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PureDWTS Season 21 – Rumor Round-Up

As we’re on the eve of the announcement of the first season 21 celeb in less than 12 hours, I figured it was time to come up with a summary post of all the rumors we’ve covered so far this season.

As usual, here’s my explanation: I’ve divided our potential dancers this season into 5 categories: the “legitimate possibilities”, which are rumors that have surfaced within the last week or so (when most casting leaks occur) and come from sources that are generally pretty reliable when it comes to casting leaks; the “long shots”, which are rumors from less-reliable sources, vague tweets, and ambiguous responses from the celebs themselves – basically, rumors that we aren’t really as confident about; the “wannabes/campaigners”, who are celebs who have expressed interest in doing the show (but haven’t actually been reported as a rumor by any reputable outlets); “pure randomness”, which is for random and slightly interesting observations that may or may not indicate a certain celeb’s possible participation in this season – generally, they mean nothing, but we’re adding them here for sh*ts & giggles :-)  And then there are the “no’s”, the celebs that have confirmed that they won’t be participating in this season. I’ve added short notes in wherever I’ve found it pertinent.


Legitimate possibilities:

Shay Mitchell
Nick Carter
Kacy Catanzaro
Kaitlyn Bristowe

I’m a just leave this here. ~Heidi



Bethany Hamilton
Anthony Davis (said he turned it down – but acted rather wishy-washy about it)
Nick Jonas
Lindsay Lohan
Scott Disick
Pippa Middleton
Marilu Henner
Kobe Bryant or Vanessa Bryant



Christine Ouzounian
Andy Grammar
Ramona Singer
Terrell Owens


Pure Randomness:

Alison Baver
Boris Kodjoe (was originally supposed to be on season 18, but backed out)
Ricky Martin
Maureen McCormick
Chris Colfer
Christie Brinkley
Nick Lachey
Heather Locklear
Nina Dobrev
Drita D’Avanzo (draw your own conclusions – but it’s interesting)


The Definite No’s:

Rick Schroeder
Jodie Sweetin (personally told me “not this season”, but an interesting person liked my picture of her on Instagram)
Piers Morgan
Caitlyn Jenner
Amanda Bynes

Don’t forget to keep an eye on this post to see the names announced each morning this week on GMA! (NOTE: post won’t be active until tomorrow morning)

August 23, 2015 I Written By

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Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Cast

UPDATE: ABC has announced the official Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Cast.  Also, check out my suggested couples for Dancing with the Stars 2009.

UPDATE 2: You can watch the video announcing the Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Winner.

ABC has announced that Dancing with the Stars will premiere Monday March 9th 2009 at 8pm. Of course, this begs the question “who will be the next stars to show their dance moves?”

The cast probably won’t be announced for a couple months. Dancing with the Stars hasn’t even decided which professional dancers will be on the show. At least, Julianne Hough is still negotiating whether she should appear in the Spring or wait until next Fall. However, it’s fun to create our own list of stars dancing on season 8 of Dancing with the Stars.

Here’s my list of stars:
Celine Dion
Ellen Degeneres
Alicia Silverstone
Heather Locklear
Candace Cameron Burre
Steffi Graf

Jimmy Kimmel
Tom Selleck
Jackie Chan
Charles Barkley
Bret Favre
Bill Cosby

Let’s see who your list of stars would be. The crazy thing was that as I started this list I thought of literally hundreds of people that would be interesting on the show. Doesn’t seem like the show will have a hard time finding stars for a while.

December 20, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.