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Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- How I Beat the Rap ...

5/25/2010 7:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Maksim Chmerkovskiy admits he was driving like a speed demon when cops pulled him over in Hollywood last night -- but according to the "Dancing" star, that's not why he got in trouble. 

We just spotted Maksim out in L.A. -- just a few hours before the big "Dancing with the Stars" finale ... and dude told us the cop merely warned him about his lack of license plates on his brand new Mercedes.

Problem is -- the cop was driving in the other direction, and probably wouldn't have even noticed Maksim if he wouldn't have gunned it out of STK.

As for why the cop let Maksim off the hook, dude told us, "Apparently, he's a fan."


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I am petitioning ABC to recruit the following people for the next DWTS:

1. Kooky The Clown
2. Harvey Levin
3. Balls
4. Pee Wee Herman
5. Boy George
6. Tila Tequila
7. Snooki
8. J Woww
9. Pauly D
10. The Situation
11. OJ Simpson (I know hes in jail but maybe an exception)
12. Lindsey Lohan
13. Octo Mom
14. David Hasselhoff (if hes not dead by then)
15. Jesse James
Care to add to the list?

1577 days ago


"15. Maks is so cute. I think this is the first year i recall him being so relaxed on DWTS. In his free dance with Erin, Maks said it was the story of him and Erin. Well, if that was so then they are a couple. A cute couple with excellent chemistry.

Maks puts on a good show being so inlove with himself, but i have heard that he is NOT THAT WAY AT ALL."
-Posted at 8:33 PM on May 25, 2010 by sc1432

I can't remember seeing anyone on DWTS have as much chemistry as Erin and Maks! They were definitely a joy to watch. I've even gone back to other seasons to see if he was as affectionate with his other parters... nuh-uh.

In an interview with Maks and Karina, they said he was the one who planning their wedding - she didn't want to deal with the details. Nice, Karina, nothing like being a loving partner.

Maks deserved better than Karina, and it would seem that he found it in Erin. DWTS is certainly a relationship bootcamp because of all the stress, hard work, and getting to see your partner at their best and worst. Erin and Maks don't hesitate to tell interviewers that they bring out the best in each other. And, if you watch and compare interviews, it's easy to see what an affectionate and romantic person Maks really is. I hope they can maintain what they have found together when they get back to a normal life.

1577 days ago


David Hasselhoff has actually approached DWTS to be on next season. Maybe they can pair him with Maks. Two has-beens. What a match.

1576 days ago


He is NOT gay. He's the hottest thing ever on DWTS!!!

1484 days ago
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