Remember the Seattle Seahawk Russell Wilson rumors we’ve had in the past (if not, see here)? Well, I guess he told E News that he might be doing Dancing With The Stars (I wouldn’t mind if true. I love when football players dance). More in a Espy Red Carpet report below with Cheryl Burke. She weighs in on who she’d like to see dance too.
Well, here we are! Another Cast Announcement Live Blog!! The show is starting shortly and then they will drag their feet for approximately an hour and 20 minutes. 🙂 Go below the table for further commentary. Also, if you want to refer back to Courtney’s rumor round up, just click the link.
The Celeb Dancers and their Partners
|1.||Rumer Willis||Val C.|
ETA: Seriously….a 14 year old?? Not cool, TPTB, not cool.
ETA2: Special guest is Alfonso…with his MBT. With a gold MBT, actually, in honor of the anniversary season.
ETA3: Hmmm….only 10?
ETA4: Stupid Derek. Very stupid.
ETA: According to Courtney on Twitter, the following are troupe members…
So it’s that time again – we’re at t minus 69ish hours until the cast announcement, and it’s time to take stock of all the casting rumors we’ve seen thus far. As always, I’ve divided the rumors up by how likely they are to actually be on this season – “legitimate possibilities” are names we’ve heard multiple times from multiple (reputable) sources, or stars that have dropped some big hints themselves; “longshots” are names we’ve heard and it’s not out of the realm of possibility that they’d do the show, but they’re less likely than the “legitimate possibilities”; “wannabes/campaigners” are stars that have said they would do the show if asked, or are actively trying to get on the show, but haven’t been reported as an actual rumor by another source; “pure randomness” is just that – things we’ve seen that are interesting and might or might not mean anything, but are worth mentioning nonetheless; and the “definite no’s” are those that have said no, they wouldn’t do the show if asked. I also added a new category – PDWTS Guesses – which are just that: guesses we’ve made, based on nothing else but gut feelings we’ve had. They are NOT RUMORS! Just our own guesses, based on whatever 🙂
We’ve included links to our previous posts on these rumors, to jog your memory. And it’s all in one handy-dandy place…because we love you 🙂 And accept no substitutes, kids – any blog can slap a “rumor roundup” label on something, but that doesn’t mean it’s as good as the real thing…we’ve been calling ours “rumor roundup” for YEARS 😉
ETA #1: With US Weekly basically confirming the Daily Mail’s claims, it’s pretty much confirmed that Val’s partner is Rumer Willis. And then DancingABC posted the below pic with a clue about Emma’s partner…who else thinks it’s motorcycling enthusiast Chris Soules?
ETA #2: The Shane Harper randomness has gained some traction, so I’m upgrading him from “pure randomness to “legitimate possibility”; we’ve got Michael Sam’s name thrown in the mix, which has made me downgrade Malcolm Butler & Russell Wilson to longshots, since they’ve never had more than one football player on the same season; and the DancingABC Instagram has thrown us another clue, with Mark’s partner hidden behind a curtain of blonde hair. I’m thinking it’s Savannah Chrisley, who has sported varying lengths (and shades) of blonde over the years, and Mark seems to be the designated pro for good Christian girls 😛 Why do I get the feeling this is going to be a long night of updates?
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The Definite “No’s”:
So which rumors are you hoping are true…and which ones are you hoping are just poppycock? 🙂
I think Sharna Burgess might have followed Russell Wilson a few weeks ago, but, again….it makes one wonder if this is a serious partnership in the making for Dancing With The Stars Season 20? Thanks to Lauren for the heads up.
Heads up!! Maybe it’s nothing and maybe it’s something, but, Dancing With The Stars pro Sharna Burgess was teasing on Dancing With The Stars Season 20 with this instagram (below) last night. With the photo, she captioned it with, “#sharnawink 😉 getting excited for season 20!!!!!!” What’s more, fans started tweeting that they wanted her paired with rumored Seattle Seahawk’s quarterback Russell Wilson. You might remember him telling Karina Smirnoff that he’d do Dancing With The Stars if the Seahawk’s won the Super bowl. To make things even more exciting, Yahoo News (Thanks Nathan for the tip) reached out to his reps. None of them commented immediately, but, a source tells them “They made a deal a couple months back that if he wins the 2015 Super Bowl, he would dance as her partner for Season 20 of ‘Dancing With the Stars,'”. So, if Russell Wilson dances, who do you think he should be paired with: Karina or Sharna? All eyes on all THREE of them and THE SUPER BOWL next week!!! I love all three and I will be so happy if we get another football player to dance on Dancing With The Stars.
Isn’t this an interesting instagram posted by Karina Smirnoff last night(see below)? Russell Wilson, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, says he’d do Dancing With The Stars if they win the Superbowl this year. Note too how recently Russell said “no” to Dancing With The Stars, but “yes”, to a future season. He was also seen at rehearsals this season. We better keep a special eye on this one for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 and I’m dying for another football player to dance, are you?
So….calling out @dangerusswilson “if I win this year’s #SuperBowl, I’ll do next season of @dancingabc #DWTS” ~R.Wilson. Ok-Should we hold him to it?!?!
The pros have been posting Instagrams and twitter pics of rehearsals for something special Monday night for Dancing With The Stars. What’s more, it looks like Josh Gad And Kevin Hart are taking part in this performance as well. Russell Wilson is also pictured. Is he part of the performance? Stay tuned. This is going to be fun….
And here are more pics… Read more..
Russell Wilson has been asked and wants to do Dancing With The Stars at some point, but, not this season. He wants to concentrate on his football career. He says positive things on Erin Andrews as well. From Access Hollywood….