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'Dancing' Star Pulls MAJOR Strings for VIP Guest

3/29/2011 8:51 AM 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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We got pics of the progress -- one of the pools has now been drained and the other is still a work in progress. 

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b walker    

why won't aol post are comments about the birth cert.You can't get a comment posted thanking Mr Trump .You go Gie.

1304 days ago


Maksim Chmerkovskiy
The guy is a loser all way around,
treats women like trash.
His only love is for himself.
If he does anything good or of value,
its for a reason.
Usually a personal reason, bum probably
needed some good PR since he has been so
into women bashing.
What a puke.

1304 days ago


Maksim is not a bum. he is a great dancer i love watching him u got maksim.

1304 days ago


b.walker...thanking mr.trump for what??????it's stupid ,maybe that's why it isn't birthers wouldn't believe anything even if jesus christ came down and handed it to you still wouldn't believe it.....

1304 days ago


b.walker, you are the reason humanity will not survive. Your parents should have been castrated.

1304 days ago


I absolutely love Maksim. He is a great dancer and real easy on the eyes.

1304 days ago


max is the best on the show that's why len dos'ent like him.

1304 days ago

Kim G    

I think what Maks is doing is wonderful! He is a beautiful dancer and one of the only reasons I watch DWTS. It's time to put on everyday people (like me) on the show -- the dancers are now the stars and sometimes more known than the "celebrities".

Good luck Maksim & Kirstie! I was pleasantly surprised -- she dances really well for 50 plus and has an awesome teacher!

1304 days ago


Mayby Max should give the Barefoot Contessa some humanity lessons. She had to be guilted into helping a young boy with leukemia, she only contacted him after she got bad PR. Max can dance and this gesture seems genuine to me.
Thanks Max for using your celebrity for good.

1304 days ago

norma jane brooks    

way to go max watched while my late fiancee endored cancer treatments it's very hard on the body she deseares the special vip treatment & i'm greatful that you noticed

1304 days ago


Maksim is a a very good dancer and he has class.... Only the lonely would make nasty comments...

1304 days ago


Debbie in the number 2 coment needs to get a life.

1304 days ago


Maksim could make MY night anytime. That man is sizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzlin HOT........

1304 days ago


Hope Ina Garten see'a what he did.Pay attention Ina, some people have a heart ...

1304 days ago


I would show my birth certificate to anyone right now. The original official one. I have had to show my 3 sons Birth Certificates since the first was born in '81 before they could participate in recreation and YMCA football, baseball, and basketball locally. They have had to show their birth certificates to enter Oratorical and Essay contests. Why shouldn't the standard be even higher for the president, the leader of the free world?

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