by Hilton Hater at

On her reality show, Denise Richards attempts to claim that her life is complicated.

But the outcome for this terrible actress and exploitive mother was very simple on Dancing with the Stars: she and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were eliminated last night.

The pair got the boot after performing a samba dance-off against fellow contestants Holly Madison and Dmitry Chaplin.

Booted Dancers

“I had fun! When else am I going to get to dress up like this, work with someone like Maks and be able to do a family show that my daughters can watch together,” Richards said after the results were announced.

Naturally, she couldn't do an interview without mentioning daughters Lola and Sam.

“They love watching us. We TiVo the show and we watch it together, but every time I have to go to rehearsal they go ‘too much dancing.’ It’s hard to find balance. I think they will be relieved it’s over."

For sure. It leaves more time for the family to "accidentally" be photographed all around town.

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by Free Britney at

With all the attention paid to Kim Kardashian on Dancing With the Stars this week, we've largely ignored one critical component of the hit TV competition:

Hunky male stars.

Without these guys below, the show would be nothing. Ladies love the likes of Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Mark Ballas. Tell us, Dancing fans ...

  • Derek Hough Photo
  • Mark Ballas on the Red Carpet
  • Mad Maks

Who would you rather ...

 

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by Mischalova at

The contestants for this season of Dancing with the Stars will be announced tonight. But we can say this already: the cast will be much uglier than last year.

That's because Maksim Chmerkovskiy won't be included in it.

"He just needs a break," said an ABC spokesperson of Maksim to take a season off from the series. "He is part of the Dancing family, and he will be back."

A fan favorite (i.e. a complete and utter hottie!), Chmerkovskiy may appear on several of Dancing with the Stars' results shows when the pros are featured in group-choreographed dances.

In the meantime, he's putting the finishing touches on a fitness DVD with fellow pro Cheryl Burke. He's also appearing on the February 26 episode of All My Children, teaching various characters how to pole dance.

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by Mischalova at

The next installment of Dancing with the Stars just got a lot better looking.

"I am not quitting the show," Maksim Chmerkovskiy said Wednesday, backing off previous comments he had made that suggested he was through with the reality competition.

The dancer's claims about departing the show were made "at a time when I was very stressed out. Sure, there's lucrative offers. There are things that I really want to do with my life other than this show, that's a given. After coming down from two seasons back to back, ten weeks each season, it takes its toll."

It certainly takes its toll in the love department, if you ask Sabrina Bryan, Mark Ballas, Mario Lopez or Karina Smirnoff!

Chmerkovskiy says he regrets speaking so casually about his future on Dancing with the Stars.

"This show is amazing and it's rewarding. After last season I thought there's no way I could top off the experience with [Laila Ali] and then I get [Melanie Brown] as a partner this season. I want people - especially my fans - to know that I appreciate their support. I am not turning my back on the show. I don't want people to feel betrayed. I love this show."

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by Mischalova at

Maksim Chmerkovskiy likes and respects Marie Osmond as a person. But as a dancer?

Let's just say he was less than enamored with her "living doll" performance on last night's Dancing with the Stars season finale.

"I guess she came out trying to do something... Whatever it is, I guess it's between her and Jonathan. But nobody else knows what it is," Chmerkovskiy told OK! Weekly after the broadcast.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy is really, really handsome.

The handsome partner of Melanie Brown also didn't take back his comments from last week, when he said many other competitors, already eliminated, were more talented than Marie.

"I just said what everybody else was thinking," Chmerkovskiy sai. "To add to that, Marie is one of those people you can't find any flaws with. I have nothing but the utmost respect for her. God knows this woman went through a lot this season. But, having said that, this is a dance show."

Will Maks' remarks backfire? Find out tonight on the two-hour results show!

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by Mischalova at

Give Maksim Chmerkovskiy props for more than simply being hot and talented; the man is honest, as well.

