Shannen Doherty left “Beverly Hills 90210″ and “Charmed” in a bit of a cloud.
This time, voters booted her out of “Dancing With the Stars,” the first of the 11 celebrities ousted. She was not able to overcome her “bad girl” image to generate any real fan base. Despite not being the worst dancer by any stretch, she clearly didn’t get the votes.
Doherty did the show for her ailing dad, who loves DWTS, but she never comes across as terribly warm or likable.
“I think that dancing isn’t really my thing,” Doherty said, with a certain level of stoicism. “I’m an actor and it’s what I love to do. I did this for my dad. It’s fate. My partner is hurt. I wouldn’t want to go on without Mark.”
The even more shocking news: Pamela Anderson in the bottom two. Despite passable grades from the judges and arguably the biggest name recognition on the show, the DWTS voters didn’t vote for her to any great degree. (I suspect it’s more older females who vote for DWTS, which limits the vote counts, unlike “Idol.’)
Atlantan and ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews survived. I am talking to her on Thursday.