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. :-)
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.