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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


 

Longshots:

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

 

Wannabes/Campaigners:

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

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

DWTS Season 21 Rumors And Watchout: Lindsay Lohan, Nick Jonas, Shay Mitchell???

Sometimes “coincidences” can’t be ignored. Know what we mean? Bear with us as we explain…

Apparently, a PR person for Dancing With The Stars is following Lindsay Lohan. This might mean nothing, but, as many Dancing With The Stars die hard fans know, Lindsay Lohan has been rumored to dance in several seasons and even turned down a very lucrative offer one time according to TMZ. Even more interesting is that this PR person also recently followed Nick Jonas who has performed on Dancing With The Stars in the past, but, is it possible he could be dancing too?

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This PR person is also following Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe who has been rumored to dance this season….

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Are you still following? I hope so because guess what? Nick Jonas has very recently followed SHAY MITCHELL who is another celebrity rumor this season….

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So many coincidences!! Let us know what you think? Here is Miss Heidi and Court with their thoughts…

Heidi: The only one I see as potentially unlikely (how’s that for some odd grammar?) is Nick Jonas. Isn’t he the Jonas that is actually making some headway in a solo career?? Then again…we’ve heard casting make comments indicating that they can’t believe they got certain people. Also have to keep in mind that it seems unlikely that Nick and Shay would know the other is going to be on DWTS. It’s a bit too far out for that. Anyway, the reason I am pointing these things out is so that no one gets too carried away…but I told Vogue to write up a post because there are a few too many coincidences here. Perhaps Nick joined the show and read rumors about Shay…or there is just some young Hollywood connection going on there. It’s all very curious, for sure.

Courtney: Verrrry interesting indeed – and if I recall, it was about 5 years ago that a certain other casting/PR person at ABC followed the entire cast of season 11, about 2 weeks PRIOR to the casting announcement. So it may not be totally off-base.  Shay seems like low-hanging fruit – in other words, really wants to do the show, hooked in with both Brandt and Janel, and basically a “gimme” for DWTS casting.  Perhaps La Lohan has finally either a) gotten to a peaceful place in her life, b) is broke and needs the money, or c) both – it’s not at all unusual for a cast member to be rumored for YEARS before they actually turn up on the show.  As for Nick – kinda on the fence about this one, but his brother did do Celebrity Apprentice last season, so perhaps that took away any potential stigma…he also recently broke up with his girlfriend of two years, so maybe he has a bit of extra time on his hands? :-) But if I recall, he is on a show on another network…maybe he’s another Amber Riley-type situation? I’m kinda excited if they really did manage to cast him – dude has…matured well.  And makes me feel like a bit of a dirty ol’ lady 😉

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August 14, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 19: Lindsay Lohan To Dance And More Celeb Rumor Talk?

I really wish Lindsay Lohan would dance, but, like all the previous rumors on her in the past, I bet this won’t happen. Below is more from Hollywood Life. Note that Gossip Cop is saying this won’t happen as well, but, hey, it’s interesting they keep pursuing her (if true) and we report on everything just in case.

The Dancing With The Stars cast will officially be revealed on September 4, but as the celeb contestants are shaking up, HollywoodLife.com has learned that the show is pushing to get Lindsay Lohan on the dance floor! The best part? One of her Mean Girls costars is already confirmed!

HollywoodLife.com has been giving you Dancing With The Stars scoop all week long, and here’s the best one to date…even though it’s not set in stone.

Lindsay Lohan is at the top of the show’s wish list. Although she is in talks to join Season 19, it’s not looking all too promising.

Unfortunately, we’ve learned that the chances are “less than 10%,” at this point, but the show is still trying.

ETA: Not sure how creditable Hollywood Life is (since they’ve been wrong a lot in the past), but, this morning they are reporting more on the existing rumors we’ve heard about, plus, a special mention on Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray. You can read more at the link.

Bachelorette Andi Dorfman is reportedly joining DWTS, along with Josh Murray, HollywoodLife.com exclusively revealed. Our source tells us, “They will compete against each other along with the other stars.”

Hmm? Ok, we will soon see.

August 29, 2014 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 17 Watchouts: Britney Spears And Lindsay Lohan??

Just a few more Dancing With The Stars rumors and watchouts to add…though mark these in the highly “skeptical” department.

The first is Britney Spears!! Today she tweeted that she was rehearsing for something “top secret” next week. The tweet reads as follows….

Taking a quick break to say hi to all my tweeps :) Rehearsing for something top secret happening next week… #WERK

It’s most likely something music related (a new single or a Las Vegas gig?) in my opinion, but, her official site raises a even more eyebrows being there is a countdown to a date that is the same as the premiere of Dancing With The Stars. So coincidental.

