Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy fall (VIDEO)

So just what happened with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kirstie Alley? Chmerkovskiy took a tumble and took Alley with him. Why did this happen? Is he pushing himself too hard or was she too heavy.

In 1980, Alley moved to Los Angeles and her parents were in an accident in 1981 with her mother dying. Her father almost died. But she also got her first role in a “Star Trek” movie (1982 “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”). That’s why she chose this particular song which is about hope despite tragedy for Alley.

The song, “Over the Rainbow,” is sung by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole who was a Hawaiian musician who died at age 38 in 1997. He weighed in at 757 pounds. The medley of “Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World” was released in 1993.

It does point out one problem for the men–working with a woman who weighs as much or more than you can be a health risk. Chmerkovskiy was really sweet but do we really want to see Chmerkovskiy doing lifts with Alley? I don’t think so.

Despite the fall, Alley and Chmerkovskiy scored well enough.

Rumba

  1. Kendra Wilkinson  and Louis van Amstel: 23 (8,7, 8) to “You and Me” to Musiq Soulchild
  2. Chris Jericho  and Cheryl Burke: 21 (7, 7, 7) to Let It Be” to  The Beatles
  3. Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 21 (7, 7, 7) to Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole/Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 21 (7, 7, 7) to “Stay Gold” by Stevie Wonder
  4. Romeo Miller  and Chelsie Hightower: 20 (7, 6, 7) to “I’ll Be There” to The Jackson 5

Here’s how the teams ranked at the end of the evening.

  1. Hines Ward  and Kym Johnson: 25 (8, 9, 8)/Petra Nemcova  and Dmitry Chaplin: 25 (8, 9, 8)
  2. Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas: 23 (7, 8, 8)/Kendra Wilkinson  and Louis van Amstel: 23 (8,7, 8)
  3. Chris Jericho  and Cheryl Burke: 21 (7, 7, 7)/Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 21 (7, 7, 7)/Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 21 (7, 7, 7)
  4. Romeo Miller  and Chelsie Hightower: 20 (7, 6, 7)/Sugar Ray Leonard  and Anna Trebunskaya: 20 (7, 6, 7)
  5. Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani: 15 (5, 5, 5)
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About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, Examiner.com and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and RogerEbert.com. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

Posted on April 5, 2011, in Dancing with the Stars Season 12, Kirstie Alley, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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