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Kirstie Alley Reveals Her New Name for Dancing With the Stars

Injuries. Stressful rehearsals. Judges dropping offensive comments. Dancing With the Stars has certainly turned into quite the dramatic showing, and with only four pairs left, emotions are running at full throttle.
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Injuries. Stressful rehearsals. Judges dropping offensive comments. Dancing With the Stars has certainly turned into quite the dramatic showing, and with only four pairs left, emotions are running at full throttle.

Ralph Macchio and partner Karina Smirnoff certainly had some feedback for us regarding Bruno Tonioli's shocking remark, while Hines Ward and Kym Johnson relived the most terrifying moment in their DWTS career. With all that going on, it's no wonder Kirstie Alley has given Dancing with the Stars a new name...

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"This isn't a dance competition. This should be Mind F--king With the Stars," Kirstie proclaims when we caught up with her after the show. She was actually just talking about her mental strength at this point in the competition, but that name could really be applied to any of the competitors. For example, Ralph had lots to say about Bruno's behavior and how it could affect his mindset during the semifinals.

"It was a bad job by him. I'm sure he recognizes that. I want to hear my criticism about how I can be better, not a comment that is just going to make a sound bite," Ralph tells us. "And I get that it's a show, but I'm very protective of [Karina]. I bit my tongue, and she responded by saying, 'classy,' which was a very good thing to say. That comment was just airtime wasted." Karina Smirnoff agrees with her partner, adding: "I think he wanted just some camera time and attention, and that's the way to do it."

But the big story of the night was the recovery of Kym Johnson after a shocking injury that left her in a neck brace up until this morning. "The doctors just cleared me this morning. I feel OK now. I'm a little bit sore, but I feel fine. I took a few pain killers to get through it, but I really feel fine," she assures us. "For me, to be dancing tonight and for Hines to pull me through like he did is just amazing. I really honestly feel very blessed and very lucky that it didn't go another way, because it really could have. It's really scary. But I'll get through it."

Hines Ward wasn't afraid to show just how much his partner's injury affected him, even going so far as to wonder if he could have done something differently. "I was just very emotional. I tried not to watch the package. As a football player you're supposed to be this macho guy, but the look that she had in her eyes from that fall was scary because I couldn't do anything to help her," he says somberly. "So I was a little upset and emotional. I wish I could have fell differently or done something."

Kym quickly jumped in to remind Hines that he couldn't have done anything to help, and that she was very proud of their perfect scores tonight. "We're OK and we got through the dance and we got a perfect scores and that was you. That was you that got us those scores," she says to him. As for their hopes for the finals, Kym thinks Hines should definitely be one of the last two stars dancing. "Hines is a great dancer, so we're just going to count on that right now. Hines deserves to be in the finals," she tells us proudly.

But they aren't the only ones with their eyes on the prize. Kirstie and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are also betting to be waltzing closer to that mirror-ball trophy. "I feel like it's our destiny," Kirstie says. "And then I want to get really, really, really good! I do feel like I keep getting better, and that's good, but I just want to be spectacular."

Finally, Chelsea Kane is merely excited to be done with the "intense" week she just had. "You're at a point where there's no excuse to be bad. There's no get out-of-jail free card. It's time now where you should really be kicking butt. I was really stressed out this week. I'm so excited to take a nap," she laughs.

Do you agree with Ralph and Karina regarding Bruno's comments? And who do you think has danced their last dance?

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