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Oh Baby! Maks And Peta Ended 2015 With The Best Beach Kiss Ever!

1/1/2016 11:59am EST
Is Maksim Chmerkovskiy Giving Peta Murgatroyd CPR Or Is This The
Should we call 911 while Maksim Chmerkovskiy gives Peta Murgatroyd CPR, or is the photo competing for the best in-the-ocean kiss ever taken?

The newly engaged couple apparently is set on telling their stories through pictures. Peta posted a snap of the kissy-face moment on her Instagram account. Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are melting our hearts, big time!

Maks and Peta spent New Year's Eve 2016 in St. Maarten. It was still early in the day, but the former DWTS pro dancers used the daylight to make their passionate embrace all the better. Her caption -- with hashtags #gratefu...
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Maks And Peta Reveal That Sparks Did Not Fly At First

12/17/2015 10:24am EST
'DWTS' Maks Chemerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd Spills 'I Thought He
"Dancing with the Stars" Peta Murgatroyd said it clearly wasn't love at first sight on her end in the beginnings of her relationship with dance pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

"I thought he was arrogant," Murgatroyd revealed to People Magazine in a cover story detailing the couple's recent engagement.

The twosome, who met in a 2009 production of "Burn the Floor" revealed that sparks didn't exactly fly between them during their first meeting.

"Okay, that's a defense mechanism. I think she was in love with me at first sight and just doesn't want to admit it," laughed Chmerkovskiy to the magazine....
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Maks And Peta Are Engaged!

12/5/2015 11:38pm EST
Maksim Chmerkovskiy And Peta Murgatroyd Engaged: 'DWTS' Pros Mak
Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are engaged! The Dancing With The Stars pros rekindled their romance after splitting up a couple of years ago and now they have made their relationship super official! Maks made the announcement on Instagram on Saturday night with a simple post captioned, "she said yes" after he popped the question during a show in Miami.

She said 'yes' @petamurgatroyd

A photo posted by @maksimc on Dec 5, 2015 at 8:02pm PST

According to Just Jared, the duo had been performing at the Sway: A Dance Trilogy when Maks got down on one knee. As you can see from the p...
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Was Bindi Irwin's Victory Rigged By 'DWTS' Producers?

11/25/2015 11:55am EST
'DWTS' Rigged? Insider Claims Bindi Irwin's Mirror Ball Victory
Is Dancing With the Stars rigged? According to one insider, Bindi Irwin's DWTS Mirror Ball victory was allegedly fixed from the beginning of the show, and producers had one thing in mind -- ratings. Was Hope Solo right after all?

According to a balmy report, DWTS execs put together a master plan that assured certain victory for dancing darling, Bindi Irwin. Although the tabloid has been correct on many occasions with bombshell claims from super-secret sources, this one has some 'splaining to do.

After impressing judges and winning the hearts of fans all season long, 17-year-old Irwin, w...
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Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 'It's A Permanent Thing'

10/15/2015 7:42am EDT
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Blasts 'DWTS:' 'I'm Not Coming Back!' He Rem
Maksim Chmerkovskiy may have guest-judged "Dancing with the Stars" during Monday night's switch-up episode, but don't get too used to seeing him on the ballroom set anytime soon.

The former mirrorball winner returned to the series to critique the pros and celebrity performers of season 21, including brother Val Chmerkovskiy.

"It's a permanent thing. I'm not coming back," he said on Tuesday's "Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss" podcast, according to People.

He also said of brother Val's stint on the series, "That's his problem."

Chmerkovskiy also played a game of shag, marry ...
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Rumor Patrol: Is Kathy Griffin Failing At 'Fashion Police? Did Lea Michele Barf During A Performance?

1/24/2015 1:00pm EST
Rumor Patrol: Kathy Griffin Failing At 'Fashion Police,' Lea Mic
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kathy Griffin Failing As Host Of 'Fashion Police': Comedienne Kathy Griffin was brought on to replace the late Joan Rivers as host of the E! fashion commentary show, "Fashion Police." But has the funny lady taken on more than she can handle? Rumor has it that ratings are down and Griffin's nasty brand of humor isn't translating well with viewers.

Verdict: Waits To Be Seen. Griffin only has two shows ...
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'Dancing With The Stars': 7 Biggest Scandals On The Ballroom Floor

9/14/2014 6:00pm EDT
'Dancing With The Stars': 7 Biggest Scandals On The Ballroom Flo
Hitting its stride after 19 seasons, "Dancing with the Stars" has been known for introducing the world of ballroom dancing to the nation. What once was a staid competitive circle of rhinestones and high heels (for both men and women) has become a worldwide phenomenon and the dancers themselves as famous as their celebrity counterparts. Still, there are dark secrets that lie behind the curtains of the ballroom floor and some of them promise to floor even the most hardened "DWTS" fans!

