US Magazine (a pretty reputable source), is reporting Jaleel White had a bad rehearsal on Friday with Kym which lead to a heated confrontation with Mark Ballas. Show producers had to step in and banished him from the rehearsal studio. You can read more below and at the link.
The Family Matters alum, 35, “flipped out,” the insider says, after he accidentally stepped on Johnson’s foot. When Johnson, 35, exclaimed “ouch” over his blunder, the insider says, White “got in her face,” and chastised her for “acting like a baby . . . He was shouting at her, calling her an ‘idiot.’”
As Johnson momentarily left the studio in tears, fellow celeb competitor Donald Driver overheard the commotion and “tried to calm him down,” the insider says. Unmoved, White “started going off on the producers and shouting about how they put him with a ‘stupid’ partner.”
Pro dancer Mark Ballas then tried to confront White himself. As their argument escalated, White spewed: “‘You remind me of that annoying sitcom neighbor who gets into everyone’s business!’”
“The producers stepped in and broke it up before it got physical, but they were really going at it — right up in each other’s faces!” the source explains.
Producers then banished White from the studio for the rest of the day. “Now he says he refuses to go back to the rehearsal studio again, that he wants his own rehearsal space elsewhere,” the source continues. “It was a huge fiasco that went down. A total mess.”
A second show insider adds that Johnson “has never had a conflict with one of her dance partners before.”
Wow, if true, this does not look good for him and I hope he doesn’t make it any further. I feel especially sorry for Kym. As you might have read recently, Jaleel has also been having some troubles with his ex girlfriend as well who accused him of being abusive.
Heidi: Well. Hmmm. US Magazine isn’t as reliable as you might think, but they are better than, say, The National Enquirer and a few other rags out there. The thing that gives me pause is that they could possibly be sued over this story if it’s completely fabricated. So, I dunno. I guess I would read it and believe it with some salty products involved…a few grains, if you get my drift. Seems like a scan of the paparazzi video might be in order, to see if he is pissed off on Friday. IF….huge IF….this is even remotely true, I’m not sure that banishing him from the rehearsal studio is the best bet. I would want more than just a field producer and camera person around if he goes off again. Kudos to Mark and Donald for stepping in – I’m not at all surprised by that. But where was very large security man that you always see in the pap videos?? Part of me is very skeptical, the other part of me remembers who bothered I’ve been by how intense he seems.