"Kate is awesome! We all love her. She's so sweet," Evan Lysacek told me at a Ralph Lauren party thrown in his honor in L.A. last night. "She was cheering everyone on. She's working so hard. I know she was nervous last night but she still looked really beautiful."
Mark Ballas echoed those sentiments about the mom of eight. "She's been kind, sweet and fun," he told me. "She's a little bit 'deer in the headlights' because she's never danced before, so all of us are here to help."
And while Mark said he thought judge Bruno Tonioli's review of Kate's moves as "terrible" was a little rude, the judge isn't taking back his critique...