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DWTS Season 9 Cast – Rumor and Innuendo

Well, you know, I called this one a few weeks ago!!  Lou Ferrigno on DWTS - I mentioned it on June 30th.  Yeah, until it comes out of Tom B’s mouth on August 17th, several grains of salt are being consumed.  :-)

 Also, going way out on a limb, I’m going to predict Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block. Why? Just random tweets, including those from Jordan himself. I could be way off base. We’ll see.

New Kids On The Block Performs On NBCs Today  

I’ve also seen twitter campaigns for Dean McDermott (aka Mr. Tori Spelling) taking shape.  What the campaigners don’t realize is that it isn’t up to Dean, it’s up to the producers.  But hey, I want David Duchovny or Adrian Grenier on DWTS, so I can’t pick on them.  :-)

Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott at Nobu in Malibu

As David points out in the comments, there is also a growing campaign for Beth Horn (aka Venom) from American Gladiators to be on the show.  I really don’t know that these campaigns actually work. Does Beth Horn WANT to be on DWTS? Does Dean McDermott? That, and getting the producers to buy it, are two big things standing in the way. But, good luck and happy campaigning. :-)

August 4, 2009 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 9 Cast – Rumor Roundup

UPDATE: Check out the latest Dancing with the Stars Season 9 cast rumors here.

UPDATE 2: It’s official, check out the cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 9. Nice to see lots of the cast were on our rumor list.

So, we’ve heard countless rumors about the Season 9 Cast, many of which I’ve written about on this site. I figured it was time to do a listing of all the rumors to date – what can I say? I’m a fan of lists. :-)  The rumors have varying degrees of plausibility, so you guys be the judge.

First, the men:

  • Ashley Hamilton
  • Greg Louganis
  • Aaron Carter
  • Leslie Jordan
  • Lou Ferrigno
  • Danny Gokey
  • Kurt Angle
  •  

    Next, the women:

  • Debi Mazar
  • Vera Wang
  • Dominique Moceanu
  • Erin Andrews
  • Bethenny Frankel
  • A lot of these rumors come from the stars themselves, although I think that’s happened before and turned out to not be true.  Donny Osmond  isn’t on my lists although I’ve read in other places that he wants to do it (please no).  Also, right after the season ended, Suge Knight was also rumored to be on S9 – which I have a hard time believing, but apparently the Steve O rumors began right after S7 ended so you never know.

    I’ve seen this list floating around the net, but I’m somewhat skeptical – for one thing, I couldn’t find the original source so it could be a wishlist.  A couple people I would consider too high profile.

    Da Brat
    Alicia Sacramone
    Heather Locklear
    Jewel
    Aubrey O’Day
    Christie Brinkley
    Melissa Joan Hart
    Aaron Carter
    Tony Danza
    James Wagner
    Johnny Weir
    Brian McKnight
    Lou Ferrigno
    Mike Greenberg

    James Wagner could be Jack Wagner from the Bold and the Beautiful – and who is also dating Heather Locklear. I also read that Jewel has already ruled it out because she wants to have a baby. Alicia Sacramone? If she’s partnered with Mark I might hurt someone. There are a few pros who never get athletes, ya know?

    SO – what rumors have you heard that I’m missing?? I saw an actual list with professional partners next to them, but now I can’t find it. It was too good to be true anyway (e.g. Derek Hough and Tara Lipinski). :-)

    July 27, 2009 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. :-)

    Dancing with the Stars Season 9 Cast – Announcement set for August 17

    UPDATE: Check out the latest Dancing with the Stars Season 9 cast rumors here.

    UPDATE 2: It’s official, check out the cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 9. Nice to see lots of the cast were on our rumor list.

    Tom Bergeron

    Yay!! Not much longer now and we’ll find out which (and how many) celebrities will be on the show for the 9th season.  The Nashville Examiner says that Tom Bergeron will make the cast announcement on Good Morning America on August 17th.

