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Erin Andrews' decision to appear on Dancing With the Stars went far beyond the chance to learn the waltz. The reporter wanted to send a message.

“I wanted to be on a show where millions of people watch and say, ‘If you’re stalked or a victim of video voyeurism you shouldn’t be embarrassed.'"

"You should just live your life.’”

Last year's stunning Erin Andrews nude video scandal, which landed a peephole perv behind bars, was followed by death threats earlier this year.

She said she was “tentative” about appearing on the show, but “I’ve got a Russian on my side that isn’t going to let anyone come near me.”

Speaking of Maksim Chmerkovskiy ...

  • Erin Andrews, Maksim Chmerkovskiy Pic
  • Erin and Maksim Dancing

Erin and Maks remain coy on whether they're an item.

As for whether her relationship with her Dancing with the Stars heats up away from the ballroom floor, Erin joked, “Depends on what day you get us on.”

People magazine and Ellen DeGeneres be damned. As the pair continued on the PR circuit, E!'s Chelsea Handler was not about to beat around the bush.

"Why are you trying to act like you guys aren't penetrating?" she asked.

That got Maks to blush, and Erin to issue an even flimsier denial: "We just don't know what to say," she gushed, "because everyday we read something new."

So do we.

Handler is convinced, though: "You're glowing, you're beaming. You're in love!" she marveled at how the cocky Maks looked asked if Erin made him nicer.

As for the penetrating? Expect more non-denials and on-stage hotness!

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It will take more than a depraved stalker or threats on her life to prompt Erin Andrews to pack it in prematurely on ABC's Dancing With the Stars.

The ESPN reporter will perform on Monday night's live show despite recent threats by a crazy person to murder her. She says she's in it to win it.

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"I'm glad I'm here. I don't want to let Maks down, I don't want to let my family down, and I don't want to let myself down," Andrews told People.

"I'm not going to stop living my life."

Erin will perform the waltz with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, her partner and rumored love. She says the time on the dance floor has been therapeutic.

"I don't quit on things. It's not an option for me," the 31-year-old says, having come face-to-face with yet another potentially terrifying situation.

Last month, Illinois resident and certified creep Michael David Barrett was sentenced to 30 months for filming her through a hotel room peephole.

Dude then posted clips of Erin Andrews nude online. We know she's hot, but that's the creepiest, most pathetic thing ever. Enjoy prison, Mike.

And go Erin and Maks tonight!

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Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy may or may not be dating, officially, but there is definitely something between them. And that something is hot.

When the ESPN reporter got the news she’d be on Dancing with the Stars, she knew she wanted to be paired up with Maksim Chmerkovskiy right away.

Because of his strong work ethic, of course... but also his musk.

“He's ridiculously amazing!” Andrews said on Ryan Seacrest's radio show. “We could be working out for hours and I’ll smell like a guy and he smells like a garden of lilies. I’m like, are you serious? I’ll put on a load of deodorant [and] spray myself up.”

It must help - they've been among the top scorers so far.

Aside from his scent, there are other characteristics drawing Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy to each other. She told producers, “I want somebody that pushes me ... I’ll try to weasel my way out of things. I’ll be like, 'Let’s go get a latte!'"

"But Maks will say 'No. Do this step. Then we leave for latte.'"

Love. It's always give and take, right? And sexual chemistry.

Seriously. She literally asked for it.

“I flat out said to [the producers], I want sexual chemistry,” she admits. “I want to be put with Maks. I don’t care if he makes me cry, I want somebody that’s really hot.”

It'll only help with voters. When that whiner Kate Gosselin stays around and Shannen Doherty gets kicked off, you know it's a popularity contest first and a dancing competition second. Fortunately, Erin and Maks should be quite popular.

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Holy freaking hotness. That's all we can say about the rumor that Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, partners on the new season of Dancing with the Stars, are partnering off the dance floor as well. Maks even said it might be on!

Chmerkovskiy says that he and the ESPN sportscaster are "maybe" dating. That's a lot closer to dating than "no," right? He also lavished praise upon his partner.

"She doesn't hold back. She's open, and what you see is what there is," Chmerkovskiy told People magazine. "Everybody who meets her falls in love with her."

Himself included? Sounds like it!

Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy work it.

Chmerkovskiy, who was engaged to fellow Dancing with the Stars cast member Karina Smirnoff for a time, credited himself for pushing Andrews during their first dance together last Monday, which ranked among the season premiere's best.

"I made her do a cha-cha that I would make a professional dancer do," he said, and it paid off, as Erin Andrews isn't shy about gushing about him either.

"When Kentucky was upset, [Maks] texted me about it," the ESPN reporter said of having to miss some of the NCAA tournament for DWTS rehearsal. "Maks was like, 'You are the only person I know that cares about this.' He's been adorable."

Who are you rooting for on Dancing with the Stars? Erin and Maks? We can understand that, but there are other good candidates too. Vote below ...

 

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If the ratings for Dancing with the Stars rise on season 10 in the male demographic, there will be one person to thank for that uptick: Erin Andrews.

The gorgeous ESPN reporter has campaigned for awhile for a spot on the competition. Starting on March 22, she'll have her opportunity, going up against Kate Gosselin, Pamela Anderson and other aspiring hoofers.

Learn more about Andrew below:

Professional partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Alma mater: University of Florida
Hotness rating on a scale of 1-10: 17
Number of shady perverts that invaded her privacy: One
Previous dance experience: Member of the Dazzlers, the Florida Gators' basketball dance team
Connection to Playboy: Voted "America's Sexiest Sportscaster" by the publication in 2007 and 2008.
Odds of winning: 15-1

On DWTS

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Attention, readers: The Hollywood Gossip and The Sports Guy need your help!

Earlier this week, Bill Simmons - an ESPN.com columnist known as "The Sports Guy" - interviewed reporter Erin Andrews on his podcast.

Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya

She reiterated her desire, previously stated to The Sporting News, to appear on Dancing with the Stars. Andrews hilariously told that newspaper that she owed it to her network to make up for Kenny Mayne's pitiful season two performance on the series:

"I need to help ESPN's name on Dancing With the Stars. [Kenny] did nothing for us on that show."

Now, here is where you come in:

Simmons laid down the Dancing gauntlet to listeners, specifically those with a blog. He told his audience that he'd give props to the site that best helps to campaign on behalf of Andrews.

Let's make that The Hollywood Gossip. As fans of ESPN and of gorgeous women everywhere, we'd love to see this beautiful Florida graduate Tango her way to the top. How can you assist with this mission?

  • Leave a comment (below) on this post and tell the world that you're on Andrews' side.
  • Email ABC and demand the inclusion of Andrews on DWTS.
  • Flood Bill's inbox - it can be found HERE - with links over to this post, alerting him to our crusade. Together, we can make this happen!

After all, do you really wanna see another Steve Wozniak on Dancing with the Stars?!?