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DWTS Season 23 Rumors And Watchout: More Speculation On Simone Biles

Remember the other day when Court posted about Simone Biles doing Dancing With The Stars? Well, an insider tells US Weekly producers have their sights on her.

From Brazil to the ballroom? Dancing With the Stars producers have their sights set on Olympic gymnastics hero Simone Biles to join the season 23 competition, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.

The show insider tells Us that Biles, 19 — who nabbed a whopping five medals in Rio this month — is producers’ top pick among this year’s standout Olympians to show off her fancy footwork.

“They would love to cast some Olympians if possible,” says the source, who points out that the ABC competition series’ team was waiting until after the games unfolded to see which athletes stood out.

To read the article in full, see US Weekly.

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Dancing With The Stars Pros Light Up The Grove With Fitness Dance Class- Photos, Videos

As you know from previous reports, the pros of Dancing With The Stars are having a Fitness Dance Class at The Grove in Los Angeles, California tonight at 5:00pm Pacific time. US Weekly Facebook will be posting some coverage of the event. Al aka @Idolxfactor1 is recording what he can for us. Stay tuned and keep checking back for videos, social media photos, and anything else we can find.

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ETA: US Weekly Live, Videos, and Photos. Note how Sharna mentions there will be more Pro Numbers this season. YAYYY

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. 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.

The DWTS Pros “Take Over USWeekly’s Facebook” Page Today??

According to Ingrid – ‘senior’ reporter for US Weekly – yes, they are. This could tell us more about the pro cast for the season!

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PureDWTS Season 23 Cast Rumors & Watchout – Is Gleb Savchenko Returning As a Pro?

Guys, I waffled over whether to even post this or not, because The Sun is pretty…tabloid-y, and of dubious veracity. But if nothing else, you can discuss and possibly giggle over it – because they are claiming that Gleb is returning as a pro this season to “replace Derek”:

HE quit Strictly Come Dancing earlier this year to spend more time in his native Russia.

But now heartthrob pro dancer GLEB SAVCHENKO is waltzing over to the US for their version of the show after accepting a big money offer for Dancing With the Stars.

He will move over to Los Angeles along with his wife Elena and daughter Olivia for the 23rd series which kicks off next month.

A telly insider said: “Producers in the US offered Gleb a deal which was too good to refuse and he jumped at the chance to take it.

“As well as a hefty pay cheque, they’re sorting his living arrangements and education for his family.

“His wife and daughter are his top priorities but producers assured him they would take good care of them so taking the job was a real no-brainer.”

The announcement will officially be made at an event in Los Angeles later this evening.

But he will have big shoes to fill when he takes to the dance floor as he is replacing one of the show’s most famous dancers, DEREK HOUGH.

I could barely get through the article without laughing, for several reasons.  First, there is no “replacing” Derek – to truly “replace” Derek, they’d have to find another male pro with 6 MBT’s, 2 Emmy’s, movie experience, stage experience, and music experience under their belt – and that’s a tall order, and it’s certainly NOT Gleb.  If anything, he’d simply be filling a vacancy left by Derek’s departure – but it wouldn’t be like he’d fit seamlessly into D’s shoes.  Second of all – why all of a sudden would TPTB decide to bend over backwards to accommodate a guy that has (1) season as a pro (with an early elim) and one season in the troupe under his belt, after not having him for 3 years? Sure, he did stints on SCD and DWTS Russia, but aside from Artem (who has actually turned out to be a dud), DWTS isn’t exactly known for aggressively pursuing the pros of other iterations of the show.  Now suddenly they’re willing to relocate Gleb & his family, provide them with education, and a hefty paycheck? Riiiiight.

Gleb’s hot – I’ll give him that.  But a sparkling personality and brilliant choreography he is not. Given that he allegedly left SCD in order to “spend more time with his family”, it seems fishy that he’d suddenly accept a position on DWTS…then again, money (and potential exposure) talks.  I heard someone mention that it’s supposed to get announced tonight at the event at The Grove, but can’t recall if someone was just speculating and the internet ran with it or it was from a legitimate source. But stranger things have happened…thoughts?

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