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More On The New Dancing With The Stars Set Changes

As we reported to you earlier in a Louis Van Amstel post, there will be a new set for the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Entertainment Weekly is reporting more details on it from Executive Producer Conrad Green….

What fresh and sparkly change does Executive Producer Conrad Green have in store for us?
Why, it’s a new stage!

Yes, ballroom dancing fans, the next season of DWTS will feature a fancy new amphitheater-style set for its next round of amateurs. There will be another level of seats for all those crazy folks who wait in line outside of CBS Television City in Los Angeles to attend a taping, and a more prominent spot for the orchestra and the enthusiastic chimes lady. The staircases will even move about the slick stage, though we do hope the weekly back and forth doesn’t trigger any more Kirstie Alley-style spills.

Sounds cool. Bring the new set on…that is if it’s not dangerous in some way to the dancers?

Special thanks to Zach for making sure we had this link!!xx

August 17, 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 Rumors – Chaz Bono again??

Thanks to PureDWTS reader Maddy for this new tweet she saw. I’m not sure what to make of it right now? Could it indeed be Chaz Bono is going to dance this Season like we questioned a couple of weeks ago? Note: Lisa Stanley is an entertainment Reporter for a morning show on K-Earth 101 Radio.


@ @ YAY! Can’t wait to c u on DWTS :)
@LisaKearth
Lisa Stanley

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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.

Is Model Elisabetta Canalis Signed To Dance On Dancing With The Stars 13??

E Online is reporting that former girlfriend of Geroge Clooney and model, Elisabetta Canalis, has been signed to dance on Dancing With The Stars. Here is a take of what they are reporting….

According to sources, George Clooney’s ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has signed on to the upcoming 13th season of Dancing With the Stars. ABC does not comment on casting rumors, and the new cast will be announced during Bachelor Pad on Aug. 29. However, insiders tell us the Italian model will be on board.

Elisabetta would be following in the footsteps of Clooney’s rumored new girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, who starred in the second season of DWTS. Canalis also would be pulling a Melissa Rycroft, bouncing back from a very public split by shaking her groove thing.

She’d be perfect! I hope this rumor is true. I can see her dancing with Tony or Dmitry….maybe even Derek? What do you think?

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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.

DWTS 13 Casting Rumors That Are Most Likely Not True And Not True For Sure

Heidi’s in a big meeting today and wanted me to gather up some rumors that got shot down yesterday that she saw. I found some too. Unless something changes, you can most likely strike these celebrities off the casting rumors list for Dancing With The Stars 13.

First off, a twitter representing Erica Durance reported that the rumors for her to dance were false. Sorry to our male readers!! I know you will be bummed out. Apparently, Erica is in Miami currently filming a guest spot for the new “Charlie’s Angels” series and her schedule is full.


A rumor has recently emerged naming Erica Durance as a possible contender for a ‘Dancing With The Stars’ spot. This rumor is FALSE.
@ericadurancetv
Erica Durance TV

As you might have read, Snooki finally spoke out and said she won’t be dancing on Dancing With The Stars this season. Many of us our taking huge sigh of relief on this …AGAIN! 8O


I love watching Dancing with the Stars but I am not apart of the cast ! Sorry Tweedos
@Sn00ki
Nicole Polizzi

One of our new rumors “making us go hmmmm” was Hope Solo yesterday when she tweeted about “facing her fears” and was thinking about doing something she “was really bad at”. Right afterwards, many twitter followers asked her if it was Dancing With The Stars she was considering and encouraged her to do it. Then last night, she tweeted this post making us wonder if it was something else she was considering and not Dancing With The Stars?


Thx for all the advice! (Although ur assumed topic might be a little off) but, that’s right I’m a NIKE athlete!Let’s JUST DO IT already! #fb
@hopesolo
Hope Solo

For those hoping Evelyn Lozada is going to dance this season, so far, the show hasn’t asked and “she wasn’t picked” even though it was true they have been considering her. You can watch and listen to a video at Hollywood Life of her being interviewed. Below is a quote from the audio….

“I would love to do Dancing with the Stars,” Evelyn gushes. “There was that whole rumor that they were thinking about having me on and I wouldn’t be opposed.”

Evelyn is one of the possible members being considered though. “The rumor is true,” she admits. “I haven’t been picked, but the rumor was true. There was a story. They were talking about potential contestants and I was one of them.”

