We chatted with country crooner, who shaved her head back in 2012 to support her best friend Summer Holt Miller, a breast cancer survivor, backstage after Dancing With the Stars' Tuesday night results show and the ABC reality star applauded Jolie for "shining a light" on a very important issue.
Plus, we talked to ousted contestant Ingo Rademacher, who reveals he "expected" to go home...
"I think it's amazing that she's come forward and talked about this because there's so many women that need to hear this and need to make sure that they're getting their check-ups," Pickler says of Jolie's decision to under a double mastectomy after doctors told her she had an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of getting ovarian cancer in her lifetime. Pickler stresses, "Early detection is the key."
She continues, "Summer, my friend that had breast cancer, she had a double mastectomy as well, so it was tough. But like I said, early detection is the key. I applaud Ms. Jolie for coming forward because I think it's going to shine a light on a very important issue."
Turning back to DWTS, the eliminated Ingo admits he wasn't surprised to be eliminated as the remaining four contestants are simply stronger dancers. "My talent was just a little bit below that and I'm just happy where we ended up," Ingo says.
His partner Kym Johnson adds, "Ingo hadn't danced before. He was one of the ones in the competition that didn't know anything about dance in general, so he was really learning from scratch. He improved out of sight every single week. If there was a mirror ball for most improved he'd get that!"
Ingo sums it up by saying, "We expected to go home tonight. We weren't nervous tonight, we're really happy how far we got!"
—Reporting by Jeremy Thomas