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DWTS Season 12 Cast Rumors – Is Kirstie Alley Signed To Dance On Dancing With The Stars?

Not sure if this is true or not since it’s coming from Perez Hilton. But, I am loving this news if it is true!! :)

As most of you know, Kirstie was rumored to dance last Season. She’s been working out and has lost a lot of weight in the last year. So, this news wouldn’t surprise me in the least. Perez also mentions Kendra Wilkinson and Wendy Williams have been signed.

We are soooo tuning in this season! This is going to be EPIC!

Sources have EXCLUSIVELY revealed to PerezHilton.com the names of three more contestants signed up for this season of Dancing With The Stars.

Hold onto your hats! Drum roll please…

And the lovely ladies are:

Kendra Wilkinson, Wendy Williams and….Kirstie Alley!

So, what do you think of this possibility and who do you see Kirstie paired with?? I know one thing. She will provide a lot of laughs on this show. :)

Special thanks to Puredwts reader Maddy for this news!!

February 25, 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 12 Cast Rumors – Faye Dunaway To Join Dancing With The Stars

I sooo hope this new celebrity cast rumor is true! I LOVE FAYE DUNAWAY!!!! From Rumorfix.com.

Faye Dunaway is following in the footsteps of Florence Henderson and Cloris Leachman by joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars as the dancing senior, RumorFix has learned exclusively.

Dunaway, who is 70 years old, is best known in her roles in Network, Chinatown and Mommie Dearest.

The Academy Award-winning actress just wrapped up playing Maria Callas in Master Class, a movie she wrote, directed and starred in.

So, what do you think and who do you see her paired with if this news is true? I see a Tony or Jonathan pairing again. Maybe even Damian!!

I LOVE THIS!!! :)

Heidi’s Note: I have taught you well, young Jedi….

February 24, 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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 12 – Speculation and Rumors, Nastia Liukin

…and Vera Wang. Shout out to Heather in the comments for the Vera Wang observation.

So, people really, REALLY believe that Derek gets all the good partners? Puh-lease – if this is even remotely close to true, it will be popular Olympian NUMBER 3 for Mark Ballas and win number 3. I will be very, VERY curious to see how people (including the other male pros) continue to believe that Derek is the favored son with a straight face if this comes to pass. Let the rending of clothing begin….

…because Nastia Liukin is now following Mark Ballas on Twitter. And we all know what that often means at this time of year. Of course, she is also following Cheryl and Julianne, but gee whiz – she apparently started following Mark in the last couple days. Those of you crying for “fairness” should be shouting now about Mark and how Nastia should go with Louis. I won’t hold my breath. :-)  I can’t wait to see the spinning that commences. ;-)  Who wants to go first??  :-)

For those of you unfamiliar with Nastia – she is the 2008 All Around Champion Olympic gymnast.  And you thought Shawn Johnson had a fanbase?? LOL

Vogue Editing to Add this snippit from Access Hollywood last summer for what Nastia said about doing the show. Special thanks to PureDWTS reader @Upclose22 (Dee) for this link.;

In related Nastia news, the gymnast said she hasn’t decided yet whether she’s going to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but if “Dancing with the Stars” came around, she might be interested in that opportunity.

“It’s a great show and I think it’s fun to be able to go outside of your element and do something that you have no idea what you’re doing,” she laughed. “A lot of people think the Olympians have an advantage with ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and I think that the only advantage that they have is to be able perform in front of a live audience.

“Everything else is so out of your element,” she continued. “I’ve never taken a dance class in my life.”

As for Vera, I normally wouldn’t think much of this tweet she posted the other day, but the thing is – we have seen many instances where people are rumored in previous seasons before they finally show up on the show. She was in the audience often supporting Evan Lysacek and I do believe she is a fan of the show. It would just not be a shock to see her finally on the show as a contestant. We’ve reported rumors regarding Vera in previous seasons. Is it her time??

