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Tyler Perry And Mary J. Blige Confirmed To Dance On Season 13 of Dancing With The Stars? Yeah Right!

Ok, take this one with a huge grain of salt!!! A site called Courtney Luv is reporting movie director and actor Tyler Perry and R & B singer, Mary J. Blige “confirmed” to dance on Dancing With The Stars Season 13. I kind of think this is a huge bull and one with maybe the biggest horns yet. I’ll let you decide.

Tyler Perry who is best know for his role as Madea in his latest film “Madea’s Big Happy Family”, will be a contestant on season 13 of Dancing With The Stars. Another big name to join the A list actor is none other than the Hip/Hop and R&B diva Mary J. Blige. Remember where you saw it first Courtneyluv.com

If true, wow, I’m game!!! I love Mary J. Blige and her story would be inspirational on the show for many fans. I can see Cheryl dancing with Tyler and Mary with Tony. What do you think?

Heidi: I call bull on this one. Some website trying to make a name for itself by starting some rumors. I don’t think either MJB or Tyler need DWTS. I could be wrong, but I don’t think so. Also in the realm of possible bullsh@t rumors: Nick Jonas. Now, a bunch of his fan twitter accounts are reporting this one – but I have to file it under the “hopeful young girls” category. :-) In case you’re wondering how I decide if I think it’s bull or not – well, some people are too current, too famous (and therefore to BUSY) to do DWTS.

Heidi’s NOTE #2 – I just saw another blog that credits the Tyler Perry and Mary J info to an Atlanta Radio station. Honestly don’t know if this makes it more credible or if they just watch Twitter like I do and reported it from what Vogue and I saw. Ahhh…the social media age. :)

July 8, 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.

More Dancing With The Stars 13 Wannabes, Campaigning, and Possible Contenders In The Making

Well coolest Dancettes, as we enter July, the rumors for new cast contenders for Dancing With The Stars continue to surface. I’ve been running into a few wannabes and people campaigning again. First up, how about Randy Jones? Does that name sound familiar from the 70′s? Randy was most known as the original cowboy of the legendary disco group, THE VILLAGE PEOPLE!! Here he was “then” performing YMCA with his buddies (watching this takes me back. What a scream! :D ) in case you need a reminder!! And here he is “now”;

Ok, so on second thought? 8O But, if you’d like to add your support for Randy, be sure to “add” this facebook page to your favorites as a fun campaign has started. Seriously, I got the giggles so bad seeing this for the first time last night. I think Randy would be a hoot if he was picked to do the show, do you?

Thanks to Courtney for this next possible contender in the making! How about soap star MICHAEL E. KNIGHT?? As many of you might know, Michael is best known for playing Tad Martin on the soap opera “All My Children”. This guy very much wants to dance. Campaigning for him has began at twitter and facebook.

He’s cute! I say bring him on! :)

Hey, and let’s not forget Colleen Zenk fans are still campaigning for her to dance. Check out this fun promo they did for her recently;

Colleen Zenk – Dancing with the Stars – Season 13 Promo from Team Colleen on Vimeo.

Come on, bring on BARBARA!!! We’ll never hear the end of the campaigning for her until you do. lol

How about Jason Alexander?

Jason, “forever known as George Costanza on Seinfeld”, said he’s been asked to do the show on several occasions. Below is more from AJC.

How about “Dancing With the Stars’? He said he’s turned them down on several occasions. “I have a pretty private life,” he said. “When you do any reality show, it becomes more invasive than I’m willing to go. I have a cousin who was on ‘Survivor’ twice, Jonathan Penner. It was very clear reality TV creates stories and characters the way they want. I have too delicate an ego for that.”

Alexander admits he wouldn’t be bad on the show. “I was a song-and-dance man,” he said. “That part is wonderful. It’s the rest of the stuff surrounding it that I’m not really terribly interested in.”

He’d be fun. I wish they’d get him!!

And for those not patiently waiting (like myself 8O ) for Henry Winkler to dance on Dancing With The Stars, he’s recently said unless his buddy Ron Howard was his partner, he doesn’t plan to do the show …not even with someone elses legs. lol Below is more from the Hollywood Reporter.

THR: Do you think at point you’ll be ready to do Dancing with the Stars?

