Credit: Johns PKI / Splash News Photo: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kirstie Alley at the Premiere of Bad Teacher on June 20, 2011

Kirstie Alley may have spent the last two weeks dancing through Italy with new partner and rumored love interest Serge Onik, but she’s never too busy to promote “her first,” Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chremkovskiy. We spoke to her on the red carpet last night at the Dance With Me showcase in New York City.

What did you think of the spat between Maks and Len?

I’m pro-Maks always. Because he’s my first, he’s my first dance partner. Whatever he does, I’m on his side.

Do you think celebrities should go on DWTS to lose weight?

I have no idea, I think anybody’s going to lose weight if they go on this show. If they don’t die, that’s another way to lose weight.

Are you still dancing?

I dance all the time, I dance every day. I like Latin dances, see there’s my dance partner right there, Serge.

Serge Onik: She’s the most perfect partner you could ever have. She’s hungry to learn, there’s no down time. It’s always fun. It’s always energetic. I’ve never met a person that feeds off me as well and as much.

Do you laugh a lot?

SO: The entire time. It’s like, you have to fight to try to be serious, because you have to remember that we’re actually trying to prepare for something, and not just hanging out.

KA: We just got back from two months in Italy and it was, we were almost ready to throw up every day from laughing.

Who are you rooting for on the show?

I’ve only seen little snippets of anything that’s going on. Well, okay my allegiance is with Maks. I know Ricki Lake really well, and I’ve seen some of her dances, they’re really good. I haven’t really seen other people. I saw a little snippet of J.R. and he’s really good too. I’m going to have to go Ricki because she’s a friend of mine.

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