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Michael Bolton demands public apology from 'Dancing with the Stars' judge Bruno Tonioli

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Michael Bolton was sent packing from the "Dancing with the Stars" ballroom on Tuesday night, but he's not going quietly. This morning, during a segment on "Good Morning America," Bolton was shown being interviewed backstage after last night's results and commenting once again that judge Bruno Tonioli's remarks on Monday night's competition show were in appropriate. Bruno called Bolton's jive "the worst jive in 12 seasons" of the show. He promptly awarded Bolton a "3" for his dancing efforts.

In that taped interview this morning, Bolton demanded a public apology from Bruno and that the judge should be "reprimanded for it. "He also reiterated the fact that his 90-year-old mom had flown out for the show Monday night.

So what do you think? Should Bruno apologize publicly to Bolton? Let me know!

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A lot of people feel pretty strongly about this topic. I think that Bolton is an adult and knew what he was getting into. He wasn't good and Bruno called him out on it. If you can't handle it, don't go on the show.

hold up. people can actually understand what the Bruno guy says? will wonders never cease!

These are not professional dancers so you cannot expect them to dance like the professionals. If you go to a kereoke bar and everyone sung like a professional singer it's not fun and you will be afraid to sing. After what Bruno said, if I was a celebrity and not a good dancer I would not want to go on the show. Bruno took the fun out of seeing celebrities go from bad to each week getting better.

Is this really soooo important? SO Michael got someone who is a negative person, let it go and grow the h up. Good Lord, a rude comment is nothing to get so upset about. It's not life-threatening, probably won't be remembered in a month, whittle it all down, and you have just one person's opinion. One person in this whole wide world. Whhoppeee. Pay it no mind, focus on the positive and let this juvenile stuff go.

NO.....do not apologize. Michael Bolton has just become a whiney snot who cannot take the truth.....criticism aside....the truth is...MICHAEL BOLTON...CANNOT DANCE....and can barely sing.

These dancers are not on "So You Think You Can Dance"-professional wannabees. Michael Bolton showed class. Bruno is a bully. No reason to make such rude comments in front of all those people. A lot of the bad dancing is a result of bad coreography. Bruno ties to make the show about him. Wish they could have found a better judge. We already have cranky Len, why put up with Bruno's antics too? I usually watch the dancing, then turn channel until another comes on. The judges just like to feel important.

These dancers are not on "So You Think You Can Dance"-professional wannabees. Michael Bolton showed class. Bruno is a bully. No reason to make such rude comments in front of all those people. A lot of the bad dancing is a result of bad coreography. Bruno ties to make the show about him. Wish they could have found a better judge. We already have cranky Len, why put up with Bruno's antics too? I usually watch the dancing, then turn channel until another comes on. The judges just like to feel important.

Michael Bolton is a no-talent ass clown.

How about they all apologize to us for putting this crap on TV every f'ing year?!

All of the people who commented on this NON-ISSUE need to get a life and start focusing on REAL ISSUES facing this great country. Michael Bolton, give me a break.

Michael, just let it go!
Stick to your singing!

YES, Bruno should apologize. Really, Somerset? "This is a competition, blah blah blah." This is ALSO an entertainment competition. If they picked stars who have 100% dance training, YES, Bruno is entitled to say it's the worst jive they've had. But not to Michael Bolton. If it weren't for the stars, they have no one to judge. Yes, the stars get paid to be in these shows, but without them, the JUDGES THEMSELVES won't get paid. This is the only show that Bruno is in. It doesn't look like he has any other jobs? At least the judges in SYTYCD choreograph shows, etc.

Also, when Master P (I think his name is) seasons ago got a 3, he didn't even show any interest in dancing, and wouldn't put dance shoes on. To give Michael the same score as he, at least Michael had 100% commitment, and passion into it. And his MOM was there. Come on! Judges SHOULD know when to EFFING SHUT UP with their egos. I think they should replace him, and get the one from SYTYCD.

Bruno, apologize. And apologize sincerely. Your future is on the line here. Trust me.

p.s. They did replace Tom's co-host with Brooke. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!

This wasn't as bad as Kari last week telling the Situation that he was "pigeon-toed", as if that's something he could help. He, too, was making the effort. So while these do-nothing-nobodies are actually there to judge, those personal RUDE comments are just inappropriate. Lighten up! It's supposed to be fun, not RUDE!

No, of course not. Don't forget this is a competition and Bruno is a judge. If you don't like the whole thing, don't participate. Don't be a crying baby when you get criticized.

Michael Bolton is white? I never saw him until now. Always heard his Motown hits on the radio, I assumed he was black. Shame on you Michale Bolton.

I think Len was right last night, encouragement needs to be given as well as critisim. Bruno came off as just plain mean. Come on it's the 2nd week. Bruno was wrong

No. Michael Bolton owes the world an apology for representing himself as a singer and subjecting us to the terrible noise coming from his mouth. On a positive side, his dancing was better than his vocal abilities.

Michael Bolton is an asswipe.

How dare Bruno! I am a 63 yr. old AA woman and MB is a superstar to me! I love him. Who the H is Bruno to insult and demean him like that. He has no class therefore he showed none. Everyone goes on that show with good intentions to work hard, if not win. To what good does it do to totally insult anyone. Just use constructive criticism, not humiliating the individual. Shame on Bruno. I don't think I will be watching the show anymore!

Yes. Absolutely. Bruno was totally inappropriate and very demeaning in his comments to M Bolton. What these Judges (in particular Bruno) tend to forget is that this is not a professional dance contest. THese are freq people / personalities with zero experience - putting themselves out on a limb (I couldnt do it!) This was only the second dance - and a very difficult dance at that. If I was a star watching that show I would hesitate to ever participate in Dancing With the Stars if I thought I would have to be publically humiliated in such a way. I think it is time for Bruno to move onto other things.

I was appalled at Bruno's comments to Michael Bolton. They were completely inappropriate. Although Michael Bolton's jive was probably not the best ever seen, the fact is that he made an effort, went to practice with laryngitis, and completely stepped up to the plate to give the best performance he could and one that he felt good about. Instead of simply critiquing the dance, he went overboard in his comments -- this is a show where celebrities dance, mostly celebrities who don't know how to dance that are learning, that deserve critique on the dance itself. But I felt Bruno's comments went overboard and when he said on the results night that Rin Tin Tin could do a better job, that comment to me warrants being suspended from the show or taken off completely. I have even considered not watching it unless he is given some sort of reprimand. He should be embarrassed at his unprofessionalism, especially to someone who is so well-known and accomplished as Michael Bolton.

I don't know why he was so shocked at the remark made by Bruno. Bruno is known for his outspoken antics and telling the truth. he has said more controversial remarks. for instance, when he called little kim a whore on the air. thats's why we love Bruno. So get over it Bolton!

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