Secondly, there is speculation as to why Val Chmerkovskiy is now following Lindsay Lohan at his twitter? As you know, Lindsay has been rumored for several seasons. She’s got her life together now and she’s never looked better. So, is it possible she’s dancing? Though this past week, Lindsay has been seen in New York City instead of Los Angeles. So, not sure how true this could be? But, could it be a possibility for next season like we reported in this post recently?

Heidi, penny for your thoughts!!

Heidi: Yeaaahhhh….I’ve seen the Britney one is starting to spread over the Internet, and Vogue isn’t the only one to ask me about it. I just can’t believe this show would be able to get either of these women. It kinda boggles the mind. I suppose Lindsay is currently the more needy of career rehab at the moment, but still. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I’m highly skeptical. Highly.

August 29, 2013 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS2013 Tom Bergeron Talks With E Online About New Format, Casting Rumors, And More

Awww, this is a must read! E Online chatted with Tom Bergeron about the new season of Dancing With The Stars coming up. Tom gives his views on the new format, Maks Chmerkovskiy returning, casting rumors (some of them are true and some are not true), and more. Here are some fun takes. Note the mention on Lindsay Lohan (who I’d love to see dance at some point) and some other celebs….

“Some of the casting rumors are true,” Bergeron tells E! News, “and some of them are not true at all. Some of them might reflect contract negotiations that are going in one direction or another. But nothing is final yet.”

While sources confirm to E! News that Paula Deen and Geraldo Rivera both have been approached and have passed on the opportunity, we are also told that producers are looking for a “younger and sexier cast” to appeal to a younger demo. And that cast will most likely include the return of controversial pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovsiy, the 33-year-old Ukrainian heartthrob who did not return for season 15.

As previously reported, producers approached Lindsay Lohan for season 16, and we’re told there has been some discussion of approaching her again for season 17, now that she has completed her rehab stint. However, according to show insiders, producers believe it’s in Lindsay’s and the show’s best interest to wait some time before approaching her again.

And for any confused fans, Bergeron has this to say about how the new format will work: “Couples will be eliminated at the end of the episode. But the judges votes from that night will still count. So the viewer votes from the previous week carry over and are coupled with the judges votes from that night. So they’re still dancing for their lives there.”

Be sure to read the full article at E Online.

UPDATE: You can listen to a new interview with Tom Bergeron at this link. Nothing knew is said that what we haven’t already reported except that he reports that most of the new cast has been selected, but, not all of them yet. He also mentioned how the season will run 11 weeks. MORE at the link.

August 9, 2013 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 16 – Rumor Round-Up!!!

Ok kids, we’re at about t minus 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. 

Legitimate possibilities:

Sean Lowe
Aly Raisman
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
Kellie Pickler
Jacoby Jonesconfirmed during Oscars telecast
Lisa Vanderpump – already following new pro Gleb on Twitter, and vice-versa
Andy Dick
D.L. Hughley

Longshots:

Colin Kaepernick
Wynonna Judd
Emily Maynard
Kourtney Kardashian
Mama June
Katie Couric
Christie Brinkley
Jordyn Wieber

Wannabes/Campaigners:

Jerry Supiran
Finola Hughes
Tiffany
Dina Lohan
Perez Hilton
Bobby Bones
Barbara Evans
Deena Cortese
Shannon Bex
Maia Campbell
Miss America Mallory Hagan
Daniella Monet

Pure Randomness:

Billy Idol
William Shatner
Miss Alabama
Arianny Celeste
Tito Ortiz
Danica McKellar
Adrienne Maloof

The Endless Parade of “No”:

Eric Idle
Lance Armstrong
Lindsay Lohan
Bobby Flay
Ann Romney
Victor Cruz
Tori Spelling

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 😉

February 23, 2013 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Lindsay Lohan Turns Down ‘Lucrative Offer’ From Dancing with the Stars

If true, I’m sad. I’d love to see Lindsay Lohan dance and a what a cool way to show another side to herself than what tabloids report!!! I love her as an actress and nothing will change that. Below is more from TMZ for how Lindsay turned down a huge offer from Dancing With The Stars!!

Lindsay Lohan’s ego might be her downfall — because TMZ has learned, she just shut down a lucrative offer to do “Dancing with the Stars” … because she doesn’t want to do reality TV.

Sources close to Lindsay tell us, the actress was made several offers to join the DWTS cast this upcoming season — offers that maxed out at $550,000.

