Dancing With the Stars is notorious for spawning a million hook-up rumors -- Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke, Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke (pretty much anyone with Burke). This is not even mentioning Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Julianne Hough and Apollo Anton Ohno and countless others.
Is it the dancing together or the time together that brings sex to the table? This season, we may see a little of the smoochie-smoochie. But I will make some early predictions.
Here are the pairings and the rated likelihood of hookup on a scale of 1-10:
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: This one has potentially explosive written all over it, but my guess is that these two will actually clash more than mesh. I give it a 3.
Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel: Not a chance. She is married with a new(ish) baby and he is openly gay. This is the only one with a big fat zero.
Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas: With a Disney background, it seems very unlikely that Chelsea Kane would risk her career with a sex scandal. I give this one a 3.
Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani: No way. 2, tops.
Romeo and Chelsie Hightower: HIGH. Maybe a 7 on a scale of 1-10? They are both young and cute. Why not?
Petra Nemcova and Dimitry Chaplin: Nemcova has been to the dark side and back after surviving the tsunami. She lost her first fiance Simon Atlee in that tsunami and nearly lost her life. In December, she became engaged to actor Jamie Belman. In other words, I am going to give this one a 1. I would say 0, but as far as I know, both are straight, so it is within the realm of human possibility, but a serious long shot.
Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke: He is married (though it is not clear if he is happy, but three kids tell me he is). It has never stopped the rumors before, but I am still betting on a semi-low likelihood. Let's say 5.
Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer: I don't know a lot about him, but Lacey has never really had one of these rumors so she is kind of due. I give this one a 6.
Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya: Not likely. He is much, much older than her. Maybe a 2.
Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: Karina may have a history of (maybe) hooking up with her partners (Mario Lopez), but Macchio's marriage is pretty strong from what it seems. Her met his wife when he was 15 and has been married to her for close to 25 years. I'd say very low on this, maybe a 1 at best.
Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: I give this one the highest. An 8. Why? Because as far as I can tell both are single. And ready to mingle? Time will tell...
Who do you think will hook up?
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