Penny for your thoughts! EnStarz talked with rumored contestant and Teen Mom Farrah Abraham yesterday at an Intouch party. They asked her about Dancing With The Stars and here is how she addressed the rumors that she might be dancing…
Farrah Abraham on Sunday addressed speculation that she will join the cast of Dancing with the Stars for season 17 and hinted that her place in the show’s lineup – if any – will be announced very soon.
The former Teen Mom star was all smiles when answering a question about rumors that she will join the ABC dancing competition. She told Enstars on Sunday at the InTouch afterparty for the VMAs that though she is not “not commenting on that one right now,” fans will know if she is part of the cast this week. She did not specify a day but simply said, “You’ll find out this week.”
Abraham made it clear that the reveal will be made at the end of August, though the official cast is usually unveiled early September on Good Morning America. Previous reports noted that the Backdoor Teen Mom star was approached by the show’s executives about joining the DWTS cast.
Things are really heating up now, aren’t they?!! To keep your dancing blood flowing even further (lol), below are a few more names to throw out there in the “campaigning/wondering about/watch out and non-watch out” categories!!
First of all, a week or so back, PureDWTS reader Jake was reporting in comments that he had read Teri Hatcher may be dancing in the UK version of Dancing With The Stars. We found this link that confirmed the rumor at the Daily Star. However, Jake also wrote that The Sun was reporting that Teri may switch and dance in the US version of Dancing With The Stars instead. Well, we can put both of those rumors now to rest. In this tweet recently, Teri wrote that as much as she loves it, she wouldn’t be doing “any dancing competition”.
We are also hearing some rumblings about Olympian Gabby Douglas! We couldn’t find a lot to support this rumor except that there is some twitter campaigning and news that she recently moved to Los Angeles. She was also seen in the audience last season supporting Aly Raisman. Also, take a look at this interview at Access Hollywood from last May. She said she could see herself dancing on Dancing With The Stars, but, wouldn’t do the show until after the 2016 Olympics since she wants to concentrate on her training. So, has she changed her mind since then? Also, would TPTB ask her to dance after already having two gymnasts dance in two seasons in a row?
“Definitely! I love the dynamic of being paired with a partner, just having so much behind the scenes, backstage, and just going out there performing for the fans and the crowd. Why not?”
Gabby is also a yogurt spokesperson as a few of you have mentioned in comments which supports this recent rumor. Now I’m starting to think there is more to support the idea of her dancing on the show this season than I first thought? :?:
Another huge campaign taking place since June is for Ross Lynch to dance on Dancing With The Stars!! In case you don’t know, Ross is best known for portraying Austin Moon on the Disney Channel television series “Austin & Ally”. According to wiki, he can sign, act, and dance. What’s more, he is Derek Hough’s cousin and was briefly mentioned in a new Access Hollywood with Derek Hough yesterday. I wasn’t even going to mention Ross until this mention which got my curiosity up. That and the fact that TPTB loves to push Disney stars. What a doll he is too. I’d be totally open to this one.
Lastly, @DWTSgossip wrote to us about singer Todd Carey and how he’s following some Dancing With The Stars twitter accounts. If you go to his twitter account, you’ll see that he’s following several fan accounts as well as Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Anne Inaba and pro dancer Sasha Farber. Also, @DWTSgossip reports that she only noticed this because he followed her and then un-followed her which in turn raised her suspicions. Was this just something random or has he been asked or is he interested in dancing? Or maybe it means nothing at all and he’s just a fan to the show. Hmmm, one thing is for sure….he is a cutie and time will soon tell.
Let’s see what Court thinks and you let us know what you think too…..
Courtney: Not gonna lie – had never heard of Ross Lynch or Todd Carey prior to reading this post. So I guess I don’t really have on opinion on those two…except that if they do cast this Ross guy and he does well, you know there’s going to be accusations of “He’s getting pimped because he’s Derek’s cousin, everything is always Derek’s fault, blah blah blah”. So for that reason alone, I hope he DOESN’T get cast this season – would just be another kink in the chain that makes our blogging lives more difficult as we deal with the trolls. As for Gabby – she’d be a great get (and I remember thinking last season, as Aly just bored me to tears, “Really wish they had gotten Gabby instead…”), but I think gymnasts 3 seasons in a row might be a bit much…gymnasts might become the new NFL stars on DWTS, and illicit grumbles of “I’m tired of gymnasts! Get some other athletes!” Yes, I do find my opinions on who gets cast these days very much colored by how much whining I expect to hear here at Pure about them Teri would be fun to watch, but like Jamie Lee Curtis (who would also be a GREAT get), I think she’s someone that enjoys the show, but is just content to watch it at home, as opposed to participating in it herself.
Hollywood Life is kicking around a few more names for the rumor mill for Dancing With The Stars Season 17. Some of them, we’ve reported already: John Stamos, Paula Deen, and Jason Varitek. However, take a look at the other new names to add: Farrah Abraham (who?), Patricia Krentcil (who?), Bella Thorne (again who?), a WWE superstar(who could this be? In the past we’ve seen Shelley Martinez, Maria Kanellis, and the Real Melina rumored or campaigning to dance …not that this means anything?) and Seth MacFarlane(ok, so this might be a good one!).
So far, they are awaiting confirmations from John Stamos, former baseball player Jason Varitek, Paula Deen, Backdoor Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil, a WWE Superstar, Bella Thorne and Seth MacFarlane! They are hoping for confirmations soon, but it’s coming down to the last minute. None of these people are definites, but they have been asked and it’s in their hands,” a source close to production tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Seeing Uncle Jesse shake his hips on the dance floor, sans shirt, would certainly help us feel a little bit better about Sean’s absence from the dancing competition series. And we have a feeling that Farrah knows a thing or two about doing the tango on camera.
You can read the full article at Hollywood Life. Note that this site isn’t reputable of being correct on their rumors, but, it can go either way. Remember this post from last season? As Heidi likes to say, “you be the judge”.
What a morning so far! Who needs coffee to get a person going when you have new Dancing With The Stars rumors? lol First we had a rumor with country singer Jo Dee Messina and now check out this Instagram. Scott Lazerson is a famous philanthropist. Could he possibly be doing Dancing With The Stars? What’s more, could Chelsie Hightower be his new partner? Or is this just a joke between them? Interesting, either way. Let us know what you think?
Thanks to John for the find and Court for the help this morning!!!
USA Today Sports is reporting that Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan has auditioned for Dancing With The Stars and he could find out tomorrow (Friday) if he makes the cut. Here is more….
Tony Kanaan is waiting to hear back from the show.
The reigning Indy 500 winner told the Indianapolis Star that he has auditioned to be on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and could find out as soon as Friday whether or not he made next season’s cast of the popular show.
Don’t get too excited though because if you’ve been following the site, this isn’t the first time it’s been reported that Tony would find out on a “Friday” if he was going to dance. Courtney reported that he was waiting for an invitation and he’d find out something last Friday as you might remember. None the less, it seems this rumor isn’t going away anytime soon and many of us are glad for that. Bring on Tony TPTB!
Pro dancer Louis Van Amstel was a guest on the Kris Jenner Show on Monday to promote his LaBlast DVDS and give Kris and her co-host, Morris Chestnut, a dance work out. He stressed “anyone can dance”…”anyone”! It’s all about “giving up control” and “getting out of your head”. They don’t mention much about Dancing With The Stars except Louis tries to convince Kris that she should do the show since two of her kids have done it. She responds with a “I don’t knowwwww”. You can watch the segment in full at the 15:05 mark.
She sidestepped using Derek or Mark’s names on Access Hollywood Live, but she made it clear who she was referring to.
“I’m not giving that little skinny blond guy any more credit,” she said with a laugh.
So would Abby ever compete in the ballroom on the ABC series?
“I would love to be on it, maybe I’ll just talk to those producers about another show, who knows?” she explained. “I just was never into performing. It’s just hard work. It’s hard work… I like to choreograph and create and design the costumes and do it all and then step back and watch it and then move on to the next project.”
Seriously, is she for real? Please TPTB, don’t ever let this woman anywhere near Dancing With The Stars.
Oh, how I’d love it if were Jamie Curtis!! I’m having “True Lies” flashbacks! Remember this??
John Stamos and Heidi Klum are also yogurt spokespersons. They’d be great “gets” too.
ADDING: PureDWTS reader Leslie comments that Lisa Kudrow is also a yogurt spokesperson. This is getting interesting.
ADDING 2: And PureDWTS reader Sandy is reporting these Yogurt spokespersons as possibilities as well: “Model Cheryl Teigs for Yoplait (I believe) and one name was very interesting… Chef Michael Symon (Co-host of ABC’s “The Chew” has partnered with Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt…. hmmmm”
ADDING 3: Hey All! The editor who wrote the tweet has written to let us know that it was “a joke”(a bad one) and that she doesn’t have any inside information on who is dancing. She apologized as well.
Is this tweet serious from Eddie Fox? Not sure if he’s joking or not, but, this handsome contestant of “Survivor” might be an interesting catch! What do you think and who do you see him partnered with if true? I pick Miss SHARNA!!
And joining the campaigners, check out this new tweet today from Catherine Varitek who is the wife of former Red Sox star Jason Varitek. What a hot couple!! I say, h**LL yeah to him too! What do you think?
Thanks to the Examiner for the heads up on both of these rumors!!