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DWTS Season 11 Rumors – Bristol Palin in, Kirsti Alley out!

All this according to E!’s Watch With Kristin:

It’s the Dancing With the Stars casting that no one saw coming!

We can report to you exclusively that Sarah Palin’s 19-year-old daughter Bristol Palin has been cast on the 11th season of DWTS, set to premiere Sept. 20, according to sources.

As for the reports that David Hasselhoff, Audrina Patridge, The Situation and Brandy will also be part of the cast, here’s the deal:

All true, according to sources.

However, from what I’m hearing about those other rumors, Kirstie Alley won’t be there–and neither will anyone of Bachelor or Bachelorette fame (sorry, Ali and Roberto!), unless there are a few last-minute switcheroos

Um, didn’t the Palins give Levi Johnston all kinds of crap for going Hollywood?? Hypocrites much? I hope she doesn’t get Derek, cause I sure as hell ain’t voting for her. Not even Derek can get me to do that.

August 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. :-)

DWTS Season 11 PRO WATCH – August 25, 2010

As of this writing, Lacey is back in and Damian is out. Boo, Damian didn’t have a chance. And I do like cute blonds. :-) I think I’m going to call Karina as in, but she keeps tinkering with her website so I don’t know what to make of her changes. She made it sound like she was on, then she changed it again. I hope she didn’t get cut for Lacey. Sorry Lacey fans, I like Karina better. Personal preference.

Chelsie Hightower – probably in
Cheryl Burke – Unknown
Edyta Slwinska – Unknown
Lacey Schwimmer – IN
Anna Trebunskaya – Unknown
Anna Demidova – OUT
Karina Smirnoff – Possibly In
Kym Johnson – Unknown
Ashly Costa – Probably out – tweeted “me too” to Jonathan.
Julianne Hough – OUT (Footloose)

Alec Mazo – I bet out
Derek Hough – Probably In
Louis Van Amstel – Unknown
Mark Ballas – Unknown
Maks Chmerkovskiyi – Unknown
Damian Whitewood – OUT
Dmitry Chaplin – OUT
Jonathan Roberts – OUT
Tony Dovolani – Unknown

Now I’m wondering if Alec is indeed IN, because if you do the math and there really are 12 couples they have to have Alec or add a new male pro. The women are much more in flux – harder to say what’s going on there.

August 25, 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 11 Old Rumor Redux – Johnny Weir, et al

Okay, why am I suddenly hearing all this internet chatter about Johnny being in Los Angeles for the long haul?? Someone want to clue me in? :-)

Or is this all about a certain website that claims to have a leaked cast that includes Johnny, Jennifer, Kirsti Alley, Florence Henderson, David Hasselhoff, Jon Gosselin, Rachel Uchitel, Audrina Patridge, Kurt Warner, Brandy….Most of these we’ve reported as possibilities, either recently or in the past. Is this a game of telephone, or the real deal? I hope it’s telephone, because this cast is skewing much too old and much too tabloid-y. But just think of the Cheesecake AWARDS!! OH! the rich material. ;-)

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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 11 Old Rumor Redux – Jennifer Grey

This is either a very clever hoax, or the real deal. :-) If it’s a hoax, congratulations.

So a new twitter account is created called therealjgrey. She’s following 2 people – Derek Hough and Clark Gregg. If you Google Clark Gregg, it turns out he is Jennifer Grey’s husband. And he’s following this Jennifer back – he was the first one to do so.

You may also remember that we reported on Jennifer as a possibility for LAST season – and you know how these things come back to life. Jennifer is 50 years old and married. A little old for Derek, but she certainly doesn’t look it. Interesting – I hope it’s for real. :-)

Who am I kidding? I just want him on the show.

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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 11 Pro Watch – Lacey’s Back ON!

Something happened behind the scenes and now Lacey’s back on the show! Someone in the comments made a wish and it apparently came true. :-)

That’s all for now – more later if there are any new developments. I have a really juicy rumor about a possible female star – trying to determine if it’s a hoax or not. ;-) And no, I’m not talking about Kirsty Alley.

