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'Dancing' Star Pulls MAJOR Strings for VIP Guest

3/28/2011 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Maksim Chmerkovskiy isn't just "making time" for a "Dancing with the Stars" fan who's going through cancer treatment -- he's hooking her up with the experience of a lifetime ... TMZ has learned.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Sources connected to the production tell us Maksim had been furiously trying to set up the perfect evening for a special VIP guest ... asking for front row seats for tonight's show along with special backstage passes ... and now we've learned there's a reason he's so motivated.

We're told a friend of Maksim's informed the dancer about a woman who was having a really tough time with recent cancer treatments -- and she happened to be a fan of the show. So Maksim sprung into action, instantly trying to do everything he could to help get her mind off the pain.

Of course, Maksim came through -- and the woman is all set for a night she'll never forget.

Amazing how some people find time for the things that matter.



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Take note of that you bare foot biotchhh!

1268 days ago


I've never been a big fan of the show but now a huge fan of Marksim. What a great thing to do for someone who is having a rough time in life.

He is a class act!

1268 days ago


So is this the new TMZ method of operation. Follow all the new celebrity charity publicity releases so you can praise them on their one good deed and still be able to spin your horrifically flawed story on Ina Garten an still have people crap all over her? Maybe you should get actual statistics from MAW and find out how many celebrity requests they receive per year and how many are either not responded to or rejected so people can see the real view of how things really work. But no, you are only really after web hits and how many comments you receive to make more $$ for yourselves instead of doing any factual reporting.

1268 days ago

I hate Ina    

I, for one, love the new TMZ approach to celebs and charity. Very entertaining. And good for Maksim!

1268 days ago


For the publicity? You really think he would go out of his way, use time and energy for someone else to look good? REALLY? Can't we just celebrate the fact that a celebrity did something good for another person for a change...why spend energy being a hater?

1268 days ago


He has to win this year, he deserves it.

1268 days ago


Mr. Nice Guy all the sudden??

1268 days ago


Mark Ballas is looking like a clown, too animated.

1268 days ago


What an amazing guy to make that happen for her. Such a cutie on the outside with a big heart!!!! WTG Maks!!!!

1268 days ago


Too bad Kirsty is so foul, she can't forgive a man for making a stupid joke or ignore it. He apologized and then her vulgar mouth reminded me of how obnoxious she is. What a fat ass.

1268 days ago


Maksim you Rock!!!!
A certain cooking Diva {Ina Gartner} should take lessons from Maksim!!!

1268 days ago


Subtle, TMZ!

I do respect the fact that Ina Garten was initially honest about having no desire to meet with the child. When celebs do obligatory meet-ups when they're really not into being there, it's evident to everyone involved and its extremely disappointing (especially to kids, who do pick up on that sort of thing). Frankly, I feel it's better to say no and spare the child the disappointment of realizing their "hero" is apathetic or kind of a jerk. If kindness is not inherently present, you cannot "guilt" it into existence. Wish you would leave it alone.

1268 days ago


"Amazing how some people find time for the things that matter"
Nice dig at that food network bitch.

1268 days ago


Maksim is a class act. Kudos for him! Ina Garten, on the other hand, is an extremely selfish woman who obviously lacks even the smallest kernels of human kindness and compassion. Shame on her! I will never watch her show again.

1268 days ago


TMZ now will be accepting any requests for children or adults in cancer treatment or remission for their celebrity wish.
Call 888-847-9869. They have all the contacts and will be able to help you through the tough each of your personal tough times.

1268 days ago
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