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Dancing with the Stars 2011 Pro Possibilities

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m ready for Dancing with the Stars 2011 to start already. I always think that the Spring season of Dancing with the Stars starts earlier than it does. While we wait, I (and the rest of the Pure DWTS peeps) have put together info on who the DWTS 2011 professional dancers might be and other conjecture. Also, be sure to check out the previously posted Dancing with the Stars season 12 cast rumors.

Alec Mazo – Alec hasn’t said much on Twitter about it, but I think it’s safe to say he won’t be back. I’m sad about this since if they brought him back, then Edyta would probably come back. I think very few will care if Alec’s back or not though, which is probably why the producers haven’t brought him back every season.

Anna Demidova – Sadly her Twitter updates have gone private. How weird is that? I could understand maybe have a private second account for real friends and family, but I’d think she’d want as much exposure as possible. Even if she only updated it with professional things. I’d say she’s out.

Anna Trebunskaya – I haven’t seen anything either way. However, she’s had a STRONG showing these past couple seasons. So much so that even I fell in love with her despite a pretty bad start. I’d say she’s definitely back. The show needs a feisty little red head with an accent anyway.

Ashly DelGrosso (Costa)


fingers crossed, we find out soon who is going to be on next season of DWTS!!!!
@ashlycosta
Ashly Costa

Well, that pretty much says it all. Ashly would like to be on the show, but she doesn’t know yet if she’ll be on DWTS 2011 or not. I predict that she will. She deserves a season with someone who can actually move.

Chelsie Hightower – No news so far, but can anyone imagine her not being on the show. I guess the only possibility would be if there were no short male celebrities. Although, a taller man with a shorter women isn’t as bad as the other way around. I’m sure Chelsie will be back. She did mention that she has a new boyfriend.

Cheryl Burke


@dancingmiranda I heard Tony and Cheryl will be back. Did Dmitry say anything?
@DWTSGossip
DWTSGossip

As you can see @DWTSGossip says she is back. They seem to know Cheryl pretty well. I’d say if Cheryl wants on the show she’ll be back. So, I say she’s back. Nothing on her Twitter account, except she’s definitely trying to pull together some publicity for her book tour. It’s funny to see her Twitter name dropping through the previous DWTS casts. I guess that happens when you’ve been on DWTS that many seasons.

Corky Ballas – No word, but I’d say he’s probably a no. Unless, DWTS somehow convinced Betty White to be on the show. Now wouldn’t that be something.

Damian Whitewood – Word is that Peta (who could be a pro on DWTS 2011 as well) and Damian are on their way to LA. Now why would they need to be in LA I wonder? If they aren’t regular pros, then I’m sure we’ll continue to see them doing some pro dances for the results show.

Derek Hough – I think most people know that Derek is filming a movie Cobu 3D and won’t be on DWTS season 12. He did say he’d be back for DWTS season 13 and be “more edgier” and “musclier.” I wonder where Princess Heidi’s votes will go with Derek out.

Dmitry Chaplin – I’m not sure about Dmitry. He mentioned that he’s done some choreography work for SYTYCD Ukraine during the break. I could see it going either way with Dmitry.

Edyta Sliwinska – Word is she won’t be back. She’s busy at school and other dance events. I’m guessing it will take another season or two for her and the producers to cool off. If I didn’t have this blog, I’d stop watching until the producers put her back on. The Edyta eye candy is definitely missing from the show for me.

Elena Grinenko – She seems to be doing Grinya’s Entertainment full time now including this really cool Celebrity Dance Camp which I wish I could have attended. So, I wouldn’t expect her back. We would welcome her to guest post about DWTS on here though.

Jonathan Roberts – Jonathan will definitely be back doing at least a result show dance with Anna. As far as the show, I have no idea. There’s really nothing to hate about Jonathan, but he doesn’t have the enormous fan following either. So, I think he could go either way. I would have LOVED to see the following which he described in a tweet:


@ after party n Vegas. I wish I had taken pictures of @atrebunskaya & @LouisVanAmstel dancing. It was like a full show n the club haha
@JonatRoberts
jonathan roberts

Julianne Hough – Julianne is off to Hong Kong with Derek. The real question is if she’ll ever be back on DWTS. I think it would be quite the achievement if the producers get her back, but I’m not betting on it. Julianne did get some amazing seats at the Super Bowl. So not fair. I bet she barely even knew which teams were plaing.