    So, does anyone have any special wishes in terms of celebrity?  Have a favorite pro that you’re praying gets a good partner? My wishes are simple:

  • I want Derek to get someone he’ll sizzle (and go far) with
  • I want Maks to get someone with backbone that is good, but gives him a hard time :-)
  • I want Kym to get someone who will last a while and who isn’t old enough to be her father or a football player
  • I want Mark to get someone who will challenge him (i.e. non-olympian or person with NO  previous dance experience – but NOT another Kim K.)
  • I want Jonathon to get someone younger than his norm
  • I want Cheryl to get Kym’s typical partner ;-)
  • Karina? Give her someone who has a shot for a change
  • I want to see Lacey dance with Derek, really – she’s gotten interesting celebs her two times out, she’ll likely get one again
  • Chelsie…hmmmm.  I dunno, she did great with Ty. She’s a toss up. I expect her to fill the Julianne slot.
  • Tony had two good partners this past season, but he’s been under utilized so give him another good one. Or at least, one who appears to be good on paper. ;-)
  • Anna has a guaranteed shot at a celebrity, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be good – I would say they have to give her someone tall, but she danced great with Derek and he’s no giant. Any suggestions?
  • Did I not mention your favorite? Tell me.  I personally am not a big Alec/Edyta/Louis fan, but I don’t dislike them at all. Plus, Louis is working for So You Think You Can Dance, so I think it unlikely he’ll be back. Particularly since SYTYCD is going to a two season per year format and will be overlapping with DWTS on tuesday nights this coming season.

    July 18, 2009 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 9 Cast Rumor – Debi Mazar

    Yes, yes, yes, I know I already reported on the rumor about Debi Mazar (Entourage) dancing on Season 9. But now, I ain’t the only one, aside from Debi herself, that is. :-)  Reality TV Scoop has picked up this story and made it a bit more solid than it was before.  Will she join up? Do you want her to? 

    Debi Mazar

    I do – love her on Entourage.  She’ll need a Derek or a Maks- type partner, though, I thinking.  And Derek might be too short (and too young), so I’m definitely thinking Maks.  A tough talking Jersey girl will definitely be fun to watch with Maks.  Speaking of Entourage, what about Jeremy Piven (provided he cuts the sushi) or Adrian Grenier (:::swoon:::)?? Thoughts?? I’ve included pics of the two male Entourage stars below – are there other people you favor for the Cast of Season 9?

    The sixth season premiere of Entourage in Los Angeles, part 2
    CMT Hosts A Screening Of The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard.
    July 15, 2009 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. :-)

    Dancing with the Stars Season 9 Cast Rumor – Aaron Carter

    All I have are tweets on this one and one of the tweeters (twitterers?) is Aaron Carter and his twin.  You be the judge. Just remember that history shows that the July rumors are often not true – maybe because people can’t keep it to themselves? :-)

    Aaron Carter Tweets

    July 10, 2009 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. :-)

    Tweeting DWTS 9 – Part II

    I should make this a series. :-) Part I was posted yesterday.

    This first one is for John. :-)
    Erin Andrews Campaign

    And I though I was obsessed. :-)
    DWTS Obsession

    Ummm…out of touch?
    tweet 8

    Mean…but I think she should be on this season. ;-)
    Megan Fox

    July 6, 2009 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. :-)

    Dancing with the Stars Season 9 Cast Rumor – Leslie Jordan?!?

    UPDATE: Check out the latest Dancing with the Stars Season 9 cast rumors here.

    Okay, really more like wishful thinking on Leslie’s part. :-) I didn’t recognize the name, but I definitely recognize the face – he’s that cute little commedian with the southern accent. See?

    Leslie Jordan

    Anyway, according to the Nashville Examiner the guy who played Beverly Leslie on Will And Grace wants to do DWTS.

    Is Leslie Jordan heading to ABC’s Dancing With the Stars? If the popular actor-comic-Southern gent has anything to say about it, the answer is: “Yes. Yes. Yes!”

    Anybody that has watched Jordan on stage, screen or television, already knows that the man is a bundle of Southern fun. So, it makes sense that the unabashed performer would do more than just one show at the Rrazz Room in the uninhibited mecca that is San Francisco, still basking in its post-Gay Pride glow.

    “Wouldn’t that be fun?” Jordan muses with a charmed Southern drawl. “I’m on the list, but it’s a very long list. My problem, career-wise, is that I have been around so long—people know me—but I am almost like a soap opera star. I am known within the gay community but I have never achieved, you know, whatever it is that is …w here you are known in middle America. I just need to kick my career up to that next level.”

