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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


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


Jerry Supiran
Finola Hughes
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

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DWTS 16 Wannabes And Dreamers – Perez Hilton, Bobby Bones, Barbara Evans, Deena Cortese

Is this guy for real? Being he’s a total unknown, Miss Heidi and I think this guy might be just messing with us…or dreaming about the possibility of dancing on Dancing With The Stars. Not sure which, but we kind of doubt TPTB are this desperate?


Heidi: I think he’s yanking his followers’ chains, and that of anyone crazy enough to believe him. 🙂 Seriously, this dude is way less well known that the chick who was Miss Alabama that Brent Musburger has a crush on. Dude, please. I think you joke. I hope it’s a joke and not delusions of grandeur. 🙂

Vogue: And then there is Deena Cortese who Heidi reported about earlier in a previous posting. She’s been campaigning relentlessly to the point it won’t go away. She’s even giving interviews trying to secure a spot. Here is a take from a new interview with MTV. Watch out Mark Ballas! Deena has her sights on YOU! 😯

What advantages would you have in the competition?
I’m small, so they could, like, throw me all over the place, you know? I could do tricks, I feel.

Jersey has their own lifestyle and type of dancing. We just have moves, and we have attitude, too, so I feel like I could put a little attitude into the classical stuff, and just show them what Jersey’s all about. I would bring life and excitement, and I’m bubbly. I think it would be different to have a meatball on set, you know?

Who would your ideal partner be and why?
I feel like me and Mark (Ballas) would probably be good, because he’s short, and he has, like, that Italian look. I can’t have someone that’s super tall.

Heidi: This girl has got to stop!! I can’t see legit rumors on my tweetdeck cuz of her (and her fans) continuous campaigning! Please, I beg you, STOP. Out of control. DWTS producers – you dudes better not reward begging. 🙂 As for Mark, his response was “I’m not THAT short!!” which made me LOL for real. 😉

Vogue: Also, take a look at this tweet from yesterday made by someone named Barbara Evans of MTV. Be sure you check out her twitter when you get a chance….and here I thought I had spelling and typing issues? 🙂

Heidi: I dunno, TPTB might find this sort of train wreck attractive. 🙂 You know how they are. She’d be tweeting about the show constantly, of course no one doing a DWTS twitter search would see it because she’d misspell the hashtag. 🙂

Vogue: Last, but not least, PEREZ HILTON!! Last weekend, Perez made a video telling Dancing With The Stars to well …uuhhh, in nice words…. “to “stick it” since they turned him down to dance again. He even made a video about it which you can watch at this link. I think Perez just cut his own throat. If they were thinking of hiring him at some point in time, they won’t hire him for sure now. Also, what about his supposed insiders who have given him Dancing With The Stars rumors and scoops in the past? If I was them and after seeing the video, I’d never do so again.

Heidi: While I appreciate Perez’s new found sensitivity(ishness) – kuddos for trying – I still have to say that I don’t think he’s really a star. And I also think he’s not really got great sources any more. He almost always gets scooped by EVERYONE. Including us! But of everyone on this list, he’s the one I wouldn’t mind seeing – maybe we could see what the big deal is, why he has friends in H-wood. Tough luck on Derek though, dude. We all want him and we can’t have him. But I always knew you were hot for him. 😉 You showed it in much the same way as you’re currently showing your affection for DWTS. 😀

January 31, 2013 I Written By

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