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PureDWTS Season 22: Emma Slater “Taking a Break” From The Show

For those of you holding out for a glimpse of Emma in the troupe (or those of you in the fringe minority, hoping she’s a “surprise add” with Ben Higgins), we have some disappointing news – looks like Emma’s gonna be sitting this season out:

Gotta say – I’m sad about this, but I can’t say I’m surprised.  She almost got trouped last season, and I think it was a bit silly to bring back a 6-years-defunct pro (Edyta) and stabling a current, much-beloved pro to accommodate it. Lots of speculation flying around about what Emma’s got lined up next – a stint on Strictly Come Dancing? Some other commitments? Let us know what you think…

March 8, 2016 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 on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence

DWTS Season 22 Rumor Watch Out: Producers Considering Model Ashley Graham??

Hollywood Life is reporting Dancing With The Stars is eying Model Ashley Graham to dance. Keep in mind, Hollywood Life is a tabloid. For more on Ashley, see Wiki. So, what do you think? Do you like the thought of Ashley dancing? I usually like Models, so, I will say bring her on if true.

The spots on Season 22 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ are filling up, but will Ashley Graham be taking one of them? HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop on whether or not the ‘Sports Illustrated’ model will compete on the show!

Ashley Graham, 28, seems to be everywhere we look these days, but will she be showing up on our TV screens during the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars? ABC is eying the model for one of the final spots on Season 22…and HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned if she plans to accept.

“There’s been talk about having Ashley Graham on,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She’s someone the producers think could get a lot of buzz. The word is she’s interested, too, but it’s a matter of whether or not they can come to an agreement.”

More at Hollywood Life.

March 4, 2016 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.

Ben Higgins ‘Needs To Decide’ If He’s Dancing On Dancing With The Stars Season 22

Several of you in comments have been wondering if Ben Higgins is dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 22. As you know this rumor has been around since the end of last season. Well, according to E Online, he’s still trying to decide.

Before the honeymoon comes a trip to the ballroom.

Choosing between his final two in The Bachelor’s March 14 finale isn’t the only major decision Ben Higgins has coming up in his life. Aside from the big Lauren B. vs. JoJo dilemma, it sounds like Ben needs to decide if he wants to compete on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars, which premieres March 21 on ABC.

“I’m not against any opportunity that presents itself,” Ben told E! News’ Will Marfuggi about joining the cast of DWTS when we caught up with him at the Women Tell All special. “I need to analyze if that option was there to say, OK, is this the best thing for me?” I don’t know yet, I don’t. I don’t want to say this is the way I’m going to go with it because I haven’t decided.”

So wait, does that mean he’s already been offered a spot in the ballroom? ABC doesn’t comment on casting rumors, so we won’t know for sure until the cast is officially unveiled on March 8 on Good Morning America.

More at E Online.

March 3, 2016 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.

PureDWTS Exclusive: Denver Bronco Von Miller on Dancing With The Stars Season 22

How about Denver Bronco Von Miller for Dancing With The Stars! In case you don’t know, Von is the current Super Bowl MVP ….and he also has a degree in poultry science (according to Court’s sister. lol)! To read more on Von, see Wiki. To read on his partner and more spoilers, see this post. Check out these moves…

And I thought this was cool from Gazette.com:

“Miller’s ideas, and those of his teammates, were clever enough to earn him the No. 1 ranking for sack dances last season, according to NFL.com. Given his reputation as a ready and willing sack dancer, it makes sense he will follow Jerry Rice and Hines Ward as NFL players-turned-contestants on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

March 2, 2016 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.

Is Frankie J. Grande Dancing on DWTS Season 22??

Sorry, but I hope not. 🙂 I’m a Big Brother fan and that season was not fun.  Anyway, Frankie has been all over social media doing a count down to a “big announcement”…and the day coincides with the DWTS announcement day. See….

Frankie Grande

Thanks to Siobhan, who clued Courtney in on Twitter, we also know that Frankie also regularly uses the phrase “Shine Bright Like a Frankie”. Well, I think the DWTS Snapchat snapped the following:

DWTS Snapchat

For those of you who don’t watch Big Brother, Frankie is Arianna Grande’s brother and a social media dude. Here’s his website: Frankie J. Grande

March 1, 2016 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. :-)

More Innuendo on Paige VanZant – DWTS Season 22?

We reported Paige as a rumor nearly a week ago now, but she’s posted this morning in a way that I found interesting. 🙂 Mark’s partner??

February 25, 2016 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. :-)

“Facts of Life Star” Kim Fields to Dance on DWTS Season 22?

Yep, according to Entertainment Tonight! So…partner guesses?? 😉

ET’s sources can confirm that ’80s sitcom star Kim Fields will be competing for the coveted mirror ball trophy when Dancing With the Stars returns for season 22.

