At Orlando, Florida's "World Smile Day," "Dancing with the Stars" alums Joey Fatone and Melissa Rycroft weighed in on the Bruno Tonioli-Michael Bolton controversy.
"Every season they always have that one person that they pick on or some sort of thing," Joey tells ET. "You just know it is going to happen. You don't know who. It just happened to be Michael Bolton. Michael it doesn't matter, man. Keep your head up and who gives a crap what Bruno says?"
Melissa jokes with Joey that that must be the male point of view, because Bruno's comments made her feel bad.
"I think being a female, since Joe didn't have this perspective… We have been on it before. I wouldn't have wanted just to be flat-out criticized," she says. "I will take the critique and I will take, 'Work on this. I didn't like this,' but just, 'This is the worst I have ever seen,' that hits you a little hard. No one on the show is a professional dancer. That is a given. That's why you do it. To be honest, the audience doesn't like to see people who know how to dance. It makes them mad. Now it seems it makes the judges mad when you get people that don't know how to dance."
Melissa is rooting for her former partner Tony Dovolani and his new partner Audrina Patridge to win. Joey's former dancing partner, Kym Johnson was eliminated along with David Hasselhoff on week one.
"…I think he and Audrina have a really good shot this year," she says. "I also think Cheryl [Burke] and Rick Fox will do great."
Orlando's "World Smile Search" was created to prove the axiom, "smile and the whole world smiles with you," Joey, who lives in Orlando, and Melissa were part of the large group assembled in an attempt to break the Guinness Record for the world's biggest smile, which they did when 500 people from around the world assembled to make the world's biggest smiley face.
The Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau also used the occasion to raise funds for Smile Train, which provides cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries for children so that they can smile.
Melissa took part, even though she is halfway through her pregnancy. She is expecting in February.
"I feel really good," she tells ET. "We are at the halfway point now which is scary to think about. It is so funny, you want so hard to get the bump and get to this point. Now I am going, 'Slow down, screech on the brakes and stop.'"