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Other Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Cast Rumors

UPDATE: ABC has announced the official Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Cast.

The rumors are really swirling about which stars are going to be on the Dancing with the Stars 2009 cast. ABC has announced that the latest cast on Dancing with the Stars will be unveiled on Sunday Feburary 8th during the primetime shows on ABC. It will also be shown online (per the website). They’re calling it the Dancing with the Stars All Night name drop.

Until Sunday, we might as well talk about all the rumors that are going around. Here’s a look at the various names that I’ve seen mentioned across the internet.

Heidi Klum, model and actress
Heidi Klum Tapes
Steve-O, former Jackass star
Inagural
Stevie Wonder, singer
Neighborhood Inaugural Ball Read more..

February 3, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Misty May’s Return to Dancing with the Stars

12th Annual Entertainment Tonight & People Magazine's Emmy Party

I recently saw a rumor that Misty May-Treanor would be returning to be a member of the Dancing with the Stars Season 8 cast. Dancing with the Stars fans will certainly remember that Misty May-Treanor had to leave season 7 of Dancing with the Stars due to injury.

How fun would it be for Misty to be able to go back on the show and see how well she’d do. It did feel kind of wrong for her to have to quit because of injury. I personally would like to see Misty’s partner on the show Kerri Walsh. Unfortunately, I found this quote from Kerri talking about Misty’s experience on Dancing with the Stars and whether we’ll get to enjoy Kerri Walsh on Dancing with the Stars also.

“She had so much fun. She only made it two episodes in before she got hurt, and Misty was doing very well prior to this. She was one of the ringers, and she was doing a great job. Her main motivation is to get healthy and go back out there and dance.”

Has Walsh ever thought about being on the show?

“Absolutely not,” Walsh laughed. “Misty’s the brave one. She’s such a ham. She grew up dancing, and she puts herself out there. I’m a little more reserved than that.”

That’s too bad. I’d love to see Kerri Walsh on the show. Why not have a couples Dancing with the Stars and bring on celebrity couples to compete against each other?

Also, rumors that Cindy McCain was going to be on Dancing with the Stars have been reported as not true. Wouldn’t that have been interesting. Ok, not really. I’ve seen enough of McCain to last a lifetime.

January 26, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Cloris Leachman In Hospital with Pneumonia

Reuters is reporting that Cloris Leachman has been hospitalized with pneumonia.

Oscar winning actress Cloris Leachman, who saw a resurgence in her popularity recently on the TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” has been hospitalized for pneumonia, celebrity TV show Entertainment Tonight reported on Monday.

Leachman, 82, became the oldest contestant ever when she appeared on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars” in the United States, in which celebrities are paired with professional dancers and compete in ballroom dancing.

She won a large fan base for her good sense of humor on the program, but was eliminated sixth in the competition.

Some have asked if Dancing with the Stars has a curse with all of these people getting injured (see Misty May, Kim K, and many other injuries too numerous to list.

Of course, I don’t believe in curses in general. However, even if I did believe in curses, I think it’s easy to see while there are all these injuries. It’s called people who are not usually active and bending like gumby actually doing those things. Welcome to dancing!!

November 17, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

No Surprises Tonight – No One Sent Home but Misty

Everyone figured that Dancing with the Stars was going to do the same thing as they did when Sara Evans dropped out. Basically they did. They just revealed that Rocco and Karina were the bottom 2. That too was of no major surprise to anyone watching the show. Of course, I hope that Rocco and Karina can pour it on next week and that Cloris will lay even a worse egg than she did this week. I hope Len digs in and pulls out the 4 paddle we haven’t seen much. Cloris was funny the first show. Now she’s just annoying.

The highlight of the night was Derek and Julianne Hough dancing to Jennifer Hudson singing “Spotlight” Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson (Bonus Track Version) - Spotlight You can see why Derek and Julianne are so successful. Just fantastic dancers. I’m sure Derek isn’t that fond of dancing with his sister, but I think the audience really enjoyed it. I know I did.

The other musical performance was by Kool and the Gang doing a Greatest Hits Medley. If I have time I’ll put together a list of all the songs they did. For now, here’s Celebration by Kool & the Gang Kool & The Gang - Funk Essentials: Celebration - The Best of Kool & the Gang 1979-1987 - Celebration

All of the couples that I really like our still in the show. Life is good. Next week’s Dancing with the Stars should be awesome since it’s Samba and Tango. Two very wonderful dances to watch.

Dang, I almost forgot. Maks and Edyta did the dance that Misty May was going to do to the song “Shake It” by Metro StationMetro Station - Metro Station - Shake It. Maks’ nerd outfit was spectacularly awful. What a way for him to end his season. I wouldn’t mind teaching Edyta though.

October 7, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.