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    >>> be on dancing with the stars ?

    >> that's right. this is for real. bristol palin will be competing on " dancing with the stars " starts september 20th . the thing about this that's so interesting is that she's really blasted levi johnston why are you criticizing imif you're actually doing it yourself. she's a single mother, she does support her child and she will be making over $100,000 for this. so that's a great month's work.

    >> isn't the so-called " dancing with the stars ".

    >> it's really, it's " dancing with the stars " loosely.

    >> but as you say, she'll earn a certain paycheck for this. and their pay checks go up the more that they stay on.

    >> the longer they stay on, they get a bumpup depending on how well you negotiated your rate.

    >> and the other rumors that are out there are david hassle hof.

    >> kirstie alley .

    >> i'm hearing that's not going to be the case. then we have the situation, who i think is raking in $5 million from his endorsements to his cologne to his dvd.

    >> protein infused vodka.

    >> and he's becoming a reality show power house . and then andrena patrick, who's reportedly starring in a new reality show with mark burnett who's the king of reality television . so we haven't seen the last of these stars whether you like it or not.

    >> we'll wait to hear the official announcement, i mean this is all the percolating stuff.

    >> august 30 is when the cast will be announced.

    >> all right, amy, thanks so much.

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Bristol Palin recently dumped fiance Levi Johnston. Perhaps "Dancing" will help her get over the breakup.
updated 8/26/2010 12:30:20 PM ET 2010-08-26T16:30:20

It's the "Dancing With the Stars" casting that no one saw coming!

We can report to you exclusively that Sarah Palin's 19-year-old daughter Bristol Palin has been cast on the 11th season of "DWTS," set to premiere Sept. 20.

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As for the reports that David Hasselhoff, Audrina Patridge, The Situation and Brandy will also be part of the cast, here's the real deal:

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All true, according to sources.

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However, from what I'm hearing about those other rumors, Kirstie Alley won't be there—and neither will anyone of "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" fame (sorry, Ali and Roberto!), unless there are a few last-minute switcheroos.

A rep for ABC says: "We don't comment on casting rumors. The real 'Dancing With the Stars' cast will be revealed Monday, Aug. 30, live on ABC during 'Bachelor Pad.' "

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This will be Bristol Palin's second gig with ABC, having guest starred last month on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." It seems this teen mom may be taking a page from Melissa Rycroft's book, using "DWTS" to rebound after her recent breakup (with Levi Johnston). Who needs that gallon of ice cream when you've got glittery, bedazzled gowns and the seduction of a mirror-ball trophy?

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Photos: ‘Dancing’s’ worst outfits

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  1. Daddy's little girl

    Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and pro partner Ashly Costa performed the waltz on April 5 to the story of a father-daughter reunion. Hopefully, pops brought home a new dress for his little girl that doesn't resemble a messy watercolor. (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Red-hot (under the collar) mama

    On the April 5 episode, contestants were to tell a story with their dance. Kate Gosselin performed a passionless paso doble that was supposed to represent the paparazzi hounding her, but her outfit, hair and makeup made her look more like a mom whose look is put together by her eight children. (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Is that you, Casper?

    For her April 12 performance, Pamela Anderson performed a sophisticated rumba ... in a bedsheet that covered up everything. Did the "Dancing" costumers run out of time? Even the sexy actress couldn't pull off this look. Judge Len Goodman enjoyed her performance, but also couldn't overlook her outfit: "A little bit overdressed!" he said. (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. *snip snip!*

    Soap star Aiden Turner submitted a sub par rumba on April 12 alongside barely dressed pro Edyta Sliwinska. Were the costumers just having a bad night? Pamela Anderson was wearing a sheet, but Edyta's outfit appeared to have been cut up a bit excessively, even for her. (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Meee-ow!

    Movie night on April 19 had football star Chad Ochocinco and pro partner Cheryl Burke dancing the quickstep to "Bare Necessities" from "The Jungle Book." Yes, they were striving for a tie-in to the song, as well as Chad's Bengals football team, but maybe the tiger stripes weren't that great an idea. (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. She's key

    Pro dancer Anna Trebunskaya, left, with partner Evan Lysacek, must have been happy to stand near host Brooke Burke after her April 19 dance. The hoofer's barely there outfit looked stunning next to Burke's skin-tight piano-key dress. Play us out, Brooke! (Kelsey McNeal / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Show-offs

    ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews and pro partner Maks Chmerkovskiy heated up the dance floor on April 26 -- she with a top that barely covered her assets, and he with absolutely nothing up top. Fortunately for Erin, Maks' physique distracted from her horribly unflattering, Barney-colored outfit. (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. She's wearing what?!