1. Maksim Chmerkoviskiy's Many Affairs

The real and rumored list of who former male pro Maksim Chmerkovi...
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Jennifer Lopez And Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dance The Night Away In Connecticut

6/23/2014 7:04pm EDT
J Lo and Maksim
If Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy want people to believe they aren't dating, they aren't doing a very good job.

J. Lo and the Dancing with the Stars pro were seen together in Connecticut, where Lopez had a show at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. Following her live performance, Lopez still had the energy to party at the Shrine Nightclub in the resort with Maksim.

A source who was at the club tells Us Weekly, "Maks was whispering into her ear and hugging her. They looked very flirty with each other...She had a huge smile on her face and looked like she was having a great time." A source...
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Rumor Patrol: Jennifer Lopez And Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Robert Pattinson In 'Star Wars,' More

6/14/2014 5:00pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Jennifer Lopez And Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Robert Pat
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Jennifer Lopez And Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dating: Has J. Lo moved on to another male dancer. We reported Thursday there were rumors coming from multiple sources, including a few respectable outlets. Lopez has already shown she has a taste for men involved in music and dance, and Maksim was recently named one of the most eligible bachelors in showbiz.

Verdict: False. This comes straight from J. Lo and comp...
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Jennifer Lopez Dating Another Dancer? Maksim Chmerkovskiy Rumors Heat Up

6/12/2014 3:04pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
It sounds like Jennifer Lopez isn't letting her recent break-up with Casper Smart sour her taste for dancers. Several sources claim Lopez, who is now in Brazil for the World Cup opening ceremony, could be moving on and dating Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

The two shook their stuff on stage during the American Music Awards and PageSix claims the two had a mutual attraction, but they were both already spoken for: Lopez was still with Smart and Maksim was apparently with Kate Upton.

While the two kept in touch after performing, it sounds like DWTS contestant Leah Remini mi...
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Maks And Meryl Take Home The 'Dancing' Mirrorball! Len Goodman's Bombshell Announcement!

5/21/2014 7:48am EDT
Maks And Meryl Take Home The 'Dancing' Mirrorball! Len Goodman's
After thirteen seasons as a pro dancer on "Dancing with the Stars," Maksim Chmerkoviskiy and celebrity Meryl Davis grabbed the big prize, their own mirror ball trophy! Partnered with Meryl Davis, Maks showcased his talents on the show in a way that has finally made him the premier dancer of the professionals. Brought to his knees by the quiet and beautiful Meryl, Maks has turned in his bad boy card for good and has turned into a teddy bear. Of all the "Dancing" surprises this season, we never saw that coming!

"I want to look back and say I literally have nothing else, nothing left to give,...
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Hollywood Husband Material - The Most Eligible Celebrity Bachelors

4/12/2014 10:00am EDT
Hollywood Husband Material - The Most Eligible Celebrity Bachelo
Whether it be George Clooney, Ryan Gosling or Bradley Cooper, Hollywood's most eligible bachelors always have us watching and wanting more. These fellas certainly have a lot of star power and coupled with their dangerous good looks, they are most definitely a force to be reckoned with.

Not only do these handsome devils look good on paper, but they are also gorgeous to boot. Read on as we count down our favorite of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors!

George Clooney

What would a list of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors be without the addition of good ol' George Clooney? This fine g...
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Hollywood's Hottest Shirtless Men

3/15/2014 8:00pm EDT
Hollywood's Hottest Shirtless Men
Usually it's the women who are objectified in Hollywood, but the men are fair game too! These guys are hard working actors, singers, and athletes who either take time to work out for their six-pack abs or just let nature take its course.

Professional dancers Val and Maskim Chmerkovskiy (pictured above) make sure they're in good shape for "Dancing With The Stars." The two brothers, who were born in the Ukraine, obviously work hard for their physiques.

Some male stars spend a lot of time bulking up at the gym, while others are slim and trim. Check out our gallery of seriously shirtless cele...
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TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2014 Edition

3/8/2014 4:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2014 Edition
We are almost into spring and with that, some of our favorite television shows are making their way back onto the small screen. With that, naturally, comes a plethora of hot guys gracing our screens.

With our TV's Sexiest Male Stars of 2014, we aim to give you a piece of the hottest of the hot fellas to give us that extra incentive to watch our favorite shows. Here is what we've got for your viewing pleasure!

Ian Somerhalder, "The Vampire Diaries"

Luke Grimes, "True Blood"

Colin O'Donoghue, "Once Upon A Time"

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"

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Olympic Ice Dancers, Danica McKellar Join 18th Season Of 'Dancing With The Stars'

3/4/2014 4:00pm EST
Olympic Ice Dancers, Danica McKellar Join 18th Season Of 'Dancin
ABC has revealed the highly anticipated cast of the 18th season of "Dancing With The Stars."

