DWTS Season 12 – Rumors, Hopes, and I Wish

As we enter the rumor season of the year, I want to remind everyone of the real breakdown of what we see on the net. Not everything is actually a rumor. And interestingly enough, today we have examples of all three possible situations when it comes to the potential cast of next season’s DWTS. :-)

Category 1 – The Actual Rumor

Today, as EVERYONE has heard by now, the rumor is Lindsay Lohan. Prior to today, it fell more in the category of heresay, but now we have Radar Online saying it’s nearly a done deal. Just a website? Maybe, but like me (pats self on back) they have actually gotten it right at times. It’s officially a rumor:

This could be the ultimate comeback.

Lindsay Lohan is secretly in talks to be a contestant on the hit show Dancing With the Stars, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
After what seemed like endless legal woes that landed her in jail and now rehab, Lindsay is negotiating for the chance to change her image by appearing one ABC’s mega hit.

“Lindsay has been talking with the DWTS people,” a source close to the actress exclusively told RadarOnline.com. “She is definitely interested and considering being on the show.”

Of course, Gossip Cop says it ain’t so and quotes her Rep:

Gossip Cop looked into the matter again to see whether anything had cha-cha-changed.

We can bust the rumor once and for all.

“Lindsay Lohan is not doing Dancing with the Stars,” her rep exclusively tells Gossip Cop. “The story is false.”

Category 2 – Hope (aka “Please Put me on DWTS”)

Many, MANY people label this as “rumor”, perhaps in an attempt to get traffic to their site? But someone telling everyone who will listen that they want to be on the show does not qualify as a rumor someone is going to be on the show in except very rare cases (Kate Gosselin being one, who I reported as wanting it and eventually ended up thinking she was going to get it, thanks to Jay Leno. :-) ). Today, in the Category of “Hope,” we have Ne Ne Leakes talking to People.com:

Will NeNe Leakes be the first of Bravo’s Real Housewives to be tapped for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars?

The Atlanta Housewife, who’s been getting a taste of reality competition while filming The Celebrity Apprentice, which is expected to air in March, says she’d be thrilled to get the call from the Dancing producers.

“Absolutely. They need a black girl like me. They really do,” Leakes, 42, said on TBS’s Lopez Tonight. “They need a black girl like me to keep it real on the show.”

Category 3 – I WISH

This doesn’t fall in either of the previous two categories. It’s not being rumored extensively to the point that you think where there’s smoke there might be fire, but it’s also not a celeb expressing their desires. It’s someone on twitter or elsewhere asking their favorite celeb if they’re going to be on DWTS, but doing it in a way that it makes me do a bit of research to see if there is any possibility or if someone is just throwing stuff at a wall to see what sticks. :-) I call it “I wish” because this is usually what it’s all about. Someone is wishing upon a star. Today, our “wish” candidate is one that I wish were true or it even had a remote possibility of being true – Kristen Chenowith. This came up as a random tweet TO Kristen last night (which is why I’m actually posting it) – of course I can’t find the tweet again, but last night I checked and she never responded to it. It could be because she’s currently starring in “Promises Promises” on Broadway. I also think she’s too big for DWTS, in addition to being a little busy.  Oh! Found the Tweet.

@KChenoweth so rumor has it your doing DWTS next season ? Yes or No :)
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Oh crap, just checked the Official Site for Promises Promises and it’s closing in January. I’m getting my hopes up. I hate when that happens. :-)