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DWTS 21: People Confirms Peta Murgatroyd “Out For the Season”

Damn…this was one partnership I was really looking forward to :-( According to People, Peta has indeed decided to sit this season out after finding out she will require surgery on her ankle that will “sideline her for 6-8 weeks”:

Having just come off a three-month, live DWTS tour, Murgatroyd “felt great” heading into rehearsals with her season 21 partner, Andy Grammer. But one day, after putting on her heels, she says she could tell “something was not right.”

“I wanted to check it out properly and make sure I was good to go for the season,” says the pro dancer, 29. “I Got my MRI results back and it was a really bad diagnosis. It showed I had 4 torn ligaments and a floating piece of bone at the back of my ankle. My doctor said I needed surgery and I knew I needed to put my health first if I want to keep dancing on the show into my 30s.”

I gotta applaud Peta for having the strength to say “I need to rest” – I’ve known too many dancers that have tried to soldier through some injuries, only to end up even more injured…and a few times, with their dance careers ended as a result.

As we mentioned in the main cast reveal post, DWTS360 says that Lindsay will step in to replace Peta as Andy’s partner this season; but Peta assures People that she “will be in the rehearsal studio as much as possible to assist” this season. Here’s wishing Peta a speedy recovery, and good luck to Andy and Lindsay this season! :-)

August 31, 2015 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

DWTS21 Watchout: Bachelorette Runner-Up Nick Viall To Dance On Dancing With The Stars??

US Weekly has a fun article up on the celebs who they think are dancing in the new season of Dancing With The Stars which we’ve heard before, but, here is a new name to add to the mix….Nick Viall!! Let us know what you think!

While Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe won’t be competing thanks to some not-so-fortuitous timing, there’s a chance another member of Bachelor Nation could: none other than two-time Bachelorette runner-up Nick Viall. Sources tell Us Weekly exclusively that the castoff has met with DWTS producers and could be added to the roster before the new cast is announced.

August 28, 2015 I Written By

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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Official: Alexa Vega & Carlos Pena, Jr. On DWTS Season 21

As usual, DWTS is not following their model of actually waiting to report the couples on the shows they originally told us they were reporting them on, and ET Online has leaked ahead of time that Carlos & Alexa are, indeed, on DWTS this season…and I already kind of adore having a husband and wife team on the show:

ET caught up with the dancing duo at Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration on Thursday morning to break the DWTS news.

“It’s so exciting,” Alexa, who is also celebrating her 27th birthday today, gushed to ET’s Cameron Mathison. “It’s beautiful, it’s overwhelming, it’s an incredible blessing.”

Alexa and Carlos, who tied the knot in January 2014, will be paired up with separate professional partners and will dance against each other for the mirror-ball trophy. However, the couple is determined to support each other throughout the process.

“It’s so good, though, because he literally rehearses right next door,” Alexa shared. “So he’ll walk over to me and he’ll just give me a kiss. It’s just so encouraging. He is my teammate and my life partner, so I like that encouragement. I need it.”

As we mentioned in this post, our source has confirmed that Alexa is paired with Mark and Carlos is with Witney.

ETA: Thanks to idolxfactor1 for the video! ~Heidi

ETA: Alexa does the Nae Nae. :-) She seems cute.

Look a what I found! @vegaalexa #alexapenavega #DWTS #dancingwiththestars #DWTS21 #WhipandNaeNae #alexavega

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August 27, 2015 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

DWTS Season 21 Rumor Watchouts: Hayes Grier and Sofia Vergara To Do Dancing With The Stars?

Could Hayes Grier and Sofia Vergara be dancing in Dancing With The Stars Season 21? Very suspicious tweets, follows, and an instagram below. Good job Court and DWTSgossip via @jelly_jones for these finds. Click on screencaps twice to see in a large size…

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Check out @usweekly tomorrow for the reveal!! ☕️☕️

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August 26, 2015 I Written By

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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Entertainment Tonight Reports Andy Grammer Is Dancing On Dancing With The Stars Season 21

Entertainment Tonight is reporting that Singer Andy Grammer is dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 21. We posted on this rumor back in July. He was such a tease about it.

