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!
Does this video give a hint of who one of our pairings might be on Dancing With The Stars? I think so!
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:
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! 😉
Okay, it’s about that time again! Funny, I was thinking there hadn’t been enough new rumors to cover since I did Part I – and realized that I have a poor sense of what happened when. There have been quite a few!!
Remember in that first post when I said how fun this was and it’s my favorite part of the season of blogging?? Well, that’s still true, and I enjoy my what seems like daily DM sessions with Vogue as we try to figure out what to post and what to ignore…but I’m ready for Monday now. I’m tired of reading parts of Twitter that I normally would avoid like the plague and I’m ready to start writing fresh Cheese. Only a few more days till the announcement!! Yay. NOTE: Don’t forget that I’m live blogging the announcement right here at PureDWTS. Once the announcement is made, I’m going to guess who got who (well, some of those are out in the open already ) in a post that will likely be early Tuesday morning – get your guesses ready so you can add them in the comments. Wednesday morning we will post the official pairings and let the screams of “ringer” and whining and hand wringing begin!! I’ll go first…This is Maks’ FOURTH either high profile or talented partner in a row!!! Heh. Just thought I would put that out there before people start bitching about Derek. 😀
On with the show…First up, those “rumors” that are pretty darn non-rumorish at this point:
Hope Solo – first it was a hint, then a tweet that sort of implied that she wasn’t, then it was a tease, and then she kinda outed herself on twitter.
David Arquette – seen at dance studio with Kym Johnson.
For New Rumors that Seem Solid:
Ryan O’Neal – this one comes from ET, which makes it somewhat credible.
Kim Richards – I only believe this one because it just came out yesterday and it sounds like Celebuzz spotted her at a dance studio. We’ll see.
Those Rumors that I Just Don’t Believe, for a Variety of Reasons:
Jenna Jameson – she’s a former porn star!! But she was following some pros…
Elisabetta Canalis – this came from E! News, who claim “many sources” are telling them Elizabetta is signing on. But this would be a new level of “WHO?” for most people, I think.
In the category of “Do DJs in Small Markets have any cred??”:
Erica Durance – think this one might be serious wishful thinking. It came from a comment on a USA Today article referencing what he heard a DJ say. Convoluted enough for ya?? Her people have since said it’s false.
Henry Winkler – two different DJs tweeted about this one today and I don’t know what to make of it. Hmmm…
Which rumors do I think might be true?? Well, besides Hope and David, I think the following are pretty solid:
Chaz Bono (TMZ just claimed he’s in for sure. We said this days ago, hello?)
I have other thoughts, but these are all I’m willing to share right now.
This is kind of random so not sure how much credence this mention should receive (and Hines most likely doesn’t know more than anyone else?), but, in a new radio interview with WCNN in Atlanta, Hines Ward mentions hearing rumors that LA Laker, Ron Artest, and Miami Heat player, Dwyane Wade, are dancing on Dancing With The Stars this season. He doesn’t mention much except this…
“I don’t know, but I did hear rumors and his name did come up. I also heard Ron Artest too.”
If you scroll down to the bottom of the page at this link, you can hear the audio interview in full where Hines mentions Ron Artest and Dwyane Wade. I just checked Dwyane’s twitter. There is a tweet where he mentions taking dance lessons recently. Apparently, they are for a new movie he’s starring in called ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 22, 2011
As for Ron Artest, he recently said no unless he has changed his mind?
Special thanks to Carlos and Maddy for the heads up! Thanks to @ElmariL for helping with more info on the movie as well!!
Just a little quick update on the rumored celebrities to dance. E Online is reporting on the David Arquette, Chaz Bono, Rob Kardashian, and Elisabetta Canalis rumors today. However, nothing can be “confirmed”. A show rep told them. “We will unveil the cast this coming Monday night live during Bachelor Pad on ABC.” They were also told there is atleast one more controversial contestant and far more controversial than the names listed at the link. Here’s a take….
