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‘DWTS’ Maksim Chmerkovskiy Replacing Len Goodman after Bruno Tonioli Quits; Val Talks Marriage after Janel Parrish Split? [RUMORS UPDATE]

By Shane Jordan s.jordan@classicalite.com on Dec 23, 2014 01:46 PM EST

Word has it that things are starting to turn ugly behind-the-scenes on Dancing with the Stars, as Bruno Tonioli reportedly demands that he get Len Goodman's old job as head judge on the TV show. According to the latest gossip news updates, the only problem with that is the producers would much rather have former champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy in the top spot. Apparently, Bruno is reportedly threatening to quit, but it doesn't seem to be changing the minds of the powers that be one bit. Hot on the heels of his rumored split with contestant/girlfriend Janel Parrish, Val Chmerkovskiy says he really wants to get married and have kids in the future.

When Dancing with the Stars head judge, Len Goodman, recently announced that he would be retiring from the American version of the hitBritish TV show, it supposedly sparked a war to see would be the one to wind up in his now vacant top spot.

Recent rumors state that veteran judge, Bruno Tonioli, wants the title so badly he is threatening to quit the show if he doesn't get what he reportedly feels he has coming to him.

A source with all the behind-the-scenes production deets told the Globe, however, that the producers pretty much already had their minds made up regardless of Bruno's little demands (via Celeb Dirty Laundry):

"Top brass have made it clear that they want someone with the same feisty attitude as Len -- and Maks fits the bill perfectly. Now, after the snub Bruno is thinking it's time he called it quits too.

"Maks is a real hot head and craves being the center of attention.

"He's convinced he is going to be the star of the show -- and he doesn't care who he hurts!"

To be fair, Maks has been on the show for as long as Bruno and had to spend his years on the show dancing his butt off with B-list has-beens instead of just sitting on his hind-end and making snide comments -- so, some would say that he has more of a right to the position than Toniolli in the first place.

Regardless of how it works out for his brother, Val Chmerkovskiy has his mind focused on the future and all that it entails.

While some of his peers often treat having children as an impediment to their career goals, Val sees having kids as what life is all about.

Janel Parrish former dancing partner and reported love interest told Glamour Magazine, that he can't wait to someday be the kind of father that his dad was to him:

"I want to fill those shoes and I want to be a father for somebody else.

"I feel like having kids is the greatest gift you can possibly have."

Who knows...maybe the Pretty Little Liar just wasn't that into kids.

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TagsDWTS, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Val, Janel Parrish, Split

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