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Did the Daily Mail Just Reveal Val Chmerkovskiy’s Partner for DWTS Season 20?

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.

February 22, 2015 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. :-)

PureDWTS Season 20 – Casting Rumor Round-Up

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 WillisAnd 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?

Who is Emma Slater’s partner? The #DWTS cast will be revealed live TOMORROW on @goodmorningamerica #GMADancing

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Meet Mark Ballas’ partner! Post your predictions below and tune in for the reveal on @goodmorningamerica tomorrow. #GMADancing

 

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Legitimate possibilities:

Chris Soules
A Disney star
Savannah Chrisley
Roseanne Barr
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Lalah Hathaway
Rumer Willis
Shane Harper
Michael Sam

Longshots:

Nancy Lee Grahn
Sharon Osbourne
Anderson Silva
Jack Nicholson
Mama June
Malcolm Butler
Russell Wilson

Wannabes/Campaigners:

Kenya Moore
Ty Dillon
Rydel Lynch
Danni Allen

Pure Randomness:

Snoop Dogg
Shay Mitchell

The Definite “No’s”:

Rob Gronkowski

PDWTS Guesses:

Bo Derek – Heidi’s guess
Malcolm-Jamal Warner – Court’s guess

So which rumors are you hoping are true…and which ones are you hoping are just poppycock? :-)

February 21, 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!

Dancing with the Stars Season 20 Rumor Patrol – Mama June?? Plus a Wild and Crazy GUESS!

Lord have mercy. Surely NOT? Thanks to Charlie, in the comments, I went on a little search and found this:

Mama June

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.

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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. :-)

DWTS Season 20 – A Rumor that Just Got a Bit Stronger: Lalah Hathaway

Well, I saw @DWTSGossip tweet the other day that Lahah Hathaway was spotted at McCadden (the rehearsal space) and neglected to post about it. I confess to having bouts of ambivalence. 😀

It’s also true that lots of people use McCadden…but the timing is very interesting. But what drives me to post it now is that Lalah retweeted another blog that included DWTSGossip’s tweet about her doing DWTS. Now THAT is interesting – not that they copied our usual rumor round up post, but that she retweeted gossip about her being on DWTS. :-) Many thanks to Cordell for the heads up on this one.

In the words of Courtney: “Who is she??” Well, she’s an R&B singer who apparently just won a Grammy.

Lalah’s facebook

Lalah’s Twitter

Lalahhathaway.com

February 20, 2015 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. :-)

DWTS20 Pros And Troupe Attend OK! Magazine Pre-Oscar Event, Who Is With Sharna Burgess?

Last night, the ladies of dancing With The Stars attended an OK! Magazine Pre-Oscar Event at The Argyle in Hollywood, California. Aren’t they gorgeous?!!! More photos at Getty Images. And question: who is this with Sharna Burgess? That is not Paul Kirkland like the link says. Could this be her new partner for Dancing With The Stars?

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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.

DWTS Season 20 Possible Rumor – Nancy Lee Grahn??

Guess who Val just followed. And guess who followed him back?? :-) I dunno if it means anything – it could be he’s finally following her after meeting her on General Hospital. He could be making an attempt at “clever”. But I do think Nancy has either been rumored before, or people have been campaigning for her. Why yes, she’s has been mentioned before for Season 11. Apparently she was on some sort of list.

Nancy Lee Grahn

February 19, 2015 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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Season 20: Chris Soules In Talks To Dance And More Possible Leaks?

Ok Guys! Time for some possible leaks? Here’s some from E Online. And yay, some of these we’ve found in the off season .

Chris Soules of the current season of The Bachelor is in talks to appear on the new season of Dancing With the Stars, multiple sources tell E! News.

The list is not yet final, however, we are told that comedy vet Roseanne Barr, Patriots player Malcolm Butler and radio host/activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are also in final talks to appear on the ABC dancefest.

And who could this be?

And a Disney star also is likely to make the list (per usual).

For the full article, see E Online.

So, what do you think if these are official and who do you see these celebs paired with?

February 18, 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.

DWTS Season 20 Watchout: Sharon Osbourne??

I know this is an article for “Strictly Come Dancing” in the UK, but, I keep wondering if she’d do Dancing With The Stars in the US being both of her kids did….and especially with Louis Van Amstel possibly in the mix? Anyway, in the take below, Sharon Osbourne mentions how she’d love to dance on “Strictly Come Dancing”, but, doesn’t think she could do it. Read on for more from The Irish Examiner….

“Would I do Strictly in the UK? I would love to, I would really, really love to, because it is honestly my favourite programme to watch, it’s so much fun,” she said.

But she added: “But I’m too lazy and I don’t like to sweat, so I don’t think I could do it.”

Sharon, who appears in the new MoneySuperMarket car insurance ad, said she fancies freestyling her own dance moves if she was to appear on Strictly.

“Well, if I did do Strictly and I was brave enough and wasn’t so lazy, I wouldn’t like to do the foxtrot,” she continued.

“You hold your head a funny way and it’s all funny head movements – kind of like robotic. I would definitely be one of those people that would freestyle and throw myself around for a few minutes – and I’d like to be thrown around by my partner!”

More here.

February 17, 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.

DWTS Season 20 Watchout: Snoop Dogg To Do Dancing With The Stars?

Sharna Burgess has been in New York City, but, is it possible she met up with her new partner for Dancing With The Stars: Snoop dogg or maybe the other guy?? I don’t know, but, this sure is an interesting find by @DWTSGossip. I love the idea. I think Snoop he’d be a gas!!

Dancing wit the stars.

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February 16, 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.

DWTS Season 20 Watchout: Nascar’s Ty Dillon Says He’s A Great Dancer!

I loved Nascar’s Michael Waltrip on Dancing With The Stars. Would Ty Dillon be a good one to dance too if TPTB decided to let another Nascar driver do the show? I say YES to the idea (I know my hubby would love it too!)!!! Below is more from Nascar.com.

NASCAR’s stars descended on Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, and a Reddit AMA chat broke out.

One fan, pinkysugarfree, said “Michael Waltrip was an entertaining hit on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ last season” and wanted to know which reality show drivers would be on.

Ty Dillon’s new wife, Haley Carey, has the XFINITY Series championship contender confident he could do better than Waltrip did on the ABC celebrity competition, which premieres March 16 for its 10th season.

“‘Dancing with the Stars and I would win it,” Dillon said. “I’m a great dancer. My wife wants me to be on it really bad.”

February 13, 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.