There’s less than two days until the big cast reveal for Season 17 of “Dancing With the Stars” on “Good Morning America” Sept. 4. However, according to TMZ on Sept. 1, somebody couldn’t wait. Parent company Disney is more than a little perturbed that the cast list was leaked.
Apparently, Disney’s head of security has launched an investigation to find the leak. They have reportedly started interviewing staffers to see if they can ferret out just how the list got out. The upcoming cast for each new season of “Dancing With the Stars” is a closely-guarded secret.
There have been tons and tons of rumors over the past few months, who accepted, who didn’t, who might have, who was thinking about it. Just about every name in music and Hollywood was brought up at one time or another. Lately, the rumors have centered on a handful of people and, if the cast list TMZ obtained is to be believed, those are spot on.
The leaked list says Valerie Harper, Leah Remini, Snooki, Elizabeth Berkley and Amber Riley. Those were all rumored in the past couple of weeks. No word on the pros yet. And that’s only five people. There will be more. Another rumor has dance pro Karina Smirnoff partnering with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.
Also leaked is the fact that Valerie Harper has been partnered with dance pro Tristan MacManus. Valerie has been battling terminal brain cancer and the good news is that she’s in remission and is ready and willing to dance!
So who else do you think is on that list? Who do you want to see on that list? Will you be perched in front of your TV on Sept. 4 to watch the cast reveal on GMA?
Season 17 of “Dancing With the Stars” struts out onto the ballroom floor on Monday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. eastern time on ABC. Don’t miss a step!