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:
"During out first hour special on the Discovery Health Channel, I had shown my ugly 'jowls of a dog' belly because I knew, had I been on the other side, I would have been interested in what a belly looked like after having sextuplets. A plastic surgeon and his wife saw the episode and contacted the network to offer me a free tummy tuck. I was standing in my bedroom when I heard the news, and I screamed at the top of my lungs. When I finished screaming, I could not remember the phone number of any of my friends or family -- or Jon! -- to share the news."
On berating Jon and turning to God for help:
"Maybe because we were often in survival mode, Jon and I didn't always communicate in a friendly manner. We had eight kids and didn't focus enough on each other. Jon once asked me, 'Kate, do you realize we have been walking on eggshells for two years?' It was true. I think it was because I felt the weight of responsibility so heavily. ... A lot was riding on me, which often made me grouchy. Even so, much of what I said to Jon was unwarranted. I could have watched what I said better, could have guarded my tongue better. And I knew it. ... I wanted to communicate better, but I often failed. I surrounded myself with 5x8 note cards with verse from the Bible about guarding your tongue: 'Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.'"
On the types of messes eight kids can make:
"The awful part came after the nap ... I went over to Leah and I couldn't believe my eyes! She was asleep with poop from head to toe and all over her crib! Poop was mashed into the bottoms of both feet and on her sheet, blankets, a book in her crib -- some was even flung to the edge of Alexis' crib. I was so mad and woke her up with my angry voice. I put her in the bathtub ... Then I had to clean up her crib. All this happened after the other four had gotten into the tissue box on Grandma's desk (again!), and Alexis had gotten into the baby wipes in the bathroom and was trying to flush them down the toilet, which was completely clogged at this point."
On being the center of attention long before "Jon & Kate Plus 8":
"Some people think the show took away our privacy, and maybe our right to it; but before the show even began folks would approach us. They wanted to see the kids. Let's face it -- they're cute! I get it that people are naturally drawn to their sweet little faces ... But even then I longed to be inconspicuous and do the things ordinary families did."