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DWTS Season 18: Rumor, Speculation and Wannabe Dancer Round Up!!

It’s time, once again, to take a look at the casting rumors we’ve seen for this upcoming season and rank them according to how likely they are to happen. I was thinking we really didn’t have many rumors for this season, but it turns out there’s more than I thought.  But there are also a lot of people saying they would LOVE to do it, which is not the same thing as a “rumor”.  And I also have NOT included who OTHER people would like to see dance – that’s not even a wannabe. Anyway, here we go….

ETA2: Lots of updates! Read our complete list below…and here’s to the Cast Announcement on Tuesday! Read more..

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Erin Andrews Opens Up To People About New Hosting Gig On Dancing With The Stars

Erin Andrews tells People.com that she hopes “to bring a Cat Deeley kind of vibe and also respect all of the traditions of the ballroom” to Dancing With The Stars. She’s also been in contact with former partner Maks Chmerkovskiy about it. He told her she’s came “full circle”. More below and at the link.

Andrews will approach the ballroom interviews the same way she does for Fox Sports – “I don’t think I can do anything but be myself,” she says – even if it means ditching the jeans and flats she wears on the sidelines for more glamorous garb.

As a style role model, she looks to Cat Deeley of So You Think You Can Dance, where Andrews was once a guest judge.

“She brings a hipness. She brings a funkiness,” says Andrews. “And I also respect that there is a sort of traditional sense when it comes to the ballroom. I hope to bring a Cat Deeley kind of vibe and also respect all of the traditions of the ballroom.”

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for Andrews, whose sideline interview during the NFL playoffs with the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman made headlines. She then plunged into Super Bowl work, while behind the scenes talking to ABC about the Dancing with the Stars job.

“When they approached me, I really didn’t even know if it was going to be possible because I’m fully committed to Fox Sports. That’s my love,” she said.

But some understanding bosses and private talks with Michael Strahan – who both co-hosts the morning show Live! With Michael and Kelly and appears on Fox Sports’ football show – showed that she could juggle both jobs.

“I feel great,” she says. “I was texting with Maksim, my old partner. He was saying, ‘Wow, it’s coming full circle for you.’ “

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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.

DWTS18 Or Future Watchout: Jaclyn Smith Would Love To Do Dancing With The Stars

Well, this might be nothing being Jaclyn Smith said she declined an offer to do Dancing With The Stars in the past because of a bone spur. However, on February 18th she tweeted, “Dance and opportunity will dance with you.” Makes one kind of wonder if she’s ok to dance now or maybe in the future? Here is more on Jaclyn’s bone spur and her thoughts on doing Dancing With The Stars from Closer Weekly in December. Thanks to KarenT for the heads up. I’d love to see her dance…but, I bet her bone spur hasn’t healed up quite yet to dance. What do you think?

Charlie’s Angels star Jaclyn Smith shares in this week’s issue of Closer Weekly her plans for upcoming projects, life after Farrah and the TV show on her bucket list.

The 68-year-old reveals she is seriously considering doing Dancing With the Stars! “They have asked me and I would love to do it!” Jaclyn, who used to be a dancer, shares in the new issue of Closer.

Unfortunately, due to an injury, she had to decline their last offer but she is open to participating sometime down the road.

“I had a bone spur removed from my foot and I’m having a little trouble. It would be a perfect fit given I come from that background, but my standards are very high and I would want to do it right!”

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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.

DWTS18 Watchout: Cody Simpson Still In Talks To Do Dancing With The Stars

According to Just Jared. Jr., Cody Simpson is still in talks to do Dancing With The Stars. Below is more…

“We haven’t confirmed anything,” Cody told JJJ. “We’re still talking about it, and I’m still trying to get opinions and figure out if I should do it. But it’s a cool opportunity, so we’ll see where it goes.”

If he does accept the offer, Cody says he’s pretty confident in his abilities. “I dance on stage all the time, so I don’t know how I’d do as far as ballroom and stuff, but hopefully I would get some practice in and it would be good for me.”

To read the full article, see Just Jared. Jr.. I think he’d be fun. I hope he does the show!!

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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.

Good Morning America Promo On DWTS Season 18 Cast Announcement And New Co-Host Erin Andrews

The title says it all!!


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ETA: ABC has released a press statement about the cast announcement, premiere, and new co-host Erin Andrews. You can read it in full here.

This season’s exciting new cast of “Dancing with the Stars” will be revealed live, TUESDAY, MARCH 4 exclusively on “Good Morning America” (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The competition begins with an all new cast of celebrities who will brave the dance floor for the 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.

Erin Andrews joins “Dancing with the Stars” as host alongside Emmy-Award Winner® Tom Bergeron for its 18th season premiering MONDAY, MARCH 17 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). No stranger to the ballroom, Andrews competed on the 10th season of “Dancing with the Stars” making it all the way to the finals. Known for being a pioneer in sports broadcasting, Andrews’s skills from the field are sure to be an asset in hosting a spirited dance competition. This season, the show also welcomes new Music Director and Composer Ray Chew to the ballroom. Continuing a tradition of live musical accompaniment, Chew’s band will feature a new line-up of musicians and singers performing music ranging from the latest pop hits to the great standards of the past.

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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.

Derek Hough Helps To Raise Over $1 Million For Breast Cancer Charity In Ottawa, Canada

What a great weekend it was for Derek Hough at a “Bust A Move” event in Ottawa, Canada. Along with Derek’s appearance and help, the event raised over $1,000,000 for Breast Cancer. If you head to CTV Ottawa, you can view some news coverage of the event and also see Derek dancing. For lots more coverage, videos of Derek dancing, and more (including new pap pics of Derek shopping in West Hollywood yesterday), visit Pure Derek Hough.

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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.