It doesn't sound like Brandy will be dancing to her own music during her quest for the Dancing With the Stars discoball trophy.
"I think it's a little cheesy," her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy tells me. "When I danced with Mel B, we danced to, I think, "Spice Up Your Life." She was like, ‘Jesus, I can't believe we're doing this.' I said, ‘No, it's fun—let's do it!' She was like, ‘I hate you.'"
How have rehearsals been going for Brandy? Any injuries yet? And what's Maks' advice for this season's biggest headline-grabbers, The Situation and Bristol Palin? Read on to find out in the first of my exclusive weekly chats with Mr. Chmerkovskiy…