I don't know where some people get all of their incorrect info. I think that sometimes people see someone posting another fan's speculation and take it as truth. They post it as fact on another board and it spreads like wildfire. I wish that they would state their sources.
I too read that Daniel/Bill will not be joining Venice this season due to a prior commentment, but will join next season. So, since Jeff Branson has joined, maybe, Dinah and Shayne will get paired together as a couple.