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More DWTS Season 28 Watch Outs (Bigger Celebs?), Secret Format Changes, And More

Will there be bigger celebrities for Dancing With The Stars Season 28? According to Deadline, this is a huge possibility. More below including names Jennifer Love Hewitt and Katelyn Ohasi being thrown out there. Also, their could be some format changes….

“We have been pitched some really fun format changes for Dancing with the Stars by the executive producers but right now they are top secret. [Reality chief] Rob Mills and I had a meeting with them a couple of months ago and got very excited about some of the new ideas that they were talking about to freshen up the format. It’s still the show that audience knows and loves but they’ve got some good ideas in terms of how to surprise people in new ways,” she said.

Burke, speaking at the Disney press upfronts event, added that it was “going after bigger stars than we have in a long time” as the series returns on Monday nights between 8pm and 10pm. This comes after radio host Bobby Bones won the last season, beating the likes of Harry Potter alum Evanna Lynch, Fuller House‘s Juan Pablo Di Pace and former Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider to the top prize.

It will unlikely have trouble finding top names; I Know What You Did Last Summer star Jennifer Love Hewitt recently revealed that she would be interested in appearing and gymnast and viral sensation Katelyn Ohasi said she had been in talks to join.

The ABC chief also said that resting the show, which is based on BBC format Strictly Come Dancing, should have a positive impact. “Resting the show does help us focus on talent and we will go after people that we think will be the strongest. That has been a gift and the producers are chomping at the bit to bring it back next fall,” she added.

More at Deadline. Personally, I never cared about “big names. I just want good dancing and great and creative choreography.

May 14, 2019 I Written By

Hi, I'm one of the three of Charlie's Angels at this site. Heehee. Not only am I a big music and dancing fan, I'm also a big lover of photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos, see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 28 Watch Out: Robert Irwin Wants To Dance!!

How about Robert Irwin for Dancing With The Stars Season 28? ET is reporting he’d like to dance. I say bring him on!!! I would love this!!! Thanks to Vin for bringing this news to our attention!

While Robert Irwin, son of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, is already following in his father’s footsteps as a nature conservationist, it sounds like he might also be interested in following his sister, Bindi, to the Dancing With the Stars stage.

“I’m not as graceful as Bindi, let’s just say that. I’m not very graceful,” Robert told ET’s Lauren Zima at this year’s Steve Irwin Gala at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills on Saturday. “[But] I’d give it a go.

Bindi took home the coveted Mirrorball trophy in November 2015 after a season full of jaw-dropping dances alongside her partner, Derek Hough.

Robert was only 11 at the time, but now that the young TV personality and animal expert has gotten a bit older, there are a lot of fans who’d love to see him vie for the trophy himself.

More at ET.

May 9, 2019 I Written By

Hi, I'm one of the three of Charlie's Angels at this site. Heehee. Not only am I a big music and dancing fan, I'm also a big lover of photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos, see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

PureDWTS Season 28/DWTS Juniors Season 2 Update: New Producers, Pro/Troupe Auditions, New Schedule?

After a seemingly endless period of no news, it looks like we’re finally getting some movement behind-the-scenes on season 28 of DWTS and season 2 of Juniors.  Per a source…

DWTS now has new executive producers at the helm – no idea who exactly, but apparently Ashley & Joe are out. I’m guessing we’ll be hearing more after fall up-fronts next week…

Invitation-only auditions for pro/troupe on DWTS were held last week, so we may be seeing some new faces on the show come fall.  Veteran pros did not have to re-audition.

Juniors season 2 is no-go for the summer/fall, but is tentatively being pushed to a mid-season slot – think Jan/Feb of next year, which I think is actually a perfect slot to try because most regular-season shows are on hiatus at that time.  That mid-season slot worked wonders for The Masked Singer; it could be a good vehicle for Juniors, too.

As I mentioned earlier, we’re probably going to see DWTS news pick up a bit after up-fronts next week – likely a tentative premiere date, season length, and of course, the names of the new EP’s. Thoughts? 🙂

May 6, 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

Make Your Celebrity Wish List For Dancing With The Stars Season 28

Hey All! Dancing With The Stars Season 28 is a ways off yet, but, have you thought about which celebrities you’d like to see dance on the show? Let us know on your Celebrity Wish List in comments as you never know if the producers of the show might need some ideas.

