Why is Karina Smirnoff off 'DWTS': Maksim over-exposure?

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When "Dancing With the Stars" returns, Karina Smirnoff will sadly not be there.
The brunette dancer won't be dancing. But she'll be behind-the-scenes "helping with choreography," according to E! News.

So far, the only new celebrity female hoofer is rumored to be confirmed as a contender is former pinup  Pamela Anderson. Wonder if she'll be dancing with Smirnoff's ex fiance,  Maksim Chmerkovskiy!

Season 2 contestant Tia Carrere thinks she knows the real reason Karina won't be dancing. And it may have something to do with Maksim.