Watch this video and let us know if you think it will be fun to watch Mr. T on Dancing With The Stars. This is a hoot. Thanks to Vin for sending.
I would be down with Nancy Kerrigan and a member of Fifth Harmony, I think. Variety says that Nancy is in along with a member of Fifth Harmony plus they reiterate Mr. T, Nick Viall and Simone as we previously reported.
With less than one month until the Season 24 premiere of “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC is setting the new cast of celebrity contestants.
Nancy Kerrigan will compete on the upcoming season, along with a member of Fifth Harmony, a source tells Variety. Our insider also tells us that “The Bachelor” Nick Viall will more-than-likely be a contestant.
Mr. T. and Simone Biles will also compete on Season 24, our source says, confirming the participation of the wrestler and Olympic gymnast, who was courted to dance on the competition series last year, but was unable to due to scheduling. (Her Rio teammate Laurie Hernandez competed and won last season).
ETA: Fifth Harmony held a Dancing With The Stars Chat last season. Watch this and see who their favorite dancers are on the show. Several of them said they’d like to dance with Val. They like Derek too. More below courtesy of Haley Alexandra….
Given that ET has a pretty good track record, I’d say this is pretty legit. Apparently Mr. T is going to be dancing this season, and Simone’s name is in the mix again:
Get ready to see Mr. T’s dancing skills!
The beloved professional wrestler and Olympic darling Simone Biles will both compete on season 24 of Dancing With the Stars, ABC confirms to ET.
“Production has been trying to get Mr. T to do the show for years!” a source close to the show’s production tells ET.. “He will be a great contestant this season.”
Mr. T, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud, has been absent from our TV screens since 2014, when he appeared in the TV movie, WrestleMania XXX. The 64-year-old actor has also stayed silent on social media since late December, when he wished everyone a “Blessed New Year.”
I can’t recall if we’ve seen his name as a rumor in the past, but it makes sense – he’s probably going to be this season’s nostalgic favorite. As for who he’s partnered with, part of me thinks Sharna is probably due for a throwaway partner – although I think Witney could actually have a fun time with him.
As for Simone – call me a cynic, but if she’s on this season, we can pretty much just hand the trophy to whomever she’s partnered with. But part of me is still a tad skeptical, because I’m having a hard time believing they’d cast Olympic gymnasts from the same team in back-to-back seasons. Then again, America loves gymnasts. If she is on, I’m calling foul if she isn’t paired with Sasha.
Trying to get myself psyched up about these rumors, but so far this season is leaving me pretty apathetic…
Is it possible that Lori Laughlin might dance on Dancing With The Stars? Yahoo TV asked her about it. It sounds like she’s really not up for it (like last season), but, you never know and we like to cover all of the possibilities just in case. Read on…
Lori also addressed rumors that she’s following in the footsteps of her onscreen nieces, Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin, and joining the upcoming cast of Dancing With the Stars. “Candace Cameron is so on me to try Dancing With the Stars,” she said. “But, you know, I saw how hard she worked, and then I saw Jodie — and Jodie can really dance — and I saw how hard it was on Jodie. Oh, I don’t know if I could do it.”
More at Yahoo TV. I love this actress. I’d love to see her do Dancing With The Stars.
Remember the Seattle Seahawk Russell Wilson rumors we’ve had in the past (if not, see here)? Well, I guess he told E News that he might be doing Dancing With The Stars (I wouldn’t mind if true. I love when football players dance). More in a Espy Red Carpet report below with Cheryl Burke. She weighs in on who she’d like to see dance too.
It’s still pretty damn early for the season 22 rumor mill to be churning out anything really significant, but this post from YouTube personality Trisha Paytas on Instagram yesterday gave me pause:
My gut tells me she’s probably either just joking or is subtly trying to express interest in being on the show, but given that DWTS kinda branched out last season by tapping a Vine star like Hayes – is it really too far-fetched to assume that they might try to cast a YouTube personality within the next few seasons? Or that they might have reached out to a few already? Trisha’s been around for awhile, and has a large following – plus she’s put out some music on iTunes (and some accompanying music videos, which is most likely what she was rehearsing for here), has published several books, and has appeared on shows like America’s Got Talent, Dr. Phil, and My Strange Addiction…so she’s got a lot of irons in the fire.
That being said – the one potential caveat I can see with her in particular is that she’s refreshingly (at least in my opinion) open about her sex life, and the fact that she used to work in the sex industry. Might not really jive well with the more conservative-leaning audience of DWTS. Thoughts?
