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Please…No…Kate Gosselin on DWTS Season 10

Dear lord.  You know, I reported on this one a long time ago – Kate Gosselin on Jay Leno wanting to be on DWTS – but this is an actual source with some credibility.  I HATE that. :-)  The Washington Post:

Kate the hoofer?

ABC will announce Monday that TLC reality star Kate Gosselin will be one of the hoofers on the next round of “Dancing With the Stars,” according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

At press time, the deal was virtually done for the now-divorced mother of eight to become one of the celebrities vying for the cheesetastic Mirrored Disco Ball.

This will be the fulfillment of a dream for Gosselin who, on Jay Leno’s ill-fated prime-time show, said she’d like to be on “Stars” because she can’t dance. “I want to laugh at myself,” Gosselin told Leno. “I so cannot dance.”

I saw this coming up on twitter again and I kept ignoring it. So, I looked today on a whim and found a “credible” (it’s all relative) source!! She’s way too tall for Derek, right? RIGHT?!?! :-) So, thus far the possible women are Kate and Pam Anderson?? Throw in LaToya and some other scary possibility and this season has train wreck potential, bit time. Fun stuff to watch, anyway. :-)

February 26, 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 – Kassim Osgood??

Possibly as Cheryl’s partner? Thanks to Lindsay in the comments for pointing this one out, but I’m not entirely convinced just yet. Almost, but not quite. :-) Mainly because his follow up tweet implies he was out partying with Cheryl and Shannon Elizabeth and their friends. Also at the same event? Lacey Schwimmer and others – per WENN. Here are the tweets:

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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. :-)

Melissa Rycroft Replaces Samantha Harris as Host of Dancing with the Stars 2010

Ever since Samantha Harris got kicked off left Dancing with the Stars there has been a lot of speculation about who will replace as Samantha as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars. I think the speculation is finally over, but here’s a review of the various possibilities in case you missed it.

We first talked about Melissa Rycroft hosting Dancing with the Stars at the beginning of this month. There were also rumors of Ashlan Gorse and Nancy O’Dell hosting Dancing with the Stars and Lynn Hoffman co-hosting DWTS alongside Tom Bergeron. There were also rumors about Brooke Burke, Marie Osmond (thank goodness this wasn’t true), and Paula Abdul. Luckily, last week E! News said there were only 3 serious contenders for the co-host position: Melissa Rycroft, Brooke Burke and Vanessa Minnillo.

Although, tonight during a commercial for the Bachelor finale, they talked about the announcement of the new Dancing with the Stars 2010 cast during the Bachelor finale. Heidi will be live blogging the announcement, but more on that soon.

What was most interesting about the commercial was that they said, “listen to Tom Bergeron and Melissa Rycroft as they announce the new couples on Dancing with the Stars.” Does this mean that Melissa Rycroft will be the host that’s replacing Samantha Harris on Dancing with the Stars? Seems like it to me. She’ll be a busy girl hosting Dancing with the Stars with Tom and as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Although, Samantha Harris did that for quite a while.

I think this will be a good thing for Dancing with the Stars. No doubt that Melissa Rycroft will be an upgrade at the host position.
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February 22, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS Season 10 – More Professional Mystery

So, Jonathan is out – sad but not entirely unexpectedly – and Louis still hasn’t been told. What the heck is going on here? This makes me think that they aren’t entirely sure of their cast yet – one week away from the announcement. Why would Jonathan be a definite no and Louis still not know? Louis is the shortest male, Mark next, then Derek – I think. I think there is 3 inches or so between Derek and Louis, so I would imagine they have a short girl and are trying to figure between Mark and Louis. But I could be totally full of crap. :-) In any case, this is a blow (kinda) to the “attitude” and “ballroom skill” theories for which pros are making it and which ones aren’t.

The show starts four weeks from Monday – at this rate they are NOT going to have four weeks rehearsal before the show starts.

ETA: Add Dmitry to the “I still don’t know” list.

ETAA: And lovely Louis supplies a perfectly logical reason for the way the pros are finding out (or not finding out) – wish I would have thought of it. :-)

You know, since he hasn’t been told NO, that means he likely does have a partner they’re waiting to sign. I would imagine the same goes for Dmitry. Since Anna T commented she doesn’t want to say until it’s set in stone, I bet she has a partner too. Now – what about Derek’s tweet from last Tuesday?

To recap:
The Men –
Jonathan – the only solid no
Dmitry – doesn’t know
Louis – doesn’t know
Derek – is confusing

The women -
Cheryl – definite yes
Lacey – definite no
Anna T. – doesn’t know
Karina – doesn’t know.

Those that haven’t said a word: Maks, Mark, Tony, Alec, Anna D, Chelsie, Edyta, Kym

February 20, 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 – Pro Shake Up??

Cheryl Burke is in, Lacey Schwimmer is out – and based on the timing of their announcements, I’m afraid Derek (and Karina) was jumping the gun. I hope I’m wrong. So far, the other pros haven’t said, except for Dmitry saying he hadn’t heard.

So, is it simply that they didn’t have a partner that fit Lacey? Or is something else going on here. With Julianne gone, she and Cheryl are arguably the two most popular female professionals. I guess we’ll know when the season starts. If there is a new female (or two) similar to Lacey in height, then there might be something else going on. Perhaps they’re replacing some of the more popular pros to bring the attention back to the celebrities? Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. I know LOTS of people that won’t be inclined to watch if their favorite pro isn’t on 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 10 Cast – To the Moon, and Beyond!!!

Yes, I am (mis)quoting a cartoon. Why? It’s the first thing that sprang to mind when reading Access Hollywood:

But Access’ “Dancing” casting news doesn’t end there!

