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DWTS Season 17, Week 5 – The Phone Flaps!!

OMG so much complaining about phone issues this week.  One actual significant one….and one that is about people being pissed of cuz they were outed as being stupid. :-D

Phone Flap #1 – The wrong phone numbers posted at the end of the show. This one is actually pretty significant to people who are casual watchers and, therefore, potentially unaware that those numbers were WRONG.  See the photo, below:

Wrong phone numbers

Heidi: Gee, you’d think that people who WORK ON THIS SHOW would know that the phone number to vote for a couple stays the same over the course of the season. But some yahoo in production made the list match the actual dance order of monday night. :::rolls eyes::: Lawd have mercy. Christina and Jack’s numbers are the only two out of the nine that are actually correct and that was just dumb ass luck. I have a feeling we’ll get an announcement at the beginning of next week’s show that the east coast phone votes are going to be tossed, and that’s a damn good thing. Much like last season, if you throw them ALL out, then no one gets an advantage or disadvantage.

Courtney: You had ONE JOB, Muppet in the control booth – ONE JOB.  And the fact that you screwed it up unfortunately doesn’t bode well for really anyone.  While they will likely decide to throw out all of the east coast phone votes, I have to wonder if someone like Snooki (who hails from New York) might get cheated out of some needed phone votes as a result…I think it’s entirely possible that the biggest chunk of her phone votes probably came from the east coast.  And this is basically a reverse of what happened at the end of last season, when they threw out the online votes – while throwing out the online votes and keeping the phone ones served to level the playing field a bit (since it basically limited the number of votes an individual could cast), I think throwing out some of the phone votes and keeping the online ones gives a little bit more influence to the power voters, who could sway the outcome a bit more.  I don’t think there’s any resolution to it, unfortunately – but it makes me slap my forehead and go “D’oh!” and hope that this snafu doesn’t cause some unexpected elimination catastrophe :-(

Heidi: Excellent points, all, Court.

Phone flap number 2 – Chris Colfer tweeting Amber’s phone number, saying it was his cell. Frankly, if you didn’t see this one for the joke it so clearly is, you’re an idiot. :-D

Heidi: But yes, apparently people were up in arms about it – me thinks they are pissed that they were outed as stoopid.

Courtney: This was an ACTUAL STORY over at E!.  Woooo hot, controversial topics, E! Such hard-hitting and scandalous stuff.  I’m sure you guys peed your pants 2 years ago when the Kardashian harpies tweeted out Rob’s voting number and claimed it was Justin Bieber’s cell #, right? Or a year ago when Kirstie was also claiming that her voting number was really Bieber’s cell? Yes? No? But c’mon, people – it’s a goddamn 800 number.  Even a low-functioning meth addict could probably take a look at it and go “Wait a minute…that don’t look right.” So if you were dumb enough to think that a) that was actually Chris’ cell #, and/or b) that he was actually dumb enough to tweet it out, you deserve to inadvertently vote for Amber & Derek…oh, the humanity! Such a sadistic punishment!!! *desperately trying to feign horror*

Heidi: Not mention that an ACTUAL reporter would look at Chris’ timeline (see below) and note that the number he tweeted exactly matches the number in the tweet of Amber’s that he retweeted a couple hours before. Credit where due – Ali of The Bachelorette was on E! when Gulianna the dim was complaining about this being “cheating” and she loudly says “Come on! It’s an 800 number!!” LOL – not good when you’re bested in the smarts department by a Bachelorette. Pssst…what are the odds that the Colfer fangirls and boys were already voting for Amber anyway? Yeah, I thought so. :-D

Courtney: Giuliana is an ostrich in a Posh Spice wig.  Pay her no mind as she squawks inanely ;-)

Chris Colfer 2

Oh, Val. :-) Discuss.
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October 16, 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 14 – Rumor Round Up!!

You’ll notice that ProWatch is no longer in this spot – it had it’s day and I’m afraid we’re going to get nothing more until Tuesday. If you still want to visit it, you can here —> ProWatch.

Every season around this time we create a listing of people who have been rumored to be on the show for this season…and sometimes past seasons, if we see “suspicious” behavior. Things that make you go “hmmmm…” Well, thanks to Vogue, who keeps a list, here we are again.  Seriously – thank Vogue because I don’t have the time to hunt them all down, sadly. Wish I did.

Anyway, I tend to rank, categorize and editorialize as I go, so bear with me. :-)

ETA an update to Troy Aikmen. See below.

