Hey All! Hollywood Life has an article up surrounding the new rumors of who is dancing this season. It mentions who they think is dancing and some of the “reasons” why. Here is quote from one of their “inside” sources.
Amber Riley is doing the show to lose weight, dedicate her season to Cory Monteith and start fresh now that she’s no longer on Glee. This was the next logical move in her eyes. Christina Milian is no longer on The Voice and she’s looking to release more music in the near future, so she wants this to be the stepping stone. Elizabeth is a tremendous dancer and might be the first Saved By The Bell alum to win the show. And if she is paired with Derek [Hough] or Mark [Ballas], [her winning] could be automatic.
More at Hollywood Life including possible pairings and even a prediction by producers of Christina and Elizabeth being in the finals.
I never know what to believe when it comes to “inside sources”, but, it’s fun to speculate none the less. I also have a hard time believing that producers have already predicted who will be in the finals. Oh well.
Another rumor….and this time more on Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas! As you might remember, we posted on Gabby as a “watch out” last week. Now @GymCastic at twitter is reporting they have “multiple sources” who are “confirming that Gabby Douglas’s deal with DWTS is being finalized this week.” Not sure how true this is or how reliable they are (adding: though they sound kind of like “After Buzz”?)? As always, take ALL RUMORS with a grain of salt until the cast announcement next week. Thanks to @LaLaLexie22 for this find!!
What a big rumor day and finally finally something from TMZ which has been a good source for Dancing With The Stars rumors in the past (even still, take all rumors with a grain of salt until the Dancing With The Stars cast announcement). Adding to the rumors we reported earlier today of Christina Milian, Snooki, and Amber Riley, add Lea Remini, Elizabeth Berkley, and Keyshawn Johnson to the rumor mill.
Remini filed a missing persons report regarding Shelly’s disappearance in July, demanding answers, and the Church was NOT pleased … ripping the actress for her wanton betrayal.
FYI, police claim they made contact with Shelly in the wake of Remini’s report and determined Remini’s concerns were “unfounded.” Eerie.
In addition to Remini and Snooki, our sources say Elizabeth Berkley, Amber Riley from “Glee,” Christina Milian, and Keyshawn Johnson will also be on the show.
Too fun. Oh, how I’d love it if it’s true about Elizabeth Berkley! Wow!!
UPDATE:TMZ is also reporting that Valerie Harper is dancing as well and she and her partner Tristan have been practicing for two days. Wow, I love her too and I admire her so much for taking on dancing despite her cancer scare.
Doctors gave her roughly until June to live … but it’s already August, and we’ve learned she’s doing so well she is set to appear on the upcoming season of “Dancing,” an extremely physically-demanding reality show.
We’re told Valerie and her partner Tristan have already been practicing for two days, and she’s surprisingly good. Our sources say she’s completely self-sufficient and doesn’t need any special assistance … at least so far.
Ok, another rumor Dancing Kings and Dancing Queens! This time from Just Jared via Wet Paint. Apparently, Glee’s Amber Riley might be dancing in the new season of Dancing With The Stars. HERE is new instragram Amber made just hours ago that includes this passage.
“HUGE announcement next week hehehehehe! Can’t wait to share y’all”
What do you think if true and who do you see her dancing with? I have loved her on Glee in the past…especially IN THIS. I’m all for it if true! And here she is helping to sing Abba’s “Dancing Queen”. lol
Radar Online via Star Magazine is reporting Snooki, Jack Osbourne, and Christina Milian as “likely” contestants to be dancing in the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Keep in mind while reading this that this source hasn’t always been reliable in the past. Also note that both Snooki and Christina Milian have been rumored to dance in seasons past.
Jack is “excited for the journey,” an insider tells the magazine. “He’s been through a rough time with his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and is anxious to prove that nothing can stop him.”
And Christina “just couldn’t say no — it’s such a big opportunity for her,” the source says of The Voice‘s social media correspondent.
“She’s concerned about juggling both shows, but she’s a tough girl and will work it out.”
Meanwhile, new mom Snooki has been vocal about wanting to be on Dancing With The Stars, revealing last March, “I feel like I’m a good dancer. I’ve got this new body. I would do it in a heartbeat!”
What do you think if true? I say YES to Jack and Christina, but, please NO to Snooki! More at Radar Online and thanks to @DWTSgossip for find.
Also, Dee @upclose22 found this little Hollywood Scoop segment on the circulating rumors we’ve heard before. Like many of you, I can’t get use to the idea of Farrah and Tan Mom dancing. HELP!! lol Thanks Dee!
News is slow this morning, so, we thought we’d let you know of another celebrity who very much wants to dance on Dancing With The Stars. Check out Towanda Braxton’s twitter page when you get a moment. It’s filled with her and RTs from her fans trying to get her on Dancing With The Stars. Her sister Toni is also campaigning for her at her twitter page. Though I’m not sure if Towanda is free enough this season since the Braxton’s have their own reality show on the WE channel and they might be filming new episodes? Note that Towanda has also been making appearances on Tony’s tour and their last night to tour is Aug. 31st. Anyway, keep a watch out for Towanda Jackson and if not this season, maybe the next? Towanda has some moves too! What do you think?
Penny for your thoughts! EnStarz talked with rumored contestant and Teen Mom Farrah Abraham yesterday at an Intouch party. They asked her about Dancing With The Stars and here is how she addressed the rumors that she might be dancing…
Farrah Abraham on Sunday addressed speculation that she will join the cast of Dancing with the Stars for season 17 and hinted that her place in the show’s lineup – if any – will be announced very soon.
