…Brooke Burke. Keeping in mind that I can’t see the announcement on GMA for another hour or so – but Twitter is lighting up in congratulatory messages. So…CONGRATULATIONS BROOKE!!!
ETA1 – AAArRrrrhhh
I think I might hate you, Tom Bergeron.
Okay, just kidding, but the teasing is killing me.
I decided to move this up to the top of the page for easier access. I hope everyone finds it!! The evil folks at DWTS are going to make me sit through the whole damn show before they tell me anything, I just have a feeling.
This is the place – T-minus 10 minutes and I’ve got 7 celebs written up. I wonder how many will end up being correct? Any guesses on how they will do this?? One celeb every fifteen minutes?
In other news: Mark and Chelsie both tweeted about doing the title shoots today.
So, one of Corky Ballas’ supposed nom d’plumes gave out a hint on the ABC message boards that Mark is partnered with someone from 90210.
You can always count on Corky’s inability to keep his mouth shut.
Qualifier: I have no clue if he’s for real or not – but let’s just say this isn’t the first time this has happened. Of course, it could be the cousin with the large mouth. Whoever – thanks! I was starting to think that the producers had succeeded. And that’s not fun.
Yeah, I’ve had a busy weekend and I’ve been slacking off the rumor department. The producers have lulled me into believing I won’t find anything when I look. So, it’s catchup time. I apologize in advance if I mention something that someone already said in the comments and I don’t give you credit. I can barely remember my last name.
Kate Gosselin seems to have gone from rumor to sure thing – I know that was mentioned in the comments – there have been a few tweets from people running into her at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and supposedly she says she’s dancing. Which sucks. I expect her to get Derek – but I’m so happy he’s on the show that I don’t care. As should all of us who have favorite pros – beggars can’t be choosers.
Now, who’s this Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls chick?? She’s gorgeous, and rumor has it she’s dancing. Yeah, it’s not a GREAT source, but it’s also not the first time I’ve heard it. She appears tall, and she’s gorgeous. Maks? She’d be beautiful with either him or Derek.
Rebecca Budig of All My Children? Still a rumor I think, but she seems like a Mark partner. Someone with no baggage and a lot of potential.
Paula Abdul? Nope, not according to TMZ! After hearing about Kate Gosselin and thinking it likely that Derek gets her – I’m kinda wanting Paula back.
Pam Anderson – still seems to be a sure thing, but one of my buds (Hi, Caroline) told me that Evan Lysacek was tweeting about hanging out with her. Now, Evan has plainly stated to Cheryl Burke that he would LOVE to be on DWTS, so Caroline got excited and thought maybe they were hanging at the DWTS training center. But following his tweets, it seems he saw Pam at the Figure Skating exhibition last night. Pam is from Vancouver, as I recall, so it could be a really huge coincidence. But damn, that would be AWESOME. That would give me someone hot to root for if Derek gets someone crappy and exits early (for a change). Since Mark Ballas tweeted last night that he was done with his second day of training, he clearly didn’t get Pam.
Hmmm….Chad Ochocinco is heading back to Miami after a day at “Hollywood Studios” – Disney? Wonder if he’s taking a pro dancer back to Miami with him? Since the new cast is going on Kimmel tomorrow night, I wonder if this eliminates him. Of course, the whole cast doesn’t have to go.
So the dude from the Deadliest Catch, Sig Hansen (yes, I had to google) wants to be on DWTS? Get in line, dude. Evan is cuter.
…with Susan Lucci, Cameron Matheson and Rebecca Budig. I don’t think this particular interview really reveals anything. Cameron clearly uses the word IF on number of occassions. That said, I prefer the “evil” idea of putting her with Maks to see if she could try to push him around.
For those of you not convinced (or properly terrified of the idea) of Kate Gosselin, I present this (please god false) tidbit of information from Extra:
Giving new meaning to the phrase ‘shake it mama,’ mom of six Kate Gosselin is reportedly lacing up her dancing shoes to compete on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
Intrepid entertainment reporter and co-host of Los Angeles’ KEARTH 101′s morning show Lisa Stanley reports Kate is practicing her two step at the famed Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Stanley says the reality show star is “under a shroud of security,” boning up on her bossa nova at the posh hotel.
