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PureDWTS Season 20 – Casting Rumor Round-Up

So it’s that time again – we’re at t minus 69ish hours until the cast announcement, and it’s time to take stock of all the casting rumors we’ve seen thus far.  As always, I’ve divided the rumors up by how likely they are to actually be on this season – “legitimate possibilities” are names we’ve heard multiple times from multiple (reputable) sources, or stars that have dropped some big hints themselves; “longshots” are names we’ve heard and it’s not out of the realm of possibility that they’d do the show, but they’re less likely than the “legitimate possibilities”; “wannabes/campaigners” are stars that have said they would do the show if asked, or are actively trying to get on the show, but haven’t been reported as an actual rumor by another source; “pure randomness” is just that – things we’ve seen that are interesting and might or might not mean anything, but are worth mentioning nonetheless; and the “definite no’s” are those that have said no, they wouldn’t do the show if asked. I also added a new category – PDWTS Guesses – which are just that: guesses we’ve made, based on nothing else but gut feelings we’ve had.  They are NOT RUMORS! Just our own guesses, based on whatever :-)

We’ve included links to our previous posts on these rumors, to jog your memory.  And it’s all in one handy-dandy place…because we love you :-) And accept no substitutes, kids – any blog can slap a “rumor roundup” label on something, but that doesn’t mean it’s as good as the real thing…we’ve been calling ours “rumor roundup” for YEARS ;-)

ETA #1: With US Weekly basically confirming the Daily Mail’s claims, it’s pretty much confirmed that Val’s partner is Rumer WillisAnd then DancingABC posted the below pic with a clue about Emma’s partner…who else thinks it’s motorcycling enthusiast Chris Soules?

ETA #2: The Shane Harper randomness has gained some traction, so I’m upgrading him from “pure randomness to “legitimate possibility”; we’ve got Michael Sam’s name thrown in the mix, which has made me downgrade Malcolm Butler & Russell Wilson to longshots, since they’ve never had more than one football player on the same season; and the DancingABC Instagram has thrown us another clue, with Mark’s partner hidden behind a curtain of blonde hair.  I’m thinking it’s Savannah Chrisley, who has sported varying lengths (and shades) of blonde over the years, and Mark seems to be the designated pro for good Christian girls :-P Why do I get the feeling this is going to be a long night of updates?

Who is Emma Slater’s partner? The #DWTS cast will be revealed live TOMORROW on @goodmorningamerica #GMADancing

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Meet Mark Ballas’ partner! Post your predictions below and tune in for the reveal on @goodmorningamerica tomorrow. #GMADancing

 

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Legitimate possibilities:

Chris Soules
A Disney star
Savannah Chrisley
Roseanne Barr
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Lalah Hathaway
Rumer Willis
Shane Harper
Michael Sam

Longshots:

Nancy Lee Grahn
Sharon Osbourne
Anderson Silva
Jack Nicholson
Mama June
Malcolm Butler
Russell Wilson

Wannabes/Campaigners:

Kenya Moore
Ty Dillon
Rydel Lynch
Danni Allen

Pure Randomness:

Snoop Dogg
Shay Mitchell

The Definite “No’s”:

Rob Gronkowski

PDWTS Guesses:

Bo Derek – Heidi’s guess
Malcolm-Jamal Warner – Court’s guess

So which rumors are you hoping are true…and which ones are you hoping are just poppycock? :-)

February 21, 2015 I Written By

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Dancing with the Stars Season 20 Rumor Patrol – Mama June?? Plus a Wild and Crazy GUESS!

Lord have mercy. Surely NOT? Thanks to Charlie, in the comments, I went on a little search and found this:

Mama June

Now, of course, there are 500 things that she could be having meetings about in LA. But, there are STILL two male pro spots open, presumably because those celebs haven’t signed on the dotted line yet. So…just throwing this one out there as a possibility. The timing is frightening. I hope this is just fear on my part, considering her recent past – but I can’t ignore the timing.

BTW, Mama June has been rumored before….for Season 16.

We called her a “longshot” in our Rumor Round Up for that season. Let’s hope that’s still the case. Perhaps they met with her because another female celeb fell through. Have a hard time believing the DWTS producers would go this route at this time, all things considered.

Now, for my wild and crazy GUESS at a possible celeb dancer. Surely there are a lot of people who think ONE thing when they keep hearing the tag line for season 20?? “Our ‘Perfect 10′ Season”?? BO DEREK. Just throwing it out there. It took me a while to figure out why a little bell rang every time I heard “Perfect 10″ – then last night it hit me. Bo Derek was “the perfect 10″ in the movie “10” with Dudley Moore years ago.

Just tossin’ that out there just in case. ;-) I have no insider knowledge on this one, but their harping on “perfect 10″ has been bugging me since I heard it.

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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. :-)

DWTS Russia Week 2: Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova Take On The Cha Cha

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Shortly, Gleb Savchenko and his partner Adelina Sotnikova are going to dance a Cha Cha in week 2 of Dancing With The Stars Russia. We’ll be reporting on their dance as soon as we can. In the meantime, go to Russia TV to watch the show go down around 8:45a.m ET. You’ll get to see Gleb’s wife Elena Samodanova judge as well!

