I have no earthly idea. All I know is she said she’s going to be in DWTS and that Tony Dovolani is following her. Anyone have a scoop on this? Is she Miss Universe as well, as her twitter handle implies?
Maybe she’s going to be in one of the European versions of the show?
Last night, Mark Ballas performed at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency Ballroom in New York City. Photographer Astrid Stawiarz of Getty Images was there to capture some shots from backstage which you can view more of at Zimbio. Olympic skater, Sasha Cohen, was at the event to watch as well which raised my eye brows a little for the way they were tweeting back and forth afterwards. Wouldn’t it be fun to see her dance on Dancing With The Stars? You can see a sweet picture of the two of them together here.
Mark also gave ABC7 an interview before performing at Feinstein’s where he talks about his music and dancing on Dancing With The Stars. If he had to choose between the two, he couldn’t. They remember his time with Bristol Palin on the show and how Mark is still friends with her to this day. At the end of the interview they ask him straight up who his partner will be for Season 14 (without asking him if he’s dancing). Mark smiles and answers that he doesn’t know who his partner will be and that they will find out who they dance with the day before the revealing on Feb. 28th. Does this mean Mark is officially dancing? You be the judge below. He also plugs Jennifer Aniston again.
If you’d like to watch Mark sing, he will be performing a free show at the Mohegan Sun on Friday, Feb. 10th. For details, visit their official site.
ADDING and back to Sasha, below is another tweet she made this morning after this post as posted. Hmmm….
An insider from the set of Dancing With The Stars has told HollywoodLife.com that E News host, Giuliana Rancic, has been approached to be a contestant on Season 14. Heidi and I couldn’t decide whether or not to post from this source since they haven’t been very reliable in the past. Regardless and covering all bases (and because Zach is so excited on this possibility! LOL), we thought we’d post it. Be sure to read the full article at the link and let us know your thoughts.
“Producers have reached out to see if Giuliana would like to be a part of the show,” the source dishes. “They love the triumph over tragedy element that she would bring.”
I would think she is too busy with E News, but, I’m game if this were to come true. She’d be a perfect match for Tony I think with their brown eyes…or how about TEDDY V who I’d love to see picked to teach on this show?
Heidi’s Note: I dunno, it seems that some are throwing a bunch of people at the DWTS wall to see what sticks. Maybe she’ll be on DWTS…and maybe this so-called source isn’t all that good. I just seem to recall last season there was this same sort of flurry of “people approached” that later turned out to be untrue – in that they said they hadn’t been asked at all. Most web sites were getting it flat out wrong. Makes me wonder if the producers have learned how to play the game.
If true? Great. I like her. She’s fairly tall though, isn’t she?? Or does she just appear that way next to Ryan?
Voices Yahoo has a new article up with Peta Murgatroyd where she talks of how she keeps her legs and body looking toned. You can read a take below for how she does it, but, take a look at the last sentence where it mentions Peta will be back for the next season of Dancing With The Stars. I so hope this is true!! Be sure to read the full story at the link as well as seeing a beautiful picture of Peta!!
Peta admits that a “healthy diet and years of training certainly helps keep her legs in shape,” but she also admits to using special products to help make her legs shimmer, shine and look camera ready. Peta says of her routine, “I usually start with a leg tone serum, the one I absolutely love is LegTone by Adonia Organics, it makes my legs look flawless and works in 9 minutes.” The next step in her routine consists of making sure he legs have the perfect, sun-kissed, color. “I love Adonia’s BronzingCollection too! It smells fantastic, delivers the perfect bronzy shade and never streaks.” Peta also adds “I make sure to drink lots of water before a performance too, nothing makes skin glow like hydration.”
While rehearsing for “Dancing With the Stars” and her on-camera performances, Peta changes her diet too, she says “to stay light on my feet I’ll swap out a meal for a shake, I love the PureTrim Mediterranean Wellness Shakes, especially the chocolate flavor, they’re filling and have all the nutrition you could need.”
Peta will be back on the next season of “Dancing With the Stars” and she is certainly the one to watch.
Heidi’s Note: Eh, I call bull on that. We’ll just have to wait and see if she’s back or not. I think the only pros likely to be guaranteed a partner at this point are Derek, Mark, Karina, Kym, Anna and Cheryl – and maybe Tristan. Probably Tony and Maks. I think that Peta, Chelsie and Lacey are not sure things, mainly because the latter two have sat out before and Peta might not have made an impact in her one week on the show last time. We’ll have to wait and see.
So, who knows how true this rumor is, but, Hollywood Life has an “inside source” that says the producers of Dancing With The Stars have asked professional chef Paula Deen to dance. Interesting note: Paula was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. You can read more below and at the link on Paula.
An insider at the hit ABC show tells HollywoodLife.com producers are seriously considering the 64-year-old cook and host for season 14.
“‘DWTS’ suits love good stories,” our source says. “It’s good timing. Paula just confirmed she has diabetes and this could help her a lot.”
As far as Paula’s age, the higher ups aren’t concerned. ”Producers love Paula’s likability and think it would guarantee she’d be around for a couple weeks, regardless,” the insider explains.
What’s more, Louis Van Amstel must have heard this news. Last night, he told Showbiz Tonight he wants to dance with Paula. Below is a take from USA Today…
Last night on HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, Dancing With the Stars pro Louis Van Amstel said, “I have a good idea, activity is the best thing. If Paula Deen goes on Dancing with the Stars, I would love to have her as my partner and she is going to become an inspiration! How about it?!”
Adding: Here’s Louis on Showbiz Tonight…
So, what do you think if this rumor comes true? I think she looks fun and it would be cool to hear her being an advocate of Diabetes on the show! I wish more people would speak up on Diabetes! I can also see her dancing with Louis too…or Tony?
Heidi’s Note: Once again I feel compelled to point out the track record of certain websites last season – up and down. Geez – we like hits too, but you don’t see us jumping on every single person in the news and say “insiders tell us that….”. Seriously, this is starting to look like sites grasping onto every single person to make the news – Tim Tebow, Paula…the list is getting very long. I’m tempted to go back to our posts before the last two seasons and examine just how true alot of this stuff turned out to be. Hey…that’s an idea!!
OF COURSE, Louis is all for it since he would love to be back on the show. That’s a no brainer and really lends no credence or weight to the story at all.
Maybe Paula will dance, maybe she won’t….but I bet the “wish list” the producers have is ten miles long and half of Hollywood is on it. I would like something solid that doesn’t just scream convenience.
According to Abbanibi.com, Bar Refaeli has been approached to dance on Dancing With The Stars. It sounds like they are having scheduling conflicts otherwise she might do it if they can work something out? Below is a take from the link.
Unfortunately, we did not receive a comment from ABC by the time of publish, but looks like the ball has dropped and it’s up to Dancing with the Stars’ casting team to negotiate.
Bar’s “hectic work schedule” includes, in the past few months, a full promo schedule for ‘Escada’ perfume plus fashion campaigns for GAP fit and Arrow (alongside Josh Duhamel). Refaeli, who’s currently in Paris, is also leading campaigns in France, Colombia and Israel.
Abbanibi is getting the phone ready to vote, just in case Bar and ABC are able to work the schedule out.
You can read more on Bar here. She’s one of my favorite models. Bring her on if possible and I can see her with Maks or Derek. What do you think?
Be careful what you wish for! Last season Maks wished to dance with Hope Solo and the producers of Dancing With The Stars made it happen. Over the weekend, Karina made a birthday wish to dance with Bronco quarterback Tim Tebow. Below is more in a take from Haute Livng.
Not one to make much of her birthday, Smirnoff was surprised by close friends with an elaborate birthday celebration that began with dinner at the bustling brasserie. “All I want for my birthday is for Tim Tebow to dance on ‘Dancing With The Stars,’” said Smirnoff. She then went on to say that as a New York native, she is a Jets fan, first. But, like many Americans, she was rooting for the Denver Broncos yesterday. “Tim Tebow played so hard,” Smirnoff said, “and I know that so many fans all across the country are so proud of him!” With the Broncos and the Jets out of contention, she is now rooting for the New York Giants.
What’s interesting, this isn’t the first time Tim Tebow’s name has been brought up. Last week, an insider to Hollywood Life reported that Tim would be asked to dance on Dancing With The Stars along with JWoww, Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain. They also wrote Ron Paul and Rick Perry will get an invite too.
Sources close to the show tell HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that several big names, including Jersey Shore star JWoww, have already been approached. Additionally, football phenom Tim Tebow and former Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain will be asked to join the fun. Furthermore, if Ron Paul and Rick Perry drop out of the presidential race, they will get an invite too!
My thoughts? I don’t think any of the political figures above will dance like Miss Heidi posted in the comments of a previous post…but, you never know about “Tim Tebow” or JWoww? I’m not high on the Bronco’s though and we’ll never hear the end of it where I live if Tebow dances.
By the way, be sure to visit the Haute Living link as they have more pictures and more info on Karina’s birthday party over the weekend in Las Vegas including a cute picture of her and Mark Ballas. Thanks to DWTSSeason13 at facebook for the heads up.
So, what do you think of the names thrown around above?
Brooke told the Huffington Post that she hasn’t heard any rumors yet on the new cast of Dancing With The Stars, but, says she can understand them wanting to keep the Kardashian thing going (please no Brooke! I don’t understand it at all. ). Below is what she says about her dream cast….
“I have always said Oscar De La Hoya — I don’t know if he would ever do it — because I think he would be a blast,” Brooke dishes. “I think a quirky crazy one, because we always need one crazy, is Richard Simmons. I would love to see Suzanne Somers. She would be great.”
Although Brooke says she is not involved in the formal selection process, she does note that over a bottle of wine at dinner with cast members, the group does make a great “wish” list that often gets the producer’s attention.
And Brooke’s quick to add that the show does like controversy, so you never know — Rick Santorum are you listening?
In the category of ”Could see this coming a mile away”…It’s all over twitter that Victor Cruz, the end zone Salsa champ, won’t be hitting the ballroom this season. From the NY True Blue Blog:
So I asked Victor Cruz the question Friday afternoon: “Of all the requests you’ve gotten, are there any you have taken a double take on, any that have been crazy, weird or surprising?”
His answer generated plenty of buzz when the Paterson native revealed Wednesday he had received an offer to participate in Dancing with the Stars, which he turned down.
The invitation, of course, is directly related to Cruz’s now-famous salsa dance he does in the end zone to celebrate scoring a touchdown.
Last summer, it was reported that the producers of Dancing With The Stars were looking for “a-List” celebrities to dance on the show instead of “gimmicky” d-list stars. Yesterday, Jenny McCarthy spoke out about it to The Hollywood Reporter when she commented about the possibility of doing reality television and Dancing With The Stars…
….when asked about the chances of ever seeing her on Dancing With the Stars, McCarthy seemed amused but firm.
“They ask me every year, and I just can’t do it,” she says. “I tell them why: You guys keep saying every year you’re going to get A-List people and then it’s the girl that was with George Clooney… They better talk the walk or walk the talk — whatever that saying is.”
Personally, I thought Jenny sounded a little arrogant, but, oh how she’d make a hot partner for Derek Hough with her beautiful matching blonde hair and steel blue eyes? Also, wasn’t Kirstie Alley an “a-lister”? David Arquette could be considered an “a-lister” too, couldn’t he? Penny for your thoughts.