The 46-year-old actress is best known for her role as Tootie Ramsey on The Facts of Life, and joined The Real Housewives of Atlantacast this past year.

News of Fields’ joining DWTS comes just a few weeks after ABC announced that Julianne Hough will not be returning as a judge. “I will miss being on the panel for Season 22, but have a lot of exciting stuff coming that I look forward to sharing,” Hough told ET in a statement. “The pro dancers, producers and crew at DWTS will always be my family.”

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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. :-)

Will Twitter Reveal Who’s Going to Dance on DWTS Season 22??

In the past, when twitter was…newer…celebs would immediately follow the show and their pro on twitter. We busted a TON of celebs that way. But recent seasons have seen either the celebs wise up a bit, or DWTS producers telling them to NOT follow them or their pros on social media. Antonio may not have gotten the memo, because following the show twitter and ONE female pro is rather…telling. 🙂 All that to say that I got curious and started looking around twitter a bit. We always do, because we often find stuff in twitter searches – but this season I hadn’t really started yet. This is NOT the rumor round up – this is me looking around twitter. Courtney will be doing the rumor round up as per usual when we get closer to the reveal.

So, when looking at Antonio, one thing led to another, then someone told me that Chase Chrisley was following OfficialDWTS on twitter. Which took me to the OfficialDWTS twitter, where I saw an unknown (to me) singer named Emma Lock also recently started following them. Now, Chase is following none of the pros and Emma is following ALL of them…and also alot of the SYTYCD dancers. Chase and his sister have talked about doing DWTS before, so that could be the reason for him…and Emma seems to love dancers. So perhaps both of them are a reach.

Speaking of Chase – his sister has wanted to do the show for a while and she was also talking about it the other day on twitter – which likely means she won’t be on the show. But she campaigning and it works more these days than it has in the past.

Another recent follow to DWTS is Brielle Biermann – Kim Zolciak’s daughter and star of a show on Bravo called Don’t be Tardy. I suspect she is following DWTS just because her mom was on the show, but one never knows.

In the vein of DWTS family related stuff – another Hough cousin really wanted to the show but her brother got picked instead. But she tweeted this today – and we’re in the right time frame:

Finally, one of the mob wives is…joking, but campaigning at the same time, I think. 🙂 I don’t think she would be retweeting everyone who says “you should be on DWTS” if she were actually on the show. But I guess you never know. 🙂

February 24, 2016 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. :-)

John Of Pure DWTS Talks On The Odds Of Pittsburgh Steeler’s Antonio Brown Joining Dancing With The Stars

This morning, John talked with the Post Gazette about the rumor and odds of Pittsburgh Steeler’s Antonio Brown joining Dancing With The Stars. Read on…

John Lynn founded the PureDWTS.com site in Season 5 of the show. He said a combination of factors suggests the odds of Mr. Brown’s participation are at “80 percent.”

Pro athletes and TV celebs meet all the time at events and end up following each other on social media. “Saying ‘I’m going to follow “Dancing With the Stars” ’ is not the kind of thing that casually happens after a party or whatever. The two in combination seems to indicated it’s pretty likely he’s going to be on the show,” Mr. Lynn said.

“Of course, negotiations can always break down, and that’s where you have to be careful.”

Mr. Brown’s agent has not yet responded to the speculation.

Jacoby Jones placed third on “DWTS” as a Baltimore Ravens wide receiver awhile back; he recently was released by the Steelers. Football players generally do better than other athletes for a number of reasons, Mr. Lynn said. If they are likable (“charisma and personality, and Antonio Brown has that in spades,” he added), dance well (check out the AB moves on YouTube) and bring a solid fan base (hello, Steeler Nation), they are well on their way.

Generally, the celebrities meet their partners in the weeks leading up to the cast announcement. The first “Dancing With the Stars” episode is March 21. There always are leaks — “That’s our job,” Mr. Lynn said — so it’s possible to know who’s in the cast before then.

To read more (well done, John!), visit the Post Gazette. To read when we first reported on this rumor, see this previous post.

ETA – I take this as confirmation, personally. 😀  ~Heidi

ETA2: Thanks to CM for the heads-up on this, as I am Snapchat-illiterate 😛 Guess Antonio has thrown subtlety out the window completely – the jacket is kind of a dead-giveaway, as are the plastic containers in the background that say “Keo” & “Mark”…but who the hell is Dennis?????? And who is Shannon????? 😯 -Court-

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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.

DWTS Season 22 Rumors and Watchout – Antonio Brown?

Full credit to Corinne Mahaney and DWTSGossip for ferreting out this little tidbit!! Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers just started following Sharna Burgess and DWTS’ official twitter accounts. It happens every season. 😀

IF this is true, and he is partnered with Sharna, she has another legit shot at the MBT. She could take it home, for sure. That is, if he is even half the dancer with the charm of Hines Ward or Donald Driver.

February 23, 2016 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. :-)