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Dancing With The Stars Is On Diana Nyad’s Bucket List, Val Chmerkovskiy Dances With Her

This is too cool for words. Yesterday, swimmer Diana Nyad was a guest on The Katie Show. She talks with Katy all about her life and how she never gave up no matter how tough things got …and especially when some tried to tell her she was too old to do something. At one point in the conversation, she tells Katie one of things on her Bucket List is to do Dancing With The Stars. After that, Katie has a surprise and brings out Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy. What an incredible life story with an amazing inspirational message. You can watch Diana and Val dancing in the second video at the 3:40 minute mark. We better keep a ‘watch out” on this one too as maybe she will be asked to dance on Dancing With The Stars Season 18? Thanks to Vin for letting us know on this interview yesterday.

January 24, 2014 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.

Celebrity Cast Wishes: Who Would You Like To See Dance In Dancing With The Stars Season 18?

It’s that time again. Time to put on your dancing thinking caps for you new cast wishes. Question: Which celebrities would you like to see do Dancing With The Stars Season 18? Let us know in comments. Then in a couple of weeks (or when this post dies out), we’ll send this post to ABC. Note: this isn’t a Pro wish list…not yet. We’ll do a new post on them later. ;)

Ok, here are a few of my choices. It’s the same as last season with a couple of more added….

Kate Hudson (yeah right, but, I had to post her anyway)
Any of the Backstreet Boys
Chris Colfer
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Christie Brinkley
Chris Evert
Jimmy Connors
Corey Feldman
Eric Roberts
Susan Dey
David Cassidy
Fiona Hughes
Katarina Witt
Oksana Baiul
Johnny Weir
Brian Boitano
Sofía Vergara
Barry Williams
Dennis Rodman
Katie Couric
Henry Winkler
Eric Braeden
Melody Thomas Scott
Kim Zimmer

Ok, your turn!!! We can’t wait to read your choices! Thanks everyone! xxx

December 3, 2013 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.

Your Celebrity Cast Wishes For Dancing With The Stars Season 17

Ok Dancettes!! It’s that time again. Question: Which celebrities would you like to see do Dancing With The Stars for Season 17? Let us know in comments. Then in a couple of weeks, we’ll send this post to ABC. Who knows if they will consider our choices, but hey, you never know, right?

Here are a few of my choices. I may add more in comments.

Susan Dey
David Cassidy
Fiona Hughes
Katarina Witt
Johnny Weir
Brian Boitano
Sofía Vergara
Barry Williams
Dennis Rodman (can you imagine? lol)
Katie Couric
Henry Winkler
Valerie Bertinelli
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Christie Brinkley
Eric Braeden
Melody Thomas Scott
Kim Zimmer
Delta Burke

Ok, your turn!!! Let’s see who you’ve got!! Thanks everyone! xxx

May 29, 2013 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.

Pure DWTS – What You Missed During the Winter Break!

I know that lots of people disconnect from DWTS between seasons, but we here are PureDWTS don’t stop writing stuff. We’re weird that way. :-)  So, I thought I would create a post summarizing some of the interesting things that were posted and talked about while you might have been away. :-)

Shortly after the season ended, the rumors started up…and I wasn’t the only one commenting on the messed up mess that was Season 15. And it WAS Jordyn Wieber that wanted to dance with Val…

After Buzz after the Finale

Vogue asked everyone for their wishlist for Season 16 – and at least one person got their wish. :-) …Read more

March 10, 2013 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 Season 16 – Rumor Round-Up!!!

Ok kids, we’re at about t minus 66 21 13 hours until the cast announcement, and it’s time once again to break down the various rumors we’ve heard about the cast so far – which, unfortunately, haven’t been too plentiful this season.  But hey, at least it has given our imaginations the chance to run wild and we may be in for some big, hopefully pleasant surprises on Tuesday morning :-)

I went ahead and broke the rumored names into categories: the ones that we think are legitimate possibilities (names we keep hearing, from reputable sources), the ones that are a longshot (they’ve been a rumor, but they’re more likely to say “no” than the legitimate possibilities), the ones that have said they want to do the show or have campaigned to get on the show (but probably haven’t been/won’t be asked), the random one-offs that are usually referred to by a 3rd party (and not a reputable source or the person themselves), and the “endless parade of no” – the celebs who were reportedly asked to do the show, but turned it down.

ETA: Added a new rumor, and threw in some updates on others.  Things are starting to take shape! :-)

ETA2: The rumors came flooding in today…and some of them seem pretty legit. 

Legitimate possibilities:

Sean Lowe
Aly Raisman
Victor Ortiz - confirmed
Somebody from General Hospital - right now, all we know for sure is that it’s not Kristen Alderson or Nancy Lee Grahn
Kellie Pickler
Jacoby Jonesconfirmed during Oscars telecast
Lisa Vanderpump – already following new pro Gleb on Twitter, and vice-versa
Andy Dick
D.L. Hughley

Longshots:

Colin Kaepernick
Wynonna Judd
Emily Maynard
Kourtney Kardashian
Mama June
Katie Couric
Christie Brinkley
Jordyn Wieber

Wannabes/Campaigners:

Jerry Supiran
Finola Hughes
Tiffany
Dina Lohan
Perez Hilton
Bobby Bones
Barbara Evans
Deena Cortese
Shannon Bex
Maia Campbell
Miss America Mallory Hagan
Daniella Monet

Pure Randomness:

Billy Idol
William Shatner
Miss Alabama
Arianny Celeste
Tito Ortiz
Danica McKellar
Adrienne Maloof

The Endless Parade of “No”:

Eric Idle
Lance Armstrong
Lindsay Lohan
Bobby Flay
Ann Romney
Victor Cruz
Tori Spelling

Curious as to what pros we’re going to see/not going to see this season? Be sure to keep an eye on Heidi’s Pro Watch to keep up with all the in’s, out’s, and new faces this season.  And be sure to tune into PureDWTS starting at 7 AM EST on Tuesday (2/26), as yours truly will be live blogging the cast announcement on GMA…things could get crazy, kids.  You won’t want to miss it ;-)

February 23, 2013 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, 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. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!