The tenth season of Dancing with the Stars will begin later this year, but the Dancing with the Stars 2010 lineup will be announced later tonight after the finale of The Bachelor. However, various names of possible contestants have leaked onto the internet, causing much speculation on whether the names are accurate.
Among the potential candidates for the show are Pamela Anderson, most famously from Baywatch, Kate Gosselin, from the titular Jon and Kate + Eight, Kevin Federline, famous as Britney Spears' ex, Brooklyn Decker, a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Danielle Fischel, best known as Topanga from Boy Meets World, Greg Louganis, four-time Olympic diving gold-medalist, Chad Ochocinco, the Cincinnati Bengals' wide receiver/court jester, John Stamos, from 90's hit Full House, and Paula Abdul, most recently from American Idol.
Obviously, not all of these stars can make it onto the show--but some of them certainly will. My guesses are below; feel free to leave yours in the comments.
Pamela Anderson: She used to be famous for Baywatch and Playboy, but now Pamela Anderson is known for being in Borat. She's got just the right level of stardom for DwtS, and she'd be good eye candy for the producers. Likely.
Kate Gosselin: After making headlines with her blindingly public breakup with husband Jon, Kate has been trying her best to stay in the public eye, and DwtS might be the way to do it. Then again, producers really don't have any similar incentive to want her on the show, and it's hard to believe a now-single mother of eight could keep up with the training needed for the show. Probably not.
Kevin Federline: Britney's ex has begun to show a tendency to gravitate towards pseudo-celeb roles similar to DwtS, with numerous cameos in TV and movies and a spot on Celebrity Fit Club, so Dancing with the Stars would be the next logical step. He's been rumored to be in contention for the show for several years, so maybe this is finally K-Fed's year. Maybe.
Brooklyn Decker: Models have frequently hit the Dancing with the Stars stage, and the fact that she's a SI cover model doesn't hurt Decker's chances. However, she's been quoted as saying she's not very coordinated, so unless she's changed her mind, this one's out of contention. Nope.
Danielle Fischel: Yeah, she'll always be remembered as Topanga, but since then, Danielle Fischel's been pretty under the radar. She's expressed interest in being on the show, and unless her roles as either a Nutrisystem spokeswoman or host of "The Soup" rival "The Dish" get in the way, I think she's an obvious choice this year. Probably.
Greg Louganis: The former Olympian is starting to get a little old, but DwtS is never shy about having a contestant or two out of the typical age bracket--just look at Jerry Springer and David Alan Grier. He's expressed interest in the show too, and I don't see any reason why DwtS won't take him up on the offer. Yes.
Chad Ochocinco: Pro athletes are no stranger to DwtS, especially football players; running back Emmett Smith went as far as to win one of the seasons. But I'm thinking Ochocinco's too much of a wild card for DwtS, so if there's a football player this year, I doubt it's him. Unlikely.
John Stamos: Stamos made it through the 90's on Full House, but since then his biggest role has been on the now-cancelled ER. With his second big series off the air, Stamos may have the free time and residual star quality to make a DwtS run. Possibly.
Paula Abdul: Ever since dropping American Idol, Paula's been expected on everything from So You Think You Can Dance to her own talk or reality show, so it's obvious to expect the former pop sensation on DwtS. However, Paula's recently been confirmed to be joining her former AI judge Simon Cowell on his upcoming American version of The X Factor. Whether or not that makes a DwtS run more likely this year is in the eye of the beholder. Toss-Up.