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DWTS Season 11 – The Cast Announcement Video

Here you go, sans Bachelor Pad. Many thanks to Codebear for getting it up on Youtube so promptly. :-)

August 30, 2010 I Written By

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 11 – Jennifer Grey

Wow. I didn’t know any of this. From Zap2It (thanks to dwtsclaire for sending it to me):

Iconic as Patrick Swayze’s swaying partner Baby (who “nobody puts in a corner”) in the classic 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing,” the actress will compete in the 11th season of the ABC contest starting Monday, Sept. 20. If it seems a no-brainer that she’d be invited onto the show, she says she was asked many times, but only last year did she really begin to consider it.

And she might not be here now if she hadn’t.

“Last year, my neck was killing me,” she tells Zap2it, “so I said to them, ‘Let me have it checked out and see if I even could do this.’ I went to this neurological spine surgeon who I heard was the best. I knew he had operated on Karina [Smirnoff, one of the 'Dancing' pros], and I figured I would tell him I wanted to do ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ask him what I needed to get through it.”

The reply was more than Grey had bargained for: “I’d had a really bad car accident years ago, and basically, the ligaments in the back of my neck were ripped and I’d never addressed that. It degenerated, and the surgeon said, ‘Right now, your spinal cord is compressed. If you fell or got rear-ended, you’d be paralyzed.'”

And there was more, as Grey underwent the process of having her neck fused. She recalls, “He also said to me, ‘What’s that lump in your neck?’ I said, ‘Oh, it’s just a benign nodule that I’ve been watching for four years.’ I didn’t want to have surgery for it, but he said, ‘That has to go.’ They took out half of it, and it turned out to be cancerous. Then they took the second half out on Christmas Eve.”

Go to Zap2It to read the rest.

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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 Dancing with the Stars Season 11 – Live Blog!!

Ten more minutes and away we go – as live as we can be when traffic is high. I’m going to suffer through Bachelor Pad…can we just talk about Bachelor Pad for a moment?? Lord, what a nasty show. The Bachelor was bad enough, in all it’s train wreck-y glory, but this show takes the cake. It started out nicely enough, but when the girls started serious macking on the guys for 250k – I thought that was illegal in this country? :-)

Anyway, below you see a very sad, very blank table. I will fill it in as we go, in the order they are announced – unless of course they do a whole mess at one time and I can’t write fast enough. I’m hoping Courtney will be helping me out via Twitter. ;-) ETA means “edited to add” – I will put that in front of any new commentary I might have and it will come before the table.

ETA 1: Sitcoms Online says the press conference will be in two segments in the 9 (8 central) pm hour of Bachelor pad. First segment will be 1:55 minutes and the second one will be almost 4 minutes. We’ll see.

ETA 2: Yeah, let’s play a game guaranteed to make everyone HATE each other. Great idea. :::rolls eyes::: Give me ONE name please.

ETA 3: Heads up, yo! Lacey just tweeted a picture and she looks made up for TV and appears to be wearing a DWTS robe. And I’m starting to hate you all for making me watch this gawdawful show. ;-)

ETA 4: So someone tells me that Lacey is at her title shoot, hence the makeup. Boo. I got my hopes up there for a mo.

ETA 5: Michael Bolton apparently just tweeted to tune into the Bachelor Pad.

ETA 6: Just saw a tweet from Apollo retweeting Ashlan Gorse who’s there. Hmmm….

ETA 7: Edyta tweets that she never said she had a “major disagreement” with DWTS. In other news, chick willing to dump guy over burping.

ETA 8: 100% correct rumors. Will they miss with the men? Any surprises. Give it another 15 minutes. :-)

ETA 9: Everyone, you’re giving me lots of great comments and info – sorry if I can’t respond to everything until after the madness is over. ;-)

ETA 10: I’m spent. :-) Now, start your engines. John and Courtney are going to be ranking these contestants and I’ll be making a stab at the partnerships. Tomorrow. ;-)

ETA 11: Forgot to add – Kyle Massey is from “That’s so Raven”. Total Disney.

Who’s Dancing?

No. Celebrity Age Height
1. Brandy 31 5ft 7in
2. Jennifer Grey 50 5’3″
3. Margaret Cho 41 5ft 5in
4. Audrina Patridge 25 5ft 7.5in
5. Florence Henderson 76 5ft 3in
6. Bristol Palin 19 5ft. 3in.
7. Michael Bolton 56 5ft 10in
8. Mike Sorrentino 27 ??
9. David Hasselhoff 58 6ft 4in
10. Kurt Warner 39 6ft 2in
11. Kyle Massey 19 5ft 6in
12. Rick Fox 41 6ft 7in

If this cast turns out to be anything like what has been rumored…well, the Cheesecake Awards will be AMAZING. Provided someone gives me beer. ;-)

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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 11 Pro Watch – Edyta Out??

Well, this would be a shame if it’s true. Per TMZ (thanks ck410 – follow the link to read the whole thing):

Hot-bodied professional dancer Edyta Sliwinska claims she’s officially done with “Dancing with the Stars” — telling TMZ she quit over a major disagreement with the show’s producers.

Edyta — who danced with the show since its first season in 2005 — tells TMZ, “The producers’ vision of what they wanted my career to be did not meet my expectations. They wanted my career to be the show. I can’t be a dancer my whole life.”

I would imagine this explains the inclusion of Lacey and brings us back to the expected 12 Couples.

ETA: Everyone PLEASE check Edyta’s twitter. She goes into more detail about why she won’t 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars on Twitter

One of the coolest things about Twitter is following the various celebrities and pros on Twitter. The good thing for you is that we have the full list of Dancing with the Stars Twitter accounts listed nicely for you. It even includes links to lists of the various seasons. So, you can follow all of the people from that season of DWTS with one click. Or if you don’t want to follow them, you can just look at the DWTS twitter list and see the latest updates.

Tonight, Twitter will be going wild with DWTS updates thanks to the announcement of the stars on Bachelor Pad. We’ll be covering it here on Pure DWTS, but also be sure to check us out on twitter. We do Twitter updates on DWTS on @puredwts and also on @tvblog.

UPDATE: If you know of any twitter accounts that are not listed on the above link, please let us know in the comments so we can update the list to be complete. Thanks!

UPDATE 2: You can also find Pure Dancing with the Stars on Facebook.

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DWTS Season 11 – Spoilers??

You be the judge. Brooke, Derek, Maks and Cheryl were all at the Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party last night and spoke to TV Guide. Tony was there too, but didn’t warrant a mention, apparently.  Brooke Burke is either spilling the beans or is Miss Red Herring herself. :-)  Oh, and Maks? Forgotten Erin so soon? Dude, please tell me you were joking.

Burke, a former winner, admitted “all the rumors seem to be true” regarding the new cast. Most notably, there has been a huge buzz surroundingDWTS‘ most controversial rumored cast member,Jersey Shore‘s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. When asked why the show’s producers are interested in Sorrentino, Burke pondered, “I think last season kind of proved reality shows and tabloids play a big part of it. Casting is a big part of the success of the show. Everybody seems to be talking more about The Situation than anybody else. I guess it makes sense.”

Chmerkovskiy told TV Guide Magazine he does not care who his new partner is as long as it’s “somebody young, fit, athletic, and really nice.”

He doesn’t ask for much, does he? :-)

I Written By

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. :-)