The "Dancing With the Stars" 2013 lineup for season 17 is set to be announced in about a week, but until then, rumors have been flying around the internet about who will join the cast. Several names have recently been rumored to be a part of the new "DWTS" cast, both of whom are "Teen Mom" stars. Will one or both be a part of the new season?
According to an Aug. 26 report on Enstarz.com, former "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham recently addressed rumors that she'll be a part of the new "DWTS" lineup for season 17. Abraham said on Sunday during an after party at the MTV VMAs event, "You'll find out this week." While the actual announcement of who will join the lineup is set for early September, Abraham is hinting that it'll be known if she's in the cast by end of August. There have been previous reports that Abraham was approached by execs from the show about joining for the latest season.
In other news, another "Teen Mom," Maci Bookout, let it be known that she was never contacted to be a part of the cast. The Stir's Cafe Mom said "I've never spoken with anyone about doing Dancing With the Stars. I would love to; I think it would be a great experience."
"Right now I'm actually rehearsing for the past three months for a charity event in Chattanooga that is very very similar to Dancing with the Stars but it's not televised. It's a live event downtown and it's for the Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga."
So while it appears that Bookout won't be on the show, Abraham seems like a strong possibility for a contender. In addition to being on MTV's "Teen Mom," Farrah has also published her own book, an autobiography, and starred in a porn video which was intended to be a "leaked" celebrity sex tape. The video reportedly sold for $1.5 million to Vivid Entertainment and featured porn star James Deen. Whether or not Tom Bergeron will make any quick-witted remarks about that on the "DWTS" ballroom dance floor remains to be seen.
The official reveal of who will be in the "Dancing With the Stars" season 17 cast is set to be announced on "Good Morning America" on the Sept. 4 episode, while the new "DWTS" season will premiere on ABC on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. EST.