Access Hollywood went inside Ricki and Derek’s rehearsals today. They talk about their return to the top of the leaderboard this past week and how that isn’t their focus. Ricki says the competition is less about scores and winning and more about building and getting better each week. Everyone has the “game face” and wants to win since they’ve reached this far in the competition. Ricki’s body is taking a beating, but, in a “good way”. Her rib injury is doing a little better. Derek also shoots down the rumors that he is feuding with Maks. Him and Ricki laugh and say it’s so not true. Derek says he went out with Maks last night.
Also regarding the Maks/Derek Hate rumors, there is this new little jewel too if you haven’t seen it yet. Be sure to click on the link inside the tweet….
— Maksim Chmerkovskiy (@MaksimC) November 4, 2011