Ok, here is my wish list…

Mikhail Baryshnikov from “White Nights” (my ultimate fave of my list at this time. So, he’s at the top)
Johnny Weir
Henry Winkler
Barry Williams
Michael Knight
Eve Plumb
Katie or Shawn Cassidy
Susan Dey
James Spader
Jaclyn Smith
Kate Jackson
Cheryl Ladd
Another Backstreet Boy or NSync Member
Rob Lowe
Scott Baio
Josh Henderson
Richard Thomas
Ricky Schroder
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Christie Brinkley
Eric Roberts
Sofía Vergara
Fiona Hughes
Eric Braeden (Young and The Restless)
Melody Thomas Scott (Young and The Restless)
Kim Zimmer (Guiding Light)
Dennis Rodman

Ok, you’re turn! Thanks, Everyone. Stay tuned for a Pro Wish list post to be published soon as well.xxx

March 28, 2019 I Written By

Hi, I'm one of the three of Charlie's Angels at this site. Heehee. Not only am I a big music and dancing fan, I'm also a big lover of photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos, see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

How about Natasha Bure For Dancing with the Stars Season 28??

How about Natasha Bure For Dancing with the Stars Season 28? I think this would be a cool idea especially if she were to be paired with Mark Ballas…

Candace Cameron Bure‘s daughter Natasha Bure is following in her mother’s footsteps into acting, but the 20-year-old hopes to mimic her mother in another way as well: She wants to go on “Dancing with the Stars.”

“I would love to do ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ I think it would be the coolest thing. I’m so competitive,” Natasha told “Entertainment Tonight” (watch below).

Let us know what you think in comments. For more, see Gold Derby. Thanks to Vin for the heads up.

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Hi, I'm one of the three of Charlie's Angels at this site. Heehee. Not only am I a big music and dancing fan, I'm also a big lover of photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos, see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

Dancing With The Stars Season 28 To Officially Return In The Fall, Future Seasons In Talks

According to People, Dancing With The Stars will officially be back for a Fall Season. Here is a take from the link where ABC Entertainment president, Karey Burke, mentions it at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Tuesday….

During the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Tuesday, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke announced that the reality dance competition series will be returning for season 28.

“I can confirm that it will definitely be returning in the fall,” Burke told reporters.

Although DWTS has occasionally aired two seasons annually — spring and fall — PEOPLE confirmed in December that the long-running ABC show would be taking a hiatus and skipping a spring cycle like 2018’s Athletes mini-season.

That’s not all, according to Burke via TV Line, Dancing With The Stars could be back for a Spring season afterwards. Read on….

Newly-installed Alphabet entertainment president Karey Burke addressed the speculation Tuesday at the Television Critics Assoc. winter press tour, declaring unequivocally that the show will “definitely be returning in the fall.” Regarding the decision to skip a spring cycle for the first time in franchise history, Burke deflected, “That decision was made before I got here.”

Having skipped this spring outright and aired an abbreviated all-athletes edition a year ago, could DWTS ever be a proper twice-a-year show again? “We’re in conversations about that,” Burke told TVLine. “They’re coming in soon to talk about their plans for the fall, and we’ll discuss it then.”

Be sure to read the links for more. It’s going to be interesting to see how this all plays out. The ratings for the Fall season will probably determine it’s future. Let us know what you think in comments.

February 6, 2019 I Written By

Hi, I'm one of the three of Charlie's Angels at this site. Heehee. Not only am I a big music and dancing fan, I'm also a big lover of photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos, see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

Rupaul’s Drag Race Finalist Courtney Act to Compete on DWTS Australia

So last week, we talked about RPDR season 8 champ Bob the Drag Queen starting a campaign to get on DWTS.  In an interesting development, RPDR season 6 runner-up Courtney Act (aka Shane Jenek) was just announced as a contestant on DWTS Australia:

Drag artist Courtney Act is set to appear on Australia’s Dancing with the Stars with a male partner.

Act, whose real name is Shane Jenek, was the final contestant to be announced in the 11-strong line-up for the celebrity-studded dance competition.

The drag queen, who made her name name on RuPaul’s Drag Race, revealed the news on Twitter and jokingly referred to her costume mishap while entering Celebrity Big Brother in January 2018, which she went on to win.

