You might be surprised to learn that we already have a few celebrities rumored to dance in Dancing With The Stars Season 21. Take a look at them here if interested. And here’s another to add to the mix….Marilu Henner. Recently, she was on the Today Show. When the topic of Dancing With The Stars was brought up, she said, “I don’t know….we’ll see?” You can watch the interview here. I kind of get the feeling she’s been asked to dance before. I’d love to see her dance. What do you think?
Interesting. We might want to put this one on watch out being People is making a big deal about it?
“I love to dance,” Singer tells PEOPLE. “It’s something I have enjoyed for many years and always have. I used to dance in clubs until like 3 in the morning and I didn’t care if I had a date or not, I would just dance by myself.”
While the 57-year-old admits she’s not sure how many rounds she would make it through on ABC’s hit show, Singer already has her partner picked out.
“Val Chmerkovskiy,” she says. “He can lift me up and throw me around.”
And now that the recently single reality star is getting back into the dating scene, there would be plenty of perks if she snagged a coveted spot.
“It would be a wonderful experience,” says Singer. “I find dancing very sensual, plus I could learn some new moves.”
More at People.
I don’t even want to think about the next season of Dancing With The Stars yet and maybe you don’t either, but, Hollywood Life is reporting on a new rumor that Nina Dobrev is thinking of dancing. Let us know what you think of this possibility in comments. My thoughts. I will put this simply: PLEASE NO! *cries*
“Nina has been asked by both Julianne and Derek to join the show,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “And if she does it next season Derek will be her partner. And Nina is really considering it. If she doesn’t have a job by the fall she will do it.”
Should we feel bad that we hope Nina doesn’t have a job come autumn? Because we would seriously love to see her take a stab at the samba. We’re hoping she eventually says yes! A little nudge from gal pal Julianne can’t hurt either, right?
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Nina has some other plans for her career besides a stint on DWTS.
“She knows that she might have to show some skin to get to the next level so if the part is right she will go topless in a heartbeat,” our source says. “She has already accepted the fact that it might be needed to go bare for her next move to get a real juicy role from another actress.”
US Magazine reports Chris Soules is dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 20. Furthermore, he’s been meeting with producers over the last few weeks. Read on for more.
After Chris Soules gives out his final rose on The Bachelor finale, he’ll partner up with a different woman as the 12th contestant on season 20 of Dancing With the Stars, Us Weekly has confirmed.
When the celebs competing on the 20th edition of the ABC dance competition were announced on Good Morning America Feb. 24, one name was missing — the star partnered up with dance pro Witney Carson.
DWTS host Tom Bergeron said at the time, “Her partner couldn’t rose — I mean rise so early to be here,” and now Us can confirm that his misspeak wasn’t just a slip of the tongue.
A source told Us Weekly that Soules has been meeting with DWTS producers over the past few weeks to understand what, exactly, his run on the show will entail. He even called fellow Bachelor Sean Lowe — a Dancing With the Stars alum — for advice.
“He seems like he’s not totally sure what he’s getting himself into! It will be fascinating to see how well he does,” the source said.
Soules’ partner, reigning champion Carson, who took home the Mirrorball trophy with Alfonso Ribeiro in season 19.
More at US Magazine.
Is the mystery contestant on Dancing With The Stars Season 20 really Chris Soules? People made some alternate suggestions in case it isn’t. Could it be one of these choices instead?: Jesse Williams, Matt McGorry, Ryan Phillippe, Chad Michael Murray, Scott Foley and BONUS: Jamie Dornan. Read the link to see how they came up with those names. Below is a take that adds to the speculation….
Many have speculated that The Bachelor’s Chris Soules is a contender for that last spot in the DWTS cast, but the farmer from Arlington, Iowa, has been very vocal about his lack of any inherent musicality.
(Remember when he rapped? Game though he was, it still may have been the most embarrassing thing to happen on a season in which one contestant had a black censor bar covering her butt’s every short-shorted move.)
However, there have been hints. When DWTS host Tom Bergeron made the cast announcement on Good Morning America on Feb. 24, he said that the last contestant “couldn’t rose – I mean, rise early enough” for the big reveal.
Furthermore, Carson posted a selfie of herself on Instagram just one day prior to the announcement in the middle of nowhere – like Arlington, perhaps – with the caption, “Just moments away from meeting my new partner!”
That said, these could all be red herrings devised by ABC to drive us all mad from speculation.
Just in case Soules is not the mystery contestant, we’ve compiled five perfectly great contenders from other ABC franchises (plus one bonus) for the DWTS producers to consider. You’re welcome! (If any of them end up getting cast, we want a finder’s fee.)
Ryan Phillippe or Scott Foley….I say YES to those two. Let us know what you think?
Remember a ways back when I posted a random hint about Shane Harper doing DWTS?? Well, here’s another one…whatcha think??
What do you think about Michael Sam doing Dancing With The Stars? TMZ is reporting that he is signed. More below and at the link.
