This is so cool. Check out this new “behind the scenes” video of Derek Hough, Witney Carson, and the cast talking on ABC’s Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special. Don’t forget the special airs next Sunday, February 21st on ABC. Check your local listings for times. For more teasers on this special, see Pure Derek Hough.
US Weekly finally posted the article about Jodi Sweetin dancing on the new season of Dancing With The Stars online which we posted about yesterday via the Daily Mail. Note too how they also report John Stamos and Lori Loughlin have turned down Dancing With The Stars. Dang…I love these two.
Stephanie Tanner is getting her turn in the spotlight. Fuller House’s Jodie Sweetin has signed on for season 22 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, an insider reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.
Less enthusiastic about hitting the ballroom: Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky. Says a source, “John Stamos and Lori Loughlin have turned down the show.”
Radar Online via Star Magazine is reporting Snooki, Jack Osbourne, and Christina Milian as “likely” contestants to be dancing in the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Keep in mind while reading this that this source hasn’t always been reliable in the past. Also note that both Snooki and Christina Milian have been rumored to dance in seasons past.
Jack is “excited for the journey,” an insider tells the magazine. “He’s been through a rough time with his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and is anxious to prove that nothing can stop him.”
And Christina “just couldn’t say no — it’s such a big opportunity for her,” the source says of The Voice‘s social media correspondent.
“She’s concerned about juggling both shows, but she’s a tough girl and will work it out.”
Meanwhile, new mom Snooki has been vocal about wanting to be on Dancing With The Stars, revealing last March, “I feel like I’m a good dancer. I’ve got this new body. I would do it in a heartbeat!”
What do you think if true? I say YES to Jack and Christina, but, please NO to Snooki! More at Radar Online and thanks to @DWTSgossip for find.
Also, Dee @upclose22 found this little Hollywood Scoop segment on the circulating rumors we’ve heard before. Like many of you, I can’t get use to the idea of Farrah and Tan Mom dancing. HELP!! lol Thanks Dee!
DWTS 17 Rumors: Farrah Abraham, Patricia Krentcil, Bella Thorne, Seth MacFarlane, WWE Superstar to Dance?
Hollywood Life is kicking around a few more names for the rumor mill for Dancing With The Stars Season 17. Some of them, we’ve reported already: John Stamos, Paula Deen, and Jason Varitek. However, take a look at the other new names to add: Farrah Abraham (who?), Patricia Krentcil (who?), Bella Thorne (again who?), a WWE superstar(who could this be? In the past we’ve seen Shelley Martinez, Maria Kanellis, and the Real Melina rumored or campaigning to dance …not that this means anything?) and Seth MacFarlane(ok, so this might be a good one!).
So far, they are awaiting confirmations from John Stamos, former baseball player Jason Varitek, Paula Deen, Backdoor Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil, a WWE Superstar, Bella Thorne and Seth MacFarlane! They are hoping for confirmations soon, but it’s coming down to the last minute. None of these people are definites, but they have been asked and it’s in their hands,” a source close to production tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Seeing Uncle Jesse shake his hips on the dance floor, sans shirt, would certainly help us feel a little bit better about Sean’s absence from the dancing competition series. And we have a feeling that Farrah knows a thing or two about doing the tango on camera.
You can read the full article at Hollywood Life. Note that this site isn’t reputable of being correct on their rumors, but, it can go either way. Remember this post from last season? As Heidi likes to say, “you be the judge”.
Oh, I was hoping when learning Brooke Burke Charvet was on KTLA this morning, she’d mention some teasers about Dancing With The Stars, but, she didn’t for the most part. All that Brooke mentioned is how excited she is for the new season and thinks it will be fun. She also said she has no idea who will be in the new cast. When they mention three names as rumors (John Stamos, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Abby Lee Miller), she seemed really excited about the first two and said “could be” and smiled to Abby Lee (scary, no just no). Brooke also mentions that she thinks one show a week will give the show longevity and that production is still working out the details. Brooke also plugs Sketchers and how for every pair you buy, another pair will be given to someone needy in the world. She discusses her cancer too and how she is cancer free now…. Read more..
Isn’t this interesting? Below is a tweet by Huffington Post assistant editor Megan Griffo. Anyone want to speculate who this might be if true? Thanks to @DWTSgossip for the fun find!!
Oh, how I’d love it if were Jamie Curtis!! I’m having “True Lies” flashbacks! Remember this??
John Stamos and Heidi Klum are also yogurt spokespersons. They’d be great “gets” too.
ADDING: PureDWTS reader Leslie comments that Lisa Kudrow is also a yogurt spokesperson. This is getting interesting. 🙂
ADDING 2: And PureDWTS reader Sandy is reporting these Yogurt spokespersons as possibilities as well: “Model Cheryl Teigs for Yoplait (I believe) and one name was very interesting… Chef Michael Symon (Co-host of ABC’s “The Chew” has partnered with Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt…. hmmmm”
ADDING 3: Hey All! The editor who wrote the tweet has written to let us know that it was “a joke”(a bad one) and that she doesn’t have any inside information on who is dancing. She apologized as well.
Ok! Magazine asked Peta Murgatroyd who she’d like to see dance on Dancing With The Stars. She picks actor John Stamos. What an excellent choice! I love the idea of John Stamos dancing as well. Peta also chats about how she’s been spending the summer.
Probably John Stamos—I think he would be amazing,” she says. “He’s got the acting ability, I think he’d be able to move and he’s done theater so I think he could put on a really good show.”
Peta tells us she’s been relaxing while on hiatus from the dancing competition, but always in contact with her DWTS family.