The former Teen Mom star was all smiles when answering a question about rumors that she will join the ABC dancing competition. She told Enstars on Sunday at the InTouch afterparty for the VMAs that though she is not “not commenting on that one right now,” fans will know if she is part of the cast this week. She did not specify a day but simply said, “You’ll find out this week.”
Abraham made it clear that the reveal will be made at the end of August, though the official cast is usually unveiled early September on Good Morning America. Previous reports noted that the Backdoor Teen Mom star was approached by the show’s executives about joining the DWTS cast.
Things are really heating up now, aren’t they?!! To keep your dancing blood flowing even further (lol), below are a few more names to throw out there in the “campaigning/wondering about/watch out and non-watch out” categories!!
First of all, a week or so back, PureDWTS reader Jake was reporting in comments that he had read Teri Hatcher may be dancing in the UK version of Dancing With The Stars. We found this link that confirmed the rumor at the Daily Star. However, Jake also wrote that The Sun was reporting that Teri may switch and dance in the US version of Dancing With The Stars instead. Well, we can put both of those rumors now to rest. In this tweet recently, Teri wrote that as much as she loves it, she wouldn’t be doing “any dancing competition”.
We are also hearing some rumblings about Olympian Gabby Douglas! We couldn’t find a lot to support this rumor except that there is some twitter campaigning and news that she recently moved to Los Angeles. She was also seen in the audience last season supporting Aly Raisman. Also, take a look at this interview at Access Hollywood from last May. She said she could see herself dancing on Dancing With The Stars, but, wouldn’t do the show until after the 2016 Olympics since she wants to concentrate on her training. So, has she changed her mind since then? Also, would TPTB ask her to dance after already having two gymnasts dance in two seasons in a row?
“Definitely! I love the dynamic of being paired with a partner, just having so much behind the scenes, backstage, and just going out there performing for the fans and the crowd. Why not?”
Gabby is also a yogurt spokesperson as a few of you have mentioned in comments which supports this recent rumor. Now I’m starting to think there is more to support the idea of her dancing on the show this season than I first thought? :?:
Another huge campaign taking place since June is for Ross Lynch to dance on Dancing With The Stars!! In case you don’t know, Ross is best known for portraying Austin Moon on the Disney Channel television series “Austin & Ally”. According to wiki, he can sign, act, and dance. What’s more, he is Derek Hough’s cousin and was briefly mentioned in a new Access Hollywood with Derek Hough yesterday. I wasn’t even going to mention Ross until this mention which got my curiosity up. That and the fact that TPTB loves to push Disney stars. What a doll he is too. I’d be totally open to this one.
Lastly, @DWTSgossip wrote to us about singer Todd Carey and how he’s following some Dancing With The Stars twitter accounts. If you go to his twitter account, you’ll see that he’s following several fan accounts as well as Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Anne Inaba and pro dancer Sasha Farber. Also, @DWTSgossip reports that she only noticed this because he followed her and then un-followed her which in turn raised her suspicions. Was this just something random or has he been asked or is he interested in dancing? Or maybe it means nothing at all and he’s just a fan to the show. Hmmm, one thing is for sure….he is a cutie and time will soon tell.
Let’s see what Court thinks and you let us know what you think too…..
Courtney: Not gonna lie – had never heard of Ross Lynch or Todd Carey prior to reading this post. So I guess I don’t really have on opinion on those two…except that if they do cast this Ross guy and he does well, you know there’s going to be accusations of “He’s getting pimped because he’s Derek’s cousin, everything is always Derek’s fault, blah blah blah”. So for that reason alone, I hope he DOESN’T get cast this season – would just be another kink in the chain that makes our blogging lives more difficult as we deal with the trolls. As for Gabby – she’d be a great get (and I remember thinking last season, as Aly just bored me to tears, “Really wish they had gotten Gabby instead…”), but I think gymnasts 3 seasons in a row might be a bit much…gymnasts might become the new NFL stars on DWTS, and illicit grumbles of “I’m tired of gymnasts! Get some other athletes!” Yes, I do find my opinions on who gets cast these days very much colored by how much whining I expect to hear here at Pure about them Teri would be fun to watch, but like Jamie Lee Curtis (who would also be a GREAT get), I think she’s someone that enjoys the show, but is just content to watch it at home, as opposed to participating in it herself.
Hollywood Life is kicking around a few more names for the rumor mill for Dancing With The Stars Season 17. Some of them, we’ve reported already: John Stamos, Paula Deen, and Jason Varitek. However, take a look at the other new names to add: Farrah Abraham (who?), Patricia Krentcil (who?), Bella Thorne (again who?), a WWE superstar(who could this be? In the past we’ve seen Shelley Martinez, Maria Kanellis, and the Real Melina rumored or campaigning to dance …not that this means anything?) and Seth MacFarlane(ok, so this might be a good one!).
So far, they are awaiting confirmations from John Stamos, former baseball player Jason Varitek, Paula Deen, Backdoor Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil, a WWE Superstar, Bella Thorne and Seth MacFarlane! They are hoping for confirmations soon, but it’s coming down to the last minute. None of these people are definites, but they have been asked and it’s in their hands,” a source close to production tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Seeing Uncle Jesse shake his hips on the dance floor, sans shirt, would certainly help us feel a little bit better about Sean’s absence from the dancing competition series. And we have a feeling that Farrah knows a thing or two about doing the tango on camera.
You can read the full article at Hollywood Life. Note that this site isn’t reputable of being correct on their rumors, but, it can go either way. Remember this post from last season? As Heidi likes to say, “you be the judge”.