This is too cool for words. Yesterday, swimmer Diana Nyad was a guest on The Katie Show. She talks with Katy all about her life and how she never gave up no matter how tough things got …and especially when some tried to tell her she was too old to do something. At one point in the conversation, she tells Katie one of things on her Bucket List is to do Dancing With The Stars. After that, Katie has a surprise and brings out Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy. What an incredible life story with an amazing inspirational message. You can watch Diana and Val dancing in the second video at the 3:40 minute mark. We better keep a ‘watch out” on this one too as maybe she will be asked to dance on Dancing With The Stars Season 18? Thanks to Vin for letting us know on this interview yesterday.
Tristan – the Hunk ‘O burnin’ love. This works for me.
Here’s the previous segment with Valerie…
Hey all and for those interested, don’t miss seeing a repeat episode of The Katie Show today. This past May, Dancing With The Stars judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli guessed on the show as well as hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet. They talk of the 300th episode of Dancing With The Stars. Pro Louis Van Amstel also shows Katie some dance moves and then they dance. However, what’s extra is fun in watching this episode again is the cast trying to coax Katie into dancing for Dancing With The Stars Season 17. So, be sure to watch. You can also see our previous posting with videos of this episode at this link. I love too how they have this page set up at her site asking viewers if they’d like to see Katie on Dancing With The Stars.
What a fun segment on the Katie Couric show yesterday!! Look how Louis van Amstel taught Katie how to Cha Cha. Then they performed for Brooke Burke-Charvet, Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman. So cute. We need Katie to do Dancing With The Stars next season. The cast below agrees. Look how they try to coax Katie into dancing in the second video below for Dancing With The Stars Season 17. For those new to the site, this isn’t the first time there has been talk of this. Come on, Katie! Please do Dancing With The Stars.
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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.
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
Jacoby Jones – confirmed during Oscars telecast
Lisa Vanderpump – already following new pro Gleb on Twitter, and vice-versa
The Endless Parade of “No”:
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
Today, Carrie Ann Inaba was a guest on the Katie Couric show to help promote Pet Adoption. She also answered some questions from fans in the Green Room about her pets and her animal rescue foundation. She not only has 4 cats, but, now she has two dogs as well. Carrie Ann also discusses what it’s like being a judge on Dancing With The Stars. It’s not always easy especially when she has to critique someone harshly. At the end, Carrie Ann reassures everyone that Dancing With The Stars will be back in March. It will be a “fascinating” season because there will be some new changes and they are going to play with it a little since they are in their “16th” season. They also talk about Katie and how she said she’d like to do Dancing With The Stars (this would be so cool. Please TPTB, make it happen!). Carrie Anne said she’d be really good!! More in detail below…
“Shall we dance?” Katie Couric and Good Morning America go “behind the scenes” of Dancing With The Stars. She says she’s “caught the dancing bug”. The contestants have as well. See why below. Such a fun segment!
ABC has released a new Good Morning America promo for tomorrow. As we speculated last week, Katie Couric is doing a fun spread on Dancing With The Stars Monday!! So, be sure to tune in. Here she is with Derek dancing….
Thanks to Miss Heidi and Pure Derek Hough for the heads up. If you haven’t seen our picture post with some teasers on this new segment to be aired on Good Morning America tomorrow, be sure you do so in a previous posting here.
As you might have seen, this past Monday night, Katie Couric was in the Dancing With The Stars audience. Below are some ‘behind the scenes’ pictures with Maks, Tony, and William that she tweeted. She posted some hair pieces as well that were drying in the sun. Not sure what’s up with Katie’s appearance on the show (if someone knows more, let us know), but, she had a filming crew with her. She will also be filling in for Robin Roberts next week on Good Morning America. Katie also has a new talk show in the works called “Katie” that will be premiering next Fall. Anyway, take a look at these fun photos below and special thanks to Ms. Taz for the heads up on them.