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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Addresses Rumors On Whether He’s Dancing On DWTS14

ET has a new article up via ET Canada with Maks addressing the rumors on whether he’s dancing or not on Dancing With The Stars Season 14. He says he hasn’t been called to do the show yet, but, wouldn’t tell us if he does get one. He reveals a little on the cast too. More below and be sure to read the link for the full article.

Dancing with the Stars bad boy Maksim Chmerkovskiy revealed in a new interview that he hasn’t yet been asked to return for the next season of the hit ABC dancing competition.

Two-time runner-up Maks, one of the show’s most popular dance instructors, told ET Canada, “I still don’t know if I’m on the show.”

He teased that “everyone’s going to be really short” this season, adding that based on the short stature of the contestants and his reported 6’2″ height, “It’s not going to be a good pairing.”

ET Canada asked when he expects to get a call back to be on the show, and Maks replied, “I would still not tell you if I did but I’m not lying to you. I didn’t get the call yet.”

Adding and Special note: According to PureDWTS reader Evaine, the ET Canada interview was done back on Friday, February 17th when Maks and Val were in Montreal for a dance, meet, and greet event.

ADDING #2: Below is the video…

February 23, 2012 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.

Giuliana Rancic Denies Rumors Of Dancing On Dancing With The Stars

In January, we reported on a possible rumor that E News reporter Giuliana Rancic might be dancing on Dancing With The Stars this season. Well, it doesn’t look like that will be happening. Below is more in a take from the Huffington Post.

She’s on the road to a complete recovery, and it doesn’t look like she’ll be slowing down any time soon. In fact, Rancic said she wishes she could do even more, but barring the addition of a few more hours in her day, there is little else she can pack in. She admitted she would love to appear on “Dancing With the Stars,” but denied rumors that she’s on the next season, saying she simply doesn’t have time right now.

“I wish I could do it,” she said. “It’s such a fun show but I literally can’t imagine taking those hours out of my day.”

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Rumor: Pro Golfer Annika Sorenstam To Dance??

Today on the Golf Channels’ The Morning Drive, Swedish pro golfer Annika Sorenstam was interviewed. She expressed interest in dancing on Dancing With The Stars in the past and how she received a call to do the show. Here are some details below…

When asked about her interest in appearing on “Dancing With The Stars” after Tony Dovolani expressed his interest in having her on the show, Annika said that a year ago she received a call from the show to be involved and she turned down that offer because she was pregnant. Now that she is not pregnant, she said that she would be interested and also said that when she and her husband were dating, they took dance lessons. She would be interested in being involved but it will come down to whether or not the show wants to have her participate.

You can read the full article here.

As some of you might remember, @DWTSGossip tweeted about a female golfer dancing on the show at the beginning of the off season. Could this be her? These tweets are very interesting as well….


@ hope you saw my Tweet earlier…. Annika saying yes to Dancing with the Stars. @ must be on Cloud 9 #golfpartner
@RickatSCOREGolf
Rick Young


Annika this morning on @ …I’m not against doing Dancing With the Stars. Mike and I have taken dance lessons.
@RickatSCOREGolf
Rick Young

She’d be perfect for Tony if true! What do you think?

Thanks to Maddy for bringing the first tweet to our attention!!

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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 14 Rumor Patrol – More on Sherri Shepherd

Well, we’ve been talking about this possiblilty for weeks now in a couple posts – has it finally happened?? These were Sherri’s late night tweets from last night:

Can’t say I’d be thrilled with this, although I like Sherri just fine as a person. I can’t forget that she was photographed at Dance with Me Soho and the photo was quickly taken down after it was posted on the net. Telling?

Could this also explain the confusion of Maks or Val?? She’s short enough that she would be better with Val, but perhaps she really wanted Maks??

Or maybe she’s talking about something else altogether – who can say? :-) It’s not about a baby though, she already pooh poohed that one.

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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 Season 14 Rumor: ESPN’s Dick Vitale To Dance?

We’re not sure about this new rumor for Dancing With The Stars, but, a PR person named Terri Mallioux has tweeted Dick Vitale is going to dance on Dancing With The Stars. After doing some digging and not finding much out there that would give this rumor more legs to stand on, she might be just joking or giving him a hard time since he’s been known to dance on the basketball court while attending and covering some games (see videos below). Anyway, just in case this is legit, we thought we better report on it. Thanks to Maddy for bringing this to our attention. You can read about Dick and his career here.


Oh, and @ signed up for this seasons Dancing With The Stars! @: Been off Twitter for a couple of days. What’d I miss?”
@TerriMallioux
Terri Mallioux

Not a bad dancer. Just sayin’! 8O So what do you think if true and who do you see him paired with?

February 22, 2012 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.

Ryan Seacrest Says Dancing With The Stars Does Not Have A Full Cast Yet

According to Ryan Seacrest today, Dancing With The Stars isn’t fully casted yet. Below is some audio. Ryan says he’s tried to get Derek Hough to tell him something, but, he won’t. LOL!!

Thanks to Lori for this news!

