Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Derek Hough are DWTS frenemies

Dancing with the Stars hotties have egos as big as their dancing talents.

Here’s some news that’s probably not surprising to anyone who even casually watches Dancing with the Stars: All-American boy Derek Hough and ballroom bad boy Maksim Chmerkovskiy hate each other.

Derek Hough and Maksim hate each other

“They hate each other,” a source told US Weekly of the pair. Derek laughed when Maks lashed out at judge Len Goodman on last week’s show and said the hit ABC show was “his show.”

“I had a laugh about that [comment],” Derek told US Weekly afterward. “I was looking at the plaque upstairs and… well, never mind.”

The maybe-boyfriend of Lauren Conrad has been crowned champion of the show three times; the Ukrainian immigrant hasn’t brought home the top prize in 12 seasons.

“The professional dance community is really small. The dancers have known one another their entire lives,” a source told the gossip magazine. “Now that the group is famous, it’s added a whole other level of rivalry and competitiveness.”

Plus, Maks is still fuming over his short-lived relationship with his foe’s sister, Footloose star Julianne Hough.

“Julianne told Maks she didn’t want to have a serious relationship,” the source continued. Of course, Julianne quickly moved on to Ryan Seacrest, something the manly Maks wasn’t too happy about.

How did he get back at them? He ended up “planting false rumors that Julianne was cheating on Ryan with Maks.”

And people say women hold grudges!

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