Dancing With the Stars 2013 Cast: Why We’re Excited!

You might not think it after looking over the Dancing With the Stars 2013 cast for season 17, but we’re oddly excited about the ‘celebrities’ this time around. Maybe it’s because we love Bill Nye the Science Guy so much or that Glee’s Amber Riley will be sliding her sexy curves all over the dance floor. Or it could be that we’re happy to have one bloody reality TV show to watch that is only on one night a week now instead of two, or three, or frakkin’ every day (we’re talking about you, Celebrity Big Brother 2013).

dancing with the stars 2013 cast

Seriously though, the Dancing With the Stars 2013 cast is just interesting in a way it hasn’t really been for several season, in our humble opinion. We have the usual score of has-beens and second-rate celebrities, of course. But we also have some actual modern star power contestants for DWTS 17. Amber is coming right off Glee, one of the most popular shows on TV (or was, anyway). Snooki has a legion of followers. Brant Daughtery steps onto the dance floor from Pretty Little Liars, which is smoking hot right now.

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Dancing With the Stars 2012: Week 7 Leaderboard Rankings

Going into Dancing With the Stars 2012 week 7, the leaders of the pack this season are clearly Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas. Howver, William Levy and Cheryl Burke are hot on their heels according to the overall DTWS 2012 scores, followed quite closely by Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd.

One bad week could see the current Dancing With the Stars 2012 scores turn topsy-turvy and Donald Driver, William Levy or even one of the lower ranked competitors like Maria Menounos or Jaleel White could find themselves propelled to the top of the leaderboard — although I feel that Roshon Fegan and Melissa Gilbert are highly unlikely to rise out of the bottom of the pack.

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Dancing With the Stars Cast and Pairings Announced

The new season 11 Dancing with the Stars cast and pairings were announced Tuesday on Good Morning America. As usual, the cast ranges from the mundane to the bizarre and we’re left wildly anticipating what kind of crazy drama we’ll be seeing this season on DWTS.


Audrina Patridge & Tony Dovolani: We can’t help but wonder if Audrina might turn out to be the Kate Gosselin of this season of DWTS. Oh the horror!

Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: We love Maxim and we’ve got the feeling Brandy can shake it. So we’re very interested to see how this pairing is going to pan out.

David Hasselhoff & Kym Johnson: Kym, we’re sorry. Just, yeah, we’re sorry.

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Bristol Palin Joins Dancing With the Stars Cast?

The next season of Dancing With the Stars looks like it is going to continue the tradition of having the weirdest reality show cast on television. Not only will the next season allegedly feature such weirdoes as drunken David Hasselhoff and crazy Jersey fiend The Situation, we’ll also be forced to watch former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin‘s daughter hit the dance floor.

Bristol Palin
Bristol Palin

That’s right; it looks like Bristol Palin may be desperately clinging to her 15 minutes of fame on the new season of Dancing With the Stars. This is almost as bad a casting decision, in our opinion, as signing on Kate Gosselin last time around. Although, frankly, it’s difficult to believe anyone could suck as badly as Gosselin did.

Along with David Hasselhoff, The Situation and Bristol Pain, other rumored Dancing With the Stars cast members include Audrina Patridge and Brandy. While Kirstie Alley was also rumored to be signed on for the next season, E! Online says that bit of gossip is not true. As for ABC, a rep says the network does not comment on casting rumors.

The official Dancing With the Stars cast will be announced Monday, Aug. 30 on ABC during Bachelor Pad.

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Dancing With the Stars 2010 Cast of Strangeness

We didn’t quite believe it when the rumor hit that former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin would be appearing on the new season of Dancing With the Stars. Apparently, we were wrong to think she had more important things to do with herself (like raising her eight children). Kate Gosselin will indeed be starring on Dancing With the Stars season 10, along with a cast of other oddballs.

Kate Gosselin on 'The Jay Leno Show' (Image: NBC)
Kate Gosselin on 'The Jay Leno Show' (Image: NBC)

The season 10 cast of Dancing With the Stars was announced Monday night during the finale of The Bachelor. As usual, the DWTS season 10 cast is a mixture of cool, weird and just plain WTF were they thinking?

In addition to reality TV mom Kate Gosselin, the season 10 DWTS cast also includes Shannen Doherty of Beverly Hills, 90210 fame – another woman we could happily let fade into obscurity and never have to hear from again. Well known for her ball-busting ways, we look forward to SOME kind of drama emerging from this one’s dressing room.

The obligatory sports-themed contestants this season include football player Chad Ochocinco and Olympic gold medal figure skater Evan Lysachek. We’re already calling Lysachek as our favorite. I mean seriously, if this guy can dance like that on skates, what can he do with both feet actually on the floor?

Embarrassed ESPN sports reporter Erin Andrews will also be tying on her dancing shoes. Let’s just hope they can keep the stalkers from video-taping her backstage changing into those ridiculous costumes. Poor Andrews certainly doesn’t need any more nude videos floating around.

Dancing With the Stars Season 10 Cast

The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka is apparently already bored enough with his chosen bride-to-be Vienna that he’s decided to sign on for another reality show run to escape her clutches. Personally, we think he’ll probably get booted pretty fast. Seriously, he’s about as interesting as dry toast.

Pamela Anderson will be taking the slot of aging sex symbol in this season’s cast. Mostly we’re just curious if she’ll be able to keep her massive assets contained in those skimpy outfits while bouncing around attempting not to fall on her ass.

Taking the weirdness prize this season is 80-year-old astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Like with previous contestant Tom Delay, we’ll be biting our nails hoping Aldrin doesn’t just collapse in the middle of a dance and have to be rushed off to the ER.

Reno 911‘s Niecy Nash, former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and soap opera player Aiden Turner round out the rest of the DTWS season 10 cast.

Who is your favorite for taking the top prize on DWTS this season? And who do you think is going to crash and burn right from the start?

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Dancing With the Stars Season 9 Cast Announced

The celebrity contestants for Dancing with the Stars Season 9 were announced Monday on Good Morning America. The eclectic mix includes such oddities as reality stars Mark Dacascos and Kelly Osbourne, politician Tom Delay, UFC fighter Chuck Liddell and model Joanna Krupa.


The Dancing With the Stars 2009 cast is perhaps the strangest mix of contestants yet. The announcement of the DWTS season 9 cast was made on Good Morning America on Monday by host Tom Bergeron. Bergeron also discussed a few changes to the DWTS format for season 9.

“In the middle of our season, over three weeks, we’re going to have double eliminations,” Bergeron said. “We’ll lose about half of our cast within that period. It will be a ballroom bloodbath.”

We can’t wait. Check out the full cast list below:

  • Aaron Carter
  • Ashley Hamilton
  • Chuck Liddell
  • Debi Mazar
  • Donny Osmond
  • Joanna Krupa
  • Kathy Ireland
  • Kelly Osbourne
  • Louie Vito
  • Macy Gray
  • Mark Dacascos
  • Melissa Joan Hart
  • Michael Irvin
  • Mya
  • Natalie Coughlin
  • Tom Delay

Check out more information and bios for the Dancing With the Stars Season 9 cast here.