Celebuzz is reporting J.R. Martinez was in Indianapolis over the weekend for the Super Bowl. He got to mingle with some celebrities some of which included Denver Bronco Tim Tebow. He talked to Tim as well as The View’s Sherri Shepherd while in New York City recently ….both rumored contenders to dance on Dancing With The Stars. Here’s a quote for what they told him about dancing on the show….
…J.R. revealed, “I actually did come across Tim Tebow, and we chatted about [Dancing With the Stars] for a second. I thought he’d do pretty well on the show!”
But does that mean Tim is actually up for the task? Not so fast, according to J.R.
“He said, ‘Maybe in a year’ … That’s pretty much what he said.”
As for who J.R. would personally like to see on the show, the military vet, who recently teamed with The Phoenix Society to help raise awareness for burn victims, has his sights set on one of daytime’s most popular ladies.
“I think Sherri Shepherd from ‘The View’ would be good,” he said. “We talked about it a couple times when I was still in New York. I think she’d do good on it.”
Some interesting tweets to speculate on today…an “absolutely not” and a “maybe, I don’t know?”!! Last night Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer and Mark Ballas were tweeting each other back and forth about Dancing With The Stars. She asked him who his partner is and look how he replied back. She’s not dancing as she has said, but, just for some random fun, we thought we’d mention it because you never know on the possibilities for who might dance together (or who won’t) now or maybe in the future?
@MarkBallas who’s your partner? Sorry it’s not this dancing fool!
Also, below is a tweet from Stacey Dash saying she’s ready to dance on Dancing With The Stars. She’s an actress who has made regular appearances on The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and also St. Elsewhere to name a few of her acting accomplishments. I can actually see this happening if this were to come true, can you? Also, she might be a cool partner for Derek. What do you think?
Just some random reportings today on things related to dancing and Dancing With The Stars!!
First up, join us in congratulating Spice Girl and Season 5, 2nd place winner Mel B as she has been signed on to co-host the Australian Version of Dancing With The Stars. Below is a take from Adelaide Now with a quote from Mel B confident that she can pull the job off. We wish her much luck!
“To have the opportunity to host Dancing with the Stars is great, as I know exactly what the contestants will be going through,” she said.
“To be honest, I’m just really looking forward to this year. I feel like it’s going to be my Aussie, Sydney year. I also hope to get my (Spice) girls out here.
“Emma (Bunton) and Victoria (Beckham) have new babies. As a group we’ve only been here two days, so we never got to really experience it and I’ve been telling them how fabulous it is out here.”
Speaking of co-hosting, there has been some chatter here, around the internet at various places, and at twitter about Brooke Burke possibly not co-hosting next season’s Dancing With The Stars since she tweeted about some disappointing “crazy Hollywood Industry” news which hit her hard this past week. The tweets lead many to believe it had something to do with her losing her co-hosting job. Well, with two tweets similar to the first tweet below within 8 hours apart yesterday along with Tom Bergeron addressing her as his “partner” in reply, I think it’s safe to say her job is safe?? Then again, who knows? The Hollywood Industry is indeed “crazy”. Look what happened with Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger, and Paula Abdul on the X Factor this week. Never did I think they’d be let go in such a fashion and so soon.
i just read the #DWTS new cast rumors! seriously I know NOTHING! @Tom_Bergeron don’t b holding back on me.We will announce end of this month
Moving on! Give it up to Dancing pro Corky Ballas!! He’s been recently helping Olympic ice skating hopefuls Maia and Alex Shibutani on their choreography since last year’s world championships in which they finished third in just their first season as senior skaters. Below are some takes from ESPN. Be sure to read the link in full as they write about how costume designer Randall Christensen helped them with their costumes as well.
The Shibutani siblings got in touch with Corky Ballas through their agent, using the Yamaguchi connection, and headed to Los Angeles to begin working with him after the worlds last summer.
“But we are the first skaters he’s worked with in a while,” Alex, 20, said. “Obviously with his background, his son, Mark, and Derek and Julianne, we were honored to work with him. He’s such a fun guy to work with. It was an intensive boot camp-style Latin training with him. He’s kept up with our performances. He thought we could use a breath of fresh air.”
The coaches had high praise for the Shibutanis’ performance.
“It was awesome, awesome,” Zueva said. “All the changes worked really well. Most Latin dance movement is very sharp off ice, but it totally disappears on the floor because the surface is different. [Ballas] found them the best movement on ice.”
They worked with Ballas again in Detroit after the ISU Grand Prix Final, where they finished fifth. Alex said they have gotten “really comfortable” with the Latin style, a break from their usual, more classical style.
“The new program is much more exciting and a much stronger vehicle for us,” Alex said.
Lastly, if you are a fan to dancing in general and huge dance productions, be sure to tune into the Super Bowl halftime tonight. According to the New York Post, Madonna will be dancing, performing and singing 3 classics: Vogue , Ray Of Light with Holiday mixed in it, Like A Prayer , and her new, hot single Give Me All Your Luvin from her new MDNA album . I wanted to give this a special mention since number one, I’m a huge fan and, number two, Madonna did a Salsa in challenging Dancing With The Stars rumored contender Victor Cruise at a press conference on Thursday, and number three, Nappytabs has been helping with the production of it. As you know they’ve helped with choreography on Dancing With The Stars among many other dancing accomplishments in their career. They are also currently helping Derek Hough with his new movie Cobu3D. Below are some tweets Tabitha shared about rehearsals.
What a feeling rehearsin on the field. Indy is so alive with energy too. I think u all gonna love the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Miss my Napz
Yes, can you tell I’m excited? Be sure to let us know your thoughts and here’s to a fun Super Bowl Holiday!! xxx
UPDATE: According to Madonna website Madonnarama, the Ray of Light and Holiday Mash-up has been replaced by Music(ft. LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem/Sexy and I Know It” Remix). Also, there will be an
“Open Your Heart/Express Yourself” interlude to transition from Give me all your Luvin’ to Like a Prayer. Madonna has tried to keep the final setlist a secret as long as she could.
This post is a Heidi/Courtney/Vogue collaboration…
As many of you have noticed – the DWTS rumor mill is pretty darn slow these days. No big media outlets reporting legit casting rumors, no glaring Twitter slip-ups by potential candidates, just…vagueness & silence. Which of course makes our job here at PureDWTS a bit harder However, we do keep a pretty vigilant eye on what’s happening on Twitter, and there have been a handful of tweets that have caught our eye as possibly being something legit (and some that are obviously joking, but funny enough to mention ), so we thought we’d go ahead and share – but take these with a BIIIIIG grain of salt, kids. We’re reaching here
Heidi: First up, we have yet another NFL player that someone is claiming to be on DWTS this season – Jeremiah “The Axe Man” Trotter. I found this in my random perusal of various twitter searches. I have no idea if the person claiming he heard Jeremiah is even remotely serious or remotely connected – but Jeremiah’s non-denial is interesting, plus I remember how I didn’t blog about knowing that a Steeler was going to dance. A month before the announcement. ETA: The tweet I posted a bit ago about Vince Young, also from the Eagles, makes this one seem like the person with the info got the wrong player. Hard to say.
Next up, an tweet from Kirstie Alley to Lisa Marie yesterday that got some eyebrows raising:
Courtney: Admittedly, this is EXTRAORDINARILY vague. Kirstie could just be trying to coax Lisa Marie into participating in her “100 Days of Dance” event, or she could be just using it in the figurative sense, as in “Yay! You’re another year older! Do some sort of celebratory dance!!!” However, some interpreted it as “Get ready to hoof it on DWTS soon!” Could Lisa Marie be signed up for season 14? Who knows…but her mom did the show in season 6, and doing the show might help Lisa Marie spread the word about several charities she’s involved with. However, according to Wikipedia, she currently lives in London – so who knows. Food for thought. I think she’d be a great addition to the show – she seems to shun the spotlight, but she looks FANTASTIC for her age and seems to be in good shape.
Vogue: Here’s Lisa Marie in her “Idiot” video “shaking it”. What do you think? Would she be able to dance? Hmmm…she definitely has the beats down like her Dad though nothing “Hound Dog” unique, but, would she be able to memorize elaborate dance numbers? She may have trouble like her Mom, but, I can see her paired with Maks!
Courtney: Now we move onto actress Wendy Robinson, who tweets some things that could be exciting out-of-context…
But upon further examination, it’s obviously just wishful thinking:
But I must say – Wendy does look quite fetching in green fringe!
Courtney: On the campaign front, it looks like the latest celeb to have fans gunning for them to do the show is actress Jackée Harry:
If memory serves, I think Jackée has been a rumor before…or maybe a campaign. IDK. Too much going on in my head Either way, she’s funny…I think she’d be kinda like Niecy. In fact, I think she’s actually friends with Niecy.
And in the category of “purely joking”, we have Darrell Sheets from the A&E series Storage Wars no doubt giving a costar a hard time:
Courtney: For those of you unfamiliar with the show, Storage Wars is a reality show where they take self-storage units that are delinquent on their rent and auction off the contents to the highest bidder as a single lot. Sometimes you get valuable antiques and priceless artifacts; sometimes you get junk. Darrell & Barry (Weiss) are two of the people who bid on these units – and the reason I find this tweet so funny is that this is Barry:
Vogue: I can’t see it. I just can’t.
Courtney: If Reuben from Ocean’s Eleven had a drunken love child with Charlie Sheen’s character from Two & A Half Men, it would be Barry Weiss (whose name makes me want a beer).
