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Derek Ho disses fellow DWTS pro Maks Chmerkovskiy: "He's inesecure" + comes for Meryl Davis
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Derek Hough’s book, Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion, is coming out tomorrow (August 5), but while he was still on tour with his sister Julianne Hough, he previewed some of the book’s leading lessons with USA Today.

One lesson references Derek’s fellow
DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who has affectionately and not-so-affectionately been dubbed The Bad Boy of the Ballroom. That lesson was labeled “Power over others is weakness in disguise,” and it’s likely to raise some eyebrows — and do nothing to heal rifts in the respective Maks and Derek fandoms.

Fellow Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, known as the bad boy of the ballroom, is really insecure. Hough says Maks and his Olympic skater partner Meryl Davis were never dating, despite their closeness on the show. "No," he says, explaining that
the show created a story line for them: Meryl became the coach, Maks became the student. "I've always known this," says Hough, "but (Maks) is incredibly insecure. He's not confident in what he does as much as he puts it out. So he overcompensates
. If you think about it, that's why people lash out, get angry or frustrated - is out of fear. If you're very confident in who you are, you wouldn't have reason to lash out."

Maks probably wouldn’t disagree with the idea that he has insecurities, but is it different when a fellow pro publicly calls you out on it? (This is now the second Hough family member to call out Maks, after guest judge Julianne accused Maks of phoning in his Switch Up dance.)

Back in Season 18, Week 6, Maks exposed his fears during Tango rehearsals with Meryl, reliving the drama of Julianne accusing him of phoning it in. Meryl said the problem was that he was questioning himself. Maks said he wasn’t scared, he was terrified. In the back of his mind he could see this as the season where he could finally win. He didn’t want to get sucked into the competition, since he saw that as his mistake in past seasons, but he was right back in that mindset. “I must be the weakest friggin person in this cast,” he confessed. Their Tango ended up being one of their best dances, and of course they went on to win the season.


the respective Maks and Derek fandoms


This demon child.

Glad to hear that Meryl has the good taste to not date Maks tho.

Edited at 2014-08-09 09:22 pm (UTC)

they had breakfast this morning lol

and if you knew anything about her last boyfriend you wouldn't say that...Maks is a major upgrade

It's all relative though, bc he's still a douche. And maybe Meryl's learning from her mistakes then! lol

Edited at 2014-08-09 09:33 pm (UTC)

To be fair, he was in Michigan today. He was at the shopping center a mile from my house. I avoided it because I wanted to avoid the rabid fangirls and fanboys.

Lol, Briarwood by any chance?

Dead! They pissed me off when they took the F21 outta that mall. There are no good malls for a minute.

Wasn't she dating her skating partner?

no, in fact her partner Charlie just got engaged to Tanith Belbin.

no, her coach's son Fedor Andreev (he used to skate as well)

That closet case is so annoying.

yuck @ all parties involved.

I'm sure we're all inesecure sometimes.

Derek Ho

Any relation to Don or Hoku?

Derek hough is America's Ian Thorpe. Whenever ur ready girl.....

How dare you insult Ian Thorpe so.

I detest the troll Derek, but he did apologize & claimed that the quote was taken out of context, fwiw. Not that his opinion means shit anyway.

lol, the context didn't really make it better. he called out maks but good and derek's been passive aggressive about meryl and maks and the show's edit since they won. not that maks hasn't been taking shots at derek for years, but derek can't pretend to be squeaky clean and above such things now.

Maks is probably neurotic as hell, but Derek ain't a shining prince himself so....

what kind of iconic reference

in reference to the gif you youths

Lol, where is that gif from??

showgirls the most iconic movie ever made.

haha I just watched the scene and wthhhhh

My sweet summer child, how have you never seen Showgirls?

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did that say he was coming out?

There's Dancing With The Stars drama? LOL.

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And Maksyl shippers will continue to be in denial over the Maks and Meryl thing. Literally everyone's said they're not dating. Let it go, shippers. lol

Careful Derek, Maks just might call you out for being insecure about your sexuality.

Shut up, Derek!

Whatever Maks and Meryl had/have they do seem to care and respect each other a lot. I'm sure they'll always be good friends.

I'm sorry, but I love Derek and Julianne. And Maks is cocky. But I don't hate him.

Derek said in a tweet earlier this week that he didn't mean it the way it sounded; he should have used a better word than insecure. (I think he threw out a new word choice, but I don't remember what it was!). And Julianne wasn't "calling him out;" she was "judging," which is what she was supposed to do. I don't know; I don't care about the drama.

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