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'DWTS' Star Maria Menounos to Perform in Week 2... with Broken Ribs!

"Extra" host Maria Menounos' secret is out!

Page Six reported the "Dancing with the Stars" contestant broke two ribs while rehearsing with partner Derek Hough, but Menounos tells "Extra's" Renee Bargh in her first interview since the injury that she is not letting it get her down.

Maria laughed, "What injuries? We're fine!"

Hough explained the injury. "There's this one move in which she lands on my knee." Maria added, "His knee is really hard and my ribs are really soft."

Watch Maria and Derek's do their best "Singin' in the Rain" impressions!

Meanwhile, hot contestant William Levy and partner Cheryl Burke are rehearsing their quickstep routine. Renee asked if strutting around half naked on a beach with Jennifer Lopez in her music video helped him prepare.

Levy smiled, "No! Doing that video I didn't have to do anything about dance. So when I came over here and Cheryl was telling me to do everything, I was like, 'Why are you making me dance so much? I thought you were just going to dance around me and make me look good.'"

Contestant Martina Navratilova isn't too worried about facing a possible elimination this week. "There's a lot of people who are better dancers than I am, but they don't have that much room for improvement so how much better can I get? Only by voting for us and letting us stay on for two months will you see that improvement. So please, number 9!"

Stay tuned for all the performances when "Dancing with the Stars" airs tonight on ABC!

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