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Executive Producer Deena Katz Talks On The Casting Of Dancing With The Stars Season 25

Executive Producer Deena Katz talked to CNN about casting the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Note that she has a couple of slots still open for Season 25, but, she’s not wanting to offend anyone with political figures. Read on….

“I really don’t want to offend anyone and right now, it’s a pretty volatile atmosphere out there,” she said. “I kind of feel like right now, I want everyone to be able to just enjoy themselves.”

She admits the publicity and buzz garnered from high-profile castings is “appealing.” She would never sacrifice the show’s bottom line for it, though.

“I’m not gonna lie, those kind of names don’t hurt. That kind of press does not hurt, as long as it’s genuine and good for the show then I think it’s great,” she said.
Katz also keeps in mind her desire to have a tight-knit cast, who often becomes “like a family,” she said.

“Part of the reason the show works so well is that everybody is rooting for everybody else,” she said of the cast. “And there shouldn’t be any tension and there hasn’t been. That’s not the kind of environment I’m going to make.”

Katz sees her job as “putting together the best dinner party you’ve ever seen,” filled with unexpected characters from varying backgrounds. This year will be no different.
“We do draw from everywhere,” she said. “It’s not me. It’s not my politics. It’s really a cross section of America.”

I really hope she doesn’t choose someone politically. I’m so over it. More at CNN

August 7, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Watchout: Wannabe The Bachelor’s Corinne Olympios!!

I kind of dismissed this when I first saw it, but, then I thought we better put it on ‘watch out’ as you never know, right? It appears The Bachelor’s Corinne Olympios would consider dancing on Dancing With The Stars this season. Below is more from Star Magazine. Be sure to read more at the link. Note that US Weekly has also picked up this story.

Corinne Olympios has kept a low profile since all the Bachelor in Paradise sexual misconduct drama went down. ABC found no evidence of any wrong doing on her co-star, DeMario Jackson‘s, part after their investigation and now he’s looking to clear his name on another reality show!

DeMario, who was on Rachel Lindsay‘s Bachelorette season, is reportedly close to a deal to star in the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.

Meanwhile, Corinne is also open to being the show. She told photographers while out to dinner at Delilah in Los Angeles, “I would definitely consider it.

As for rumors about DeMario joining the cast, Corinne said, “I don’t care. I have nothing against him.”

August 3, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Edyta Sliwinska Weighs In On The Season 25 Casting Rumors, Would Love To Dance

What I’d give to see Edyta Sliwinksa return to Dancing With The Stars. And she’s open to the idea. Check out this new interview with her and The Insider. She weighs in on all the rumors and her new little baby too…

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

Sean Spicer Has Reportedly Turned Down Dancing With The Stars

In a previous posting, we reported that the producers of Dancing With The Stars had approached Sean Spicer to dance. According to Page Six, he’s turned the show down. More in detail below…

Looks like “Dancing with the Stars” won’t be getting Spicy this fall.

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has reportedly turned down the TV show’s invite to be a contestant on their upcoming 25th season — saying he’ll have an “overwhelming number of commitments” to attend to.

Sources close to the 45-year-old told TMZ that he probably would have been a terrible contestant anyway, seeing how he basically has two left feet.

“He’s not a good dancer,” a source said.

While this may have been a deciding factor, Spicer was said to have backed out of the deal simply because he’ll be too busy in the fall.

With all the political division in this country currently, it’s probably for the best. To read the full article, see Page Six.

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

Derek Hough Knows Of Someone Who Is Dancing On DWTS!

Below is Derek Hough talking with ET about the finale of World Of Dance. He is also asked on Dancing With The Stars. Note how he was a secret of someone who is dancing. He also says he’d come back to dance with rumored singer Celine Dion. He’s so cute…

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

Former WH Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci Asked On Dancing With The Stars

So, today, TMZ was able to catch up with the former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. He was asked on his future plans. For those wishing and wondering if he’d do Dancing With The Stars, he said, “Uhhh.. I don’t know how to dance”. That’s ok Mooch, we’ll take ya. Well, you have to admit, he is cute in a “Top Gun” kind of way? Ha! You can watch the interview at TMZ.

August 1, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

More Celebrities Rumored To Dance In DWTS Season 25 – Celine Dion, Blac Chyna, and Lee

Well, I think it’s safe to say the rumor season has finally and officially began for Dancing With The Stars Season 25. Check out this teaser from The Insider. Wow, I’d love it if Celine Dion danced. Let us know what you think….

ETA: Note that Blac Chyna was rumored to dance in Season 22.

July 31, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Controversial “Bachelor In Paradise” Star DeMario Jackson for Dancing With The Stars Season 25?

