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High scores, high-heeled horror on 'Dancing'

April 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The season's highest score was notched on "Dancing With The Stars" Monday. But it's something else that has even more people talking.

Kirstie Alley joked last week that she'd have a wardrobe malfunction this week. She was kidding. But it came true anyway when her shoe fell off during a romantic waltz.

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were waltzing their way around the dance floor. But after a slick move, Kirstie realized her shoe had slid off her foot.

"Nobody's shoes come off. It's like, stupid," said Kirstie.

She still got a "22" from the judges with kind words for her musicality.

"But what are they going to say to a person who falls down and then shoes come off," said Kirstie. "They have to find some phrase other than, 'You idiot -- what are you doing on this show?'"

Kirstie landed in seventh place with the judges, but still only four points out of first.

That honor this week goes to Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas, who got a season-high 26 for their Viennese Waltz.

"We still didn't know some of the moves," said Chelsea. "I was still messing up. So this was the most terrified I had ever been going into a routine."

One point behind, Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff tied for second place with Hines Ward and Kym Johnson.

"You should see what's going to happen next week, God's willing, we're going to make it through," said Karina. "We have something really special."

"I think she believes more in me than I do myself," said Hines. "So every week, it's like, 'Oh, here we go again.'"

"Of course I believe in you. You're incredible," said Kym.

With 23 points apiece there's a three-way tie for fourth place this week, and each of these teams performed the Paso Doble.

It's one close race.

"That makes it more exciting. I think everybody is going to push themselves harder and we'll see, you know?" said Petra Nemcova.

"I never rehearsed so hard," said Romeo. "And I loved this because I was able to be a man. I was able to play this character and, like, I want to be the next big action hero."

"We're here to be entertaining and do the best we can to give people at home something fun to watch," said Chris Jericho. "And I think we've done that every week."

But this week, Chris's partner, Cheryl Burke, showed me she hurt herself, but hopes it's nothing serious.

Sugar Ray Leonard landed in eight place, followed by Kendra Wilkinson in last.

"My son told me, 'Loosen up,' and that's what I'm doing," said Sugar Ray.

"That's right," said Anna Trebunskaya. "He's listening to his 10-year-old son."

"I don't take criticism very well. I'm a person who just wants to run and hide in a corner and just hide and bundle up in a little ball," said Kendra.

One of the nine couples will be sent home on Tuesday night's "Dancing With The Stars."