Dancing With the Stars 2011 (Season 13) Cast Announced
Tonight, ABC released the official cast list for season 13 of Dancing With the Stars. Some rumors have been circulating the internet in recent weeks. Rumors like Rob Kardashian would be joining the cast this season, or that former politician Anthony Weiner would be strapping on his dancing shoes in hopes of redeeming his public image (hey, it's worked for some past Dancing With the Stars contestants). Dina Lohan (Lindsey Lohan's fame-seeking mother) was also reportedly overheard saying she might appear, while rumors circulated that Jersey Shore's Nicole 'Snooki'Polizzi might be signing up or that Chaz Bono would appear.
Singing/actress Christina Milian and LA Laker Ron Artest were also rumored to be in the running for the season 13 cast. Other names circulating the rumor mill for the upcoming season included Khloe Kardashian, Nick Jonas, Queen Latifah, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Mindler, Melissa Gilbert, Regis Philbin and Mike Tyson. In other words, names were being thrown around left and right as to who would appear on Dancing With the Stars.
Well, enough gossip, because ABC has announced the official line-up for the upcoming season. Did any of the gossip turn out to be true? We have all the answers for you. Click the arrows above to see the cast.
Updated: ABC has also announced the pairings of stars and dance pros. Read them here.
Season 13 of Dancing With the Stars will premiere on Monday, September 19 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. On Tuesday, September 20, there will be two hours of original programming, beginning with "Dancing with the Stars: Meet the Cast" (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the premiere of "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show" (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).
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