Lastly, were the producers of Dancing With The Stars considering Perez Hilton for the show? If so, they’ve given Perez a “NO” according to this new audio and he’s “boo hooing”! Too bad. Perez might have been really entertaining…at the same time, he might have been annoying too. lol.

This has been Heidi and Vogue over and out! ;)

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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.

DWTS Season 13 Rumors – Part III of Things That Make You Go Hmmmm….

 Most people are like me and are thinking/hoping she’s talking about DWTS. Yes, Hope, DO IT!!! :-) 

I think I might face my fears and do something I'm REALLY bad at. Shall I embarrass myself? What's your guys' thoughts? #fb
@hopesolo
Hope Solo
August 16, 2011 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. :-)

More DWTS13 Rumors Erica Durance to Dance On Dancing With The Stars?

Thanks to John for having such a watchful eye. Today in the comments section at a USA Today link talking about Dancing With The Stars, he read that a radio DJ had said Erica Durance might be a possible contender to dance. Below are the exact words from the commenter….

A DJ on a local radio station mentioned hearing that Erica Durance who played Lois Lane on Smallville was a possibility.

As the commenter said, Erica plays “Lois Lane” in the Superman inspired TV series Smallville. Wow, now wouldn’t this be a good one if it comes true?

August 15, 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 – Rumor Roundup Part 1!!

Okay, as I joked the other day, the tabloid wars are getting out of hand, with one outlet with a great track record (TMZ) is setting up rumors while other outlets, some reputable and some with no track record on DWTS rumors, shooting them down.  It’s crazy, it’s wild….it’s a helluva lot of fun. :-) But…it’s hard to keep track of also! Who was rumored, who was shot down, who out and out denied they were doing the show?? Well, that’s why I’m writing this post – to try and make sense of it all and make a list of where we stand now. I don’t know about most of our readers, but this is actually one of my favorite parts of DWTS – trying to figure out who’s going to do the show before…they actually do the show. :-)

My guess is that Chynna, Christina, Rob and Kristin…and maybe Jenni…will turn out to be true. We’ll see!!

Note: Vogue is reading this before it’s posted…but that doesn’t mean it will be perfect. If we left someone off – please tell us and we’ll update accordingly. DO NOT tell me about people who are campaigning or who want to be on the show – this is for actual rumors. I’m putting a list of wannabes at the bottom – but they are not the same as “rumored to be in talks” or “rumored to be doing the show.”

Chynna PhillipsPerez Hilton reported this yesterday, but it was originally mentioned that she was in talks quite some time ago by us, via The Insider.

Christina Milian – First reported by US Weekly back in July, along with Rob Kardashian, Christina seems fairly solid. Only because Hollywood life (and as recently as August 12)and others are saying she’s in, and no one’s managed to shoot them down yet.  She also had an interesting reaction to a question about DWTS, as we mentioned earlier.

Rob Kardashian – Another potential dancer who is being mentioned by many of the outlets and hasn’t been shot down yet. Along with Christina, he was originally mentioned by US Weekly in July. He addressed the rumors in an interesting non-denial similar to that of Kate Gosselin.

Kristin CavallariAccess Hollywood reported this one and no one has shot it down yet, to the best of my knowledge.

Ron Artest – Originally said to be in talks by TMZ, Ron has since said he will not be on this season.

Snooki – First she was, then she wasn’t, then she was open to it…who the hell knows?

Leila Arcieri - gave a rather vague answer when asked about DWTS.

Queen Latifa – Originally rumored by TMZ, this one was shot down by her reps.

Tommy Lee - was apparently asked and apparently said “hell no“.

Rosanne Barr - was apparently asked and would like to, but she needs body parts replace first. :-)

Tiffany Thiessen – First, she said no, but then other outlets, such as TMZ and Hollywood Life as of August 12, are still claiming she is dancing, even though Tiffany herself shot down the original rumors. As recently as yesterday, Perez claims she’s dancing.

Jenni Rivera – This rumor is purely twitter driven…but not impossible. :-)

Matthew Finley – first reported back in June, we haven’t heard his name mentioned very much lately.

Ashley HebertHollywood Life reported that Ashley was “in negotiations” with DWTS back in June while the Bachelorette was still airing, but we haven’t heard much on that lately. The silence is rather deafening. DWTS has a bit of a track record with that franchise, as you may recall. I would not be surprised if they keep the incestuous relationship going.

