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Dancing With The Stars Co-Executive Producer Deena Katz Teases On New Cast For Season 24

Kristyn Burtt of Dance Network spoke to Dancing With The Stars co-executive producer Deena Katz on the Women’s March In LA scheduled for Saturday. She also asked her on the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Note how Deena is hoping to ask Jane Fonda to dance and some other celebs. Let’s wish Deena luck as she puts the new cast together….

With Season 24 just around the corner and about half of the show already cast for the spring, Katz promised she would be wearing her casting hat on Saturday.

“I have my casting hat on 24 hours a day. This show is like my baby. I was the first person in America hired and there is not a day that goes by that I’m not working on it and searching people out,” she says. “So trust me, I might be asking Jane Fonda that day.”

So be on the lookout on social media for those big stars who emerge from the Women’s March LA.

“I would bet someone who is there ends up dancing on this next season,” Katz teases. “I don’t know who, but I’ll look at the list and see what happens.”

More at Dance Network. Thanks Kristyn!

January 19, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 24 “Grain Of Salt” Rumors – Barry Weiss, Jonathan Scott, Russell Brand, And More

Daily Disruption has compiled a list of rumored stars that are dancing in Dancing With The Stars Season 24. HOWEVER, before you read this list, note how they list Peta Murgatroyd as a possible celebrity to dance too. LOL. I’d take this list with a HUGE grain of salt. Let us know what you think in comments. Thanks to Vin for sending.

The latest line up has not been confirmed yet, but the 24th season will definitely be a big one. The show is celebrating its 400th episode and producers are promising a lot of great things. According to US Blasting News, Bachelor’s Nick Viall may make the list.

He is not the only one confirmed in the Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Cast as the show is very open about announcing the latest additions. Other cast members are Barry Weiss from Storage Wars, Peta Murgatroyd, Jonathan Scott from Property Brothers, and even comedian Russell Brand. The rumors have noted Ashley Benson and Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles.

While Simone Biles is game to join the show, as she could not last year, Pretty Little Liars actress Ashley Benson has not been confirmed. Professional dancer Mark Ballas followed her on Twitter. So far that’s the only evidence fans have that she may be in the running as a cast member.

To read more, see Daily Disruption.

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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.

DWTS Premiere Date Set, Who’s Coming Back…and More Nick Viall Rumors

Whole lot to talk about in this interview with one of the executive producers of DWTS and Jessica Radloff of Glamour.  First, she drops a date of March 20th – something I don’t think we officially knew before now.  Then there’s this:

Season 24, especially, is going to be a big one. The show is celebrating its 400th episode, and producers are promising lots of nostalgia. “We will do something for it,” executive producer Joe Sungkur tells us. That’s not the only thing to look forward to: Sungkur also revealed that one fan favorite will definitely be back (though another will definitely not be returning). “As an overall for the season, we will bring back favorite themes, [inject] some new ideas, but also stick to what’s working so well. And we hope for romance in the air! Whenever there is romance, there’s a smile on our face.”

So dude just ADMITTED that they hope and pray (and plot and manipulate) to get some romance on the show. GAG me! This is a dance show! No more fauxmance!! Especially not if Val is one of the parties involved. He’s done enough damage with that routine. This pisses me off and we haven’t even gotten started yet. Anyway…

Speaking of romance, this season’s Bachelor—Nick Viall—may get the opportunity to show off his dance moves beyond his next one-on-one date. During my interview with the producers at ABC’s Television Critics Association winter press tour, the Wisconsin native dropped in our conversation and seemed to be very friendly with DWTS EPs Rob Wade, Deena Katz, and Sungkur. How friendly? Well, talks could already be happening (but more on that below).

Of course Nick was there, but I suspect this is just him sucking up and still trying to get a spot. He was there for the Bachelor and saw an opportunity. But you never know! All depends on how strong the rest of their cast is.

Looks like they’re hoping Julianne will be back and they’re working on her – but the very definitive “Derek will not be back.” is pretty hilarious. He blames it on MOVE, never mentions the competing dance show (of course) and is definitive TWICE. I suspect the urge to add the word “never” was hard for him to resist. 🙂 Mark might be back so there is hope for Ballas Fans.

Oh lord:

Last season, it was lovely to see Sasha [do what he did] with his creativity and the way he worked with Terra. I think Gleb did a phenomenal job with his creativity, and the dance of last season was the shower dance. Creatively, we had never done that before. As the season progressed, it was important that we had dancers push boundaries like that.

Um, hardly the dance of the season and yes, it has been done before. Both Derek and Val have used water (more than once!!) in their dances. Jaysus.

