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'Dancing' Stars -- Tea Bag for Two?!

9/14/2010 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Before Tony Dovolani and Maksim Chmerkovskiy inject their brute masculinity into the "Dancing with the Stars" ballroom ... the duo takes part in a very secret ritual -- a little tea party.

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Sources close to the show tell TMZ, Tony and Maks turn over a new leaf before every performance -- but it ain't your average brew.

We're told Maks' favorite drink is a white tea infused with blueberries ... and Tony prefers a sweet herbal tea with notes of caramel ... both from a company called Dr. Tea's.

The two ballroom pros are known for keeping things steamy.


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lawlady333    

Hmmmm, must get crowded in that "closet."

1469 days ago
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christy    

dancing with the stars has got to find a way to get JOHN TRAVOLTA on their show. It would be the largest ratings ever!!

1469 days ago
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tami    

tea for two lol

1469 days ago
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Eric    

John Travolta? Really? I'd rather see Patrick Swayze on the show - and he's dead.

1469 days ago
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Anonymous    

Maks and Tony are so tacky. Yuck!

1469 days ago
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Mo    

I knew they were lovers. They both have each other listed as top friend on myspace. And Max has a pic on his myspace where hes laying on some dude.

1469 days ago
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Mary    

I love me some Tony, but - man - he makes an ugly woman!! Doubt if his wife and kids think he gay!

1469 days ago
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Anonymous    

Why do people pretend to be straight? Not 100% sure about Tony, but, would bet the farm that Maks is gay. That engagement to Karina was a joke!

1469 days ago
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KTD    

I'll bet anything Maks is gay. Tony, on the other hand, is rumored to cheat on his wife. Nasty rumors about him all around.

1469 days ago
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Anonymous    

Reply to Mary's comment above:

Plenty of gay people marry. It is common. Not saying Tony is or is not gay, but, getting married and having kids does not disprove that he is gay.

1469 days ago
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Anonymous    

I have heard those cheating rumors about Tony too. It would not surprise me that is for sure. The guy is cheese on legs!

1469 days ago
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Karen    

These guys are the only reason I watch the show. Tony is the hottest.

1469 days ago
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Mary    

I never said Tony was gay or straight. I said I doubt his wife and kids thought he was gay. I really don't care one way or the other.

1469 days ago
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JOHN    

Nice Harvey! How much did the porn king Dennis pay you to run this story!

1469 days ago
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jj    

When I did couple dancing, for fun, I never got so much hetro-lovin' in my life! Dancing is like sex to music. It really gets the hormones flowing! So no, male dancers don't always = gay.
But dancing does require that you be artistic, creative, and at ease with your body - and this may skew towards gay a bit.
Plus, when you're a pro, you need the ego to think highly of yourself, and likely have a high sex drive to go with it - whether you're gay, bi or str8.

1469 days ago
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