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DWTS Season 13 – Rumor Round Up, Part II

Okay, it’s about that time again! Funny, I was thinking there hadn’t been enough new rumors to cover since I did Part I – and realized that I have a poor sense of what happened when. :-) There have been quite a few!!

Remember in that first post when I said how fun this was and it’s my favorite part of the season of blogging??  Well, that’s still true, and I enjoy my what seems like daily DM sessions with Vogue as we try to figure out what to post and what to ignore…but I’m ready for Monday now. :-) I’m tired of reading parts of Twitter that I normally would avoid like the plague and I’m ready to start writing fresh Cheese. :-)  Only a few more days till the announcement!! Yay.  NOTE: Don’t forget that I’m live blogging the announcement right here at PureDWTS.  Once the announcement is made, I’m going to guess who got who (well, some of those are out in the open already :-) ) in a post that will likely be early Tuesday morning – get your guesses ready so you can add them in the comments.  Wednesday morning we will post the official pairings and let the screams of “ringer” and whining and hand wringing begin!! :-) I’ll go first…This is Maks’ FOURTH either high profile or talented partner in a row!!!  Heh. Just thought I would put that out there before people start bitching about Derek. :-D

On with the show…First up, those “rumors” that are pretty darn non-rumorish at this point:

Hope Solo – first it was a hint, then a tweet that sort of implied that she wasn’t, then it was a tease, and then she kinda outed herself on twitter.
David Arquette – seen at dance studio with Kym Johnson.

For New Rumors that Seem Solid:

Ryan O’Neal – this one comes from ET, which makes it somewhat credible.
Kim Richards – I only believe this one because it just came out yesterday and it sounds like Celebuzz spotted her at a dance studio. We’ll see. :-)

Those Rumors that I Just Don’t Believe, for a Variety of Reasons:

Jenna Jameson – she’s a former porn star!!  But she was following some pros
Elisabetta Canalis – this came from E! News, who claim “many sources” are telling them Elizabetta is signing on. But this would be a new level of “WHO?” for most people, I think.

In the category of “Do DJs in Small Markets have any cred??”:

Erica Durance - think this one might be serious wishful thinking. It came from a comment on a USA Today article referencing what he heard a DJ say. Convoluted enough for ya?? :-) Her people have since said it’s false.
Henry Winklertwo different DJs tweeted about this one today and I don’t know what to make of it. Hmmm…

Which rumors do I think might be true?? Well, besides Hope and David, I think the following are pretty solid:

Chynna Phyllips
Kristin Cavallari
Chaz Bono (TMZ just claimed he’s in for sure. We said this days ago, hello?)
Kim Richards
Rob Kardashian

I have other thoughts, but these are all I’m willing to share right now. :-)

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ATTENTION: SITE UPGRADE PLANNED FOR AUGUST 26!

John’s UPDATE: If you’re seeing this update on the post, then you’re seeing Pure DWTS on the new server. Looks like it propagated faster than I thought it would. At least it did for me. Hopefully it’s the same for everyone else. Let me know what you think of the speed of the new server. Hopefully it’s a bit better experience for everyone.

This may seem like really crappy timing, but there is NO good time for this and it’s better we do it now and get it out of the way before the site really gets crazy on Monday.  Long time readers know that days like Monday are impossible due to heavy traffic. And Heidi gets frustrated to the point of hurting her computer. ;-)

PureDWTS is getting an upgrade to a new server which will hopefully allow us to update the site easier during extremely high traffic times, and it should also load faster for readers during those times as well. We HOPE. :-)  So, starting at 9 pm PACIFIC time, the site will either appear to be down altogether, or you will only see a cached copy.  They say it can take several hours for the upgrade to complete and then it could take half the day tomorrow for the DNS to propagate.  Don’t ask me to explain that – it’s one of those things that I understand but can’t explain it to people. Kinda like evolution. Or gravity. Or the Paso Doble  :-)

So, DO NOT PANIC!!  We expect to be back in total by no later than Saturday afternoon. And we could be back much sooner. We’re just not sure. :-)

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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 13 Cast Rumors Dwyane Wade To Dance?

This is kind of random so not sure how much credence this mention should receive (and Hines most likely doesn’t know more than anyone else?), but, in a new radio interview with WCNN in Atlanta, Hines Ward mentions hearing rumors that LA Laker, Ron Artest, and Miami Heat player, Dwyane Wade, are dancing on Dancing With The Stars this season. He doesn’t mention much except this…

“I don’t know, but I did hear rumors and his name did come up. I also heard Ron Artest too.”

