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Is Maksim Chmerkovskiy retiring from Dancing With the Stars? He would certainly be going out on top after winning his first title this spring with Meryl Davis.

Whether Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis are together or not remains a mystery, but clearly, his relationship with Davis is particularly dear to him.

Speaking about whether he'll return to DWTS for another season, he said he has to think about it, since he knows he'll never get another partner at her level.

"I want Meryl to be the last person I dance with," said the hunky dance pro, "and the last person I got to be passionate with and care so much for."

Certainly sounds like retirement ... and true love. Or is it?

"Do you know what a showmance is? It is like being at a summer camp when you're a teenager," he said. "You spend summertime away from your home."

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Every attractive Dancing With the Stars duo seems to inspire dating rumors, but for Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovksiy, it's been particularly intense.

From the moment they were paired together, their chemistry was electric, and the duo rode it all the way to the Season 18 Mirror Ball title last month.

Is that chemistry anything more than professional, though? Chmerkovskiy sort of explained this and revealed the key to their relationship this week ...

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Asked about his bond with Davis, he said, "About our romance?" Smiling, he said, "No, we're good. We're great. She's an amazing person."

Pressed for more, the 34-year-old explained that "[The rumors are] always circulating around us dancers. It's fine. That's the nature of what we do."

"We're always in close proximity to each other. In order to produce what Meryl and I produced, there had to have been so much chemistry, and we had it."

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The One Who Knocks is also The One Who Gets Buzzed About A Lot on Twitter.

Nielson has released a rundown of the 10 most Tweeted shows in 2013-2014, ranking programs by the number of times they were mentioned on that social media network between September 1, 2013 and May 25, 2014.

What does the list prove?

Ready to countdown the Top 10? Let's do this...

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Did you see the latest Tango? How about that Rumba?!? Even through 18 seasons, Dancing with the Stars remains a must-Tweet event.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis won Dancing With the Stars earlier this week, but the personal nature of the questions they've faced on their victory-lap press tour may make the partners wish they'd never taken home the Mirrored Ball.

For example, Maksim and Meryl appeared on The Wendy Williams Show today and Wendy asked the duo point-blank if they were "smushing."

After pretending they didn't know what she was talking about (In fairness, Wendy is clinging to Jersey Shore slang from like five years ago), Maks and Meryl both dodged with question, with the latter insisting, "We are not dating...we prefer to keep the private lives private."

That's certainly not gonna help put the rumors to bed! 

Nor is the fact that when Wendy turned the topic to Maksim's nude photo shoot for the latest People magazine, he and Meryl anxiously held hands. 

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If you're Maksim Chmerkovskiy and you've just won Dancing With the Stars for the first time in 14 seasons as a professional, what else is there to do?

Pose nude for People magazine, of course!

Maksim, along with fellow Dancing with the Stars pro and brother Val Chmerkovskiy, posed with Vivienne Westwood hats made famous by Pharrell.

And nothing else.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Nude

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 34, and Val Chmerkovskiy, 28, discussed their matching six-packs, why dancing is a great workout and the dangers of makeup.

All for the magazine's special Hollywood's Most Talked About Bodies issue. Excerpts from their video and interview with People after the jump ...

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Rising rapper Iggy Azalea graced the Dancing With the Stars results show Tuesday, but her performance was immediately marred by a technical mishap.

Dressed in retro prom queen regalia and flanked by DWTS dancers, Azalea, 23, descended the steps but struggled to rap in sync with the backing track.

"I'm so sorry ... but there's something wrong with my earphone!" Iggy said, uncomfortably going silent for several seconds as she continued her descent:

Thankfully, Azalea (Amethyst Amelia Kelly) eventually recovered and salvaged the rendition of her hit song "Fancy" with singer-producer Charli XCX.

Still, it made for quite awkward moment, one made even more so by the fact that she did not join in Ariana Grande's performance of "Problem" later on.