“Lots of my friends come from there, obviously,” she says. “I’ve been talking to Kirstie Alley and Gilles (Marini). I keep in contact with Sean (Lowe) and Catherine (Giudici) all of the time. Sharna (Burgess) is one of my really good friends and Cheryl (Burke) I’ve seen a bunch of times. Val and Maks (Chmerkovskiy)—we all still hang out and have a good time.”
More at Ok! Magazine with Peta’s thoughts on her acting career and what part she’d like to play.
Hollyscoop has a new interview up with Karina Smirnoff. Karina gives us some hints on her wedding inspirations. She also dishes on her new fitness DVD coming out and Dancing With The Stars. They ask her about the Dina Lohan rumors. Karina says she wouldn’t be surprised if one of the Lohan’s ends up on the show because of how much they make the press. They ask her on some other celebrities too …Queen Latifa, Regis Philbin, and Mike Tyson. Karina pushes for John Stamos, Kelly Ripa, and more as her wishes to do the show. More below.
Karina Smirnoff Talks About New Season Of Dancing With The Stars, Her Dream Partner, And Her New Studio At “The Zookeeper” Premiere
Above is a picture of Karina Smirnoff on the Red Carpet attending “The Zookeeper” movie premiere on July 6th in Los Angeles. VelveTV was able to interview her where she talks all about her new dance studio and how long she’s been a “dancer”. They also ask her is she’s coming back to Dancing With The Stars this Fall. She’s very much hoping they will want her again. She mentions John Stamos as being one of her dream partners. More below.
You can view another pic of Karina at the premiere and get details for how you can get her look Best Celebrity Legs. They don’t mention where Karina got her earrings, but, my bet is she got them from Dancing With The Stars jewelry provider Anne Koplik Designs. SO CUTE! TO DIE FOR! 😀
So I was talking to John last night – or should I say, lamenting – the complete paucity of blabber mouthed celebs this season. It sucks, quite frankly. Last season at this time I had reported on a significant number of people who had spilled the beans via Twitter (Kelly Osbourne, Debi Mazar, to name two). It seems that, excepting Jason Chambers and Chad Ochocinco (although that was his friends, not him), there is very little to report from Twitter – and I have to think that perhaps the DWTS peeps had wised up about the whole Twitter thing, telling potential stars to SHUT IT. 🙂 So, because we’re less than three weeks out, I thought it was time for a little review of what HAS been rumored and reported on, either here or elsewhere. I’ll discuss them by the categories I mentally put them in:
The Real Rumors with Real Potential Category
Most recently, the two big rumors have been Pam Anderson and John Stamos. Pam was outed as a potential by RadarOnline, and Karina Smirnoff claims that John was asked for a previous season and had to decline due to his Broadway commitments. I find it highly amusing that she’s putting in a claim on him just in case he changes his mind. 🙂 But, for some reason, I’m not inclined to believe this one will happen – assuming Karina is correct. I just consider John Stamos to be “too big” of a star to actually consider the show. Although it’s possible he could have been asked, I suppose. But I don’t see it happening. Pam Anderson? That one sure sounds likely and I haven’t seen anyone report that Pam denied it.
I guess that the Jennifer Grey rumor goes in this category. I think. Page Six reported that she was in negotiations way back in December but I’ve not heard much about it since then. Very well could be true – we find out in three weeks.
There are a couple of rumors that go here, but not necessarily for DANCING. Paula Abdul (judge or dancer?), Marie Osmond (shudder – potential new co-host) and Nancy O’Dell (potential new co-host). I think the Marie thing is more speculation than actual rumor. Billy Bush reported that there were 5 candidates remaining for the co-host job and that he was REALLY rooting for one in particular. That says Nancy O’Dell to me. The Marie thing was, I think, people taking his words and speculating. I HOPE. And who the heck knows what is going on with Paula Abdul. 🙂
The Blabbermouth Celebrity Category
Jason Chambers is kinda lonely in this category, this season. 🙂 He straight up said he had meetings with DWTS producers, as I discussed in a post back on February 1, 2010. Because he blabbed, he may have blown his chance. The woman in me hopes like hell he hasn’t. 😉 Chad Ochocinco, on the other hand, was outed by a former team mate as being a possibility for last season. As I said before, celebs rumored for one season often show up on later seasons. Interestingly enough, I did see some twitter chatter that said Chad was going to LA this week – the speculation by these people was that his trip was related to DWTS. I guess we’ll see. And I almost forgot – Dirt Nasty (aka Simon Rex)! He claims he met with the producers back in early January. Did I read that this guy now does porn, or did I imagine that?
The PLEASE PUT ME ON DWTS Category
This is a surprisingly large category. 🙂 I’ll just make a list of the ones I’m aware of, starting with the oldest one (from late 2009)
– Flight Time (aka Herbert Lang) of the Harlem Globetrotters by way of The Amazing Race
– Jermaine Dupre
– Kate Gosslin
– Danielle Fishel
– Ross Mathews
– Greg Louganis (who could also fit in the category below)
– Kevin Federine – this one is per Ryan Seacrest on his radio show this morning. It seems I’ve heard this one before, but maybe I’m confusing him with someone else.
– Candace Cameron Bure – I think we can safely put her in this category based on what I posted here.
That’s all I could find right now. I’m sure someone will pop in (with links) to remind me of others who want to be on the show. 🙂
The “We’ve Heard This one Before” Category
Back on January 4th, I wrote a couple posts detailing rumors from previous seasons. The intent was to keep track of previous rumors to see if any of them came true for Season 10. Those posts were also titled Rumor Round Up and Rumor Round Up Part II – I’m not going to list all that again, so if you’re curious, click!! Kurt Angle, Bethany Frankel and Vera Wang are the only ones I’ve heard any followup on recently. It’s all speculation on the part of views, as I recall, so I won’t detail it here.