'Dancing With the Stars' Pros vs. Celebrities: The Top 5 Feuds
Dancing With the Stars." When people go from being complete strangers to spending an average of six hours together every single day, a bit of friction is inevitable. Sometimes the "DWTS" spats are amusing, but sometimes they can be uncomfortable to watch. And, occasionally, as in the case of contestant Jaleel White and pro Kym Johnson last week, viewers don't get to watch at all -- they can only read conflicting behind-the-scenes reports.
More often than not, the "DWTS" pros and contestants form a united front, with the majority of the show's most memorable "feuds" being between the pros and the judges. But there are cameras at every rehearsal, always ready to catch a dramatic moment. Here are the five biggest pro/celeb tiffs that failed to stay behind the scenes.
5. Erin Andrews vs. Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Season 10
Season 10 was a doozy when it came to fights. Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough, who would go on to win the season, sparred over her intense perfectionism as an "artist"; Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya disagreed over the freestyle choreography; Jake Pavelka snapped at Chelsie Hightower over a move he did not want to do; and Edyta Sliwinska walked out on Aiden Turner after he threatened to quit. But those couples didn't make this list -- two others did, starting with the adorable love-hate relationship of Erin Andrews and Maks Chmerkovskiy, aka the Lucy and Ricky of "DWTS."
Week 5 was an explosive time for Erin and Maks. While practicing their Movie Night jive, which followed an off-week with the tango, Maks decided that, to improve, Erin had to listen to his each and every word. "This entire week is going to be according to Maks," he declared. Good luck with that!
Erin dared to speak out when Maks demanded silence, and he really got frustrated when she asked for an explanation of a move he had already shown her. The result? Maks jumping up and down and yelling, "I did!" To top it off, Erin then got upset about her shoes -- and Maks's sarcasm -- and threw one of her heels at him.
As host Tom Bergeron put it after they danced their Movie Night jive, "You two, by the way, are so cute when you fight!" Maks instantly shot back, "Don't tell her that!"
4. Jennifer Grey vs. Derek Hough, Season 11
Derek is considered a patient and gentle teacher, but he does get ruffled once in a while. In a recent promotional video for the "DWTS" reruns now airing on the Game Show Network, Derek (almost) spilled the beans on his most difficult pairing. "Surprisingly, one of my most challenging partners was actually ... I can't get personal," he teased. "This woman drained me. I cried at home every night."
Who was he talking about? Jennie Garth? Ex-girlfriend Shannon Elizabeth? "DWTS" co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet? The top "challenging" suspects are his most recent winning partners: Nicole Scherzinger and Jennifer Grey, and we think Jennifer probably takes the cake.
During Week 5, Jennifer and Derek had a midseason spat over a particular move that Jennifer just couldn't complete and Derek showed his frustration. "You know what, I'm not going to get it when you get angry with me," she told him. "It doesn't help."
"So I have to ball everything in?" Derek countered. "Should I? Is that what you want me to do, to explode at once?" Jennifer, taken aback, replied, "You know what, you can process it however you need to. I'm saying, control your temper." Derek seemed surprised. "My temper? That's not temper. Trust me."
But Jennifer felt it too difficult to continue. Before leaving the rehearsal hall, she said, "I can't work like this. I'm going to take a little walk." "Seriously?" Derek sniped. "We're wasting more time." He then turned to the camera and said Jennifer took things way too personally.
Obviously, the two made amends. Jennifer and Derek took home the Season 11 mirror ball and the hearts of "DWTS" fans the world over.