Steve Guttenberg: Gracious in Dancing with the Stars Defeat

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Recently eliminated Dancing with the Stars contestant Steve Guttenberg appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show on Tuesday night. True to form, the actor was genial and gracious.

"I think there's so many talented people on it -- that's what's great," said Guttenberg. "It's a chance for everybody in America -- we're in a tough economic time, we've got a crazy presidential race going on -- so I think that this show is so good for everybody and it makes the world a better place. I was glad to be on it."

Wow. Profound stuff from The Gutte. We like it.

Anna Trebunskaya, Steve Guttenberg

During the interview, Kimmel also asked Guttenberg what he thought about Penn Jillette's recent comments that he through it was unfair that Dancing with the Stars casts celebrity participants such as Olympic gold medalist figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, who has been atop the judges' leaderboard two weeks in a row and possesses a natural talent for dancing.

Guttenberg basically told Jillette to chill out.

"It's not a real competition," he said. "In a real ballroom competition, 10 couples dance together and the judges have a clipboard and they never talk. This is more of a television show -- an entertainment show -- so it's not a real dance competition."

What do you think? Is is fair for Yamaguchi to be on the show?

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