Courtney posted her promo pic on IG, which I think is pretty cute 🙂

Worth mentioning: Courtney’s no stranger to reality TV – aside from RPDR and her aforementioned win on Celebrity Big Brother UK, she also competed on the inaugural season of Australian Idol and is set to compete in the Eurovision song contest later this month. Note that they’ve got her dancing with a male pro, and there seems to be very few people getting worked up about it – I think if she does well (and she probably will), we could see DWTS here in the States taking notice and perhaps more seriously entertaining the notion of casting a drag queen for season 28. At this point, my vote’s for Ginger Minj – she was just in Dumplin’ and Super Drags, she’s got a theater and singing background, and there’s currently a bit of a grassroots campaign to get her cast as Ursula in the upcoming live action version of The Little Mermaid. She’s also short, which should eliminate a lot of the trickiness of pairing her with a male pro to dance with. But in the grand scheme of things, I’m just glad to see drag queens in the mainstream 😉

February 1, 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 & Watch Out: Bob the Drag Queen Wants to Be on DWTS (POLL)

I apologize for the tardiness of this post – I was in Denver when Zoe (@ptxdwts on Twitter) pointed this out to me, and Heidi & Vogue were each tending to family business. But I’ve finally gotten a spare moment and thought we could talk about this 🙂

Last Friday night, Rupaul’s Drag Race season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen (real name: Christopher Caldwell) tweeted out this message:

Now I vaguely remember a few drag queens joking a bit in the past about wanting to do the show, but I feel like this is the first instance where one of them actually seems serious about it.  Bob’s got a point – with the success of RPDR in the last ten years, drag queens are becoming much more well-known in the mainstream, as opposed to being considered more of a subculture/niche celebrity. They’re starring in Oscar-nominated movies (Willam and Shangela were in A Star is Born), TV events (Valentina is set to play Angel in Rent: Live this Sunday), and Netflix original content (Ginger Minj was most recently in Dumplin’, while Alyssa Edwards’ reality show Dancing Queen follows her dance school in Texas, and many of the voices in the cartoon Super Drags are former RPDR queens). Drag queens are having a moment – so perhaps it’s time for DWTS to give one a shot.  I’ve said it already, but I think season 28 is going to be a make-it-or-break-it season for this show – I think they’ve got to somehow revamp it, while also hanging onto their core fanbase. I think attitudes have changed (and continue to change), and while I’m sure there would be some obnoxiously-vocal bigots threatening to boycott the show if a drag queen was on, I think it could be cancelled out by the influx of new viewers the show could potentially get from casting a queen as famous as Bob.

Potential caveats? I assume Bob would be competing in drag, which means she’d be dancing with a male pro – and Bob is easily 6’2″-6’3″.  That’s at least as tall as Keo, our current tallest male pro, and I assume Bob would also be wearing heels.  I think it’s safe to say lifts are probably out 😛 Other than that, I can’t see too many logistical barriers…what do you guys think? I know I say this a lot anymore, but I just want to see something I haven’t seen before…so I’m all about Bob on DWTS 😉 Be sure to vote in the poll below!

January 25, 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

UCLA Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi For Dancing with the Stars??

Interesting. Apparently, Ryan Seacrest hooked up Katelyn Ohashi (UCLA gymnast superstar) with Deena Katz, the casting director for Dancing With The Stars. In the interview, they talk of making Katelyn’s dream of dancing come true. Ryan got chills at the thought and Derek Hough also weighs in. Thanks to Linz for the heads up!

January 16, 2019 I Written By

Hi, I'm one of the three of Charlie's Angels at this site. Heehee. Not only am I a big music and dancing fan, I'm also a big lover of photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos, see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

Carrie Ann Inaba Mentions Dancing with the Stars In New Interview

As most of you know, Carrie Ann Inaba is now a co-host on The Talk. In a new News Channel 5 interview, she mentions how she plans to juggle doing both shows. More below….

However, the Hawaii native dished on how she plans to juggle the two shows when the time comes.

“Well, what’s great is DWTS isn’t coming back with a spring series, so we’re coming back in the fall. And for DWTS, I only go in in the afternoon of the show day because I just judge, I don’t have to prepare. I can just walk in with my makeup from The Talk and just continue my day,” Carrie revealed as she and Sara giggled about the great convenience.

I’m glad it will work out well for her. More below with News Channel 5 and at Closer Weekly on her great first week on The Talk.

January 7, 2019 I Written By

Hi, I'm one of the three of Charlie's Angels at this site. Heehee. Not only am I a big music and dancing fan, I'm also a big lover of photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos, see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.