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DWTS – Chelsie Hightower Talks About Her Current Travels, Last Season of Dancing With the Stars, The Upcoming Season and More

Who would like to see Chelsie back this Season?? This week Homorazzi.com interviewed Chelsie about last Season, this upcoming Season (she doesn’t reveal much of course), and her future “exciting” projects which include new dance studios in Utah, a new clothing line, and more. Check it out below and you can see some cool pictures of her at the link as well. (Heidi’s Note: If you REALLY listen when she’s listing her upcoming stuff, she says “DWTS is starting soon” – this after she says “we’re not supposed to say” – I take both comments as a yes. :-)  She’s got a track record of hinting. )

February 23, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS: Midseason 2010-11 TV Ratings – Dancing With The Stars 9th!

The Midseason TV Show Ratings have been announced! According to EW, Dancing With The Stars rates at #9!! Below is the Top 30! Be sure to view the link to see which other TV shows made the Top 50 (and bottom 50). Special Note (as Heidi just wrote me): DWTS hasn’t aired since November and that affects it’s standings in the midseason ratings and why it might not be rated even higher. All of the other shows listed have aired since November, so they benefit by the lack of DWTS. American Idol didn’t air at the same time as Dancing With The Stars, but, it probably has artificially high numbers due to the curiosity factor.

1. American Idol Wednesday (Fox, 9.9 rating/26 share)

2. American Idol Thursday (Fox, 8.2/22)

3. NFL Sunday Football (NBC, 8.0/20)

4. NFL Sunday Pre-kick (NBC, 5.6/15)

5. Modern Family (ABC, 5.0/13)

6. Overtime (Fox, 4.6/14)

7. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 4.6/12)

8. Two and A Half Men (CBS, 4.6/11)

9. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 4.6/11)

10. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 4.5/13)

11. NCIS (CBS, 4.3/12)

12. Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS, 4.3/12)

13. The Office (NBC, 4.1/10)

14. Family Guy (Fox, 4.1/10)

15. Desperate Housewives (ABC, 4.1/9)

16. Glee (excludes special post-Super Bowl episode, Fox, 4.0/11)

17. Dancing with the Stars results (ABC, 4.0/10)

18. Criminal Minds (CBS, 3.9/10)

19. House (Fox, 3.9/10)

20. Football Night in America (NBC, 3.8/11)

21. The Amazing Race 17 (CBS, 3.8/9)

22. NCIS: LA (CBS, 3.8/10)

23. The Simpsons (Fox, 3.8/10)

24. How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 3.7/10)

25. Mr. Sunshine (ABC, 3.7/10)

26. Mike Molly (CBS, 3.7/9)

27. Undercover Boss (CBS, 3.7/9)

28. The Biggest Loser (NBC, 3.4/9)

29. Hawaii 5-0 (CBS, 3.4/9)

30. Cougar Town (ABC, 3.4/9)

So, do you see any of your favorite shows? Any surprises or disappointments? I was glad to see Hawaii Five-O make the Top 30. I was also glad to see Glee in the Top 10. I love that show (next to Dancing With The Stars” of course ;) )! House is one of my favorite shows as well.

February 21, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 12 RUMOR – Christine O’Donnell

As much as it pains me horribly to write this, I kinda feel like I have to follow our usual course of hearing something then writing about it – no matter how badly I hope and pray that this person is full of crap. Not Jennifer, who told us about this in the comments, but Christine herself. Is it April 1st yet?? Someone lie to me, please. :-)

From Christine herself, via Twitter (click the embedded link to go to Facebook):

FACEBOOK EXCLUSIVE:I just got the Official "Ask" from Dancing With The Stars !!Although I am utterly flattered,... http://fb.me/tFUQ5eJb
@ODonnellforDE
Christine O'Donnell

It really disturbs me that the producers continue to go the wacko politico route – why not a nice retired, non-tea baggy politio of any political stripe OTHER than Tea Party?? Why not stay away from politics altogether? The only ones “famous” (infamous?) enough AND willing to do the show are more than a little nutty.

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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 – Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Promo Poster For The Ukraine Backelor/Appearance On Million Dollar Listing

Still no word if Maks is officially dancing on Dancing With The Stars, but, we have other Maksim goodies to share special thanks to @dwtsgossip at Twitter. Above is the new official promo poster for The Ukraine Bachelor. If interested, you can also follow the show at it’s official Facebook page >>>>HERE. If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to see our earlier posting of the commercial HERE and see two of the contestants which might have captured Maks’ eye on the show HERE.

Also, this past weekend, Maks made an appearance on the “Million Dollar Listing” show where he looked at an ocean side apartment in Malibu priced at $5 Million. You can view his appearance at the 36 minute mark. It didn’t take Maks long to decline. The look on the face of the young stunned Realtor is priceless. I have a feeling Maks has a special way of doing that to everyone in his wake. lol

Thanks to @FLLotterDreamer and @BotanicalLilly at twitter for the heads up on the video above.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 12 Cast Rumor – Chris Jericho Redux

Well, this guy has been rumored before – prior to Season 11 – and we did a good bit of reporting on the subject at the time, both when I found some random tweets, and when talking about how DWTS tends to typecast. There are several other articles about him on this site, if you want to do a search.