How about “Bachelor In Paradise” star DeMario Jackson for Dancing With The Stars Season 25? According to TMZ, producers are considering the idea. EEk….I hope not…

Sources close to production tell us the show reached out to DeMario’s publicist weeks ago, which explains why he was already fully campaigning to be in the ballroom when we asked about it last week.

We’re told nothing’s signed … they’re still negotiating, but hard to imagine a scenario where DeMario doesn’t take this opportunity.

More at TMZ.

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

PureDWTS Cast Rumors & Watchout: Sean Spicer & OJ Simpson – Would DWTS Actually Go After Them?

When I started this post a few days ago amid all the joking on Twitter about recently-resigned White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and recently-paroled felon/former NFL star O.J. Simpson, it was mainly to reassure everyone that I didn’t think DWTS would touch either of these guys with a ten foot pole.  But as with many things DWTS-related these days, I’ve been chagrined…

…according to Page Six, apparently ABC may have actually reached out to Sean about the show:

Spicer, who announced his resignation Friday, was seen coming out of high-level meetings at ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox News in Manhattan, according to sources. A source told us some news execs “made the full-court press” as they competed to woo the high-profile spokesman — who brought in solid ratings and plenty of late-night fodder — while others “just kicked the tires.”

But there’s also speculation 45-year-old Spicer’s next stop could be showing off some spicy dance moves on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Actor Zach Braff jokingly tweeted when Spicer stepped down, “Can’t wait to see Sean Spicer waltz on Dancing With the Stars.”

But a TV insider confirmed to Page Six that the dancing competition show has indeed reached out to the Beltway insider. “That has legs,” the source said.

Given the show’s questionable practices this past season, I guess I’m not totally surprised that they might reach out to someone as sensational as Sean – he would likely appeal to both the conservative-leaning main viewing demographic, and also has a bit of trainwreck appeal. Not sure how charismatic he’d be…or how good of a dancer he’d be…and my gut tells me near-perpetual punching bag Emma would probably get stuck with him. But I’d take Sean anyday over…

…*sigh* O.J., and if this show ever goes after him, I daresay we’ve jumped over a whole line of sharks and there is no hope for this show. It’s one thing to cast a somewhat scandalous political figure – but I think it’s quite another to cast someone involved in one of the most sensational murder trials of our lifetime, and whose acquittal is still a very controversial topic 20-some-odd year later. And aside from all that – O.J.’s 70 and apparently in somewhat poor health, so I’m not sure he’s physically or mentally fit for the rigors of this competition. I REALLY doubt they’d angle to cast The Juice…but Kato Kaelin? That name screams DWTS to me…

…thoughts?

ETA: Vogue here. Yesterday, Politico caught up with Sean Spicer and asked him if he was going to do Dancing With The Stars. He wouldn’t say, but, note that he did indeed meet with ABC the day before. Hmmmm….

Spicer was just back from a whirlwind day in New York City, meeting with network executives about what might come next. “This is the phase where you just say ‘Hi’ to everybody,” he said, noting there was no discussion of money or offers of employment.

“I’m not going to tell you that,” he said of whether he might be a future contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” a possibility that came up on Wednesday in his meeting with ABC. Spicer still occupies his old office, complete with a couch and a fireplace, while Scaramucci, for now, operates out of a smaller, more modest office two doors down.

July 26, 2017 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

PureDWTS Season 25 Cast Rumors & Watchout: Did WWE Star Nikki Bella Get Asked?

First off, a shout-out to my co-worker Floyd, who is OBSESSED with WWE and Total Divas, and brought this to my attention 😛

This is a bit of old news, but is new to me (and probably most of you), since I don’t exactly keep an ear to the ground on professional wrestling.  Apparently back in April, on an episode of Total Divas, Nikki Bella of the Bella Twins got an email from DWTS:

Something to keep in mind: this episode aired April 26 of this year, but it was definitely taped at least a few months prior to that – and judging from Nikki’s light hair in the video, this was most likely taped in early January of this year, as that is the last time any of her IG pix show her with highlights. So I’m guessing she may actually have been offered a spot on season 24, but turned it down to focus on wrestling.

And given that she has since gotten engaged to John Cena and has expressed a desire to retire from wrestling and settle into married life…is it possible that DWTS may re-extend the invite for season 25? I wouldn’t mind seeing her – again, my memory is slightly more rusty these days, but I don’t know that we’ve ever had a female WWE star on the show since Stacy Keibler in season 2. Also could be nice seeing Cena in the audience supporting her 🙂 Thoughts?

July 21, 2017 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog