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DWTS Season 10 Rumor Round Up – Three Weeks to the Announcement!

So I was talking to John last night – or should I say, lamenting – the complete paucity of blabber mouthed celebs this season. It sucks, quite frankly. Last season at this time I had reported on a significant number of people who had spilled the beans via Twitter (Kelly Osbourne, Debi Mazar, to name two). It seems that, excepting Jason Chambers and Chad Ochocinco (although that was his friends, not him), there is very little to report from Twitter – and I have to think that perhaps the DWTS peeps had wised up about the whole Twitter thing, telling potential stars to SHUT IT. :-) So, because we’re less than three weeks out, I thought it was time for a little review of what HAS been rumored and reported on, either here or elsewhere.  I’ll discuss them by the categories I mentally put them in:

The Real Rumors with Real Potential Category

Most recently, the two big rumors have been Pam Anderson and John Stamos. Pam was outed as a potential by RadarOnline, and Karina Smirnoff claims that John was asked for a previous season and had to decline due to his Broadway commitments. I find it highly amusing that she’s putting in a claim on him just in case he changes his mind. :-) But, for some reason, I’m not inclined to believe this one will happen – assuming Karina is correct. I just consider John Stamos to be “too big” of a star to actually consider the show. Although it’s possible he could have been asked, I suppose. But I don’t see it happening. Pam Anderson? That one sure sounds likely and I haven’t seen anyone report that Pam denied it.

I guess that the Jennifer Grey rumor goes in this category. I think. Page Six reported that she was in negotiations way back in December but I’ve not heard much about it since then. Very well could be true – we find out in three weeks.

There are a couple of rumors that go here, but not necessarily for DANCING.  Paula Abdul (judge or dancer?), Marie Osmond (shudder – potential new co-host) and Nancy O’Dell (potential new co-host).  I think the Marie thing is more speculation than actual rumor. Billy Bush reported that there were 5 candidates remaining for the co-host job and that he was REALLY rooting for one in particular. That says Nancy O’Dell to me. The Marie thing was, I think, people taking his words and speculating. I HOPE.  And who the heck knows what is going on with Paula Abdul. :-)

The Blabbermouth Celebrity Category

Jason Chambers is kinda lonely in this category, this season. :-) He straight up said he had meetings with DWTS producers, as I discussed in a post back on February 1, 2010.  Because he blabbed, he may have blown his chance. The woman in me hopes like hell he hasn’t. ;-)  Chad Ochocinco, on the other hand, was outed by a former team mate as being a possibility for last season. As I said before, celebs rumored for one season often show up on later seasons.  Interestingly enough, I did see some twitter chatter that said Chad was going to LA this week – the speculation by these people was that his trip was related to DWTS.  I guess we’ll see.  And I almost forgot – Dirt Nasty (aka Simon Rex)!  He claims he met with the producers back in early January.  Did I read that this guy now does porn, or did I imagine that?

The PLEASE PUT ME ON DWTS Category

This is a surprisingly large category. :-)  I’ll just make a list of the ones I’m aware of, starting with the oldest one (from late 2009)
- Flight Time (aka Herbert Lang) of the Harlem Globetrotters by way of The Amazing Race
- Jermaine Dupre
- Kate Gosslin
- Danielle Fishel
- Ross Mathews
- Greg Louganis (who could also fit in the category below)
- Kevin Federine – this one is per Ryan Seacrest on his radio show this morning.  It seems I’ve heard this one before, but maybe I’m confusing him with someone else.
- Candace Cameron Bure – I think we can safely put her in this category based on what I posted here.

That’s all I could find right now. I’m sure someone will pop in (with links) to remind me of others who want to be on the show. :-)

And finally….
The “We’ve Heard This one Before” Category

Back on January 4th, I wrote a couple posts detailing rumors from previous seasons. The intent was to keep track of previous rumors to see if any of them came true for Season 10. Those posts were also titled Rumor Round Up and Rumor Round Up Part II – I’m not going to list all that again, so if you’re curious, click!!  Kurt Angle, Bethany Frankel and Vera Wang are the only ones I’ve heard any followup on recently.  It’s all speculation on the part of views, as I recall, so I won’t detail it here.

