Monday night's show had the reality star and mother of eight fox-trotting through "Don't You (Forget About Me)." Although the "Breakfast Club" theme was a fitting choice for the show's "Movie Night," Kate seemed to have an increasingly difficult time convincing judges she still fits on the show.
"There's some sort of grace that's developing ... but, it never becomes a formed sentence or a movement," said judge Carrie Ann Inaba, comparing Kate's movement to the embodiment of the mealy-mouthed speech of the adults in the Peanuts cartoons.
Judge Len Goodman agreed, calling the performance "a stroll, not a dance."
Each of the judges gave the couple a score of 5, adding up to a measly 15 out of 30. Still, Kate knows her dancing fate lies in the hands of America, so she was quick to invoke her kids, who she says visted the set earlier in the day.
"I have to keep dancing for them," she insisted.
On ABC's "The View" Tuesday, the bashing continued.
"Everything started going downhill, starting with the rehearsal," "View" co-host Sherri Shepherd said. Whoopi Goldberg was the harshest critic, saying that Gosselin's dancing "sucks" and that "she's an angry b***h, this woman."
But in the event that she is finally voted off the show, there's no reason to cry for her -- or the kids.
Earlier Monday, Gosselin discussed her "Dancing" ambitions and her family's future on E!'s "Daily 10" show.
Asked whether she'd set up shop with her brood of eight in Los Angeles, she said, "Can't so much afford a house here. ... Don't have a job here. Have eight kids who are happy and healthy in their home and their school, that's not happening."
As for her ex-husband's legal moves to gain custody of their children and lower his child support payments?
"I'm not really willing to discuss it," Gosselin said. "All I can say is that I conduct my actions at all times appropriately."
What Gosselin is willing to discuss is her time with her ex and the kids, when they were one huge, happy (if unwieldy) family.
In her just-released third book, "I Just Want You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith, and Family," the "Jon & Kate Plus 8" mom reminisces about bringing up her brood before the cameras, offering tales about everything that went on in the house of Gosselin, from personal prayers to problems with poop.
While the purported purpose of the book is for Gosselin to provide her eight children with letters about how much she loves them, the bulk of "I Just Want You to Know" lies in the pages between those saccharine-sweet odes. Click through for five vignettes from Gosselin's latest work.
On Jon's key role at home:
"Soon everyone toddled up the stairs for bath and bedtime. That was Jon's time with the kids, and he was so thorough and involved -- and fast! He quickly earned the title of Bath Man. He would bathe the kids every night and put them to bed every night."
On her free tummy tuck: