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PureDWTS Season 21 POLL: Who Do You Think the New Judge Will Be?

DWTSGossip dropped this interesting tidbit yesterday:

newjudge

Which seems to point to Len finally bowing out as head judge, and some new blood being brought in to round out the panel.  All signs seem to point to a male judge (not sure I could handle a panel of Carrie Ann “I Score with My Vagina, Not My Brain” Inaba, Bruno the Flamboyant, and Julianne, who can be a bit hit-or-miss), and a lot of folks seem to think it’s Tony – likely because he expressed interest in the position in an interview recently. Others are throwing out Louis & Maks’ names, and yet others are thinking it’s someone different altogether – I fall in the latter, as my gut is telling me that DWTS might borrow from another country’s version of the show and tap Jean Marc Genereaux from Danse avec les Stars in France (and DWTSGossip did mention that he/she had heard that DWTS France “would be involved in some way”).  I think there’s also a possibility that DWTS may try to “borrow” one of the ballroom choreographers from SYTYCD (Jean Marc or Tony Meredith fit the bill), or we might see Corky’s name thrown back in the mix. I do think the new judge will likely be someone who specializes in ballroom, though, as Len’s shoes are big ones to fill in terms of ballroom experience.

So assuming all of this is true – who do you guys think the new judge might be, and why? Tell us in the poll and the comments!

August 12, 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!

PureDWTS Season 21 Cast Possibility: Nick Carter?

Gonna preface this with my usual “take this with a grain of salt” warning, as it seems like this might be reeeealllly early for the pros to be meeting their partners – but as it is a slow news day and I did find this rather curious, I will go ahead and share.  Special thanks to CM for the heads up on this.

Looks like Nick Carter of The Backstreet Boys just started following Sharna out of the blue – maybe he just met her at a party in L.A., maybe he just thought she looked like a cool person to follow, who knows…but the timing is interesting.

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Also interesting? This Instagram post from Sharna yesterday, without any sort of context:

Best.Day.Ever 👊

A photo posted by Sharna Burgess (@sharnaburgess) on


Maybe Sharna was just having a good day, maybe she had just gotten word that she was going to be a pro again this season…who knows. But just seemed rather coincidental that both of the above events would happen on the same day.

I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch for Nick to do the show – he’s from the only major boy band that DWTS has yet to cast from, plus his brother Aaron did the show back in 2009. And from the looks of the Backstreet Boys’ schedule, he’s free and clear until May of 2016. I think he’d be fun to watch, and if Sharna is, indeed, his partner – I think they’d be a good match.

Thoughts?

ETA: Apparently this screen shot is making the rounds among the Nick Carter fans – some guy named John is claiming on Instagram that Nick’s wife, Lauren, confirmed the other day on the set of his movie that he IS doing DWTS this season.  Take it with a big grain of salt, as it’s basically some random guy claiming he heard something (and his IG account is conveniently private) without anyone being able to verify it.  But who knows – maybe we’re not as crazy here at Pure as some seem to think we are 😉 nickondwts

August 11, 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!

Witney Carson Interviews, Mentions Who Might Dance In Dancing With The Stars Season 21

How about a couple of interviews with Witney Carson? First, she talked with Fashion and Style about Dancing With The Stars. She mentions how she gets insomnia when the show is airing and why. She also talks of the healthy competition between pros.

“During the season I have insomnia a lot,” she said, explaining further: “I am constantly thinking about the dance. I am completely focused on the celebrity and the dances we need to complete. We have to come up with all the choreography all the costumes, the camera angles the lighting … anything that will make a difference in our routine is up to us.”

“You have a celebrity on live television who has never done this before and they are really stressed out. It’s pretty crazy but we try to tell them to enjoy it,” the “DWTS” season 19 Mirrorball winner continued.

Getting into “lighter” territory, we asked Carson if there is any competition between the dancers while the series is running. Carson revealed that while there is “healthy competition” between her and her co-stars, that competition inspires them to push harder as teachers.

“We are so supportive of each other. We are not competitive at all, we help each other out. It’s kind of fun at the end of the season when it gets competitive a bit, but it’s all respectful and in fun. It’s healthy competition at the end of the day,” she exclaimed.

