Ya know, it’s kinda funny. Maybe I’m getting jaded but every season it’s like: Soap actor, check. Olympian, check. Footballer, check. Struggling musician, check. Three people from the ABC family, check. Come on, guys – I’ve heard that Michelle Stafford from the Young and the Restless would love do do it and she’d look great with Tristan. :::sigh::: Just think of the whole universe of TV people you could have on the show if you weren’t hung up on this network CRAP. Okay….rant over. :-) Back to the point of this post. Caroline Hinsey (@CarolynHinsey) is a columnist for Soap Opera Digest. A little bit ago she tweeted the following:
I don’t know who the heck Alice is, but it’s not Finola Hughes, from what I gather on Twitter. Where’s Nathan? Educate us Nathan. Who are the likely contenders, if Carolyn knows what she’s talking about??
Be sure you are watching Good Morning America on Monday!! According to ABCMediaNet, Dancing With The Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet is on tap to discuss Red Carpet fashion from the Oscars. You never know, they may ask her on the Dancing With The Stars cast announcement taking place the next day. So, be sure to tune in. ;)
Last night, Dancing With The Stars Chelsie Hightower attended the Vanity Fair and Fiat brand Celebration of Una Notte Verde in support of The United Nations International Labour Organization and the Green Jobs Program at Cecconis in West Hollywood, California. She looks so cute as always, doesn’t she? You can view more takes of her at Getty Images.
Supposedly. :-) Hollywood Life claims they know three cast members, two of which we’ve reported on in one way or another: Sean Lowe, Aly Raisman and Bobby Flay. The unidentified boxer is likely Victor Ortiz, I would guess.
A source close to the show tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that currentBachelor Sean Lowe, celebrity chef Bobby Flay, and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman are the first three stars to have joined the show’s cast. Not only that, but an unidentified boxer is said to be in the mix, as well!
Our insider also tells us that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been asked to flex his dancing muscles week to week, but the jury’s still out on whether his name will be announced on GMA.
Keep in mind, of course, that Hollywood Life claimed not too long ago that Derek Hough was being considered for a spot on the judging panel – a thought that made Derek laugh a good bit when he heard it. :-) I would also have to do further investigation – I do believe that they were WAY off base a couple of seasons ago. Sean and Aly I’m inclined to believe, along with Victor, since all were previously rumored here and elsewhere. You be the judge!! Thanks to Dee for bringing this one to my attention!!
ETA: Bobby was previously rumored back in Season 13!
Vogue here with ETA2: According to this new interview, Bobby will not be dancing.
Just a Quick Update: As you know the Dancing With The Stars Cast Announcement takes place on Good Morning America this upcoming Tuesday, February 26th. Today the official site has reserved a special page for cast details. Be sure to bookmark it here. Also, PureDWTS plans to LIVE blog and LIVE tweet the event. So, stay tuned!! Things are starting to get exciting!! ;)
According to Celebuzz, Karina Smirnoff has plans to write a new book about past relationships and what they’ve taught her…
“She wants to help women change their relationship futures,” said an insider, who revealed that Smirnoff is writing the book with a close girlfriend and shopping it to publishers soon. “It’s been therapeutic and inspiring for her.”
“She wants to touch on her failures in love, but also how she’s become a better person and what she’s looking for in the next guy. It focuses on finding the right guy and how to stop making the same mistakes over and over again.”
Be sure to see Celebuzz for the full article.
We’ve been noticing some more celebrities voicing how they’d like to dance on Dancing With The Stars. Since you never know if TPTB might take them seriously (now or in the future), we thought we might post about them….
First up, OK Magazine (where some of our Pros have blogged from in the past and where they’ve also posted some insider things at times) is reporting that Tiffany wants to take on Dancing With The Stars. Below is take from the link.
“I’m very competitive,” the married mom, 41, tells me this week while hosting an 80s bash at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. “I’m very lazy unless there’s somebody next to me. I’m that way with the gym. Because I’m a multi-tasker, I’m thinking about laundry and all the other things I could be accomplishing while on that treadmill, but as soon as a girl with the right body comes up next to me, I’m like ‘that’s right, we’re staying on this — we’re going. I’ll drop before I get off this thing!’”
She adds, “I’m very competitive in that sense, and I was actually a dancer for many years before I even got a record deal. It would be great to do Dancing With The Stars because that would revive those chops a little bit.”
Hmmm, not sure I’m game for her or not?
Then a few days ago, Access Hollywood interviewed General Hospital’s Finola Hughes. She said she’d like to dance on Dancing With The Stars . Did any of you see the movie “Staying Alive” with Finola and John Travolta? She was wicked good in that movie….and in dancing ability too. SEE THIS LINK! I’d love to see her dance.
With “General Hospital” so close to celebrating its anniversary in April, and “Dancing with the Stars” returning in March on the same network, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a “GH” star on the reality competition and Access has an idea for the upcoming cast – Finola!
“I would love to do ‘Dancing with the Stars,’” she said when Access posed the question. “It would be so much fun.”
Finola has ballet in her background, previously appearing on the London stage, and later, dancing with John Travolta in “Stayin’ Alive.” (Remember THIS?)
The actress also is well-versed in all things “DWTS.”
“I, of course, watched this last season like crazy because Kelly [Monaco, who plays Sam McCall on “GH”] was on,” Finola said. “It just looks like a blast. Yeah, it would be great.”
Also, here is something fun Lisa Rinna posted on Billy Idol. Could Lisa be “in the know” about something being it was so “random” that she felt the need to tweet this? He would be a good get for sure! Thanks to Courtney for this find….
