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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

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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

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.