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DWTS Season 9 Cast – Donny Osmond

Possibly the biggest ringer in the history of the show, if it’s true he’s been training with Anna Trebunskaya for the past year. Heidi not happy. :-)

From Norm Clarke:
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August 16, 2009 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. :-)

Fast and Furious DWTS Season 9 Rumors – Joanna Krupa

For the love of….good thing I had “being lazy” planned for today!! :-) Is this my third or fourth rumor for the day so far? I’ve lost track! Joanna Krupa is ALSO recently from Superstars – she was partnered with Terrell Owens and if you watched the show you know how well that worked out. :-) Joanna is one of those model/actresses that I recognize her face but never can remember her name – so DWTS is so for her. According to the Chicago Tribune:

When I asked about her future projects, she talked about hosting a women’s Mixed Martial Arts show (“Women’s Ultimate Combat”) that will debut on NBC in January and then offered a hint on a separate project.

“I have another show coming out and if you watch ‘Good Morning America’ on Monday you’ll find out what it is,” said Krupa, adding that the show is in the “dancing” genre.

The suspense is killing me.

Yeah, me too, dude. Hey, she’s 5’7″, engaged and a model actress! Paging Derek Hough. Unless he broke his type with Lil’ Kim, that is. If he did, I page Maks. For those who are unfamiliar: Joanna Krupa

Joanna Krupa waits for her car outside the Katsuya sushi restaurant in West Hollywood

As a nod to the comments of previous posts – yes, I have seen the rumor about Jennifer Grey. I’ve considered giving it it’s own post except that all I’ve seen is ONE random tweet from an unknown person. Just putting it out there. :-) If you’ve seen more, by all means, let me know.

August 15, 2009 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. :-)

Another Rumor – Dan Cortese on DWTS Season 9

Twitter is becoming a very fun tool. :-) Dan Cortese, recently of Superstars, tweeted Maksim last night:

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Seriously, three days before the announcement they are still figuring out the cast? People, you’ve had all summer. :-) Or did Dan not make the cut and they haven’t told him yet. Maks response? None, so far. :-)

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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. :-)

Donnie Osmond and…Macy Gray??? DWTS Season 9 Cast

Oy veh.  :::sigh:::  Alright, I’ve mentioned in at least two previous posts the possibility of Donnie Osmond being part of Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars. None of it came from actual sources, just his own proclamations from seasons past that he would LOVE to do the show, like his sister did.  He’s been oft rumored, but never a reality – maybe because he was too loud about it, I dunno.  Well today, twitter is starting to tweet about Donnie being confirmed as a cast member for Season 9 – via Norm Clarke, Las Vegas Gossip Journalist.  Why do I lament and sigh? Well, there haven’t been many rumors about him this time around, compared to some of the others I’ve talked about – until today. Now, that silence is much more troubling than the out and out campaigning, simply because in my eyes it makes it more likely to be TRUE. Dang it. :-)

Don’t get me wrong – when I was VERY young, I loved Donny and Marie. Or so I’m told – college killed those particular brain cells. Several times over. And you know what? Donnie seems like a very nice man, with a really good singing voice. But here’s my issue – the huge fanbase the Osmonds have.  It’s a killer. It sent Jennie home too early (yes, I am a Derek fan so I am particularly bitter :-) ).  I don’t want ONE contestant to dominate the entire show. Please. No.

Okay, now the Macy Gray thing is totally based on a tweet I saw and that person could just be doing hallucinogens or something. ;-)  But it is Carmit Bachar, an ex-Pussycat Doll doing the talking, so who knows?

Are these people spilling the beans or just WISHING?? Are they testing Twitter to see how fast the rumors travel the net – and I’m helping (I can hope, right?)? You be the judge!!  :-)  Here you go:

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I just had another thought (be afraid). If some of these rumors are true, such as Brandy, Ray J, Donny, Macy, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno, and Aaron Carter, we will have this assemblage of music people who are quite popular combined with pop culture icons who go straight to the heart of DWTS typcial demographic – this could generate some serious voting and prevent one single celeb (ie Donny) from dominating the voting whether he’s a good dancer or not. This is getting GOOD!! :-) I hope.

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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 9 Cast – NOT Tori Spelling?

Just found this radio show where they interview Tori Spelling – Valentine in the Morning.

She says, categorically, that she is not doing Dancing with the Stars this season – you can hear her baby in the background, so I imagine that’s a pretty good reason.  Early in the interview the play a clip of her husband who is quite non-committal as to whether he’s doing it or not.  She said she doesn’t know if Dean is doing it or not – said it was a general meeting he had with ABC.

August 14, 2009 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 Latest Rumored DWTS Season 9 Cast Member – Howard Stern’s Wife?

Seems like a rude way to talk about her, but that’s how my source, the Nashville Examiner, refers to her. Her name is actually Beth Otrozki (or something like that), and she seems to go by “Beth O” – if the Examiner is to be believed. Anyway:

Howard Stern has said that his wife/model/entertainment correspondent/animal activist/trophy “Beth O” will be traveling to Los Angeles next month to participate in a televised reality show in some capacity, but the King of All Media is keeping quiet on the details. Although Howard Stern has stated that Beth O is scheduled to be gone on her mysterious Hollywood mission for “about a month” (probably not long enough to be on Dancing with the Stars) some fans see the statement as the weakest of subterfuge.

