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Carrie Anne Inaba And Karina Smirnoff On The New Season Of Dancing With The Stars

OK! Magazine interviewed Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba after the Cast Announcement. She gives her thoughts on Sherri Shepherd and Gavin Degraw. She also reminds us to “never judge a season by it’s first impression”. More below and at OK! Magazine.

Sherri’s got a lot of joy, and she’s wanted to do the show for a long time,” Carrie Ann tells me while promoting her upcoming Petsami series. “I think it will be great to have her on the show.”

As for Gavin, the New York-based singer-songwriter whose hits include “Chariot,” “I Don’t Want To Be” and “In Love With A Girl?”

“That will be wonderful,” she says. “We’ve had a country star in the past, we had Ty [Murray], Jewel’s husband, and he was so wonderful. He brought a country personality that’s so down-home, loving and grounded. That would be a nice energy to have on the show. I have no idea how he dances, so it will be interesting to see.”

One thing Carrie has learned? Never judge a season by its first impression.

Dancing With The Stars pro karina Smirnoff has some thoughts as well. These quotes were taken from an interview with People.

“Season 14 is going to be very exciting and entertaining,” Smirnoff, 34, tells PEOPLE. “We have so many diverse personalities and talents this season.”

“This is going to be a competitive cast,” adds Smirnoff. “Let the dancing begin!”

Yes, let the dancing begin! :)

February 28, 2012 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.

DWTS Season 14: A Foxtrot Or A Cha Cha Cha To Be The Couples First Dance

ABC Media Net has released an official press announcement of the Dancing With The Stars cast in detail. They show bios for each of the celebrities. They also announce that the couples will either perform a Foxtrot or a Cha Cha Cha for their first dance on March 19th. The first full elimination will take place the following week on March 27th.

This season’s dynamic lineup of stars — including a Super Bowl champion, a telenovela star,
a tennis legend, a Disney Channel star, a classical singing star and a music legend – will perform either the Foxtrot or the Cha Cha for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars,” MONDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

You can read the full press release here.

Excited yet? :)

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Cast Announcement On GMA Video Footage

Below is some video footage of the GMA DWTS Cast Announcement special thanks to caseycarlsonlegacyx3’s You Tube Channel!! This video announces the celebrities for Dancing With The Stars Season 14. Enjoy if you didn’t get to see the show go down LIVE!

ADDING: Here is more from GMA’s official site;

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For more details and fun LIVE commentary of the cast announcement, be sure to see this post.

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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.

DWTS Season 14 Cast Revealed?? You Be the Judge!

As those of you who read the comments on this site know, a reader named MissWMG claimed to have gotten the new TV Guide and it had the DWTS Cast in it.  We, of course, were (and some still are) highly skeptical that she was legit because we’ve had issues with people trying to scam us before. Well, here is what MissWMG sent to us.  Look legit to you??  It does to me, but I’m extremely cautious due to past experiences on this site.  KEEP IN MIND that DWTS has never done this before – give the cast to a major ‘zine prior to the official announcement. Perhaps they assumed that subscribers wouldn’t get it until Tuesday afternoon? In any case, I want to let our readers in on what was sent to us – you all can be the judge.  Do you think this is the cast?  And how about the rumored 12th dancer added at the last minute??  And do you think that the cast was finalized in time for TV Guide to go to print??

In any case, we will find out for real tomorrow: real or scam. :-)

ETA: “TV Guide” spelled Menudos wrong, didn’t they?

February 27, 2012 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. :-)

DWTS Season 14 – Who’s Dancing With Who?? The CAST ANNOUNCEMENT!!

It’s that time again! Time for Heidi to guess who’s dancing with who, based on nothing more than heights and imagination. :-)  We are putting up posts so fast and furious that I can’t leave anything stuck to the front page for very long, so if you’re looking for Rumor Round Up and/or Pro Watch, just click the links to go back to those posts. :-)

This season it’s much harder, because we don’t know who’s dancing yet in terms of celebs and we’ll find out all at one time (celebs and partners) on Tuesday.  They are trying to rob me of my usual guessing game. :-) So, I’m going to guess based on the celebs we’re reasonably sure about and then if we get more info, I’ll fill it in.