Gonna preface this with my usual “take this with a grain of salt” warning, as it seems like this might be reeeealllly early for the pros to be meeting their partners – but as it is a slow news day and I did find this rather curious, I will go ahead and share. Special thanks to CM for the heads up on this.
Looks like Nick Carter of The Backstreet Boys just started following Sharna out of the blue – maybe he just met her at a party in L.A., maybe he just thought she looked like a cool person to follow, who knows…but the timing is interesting.
Also interesting? This Instagram post from Sharna yesterday, without any sort of context:
Maybe Sharna was just having a good day, maybe she had just gotten word that she was going to be a pro again this season…who knows. But just seemed rather coincidental that both of the above events would happen on the same day.
I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch for Nick to do the show – he’s from the only major boy band that DWTS has yet to cast from, plus his brother Aaron did the show back in 2009. And from the looks of the Backstreet Boys’ schedule, he’s free and clear until May of 2016. I think he’d be fun to watch, and if Sharna is, indeed, his partner – I think they’d be a good match.
ETA: Apparently this screen shot is making the rounds among the Nick Carter fans – some guy named John is claiming on Instagram that Nick’s wife, Lauren, confirmed the other day on the set of his movie that he IS doing DWTS this season. Take it with a big grain of salt, as it’s basically some random guy claiming he heard something (and his IG account is conveniently private) without anyone being able to verify it. But who knows – maybe we’re not as crazy here at Pure as some seem to think we are 😉
Not sure if there is anything to this speculation from LaLate. They mention Kandi Burruss and some other celebs from Bravo for the next season of Dancing With The Stars…
Is Kandi Burruss joining Dancing with the Stars next season? While Kandi, ABC and BravoTV have yet to comment which Bravolebrity, if any, could be joining DWTS next season, at the moment it would seem likely that Kandi would be the likely Bravolebrity frontrunner followed by Kyle Richards and either Vicki Gunvalson or Tamra Barney.
ABC’s DWTS castings took a turn several seasons ago when the show casted Lisa Vanderpump as its first BravoTV star. The RHOBH & Pump Rules star at the time had one of the digital footprints on social media of any Bravo personality. In fact, Lisa’s appearance played a major storyline in the last RHOBH season with the “fake fainting” debate. Vanderpump has admitted to news that NeNe Leakes often calls her for advice on housewives shows. And shortly around the same time, Leakes inked her spot on DWTS, the second Bravolebrity to date.
More at LaLate.
First, Landon Donovan and now another soccer player named Tim Howard is rumored to dance in the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Hollywood Life reports that producers have an eye on him. What’s more, Cheryl Burke says she wants to dance him.
“Everyone saw Tim get his hands on almost everything during the World Cup game against Belgium and now Dancing wants to get his hands on one of the dancers,” a source connected to the show tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
One dancer in particular is already eager to parter with Tim!
“Cheryl Burke is the frontrunner if Tim joins the show,” our source reveals. “She wants to dance with him and once the holiday passes, he will 100 percent be asked to join the show.” So exciting!
More at Hollywood Life.
What do you think if true? I don’t know who he is, but, I’m ok with it. I think he would look good dancing with Cheryl as well.
Sometimes I love being from Indianapolis…and this is one of them 🙂 Our local news outlets usually do a pretty good job of keeping up with the goings-on of the Indycar drivers during the off-season…and a few minutes ago, this article popped up on my Indystar app:
Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan is hoping for an invitation to go dancing. On television, no less.
The Brazilian IndyCar Series driver said he met with a “Dancing With the Stars” cast coordinator during last month’s visit to The ESPYs in Los Angeles. Kanaan told The Indianapolis Star he might know Friday if he’s been selected.
That doesn’t mean he’ll be able to share that news, however. The cast is scheduled to be announced on “Good Morning America.”
If selected, Kanaan would be the second IndyCar Series driver to appear on the reality show that draws some of the best ratings in television — often more than 20 million viewers a show.
We first reported on Tony as a rumor last month. I find it interesting that he offered up a specific date – tomorrow – as the day he would likely know whether he was in or out. Maybe tomorrow is the day they finalize the cast? If so, hopefully the rumor mill starts spinning a little faster and we get some more names leaked. Anywho, if he met with a casting director last month at the ESPY’s, I’d say Tony is looking like a pretty legit rumor – and he sounds pretty gung-ho about it. I think they’d only benefit from casting him – he’s very current, he’s hugely popular with race fans, and he’s an athlete that’s not another football player 🙂 What do you guys think? Is it sounding like Tony might be a legit possibility for season 17?