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On Monday, ABC will announce the new cast of Dancing with the Stars. It will only be comprised of 11 celebrities, which means a few professionals won't return to the competition.

Foremost among them? Karina Smirnoff.

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While the brunette beauty won't be seen on camera, she'll be "helping with choreography," a source told E! News. "It's just going to be behind the scenes."

Added another insider: "She's always been choreographing for the show. She's a big part of the result shows. She's like family there."

The family will shrink a bit in season ten, however, as Lacey Schwimmer and Jonathon Roberts also haven't been invited back. One of these sources said the decisions to axe long-time contributors "wasn't easy," but:

"Producers cut people based on the celebrities and who they'd be a good match with."

So far, the only set of breasts name to have been leaked as part of the new cast is Pamela Anderson. She ought to make for a bouncy, poorly-dressed competitor.

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by Free Britney at

In news we did not expect to wake up to this morning, Karina Smirnoff and Brad Penny, overweight MLB pitcher, have been waking up in Turks and Caicos - together!

In addition to frolicking on the sand and in the surf, the two were seen snorkeling and playing a game of catch. All we have to say here: Maksim Chmerkovskiy who?!

Penny was 11-9 with a 4.88 ERA and zero salads eaten last season with the Red Sox and Giants. Smirnoff dazzled on Dancing with the Stars last season as always.

Here's a picture of the smokin' hot, vacationing tandem ...

Karina Smirnoff, Brad Penny

Hopefully Karina Smirnoff gives Brad Penny an offseason workout - if you know what we mean! Editor's note: We don't either. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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by Hilton Hater at

Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff are sexy, single and partners on Dancing with the Stars.

So they must be getting it on, right? Wrong, Carter says.

“It’s really funny,” Smirnoff told People. “The rumors are that we are hooking up, but then we’re not sexy enough on the dance floor [according to head judge Len Goodman]? Let me tell you, if that was the case, the dance would have been very raunchy, as Len wanted it to be."

It's true. The pair only scored 18 points last night.

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Added Carter: “We have a lot of respect for each other and I have a lot of respect for her. She’s a lady and I’m going to treat her like that. She just went through a breakup so it’s important to respect her.”

Late this summer, Smirnoff and fiance Maksim Chmerkovskiy split up. It's been a difficult recovery period, she said.

“If Aaron wasn’t by my side, kind of being there, a shoulder to lean on, I don’t think it would’ve been possible to get through it. He reminds me that I do what I love: dancing. And he’s always happy, always smiling, saying, ‘Come on, girl! You can do this!’ I tip my hat off to Aaron for being as strong as he is.”

She may tip her hat to Carter, but she's never played "Just the Tip" with him. Big difference there.

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by Hilton Hater at

Having broken up with Maksim Chmerkovskiy this summer, Karina Smirnoff is now free to flirt, go on dates and show off her naked body to pretty much anyone.

Case in point: the Dancing with the Stars professional in the latest in a long line of random celebrities to don her birthday suit in a PETA campaign against fur. (Season nine contestant Joanna Krupa has also bared it all for the same cause.)

Karina Smirnoff Nude

"I did wear fur, especially when I was growing up in the Ukraine," Smirnoff said, adding that she ceased sporting it when she watched footage of baby seals who were killed for their skins.

It's terrible "when we take advantage of an innocent animal that cannot defend herself," Karina said. "There are ways of being warm and being fashionable without being cruel."

That's true. There are also ways of getting this message across, PETA, without wasting millions on these ad campaigns. Perhaps you should actually save troubled animals with that cash instead.

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by Free Britney at

We are sad to report that the smoldering Dancing with the Stars duo, Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, have just called off their engagement.

"I am confirming that they did indeed break up," Karina's rep told E! News.

Erin Andrew and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Word of the split comes just a month after they debuted on Broadway in Burn the Floor. Perhaps it was their busy schedule that contributed to the split.

That Broadway performance, in addition to the upcoming Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars, had already pushed back their nuptials until next summer.

"We don't plan," Maksim Chmerkovskiy said this summer.

"We're [rehearsing] 14 hours a day."

Karina and Maks will no longer be dancing the horizontal mambo.

"The only thing we've decided on is next year in June," Karina said. "We were supposed to pick the place, but we've never actually had the time to go further."

"We don't feel like we're messing out on the wedding dress fittings," she continued. "As long as we're together, tying the knot is a plus. It's something extra."

Or it was, anyway.

Will their breakup cause tension on the Dancing with the Stars set? What's the over-under on how long it takes before Karina reunites with Mario Lopez?

Stay tuned.

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by Hilton Hater at

Karina Smirnoff and Steve Wozniak combined for a measley 10 points on this week's Dancing with the Stars.

Shockingly, such a low score wasn't the worst part of Smirnoff's week.

The professional dancer actually attended a party thrown by TV Guide with the following hairstyle. We wish we could say this was a wig...

Karina Smirnoff Crazy Hair

What do you think of Karina Smirnoff's hairstyle?

 

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by Hilton Hater at

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff are prepared to entertain friends with the greatest first dance in wedding history.

Indeed, this pair of Dancing with the Stars professionals is set to get married!

The engagement took place just prior to midnight on New Year's Eve, as E! Online reports that Chmerkovsky sealed the deal with a Harry Winston number.

Smirnoff and Chmerkovskiy began dating soon after Karina ended a two-year relationship with Mario Lopez.

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by Free Britney at

There's nothing like a little fun in the pool.

Especially if you're C-list celebrities with no jobs... or at least ones that offer a heck of a lot of time off in between seasons.

On the left, The Hills' Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag chicken-fight their way to $10,000 paydays from a certain celebrity photo agency.

On the right, Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez show they're still an item, frolicking in Miami and apparently indicating that they'd welcome the challenge of taking Spencer and Heidi down. Hard.

Who would win a chicken-fight between Speidi and Marina?

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by Mischalova at

As adamant defenders of all Saved By the Bell alumni - we seriously believed Dustin Diamond didn't release that sex tape! - we feel the need to call out Karina Smirnoff.

What are you doing, home girl?!?

The Dancing with the Stars professional accompanied the wrong Mario to Crustacean Beverly Hills Monday night. We have no idea where boyfriend Mario Lopez was as these two headed out after performing the paso doble in the ballroom.

But we do know this: AC Slater was All-City in four sports in high school and sang in the chorus. Don't mess with him, wanna be Mario!


Karina Smirnoff
heads out on the town with a Mario whose last name is not Lopez.

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