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Rumors Rumors Everywhere – Dancing with the Stars Season 11

Well, I have to say, it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s regurgitation of internet chatter – because let’s face it, mainstream “journalism” leaves a LOT to be desired these days. All you have to do is look at the British press around Cheryl Cole and Derek – ridiculous. Speaking of Cheryl Cole – that rumor has come back to life big time since she flew into Los Angeles on Derek’s arm. Not for this upcoming season, but for Spring 2011. So far, none of this has hit the US press and the UK press just makes stuff up as they go along – then issue apologies when they are outted as blatantly lying. :-) Anyway, I reported on Cheryl the first time around and the same papers are at it again. As usual, that doesn’t make it true. However, it would NOT surprise me for the reasons previously stated.

Kurt Warner I mentioned as a possible celeb a week or two ago – and now it’s hit the mainstream press. I really, REALLY want this one to be true. :-) It’s looking pretty good. I got the below from Reality TV World, but they credit the Washington Post, although they don’t link to the story.

Kurt Warner will be among Dancing with the Stars’ eleventh-season competitors this fall, the Washington Post reported Monday.

While Dancing with the Stars’ prior seasons have featured several retired NFL players — Michael Irvin, Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Warren Sapp, and Lawrence Taylor — as well as still-active players — Jason Taylor and Chad Ochocinco — Warner would be the first quarterback to compete on the ABC reality ballroom competition.

In case you hadn’t figured it out already, Julianne will not be back for Season 11, due to Footloose. Per Derek at the ABC Press Party, via the Sioux City Journal:

Press Tour: Shaq, Dancing with the Stars and more

Things you learn at an ABC party:

2. The Dancing with the Stars trophy is super heavy. Derek Hough, who now has two of them, says the latest isn’t even at his house. It’s with his publicist. (But it could be joined by an Emmy. He’s nominated for two for choreographing the show.)

6. Julianne Hough will not be on this year’s Dancing with the Stars. She’s too busy. But, says brother Derek, “none of us knows if we’re back. They haven’t decided who’s going to be on the show.”

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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. :-)

Ali and Roberto from Bachelorette on Dancing with the Stars Season 11

Well, as you know Heidi is all about the Dancing with the Stars rumor control. She found this one too, but is otherwise tied up in the job that helps her put food on the table. So, she gave me the honors.

This rumor comes from a pretty reliable source since he’s been pulling out ALL the Bachelorette spoilers for a while now (Heidi is a big fan of his). His name is Steve over on Reality Steve. You’ll want to skip over his whole Bachelorette spoiler and near the bottom he says that Ali and Roberto from the Bachelorette have both been asked to be on Dancing with the Stars season 11. Here’s the section that matters:

It was announced yesterday that the new cast of “Dancing with the Stars” would be announced on Aug. 30th during the 4th episode of “Bachelor Pad”. The only other time DWTS has announced their cast during something relating to the “Bachelor/ette” franchise, was last season during Jake and Vienna’s “After the Final Rose” show that Jake would be a contestant. So I don’t think it’s too hard to conclude that there will be someone from this franchise next season on DWTS. I can tell you that Ali and Roberto have both been asked to be on DWTS next season. I’m guessing they will both accept. That’s going to be the worst kept secret for the next 28 days.

Certainly sounds reasonable to have Ali on the show. They have made that kind of a tradition. Why, I’m not exactly sure, but they certainly have a large number of fans after being on the show. That said, it seems like a bit of a stretch to have both of them on a season. Why tie up 2 star spots? Although, I’m guessing they don’t pay them very much (relative to the other stars) and the head to head of an engaged couple could be interesting. I for one find Ali incredibly attractive, so on that note I’d love to have her on the show.
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