Evelyn Lozada – Chad Ochocinco claimed to TMZ that Evelyn was “in talks” to do the show.  Then, we reported on a Tweet from Evelyn that sort of implied she was doing the show.

Chaz Bono – I kinda doubt this one, mainly because Extra had a story on it and then pulled it, as we reported a while back.

Bobby Flay – This is another rumor that’s only been mentioned once.  This is one busy guy, so…

Kelly Preston – I never put much stock in this one, but you never know!! Showbiz Spy claimed back in April that she had “auditioned” for the show – which is the first clue they don’t know what they’re talking about. I’ve never heard of anyone having to audition before. In any case, it’s not impossible, as Kelly isn’t that far removed from a Kirstie Alley or Jennifer Grey.

Melissa Gilbert – Melissa’s name has been on many a fan wishlist, but no real rumors until this past May when The National Enquirer brought it up and we repeated it. :-) And, interestingly, Melissa tweeted a link to our post! That was nice.  She said no in a weird kinda way as well, which makes me inclined to leave her on the “possible” list.

Sherri Shephard – This lady has wanted to do the show for a long time and appears to have a crush on Maks, but something (or someone) seems to be preventing her from doing the show. Back in June, she was tweeting about the show, and she’s talked about it alot on the View. Wendy Williams claimed she was in talks to do the show in July.   I wonder if their producers won’t let her out to do DWTS.  Seems like we’ve talked about her a lot here. Last word was on August 1, where she supposedly turned an offer down.

Davy Jones - Davy was supposedly asked and “supposedly” turned the offer down. His “no” was rather confusing. :-)

Hulk HoganHollywood Life takes him out of the running before he was even IN the running.

Candice Cameron Bure – There’s something funny going on here. :-) Waaay back in February, we reported that the New York Post was saying Candice was rumored to be participating. She subsequently shot that rumor down via Twitter on February 16, saying she hadn’t been asked. However, since then her name has come up again because of an interesting tweet (again).  She was tweeting Erin Andrews and had asked about Evan Lysacek.  Again, she KIND OF denied it, but in a very strange way. In a way that makes some of us (Evaine, me, Vogue) think perhaps there is more to the story. Evaine is hoping this is about Candice’s husband Valeri Bure, retired hockey player. I guess we’ll see. :-)

Shawn Marion – He’s afraid that there won’t be an NBA lock out and DWTS would interfere with his season, per a couple previous stories we posted about him.

Bridgit Mendler – a fan site claimed they had been told she was doing the show, but her rep has since denied it.

Alex Morgan – A member of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, Alex mentioned in an interview that she had a show she would be working on for a couple months that she couldn’t talk about. We thought maybe it was DWTS, but twitter chatter says she said it was a cameo. Well, Cameo roles don’t take “a couple months” as far as I know. :-)

Dina Lohan - I dunno if this is a rumor or more like a wannabe on steroids.  In any case we haven’t heard much about her lately.

The WANNABE Dancers - I could not possibly do a complete list of wannabes, but here are a few who’ve really made it known

Hope Solo - this is more like MAKS wannabe dancer and wishful thinking. But hey, something got him to change his mind, maybe it was Hope?

Theresa Guidice – She’s been trying very hard to get on the show, but they apparently said “NO“. :-)

Shaquille O’Neal – Pretty sure this one was an assumption by the original source and not a real rumor.

Regis Philbin – remember, Regis said he’d been asked to do the show, but only if he could dance with Derek. :-)

Jodie Sweetin – we mentioned her way back in Februrary because she had mentioned wanting to do the show. Plus, she likes Derek but started following Maks, so we thought maybe she knew something. Well, she didn’t dance on Season 12 (neither did Derek) so I thought I would include her here. Old rumors often come back to life around here, you know. :-)  Of course, this is more campaign than rumor, but there you go.

Lee Merriwhether, Mackenzie Westmore, Maci Bookout and Dee Wallace

Ellen K – Ryan Seacrest’s pal, and she certainly has more of an “in” with the show than others, but still this one is wishful thinking. We think. :-)

Sig Hansen - this guy has been rumored for, like, 2 years now so I’ve downgraded him to a wishful thinker. :-)

Randy Jones, Michael E. Knight, Jason Alexander and Colleen Zenk

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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 13 Rumors – Chynna Phillips??

