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Jaleel White might have been awfully close to having a Chris Brown temper tantrum at ABC Studios the way he went off during his “Dancing with the Stars” rehearsal last Friday. According to an insider account given to US Magazine, Jaleel “flipped out” after he accidentally stepped on his partner, Kym Johnson’s foot. When Kym exclaimed “ouch” over the mistake, Jaleel reportedly “got in her face,” and called her out for “acting like a baby . . . He was shouting at her, calling her an ‘idiot.’”
Things got so bad that Kym supposedly left the studio crying and fellow celeb competitor Donald Driver “tried to calm him down” while Jaleel “started going off on the producers and shouting about how they put him with a ‘stupid’ partner.” When Pro dancer Mark Ballas got involved that only escalated things and Jaleel reportedly said, “‘You remind me of that annoying sitcom neighbor who gets into everyone’s business!’” Jaleel was banned from the studios for the rest of the day but now he’s refusing to go back at all and wants his “own rehearsal space elsewhere.”
This outburst might seem totally random, but in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jaleel sort of foreshadowed something like this could happen. He told them:
“I don’t know if I’ll ever be comfortable with the cameras there for the entirety of rehearsal … Yeah, [I'm comfortable with] a camera with a great script and ‘action’ and ‘cut’ is wonderful but when you have a camera there capturing your missteps and your frustrations, honestly sometimes you just want to punch the camera.”
Luckily he didn’t take it that far, but this news definitely doesn’t help his defense against allegations from his ex that he was verbally and physically abusive. A rep for Jaleel only had this to say about the incident: “[White and Kym Johnson] are getting along great. Watch tonight’s dance.”
That’s not exactly a denial that the flip out happened. Do you think Jaleel is just buckling under the pressure of the show or could he have anger issues?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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