When asked whether voters made the right decision sending Jennie Garth home on Dancing with the Stars last week, here's what the professional dancer had to say:

Ricki Lake, Derek Hough Pic

"I think Jennie was better than Marie Osmond. Frankly, I think there are a lot of other people better than Marie."

It's a view shared by many, as Marie has gotten by on public sympathy more than talent. That being said, who does Maks think ought to win the competition?

His partner, Melanie Brown. After all, "she's hands down the best dancer left... [the] most capable, most natural," he said.

In the end, though, true ability can get trumped.

"History shows [Dancing's celeb champ is] either a cute man or somebody with a huge fan base and I think Marie has both [Helio Castroneves] and Mel's fan base combined times five."

We'll find out tonight, as the Dancing with the Stars season finale airs on ABC.

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by Mischalova at

In reality, there are really only two contestants remaining on Dancing with the Stars.

Following last week's perfect score, Melanie Brown came close to duplicating that feat again last night. She and Maksim Chmerkovskiy received a 29 for their mambo.

The evening belonged to Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough, though, as they earned a 30 out of 30 for a Quickstep that even ended with a playful kiss. Could be a tough couple to beat.

Jennie Garth, meanwhile, should be safe for another week, as fans will most likely vote out either Marie Osmond or Cameron Mathison. Who do you think has had enough?

It might help to read a detailed recap of Dancing with the Stars. Follow our link and do so now.

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by Mischalova at

Another week of Dancing with the Stars, another perfect score for Melanie Brown and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

With Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas out of the competition, these two are clearly the favorites; although Jennie Garth has been coming on strong lately and performed well again last night.

At the program's end, Jane Seymour and All My Children star Cameron Mathison seemed most vulnerable. His energetic jive could save him after a disappointing quickstep, but even Seymour's cha cha cha may not be enough to stop viewers from bidding her farewell.

As for Mel B's paso doble? Bruno Tonioli said: "My jaw was on the desk... Top that!"

Follow our link now to read a full recap of Dancing with the Stars, week seven.

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by Mischalova at

As TVSquad.com helped us report below, it was a good week for a pair of pairs on Dancing with the Stars last night. Let's get right to the recap...

Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough (Quickstep) - This week the contestants got to pick their favorite Ballroom and Latin dance styles. For the Ballroom round, Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough chose the Quickstep.

Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer

The couple did an impeccable Quickstep that included smooth movements, quick footwork, and several crowd-pleasing moments. We couldn't find anything to criticize in their performance, and neither could the judges. Len called Apolo's speedy footwork "fantastic," and Carrie Ann thanked the couple for setting a high standard. Score: 30 (10, 10, 10)

Ian Ziering and Cheryl Burke (Tango) - Ian Ziering was bummed about being so far behind in last week's scoring, and resolved to bring out the "real Ian" this week. He has a lot of catching up to do since the other couples came into their own a few weeks back.

In a shout-out to last week's musical guest, Ian and Cheryl performed to Nelly Furtado's "Maneater." The couple was, as always, technically good and very intense. Their second dance showed more of that quality than their Tango did. Bruno loved the performance, but criticized Ian's foot placement, Carrie Ann felt that they fell just short of a 10, and Len thought it was Ian's best dance ever. Carrie Ann also mentioned Ian's "potential," but it seems a little late in the game for Ian not to have realized that potential. Score: 28 (9, 10, 9)

Laila Ali and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Quickstep) - This week, Maksim Chmerkovskiy brought extra drama to rehearsal, and seriously tested Laila's patience. Maksim strikes us as a bit of a diva, and his later behavior definitely reinforced that. He's still hot, though, and it was nice of him to bring Laila flowers the next day.

The couple danced the Quickstep to "Walk Like An Egyptian." Carrie Ann praised Laila for bringing a "unique vibe" to the dance floor, and Len thought the dance was light, but more "basic" than Apolo's. Maksim unwisely talked back to Len, which was a bit ungrateful when you consider their scores. Score: 30 (10, 10, 10)

To continue reading this Dancing with the Stars recap, follow our link...

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