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PureDWTS Season 17 Cast Rumor – Tony Kanaan To Find Out Tomorrow if He’s In or Not

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?

August 8, 2013 I Written By

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Is UFC Champ Tito Ortiz Up For DWTS Season 16??

If you don’t know, Tito Ortiz is a UFC champ who recently retired. Tito talks at length about bullying and fighting against it – fantastic cause. At the end of the discussion, of COURSE Access Hollywood has to ask him if he would consider doing DWTS. It’s SO random, that I have to wonder if they were prompted to ask. Anyway, at first he’s like “oh, I took a little interest in it” but as he goes on it sounds like he’d like to show Chuck Liddell how it’s done and he said he always told his fans that if he did it would be after he retired…and he’s now retired. So…who knows? We’ve had more than one celebrity respond to a random question like this in a somewhat vague manner who then ended up being on the show that season.

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What do you think?? And do you think that this is just a coincidence?? :-D  Derek is the only reason I know who Tito is, him being a massive UFC fan and all.

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January 4, 2013 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. :-)

Daniella Monet Campaigns for a Spot on Dancing with the Stars Season 16

Girlfriend, chill out. You’re very pretty, but like I said in a previous post – campaigning never works.  Ever. If you get on the show, you will be the first. :-)

No, I haven’t gone crazy. CraziER. :-) Daniella is goading her fans into spamming @DancingABC about putting her on the show.  It’s  a bit out of hand. First, Just Jared Jr. reported that she wanted to do the show:

Daniella Monet is gunning for a spot on the new season of Dancing With The Stars — and JJJ would love to see her on it!

The 23-year-old actress tweeted a couple weeks ago, “Competing on @dancingabc would be a dream come true. I have 0 professional experience, but I’d give it everything!!”

Now, she of Nickelodeon fame, is trying to get her own personal DWTS hashtag trending on twitter. Lawd, it’s hard to find real rumors in between all the campaigns that have sprung up in the last week. :-)

“@: If it was up to you, which actresses would you cast for season 16 of #DWTS?” <---- tweet them #DaniellaMonetOnDWTS :)
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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 14 – Pro Watch!!

Whooo Hoooo!!! It’s nearly that time of year again, folks!!  DWTS Season 14!!  Me ‘cited. :-)

Okay, this is REALLY early and most pros don’t actually know if they’re dancing yet, and they won’t for about a week and a half. With the cast announcement coming on the 28th, I would expect the pros start getting confirmation the week before that – and many have big mouths, lucky for us.  Both Cheryl and Derek have indicated, today (coincidence?), that they are planning on dancing.  Derek just now on Twitter and Cheryl earlier this morning. Normally, I wouldn’t report on these plans, because planning doesn’t make it actually happen – but in the case of Derek and Cheryl, I’m putting it out there because those two are most likely to be signed early. Plus, Derek, in the past, has only mentioned DWTS and dancing when it’s been a done deal. So, him saying “Who do you want me to dance with?”" is about as close to a confirmation without a confirmation you can get. :-) Especially from the absurdly tight lipped Derek. ;-)

PLEASE don’t tell me that Louis said he wants to be back (same for Dmitry and the rest) because I think that’s blatantly obvious – and Louis and several others aren’t guaranteed a partner. Most of the rest of the pros WANT to be on the show, I just need something more concrete….along the lines of “Yay, I got a partner.”  Heh.

ETA 6: @DWTSGossip has had more to say regarding the men – that there will only be five and apparently he/she is retracting Val and saying “a Chmerkovskiy”. Good news for Tristan fans…sucks to be a fan of Louis or Dmitry (or Val OR Maks). MY ASSUMPTIONS ARE IN BLUE, @DWTSGOSSIP IS IN RED.  Please take special note of the word “assumption” – please look it up if you have to, I don’t want to have arguments about it tomorrow. :-)

The MEN

Derek Hough – IN
Maksim Chmerkovskiy – unknown
Mark Ballas - In per @DWTSGossip
Louis Van Amstel – OUT
Tony Dovolani - In per @DWTSGossip
Dmitry Chaplin – OUT per @DWTSGossip
Corky Ballas – OUT
Val Chmerkovski – Unknown
Tristan McMannus - In per @DWTSGossip

The WOMEN
Cheryl Burke – In
Kym Johnson - In per @DWTSGossip
Chelsie Hightower - In per @DWTSGossip
Lacey Schwimmer -OUT
Karina Smirnoff - In per @DWTSGossip
Anna Trebunskaya -In per @DWTSGossip
Peta Murgatroyd - In per @DWTSGossip

 

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February 8, 2012 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. :-)

Pee-wee Herman To Do Dancing With The Stars Season 14??

