'Dancing With the Stars': Maria Menounos and Derek Hough kiss for real this time
While Bruno Tonioli was so excited he asked if he could join in -- "sultry and hot, that's the way I like it," he says after Menounos obliges and runs over to give him a kiss -- not all the judges cared for the lip lock.
"I don't think you needed the kiss. I think that was a sell-out," says Carrie-Ann Inaba, though she and the rest of the judges gave the pairs 9s across the board for a total of 27.
Kiss or not, though, Maria and Derek have insane chemistry together. The barely-there costume and a shirtless Hough helped sell that sex appeal, though their rehearsal footage shows they can get goofy too.
After Menounos took a spill and hurt her chin -- when Hough adorably shouted "baby!" before making sure she was okay -- the pair made sure she wouldn't suffer another injury. Menounos emerged swaddled in bubble wrap. Hey, that's one way to do it!