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Dancing with the Stars Season 22 – GMA Cast Announcement LIVE BLOG!!

It’s that time once again, ladies and gents! The GMA Cast announcement live blog. If you’ve been paying attention (and lots of other blogs have been) we’ve been posting the Pros and the couples over the last week or two and you can find those posts at the following links.

DWTS Season 22 Couples
DWTS Season 22 Pro Watch

But today we’re going to live blog GMA to see…if we’re right. πŸ˜€ Here are the pros rehearsing…

Okay, I’m going to get ready for work. Hopefully someone will tweet me if they get started earlier than normal. πŸ˜€

I almost forgot…DWTS has announced a few couples early:
Jodie and Keo
Antonio and Sharna
Ginger and Val Read more..

March 8, 2016 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. :-)

Is Frankie J. Grande Dancing on DWTS Season 22??

Sorry, but I hope not. πŸ™‚ I’m a Big Brother fan and that season was not fun.  Anyway, Frankie has been all over social media doing a count down to a “big announcement”…and the day coincides with the DWTS announcement day. See….

Frankie Grande

Thanks to Siobhan, who clued Courtney in on Twitter, we also know that Frankie also regularly uses the phrase “Shine Bright Like a Frankie”. Well, I think the DWTS Snapchat snapped the following:

DWTS Snapchat

For those of you who don’t watch Big Brother, Frankie is Arianna Grande’s brother and a social media dude. Here’s his website: Frankie J. Grande

March 1, 2016 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. :-)

Derek Hough, Brittany Cherry, Hayley Erbert and Jason Glover Perform “Singin’ in the Rain” – HI Res Video

This is some kind of awesome video!! Well done, Derek and company. Kinda funny – with the head mic on you can hear Derek breathing…but you can also hear a couple of his little dancing noises as he’s trying to restrain them. I imagine he’ll loose that altogether with more practice. He didn’t have a problem in New York Spring Spectacular.

February 29, 2016 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. :-)

Kim Johnson Engaged to DWTS Season 20 Partner Robert Herjavec!!

So many congratulations and best wishes to Kym and Robert – perfect couple, both gorgeous and talented!! From People Magazine online:

Former Dancing with the Stars partners Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson are engaged, PEOPLE can exclusively confirm.

“I still can’t believe that a year after walking into a dance studio of all places, my life has changed this much,” Herjavec, who popped the question with a gorgeous 6.5-carat ring, tells PEOPLE. “Kym is an incredible woman and I’m just so excited for what the future brings for us.”

After the proposal, the couple returned home where they were greeted by over 30 friends and loved ones, including Kym’s mom from Australia, some of her Dancing with the Stars friends and close pal Carson Kressley, among others.

February 28, 2016 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. :-)

It’s Official: Derek Hough to Star in “Singing in the Rain” on Broadway

And I can’t believe he gave me the scoop last July. πŸ™‚ I am so happy for Derek and I can’t wait to hit the great white way to see this show. Opens in January 2017, but Previews will likely begin in late November. Congrats to Derek!! To see all kinds of video and photos from Harvey Weinsteins Pre-Oscar Party where Harvey made the announcement, visit PureDerekHough.com!

February 27, 2016 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. :-)

Who is Nyle DiMarco? He’s Dancing on DWTS Season 22!

With Peta, as we said in our Couple spoiler post a little bit ago.  Paige already has a post dedicated to her, so we figured we’d clue you all in to Nyle as well.  And OMG…he’s hot.

“Primordial Wolf” My favorite picture thus far!! | Photographer: @yutsai88

A photo posted by Nyle DiMarco (@nyledimarco) on

Nyle is the latest winner of America’s Next Top Model and the shows second deaf contestant. From E! News:

America’s Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco is trading his smize for dancing shoes: the 26-year-old model/actor/deaf activist will compete on season 22 of Dancing With the Stars, a source tells E! News exclusively.

Sources confirm that the most recent champion of Tyra Banks’ modeling competition is heading to the DWTS ballroom, where he’ll be joining rumored fellow cast member Jodie Sweetin on the series (which our insiders have also confirmed), and will be the second-ever deaf contestant on the show.

Nyle’s Wiki page says that he has a fraternal twin brother, in addition to another brother and his parents – all of whom are deaf. Courtney tells me his brother is a DJ/dancer – so I would make no assumptions about Nyle, if I were you. He might have more trouble over coming the model curse.

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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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 22 – The Couples Live Blog (Spoilers)

Since the pros were starting to meet their partners today (although we only know of three who have, right now), we figured that we would start revealing the couples as they reveal themselves…or when we find them out. πŸ˜‰ Β You gotta know that this is a secret that will be impossible to keep – not when they are starting to rehearse!! It’s gonna get out one way or another, and we’re going to report it!

Anyway, our first confirmed couple is kind of a gimme, as we’ve reported on this woman a couple times and the evidence was pretty strong.