Olympic ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who took home a gold for the United States last month, will square off against each other when the new season premieres on Monday, March 17. Will their experence give them a slight edge on the competition?

Former "The Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar has also joined the cast, along with fellow 90s actress Candace Cameron Bure from "Full House."

The new season also features reality star NeNe Leakes and teen singing heartthrobs James Maslow and C...
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Rumor Patrol: Kim Kardashian Crashes Into Parking Space, Ginnifer Goodwin Pregnant, More

11/16/2013 3:03pm EST
Kim Kardashian
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kim Kardashian Crashes: Kim had to send her $200,000 Mercedes G63 SUV to the shop after it was damaged. But is it true the reality star got into a fender bender with an empty parking space?

Verdict: True. Kim tried to squeeze the big vehicle into a parking space in a Beverly Hills garage, only to find a metal beam over the spot was too low. It scraped along half of her roof before her SUV literally gri...
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Rumor Patrol: Kate Upton's New Boyfriend, Zac Efron's New Girlfriend, More

10/26/2013 2:03pm EDT
Kate Upton
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kate Upton Dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy: After months of rumors that this gorgeous pair has been dating, do we finally have confirmation that the model is with the Dancing with the Stars professional?

Verdict: True. You'd expect with months of build-up there would be some grand revelation. That wasn't the case, however, as she was simply asked during a Good Day New York interview if they were a couple. U...
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Shirtless Maksim & Val Chmerkovskiy Show Off Their Abs In Las Vegas

6/29/2013 5:00pm EDT
Shirtless Maksim & Val Chmerkovskiy
Brothers Maksim and Val Chmerkovskiy hosted Oil of Olay's "Get Lathered Up" event at Liquid Pool in Las Vegas earlier this week, and they showed off their buff bods in matching black swimsuits.

Earlier this month, Maksim, 33, was spotted getting cozy with Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton. The "Dancing With The Stars" pro was once engaged to his co-star Karina Smirnoff and also dated fellow dancer Peta Murgatroyd. He was also once the star of the Ukrainian version of "The Bachelor."

Val, 27, has released a self-titled album. Tracks include "White Boy Boogie," "Eastern Europimpi...
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New Couple Alert! Kate Upton & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Spotted Holding Hands In NYC

6/12/2013 11:50am EDT
Kate Upton & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Model Kate Upton and "Dancing With The Stars" celeb Maksim Chmerkovskiy are reportedly dating. The pair has become very close in recent weeks after mutual friends set them up on a date, according to multiple reports.

Upton, who turned 21 on Monday, and Chmerkovskiy, 33, were spotted dining together at Scalinatella in New York City recently. A source told Us Weekly, "They were very canoodly ...It was a very intimate meal."

An eyewitness claims the couple held hands throughout their meals.

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model has been previously linked to baseball star Justin Verlander an...
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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Sitting Out Season 16 Of 'Dancing With The Stars'

2/26/2013 6:46pm EST
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
A whole new cast of celebrities and a pair of new pros will hit the floor for the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars; but one of the show's favorite dancers, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, won't be returning for the 16th (yes, 16th) season of the show.

Chmerkovskiy issued a statement on Tuesday after the announcement of the new cast to set things straight for his fans.

"I just want to set the record straight to all of my amazing fans that I will unfortunately not be returning for this season of Dancing with the Stars," he said. "I've been a pro dancer on the show for about seven years now an...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Goes 'Gangnam Style'

10/24/2012 8:37pm EDT
Oppan Gangnam Style
Dancing With The Stars pros and contestants Cheryl Burke, Emmitt Smith, Kirstie Alley, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kelly Monaco, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, and Gilles Marini took to the dance floor for a little "Gangnam Style" for their Team Dance Monday night.

The song has made Korean singer PSY an overnight sensation as his hit single continues its reign as perhaps the biggest guilty pleasure since Los Del Rio's "Macarena" in the mid-90s. "Gangnam Style" refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district of Seoul.

Tuesday PSY was spotted at the United Nations Headquarters ...
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Rumor Patrol: Blake Lively Pregnant, Kim Kardashian's Diet, More

9/22/2012 12:07pm EDT
Blake Lively
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Expecting: Is the newly-married superstar couple already expecting an addition to the family? The New York Post claimed that Lively was already "eating a lot more."

Verdict: False. Yep, people just eat sometimes. A rep for Blake said that she was "not pregnant," so that's what we're going with until it's proven she's pregnant.

Kanye West Forcing Kim Kardashian To Diet?...
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Rumor Patrol: Maksim Chmerkovskiy's Slap, Spice Girls Vs. Usain Bolt, More

8/18/2012 1:07pm EDT
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy's Slap: Hope Solo is promoting her book by claiming that her Dancing with the Star partner, Maksim, slapped her in the face and hit her while they were intense training sessions. "He wanted my head in a specific position. To achieve that, he slapped me across the face. Hard.... he was extremely apologetic."

Verdict: He said, she said. Solo said there was footage of the incident, but...
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Hope Solo Claims Maksim Chmerkovskiy Slapped Her, Maksim Responds

8/17/2012 11:07am EDT
Hope Solo and Maksum Chmerkovskiy
Former Dancing with the Stars contestant and USA goalie Hope Solo claims her pro dancing partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy hit and slapped her while training for the show. She revealed the claims in her book, Solo: A Memoir of Hope.

She writes, "He was often nasty, swearing at me and being harshly critical … I didn't like being treated like that, but I could take it.

"He manhandled me in rehearsals from the start, pushing me, whacking my stomach, bending my arms roughly. I thought that was just how it went – how dancers worked with each other. I was tough. I could take it.

"One day, Maks was t...
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'Dancing With The Stars' All-Stars Professional Partners Announced

8/13/2012 1:07pm EDT
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
The professional pairs for the upcoming all-star edition of Dancing with the Stars have been announced, and not everyone has the chance to dance with their previous partner.

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke reunite, bringing together the couple that took the mirror ball trophy home in the third season and started a streak of four athletes winning the competition.

Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough pair up, although Johnson won season 8 with someone else: Mark Ballas (his partner is coming up).

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are back together, forming the duo that reached a surpri...
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'Dancing With The Stars': Maria Menounos Challenges Katherine Jenkins For Top Spot

5/1/2012 9:40am EDT
Maria Menounos Challenges Katherine Jenkins
The Motown Celebration ended with the “Empress of Soul,” making her exit, which left seven of the stars to battle it out for the seventh week in the ballroom. Now you would think that since it was classical week the intensity and fire would burn out, but things seem to get hotter with Maria and Derek and the steamy shirtless team pose doble dance. I don’t know what it was, but the pose doble ruled the night.

The night started off with a performance by award winning violinist and throughout the evening we had the pleasure of hearing the lovely voice of 12-year-old classical singer, Jackie ...
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'Dancing With The Stars': Motown Diva Gladys Knight Makes Her Exit

4/25/2012 9:48am EDT
Gladys Knight Makes Exit
Motown week continued last night, and what another amazing evening. The night included a very powerful and inspiring AT&T spotlight performance by a young ballerina from Sierra Leone who beat the odds, to a live performance of “Wild Horses” by Natasha Bedingfield.

There was also a performane by Award winning group Boyz II Men, who gave us “One More Chance," and the Macy’s stars followed with a wonderful performance to David Guetta and Usher’s “Without You.” The night was very eventful, and once again came the time where one of the stars would be sent home. Going into elimination the judge...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Big Motown Celebration

4/24/2012 9:54am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Last night was a big celebration that was brought to us via the Motor City. The stars dazzled throughout the night, while dancing to the sounds of The Temptations, Martha Reeves and Smokey Robinson.

Motown founder Barry Gordy even graced the audience with his presence for one of the biggest nights of Dancing With The Stars. For week six’s Motown week the contestants danced to the rumba, foxtrot, samba, Viennese waltz and the cha-cha-cha.

And the night ended with an amazing dance off/Motown marathon, where all of the stars hit the floor and were knocked off one by one. Overall it was a g...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 5 Results: Gavin DeGraw Dumped After Dance Duel

4/18/2012 9:30am EDT
Gavin DeGraw Dancing With The Stars
With Sherri Shepherd’s shocking elimination last week on Dancing With The Stars, many of the stars were on edge going into this week’s result show. But, with a fiery encore performance by Maria and Derek, the evening seemed to get off to a spicier start than Monday night.

Some of the other performances of the night were from Train, Sheila E. and Selena Gomez, who all helped turn up the heat and ease some of the tension throughout the night. Last night was another hot and eventful one. Here were the judges scores going into the elimination:

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 134
2. Will...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 4 Results: Ready For A Shocker

4/11/2012 9:18am EDT
SHERRI SHEPHERD Eliminated on DWTS
Are you ready for a shocker? That seemed to be the overall theme for last night’s results show. “This really is one of the nights where you look at the quality of the cast and have no choice but to be shocked,” said Tom Bergeron. And yes we were, and unfortunately another wonderful dancer was sent home. The judges scores going into elimination were the following in ranking order.

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 105
2. Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower- 100
3. Maria Menounos & Derek Hough- 99
3. William Levy & Cheryl Burke- 99
5. Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd- 98
6. Jaleel White & Kym...
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