The "Dancing With the Stars" 2013 cast rumors are continuing to flood in, as various speculation over the "DWTS" season 17 lineup has been hitting the internet. Among the latest names to be mentioned as part of the upcoming cast is Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi from MTV's "Jersey Shore" reality series.
An Aug. 28 article from NY Daily News reports on a few of the names being mentioned as being a part of the season 17 cast. They include Valerie Harper, who has already been confirmed for the show. Harper, who was previously given just three months to live after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, is already practicing with her partner. The 74-year-old actress will be paired up with pro dancer Tristan MacManus.
Also rumored to on the cast along with Harper are several actors including Elizabeth Berkley of "Saved by the Bell" fame, John Stamos from "Full House," and Leah Remini from "King of Queens." Among the professional athletes being mentioned are former wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson and former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek. Also mentioned was "Glee" actress Amber Riley, "Teen Mom" Farrah Abraham, and new mom, Snooki.
It wouldn't be a surprise if Snooki joined the show, as several other reality stars have graced the dance floor for ABC's hit show. They've included Kate Gosselin, "The Bachelor" Sean, and Kim Kardashian. Snooki, real name Nicole Polizzi has not mentioned anything with regards to the show recently on her Twitter, but over the past weeks and months has been participating in more fitness regimens, which could indicate she is getting ready for some physical competition.
The official cast for "Dancing With the Stars" season 17 will be announced Sept. 4 on ABC's "Good Morning America." The "DWTS" premier episode will be on ABC on Monday, Sept. 16.