    April 26 was not a good day for Erin Andrews. First, she was stuck with a purple dress that managed to be both too revealing and too poofy for her samba. Then for the swing dance marathon, she had to wear four different unflattering pieces as one single outfit. Even gold-medal ice skater Evan Lysacek behind her seems dumbfounded by the costume. (Kelsey McNeal / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. She's no movie star

    Yes, Kate Gosselin's a mother, but was it necessary to dress her up like a grandmother for April 19's movie night? The mom of eight and partner Tony Dovolani danced the foxtrot to the "Breakfast Club" tune "Don't You (Forget About Me)," but her outfit -- and her "moves" -- belied the youthful theme of the film. (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Getting jiggy with Big Bird

    It seems that nearly every season, a "Dancing" contestant is saddled with an outfit that resembles Big Bird, and this year, Niecy Nash had the honor of shaking her jiggly bits in the getup. She and pro partner Louis Van Amstel danced the jive to "La Bamba," and the actress gave flight to her costume. (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. 'Risky' look

    The male pros on "Dancing" seem to have a penchant for showing off their torsos (Helloooo, Maks!), but on April 19, contestant Jake Pavelka decided to show off his legs instead. OK, so the "Bachelor" star was re-enacting the scene made famous by Tom Cruise in "Risky Business" as part of his cha-cha, but still. We didn't need to see that. (Fortunately, he put some pants on later in the dance.) (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. From the scrap pile

    "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka and partner Chelsie Hightower danced the samba on April 26, but it wasn't their poor performance on the dance floor that caught our attention. It was her jumbled mess of an outfit. Were random scraps of fabric just quickly sewn together so she'd have something to wear? It was a sorry costume to have to wear for her last dance, as she and Pavelka were voted off the next day. (Adam Larkey / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Groovy

    Football star Chad Ochocinco received pretty good marks from the judges for his jive on May 10, but his outfit was questionable. Doesn't it make you think Santa may have something else going on besides making toys? (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Futuristic folly

    On May 10, gold-medal ice skater Evan Lysacek and pro partner Anna Trebunskaya danced a futuristic cha-cha. Her outfit seemed to be a more conservative but cute version of Leeloo's barely there outfit in the film "The Fifth Element," his was just out there. The hair, the makeup, the Michael Jackson sparkly gloves ... they just don't work together! (Adam Larkey / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. The Force is not with this outfit

    Mysterious abilities may have manifested themselves during Obi-Wan Kenobi wannabe Chad Ochocinco's waltz on May 17 and helped him earn high scores, but that outfit did him no favors. Skimpy Jedi uniform or bad pajamas? You decide. (Adam Larkey / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Purple power

    Nicole Scherzinger channeled Prince from head to toe during her cha-cha with pro Derek Hough on May 17. Sure, the top is more flattering on her than on the musician, but the pants. Oh, the pants! Not only did they make her long, slender legs look short and chunky, but it looked like they were trying to mop the floor as she danced. (Adam Larkey / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Get dressed!

    For her first dance on the May 24 show, Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger danced the rumba -- in red lingerie. Yes, the rumba is a sexy dance, but even competitors Erin and Maks, whose contemporary performance involved rolling around passionately on an actual bed, wore dance floor-appropriate garb. (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. These two things do NOT go together

    Again on May 24, Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough committed a fashion crime. The suits and ties were sexy and cute, but paired with neon green tennis shoes? Come on! (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. A bad night on 'Dancing'

    As if Nicole and Derek's neon green shoes weren't bad enough, they ripped off the fancy jackets, shirts and pants to reveal more of the hideous green. Ugh.

    But they weren't the only pair having trouble with their outfits that night. Evan Lysacek, center, was stuffed into a nice outfit but had to wear jarringly ugly high-top sneakers.

    Then there's co-host Brooke Burke, second from left, who was sporting a hairstyle ripped right off the head of "Married With Children's" Peg Bundy. (Adam Larkey / ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
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