Now, it’s WrestleHeat.com’s turn to spread the Chris rumor:

PWInsider.com is reporting that Chris Jericho will be competing on the 12th season of ABC’s number one rated series, Dancing With The Stars, which starts in March. Jericho has ties to ABC as he previously hosted a game show for the network last year. The cast for the season will be officially announced on 2/28.

In my personal opinion, Chris would be a good member of the cast – why not. And for you skeptics out there, how many times have we seen old rumors become reality several seasons after the original rumor? Well, Jennifer Grey was one of many. :-)

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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 Season 12 Cast Suggestions

One of my favorite things to do each year is to ask people over on the @puredwts Twitter account to hear which stars people want to see on Dancing with the Stars season 12. Some of them are reasonable, and some of them are unreasonable, but it’s always fun to see which stars people want to see on the DWTS floor.

Here’s the list of responses I got on @puredwts:

@rymacj
Laura Prepon. Or Wilmer V. Okay, ANYBODY from That 70s Show!!

@bttvsarahsim
Kelly Rowland, Tammin Sursok, Naya Rivera, Jessica Stroup, Solange Knowles, Kourtney Kardashian, Kayla Collins, Gwyneth Paltrow!

@henry8ST, @sweetsmoke1, @Jewell49 (I had a Taylor Hicks fan club see my Tweet I think)
Taylor Hicks

@wonton12
Bill Clinton, assuming she doesn’t win, Emily from the Bachelor, Tom Jones, Bette Midler, Meg Ryan, Cher, Reggie Bush

@TonyPony
Dean Cain, Joe Lando, Roma Downey, & Lori Loughlin (to name a few)

@TerriblyTexas, @LeeLogan13
Hey, Hey we want iJ! @iJustine! Just named one of AskMen’s Most Desirable Women of ’11, on Spike TV, upbeat, positive, new talent!

@queenmama7777
Huge Big Brother fan! 1) Jordan Lloyd (winner) of BB11 & Renny Martyn BB10. Big loss if u don’t check them out! Jordan is my fav!

@lucasribsantos
Vanessa Hudgens, maybe… she’s been a little quiet lately

@jacobsnchz
I wanna see @iJustine @candacecbure @JodieTweetin @MP_Gosselaar

@CapeLizard
Taylor Hicks, Casey James, Jason Castro, Rob Lowe, Rob Estes, Drew Barrymore, Jane Lynch, Tom Selleck, Molly Ringwald

@rymacj
tamera mowry, kenra wilkinson, lindsey hartley, jennifer love hewitt, hank baskett, jessica simpson, lucy hale, bo jackson

@WARaider
Okay how about Zakk Wylde…he would be awesome and would attract a whole new group of people to DWTS

There you have it.

My dream star on DWTS would be Faith Hill. Never going to happen, but nothing wrong with dreaming a little bit huh?

Ok, what do you think of this list and who would you like to see on DWTS?

February 18, 2011 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS Season 12 – PRO WATCH!!

IT’S ALMOST TIME!!!!!  :-)

Well, it’s about that time again, folks, and even though we are having a Hough-less season I find myself very excited to start this all over again!! Last season was rough there at the end and I’m looking forward to a fresh start – the time off (mostly) did me good. :-) So where are we on the pros?? Well, the only thing certain right now is Derek is out. Most of the remaining pros appear to be assembling in LA, including Damian and Peta – although I’m not sure where Maks and Tony are. But do they really need to be in LA to find out?

Check back here often – we will update this post as we go. With my luck stuff will happen when I’m unavailable. But maybe Courtney and John can update if they don’t see me do something rather quickly and can’t get me online. Here’s the list we’re starting with – I’ve intentionally left out Alec and Edyta based on their tweets, but let us know if I’ve neglected anyone.

The Men

Derek – Out for Season 12; filming Cobu 3D
Maks – ??
Mark – Per @BewitchBallas,  his Management says end of next week he finds out.
Louis – IN (see below)
Tony – IN – per Disney News and the tweet shown below
Damian – ??
Dmitry – ??
Jonathan – ??
Corky – ??

The Women

Cheryl -IN (changed from tentative to “fer sure” per Cheryl’s Facebook)
Anna T. – ??
Lacey – IN (?? see below)**
Chelsie – IN (? See Video Posted by Vogue)
Karina – ??
Kym – ??
Anna D. – ??
Ashly – ??
Peta Murgatroyd* – ??
Julianne* – ??

*I included Peta and Julianne with the women mainly due to some internet blather about Jules and lots of clues about a potential Peta appearance as a full time pro (really, will the producers be able to resist a new “couple”??).

