Derek is definitely a no-go for Season 12, as Vogue mentioned in her updated post from the other day – and I’ve added video (below) from Access Hollywood to compliment Conrad Greene’s confirmation that he’s taking the season off to film Cobu 3D. As for Maks – I *think* this is still in the rumor stages. It appears from Twitter that a good number of his fans are seriously concerned that he won’t be on this season. Usually, a guy’s fans have their finger on the pulse of what is going on – so is this just fear like Derek fans have had (with good reason it turns out) for the past few seasons? Or is there something to this, maybe because of the Bachelor Ukraine?? Several DWTS watchers say this one is an unknown for the time being. I’ll go with them and say it’s a rumor, for now. I have to say, as much as Maks has the tendency to annoy me, a season sans BOTH Derek and Maks has the potential to be deadly dull. So Maks, for me – come back.
The only other pro chatter I have seen to date, other than that mentioned above, is Louis Van Amstel. Good old Louis – always keeping his fans fully informed of what’s going on with him: