Have I mentioned how much I love Maria Menounos lately? The lady is just flat out adorable. Everything about her makes me smile. I’m loving her on “Dancing with the Stars” and I’m especially loving her chemistry with pro dancing partner Derek Hough. Is Derek the pretty blond boy in some of these photos? Why yes. Yes he is. Does that mean there’s truth to the rumors that these two are bumping and grinding off the dance floor as well? I doubt it. I remember those rumors about Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy a few seasons back. There are rumors about one couple or another every season. I guess it’s just Derek’s turn. Sure they’re hanging out at Mixology 101 in Los Angeles together but there are a lot of people other there. My guess? They’re friends and nothing more although stranger couples have definitely happened.