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Melissa Rycroft, Joey Fatone, and Pamela Anderson “likely” to Dance and More DWTS News

It’s been a great day for news and rumors and here is more from Entertainment Weekly. They say Melissa Rycroft, Joey Fatone, and Pamela Anderson are “likely” to dance (Yay, I hope this is true and I especially love Pamela!). Look what they also report on Carson Kressley, Bristol Palin and Stacy Keibler. Be sure to read the full story at the link.

The industry whisperers have been quieter than usual this cycle, but we’re still hearing names of a few celebrities who are expected to return to the ballroom: Melissa Rycroft (Season 8), Joey Fatone (Season 4) and Pamela Anderson (Season 10) are likely to don sequins when the show resumes this fall.

Also, we hear Executive Producer Conrad Green is injecting a new twist to the casting process this year:

ABC will let fans pick a returning star. The network will announce the names of three former Dancing contestants (we’re hearing Carson Kressley is one of them) and let viewers vote on which celebrity gets the final spot on the show.

And what about Bristol Palin? With her Lifetime show bombing isn’t she ready to return to the reality TV big leagues? No intel there yet. Though we’re hearing that you shouldn’t expect another attention-getting Dancing alum, Stacy Keibler, to take a break from George Clooney to hit the dance floor anytime soon.

So, what do you think? Interesting that Carson may be one of the people we will be voting on!

July 25, 2012 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.

Maks Chmerkovskiy Dishes On New DWTS All Star Season, New Pros, & More

Celebuzz has a new article up where dancing pro Maks Chmerkovskiy comments on the upcoming Dancing With The Stars All Star Season. He can’t wait to see who he gets for a partner. He also says there will be some new pros on the show this Season? WHA?? It’s true. Read some more details below.

“I can’t wait to see who I’m going to get. I’m going to have a great time… This is going to be the first time we don’t start from scratch but pick it up where you left off.”

What else can fans expect this upcoming season?

“We have some new pros, [as] some old pros won’t be coming back,” he coyly revealed.

“The advantage is going to be with the couple that was on a recent season… If you’re going to be paired with someone coming back from Season 2, he or she is probably going to have a bit of a harder time getting back into it than someone who was on the last season.”

MORE at Celebuzz.

New Pros?! Wow, I wonder who they will be? Henry, Sharna, Sasha?? 8O Can’t wait for Maks to be 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.

Gilles Marini “Pleads The 5th” On Whether He’s Dancing On Dancing With The Stars Again (Video)

Oh, I say he is so gorgeous! I think I just passed out watching Gilles talking about his new fashion line Axist in the video below. 8O See if you do too? Oh yeah, and they ask him on whether he’s dancing on the All Star edition of Dancing With The Stars too. He’s American now, so, he is pleading the 5th. lol I say he’s doing the show. What do you think?

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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.

Maria Menounos Dancing With Derek Hough In New DWTS All Star Season?

Thanks to PureDWTS reader Nathan for letting us know on this tweet!!! As he and Court notified us on this in the night (Thanks Court to you as well!), “it appears as though Maria has let something rather significant slip” or is this just “too convenient”? Like Court also said, “Would she (Maria) really let the cat out of the bag just days before the announcement? But then again, David Arquette did it, & it ended up being true.” OR could their reunion have something to do with a new Docuseries Maria just landed a part in which you can read about HERE (thanks to Lori for this news!)? More speculation and details in the comments section including Miss Heidi’s and John’s thoughts.

This is getting that more interesting, isn’t it?!! Two more days and counting until the cast announcement, Guys! :D

My opinion: I like Maria, but, I’m not really wanting a repeat from last season. I’d like to see Derek dance with someone else. Penny for your thoughts?

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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.

Suspicious A Little: Could Kelly Monaco Be Dancing On DWTS All Star Season?

So, we have something to report that we’re not sure we can let slide? Yesterday afternoon @PureDWTS received a tweet from fan @_DayDreamer325 that she’s read some recaps from a fan event that Kelly Monaco will need the fans help….


@ Hey guys I think Kelly Monaco is confirmed with DWTS, I read recaps from a fan event and she said she’ll need the fans help
@_DayDreamer325
☆Ashley☆

An hour or so later @DWTSGossip tweets out this post at her twitter account making it TWO fans now tweeting that Kelly Monaco will soon need her fans help….

https://twitter.com/DWTSGossip/status/227135681007321090#

And here is where it gets a little more suspicious (then again, my suspicious nature is off the wall sometimes, lol). Doing some digging at Kelly’s twitter account, we found this tweet that Kelly made on June 30th that makes one’s eye go up a little?

