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"Dancing" Pro Ices Yamaguchi

4/1/2008 4:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi better watch out -- there's a few sour Tonya Harding-types in the "Dancing with the Stars" mix.


Penn Jillette already ripped her a new one, saying her triple axel-filled past (like that of all the choreographed boybanders before her) has given Kristi an edge ... and he's not bellyaching solo.

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YONKERS, NY    

FIRST!!!

2333 days ago
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Liz    

TMZ, you are relentless! Why do you insist on trying to stir up shi# on DWTS?

2333 days ago
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Summer Wheatley    

#3- You're absolutely right. What edge does Kristi have? Choreography. Marisa Jaret Winokur had choreography when she danced in hairspray. I guess they forget the Apolo Anton Ohno was a skater too.

2333 days ago
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charlotte    

Never again will I believe anything TMZ says. After the Elliot comments nothing you say is credible:(

2333 days ago
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Dan    

I admire how Amy Sedaris "came out" last week about her Internet addiction and particularly her addition to cyberstalking and cyberbullying. I would love to see her discuss her addition on TMZ TV sometime.

2333 days ago
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janet    

Kristi Yamaguchi has a total edge and she knows it, and she trys to down play it, Acts like she is so shy, oh ya, right. She used to skate in front of thousands of people....She is so competitive, she probably practices extra hours etc.

i don't care about her being in it, but don't try to act like you don't want it, or can't dance...please....

2333 days ago
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Hyde    

Kristi never did a triple axel, instead focusing on her artistry. Smart move!

2333 days ago
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denise    

She has no more advantage than---- Mario (who has dancing experience in his shows) , Sabrina (who had dancing experience for her shows, Mario Lopez who has had dance lessons in his past ,

She hasn't skated professionally for years. The only thing skating has given her for DWTS is "grace" Being a figure skater doesn't help her with the steps but it does help with being graceful

2333 days ago
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tired of the bs    

Yamaguchi is no worse than that bimbo "cheetah girl" was last year......

2333 days ago
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crazed    

Oh Please. What a bunch of idiots you all are. Here is a professional dancer telling you that, yes, absolutely , an olympic skater has an advantage. Of course she does. Skaters train rigorously in all kinds of dance disciplines from a very young age. It's a huge part of their training. She was probably taking ballet, jazz and modern master classes when she was 6 years old.

2333 days ago
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gnat    

Dito #13!!!

You CANNOT be that high level of an ice skater without LOTS and LOTS of dance classes of all varieties. It is not comparble to boy-band types who have only ben choreographed. We are talking YEARS of dance training - it is akin to having a amateur ballerina compete. Kristi is fantastic - but is it truly fair - or is this all just a ruse to get more ratings?

2333 days ago
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WHAT THE?    

GO KRISTI!!! SHE'S GONNA WIN & DESERVES TO!!!!!!!!!

2333 days ago
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KMM    

I think what Kristi has that the others don't is stamina - she's still in great shape and can probably train a lot harder and more effectively than the others. Did you see Shannon Elizabeth - she almost passed out!

Most of the pro athlete do well because the have the discipline and stamina to take the hours of work.

2333 days ago
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dregs    

She clearly has an advantage. Anyone who can figure skate at her level is already a dancer. The show is phoney.

2333 days ago
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Nelson    

Kristi rules on ice and the dance floor.

2333 days ago
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