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.
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:
All true, according to sources.
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.' "
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?
Do you approve of this casting?