I love these! Thanks to @IdolXfactor1 for recording!
And our first celebrity announced to dance on Dancing With The Stars Season 21 is….Bindi Irwin. Below is a video of the announcement on Good Morning America thanks to @idolxfactor1. Who will she dance with? See our guess HERE!
Yes, that’s right. As we reported yesterday, DWTS is going to be revealing one celebrity per day this week, starting today. We’re going to pseudo live blog it so that you can see who the celeb is as soon as we know them. Then, down below that, we’re going to take a stab at guessing who their partner might be. Now, if they actually reveal the partner along with the celeb (I tend to doubt it, since they’ll want maximum DRAMA along with a bigger announcement on September 2) we’ll simply change that table to reflect that.
ETA: Just teased it with a woman with longish hair behind a screen. Said a “wild choice”. Hmmmm….guesses?
ETA2: I shoulda got that.
ETA3: Reveal #2 coming up TODAY (Tuesday) at 6pm eastern on ESPN2!! Which sports figure will it be??
ETA4: According to the DWTS Official site, the 2nd celebrity is Victor Espinoza. Awesome. I love him! ~Vogue
ETA5: Per the Backstreet Boys Facebook Page, Nick Carter is confirmed as the 3rd cast member for this season, and a source has confirmed that his partner is Sharna. Source also confirms that Victor is with Karina, and that Mark is with Alexa Vega. Allegedly, 2 celebs are supposed to be announced tonight on Extra…or Inside Edition…or something like that. Man, this is a clusterf*ck… -Court-
ETA6: Per DWTS360 on Twitter, Witney got Alex Vega’s husband (and Big Time Rush member) Carlos Pena. As was guessed by Jordan in comments. 😉
ETA7: We were discussing this a few days ago (and we had reported a rumor on him in July), but now we legit think that Andy Grammer MIGHT be on this season. Please note the word MIGHT.
ETA8: It’s official. Via his instagram Hayes Grier is dancing on Dancing With The Stars. ~Vogue
ETA9: ET Online confirms that both Alexa Vega & her husband, Carlos Pena Jr., are in; E! claims Kim Zolciak has joined the cast.
ETA10: E! News is claiming that Derek and Bindi showed up for rehearsal together. I don’t really take this as definite confirmation though – after all there are several studios there and couples could be rehearsing at the same time.
ETA11: And Chaka Kahn is confirmed via DWTS Twitter.
REVEAL #1 – Bindi Irwin
REVEAL #2 – Victor Espinoza
REVEAL #3 – Nick Carter
REVEAL #4 – Hayes Grier
REVEAL #5 – Alexa Vega
REVEAL #6 – Carlos Pena, Jr.
REVEAL #7 – Chaka Kahn
REVEAL #8 –
REVEAL #9 –
REVEAL #10 –
REVEAL #11 –
REVEAL #12 –
We don’t know if it’s 12 or 13 right now as there have been conflicting reports. Both could have been right, in that perhaps they added someone last minute.
So, here is where we guess who their partner might be…until someone leaks something and we can confirm it, or it’s announced on September 2. Items in bold are confirmed – items not in bold are just our own guesses.
ETA: Changed Victor’s partner based on some intel we got. 😉
ETA2: I started sticking names in but when I started adding heights, I may have to reconsider…
Guess the Pairs!!
|Paula Deen||5ft. 5in.||5ft. 10in.||Artem|
|Bindi Irwin||5ft. 1in.||5ft. 10in.||Derek|
|Alexa Vega||5ft. 1in.||5ft. 8in.||Mark|
|Kim Zolciak||5ft. 9in.||6ft. 1in.||Tony|
|Chaka Khan||5ft. 4in.||6ft. 2in.||Keo|
|Victor Espinoza||5ft. 2in.||5ft. 5in.||Karina|
|Andy Grammer||6ft. 1in.||5ft. 7in.||Peta|
|Nick Carter||6ft. 0in.||5ft. 6in.||Sharna|
|Carlos Pena, Jr.||5ft.6in.||5ft. 3in.||Witney|
*My old research has Val at 5’9″ but I met him in the middle since Google has grown him since then. All heights are approximate. As I noted the other day – anyone can make any claim they want on the internet.
Does it seen odd that Kobe Bryant would attend the Dancing With The Stars Finale last season? And he did so rather than staying home and watching an important night in the NBA. It’s true. If you look below, you can see a photo of him and his wife attending the show. Not only that, note how he has been following some Dancing With The Stars Pros (Mark, Derek, and Val) and Riker Lynch. Not sure if it’s possible he would dance (or maybe his wife Vanessa Laine Bryant?), but, it’s an entertaining thought. A huge thanks to Dee @upclose22 for bringing this to our attention. How I’d love for this to happen. What do you think?
Kobe has also been on the show once before in 2010….
ETA: Also, here is Vanessa with Derek Hough and Misty Copeland. Thanks Dee! Read more..
As we’re on the eve of the announcement of the first season 21 celeb in less than 12 hours, I figured it was time to come up with a summary post of all the rumors we’ve covered so far this season.
As usual, here’s my explanation: I’ve divided our potential dancers this season into 5 categories: the “legitimate possibilities”, which are rumors that have surfaced within the last week or so (when most casting leaks occur) and come from sources that are generally pretty reliable when it comes to casting leaks; the “long shots”, which are rumors from less-reliable sources, vague tweets, and ambiguous responses from the celebs themselves – basically, rumors that we aren’t really as confident about; the “wannabes/campaigners”, who are celebs who have expressed interest in doing the show (but haven’t actually been reported as a rumor by any reputable outlets); “pure randomness”, which is for random and slightly interesting observations that may or may not indicate a certain celeb’s possible participation in this season – generally, they mean nothing, but we’re adding them here for sh*ts & giggles And then there are the “no’s”, the celebs that have confirmed that they won’t be participating in this season. I’ve added short notes in wherever I’ve found it pertinent.
I’m a just leave this here. ~Heidi
Big announcement coming tomorrow… You won't want to miss it.
— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) August 24, 2015
Boris Kodjoe (was originally supposed to be on season 18, but backed out)
Drita D’Avanzo (draw your own conclusions – but it’s interesting)
The Definite No’s:
Don’t forget to keep an eye on this post to see the names announced each morning this week on GMA! (NOTE: post won’t be active until tomorrow morning)
Sounds like they are flying by the seat of their pants yet again and now they’re going to emulate Strictly Come Dancing.
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) August 23, 2015
I’m cool with this, I guess. Builds up a bit more excitement. But live blogging is hard, ya’ll. Maybe it will be easier if we’re only getting one name a day.
This weekend, Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough attended the 2015 Killick Klassik Dancesport In Boca Raton, Florida. For lots of fun coverage including photos and videos, see Pure Derek Hough. Derek also stopped by to visit with WPLG Local 10 while in town about the new season of Dancing With The Stars. He’s healed up from his injury and ready to go. He also talks on Len Goodman….
PureDWTS BC Jean, Mark Ballas, And Cheryl Burke Attend Tommy Bahama Event During Taylor Swift Concert
Last night, BC Jean, Mark Ballas, and Cheryl Burke attended a private event at Hyde Staples Center in Los Angeles, California hosted by Tommy Bahama during the Taylor Swift concert. Below are some fun photos courtesy of Getty Images.
I about cried when I saw this special Dancing With The Stars baby reunion for a birthday party they had today. See some familiar faces? Pics courtesy of Nicholas Kosovich. Beautiful!
Courtney played Lois Lane today at Comic Con and straight up asked Jodie if she was doing DWTS this season. It was a resounding “No” due to Fuller House, but she certainly wants to do it in the future. Court liked her a lot, said she was very down to earth and nice. Lots of dance experience though. Her choice of Pros is questionable to me, as I’m sure you all know. 😉 Ah well, she’s sweet and cute. Definite ringer.