We are hearing rumblings that David Arquette and Chaz Bono have signed on; however, nothing can be confirmed at this point. A show rep tells us: “We will unveil the cast this coming Monday night live during Bachelor Pad on ABC.”
Rob Kardashian (brother of newlywed Kim) is also rumored to be a part of the cast.
And we first reported the rumor that George Clooney’s ex, Elisabetta Canalis would be competing for the disco ball trophy.
We are also told there is at least one more controversial contestant—far more controversial than the names listed above. Hmmm!
Will you be watching this season of Dancing with the Stars when it begins Sept. 13? For the record, we are in.
More controversial than Chaz or David? Who do you think it might be? Take a guess and let us know what you think in the comment section.
Ok, I’ll take a guess that it’s Ann Coulter! Ewww, but, I hope not! lol 😯
Heh. Courtney guessed a housewife…but perhaps from the wrong town?? From Celebbuzz:
Celebuzz has learned that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards will be on Dancing with the Stars this season.
A source tells us that she is confirmed and has been rehearsing in the studio. After a rough year, it looks like she’s on the road to a resurgence and recovery!
Kim, who stars on RHOBH with her sister Kyle Richards, is a former child star who appeared in numerous Disney films such as Escape to Witch Mountain. She also appeared on a slew of TV shows such as Dukes of Hazzard and The Love Boat.
Ok, so remember before reading this news that TMZ hasn’t been reliable lately and yet, you have to wonder if this isn’t true since they’ve seen these two together (David Arquette and Kym Johnson) at a rehearsal studio today. Hmmm?
David showed up to the rehearsal studio a few minutes ago, to meet his partner for the first time. We’re told he’s hooking up — professionally, in a dancing sort of way — with Kym Johnson.
Whoa, now this would be a good one!!
Well, not sure what to make of these two tweets for now, but, two radio DJs are reporting Henry Winkler as a possible contender to dance on Dancing With The Stars. We mentioned Henry Winkler in July as possibly dancing. But, in a recent Hollywood Reporter article at the time, he said he’d never do the show and “not with someone else’s legs.” He said he might do it though if Ron Howard was his partner. LOL!! So, has Henry possibly changed his mind? Note however that Radio DJs aren’t exactly in a big LA market, but, this is so random that we felt like we had to mention it. Note too that the DJ from the second tweet works for a station that recently interviewed Mark Ballas.
Not final yet but Chaz Bono, Rob Kardashian, Kristin Cavallari, Tiffani Thiessen and Henry Winkler all rumored for the next season of DWTS
— Greg Almond (@GregAAlmond) August 25, 2011
PLJ News: Chaz Bono and The Fonz join DWTS, Kings of Leon refuse rehab & Oxygen cancels Paris Hilton's show
— Cooper Lawrence (@CooperLawrence) August 25, 2011
I really hope Henry does the show…if not now, someday? He’d be a gas!!!
Edit to add one more DJ who mentions Henry Winkler. This is the same DJ who mentioned Chaz Bono dancing as well;
@BuddyTV_DWTS and I hear THE FONZ Henry Winkler too wink wink!
— Lisa Stanley (@LisaKearth) August 26, 2011
So, apparently, Entertainment Tonight is saying that Ryan O’Neal has agreed to do the show. I have yet to see this for myself, as ET doesn’t air here until later, for some crazy reason. Ordinarily I would wait until I could get video from ET and post, but then I saw this tweet from a producer/journalist on Twitter and I gave up and decided to post it with the word “innuendo” tacked on just in case:
For those of you not in the know, Ryan is an Academy Award nominated actor (Love Story) and is what could be considered old Hollywood royalty. He was involved with Farrah Fawcett for many, many years, is the father of Tatum O’Neal, who was also on DWTS!!
OKAY! Timing is everything. They just said on ET that Ryan is going to be on the show. They qualified this by saying that DWTS producers won’t confirm, but this is what they hear. They also said he had knee surgery a few months ago.
Ryan in Love Story