February 9, 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 10 – Rumor Roundup Part II

Okay, where was I?  My first post from yesterday on this topic  ended with Lou Ferrigno, so I’ll pick it up from there.  As I mentioned yesterday, the rumors about who will be on DWTS often start a couple seasons before they actually appear on the show, so we decided to list those rumors from the last several months once again – just in case. :-)

But first we have a NEW case of a celeb wanting to be on the show and telling everyone she wants to be on the show, at least according to OK! Magazine:

Former Boy Meets World star and current The Dish host Danielle Fishel aspires to be on Dancing With The Stars in 2010.

“I’ve told them really straight forwardly that I really want to do the show, and unfortunately they’ve got thousands of other celebrities that feel the exact same way,” she tells me. “There are so many people who want to do that show because it’s a real classy show, especially for reality TV. I told them I’m interested, they know I’m interested, and hopefully one day they’ll think I’d be a good fit for the show. “

Her dream partner is Maksim.

“He is the biggest, manliest dancer they have on that show, and I think for me to have a male dance partner, I would want someone that I felt very feminine next to. I think he’s the manliest dancer on the show.”

Okay, on with the roundup:

Leslie Jordan – he’s that cute little comedian with the southern accent.  As I said originally, this was likely wishful thinking on Leslie’s part – plus he might even be shorter than Chelsie. :-)  This is one of the rumors that I desperately wanted to be true.

Heh, I just realized that I called both Debi Mazar AND Aaron Carter in July. Dang, that was early – which means that anything I hear NOW could also be true.

Greg Louganis – This was according to Celebuzz and I was so-so on it at the time, in terms of likelihood, but I think Greg’s appearance on last season in that Olympian segment solidified his chances  to be on either this season or in the fall.  I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Greg in 2010 – one season or the other. :-)

Jordan Knight - this one was twitter based, but then that’s how Debi Mazar and Aaron Carter started out. Who’s to say Jordan wasn’t on the list, but Aaron got picked instead. Jordan could be this seasons Aaron.

Dean McDermott – around the same time that Jordan was being rumored, there was a ton of talk about Dean – often by his wife.  I believe they did talk to him so maybe we’ll see him this year.

Beth Horn – this one was more of a campaign to get her on the show than any real rumor she would indeed be on.  I don’t know if campaigns have any impact whatsoever, and I never saw anything other than campaigning to indicate she might be on the show. That casts a good deal of doubt on the odds.  We’ll see!!

LOL – I found the Kelly Osbourne thing and called a few things correctly.  I said Mark or Derek as her partner and she was rumored to be originally partnered with Mark before she told producers that she wanted someone she could push around – so she was subsequently moved to Louis.  Good call, Kelly. :-)

Shari Sheppard, Alicia Sacramone, Andrew Firestone and Aubry O’Day were on a list of rumored cast members that I had not seen anywhere else other than the single blog – and that list included some HIGHLY implausible people, so I’m thinking it was more of a wish list than actual, potential celebs.  I could be wrong.

Jeremy Roenick, Tori Spelling and Lynda Carter – these were either said jokingly or were strictly twitter related.  I think Lynda is the only plausible one at this point.

Let’s not forget the ubiquitous Paula Abdul rumor. That one was so prevalent before last season that I’m not even going to provide a link. Heck, Conrad Greene basically admitted that he asked her.

LaToya Jackson – it was widely reported that the only reason she wasn’t on last season was because of Michael’s death (Jermaine was also occassionally included in this rumor). LOTS of people are pretty convinced that she will be on this coming season and that she’ll demand Derek as a partner.  At the point this becomes true, I won’t know whether to jump off a cliff or be intrigued by the possibility.

Brandy and her brother – could have been mass confusion or a mix up. Who knows.

Dan Cortese – Dan was told – and proclaimed to the world on Twitter – that he was in the running for the last guy spot last season.  That makes him a possibility for this season, in my book.  I’m cool with this because he’s hot. ;-)

Jennifer Grey – Jennifer was rumored for last season as I mentioned in a post about Joanna Krupa (and correctly called her partner as Derek), and she is also being rumored for this season. I think she’s likely to show up sooner or later.

That should bring us pretty much up to the “current” rumors as I’ve been posting then since Season 9 ended.  Once we get farther along, I’ll make a complete list of previous rumors and current rumors. I do like lists, you know. :-)

January 5, 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. :-)