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Following this week’s outburst on Dancing With The Stars over perceived judges favoritism, Maksim Chmerkovskiy is continuing to defend his actions and refusing to apologize! He is also slamming certain competitors – and he is not holding back!

Speaking out on Good Morning America, Maks is still seething over the unfair critique he believes he and partner his partner Hope Solo received at the hands of judges Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba. “I definitely have nothing to apologize for I have nothing to apologize for to Len, and certainly not to Carrie Ann. She can make all the faces she wants.”

“I don’t regret anything. That’s why I think I’m a bit misunderstood in this situation,” he explained, making it clear he has no intention of trying to make his way back into the judges’ good graces. “Everyone is waiting for me to bow my head, take a knee and say I’m sorry and plea for forgiveness. I have nothing to apologize for.”

He is also furious about how the judges speak to the contestants during those critiques! “Why is it that the judges are allowed to compare us to animals and say stuff they think is funny when it’s nothing constructive at all and we can’t say that they’re wrong, basically?” Maksim questioned, referring to comments from judge, Bruno Tonioli comparing Chaz Bono to a “little penguin”.

As for his comment to the judges calling DWTS “my show”, Maksim agrees he misspoke, describing: “When I got on this show six years ago I treated it as a dance competition and everyone here tried really hard to change my mind and say ‘Look Maks, it’s a show, there are other elements to it,’ so I embraced it. But one thing I’m not going to embrace is pointed fingers and disrespectful remarks.”

“I love the show. I love the fans. I love every aspect of it and that was the whole idea behind what came out wrong with “my show,” he explained. And he also loves his partner! “One thing I don’t want to do is to have Hope have any negative vibe out of this,” he emphasized, further leading to speculation that the two may be more than dance partners! “She’s truly our star and she’s been doing an amazing job.”

Well, Maks may love Hope and the fans, but there’s someone else he certainly doesn’t love besides the judges – competitor Derek Hough! Maks describes Derek as looking out for number one and calls him “very supportive of his personal career on the show,” referring to Derek’s comments agreeing with the judges’ critiques of Hope’s performance this week.

And he is making it clear Derek is successful because he gets all the partners with experience! “With all due respect, if I had Nicole Scherzinger, followed by Jennifer Grey, followed by Ricki Lake, I probably wouldn’t be very upset with the judges either!”

I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of this issue. I’ll be tuning in next week to see what happens! So the question is -

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DO YOU THINK MAKS OWES THE JUDGES AN APOLOGY FOR HIS OUTBUST? WAS HE OUT OF LINE WITH HIS COMMENTS ABOUT DEREK? DO YOU THINK HIS RECENT BEHAVIOR WILL NEGATIVELY AFFECT HIS STANDING ON THE SHOW?


Last night was the results show for Dancing with the Stars’ Ode to Broadway. Right away, the judges choose J.R. Martinez, who is tied with Rickie Lake for the top spot, to dance an encore performance of his quickstep. Not surprisingly, J.R. and Karina Smirnoff receive a standing ovation, and the pair is deemed safe from elimination.

After the leaders (along with second place contender Nancy Grace) hype up next week’s Halloween extravaganza, Broadway darling Kristen Chenoweth performs a song from her new CD. Monday night’s performances featuring Ricki and Derek Hough, as well as Nancy and partner Tristan MacManus are highlighted. The two pairs are up next on the chopping block, and both are declared safe.

The “stars” then discuss their frustrations, tension, and stress from the rigorous practices and live performances. It’s very dramatic…for results show filler. Is it just me or is this elimination episode going even more slowly than normal? At least we have Corbin Bleu (yes, that dude from High School Musical) to mix things up with a Broadway-themed song and dance with the Maci’s Stars of Dance performers. It’s a pretty fabulous number.

Martina McBride takes the stage with her newest song. Behind the scenes footage of David Arquette and Kym Johnson, as well as Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer, is shown. Chaz has the lowest score scores from Monday night, and he’s the first contestant sent to the bottom. David and Kym will return to dance next week.

Pros Mark Ballas and Lacey Schwimmer hit the stage with some very talented children. It’s a Halloween themed dance to get the audience excited for next week’s special. These kids are amazing dancers, but the girl dressed up as the doll freaks me out just a tad. Hope Solo and Maks Chmerkovskiy discuss Maks’ outburst at Len Goodman on Monday night after he called it Hope’s worst dance of the season. While Hope stands behind her partner, Maks feels he overstepped his bounds by referring to it as HIS show. Perhaps just a bit…

Rob Kardashian hitting partner Cheryl Burke’s head on the floor is replayed, but the couple still manages to skate through till next week. It really bothers me that I am kind of starting to enjoy Rob…he’s definitely not the best dancer, but he has a cute personality. Maybe I just feel sorry for him because his family grates on my last nerve (not you, Lamar Odom!). Hopefully it’s just a phase.

Hope and Maks are in jeopardy with Chaz and Lacey. Chaz looks worried, Hope is laughing (maybe nervously?). It’s getting to the point where I get kind of sad to see anyone go, regardless of how bad they dance. After a long run, most of it at the bottom of the leaderboard, Chaz is eliminated. You can’t say he didn’t have a great run! He says his good-byes with a lot of class.

DO YOU THINK CHAZ DESERVED TO GO HOME? WHICH “STARS” DO YOU PREDICT WILL BE IN THE FINALS? WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE THE NEXT ONE ELIMINATED?

Monday night’s episode of Dancing With the Stars brought us bright lights and big attitudes!

It also brought some top notch performances from front runners J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake. It is however the dramatic showdown between pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy and judge Len Goodman that has fans talking this Tuesday morning!