    “And I have the funniest story to tell if and when I get on,” he adds. “I was awful in P.E. Oh … how I was hit with that Dodge Ball! I was so helpless in sports. And then one semester, out of the blue, we did ballroom dancing. Everybody hated it—but me. I didn’t even know who Martha Graham was. I had this little, fat partner … I had her in a vice grip and swirling her all around. Then the teacher tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘Mr. Jordan, you must remember that the young lady is the picture and you are but the frame.’ I looked at her and thought—I want to be the picture.”

    Okay, I want this guy on the show!! He’s crackin’ me up!

    July 2, 2009 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 9…and the rumors churn on…

    The latest? Debi Mazar, according to “Debi Mazar” on Twitter. Assuming of course that this is the real Debi Mazar, she says the following:
    Debi Mazar Twitter

    Currently, Debi Mazar has a small role in the HBO Series Entourage (LOVE that show). Previously, she starred in the movie Empire Records, among other things. Her website, per twitter is UndertheTuscanSun.com.

    She’s apparently 45 and married with 2 children. Which means she’ll get Derek as a partner. :-) Just kidding. Forty-Five is stretching Derek’s married mommies type.  A type that was broken with Lil’ Kim.  Maks? Tony? How tall is this woman??

    Anyway – it’s currently rumor even though this is apparently from the horse’s mouth. Now that she tweeted she may have blown her shot.  She has quite the biography – more than I remember.

    Debi Mazar Wikipedia

    Debi Mazar on IMDB

    June 28, 2009 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. :-)

    Gossip Fast Forward – Dancing with the Stars 2010

    UPDATE 2010 Season: Check out the Dancing with the Stars Season 11 Cast.

    UPDATE: Check out the latest Dancing with the Stars Season 9 cast rumors here.

    UPDATE 2: It’s official, check out the cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 9. Nice to see lots of the cast were on our rumor list.

    NCAA BASKETBALL: MAR 12 Big Ten Championship Tournament - Iowa v Michigan

    The first person begging to be on Dancing with the Stars for 2010 is a woman named…Erin Andrews.  Never heard of her, but apparently Tom Bergeron has. Here’s what SportingNews.com has to say about Erin.

    As her fame has boomed, Erin Andrews has declined certain requests because they would detract from her standing as a working journalist. Dancing With the Stars, though, would not be one of those requests.

    “I want to do it, because I think I’d be good at it,” Andrews said yesterday, over a lunch of a hamburger and chicken noodle soup in downtown D.C. (I had iced tea. Too many freebie cookies from the Scripps National Spelling Bee.)

    “I want to do it very badly,” she continued. “That’s the big push.”

    She’s said this to others in recent days, but she was really, 100 percent serious. So there, that’s out there. She couldn’t do the fall season, of course, due to her work responsibilities, but she could make her schedule fit with the spring season. I can’t imagine a scenario in which ABC and sports bloggers don’t all benefit from this, so make it happen, producer people.

    “I would love it love it love it,” Andrews said. “I want to be like, ‘Who do I call?’ Let’s do this.”

    May 28, 2009 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. :-)

    Dancing with the Stars Season 9 – Let the Gossip Begin!!!

    UPDATE: Check out the latest Dancing with the Stars Season 9 cast rumors here.

    Only a few days out from the finale of Season and, and the rumors and gossip begins to spread as to who will appear on Season 9.  I found two such rumors today!  One person I’ve never heard of, and one I’ve heard too much of. ;-)

    First up – Bethenny Frankel, per thehollywoodgossip.com:

    Do you wanna see her on Dancing on the Stars?

    When asked if she’d be up for that competition, Frankel told E! News:

    “It looks like a good challenge, so yes – yes, I would definitely do it.”

    Sounds like E! asked her if she would do it – I have no idea if any producers have spoken to her. Here’s a pic for others who are as clueless as I am.

    bethenny frankel

    Then I found this little nugget – remember, this post has the word “gossip” in it for a reason.

    Suge Knight On Dancing With The Stars Next Season?

    So Suge Knight may be showing his dance steps next season of Dancing with the Stars ? That’s what is being reported on MediaTakeOut. The gossip site is reporting that the show’s producers are working to get the Death Row founder, somebody that once scared the hell out of the music industry, into a pair of dance shoes so he can cut the rug with some little white lady. Suge seems interested.

    May 22, 2009 I Written By

    Better known as Charlie.