Exclusive: 'DWTS' pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy sidelined by injury

“Dancing With the Stars” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be sitting out tonight’s show because of an injury, ABC News has learned.

The season 18 “DWTS” champion sustained a calf injury during rehearsals on Friday with Heather Morris, a former backup dancer for Beyonce and a star on “Glee.”

Troupe dancer Alan Bersten will take Chmerkovskiy’s place with Morris, but Chmerkovskiy will be in the ballroom cheering her on.

Chmerkovskiy’s return to the stage is unknown, but he is getting treatment for his injury.

“Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Pretty Cure Asks
  • (Thought this would be fun! Feel free to ask me any of them through fanmail since the ask box is closed ;3)
  • 1: Favorite Pretty Cure season?
  • 2: Favorite leader?
  • 3: Favorite Precure overall?
  • 4: Favorite Futari wa Precure?
  • 5: Favorite Splash Star Precure?
  • 6: Favorite Yes! 5 Precure?
  • 7: Favorite Fresh Precure?
  • 8: Favorite Heartcatch Precure?
  • 9: Favorite Suite Precure?
  • 10: Favorite Smile Precure?
  • 11: Favorite Doki Doki Precure?
  • 12: Favorite Happiness Charge Precure?
  • 13: Favorite Go! Princess Precure?
  • 14: Favorite non-Precure ally?
  • 15: Favorite side character?
  • 16: Favorite mascot?
  • 17: Favorite baddie?
  • 18: Favorite transformation?
  • 19: Favorite soundtrack?
  • 20: Favorite character design?
  • 21: Favorite school uniform?
  • 22: Favorite opening?
  • 23: Favorite ending?
  • 24: Favorite ending dance?
  • 25: Favorite All Stars movie?
  • 26: Favorite attack?
  • 27: Favorite season finale?
  • 28: Favorite upgrade form?
  • 29: Favorite magical item?
  • 30: Favorite character overall?

Also, if you just want to watch something beautiful for 15 minutes, here you go. 


In honor of the two year anniversary of the Season 18 finale of Dancing with the Stars, I wanted to post a few pictures from my favorite moment of the finale and really the entire season! 

THIS was perfection! The last photo has always been my favorite! You could just tell that Meryl and Charlie were happy to be back where they belonged with each other as partners! 


Dancing with The Stars: Dance Moms and The Celebrity Dance Duel.
This week I was pleased to see Abby Lee Miller as a guest judge on Dancing With the Stars. The Dance Moms star is one of my favorite tv villains even though I’m sure she doesn’t think she’s a villain. I think she’s great but people love to hate her. The girls from the Abby Lee Dance Company were in attendance as well. Erin Andrews interviewed the young girls and once again we were left longing for the days when Brooke Burke was the host. Mark Ballas did his best Justin Timberlake/Robin Thicke impression by performing his new single. I wasn’t aware Mark was a recording artist although I can’t say I’m surprised. This week DWTS premiered The Celebrity Dance Duel. This challenge is to see how the celebrities do while dancing without their professional partner. The ultimate celebrity pair in the challenge ended up being Amy Purdy and James Maslow. My favorite dance of the night was the tango performed by Danica and Val. Much to my dismay they ended up being the couple going home…. Despite pretty good scores for the night. So now my new favorite couple is Charlie White and Sharna Burgess. What’s their couple name? Charna? Sharlie? Whatever I’m on their bandwagon now,

Confirmed for 10th Anniversary Special:

Kelly Monaco & Val (season 15 All-Stars, 3rd place) – doing their paso doble and/or their surfer flamenco

Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney (season 19 champions) – doing their salsa

Meryl Davis & Maks (season 18 champions) – some individual dance

Emmitt Smith (season 3 champion) – NFL player group dance

Jacoby Jones (season 16, 3rd place) – NFL player group dance

Kurt Warner (season 11, 5th place) – NFL player group dance

Donald Driver (season 14 champion) – NFL player group dance

Chelsea Kane (season 12, 3rd place) – Mark’s partners group dance (?)

Kristi Yamaguchi (season 6 champion) – Mark’s partners group dance (?)

Katherine Jenkins (season 14 runner-up) – Mark’s partners group dance (?)

Sadie Robertson (season 19 runner-up) – Mark’s partners group dance (?)

Maria Menounos (season 14, 4th place) – Derek’s partners group dance (?)

Amber Riley (season 16 champion) – Derek’s partners group dance (?)

Amy Purdy (season 18 runner-up) – Derek’s partners group dance (?)

? & Chelsie – not sure who she’s dancing with or what they’re doing, but she confirmed she’ll be back