Winkler: Never. Not with someone else’s legs. I watch it. I enjoy it.

THR: You could get Ron Howard to do it with you — a mini Happy Days reunion.

Winkler: I would do it if Ron was my partner. He’s like my younger brother. Listen, I had no idea I would ever put on the leather jacket again until he called me about Obama.

What’s with all of these guys wanting to dance with each other? Ok, I can dig it.

We look forward to your thoughts as always. ;)

July 6, 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.

Could Dina Lohan Be In Talks To Dance On Dancing With The Stars 13?

Could Dina Lohan be in talks to dance on Dancing With The Stars? According to Page Six of the New York Post, Lindsay Lohan’s mom was overheard talking about her plans to appear on the show at a party this weekend…

Dina Lohan says she’s in talks to appear on “Dancing With the Stars.” On Sunday, Lindsay Lohan’s mom was overheard talking about her plans to appear on the ABC show as she celebrated her daughter’s birthday at a private house in Water Mill dubbed the Ciroc Cabana Club. Lindsay had been expected to join, but she stayed in LA to remain low-key after completing her house arrest.

This isn’t the first time Dina has been rumored to dance. Rumors surfaced last year on this possibility as well when Lindsay suggested to producers that her mother dance on the show.

So what do you think and which dancer do you see with Dina if this comes true? Do you consider Dina to even be a “star”? As you know, this isn’t the first time the show has taken someone and made them a “star”. It worked wonders for Bristol Palin. (Not!)

Personally, I’d rather see Lindsay dance versus her Mom. The opportunity could work wonders for Lindsay’s career not to mention getting the public’s approval back on her side? If Dina dances, I see her paired with Tony. But, let’s not forget Tony said last year he’d love to see Lindsay dance on the show!

Hmmm….

July 5, 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.

Kym Johnson and Lacey Schwimmer Campaign For The Next Cast Of Dancing With The Stars

This past week, Lacey Schwimmer attended the Critics Choice Awards as we reported to you earlier. But, Kim Johnson was there too along with Dmitry Chaplin. While attending the event, they were asked on who they’d like to see dance on the show. Kym picked actor George Clooney and Lacey picked Jon Heder from “Napolean Dynamite”. I’ve never heard of Jon, but, wow to the thought of George Clooney dancing on the show. He’d be sexy, classy, and such a charmer, eh? He’d couple so well with Kym too. I can see it now…and yes, I am dreamin’! Please make it happen Dancing With The Stars producers. :D Below is a take from The Insider. You can view them in a video at the link too. More pics of Kym and Lacey at the Critics Choice Awards here.

“Dancing with the Stars” champ Kym Johnson represented for the hit reality show at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, dishing on her picks for next season’s cast.

“I want George Clooney,” Kym blurted. Lacey Schwimmer chimed in, saying, “I’ll take a funny guy. I want, like, Jon Heder from ‘Napolean Dynamite.’”

Speaking of Kym and Lacey, below is a picture Lacey tweeted from June 18th as backup singers to young dancer in training, GiGi. I searched for more info for what brought the three together and left empty handed. If someone knows more, please let us know.

June 26, 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 Campaign – Ellen Kay and…Derek Hough?

One of PureDerekHough’s readers, Jane, sent me the following transcription of a conversation between Deena Katz (DWTS Casting), Ryan Seacrest, and Ryan’s cohort, Ellen Kay from Ryan’s show today:

You probably already have this info, but if not, Ryan Seacrest and Ellen Kay spoke to Deena Katz this morning trying to pitch Ellen for the show. She asked who Ellen wanted to dance with and she started to say Louis but then said Derek Hough. Ellen asked if Derek would be back on the show and Deena said yes. Also said that Regis called dibs on Derek. Ellen again said she wanted to dance with Derek or Louis. Deena will be sending out invite letters after July 4th.

As we previously reported, Ellen (with Ryan’s help) has been waging a campaign to get herself on Dancing with the Stars for the upcoming season. It appears the campaign continues and she’s lobbying for Derek – or Louis, I guess if Derek’s not back.

But there are other interesting tidbits in this conversation, if everything Deena is saying is true. First, “Derek will be back” – that sounds like a pretty solid statement. I take it to mean they are definitely planning on him being on the show. However, unless Derek is an indentured servant and I don’t know about it, I’m not calling it a sure thing just yet. I think we will see him this season, but it’s always possible something else (more fun and/or more lucrative) could come up and he decides to sit it out.