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page at this link, you can hear the audio interview in full where Hines mentions Ron Artest and Dwyane Wade. I just checked Dwyane’s twitter. There is a tweet where he mentions taking dance lessons recently. Apparently, they are for a new movie he’s starring in called ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’.


Every1 follow my new dance teacher he is amazing. “@: @ great work today!! Tyce”
@DwyaneWade
Dwyane Wade

As for Ron Artest, he recently said no unless he has changed his mind?

Special thanks to Carlos and Maddy for the heads up! Thanks to @ElmariL for helping with more info on the movie as well!!

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Cast 13 Rumors: One More Controversial Contestant?

Just a little quick update on the rumored celebrities to dance. E Online is reporting on the David Arquette, Chaz Bono, Rob Kardashian, and Elisabetta Canalis rumors today. However, nothing can be “confirmed”. A show rep told them. “We will unveil the cast this coming Monday night live during Bachelor Pad on ABC.” They were also told there is atleast one more controversial contestant and far more controversial than the names listed at the link. Here’s a take….

We are hearing rumblings that David Arquette and Chaz Bono have signed on; however, nothing can be confirmed at this point. A show rep tells us: “We will unveil the cast this coming Monday night live during Bachelor Pad on ABC.”

Rob Kardashian (brother of newlywed Kim) is also rumored to be a part of the cast.

And we first reported the rumor that George Clooney’s ex, Elisabetta Canalis would be competing for the disco ball trophy.

We are also told there is at least one more controversial contestant—far more controversial than the names listed above. Hmmm!

Will you be watching this season of Dancing with the Stars when it begins Sept. 13? For the record, we are in.

More controversial than Chaz or David? Who do you think it might be? Take a guess and let us know what you think in the comment section.

Ok, I’ll take a guess that it’s Ann Coulter! Ewww, but, I hope not! lol 8O

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Malibu Beach Party 2011 (Photos)

How about some fun in the sun? Yesterday, the Malibu beach came alive with a Dancing With The Stars party. Dancing With The Stars alumni such as Giles Marini, Melissa Rycroft, and Jennifer Grey showed up for the event as well as current cast members Cheryl Burke, Anna Trebunskaya, Lacey Schwimmer, Kym Johnson, Derek Hough, Tony Dovolani, and Maksim Chmerkovsky and more. Below are a few pictures of Derek, Cheryl, and Maks partying and living it up. There are lots more of where these pics came from at Imnotobssessed.com, Wire Image, and the Daily Mail. Looks like a HOT day with some HOT bodies! :)

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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.

DWTS13 Casting Rumors – The Typecasting of Season 13, Part I

It’s that time of year, again – time to take all the wacky rumors and all the wacky casting patterns we see from season to season and hypothesize who we might actually get to see :-) This year is interesting, in that we already definitely know one of the celebs, are fairly certain about two others, and have got definite suspicions about another two – almost takes a bit of fun out of the guessing, no? :-) But I’m sure there will be at least one celeb who’s name we haven’t heard – and at least one we’ve never heard of, too…thankfully, even unpredictability becomes predictable after awhile! But let’s get it on with it, shall we? Oh, and if you’re feeling nostalgic (and want to see how effective using these cast types as a template can be), check out the typecasting of season 10, season 11, and season 12 :-)

The Olympian

Previous examples: Kristi Yamaguchi, Shawn Johnson, Apolo Ohno, Natalie Coughlin, Misty May-Treanor, Maurice Greene, Louie Vito, Evan Lysacek

Advantages: The winningest of the 12 types, their obvious advantage is their athleticism – you won’t see these guys struggling with strength or endurance moves.  In addition, the same tireless work ethic that helped them medal in the Olympics will likely carry them through the toils of the competition. They also seem to be adored by the masses, as many are seen as “hero” figures – which translates into a formidable voting fanbase.

Disadvantages: For those specializing in sports that are less “artistic” (i.e. swimming, running, volleyball), it might be a bit hard to really get into the character of the dance and truly perform to the crowd.  Previously incurred injuries (or the fear of incurring an injury that might hinder their participation in subsequent competitions in their sport, a la Misty May-Treanor) may also slow them down & limit their mobility. Read more..

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