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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 – PRO WATCH!!!

Well, ladies and gentlemen, here we are again.  I’ve gotten to be a pretty lazy blogger, thanks to this little hiatus we just suffered through. Actually, I didn’t suffer at all, I just like being dramatic sometimes. 😉

Did anyone else notice the wording of the tweet that Courtney posted yesterday about the cast announcement??  “Season 28 of DancingABC is here and we’re revealing all the new stars and the new cast live on GMA next Wednesday.” All new stars AND a new cast?? What the hell is that supposed to mean? Now, granted, Courtney and I did spend half an hour texting last night debating whether the GMA tweeter is just an idiot (probably) or if there is something more nefarious about (who the hell knows?).  But why else do you tweet about new stars AND a new cast?? What the actual f@#k?

Okay, now that I’ve scared the bejesus out of 50% of our audience, let’s talk about who’s not likely to be back – maybe ever. In any capacity. Julianne Hough, for one. She’s now loyal to NBC and on AGT a couple nights a week. Derek?? Has a producing deal with NBC and says with a great deal of certainty (while literally standing 4 feet from me – and I was sitting. Imagine that. 🙂 ) that he will be back on World of Dance in 2020. He might be back for the last season of DWTS…but I wouldn’t hold my breath. I only say these things because invariably I see people in the comments and on twitter putting him in their pro wish list or predictions. Just stop already. I will be STUNNED if he appears on DWTS this or any other season. I do think that Hannah and Derek would make a beautiful dancing pair – oh yes. But even if he were back I don’t think we would see it. Ah well. Maks?? No idea and he’s not that great of a source on his own stuff – he tends to change his mind and/or use his leverage. But I believe he’s indicated that he won’t be back. Mark? VERY doubtful. Why would he? And then there’s the rest….We don’t know a lot yet, because I don’t think they know a lot yet.

NOTE: Just because a pro assumes they will be back on the show and talks like they’ll be back on the show DOES NOT MEAN THEY WILL BE BACK ON THE SHOW!! Until they are absolute, it’s just wishful thinking. So PLEASE spare me the anecdotal “Sharna said that when she’s back…” stuff. Of course most of them want to be back – but that doesn’t mean we always get what we want.  And if you’re going to tell me someone is back, Imma need a link. 🙂

ETA: When Jamie in the comments first said something about Artem’s Instagram post, I thought she was right. Then I thought he was just praising his girlfriend. Then I saw Nikki Bella‘s instastory this morning.  Judge for yourself, but it ain’t looking good for Artem fans. Yes, of course it could be something else…but right around the time they find out if they need to be in NYC on Wednesday??

ETA2: In case you weren’t convinced before, scroll down to Nikki’s latest post. Also, Val and Jenna’s interview from just the other day (Thursday or Friday) reveals they were still one female celeb short. There doesn’t appear to be an embed code so click the link.

ETA3: Source was able to confirm the pros below in red as definitely IN – but did specify that some of the pros are still on edge, waiting to hear if they’re in or not. Source also confirmed that the pros WILL be at GMA on Wednesday for the cast announcement, but reiterated that the partnerships would NOT be announced that day – that will either happen on social media, or possibly not until the first show 😯 … -Court-

ETA4: Apparently Peta is IN, per UsWeekly. Something to think about: if Peta is IN, who got cut…? Peta also says in the article that Maks is “busy with other things”, so I’m tentatively putting him as “OUT”…but crazy things can happen in the last 24 hours before the cast announcement…-Court-

Female pros:

Lindsay – IN
Witney –
Jenna –
Emma – IN
Cheryl –
Sharna –
Peta – IN
Hayley –

Male pros:

Artem – OUT???
Gleb – IN
Keo – IN
Alan –
Sasha – IN
Val – IN
Maks – OUT?
Brandon –

Status of Former Pros (you never know!):

Derek – OUT (on contract with another network that doesn’t like to share AND a producing deal with said network)
Mark – Seems very unlikely based on recent comments
Karina – ??
Kym – ?? (doubt it – handsome husband, cute babies and her own studio)
Tony – ??
Louis – OUT (judging the Dutch version of DWTS)
Edyta – Unlikely (wants more time with her kids)
Lacey – Unlikely
Anna – ??
Allison – Very pregnant (congrats!)

