Later this month, ABC will finally give us the names of the “Dancing With the Stars” Season 12 cast. During an episode of “The Bachelor” no less. But plenty of names have already been making the “DWTS” cast rumor rounds. Here’s the Who’s Who of the “DWTS” Season 12 Cast Spoilers. On February 28th we’ll find out who makes the cut.
Will These Celebs Grace the ‘DWTS’ Dance Floor?
Derek Hough- OUT. Boo hoo. Yes, it’s true. Our dear Derek won’t be tripping the light fantastic with any overqualified contestant this season. The Boy Wonder is making a movie instead. But expect him back for “DWTS” season 13.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy– MAYBE. After he and partner Brandy were ousted prematurely last season, will the pro dancer also take a break from the dance floor? No official word yet, but Maks recently signed on to be the next “Bachelor.” But don’t worry, he won’t be peddling roses via Chris Harrison. Maks’ “Bachelor” stint will take place in Ukraine. Still, this could pose a conflict for “DWTS” if he doesn’t wrap up his reality show romance before rehearsals start.
Lorenzo Lamas – The “Renegade” star has reportedly been in talks with “DWTS” producers. But the bigger spoiler is that he’s keeping some interesting company lately. Lamas was recently spotted at the opening night of “DWTS” alum Louis Van Amstel’s dance spectacular, “Ballroom with a Twist.” And he got an eyeful of Anna Trebunskya and Edyta Sliwinska’s dance moves. Studying, perhaps? Of course, if we go with the “who was in the audience theory, ” then the original Catwoman and the girl who played Nellie Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie” were there too.
Candace Cameron Bure– All her now- grown -up “Full House” fans want her on this show- and with a new book out she has plenty to plug. But would this 80s golden girl ever take the dancing plunge? I’d normally say no, but her hubby Val Bure recently won the Canadian skating competition, “Battle of the Blades.” So reality vote-off shows clearly aren’t taboo in the Bure house.
Erin Murphy– Okay, maybe we should read a little more into the “Ballroom With a Twist” audience. Former child star Erin Murphy- she played Tabitha on the 1960s sitcom, “Bewitched”- recently posted on her Twitter page “Do you want to see me on Dancing With the Stars?” She then urged fans to vote for her on the ABC “DWTS” message boards. But here’s the kicker, she later tweeted to Alison Arngrim- the girl who played Nellie Oleson on “Little House” and who was at the “Ballroom With a Twist” opener- “Dance off? You’re on!” I’d say both of these ladies are at least interested in being on “DWTS.”
Jodi Sweetin– Okay, so this former “Full House” star seems to be the one doing the wooing here. Last fall, the once- troubled star told People, “I really want to do the show….I just want to dance, but the fact that it would be on camera, and I’d get to have my hair and makeup done and wear those costumes? Awesome!” Of course her preferred partner would be Derek Hough, but he’ll be off in movie land. Sweetin’s fans have upped the ante by creating a Facebook campaign to get her on the show.
Jon Gosselin– The fallen reality star’s name has been on the “DWTS” rumor mill for a couple of seasons now- and last year at this time ex-wife Kate actually landed the gig. But if you think she was an underdog, imagine this guy. I’m leaning towards “no way” for Jon Gosselin to ever be on “DWTS”- but one thing has me worried: he just quit his regular guy, marketing job. Could he be headed for Hollywood after all?
Kendra Wilkinson– It wouldn’t be “Dancing With the Stars” without a buxom reality star on the cast. According to EOnline, the “Girls Next Door” star was approached by ABC, but if she signs on the dotted line she may have to eat her own words. Last year she criticized Kate Gosselin for doing the show, saying, “Kate is on Dancing With the Stars… I just told my publicist, if I were asked to go on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ I don’t think I’d do it…..I would definitely say no to it, because I am that mom that wants to be there every step. I don’t want to spend three months away from my baby. I just couldn’t do that.”
“Dancing with the Stars” season 12 will premiere on March 21st on ABC.