Hothead Maksim Chmerkovskiy Angers Dancing With the Stars Crew

Entertainment Nov. 18, 2011 AT 7:03PM
Hothead Maksim Chmerkovskiy Angers Dancing With the Stars Crew Credit: John Shearer/WireImage

Maksim Chmerkovskiy isn't scoring well with Dancing With the Stars staffers.

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An insider tells Us Weekly the crew is "livid" with the Russian dance pro's bad attitude. Among his missteps: bad-mouthing Derek Hough during a Good Morning America interview; telling reporters backstage on November 14, "F-ck [judge] Carrie Ann [Inaba]"; and refusing to speak to journalists after he and Hope Solo were voted off November 15. (The source claims ABC told the pro, 31, not to do press.)

"He's a poor sport," says the insider. "People are suggesting he get anger management!" Many crew members also believe "Maks' antics reflect poorly on the show."

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A second insider counters that Chmerkovskiy is trying to rebuild burned bridges -- beginning with Hough, 26.

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"Maksim and Derek have patched things up after their big feud," the second source tells Us. "They are fine with each other now."

Chmerkovskiy's manager and ABC had no comment.

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