Interesting too how Kelly and Cheryl Burke were seen together in Las Vegas in December. Remember this previous posting?

And I don’t know if this has any merit, but, Kelly was also a part of TV Guide’s Dancing With The Stars All Stars Dream Cast for which they asked their readers to submit their cast wishes and comment on. Remember this post that we speculated on?

So, what do you think? Could the first Season’s Dancing With The Stars Champion be dancing in the All Star Season? It wouldn’t surprise me. Kelly loved dancing and the exposure would still be great for her career.

Let’s get our Miss Heidi’s thoughts as she knows :)

Heidi: Well, my memory goes back to a time in the not too distant past when Kelly was sitting in the audience….was it during Donny’s season?? Anyway, I remember that she looked like she was being held hostage – fer instance, her contract made her be there if asked. Tom goes up to talk to her and she was pretty bitchy…my memory is a bit sketchy on it, but I remember talking to, I think, Courtney about it and we both noticed it. I seem to recall that Tom even moved away from her quickly when he realized that she was…um…unpleasant. The reason I am mentioning this is that I can’t believe she would go back to DWTS after her very obvious lack of desire to even be in the audience. Maybe she’d had an off night? Or has she become unemployed since then?? I’m not an expert on Kelly Monaco and I didn’t watch her season…but after all that, do you think she would come back and possibly get her ass handed to her by someone far more popular?? This ain’t the same show anymore, after all.

UPDATE: Soaps In Depth asked Kelly on the new rumors of her dancing for the Dancing With The Stars All Star edition. Below is what they are reporting. Thanks to PureDWTS reader DJ for this news….

“I’m not confirming or denying,” she teases, “but if I happen to do it, and I happened to have Derek [Hough as a dance partner], that would be amazing. It would be a lot of work, I have to tell you.”

Competing in DANCING while working five days a week on GH was a grueling routine for Monaco the first time around, but now she knows how to approach it. “If I were to do it this time,” she explains, “I would make sure I had Mondays and Tuesdays off from GH because I can’t be in two places at the same time. I think that’s the only way I could do it.

“If I were to do it,” Monaco adds with a smile, “I’d talk to my executive producer and ask them not to have me talk so much. I don’t mind showing up, but having to memorize everything at night is the problem. If they just had me shut up for a little bit, it would be okay!”

To read the full article, visit Soaps In Depth.

July 23, 2012 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.

Time Set For Dancing With The Stars All Star Cast Announcement

Special Note! As previously reported, the new cast for the Dancing With The Stars All Star Season will be announced on Friday, July 27th at the ABC Summer Press Tour. ABC MediaNet has set up an exclusive page at their site for the proceedings. The Dancing With The Stars announcement will take place at 10:45am Pacific time. Be sure to take the day off from work if you can. ;) :D

UPDATE: Be sure to watch this LINK too at the official Dancing With The Stars site for where they are encouraging fans to watch for the Dancing With The Stars All Star Cast Announcement with “with the new celebrity contestants” at 10:30am Pacific time on July 27th. Also, note how they are describing this season as the “biggest” ever. Thanks to Maddy and NYC Girl for this news!!

UPDATE #2: So, it’s 4 days before the cast announcement. Tom Bergeron just tweeted that they will be announcing all but one cast member. There is much speculation that this could mean that fans will vote on the un-announceed celebrity. When we find out more, we’ll be sure to let you know.


Looking forward to Friday’s DWTS All-Star Cast announcement. We’ll be announcing all but one, then YOU have to get to work! #DWTS
@Tom_Bergeron
Tom Bergeron

UPDATE #3: According to @DWTSGossip at twitter, the Dancing With The Stars All Star season will “have 12 couples. Tom and Brooke will announce 11 contestants and then present 3 more options and the fans will vote on the 12th celeb.”

July 19, 2012 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.

Trista Sutter for Dancing With The Stars All Star Season????

Thanks to Court for seeing this tweet which Heidi and I think is suspicious too!!! As many of you know, Trista Sutter and Louis Van Amstel were partners on the first season of Dancing With The Stars. This is when Louis had long hair. LOL! Flashback video below at the end of this post. LOL!!

