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Dancing With The Stars: Kirstie Alley And Maksim Chmerkovskiy Chat With Oprah Winfrey

April 16, 2011 08:00 AM by Allyson Wells

Despite two slip-ups in their previous performances, Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are in it to win it on Dancing with the Stars. The dancing duo recently appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Kirstie revealed why she signed on to do the show and Maks spoke out on how he really feels about Kirstie.

Kirstie told Oprah that her dancing experience has served as an emotional release. “It’s actually been cathartic for me, because I felt like I was broken for awhile before the show.” She also told Oprah that she hopes to drop 30 to 40 pounds before the show is over. “It’s given me confidence back, so it’s been amazing.”

Maks gushed that Kirstie had made this dancing season his best yet. “I’ve never had a star of this caliber before. All of my partners were amazing, but this is a whole new side of Dancing with the Stars that I’ve never experienced.”

The duo also teased the audience with a dance, in which Kirstie disrobed Maks and pleasing women everywhere.

As for what Kirstie plans to do after the show, she revealed that she has big plans for her new dancing knowledge. She told UsMagazine, “I would like to dance in a movie. I’d like to be able to say ‘cut’ and do it again. I want to do Broadway. It’s one of the big reasons I’m doing this. Even though I keep forgetting that.” Maybe Julianne Hough can create a spot for her in her new film, a Broadway adaptation of the popular Rock of Ages musical.

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