March 1, 2011
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, a Latin ballroom dance champion, is paired with Kirstie Alley for season 12. He has appeared on nine other seasons of "Dancing with the Stars." He danced with Denise Richards on season eight and danced with Brandy during season 11, where the pair made it to the semi-finals and finished in fourth place. We're curious what the physical chemistry between Chermkovskiy and Alley will look like.