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DWTS Season 16 – Rumor Round-Up!!!

Ok kids, we’re at about t minus 66 21 13 hours until the cast announcement, and it’s time once again to break down the various rumors we’ve heard about the cast so far – which, unfortunately, haven’t been too plentiful this season.  But hey, at least it has given our imaginations the chance to run wild and we may be in for some big, hopefully pleasant surprises on Tuesday morning :-)

I went ahead and broke the rumored names into categories: the ones that we think are legitimate possibilities (names we keep hearing, from reputable sources), the ones that are a longshot (they’ve been a rumor, but they’re more likely to say “no” than the legitimate possibilities), the ones that have said they want to do the show or have campaigned to get on the show (but probably haven’t been/won’t be asked), the random one-offs that are usually referred to by a 3rd party (and not a reputable source or the person themselves), and the “endless parade of no” – the celebs who were reportedly asked to do the show, but turned it down.

ETA: Added a new rumor, and threw in some updates on others.  Things are starting to take shape! :-)

ETA2: The rumors came flooding in today…and some of them seem pretty legit. 

Legitimate possibilities:

Sean Lowe
Aly Raisman
Victor Ortiz – confirmed
Somebody from General Hospital – right now, all we know for sure is that it’s not Kristen Alderson or Nancy Lee Grahn
Kellie Pickler
Jacoby Jonesconfirmed during Oscars telecast
Lisa Vanderpump – already following new pro Gleb on Twitter, and vice-versa
Andy Dick
D.L. Hughley

Longshots:

Colin Kaepernick
Wynonna Judd
Emily Maynard
Kourtney Kardashian
Mama June
Katie Couric
Christie Brinkley
Jordyn Wieber

Wannabes/Campaigners:

Jerry Supiran
Finola Hughes
Tiffany
Dina Lohan
Perez Hilton
Bobby Bones
Barbara Evans
Deena Cortese
Shannon Bex
Maia Campbell
Miss America Mallory Hagan
Daniella Monet

Pure Randomness:

Billy Idol
William Shatner
Miss Alabama
Arianny Celeste
Tito Ortiz
Danica McKellar
Adrienne Maloof

The Endless Parade of “No”:

Eric Idle
Lance Armstrong
Lindsay Lohan
Bobby Flay
Ann Romney
Victor Cruz
Tori Spelling

Curious as to what pros we’re going to see/not going to see this season? Be sure to keep an eye on Heidi’s Pro Watch to keep up with all the in’s, out’s, and new faces this season.  And be sure to tune into PureDWTS starting at 7 AM EST on Tuesday (2/26), as yours truly will be live blogging the cast announcement on GMA…things could get crazy, kids.  You won’t want to miss it ;-)

February 23, 2013 I Written By

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Forget Emily…How about Bachelor Sean on DWTS Season 16?? (Rumors!!)

In a crazy…some might say TOO crazy…twist, Reality Steve is quoting US Weekly (hitting stands today) saying that the current Bachelor, Sean, is going to be on DWTS:

 According to a report in “US Weekly” that hit stands today, “a deal hasn’t been finalized, but it’s likely” that Sean will be announced as an official cast member on February 26th, when “Good Morning America” makes the announcement. Well, they certainly aren’t casting both of them, and Sean is the “hotter” name right now because his season ends a week before the DWTS premiere, so I definitely think there’s validity to this story.

Click on the link to read the rest of what Reality Steve has to say on the matter. When he says “both of them” he’s referring to Emily – and he makes a good point. For those that don’t know, Steve is one guy who always knows what’s going to happen on The Bachelor and spoils it often before the season starts. Hell, he’s the only reason why I watch the show. :-) He says he thinks it has validity – and I agree, it certainly could. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but I’m calling this one number 2 on the official “rumor” list.

February 13, 2013 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 16 Rumors: Victor Ortiz, Emily Maynard, Kourtney Kardashian, and Mama June?

Not sure how true this is, but, today, the New York Daily News is reporting in their “Confidential” gossip column that boxer Victor Ortiz has been signed to do Dancing With The Stars Season 16. Their insider also said ABC is interested in Emily Maynard, Kourtney Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo’s mother, Mama June. More below….

Ortiz is ready to rumba
Boxer Victor Ortiz is going from seeing stars to dancing with them. Sources tells us the 26-year-old fighter who was knocked out when he dropped his guard against Floyd Mayweather in 2011 has signed on for the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars.” Our insider also says that ABC is interested in adding Emily Maynard, Kourtney Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo’s recently slimmed down mother, Mama June, to the new cast.

What do you think? I don’t mind Victor or Emily, but, please NO to Kourtney or Honey Boo Boo’s mother!! How is she a star?

Let’s get Miss Heidi’s perspective and be sure to let us know your thoughts too.

Heidi: Sounds to me like Victor is the only real rumor in this bunch and the rest are just an after thought. In fact, Victor might be the first actual rumor of the season. Everything prior to this has been campaigns and wishful thinking on the part of some “stars”.  As for the other names? I think the Daily News just threw those in there to round out their article. I think they heard ONE name and asked for some other speculation of their source.  BTW, I thought we had rumored this guy before…but that was Tito Ortiz of the UFC.  I’ve had enough of the Kardashians to last a lifetime and Honey Boo Boo’s mom?? Heaven help us, the dumbing down of America continues. That goes for all the K women too, actually.

February 11, 2013 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 16 RUMOR: Emily Maynard To Dance On Dancing With The Stars?

We’ve been down this route before with Radar Online, so be sure you take this rumor with a grain of salt. I will say though that Emily Maynard has all the makings of fitting on Dancing With The Stars perfectly. Do you agree? Below is more from Radar Online via Star Magazine.

Emily Maynard is ditching her search for true love and putting on her dancing shoes to jive away her heartache!

The newly-single Bachelorette is officially locked in as a contestant on the upcoming 16th season of Dancing With The Stars, reveals the new issue of Star magazine, and while it is news to the fans of both ABC shows, Emily has known about it for six months!

“When she signed her contract to be on The Bachelorette, ABC also had her sign on to commit to doing Dancing with the Stars. She loves being in the limelight,” a source told Star, adding that while some of the other hoofers are desperate to land certain pros as their partners, all Emily seemingly cares about is dancing her way into a television career.

“Emily told me the real reason she wants to do the show is to help get herself her own talk show,” dished the insider. “She’s terrified of losing her fame. She loves being famous and has wanted it her entire life.”

You can read the full article at Radar Online. Picture above courtesy of Zimbio Pictures.

So, if true, who do you see Emily dancing with? I say MAKS!! :D

Heidi: You want to put sweet little Emily with Maks!?!? :-) How about Tristan?? Or Henry?? Or anyone other than Maks or Tony?? :-D Seriously, though – Radar Online went from having a great track record to bombing for a few seasons in a row. It would not surprise me in the slightest if Emily were to show up, but I kinda doubt it. Really, the producers need to get away from casting their family on this show and branch out. But hey, maybe Deena needs a new client. :::snort::: I would have to look, but I also think that “rumors” (or fabrications) that come out this far in advance usually turn out to be WRONG. We’ll see.

Vogue: Good point. I wouldn’t mind her paired with Tristan or Henry as well….and Derek (yes, I still hope he will change his mind and come back? :( )

Heidi: NO DEREK! I forbid him coming back to this show. Please, god, no. But if he were, he might end up with her. They seem to LOVE putting him with other blondes. Anyway…I think if Derek is back on this show it’s because they wouldn’t let him out. They’ve monkeyed around with pros and contracts before, so…

December 5, 2012 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.