Ya’ll (yes, just watched Kellie) are going to have to put up with me occasionally today as I believe Vogue might still be having computer issues. Or internet issue. The end result is the same. I apologize that I do not have time to watch and comment on all the videos, so I won’t add any commentary and I’ll leave that to you all in the comments. I did watch Kellie and am suitably impressed. 🙂 All the videos can be found at DWTS You Tube Channel.
In what was a surprise to exactly NO ONE, Sean was on GMA this morning with his :::cough:::temporary:::cough::: fiance and announced that he and Peta will be the 12th couple on DWTS.
They even had Peta on the show. Peta said they’d been keeping it a secret for a long time – I take that to mean that they’ve been training although they kinda claim that they haven’t been doing any training thus far.
ETA: Yes, they are very ambiguous on his status – I think he’s been training elsewhere, but they may try to make it look like he just started – much the way GMA tried. But the way everything was phrased, I got the impression he had been training. It was a very short segment – I think because the segment with Valerie Harper went longer.
Sean’s in these two videos – thanks to @Taryn_Wilke!!
UPDATE: This is Vogue and here is a video from GMA today….
Hey Guys!!! Dance Junkies TV will be interviewing pro Louis Van Amstel tomorrow night (Tuesday). Stuart Brazell has written us asking you to submit your questions in comments and she will try to get as many questions answered as they can. It’s going to be a fun interview too as he is suppose to preview Dancing With The Stars Season 16. So ask away for anything you want. I’ll leave my questions in comments too.
Thanks Everyone!!! One more week and counting! 😉
Pic courtesy of Louis’ twitter of him skiing in Utah over the weekend!!
Hey, just some media alerts!!! Be watching GMA every day next week. Each day a celebrity is suppose to be interviewed about Dancing With The Stars counting down to the show’s two-hour season premiere on March 18th.
Also, one of our readers named Angela is reporting that she saw a video posted last night at “The Bachelor” Facebook page with Sean Lowe and a “behind the scenes” look of the Dancing With The Stars title shoot. In the video, Sean commented about “how he was excited and has his work cut out for him”. Then 5 minutes later, Angela went to refresh the page and the video had been deleted and replaced with a sneak peek of the finale of The Bachelor. Angela says the video with Sean was about 4 minutes long and showed parts with Pitbull. All the pros and stars were also talking.
Anyway, we aren’t sure what to think at this time, but, add this info to the heavily rumored 12th contestant announcement. Also note that Tuesday morning Sean Lowe is scheduled to make a guest appearance on GMA. Most likely he will be interviewed about the “The Bachelor” finale, but, it could have something to do with Dancing With The Stars as well? He also has a teleconference planned for Tuesday. So, stay tuned. 😉
ADDING: Codebear2 dmed us at twitter (and I think Court mentioned this too in one of her comments) that they could also announce that Sean Lowe is dancing on Dancing With The Stars on Monday night during The Bachelor – After The Final Rose. This would also make the best sense if they want to pull in fans of The Bachelor.
You guys were probably just as shocked as I was to hear this morning that we were only going to have 11 couples on this season…after hearing 12 couples for quite awhile. Also shocking to not hear Sean Lowe’s name called as one of the celebs, as he was a name we were hearing quite a bit, and shocking to not hear Peta’s name as a pro, considering that she had been confirmed by @DWTSGossip as being part of this season…and DWTSGossip seemed just as shocked as we were.
So what happened? We’re not sure – some are guessing that the deal fell through at the last minute, others are surmising that Sean IS part of the cast, but they are going to wait to reveal him until after The Bachelor finale. In the absence of anything official, we can only speculate. Reality Steve, who has a pretty damn good track record of predicting Bachelor-related stuff, assures us that Sean IS part of the cast:
ETA1: Reality Steve goes into more detail in his most recent Bachelor blog – and I daresay, someone with a spoiler history as credible as his would not just be making claims like this willy-nilly. I’m starting to believe that we may get a “surprise” 12th couple sometime in the next few weeks…
ETA2: In her OTRC interview, Lisa comments on how it’s “an honor to be one of the 12 chosen” to be on the show. There were only 11 celebs announced this morning 🙂 Thanks to Grant for the heads-up on this one!
ETA3: Peta tweets that she has a “big day today!” and that it’s “time to play” – which makes me wonder if she’s either a) meeting Sean for the first time, or b) starting to rehearse with Sean. And OMG! Insider (totally dumb name for a show, BTW) jumps on the “mystery 12th contestant” bandwagon in a video that Vogue just posted. Now I’m really starting to believe that Sean’s the 12th contestant, and that ABC maybe just can’t mention it outright for contractual reasons…but they are hinting at it in a not-so-subtle way.
ETA4: @KrissmissHampton was in the live audience at the announcement yesterday and was kind enough to tweet me and tell me that, after the cameras stopped rolling, they were told that “a 12th couple would be announced at a later date”. Thanks Kristina! 😀 I’m wondering if they were initially going to announce it on the air, but ran out of time…things seemed to get a little rushed at the end. Heidi also dug up some more evidence confirming the “12th couple” theory, courtesy of US Magazine. So there is, indeed, a 12th couple – but is it safe to assume that it’s Sean & Peta?
I’m inclined to believe Reality Steve, but at the same time, if ABC had a 12th couple up their sleeve, I would think they would at least tease it during the announcement this morning: “Stay tuned in the coming days, because there is still a surprise 12th couple, yet to be revealed!” Peta has not said a word on Twitter this morning, nor has Sean (although I doubt he would), and neither one is following each other – could be a precaution so as not to reveal anything, could be that they really aren’t on the show. What do you guys think?
In the meantime, we will keep our eyes peeled and update this post with anything official we hear. Random…anyone else think Sean kinda looks like Macklemore?
I’m gonna pop some tags…
In a crazy…some might say TOO crazy…twist, Reality Steve is quoting US Weekly (hitting stands today) saying that the current Bachelor, Sean, is going to be on DWTS:
According to a report in “US Weekly” that hit stands today, “a deal hasn’t been finalized, but it’s likely” that Sean will be announced as an official cast member on February 26th, when “Good Morning America” makes the announcement. Well, they certainly aren’t casting both of them, and Sean is the “hotter” name right now because his season ends a week before the DWTS premiere, so I definitely think there’s validity to this story.
Click on the link to read the rest of what Reality Steve has to say on the matter. When he says “both of them” he’s referring to Emily – and he makes a good point. For those that don’t know, Steve is one guy who always knows what’s going to happen on The Bachelor and spoils it often before the season starts. Hell, he’s the only reason why I watch the show. 🙂 He says he thinks it has validity – and I agree, it certainly could. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but I’m calling this one number 2 on the official “rumor” list.
I honestly have no idea how to take this news? Could Courtney Robertson of The Bachelor be joining the Dancing With The Stars cast of Season 14 or is this just a guest appearance of some kind? This is nutty. 😯 Let’s get Miss Heidi’s thoughts since she watches The Bachelor and be sure to let us know your thoughts as well….
Sources tell PEOPLE that the Ford model – whose antics annoyed her fellow Bachelor contestants – is in talks with Dancing with the Stars producers and that it’s possible she could make an appearance on the March 19 season premiere.
When asked about the rumor, a show rep said simply, “We do not comment on casting rumors. You’ll have to tune in Monday and see.”
If Robertson, 28, were a last-minute addition to this season’s cast, she would only have five days to rehearse. Not that it can’t be done as evidenced by former Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft, who was a last-minute addition in season eight when she replaced an injured Nancy O’Dell.
You can read the full article at People.
Heidi: People Magazine is likely full of crap. If she shows up, what would she do? If she dances, who would she dance with?? Dmitry?? He’s the only one tall enough for her that doesn’t have a partner. But the main reason why I think this is bull is because she declined EVERY other media appearance that she wasn’t contracted to do this past week. She and Ben both were supposed to be on Kimmel, GMA and a host of other things and they turned them all down so they could “work on their relationship”. (hahaha…okay, right). So, is DWTS a big enough draw that she would say yes to it?? And I have to say – this better not be true because that would mean TWO double eliminations. But she would likely go first because she’s pretty universally hated. Another reason for her to not do it.
Two interesting tweets have me raising my eye brow up again after Dancing With The Stars fan @caralevasseur sent John this news at his twitter account about Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky. Take a look below at these tweets made yesterday and last night…
Got the BEST Valentine's day gift! Can't share it now (I know-such a tease) but will soon! Hope everyone is smiling as much as I am today 🙂
— Ali Fedotowsky (@AliFedotowsky) February 14, 2012
Apartment hunting continues in LA tomorrow. Praying I find the perfect place!!! It's hard!
— Ali Fedotowsky (@AliFedotowsky) February 15, 2012
As you might remember, Ali was rumored to dance on Dancing With The Stars in Season 11 which you can view in a previous Heidi posting here. Doing some more digging, Ali has remarked in the past via Zap2It that she thought it would be fun to dance on the show, but, they hadn’t asked her. Then there is this quote from E News in August of 2010 after the Season 11 cast reveal….
“It’s not going to happen!” said the betrothed former Bachelorette, fiancé Roberto Martinez by her side. “Not goin’ to happen…but we’ll be watching.”
Ali hopes to at least be in the audience this season, as she was when it was announced that she would be the next Bachelorette.
“I had so much fun,” she said. “I was dancing in my seat and I said, ‘I need to be a part of this!'”
“Maybe next season!” Roberto added. “Maybe next season,” Ali agreed.
Note: Ali is also following @DancingABC (the official Dancing With The Stars twitter account), not that it means anything significant.
Note #2: She was also seen last weekend at a Pre-Grammy party (the same one Kym and Cheryl attended) which you can read about here.
So, what do you think? Could Ali be a possibility this Season again? Does this news raise one of your eyebrows? LOL.
I can sure see a Maks pairing…or how about Derek? 🙂 Penny for your thoughts!!
This is a post that Vogue & I decided to write after making some interesting observations on Twitter & TV 🙂 Keep in mind that no other news outlet has reported on these two as “casting rumors” this season, and that this is just Vogue and I postulating based on our observations and some gut feelings. Since the casting rumors so far have been kinda sparse, we figured we’d go ahead and share. But read this with a grain of salt, if you will 😉
First up, we have Sherri Shepherd – and with that, I’m going to turn it over to Vogue:
Vogue: Thanks Courtney! Well, on the day Dance With Me Studios was filming for the Christmas and New Years Nancy Grace shows, @PulseCreativeNY at twitter was posting pictures promoting what was going down. She posted twitter photos of Maks, Val, Carson, Tristan, and Nancy to name just a few. In the mix and to my surprise, she also posted a picture of SHERRI SHEPHERD. At first I didn’t think anything of it, but, then I got to thinking of the recent rumors about Sherri dancing on Dancing With The Stars and for several seasons now. Sherri has expressed great interest, but, the timing was always wrong at the time. I quickly pmed Heidi about it to see if she was at twitter to see what she thought….especially being Sherri was clothed in work out clothes very similar to what Nancy Grace always wore for rehearsing. Sherri was also pictured with VAL! Now maybe this is something and maybe not since, as you know, Dance With Me Studios is where they teach people how to dance? The interesting part is, no sooner had @PulsecreativeNY posted that picture, she quickly took it down (kicks self for not taking screen shot in time). Now, my suspicions grew even more. lol Another interesting note is that Sherri currently follows Tony, Cheryl, Val, and Kirstie Alley….but, not Maks (atleast not since the last time I checked). She’s talked a lot at twitter about dieting and getting into shape…why? It’s like she’s preparing for something…is it…could it be….Dancing With The Stars? 💡 🙂 In covering all of our bases, we thought we better mention it.
