"Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his "Dancing With the Stars" partner Karina Smirnoff invited MTV's "The Seven" to stop by their rehearsal for Monday night's (October 4) new episode. During the practice, Sorrentino revealed that — contrary to his hard-partying ways on the "Shore" — he's been a homebody lately.
"I really haven't been out that much," he said. "Trying to [stick to] practicing, trying to take it seriously."
Yet in typical Situation form, he addressed rumors about a romance with his partner, placing the blame solely on Smirnoff. "Um, she has a crush on me," he said.
Smirnoff responded with a squeal of dissent and a quick denial. "Aaaah! That is not true!" she insisted. "I think it's wishful thinking."
Sorrentino and Smirnoff then discussed this week's routine, the foxtrot — but an "edgy" version.
"We definitely have an edgy song, which is pretty much the opposite to a slow song," Sorrentino said. "It's a fast song and a slow dance, and we're trying to make it new and fun, and I think we're doing a good job."
"Our costumes are pretty outrageous," he added, hinting that his famous abs might make an appearance. "There's definitely going to be a 'situation' this week."
Sorrentino said his fans should "come out and support us and we should be all right" to move on to the next round,
Speaking of his fans, Sorrentino's "Jersey Shore" castmates have been big supporters of his twinkle toes.
"They called me the first week, saying, 'Good luck, good luck, good luck,' then when they finally saw me do the dance they were like, 'Wow, you've really been trying, you've really been practicing.' They were impressed," he said. "I think they're tuning in to see how I'm doing, and they're supporting me the whole way through."
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