ETA #2 – Sasha Cohen is officially NOT dancing this season; she confirmed on twitter even though we had pretty much figured that one out. :-)

The Most Solid Season 14 Rumors

Jack Wagner, Melissa Gilbert and Sheri Shepherd – when TMZ first reported on this one, I was skeptical.  TMZ has a bit of a spotty record, although some have forgotten. A couple of seasons ago, they got the whole cast exactly right, but last season I tend to think they got played.  They got exactly nobody right…they claimed Nancy Grace, but AFTER others (including us) had reported it.  But, Gossip Cop backed them up this time, so I have to give it more weight. Of all the sites out there, Gossip Cop not only confirms some rumors, but puts the kibosh on others – some that I knew to be false.  They are more reliable, IMO. So…I have to say that I think this is the real deal. Melissa and Sherri are also past seasons rumored contestants – and we know that happens quite a bit. As for Jack, well, ABC Soaps in Depth said they heard a former GH star was dancing, hand Jack was let go from The Bold and the Beautiful (a CBS soap), so that kinda opens a window for him, eh??  As for the video of Melissa going into the DWTS studios…well, that doesn’t look like the normal entrance, but the building structure seems the same.  If so…well, doesn’t that eliminate her as Maks’ or Derek’s partner? Unless Derek was fibbing about when he starts rehearsing (next week, per Derek on Ryan’s show).

Maria Menudos – This one isn’t quite as solid as the others, and so far TMZ has no back up.  But I sure would like this one to be true.  Maria herself is giving nothing away. She’s following no pros, she’s making no teasing comments (that I’ve seen, anyway).   If I had a vote I would vote yes. :-)

 

The Not as Solid, but Still Kinda Solid Season 14 Rumors

Annika Sorenstam – Pro Golfer rumors coming from all sides, including golf aficionados, Tony Dovolani and Annika herself.  This one seems plausible, but not as plausible as others. She said she would like to do it, some on twitter are claiming she said yes (although those tweets read kinda weird to me).

Vince Young - Vince straight up said that he had been asked to be on DWTS. Couldn’t tell if he was joking, but the fact that he deleted the tweet was kinda telling.  Of course, being asked doesn’t mean he said yes.

 

Not Solid At All, but Not Speculation Either

Dolly Parton and Gavin Degraw - Both of these rumors came from Hollywood Life who, unfortunately, did not have a good track record last season.  And we haven’t heard much about it since the original posting. Not to mention that Dolly, when previously asked, said “hell no”.  At first I considered Gavin a more real possibility, but now I’m not so sure. UPDATE: He tweeted earlier today that he’s on his way to LA. Hmmm….

Aferdita Dreshaj - Miss Kosovo said not long ago that she was dancing on DWTS – but was she talking about the Kosovo version of the show? Probably – which is why I stuck her in this category.

Bruce Jenner – Bruce I could handle, but I gotta say no to any other Kardashian relatives. :-)  This comes from Hollywood Life once again.

Paula Deene – Hollywood Life was throwing a bunch of stuff at the DWTS wall and waiting to see what would stick. Paula was one of their rumored dancers. I will be curious to see if they get any right.

Bar Refaeli – She was rumored as in negotiation, but it was by a website that I had never heard of before. Not really sure what to make of it, actually, but why would she do it?

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February 25, 2012 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. :-)

Giuliana Rancic Denies Rumors Of Dancing On Dancing With The Stars

In January, we reported on a possible rumor that E News reporter Giuliana Rancic might be dancing on Dancing With The Stars this season. Well, it doesn’t look like that will be happening. Below is more in a take from the Huffington Post.

She’s on the road to a complete recovery, and it doesn’t look like she’ll be slowing down any time soon. In fact, Rancic said she wishes she could do even more, but barring the addition of a few more hours in her day, there is little else she can pack in. She admitted she would love to appear on “Dancing With the Stars,” but denied rumors that she’s on the next season, saying she simply doesn’t have time right now.

“I wish I could do it,” she said. “It’s such a fun show but I literally can’t imagine taking those hours out of my day.”

February 23, 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.

DWTS Season 14 “Rumor” – Giuliana Rancic Approached By Dancing With The Stars

An insider from the set of Dancing With The Stars has told HollywoodLife.com that E News host, Giuliana Rancic, has been approached to be a contestant on Season 14. Heidi and I couldn’t decide whether or not to post from this source since they haven’t been very reliable in the past. Regardless and covering all bases (and because Zach is so excited on this possibility! LOL), we thought we’d post it. Be sure to read the full article at the link and let us know your thoughts.

“Producers have reached out to see if Giuliana would like to be a part of the show,” the source dishes. “They love the triumph over tragedy element that she would bring.”

I would think she is too busy with E News, but, I’m game if this were to come true. She’d be a perfect match for Tony I think with their brown eyes…or how about TEDDY V who I’d love to see picked to teach on this show?

Heidi’s Note: I dunno, it seems that some are throwing a bunch of people at the DWTS wall to see what sticks. Maybe she’ll be on DWTS…and maybe this so-called source isn’t all that good. I just seem to recall last season there was this same sort of flurry of “people approached” that later turned out to be untrue – in that they said they hadn’t been asked at all.  Most web sites were getting it flat out wrong. Makes me wonder if the producers have learned how to play the game. :-)

If true? Great. I like her. She’s fairly tall though, isn’t she?? Or does she just appear that way next to Ryan? ;-)

January 28, 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.