According to @PardonMyTake at twitter, Major League baseball player David Ross is going to be dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 24. Not sure if it’s true, but we will soon see? Thanks to Vin for the heads up.
Jenna fans asking if she’s gonna be in the troupe, I think you just got your answer:
I would like to personally announce to all my incredible fans that I have decided to take this season off of #DWTS. After the best 4 years of my life, I am ready to take some time for myself, get rejuvenated and prep for my next venture…😉, this isn’t the last you are going to see of me…. Thank you ALL for continuing to love and support me through this journey!! I’m beyond grateful and love my #DWTS family… so to all the competitors this season…. I can’t wait to cheer you on in the Ballroom!! 💋💋
Given that things on the pro front seem really, really strange this season, I don’t really know whether this was really her choice or is coming from someone higher up. She seems upbeat, though, so I wish her the best and hope she gets what she needs out of her break.
US Weekly is reporting on the current rumors for Dancing With The Stars Season 24. Among those we already know about, note how singer-actress Ashlee Simpson (Jessica’s sister) said “no” to dancing this season. Sad…I would have liked her to dance. Maybe she will do so in another season?
Sources previously confirmed to Us that other cast members on the latest edition of ABC’s venerable competition series will include figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, The A-Team star Mr. T, gymnast Simone Biles and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Erika Girardi. Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Ashlee Simpson politely declined offers to show off their fancy footwork.
More at US Weekly.
What follows is a list of the pairings we have confirmed for this season. If you don’t want to be spoiled and want to be surprised come Wednesday morning, do not venture any further. You’ve been warned 😛
PureDWTS Season 24 – Kaitlyn Bristowe Goes On Twitter Rant, Claims She Was Told She “Wasn’t Allowed” to do DWTS
Not a casting rumor, but I found this interesting enough to be considered relevant to the current season. Since I’m assuming Kaitlyn just found out that Nick Viall was confirmed to be a part of this season’s cast, I’m assuming what follows in in response…
So, in light of some conversations Heidi & I have been having recently about the subtle sexism we’ve seen on DWTS, I find this exchange quite interesting. Granted, it was the creator of The Bachelor that allegedly told Kaitlyn she couldn’t do DWTS, but it still makes me wonder if DWTS has even bothered to reach out to any former Bachelorettes to extend an offer. Including Nick, we’ve now had FOUR former Bachelors on the show (Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe, & Chris Soules being the other three), and only 1.5 Bachelorettes (Trista Sutter & Melissa Rycroft, who wasn’t even a Bachelorette – and she was a last-minute casting to replace Nancy O’Dell). Even if it was a timing issue (Bachelorette tapes in the spring to air in the summer, Bachelor tapes in the summer to air in the fall) it still seems odd that they’ve never booked a Bachelorette on the fall season, when there wouldn’t be a conflict.
But really, if this is true, the reasoning Fleiss gave really chaps my ass – especially when you consider that Jake and Nick, in particular, were totally looking to extend their 15 minutes of fame by doing DWTS, and made no secret about it. I think it may have been more of a monetary thing for Sean & Chris, but still – they answered the call. I’m sure this dude will deny & deflect that the conversation ever happened, but I’d really love to hear his explanation for why it’s ok for Bachelors to “get famous off his show” and not Bachelorettes. All ears, baby 😎 Read more..
According to E Online, Rashad Jennings is dancing in the new season of Dancing With The Stars as well Yay. I always love football players on the show.
Additionally, E! News has learned that NFL player Rashad Jennings has joined the cast as well. Currently a free agent, Jennings spent the last two seasons as a running back for the New York Giants.
Can barely catch my breath here…apparently legendary actress & comedian Charo is also dancing this season, as is model/professional bull rider Bonner Bolton, per People:
Another insider tells PEOPLE that Erika Girardi (a.k.a. Erika Jayne) of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is set to take the stage on the hit dancing show, as will 65-year-old actress and comedian Charo, and professional bull rider and model Bonner Bolton.
I think Charo could be a hoot, but if she’s paired with Artem (and that’s who I’m leaning towards), I think it might be a buzzkill. As for Bonner – never heard of him. Which probably doesn’t bode well, unless this dude has a TON of natural dance skill.
So yeah, remember that “ringiest ringer ever” I was hinting at on Twitter the other night? Well the cat’s outta the bag – it’s Glee‘s Heather Morris:
It’s Brittany, b–ch.
Glee star Heather Morris is set to join the Dancing With the Stars cast for its upcoming 24th season, sources exclusively tell E! News. Our sources also tell us The Bachelor‘s Nick Viall is set to compete as well, making him the franchise’s first lead to do DWTS since Chris Soules in 2015.
And because I’m feeling sort-of generous this morning, I’ll also reveal this: her partner is Maks.
Let’s address the elephant in the room here: as far as I can recall, Heather is the first legitimate professional dancer that has been cast as one of the celebs on DWTS. She tried out for season 2 of SYTYCD (but didn’t make the top 20), and she also danced backup for Beyonce. BEYONCE. She was not an actor or a singer when she was brought to the Glee set to teach the “Single Ladies” dance to Kurt – but Ryan Murphy liked her so much that he actually created the role of Brittany for her. But from what I can tell, she hasn’t done much acting or singing since Glee wrapped in 2015.
As I’ve said before – I’m all for ringers, as they (usually) guarantee we’ll see high-quality dancing from season to season. But is the show really so desperate that they’d cast an actual professional dancer??? Say what you will about Nicole Scherzinger – she was primarily a singer, and secondarily a dancer from her girl group days; as was Mya. But I don’t think we’ve ever had someone that was primarily a dancer and had only a bit of experience in some other medium.
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The next 48 hours leading up to the cast announcement are likely to be pretty hectic, so I thought I better get this posted sooner rather than later. Here’s the list of all the cast rumors we’ve heard/reported on for season 24 – as always, they’re divided into categories. Legitimate possibilities are rumors that we think have some validity, based on who is reporting them; long shots are rumors from a source that we don’t necessarily trust, but it’s possible they could be valid; pure randomness is general observations/weird stuff we’ve noticed that may or may not indicate anything, but is interesting nonetheless; wannabes/campaigners are celebs that have expressed interest in doing the show, but we have no reason to believe they’ve actually been asked to do the show; and the definite “no’s” are celebs that have specifically said they won’t do the show.
If anything new crops up between now & the announcement, I’ll do my best to update…but no guarantees. Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday, and I’ve got hella king cakes to get ready 😎
The Definite No’s:
Could Shemar Moore be dancing in the new season of Dancing With The Stars? I don’t know…..but, ‘Criminal Minds’ and former ‘Young And The Restless’ soap star (when I use to watch this soap, I loved him!) has a huge secret right now. What an awesome get if he’s dancing. What do you think? Thanks to CH for the heads up.