Courtney: Let me fix that for you, bruh – you misspelled “desperation” as “c-r-e-a-t-i-v-i-t-y”. I still maintain that the “shower dance” was the most overrated dance of the entire season – and if they really truly believe it was super-creative (and they might not, they could just be doing some serious bullshitting), then this show really is a dumpster fire. Oh, yay, “romance” – that sure doesn’t sound planned AT ALL, and I’m sure it will all unfold COMPLETELY ORGANICALLY WITHOUT ANY MANIPULATION WHATSOEVER!!! 😀 So a “fan favorite” will be back, eh? I’m hoping that’s Mark, just so the choreographic future of this show doesn’t rest solely on Lindsay & Sharna’s shoulders, although part of me wonders if they might actually be referring to Peta – which makes me groan a bit, because this woman birthed a baby just 8 days ago. As for Derek – hehehe. I caught a clip of him on ET a few weeks back where the interviewer asked him if he’d be back on DWTS next season, and he gave a bit of a wry laugh before saying “Ummm, no” and just leaving it at that. Definitely not the diplomatic tack he has taken in the past, and probably a good indicator that he’s washed his hands of DWTS once and for all…which we kinda already gathered from the way he’s quite publicly indicated he’s now on the NBC payroll. As for Nick – I don’t watch The Bachelor/Bachelorette/etc., so I don’t really know what this dude’s gig is…although I vaguely remember talk of him being a “villain” (or “Viall-in”…?) and some magazine asserting that he was well-endowed down yonder (which he probably paid them to say). Hasn’t he done like, three or four iterations of the Bachelor series by now? Is he trying to become a professional reality show contestant? Guess DWTS would be the next logical step there. Anywho, the other thing that sticks out is the word “nostalgia”, which concerns me a bit…haven’t we done a ton of reminiscing about previous seasons at this point? How many retooled versions of “Hey! Pachuco” do we really need? Or bumper dances by Alfonso, Kelly, & Meryl? Give Flo Henderson a nice tribute, and then be done with it. And where’s my damn Prince tribute?!!!

Vogue: Finally, a premiere date! It’s been so quiet, I was beginning to think there wouldn’t be a Spring season. 😯 Anyway, I’m excited that they have half of the cast picked already. After what Miss Heidi and Vin posted in the first rumor post on him, I’m all on for Nick Vaill and he’s cute. 🙂 I’m excited for any returning Pros from last season….especially Gleb (sorry Rob, my fave dance of the season was not the shower dance! Are you serious? How can you say that with the level of creativity we saw in all the freestyle performances? Gleb’s other dances were more worthy. 😐 ). I really enjoyed Cheryl last season as well. I’m hoping Peta will dance, but, I bet she’ll want to stay home with baby Shai for a while longer before returning. I wouldn’t be surprised if she skipped the Fall season too. But, I agree on Sasha. He was phenomenal last season. I really hope Mark comes back. Without Derek coming back (lol to Rob not mentioning the real reason.), it will be nice to have his creativity added and I missed him. As for Theme Weeks, I’m not a fan for the most part…but, I LOVED “Cirque De Soul” week and hope they do it again. Here’s to the new season…..and to creative, well thought out choreography and, please, no MANIPULATING!! With “World Of Dance” premiering (and possibly at the same time at some point this Spring), Dancing With The Stars will really have to step up their game. Isn’t that right~ And Court…. amen to a Prince tribute!

January 12, 2017 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. :-)

Does The Bachelor’s Nick Viall Want to Dance on DWTS Season 24??

Another season approaches, another discussion about Bachelor people. :::sigh:::

Of course he does, although he plays it very coy to People.com. You can pretty much disregard what Nick says in the article (excerpts below) and assume that he would jump at the chance. As many of you know, I read Reality Steve and he knows all about that particular franchise and if he says Nick is salivating (my words, not Steve’s) to dance on DWTS, then you can take it to the bank. Dude has a better track record on the Bachelor than we do on DWTS – although we are hamstrung by our show being live. 😉

Anyway, Nick was rumored a while ago to want to do DWTS and here he is…still wanting it. Will he get asked? Probably not. The first rule of DWTS is to NOT CAMPAIGN for it. They almost never pick people who campaign. Now, that could be why Nick is playing so coy – playing hard to get? Too bad for him that Hollywood is small and word is likely out everywhere that he wants to do it badly. He’s also a dog and I wouldn’t care to see him messing with any of our ladies (although he might be good with Jenna). 🙂  He is nice looking though and maybe he can fake being a decent human being through this season enough for me to want to see him on DWTS.

Ultimately, I think the Bachelor/Bachelorette participation on DWTS comes down to DWTS casting and how well they are doing casting a particular season – if they’re having a hard time, Nick might get a shot. If they’re doing as well as they’ve done the past few seasons, there ain’t no way.  Of course, Rob Wade is working so hard to totally screw some couples over and manipulate the show to get the winner they want (have you all binge watched UNReal yet? Chop chop!), that it won’t be too much longer before they can’t get any good celebs to compete – only those with careers in desperate need of reviving.

We are still quite a ways out before we get any substantial rumors – what are the chances that I score like I did last season with Marilu?? – so don’t get your knickers in a twist about Nick (another play on words – accident, I swear) just yet. Hell, it’s not even a rumor – it’s wishful thinking. On Nick’s part. 🙂

From People.com:

“I mean, I haven’t given it much thought. I think it would be fun, you know?” Viall told Entertainment Tonight about joining DWTS next season if asked. “Who wouldn’t wanna do it?”