Interesting tid bit number 2 – they are sending out “invite letters” after July 4th. So, all you bozos claiming to know the cast? I don’t think so. :-) That said – we’ve not seen too many claims by people that they are on the cast yet, and only one person claiming to know some of the cast. I do find this information more helpful though – it means I don’t have to spend a lot of time every day scouring for tidbits…until after the 4th of July. :-)

ETALISTEN FOR YOURSELVES. I haven’t listened to it yet, but Lori tells me that when Ellen says something about Derek, Ryan says “he’s not there”. Deena then insists that Derek will be back, to which Ryan replies, “What do I know about the Houghs?” Which can be taken sarcastically…you judge for yourselves and tell me what you think. :-)

June 24, 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. :-)

Courtney Cox, Elle Macpherson, Tina Fey, Cheryl Cole, Vince Vaughn, Rob Lowe To Dance On Dancing With The Stars?

A site called The Telewatcher is reporting on a slew of new celebrity contenders for the next Seasons of Dancing With The Stars. They are making it almost sound like this is factual, but, I have a feeling, this is just a lot of dreaming and guessing (Heidi, do you agree?) (Heidi: I hear hallucinogens are good. But seriously – someone is just trying to get hits.). I’d say take this news with a grain of salt not that I wouldn’t love these people to dance on the show (well, with an exception to Cheryl Cole). What do you think?

Courtney Cox is hot on Cougar town. Now she will be dancing with the stars as well! I love friends!!!

Elle Macpherson is best known as a super model but is also an actress and entrepreneur. Elle also hosts the Britain version of Next Top Model. Guess she can now add something else to her huge list of accomplishments.

Tina Fey from SNL and 30 rock will be gracing us with her skills on the dance floor this 2012. Hope she is as good at dancing as she is at making me laugh.

Cheryl Ann Cole is an English songwriter, dancer, model, singer, etc… She is the ‘bees knees’ from what I gather.

Vince Vaughn is so cute and is a great actor. I am excited to see him move more than his lips.

Rob Lowe can look confident smiling. But can he look confident smiling and dance at the same time? We will see. I have problems chewing gum and walking. I can’t imagine the pressure on these celebs.

Heidi’s Note: Kids, drugs are bad. Very, very bad. :-)

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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.

Ryan Seacrest Calls Tom Bergeron To Get Ellen K. On Dancing With The Stars

Tom Bergeron was called by Ryan Seacrest to do his radio show today. Ryan was on a mission to get side-kick and KIIS FM’s own Ellen K. to be a dance contender on Dancing With The Stars. Today it was announced Ellen K. is to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. She wants to use the star to get on the show. If she wins, she plans to give the money to charity. Details below and at the link on this fun conversation. It will be interesting to see if producers will take Ellen K.’s offer? Thanks to Lori for this news!!

“I want to use this star on the walk of fame to get on “Dancing with the Stars” and then I will give any money that I get from the show to charity and it would go to a children’s charity to make the children the stars. See it’s a star theme,” Ellen explained to Tom.

Tom Replied, “That is the most underhanded approach I have ever heard. Here you are, you try to pull on our heartstrings, using children. Have you decided which children’s charity or were you just going to throw in the blanket sick children angle?”

“Just so that you can get yourself spray tanned and parade around skimpy outfits, which come to think of it, now I’m liking this.”

“Since she is serious, who is the best person to put her in the que for an audition?” Ryan asked.

“We should talk. How much ready cash do you have? I mean liquid.” Tom said jokingly. “I was always told in negotiation never throw out a figure,” Ellen replied.

“No, because then you are negotiating against yourself, but here you have all the poor children out of the picture. It’s just you and me blatantly into bribery and corrosion,” Tom said.

“Is the person we need to talk to Deena Katz?” Ryan inquired. “That’s exactly right, Deena is the person for whom all must grovel and beg,” Tom replied.

June 23, 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.

The On-Going Saga of The Bachelorette (Ashley Hebert) and DWTS – Rumor or Reality?

