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Carole Baskin Makes 'DWTS' Debut, Dances to 'Eye of the Tiger' & Earns Lowest Score of the Night (Video)

Carole Baskin has officially made her dancing debut on the ABC reality competition series Dancing With the Stars.

The 59-year-old big-cat rights activist, who rose to fame from the Netflix series Tiger King, performed with her pro partner Pasha Pashkov during the season premiere on Monday night (September 14) in Los Angeles.

As many people predicted, Carole earned the lowest score of the night out of the 15 celebrity contestants. She received 11 out of 30 points for her paso doble, which was performed to the tune of “Eye of the Tiger.”

Judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Derek Hough both gave her 4 out of 10 points while Bruno Tonioli gave her just 3 out of 10 points, saying that she has a lot of room to improve.

There was a surprising commercial aired during the show, which was paid for by some people that are not fans of Carole at all.

See what every celeb contestant scored during the premiere and see how they rank on the leaderboard.

Nicolas Cage's Joe Exotic Series Goes to Amazon, Carole Baskin Reacts!

It was previously announced that Nicolas Cage will be playing the role of Joe Exotic in an upcoming series about the Tiger King star. Now, it has been revealed that Amazon Studios has signed on to help develop the show!

Variety reports that the series will be based on an article about Joe Exotic that was featured in Texas Monthly.

The story “centers around Joe Shreibvogel (Cage), a.k.a. Joe Exotic, an eccentric exotic zookeeper in Oklahoma who fights to keep his park — even at the risk of losing his sanity. The series will live in the lion’s den with Joe, explore how he became Joe Exotic, and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation.”

Carole Baskin, who is Joe Exotic‘s real-life rival and another star of Tiger King, is opening up about Cage playing the role.

She told Extra, “He is such a favorite actor of mine, and I just don’t know if I can even watch him after seeing that role.”

You’ve gotta see what Carole is up to right now!

Carole Baskin's First 'Dancing With the Stars' Song Revealed - It's Tiger-Themed!

Carole Baskin is going to be hitting the ballroom soon – and the 59-year-old Tiger King star is keeping in theme!

The contender on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars will be making her entrance to Survivor’s 1982 hit, “Eye of the Tiger,” nodding to her Netflix hit series, she confirmed to E! News.

“I was just approved yesterday to release that we are doing ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ so I’m very excited about that,” she revealed.

“I’m actually sitting in my car outside of costuming right now. And I gave them the instructions that no fur, no feathers, no leather, and anything else,” she added.

She also expressed her love for a similar big cat!

“Leopards gives me the most inspiration because they manage to do everything by using the absolute least amount of energy necessary to achieve their goals,” she explained.

The upcoming season premieres on Monday (September 14) on ABC. Carole Baskin just met this contestant for the first time at the studio!

Kate McKinnon's 'Joe Exotic' Series Gets TV Order!

Kate McKinnon‘s limited Joe Exotic series just got an order!

NBCUniversal gave the show a joint straight-to-series order by NBCUniversal Television and Streaming divisions, Deadline reported Tuesday (August 25).

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“In a sign of things to come for vertically integrated media companies, the high profile limited series is getting an unprecedented rollout across three different NBCU entertainment platforms, a broadcast network, NBC, a streamer, Peacock, and a basic cable network, USA,” the outlet reported.

Here’s a plot summary: “Penned by Etan Frankel, based on the Wondery podcast, the limited series is based on true events following Carole Baskin (McKinnon), a big cat enthusiast, who learns that when fellow exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel is breeding and using his big cats for profit, she sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous.”

The role of Joe Exotic has not yet been cast.

Kate recently made an appearance on SNL to capture the awkwardness of quarantine. Watch it here!

'Tiger King' Zoo Is Officially Closed According to Reports

The zoological park featured in Netflix‘s wildly popular Tiger King documentary has been officially closed, Variety is reporting.

Fans will be disappointed to find out that The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park will not be welcoming visitors anytime soon, but instead, be converted into a production set.

Owner Jeff Lowe revealed the news in a Facebook post, which has since been deleted, adding that he no longer has his exhibitor’s license which allowed him to buy and sell animals.

“The very agency that has given my facility five consecutive perfect inspections, has now folded to the pressures of PETA and continue to make false accusations against me,” he wrote.

Jeff does own another property in Thackerville, Oklahoma, which will serve as a production set for future Tiger King related television content for cable and streaming services.

As far as the big cats that were housed at the park, Jeff added that they will “continue to have excellent care, and consequently will no longer be subject to USDA inspections or PETA spies.”

It was just recently reported that conservationist, and Joe Exotic‘s rival, Carole Baskin was awarded ownership of the park.

Tiger King's Carole Baskin Has Been Awarded Control of Joe Exotic's Zoo

Carole Baskin has been awarded control over the zoo that was operated by Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who is known as Joe Exotic.

The Oklahoma zoo, G.W. Exotic Animal Memorial Park, has been under the control of Jeff Lowe, but now Baskin has been granted control by a judge, according to Fox 25.

It was reported that the zoo was fraudulently transferred to Joe Exotic‘s mother years ago to keep it out of reach from creditors, including Baskin‘s Big Cat Rescue.

Lowe now has 120 days to vacate the premises and remove all of his animals from the property.

The Netflix documentary series Tiger King explored the rivalry between Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic and how he went to jail for allegedly plotting to kill her. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison back in 2019 after being convicted for paying a hitman $3,000 to kill Baskin.

Tara Reid's Rep Says She's Being Considered to Play Carole Baskin

Tara Reid is reportedly in the running to play Carole Baskin in an upcoming film adaptation of the Netflix documentary series Tiger King.

The 44-year-old actress is best known for her work in the American Pie movies and the Sharknado film series.

There are several Tiger King projects in the works and it’s not clear which one Tara is being considered for.

“We are in talks with the producers and she is being considered, that is all I can say at the moment as casting is on hold,” Philippe Ashfield, Reid’s manager and business partner, told The Post.

He added, “Tara loves Tiger King and found the documentary extremely interesting. She feels she could get into the character of Carole Baskin very well … and she has a similar look to [Baskin].”

See which Oscar-winning actor has been cast as Joe Exotic!