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DWTS Season 20 CAST ANNOUNCEMENT – LIVE BLOG

Well, here we are! Another Cast Announcement Live Blog!! The show is starting shortly and then they will drag their feet for approximately an hour and 20 minutes. :-)  Go below the table for further commentary. Also, if you want to refer back to Courtney’s rumor round up, just click the link.

The Celeb Dancers and their Partners

Celebrity Pro Partner
1.  Rumer Willis  Val C.
2.  Redfoo  Emma
3.  Patti Labelle  Artem
4.  Riker Lynch  Allison
5.  Charlotte McKinney  Keo
6.  Michael Sam  Peta
7.  Willow Shields  Mark
8. Noah Galloway  Sharna
9.  Suzanne Somers  Tony
10.  Robert Herjavec  Kym
11.  Nasti Luiken  Derek
12.  Chris Soules  Whitney

 

ETA: Seriously….a 14 year old??  Not cool, TPTB, not cool.

ETA2: Special guest is Alfonso…with his MBT.  With a gold MBT, actually, in honor of the anniversary season.

ETA3: Hmmm….only 10?

ETA4: Stupid Derek. Very stupid.

 

 

ETA: According to Courtney on Twitter, the following are troupe members…

Troupe:
Jenna
Alan
Lindsay
Henry
Sasha
Brittany

February 24, 2015 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. :-)

PureDWTS Season 20 – Casting Rumor Round-Up

So it’s that time again – we’re at t minus 69ish hours until the cast announcement, and it’s time to take stock of all the casting rumors we’ve seen thus far.  As always, I’ve divided the rumors up by how likely they are to actually be on this season – “legitimate possibilities” are names we’ve heard multiple times from multiple (reputable) sources, or stars that have dropped some big hints themselves; “longshots” are names we’ve heard and it’s not out of the realm of possibility that they’d do the show, but they’re less likely than the “legitimate possibilities”; “wannabes/campaigners” are stars that have said they would do the show if asked, or are actively trying to get on the show, but haven’t been reported as an actual rumor by another source; “pure randomness” is just that – things we’ve seen that are interesting and might or might not mean anything, but are worth mentioning nonetheless; and the “definite no’s” are those that have said no, they wouldn’t do the show if asked. I also added a new category – PDWTS Guesses – which are just that: guesses we’ve made, based on nothing else but gut feelings we’ve had.  They are NOT RUMORS! Just our own guesses, based on whatever :-)

We’ve included links to our previous posts on these rumors, to jog your memory.  And it’s all in one handy-dandy place…because we love you :-) And accept no substitutes, kids – any blog can slap a “rumor roundup” label on something, but that doesn’t mean it’s as good as the real thing…we’ve been calling ours “rumor roundup” for YEARS ;-)

ETA #1: With US Weekly basically confirming the Daily Mail’s claims, it’s pretty much confirmed that Val’s partner is Rumer WillisAnd then DancingABC posted the below pic with a clue about Emma’s partner…who else thinks it’s motorcycling enthusiast Chris Soules?

ETA #2: The Shane Harper randomness has gained some traction, so I’m upgrading him from “pure randomness to “legitimate possibility”; we’ve got Michael Sam’s name thrown in the mix, which has made me downgrade Malcolm Butler & Russell Wilson to longshots, since they’ve never had more than one football player on the same season; and the DancingABC Instagram has thrown us another clue, with Mark’s partner hidden behind a curtain of blonde hair.  I’m thinking it’s Savannah Chrisley, who has sported varying lengths (and shades) of blonde over the years, and Mark seems to be the designated pro for good Christian girls :-P Why do I get the feeling this is going to be a long night of updates?

