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She should be on DWTS!!! Season 10 – The Campaigns.

In the last couple seasons of this show, one thing has struck me as interesting. It may be interesting to no one else, but it is interesting to me. :-)  There are little (and sometimes big) campaigns to get fan favorites on DWTS.

Take last season, for example.  We had a fan of Beth Horn (aka Venom) from American Gladiators on this site telling us on a semi-regular basis that she should be on the show.  And it wasn’t just him – there was a full out Facebook campaign to get Beth on the show.  This season I’ve seen campaigns for Crystal Chappell – soap actress recently from the cancelled Guiding Light and Laurell Holloman  an actress recently seen in The L Word.  The latter I just noticed today; there is a write-in campaign at her website (I’m not a member so I can’t see what is being said and done).  Crystal’s fans have been at if for a while and have left numerous comment on this site and probably others. (We don’t mind – keep them coming. :-) )

Now, I’m not talking about celebs who decide they need to be on the show and launch a campaign directed at the producers to get on the show, I’m talking about campaigns that appear to originate with the fans of a given celebrity. Sometimes the celeb has said they’d like to do it, other times I’m not so sure. So, assuming the celebrity would actually do the show if a campaign were successful – does anyone think these campaigns have a chance of working? I’m seriously asking, because I just don’t know.  The three women I’ve mentioned seem like they would be a good fit for the show – I’ve only heard of Crystal because of Guiding Light, the other two are unknowns. They actually have fanbases so they aren’t complete unknowns, so that is good.

So, people, lay it on me – answer the following questions:

- Do you think these campaigns have a shot?

- Are there other campaigns out there that we’re not aware of?

- What are the pros and cons for the producers of the show to pick someone that originated from a campaign?

- Has anyone been involved in a successful campaign?

I’ll go first.  I think they have a shot. Why not? The producers are always looking for people and what could be better than someone who has people who desperately want to see them on the show?  It’s all about ratings, right?

I know there are other campaigns – I’ve seen signs of them but I can’t seem to dig them up right now. You have no idea how hard it is to randomly google DWTS Campaigns. It doesn’t work. :-)

Pros and cons. Hmmmm…I said one pro above.  Cons? Well, you could get so overwhelmed by a very vocal minority that you pick someone who isn’t all that. That isn’t that big, but what if you toss someone that was actually better overboard? Other than that, I can’t think of too many problems with listening to fans of the show. Can anyone else?

Those of you involved in the campaigns I mentioned – why do you want your favorite on the show? Have you any reason to believe that you will be successful – like have you heard anything positive from your celebrity? Call me curious. Use this as your chance to really pimp your favorite. :-)

So tell me – what are your thoughts on campaigns?  Do really big campaigns set up a celeb for ringer status? I don’t think that would be the case for the three women I mentioned, but could that be the case for others? Or is it a given if someone is that popular and they want to be on the show their fans don’t have to campaign and they’re already a ringer?  Most of all – I would be curious to hear if there are other underground movements out there working to get their favorites on the show.

January 9, 2010 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 10 – Rumor Roundup Part II

Okay, where was I?  My first post from yesterday on this topic  ended with Lou Ferrigno, so I’ll pick it up from there.  As I mentioned yesterday, the rumors about who will be on DWTS often start a couple seasons before they actually appear on the show, so we decided to list those rumors from the last several months once again – just in case. :-)

But first we have a NEW case of a celeb wanting to be on the show and telling everyone she wants to be on the show, at least according to OK! Magazine:

Former Boy Meets World star and current The Dish host Danielle Fishel aspires to be on Dancing With The Stars in 2010.

“I’ve told them really straight forwardly that I really want to do the show, and unfortunately they’ve got thousands of other celebrities that feel the exact same way,” she tells me. “There are so many people who want to do that show because it’s a real classy show, especially for reality TV. I told them I’m interested, they know I’m interested, and hopefully one day they’ll think I’d be a good fit for the show. “

Her dream partner is Maksim.

“He is the biggest, manliest dancer they have on that show, and I think for me to have a male dance partner, I would want someone that I felt very feminine next to. I think he’s the manliest dancer on the show.”

Okay, on with the roundup:

Leslie Jordan – he’s that cute little comedian with the southern accent.  As I said originally, this was likely wishful thinking on Leslie’s part – plus he might even be shorter than Chelsie. :-)  This is one of the rumors that I desperately wanted to be true.

Heh, I just realized that I called both Debi Mazar AND Aaron Carter in July. Dang, that was early – which means that anything I hear NOW could also be true.

Greg Louganis – This was according to Celebuzz and I was so-so on it at the time, in terms of likelihood, but I think Greg’s appearance on last season in that Olympian segment solidified his chances  to be on either this season or in the fall.  I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Greg in 2010 – one season or the other. :-)

Jordan Knight - this one was twitter based, but then that’s how Debi Mazar and Aaron Carter started out. Who’s to say Jordan wasn’t on the list, but Aaron got picked instead. Jordan could be this seasons Aaron.

Dean McDermott – around the same time that Jordan was being rumored, there was a ton of talk about Dean – often by his wife.  I believe they did talk to him so maybe we’ll see him this year.

Beth Horn – this one was more of a campaign to get her on the show than any real rumor she would indeed be on.  I don’t know if campaigns have any impact whatsoever, and I never saw anything other than campaigning to indicate she might be on the show. That casts a good deal of doubt on the odds.  We’ll see!!

LOL – I found the Kelly Osbourne thing and called a few things correctly.  I said Mark or Derek as her partner and she was rumored to be originally partnered with Mark before she told producers that she wanted someone she could push around – so she was subsequently moved to Louis.  Good call, Kelly. :-)

Shari Sheppard, Alicia Sacramone, Andrew Firestone and Aubry O’Day were on a list of rumored cast members that I had not seen anywhere else other than the single blog – and that list included some HIGHLY implausible people, so I’m thinking it was more of a wish list than actual, potential celebs.  I could be wrong.

Jeremy Roenick, Tori Spelling and Lynda Carter – these were either said jokingly or were strictly twitter related.  I think Lynda is the only plausible one at this point.

Let’s not forget the ubiquitous Paula Abdul rumor. That one was so prevalent before last season that I’m not even going to provide a link. Heck, Conrad Greene basically admitted that he asked her.

LaToya Jackson – it was widely reported that the only reason she wasn’t on last season was because of Michael’s death (Jermaine was also occassionally included in this rumor). LOTS of people are pretty convinced that she will be on this coming season and that she’ll demand Derek as a partner.  At the point this becomes true, I won’t know whether to jump off a cliff or be intrigued by the possibility.

Brandy and her brother – could have been mass confusion or a mix up. Who knows.

Dan Cortese – Dan was told – and proclaimed to the world on Twitter – that he was in the running for the last guy spot last season.  That makes him a possibility for this season, in my book.  I’m cool with this because he’s hot. ;-)

Jennifer Grey – Jennifer was rumored for last season as I mentioned in a post about Joanna Krupa (and correctly called her partner as Derek), and she is also being rumored for this season. I think she’s likely to show up sooner or later.

That should bring us pretty much up to the “current” rumors as I’ve been posting then since Season 9 ended.  Once we get farther along, I’ll make a complete list of previous rumors and current rumors. I do like lists, you know. :-)

January 5, 2010 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 9 Cast – Rumor and Innuendo

Well, you know, I called this one a few weeks ago!!  Lou Ferrigno on DWTS - I mentioned it on June 30th.  Yeah, until it comes out of Tom B’s mouth on August 17th, several grains of salt are being consumed.  :-)

 Also, going way out on a limb, I’m going to predict Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block. Why? Just random tweets, including those from Jordan himself. I could be way off base. We’ll see.

New Kids On The Block Performs On NBCs Today  

I’ve also seen twitter campaigns for Dean McDermott (aka Mr. Tori Spelling) taking shape.  What the campaigners don’t realize is that it isn’t up to Dean, it’s up to the producers.  But hey, I want David Duchovny or Adrian Grenier on DWTS, so I can’t pick on them.  :-)

Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott at Nobu in Malibu

As David points out in the comments, there is also a growing campaign for Beth Horn (aka Venom) from American Gladiators to be on the show.  I really don’t know that these campaigns actually work. Does Beth Horn WANT to be on DWTS? Does Dean McDermott? That, and getting the producers to buy it, are two big things standing in the way. But, good luck and happy campaigning. :-)

August 4, 2009 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. :-)