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Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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Krstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Kirstie Alley

"Hollywood's Most Outrageous Actress"

PRO DANCER PARTNER: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Kirstie Alley has emerged as one of the top actresses of her generation, proving time and again that she is capable of great depth and range, as well as a comedic timing second to none. Hey, she always cracks us up!

Kirstie's TV work earned her seven Golden Globe and eight Emmy nominations. She's won a Golden Globe, two Emmys and three People's Choice Awards. Kirstie co-wrote and starred in Showtime's critically acclaimed comedy Fat Actress. She also played the title character in the NBC sitcom Veronica's Closet and also served as executive producer.

In 1994, Kirstie showcased her dramatic range starring in the CBS TV movie David's Mother, for which she won an Emmy. In 1987, Kirstie joined the cast of the long-running hit NBC sitcom Cheers as the neurotic Rebecca Howe. She received critical accolades and won both an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Series in 1991. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Kirstie made her movie debut in 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, in which she played the beautiful Vulcan officer, Lieutenant Saavik. In 1999, Kirstie starred in the dark comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous. The cult-classic mockumentary follows the contestants in a beauty pageant in Minnesota.

Kirstie also starred in Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry. She had us laughing again by starring alongside John Travolta in the hit film Look Who's Talking. The super-successful comedy spawned two hit sequels. Some of Kirstie's other film credits include Shoot to Kill, Summer School, For Richer or Poorer and Champions.

In 1995, Kirstie was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She served as the spokesperson for Pier One from 2000 to 2004 and Jenny Craig from 2005 to 2008. In 2010, Kirstie worked with experts in science, nutrition, and medicine to develop Organic Liaison, which includes Rescue Me, the first ever USDA certified organic weight-loss product.

It's safe to say that Kirstie Alley has been one of the busiest people in Hollywood for awhile now. So we're glad she found some time to take to the stage on Dancing With The Stars!

Photo Credit: Andrew MacPherson

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy

CELEBRITY PARTNER: Kirstie Alley

BACKGROUND:

"The Bad Boy of the Ballroom" joined the show in Season 2, competing with partner Tia Carrere. We fell for Maks instantly. Known for his bold moves and even bolder mouth, he's the one we love to hate and hate to love.

Maks has come close to getting that shiny disco ball twice. He made it to the finals with boxing champ Laila Ali in Season 4, and finished in second place in Season 5 with Mel B. So close!

Ladies love to look at Maks. "I know my assets so I don't have a problem opening my shirt," the dancer says. "I notice women looking at my chest all the time. If you want to look at my chest, go ahead." Don't mind if we do!

Maks is a big part of the DWTS family. He toured in the national production and is part of the DWTS: Cardio Dance DVD. He recently starred on ABC's sports competition show The Superstars and played himself in an episode of All My Children.

Outside of DWTS, Maks choreographed for famed director Franco Dragone's Le Reve, and performed in the Broadway show Burn the Floor.

Currently a board member for the non-profit organization DanceTeamUSA, Maks is dedicated to inspiring American kids to get involved in DanceSport. He started the Rising Stars Dance Academy, which is the premier youth ballroom dance school in the United States. He also organizes performances all over the world through his company Maksim Chmerkovskiy Productions.

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I think that Kirstie Alley will likely do well but I have always found her overbearing and obnoxious and after all these years; I don't really care where she is in her weight-loss quest. Again, would not surprise me to see her dance well and I mean really, you would have to be insane not to be in total thrall at the prospect of dancing with Rосподин Chmerkovskiy.

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I'm just anticipating the footage of their practices.

Should be fun to watch.

Maybe Maxim will surprise us all and make her shine.

Either way .... I love watching his antics and his DANCING .......

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YAY!!!! Kirstie did fantastic and maks looked super YUMMY!!!!!

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I was very pleasantly surprised. I may just end up being a fan of her dancing, and it doesn't hurt that Sexy Maksy is her partner! YUMMY Maks!

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awww... they were SOOOOO happy.

Glad they did well :2thumbsup:

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I love Kirsti's humor. I have been a fan of her for a long time. I am on the West Coast and haven't seen her yet. I love coming here and getting opinions of the dances before I see them. I don't come here on elimination night though...

Glad she did well.

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I thought the judges overscored her. I didn't think she was that great.

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I am a huge fan of Kristie's, she did a wonderful job last night...She still has the moves for a 60 year old woman.... :party_smilie:

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saw tv interview and he said she was to crude for his taste.

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saw tv interview and he said she was to crude for his taste.

I assume you are talking about Maks? Well of course he'd think she was crude, because he is so prim and proper after all --- :animated_rotfl: :animated_rotfl:

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Wow, Maks looks soooo good, didn't mind Kirstie too much neither. Thought the score was a bit high for them, but as long as they stay for awhile, that's the important thing. And she did flit around there really good.

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Beautiful dress. IMHO, the quickstep is not particularly attractive under any situation for bigger people. She pulled it off just okay for me.

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Beautiful dress. IMHO, the quickstep is not particularly attractive under any situation for bigger people. She pulled it off just okay for me.

Good point. I thought she did pretty well. Her footwork is really good.

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I was thinking the dress was too long (pretty tho)...

and was hiding the good foot work she was doing.

A lot of the teams seemed like they improved a lot since

last week.

Kirstie will probably meet her goal of losing 40 pounds at this pace.

Goooo Kirstie :2thumbsup: and Max :mbabe:

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One of my favorite teams, for sure. Glad they will dance again next week!

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I am a huge fan of Kristie's, she did a wonderful job last night...She still has the moves for a 60 year old woman.... :party_smilie:

She really does!

She seems to be off to a great start with plenty of enthusiasm and drive to do the show. I hope she does well.

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Oh man, I felt bad for them when they fell, but holy man what an incredible recovery. Kirstie just got right back into it and kept going even when Maks was in obvious pain and having a hard time. They really pulled it together though - amazing and beautiful dance.

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lovely recovery and so glad Maks was able to bear through it.

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YIKES TWICE!

I hope that the handsome Maks is okay. I truly do. Kirstie has pluck. Boing! Gotta dance. balloon.gif

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they were already my favorite team, but after tonight they are FAR ahead of everybody else now.. even with the mess up, they turned out doing it amazingly.

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