ETA: Gleb and Adelina scored a perfect 50 points from the judges and placed 2nd for the night (adding: or did they tie? It’s hard to understand since it’s all in Russian). They killed it out there tonight. Words that came to mind first on their dance: stylish, sleek, fun, colorful, light, and sexy. They brought the power and the fun! I also loved the gentle and fun way Gleb taught her. Be watching this link as they should be posting the video for their dance soon as well as all of the dances!

ETA2: Here’s some video….

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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.

DWTS Sharna Burgess Attends 2015 Geraldo Jewelry Presents Icons Of The Awards – HQ Photos

How about more photos of Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess? The dance pro attended Geraldo Jewelry Presents Icons Of The Awards in Los Angeles, California. Beautiful as always. Click on the pics if you want to see more.

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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.

Cheryl Burke Wants Leah Remini To Plan Her Wedding, Photos From The Hollywood Domino Annual Pre-Oscar Soirée & Tournament

Awww, it’s good to see Cheryl Burke again. Last night, she attended the Hollywood Domino Annual Pre-Oscar Soirée & Tournament presented by Bovet 1822. She also talked with People about her wedding plans and how she’d like Leah Remini to plan it(she’d be a hoot). More below and at People.

Yes, Burke – who thinks Torregiani is going to propose around both their birthdays in May – is completely comfortable letting Remini guide Torregiani to a ring and then also handle all the wedding plans.

“Leah would take over,” said Burke. “I never dreamt about a wedding or anything like that. I’m not picky. Leah is. She’s very particular. She’s a great party planner. I know I could leave it up to her, and it’ll be great.”

There’s also an added bonus to having Remini be her wedding planner, said Burke with a laugh: “I don’t have to pay her!”

February 20, 2015 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.

A Surprise Guest For The GMA Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Cast Reveal

ABC Medianet has announced the Good Morning America Dancing With The Stars Cast reveal for Tuesday, February 24 (which we have previously reported). Though note how they also mention a surprise guest!!! Any guesses on who it could be? Interesting! I hope it’s DEREK HOUGH!!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – The new celebrity cast of “Dancing with the Stars” will be revealed exclusively in front of a live audience with hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, plus a surprise guest; Lara Spencer reports from LA; the woman who did not receive a rose on last night’s “The Bachelor”

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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.

DWTS Season 20 – A Rumor that Just Got a Bit Stronger: Lalah Hathaway

Well, I saw @DWTSGossip tweet the other day that Lahah Hathaway was spotted at McCadden (the rehearsal space) and neglected to post about it. I confess to having bouts of ambivalence. :-D

It’s also true that lots of people use McCadden…but the timing is very interesting. But what drives me to post it now is that Lalah retweeted another blog that included DWTSGossip’s tweet about her doing DWTS. Now THAT is interesting – not that they copied our usual rumor round up post, but that she retweeted gossip about her being on DWTS. :-) Many thanks to Cordell for the heads up on this one.

In the words of Courtney: “Who is she??” Well, she’s an R&B singer who apparently just won a Grammy.

Lalah’s facebook

Lalah’s Twitter

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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. :-)

DWTS20 Pros And Troupe Attend OK! Magazine Pre-Oscar Event, Who Is With Sharna Burgess?

Last night, the ladies of dancing With The Stars attended an OK! Magazine Pre-Oscar Event at The Argyle in Hollywood, California. Aren’t they gorgeous?!!! More photos at Getty Images. And question: who is this with Sharna Burgess? That is not Paul Kirkland like the link says. Could this be her new partner for Dancing With The Stars?

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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.

DWTS Season 20 Possible Rumor – Nancy Lee Grahn??

Guess who Val just followed. And guess who followed him back?? :-) I dunno if it means anything – it could be he’s finally following her after meeting her on General Hospital. He could be making an attempt at “clever”. But I do think Nancy has either been rumored before, or people have been campaigning for her. Why yes, she’s has been mentioned before for Season 11. Apparently she was on some sort of list.

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February 19, 2015 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. :-)

Interesting Instagram By Dancing With The Stars Instagram – Let’s Speculate!

What an interesting instagram by the Dancing With The Stars instagram account! It says, “The gang’s back together! Getting ready for the opening number for the #DWTS premiere March 16th. Yusss!” There are a couple of new faces here. Are they new pros or are they in the troupe?

Scroll below for updates…

The gang's back together! Getting ready for the opening number for the #DWTS premiere March 16th. Yusss!

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ETA: Below Jenna Johnson announces Alan (Bersten) as being in the troupe. Thanks Lauren!:

Go ahead and speculate #DWTS

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ETA2: Here’s a fun message from Kristyn Burtt on the new photo….

It's back! #15SecondDanceScoop That was a confusing photo yesterday. What is happening? #DWTS.

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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.