Self-professed “Fat Actress” Kirstie Alley is hoping her run around the ballroom on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars will help her flatten her tummy while feeding her loins. We hear the star is so desperate for a date that she’s totally freaking out her partner, sexy European Maksim Chmerkosviy.
It’s not unheard of for pro dancers on the reality ratings hit to hook up with the celebrities they’re training (Hello? Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke!) and The Snitch Circuit is chuckling over whispers that 60-year-old Kirstie has gone totally “cougar” for Maks.
The chronic dieter is head-over-hamburgers for Maks, who recently returned to his native Ukraine to star in the nation’s first season of The Bachelor, squeals spill to The National Enquirer. At 31, Chmerkosviy is young enough to be Kirstie son — and she sure bares little resemblance to the hunk’s former fiancee, fellow DWTS star Karina Smirnoff — but that’s little deterrent for Alley.
Much to Maks’ chagrin, Kirstie’s about one boiled bunny away from flipping into Fatal Attraction mode, spywitnesses say.
“…Her aggressive advances are so over the top that he can’t stand to be around her,” yaps one show insider. “Maks is a ladies’ man and is used to attention from women, but Kirstie is way too old and frankly not his type.”
Ouch! And if that weren’t enough to induce a round of binge eating, Dancing snoops say “Kirstie’s constant sexual innuendoes” have become such a pain in the heels that Maksim is already ready to swap partners.
“…She better tone down the come-ons or she’s going to lose a friend and the contest.”
Alley has no comment on rumors that she’s been laying it on thick for Maks, but admits that winning the coveted mirror ball trophy is only one of the benefits of appearing on the 12th season of Dancing With The Stars, which premieres next Monday, March 21.
“I’ve lost 60 pounds, and I have 30 or 40 more to go,” the former Jenny Craig spokesmodel said this week. “And I think with this strenuous, rigorous dance schedule, I think it’s going to work. It’s exciting.”
Kelly Osbourne famously lost 42 pounds after competing on the ninth season of the program.