Lacey tweeted a comment not too long ago to Derek saying something like “I’m excited to be your dance class buddy”  – people took this several different ways. Some thinking it meant she was out for the season and working her Dad’s studio, and Derek was participating in some way. I took it to mean that Derek was taking lessons related to his movie, and she and/or her dad was somehow involved. It could be both, I suppose, but Lacey has been abnormally quiet on the subject of DWTS and I can usually rely on her to blab. :-) Times like this I actually LOVE that about her.   But if I find out she has a part in Derek’s movie, I may go postal. :-)  You’ve been warned.

Cheryl and Mark fully intend to be on this season and are waiting to find out if they are or not. I think some questioned whether they would be around based on Cheryl’s book tour and Mark’s music related activities.  Louis also wants to be on the show pretty badly, based on his excitement over finding out. The rest, as far as I can tell, have been pretty mum on the subject.  TALK, PEOPLE!! :-)

ETA:  Think Lacey is in??

ETA 2: How about Louis?? I’ve updated the tweet I had with the one below – when someone tweeted asking if that meant he was on DWTS for sure, he responded with only a wink. :-)

I love shopping in NYC...woohooo....my credit card doesn't. Oh well, I gotta get new clothes for rehearsals....:-)
@LouisVanAmstel
Louis Van Amstel

ETA 3: Tony doesn’t usually say, as I recall, but I’ll take his smile here as a yes.

:) RT @TMCFan4Life: @DWTSMakeup its gonna be very nice to have @TonyDovolani back in the ballroom in a month YAY!cant wait.hes my favorite.
@TonyDovolani
Tony Dovolani
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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 – Two Of The Girls Who Might Have Taken Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Eye In The Ukraine Bachelor (PHOTOS)

Special thanks to Twitter friend @BotanicaLily (be sure to follow her as she is a fun girl and a cool DWTS fan!), we’ve got pictures of two girlfriend contestants for Maks on The Ukraine Bachelor. Since there are some language barriors, it’s hard to make out who these girls are exactly. But, BotanicalLilly thinks the first girl below was an earlier contestant around for a few weeks. The second girl (named “Hope”) might be a finalist and/or atleast made it to “hometown”.

Beautiful, aren’t they? No wonder why Maks had so much fun doing this show.

Be sure to see our earlier posting of the new “Bachelor” commercial with Maks >>>>HERE if you haven’t seen yet. You can also read a recent translated interview with Maks which we posted about earlier >>>>HERE.

Again, we’d like to thank @BotanicalLily for sending us these pics. She has just made my morning! lol ;)

February 17, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

New DWTS Season 12 Cast Rumors – Wendy Williams, Candice Cameron Bure, and Carlos Leon Possibilities & More

Finally, some serious Dancing With The Stars Cast rumors coming out. WTMA via The New York Post is reporting TV talk show host Wendy Williams will be a contestant on Season 12 of Dancing with the Stars. The quote below also mentions Kendra Wilkinson, Candice Cameron Bure, and Lorenzo Lamas (Lorenzo and Kendra we’ve heard might do the show before).

The New York Post reports Williams will put her show on hiatus while she participates next month. A spokesperson for The Wendy Williams Show was unable to confirm the report.

Other celebrities rumored to be joining the cast this season include reality star Kendra Wilkinson of Girls Next Door, former Full House star Candice Cameron Bure and former Renegade star Lorenzo Lamas.

Here is a picture of Wendy Williams in case you don’t know who she is.

Here is a picture of Candice Cameron Bure.

This is a “wannabe” long shot. But, Marc Malkin of E Online (who is known for sticking some DWTS rumors out there that end up being true which is why I thought this might be worthy of a mention?) is reporting Carlos Leon (a former flame of Madonna’s and father to her daughter Lourdes) has recently expressed he wants to do the show. Madonna first met Carlos in a gym. They’ve worked out together and have been friends ever since.

One of her ex-boyfriends tells me he wants the chance to compete for the mirror ball trophy.

And it’s not just any ex…

“I”ve gotten quite a few offers to do reality shows,” says Carlos Leon, AKA Lourdes’ dad. “I got offered to do Dancing With the Stars a couple years back. I didn’t do it, but if they come up with the offer again, I would totally do it.”

Here is Carlos.

So, talk to us. What do you think of these possibilities? I’m open to all the above. If Candice is dancing, I hope she gets Maks and I’d love it if Carlos danced on the show. I bet he has some moves. I can see him with Cheryl. I bet they could pull off a killer Argentine Tango!

Thanks to PureDWTS readers Nathan and Vin for the help with this post! Heidi too for adding some links from past posts on Lorenzo and Kendra.

ETA: And Candace says NO.

Nope. I haven't been asked. RT @vallyh: Rumour has it you are Dancing with the Stars? Confirm or deny?
@candacecbure
Candace Cameron Bure
February 16, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS – Sizzling New Commercial for The Ukraine Bachelor with Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Way hot, isn’t it??!!! I think I just died and went to heaven. :D

Air date in the Ukraine for The Bachelor is March 17th!! Thanks to @dwtsgossip at Twitter for this teaser.

February 15, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.