Troupe:

Hayley –
Britt –
Artur –
Morgan –
Vlad –

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Today is a new beginning for both @theartemc and I. As I start a new amazing journey with @totalbellas and my life, my @theartemc is starting the same. And I am so excited for him to be on this journey with me. I’m thankful for him to showcase his life, love, ups and downs not only for me but for my Bella Army and my Total Bellas viewers. Sometimes we have a door shut and we don’t understand why, but honestly there is always a reason. I have been through that. And not through that just as a break up but through that professionally and personally. And when those other doors open they open SO big! Believe in God, the Universe, our Angels and so much greater beyond what we can see. Believe that happiness lies beyond dollar signs. As long as we have each other, health, happiness and love they can’t cheat us, use us or cause us harm. I love you all! I love your support! Your follow! Your positivity! And thank you for sharing it with someone who means SO much to me. ❤️

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August 15, 2019 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

PureDWTS Season 28: The Full Cast Will Be Announced Aug. 21

I knew SOMETHING was happening with regards to DWTS on GMA Aug. 21, I just didn’t know what; apparently it’s the entire cast announcement, per GMA’s Twitter:

So it looks like we’re getting the entire cast two weeks earlier than expected. Hope they’ve got their ducks in a row…and if they really want to milk this, I’m expecting the DancingABC Instagram to start dropping hints soon…

Adding: Per my source, none of the pros have met their partners yet.  Unless that happens sometime in the coming week, I’d say we may be looking at a Strictly-style cast announcement: pros meet their partners for the first time on LIVE TELEVISION 😯 Guess we’ll see who has a poker face and who doesn’t…pass the popcorn 😉

Adding again: Ok, finally got some clarity from a source: ALL OF THE CELEBS and ALL OF THE PROS are being announced on GMA on Wednesday; however, the partnerships are not being announced – I’m guessing that will happen at a later date, and source thinks it might possibly happen on social media. So they really are doing this Strictly-style…I guess my hope is that this “here are all the pros and here are all the celebs” format doesn’t inspire some pros to start campaigning to get a certain celeb…I could see a pro or two whining to the producers about why they should get [insert incredibly ringer-y partner here] before the formal announcement is made.  STAND FIRM, ANDREW!!! 😯

August 14, 2019 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

PureDWTS Season 28 Cast Rumors & Watchout: DancingABC IG Drops Another Hint

I’m being told this is “totally Lauren Alaina” – which could be the friend Bobby was talking about getting on the show.

August 20, 2019 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

PureDWTS Season 28 Cast Rumors and Watchout: Peta is Apparently Back

I’m not even sure what to say about this one, other than “Maks better NOT be back as well” and “I hope she’s ready to actually work, instead of half-assing it like she did the last two seasons she was on.” Per Us Weekly

Welcome back! Peta Murgatroyd will officially be part of the Dancing With the Stars season 28 cast after two season off.

“I’m overwhelmed with excitement,” Murgatroyd, 33, tells Us Weekly exclusively about her return. “I’m excited and happy to be back with my family. Honestly, I just missed everybody so much! As a lot of people know, it’s such a close and tight-knit family, so I’m just happy to be back with everybody.”

Funny that she’s “overwhelmed with excitement”, when the last few interviews I’ve seen she seemed kinda blase about the show.  Whatever…discuss…

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

Jessica Simpson, Rob Gronkowski, Camille Kostek and More Rumored To Dance In New Season Of DWTS!!

With only a day away from the Dancing With The Stars cast announcement, the rumors are really starting to fly now! How about Jessica Simpson, Rob Gronkowski and his girlfriend, Camille Kostek? I say YES!! Be sure to read the link below and Womens Health for more!! ETA: Stir on the possibility of Karamo Brown and Abby Lee Miller as well.

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Hi, I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

PureDWTS Season 28 Cast Rumors & Watchout: Instagram Throws Some More Hints Our Way

I’m just gonna leave this here and let you guys speculate for now.  I’ll come back when you’ve analyzed every clue and then post the significance in the main post, cause mama’s got a 9-5 and a pile of requisitions on her desk 😉 First impressions: probably a country singer, although the “queen” clue gives me the vaguest hope that we maybe got a drag queen…;-)

 

August 19, 2019 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

PureDWTS Season 28 Rumors and Watchout: DWTS Instagram Posts…a Basketball Player??

Well, it’s been a bit since we had a basketball player hasn’t it? I’m too lazy to go look. 🙂 So far, the guesses I’ve seen include Kobe, Magic, and a few others I’ve never heard of. Oh and one funny guy who said “Iconic ball skills…must be a porn star” which I have to admit made me chuckle. Anyway, I know nothing about BBall, so ya’ll have any ideas?? I’m thinking it could be Kobe, since he’s been rumored MANY times in the past. Although this guy looks to be on the smaller side. Who knows?

ETA: And a couple sleuths on twitter, including @DWTSGossip may have this one figured out.

August 18, 2019 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

PureDWTS Season 28 Rumors and Watchout: DWTS Instagram Posts Hannah Brown??

The freckle police say it’s Hannah and their evidence is compelling. The hair looks different to me, but who knows what kind of filters they’re using. Thoughts??

August 17, 2019 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

PureDWTS Season 28 Cast Rumors & Watchout: Instagram Is Getting Cryptic…

So here we have the latest IG post from the @DancingABC account…and there’s a lot to unpack…

 

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Decode the clues! 🔎 You might be a cultural genius if you can guess who this star is. #DWTS

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Let’s have a look at each element…

Florida A&M Rattlesnakes pennant: there’s over 60 alums that have gone on to the NFL, so good luck figuring out which one…if that’s even what this is meant to hint at. Turns out Karamo Brown went there, too…

“It’s all fun and games until you enter the real world”: my guess is that this individual has undertaken a different career path after doing one thing earlier in life…maybe a former NFL player that is now in a different line of work? Ok, just had a memory: someone on Real World many, many years ago yelling “Dammit Karamo, now you’re pissing me off!” Totally spaced that he was on Real World: Philadelphia

29.7604 N 95.3698 W: plug this into Google Maps, and it looks like it’s Houston City Hall. Karamo’s from Houston.

Web page searching mens jackets…?: Yeah. IDK. Maybe this person has a clothing line? Someone on Twitter saying it’s Karamo from Queer Eye

Notes with “Sunday” and “YEAH”: Does this person maybe have a show on Sundays…? Is “YEAH” a catchphrase?

Letter “A” and clock at “10:15”: Anyone notice any significance?

Typewriter and glasses: Does this person wear glasses? Are they a writer?

Discuss…

August 16, 2019 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

PureDWTS Season 28 Cast Rumors and Watchout: DancingABC Instagram Starts Hinting at Stars

Part of me kind of hates this, because it inspires all manner of frantic (and sometimes neurotic) research – remember the great arm freckle debacle of season 20? Add to that the fact that *wince* Bones is commenting on these posts with “signed, the champ” and I’m just not about it 😛 But feel free to guess…

 

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The new cast of #DWTS is ready to bring the fun! Don’t miss @goodmorningamerica next Wednesday when we reveal our STARS!

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We can’t wait to sing these names from the rooftops! 😄 Who do YOU want to see in the #DWTS ballroom this season?

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August 15, 2019 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, 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. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog