Just a little TV heads up! Tomorrow (Monday, September 30th) Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus will guest on The Queen Latifah Show! Below is a little teaser. “You gotta keep moving! Don’t stop living!”
LOL! Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love Dolly Parton? I ran onto this cute interview yesterday where Dolly dishes on her new movie part with Queen Latifah in “Joyful Noise” soon to be released in theatres January 13th. In the new interview with The Boot, Dolly talks about her dancing parts in the movie. While doing so, they mention doing Dancing With The Stars. Check it out for what she says and how she reacts. So cute!
There is some choreography in ‘Joyful Noise’ and for the first time, you’ve added dance routines to your Better Day world tour. Are we going to see a more dancing from you in the future?
Oh yeah, that was the same choreography that I did in ‘Joyful Noise.’ Michele Lynch, who did the choreography for the movie, helped with the staging on the whole little show where I did ‘River Deep, Mountain High.’ I did a few little slides and a few little things that were out of the ordinary for my fans to see, which they seemed to really enjoy and love! But that was the scariest and the worst part — me trying to dance!
I’m just like Steve Martin in that movie, ‘The Jerk.’ I’m just that white trash, offbeat … it was so hard for me to try to dance with these people that just jump out of the womb, hit the floor and go into a song and dance routine. Here I am just trying to keep up! So, that was the hard part.
So, no ‘Dancing With the Stars’ for you?
Oh no! They have tried to get me on that ever since it started, even before this movie, and I said, “ARE YOU INSANE!?” [laughs]
You would be amazing!
Nooo! I would be amazing all right, but not in the right way!
I bet Dolly would be better at dancing on Dancing With The Stars than she gives herself credit for. Afterall, she has the entertainment and likable factor is spades. Below is a video of her dancing to ‘River Deep, Mountain High’ and be sure to read more on Dolly and her new movie “Joyful Noise” at The Boot.
And here’s a little Dancing With The Stars flashback for those interested. Thanks to Codebear4.
DWTS Karina Smirnoff Talks On Rob Kardashian, Other Rumored Celebrities, And Her New Dance Studio (Video)
Bob Decastro of Good Day L.A. went to interview and dance with Karina Smirnoff at her new dance studio this morning. Karina is excited on it’s opening and remarks how she’s wanted to open a new dance studio for the longest time. All ages are welcomed unlike other studios. Unfortunately, they don’t talk about Dancing With The Stars, but, she shows Bob a sexy roll and more below.
OK Magazine also caught up with Karina. She says she doesn’t know who her partner is on Dancing With The Stars, but, she’d love to dance with Rob Kardashian. She also gives her feelings on the Snooki and Queen Latifah rumors. More below….
“I don’t know who my partner is or who is on the cast this season. You only hear rumors.”
“Obviously everyone’s heard about Rob Kardashian, who I think is gonna be awesome on the show, but other than that I haven’t heard about anyone else.”
Other rumored dancers have been Queen Latifah and Jersey Shore‘s Snooki.
“I do get excited about Queen Latifah, I’m a huge fan of hers,” Karina said. “I think Snooki would be very, very entertaining. Just because she is entertaining.”
Who wouldn’t she mind dancing with? Rob Kardashian!
“I think it would be awesome,” she told OK!. “He’s fun, he’s full of energy, we can definitely maneuver him into some very cool moves.”
“I think it would be fun,” Karina added. “I don’t know how much of that is true. It is exciting because it’s new season, new blood, new direction, new energy. It will be fun to see what happens.”
Okay, as I joked the other day, the tabloid wars are getting out of hand, with one outlet with a great track record (TMZ) is setting up rumors while other outlets, some reputable and some with no track record on DWTS rumors, shooting them down. It’s crazy, it’s wild….it’s a helluva lot of fun. But…it’s hard to keep track of also! Who was rumored, who was shot down, who out and out denied they were doing the show?? Well, that’s why I’m writing this post – to try and make sense of it all and make a list of where we stand now. I don’t know about most of our readers, but this is actually one of my favorite parts of DWTS – trying to figure out who’s going to do the show before…they actually do the show.
