LOS ANGELES — On Monday, Michael Bolton performed what was described as the worst jive in “Dancing with the Stars” history. On Tuesday, he was eliminated from the hit ABC show.

The 57-year-old singer came into Tuesday’s episode in last place, earning just 12 points out of 30 for his “Hound Dog”-themed jive with professional partner Chelsie Hightower.

Judge Bruno Tonioli said he hated the dance and thought it was “probably the worst” in the show’s 11 seasons.

Judges’ scores are combined with viewer votes to determine which couple is ousted each week.

Before learning his fate, Bolton said he thought Tonioli’s remarks were “inappropriate and disrespectful.”

“Other than that, it was a phenomenal experience up till now,” he said.

Tuesday’s episode also aimed to prove that it was the judges, not audience member Sarah Palin, targeted with boos during Monday’s show.

Palin had a front-row seat in the ballroom to watch her daughter Bristol perform, and just before host Tom Bergeron sat down to do a brief on-air interview with the former vice-presidential candidate, emphatic boos were heard off camera. Several media outlets and numerous “Dancing” fans online reported that the disapproval was directed at Palin.

Producers said the boos were in response to the score of three eights the judges had given to first-place couple Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough. Ten is the highest score judges can give.

Chatting with Grey and Hough on Tuesday, co-host Brooke Burke introduced a clip from Monday’s episode that showed the judges defending their scores as the crowd booed. Then Bergeron introduced Palin.

“It seems to me, based on that footage, that the audience was booing because they thought you deserved higher scores,” Burke said.

“Palin told me before the show that she was surprised by all the controversy because she was booing you guys, too,” Bergeron quipped.
Hough and Grey said they were pleased with their scores. Palin was also in the audience Tuesday.

Returning to dance Monday will be actors Grey, Kyle Massey and Florence Henderson; singer-actress Brandy; athletes Kurt Warner and Rick Fox; comedian Margaret Cho; reality stars Audrina Patridge and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino; and Bristol Palin.

Bon Jovi headed to Rock Hall?

NEW YORK — It could be a blaze of glory for Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Jersey boys are up for possible induction in the hallowed hall, along with first-timers Donovan, Dr. John, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released its list of nominees Tuesday. There were some familiar names: Darlene Love, LL Cool J, Donna Summer and the Beastie Boys have been up for the prestigious honor before.

Other previous nominees include the J. Geils Band; Tom Waits; Chuck Willis; Chic and Joe Tex.

To be eligible for the hall, an act must have released its first batch of music at least 25 years ago.

Inductees will be revealed in December, and the ceremony will be in March in New York City.

‘Principal’ gets probation

LOS ANGELES — The actor who played the principal in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will serve three years of probation after pleading guilty to failing to update his sex offender registry info.

Los Angeles District Attorney’s spokeswoman Jane Robison said Jeffrey Jones, 64, entered the plea Tuesday to a felony charge of failing to update his registry information in June.

Jones’ registration was required because he pleaded no contest in 2003 to employing a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photos.

The actor is also required to perform 250 hours of community service. Jones has also appeared in “Beetlejuice” and other films.