Apparently the Sterns are big fans of DWTS – so, we’ll find out in a few days!! Can’t wait!!

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August 13, 2009 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 9 – The Siblings Cast?

According to Pop Crunch, not only is LaToya Jackson in talks to appear, but so is her brother Jermaine Jackson!!

While her rep has refused to confirm the report, on Tuesday, Us Weekly learned that La Toya has been approached to compete on the talent show. And in related news, La Toya’s brother, singer-turned-reality TV star Jermaine Jackson, has also been tapped for a spot on the ninth season of DWTS, premiering next month.

The reason why I say “siblings” cast is because I’ve heard “chatter” in several places about Brandy and HER brother. Someone in the comments on a previous post mentioned it, and I saw it in three other places including Twitter and the ABC Boards. Who knows if it’s true, and this could certainly be a giant game of telephone (possibly confusing siblings). Throw in that Mark/Derek/Julianne are family (even though Julianne won’t be back – or so we’re told), and all we need to hear is that Benji Schwimmer will be joining the pros (please, no – love Lacey, but no Benji please). Anybody wanna bet? :-)

How about Jack Osborne and Chelsie against Kelly Osborne and Mark? LaToya and Maks versus Jermaine and Kym?? Brandy and Derek versus Brandy’s brother and Lacey? Egads!! Or is that Gadzooks!! :-)  Hey David, does Beth Horn have a brother?? You keep telling me about the campaign to get her on the show (Check Beth Horn’s facebook).

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August 12, 2009 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 Latest Dancing with the Stars Season 9 Cast Rumor – LaToya Jackson

Oh dear. :::sigh::: This season’s rumors just get stranger and stranger. I don’t know how I feel about this one, but my immediate reaction was displeasure. :-) According to US Magazine on line:

“[La Toya is] in serious discussions to join the show,” the source tells Us.

The source adds that the hit ABC show has put out a firm offer for her to be a contestant on the ninth installment and La Toya is just deciding what she wants to do.

“She’s a big fan of the show, and being from a musical family, it would be a good fit,” her rep said when contacted by Us.

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August 11, 2009 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 9 Cast – Rumor or Reality??

Well, will the rumor that has gone around before every season for the past couple years finally become a reality? I hope not. What I’m talking about are comments by ABC Entertainment President, Steven McPherson, at the pre-season Press Tour. EW blogged live from the event:

2:12 pm: McPherson admits he was “a little stunned” by Paula Abdul’s exit from American Idol, adding that he would ”absolutely” be interested in recruiting her for Dancing with the Stars “whether as a contestant or a judge… She’s a huge talent… there’s a sensitivity and an emotion [there] that balanced out Idol and we’d love to get a piece of that.”

I confess I saw this as a possibility the moment I heard she couldn’t reach an agreement with American Idol/19E. But this is the President of Entertainment, not the producers. Can the producers be forced into something? Would they even object? Paula would undoubtedly bring ratings and she would probably be funny.

I wouldn’t mind so much if she were a contestant, if she weren’t short enough that she might end up Derek’s partner. :-) Selfish? Yes. :-)

Speaking of Derek, he and Shannon Elizabeth ended their relationship of over a year last night. They had been living together for a while, but the break up appears amicable.

August 8, 2009 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 Latest Dancing with the Stars Season 9 Cast Rumors

UPDATE: Check out the latest Dancing with the Stars Season 9 cast rumors here.

Well, I don’t know what to believe anymore – too many people out there joking (??) about being on the show.  Take Jeremy Roenick, retiring hockey player, for example. Are he and his friends hiding the truth in a jokey manner? So not funny!! I wanna know! :-)

Tkachuk jokingly wondered why so much was being made of Roenick’s retirement, saying, “He’ll either be on Dancing with the Stars or the next judge with American Idol.” Coincidentally, the idea of Roenick on Dancing with the Stars might not be far-fetched; there have been discussions about him really doing the show.

Roenick said later that if people have seen him dance on his skates, they can only imagine how well he can perform without them. “It’s pretty good,” he said.

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The other two rumors I saw floating around were mainly twitter related:
Tori Spelling
Lynda Carter

No clue if these are even remotely true, but both are just twisted enough to be plausible. I mean, think about it from the DWTS Producers perspective. “Wonder Woman Versus the Hulk!!!” Followed by many, MANY super hero jokes by Tom Bergeron. “You won’t like me when I’m angry.” Those of you the same age or younger than the pros will have to look that one up. Fits perfectly with the demographic for this show. I think. When were those shows on the air? Early 80′s? I may have a pretty good grasp on pop culture (sometimes) but time is an issue.

The Tori connection is obvious, provided that the rumor about her hubby is true – another “Husband versus wife” scenario. Because it worked so well last time. :-)

August 6, 2009 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. :-)