Courtney: Mmmmmm…Billy Idol. Let’s put it this way: even though he’s probably old enough to be my father, I still have some very un-PG-13 thoughts about He of the Sneering Lip, and he could become the object of my lust in season 16…possibly moreso than Apolo’s tree trunk thighs in season 15. :-P Doubt they got him, but damn – it would be one helluva season if they did! As for Tiffany – she’d be fun to watch, but I’m thinking they may have already filled their redheaded musician quota for the season w/Wynonna. And if they got Finola Hughes, she could be the ringiest ringer in DWTS history, and I’d have her pegged for the MBT from the get-go – that woman has got some serious dance chops. As in “classically trained ballerina”. She played Victoria (a very demanding dance role) in the original Broadway run of Cats. Lord knows how much of her original skill set she has retained, but man – even if it’s just a little bit, she’d be a force to be reckoned with.
Heidi: Word to Courtney on Billy and Finola. :-) He was SO hot back in the day – I have a clear recollection of screaming “White Wedding” at the top of my lungs with one of my girlfriends. :-) But can he dance or just curl his lip?? I’m thinking the latter. Finola – massive ringer but what the hell? Could happen. I’m thinking Tiffany would be good someday – don’t know if that day is coming soon. Would love to see Billy and Finola either this season or a future season. I’m ambivalent on Tiffany. :-)
And the fun continues…
Gilles & Peta’s Bollywood – 3
Bristol & Mark’s cha-cha – 2
Shawn & Derek’s non-samba samba – 2
Kirstie & Maks’ paso doble trio – 1
Shawn & Derek’s bhangra – 1
Gilles & Peta’s cha-cha – 1
Melissa & Tony’s freestyle – 1
Sabrina & Louis’ paso doble – 1
Shawn & Derek’s rumba – 1
Kelly & Val’s contemporary – 1
Courtney: This is all I’ll say about the write-ins: it’s obvious when someone is writing in a certain dance simply out of spite, or just to try to get a reaction out of people. How very puerile of them :-) Was Pam & Tristan’s cha-cha a bizarre, fumbly train wreck? Yeah, but I almost think it’s unfair to even count first week dances…because they’re the ones with the highest potential to look like crap. I usually find myself more turned off by bad dances that occur later on in the season – because by that point, you can’t cite “first week jitters” as a reason to f*ck up. For that reason, I actually think I chose Gangnam Style – I hated that dance because it was a cop-out. They basically got a free pass to do ANYTHING they wanted – they could have put a completely unique spin on it, thrown in some cool tricks & lifts, and incorporated some ballroom steps to please Len. Instead, it was as if they said “Y’know what? Let’s just copy the video, add some additional raunch, and call it a day.” Was it fun? Sure. But I can think a dance is fun and also think it’s terrible. Case in point? Carson & Anna’s pirate Viennese waltz in season 13. Amusing in a trainwreck fashion, but I definitely wouldn’t say it was my favorite of that season…or even that week, and it was still a complete mess. I think my second choice was Bristol & Mark’s quickstep, because it just ended up being a complete mess, both in terms of choreography & execution. Not sure what to make of the surfer flamenco – I guess I would categorize that one as a “cop-out” as well, since it seemed like they said “Welp, we don’t know any flamenco, so let’s do paso in skimpy swimsuits and hope nobody notices!”
Heidi: Courtney!! How dare you say that people write in comments just out of spite!! That NEVER happens here!! Well, okay, only every other day. ;-) Totally agree with you that I wouldn’t look at first week dances and cry out “worst dance ever!!” So many of them DO look like crap in the first week. Anyway, when I looked at this category two dances immediately came to mind – Team Gangnam Style and Gilles’ Bollywood nightmare. Team Gangnam style just disgusted me because they didn’t even TRY. Any actual dancing that was included was sloppy and disjointed – I seem to recall thinking that Emmett was the only standout from that mess. Pretty sure that’s the one I voted for…although I could have written in Gilles. :-)
Vogue: When I saw this poll, I almost voted for the Team Gangnam dance as the Worst dance. I remember thinking it was just awful comparted to Team Call Me Maybe’s dance which was so well executed, choreographed and full of creative content. In the end though, I voted for Val and Kelly’s Surfer Flamenco (what an awful combination) as that dance beat them all as worst dance ever in all of the seasons of Dancing With The Stars PUT TOGETHER! 8O
Ok Dancettes, what do you make of these two tweets from Wynonna Judd made on February 19th? As you can see, Wynonna Judd has a SECRET….
In this tweet made today (the 20th), Wynonna teases again, but, won’t answer questions on her “secret”;
Also, check out this tweet Wynonna made on Feb 16th. She said she could tell her secret in 8 days which would make it the 24th;
But, then she made this tweet on the 19th retracting saying the date had changed to Feb. 28th. The cast announcement is the 26th as you know, but, maybe she’s confused or trying to cover up the real date?
Whatever the case, this woman has a “SECRET”. Could it be she’s going to dance on Dancing With The Stars? Note that (according to her twitter profile) she’s also in Hollywood currently.
I’m not sure what to think, but, the idea sounds kind of fascinating. :idea: Let’s see what Heidi thinks….
Heidi: I don’t know what to think. The way she words her tweet I would guess she’s pregnant, but at her age (as she says) I think that’s somewhat less likely than being on DWTS. Then you check out her tour calendar and you’ll note that between February 23rd and August she only has ONE date, in late April. That’s a pretty open calendar at just the right time. Doubt she’s pregnant because the opening in her schedule is in the wrong place for sure. So….well, why not?? There’s usually one musician and she fits the bill. In the absence of any solid rumors to angst over, we can always angst over something that might not even happen. :-D