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DWTS Season 11 – PRO WATCH

:-) Today’s the day when they start finding out. Today’s the day I haunt Twitter more than ever – usually. Today I was outside most of the day and am sunburned. :-) But here’s what I found when scanning twitter. I’ll post more info as it becomes available.

First up, Miss Chelsie Hightower. Now, I’m thinking Chelsie is almost a lock for this season. For one thing, she was on Extreme Makeover Home Edition with Derek and I think everyone who did that show has a better than even chance of being back. Secondly, Chelsie tweeted earlier, in response to Ashly Costa, that she didn’t know yet – this was like 17 hours ago. Then, a few hours ago she tweeted “Leaving SLC – won’t be back until November”. Now, when I tried to find this tweet I couldn’t because I think she deleted it. I did find where a fan retweeted it saying how glad she was that Chelsie was back on the show. Well, either Chelsie realized she was giving a wrong impression, or she spilled some beans she wasn’t supposed to – you pick. You could tell the fan that’s not what you meant – or you could delete the tweet and hope no one else (Like me :-) ) saw it.

Next – Dmitry Chaplin. Dmitry tweeted this earlier and he hasn’t taken it down. He doesn’t strike me as the arrogant type who would assume he’s back (especially since he wasn’t last season), so I take this as a confirmation. Ya know Dmitry is not my favorite – I find him too quiet and kinda boring. But after the behavior of a couple pros who shall remain nameless (for now), I’m definitely glad if he’s back. :-)

The only other clues I have right now are the Extreme Home Makeover pros – Derek, who stayed nearly all week, Anna T, Chelsie, Tony and Mark. I have to think that they will be back, since they are on that show, but I could be way off base of course. Plus, Derek was at the studio for no known reason a week ago. Hmmm…you be the judge.

NOTE 1 – People, just because MSN says Julianne is back this season, doesn’t mean she really is. She’s NOT – she’s filming Footloose in Atlanta and she’s said straight up that she’s not back. Do we need to have the conversation about not believing something just because you see it in print from a supposedly reliable source??

NOTE 2: A little bird (who’s first initial is C) tells me that Jackie Josephs has moved to LA. :-) Just sayin’. Is this her Twitter? If it is, she’s following and talking to some interesting people. ;-)

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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 Pros in the Off-Season – Karina Smirnoff on Celebrity Ghost Stories

Pro Watch 2K10 is upon us, folks! Today is the day that the pros are supposed to start finding out whether or not they’re going to be on this season…which means that Heidi will be busy monitoring Twitter for news of who’s in and who’s out, and posting updates as she finds them.  Show her some love, people – this is no easy task.  It was absolutely crazy last season!

But before the madness commences, here’s a quick little ditty about what one of the pros has been up to during the DWTS hiatus. Apparently Karina Smirnoff has had more than one brush with the paranormal, and she’s sharing her experiences in two episodes of the Biography Channel series Celebrity Ghost Stories. Her first story was featured on the August 7 episode, and tells of her encounter with the apparition of her dead grandmother back in Ukraine when she was only a teenager.  I can’t embed it, but you can go watch the clip here. You can also catch reruns of it on the Bio channel – they’ve been repeating it quite a bit. Karina prefaces her story by explaining how her upbringing has shaped her belief in the spirit realm: 

I’ve always been around people that have either believed in ghosts or encounters with the spirits. My dad is Greek, and my mom is Russian, and both cultures are very much in tune with the other side.

It’s a pretty cool (but chilling) story. Her second story airs tomorrow night at 9 pm EST.  I haven’t been able to find any spoilers for it, but I know it’s not a repeat of her first story.  Should be interesting to watch…if I don’t scare the bejesus out of myself like I have been watching that show for the past few weeks! ;-)

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