HOLLYWOOD HILLS - Since her appearance on Dancing With The Stars Kirstie Alley has stated that she very rarely goes out of her house; except to go to her backyard and water her prized petunias.
Alley who has a proclivity for gaining 100 pounds, losing it, and gaining it all back recently talked to Hacienda Dakota with Hollywood Vis-á-Vis in her Hollywood Hills home, Casa Calories.
The 61-year-old actress said that she has Oprah Winfrey's gift for being able to adhere to the Yo-Yo Diet.
Kirstie was asked if there was any intimacy between her and her Dancing With The Stars' partner Maksim "The Bad Boy of The Ballroom" Chmerkovskiy.
Alley started laughing so hard she had to put down the loaf of bread and slab of cheese she was eating.
She grinned as she said that the attraction that the viewers saw between her and Maks was all just contrived in order to kick up the ratings.
The former Cheers star confessed that Mak's younger brother Val and his celebrity partner Kelly Monaco did the exact same thing, except that Kelly tended to really overplay it and really make it seem like the two were engaging in some away from the office horizontal bopping (vo-di-oh-doe-ing).
Miss Dakota asked Kirstie about the nickname that professional dancer Derek "The Dancing Dude" Hough had bestowed on her.
Alley got a serious look on her face and explained that she did not appreciate Derek giving her the nickname of Mount St. Helens.
Hacienda Dakota contacted Derek Hough and told him that Kirstie does not like the nickname he gave her. The ex-boyfriend of British singer Cheryl Cole started laughing, he did a pirouette, and remarked that she could tell Ms. Alley that she should be glad he did not nickname her Mt. Kilimanjaro, which is about 11,000 feet taller than Mount St. Helens.