Kirstie Alley plants kiss on Tom Bergeron on 'DWTS: All-Stars' (Photo)
Kirstie Alley turned up the heat during the premiere of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars" on Monday when she planted a long, sizzling kiss on the lips of co-host Tom Bergeron.
"That's for your Emmy!" she declared after a second, as he looked dazed and the audience cheered.
Bergeron, who had won his first Primetime Emmy award the night before, for his work on the show, posted an Instagram photo of the moment, saying: "Winning an Emmy certainly has its perks! Thanks, @Kirstiealley! #dwtsallstars."
Bergeron, who also hosts ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos," had been nominated for an individual Primetime Emmy for his co-hosting gig on "Dancing With The Stars" every year since 2008. He also has a Daytime Emmy for his work hosting the game show "Hollywood Squares" and has three other nods for that past gig as well.
Alley is one of 13 returning "Dancing With The Stars" celebrities to compete on the new "All-Stars" season, which is the 15th for the ABC series. On Monday's premiere, she and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy received 19 out of 30 points from the judges for their Fox Trot. Retired NFL star Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke received the highest score - 24.5 out of 30 points for their Cha Cha Cha. (Read a recap of the episode)
"The bad news is that we didn't get as high of a score as we would've liked but the good news is that we can only go up," Alley told OTRC.com. "I have to take it up a notch. I feel stronger than when I started now. So I have to take it up a notch to compete with this buch, because they're amazing."
"We're not dead last but it's not where we want to be. We're not at the bottom but we're close enough to scare the hell out of me. There were a lot of amazing people," Alley said, adding: "It was like Superman gave birth to dancers."
Nobody said it was gonna be easy," Chmerkovskiy said. "I like her. We had fun."
Additional reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com that also produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet"(check for local TV listings).