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DWTS Season 10 Cast on Twitter

I’m starting to update our lists of DWTS Twitter accounts. However, since I’m away at a conference, I thought I’d ask for your help finding the twitter accounts for the latest stars in the DWTS season 10 cast. In case you missed all of Heidi’s wonderful posts about the cast, here’s the list of twitter accounts we’re looking for:
Buzz Aldrin – Retired Astronaut
Pamela Anderson – Former Playboy Playmate & Actress
Erin Andrews – ESPN Sportscaster
Shannen Doherty – Actress
Kate Gosselin – Former Reality TV Star
Evan Lysacek – Olympic Champion Figure Skater
Niecy Nash – Actress & Comedian
Chad Ochocinco – NFL Wide receiver
Jake Pavelka – The Bachelor Star
Nicole Scherzinger – Lead Singer of the Pussycat Dolls
Aiden Turner – All My Children Star

Tomorrow I’ll create a twitter list that people can use to see the updates across all of the pros and stars on Dancing with the Stars season 10. If you know their twitter account, please let us know in the comments.

March 1, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS Season 10 Cast Revealed – Part III

Just looked at the the male pros/female celebs and if you match them strictly by height, it goes something like this:

Derek 5’10” Kate 5’7″
Maks 6′ Pam 5’7″
Mark 5’8″ Shannen5’3″
Tony 6′ Erin 5’10”
Damian 5’7″ Nicole 5’5″
Louis 5’7″ Nicey 5’4″

Of course, as you can see, they didn’t go strictly by height with a pairing that was confirmed – Mark and Shannen. So, I guess we’ll see. And I have to say, even if Derek gets a crappy partner, Heidi has LOTS of eye candy. Evan and Aiden?? Yowza!! Okay, the rest of the celebrities…

Jake Pavelka

Wiki
ABC Bio
Age: 32
Height: 5’8″
Profession: claims to be a pilot, but is on his third reality show
Professional Partner Guess: Chelsie

Aiden Turner

Official Site
Twitter Unverified
MySpace
Age: 26
Height: 6′
Profession: Actor (and eye candy)
Professional Partner Guess: Anna Trebunskaya

Buzz Aldren

Wiki
Official Site??
Age: 80
Height: 5’10”
Profession: Former Astronaut
Professional Partner Guess: No clue….hey, how about Shirley Ballas??

Okay, now that I’ve laid it all out, I’ve revised my male celeb/female pro line up:

Chelsie/Jake
Cheryl/Aiden
Edyta /Evan
Anna T./Chad
????/Buzz

I tried to go a little against type with Anna and Edyta – we’ll see.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

The DWTS Season 10 Cast Revealed – Part II

Kate Gosselin

Wiki
Age: 34
Height: 5’7″
Profession: Professional Mom
Professional Partner Guess: Maks or Derek

Pam Anderson

Wiki
Twitter
Official Website
Age: 42
Height: 5’7″
Profession: Model/Actress, best known for Baywatch
Professional Partner GUESS: Wouldn’t be at all surprised if it were Derek, but maybe Damian??

Erin Andrews

Wiki
Twitter ??
Age: 31
Height: 5′ 10″
Profession: Sports Reporter for ESPN
Professional Partner Guess: Tony

Niecy Nash

Official Site
Twitter
Wiki
Age: 40
Height: 5’4″
Profession: Actress
Professional Partner Guess: Louis

I have no clue who’s going to get which partner, but I fully expect to be disappointed. Now that I think about it, I hear Damian is short, so he’ll probably get Nicole which will just piss me off.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

The DWTS Season 10 Cast Revealed – Part I

And the final member of the cast is Jake Pavelka, the Bachelor. Oh gag me.

