Wendy Williams: Karina Smirnoff's 'Playboy' Spread Will Hurt Ralph Macchio's 'DWTS' Dream

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Apr. 8 2011, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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Is Wendy Williams bitter she got kicked off Dancing With the Stars? The outspoken TV personality claims no, but she still makes it a point to gossip about the show and the cast on her hit talk show The Wendy Williams Show. Today, Wendy dished on pro dancer Karina Smirnoff's upcoming pictorial in the May issue of Playboy and how it would affect Ralph Macchio's DWTS dream.

Hugh Hefner confirmed that Karina would be the May cover girl of Playboy, complete with a nude spread inside the magazine.

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"The May issue of Playboy is unforgettable with Dancing With The Stars' Karina Smirnoff on the cover & nude inside." the mogul Tweeted earlier this week.

Wendy cited reports that Karina's pictorial could jeopardize Ralph's chances of winning DWTS — even though he has already been established as a frontrunner in the competition.

Karina Smirnoff

"So, does this hurt Ralph Macchio's chances? I'm thinking, wow!" Wendy said to her audience, nodding her head and adding that Ralph is "very serious about wanting to win."


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