host and producer of the Style Network's home makeover show, Clean House. The 40-year-old mother of three won a 2010 Gracie Award for her well-known role as no-nonsense Officer Raineesha Williams on the Comedy Central hit Reno 911! and its spin-off film Reno 911: Miami.
Niecy earned 18 points for her Cha Cha Cha on the season opener on March 22. Here's what the judges said:
- Bruno Tonioli: "This is like watching two personalities...at times the saucy woman and at times the born-again virgin."
- Carrie Ann Inaba: "You were boogying...your energy is fantastic."
What are some of Niecy's Tweets on the matter?
"Celebrate ur jiggly parts!!!!"
"Baby! My knee is tender this morning but my spirit is strong! Thank u for supporting me while I live my dream! Rock your Thickness today!!"
When Samantha Harris hung up her cohost microphone after nine seasons, Brooke Burke, a proud mirror ball trophy winner, won the cohost gig. The busy mother of four - Neriah, 10, Sierra, 8, Rain, 3, and Shaya, 2 - reported for duty alongside Tom Bergeron on the season opener. After winning the seventh season of DWTS, Brooke told Celebrity Baby Scoop "it was probably one of the most life changing experiences I've ever had."
And how does Brooke feel about her big return? Check out her Tweets:
"doing an interview with USA Today. Everyone is talking DWTS!!! Yeah"
"Walking to stage. Wwwooooo Hoooooo!!!!do excited about DWTS season 10 live on ABC!!!"
"Purple or silver gown for tonight DWTS!?!"