Free DWTS Newsletter Want to receive the latest news on Dancing with the Stars sent straight to your email? Join hundreds of other DWTS fans who subscribe to Pure DWTS for FREE!

Rumors Rumors Everywhere – Dancing with the Stars Season 11

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.”

August 2, 2010 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. :-)

Ali and Roberto from Bachelorette on Dancing with the Stars Season 11

Well, as you know Heidi is all about the Dancing with the Stars rumor control. She found this one too, but is otherwise tied up in the job that helps her put food on the table. So, she gave me the honors.

This rumor comes from a pretty reliable source since he’s been pulling out ALL the Bachelorette spoilers for a while now (Heidi is a big fan of his). His name is Steve over on Reality Steve. You’ll want to skip over his whole Bachelorette spoiler and near the bottom he says that Ali and Roberto from the Bachelorette have both been asked to be on Dancing with the Stars season 11. Here’s the section that matters:

It was announced yesterday that the new cast of “Dancing with the Stars” would be announced on Aug. 30th during the 4th episode of “Bachelor Pad”. The only other time DWTS has announced their cast during something relating to the “Bachelor/ette” franchise, was last season during Jake and Vienna’s “After the Final Rose” show that Jake would be a contestant. So I don’t think it’s too hard to conclude that there will be someone from this franchise next season on DWTS. I can tell you that Ali and Roberto have both been asked to be on DWTS next season. I’m guessing they will both accept. That’s going to be the worst kept secret for the next 28 days.

Certainly sounds reasonable to have Ali on the show. They have made that kind of a tradition. Why, I’m not exactly sure, but they certainly have a large number of fans after being on the show. That said, it seems like a bit of a stretch to have both of them on a season. Why tie up 2 star spots? Although, I’m guessing they don’t pay them very much (relative to the other stars) and the head to head of an engaged couple could be interesting. I for one find Ali incredibly attractive, so on that note I’d love to have her on the show.
[picappgallerysingle id="9264413"]

I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 11 – Rumor Roundup!

Like I mentioned a few days ago, I normally put up a post of rumored celebs from previous seasons because it seems that it often takes a season or two before a rumored celebrity actually makes it on to the show. You just never know when a past rumor is going to come true. So, here are some past rumors – plausible or otherwise. :-)

Probably one of the scariest rumors ever, in my view, is LaToya Jackson. She’s still out there, and I bet she’s still an option. I think she was a lock prior to Michael’s death – I think she came right out and said that they had offered but it was too soon after Michael’s death at that point.

How about Dominique Moceanu and Vera Wang?? Any gymnastics fans have a clue? As for Vera, she was in the audience several times last season, but it’s pretty well known that she’s a friend of Evan Lysacek’s, so that could be the explanation.

Back in April, there was a rumor going around about Rachel Uchitel, but I think that ship has sailed. She was never famous (at least in a good way) and what little infamy she had is likely pretty well gone. I don’t think we have to worry about her. For that same reason, I’ve never dedicated a rumor post to Oksana Grigorieva (part of the Mel Gibson train wreck) – I just don’t think (hope?) those rumors are credible. Someone back me up here. :-)

In early May there were a few interesting ones, plausible and not, such at Tony Blair, Lee Meriwhether and Morgan Fairchild - I see the last two as plausible, but Tony Blair??? Ummm…I dunno.

A couple other ones, such as Danny Gokey and Kurt Angle, are probably still plausible even though the rumors are more than a year old.

Well, that’s as far back as I went for today. I’ll see if there’s enough info for a part 2. :-)

July 31, 2010 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 11 – Rumors, Innuendos, Lies and Jokes?

UPDATE – This is why I always couch everything as a rumor or as a possible joke. :-) Because DWTS is a Pop Culture phenomenon along with American Idol. So, when ex-football players have a few drinks or are being just plain silly and are asked what they’re up to, they say “Dancing with the Stars”, of course. :-) And when people need attention, desperately, they tell other people the are going to be…wait for it…on Dancing with the Stars.

Don’t get me wrong – I think it’s HILARIOUS. Why? Because I’m pretty careful with how I word things…but others aren’t. ;-)

What am I talking about? Well, if you haven’t heard by now, Troy Aikman was joking. Supposedly. Either joking or the producers told him to shut the hell up. Who knows? Who cares? I just love the DRAMA. Also, quite a lot of chatter on twitter implying that Theresa was giving a false impression and that DWTS never asked her to be on the show. Well, that’s happened before, so no surprise there. But need I say – just because someone on Twitter says it’s true doesn’t make it…true. :-) Who knows if it is or not? I guess we’ll find out in a couple weeks.

At the end of the day, I’m just as hesitant to believe someone when they say the AREN’T going to be on the show, as I am when they say the ARE. I can be very annoying like that – ask my Derek fan friends. :-)

Random Internet Quote: “Wait, Troy Aikman is too good to be on DWTS, but he’ll film a Rent-A-Center Commercial with Hulk Hogan? :-)

July 29, 2010 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 11 Rumor…or Joke? Troy Aikman!

Per TMZ, Troy is signed up for Season 11 of DWTS. But even TMZ isn’t sure if he’s being serious or facetious. :-) And neither am I.

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 06:  NFL Hame of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman attends the NFC Wild Card game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium on January 6, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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. :-)