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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 11 PRO WATCH – August 24, 2010

And as most of you know, Anna Demidova is out. I’m afraid I saw that one coming a mile away. I guess she just didn’t make enough of an impact on the show and, at the point she joined up, making an impact was relatively important. Some of these pros are stars in their own right – like it or not, you purists. :-) Where do we stand on the rest of them? Well…

Chelsie Hightower – probably in
Cheryl Burke – Unknown
Edyta Slwinska – Unknown
Lacey Schwimmer – OUT
Anna Trebunskaya – Unknown
Anna Demidova – OUT
Karina Smirnoff – Possibly In
Kym Johnson – Unknown
Ashly Costa – Probably out – tweeted “me too” to Jonathan.
Julianne Hough – OUT (Footloose)

Alec Mazo – I bet out
Derek Hough – Probably In
Louis Van Amstel – As of today, doesn’t know yet.
Mark Ballas – Unknown
Maks Chmerkovskiyi – Unknown
Damian Whitewood – Unknown
Dmitry Chaplin – OUT
Jonathan Roberts – OUT
Tony Dovolani – Unknown

Apparently, DWTS says there are 12 contestants this season, so it looks like the men are set, unless there is a new pro we aren’t aware of. And it’s always possible they could exchange Louis with Alec if some of the women are too tall. If the 12 is true, it looks like all the women are set too, assuming that Ashly was saying she’s not on this season and Jackie Josephs isn’t on.

August 24, 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 11 Rumor – Michael Bolton

At some point you wonder if some of these are real that the producer leak, and if some of them are NOT real that the producers leak. No, I wouldn’t put it past them to manipulate, deceive and obfuscate (and X-Files fan out there – did I get the quote right? :-) ).

ANYway, Radar Online says Michael Bolton is in negotiations.

Singer Michael Bolton is making a comeback – on the dance floor!

RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that the 57-year-old Grammy Award winner is in negotiations to join the cast of Dancing With The Stars.

“Michael’s management company had been in talks with the show for over a month,” an inside source told RadarOnline.com. “They’re all very excited about it, especially Michael.”

DWTS co-host Brooke Burke made an appearance Monday on Lopez Tonight where she denied knowing who any of the contestants are, but slyly name-dropped Bolton as a good potential for the show.

Since Brooke is so NOT sly, I have to wonder. :-) I have to also say that Michael Bolton seems like a no-brainer casting choice – he meshes perfectly with DWTS typical demographic, the 50-something female.

June 23, 2010 - Cromwell, Connecticut, U.S. - Singer MICHAEL BOLTON discusses his game at the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am.

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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 11 New Rumor – Ryan O’Neal

Well, didn’t see this one coming and I don’t recall hearing his name mentioned in connection with the show – until now. The article itself is really about Linday Lohan, and Derek and Mark’s comments about her being on the show. From E!s Marc Malkin by way of MSNBC/Today Show:

Fellow hoofer Derek Hough seconds that. “If she did it, I’d be game,” he said. “It’s cool because you do see people turn their lives around on “Dancing With the Stars.” It keeps them fit. It’s nice to see people a year later who started on the new health regime and have kept on track.”

However, Hough warns that Lohan should only compete if she’s focused. “You have to want to do the show,” he said. “You should never come into the show having a manger or any agent or anybody telling you should do this. You need to want to do it. Those are the people who do the best, who want to be there and they’re excited about it. They’re not just there because somebody told them to do it.”

They then talk about all the rumors we’ve heard before, but then throw this little tidbit out at the very end. Take it for what it’s worth – and I don’t know what that is. :-)

We’ve also been told by a source that Ryan O’Neal is still in talks with producers but he hasn’t decided yet if he’ll take the plunge.

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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 11 – PRO WATCH, Aug 23 – Part II

Damn it!! Okay, that’s all I’m going to say about this one. Wanted this guy back on the show. BOO, DWTS, BOO!!

I’m compiling my Status List:
Chelsie Hightower – probably in
Cheryl Burke – Unknown
Edyta Slwinska – Unknown
Lacey Schwimmer – OUT
Anna Trebunskaya – Unknown
Anna Demidova – I bet out
Karina Smirnoff – Unknown
Kym Johnson – Unknown
Ashly Costa – Unknown
Julianne Hough – OUT (Footloose)

Alec Mazo – I bet out
Derek Hough – Probably In
Louis Van Amstel – Unknown
Mark Ballas – Unknown
Maks Chmerkovskiyi – Unknown
Damian Whitewood – Unknown
Dmitry Chaplin – OUT
Jonathan Roberts – OUT
Tony Dovolani – Unknown

Who have I left out? I’m drawing a blank.

August 23, 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 11 – PRO WATCH, August 23, 2010

Well, this is very, very surprising and I’m kinda disappointed.

From Lacey Schwimmer and Dmitry Chaplin – they’re out for the season.

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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. :-)