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PureDWTS Media Tidbits – Kitchen Dance Wars, Mark Ballas And Tom Bergeron Interviewed, And More

Hey All! How was your Thannksgiving? I hope you had a fun day!! So, are you ready to shop now on Black Friday? Yikes…I won’t be shopping, but, I’ll be working it this morning instead. Wish me luck! 8O

So, just a few media starters today!! First, yesterday some “kitchen dance wars” were started at twitter between the Derek Hough and Maria Menounos families. While this was all going down, Mark Ballas and his family joined in on the action. After that, Amber Riley and her family dared them too. It’s hilarious and they are all so good…even dancing in their kitchens and living rooms. lol Be sure to see THIS POST at Pure Derek Hough to see them all!!

And speaking of Mark Ballas, he will be talking on the Dancing With The Stars Season 17 finale in a LIVE chat at Extra on Tuesday, December 3rd. If you’d like to ask him questions and listen in, bookmark this link.

Also, I’m not sure when this little Pop Candies interview with Tom Bergeron and Mark Ballas happened, but, they were asked about this past season of Dancing With The Stars and who they’d like to see dance in the future. Tom mentions William Shatner again, but, says he knows he’ll never do it. Poor Tom….he’s also asked some silly questions too. I don’t know how they keep their patience with the paparazzi sometimes.

Ok, more later!!xx

November 29, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 16 – Rumor Round-Up!!!

Ok kids, we’re at about t minus 66 21 13 hours until the cast announcement, and it’s time once again to break down the various rumors we’ve heard about the cast so far – which, unfortunately, haven’t been too plentiful this season.  But hey, at least it has given our imaginations the chance to run wild and we may be in for some big, hopefully pleasant surprises on Tuesday morning :-)

I went ahead and broke the rumored names into categories: the ones that we think are legitimate possibilities (names we keep hearing, from reputable sources), the ones that are a longshot (they’ve been a rumor, but they’re more likely to say “no” than the legitimate possibilities), the ones that have said they want to do the show or have campaigned to get on the show (but probably haven’t been/won’t be asked), the random one-offs that are usually referred to by a 3rd party (and not a reputable source or the person themselves), and the “endless parade of no” – the celebs who were reportedly asked to do the show, but turned it down.

ETA: Added a new rumor, and threw in some updates on others.  Things are starting to take shape! :-)

ETA2: The rumors came flooding in today…and some of them seem pretty legit. 

Legitimate possibilities:

Sean Lowe
Aly Raisman
Victor Ortiz – confirmed
Somebody from General Hospital – right now, all we know for sure is that it’s not Kristen Alderson or Nancy Lee Grahn
Kellie Pickler
Jacoby Jonesconfirmed during Oscars telecast
Lisa Vanderpump – already following new pro Gleb on Twitter, and vice-versa
Andy Dick
D.L. Hughley

Longshots:

Colin Kaepernick
Wynonna Judd
Emily Maynard
Kourtney Kardashian
Mama June
Katie Couric
Christie Brinkley
Jordyn Wieber

Wannabes/Campaigners:

Jerry Supiran
Finola Hughes
Tiffany
Dina Lohan
Perez Hilton
Bobby Bones
Barbara Evans
Deena Cortese
Shannon Bex
Maia Campbell
Miss America Mallory Hagan
Daniella Monet

Pure Randomness:

Billy Idol
William Shatner
Miss Alabama
Arianny Celeste
Tito Ortiz
Danica McKellar
Adrienne Maloof

The Endless Parade of “No”:

Eric Idle
Lance Armstrong
Lindsay Lohan
Bobby Flay
Ann Romney
Victor Cruz
Tori Spelling

Curious as to what pros we’re going to see/not going to see this season? Be sure to keep an eye on Heidi’s Pro Watch to keep up with all the in’s, out’s, and new faces this season.  And be sure to tune into PureDWTS starting at 7 AM EST on Tuesday (2/26), as yours truly will be live blogging the cast announcement on GMA…things could get crazy, kids.  You won’t want to miss it ;-)

February 23, 2013 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

DWTS Season 16 – William Shatner Figuring Out The Schedules For DWTS?

As you know from a previous posting, Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron has been on a quest to get William Shatner to dance on Dancing With The Stars. Tom told The View ladies last week that he saw William at a recent event and William looked at him strangely when Tom mentioned it. Well, the saga continues. Last night, William Shatner posted this tweet (look below) about “figuring out the schedules for DWTS” which makes one wonder if Tom’s quest is working? Then again, maybe they are just trying to figure out when to have dinner. I also love the mention on Jeri Ryan who, by the way, tweeted “we’re in!” back to William. Wouldn’t she be a great candidate for Dancing With The Stars as well? Tom is communicating with William at his twitter too. Before William tweeted him, Tom extended an invite while taping America’s Funniest Videos. Anyway, what an interesting tweet from William Shatner. Yes, taking things out of context or grasping at straws most likely, but, it’s fun to speculate on and talk about none the less.

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Heidi: Odds are good that they’re all just screwing around – I seem to recall a lot of back and forth joking with Tom about Shatner and Jeri being on DWTS. What I find most funny is how Tom is now doing casting. I believe he also tried to get Bill on AFV this past week. :-) Really, though, the dude is funny. I would love to see him on DWTS. I came to appreciate him on Boston Legal. :-) By the way: pretty sure that Tom could do a better job at casting DWTS than the current crew. :-D

February 7, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Tom Bergeron Interviewed About Dancing With The Stars, Wants William Shatner To Dance

Tom Bergeron was a guest on The View today! He was asked straight up about the controversial rumors of Lindsay Lohan and Lance Armstrong dancing on Dancing With The Stars. He said he’d rather have William Shatner dance instead (Me TOO!). William looked at him strangely at a recent even when Tom mentioned it to him.

The View ladies also commended Tom for his long running work on America’s Funniest Home Videos for which he is filming currently.

Unfortunately, it was a short segment. I was hoping he’d be asked on the Dancing With The Stars cast announcement, but, he wasn’t. :(

February 1, 2013 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

William Shatner Dances With Maria Menounos, Derek Hough Gives Hints On Paso Doble

Pictured above in a fun dance pose is William Shatner and Dancing With The Stars season 14 contestant Maria Menounos. William was a guest on Extra this past week. While promoting his new book “Get a Life” and a Hollywood Charity Horse Show this weekend, William took her in her arms to dance with her. He said he loves Dancing With The Stars. You can watch this fun interview below and see more pictures of them dancing at Getty Images. I wish William would do Dancing With The Stars in the future.

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As many of you know, William has also said some really wonderful things about Derek in the past as a dancer. He said Derek is “America’s Greatest Dancer” and compared him to the likes of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Speaking of….did you see this tweet from Derek? He gives a hint of what he and Maria’s Paso Doble might be like…


Paso is coming along great this week . Queen Vampire Maria ready to bite !!!
@derekhough
Derek Hough

I can’t wait. I love Derek’s Paso Dobles. They are always explosive. Bring it on, Derek and Maria!!

April 28, 2012 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.