Kirstie Alley’s DWTS partner Maksim fell last night, took Kirstie with him


First of all, it should be against the law to use “Over the Rainbow” for a show like Dancing With the Stars (or Glee, for that matter). That song is gorgeous, and it shouldn’t be used for something so down-market. Have some respect, people! Anyway, Kirstie Alley chose “Over the Rainbow” for last night’s dance on Dancing With the Stars. The celebrities were instructed to choose a song that had personal meaning to them. Kirstie chose the song because it reminded her of moving to LA and her mother’s death, and after she told the story, she and Maksim Chmerkovskiy began their dance. Just a few seconds into it, Maks choked. Well… not choked, per se, but he definitely seemed injured:

Maks went on to tell the judges that his “thigh just gave out. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry… It has nothing to do with her.” They still got 21 points (out of 30), making me think that despite the injury and the technically poor performance, Kirstie is one of the fan favorites, and producers are trying to ensure that Kirstie and Maks stick around.

Also – while I’m happy for Kristie and I’m surprised and pleased that she’s doing so well and that she can move so well, I just have one criticism: please put Kirstie in some more biscuit-covering ensembles, please. Every time she twirled, the dress came up and we could see that she was wearing little more than a pair of bikini underpants. Give her more coverage, for the love of God.



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  1. crab says:

    She’s always had the best hair!!

  2. Marjalane says:

    O.K., right off the bat let me say, I am so pleasantly surprised by Kirstie Alley’s dancing, and her kind of fun, “O.K.” personality. ( I wasn’t expecting to like her at all) but last night, I thought it looked like Maks caved under her weight. I was horrified for her, and his kind of weak excuse of his leg cramping or giving out, just put an exclaimation mark on it. They deserved the good score just based on getting through the dance after that!

    I usually don’t like Maks, but I think he’s really enjoying his turn with Kirstie. I was blown away by Petra’s dance- she is such a beautiful woman!

  3. Reality says:

    Do you mean “Over the rainbow”?

  4. Quest says:

    In all fairness, the points are not awarded to the professional dancers on DWTS – the critiques/point allotments are for the ameteur/stars.

    Dispite the spill Maks took (no fault on Kirstie) she was awarded the points on her ability and routine.

    It takes more guts to take a fall and get back up to complete a routine than to give up and Maks seem to be in serious pain. He left after the interview, with some of his comrades running to his aid.

    I commend them both

  5. Kaiser says:

    Reality – Yes. Sorry, I’m still waking up.

  6. BeckyR says:

    Oh please. he couldn’t hang onto Kirstie’s considerable girth. how much does she she outweigh him, anyway????? Concur with previous writer: she needs to cover up her behind. Guess tents are all that fit her…..

  7. poodlemom says:

    I also think it is in the show’s best interest to keep Kirstie and Maks on for many weeks. But honestly…I think they are terrific together, and seem to have genuine chemistry. With all of the tabloids calling her a “cougar” who chased after Maks…I don’t believe this for a minute! I think she has a shot at 2nd or 3rd place…maybe behind Hines and my favorite-Ralph!!! Best wishes to Kirstie and Maks!!!

  8. OtherChris says:

    @Crab. Agreed, she has the best hair.

  9. JenJen says:

    He seemed to play it up alot shaking out his hand like she crushed it. He knew she was a big girl going into it and she is doing great.

  10. Sue says:

    OtherChris and Carb@ I’m sorry but were do you get the “best hair” it looks greasy and unkempt.

  11. irishserra says:

    Who is the guy she’s with in the lower photos? Looks a bit like Jon Knight?

  12. Elizabeth says:

    re: crab – yes, she has great hair. And I’m not watching the show but she looks good in the pictures. Now if only she would give up that scientology crap, everything would be fine.

  13. Sam says:

    Why is she with Jonathan Knight?? i don’t watch the show so maybe it was explained there?!? random.

  14. krissy says:

    How can anyone actually like her…remember she is a member of that child labor lovin’ Scientology CULT!

  15. tango says:

    Well one of the Tabloids did say the show rigged it so both Kirstie and Kendra stayed on the show &/or won this year. Who knows?

  16. wunderkindt says:

    That poor guy! He was nearly crushed under her weight.

    Looked sort of like the Empire State building falling down on him.

  17. patty says:

    I love Kirsty ally and am so glad she is still rocking on the show _ my hubby and i fell out laughing last night! But shoot, tht could happen to anyone!

  18. maggiegrace says:

    It looks like his quadricep tendon might have ruptured. (This happened to me three months ago.)

  19. Macey says:

    I think she looks great. you can tell she’s really slimming down from the show.
    I gotta give props to Maks for working thru that, he was prolly in pain thru the entire routine.

  20. guesty says:

    I love her hair too. So pretty. Maybe he just had a cramp. It’s possible. It is!!!

  21. belle epoch says:

    #9 Totally disagree that Maksim was “playing it up”! Did you see his FACE? The man was in agony. He could barely walk, but he turned his “just give me a minute” into a dance move and kept on going.

    Don’t forget he had just finished dragging her ass the whole length of the dance floor, and then she sat full force on his leg.

    He was 100% gracious about taking the blame. Waiting for news that he won’t be able to dance at all next week because something got ripped/torn/broken.

  22. mln76 says:

    I am pleasantly surprised about Kirstie’s dancing good for her.

    @Marajane I have studied anatomy and kinesiology it looks like a muscle cramp to me. If it were just a matter of girth his leg would just shake.

  23. junipergreen says:

    I know it’s easy to jump to “It’s her weight! He couldn’t hold her up!” but I don’t think that’s what happened at all. I feel bad for her because I’m sure both of them immediately knew that was what everyone would think. He actually looked in pain and he was just dragging her across the floor. I know she’s way overweight, but I’m positive that he could handle her weight. He’s strong, fit, and they practiced the dance a hundred times, I’m sure, and if that was an issue, I’m sure they would have modified it before being on live TV.

  24. Quest says:

    I don’t think Maks is faking it or playing it up, it was legit. He has to much pride for that, there is too much riding on this competition for the professional dancers not to mention they would have rehearse this many times over.

    I must say that although Kirstie, Kyle, Kelly and all other DWTS past guest who were/are overweight that did not let their weight stop them from dancing (it is an art-form that everyone can enjoy)

    It does not mean you cannot dance or move or enjoy yourself if you don’t have the sterotypical physique we normally see dancing.

    I have friends that struggle with weight and it is good to see people like Kristie inspire them to get active for their health.

  25. DeeDee says:

    I am really shocked at those of you saying it was Kirstie’s weight that hurt Maks. Seriously?!?! He wasn’t dragging around Rita Macneil for pete’s sake! (sorry for those of you in the US, Rita Macneil is a very large Canadian singer)

    She isn’t as big as everyone is pointing out! Yes, she is a big girl, but look at how fit Maks is! He just had a leg cramp.

    At first my husband and I thought it was part of their routine, but then when you could see the pain in his face, we looked at each other and said Uh oh. She is a great dancer, and I hope she makes it far. Way farther than that damn Kendra.

  26. Maks Back says:

    Dear Maksim,

    I shall not recover until you refrain from moving things over my rated capacity without the proper leaverage.


    Your Back

    p.s. I want to thank “Left Thigh” for being the fall guy.

  27. Ron says:

    I like Kirstie overall but the hair needs to be brushed, combed, styled, anything once a week already.

  28. Judy says:

    Love Kirstie and Maks. Last night’s fall was clearly Maks’ fault…his leg gave out from under him, causing them to fall, whether from a misstep, Kirstie’s weight, or a leg cramp. However, they recovered nicely, and I also think Kirstie has a good chance at second or third place. I’d love to see her hair sleeked back in a high ponytail–she has a pretty face and could carry that look very well. She needs to wear knee-length dresses, because the long dresses make her look larger than she is. I think she looks great.

  29. DGO says:

    Well, I’m probably going to get jumped for this, but here it is: when you are a larger person, you have a responsibility to your partner not to injure them. With so much lifting, it’s imperative that the female partner keep her weight down to a reasonable level. I’m not talking ano measurements here, just not enough to crush a bus. Kirstie outweights Maks and they really shouldn’t be trying some of those moves. If they DIDN’T try them, they wouldn’t get the scores, but that’s just my point: someone that huge and unable to do the required moves shouldn’t be on the show.

  30. the original bellaluna says:

    I don’t watch the show, but I like these two dancing together.

  31. Amanda G says:

    And now let the lame fat jokes begin…

    But seriously, it looked like it was a muscle spasm or a previous injury and not her weight.

  32. James Garcia says:

    Some of you people are so mean, I would be careful of what you say. You also might be fat one day. I think she is doing a great job, considering her lack of experience .

  33. rkintn says:

    I watched the show last night. I even rewound it and watched the fall again. I hate to say it but it does look like the force from the move (along with her weight) was what caused him to fall. I’m not being mean, I’m a fat girl myself, but facts are facts. Maks is a strong man but you know there was alot of weight and force coming down on that leg….so it isn’t a surprise that he got injured. I know he was trying to help by saying it had nothing to do with her but that only made it worse and more obvious.

  34. Uzi says:

    Yes, Kirstie’s carrying a few extra pounds, and she’s also one of the oldest, possibly THE oldest (how old is Sugar Ray?) contestants. So I say “you go girl!” And kudos to her and Maks for persevering after the fall.

    @Marjalane…Regarding Petra: were we watching the same dance? Yes, she’s beautiful and yes she did a decent job, much better than her two previous performances. But no way did she deserve a 9 from Len and no way should she be tied for first place with my favorite, Hines (and Kym). And enough with the tsunami aleady!

  35. rkintn says:

    I totally agree that Kirstie is rockin’ it! I couldn’t believe she is 60!! I can only hope that I am that vivacious and gorgeous when I am 60.

  36. Becky says:

    In spite of the extra weight, got to say she looks good for 60! Whatever she’s doing (or not doing) in terms of her face is working well for her-she doesn’t look like she’s had any obvious work done.

  37. Kloops says:

    @Maks Back.

    Nailed it!! That’s the first good laugh I’ve had all day.

  38. sandy says:

    so far, no ones been mean spirit, nothing but understanding and praise for both of them. i like maks, he seems genuine.

  39. Confuzzle says:

    I have a crap knee that pops out at the most unexpected times, and watching that it looked like something like that. Nothing to do with her.

  40. Francesca says:

    That was a hyper extension of his ACL for sure; I would bet money. 200+lbs on his knee, forcing it backward, just what you don’t want to do – OUCH! Ice, medic, he will be in for knee surgery within a month. Let the countdown begin…

  41. Sue says:

    All I know is that as I watched Max drag Kirstie across the floor, I said “to him,” “Poor thing, having to drag all that weight across the flo..” and as I was saying the word “floor,” he collapsed under her weight! His body was stretched out horizontally in an awkward sideways position and it could not support her substantially hefty weight no matter how fit he is! He was REALLY hurting but he put his pain aside and finished the performance because “the show must go on.” He was in terrible pain when Tom was talking to them and again when they were interviewed in back. He kept TRYING to get away so he could tend to his side and back or wherever he was injured! It is also why at least three of the other professionals ran after him to help him. They KNEW how badly he was hurt! I was angry at Kirstie because she never said, even one time, that she was sorry because it might have been her fault! She just kept standing there like an idiot who didn’t have a clue! She should have been more concerned about Max and accepted some responsibility for his injuries! And to the person who thinks Kirstie looks like she has lost weight–we must not be looking at the same woman!

  42. rp says:

    A dancer of Maks’ caliber would have no problem with such a move. As a dancer you support your own weight (look at her posture etc). They practiced this move many times and there was no problem. Sometimes you just give out. It happens. Enough with the fat jokes. Is she heavy, yes… is she the largest human on earth, no. Often times the heaviest dancer’s make the best partners because they are conscious of their own weight so they carry it themselves. Dancing is not easy and it takes a lot of courage to do it in front of people, especially when you are not a stick. Don’t forget she isn’t a spring chicken guys. Have some respect! She is out there moving and grooving while you sit on your sofa… Keep rocking it Kirstie!