A source confirms to ET that pop singer Andy Grammer — whose hit song, “Honey, I’m Good” has been stuck in our heads all summer — will be joining season 21 of the hit ABC competition series.

Man, this cast is the hottest ever!

And don’t forget…

Ready for the reveal of even more DWTS cast members? Check back to ETonline on Thursday, August 27 for the announcement of two new competitors!

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 21 Late-Breaking Casting Rumors: Paula Deen & Chaka Khan???

In what is quickly becoming one of those days where the leaks and info and breaking fast & loose, E! News is reporting that controversial former Food Network chef Paula Deen and R&B legend Chaka Khan are part of this season’s cast.  See more below and at the link:

Controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen is joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars, multiple sources exclusively tell E! News.

Our sources also exclusively tell us that Grammy-winning music icon Chaka Khan, aka the Queen of Funk, will also be competing in season 21 when it premieres on Sept. 14.  ABC does not comment on casting rumors.

As with many other celebs, this isn’t the first time Paula has been asked – she apparently first got asked back in 2010, but turned them down as “fat girls don’t look good sweating”. Our own records have her popping up as a rumor in multiple seasons. Say what you will about Paula, but I love her – she reminds me of my dearly departed southern Grammy, and while her food will land you in an early grave if you eat it all the time…man, is it good. :-)

As for Chaka – I’m gonna call her “Keo bait” cause she seems like exactly the type of celeb they dream of sticking him with.

What are your thoughts?

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Rumor: Alexa PenaVega To Dance??

Along with Nick Carter, Hollywood Life is reporting Alexa PenaVega is joining the new cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 21. If true, what do you think?

Nick and Alex will be on the show next season, a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. So exciting! They will be great additions to the cast and will definitely spice up the dance floors with their moves.

Nick is no stranger to dancing. After all, he’s one-fifth of one of the great boy bands of all time — the Backstreet Boys! But this time he’ll be dancing solo. Nick is currently filming Syfy’s new TV movie, Dead 7, alongside his bandmates Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean.

Alexa is best known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids movies. She has been recurring on the hit ABC show Nashville as Kiley Brenner. She also had a role on The CW’s The Tomorrow People in 2014. She married Big Time Rush star Carlos Pena, Jr. in 2014.

More at Hollywood Life. To read on Alexa, see Wiki.

ETA: E Online is also reporting on Alexa and Nick now too. They also report Demi Moore, Jodie Sweetin, Caitlyn Jenner, and Rick Schroeder all said no. More below and at the link.

Moore was a regular presence in the ballroom during season 20 asRumer Willis, her oldest daughter withBruce Willis, competed, going onto win the mirrorball trophy with partner Val Chmerkovskiy.

It would have been an epic follow-up, of course, to have Demi on board (no question the 52-year-old could still rock the glitter and spandex!), but we are told it’s definitely not happening—at least, not this time around.

So who else is in for the new season? Well, according to sources connected to the show, Nick Carter and Alexa Vega are in talks, but haven’t yet signed contracts.

E! News also has learned that Jodie Sweetin also was offered a DWTS gig and very much wanted to do the show, but had to back out because of her new Netflix series Fuller House, which is currently in production. So…there’s always next year? And maybe she can bring Uncle Jesse along?

Caitlyn Jenner and Rick Schroeder also were approached by DWTS, but turned it down. Schroeder is instead starring in NBC’s Coat of Colors, the movie based on Dolly Parton’s life–he’ll play her father. And Jenner, of course, is currently starring in E!’s I Am Cait on Sunday nights.

August 24, 2015 I Written By

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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Casting Director Deena Katz Talks About Casting Caitlyn Jenner For Dancing With The Stars In The Future

Gossip Cop talked with Deena Katz about Caitlyn Jenner. The Casting Director for Dancing With The Stars hasn’t given up trying to get Caitlyn to dance on Dancing With The Stars. Though right now she says, “let Caitlyn become Caitlyn.” Here is more…

Caitlyn Jenner needs to get her personal life in order before being invited to appear on “Dancing with the Stars,” says the show’s casting director and co-executive producer Deena Katz. “I think Caitlyn would be great on the show,” Katz exclusively tells Gossip Cop, adding, “I think right now she needs to figure out her life. Trust me, we will be fighting for her at some point. But for now, let Caitlyn become Caitlyn.”

“Coming on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is a big huge burst,” says Katz. She explains to Gossip Cop, “It kind of turns your life upside down. Let’s let her get her normal life before we disrupt it all over again, but she’d be great.”

I hope she dances someday. To read more, see Gossip Cop.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS21 Watchout: Kobe Bryant Or Vanessa Laine Bryant To Dance On Dancing With The Stars?

Does it seen odd that Kobe Bryant would attend the Dancing With The Stars Finale last season? And he did so rather than staying home and watching an important night in the NBA. It’s true. If you look below, you can see a photo of him and his wife attending the show. Not only that, note how he has been following some Dancing With The Stars Pros (Mark, Derek, and Val) and Riker Lynch. Not sure if it’s possible he would dance (or maybe his wife Vanessa Laine Bryant?), but, it’s an entertaining thought. A huge thanks to Dee @upclose22 for bringing this to our attention. How I’d love for this to happen. What do you think?

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Kobe has also been on the show once before in 2010….

ETA: Also, here is Vanessa with Derek Hough and Misty Copeland. Thanks Dee! Read more..

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 21 – Rumor Round-Up

As we’re on the eve of the announcement of the first season 21 celeb in less than 12 hours, I figured it was time to come up with a summary post of all the rumors we’ve covered so far this season.

As usual, here’s my explanation: I’ve divided our potential dancers this season into 5 categories: the “legitimate possibilities”, which are rumors that have surfaced within the last week or so (when most casting leaks occur) and come from sources that are generally pretty reliable when it comes to casting leaks; the “long shots”, which are rumors from less-reliable sources, vague tweets, and ambiguous responses from the celebs themselves – basically, rumors that we aren’t really as confident about; the “wannabes/campaigners”, who are celebs who have expressed interest in doing the show (but haven’t actually been reported as a rumor by any reputable outlets); “pure randomness”, which is for random and slightly interesting observations that may or may not indicate a certain celeb’s possible participation in this season – generally, they mean nothing, but we’re adding them here for sh*ts & giggles :-)  And then there are the “no’s”, the celebs that have confirmed that they won’t be participating in this season. I’ve added short notes in wherever I’ve found it pertinent.

 

Legitimate possibilities:

Shay Mitchell
Nick Carter
Kacy Catanzaro
Kaitlyn Bristowe

I’m a just leave this here. ~Heidi


 

Longshots:

Bethany Hamilton
Anthony Davis (said he turned it down – but acted rather wishy-washy about it)
Nick Jonas
Lindsay Lohan
Scott Disick
Pippa Middleton
Marilu Henner
Kobe Bryant or Vanessa Bryant

 

Wannabes/Campaigners:

Christine Ouzounian
Andy Grammar
Ramona Singer
Terrell Owens

 

Pure Randomness:

Alison Baver
Boris Kodjoe (was originally supposed to be on season 18, but backed out)
Ricky Martin
Maureen McCormick
Chris Colfer
Christie Brinkley
Nick Lachey
Heather Locklear
Nina Dobrev
Drita D’Avanzo (draw your own conclusions – but it’s interesting)

 

The Definite No’s:

Rick Schroeder
Jodie Sweetin (personally told me “not this season”, but an interesting person liked my picture of her on Instagram)
Piers Morgan
Caitlyn Jenner
Amanda Bynes

Don’t forget to keep an eye on this post to see the names announced each morning this week on GMA! (NOTE: post won’t be active until tomorrow morning)

August 23, 2015 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!