Maksim Chmerkovskiy


Dancing's Maks: No One Knows What to Expect From Kirstie

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a great week!

Well, we're just a few days away. Everything's looking good. We are polishing up our cha-cha. Kirstie's improvement and progress grow in leaps and bounds every day. I'm so proud of her. It's important that she feels comfortable in her own skin. Her practice attire has changed. We've been rehearsing hard and long. It's been very interesting ...
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Dancing's Maks: Kirstie and I Will Be the Partnership to Be Remembered

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all having a great 2011 so far. Are you ready for Season 12?

Everything is going great so far. As you now know, Kirstie Alley is my partner. We are having a blast. She is doing really well. What I like is that she's a lot better than I expected. I'll be honest: I came in and said to her, "You are out of shape." She said, "I am and I'm not hiding it. It's a great opportunity to get into shape. I don't want any limits. Do whatever needs to be done. It's a learning experience." I said, "Great!" And I came back with a routine and choreography like I would with anyone else and she gives me 100 percent in rehearsals every day.

Kirstie has a lot of ...
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Dancing's Maks "Disappointed in a Lot of Things"; Thanks Fans for "Humongous Support"

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great week. Thanks for voting for us.

Well, we came up short. It is what it is. I'm enjoying the somewhat controversial spotlight. You have to embrace everything. People have told me that we looked mad on Tuesday's show before the results were announced. I really was not concerned at all. Brandy's always nervous on every results show. I try to tell her that it's not worth it to be nervous. We did our job on Monday. I feel like everything is according to plan. If anything, I learned from spending time with Brandy and Kurt Warner. They're both very spiritual people in their own way. I've never have been, but I've learned a lot from both of them. I think it was pre-ordained.

Did anyone expect it? I think to have lost the way we have, I would take that any day than to have won under different circumstances. I'm very proud of ...
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Dancing's Maks: "Everything's Cool with Carrie Ann"

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great week. Thanks for voting for us!

I just want to get this out of the way: Everything's cool with Carrie Ann. She's passionate and I'm passionate. We made up afterward. Everything's back to normal. I never expected it to get blown up like it did, but I guess it was like, "reality drama"! We talked after the show and everything's great now. The post-mortem is that ...
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Dancing's Maks: Instant Dance Could Get Messy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great week. Thanks for voting for us!

Well, we had another very good week. Our team dance went great and I'm so proud of Brandy for the foxtrot. Gilles was funny because he came up to us afterward and apologized for giving us a 9. I told him, "Friendship aside, you were being the judge."

I mean, I've got to admit, I felt like the whole time the celebrity judges weren't particularly looking for anything. I think having the celebrity judges was an exciting gimmick. They were more or less there to say something nice, give a 10 and move on. I felt like Gilles wanted to give a 10. I don't think there's anything wrong with them handing out "free" scores to inflate our scores.

Len's 10 was the highlight for Brandy this season. She was like, "Oh my God!" I'm not ...
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Dancing's Maks: Brandy Rose to the Pressure

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great week! Thanks for voting for us!

What can I say? It was a great week for us. It felt good being on top again. We had a great time. It was interesting to see how Brandy would do going last and being on top already. She came out and did great. Then, immediately after that, we had this crazy marathon and had to change ...
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Dancing's Maks: We Want to Stay on Top

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great week. Thanks for voting for us!

So we got the top score! It felt great! I mostly was just happy that Brandy got rewarded for all the hard work she put into our quickstep. She's doing all the right things. It's very hard to explain to people why you ...
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Dancing's Maks: Monday's Dance Will Be for Grandma

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great week! Thanks for your votes!

I hope you do not mind, but I'm going to keep this week's blog brief. If you follow me on Twitter, you may know that my grandmother died on Wednesday. It's been a hard ...
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Dancing's Maks: Carrie Ann Had No Right to Try to Spank Me

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a great week! Thanks again for voting for us!

I just want to address the judges right off the bat. Carrie Ann had absolutely no right to call me over and try to spank me. What is she, my mother? Their job is to give constructive criticism to the celebrities. The show is not about me. I want everyone ...
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Dancing's Maks: Bruno Was "Totally Out of Line"

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great week! Thank you for all your votes!

First, I want to address this right off the bat: Brandy and I get along great. She did not throw me under the bus at all on Monday's show when she ...
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