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  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy "Sets the Record Straight" About Dancing with the Stars Exit

  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy has hit the Dancing with the Stars floor for the last time for now.Photos: Meet Dancing with the Stars Season 16 cast!"I just want to set the record straight to all of my amazing fans that I ...
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