Enjoying the sunshine in LA. Taping a special tv appearance...Can't wait to share details with you soon, watch this space!! XxVera
@VeraWangGang
Vera Wang
February 23, 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. :-)

DWTS – Chelsie Hightower Talks About Her Current Travels, Last Season of Dancing With the Stars, The Upcoming Season and More

Who would like to see Chelsie back this Season?? This week Homorazzi.com interviewed Chelsie about last Season, this upcoming Season (she doesn’t reveal much of course), and her future “exciting” projects which include new dance studios in Utah, a new clothing line, and more. Check it out below and you can see some cool pictures of her at the link as well. (Heidi’s Note: If you REALLY listen when she’s listing her upcoming stuff, she says “DWTS is starting soon” – this after she says “we’re not supposed to say” – I take both comments as a yes. :-)  She’s got a track record of hinting. )

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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 12 RUMOR – Christine O’Donnell

As much as it pains me horribly to write this, I kinda feel like I have to follow our usual course of hearing something then writing about it – no matter how badly I hope and pray that this person is full of crap. Not Jennifer, who told us about this in the comments, but Christine herself. Is it April 1st yet?? Someone lie to me, please. :-)

From Christine herself, via Twitter (click the embedded link to go to Facebook):

FACEBOOK EXCLUSIVE:I just got the Official "Ask" from Dancing With The Stars !!Although I am utterly flattered,... http://fb.me/tFUQ5eJb
@ODonnellforDE
Christine O'Donnell

It really disturbs me that the producers continue to go the wacko politico route – why not a nice retired, non-tea baggy politio of any political stripe OTHER than Tea Party?? Why not stay away from politics altogether? The only ones “famous” (infamous?) enough AND willing to do the show are more than a little nutty.

February 21, 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. :-)

DWTS Season 12 Cast Rumor – Chris Jericho Redux

Well, this guy has been rumored before – prior to Season 11 – and we did a good bit of reporting on the subject at the time, both when I found some random tweets, and when talking about how DWTS tends to typecast. There are several other articles about him on this site, if you want to do a search.

Now, it’s WrestleHeat.com’s turn to spread the Chris rumor:

PWInsider.com is reporting that Chris Jericho will be competing on the 12th season of ABC’s number one rated series, Dancing With The Stars, which starts in March. Jericho has ties to ABC as he previously hosted a game show for the network last year. The cast for the season will be officially announced on 2/28.

In my personal opinion, Chris would be a good member of the cast – why not. And for you skeptics out there, how many times have we seen old rumors become reality several seasons after the original rumor? Well, Jennifer Grey was one of many. :-)

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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 12 – PRO WATCH!!

IT’S ALMOST TIME!!!!!  :-)

Well, it’s about that time again, folks, and even though we are having a Hough-less season I find myself very excited to start this all over again!! Last season was rough there at the end and I’m looking forward to a fresh start – the time off (mostly) did me good. :-) So where are we on the pros?? Well, the only thing certain right now is Derek is out. Most of the remaining pros appear to be assembling in LA, including Damian and Peta – although I’m not sure where Maks and Tony are. But do they really need to be in LA to find out?

Check back here often – we will update this post as we go. With my luck stuff will happen when I’m unavailable. But maybe Courtney and John can update if they don’t see me do something rather quickly and can’t get me online. Here’s the list we’re starting with – I’ve intentionally left out Alec and Edyta based on their tweets, but let us know if I’ve neglected anyone.

The Men

Derek – Out for Season 12; filming Cobu 3D
Maks – ??
Mark – Per @BewitchBallas,  his Management says end of next week he finds out.
Louis – IN (see below)
Tony – IN – per Disney News and the tweet shown below
Damian – ??
Dmitry – ??
Jonathan – ??
Corky – ??

The Women

Cheryl -IN (changed from tentative to “fer sure” per Cheryl’s Facebook)
Anna T. – ??
Lacey – IN (?? see below)**
Chelsie – IN (? See Video Posted by Vogue)
Karina – ??
Kym – ??
Anna D. – ??
Ashly – ??
Peta Murgatroyd* – ??
Julianne* – ??

*I included Peta and Julianne with the women mainly due to some internet blather about Jules and lots of clues about a potential Peta appearance as a full time pro (really, will the producers be able to resist a new “couple”??).

Lacey tweeted a comment not too long ago to Derek saying something like “I’m excited to be your dance class buddy”  – people took this several different ways. Some thinking it meant she was out for the season and working her Dad’s studio, and Derek was participating in some way. I took it to mean that Derek was taking lessons related to his movie, and she and/or her dad was somehow involved. It could be both, I suppose, but Lacey has been abnormally quiet on the subject of DWTS and I can usually rely on her to blab. :-) Times like this I actually LOVE that about her.   But if I find out she has a part in Derek’s movie, I may go postal. :-)  You’ve been warned.

Cheryl and Mark fully intend to be on this season and are waiting to find out if they are or not. I think some questioned whether they would be around based on Cheryl’s book tour and Mark’s music related activities.  Louis also wants to be on the show pretty badly, based on his excitement over finding out. The rest, as far as I can tell, have been pretty mum on the subject.  TALK, PEOPLE!! :-)

ETA:  Think Lacey is in??

ETA 2: How about Louis?? I’ve updated the tweet I had with the one below – when someone tweeted asking if that meant he was on DWTS for sure, he responded with only a wink. :-)

I love shopping in NYC...woohooo....my credit card doesn't. Oh well, I gotta get new clothes for rehearsals....:-)
@LouisVanAmstel
Louis Van Amstel

ETA 3: Tony doesn’t usually say, as I recall, but I’ll take his smile here as a yes.

:) RT @TMCFan4Life: @DWTSMakeup its gonna be very nice to have @TonyDovolani back in the ballroom in a month YAY!cant wait.hes my favorite.
@TonyDovolani
Tony Dovolani
February 18, 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. :-)

DWTS Season 12 Cast Rumors – Al Sharpton Says “No” To Dancing With The Stars

Well, dang!! Al Sharpton would have been a hoot on the show in my opinion. From TMZ today.

Rev. Al Sharpton just turned down ANOTHER offer to join “Dancing with the Stars” … but not because he’s scared of the competition — in fact, Al insists, “I’ve got moves … I’D BLOW ‘EM OUT!!”

The Rev claims he just doesn’t have the time due to his commitments with the National Action Network — but wants to make one thing clear … “There would be no chance for anybody to touch me!”

Be sure to visit the link to see a video of him too. I’d embed it here, but, they have the embedding feature turned off. Here he is busting some moves. lol

February 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 12 Gossip and Innuendo – LeAnn Rimes

I saw this the other day and ignored it because I thought it was likely just more crap. LeAnn is a bit too big for the show – or she was. LeAnn says she was asked three times, including (or in addition to) this season. I don’t think I believe LeAnn here. For one thing, she implies that Benji Schwimmer is on the show and that she would only do it if he did it. Really?? I hope like hell they don’t hire Benji to get LeAnn. A DWTS sans Derek I can deal with. A DWTS WITH Benji? Not so much. I didn’t think he was a ballroom dancer, in any case.

February 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. :-)

Pure DWTS – Anna Trebunskaya Dishes On Her Favorite Travel Destinations

Anna was recently interviewed on her favorite destinations in the world by the Chicago Tribune. You can read a snippet below. To read the interview in full, be sure to check the link.

Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?
A: It would have to be split between London and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I love the art, history, theater and fashion in London and the fact that everything is in English. You can’t beat that. And the beauty of beaches, amazing resorts, food and friendliness of locals are so attractive in Cabo San Lucas. They’re both amazing.

Q: Where are your favorite weekend getaways?
A: New York City, San Francisco and Northern California and Las Vegas.

Q: What are your favorite hotels?
A: I have traveled a bit, so I do appreciate a beautiful hotel. My favorites would be the Casa Dorada (casadorada.com) in Cabo San Lucas; the Palazzo (palazzo.com) in Las Vegas; the Phoenician (thephoenician.com) in Scottsdale, Ariz.; the Ritz-Carlton (ritzcarlton.com) in Philadelphia; the Gramercy Park Hotel (gramercyparkhotel.com) in New York City; the Fairmont (fairmont.com) in San Francisco; the InterContinental (icchicagohotel.com) in Chicago; the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee (thepfisterhotel.com); the Hotel Du Pont (hoteldupont.com) in Wilmington, Del.; and the Fontainebleau (fontainebleau.com) in Miami.

Q: What are your favorite restaurants?
A: In California, Zane’s (zanesrestaurant.com) in Hermosa Beach; Sashi (sashimb.com) in Manhattan Beach; Aroma Bakery & Cafe (aromabakery.com) in Encino; Asia De Cuba (tinyurl.com/4bwvepr) in Los Angeles and The Little Door and The Little Next Door (thelittledoor.com) in Los Angeles. I also like Wagamama (wagamama.com) in London; Le Procope (www.procope.com) in Paris; and Mix (mandalaybay.com/dining/mix.aspx) in Las Vegas.

So, have any of you been to these places and were they cool to visit?? I’ve been to San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Las Vegas. All great cities I’d highly recommend seeing in different ways depending on your interests!!

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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.