Access has also learned someone who has walked on the moon is set to shake their former-intergalactic groove thing in the ballroom too, the source said.

Buzz Aldrin, who was the second person to set foot on the moon, is the favorite, thanks to his regular appearances across television. Although, it still yet could be Neil Armstrong.

Buzz has appeared on “The Simpsons,” “Celebrity Jeopardy,” “NUMB3RS” and most recently, “The Price Is Right” in November 2009.

Access Hollywood also confirms that Pam Anderson will be dancing this season. And after being afraid that Derek might not even be on the show, I’m actually okay with her dancing with my favorite. It’s called perspective, people. :-)

February 18, 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 Gossip – Another Potential Co-Host???

Well, this is ALL I’ve seen on this one, but again, it’s from the horse’s mouth. I first saw this yesterday so I would have expected more media to jump on it like they did on Brooke Burke. Cindy Margolis’ Twitter:

Cindy apparently has her own reality TV show called Seducing Cindy. According to her she’s a model, actress and author, among other things. Here’s her web page – Cindy Margolis. I got nothing else to say. :-)

In Professional Dancer news – they’re tweeting a tiny bit more, but the only comments on DWTS remain those of Derek and Dmitry. Derek hasn’t said anything since last time, but Dmitry has AGAIN said he’s not heard anything. I have no clue what this means. I think Derek has heard, simply because his sort of twitter silence was broken by his comment. But who knows? I believe both Derek and Dmitry, but I don’t know what that means. :-) It’s fun to watch though.

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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. :-)

So Far, Two Questions Answered for DWTS Season 10

…Maybe. :-) Two interesting tweets tonight. First, from Derek Hough:

Relatively safe to assume he’s back?? I think so. Then, from Brooke Burke, confirmation of another rumor as reported last week:

February 16, 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 Gossip – A New Male Pro?

Twitter is a wonderful thing. It lead me to a comment from someone asking Maks if he heard that Damian Whitewood from Burn the Floor was going to be on DWTS Season 10. With a little help from my friends, I found that Petra Murgatroyd (also of BTF) had posted on her Facebook that Damian, her boyfriend, is going to be on:

Now, there a couple of ways Damian could be on DWTS season 10. One – as a pro dancer in pro dances. We’ve seen that happen time and again. Aliona Vilani, who is currently on Strictly Come Dancing in the UK, showed up on a few episodes as a pro dancer a season or two ago, as have others. The second option is one that has tremendous potential to piss me off in a big, big way. :-) That option is as a new pro partnering a celebrity. Now as much as I complain about certain males (Alec and Dmitry, to name two), I don’t want to see ANY of the regular pros replaced by another against their will. The only way that I would not throw a hissy fit is if it turns out that Alec, Tony and maybe Derek or Maks (or others) had better plans and asked out for a season or two, a la Julianne. This is entirely possible, of course – I’ve heard whispers of Alec and Tony both having movie roles in Europe. I don’t know that they were large parts, but they certainly could be timed right to take them out for a season. Derek – he has been answering the “are you going to be on Season 10″ in a variety of strange ways. One answer was “I’ll always be involved in the show in one way or another” or something like that. Recently he was asked and his head was shaking no while he was claiming ignorance. He also said has “new adventures” this year. He was very smiley and happy, so I think something else is going on there (Access Hollywood – note what he says about Julianne). Then there’s Mark – Mark has a lot of different things he’s working on as well.

Or is it someone else?? I don’t think that Maks, Derek, Mark or even Tony would be replaced just for the hell of it because they are extremely popular – I think that is obvious. Let’s face it – the audience for this show is predominantly female and we women love our hot pros. Dmitry has his fans as well, so as much as I am not a fan, I kinda doubt he is in jeopardy.

The math here is pretty simple. We had 8 male pros last season. The producers claim they are reducing the couples to 12 so that implies only 6 male pros. That means two lose their job already, without a new guy coming in. For Damian to have a full time job, that means a third pro won’t be there. So…anyone have any scoop?? Do three of our men have new jobs? Or is one (or more) being fired to make room for Damian?? Come on now – I don’t want to be pissed off by myself. :-)

February 14, 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. :-)

Paula Abdul on DWTS Season 10 – The Mystery Continues

Well, I feel like Paula might have clarified one thing in this recent interview – she won’t be a*contestant* on DWTS.  She could, however, be a judge.  But she’s kind of her usual incomprehensible self in this interview – you be the judge of what it is she’s trying to say.  From USA Today:

When asked to give a clue as to her next project, she said, “Drop a clue? Oh, I’m gonna be going back to my roots and doing a TV show that has something to do with my roots,” she said this morning on the morning radio program, afterdodging several questionsasking her to confirm rumors that she’ll be reunited with Simon Cowell on his new X Factor show.

“I’m going back to doing some teaching on television in that kind of capacity,” she added. “And what else can I tell you? I might be doing something with the Laker Girls.”

Of course, they’re asking specifically about X-Factor, but neither X-factor nor DWTS includes her “teaching” in an area that goes back to her “roots”. At least, not in my opinion. To me, her “roots” are in DANCE, not singing. The British version of X-Factor has that “mentoring” aspect where each judge mentors a singer – but I just don’t think that is her roots. DWTS would be her roots – but there is no teaching capacity on DWTS for her except as a pro….and I’m sorry that would be the last straw, IMO. In case you wonder why were talking about DWTS as a possibility, I direct you to my previous posts on the subject:

Paula’s Development Deal
Paula’s Development Deal Part II

February 13, 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. :-)