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And the First CONFIRMED Contestant on DWTS Season 16 Is…

Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens. Just announced during a commercial break from the Oscars.

I will update here if they announce any more. :-)

EMA: Thanks to Nathan and in case you missed it, here is the promo announcing Jacoby during the Oscars. THANKS NATHAN! -Vogue

February 24, 2013 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 16 Cast Rumors – Different Source, More Names!

Yowza, after months of silence, the leaks (real or otherwise) are coming quickly. TMZ has weighed in with Sean, Wynonna and…Kelly Pickler???

The two biggest reality shows on the planet are about to come together — TMZ has learned the identity of four of the contestants for this season of “Dancing With the Stars” … including the first ever former “American Idol” wannabe.

“DWTS” has not revealed their cast for the upcoming season yet … but sources close to the show tell TMZ that Kellie Picker – everyone’s favorite country bumpkin from season five of “Idol” — will be doing this season of “DWTS.”

In addition to Pickler, our sources say country star Wynonna Judd, “Bachelor” star Sean Lowe and 2012 Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Aly Raisman are among this year’s cast.

Kelly could be lots of fun. TMZ is betting on Aly, but from what I’ve seen on twitter, her fans don’t give her much of a chance and they’re not to happy she’s doing 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. :-)

PureDWTS Cheryl Burke Gives Healthy Snacking Advise In Glamour Magazine

In the new issue of Glamour Magazine, Cheryl Burke gives some healthy snack advise. She also gives advise for how to keep in shape. Below is take for what she says on dancing and what she does in the off season….

In addition to healthy snacking, do something to get your heart rate up. “For me, it’s obviously dancing. During the off-season—when I’m not dancing, I’m either running on my treadmill or hiking. Just doing something that you love is really important. Switch it up—if I just run on the treadmill every day, my body gets so used to it, you don’t see any results.”

You can read more HERE.

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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 Karina Smirnoff Buys New Home In Woodland Hills, California

TMZ is reporting Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff just bought a 6,350-square-foot home in Woodland Hills, California. You can see a picture of it at the link…and is a beautiful home at that!

According to docs, Karina took out a loan for $600,000 — meaning she laid down some serious up-front cash.

The 5-bedroom, 5-bath pad is rockin’ two-story vaulted ceilings, travertine floors, giant hanging chandeliers, huge spa-style tub and steam shower.

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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.

Conflicting Stories About Maks Chmerkovskiy And Dancing With The Stars Season 16

MaksValShopping

I love this take of Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy, do you?! This past week, the two brothers were seen shopping together Jacob and Company in New York City, NY. Maks then travelled to Los Angeles, CA on Friday. Today Val is on his way to Los Angeles as I type.

Also note that there are conflicting stories about Maks dancing on Dancing With The Stars this season. As you know from TMZ Friday, Maks “spoke with producers” and “informed them that he wouldn’t be returning for the upcoming season”. TMZ titled the article that he was “DONE”. Then Saturday, RumorFix (who we’ve found is NOT always a reliable Dancing With The Stars source in the past) said a source told them that “he asked producers for a break this season so he can fulfill some TV and movie commitments and they were very supportive.” Now today (Sunday), Access Hollywood is reporting producers did not ask him to come back to Dancing With The Stars this season. Stay tuned, according to @DWTSgossip, Maks is suppose to speak about it Monday (tomorrow) when hopefully we will find out from the horses mouth what happened and if there has been any changes?

Picture above courtesy of @DWTSMaksimFans at twitter who has lots more. They are a good one to follow for all the most reliable news on Maks.

ADDING: Thanks to Lois, here are some pictures of an event Kelly Monaco and Val had this past week.

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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 Peta Murgatroyd Walks Red Carpet At OK! Magazine’s Pre-Oscar Party

OK! Magazine's Pre-Oscar Party

Give it up for Miss Peta! Once again, girl was beyond stunning as she graced the Red Carpet last night at the 2013 OK! Pre-Oscar Party. Gorgeous!! You can view more takes of her at Getty Images and Wire Images.

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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.