Credit: Adam Larkey/ABC Television Group © 2010 Disney Photo: Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

John Travolta and Kirstie Alley are old friends, fellow Scientologists, and co-stars from the Look Who’s Talking films. John’s wife, Kelly Preston, occasionally hijacks Kirstie’s Twitter account to send out supportive tweets. But it sounds like a certain hot, shirtless Ukrainian may have been the real reason “The Dance Doctor” made an appearance on Dancing With the Stars Season 12’s American Week.

"John called us and said that he wanted to help because I think he heard me say that I was worried because it happened twice in a row," Kirstie told E! of her two mishaps, the Rumba fall with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy and losing a shoe in her Waltz. "He said: 'It's not gonna happen again.' And he's been so nice, and he loves Maks! [John] honestly thinks he's the best thing since...him!"

Maks confirmed it’s true, adding that the star of Grease, Staying Alive, Saturday Night Fever and Urban Cowboy, “literally said, 'I think you're the best thing to happen to dance since me.' Thank you, John!"

Has John met Derek Hough? Just asking. Maybe it’s time for Maks to go drag like John in Hairspray, just to show off his range and comedy chops.

What do you think? Is Maks the next John Travolta? Is Maks better than John? Is Maks overrated? Is John just trying to cut in line ahead of judge Bruno Tonioli (and the rest of us) when it comes to booking Maks for gigolo dates?

Source: E! Online

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