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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 14 Cast – Innuendo, Wild Guesses and Some Detective Work; Darnell Robinson

Normally I wouldn’t post something that is quite a stretch in the casting innuendo department, but then I remember when I didn’t post that I knew a Pittsburgh Steeler was dancing. Regretted it ever since. :-)  So, here I am and here’s how it went down:

I’m surfing the “dancing with the stars” twitter search column on my tweetdeck when I see a random tweet from a girl who doesn’t appear to be famous or any such thing. She says “One of my friends is going to be on Dancing with the Stars? Holy crap, that’s amazing.”  It seems very genuine but she never mentions any names or who her friend is – and she’s doesn’t tweet him or include his name anywhere on her feed that I can see.  You’ll note that I’m not including her name here because I think she’s just a random girl and I don’t want to get her in trouble in case I’m right with my “wild ass guess”. :-)

So, anyway, I start performing my mad detective skillz – and I’m not going into detail of how I came to this conclusion. If I’m right, I don’t want other people using my methods. ;-)

My guess?? Darnell Robinson, formerly of MTV’s Sweet 16 and currently a rapper and record producer.  He’s very young (and they are always trying for a younger demographic), he’s not super famous, but famous enough and he would certainly benefit from the exposure, and he’s recently gotten some “great news”.  As a young and cute guy, a la Romeo, he could bring in a new audience.

I have no idea if I’m right or not, but my spidey sense is tingling a bit I have to say. :-) I figured I better put it out there. Check out Darnell’s BlogSpot and Twitter.  If I’m right, I’m guessing he might dance with Chelsie, since he seems to be on the smaller side and he’s young.

February 18, 2012 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. :-)

Taylor Armstrong And Bar Refaeli Address Dancing With The Stars Rumors

Today, Taylor Armstrong was a guest on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. Unless something changes, many of you can take a sigh of relief (as well as myself, lol). According to the interview, Taylor says she hasn’t been approached by Dancing With The Stars to dance, but, she says she can dance and she might be open to it if approached.

With the cast announcement for the new season of “Dancing With The Stars” less than 2 weeks away, there has been speculation that Taylor may be on the upcoming season. Taylor tells us she has not been approached by the show, but says she would be open to it. “I can dance,” she says confidently. “I’ll cut myself down for pretty much anything, but I actually can keep a beat.”

Thanks to Lori for this news!

ADDING: And on that note, Bar Refaeli won’t be dancing either as rumored. You can view a video at Access Hollywood where she says she doesn’t have time.

February 15, 2012 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.

Rumor: Dolly Parton And Gavin DeGraw Close to Signing For Dancing With The Stars Season 14?

As always, take this news with a grain of salt being this source hasn’t been known to be reliable in the past. Also note that in a previous posting, we reported Dolly saying “are you insane?” to the idea of dancing on Dancing With The Stars when they have asked her before. Anyway, here is a rumor from Hollywood Life about Dolly Parton dancing on the show. They say she is close to signing and guess who she wants as a partner? Mark Ballas!! They also are reporting Gavin DeGraw close to signing….

Dolly Parton, please report to the dance floor! A Dancing with the Stars insider reveals to HollywoodLife.com that after Billy Ray Cyrus turned down a spot on the show’s 14th season, he suggested producers check with Dolly — and she’s close to signing on the dotted line! “Dolly has sung on the show in the past, and laid a great impression on the dancers and producers,” our source tells us exclusively. “Discussions have started … and her request is to dance with Mark Ballas!”

Another singer with the Mirrorball Trophy in his sights is Gavin DeGraw! Our source confirms that Gavin has verbally committed to doing the show — as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter – but still has to sign an official contract. He has a few dates left on his current tour, but we’re told they wouldn’t interfere with the show’s hectic filming schedule.

I really hope the rumor is true about Dolly! She’d be amazing!!! A total “A-lister” too in my opinion! Thoughts?

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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 14 Possibility – Ali Fedotowsky To Dance?

Two interesting tweets have me raising my eye brow up again after Dancing With The Stars fan @caralevasseur sent John this news at his twitter account about Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky. Take a look below at these tweets made yesterday and last night…


Got the BEST Valentine’s day gift! Can’t share it now (I know-such a tease) but will soon! Hope everyone is smiling as much as I am today :)
@AliFedotowsky
Ali Fedotowsky


Apartment hunting continues in LA tomorrow. Praying I find the perfect place!!! It’s hard!
@AliFedotowsky
Ali Fedotowsky

As you might remember, Ali was rumored to dance on Dancing With The Stars in Season 11 which you can view in a previous Heidi posting here. Doing some more digging, Ali has remarked in the past via Zap2It that she thought it would be fun to dance on the show, but, they hadn’t asked her. Then there is this quote from E News in August of 2010 after the Season 11 cast reveal….

“It’s not going to happen!” said the betrothed former Bachelorette, fiancé Roberto Martinez by her side. “Not goin’ to happen…but we’ll be watching.”

Ali hopes to at least be in the audience this season, as she was when it was announced that she would be the next Bachelorette.

“I had so much fun,” she said. “I was dancing in my seat and I said, ‘I need to be a part of this!'”

“Maybe next season!” Roberto added. “Maybe next season,” Ali agreed.

Note: Ali is also following @DancingABC (the official Dancing With The Stars twitter account), not that it means anything significant.

Note #2: She was also seen last weekend at a Pre-Grammy party (the same one Kym and Cheryl attended) which you can read about here.

So, what do you think? Could Ali be a possibility this Season again? Does this news raise one of your eyebrows? LOL.

I can sure see a Maks pairing…or how about Derek? :) Penny for your thoughts!!

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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.