The hotness known as Maksim or is it ‘Mad Maks’ rather blew a fuse during the live competition last night following some harsh criticism by Len. After dancing a sexy rumba with his partner/soccer player Hope Solo, Len stated it was Hope’s “worst dance of the season.”

“I always feel like there is so much there, and for some reason it hasn’t come out,” stated Len, 67. “This is your worst dance of the season in my opinion.”

Maksim, 31, made it clear he did not agree with Len’s comments which promtped Len to tell him: “I’ve been in this business for 50 years.” Maksim was less than impressed as he promptly retorted: “Then maybe it’s time to go!”

In fact judge Carrie Ann Inaba had to step in as she scolded Maks by telling him, “Don’t be disrespectful like that!”

After receiving a low score of 20 from the judges (Chaz Bono was the only contestant to score lower with a score of 19), Maksim was unapologetic backstage! “With all due respect, this is my show. I help make it what it is,” said Maks to host Brooke Burke Charvet, leading to a slightly awkward moment.

As for Maks, the ballroom seems to be split as some of his pro dancers supported his opinion while others made it clear they did not agree with his stance.

Lacey Schwimmer agreed: “They always have their favorites, and this season it’s completely clear who they are. I won’t name names, but we are not one of them,” she said. “I’m actually proud of what Maks said. A lot of us don’t get the chance to stand up for us and our partners.”

Karina Smirnoff, who also happens to be Maksim’s ex-fiance, did not share his point of view. Karina told E! News, “We danced right after Maks so I just wanted to make sure that the judges made sure that we didn’t concur with Maks’ opinion…He needs a hug.”

Hope stated she was “so grateful” that Maks defended her while Maks has no regrets about his outburst. Maks said “I’m extremely proud of her. This is the first time she came out and she did exactly what she planned and there was no stress and no tension and it was a great performance. And I really liked dancing with her tonight. And to get comments that was the opposite of what it was, it wasn’t even upsetting, it was more like, ‘I have had enough!’ You have an opinion. I also have an opinion…The judges will say, ‘Hey, this is show business, this is supposed to be fun.’ Well, I had fun tonight.”

Below are the full scores from last night -

J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff: 29
Ricki Lake & Derek Hough: 29
Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus: 24
David Arquette & Kym Johnson: 23
Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke: 22
Hope Solo & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 20
Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer: 19

It will be interesting to see if Maks’ outburst turned off the voters and affects Hope’s chances of staying on the show! The results show airs tonight on ABC.

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The finale of Dancing With The Stars was last night and Mya came out shining, as she was only three points away from perfection.

Mya made it clear she intends to win that trophy. “I haven’t worked this hard for this long not to win this thing,” she said Monday night. “That trophy is mine.”

Coming in a close second to Mya was Donny Osmond who scored with 85 out of 90 points.  He and professional partner Kym Johnson earned a perfect score of 30 for their Broadway-inspired freestyle routine, which head judge Len Goodman called “an absolute show-stopper.”

Kelly Osbourne kept smiling despite landing in third place with 76 points, confessing, “I never thought we’d get this far.”

Each star will perform again on Tuesday’s episode, when a new “Dancing” champion will be crowned.

TELL US: WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE WIN THIS SEASON’S DWTS?

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On Dancing With The Stars, the contestants faced double elimination, with the second elimination being the result of a dance-off. Melissa Joan Hart was the first celebrity to be eliminated while both Michael Irvin and Louie Vito had to duke it out in a dance-off.

At the end of the night, Louie was the second celebrity eliminated leaving Michael was save for yet another week. Taylor Swift and Tiempo Libre gave a great performance during the Tuesday night double elimination show. Two down and seven to go!

List of couple and their scores

  • Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough: 36
  • Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: 35
  • Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff: 33
  • Mark Dacasco and Lacey Schwimmer: 32
  • Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 31
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel: 25
  • Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower: 24
  • Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas: 24
  • Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova:23

Tell us: Who is your favorite couple?

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The nine remaining contestants on Dancing with the Stars are prepared to face a tough week, as they will be hitting the ballroom floor with three new routines.  The three routines will include their typical dance performance, a group dance competition, and a performance of the jitterbug or the waltz.

“It’s been such a tough week because of all the new dances,” model Joanna Krupa tells PEOPLE. “It’s definitely nerve-wracking with everything that’s going on.”

“This is going to take a lot of stamina,” says Joanna. “[The mambo] is supposed to last for four minutes so keeping that energy up is one thing and then to be on the dance floor with eight other couples, that’s already stressful. Plus, I don’t want to get that tap!”

Unfortunately for the stars, two couples will be eliminated this week instead of just one. The couple with the lowest score, based on the judges’ scores and fan votes, will be automatically eliminated. The remaining two couples will then do a 40-second dance-off and judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli will determine who else goes home.

“It’s all about who can maintain, who can endure, who can take on more than one dance at a time,” says Melissa Joan Hart, who will be performing the waltz with partner Mark Ballas. “It’ll be interesting, definitely a battle.”

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The judges on Dancing With The Stars were more generous this week as the lowest score was a 21. Football star, Michael Irvin got the lowest score while Donny Osmond received the highest score.

Though they did not have the highest score, Mya and Dmitry Chaplin continue to shine and have remained consistent on the show.

The night was filled with a tribute to Michael Jackson and a performance by Norah Jones. At the end of the night, Natalie Coughlin was eliminated. It came as a surprise but that is what happens when fans don’t vote for their favorite contestants.

List of the Couples and their scores:

  • Donny Osmond and Kym Jonhnson: 29
  • Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: 27
  • Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer: 26
  • Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff: 24
  • Joanna Krupa and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel: 24
  • Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas: 23
  • Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower: 22
  • Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo: 22
  • Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova: 21

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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?

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