I'm thrilled Tony and Karina will be back, but I'm going to be really sad if Anna doesn't return. Bad enough we already lost Jonathan, but losing Anna as well, would be awful. I'm not too crazy about the idea of bringing in new pros. While I liked Damian and Fabian a lot, I love most of our current pros, and hate the thought of them being replaced. I'd also rather not see more SYTYCD pros.
My apologies about Vienna Girardi. I should have checked into it more.
Elisabetta Canalis is very well known in Italy. She has been in a few movies, she has co hosted a few TV shows, has been on some TV series and she co hosted the San Remo Music Festival in Feb/11 which is like being asked to host the Oscars, but even better. Its a huge event in San Remo Italy, since the early 50's.
She probably wants to do more on U.S soil and what better way to start then to be on DWTS.
DWTS Gossip has a couple of links that show both Jenna Jameson and Chaz Bono are following some of the pros. Doesn't mean they're on, but I could totally see the show going for both (especially Chaz). The Slovak Republic's version of DWTS is featuring a same sex couple (the third version to do so), but I could see DWTS going for a transgender contestant. I like Chaz, so I'd be fine with that. Just don't give him to Lacey. He'd be a good choice for Cheryl or Kym. Mark had said he'd be fine with being a same sex partnership-his choice is Ricky Martin (dream on, Ballas). I don't know if I trust the show not to exploit a same sex partnership or casting someone transgendered for the worst, just like I don't trust the media to turn it into a political debate. This could be like Bristol all over again. With few exceptions, I thought last season was one of the best in a long time. No ringers, but nearly everyone was on equal footing; likeable characters that you wanted to root for, who tried hard, and wanted to be there and please their fans and partners; fun routines; and no god awful controveries, showmances, or stunt casting. No huge drama between the pros and judges (with the exception of Mark and his ego). I'm not sure I'm looking forward to this season, based on paper. A "reality star" who I don't think even qualifies as that, a porn star, what may be another predictable outcome, a possible ringer, two of my favorite pros not being asked back (while two of my least favorite pros are not only returning, but involved in whatever the ballroom battle is-hopefully Mark's head explodes if he doesn't get the praise he thinks he deserves).
I'm wondering if this "new development" Maks was talking about, and also why he's returning, along with rumors of new pros, means his brother is finally joining People blamed Maks when Dmitry wasn't back before, so I'm sure he'll get blamed again, especially if Val is joining. I looked up Chaz's height; is it accurate he's only 5'1"? He looks taller, but he'd be way too short for Cheryl and Kym. I wouldn't be surprised if they wind up doing a same sex duo with him and possibly Louis. Cheryl said in an interview that the pros start rehearsals August 25th, so we'll probably get more official spoilers after that. The last two years, the entire cast has been spoiled, with the exception of Kyle Massey and Mike Catherwood (neither of whom were on the radar).
So the casting rumors for now remain with: Dina Lohan, Melissa Gilbert (haven't heard much on either on since early after season 12), Snooki, Tiffini Thiessen, Queen Latifah (all of whom have said they aren't doing it, but I'm adding them anyway), Rob Kardashian, Kristin Cavallri (both of whom are supposedly confirmed to be signed on), Christina Milan, and now Jenna Jameson and Chaz Bono.
My heart breaks thinking Chelsie and/or Anna won't be back this season, but maybe it's for the best. Fall seasons aren't usually good compared to the spring.
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I didn't add it in time to edit it into my original post, but other casting rumors are Elizabeth Calas (sp?), also allegedly confirmed; Chyna Phillips, Nick Jonas, Lorenzo Lamas, Faye Dunaway, Mike Tyson, Sherri Shepard, Shaquille O'Neal (all 3 have said they aren't doing it but might as well add them anyway), Hope Solo (first she wasn't, now it sounds like she might), Elle MacPhearson
Jenna Jameson started following both Tony and CA a month or so ago. It seems like the only ones who have any sort of concrete standing are Christina Milan, Chaz Bono, Rob Kardashian, Kristin Cavallri, and Elizabeth (George's ex-and side note, but he's reportedly dating former DWTS contestant Stacy Keibler now).
And something else to add about Val possibly joining his big brother on the show-along with everything that's been said about some development happening and Maks being excited, Val retired tonight from competitive dancing. I remember him saying in an interview once he wouldn't join the show until he stopped competing. Now that he has, maybe he'll finally join the line up. That would make my season It'd be funny if Val won on his first attempt, while Maks has made the finals 4 times and never won yet. I really can't wait for more spoilers to come out this week, and I hope they're good ones. So far, none of the rumored celebs that seem likely are appealing to me. Could be the first year I watch just for the pros.
Of the 2 of them, I much prefer Anna.
I think she's a far better dancer and choreographer. I still cringe when I think about that ridiculous doggie dance that Chelsie choreographed for Michael Bolton. Shameful!!
And, I have never found Chelsie all that sweet, personally.
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