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DWTS Season 10 – Pro Dancer Gossip

Take this for what it’s worth – it’s E! and like anyone they are not always 100% accurate. But because of all the dissing of the male pros for a variety of reasons (ego, being one), I found this very interesting:

We interrupt the countdown to tonight’s Dancing With the Stars unveiling to bring you this: Kym Johnson, who won last year’s contest with Donny Osmond, will not be returning to the show for season 10, E! News has exclusively learned.

“She and her agent went after more money in her contract,” says a source close to the show. Producers were “not happy they played the money game, so they left her off and didn’t renew her contract.”

Personally, I think they all deserve more money and certainly don’t think any less of Kym for asking for it, if this article is true.

March 1, 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 Cast – 90210

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.

February 28, 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 Cast – Playing Catch Up

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. :-)

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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 10 – The ET Interview…

…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.

February 27, 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. :-)

The Cast of Season 10 of DWTS – Live Blogging!!

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.

February 26, 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 10 – The Co-Host Drama Continues

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.

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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. :-)

Please…No…Kate Gosselin on DWTS Season 10

Dear lord.  You know, I reported on this one a long time ago – Kate Gosselin on Jay Leno wanting to be on DWTS – but this is an actual source with some credibility.  I HATE that. :-)  The Washington Post:

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. :-)

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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 10 – Kassim Osgood??

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:

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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. :-)

Melissa Rycroft Replaces Samantha Harris as Host of Dancing with the Stars 2010

Ever since Samantha Harris got kicked off left Dancing with the Stars there has been a lot of speculation about who will replace as Samantha as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars. I think the speculation is finally over, but here’s a review of the various possibilities in case you missed it.

We first talked about Melissa Rycroft hosting Dancing with the Stars at the beginning of this month. There were also rumors of Ashlan Gorse and Nancy O’Dell hosting Dancing with the Stars and Lynn Hoffman co-hosting DWTS alongside Tom Bergeron. There were also rumors about Brooke Burke, Marie Osmond (thank goodness this wasn’t true), and Paula Abdul. Luckily, last week E! News said there were only 3 serious contenders for the co-host position: Melissa Rycroft, Brooke Burke and Vanessa Minnillo.

Although, tonight during a commercial for the Bachelor finale, they talked about the announcement of the new Dancing with the Stars 2010 cast during the Bachelor finale. Heidi will be live blogging the announcement, but more on that soon.

What was most interesting about the commercial was that they said, “listen to Tom Bergeron and Melissa Rycroft as they announce the new couples on Dancing with the Stars.” Does this mean that Melissa Rycroft will be the host that’s replacing Samantha Harris on Dancing with the Stars? Seems like it to me. She’ll be a busy girl hosting Dancing with the Stars with Tom and as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Although, Samantha Harris did that for quite a while.

I think this will be a good thing for Dancing with the Stars. No doubt that Melissa Rycroft will be an upgrade at the host position.
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February 22, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS Season 10 – More Professional Mystery

So, Jonathan is out – sad but not entirely unexpectedly – and Louis still hasn’t been told. What the heck is going on here? This makes me think that they aren’t entirely sure of their cast yet – one week away from the announcement. Why would Jonathan be a definite no and Louis still not know? Louis is the shortest male, Mark next, then Derek – I think. I think there is 3 inches or so between Derek and Louis, so I would imagine they have a short girl and are trying to figure between Mark and Louis. But I could be totally full of crap. :-) In any case, this is a blow (kinda) to the “attitude” and “ballroom skill” theories for which pros are making it and which ones aren’t.

The show starts four weeks from Monday – at this rate they are NOT going to have four weeks rehearsal before the show starts.

ETA: Add Dmitry to the “I still don’t know” list.

ETAA: And lovely Louis supplies a perfectly logical reason for the way the pros are finding out (or not finding out) – wish I would have thought of it. :-)

You know, since he hasn’t been told NO, that means he likely does have a partner they’re waiting to sign. I would imagine the same goes for Dmitry. Since Anna T commented she doesn’t want to say until it’s set in stone, I bet she has a partner too. Now – what about Derek’s tweet from last Tuesday?

To recap:
The Men –
Jonathan – the only solid no
Dmitry – doesn’t know
Louis – doesn’t know
Derek – is confusing

The women -
Cheryl – definite yes
Lacey – definite no
Anna T. – doesn’t know
Karina – doesn’t know.

Those that haven’t said a word: Maks, Mark, Tony, Alec, Anna D, Chelsie, Edyta, Kym

February 20, 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. :-)