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DWTS Season 23 Watch Out: Teresa Giudice To Dance?

Last season, Teresa Giudice turned down Dancing With The Stars. According to Star Pulse via RTW, now she says she’s ready to dance if asked again.

Once the book is out and the upcoming season of RHONJ gets underway in July, Teresa’s next gig may require her to spend time in California. Although she tells RTW that she’s not sure how she would be able to manage her four kids and compete on Dancing with the Stars, she is determined to go on the show.

When asked if she would join the show if asked again, Teresa said, “Of course I would. It’s one of my favorite shows.”

“I love Dancing with the Stars. It’s one of my favorites. They did ask me to be on it, but I couldn’t because I was doing Housewives … I would like to be on [the show], but I just don’t know how I’m going to do that with the four kids and going to California. But I would love to be on it.”

The current season (22) of DWTS wraps up in May, so it will be a few months before the cast rumors for Season 23 begin.

To read the full article, see Star Pulse.

April 25, 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 Season 22: Ben Higgins Confirms He is NOT Doing DWTS, There is No 13th Couple

*shakes head* Normally I wouldn’t even feel the need to post this, but after the last 24 hours or so and some of the nonsense I’ve had to field on Twitter, I feel like it was necessary…

…despite suspicions from some fans that a surprise “13th couple” was getting added to this season’s already stellar lineup, and that Ben Higgins was going to announce this morning on GMA that he was joining the cast, he confirmed to Variety Magazine that he is definitely NOT doing DWTS this season:

Higgins says he will not compete on ABC’s reality dance competition because he wants to focus on his engagement — but he did allude to an offer.

“My focus is not on what’s next. It’s on Lauren and I. Any decision that was made post show was based on what was best for us, and I believe that what’s best for us is to really concentrate on what’s best for us and to really spend as much time together as possible,” Higgins said.

Asked by Variety if he received an actually offer, “The Bachelor” tried to explain, saying, “Right now, a lot of those requests come down through the ABC pipeline so, I don’t want to call it offers, but just people asking if I’m interesting comes down from a group that is separate that me. Was I asked? I’m sure it was talked about.”

However — the couple will be watching “DWTS.” They agreed, “It’s a great cast!”

For once, a Bachelor contestant seems to recognize that doing DWTS immediately after he & his lady go public is maybe not the best thing for their relationship – just ask Chris & Whitney. Kind of refreshing…even if he come across kinda dodgy & redundant saying it 😛

I guess I have to place just a bit of the blame for the hoopla on this picture that Jenna posted on Instagram, though, as it seemed to whip fans into a frenzy, thinking “she got a promo shot, that means she’s a pro!”

9 more days 🙀 #dwts22

A photo posted by Jenna Johnson (@dance10jenna) on


ETA: Oh looky…promo pic of the whole troupe. Makes it a bit less suspicious that Jenna got her own, eh?

Also seeming to incite speculation about a thirteenth couple: the fact that Emma has deleted this post she made last week explaining that she’s taking a season off from the show.  I’m guessing she took it down due to some of the irrational rage from fans in the comments section, as Emma has always done a stellar job of keeping things low-key and drama-free…but of course, some interpreted it as “she took it down because she got a partner after all!”

Apparently pointing out that a) we’ve never had 13 couples in a spring season, b) there were none of the typical smoking guns (subtle-as-a-sledgehammer clues during the cast announcement, pictures taken at McCadden, leaks from other media sources), and c) none of my sources have seen Emma at McCadden for the past 2 weeks, or have heard anything about a 13th couple, makes me a big ol’, spirit-crushing meanie to some on Twitter.  Gosh, facts are so inconvenient sometimes, aren’t they? 😛 Denial is not just a river in Egypt, folks, and I just don’t see the point in indulging some kinda childish fantasies when I know for a fact that there are no more additions to the cast.

So what do I make of all this? I think TPTB were keeping either Emma or Jenna (or even both) in their back pocket, just in case Ben did sign on – the last time we reported, he was waffling pretty heavily.  Could explain why Jenna got a promo shot, and why Emma was seen rehearsing with the cast a few weeks back.  However, as I told another Emma fan on Twitter – Emma’s a smart girl, and I think she may have recognized that potentially getting trouped was both a demotion and a pay cut, and likely not worth her time. She may have said “Y’know what? No thanks, I’ll sit this one out.” Which left Jenna – and then when Ben ended up passing on the offer, they just kept her in the troupe.  This is all speculation on my part, but I think it makes sense.  I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Emma, and I do think Jenna will eventually become a pro – it’s just not happening this season.  It’s already gonna be a bit of a bloodbath, with so many big names this season – if Ben had signed on, I doubt he would have lasted very long, anyway, up against the likes of Antonio, Ginger, Von, etc.

Soooo…can we all agree that this season has 12 couples now? 🙂

March 15, 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

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.”

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. :-)

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. :-)