My guess is that Chynna, Christina, Rob and Kristin…and maybe Jenni…will turn out to be true. We’ll see!!
Note: Vogue is reading this before it’s posted…but that doesn’t mean it will be perfect. If we left someone off – please tell us and we’ll update accordingly. DO NOT tell me about people who are campaigning or who want to be on the show – this is for actual rumors. I’m putting a list of wannabes at the bottom – but they are not the same as “rumored to be in talks” or “rumored to be doing the show.”
Christina Milian – First reported by US Weekly back in July, along with Rob Kardashian, Christina seems fairly solid. Only because Hollywood life (and as recently as August 12)and others are saying she’s in, and no one’s managed to shoot them down yet. She also had an interesting reaction to a question about DWTS, as we mentioned earlier.
Rob Kardashian – Another potential dancer who is being mentioned by many of the outlets and hasn’t been shot down yet. Along with Christina, he was originally mentioned by US Weekly in July. He addressed the rumors in an interesting non-denial similar to that of Kate Gosselin.
Kristin Cavallari – Access Hollywood reported this one and no one has shot it down yet, to the best of my knowledge.
Leila Arcieri - gave a rather vague answer when asked about DWTS.
Tommy Lee - was apparently asked and apparently said “hell no“.
Rosanne Barr - was apparently asked and would like to, but she needs body parts replace first.
Tiffany Thiessen – First, she said no, but then other outlets, such as TMZ and Hollywood Life as of August 12, are still claiming she is dancing, even though Tiffany herself shot down the original rumors. As recently as yesterday, Perez claims she’s dancing.
Jenni Rivera – This rumor is purely twitter driven…but not impossible.
Matthew Finley – first reported back in June, we haven’t heard his name mentioned very much lately.
Ashley Hebert – Hollywood Life reported that Ashley was “in negotiations” with DWTS back in June while the Bachelorette was still airing, but we haven’t heard much on that lately. The silence is rather deafening. DWTS has a bit of a track record with that franchise, as you may recall. I would not be surprised if they keep the incestuous relationship going.
Chaz Bono – I kinda doubt this one, mainly because Extra had a story on it and then pulled it, as we reported a while back.
Bobby Flay – This is another rumor that’s only been mentioned once. This is one busy guy, so…
Kelly Preston – I never put much stock in this one, but you never know!! Showbiz Spy claimed back in April that she had “auditioned” for the show – which is the first clue they don’t know what they’re talking about. I’ve never heard of anyone having to audition before. In any case, it’s not impossible, as Kelly isn’t that far removed from a Kirstie Alley or Jennifer Grey.
Melissa Gilbert – Melissa’s name has been on many a fan wishlist, but no real rumors until this past May when The National Enquirer brought it up and we repeated it. And, interestingly, Melissa tweeted a link to our post! That was nice. She said no in a weird kinda way as well, which makes me inclined to leave her on the “possible” list.
Sherri Shephard – This lady has wanted to do the show for a long time and appears to have a crush on Maks, but something (or someone) seems to be preventing her from doing the show. Back in June, she was tweeting about the show, and she’s talked about it alot on the View. Wendy Williams claimed she was in talks to do the show in July. I wonder if their producers won’t let her out to do DWTS. Seems like we’ve talked about her a lot here. Last word was on August 1, where she supposedly turned an offer down.
Davy Jones - Davy was supposedly asked and “supposedly” turned the offer down. His “no” was rather confusing.
Hulk Hogan – Hollywood Life takes him out of the running before he was even IN the running.
Candice Cameron Bure – There’s something funny going on here. Waaay back in February, we reported that the New York Post was saying Candice was rumored to be participating. She subsequently shot that rumor down via Twitter on February 16, saying she hadn’t been asked. However, since then her name has come up again because of an interesting tweet (again). She was tweeting Erin Andrews and had asked about Evan Lysacek. Again, she KIND OF denied it, but in a very strange way. In a way that makes some of us (Evaine, me, Vogue) think perhaps there is more to the story. Evaine is hoping this is about Candice’s husband Valeri Bure, retired hockey player. I guess we’ll see.
Shawn Marion – He’s afraid that there won’t be an NBA lock out and DWTS would interfere with his season, per a couple previous stories we posted about him.
Bridgit Mendler – a fan site claimed they had been told she was doing the show, but her rep has since denied it.
Alex Morgan – A member of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, Alex mentioned in an interview that she had a show she would be working on for a couple months that she couldn’t talk about. We thought maybe it was DWTS, but twitter chatter says she said it was a cameo. Well, Cameo roles don’t take “a couple months” as far as I know.
Dina Lohan - I dunno if this is a rumor or more like a wannabe on steroids. In any case we haven’t heard much about her lately.
The WANNABE Dancers - I could not possibly do a complete list of wannabes, but here are a few who’ve really made it known
Hope Solo - this is more like MAKS wannabe dancer and wishful thinking. But hey, something got him to change his mind, maybe it was Hope?
Theresa Guidice – She’s been trying very hard to get on the show, but they apparently said “NO“.
Shaquille O’Neal – Pretty sure this one was an assumption by the original source and not a real rumor.
Regis Philbin – remember, Regis said he’d been asked to do the show, but only if he could dance with Derek.
Jodie Sweetin – we mentioned her way back in Februrary because she had mentioned wanting to do the show. Plus, she likes Derek but started following Maks, so we thought maybe she knew something. Well, she didn’t dance on Season 12 (neither did Derek) so I thought I would include her here. Old rumors often come back to life around here, you know. Of course, this is more campaign than rumor, but there you go.
Ellen K – Ryan Seacrest’s pal, and she certainly has more of an “in” with the show than others, but still this one is wishful thinking. We think.
Sig Hansen - this guy has been rumored for, like, 2 years now so I’ve downgraded him to a wishful thinker.
Perez Hilton is claiming that Chynna is signed to dance this season on DWTS:
Of course, Perez is also still claiming some who have said NO as still dancing. You be the judge. Then again, we mentioned some twitter chat back on August 2 about Chynna. Sounding more and more solid all the time.
In July, we reported Dancing With The Stars had asked L.A. Basketball star Ron Artest to dance. According to Laker Nation, producers have been in touch with Artest to reach a possible deal, yet nothing was official. Then Laker Nation asked him about it at the Matt Barnes 3rd annual Athletes vs. Cancer event at Trump National which started Friday. Below is how Artest replied…
“Nah I’m not doing that. People want me to, but I’m not. I like that show though!”
Unless something changes, sounds like a “no -go” now even though he might be and has been seriously considering it?
Also, “the tabloid wars continue” (as Heidi put it in an earlier posting, lol). Even though TMZ reported Snooki as signed to dance on Friday, Rumorfix says it’s not true.
RumorFix spoke with a Snooki insider who tells us this report is “not true.”
Similar reports have come up in the past, and during those times, we were told the same thing so until we get some sort of official announcement from ABC, we’re sticking with our Snooki insider.
That possibly shoots down all three new rumored contenders (Queen Latifah, Snooki, and Tiffany Theissen) that TMZ reported on Friday. Unlike Queen Latifah and Tiffany Theissen though, Snooki herself or any official rep from her camp has actually said “no” to the possibility of her dancing yet since the TMZ reporting on Friday. Yet, this past Wednesday Snooki said this to Billy Rush on Access Hollywood…
“I’d didn’t get asked [to be on 'Dancing'], but if I do, dude, I’m bringing the fist pump to the floor,” Snooki told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday in New York City.
