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Kate Upton and boyfriend Maksim Chmerkovskiy reportedly break up

Kate UptonBig news in the celebrity dating world: Kate Upton and boyfriend Maksim Chmerkovskiy have broken up, according to a report.

The New York Post’s Page Six reports that the supermodel and “Dancing With the Stars” veteran have split up. They say the long-distance relationship — she spends most of her time in New York while he is in LA — didn’t work out and that they hardly got to see each other.

Ordinarily we wouldn’t care about Chmerkovskiy because he has no sports ties, but Upton is kind of a big deal. Now that she’s back on the market, it’s time to handicap what athlete she’ll date next, because we’re fully expecting her to rebound with a sports figure.

Upton has dated Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander and rumors said she was dating Mark Sanchez. Since she likes pitchers and New York athletes, how great would it be if she ended up with Mets ace Matt Harvey? Then there would be an SI model fight between her and Anne V, who is already dating the pitcher.

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Dancing With the Stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy reportedly considering legal options against Hope Solo

“Dancing With the Stars” and one if its professional dancers, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, reportedly are considering taking legal action against Hope Solo in response to an allegation she makes in her new book.

In her new book “Solo: A Memoir of Hope,” Solo says Chmerkovskiy, who was her dance partner on the show, once slapped her in the face during a practice session.

Chmerkovskiy hasn’t publicly commented on the story, but he did send a few ambiguous tweets that many believe were a response to Solo:

The Huffington Post reports that neither Chmerkovskiy nor the show has responded because they are considering legal options.

“At the moment, Maks and ABC are not making any public statements, as they are considering legal options,” a source told the Huffington Post. “Not only did Hope not tell the truth in the book, she also signed a contract with the producers of ‘DWTS’ and could be in breach of contract.”

Dancing With the Stars filmed everything that happened during practice sessions, so I think there would be a very easy way to prove whether Solo was lying or telling the truth. Given how honest she’s been in the book about so many embarrassing details, I tend to believe Solo was telling the truth. I say let’s bring in the tape!

Photo via Maksim Chmerkovskiy/Twitter