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DWTS America’s Favorite Dancers Video Footage From Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota

PureDWTS reader Lisa/@NotEnoughHough filmed some amazing footage of the Grand Casino Hinckley, Minnesota dance event that took place on February 3rd. Tristan MacManus, Peta Murgatroyd, Karina Smirnoff and Mark Ballas were all on tap to dance and entertain and that they did. Mark Ballas performed an acoustic set as well. Kevin Farley, brother to the late Chris Farley, entertained with some stand up comedy. Lisa reactions are so cute. More below and at her You Tube Channel. Lisa, thanks so much for sending these to us. It was worth the wait!! ;)

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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 14 – Rumor Round Up!!

You’ll notice that ProWatch is no longer in this spot – it had it’s day and I’m afraid we’re going to get nothing more until Tuesday. If you still want to visit it, you can here —> ProWatch.

Every season around this time we create a listing of people who have been rumored to be on the show for this season…and sometimes past seasons, if we see “suspicious” behavior. Things that make you go “hmmmm…” Well, thanks to Vogue, who keeps a list, here we are again.  Seriously – thank Vogue because I don’t have the time to hunt them all down, sadly. Wish I did.

Anyway, I tend to rank, categorize and editorialize as I go, so bear with me. :-)

ETA an update to Troy Aikmen. See below.

ETA #2 – Sasha Cohen is officially NOT dancing this season; she confirmed on twitter even though we had pretty much figured that one out. :-)

The Most Solid Season 14 Rumors

Jack Wagner, Melissa Gilbert and Sheri Shepherd – when TMZ first reported on this one, I was skeptical.  TMZ has a bit of a spotty record, although some have forgotten. A couple of seasons ago, they got the whole cast exactly right, but last season I tend to think they got played.  They got exactly nobody right…they claimed Nancy Grace, but AFTER others (including us) had reported it.  But, Gossip Cop backed them up this time, so I have to give it more weight. Of all the sites out there, Gossip Cop not only confirms some rumors, but puts the kibosh on others – some that I knew to be false.  They are more reliable, IMO. So…I have to say that I think this is the real deal. Melissa and Sherri are also past seasons rumored contestants – and we know that happens quite a bit. As for Jack, well, ABC Soaps in Depth said they heard a former GH star was dancing, hand Jack was let go from The Bold and the Beautiful (a CBS soap), so that kinda opens a window for him, eh??  As for the video of Melissa going into the DWTS studios…well, that doesn’t look like the normal entrance, but the building structure seems the same.  If so…well, doesn’t that eliminate her as Maks’ or Derek’s partner? Unless Derek was fibbing about when he starts rehearsing (next week, per Derek on Ryan’s show).

Maria Menudos – This one isn’t quite as solid as the others, and so far TMZ has no back up.  But I sure would like this one to be true.  Maria herself is giving nothing away. She’s following no pros, she’s making no teasing comments (that I’ve seen, anyway).   If I had a vote I would vote yes. :-)

 

The Not as Solid, but Still Kinda Solid Season 14 Rumors

Annika Sorenstam – Pro Golfer rumors coming from all sides, including golf aficionados, Tony Dovolani and Annika herself.  This one seems plausible, but not as plausible as others. She said she would like to do it, some on twitter are claiming she said yes (although those tweets read kinda weird to me).

Vince Young - Vince straight up said that he had been asked to be on DWTS. Couldn’t tell if he was joking, but the fact that he deleted the tweet was kinda telling.  Of course, being asked doesn’t mean he said yes.

 

Not Solid At All, but Not Speculation Either

Dolly Parton and Gavin Degraw – Both of these rumors came from Hollywood Life who, unfortunately, did not have a good track record last season.  And we haven’t heard much about it since the original posting. Not to mention that Dolly, when previously asked, said “hell no”.  At first I considered Gavin a more real possibility, but now I’m not so sure. UPDATE: He tweeted earlier today that he’s on his way to LA. Hmmm….

Aferdita Dreshaj – Miss Kosovo said not long ago that she was dancing on DWTS – but was she talking about the Kosovo version of the show? Probably – which is why I stuck her in this category.

Bruce Jenner – Bruce I could handle, but I gotta say no to any other Kardashian relatives. :-)  This comes from Hollywood Life once again.

Paula Deene – Hollywood Life was throwing a bunch of stuff at the DWTS wall and waiting to see what would stick. Paula was one of their rumored dancers. I will be curious to see if they get any right.

Bar Refaeli – She was rumored as in negotiation, but it was by a website that I had never heard of before. Not really sure what to make of it, actually, but why would she do it?

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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 Fashion Heads Up On Brooke Burke, Chelsie Hightower, Maks Chmerkovskiy, And Cheryl Burke

Just a few fashion mentions related to our Dancing With The Stars cast!! First up, note that tomorrow night, Dancing With The Stars co-host Brooke Burke will be at the Oscar’s Red Carpet to rate the best and worst fashions of the night for OK! Magazine. It will be entertaining because former Dancing With The Stars contestant Carson Kressley is on tap as well. You’ll be able to view it all on-line at the link.

Secondly, Dancing With The Stars pro Chelsie Hightower has done a new photo spread for “Sugar and Bruno”. You can view the new Spring 2012 fashion line in a new lookbook HERE. Note how Chelsie has listed a “Spring Playlist” as well as her favorite movie flicks and some cool quotes in some of the photos. Fun and very Chelsie.

Third, below is Cheryl Burke at a QVC event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA this past week that I missed posting about. Gorgeous!! You can view more pics of her at Zimbio.

Lastly, be sure you are following Maks’ twitter account, he’s been posting on outlets where you can obtain his new jewelry line if interested. He’s also on the new cover of Men’s Fitness Magazine which you can view here.

Ok, that is all for now ….on fashion related things that is. ;)

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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 14 – Rumor…or Wild Speculation: Nicole Anderson

I seriously wanted to put “wild-assed” speculation in the title of this one but thought John might get mad at me. :-)

Seriously, though – after lecturing everyone about not jumping at shadows and thinking every “exciting news” comment on Twitter is a pending DWTS announcement, here I am…jumping at a shadow. Unfortunately, as Claire pointed out in the comments, this one has a twisted synergy to it that lends it some credence in my very twisted mind. :-)  What am I calling twisted synergy??  Well, the DWTS producers often show themselves to be rather unimaginative and uninspired when it comes to finding contestants for the show – and that’s what this would be. Chelsea Kane’s co-star on Jonas?? The Disney Channel??  Doesn’t this have Mark Ballas written all over it??  Come on, producers, shop at another store, would ya?? Nicole is/was a competitive gymnast, too.  She seems like a cute girl – but I hope this one is WRONG. Here’s what she posted on Twitter last night:

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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 14 Rumor: Extra’s Maria Menounos Dancing On Dancing With The Stars?

TMZ has learned of another new celebrity to dance on Dancing With The Stars. Extra’s Maria Menounos!! As always…note, nothing is official until Tuesday. For now, these are all rumors!!

TMZ has learned the identity of yet another of the contestants for the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars” … the super hot Maria Menounos.

What do you think if true? I like her. I can see her with any of the male pros.

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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.

DWTS14 Possibility: Legendary Dallas Quarterback Troy Aikman To Dance On Dancing With The Stars?

Ok, before you read this, take note that I am grasping at straws here. As some of you have noticed at twitter, Peta Murgatroyd flew to Dallas and she’s “very excited” and “happy” much like she was last season at this time. Could she be meeting her new partner on Dancing With The Stars? Sally, one of our readers reminded us of the Troy Aikman rumor in a previous season (Season 11 to be exact). In case you don’t know, Troy Aikman is a former “legendary” quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and as you can see in the video below from TMZ (which was posted on July 29, 2010), Troy remarked he was going to do Dancing With The Stars “next year“. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

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So, what do you think? Does this possibility have a leg to stand on and could Troy be Peta’s new partner (if it’s true she’s dancing)? I think they would make a striking and perfect couple and I bet he would be a good dancer too. Also, this is a huge A-lister imo!! Way to go to TPTB if this comes true. You are going to make a fan out of my husband yet.

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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 14 Rumor: TMZ Reports Maks Arriving In L.A. And Meeting With Melissa Gilbert (Video)

Despite the rumors of Maks not dancing this season on Dancing With The Stars, TMZ has learned this is not true. Below is a video of Maks arriving at LAX. Though he doesn’t comment on the show, he’s rumored to have met with Melissa Gilbert right after leaving the airport. Be sure to read more at TMZ. As our Heidi reminded us all quickly last night in the comments sections with all the excitement, remember TMZ was “wrong” on some of their findings last season. However, they’ve also been reliable in the past as well. So, it’s anyone’s call here. Prepare for any kind of news on Tuesday on this subject.

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If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to see our previous TMZ post that broke out last night with rumors of Jack Wagoner, Melissa Gilbert, and Sherri Shepherd dancing here.

Thanks to PureDWTS reader Elara for this news upon waking up and first getting here this morning!! ;) xx

So, what do you think if Maks is dancing with Melissa (if true?)? Personally, I think she is too small. I see her more with Derek? 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.