“Wait a minute. You have changed your tune entirely. The last time you were with me, I said, ‘The Sitch did it, what about you?’ You said, ‘Nah, it’s for people whose careers are over’… your career has never been hotter, why would you do it?” Billy asked.
“I changed my mind, I wanna dance!” Snooki said. “If they ask me I’ll do it!”
I don’t know what to think about the Snooki rumors from one day to the next, but, I would say at this point Rob Kardashian and Christina Milian as our strongest rumors to dance for Dancing With The Stars Season 13. I’m thinking the possibility of Kristin Cavallari might be a pretty strong rumor too. Would you agree?
So, I wonder what will this coming week bring for new rumors coming out?
I stumbled across this on twitter and had to put it into Google Translator to be sure what it was saying:
It does say that Jenni Rivera was invited to compete on DWTS. The only question is – the US version? Jenni is Mexican-American and has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, but I don’t know how well known she is here in the US. I also looked to see if maybe one of the international versions of DWTS is going to be running at the same time and maybe that is what she was invited to do, similar to Pam Anderson on the South American version of the show. But, I confess, I did not have a lot of luck figuring anything out and I’m rather short on time. So, I’m throwing it to our readers. Are YOU familiar with Jenni? Are any of our south american readers (and I know we have a couple) aware of another version of the show she might be doing??
Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Educate us!! Here’s Jenni’s official web site if you want to take a gander – turn down the volume if you are at work.
P.S. Queen Latifah’s reps say she’s NOT going to be on DWTS, per US Magazine. I sense a tabloid war in the making: TMZ sets them up and everyone else shoots them down. This is kinda fun – maybe TMZ did get punked (or their old source just got busted).
Squashing multiple internet reports, a rep for the 41-year-old tells Us Weekly exclusively that “Queen Latifah will not appear on Dancing With the Stars.”
An insider adds that “there were never any talks” between the network and the Just Wright actress, though Queen Latifah “likes the show.”
In July, several sources confirmed to Us that Jersey Shore‘s Snooki, 23, E! reality star Rob Kardashian, 24, and singer Christina Milian, 29, were in discussions to join the show.
Hollywood Life claims that Hulk Hogan has been on DWTS Producer’s list for a long time, but he keeps saying no – they also claim that their insiders also heard Tiffany, Queen Latifa and Snooki, backing up TMZ. Um, okay.
According to our set insider, Hulk Hogan has been top on ABC’s list for some time, but he keeps saying, “NO!” Apparently, they’ve had discussions to ask his daughter, Brooke Hogan, instead, but they hope the 58-year-old pro wrestler eventually decides to do the show.
Not everyone in the cast is set in stone yet (except Rob Kardashian and Christina Milian), but time’s ticking down: ABC will announce the official cast during an episode of Bachelor Pad Aug. 29. Season 13 kicks off Sept 19, which is only a month away!
Yes, please, christina.
But she is a good dancer, she says. Apparently she saw twitter explode. Between Derek saying he’s coming back and the TMZ rumors, my tweetdeck is hosed.
Then Jason Priestly tries to talk her into it….
And Tiffany responds with a GREAT idea.
DWTS13 Cast Rumors Queen Latifah, Snooki, Tiffani Thiessen, And Rob Kardashian Reported To Be Dancing
Wow, the news for Dancing With The Stars is non-stop today! TMZ is now reporting that show sources have told them Queen Latifah, Snooki, and Tiffani Thiessen are dancing on Season 13 of Dancing With The Stars. Rob Kardashian as well as TMZ reported earlier. More below….
Queen Latifah and Snooki will sign on to do the next season of “Dancing with the Stars” … sources connected with the show tell TMZ.
And, show sources tell us, Tiffani Thiessen will also be a contestant.
As TMZ has already told you, Rob Kardashian will also compete.
I am less than thrilled about Snooki. But, bring on the rest of them!