ETA: Couple #2 confirmed! And I gotta say – I’m pretty excited about it.Β  Will definitely be interesting to see these two work together & grow this season… -Court-

ETA2: Didn’t see this one coming…thoughts? -Court-

ETA3: We’re guessing this is the one that is going to get announced on GMA this morning, given who it is – and I’d say it’s also a bit of an unexpected partnership, given this pro’s track record of fairly young and/or able-bodied, conveniently experienced dancers. -Court-

ETA4: Apologies to those on Twitter I may have confused last night – I myself got confused, and mixed up two different pros’ partners.Β  I think you’ll see why when the rest of the cast breaks πŸ˜‰ But yeah, this one was sort of a gimme, but it does help give us a clearer picture of the cast so far… -Court-

ETA5: Saw this name floating around Twitter as a possibility, so I figured I may as well confirm. Rather interesting (and timely) casting, no? -Court-

ETA6: DOUBLE-WHAMMY!!! So E! goes and spoils a name that came completely out of left field…guess what? So will I. πŸ˜‰ -Court-

ETA7: Since everyone else is reporting on Kim/Sasha, I will go ahead and add – but let me qualify that I only know this through process of elimination, and my sources were unable to confirm with certainty that those two are paired up…hence the **. But as for the other one I’m revealing – this I’m 100% certain of.Β  And yes – it’s another WHAMMY. 😎 You heard it here FIRST, kids! -Court-

ETA8: Got another one out of left field for you – and I actually kind of wonder if this celeb may have requested his pro.Β  I don’t have any proof, just a hunch.Β  -Court-

ETA9: And with this update, I’m fairly certain this is the full cast.Β  Seen a lot (and gotten pulled into a lot) of speculation on Twitter about Ben Higgins (*eye roll*) being a “last-minute” or “surprise” add with Emma as his partner after The Bachelor wraps on Mar. 14, but honestly guys – all signs seem to be pointing to this being a 12-couple season.Β  Ditto to the fringe R5 fans that are insisting that Rydel is going to be a “surprise announcement” and be paired with Derek – no more spots left, guys.Β  Better luck next season…now please move on. -Court-

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February 26, 2016 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. :-)

More Innuendo on Paige VanZant – DWTS Season 22?

We reported Paige as a rumor nearly a week ago now, but she’s posted this morning in a way that I found interesting. πŸ™‚ Mark’s partner??

February 25, 2016 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. :-)

“Facts of Life Star” Kim Fields to Dance on DWTS Season 22?

Yep, according to Entertainment Tonight! So…partner guesses?? πŸ˜‰

ET’s sources can confirm that ’80s sitcom star Kim Fields will be competing for the coveted mirror ball trophy when Dancing With the Stars returns for season 22.

The 46-year-old actress is best known for her role as Tootie Ramsey on The Facts of Life, and joined The Real Housewives of Atlantacast this past year.

News of Fields’ joining DWTS comes just a few weeks after ABC announced that Julianne Hough will not be returning as a judge. “I will miss being on the panel for Season 22, but have a lot of exciting stuff coming that I look forward to sharing,” Hough told ET in a statement. “The pro dancers, producers and crew at DWTS will always be my family.”

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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. :-)

Will Twitter Reveal Who’s Going to Dance on DWTS Season 22??

In the past, when twitter was…newer…celebs would immediately follow the show and their pro on twitter. We busted a TON of celebs that way. But recent seasons have seen either the celebs wise up a bit, or DWTS producers telling them to NOT follow them or their pros on social media. Antonio may not have gotten the memo, because following the show twitter and ONE female pro is rather…telling. πŸ™‚ All that to say that I got curious and started looking around twitter a bit. We always do, because we often find stuff in twitter searches – but this season I hadn’t really started yet. This is NOT the rumor round up – this is me looking around twitter. Courtney will be doing the rumor round up as per usual when we get closer to the reveal.

So, when looking at Antonio, one thing led to another, then someone told me that Chase Chrisley was following OfficialDWTS on twitter. Which took me to the OfficialDWTS twitter, where I saw an unknown (to me) singer named Emma Lock also recently started following them. Now, Chase is following none of the pros and Emma is following ALL of them…and also alot of the SYTYCD dancers. Chase and his sister have talked about doing DWTS before, so that could be the reason for him…and Emma seems to love dancers. So perhaps both of them are a reach.

Speaking of Chase – his sister has wanted to do the show for a while and she was also talking about it the other day on twitter – which likely means she won’t be on the show. But she campaigning and it works more these days than it has in the past.

Another recent follow to DWTS is Brielle Biermann – Kim Zolciak’s daughter and star of a show on Bravo called Don’t be Tardy. I suspect she is following DWTS just because her mom was on the show, but one never knows.

In the vein of DWTS family related stuff – another Hough cousin really wanted to the show but her brother got picked instead. But she tweeted this today – and we’re in the right time frame:

Finally, one of the mob wives is…joking, but campaigning at the same time, I think. πŸ™‚ I don’t think she would be retweeting everyone who says “you should be on DWTS” if she were actually on the show. But I guess you never know. πŸ™‚

February 24, 2016 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. :-)