Who is Emma Slater’s partner? The #DWTS cast will be revealed live TOMORROW on @goodmorningamerica #GMADancing

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Meet Mark Ballas’ partner! Post your predictions below and tune in for the reveal on @goodmorningamerica tomorrow. #GMADancing

 

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Legitimate possibilities:

Chris Soules
A Disney star
Savannah Chrisley
Roseanne Barr
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Lalah Hathaway
Rumer Willis
Shane Harper
Michael Sam

Longshots:

Nancy Lee Grahn
Sharon Osbourne
Anderson Silva
Jack Nicholson
Mama June
Malcolm Butler
Russell Wilson

Wannabes/Campaigners:

Kenya Moore
Ty Dillon
Rydel Lynch
Danni Allen

Pure Randomness:

Snoop Dogg
Shay Mitchell

The Definite “No’s”:

Rob Gronkowski

PDWTS Guesses:

Bo Derek – Heidi’s guess
Malcolm-Jamal Warner – Court’s guess

So which rumors are you hoping are true…and which ones are you hoping are just poppycock? :-)

February 21, 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!

Dancing with the Stars Season 20 Rumor Patrol – Mama June?? Plus a Wild and Crazy GUESS!

Lord have mercy. Surely NOT? Thanks to Charlie, in the comments, I went on a little search and found this:

Mama June

Now, of course, there are 500 things that she could be having meetings about in LA. But, there are STILL two male pro spots open, presumably because those celebs haven’t signed on the dotted line yet. So…just throwing this one out there as a possibility. The timing is frightening. I hope this is just fear on my part, considering her recent past – but I can’t ignore the timing.

BTW, Mama June has been rumored before….for Season 16.

We called her a “longshot” in our Rumor Round Up for that season. Let’s hope that’s still the case. Perhaps they met with her because another female celeb fell through. Have a hard time believing the DWTS producers would go this route at this time, all things considered.

Now, for my wild and crazy GUESS at a possible celeb dancer. Surely there are a lot of people who think ONE thing when they keep hearing the tag line for season 20?? “Our ‘Perfect 10′ Season”?? BO DEREK. Just throwing it out there. It took me a while to figure out why a little bell rang every time I heard “Perfect 10″ – then last night it hit me. Bo Derek was “the perfect 10″ in the movie “10” with Dudley Moore years ago.

Just tossin’ that out there just in case. ;-) I have no insider knowledge on this one, but their harping on “perfect 10″ has been bugging me since I heard it.

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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 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!

DWTS Season 16 Rumors: Victor Ortiz, Emily Maynard, Kourtney Kardashian, and Mama June?

Not sure how true this is, but, today, the New York Daily News is reporting in their “Confidential” gossip column that boxer Victor Ortiz has been signed to do Dancing With The Stars Season 16. Their insider also said ABC is interested in Emily Maynard, Kourtney Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo’s mother, Mama June. More below….

Ortiz is ready to rumba
Boxer Victor Ortiz is going from seeing stars to dancing with them. Sources tells us the 26-year-old fighter who was knocked out when he dropped his guard against Floyd Mayweather in 2011 has signed on for the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars.” Our insider also says that ABC is interested in adding Emily Maynard, Kourtney Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo’s recently slimmed down mother, Mama June, to the new cast.

What do you think? I don’t mind Victor or Emily, but, please NO to Kourtney or Honey Boo Boo’s mother!! How is she a star?

Let’s get Miss Heidi’s perspective and be sure to let us know your thoughts too.

Heidi: Sounds to me like Victor is the only real rumor in this bunch and the rest are just an after thought. In fact, Victor might be the first actual rumor of the season. Everything prior to this has been campaigns and wishful thinking on the part of some “stars”.  As for the other names? I think the Daily News just threw those in there to round out their article. I think they heard ONE name and asked for some other speculation of their source.  BTW, I thought we had rumored this guy before…but that was Tito Ortiz of the UFC.  I’ve had enough of the Kardashians to last a lifetime and Honey Boo Boo’s mom?? Heaven help us, the dumbing down of America continues. That goes for all the K women too, actually.

February 11, 2013 I Written By

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