Just some brief mentions on some celebrities we’ve been keeping an eye on that were rumored to dance in some previous seasons of Dancing With The Stars. First of all, let’s not forget about “Deadliest Catch” star Sig Hanson. This past June, he was reported as saying he will participate on Dancing With The Stars in the Spring. Here is more from Reality Blurred at the time…
Deadliest Catch star and Northwestern captain Sig Hansen said he’ll participate in Dancing with the Stars next spring.
The St. Pete Times’ Eric Deggans reports that “the possibility Hansen might fulfill his longtime dream of competing on Dancing With the Stars in March 2012” is “the kind of success they could scarcely have predicted when [executive producer Thom] Beers first suggested putting a film crew on their boats for the first time.”
Specifically, Sig said, “So they’re looking at it for next March and I’ll do it. I think it’d be good for the brand, once-in-a-lifetime thing, and it’s fuckin’ cool, you know? Why not, you know? … I think it’d be fun. It’s just, you know, why not? I’m living life. It’s been fun and as long as it doesn’t hurt my relationship with my wife, I’m good with it.” (That quotation didn’t make the story but Deggans provided it to me from the transcript of his interview.)
Also, did you note how Lee Meriwether was in the audience watching the show one night this past season?? She tweeted about it and was an avid supporter to J.R. through out the season. As you might know if you are a follower to this site, Lee has been very interested in dancing on the show for the past two seasons. Let’s not forget she’s made it a point to ‘follow’ a lot of Dancing With The Stars fans at twitter. Will Dancing With The Stars Season 14 finally be her time to dance? As you can see from her twitter account, she’s nutty about Tom Bergeron too as many of us are.
Then there is pro woman wrestler Velvet Sky. She and her fans have been campaigning hard for her through out the Summer and Fall! I thought this recent tweet made by her on Oct. 1st was especially interesting….
Let’s get Heidi’s thoughts:
Heidi: Velvet was never a rumor, she was a campaigner who made it sound like she was in the running. Big difference…and I kinda doubt she will be successful. But, you never know. :-)
Speaking of campaigns versus actual rumors – Lorenzo Lamas was claiming not too long ago that he was on the “short list” to do the show…yet he (and Donna D’Errico) urged all his fans to vote for him at abc.com. So, is this a rumor, wishful thinking on his part, or a savvy (kinda) campaign?? Who can tell – it’s Hollywood!! Clearly some are not above stretching the truth and there is no way of telling when someone is.
What about rumors that seemed pretty solid?? Celebuzz said that Kim Richards was all signed up to do the show – wrong. So, was she signed and got bumped?? Or did she tell Celebuzz what she was hoping for?? Either way, maybe she’ll show up on this coming season of the show.
Then there are those tweeting a list of people who are “going to participate” and they actually get half of them right. Well, what do you do with the other half of their lists?? Were those people in contention and got bumped or decided not to do it?? Or were they culling rumors like we do and just managed to get half right?? The Henry Winkler and Tiffany Thiessen rumors seem to fall into this category. Don’t know what to make of it, actually.
Christina Milian is a rumor that I could get behind…if she was dancing with Derek. So much pretty on the dance floor. :::sigh::: :-) She seemed kinda solid for last season, but we know how that turned out…but never say never. Shawn Marion actually said he was offered, but didn’t want to take a chance with the lockout – as we know, Ron Artest didn’t mind taking the chance. This makes me think that we won’t see Marion any time soon – current basketball players two seasons in a row? Probably not.
Who else seemed like a possibility recently?? Well, Davy Jones, Evelyn Lozado, Matthew Finley….well, the list is too long, really.
Of course, this is where the internet noise machine becomes a problem – one person mentions a name as a “wish” then someone sees it and thinks it’s rumored….and before you know it it’s all over the freakin’ internet as a “fact”. Let me tell you, sorting through all that crap to find the real deal is nearly impossible. But at least we’ll tell you when we’re not sure. Which is MOST of the time. And this is the time that I chuckle as I remember all the Hope Solo fans who told us, categorically, that Hope was NOT doing the show after we reported she was. So, all the talk is hard to decipher.
There are probably several hundred other people who were rumored in the past who we should be keeping an eye on – but this is a start for now. :-)