I had a hard time deciding whether to post this news or not, but, since Perez Hilton has a fairly good reputation of disclosing possible celebrities to dance on Dancing With The Stars, this possible contender for Season 14 can’t be ignored. Pee-wee Herman! Below is a quote from an inside source.

I just heard Pee-Wee Herman signed with DWTS for next season. He has been back stage twice watching the show this season. I personally heard him say he was vying for a spot next season.

So, what do you think? Yes or No to Pee Wee dancing on the show next season if this information comes true?

I think Pee-wee would be a major hoot. I’d be all for it!!

October 27, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Video Coverage Of New Cast Reveal

If you missed the LIVE Dancing With The Stars Cast Announcement during The Bachelor Pad tonight, thanks to Codebear4, you can watch it in full below.

Also, the official site for Dancing With The Stars has released a “Meet The Cast” page. You can view pictures, read bios, etc. >>>>>HERE.

What a night and what a cast. I am so excited!!! Stay tuned! We hope to have press conference and GMA video coverage tomorrow!!

August 29, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

The Cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 13!! Live Blog of the Announcement!

Okay, here we go – Bachelor Pad.  Real trash TV – like stopping for a train wreck. :-)  Do not be surprised if I update this post just with commentary on this show. If I have to suffer, you have to just a little bit. :-)  I suspect they will make us wait till the end of the show – or perhaps half in the middle and half in the end?? You know how the producers like to change stuff up.   Vogue will be tweeting the announcement on Twitter, if you follow @PureDWTS and/or @TVBlog.  I’ll add in @PureDerekHough so she can tweet from there as well.

Blargh…Jake Pavelka.

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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 Val Chmerkovskiy, Elisabetta Canalis, And Ron Artest Going Into Rehearsal Studio (Video)

Does this video give a hint of who one of our pairings might be on Dancing With The Stars? I think so! :)

August 28, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 13 – CAST LEAK!!!

It appears that @DWTSGossip is leaking the entire cast on twitter! On the one hand that’s great – I hate waiting. :-) On the other hand, please remember that it’s not official until they announce it tomorrow during Bachelor Pad. Be sure to join us here, when I’ll be live blogging the announcement and we can start officially complaining about the cast and screaming about ringers. :-)

Here’s what they say:

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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 13 Cast Rumors – L.A. Laker Ron Artest To Trade His High Tops For Dancing Shoes?

Another on-off-on again rumor! A source told Charged FM this weekend that L.A. Laker Ron Artest is confirmed to dance on Dancing With The Stars this season. Note below how their source didn’t mention Dwyane Wade among the participants. I had a hard time believing the Dwayne Wade rumors anyway. So, if it’s true Ron is dancing (and I wouldn’t be surprised if it is being there is a NBA lockout and for how much his name as come up over the summer. He has also expressed loving the show), I bet he gets Cheryl or Anna as his partner. What do you think?

A source close to the highly-rated reality show confirmed to CHARGED that Artest or as he will soon be known, Metta World Peace, is one of the participants on the 13th season of DWTS.

The full cast will be announced on Monday, August 29th during ABC’s “The Bachelor Pad” and the new season will kick-off Monday, September 19th. Artest, known for his defensive footwork will see if those skills translate to the dance floor.

It will be interesting to see who else Artest will be competing against. One rumor has the Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade as one of the other cast members. However, the source we spoke to did not mention Wade amongst the list of participants.

Stay tuned for the Cast Announcement tomorrow night to see which rumors are true and which are not! ;)

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.