Heidi adds: Highly suspicious indeed and, as you might imagine, I asked Vogue what she would do next time she saw something “interesting” on twitter. SCREENSHOT. Immediately. 🙂 Before doing anything else. In regard to Sherri herself – I vote NO. Nothing against Sherri, but if she’s already been spending time over at Dance with Me and is taking lessons?? Ha! And you though Derek has had advantages!! CheaterCheaterCheater (sung in 12 year old voice)!! Who was the last contestant who took ballroom before DWTS?? Donny Osmond is the only one I know of. Didn’t think it was fair then, don’t think it would be fair now. Of course, maybe Sherri just wants to get in shape without going on the show (what fun would that be?) and is doing it at Dance With Me. Who knows?? Well, we will in 30 days or so. 🙂
*photo courtesy ABC
Now we move on to a guy who has only come to my attention as a possible contestant in the past few hours: Sam Champion. For those of you who don’t know, Sam is the weather guy on Good Morning America, and is a HUGE fan of DWTS. He usually live tweets Monday night’s performance shows, and even had a Monday night “Tweet-off” with Chris Cuomo (a former fellow GMA anchor who’s now with 20/20) last year – DWTS vs. Monday Night Football. In short – the guy obviously loves DWTS 🙂 Anyway! It was announced on GMA this morning that the cast would be announced on GMA the morning of Feb. 28…and who was the most excited out of all the anchors? Sam. Who was off-camera, but made a point of jumping in the shot when Robin made the announcement? Sam. Who was disappointed when Robin said he’d have to wait until Feb. 28 to hear the cast? Sam. Who acted extra coy & fiddly during the whole segment? Sam. If you haven’t yet, go watch the video Vogue posted – Sam acts unusually squirrely, and seems extremely excited to announce the cast. Perhaps because he’s part of it…? You also have to take into account that the cast announcements for the past 4 seasons of DWTS have all occured during The Bachelor or The Bachelorette – big primetime ratings draws. Far bigger than the audience they’re likely to get from announcing the cast in a morning slot…so what would entice TPTB to change the timing, you ask? Perhaps the fact that one of the GMA anchors is going to be one of this season’s celebs? If you think about it, the reason they switched to announcing the cast during the The Bachelor in season 10 was because Jake, that season’s Bachelor, was going to be a part of it. What’s to say they wouldn’t do the same this time around? To add to my growing suspicions, I was exchanging emails with my lovely mother this morning, and the minute I mentioned we thought someone from GMA was going to be part of the cast (all the anchors were acting kinda odd), her immediate response was “It’s Sam Champion, isn’t it?” Apparently Robin made a comment on the air recently about Sam being a good dancer – a comment that seemed a bit unusual, given the context. Perhaps a bit of a hint from Robin? Draw your own conclusions, but Sam’s behavior this morning practically screamed “I’ve got a secret…I’m going to be on DWTS!!!!” to me 😉
Heidi: As you know, I have to add my two cents to this whole thing, too. My response to Courtney this morning was “well, it’s either Sam or Robin” – based mainly on the fact that Robin is also a fan to the point that she’s had Maks teach her a few moves. 🙂 I say no to Robin (but not as much of a no as I do to Sherri and I won’t be mad if she’s on) and YES YES YES to Sam. I would love to see him on the show. Everyone on that show is a giant though, with Sam being about 6’3″ or so. But they’ve had taller. I think Sam is a ray of sunshine and he could fill the Ken doll slot if Derek isn’t around. 😉
*photo courtesy ABC
So what do you guys think? Could we be seeing Sherri & Sam hoofing as contestants on season 14? 🙂
Just a quick update on Maks. If you’d like to watch him in the first episode on The Ukraine Bachelor, you can do so at this link >>>>>HERE. Since it’s in another language, it’s hard to understand. But, it’s still fun to watch none the less. Thanks to @FLLotterdreamer at Twitter for the heads up on this news. To see a cool Gallery of all the female contestants go HERE.