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PureDWTS Season 17 Cast Rumor – Tony Kanaan To Find Out Tomorrow if He’s In or Not

Sometimes I love being from Indianapolis…and this is one of them :-) Our local news outlets usually do a pretty good job of keeping up with the goings-on of the Indycar drivers during the off-season…and a few minutes ago, this article popped up on my Indystar app:

Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan is hoping for an invitation to go dancing. On television, no less.

The Brazilian IndyCar Series driver said he met with a “Dancing With the Stars” cast coordinator during last month’s visit to The ESPYs in Los Angeles. Kanaan told The Indianapolis Star he might know Friday if he’s been selected.

That doesn’t mean he’ll be able to share that news, however. The cast is scheduled to be announced on “Good Morning America.”

If selected, Kanaan would be the second IndyCar Series driver to appear on the reality show that draws some of the best ratings in television — often more than 20 million viewers a show.

We first reported on Tony as a rumor last month. I find it interesting that he offered up a specific date – tomorrow – as the day he would likely know whether he was in or out.  Maybe tomorrow is the day they finalize the cast? If so, hopefully the rumor mill starts spinning a little faster and we get some more names leaked.  Anywho, if he met with a casting director last month at the ESPY’s, I’d say Tony is looking like a pretty legit rumor – and he sounds pretty gung-ho about it.  I think they’d only benefit from casting him – he’s very current, he’s hugely popular with race fans, and he’s an athlete that’s not another football player :-) What do you guys think? Is it sounding like Tony might be a legit possibility for season 17?

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Maks Chmerkovskiy Talks Of Re-Inventing Himself, Moving On From Dancing With The Stars, And More

Do you think pro Maks Chmerkovskiy misses Dancing With The Stars? Wow, I’m shocked (but, I guess I shouldn’t be)at his answer…which is a “no”. :( In a new interview with the NY Press, he tells them why. Maks also tells them if he was guaranteed a winner and a trophy, he’s not sure he would do it. More in detail below….

Do you miss Dancing with the Stars?
No.

Why not?
Because I think I’ve done it long enough. I think there’s nothing there for me to prove. I’m at the point where I need to set up my future. And if I don’t do it now by cutting the cord and trying to reinvent myself, I may never be able to after this comes to an end, which at one point it will. Or I’ll get old and won’t be able to dance. And at that time I want to be able to fall back on something that I’ve built. I want an extended career in this industry just because I can, unless someone tells me that I can’t. That’s why we’re trying my hand in acting. I’m curious to see how that’s going to work. It’s fascinating to study and learn a new skill.

I saw you on All My Children.
I hope you didn’t. But the point is that I’m not missing Dancing with the Stars because I think it’s unnatural for me to miss it. I’ve been there for 13 seasons. It’s been eight years. How long can I do this thing and miss it? If I did it once and never again, I’d miss it.

So will you go back to DWTS one day?
If they guarantee me a winner and the trophy’s mine, I’m going to look at it and go, “I don’t know if I have it in me to stay with somebody for three months and be into it the way I’m supposed to be.” And I don’t want to be unfair and jeopardize someone else’s chances.

Your brother Val also dances on the show. What’s it like being an older brother?
It’s a lot of responsibility, but I went from him being my student first. He was my best pupil. And it’s not like I have to say it. He was never a teacher’s pet. He was in his family-owned studio and never jumped out and was always part of the class. The problem was coming home; I just wanted a brother, and he was staying a pupil. So we had a bit of a transitional period maybe four or five years ago, and since then, we’re just best friends.

To read the full interview which includes questions on Forever tango and Karina Smirnoff, visit the NY Press. Thanks to @DWTSgossip for the find.

My thoughts: Sad. I kind of thought (and hoped too) we’d see Maks back for Dancing With The Stars Season 17, but, now I have to wonder? Also, I’m not sure I want him back now if he doesn’t miss it or have the heart. Maybe he’s destined for other things.

Let’s see what Heidi thinks….

Heidi: I think that if that’s how he feels, he better not be on the show. If he’s on the show now, he’s just admitted that he doesn’t have it in him. And good for him if he’s tired of doing it and wants to do something else – the alternative is being like Cheryl. Or possibly Mark. Both seem like they’ve moved on in their hearts but don’t want to quit.  But part of me is afraid this is a negotiating tactic on Maks’ part.  I hope not. But in any case, good luck to him.

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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 To Co-Host The View

Hey, just a little heads up for Karina Smirnoff fans! Monday, August 12th, she will be helping to co-host The View. Jim, get your DVR and You Tube ready. ;) Here is more from ABC Medianet.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12 – Karina Smirnoff (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”) guest co-hosts; Rob Lowe; “Barbara learns to make an omelet” with Chef Rocco DiSpirito.

