Hope Solo and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskivy were eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars” in the semi-final round. But unlike other weeks, reporters didn’t get to speak to the latest ousted couple. After one interview, Hope was so upset that she burst into tears and refused to do more. Maks didn’t show up on the press line either.
Zap2it was told that we would get a chance to speak to her by phone in the coming days. It’s certainly understandable that she would be choked up after getting this far, but all of the other contestants managed to hold it together.
There might be more to it though. Hope and Maks didn’t get to do the traditional exit tour with stops at “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and the following morning’s “Good Morning America.” According to THR, it was the network’s decision to instead promote finalists J.R. Martinez, Rob Kardashian and Ricki Lake and send them to the shows instead.
So, why the change? We’ll be asking when we hit the press line at the finals on Monday, November 21st.