So you despise The Bachelor and everything it stands for?? I do too, but sometimes I can’t avoid watching a train wreck. If you don’t want to watch or can’t watch for some reason, I’ll be blogging the stars as they’re announced.
Patience though – on high traffic days like I expect Monday will be, the site will post slowly, so please don’t tell me who’s in the cast during the show, particularly in the comments. I’ll know, it just might take it a few minutes to show up on the site.
Yeah, I saw yesterday or the day before the discussion of Mel B (aka Scary Spice) as the new co-host. It was all over twitter. I basically ignored it because it was everywhere by the time I saw it and, right now, there is so much CRAP floating around that it’s wearing me out. But that’s not the actual “drama” of which I speak. I was minding my own business, rolling my eyes at the stupid media’s inability to do even the slightest bit of research prior to writing about DWTS, when I clicked on an article about Karina that had a tid bit at the end that had a slightly different take on the Mel B. versus everyone else in the co-host slot. From Comcast:
There are also big question marks surrounding the replacement for Stiff Samantha Harris. Last week ‘Dancing’ champ Brooke Burke excitedly Tweeted she was in contention to be the new co-host.
Then we learned ‘DWTS’ finalist/’Bachelor’ reject Melissa Rycroft was also in the running. She soon set off a flurry of whispers that she had landed the gig when she Tweeted Tuesday, “Thanks for all the support. I can’t really say anything about anything…but I’m excited about announcing the cast with Tom!!”
One would make the logical leap that if Rycroft gets to announce the Season 10 cast alongside host Tom Bergeron on March 1, then she’s the one, right? “I didn’t say that…I just can’t say anything….” Rycroft said in a follow-up message.
Should we assume, however, that the screen tests for those ‘DWTS’ hotties didn’t go so well? Because producers have reportedly extended their ‘Star’ search.
Season 5 runner-up Mel B. has since been offered the opportunity to try out for the gig, according to TMZ, who claims the formerly Scary Spice Girl headed over to test at the studio on Wednesday
If you are wondering where I found out that Karina is not on this season, this article also quotes the tweets that I saw from Karina, which have since been deleted (apparently).
I have to just say no to Scary Spice – she is far too mean and almost nasty in her commentary on DWTS. Do people who are there to compete really need that sort of behavior? No. Would this be an improvement from Samantha Harris? Hell no. And no, I don’t have a dog in the hunt here – I only know who I don’t want to be co-host, I don’t have an actual favorite. I would be fine with any of the aformentioned candidates.
Keep in mind that this article could be full of crap. I’ve seen SO much crap in the last week that it’s not even funny. First they make it sound like Lacey “quit” DWTS forever (not true), then they make it sound like a cast smaller than 16 is a drastic cut from the norm (bull), then Karina is “let go” from DWTS. They are making this pro situation sound like it’s unusual when it’s anything but unusual – we’re just not used to these particular pros not being on – usually it’s Anna T or Alec. I guess this mentality is yet another sign that the professionals are now the stars.
Kate the hoofer?
ABC will announce Monday that TLC reality star Kate Gosselin will be one of the hoofers on the next round of “Dancing With the Stars,” according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
At press time, the deal was virtually done for the now-divorced mother of eight to become one of the celebrities vying for the cheesetastic Mirrored Disco Ball.
This will be the fulfillment of a dream for Gosselin who, on Jay Leno’s ill-fated prime-time show, said she’d like to be on “Stars” because she can’t dance. “I want to laugh at myself,” Gosselin told Leno. “I so cannot dance.”
I saw this coming up on twitter again and I kept ignoring it. So, I looked today on a whim and found a “credible” (it’s all relative) source!! She’s way too tall for Derek, right? RIGHT?!?! So, thus far the possible women are Kate and Pam Anderson?? Throw in LaToya and some other scary possibility and this season has train wreck potential, bit time. Fun stuff to watch, anyway.
Possibly as Cheryl’s partner? Thanks to Lindsay in the comments for pointing this one out, but I’m not entirely convinced just yet. Almost, but not quite. Mainly because his follow up tweet implies he was out partying with Cheryl and Shannon Elizabeth and their friends. Also at the same event? Lacey Schwimmer and others – per WENN. Here are the tweets: