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Colin Kaepernick , Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kobe Bryant To Dance In New DWTS Sports Edition??

Could the producers of Dancing With The Stars be thinking of getting Colin Kaepernick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to dance in the new Dancing With The Stars Sports Edition next season? Here’s a take on the subject from Hollywood Life. Be sure to read the link for more.

“The show really wants to make a splash and they really want to get some major sports stars on next season and the top two on their list are Colin Kaepernick and Dale Earnhardt. Dale is retiring from NASCAR and they have wanted him for years and have asked forever for him to dance on the show and having Colin is just obvious with him being in the news for all the guy’s activism. The stories they could both share would be amazing and having the show only go four weeks, producers feel that they can get these big names because they don’t have to commit to a long process and timeframe. The show is very confidant that they can pull it off and are working hard to make it happen.”

I’m all for Dale dancing, but, absolutely no to Colin!

Here’s something also on the possibility of Kobe Bryant dancing (thanks Vin!). From TMZ via TooFab. Kobe has been rumored numerous times in the past. I’d love to see him dance…

With “Dancing with the Stars” doing a full sports-themed competition with athletes next season, Derek Fisher told TooFab.com “Kobe’s name keeps coming up.”

“He loves the show. He and the family watch it,” Fisher said … “[Producers] should at least try and call him!”

Let us know what you think of these three rumors so far in comments.

ETA: Well, I don’t think Dale Earnhart Jr. is too interested in doing Dancing With The Stars. Check out the tweet below for how he replied. LOL He’s too funny…

November 28, 2017 I Written By

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.

DWTS21 Watchout: Kobe Bryant Or Vanessa Laine Bryant To Dance On Dancing With The Stars?

Does it seen odd that Kobe Bryant would attend the Dancing With The Stars Finale last season? And he did so rather than staying home and watching an important night in the NBA. It’s true. If you look below, you can see a photo of him and his wife attending the show. Not only that, note how he has been following some Dancing With The Stars Pros (Mark, Derek, and Val) and Riker Lynch. Not sure if it’s possible he would dance (or maybe his wife Vanessa Laine Bryant?), but, it’s an entertaining thought. A huge thanks to Dee @upclose22 for bringing this to our attention. How I’d love for this to happen. What do you think?

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Kobe has also been on the show once before in 2010….

ETA: Also, here is Vanessa with Derek Hough and Misty Copeland. Thanks Dee! …Read more

August 24, 2015 I Written By

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.

PureDWTS Season 28 Casting Rumor Recycling Bin – What Old Casting Rumors Might Crop Up Again?

While season 28 is a huge wild card right now and none of us are quite sure what to expect, one thing’s for sure: 27 seasons of this show have shown us that if someone is a rumor for long enough, odds are good that they’ll eventually end up on the show. Paula Deen, Jodie Sweetin, Ryan Lochte, Terrell Owens, the list goes on – all were rumors for multiple seasons (often over a span of several years) before they ended up on the show.  Hell, I even found an old post from early 2013 where *cringe* Bobby Bones was trying to campaign to get on the show.

So what names are in the rumor recycling bin that might crop up again? Here are a few I found that I think are worth considering…

Finola Hughes

Last time we heard her name: said she’d “love to do the show” back before season 16

Why we might see her name in the mix again: With the upcoming release of the new movie version of Cats, she’s getting renewed attention for playing Victoria in the original Broadway run of the show. She’s also ABC family (General Hospital), a dancer (classically trained in ballet, but who knows how much she’s actually retained from her youth), and fulfills the “nostalgia” quota (the famous Robert & Anna GH storyline, as well as roles in Stayin’ Alive and Aspen Extreme).

Likelihood of getting cast: Low to moderate – she’s probably not a huge get for the show, but she’s low-hanging fruit casting-wise and probably a bit more relevant at this point in time, due to her Cats connection. Also a good bet if they want to guarantee some good dancing.

Rob Gronkowski

Last time we heard his name: boasting about his dancing skills prior to the start of the All-Athletes season; however, he was on Deena Katz’s wishlist for season 23, and claimed he was “ready to dance” before season 20

Why we might see his name in the mix again: Rob has been a rumor for SEVERAL years now, and he seems to want to do the show, but his (understandable) excuse has always been that he “doesn’t want to get injured” in the NFL off-season.  But given that he announced his retirement from the NFL in late March of this year, an off-season injury is no longer a concern…so is Gronk finally about to put his money where his mouth is and show off these dance skills he’s been boasting about for a few years now? As a three-time Super Bowl champion from a popular team (and a bit of a pop culture fixture), he’s an attractive casting prospect. A bonus: his girlfriend is Sports Illustrated model Camille Kostek, who is a former NFL cheeleader who still dances regularly…could we maybe seem them on the show as a two-fer, a la Nick & Vanessa Lachey (but hopefully more fun to watch)?

Likelihood of getting cast: High to definite – the timing seems perfect for both him and the show. WATCH SOCIAL MEDIA, GUYS – Rob seems like the type that will drop some heavy-duty hints if he’s involved.

 

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It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.

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Tori Spelling

When we last heard her name: She’s been a rumor as far back as season 9, and her name cropped up again for season 16 and season 18.

Why we might see her name in the mix again: She appeared on The Masked Singer earlier this year, which seems to indicate that she might be more open to reality shows at this point; she’s also part of the much-hyped 90210 reboot, BH90210, which begins airing Aug. 7 – where five of her castmates are DWTS alums. She’s also coming off of the shocking recent demise of former costar Luke Perry, which seems to provide fodder for “personal story” week (think Jennifer Grey getting choked up talking about Patrick Swayze, or Amber Riley addressing Corey Monteith’s death on her season).

Likelihood of getting cast: Moderate. She’s semi-relevant again, but probably not a huge name.

Kobe Bryant

When we last heard his name: It started getting thrown around for season 21, after Kobe and his wife attended the season 20 finale; it seems like it’s been getting whispered for every season since, but reached fever pitch again for season 26

Why we might see his name in the mix again: Because he hasn’t done the show yet, and he’s been on a lot of viewers’ wishlists since he retired from the NBA in 2016. Also a “bigger name”, like the show claims to be going after this year.

Likelihood of getting cast: Low to moderate. I think he’s just going to be a name that keeps cropping up each season until they actually get him on the show – but it could be cool to have both he and Gronk on the same season, since both are considered greats in their respective sports.

Teresa Giudice

When we last heard her name: It started popping up before season 11, then again in season 13, allegedly turned down an offer to be on season 22, but her name was back in the mix again for season 23.

Why we might see her name in the mix again: She’s the first Real Housewife I can recall being mentioned with regards to DWTS, so it seems to give a bit of OG cred – and given that she’s been through the legal wringer the past 5 years or so (a stint in jail, bankruptcy, her husband possibly getting deported), she could be a good candidate for a sort of “comeback” story line on DWTS.  She’s also hard-up for money, so I’m guessing she’ll gladly accept an offer.

Likelihood of getting cast: Low, but if Bobby Bones can campaign to get on the show and eventually succeed AND win, anything’s possible! Another person who I think will continue to crop up in the rumor mill until they get cast, they die, or the show gets cancelled.

 

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So what are your thoughts on these repeat rumors? Are some finally going to come to fruition this season? What other names can you think of that might crop up again this season, after being rumored in the past?

August 1, 2019 I Written By

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Dancing With The Stars Season 26 Pre Announcement Social Media Teasers

Dancing With The Stars has been posting some really interesting social media teasers before the cast announcement tomorrow. Take a look below. Any guesses for who the celebs and pros might be? Several fans are saying Kobe Bryant and Lindsay Arnold might be pictured together. Well, we will soon see…..tomorrow. 🙂 Keep checking back. We’ll post updates if and when we see more….

We’ve chosen our competitors! #DWTS Athletes is less than a month away.

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April 12, 2018 I Written By

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.

Sasha Pieterse, Gleb Savchenko, And Derek Fisher Interviewed On DWTS At ET Emmy Party

This is fun ET Emmy Party interview with Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko. They tease on their first dance on Dancing With The Stars. Apparently, it will be full of sparkles.

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September 18, 2017 I Written By

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.

DWTS13 Week 1 – The Cheesecake Awards!

Finally! Here are the cheesecake awards!!  The first one of the season – we hope you enjoy.  🙂  They take a bit longer when you spend a lot of time cackling over screencaps. 😉

The Pottymouth Award: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Courtney: Is it just me, or has Maks really developed an affinity for obscenity this season? 🙂 His package with Hope was littered with beeps.  Not that I’m complaining – sometimes I wish the show were a bit less PC and bit more…interesting.  And Maks cussing is kinda cool & hip…like a Russian Tarantino movie or something.  He’s Vikcent Vegavich.  Somebody get him a Royale with cheese and a glock…or maybe a Tokarev.

