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'Dancing With the Stars': Ricki Lake restrained herself from kissing Derek Hough

The judges weren't the only ones feeling the chemistry between Ricki Lake and Derek Hough during "Dancing With the Stars'" story week. After earning the season's highest score to date (27), the front-runner spoke with press, including Zap2it, backstage -- where she admitted to almost planting one on her partner. "I almost kissed him," she says. "It went through my mind in rehearsal. I was like, 'What if? Would he get mad? Would that be crossing a line?' I was thinking, for all of the women out there who are obsessed with this guy... I'm doing it for them." Alas, she did not. Though if Lake sticks around for as long as she seems poised to, an eventual smooch doesn't seem out of the question. Perhaps as a thank you for helping her get so fit? "I don't know," Lake answered when asked just how much weight she's lost so far, though she does think... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/10/dancing-with-the-stars-ricki-lake-restrained-herself-from-kissing-derek-hough.html

'Dancing With the Stars': Highs (Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez) and lows (Chaz Bono) of Week 3

Pretty much everyone stepped up their game on "Dancing With the Stars" Monday (Oct. 3) -- but the early favorites stayed a cut above the rest of the field.The three top performers so far -- Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez and Chynna Phillips -- all solidified their positions as the ones to beat. All three of them scored at least two 9s with their routines Monday.At the other end of the spectrum, Chaz Bono was once again at the bottom of the judges' scoreboard. His rumba with Lacey Schwimmer was the only performance of the night not to score at least 20; his 18 put him three points behind Nancy Grace.Let's start with the good. Here's Lake's rumba with Derek Hough, which earned 9s from all three judges and was Monday's high score:Phillips and Martinez each scored 26 for their rumbas (with Chynna dancing to her own song, Wilson Phillips' "Hold On"). Do you think one... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/10/dancing-with-the-stars-highs-ricki-lake-jr-martinez-and-lows-chaz-bono-of-week-3.html