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Monday was "guilty pleasure night" on Dancing With the Stars, an event that kicked off with Hanson rocking out to its famous '90s hit "Mmmbop."

That pretty much set the tone for the night.

Karina Smirnoff, whose Playboy cover could be considered a guilty pleasure in itself, took a spill that sent Ralph Macchio tumbling from the top:

Nevertheless, they rebounded enough to score 24 points, which kept them out of last, and it's hard to see these favorites leading us tonight.

Meanwhile, Chelsea Kane and Romeo proved they're contenders and blew up THG's rankings, each earning a coveted 10 and a pair of 9s to boot.

Romeo tried to live up to his name with Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," ending a waltz by passionately kissing partner Chelsie Hightower:

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If you haven't heard, Karina Smirnoff is taking it all off for Playboy.

Below, we've posted the first glimpse of the magazine's cover featuring the Dancing With the Stars stunner, leaving very little to the imagination in a sheer bodysuit that previews what Hugh Hefner calls an "unforgettable pictorial."

"As a dancer I've always embraced my body," the 33-year-old told said. "I'm thrilled to show off my strong, toned physique in Playboy and celebrate my sexiness."

Bet you most guys won't be complaining about that notion ...

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After a strong start this season, Ralph Macchio took a step back last week on Dancing With the Stars. The issue? His lack of chemistry with Karina Smirnoff.

Yes, lack of chemistry with Karina Smirnoff. Future Playboy cover girl Karina Smirnoff. If that can't ignite a little romance into your waltz, you've got issues.

Fortunately, he got the memo this week, climbing back up the leaderboard with an inspired performance that tied him with Hines Ward for second place.

Watch his strong bounce-back effort right here:

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Karina Smirnoff says her reason for posing in Playboy was to test her limits.

We're not too sure what that means, but Hugh Hefner's reason was simpler:

She's hot as hell and has a huge following on Dancing With the Stars.

  • Karina Smirnoff of DWTS
  • Old But Still a Playa

Hugh's eighty freaking five and still a playa.

"I think it's obvious," Hef told People at his 85th birthday party Saturday. "She has a very good following from the show and the pictorial is unforgettable."

The Playboy founder, who still plans on marrying Crystal Harris this summer, wasn't at the shoot but has seen the spread, which incorporates Karina's dancing.

"It's a beautiful shoot and I'm very proud of it," said Hefner, who adds that Karina is perfect because "Sexy is the comfortable feeling of being who you are."

[Photos: WENN.com]

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Dancing With the Stars' Karina Smirnoff will bear all in May issue of Playboy. A Twitter post this afternoon from Hugh Hefner of all people confirmed this.

"May issue of Playboy is unforgettable with Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff on the cover & nude inside," wrote the octogenarian founder.

Not exactly something we would have predicted, but Karina certainly has the looks. Wonder if Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris vote for her on DWTS ...

Karina Smirnoff Image

Next month's Playboy cover girl is a Dancing pro.

Karina, who was once engaged to Maksim Chmerkovskiy, is currently engaged to MLB pitcher Brad Penny - and paired with Ralph Macchio on DWTS.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Fresh off her stunning elimination from Dancing With the Stars, which airs its final performances of the season tonight, Brandy stepped out for the AMAs Sunday.

Despite the fact that she clearly should be competing for the title and not watching with us tonight, her sparkly pants brought a little of the Mirror Ball with her.

Scarlett Johansson, Nude Dress

The same goes for Karina Smirnoff, whose DWTS partner The Situation was featured in a fashion face-off by THG a few minutes ago. Who looked better? Vote:

Fashion Face-Off!

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Forget a penny for her thoughts. Karina Smirnoff officially has a Penny for life.

The Dancing with the Stars professional has agreed to marry pitcher Brad Penny, who proposed to the waltzing beauty on October 4.

"We kept it quiet because my family is in New York and Brad's family is in Oklahoma so we kind of wanted them to come out and celebrate and be a family first before we let the cat out of the bag," Smirnoff said.

Karina, who has famously dated Mario Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, describes Penny as a "southern gentleman." He shocked her with his proposal at a restaurant in Los Angels following a DWTS taping this season. The pair met through a mutual friend, UFC fighter Chuck Liddell.

Penny has a career 4.11 ERA and last pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals.

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On Monday's Dancing With the Stars, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino showed signs of improvement for the third consecutive week. That's the good news.

The bad news? A wacky version of the foxtrot set to the Black Eyed Peas' hit "Boom Boom Pow" that had the judges panel scratching its collective heads.

Check out Mike's latest rug-cutting effort below ...

Using a time machine as a prop to tell a story through time, The Situation and Karina Smirnoff's effort was summed up by judge Len Goodman as such:

"If that's your future, I am glad I live in the past. I don't wanna be nasty, but if you were dancing in my backyard, I'd have to draw the curtain." Ouch.

Bruno Tonioli called it a "land of the lost fox trot," though he added it was "entertaining ... in a very weird way." It did earn a reasonable 20 out of 30 ...

What do you think of Sitch's foxtrot?

 

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Among the many burning questions surrounding the new season of Dancing With the Stars is whether Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino will find time to prepare with his partner Karina Smirnoff, given his busy Jersey Shore filming schedule.

We also wonder if he'll hit that.

Despite what a player this guy is - or thinks he is, as evidenced by his dry humping of many females on last week's Jersey Shore episode - some are skeptical.

  • Situation Shirtless
  • Karina

Will there be any dirty dancing between these two?

"Mike doesn’t have any game," Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi said at the MTV Video Music Awards. “He thinks he does, but he doesn’t. Karina’s just going to run away.”

Even Sitch’s partner-in-crime, Pauly D, thinks Smirnoff will be tough to pursue. “That’s going to be a challenge for him,” he says. “I know he likes the challenge.”

Ronnie Magro probably had the best take on The Situation-Karina situation, however, opining: “He can try to hook up with her. For her sake, I hope he doesn’t.”

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There's a reason why the recently-released set of Dancing with the Stars promotional photos is missing a well-sculpted six-pack of abs:

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is yet to even meet partner Karina Smirnoff, a major obstacle in the path of this pair's championship hopes.

  • Got a Situation
  • Karina

"I think were literally the only couple who will only have about five days to get ready for the premiere on national television," Smirnoff told MTV. "Everyone else is going to have three and half weeks. I know I have to be very clever in the choreography... we might try to implement the fist-pumping for the first episode."

Or there's gotta be some routine that features tanning and laundry, right?

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Karina Smirnoff Biography

Karina Smirnoff, Mario Karina Smirnoff is on Dancing with the Stars. Her and Mario Lopez have hit it off in real life, too. The two have been dating every since... More »
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