So many rumors, so little time. We’re only about a month away from the March 19 premiere of Dancing With the Stars Season 14 and the celeb cast is slowly coming together. The official cast list will be revealed on Tuesday, February 28 on Good Morning America, but in the meantime we can piece together some rumors picked up one at a time from the past year. Usually one or two of these rumors ends up being legit (remember how early Rob Kardashian was confirmed for Season 13?) and the rest are just smoke. The pro dancers should be getting calls from the top soon to see if they themselves are in or out, and that’s usually when the most believable rumors come out about who will be dancing with them. So this is an early list of what’s up but expect more news to come out in the next week.
Gavin DeGraw — Gavin’s good friend and song producer, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, told The Hollywood Reporter Gavin would be dancing this season. HollywoodLife’s DWTS source confirmed Gavin has verbally committed to doing the show.
Ryan O’Neal — Ryan was supposed to dance on Season 13 but pulled out for knee trouble. But back in September he told Access Hollywood, “So I’ll get one more [good knee] then I’ll prepare for next season because I had to sign on, I had to give them [a] promise I would be on next season. I will win. I will win. If the gods are with us, I will win. I’m a pretty good dancer.”
Sig Hansen — Last year, the Deadliest Catch star said he would be dancing this spring. It’s way, way, way early notice and we haven’t heard anything official since then, but maybe they really have been holding a spot for him on Season 14.
Paul Reubens — Pee-wee Herman was in the Season 13 audience to support David Arquette and made it clear he would like to dance himself. In October, Perez Hilton shared the rumor that Paul had already signed on for Season 14. We’ll see.
Vince Young — The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback tweeted that he had been asked to go on DWTS, then USA Today reported that he had removed the tweet. Is that a sign that he’s doing the show … or not doing the show?
RUMORED TO BE WANTED BY PRODUCERS
Regis Philbin — They’ve wanted Regis for a while. He seems to have more time now, but he’s also 80.
Taylor Armstrong — The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is a controversy lightning rod but HollywoodLife says the show would love the drama her tragic story brings.
Bruce Jenner — The DWTS producers love the Kardashian fan base and rumor has it they have their eyes specifically on Bruce.
Giuliana Rancic — DWTS loves a success story so to see Giuliana dancing after her breast cancer fight would fit right in with their favorite theme. But is she too busy?
JWOWW — Jersey Shore hasn’t been represented since Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino danced on Season 11. He didn’t exactly bring the house down but maybe JWOWW would be a better fit.
Paula Deen — She flirted with Derek Hough on Live! With Kelly and she recently came forward about her Type 2 diabetes. She’s another get-healthy story DWTS would love to showcase.
Bar Refaeli - “Yes they did turn to Bar,” Bar’s manager and mother, Zipi Refaeli, told AbbaNibi.com, “but she can’t commit to something like that, because of her hectic work schedule.”
WANT TO BE DANCING
Rob Gronkowski — The New England Patriots tight end said he would consider participating if asked.
Perez Hilton — Perez named himself as a good candidate for Season 14 and he was recently photographed with DWTS pro Lacey Schwimmer.
Greg Louganis — The Olympic diver is a big fan of the show and he’s been trying to get on for a few seasons now. Will this finally be his time … or should he try again next season?
DEFINITELY NOT DANCING
All of these folks or their reps have come forward to shoot down the rumors that they will dance this season:
• Tim Tebow
• Victor Cruz
• Dolly Parton
• Herman Cain
• Michele Bachmann
The official cast for Dancing With the Stars Season 14 will be announced on Tuesday, February 28 on Good Morning America.
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