This bit gave me a laugh. Anyone questioning the star power of the current cast, especially Chaz, should realize they look like Emmy winners compared to this guy:
Somehow I don't think TPTB will ever be that desperate. I see "stars" (however loosely you want to use that term), campaigning to get on all the time, even going as far as setting up Facebook and twitter accounts to rally support. I've seen some pro dancers go to that extent as well.Pregnant Man Says Chaz Bono Hurt DWTS Chances
August 31, 2011
Well now I’ve heard it all! (Okay I think it’s very possible I haven’t even begun to hear it all). You remember everyone’s favorite "Pregnant Man" -- Thomas Beatie? Well he believes that he should have been on this season’s Dancing with the Stars, claiming, "Chaz Bono stole my thunder." Trying ...to stifle ... urge ... to laugh … what?!
Beatie told TMZ that he reached out to DWTS casting a few months ago, hoping to land a highly coveted spot on the highly rated competition show – but he never got a call back. :-( Say it ain’t so!? After DWTS announced that Mr. Bono would be on the show, Beatie now thinks he knows why he was rejected: the transgender quota had already been filled.
Beatie says he understands why producers wouldn't cast two “famous” transgender people on the show -- but that he is still upset by the rejection, "I wanted to try my new body out. I’m an athlete and I know I would have excelled."
A shudder just went down my spine after reading that. But uhh I guess there’s always the next round, Tommy Boy.
Kara! How are ya? It's fall already????? I haven't read this thread yet so I don't know how everyone else feels, but I think this is THE worst bunch of "stars" ever! The only reason I will watch is to have a good laugh - Nancy Grace??? Gotta go read the thread to see who my Maks is paired up with....
But realistically, unless he really surprises me in terms of his stamina and gracefulness--and some heavier men really can be graceful dancers--I wouldn't expect him to win, regardless of his partner, unless he came in with a really strong voting block among viewers (or established one along the way).
OMG Two Chmerkovskiy's I have died and gone to heaven - I'm in for the duration or as long as at least one of them is still in it!
I'm happy with most of the pairings!
I don't look for Chaz/Lacey or Rob/Cheryl to last long, which will be fine with me. I don't like Lacey, not interested in Chaz or Rob, and I do like Cheryl but it won't hurt my feelings if she leaves early. I really like Kristin but can't stand Mark. I hope he is not a complete butt this time around. If they make an early exit I wouldn't be devastated just b/c it would be less I'd have to see him.
I do like Ricki Lake, I've always been a big fan, but I just dread another Derek win. I think she will be good. I wouldn't call her a "ringer", but she does probably have one of the biggest fan bases going in and she is likeable, so she already has a good chance at making it far. Plus Derek's rabid fans...oy very. Those people create like a bajillion e-mail accounts each to vote. I wish we would only do so many votes per phone line.
The ones I'm most looking forward to are Carson/Anna, Hope/Maks, JR/Karina and Chynna/Tony. Of those, my two pre-season favorites are Carson/Anna and JR/Karina, only b/c I love each person in those pairings. I love Maks and Tony, but have to see Hope and Chynna in action.
Here's to a great season!
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It's funny because for me having two Chmerkovskiys on is almost enough to make me not watch this season.
On GMA this morning they said there is controversy like crazy over Chaz being on the show with some groups being formed to urge boycots. I'll admit to being pretty conservative in my views, but when it comes to this, who the heck cares? I can't muster up anger over such a personal difficult situation.