Heidi: Maybe he’s lost all Hope.  :::snicker::: Yeah, I used up all my good jokes on our other little project…the one with all the pictures. 🙂  Seriously, what does it say about me that I didn’t notice the swearing? 🙂

WTF? Costuming Award, Female: Cheryl Burke; (dis)honorable mention – Karina Smirnoff (for hair/makeup)

Courtney: It’s bad enough that you’re dancing to a song about Lake Michigan, Cheryl – why confuse us even further by wearing a dress that’s part bad Elvis tribute, part Xanadu, and part Liberace? The whole thing was just visually…baffling. Although the little arrows around the neckline pointing down did lead the way to the “business” area of the dress.  As for Karina – lovely, feminine, flowy pastel dress…with bright red Marilyn Monroe lipstick and a severe top-of-the-head school marm bun? Total disconnect there….did they have to change her dress at the last minute? I doubt it.  Is she trying to distract people from staring at JR’s injuries? Because he seems pretty comfortable with them (and joking about them!).  Who knows…but makeup department, please put her on red lipstick suspension until she can prove she deserves it!

Heidi: I think Karina can wear the really red lips…just not with that outfit and that hair.  Too much contrast…like my TV got out of wack or something. As for Cheryl – Chaz totally called it with the Elvis comment. What was she thinking?? If not for the cut down the front, it was like…an old lady ballroom dress or something.  You know, when your crazy grandma wears some wackass thing such that you don’t want to be seen in public with her.  Like…an old lady in a motor cycle jacket and leather pants….or…I dunno.  The whole thing has just thrown me off completely. 🙂  It makes me go all ageist and confused.

Courtney: It was a pair of shoulder pads and some clip-on earrings short of something my granny would have worn to the bingo hall on charity night….along with her matching “I <3 Bingo” hat & fanny pack (true story).   …Read more

September 24, 2011 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.

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PureDWTS Season 21 – Rumor Round-Up

As we’re on the eve of the announcement of the first season 21 celeb in less than 12 hours, I figured it was time to come up with a summary post of all the rumors we’ve covered so far this season.

As usual, here’s my explanation: I’ve divided our potential dancers this season into 5 categories: the “legitimate possibilities”, which are rumors that have surfaced within the last week or so (when most casting leaks occur) and come from sources that are generally pretty reliable when it comes to casting leaks; the “long shots”, which are rumors from less-reliable sources, vague tweets, and ambiguous responses from the celebs themselves – basically, rumors that we aren’t really as confident about; the “wannabes/campaigners”, who are celebs who have expressed interest in doing the show (but haven’t actually been reported as a rumor by any reputable outlets); “pure randomness”, which is for random and slightly interesting observations that may or may not indicate a certain celeb’s possible participation in this season – generally, they mean nothing, but we’re adding them here for sh*ts & giggles 🙂  And then there are the “no’s”, the celebs that have confirmed that they won’t be participating in this season. I’ve added short notes in wherever I’ve found it pertinent.

 

Legitimate possibilities:

Shay Mitchell
Nick Carter
Kacy Catanzaro
Kaitlyn Bristowe

I’m a just leave this here. ~Heidi


 

Longshots:

Bethany Hamilton
Anthony Davis (said he turned it down – but acted rather wishy-washy about it)
Nick Jonas
Lindsay Lohan
Scott Disick
Pippa Middleton
Marilu Henner
Kobe Bryant or Vanessa Bryant

 

Wannabes/Campaigners:

Christine Ouzounian
Andy Grammar
Ramona Singer
Terrell Owens

 

Pure Randomness:

Alison Baver
Boris Kodjoe (was originally supposed to be on season 18, but backed out)
Ricky Martin
Maureen McCormick
Chris Colfer
Christie Brinkley
Nick Lachey
Heather Locklear
Nina Dobrev
Drita D’Avanzo (draw your own conclusions – but it’s interesting)

 

The Definite No’s:

Rick Schroeder
Jodie Sweetin (personally told me “not this season”, but an interesting person liked my picture of her on Instagram)
Piers Morgan
Caitlyn Jenner
Amanda Bynes

Don’t forget to keep an eye on this post to see the names announced each morning this week on GMA! (NOTE: post won’t be active until tomorrow morning)

August 23, 2015 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