She acknowledged the eff-up via Twitter later that night, apologizing to fans.

"I am so sorry guys! My in ears messed up and I couldn’t hear the track."

"The dramas of live TV," she added. "S--t happens. Still really enjoyed it."

Other s--t that happened to her this week? Iggy Azalea racist tweets from several years back going viral, landing the Aussie bombshell in some hot water ...

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis are your Dancing With the Stars champions for Season 18, riding their chemistry and talent to the Mirror Ball title.

But are they dating? After Tuesday's Dancing With the Stars results were announced, they nearly kissed after learning of their win on live television.

Naturally, this sparked the inevitable discussion of their relationship status. What do they have to say about that - and of course, winning the show?

Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Freestyle - FINALS
Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy get into the Freestyle groove in the DWTS FINALS.

"We were just saying that this show, despite the fact that it's a reality show, puts people into really real situations," Davis coyly said of the dating rumors.

"It's challenging and we're not just coming to the show ready to dance every Monday. You go through the daily grind and it's very challenging."

"You get to know people in really fun moments and in really challenging moments, and I think that's what makes the show so successful."

"I also think that's why when the cameras stop rolling, I think that's why many of the relationships you form on the show keep going on long after the season's over."

Well, that tells us nothing, except that DWTS is awesome!

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Ariana Grande performed her hit "Problem" on the final Dancing With the Stars results show of the season last night, but Iggy Azalea was strangely absent.

Even though she was in the building and performed earlier. WTH?

Iggy took the stage before Ariana to perform her hit song “Fancy”, but she was having technical difficulties, as she made clear in an awkward first few seconds.

Both Azalea and Charli XCX did bring it home in the end, but during Ariana Grande's performance, Iggy and her guest verse were mysteriously absent.

Could she have been unable to perform due to the technical issues? Are they feuding? Was she not slated to perform with Ariana last night from the start?

That seems hard to believe, as the trio just performed together at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, and "Problem" is may be the hottest song of the year.

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For the three remaining Dancing With the Stars competitors, it all came down to one night. One final Dancing With the Stars results show, for all the marbles.

With the guts, the glitter and the glory on the line, and with James Maslow ousted Monday, only Meryl Davis, Amy Purdy and Candace Cameron Bure remained.

Candace came in as the big underdog, but with huge fan support, with Amy as the dark horse candidate to upend Meryl, the odds-on favorite to win.

So how did the Dancing With the Stars results shake out? Would Davis give Maksim Chmerkovskiy is first title in 14 tries, or would there be a surprise?

Let's find out who hoisted the Mirror Ball in Season 18 ...

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A Dancing With the Stars champion is crowned for Season 18. Who won it all??

For their last routine, Amy and Derek were told to get in touch with their inner mad scientist and combine an Argentine tango with a cha-cha. They scored 30/30.

Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas, for a Frankenstein’s monster of a dance, had to blend a quickstep and a samba. It went fairly well, earning 27/30.

Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy had to produce the combination of a Foxtrot with a cha-cha, but came through with flying colors, tallying 30/30

Then at long, long last it was time for the results:

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James Maslow fans are fuming over last night's Dancing With the Stars results show, claiming the vote tallies that led to the singer's departure are bogus.

Maslow got the chop despite not finishing with the lowest score from the judges. In fact, he bested Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas by several points.

Some fans are crying foul, citing a supposed glitch in fan voting might have cost James and his partner Peta Murgatroyd votes. See screen grab below:

Dancing With the Stars Rigged?

Facebook voting, in particular, has drawn the ire of fans.

Claiming votes for James and Peta were instead counted for Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the Big Time Rush rocker's supporters are irate.

But a rep for ABC claims that despite this automated Facebook response, the votes were all counted and counted correctly. No conspiracies here.

According to TMZ, the show rep blew off the apparent voting error as a "caching anomaly" that only affected a small amount of users Monday night.

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