Though Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his dancing partner Debi Mazar were eliminated two weeks ago from Dancing With The Stars , he will be returning this week. Usmagazine confirms that Derek Hough has temporarily left the reality competition due to an illness. Maks will assist Derek’s partner Joanna Krupa during rehearsals. However, it is not known who her on air partner will be during Monday’s show.
This past Thursday, Derek took to his twitter page and wrote “I think I’m getting the [flu],” he wrote, noting “serious sweats . . . My whole body is aching like crazy I can barely stand up . . . And I’m coughing like crazy.”
A few hours later, he wrote of his doctor’s visit. “Had a temperature of 104 . . . Had a n IV in my arm for 2 hrs . . . Maks is steppin up for me helpin jo . . “
Maksim’s return may seem awkward since his ex-fiancéeKarina Smirnoff (they broke off their engagement last month) is still present on the show.
Thirteen couples took to the dance floor on Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, performing various dances including the sexy Latin dances, the samba and the rumba.
The most memorable dance of the night was Mya and Dmitri Chaplin’s rumba which earned them the first 10 of the season. Both Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli gave them ten points each while Len Goodman, who was hard to please as usual gave them seven points. The couple had the highest score of the night.
Another great performance came from Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo, who danced the sexy rumba that earned them the second highest score of the night.
The following couples results ranged from 20 to 23: Joanna Krupa & Derek Hough, Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff, Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson, Kelly Osbourne & Louis Van Amstel, and Louie Vito & Chelsie Hightower.
The lowest scores of the night went to Tom DeLay and Michael Irvin. Tom suffered fractures in both feet and had to eventually quit the competition. At the end of the results, Debi and her partner were eliminated leaving 11 couples.
List of couples and their scores:
Mya and Dmitri Chaplin:27
Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo: 26
Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough: 23
Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff: 21
Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 21
Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel: 20
Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower: 20
Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas: 19
Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer: 18
Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 17
Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya: 17
Tom DeLay and Cheryl Burke: 15
Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova: 14
Tell us: Who was your favorite couple of the night?
Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli were joined by Moulin Rouge director, Baz Luhrmannin who took the place of Len Goodman on the Dancing with the Stars‘ panel on Monday’s show. The men and women danced together for the first time performing the quick step, the tango or the jive. These is a recap of the worst and best dancers of the night.
Tony Dovolani and partner Kathy Ireland’s quick step turned out to be a disappointment. “You’re so reserved,” Carrie Ann told her of the stiff performance. “You’re beautiful to look at but you have to be engaging,” Bruno said. After the dance, they were awarded one of the lowest scores of the night.
Tom DeLay and Cheryl Burke earned 18 points for their tango — even though the panel had plenty of positive comments for what Carrie Ann called an “oddly well-matched couple.” “I thought you had dignity and grace,” Baz said, while Bruno called the former Congressman, “distinguished” and “determined.”
On the other hand, Bruno could barely contain himself following Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff’s Muppets-themed quick step. “Spectacular, spectacular!” he shouted. They were awarded one of the highest scores of the night- an almost perfect 27 points.
Mya and Dmitri Chaplin tied Aaron and Karina for the night’s highest scores by dancing an exceptional and energetic jive, also earning them straight 9’s from the judges.
Here’s a full list of the scores:
Aaron Carter’s quick step: 27
Mya’s jive: 27
Donny Osmond’s jive: 25
Debi Mazar’s tango: 21
Mark Dacascos’s quick step : 21
Natalie Coughlin’s quick step: 21
Joanna Krupa’s jive: 20
Michael Irvin’s quick step: 20
Chuck Liddell’s tango: 19
Kelly Osbourne’s tango: 19
Louie Vito’s jive: 19
Melissa Joan Hart’s jive: 19
Kathy Ireland’s quick step : 18
Tom Delay’s tango : 18
Tell Us: Who was your favorite of the night and who deserves to be eliminated?
Maksim, 29, posted on his Twitter Monday: “What was meant to be a ‘life long book’, turned into a ‘chapter’…….and now that ‘chapter’ is finished…… Se la vie…” The twitter status has been deleted as of Tuesday.
The professional dancing duo got engaged on New Year’s Eve 2008 — just six months after Karina, 31, split from Mario Lopez. They had planned on getting married in June 2010, but prolonged their engagement in July because of their busy Broadway schedules.
They will both be returning to DWTS when the new season returns to ABC Sept. 21. Maksim is paired with Entourage star Debi Mazar, and Karina with Aaron Carter.
This split seems rather sudden considering the couple was photographed holding hands a little over a week ago, on August 30th. The photo is below -
Dancing With The Stars Apple Billionaire Steve Wozniak has gotten so close with his partner Karina, that he is now planing to walk her down the aile when she weds fellow dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Steve states, “She said I could walk her down the aisle, and it touched my heart.” Karina adds “He’s a little out of his element but has the biggest personality you’ll ever meet, He’s super funny and super charming.”