Perez Hilton is claiming that Chynna is signed to dance this season on DWTS:

Latest word passed onto us exclusively is that singer and actress Chynna Phillips will be joining the ranks of Queen Latifa, Snooki, and Tiffani Thiessen — along with the Kardashian bro!

Of course, Perez is also still claiming some who have said NO as still dancing. You be the judge. :-)  Then again, we mentioned some twitter chat back on August 2 about Chynna. Sounding more and more solid all the time. :-)

August 14, 2011 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. :-)

Ron Artest And Snooki No-Go’s To Dance On Dancing With The Stars?

In July, we reported Dancing With The Stars had asked L.A. Basketball star Ron Artest to dance. According to Laker Nation, producers have been in touch with Artest to reach a possible deal, yet nothing was official. Then Laker Nation asked him about it at the Matt Barnes 3rd annual Athletes vs. Cancer event at Trump National which started Friday. Below is how Artest replied…

“Nah I’m not doing that. People want me to, but I’m not. I like that show though!”

Unless something changes, sounds like a “no -go” now even though he might be and has been seriously considering it?

Also, “the tabloid wars continue” (as Heidi put it in an earlier posting, lol). Even though TMZ reported Snooki as signed to dance on Friday, Rumorfix says it’s not true.

RumorFix spoke with a Snooki insider who tells us this report is “not true.”

Similar reports have come up in the past, and during those times, we were told the same thing so until we get some sort of official announcement from ABC, we’re sticking with our Snooki insider.

That possibly shoots down all three new rumored contenders (Queen Latifah, Snooki, and Tiffany Theissen) that TMZ reported on Friday. Unlike Queen Latifah and Tiffany Theissen though, Snooki herself or any official rep from her camp has actually said “no” to the possibility of her dancing yet since the TMZ reporting on Friday. Yet, this past Wednesday Snooki said this to Billy Rush on Access Hollywood

“I’d didn’t get asked [to be on 'Dancing'], but if I do, dude, I’m bringing the fist pump to the floor,” Snooki told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday in New York City.

“Wait a minute. You have changed your tune entirely. The last time you were with me, I said, ‘The Sitch did it, what about you?’ You said, ‘Nah, it’s for people whose careers are over’… your career has never been hotter, why would you do it?” Billy asked.

“I changed my mind, I wanna dance!” Snooki said. “If they ask me I’ll do it!”

I don’t know what to think about the Snooki rumors from one day to the next, but, I would say at this point Rob Kardashian and Christina Milian as our strongest rumors to dance for Dancing With The Stars Season 13. I’m thinking the possibility of Kristin Cavallari might be a pretty strong rumor too. Would you agree?

So, I wonder what will this coming week bring for new rumors coming out? 8O

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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.

DWTS Season 13 – More Things that Make You Go Hmmmm….

I stumbled across this on twitter and had to put it into Google Translator to be sure what it was saying:

Me acaban de invitar para concursar en "Dancing With the Stars"....#jenniFACT #WTF?
@jennirivera
Jenni Rivera

It does say that Jenni Rivera was invited to compete on DWTS. The only question is – the US version?  Jenni is Mexican-American and has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, but I don’t know how well known she is here in the US. I also looked to see if maybe one of the international versions of DWTS is going to be running at the same time and maybe that is what she was invited to do, similar to Pam Anderson on the South American version of the show. But, I confess, I did not have a lot of luck figuring anything out and I’m rather short on time. So, I’m throwing it to our readers.  Are YOU familiar with Jenni? Are any of our south american readers (and I know we have a couple) aware of another version of the show she might be doing??

Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Educate us!! :-)  Here’s Jenni’s official web site if you want to take a gander – turn down the volume if you are at work. ;-)

P.S. Queen Latifah’s reps say she’s NOT going to be on DWTS, per US Magazine.  I sense a tabloid war in the making: TMZ sets them up and everyone else shoots them down. This is kinda fun – maybe TMZ did get punked (or their old source just got busted). :-)

Squashing multiple internet reports, a rep for the 41-year-old tells Us Weekly exclusively that “Queen Latifah will not appear on Dancing With the Stars.”

An insider adds that “there were never any talks” between the network and the Just Wright actress, though Queen Latifah “likes the show.”

In July, several sources confirmed to Us that Jersey Shore‘s Snooki, 23, E! reality star Rob Kardashian, 24, and singer Christina Milian, 29, were in discussions to join the show.

 

August 13, 2011 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. :-)