They best not have Damien on GMA tomorrow lest they want to get hate mail. I’m hoping that person is the new co-host.   Anyway, I have a brief profile of each the cast members prepared – since I had a pretty good feeling of who many of them were going to be before hand. Also happy to see that I speculated on many of them long ago. There were a few surprises which is refreshing.  :-)

Shannen Doherty

Wiki
FanSite
Age: 38
Height: 5’3″
Profession: Actress, best known for Beverly Hills 90210
Professional Partner: Mark Ballas

Chad Ochocinco

Wiki
Twitter
Facebook
Age: 32
Height: 6’1″
Profession: Pro Football Player – Cincinnati Bengals
Professional Partner GUESS: Edyta Slwinska

Nicole Scherzinger

Twitter
Wiki
Official Site
Age: 31
Height: 5’5″
Profession: Lead Singer for the Pussycat Dolls
Professional Partner Guess: I wish Derek, but I doubt he’s that lucky. Probably Maks.

Evan Lysacek

Twitter
Wiki
Age: 24
Height: 6’2″
Profession: Olympic Gold Medalist in Ice Skating
Partner Guess: Cheryl Burke – another ringer for Ms. Cheryl. I love him though. :-)

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

The Cast of DWTS Season 10 – Live Blog Part II

ETA2: Finally!!!

Pamela Anderson

Buzz Aldrin

Aidan Turner

Erin Andrews

Chad Ochocinco

Shannen Doherty

Niecy Nash

Nicole Scherzinger

Evan Lyacek

Kate Gosselin

ETA1 – AAArRrrrhhh

I think I might hate you, Tom Bergeron.

Okay, just kidding, but the teasing is killing me.

I decided to move this up to the top of the page for easier access. :-) I hope everyone finds it!! The evil folks at DWTS are going to make me sit through the whole damn show before they tell me anything, I just have a feeling. :-)

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

The Usual Suspects: The Typecasting of DWTS, Part II

Ok, I realize I promised this yesterday – but alas, the laundry, dishes, & pets needing baths were screaming at me to take care of them, so this got bumped to today…but it is here, prior to the actual announcement of the cast!

Got some great feedback from part 1 – it was nice to see that you guys have noticed similar patterns with previous casts, and even filled me in on some potential contestants that I hadn’t yet heard of! Good stuff…keep it coming!

Alright, onto the other 6 types…

 

The Teen Idol

Previous examples: Joey McIntyre, Aaron Carter, Donny Osmond, Lance Bass, Mel B., Joey Fatone, Drew Lachey, Joey Lawrence, Ian Ziering, Cody Linley, Sabrina Bryan, Mario Lopez

Advantages: If sales of Tiger Beat are any indicator, the teenyboppers will come out in full force to support their favorite heartthrobs/idols.  Being young & good-lookin’ sure doesn’t hurt! Many also have the added advantage of having a decent dance background, especially if they were part of a musical act.

Disadvantages: Youth can also have its disadvantages – as in immaturity.  What some might call “youthful exuberance”, others might call “brattiness” or “attention deficit disorder” – poor Cody Linley had a hard time sitting still! Emotion immaturity (a la Aaron Carter’s post-rumba meltdown in the confessional) can be especially off-putting. 

Possible candidates this season: The recent development of Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls being a possible participant doesn’t seem too far-fetched.  Candace Cameron-Bure (aka D.J. from Full House) has also hinted that she might be a future contestant.

The Host

Previous examples: Jerry Springer, Brooke Burke, Leeza Gibbons, Mario Lopez, Kenny Mayne, Lisa Rinna, Tucker Carlson, Mark Dacascos, Rocco DiSpirito

Advantages: Being that they’ve been at the helm of their own shows, these guys usually have the media savvy & charisma to appeal to the masses, as well as the previous exposure & recognizability.  Most (not all!) are also decently attractive, which never seems to hurt (unless, of course, you’re a model – see previous post for explanation).

Disadvantages: Many hosts are only used to hosting – as in just sitting down & talking (or dodging the occasional punch, if you’re Springer), so the lack of “movement experience” problem seems to come into play. 

Possible candidates this season: None yet, but a strange part of me would love to see lovable southerner Paula Deen from the Food Network…what’s not to like? She’s like a kinder, gentler, G-rated version of Cloris: she cooks, she eats, she talks in a syrupy southern accent!