THIS IS THE POST WHERE I’LL PUT THE CAST ANNOUNCEMENT!!!  Watch this space!!  I updated the title, so you have to update your bookmarks, so be aware. :-)

Court’s Notes, part I: Lots of stalling (surprise, surprise).  So far I’ve seen Cheryl, Derek, Peta, & Tristan lurking around the theater.  Tristan just found out who his partner was about 20 minutes ago.  The list of celebs is in a ridiculous sparkly purple envelope :-P

Court’s Notes, part II: I must really love you guys, because I just switched over from the HD channel to the regular one to minimize any delays in my feed.  You’re welcome. :-P

Court’s Notes, part III: Even GMA is hopping on the “Will Maks be back???” bandwagon…ugh.  Annoying.  They’re promising the announcement is coming right after this commercial break, though…stand by…

Court’s Notes, part IV: This season’s celebs are: Jack Wagner, Melissa Gilbert, Donald Driver, William Levy, Sherri Shepherd, Katherine Jenkins, Gavin DeGraw, Martina Navratilova, Roshon Fagen, Maria Menounos, Jaleel White, & GLADYS KNIGHT!!!! And no, they haven’t announced who their partners are, yet. Patience :-)

Court’s Notes, part V: Banter with the celebs…Melissa was apparently petrified at first, but is a little better now; Robin thinks Jaleel will be a force to be reckoned with (I agree); and Sherri says she’s “scared to death” and “needs Barbara Walters!”

Court’s Notes, part VI: All partners posted.  Looks like Gladys was the last-minute addition.  Tristan thinks they’re “gonna have a blast”.

Court’s Notes, part VII: Sherri’s biggest fear “besides being old” (lol), is having a bad memory – she’s afraid of forgetting her choreography.  Donald deliberately didn’t tell any of his teammates about the show “because some of them have big mouths”.  Everyone seems very intimidated by Jaleel & think he’s gonna be a staunch competitor…I agree.  Even the way he walked out on the stage was charismatic! 8-)

Who’s Dancing With Who?? (The Reality)

Celebrity Celeb Height Pro Height Pro Dancer
 Melissa Gilbert  5’3″ 6ft. 2in. Maksim
 Maria Menounos  5’8″ 5ft. 10in. Derek
 Katherine Jenkins  5’5″ 5ft. 8in. Mark
 Martina Navratilova  5’8″ 6ft. 1in. Tony
 Sherri Shepherd  5’1″ 5ft. 10in. Val
 Gladys Knight  5’3.5″ 5ft. 11in. Tristan
 Jaleel White  5’10.5″ 5ft. 7in. Kym
 William Levy  6’1″ 5ft. 4in. Cheryl
 Gavin DeGraw  5’11” 5ft. 5in. Karina
 Jack Wagner  5’11.5″ 5ft. 4in. Anna
 Roshon Fagen  5’8″ 5ft. 2in. Chelsie
 Donald Driver  6’0″ 5ft. 7in. Peta

 

 

 

Who’s Dancing With Who?? (Heidi’s Guesses)

Celebrity Celeb Height Pro Height Pro Dancer
    6ft. 2in. Maksim
 Melissa Gilbert 5ft. 3in. 5ft. 10in. Derek
    5ft. 8in. Mark
 Annika Sorenstam 5ft. 6in. 6ft. 1in. Tony
 Sherri Shepherd 5ft. 1in. 5ft. 10in. Val
 Maria Menounos 5ft. 8in. 5ft. 11in. Tristan
 Jack Wagner 5ft. 11.5in 5ft. 7in. Kym
    5ft. 4in. Cheryl
 Gavin Degraw 5ft. 11in. 5ft. 5in. Karina
    5ft. 4in. Anna
 Darnell Robinson ?? 5ft. 2in. Chelsie
 Vince Young (?) 6ft. 5in. 5ft. 7in. Peta

 

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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 14 – Rumor Round Up!!

You’ll notice that ProWatch is no longer in this spot – it had it’s day and I’m afraid we’re going to get nothing more until Tuesday. If you still want to visit it, you can here —> ProWatch.

Every season around this time we create a listing of people who have been rumored to be on the show for this season…and sometimes past seasons, if we see “suspicious” behavior. Things that make you go “hmmmm…” Well, thanks to Vogue, who keeps a list, here we are again.  Seriously – thank Vogue because I don’t have the time to hunt them all down, sadly. Wish I did.

Anyway, I tend to rank, categorize and editorialize as I go, so bear with me. :-)

ETA an update to Troy Aikmen. See below.

ETA #2 – Sasha Cohen is officially NOT dancing this season; she confirmed on twitter even though we had pretty much figured that one out. :-)

The Most Solid Season 14 Rumors

Jack Wagner, Melissa Gilbert and Sheri Shepherd – when TMZ first reported on this one, I was skeptical.  TMZ has a bit of a spotty record, although some have forgotten. A couple of seasons ago, they got the whole cast exactly right, but last season I tend to think they got played.  They got exactly nobody right…they claimed Nancy Grace, but AFTER others (including us) had reported it.  But, Gossip Cop backed them up this time, so I have to give it more weight. Of all the sites out there, Gossip Cop not only confirms some rumors, but puts the kibosh on others – some that I knew to be false.  They are more reliable, IMO. So…I have to say that I think this is the real deal. Melissa and Sherri are also past seasons rumored contestants – and we know that happens quite a bit. As for Jack, well, ABC Soaps in Depth said they heard a former GH star was dancing, hand Jack was let go from The Bold and the Beautiful (a CBS soap), so that kinda opens a window for him, eh??  As for the video of Melissa going into the DWTS studios…well, that doesn’t look like the normal entrance, but the building structure seems the same.  If so…well, doesn’t that eliminate her as Maks’ or Derek’s partner? Unless Derek was fibbing about when he starts rehearsing (next week, per Derek on Ryan’s show).

Maria Menudos – This one isn’t quite as solid as the others, and so far TMZ has no back up.  But I sure would like this one to be true.  Maria herself is giving nothing away. She’s following no pros, she’s making no teasing comments (that I’ve seen, anyway).   If I had a vote I would vote yes. :-)

 

The Not as Solid, but Still Kinda Solid Season 14 Rumors

Annika Sorenstam – Pro Golfer rumors coming from all sides, including golf aficionados, Tony Dovolani and Annika herself.  This one seems plausible, but not as plausible as others. She said she would like to do it, some on twitter are claiming she said yes (although those tweets read kinda weird to me).

Vince Young - Vince straight up said that he had been asked to be on DWTS. Couldn’t tell if he was joking, but the fact that he deleted the tweet was kinda telling.  Of course, being asked doesn’t mean he said yes.

 

Not Solid At All, but Not Speculation Either

Dolly Parton and Gavin Degraw – Both of these rumors came from Hollywood Life who, unfortunately, did not have a good track record last season.  And we haven’t heard much about it since the original posting. Not to mention that Dolly, when previously asked, said “hell no”.  At first I considered Gavin a more real possibility, but now I’m not so sure. UPDATE: He tweeted earlier today that he’s on his way to LA. Hmmm….

Aferdita Dreshaj – Miss Kosovo said not long ago that she was dancing on DWTS – but was she talking about the Kosovo version of the show? Probably – which is why I stuck her in this category.

Bruce Jenner – Bruce I could handle, but I gotta say no to any other Kardashian relatives. :-)  This comes from Hollywood Life once again.

Paula Deene – Hollywood Life was throwing a bunch of stuff at the DWTS wall and waiting to see what would stick. Paula was one of their rumored dancers. I will be curious to see if they get any right.

Bar Refaeli – She was rumored as in negotiation, but it was by a website that I had never heard of before. Not really sure what to make of it, actually, but why would she do it?

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February 25, 2012 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. :-)