Michael Sam will be competing in March, but not on the football field, on the “Dancing with the Stars” hardwood … TMZ Sports has learned.
Michael — the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL — will be part of Season 20, which fires up next month.
I say YES! I so want a football player to do the show again!
I do believe the answer to that one is YES. Rumer Willis, welcome to DWTS!! In this exclusive, Val and Rumer are seen practicing – Rumer is in her capezios and everything. Click the link to see the Photos!
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’ eldest daughter sure is brave.
On Saturday Rumer Willis was seen practicing her dance moves with Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s brother Valetin while at Millennium Dance Complex in Studio City.
That can only mean that the 26-year-old House Bunny star is preparing to become a contestant on ABC’s hit reality series Dancing With The Stars, MailOnline can reveal exclusively.
ETA: So, Val gets another young, fit partner – but is she a ringer?? Going by Maks’ fans past characterizations of Derek’s partners, yes she is – she went to performing arts school, after all. That was all it took for Derek’s partners. But since we try to be more rational here at PureDWTS, I’m not so sure. I don’t think she’s a ringer. But I also don’t see Val as having much of a challenge – and still plenty of room for a showmance.
ETA2: Uhhhh…yeah. Maybe not a true ringer, but certainly no slouch.
ETA3: Vogue here. US Weekly is now confirming Rumer Willis is dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 20.
So it’s that time again – we’re at t minus 69ish hours until the cast announcement, and it’s time to take stock of all the casting rumors we’ve seen thus far. As always, I’ve divided the rumors up by how likely they are to actually be on this season – “legitimate possibilities” are names we’ve heard multiple times from multiple (reputable) sources, or stars that have dropped some big hints themselves; “longshots” are names we’ve heard and it’s not out of the realm of possibility that they’d do the show, but they’re less likely than the “legitimate possibilities”; “wannabes/campaigners” are stars that have said they would do the show if asked, or are actively trying to get on the show, but haven’t been reported as an actual rumor by another source; “pure randomness” is just that – things we’ve seen that are interesting and might or might not mean anything, but are worth mentioning nonetheless; and the “definite no’s” are those that have said no, they wouldn’t do the show if asked. I also added a new category – PDWTS Guesses – which are just that: guesses we’ve made, based on nothing else but gut feelings we’ve had. They are NOT RUMORS! Just our own guesses, based on whatever
We’ve included links to our previous posts on these rumors, to jog your memory. And it’s all in one handy-dandy place…because we love you And accept no substitutes, kids – any blog can slap a “rumor roundup” label on something, but that doesn’t mean it’s as good as the real thing…we’ve been calling ours “rumor roundup” for YEARS
ETA #1: With US Weekly basically confirming the Daily Mail’s claims, it’s pretty much confirmed that Val’s partner is Rumer Willis. And then DancingABC posted the below pic with a clue about Emma’s partner…who else thinks it’s motorcycling enthusiast Chris Soules?
ETA #2: The Shane Harper randomness has gained some traction, so I’m upgrading him from “pure randomness to “legitimate possibility”; we’ve got Michael Sam’s name thrown in the mix, which has made me downgrade Malcolm Butler & Russell Wilson to longshots, since they’ve never had more than one football player on the same season; and the DancingABC Instagram has thrown us another clue, with Mark’s partner hidden behind a curtain of blonde hair. I’m thinking it’s Savannah Chrisley, who has sported varying lengths (and shades) of blonde over the years, and Mark seems to be the designated pro for good Christian girls Why do I get the feeling this is going to be a long night of updates?
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The Definite “No’s”:
So which rumors are you hoping are true…and which ones are you hoping are just poppycock?
Lord have mercy. Surely NOT? Thanks to Charlie, in the comments, I went on a little search and found this:
Now, of course, there are 500 things that she could be having meetings about in LA. But, there are STILL two male pro spots open, presumably because those celebs haven’t signed on the dotted line yet. So…just throwing this one out there as a possibility. The timing is frightening. I hope this is just fear on my part, considering her recent past – but I can’t ignore the timing.
BTW, Mama June has been rumored before….for Season 16.
We called her a “longshot” in our Rumor Round Up for that season. Let’s hope that’s still the case. Perhaps they met with her because another female celeb fell through. Have a hard time believing the DWTS producers would go this route at this time, all things considered.
Now, for my wild and crazy GUESS at a possible celeb dancer. Surely there are a lot of people who think ONE thing when they keep hearing the tag line for season 20?? “Our ‘Perfect 10′ Season”?? BO DEREK. Just throwing it out there. It took me a while to figure out why a little bell rang every time I heard “Perfect 10″ – then last night it hit me. Bo Derek was “the perfect 10″ in the movie “10” with Dudley Moore years ago.
Just tossin’ that out there just in case. I have no insider knowledge on this one, but their harping on “perfect 10″ has been bugging me since I heard it.