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DWTS 16 Pros: Food for Thought – Did Maks Try to “Pull an Edyta”?

I know we’re all still reeling from the whiplash of Pro Watch – old pros are sitting this one out, entirely new pros are being brought in, troupe members are getting promoted, and the status of some pros seems to change from “out” to “in” and back again on a daily basis.  The general question on everyone’s lip: “WTF is going on at DWTS??!!!”

While I don’t have a ton of insider info about what’s going on with the casting (even the insiders seem to be somewhat in the dark this season!), I do have a theory or two, and some knowledge of previous seasons to help back up said theories – and I’m about to share one with you that may or may not put things in perspective, and may or may not help ease your concerns…but it’s one that at least makes some sense, given what we’ve seen unfolding the past week or so and what we know of previous seasons.  Take it with a biiiiig grain of salt, as I’m not 100% confident in the veracity of some of the claims made in it.  And Maks fans of the hypersensitive persuasion should probably just stop reading right now.  :-)

First, let’s go back in time to about 2.5 years ago – the week or so leading up to the season 11 cast annoucement.  Lacey had tweeted something cranky (and characteristically “Lacey”) about not being part of that season’s cast, and we were led to believe that she would be sitting that season out.  About 36-48 hours later, we were smacked in the face by the news that Edyta had suddenly quit DWTS, and Lacey was then excitedly tweeting that she was back in as one of the pros.  What happened??? Allegedly (and I’m using this as a precaution, as the info I’m about to share has been culled from multiple sources – some more credible than others, and not all of it matches up), Edyta had tried leveraging in her negotiations with TPTB – some think she was upset that her husband Alec wasn’t getting asked back as a pro, some say she was upset about the partner she got (which confuses me – read on), some say she was holding out for more $$$, who knows.  Whatever it was, I guess Edyta tried to throw her weight around as the longest-tenured pro on the show (at the time) and gave the producers an ultimatum: “You give me [insert demand here] or I quit.” To which the producers replied, “K, bye then!” I’m guessing Edyta wasn’t expecting them to call her bluff, and she also doesn’t strike me as the type who will swallow their pride easily, so of course, she had to follow through on her promise, and out she went. Read more..

February 25, 2013 I Written By

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Dancing With The Stars Val and Maks Chmerkovskiy Pictured At The Sergio Davila Fall 2013 Fashion Show

So, Fashion Week begins in New York City, NY and it’s starting out as a snowy one!! It looks like Val and Maks Chmerkovskiy were prepared for the weather as they attended the Sergio Davila Fall 2013 Fashion Show at Lincoln Center last night. Lizzie Grubman (their manager) and Eric West also were in attendance. You can see some fun photos of them at Zimbio Pictures.

February 8, 2013 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 Maksim Chmerkovskiy Attends Valentino Virtual Museum Launch Party

Last night, Maks and his publicist Lizzie Grubman attended the Valentino Virtual Museum Launch Party at IAC Headquarters in New York City. According to Gossip Center “iconic” Italian designer “gave guests a small presentation of the new creation, as well as plenty of top-shelf drinks and gourmet appetizers.” You can view more fun pics of Lizzie and Maks at Zimbio.com. To read more on the designer’s new 3D museum, go to IB Times.

December 8, 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 13 Cast Rumors – Two Tweets To Make You Wonder

So, today, we’ve got two tweets that make you wonder. First, check out the tweet below from Lizzie Grubman. I know two of her clients are Maks and Chynna Phillips (a rumored celebrity to be on Dancing With The Stars), but, who is the third? Could it be Maks’ brother Val? If any of you know who else the third client might be, be sure to let us know in the comment section.


You know it almost fall when client A, client B, and client C are leaving for #DWTS13! Woo Hoo!!!!!
@LizzieGrubman
Lizzie Grubman

Also, Maks teases us again with this tweet about something being “so different”.


LA – bound! More of the same….only this time it’ll be sooo different ;) Super excited for the next three months!! #nextchapter
@MaksimC
Maksim Chmerkovskiy

*SIGH* Are you dying here like I am? 8O LOL

Heidi’s Note: The Maks fans say that Maks, Teddy and Val are all on their way to NYC, so it’s very possible that those three are all clients of Lizzie’s.  As for what Maks is going to find “sooo different” – it could be that Val will be a pro, but look at his hashtag.  Next chapter?? What, did they promote him to producer? :-D  Or is it a next chapter for VAL?  And, as Evaine commented on Twitter – since when is Maks the blabby one? :-)

August 23, 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.