Yes, it is an on-going saga. First it was “rumored” she was in talks to sign up. Then it was supposedly confirmed. Well, now, a friend of hers is saying that she did the Bachelor in the first place in order to get a spot on DWTS. :::sigh::: I dunno, it seems to me that DWTS opened themselves up to people trying to establish themselves as “stars” (as if) in order to try to get on their show when they started taking reality faux stars. Ashley seems like a nice girl and all, but this, if true, is just ridiculous. “I want to be on DWTS because I can dance, but I’m not a star. They took other people from The Bachelor, so I’ll just go on there.” Oy veh.

On the other hand, it would be nice to see a higher level of dance than what we had last season. But still – Kirstie Alley = STAR. Ashley? Not so much. From Hollywood Life:

A close friend of Ashley’s tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that she didn’t think she’d make it that far on ‘The Bachelor’ — so she was going to use it to move on to ‘DWTS!’

Most people go on The Bachelor to find love. But Ashley Hebert — currently starring as The Bachelorette — thought she would give it a go to boost her chances of getting a spot on Dancing with the Stars!

“Going on Dancing with the Stars was one of her main reasons going on The Bachelor,” a source very close to Ashley tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively! “Because of her dancing background,” Ashley thought she would have a shot.

June 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. :-)

Jamie Lee Curtis Comes With A Hefty Price For Charity To Dance On Dancing With The Stars

Wow, wouldn’t it be cool if Dancing With The Stars could get Jamie Lee Curtis to dance? She wants a hefty price though which she’d give to charity. So, I doubt it will happen, do you? Also, check out her advise for the show in the last paragraph from E News below. I’d be all for it, would you?

“Never in a million years,” Curtis told us at Global Green’s 15th Annual Millennium Awards in Santa Monica. “I’ll tell you how I would do Dancing With the Stars. If they gave me a million dollars to give to charity…I would only do it if there was a big charity component. ”

But is she even a good dancer?

“Not like Jennifer Grey, I’m not,” laughed Curtis, who has admitted to previously turning down an offer to be on the show.

While we won’t be holding our breath for Curtis to make her Dancing debut anytime soon, she does have some interesting advice for the show’s ABC execs.

“They’ve just done 12 seasons, I think they should now take all the twelve winners and do a season,” she said. “They should do a Dancing All-Stars where they bring back everyone who won and make sure that they are not paired with any of the same people they were paired with originally.”

Heidi’s Note: Heh….since the show has been on 12 seasons and has been won only by Derek (3), Mark (2), Julianne (2), Cheryl (2), Kym (2) and Alec (1) there isn’t much choice for most of them to dance with someone they haven’t danced with before. :-) But other than that, there are a TON of reasons why it would be very hard, not the least of which is height, gender and personality. Other than that – great idea!! I like me and Derek’s idea better – a season with all dancers who have experience similar to Nicole, Mya, Sabrina, Mel B, etc.

June 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.

Paris Hilton Has Turned Down Dancing With The Stars??

The Celebrity Cafe is reporting Paris Hilton has turned down an offer to dance on Dancing With The Stars and Celebrity Apprentice. Check out her reason below for how there are people she doesn’t want to be associated with. Geez, is there an ego there much? :?

“I’ve been approached every season by both of those shows but I would never do them,” Hilton said to the Windy City Times. “I like doing my own show. I wouldn’t want to be with a bunch of other people on a show who I don’t know.”

What about your BFF show? You didn’t know those people, either. We’re calling your bluff, Hilton!

Some of the people on those shows I really wouldn’t want to be associated with. But, I love Donald Trump. He’s been a great family friend of mine for a long time so I love his show. But the dancing show I wouldn’t ever do,” she explained.

Are you sure it’s not just because of your two left feet, Paris?

I’m betting she can’t dance too! Sad because I would have been in favor of seeing her on the show, but, not with an attitude like that??

Heidi: “People she wouldn’t want to associate with” but she loves Donald Trump? It’s confirmed she’s a moron, then. I’m very curious about who she wouldn’t want to associate with. People with TALENT? People who can dance? People who actually WORK for a living? Someone clue me in. Me thinks Ms. Bimbo is terrified she’d be the first one voted off, hence blowing her OWN sense of self worth to smithereens. :-) Or maybe she just realizes that she would no longer be the prettiest, hottest or most popular girl in the room. Far from it, most likely.

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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.