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And although the idea of competing against fellow celebrities on the ballroom floor sounds like a fun opportunity for Viall, he is currently “focused on being the Bachelor” — but that doesn’t mean he isn’t contemplating the possibility.

“[But] if they asked — I mean, I don’t think I would say my first thought wouldn’t be no, but I think anyone would feel lucky to even be considered,” he added.

January 6, 2017 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. :-)

Rumor: Usher To Dance On Dancing With The Stars Season 24??

Has Usher been cast on Dancing With The Stars Season 24? Sources have told Jasmine Brand that this is “allegedly” true and that he’s already began shooting promos. This would be cool, but, I would take this rumor with a HUGE grain of salt. We’ve never heard on this source before….and I don’t think the show would start shooting promos this early, but, hey?

Usher has allegedly been cast on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. Sources tell us the 38-year-old singer and actor will be on season 24 of ABC’s hit dancing competition show.

We hear that Usher has already began shooting promos for the show. The network and producers are still working on finalizing other big names for the new season.

More at Jasmine Brand . Let us know what you think in comments. To see who else is rumored to dance so far in Dancing With The Stars Season 24, see this link.

December 27, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Wannabe Watchout: Vanderpump Rules Stassi Schroeder Wants To Dance On Dancing With The Stars

We might want to keep an eye on Stassi Schroeder. In this Entertainment Tonight interview, the Vanderpump Rules star mentions how she’d like to dance on the show. What do you think? Would she be a good one? She seems like the perfect candidate.

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December 10, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Watchout: Dina Parise For Dancing With The Stars Season 24??

So, did you all notice how @DancingABC RTed this tweet by Dina Parise? She’s a former Figure Skater and Drag Racer. I’m starting to wonder if they are thinking of asking her to dance next season? We better put her on “watchout”.

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

Billy Bush For Dancing With The Stars Season 24??

Mark down our first rumor for Dancing With The Stars Season 24. According to Page Six, producers has began courting Bully Bush. Let us know what you think in comments.

An insider tells Page Six that “Dancing with the Stars” has begun courting the embattled “Today” star, 44, to compete on their upcoming spring 2017 season.

“It comes in March,” the source told us. “That’s far enough away. Everybody goes on to do the apology tour. It’s ironic there is Ryan Lochte on, who he started this controversy with when he started with ‘Today.’”

If Bush inks a deal with the show, which has relaunched a number of careers, he could dance his way to a new job on a new network.

“It’s also a way for ABC to establish a relationship with him,” the source noted.

Page Six previously reported Bush is already searching for a “high-power fixer” to help his ailing image. Another source emphatically said, “His likability factor has always been off anyway as a lot of viewers find him annoying.” And this could help.

More at Page Six. I’m not sure I want to comment on this one or not? Even before this scandal, I’ve found him annoying.

October 13, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Vanilla Ice to Dance on DWTS Season 23!

OMG – hilarious. From US Weekly – thanks to DWTSGossip for the heads up:

Ice, ice baby! Vanilla Ice is set to join the season 23 cast of Dancing With the Stars, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.

The ’90s rapper, 48, is the latest to join the celeb-filled upcoming season, which will also star Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, Amber Rose, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jake T. Austin, Maureen McCormick, Little Women: L.A. star Terra Jole, soap opera actress Emma Samms and Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte.

August 29, 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. :-)

DWTS Rumor Watchouts: Indystar Speculates On James Hinchcliffe and Indianapolis 500 Champion Alexander Rossi

Indy Star is reporting that there might be a Indy race car driver to dance on Dancing With The Stars this season being there was an ABC reporter asking James Hinchcliffe questions. They speculate on other drivers too including Indianapolis 500 Champion Alexander Rossi who had to ask if he could talk about it. Read on for more and good job to Courtney. She was the first person that knew something was up early yesterday morning and put two and two together. Adding: Court also posted this post at the beginning of August.

FORT WORTH, Texas — IndyCar drivers James Hinchcliffe and Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi confirmed to IndyStar interest from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” which begins its 23rd season Sept. 12.

Neither admitted to agreeing to participate, however, Hinchcliffe was interviewed Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway by two men who identified themselves as working for ABC.

The top-secret reveal of the 13 celebrity cast members is Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Motor sports legend Mario Andretti and his grandson, IndyCar driver Marco Andretti, both were asked if they had interest in participating in the show as Helio Castroneves did in 2007, but they declined. Mario Andretti, 76, said show officials “tried really hard” to convince him, but he said his schedule is too busy.

“I’m flattered,” he said. “I’d have done it, but it would have taken me away from too many things I’m doing.”

Hinchcliffe would only say he’s “heard other (drivers) mentioned.” Rossi was even more vague as prospects are sworn to secrecy.

“Can I talk about this?” Rossi asked an Andretti Autosport staff member, who shook her head no.

“I can’t talk about it,” he followed.

To read the full article, see Indy Star.

August 28, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.