But Lindsay — who still owes hundreds of thousands in back taxes — shut them down, telling friends she’d never consider doing reality TV … she wants to stick to films.

You can read more at TMZ. What do you think? You can tell us. 😀

January 22, 2013 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Karina Smirnoff Defends “A-Listers” Idea At The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launch

Tuesday night, Karina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd, and Damian Whitewood attended the Samsung and Verizon Launch of The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in West Hollywood, California. The three looked hotter than ever and represented Dancing With The Stars in their stylish best as you can see. While there, E-Online was able to catch up with Karina to ask her why the show is trying to get more A-listers in “upping their game”. Below is how Karina commented.

But why the sudden snooty ‘tude from DWTS? When we caught up with Karina Smirnoff at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launch at The Beverly, the dancing vet gave us her input on why the mystery A-listers need to up the show’s game:

“I think it’s great that we’re getting more A-list,” said Karina. “I think we can outdo America’s Got Talent and The Voice.”

I’m sorry, but, in my opinion, Dancing With The Stars shouldn’t try and copy anyone else. I like show just as it is. Plus, they are already at the top of their “A” game, aren’t they? Be sure to read the link in full because E-Online questions the show and their attidude a little and some of the people rumored to dance so far. They also dish who they think would make good “barely” A-Lister potentials. They list Lindsay Lohan, Ellen Degeneres, Demi Moore, Kellen Lutz, and Mariah Carey (no way will Mariah do Dancing With The Stars in my opinion. I think she’s going to be involved with the new US X Factor anyway?).

You can view more pictures of Karina, Peta, and Damian at the Samsung and Verizon Launch of The Samsung Galaxy Launch here and here.

August 4, 2011 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Could Dina Lohan Be In Talks To Dance On Dancing With The Stars 13?

Could Dina Lohan be in talks to dance on Dancing With The Stars? According to Page Six of the New York Post, Lindsay Lohan’s mom was overheard talking about her plans to appear on the show at a party this weekend…

Dina Lohan says she’s in talks to appear on “Dancing With the Stars.” On Sunday, Lindsay Lohan’s mom was overheard talking about her plans to appear on the ABC show as she celebrated her daughter’s birthday at a private house in Water Mill dubbed the Ciroc Cabana Club. Lindsay had been expected to join, but she stayed in LA to remain low-key after completing her house arrest.

This isn’t the first time Dina has been rumored to dance. Rumors surfaced last year on this possibility as well when Lindsay suggested to producers that her mother dance on the show.

So what do you think and which dancer do you see with Dina if this comes true? Do you consider Dina to even be a “star”? As you know, this isn’t the first time the show has taken someone and made them a “star”. It worked wonders for Bristol Palin. (Not!)

Personally, I’d rather see Lindsay dance versus her Mom. The opportunity could work wonders for Lindsay’s career not to mention getting the public’s approval back on her side? If Dina dances, I see her paired with Tony. But, let’s not forget Tony said last year he’d love to see Lindsay dance on the show!

Hmmm….

July 5, 2011 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 13 Cast Rumors & Possibile Contenders – Kelly Preston and Sherri Shepherd!!

Ok, so this is an older article, but, hey, we try to cover all possibilities and rumors here at Pure dancing With The Stars. We don’t want to miss anyone. Showbizspy reported at the end of April Kelly Preston had auditioned for the show. I kind of think they were dreamin’ at the time, but, you never know. What a coo it would be though if Dancing With The Stars could get Kelly on the show. She’s currently working on a new movie called “Gotti: Three Generations” which will star her husband John Travolta, Lindsay Lohan, and Al Pacino. But, that doesn’t mean Kelly’s schedule might not be free enough to do the show come Fall. Nothing else is listed on her schedule to do after the new Gotti movie…yet!!

KELLY Preston has dance fever!

The actress — who’s married to actor John Travolta — wants to follow in the footsteps her BFF Kirstie Alley by appearing on Dancing With the Stars!

“Kelly has auditioned and she is a shoo-in,” a source told In Touch Weekly magazine.

“If she wants on the show, there’s a good chance it could happen.”

We also have another “wannabe” to report on. Sherri Shepherd!! I’ll let these two tweets below do the talkin'”. Sherri has been a great supporter of Kirstie Alley this past Season as well. She wants to lose weight so she can get pregnant and what a better way to do so? Special thanks to @TeamGMak at twitter for sending us this possibility.

(Heidi’s Note: Sherri’s been rumored before…was it last season or the season before?? And she’s made it clear she wants to dance with Maks on more than one occassion.)

June 9, 2011 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.