And just breaking, we have this gem from Taylor Armstrong of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills:
I could use a spin around the dance floor w a good friend and an amazing dancer! miss u @LouisVanAmstel lets do it!
Courtney: Can we say “desperate for attention”? Sorry, but Taylor’s totally fishing here – she’s name-dropping a pro (a pro that’s too short for her, no less), acting like they’re bff (ok…I must’ve missed something…I didn’t think she & LVA even ran in the same circles), and doing it less than a month before the cast announcement when she’s already been rumored as a contestant. Whether or not she’s actually been asked remains to be seen, but judging from the constant reports I’ve been hearing that she’s flat broke and terrified that she’s not going to be asked back for season 3 of RHOBH (a legit concern, as I hear they’re already looking for some new housewives), the woman sounds desperate with a captial D – so you best believe that if she gets asked, she’s doing it. I hope Tony’s got a therapist on standby…
Vogue: Then there is Sam Champion…yes, Sam strikes again! Check out this little ‘retweet’ Sam made this morning. Why would he retweet this if he wasn’t dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 14? This guy is going to give us serious heart palpitations with all of this TEASING!! With the added anticipation of Madonna dancing in the Super Bowl, I’m dying here. Bring it Sam or ELSE!
Tony Dovolani made a special appearance at the 10th anniversary celebration of Eredi Pisano’s flagship store in New York City this week. In a new interview on the Red Carpet for the event, Tony says the premiere date for Season 14 of Dancing With The Stars is March 16th. He says he’s excited because he “doesn’t think nobody will know who the stars are this season.” He thinks it’s will be “interesting and one of the best seasons.” Tony is also asked who he’d like to be paired with and he says Jennifer Aniston, Oprah, and any of the girls from The View. They show the photo takes with he and his beautiful wife! I can’t embed the video, but, you can see it in full here.
Hmmm, we will see, Tony! I bet we know on some of the stars who will be dancing before March 16th. We will see.
At the end of November, we were all a little horrified on the idea of Khris Jenner possibly dancing on the next season of Dancing With The Stars. Well, for now, it looks like we don’t have anything to worry about. For one thing, there has been no offer yet from the show. Khris also says she has too much work.
A spy at the Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women in Entertainment breakfast on Wednesday overheard the head of the Kardashian klan tell “Dancing With the Stars” alumna Nancy Grace that she won’t be able to shuffle onto the dance-competition show because “she has too much work”…
Jenner’s rep said, “Nope, no offer [was made by ‘DWTS’].”
Robin Leech of the Las Vegas Sun interviewed Derek at the 4th Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts this past week. In Robin’s interview, he mentions that Derek told him he signed to do the next season of Dancing With The Stars. Doing some checking with Heidi, we don’t think anyone should accept this new information as an official “confirmation” or as “fact” as of yet since (in the past) signings usually don’t begin this early and a lot of things can happen between now and then. When we find out more, we’ll be sure to let you know. For now, read a take below from the interview. Note how Derek talks about his shoulder injury and a little on his new upcoming movie Cobu3D. The link also has some quotes from Cheryl and a video of her and Derek on the White Carpet as well.
Pro champion Derek, who presented Submission of the Year, told me he’s signed on for the next season of “DTWS” that starts in March. He said that he was injured for the first time this season with a dislocated shoulder. “I still feel that,” he admitted. “I now know how the fighters feel. I admire their dedication and discipline — it’s the same as a dancer. There are a lot of similar techniques between the two sports. There’s a lot of dancing in MMA. … I love going to the bouts. I have hopped over to Vegas to watch many of them because my mom has lived here now for 13 years.”
Derek also cleared up my misunderstanding of his years spent here training at Las Vegas Academy. “No, that was Julianne [Hough, his sister]. She was here. I was 10 years in southeast London, but obviously came here many times for family events.” He’s excited about his debut 3D movie “Cobu” that he’s completed filming and will be released in the spring. Like Julianne in “Footloose,” this features him dancing.
Adding: Be sure to check out Pure Derek Hough. Heidi has posted on Derek’s up coming schedule and another rumor out there.
Is Kris Jenner, Rob Kardashian’s mother and co-host of The Talk, headed to Dancing With The Stars? According to a Huffington Post insider, the show is hoping Kris will dance next.
“They have already had Kim and brother Rob Kardashian on the show and now they are hoping to get mamma Kris to swing her hips,” an insider told me. “Love them or hate them, the Kardashians bring a huge amount of media and buzz to anything they do and having Kris join the next show would be a smart and controversial move, which is exactly what this show loves to do.”
The link also mentions Rob Quivers has turned down the show for the fourth time.
“They have already asked Robin Quivers from the ‘Howard Stern Show’ to join next season, but she has turned them down for a fourth time, saying she doesn’t want to take that much time away from Howard,” a source close to Stern’s show told me. “So expect Kris to get her offer in the next few weeks.”