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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Says He’s Returning to Dancing With The Stars Next Season

Saturday maks travelled to Mt. Clemens, Michigan to attend a luncheon hosted by WNIC-FM (100.3) for 20 of the station’s listeners. Hundreds of fans “endured the summer sun” just to see him. The biggest news at the event came when Maks told the Macomb Daily that he’d be returning for his 11th season on Dancing With the Stars because of a “recent developement”. Below are some quotes from Maks.

In addition, the 31-year-old Ukrainian dance instructor told the Macomb Daily he will return for an 11th season on the ABC-TV dance competition despite rumors that he was leaving to pursue other projects.

“I think it’s all in the process of being decided right now,” he said before attending a lunch event at Bath City Bistro with the lucky winners of a radio contest. “I was going to take a season off but I think I’m going to come back because of a recent development happened that I will disclose later.”

Asked if he’d like to come back to the show, Chmerkovskiy quickly answered: “Of course — it’s fun.”

Maks has just made my 4th of July complete! :D But, I wonder what this “recent developement” is all about? Be sure to see the link for some fun videos of the event and read more of what Maks said about his past partners, not believing everything you see on TV, etc..

July 4, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Pro Karina Smirnoff Lends A Dancing Hand To Detroit Tigers Fundraiser To Benefit Autism Families

Dancing With The Stars pro Karina Smirnoff lent a dancing hand to a special fundraiser for the Detroit Tigers this week. The proceeds from the event went to Jack’s Place, which helps families of children with autism. As most of you know who keep up with Karina, she is the fiance of Tiger pitcher Brad Penny. CBS Local caught up with Karina where she had this to say on dancing and her fiance’s dancing skills. More at the link and be sure to view the video below of Karina teaching some dancing. Check out her HAIR too which seems a little darker or is it just the lighting?? Whatever the case, I like it!

“You’ve gotta enjoy your performance, let the audience know that you’re having fun,” said Smirnoff, “because the moment you start hesitating, doubting or get nervous, it comes across in the performance and then people kinda get nervous with you.”

Will we get to see Penny’s dancing skills at the event?

“You know what, he has twinkle toes,” Smirnoff said. “People will not expect him to dance but he’s a great dancer, he’s just too shy to do it at first. I mean, he does a mean electric slide, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, I think he’s better than Michael Jackson.”

Smirnoff said she’s trying to get Penny to show his stuff in their January wedding in a Footloose routine, but Penny’s not too keen on that.

Justin Verlander’s girlfriend Emily Yuen said her Tiger boyfriend isn’t too sure about what goes on during their rehearsals, but she thinks all the girls are making progress.

“I think he has a mental picture of it being like the real show. So, he probably thinks Maksim from the show is in here or something with no clothes on but, it’s very professional in here,” Yuen said.

Smirnoff also said she’s very impressed with how the Tiger wives have been doing so far, but she’s a little sad she can’t stay in Detroit longer.

“But, I do have to go back to work in L.A. because, you know, someone has to make money in the family I guess,” Smirnoff joked.

June 30, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.