"Dancing With The Stars" Drama

(September 27, 2006) — Last night’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars” offered an especially hearty helping of both on and off-camera drama. The night came complete with rule-breaking, rumored romances and even a wardrobe malfunction!The bottom section of actress Monique Coleman’s outfit fell down at one point during her routine, but she told Access Hollywood that she felt it didn’t take away from her dance. The wardrobe mishap aired on the east coast feed of the show, but was edited for the west coast.“Honestly, it dropped me right into the dance at that moment I realized I was so in it and I would have kept dancing…I didn’t want to let myself down or Louis down…It scared me for a second, you know what, pick it up keep on moving,” said Coleman.Contestants Mario Lopez and Joey Lawrence both stretched the limits of their dancing ability (as well as the judges’ patience) with illegal moves incorporated into their dance routines. The two crowd favorites were headed for high scores, and likely would’ve scored perfect 10’s, but didn’t do as well due to having broken the rules.Despite rumors of Lopez’ partner, Karina Smirnoff, being injured, the team tied with Lawrence. Their strong performance occurred amidst speculation that Lopez is reportedly involved with Smirnoff.Singer Willa Ford, however, and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, are definitely an item off the dance floor. Ford told Access Hollywood, “We are hanging out!” Judges advised that their “bonding” off-camera affected their dance.And front-runner Emmitt Smith was not a happy camper. “I’m pissed,” he told Access after ending up with the lowest score. Tune in tonight to see who ends up getting booted.

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