Karina Smirnoff


Ok, that was weird. But it gave plenty of ideas for choreography this season! Lol
@Karina_Smirnoff
Karina Smirnoff

Well, looks like Karina’s learning dance moves from the UFC fight. Interesting that she says for this season. I’m sure it was a bit of a slip since I don’t think the producers have told anyone yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she has a long term contract and so she knows more or less that she’ll be back. Either way, the show loves a little Karina. Her facial expressions are priceless.

Kym Johnson


Just landed, so happy to be back in LA.. I just hope Lola remebers her Mommy!!
@kym_johnson
kym johnson

Kym’s back in LA too. Seems like all the pros are heading to LA. Coincidence? Maybe not. Would be odd for her to be the showpiece on HSN for the DWTS hair line and then not be on this season.

Lacey Schwimmer


Getting ready for the day and clearing my dvr before my work begins.
@LaceySchwimmer
Lacey Schwimmer

Of course, Lacey could be talking about a lot of work or even the work that day. However, usually you clear off the DVR before work like being on DWTS when you’re too busy to go and watch your DVR’d shows. Although, I think that Lacey’s still on the bubble like last season where she wasn’t on the show and then something happened (presumably the Edyta fall out) which got her back on the show. I expect more of the same for her this year, but we’ll see.

Louis van Amstel


2 more weeks b4 I find out about season 12….some fun changes r scheduled for this season. You’ll love it!!…or not….lol
@LouisVanAmstel
Louis Van Amstel

Looks like Louis doesn’t know. Although, it seems odd that he’d know about some changes for the show, but not whether he’s on the show or not. Any guesses on the changes?

Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Maks is a hard one to peg. Will he be stuck in the Ukraine doing Bachelor? I’m guessing not. Bachelor UK isn’t as big as being a pro on DWTS I don’t think. @LizzieGrubman asked if Maks would be back on Twitter and then the next day said Maks is back. I’m not sure if she knows anything special, but I’d be very surprised if Maks isn’t back. Some have asked about Maks’ brother on the show. I’d say maybe, but probably not.

Mark Ballas – Will he be too busy touring for his album to be on DWTS 2011? I’d guess probably not. There’s little publicity for his album that’s better than him being on DWTS. So, I expect he’ll be back and don’t be surprised if he performs on the results show. I bet that’s part of his contract negotiation now.

Tony Dovolani


@dancingmiranda I heard Tony and Cheryl will be back. Did Dmitry say anything?
@DWTSGossip
DWTSGossip

@DWTSGossip says he’s back on DWTS 2011. Looking at the lineup of male pros. I think it’s safe to say that he’ll be back on the show.

Good times. There are my thoughts, conjecture and run down of the various Dancing with the Stars pros. What do you think? Which pros will be back on Dancing with the Stars 2011 and which ones will be watching from home?

February 7, 2011 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS Season 12 Cast Rumors – A “Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink” From Colleen Zenk?

Colleen Zenk has several Fan pages at Facebook campaigning for her to dance on Dancing With The Stars. This week she posted at one of them and here is what she posted. Is this a “nudge, nudge, wink, wink” (as one of her fans so well put) that she could be on the show?

Well…Group…
……I can’t thank you enough for this amazing journey of love and support!!!….I know that FaceBook has not been our friend these last weeks…
Many people join, and yet, the numbers goes down!! Which is why TEAM COLLEEN has been so busy creating new ways to make your voices heard! (have you seen or “LIKED” the new pages?)… I have been busy getting the word out through interviews and talking with showbiz folk…
But what you all have done as a group is completely AWESOME!!…I have been told by several sources that this is the biggest outpouring of support for a Daytime actor
…..ever….!!!!!…..so, your voices have been heard…..by everyone….everyone!!!….and I am humbled by it all….and love you all for it….there are big things ahead and I hope you will join me for the ride!!!!!!Colleen

Hmmm… “as the world (or in this case the “Dancing With The Stars Cast rumors)” continues to “turn”.

Here is Colleen in 2007 performing for Sondheim’s “Follies” three weeks after cancer surgery which removed half her tongue.

February 5, 2011 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.

DWTS Season 12 Cast Rumors – Brooke Mueller

I have a feeling this one is someone’s fantasy, but hey – you never know. The Hollywood Gossip sez:

Brooke Mueller is in talks to join the next cast of Dancing With The Stars, reports say, although Charlie Sheen’s estranged wife has yet to receive a formal offer.

“Brooke’s agent and the Dancing producers are in talks about her competing,” said a source close to the situation. “No official offer has been made yet.”

“Brooke is a huge fan, and would probably agree given the opportunity.”