I love Rob Lowe too. I wish he would dance on Dancing With The Stars.

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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 Tom Bergeron Co-Hosts The Kris Jenner Show (Videos)

Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron was as funny as ever today helping Kris Jenner co-host her show. Check out these two funny clips below to see what I mean. Also, did you know he use to mime? He’s a hoot. Stay tuned to this link. They should be posting the whole episode with Tom shortly!

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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.

ABC Press Release On DWTS Season 17: Elimination Information, 12 Couples To Dance, And More

ABC has released a new press release confirming the Dancing With The Stars Season 17 cast announcement on Good Morning America. As previously reported, the cast announcement will take place on September 4th on Good Morning America. More details revealed below on the hosts, the judges, voting, how the elimination will take place (hmmm, not sure I’m liking this?), as well as how there will be 12 new couples!!! (shew, I’m so glad there won’t be less)

This season’s exciting new cast of “Dancing with the Stars” will be revealed live, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 exclusively on “Good Morning America” (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET). The competition begins with twelve new celebrities who will brave the dance floor for their very first time. Each week these celebrities will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master technical choreography and entertaining performances. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted mirror-ball trophy.

“Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 17 and shakes things up by transitioning to a one night, two-hour format beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Combining the best elements of the show every Monday, “Dancing with the Stars” will continue to feature competitive dance, dynamic group performances and musical guests, all while climaxing to a dramatic elimination. Each week viewers vote for their favorite dancing performance. Each couple will be eliminated at the end of each episode by combining the judges’ scores of that night, along with the public votes from the previous week, which will determine who gets eliminated every Monday night.

Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke-Charvet (“Dancing with the Stars” Season 7 Champion), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

More at ABC Media net.

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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 17 Rumor: Things That Make You Go “Hmmmm”: Martha Stewart And Jesse Ventura?

Ok, so this is most likely absolutely NOTHING! But, Heidi and I are giggling over this possibility and hey, it was a tweet much like this for how Heidi started wondering about Hines Ward and if he was dancing on Dancing With The Stars…and the rest is history.

What are we talking about? LOL! Well, today an author named Theodore Carl Soderberg tweeted this tweet naming Martha Stewart and Jesse Ventura as possible contenders for Dancing With The Stars.

MarthStewartJesseVentura

Again, this is probably nothing. There isn’t anything out there to support it for what we can find so far except that Martha was seen sitting in the audience at Dancing With The Stars in 2010. At the time, she tweeted that it was for a taping and not that she was dancing. Also note that Martha has been a big supporter of dancing and dance segments on her show.

As for Jesse, we can’t find anything out there except that he talked of Martha most recently in an interview about Whistle Blowers.

So yeah, all of this is most likely nothing and yet, the thought of Martha and Jesse possibly dancing is interesting and hey, you never know, right? Also, it fits the “controversial” rumors we’ve been receiving lately.

Heidi, what do you think? LOL!!

Heidi: Hilarious. As Vogue said, we’re thinking the dude is joking and that it’s nothing….but we’ve seen random, one off tweets turn into reality before.  Still kicking myself over the Hines Ward thing. So, because of that and a couple other incidences, we kinda made a vow that we’d post stuff that seemed odd and even unlikely.  But hey, you never know – both would in the vein of what the producer appear to be looking for, if Paula Deen and Geraldo both turning them down recently is true.   Would I like to see either or both?? Sure, why not? Martha is so prissy and proper it would be interesting. And which Jesse would show up?? The Gov or the wrestler??  Heh.

Vogue: LOL! I’d love if the two danced too!! Maybe put Martha with Tony and Jesse with Cheryl?

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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 Derek Hough, Peta Murgatroyd, Anna Trebunskaya, Tristan MacManus Light Up Ballroom With A Twist

Hey Guys! Don’t miss heading over to Pure Derek Hough as soon as you can!! Our Miss Heidi has collected some video coverage and a beautiful photo last night of Peta Murgatroyd and Derek Hough getting ready to dance for Ballroom With A Twist. According to one of the readers who attended the event, the show last night was “outstanding!” Derek and Peta danced a tango and a jive (she thinks).

Anna Trebunskaya and Tristan MacManus were also there and hosted the event. She described Tristan as being “hilarious”. She said, “His legendary accent made it hard to understand him at times, but Derek noted that this was the clearest he’d ever heard Tristan speak!” LOL! Be sure you see and read more here and in the comments section. Tristan MacManus Fans Facebook also some new pictures of Tristan and Anna. Too fun!!!

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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.