Denise Richards nearly got the snot stomped out of her after Dancing With the Stars cutie Karina Smirnoff accused the controversial former Bond Girl of putting the moves on her rebound fiance Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Maksim and Denise grew close when they were paired together on the current season of the ballroom dance competition. But Karina, who was dumped by Extra host Mario Lopez just last year, was ready to cut a bitch when she heard whispers that Denise was trying to cajole Maks into meeting with her after rehearsal.
DWTS set spies say Denise’s advances towards the handsome hoofer were apparent for Day One.
A source tells The National Enquirer: “She was pretty obvious-laughing at everything he said, touching his shoulder lightly, flattering him…”
Karina, who Enquirer tipsters describe as a “friendly Ukranian,” hit the roof during a rehearsal just weeks before Denise and Maks were axed from the show in late March.
“Karina stormed into a rehearsal session, seeing red! She asked Denise what kind of game she was running. Denise feigned ignorance and said: ‘It’s all about the work.'”
Karina wasn’t buying it, exploding, “Show or no show-I will kick your ass if you don’t stop making moves on fiance,” the petite dance star fumed.