You can read more at Fashion and Style. Witney also talked with the Huffington Post about her recent Emmy nomination and what an honor it is. But, here is something interesting she mentioned too about the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Note how she is “pretty sure” a new contestant for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 will be a familiar face from The Bachelor franchise (Kaitlyn Bristowe? A rumor we posted about a couple of weeks ago), as well as another name making headlines across the world.

Speaking of “The Bachelor” franchise, Carson is pretty sure another familiar face from the reality dating show will be a celebrity contestant next season, as well as another name who has been making headlines across the world.

“They don’t actually call us until the last minute, so I don’t even know if I’m going to be a professional yet, but I’m crossing my fingers!” she told HuffPost. “As for celebrity rumors, I haven’t heard much, but they usually put on the Bachelor or Bachelorette, so Kaitlyn [Bristowe], I feel like, will probably be on, which would be fun. She has a great personality. And also I heard Caitlyn Jenner might be on, but then again it’s just rumors!”

As for Emmys night on Sept. 20, Carson couldn’t be more excited.

“I’m looking for dresses and what to do with my hair and makeup,” she gushed. “I’m super, super excited. I’ve never been, so it’s going to be a special experience. I really want Alfonso to come, and I’m going to tag along with him.”

To read the full article, see the Huffington Post.

August 10, 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.

DWTS Season 21 Watch Out: Piers Morgan Asked To Dance On Dancing With The Stars And Strictly Come Dancing

TV 3 is reporting that Piers Morgan was asked to dance on both the US and UK version of Dancing With The Stars. Too bad he’s not too keen on the idea. He can be kind of jerk sometimes, but, I really miss his CNN show. I use to love his celebrity interviews.

Piers Morgan claims he was offered thousands of pounds to appear on both ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ but is too embarrassed to dance on TV.

The British journalist claims he was offered the huge sum to strut his stuff on the popular US dance show and received similar offers from the UK equivalent, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, but would never consider the fees because he would be embarrassed by his moves.

He said: ”This year I have been offered a lot of money to do ‘Strictly’ – I think it was six figures, and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in America, which was a lot of money, about $300,000 (almost £200,000).

”But there is not enough money in Fort Knox to get me to dance in public. However, a bottle of Jack Daniel’s is a different matter.

”I had my 50th recently and Amanda Holden and me were doing the old bongo dance until 3am, which was very impressive.

”In that situation I’ll dance, but not on national TV.”

More at TV 3.

August 6, 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.

DWTS Season 21 Rumors, Alfonso Ribeiro In Casting Inner Circle, Ricky Schroder Asked To Dance

According to E Online, Alfonso Ribeiro is part of the inner circle when it comes to Dancing With The Stars casting decisions (WHA?). He was asked if Caitlyn Jenner and Kaitlyn Bristowe would do Dancing With The Stars. Alfonso also mentions how Ricky Schroder was asked to dance. More below.

When E! News’ Kristin Dos Santos chatted with former champ Alfonso Ribeiro, who is taking over for Tom Bergeron as the new host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, he revealed that he’s in the inner circle when it comes to DWTS casting decisions. So we had to know if season 21 will feature a battle of the ‘Lyns: The Bachelorette’s Kaitlyn Bristowe vs. I Am Cait’s Caitlyn Jenner?

While Kaitlyn told E! News she thinks it would be “fun” to do and two of Caitlyn’s family members, Kim Kardashian and Rob Kardashian, have competed in previous seasons, Ribeiro shot down the idea.

“I don’t think that’s going to happen,” he told us, adding that he’s “heard” that Caitlyn is “not going to do it.”

But Ribeiro wasn’t done spilling juicy DWTS casting deets, as he said that one of the show’s producers Deena Katz has “called and asked me about a few people.”

Wait, like who?!

“The one that she wanted I couldn’t get,” he spilled. “She wanted Ricky Shroder and Ricky Schroder was like, ‘Eh, I don’t dance!'”

More at E Online. Wow, I’d love to see Ricky dance!!

ETA: Glamour also talked with Deena Katz and Rob Wade at a Disney TCA party. They didn’t confirm much except for the Switch up dance and the cast announcement is on September 2nd.

Glamour: We’re at the ABC/Disney TCA party right now. Is there anybody in this room who is going to be on the new season of Dancing With the Stars?
Deena Katz: I want to go up to Chace Crawford and tell him, “Surprise! You’re on!”
Glamour: But is there someone in this room that’s already been cast?
Rob Wade: I haven’t seen everybody in the room yet, but there’s a good chance there might be. There’s people I definitely would want [that’s here] to be on the show!

Glamour: How close are you to having everyone cast for season 21?
Deena: We’re just about done. We’re close.
Rob: We’re about 4/5 of the way there. We like to be around [this number] since we’re a very current show. The premiere of the show is still over a month and a half away, which is a long time. So you want to see [who’s current in the news].

And here is more on Ricky…

Glamour: Alfonso Ribeiro told me earlier tonight that he called Ricky Schroder personally to try and recruit him next season, but Ricky doesn’t seem to want to do it. Can you confirm that?
Rob: I don’t know, I can’t confirm or deny!
Glamour:
But you’re smiling!
Rob: [Laughs] What I can say is that I would love Ricky Schroder on the show.
Deena: I’ve asked him over and over again, so…just because Ricky says no, it doesn’t mean no forever.
Rob: Maybe one day. If Ricky is listening now, or reading now…
Deena: Ricky, it could be the time of your life!
Rob: It doesn’t matter if you can’t dance or don’t think you can dance. The show is not about that. It’s about learning to dance and overcoming your fears.

More at Glamour.

August 5, 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.

DWTS21 Watch Out Again: Shay Mitchell Says She’d Like To Dance On Dancing With The Stars

Pretty Little Liar’s Shay Mitchell has expressed she wants to dance on Dancing With The Stars. What’s more, she’d like to dance with Val Chmerkovskiy. She mentioned it at a recent Q & A session recently which you can listen to below. Also note that we put her on “watch out” in Season 18 when their was some suspicious activity at her instagram and in again Season 20 when she mentioned she wanted to dance again and with her friend Val. Hmmmm, could this finally be her season coming up? Only time will tell.

August 3, 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.

Sharna Burgess Helps Kick Off 2015 Special Olympics World Games, Terrell Owens To Dance In DWTS Season 21?

It’s funny how things lead to another sometimes. This past Saturday night at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess helped to kick off the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. You can read about it at Just Jared Jr and also see a cute pic of her. She also posted the instagram below of her and Terrell Owens on the Red Carpet. More after the photo…

Speaking of Terrell Owens….he said he’d love to do Dancing With The Stars this past February. From Dish Nation….

It’s that time of year again — a new cast was announced today for Season 20 of Dancing With The Stars, and although he won’t be competing this year, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens exclusively told Dish Nation he’d love to be on the show.

“It’s a possibility. I don’t have two left feet,” he hinted while chatting on the red carpet at the Gold Meets Golden event in Hollywood recently.

“I think I could do okay for that. I have a few dance moves.”

Owens, 41, wouldn’t be the first footballer to compete on the show, and he says he knows a lot of the dancing pros.

Funny too as Court mentioned Terrell in this casting rumor post in Season 13 and said she wouldn’t be surprised if his name popped up to dance. And it’s true Terrell knows a lof of the pros as Heidi posted a picture with Terrell, Derek Hough, and Maria Menounos at a Beach Party in this previous post.

So, what do you think? Would you like the idea of Terrell Owens dancing on Dancing With The Stars? I say YES to any and all football players!

July 27, 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.

DWTS Season 21 Gossip and Rumors – Amanda Bynes and Pippa Middleton

Keep in mind that the sources for this information are WAY less than reliable. LOL.  First up, from the UK, Pippa Middleton is apparently dying to be on DWTS with Derek as a partner. From The Hollywood Gossip:

As for Pippa’s boogying ambitions, the guard claims Kate’s younger sister desperately wants to appear on Dancing With the Stars, but her dream has repeatedly been shut down.

“She wants her sister’s fame, that’s for sure. I heard she’s desperate to be on Dancing with the Stars but the palace asked her to back off. They felt it would sully the image of her sister.

“Well, I tell you she did not care! She supposedly contacted Derek Hough somehow and he’s a big fan of the idea.”

We’ve also posted on Pippa a number of times, since she’s on Mark’s wish list of celebrity partners. Sorry Mark. :-) Next up, Amanda Bynes is supposedly in the running for this season of DWTS and she wants Derek or Mark. Oy veh. :-) From Hollywood Life:

In keeping with the good news, our sources tell us that Amanda is in the running to star on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars — that is, if she remains healthy enough to compete. “They want her! If she does it, she wants to dance with Derek [Hough], 30, or Mark [Ballas], 29,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She is in very, very loose discussions and absolutely nothing has been set in stone but as long as she is mentally stable, she is basically a lock for the next season.”

Take all of this with a huge grain of salt as neither outlet has a stellar track record when it comes to DWTS. 😉

ETA: Vogue here. According to Amanda’s Attorney via Access Hollywood, she’s decided to return to college instead of doing Dancing With The Stars. Adding: Keep in mind though that the Access Hollywood article is 2 months old. You never know…anything could happen to change one’s mind in that time?

Amanda’s attorney also took the time to shoot down a TV project rumor surrounding his client.

“Amanda isn’t going to be on ‘Dancing with the Stars,'” Esquibias said.

“She’d like to return to college,” he explained, adding that Amanda has not matriculated anywhere yet.

July 24, 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. :-)

DWTS Season 21 Rumor: The Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe To Dance?

Well, it was only a matter of time before this rumor was coming. Star Pulse is reporting The Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe might be dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 21. What do you think if true?

The Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe hands out her final rose next week, and there are rumors that she may already have another reality TV gig in the works — Dancing with the Stars Season 21.

The 30-year-old dance instructor, who was thrilled to meet pro-dancer Derek Hough on Good Morning America before she started filming her season, would not be the first Bachelor franchise star to become a DWTS celebrity dancer.

Will Kaitlyn, who took third place on Chris Soules’ season of the Bachelor, follow in her ex-TV boyfriend’s footsteps? After Soules proposed to Whitney Bischoff on his farm in Iowa, he headed straight to L.A. to join the Season 20 cast of Dancing with the Stars.

Other Bachelor and Bachelorette stars who have danced their way into the spotlight are Melissa Rycroft (Jason Mesnick’s season), Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe, and Trista Sutter.

Although spoilers indicate that Kaitlyn Bristowe gets engaged at the final rose ceremony on July 27, what she does for a living has never been revealed. Kaitlyn’s bio on ABC states she “dance instructor” — which would be a perfect “in” for DWTS — but there is no word on where teaches dance, or if this is a job she had long before she joined Chris Soules’ season of the Bachelor.

You can read more at Star Pulse.

My thoughts: Everytime I’ve said “NO” to a Bachelor (which I feel like doing again this time), I end up liking them. And she sure looks great with Derek at the link. So, I’m keeping still this time. Though I doubt this info has much merit since it’s from a tabloid source.

July 20, 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.

DWTS Season 21 Watch Out: Andy Grammer Asked To Do Dancing With The Stars?

Has singer Andy Grammer been asked to do Dancing With The Stars Season 21? It sure sounds like it to me. Below is more from B975.com. I’d love this it were to happen. What do you think and who can you see him paired with?

Andy Grammer appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars twice this past season, singing his hit “Honey, I’m Good” during a memorable Derek Hough dance routine. Now the singer says he’s “open” to being a contestant on the show.

“I’m not really a dancer, but…I’m very competitive and..it seems like it would be a fun challenge,” Andy tells ABC Radio when asked if he’d like to actually be a cast member on the long-running dance competition. “I’ve definitely thought about it, I’m open to it and we’ll see what happens.”

Asked if he’s actually been asked to compete, Andy teases, “I can’t reveal anything….I don’t know. It’s not a ‘yes,’ it’s not a ‘no.’ It’s not a ‘no.'”

Even if Andy won’t admit whether he’s negotiating to appear on the show, he will own up to discussing it with a musician friend of his — one who competed on season 14 of the show.

“I’m really good friends with Gavin DeGraw, and he’s told me it’s really fun,” Andy tell ABC Radio. “So I’ve talked to him about it. It’s cool.”

To continue reading, see B975.com.

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