Maksim & Karina: Dancing Over to the Emmys

Source: DWTS real-life lovebirds will perform during the television industry's big awards night

By Marc Malkin Sep 03, 2009 8:04 PMTags
Karina Smirnoff, Maksim ChmerkovskiyJoe Kohen/Getty Images

Dancing With the Stars' real-life sweethearts Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are waltzing their way into the Emmys.

A source exclusively reveals that the husband-and-wife-to-be (they got engaged on New Year's Eve) will be performing during the big awards show Sept. 20.

I know exactly what they'll be doing, but I think I'm gonna hold off on telling ya too much so you can be surprised. I promise, however, it's going to be fun.

The two have already shown us what kind of fancy footwork they could get themselves into...

Karina and Maksim performed together two years ago at the ALMA Awards and most recently did a stint starring on Broadway in the Latin and ballroom dance show Burn the Floor.

Looks like dance is going to be a big part of the television industry's biggest night of the year. First-time host Neil Patrick Harris convinced producers to hire Tabitha and Napoleon from So You Think You Can Dance to work on the show.

"I love the So You Think You Can Dance show," Harris recently told Entertainment Weekly. "I think it's some of the best hours on TV...So I pitched bringing back some sort of dance element to the awards show, which had been done away with because it seemed tepid."

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmys will broadcast live on CBS from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.


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