The Actor

Previous examples: John O’Hurley, Melissa Joan Hart, Steve Guttenburg, John Ratzenberger, Debi Mazar, Denise Richards, Ted McGinley, Shannon Elizabeth, Jennie Garth, Vivica Fox, Marissa Jaret Winokur

Advantages: Being that their bread & butter is acting, most can usually nail the emotions of the dances. Bonus points if they’ve done Broadway (like Winokur) because they have likely had to dance.

Disadvantages: For lack of a better term, many of them seem to be “has-beens” – actors that haven’t been particularly active in the mainstream in the past several years – or were never that big to begin with (can anyone else think of anything John O’Hurley has been in BESIDES Seinfeld?), making it harder for them to garner votes from a public who may not remember them. 

Possible candidates this season: Can’t think of anyone better to embody “has-been” than Shannon Doherty – kicked off both 90210 & Charmed, I can’t think of anything big she’s been involved with in the past 5 years, making her pretty free to do DWTS.

The Reality Star

Previous examples: Kim Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, Melissa Rycroft, Steve-O, Holly Madison, Trista Sutter, Shanna Moakler

Advantages: Many have achieved pop culture icon status on their respective reality outlets, making them fairly recognizable. Some cast-offs (think Melissa Rycroft) have also found sympathy in the hearts of the viewers.

Disadvantages: They may be memorable for the wrong reasons – people tended to remember things like Kim Kardashian’s sex tape more than her reality show, and people seemed more focused on Holly Madison’s split from Hef than her antics on The Girls Next Door.  Many can also come across as attention-hungry & talentless – reality tv is often looked down upon as a way to get famous without having any talent whatsoever. 

Possible candidates this season: It pains me to even type the name Kate Gosselin.  At least for me, she embodies the worst qualities of reality tv – the scandal, the misplaced priorities, the shameless self-promotion, the greed…I could go on & on. Sig Hansen from Deadliest Catch? Now that, on the other hand, would be absolutely hilarious.

The Singer

Previous examples: Mya, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mario, Belinda Carlisle, Master P, Chuck Wicks, Sara Evans, Willa Ford, Monique Coleman, Toni Braxton, Macy Gray

Advantages: As with the teen idols, many have had dance experience concurrent with their music careers. 

Disadvantages: Most seem to be committed solely to one genre of music (often R&B or country), making it hard to appeal to a wide fanbase.

Possible candidates this season: Can I be optimistic once more and through Paula Abdul out there for consideration? J Just let me dream, people…

The Wild Card

Previous examples: Heather Mills, Tom DeLay, Mark Cuban, Steve Wozniak, Priscilla Presley

Advantages: The sheer novelty of having someone with such an off-the-beaten-path claim to fame (famous divorcee/widow, entrepreneur, disgraced politician, etc.) may be enough to have the public voting them – just to see what happens.  Being the “underdog” is a powerful thing!

Disadvantages: Due to their often dubious fame, people just may not have any clue who they are – I personally had to Google Mark Cuban’s name.

Possible candidates this season: This is a complete reach, but I would totally stand behind Captain Chesley Sullenberger (the pilot who landed the plane on the Hudson?) competing on the show because it would be a fantastic human interest story. Plus, it’s delightfully random, so it could work.

Ok, we’re mere hours away from the announcement of the new cast.  Anyone else you think might be able to round out the cast, based on the “usual suspects”? :-)

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The Cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 10 – Live Blog

This is the place – T-minus 10 minutes and I’ve got 7 celebs written up. I wonder how many will end up being correct? Any guesses on how they will do this?? One celeb every fifteen minutes?

In other news: Mark and Chelsie both tweeted about doing the title shoots today.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 10 – Pro Dancer Gossip

Take this for what it’s worth – it’s E! and like anyone they are not always 100% accurate. But because of all the dissing of the male pros for a variety of reasons (ego, being one), I found this very interesting:

We interrupt the countdown to tonight’s Dancing With the Stars unveiling to bring you this: Kym Johnson, who won last year’s contest with Donny Osmond, will not be returning to the show for season 10, E! News has exclusively learned.

“She and her agent went after more money in her contract,” says a source close to the show. Producers were “not happy they played the money game, so they left her off and didn’t renew her contract.”

Personally, I think they all deserve more money and certainly don’t think any less of Kym for asking for it, if this article is true.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)