Let’s get Miss Heidi’s thoughts:

Heidi: My thoughts are that Trista is one to watch…for the next ten days, anyway. :-) Now, it’s entirely possible that this is nothing. In fact, since Trista was the first one out her season, it’s kinda likely that it’s nothing. But the timing is very coincidental…and of course, a new season of the Bachelor will be starting before you know it, along with Bachelor Pad. And we know how ABC feels about cross promotion. :-) Before you know it, they’ll be having TWO family members on each season. Anyway, I did a quick google on her and it doesn’t seem like she has anything going on other than motherhood – which is great, but makes this tweet all the more interesting. Things that make you go “hmmmm….”

Wow – random thought. My brain always goes to the pro pairing, so what do you suppose would happen if, say, Derek, Val or Tristan end up with Trista. :-) In fact, Trista and Tristan has a funny ring to it. I’m just thinking about the possible fall out if pros who would like to be back on the show get one of their former partners handed off to either a newbie or someone who has no former partners coming back. Yes, I am evil. ;-)

July 17, 2012 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.

Ralph Macchio Thinks Cast Is Already Set For DWTS All Stars, Heard It’s Previous Finalists

I’m sad. It sounds like Ralph Macchio won’t be dancing for the Dancing With The Stars All-star Season liked many of us hoped. Below is more from USA Today. Note what he reveals about the cast being already set (he thinks) and that he’s heard it will be previous top 3 “finalists” and note the word “all” (which I’m not sure how to take? 8O ). Be sure to see the link because Ralph is interviewed about his role on “American Gypsies” too which sounds really good. Check it out!

Ralph Macchio says Dancing With the Stars gave him “a very positive shot in the arm.” Competing on the show last year was hard work, and his knees would have liked it a lot better “20 years ago,” says the original Karate Kid star, who is now 50.

But he loved performing and loved the fans. “The joy I got was how much joy everyone else got out of it.”

However, he will not be on the All-Star edition that kicks off in the fall. “I think that cast is set already,” he said Monday in a phone interview. He says, “I hear it’s finalists,” all previous top-3 performers.

“I never campaigned,” he says. (Like Joey Lawrence has on Twitter.) “I would have been flattered if they came to me, but I think it happened at the right time.”

In other words, he has other things to do.

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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.

Joey Fatone Not Sure He’d Want To Dance Again On Dancing With The Stars

The Examiner has a great piece up on former Dancing With The Stars contestant Joey Fatone. They ask him about the possibility of returning for the Dancing With The Stars All Star season. Below is what he said about it. Note how he said he hasn’t got “the call” yet and also note how he’s in the process of moving to Los Angeles. Hmmm?

While Fatone is grateful for his varied career opportunities, he said that “Dancing with the Stars” was one of his greatest experiences, as it took him out of the element of what he was used to. When asked if there was any chance of him returning for the show’s star-studded 15th season, which will mix up the format a bit by bringing back past contestants for a chance to win the coveted Mirror Ball trophy, Fatone said he wasn’t sure just yet if that was something he wanted to do.

“I don’t really have to redeem myself, as I came in second place,” he explained. “But maybe for the fun of it. I haven’t gotten a call though [inviting him back], but I should know soon enough.”

For now, Fatone is just hoping to spend some more time with his family as he makes the move from Florida to L.A. Whether or not he’ll extend his contact with “Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas” should the show be extended again remains to be seen, but, as Fatone noted, with 14 seasons of the hit ABC series already wrapped, there are plenty of celebrities to fill his spot should he decide to leave the Vegas production before it ends.

You can read more of this cool interview here.

So, what do you think? Would you like to see Joey come back for the Dancing With The Stars All Star season?

I always liked Joey. I loved NSync too!! I wouldn’t mind seeing him dance again. Remember this? He was quite faster on his feet than I first thought he would be.

July 16, 2012 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 15: Cast Announcement

Has anyone seen this yet?

According to the Dancing with the Stars Facebook Feed:

Dance alert! The new cast of Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars will be announced on Friday, July 27! Are you ready for this?!

Considering that is the day of the Opening Ceremonies on NBC how much do you wanna bet that ABC is trying to lure viewers to seeing the cast announcement.

Thanks to reader Kristin it is also on the official Twitter Feed:

Dance alert! The new cast of Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars will be announced on Friday, July 27! Are you ready for this?! ‪#DWTS

This is Vogue with an update: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the announcement will take place during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Here is more…

The network, which hasn’t officially set its fall premiere dates yet, will debut the ensemble of previous DWTS competitors during its presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

Previously, announcements for DWTS have come just three weeks shy of the premiere and been televised during Good Morning America or the network’s primetime programming block. The move also signals that the cast will have more time to prepare for the competition — or, less likely, an August premiere.

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My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)