OK! has the exclusive secrets of the backstage intrigue of Dancing With the Stars you won’t see on television. Pamela Anderson wants to wow her partner, Mark Ballas sang a song for Chelsie Hightower, Kate Gosselin and her partner diet together, Derek Hough can’t stop competing and Jake Pavelka finally made a date with Vienna Girardi!
Pam, who’s currently single, is desperate to please her partner Damian Whitewood. “He is the only man in my life,” she says. “I am a little lonely. I think that’s good for the dance. It makes me excited to go to work every day.” Says a friend of Pam: “I wouldn’t be surprised if one thing led to another; they click.”
Previously eliminated dancer Mark dedicated a song “to a very special person, Chelsie while performing a solo stint at The Mint in L.A. on April 12. “He gave me a shout-out because we’re close friends,” she insists.
There’s one thing Kate and Tony can agree upon: their meals. “We eat identically!” Tony tells OK!. “It’s weird.” Both snack on berries, and they love mixing Raisin Bran cereal with Cheerios. Kate and Tony also share an absolute passion for caffeine. “We walk around with IVs of coffee,” Tony jokes.
Derek is so confident in his dancing with partner Nicole Scherzinger, he challenged the show’s other contestants to a dance-off as they unwound at Industry in L.A. after filming on April 12.
Practicing for the show made Jake too exhausted to romance his fiancée, Vienna. “He practices six or seven days a week and recently pulled a muscle in his neck,” says a set insider. But Jake recently promised Vienna that he’d take her to the movies. “Bless her heart — she has been such a trouper,” Jake tells OK!. “We’ve got it on our calendar to see our first movie together.”