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On Monday night, ABC will announce which celebs will be cha-cha-cha-ing their way through season 13 of Dancing with the Stars. But since we know you don't want to wait that long, here's the latest from the DWTS rumor mill!
The show's producers seem to be aiming for controversy this time around (inspired by Bristol Palin's success, no doubt!), with both DWTS Gossip and E! reporting that David Arquette, estranged husband of Courteney Cox, is on board (he's even been spotted by TMZ at the show's rehearsal studio). Chaz Bono is another purported cast member, which could be why he's been hitting the gym lately.
Other stars that will supposedly be donning sequins and shaking their moneymakers this season include Keeping Up with the Kardashians' Rob Kardashian, former Hills star Kristin Cavallari, George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis, former talk-show host Ricki Lake, All My Children star J.R. Martinez, actor Ryan O'Neal, U.S. women's soccer goalie Hope Solo, singer-actress Chynna Phillips, CNN Headline News commentator (and avowed Casey Anthony hater) Nancy Grace, and Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Ron Artest.
We'll have to wait until tonight to see if all the names above make the cut. But E!'s sources had reported that there was one celebrity in the wings "far more controversial" than the others. Who could it be? Maybe they've finally signed long-rumored contestant Nadya "Octomom" Suleman? Or maybe Bristol Palin has inspired them to cast another Tea Party favorite -- perhaps Christine O'Donnell, who had turned them down in the past, or even Michele Bachmann (though we imagine that whole presidential campaign has her kind of busy). Then of course, there's the guy everyone is secretly hoping for: Charlie Sheen, a big star in desperate need of a DWTS-style image overhaul!
In actuality, we're betting said controversial star is indeed Nancy Grace, who inspired quite the backlash with her coverage of the Casey Anthony trial.
Sadly, two of the most exciting rumored stars have declared that they won't be appearing: Jersey Shore's Snooki and Queen Latifah. But we'll keep holding out for a chance to see Snooki shimmying in head-to-toe sequins. There's always next season, right?
The new cast of DWTS will be announced on Monday night during The Bachelor Pad. Season 13 premieres Sept. 19 on ABC.