I think the key sentence is the last one – and is she famous for anything other than having been married to Charlie Sheen??

February 3, 2011 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. :-)

Pure DWTS – Randall Christensen Designs DWTS Dress For Rachael Ray / Dances On Show With Tony Dovolani

I don’t know how he did it, but, I think Randall Christensen has silenced Rachael Ray’s criticism of his dresses forever more. lol This is cute video from ET On-Line. Tony Dovolani shows up to surprise her too. Hmmmm, makes me wonder if Rachael may not be a DWTS contestant in the making for Season 12 with Tony?? Hey, you never know? :) Read more..

February 2, 2011 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.

DWTS – The DWTS Las Vegas Odds Have Begun For “Winning Professional Partner”

Would you believe the bettings for “Dancing With The Stars” has already begun in Las Vegas? lol Yep!! Online bettors can now place a wager on which professional dancer they believe will be paired up with the celebrity that takes home the trophy. Here’s how the odds stack up right now for these pros if they were picked to dance. As you know Derek is now out since he’s not returning this Season. Edyta has also tweeted that she wasn’t interested in returning. They haven’t included Peta Murgatroyd on this list either (I think she could be a strong possibility this time if not a regular dancer for the pro numbers). So, do you think they have this list right so far? While we’re talking about pros (and to see if your lists have changed since when we did them a couple of months back), list 12 (or 13) pros for who you’d like to see picked for Season 12.

Dancing with the Stars – Season 12: Winning Professional Partner

Derek Hough +500
Mark Ballas +550
Cheryl Burke +700
Maksim Chmerkovskiy +700
Anna Trebunskaya +900
Lacey Schwimmer +900
Chelsie Hightower +1000
Julianne Hough +1200
Kym Johnson +1200
Karina Smirnoff +1400
Dmitry Chaplin +2000
Tony Dovolani +2200
Alec Mazo +2500
Louis van Amstel +2500
Edyta Sliwinska +2800
Jonathan Roberts +3300
Anna Demidova +4000
Ashly DelGrosso +4000
Damien Whitewood +4000
Corky Ballas +5000
Brian Fortuna +6600
Elena Grinenko +6600
Inna Brayer +6600
Jesse DeSoto +6600
Andrea Hale +8000
Charlotte Jorgensen +8000
Fabian Sanchez +8000
Nick Kosovich +10000

Source: Sportsbookgurus.com

Heidi’s Note: Julianne used to be up there with Derek – could it be they have finally accepted that she ain’t coming back?

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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 12 Wild and Crazy Cast Rumors…Kris Joseph and Kim Zolciak

Here are two rumors I found on Twitter today – neither is likely true, but I’m reporting them just in case. It’s what I do. :-)  First up is Kris Joseph.  He is apparently a basketball player for Syracuse – which means he’s not technically a “star” (yet) but when has that ever stopped DWTS?? Anyway, a fella reports this on Twitter:

@notapromqueen @Krisjo32 rumors our out of hand heard kris joesph is trying out for the next dancing with the stars
@irishyankee10
Enda Mangan

Around the same time, Kris Joseph tweets this:

Where are all these crazy rumors emerging from? This aint even funny anymore.
@Krisjo32
Kris Joseph

So you be the judge. Personally, I think this is just one wild and crazy rumor that sprung from nowhere. :-)  But even crazier is the next one – Kim Zolciak.  This one is based on the spamming of one guy on twitter and he is VERY insistent that this is reality.  I’m inclined to believe it is a fan doing some serious pimpage. :-)  Why to I think it’s crazy and possibly someone just having fun?? Kim appears to be about 6 months pregnant. :-)  But, just in case…

Kim Zolciak weighing options as Dancing With The Stars & Celebrity Apprentice battle for the queen of Real Housewives of Atlanta! #rhoa @CNN
@JohnMcQuilkin
John McQuilkin
February 1, 2011 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 – Rumors, Rumors, And Even More Rumors! Or Is It Official – Yeah Right!

Well, I have to laugh. I just ran onto this new article at The Telewatcher who claim they know some of the dance contestants for Season 12. I did a quick search for anything “official” for where they might be getting this news and there’s nothing out there…..nada…..not even a hint at some of the big names that are listed. “TOO” BIG if you ask me for this to sound realistic?? But, hey.

Courtney Cox, the actress will be dancing for our eyes this year, everyone loves Friends!

Elle Macpherson is best known as a super model to most of us, but is actually also an actress and buiseness woman.

Tina Fey, an actress from hit comedy 30 Rock will be dancing this year.

