Well, I have to say, it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s regurgitation of internet chatter – because let’s face it, mainstream “journalism” leaves a LOT to be desired these days. All you have to do is look at the British press around Cheryl Cole and Derek – ridiculous. Speaking of Cheryl Cole – that rumor has come back to life big time since she flew into Los Angeles on Derek’s arm. Not for this upcoming season, but for Spring 2011. So far, none of this has hit the US press and the UK press just makes stuff up as they go along – then issue apologies when they are outted as blatantly lying. :-) Anyway, I reported on Cheryl the first time around and the same papers are at it again. As usual, that doesn’t make it true. However, it would NOT surprise me for the reasons previously stated.
Kurt Warner I mentioned as a possible celeb a week or two ago – and now it’s hit the mainstream press. I really, REALLY want this one to be true. :-) It’s looking pretty good. I got the below from Reality TV World, but they credit the Washington Post, although they don’t link to the story.
Kurt Warner will be among Dancing with the Stars’ eleventh-season competitors this fall, the Washington Post reported Monday.
While Dancing with the Stars’ prior seasons have featured several retired NFL players — Michael Irvin, Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Warren Sapp, and Lawrence Taylor — as well as still-active players — Jason Taylor and Chad Ochocinco — Warner would be the first quarterback to compete on the ABC reality ballroom competition.
In case you hadn’t figured it out already, Julianne will not be back for Season 11, due to Footloose. Per Derek at the ABC Press Party, via the Sioux City Journal:
Press Tour: Shaq, Dancing with the Stars and more
Things you learn at an ABC party:
2. The Dancing with the Stars trophy is super heavy. Derek Hough, who now has two of them, says the latest isn’t even at his house. It’s with his publicist. (But it could be joined by an Emmy. He’s nominated for two for choreographing the show.)
6. Julianne Hough will not be on this year’s Dancing with the Stars. She’s too busy. But, says brother Derek, “none of us knows if we’re back. They haven’t decided who’s going to be on the show.”