Could Hayes Grier and Sofia Vergara be dancing in Dancing With The Stars Season 21? Very suspicious tweets, follows, and an instagram below. Good job Court and DWTSgossip via @jelly_jones for these finds. Click on screencaps twice to see in a large size…
A source confirms to ET that pop singer Andy Grammer — whose hit song, “Honey, I’m Good” has been stuck in our heads all summer — will be joining season 21 of the hit ABC competition series.
Man, this cast is the hottest ever!
And don’t forget…
Ready for the reveal of even more DWTS cast members? Check back to ETonline on Thursday, August 27 for the announcement of two new competitors!
In what is quickly becoming one of those days where the leaks and info and breaking fast & loose, E! News is reporting that controversial former Food Network chef Paula Deen and R&B legend Chaka Khan are part of this season’s cast. See more below and at the link:
Controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen is joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars, multiple sources exclusively tell E! News.
Our sources also exclusively tell us that Grammy-winning music icon Chaka Khan, aka the Queen of Funk, will also be competing in season 21 when it premieres on Sept. 14. ABC does not comment on casting rumors.
As with many other celebs, this isn’t the first time Paula has been asked – she apparently first got asked back in 2010, but turned them down as “fat girls don’t look good sweating”. Our own records have her popping up as a rumor in multiple seasons. Say what you will about Paula, but I love her – she reminds me of my dearly departed southern Grammy, and while her food will land you in an early grave if you eat it all the time…man, is it good.
As for Chaka – I’m gonna call her “Keo bait” cause she seems like exactly the type of celeb they dream of sticking him with.
What are your thoughts?
Nick Carter talked with US Weekly about joining Dancing With The Stars Season 21. He’s excited. And guess who talked him into it….Joey Fatone!!
And the person who talked the Backstreet Boys singer into signing on the dotted line? None other than former boy band rival-turned-friend, Joey Fatone, who participated in Seasons 4 and 15.
“He talks about it all the time and I was really debating if I wanted to do it, and he said, ‘It’s a great experience, it keeps you in shape and it’ll teach you a lot of stuff,'” Carter says of his ‘N Sync pal’s advice. “He said, ‘You’ll get what you put into it.’ And I’m a hard worker, so I think it’ll be fun.”
Another reason he wanted to do the show? Sibling rivalry. Carter’s little brother, singer Aaron Carter, finished in fifth place with partner Karina Smirnoff during Season 9 of the ABC hit.
“My brother was on it; he did great; and he’s a great little dancer and entertainer so I saw it through his eyes throughout that experience,” the elder Carter brother reveals. “And there’s a lot of competitiveness in me and I think there’s a little something inside of me that says, ‘Okay, I’m going to go there and represent the Carter name and do even better than what he did!'”
Interestingly, although Nick has danced with his BSB bandmates for more than two decades, he’s a little shy about his dancing skills. “I never considered myself a great dancer. Even though funny enough I’ve danced my entire life, I might have had a little insecurity on that end. But I felt this time around I had some time and I think it’ll be a cool experience. I think they can teach me some stuff.”
He adds, “I hope maybe I can become a better dancer! It’ll be a great experience to learn how to ballroom dance.”
Nick also hopes his quest for the Mirrorball Trophy will do wonders for his fitness. “I have a tendency to get overweight pretty damn fast,” he confesses with a laugh, “so dancing has always kept me slim.”
And our 3rd celebrity to dance in Dancing With The Stars Season 21 is…..drum rolls please….NICK CARTER! The Dancing With The Stars twitter account just confirmed it. I am so happy on this one. I have always LOVED the Backstreet Boys!! Give Nick Carter a welcome, Everyone!
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) August 26, 2015
Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas And Shirley Ballas To Encourage Smokers To Quit During SELFtember™ Event
Heads up! Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and his mom, Shirley, are teaming up again to encourage smokers to quit during SELFtember™. Below is more information from PR Newswire.
The main event will take place at Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All smokers who want to jumpstart a quit attempt will receive onsite support from smoking cessation experts and quit-smoking products and resources, including a 20-count pack of Nicorette® gum, a 7-count pack of NicoDerm® CQ® patches or a $10 coupon towards either product. Visitors can also join free morning and evening yoga classes, receive a yoga mat and, additionally, participate in a raffle for a chance to win gift cards to local businesses.
“For nearly four decades, I struggled to break my social smoking habit. My decision to quit smoking was a major turning point in my life,” said Shirley Ballas. “When Mark told me he was quitting smoking, I couldn’t have been more proud and inspired by him. That’s when I knew it was also time for me to make a change and start living a healthier life. I want SELFtember™ to be a major turning point in all smokers’ lives and inspire them to take that important step towards quitting.”
“Gearing up for new projects, challenges and professional obligations can bring additional stress, potentially derailing even the best-intentioned quit attempt,” said Lisa Maxwell Anekwe, senior brand manager, Smoking Cessation, GSK Consumer Healthcare. “While many will benefit from a smoke-free you, it’s important you do it for your own reasons… and this SELFtember™, we’re here to help.”
Entertainment Tonight has a fun article posted on Victor Espinoza and his new gig on Dancing With The Stars. In the article, Entertainment Tonight also mention how there will be two more celebs announced for Dancing With The Stars on Thursday. Also, go Victor! He’s already doing the the “Nae Nae” below. So cute! I love his spirit and smile already.
And as most of you know, our second celebrity announced to dance on Dancing With The Stars Season 21 is Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza. Below is a video of the announcement on ESPN2 Sports Nation thanks to speedy @idolxfactor1. Who will Victor dance with? See our guess HERE! I love how much he cares for the horses he rides. He’s going to be a hard worker and, no doubt, will try his best. Watch out….