Cheryl Cole is a singer from the UK, and also judges the X Factor in England, a show which Simon Cowell has just set up in America.

Vince Vaughn is a great actor that most of us should know!

Rob Lowe is an american actor who’s been in things such as ‘Waynes World’ and ‘The Outsiders’, and actually look’s a bit like Zac Efron!

And if that wasn’t bad enough, Associated Content recycled what the Telewatcher wrote with an exception they are adding even more to the list. See below.

…Cher’s name has been mentioned, also. The hype is not in yet as to who the others may be definitely. Other suggestions have been Alec Baldwin, Al Yankovich, Cynthia Ann Nixon, and even Dr. Phil. It is hard to believe that Cher would consider doing the show, with all of her other accomplishments such as her choreographed numbers for her shows.

Wait! They forgot Madonna and Brad Pitt. 8O I’m sorry, but, I can’t see Cher doing the show either not that I wouldn’t love that possibility.

Heidi: I told Vogue that if she was going to post this she had to mock. She did a great job, I’m thinking. :-) Let’s be real here – does anyone believe that ANYONE on this list other than Cheryl Cole is even remotely likely to be on Season 12?? Of course, if it turns out to be true we will look like idiots – but that’s a risk I’m willing to take. :-) Now, Al?? That has some potential.

What about the possibilty of political guru, AL SHARPTON? Thanks to Pure DWTS reader Maddy for this heads up from the New York Post.

GOOD dancer Al Sharpton, so publicity shy, might forsake even another story about him to be on “Dancing With the Stars” . . .

Ewww, not sure on Al. I have a feeling I wouldn’t know whether to laugh or cry watching him if this were true? lol

Ok, so my head is spinning. ;) xxx

January 22, 2011 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.

DWTS Season 12 – Lorenzo Lamas On Dancing With The Stars Shortlist (VIDEO)

I’ll let the video from Rumorfix do the talkin’! :)

The father of six tells RumorFix he’s close to landing a spot on Dancing with the Stars. “I’m on a short list over there, but I haven’t signed any papers whatsoever. I really would love to do the show, but it’s really up to the audience out there,” Lamas revealed.

The Leave it to Lamas reality star tells RumorFix he’s hoping his fans will head over to the “DWTS” website to help get him cast. “If I get enough votes then they can’t argue with that.”

If Lamas makes the cut, he’s already decided who he wants to square off against. “Sugar Ray Leonard. He’s a friend of mine; I’d love to see him do that show. [The Dukes of Hazzard's] John Schneider too.”

We’re not sure either of those guys will be busting a move on the show’s 12th season, but one name being floated is Todd Palin. Asked about rumors he might have to compete against Sarah Palin’s hubby, Lamas laughed.” Well, it worked for Bristol, why not Todd? I don’t know. The show needs to find some controversy to keep the viewership up and I get that.”

And to you ABC executives out there, just in case you didn’t hear him the first time, Lamas says, “I would just love to be on the show, if it should work out!”

I’m unable to embed the link, but here is another video of Lorenzo and Donna D’Errico campaigning to do the show at TMZ. Go >>>> HERE!!!!

Interesting. Very very interesting! I’m going to ABC.com right now and VOTE some more. ;)

January 19, 2011 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.

DWTS Season 12 Cast Rumor (Sorta) – Tony Robbins!

I don’t know enough about this guy to determine if he’s being serious or if he’s just kidding – he would be an interesting choice for sure. He’s one of the very few people that Derek actually follows, and I think a few other pros do as well.  His Official Web Site —-> Tony Robbins Of course, he claims that QVC is his limit – but we’ve heard that before haven’t we.  ;-)

Dancing with the Stars wants me 4 new season..Banana Hands & dancing!-- I can't torture the TV audience that much- QVC is my limit! LOL
@tonyrobbins
Tony Robbins
January 14, 2011 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 12 Cast Rumors – Lorenzo Lamas and Donna D’Errico

TMZ is reporting that DWTS wants Lorenzo Lamas (Renegade) and Donna D’Errico (Baywatch) and is “locked in negotiations:

Dancing with the Stars” execs are currently locked in negotiations to bring a “Renegade” and a “Baywatch” babe to the ballroom next season … TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the show tell us Lorenzo Lamas and Donna D’Errico have been contacted by the DWTS people … and are “in talks” about a possible deal.

TMZ’s source claims that the producers are actually paying attention to the voting process they started on their website. We’ll see if any of those people actually make it on to 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. :-)