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After suffering back-to-back mishaps on Dancing With the Stars - falling two weeks ago, losing a shoe last Monday - Kirstie Alley hired a new coach this week:

John Travolta!

In a surprise appearance, the actor and friend of Kirstie told her to try hightops, first of all, to avoid another shoe malfunction. His next bit of advice?

Advising her and Maksim Chmerkovskiy to go somewhere and fix the "sexual tension" issue. We're sure he could convince plenty of other ladies to do this.

While his tutelage didn't help her Dancing With the Stars scores - she ended up near the bottom with a still-respectable 23 - his presence was a lot of fun overall:

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Kirstie Alley does not hold back.

The 60-year-old Dancing With the Stars maverick took another sexy turn yesterday - this time on Oprah, where she and Maksim Chmerkovskiy appeared.

Kirstie and her DWTS partner appeared on the talk show as part of O's big Bloopers, Blunders and Funniest Moments episode. They delivered a classic:

They wowed the crowd - including Cee Lo Green - with some slick moves and obvious chemistry. Then Kirstie tore off Maks' shirt to thunderous applause.

Kirstie fell during the rumba two weeks ago, then lost a shoe this week, But she says mishaps and all, she's found doing the punishing show cathartic.

"It's sort of given me my confidence back," she said. "It's amazing."

Hopefully she keeps rocking on DWTS for many weeks to come.

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A week ago, Kirstie Alley fell to the floor, only to make a full recovery on Dancing With the Stars. Unfortunately, she suffered another mishap last night.

This time, it was a footwear malfunction. Kirstie and Maksim Chmerkovskiy had to fight through more adversity as Alley's left shoe fell off in mid-waltz.

Just like the previous week, they recovered well enough to earn a respectable score – 22 out of 30 – plus sympathy and respect from fans and judges.

"You didn't miss a beat," said Carrie Ann Inaba. Bruno Tonioli agreed, while Len Goodman was less impressed, pointing out the need for improvement.

Still, we'd be surprised if Kirstie and Maks were in jeopardy after a second straight week of bouncing back strongly from a somewhat freakish setback.

Another gal who should be safe? Disney starlet Chelsea Kane, whose Viennese waltz with Mark Ballas earned them the top score of the night at 26.

Watch it, and check out the full scoreboard, after the jump ...

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Hines Ward and Petra Nemcova led the way last night on Dancing With the Stars with scores of 25 apiece, but Kirstie Alley's routine got the most buzz.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy's fall to start his rumba with Kirstie was the defining moment of week three, but the way they recovered was the bigger story.

It appeared that Maks' leg just gave out and he tumbled while holding Alley, who also went down hard. But they rallied for a respectable 21. Watch:

Monday was personal story night on DWTS, with Kirstie and Maks dancing to "Over the Rainbow," and Alley telling the poignant story of her move to L.A.

Who knew she'd have another story to tell right after.

"My thigh just gave out. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry," said Maks, who had to take this really hard as a perfectionist. "It has nothing to do with her."

"Sometimes tragedy leads to an amazingly beautiful moment," Carrie Ann Inaba said, noting that after the fall "something magical happened."

Bruno added, "You can't keep good talent down. Once you got up it was better than ever." Indeed. How did that score of 21 match up? Let's see:

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Carrie Ann Inaba just got engaged on live TV, but is there a Dancing With the Stars coverup in the works regarding Kirstie Alley's first wedding?

Star says so. Pretty much guaranteed to be important and true, right?

Kirstie has emerged as a favorite on the show early on, but there's one routine she'd rather forget, the tabloid reports ... her secret first marriage!

Her marriage to Bob Alley ended when - gasp - she left him for another man. This was like 40 years ago. Not exactly riveting celebrity gossip, Star ...

DWTS COVER-UP!

In other news, there's extreme surgery, cocaine and pills going on. Who knew DWTS was such a hotbed for scandal and not just Maksim Chmerkovskiy dating rumors?

Also, that's a pretty harsh diss, Camilla. Good pun, but harsh.

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Late night host George Lopez made a joke this week implying that instant Dancing with the Stars favorite Kirstie Alley is a pig. It didn't go over too well.

On Tuesday's Lopez Tonight, he said, “She did a nice job,” after showing a clip of Kirstie and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. “Her little hooves tapping away.”

He then did a play on the classic nursery rhyme, This Little Piggy Goes to Market, before playing a clip of a pig squealing “wheeeee” riding in a car.

Having thought better of it, Lopez apologized last night on Twitter:

Not sure how one misjudges a joke in which one calls a woman a pig - not something they typically take kindly too - but it appears no harm was done.

Alley struck back at Lopez, writing: "lol...a drunk pig...hehe" and later, this:

"Don't worry about George's comments... just remember what happens to the big bad, drunk wolf... falls in a boiling pot of vodka. Piggy laughs."

Good one. This isn't the first such incident for Lopez, who made weight-related cracks about Bristol Palin ballooning on DWTS last season, too.

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At 60 years old and not possessing the body type of, say, Kendra Wilkinson, underdog Kristie Alley immediately endeared herself to Dancing With the Stars fans.

The surprising part? She won over the judges last night as well.

Dancing With the Stars saved the best routine for last, as Kirstie's spirited cha cha with Maksim Chmerkovskiy shamed many competitors half her age.

"I'm doing this as a challenge to see how far I can push myself physically and still live," Alley - dubbed "G" for "Grandma" by Maks - joked beforehand.

Whatever she did, the rest of the field is on notice after this:

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Her weight has fluctuated more often than Lindsay Lohan's blood-alcohol level, but Kirstie Alley is proud to announce that it's been a good few months.

"I've lost over 50 lbs... and I'm having the time of my of my life," she Tweeted yesterday, adding: 30 more to gooooo."

Kirstie Alley after, and Kirstie Alley before. Best of luck with your new figure, girlfriend!

In 2009, the actress confessed that she had shot up to 230 pounds, a sad reversal to the 75-pound weight loss she enjoyed via Jenny Craig in 2006.

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Kirstie Alley got really fat, lost some weight and then got fat again.

In this day and age, that's all it takes to land your own reality show.

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Variety confirms the former Cheers star and Jenny Craig spokesperson will anchor a series (literally!!!) that chronicles her struggles with weight loss and being a single parent.

"Kirstie is exactly the kind of star A&E is drawn to," said an executive, without a hint of shame or irony. "Her personal life has been playing out in the media for years, but this will be the first time she'll be opening up her home to reveal her real life for the cameras."

Real life for the cameras? That seems as oxymoronic as plastic silverware, lucid Lindsay Lohan, humble Jon Gosselin or gentle Chris Brown.

Unwanted photographers get the finger from Kirstie Alley. Reality TV cameras that only film scripted segments of her life get full approval, however. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsonline.com]

Sources say Alley will launch a weight loss program as the cameras roll; while the aforementioned article notes she'll be:

"Producing a feature film, patenting multiple inventions, working hard to raise two normal Hollywood teenagers, taking care of eight ringtail lemurs and, on top of everything, looking for love."

Wait... she's looking for love? We have two words for Kirstie: Jake Pavelka.

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Former Jenny Craig spokeswoman Kirstie Alley may want to get back on that horse. The actress recently put on, oh 10-20 pounds ... give or take 60-70.

When the star - who won an Emmy Award during her seven-year stint on Cheers, but is perhaps better known for her extreme weight gains and losses that followed - stepped on a scale for the first time in 15 months, it wasn't pretty.

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"I started screaming," Alley tells People in its new cover story. "It said 228, which is my highest weight ever. I was much more disgusting than I thought!"

But looking back, Kirstie Alley, 58, is hardly shocked.

During her three-year stint as the face (and body) of Jenny Craig, she trimmed down to an impressive 145 lbs. after losing, and keeping off, 75 lbs.

But since parting ways with the company she was so closely tied to in 2007, she had not worked out and banished her gym equipment to the garage.

Obviously.

This celebrity's diet or small, low-calorie portions gave way to Chinese takeout and pasta drenched with butter. "I fell off the horse," she says.

Today, Alley says she is primed to hire a trainer, toss the butter and sign up for a triathlon in order to whittle her "schlumpy" figure back down.

"I'm going to have to work harder than last time," says Allie after candidly admitting she went all Jessica Simpson on us, "but I'm way excited."